Skip to comments.Limbaugh Responds
Posted on 01/25/2009 10:22:23 PM PST by Eleutheria5
According to an account in the New York Post, President Barack Obama yesterday told Republican leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." With George W. Bush now off the stage, it may be that Obama and some of his fellow Democrats view Limbaugh, and not John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, or any other elected official, as the true leader of the Republican opposition. This morning I asked Rush for his thoughts on all this, and here is his response:
There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.
Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:
"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."
To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.
Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.
If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.
One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
I don’t think obama/axelrod picked this fight without a plan/endgame. I don’t think Rush/Hannity, et. al. are leading the conservative movement either, in fact I don’t know who is?...the rhinos that fill the congress are proof that obama should leave the conservative talkers alone(hate to say it folks).
obama is snickering at the big talkers who gave him a pass on the BC issue.
Probably best to catch him live from 9 to noon.
Kinda depends where you live. Here, he’s on from 11 to 2 CST, but a local station has him on a delayed broadcast from 1 to 4, which works out better for me.
That was my point. On FreeRepublic time it's 9 to noon.
I like your phrase “roadmap to Obama’s defeat”. That has a very nice sound.
EGD, It IS live from 12-3 in Eastern Time, where Rush broadcasts from.
I’d listen to him more but I can’t get any reception at work. Too much metal in the building.
Can you get reception thru his web site? I don’t know if one has to pay for it or if it’s still possible.
Catch Rush at your computer. I use a station from New York City and listen live.
Rush sure knows how to hit the nail on the head
And the real prize is, if “people like Rush Limbaugh stall (no, Barak, STOP!) this,” we WON’T have a trillion dollars of entitlements hanging over our grandchildrens’ head. Let’s do it for the children!
The only thing the Liberal God and the Obama Gestapo fear is exposure! They can’t afford for the American people to hear the truth about their plan to destroy our country. They will do anything to keep Rush and FR quiet. Believe it.
Operation Gridlock. Gentlepersons, start your engines.
Rush Limbaugh should just ignore the Dufus.
It’s the best put down he could deliver.
Where I work, it's forbidden to listen to streaming audio on the computers, but my desk radio can pick him up on Detroit's WJR 760AM.
I will be tuned in!!
To a certain extent, but if he would have gotten solidly behind Conservatives before the last election, McCain would have not made the ticket, he pretty much stayed on the sidelines until McCain won the primaries in the north. then he jumped in with both feet, once he saw where the election was going to take us.
Notice that he is now being more proactive, especially getting more conservatives like Ann Coulter on the show.
As usual, Rush nails it. Rush and Levin are the best at advancing and articulating the conservative agenda.
One thing worries me, though. I get the impression that O’Bama is dangling a baited hook in front of right-wing extremists such as me. We rally around Rush. Somebody, a plant perhaps, does or says something stupid. Rush gets smeared with the same brush. It’s been done before, I’m sure. But we can urge our legislators to listen to Rush. Perhaps subscribe them to it and declare it as a gift under McCain-Feingold? We can do this to Democrats as well as Republicans, maybe even form a PAC to finance the subscriptions?
We’re not allowed to listen to streaming radio at work (there’s a “misuse of company resources” policy).
Hello? I said, let’s form a PAC and get each member of the House and Senate, whether Dem or Repub, a subscription to Rush On-line. Does anyone know how to go about forming a PAC? Is this a good idea? Is it a bad idea? Hello?