Skip to comments.Obama v Limbaugh
Posted on 01/27/2009 5:12:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This week's media feud between Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh has far more significance than you might suspect. When Limbaugh came out with his reaction to the possibility of a successful left-leaning Obama administration with a heartfelt and purposefully incendiary "I hope he fails", it was the first shot in an inevitable war.
Dismissed as a mere right-wing blowhard by much of the left, Limbaugh is perhaps the closest thing to a unifying voice in the American conservative movement. His syndicated radio show is on the air for three hours a day Monday through Friday in hundreds of markets: 15 hours a week of solid commentary and opinion with no holds barred. He is the highlight of the rural American lunch hour, and his strong, confident voice can be heard in mechanic's shops, petrol stations and barbershops every day. He is as he claims an excellent broadcaster, a shameless and skilful self-promoter and a mover and shaker among the conservative elite. One or two marriages ago, he was wed to his bride under the auspices of supreme court justice Clarence Thomas. Last time I checked, that was a hard booking to get.
Limbaugh first came to prominence as a force in national politics in the 1994 elections, which brought a Contract With America-waving Republican majority to Congress. That deprived Bill Clinton of the agreeable legislature he wanted for his reform. After that, Limbaugh was a perpetual thorn in the Clintons' sides, ultimately leading to Bill Clinton's impeachment and setting the stage for the controversial election of George Bush. Limbaugh was instrumental in convincing the right-wing rank-and-file to support the Patriot Act, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a possible air raid on Iran.
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hed seize this moment and start a third party and his entire audience would follow...
...that’s perhaps 15 percent of the voting populace, and that’s being generous...it’s big for a third party, but all it would do is guarantee a Democrat landslide, as all his votes would be siphoned off the pub candidate...sorry, have to come up with something different, el rushbo will never be POTUS...
No, he starts Party III, and we elect a 'conservative' vs whatever the Republicans run (Rhino monkey).
A poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller, Berlin, 1939.
Niemoller was a pastor in the German Confessing Church
who spent eight and one-half years in a Nazi concentration camp.
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out--because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out--because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out--because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Niemoller's address to the U.S. Congress
The exact text of what Martin Niemoller said,
and which appears in the Congressional Record,
October 14, 1968, page 31636 is:
"When Hitler attacked the Jews
I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics,
I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists,
I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church --
and there was nobody left to be concerned."
You talking about Obysmal's bailouts? 'Cause they will buy loyalty to the democrat party the likes of which even our parents never knew.
A lot of eldery democrats vote that way 'cause they have always felt the Dem party was the party of the working man- the little guy (thank you FDR), not the rich.
Going forward, Bozama will create a new identity for the Dem party- "for the non-working man". He's so screwed and so are they, unless they usher in full-time socialism, which appears to be their goal.
“President Obama’s Administration is seeking to create widespread “crisis” and “panic” in order to force Congress to act quickly on Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan. DeMint is trying to get the word out to Americans about what is actually in the Stimulus Plan, which he says in no way resembles the stated goals of the plan.”
Bambi better listen to the radio