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David Limbaugh's Devastating Book ^ | June 6, | Brent Bozell

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:28:46 AM PDT by Kaslin

It's clear David Limbaugh isn't writing books with the goal of being honored in the salons of the liberal media. He doesn't mince words with the media. His devastating new book on Barack Obama is titled "The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama's War on the Republic."

It's a bracing antidote to the intoxicated oozing of the "mainstream" press. There is so much withering artillery fire against Obama's damaging presidency in this book, you hardly know where to begin.

I probably enjoyed most the chapter on "The War on the Dignity of His Office." As I write, Obama's preparing yet another gathering of New York and Hollywood celebrities lining up to donate to America's ultimate celebrity. Ronald Reagan used to praise the worker in the checkout line. For this president, everyone is a resident of Beverly Hills. Limbaugh piles on the proof that Obama has an enormous ego he needs stroked daily.

The "news" media comments that explicitly compared Obama before he took office to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln clearly have gone to Obama's head. Journalists didn't blink last December when Obama told Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes" that he's America's fourth greatest president. "I would put our legislative and foreign policy achievements in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history."

Note he said these were "possible" exceptions. He could be the greatest ever.

Months later, Obama invoked other historical figures as similar forces for change: "Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term." I'm surprised any man's neck could sustain a head as big as Obama's.

Limbaugh even quotes liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. "Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism - their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated." Dowd cited her Times colleague Jodi Kantor, who wrote in her book on the Obamas that the first couple isolated themselves in a "bubble within the bubble," with just "their small circle of Chicago friends, who reinforced the idea that 'the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader.'" But Bush is the one who is in the bubble on the cover of Newsweek. Barack gets a rainbow halo over his head.

The pro-Obama media don't take exception to Obama's overweening egotism. They have made him the emperor with no clothes, and they continue to compliment his invisible finery.

Limbaugh unloads the armory on Obama's "frequent, extravagant vacations and golf outings," which the press blindly accepts as well-deserved. Helluva 99 percenter this man is. The extreme clash this represents with the Occupy Wall Street movement is rarely highlighted by the Obama-loving media elite. There have been no "disastrous optics" for Obama in golfing after the tsunami in Japan or skipping his commitment to attend the Polish president's funeral for another round on the links. There have been no Occupiers protesting Obama's lavish vacations in Hawaii and Martha's Vineyard or Michelle Obama's trips to Aspen, Colo., or sunny Spain.

And President Obama, he writes, "still can't resist placing himself in the cultural limelight, appearing on pop-culture television programs ranging from 'The Daily Show' to 'Mythbusters.'" Obama loves appearing on shows like "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," where he can make viral videos of Fallon's latest edition of Extreme Fawn-Over. When Obama came through the curtain, the crowd unleashed a screaming standing ovation reminiscent of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Then they "slow-jammed the news," which was really just Obama making a campaign speech to bedroom-eyes soul music in the background.

Fallon followed up Obama's rhetoric for low-interest federal student loans with embarrassing lines such as "Awww yeah. You should listen to the president. Or as I like to call him, the preezy of the United Steezy." Move over, Bill Clinton. Obama is now the coolest person in the room.

After Obama attacked Republicans, Fallon added: "Mmm, mmm, mmm. The Barack Ness monster ain't buying it. ... And the president knows his stuff, y'all. That's why they call him the POTUS, which means person on top -- what is it?" Obama replied, "Jimmy, POTUS stands for President of the United States." Singer Tariq Trotter then sang in tribute: "He's the POTUS with the mostest!" Deep.

Fallon ended this spectacle later by saying, "We don't take sides politically on this show." This bald-faced campaign ad by the Obama donors at Comcast/NBC is exactly what David Limbaugh is trying to fight -- a unanimous media that sees Obama just as he sees himself, as a historic figure, an icon and someone who isn't ruining America.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: davidlimbaugh; limbaugh
David Limbaugh was on the "curvy" couch on Fox and Friends just moments ago
1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

His brother, Rush, was all thumbs up for this book calling it a compendium of the OBAMA disaster.

2 posted on 06/06/2012 5:30:42 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Kaslin

Can’t wait to read this book.
UPS will be delivering it this afternoon!
At that point I will close all doors and windows, pull down the shades and curl up with this thriller!

3 posted on 06/06/2012 5:45:07 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Kaslin

Wishing David Limbaugh a best-seller!

4 posted on 06/06/2012 5:49:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Kaslin

I haven’t been able to make it through one of his books, yet.

He might be a really smart guy, but his writing is as dry as toast.

5 posted on 06/06/2012 5:53:26 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: papertyger

Well that is your opinion and your entitled to it, not matter how ridiculous you are

6 posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Tax-chick

It probably will be

7 posted on 06/06/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: papertyger

Is this one of those that other guy is devastating the country vote for me instead books?

8 posted on 06/06/2012 6:02:16 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Kaslin
I loved it when Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, was commenting on Obama’s narcissistic ego and had to excuse himself from making any clinical observations. I'm sure Krauthammer could do a very telling psychoanalysis of Obama that would reveal him to have pathological personality disorders.
9 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:41 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin

[...not matter how ridiculous you are ]

Some people have a lot of gall to just come on here and have an opinion

Good job pointing out how ridiculous he or she is

10 posted on 06/06/2012 7:12:27 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Kaslin

Looking forward to getting this book!

11 posted on 06/06/2012 7:38:48 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords: (So we can find a really great article a couple of months from now.))
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I wonder if David goes into the rumors I’ve heard about how Obama actually spends his time.

I mean ... aside from the golf course and appearing on Jimmy Fallon and making the occasional campaign speech, what does the man do?

None of the leaders of the senate or important secretarial posts seem to get any time with him.

I’ve read that he likes to hang out all day in his upstairs office (far away from the family quarters) lying in a recliner in shorts and flip flops watching ESPN.

12 posted on 06/06/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT by altura
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Some of those books are disappointing. I really enjoyed Unlimited Access. It was a dishy read.

I may put this on hold at the library. I try not to buy books any more. They are too expensive and I have too many and unless one expects to read a book again or refer to it, the library is a good option.

13 posted on 06/06/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT by altura
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To: ngat
"Is this one of those that other guy is devastating the country vote for me instead books?"

David Limbaugh is running for some office?

Clearly you have no clue about anything that's going on. You need this book.

14 posted on 06/06/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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