Skip to comments.The Drive-By Media Thinks Obama Has Accepted Reality: I'm His Problem
Posted on 01/27/2014 4:45:27 PM PST by Kaslin
Howie said, "He told the New Yorker, the issue has been the inability of his message to penetrate the Republican base so they feel persuaded that he's not the caricature you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but instead he's somebody interested in solving problems and is pretty practical." So, Howie, after weighing in earlier on his incredulity at all this, then asked the USA Today babe what she thinks.
ASHBURN: If I were in his inner circle, I would say, "Knock it off. You sound like a crybaby here. You're giving Fox and Rush Limbaugh ammunition against you."
KURTZ: I mean, this is the fifth or sixth time by my count that the president has brought up -- and look, he may really be steamed at what Rush Limbaugh says about him. There has been a lot of criticism of him on Fox News, but doesn't he have a pretty big megaphone himself?
RUSH: See, this is where these people don't get it. This is where his people don't get it, people like Howard. I mean, they don't understand Obama. They really don't understand who he is and what makes him tick and why he'd be mad at something like this. They are looking at it as though they were president and I would be, you know, a yapping Chihuahua at their ankles. They wouldn't have time, couldn't care less. "What does it matter? A guy on the radio and a cable news network.
"So what?" But Obama, if there's any opposition at all, it's intolerable. It's not permitted. It's not something to be accepted. It's something that has to be dealt with. It's a little bit more involved than that. Here's Bob Beckel. This is Friday night on The Five on Fox with Eric Bolling. They quote him again blaming me and Fox News, and Bolling said, "Bob, why can't this man get us and Limbaugh out of his mind?"
BECKEL: Well, because every day he's getting bludgeoned. That's probably one reason he can't get it out of his mind. There are people like me who strongly support Obama in some areas, but I'll tell you right now, they better... This is not the time to be picking fights with people. I mean, when you're sitting where you are in the polls right now, the general rule of thumb in politics is, "Let your enemies be quiet, try to embrace your friends, but don't attack your enemies." I've tried to tell my candidates this, and this is the wrong time.
RUSH: This is just amazing to me. Honestly, folks, I mean, I probably ought not say any more about this 'cause I don't want to give these people any more ideas on how to deal with this. But this is flat-out stunning. So here you have Beckel (imitating Beckel), "Well, I mean, he's justified, 'cause Limbaugh's bludgeoning him every day. He can't get it out of his mind 'cause there are people out there ripping him." I'll just give you one hint. If I were president, I don't know that I would have time to be concerned with what's being said about me on the radio or in the media.
Now, I understand presidents get worried about the New York Times and all that. But Obama's a different character. He's a different creature in this regard, and it's not hard to understand this at all. But these people are judging him by plugging him into the mold of every previous president and politician. You can't do that with him. Until they understand the whole depiction of Rules for Radicals by Alinsky, they will never understand what's going on. And, as such, they really don't understand very much at all about how Obama has been governing and his policies or any of that. He just gets plugged in. He's just the latest Democrat president. He's just latest Democrat and we're gonna have a Republican someday, they're gonna win the next election. The debt, everything he's done policy wise, that is just the latest Democrat president. They really don't get it, folks.
RUSH: Okay. So Bob Beckel says that Obama, he's justified in calling me out, he's being bludgeoned. What is being bludgeoned? How am I bludgeoning Obama? All I'm doing is holding a mirror up to what he does. I get bludgeoned, if I may interject this. All we do is hold a mirror up. Look, we're not the guy, we're not the people that told you your health care premium's gonna be coming down $2,500 a month. We're not the ones who told you that two years ago we'd be producing 600,000 jobs a month with our policies. We're not the ones who told you we're gonna fix the roads and the bridges and the schools with a stimulus, they're gonna get the economy going again.
We're not the ones that told you that all you gotta do is work hard and the American dream is yours. We're not the ones who told you that you could keep your doctor and keep your insurance plan if you like it. We're not the ones who told you that all we cared about was jobs and that we're laser-like focused on creating jobs. We're not the ones who started blaming George W. Bush for everything.
Here's the bottom line. Folks, if Obama had fixed the roads and bridges and schools and if we didn't have 92 million people out of work but if instead the unemployment rate was a genuine 4.7% like it was with Bush, and if everybody that wanted a job had one, and if people were advancing in their careers, it wouldn't matter what I said. The only reason what I'm saying resonates is because it's true. And the only place you hear it is here and Fox News. You don't hear it anywhere else in the media. And that's what he's really ticked about.
What he's really ticked about is that he doesn't own us and that we tell the truth about what's happening in the country. We don't let him get away with the fact that he wants you to think he hasn't had any control in five years. In fact, I'm the one that concocted the Limbaugh Theorem to explain to you how he's doing it. He's not being bludgeoned. He's just having his claims, promises, commitments measured against reality, and he's coming up way short.
Nothing that he told you he was gonna do has happened. Nothing has gotten better. There isn't any green energy revival. There isn't any new renewable energy. Nothing. None of these great things. The world doesn't love us any more than they hated us when he took office. He hasn't gotten us out of Club Gitmo. He hasn't ended the war in Afghanistan. None of it. But in his world, being honestly critiqued equals being bludgeoned, and that's gotta be stopped.
Ya think he’ll make mention of the release of dozen of blood thirsty Jihadists that the Afghans have just begun in the SOMU*
*”State O My Union” Address...
It’ll be “The State of the Marxist Revolution” and full of the usual leftist lies.