Skip to comments.White House: Rush Limbaugh fight ‘counterproductive’
Posted on 03/04/2009 7:47:46 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K
Banks are on the brink, the stock market is in a torpor, and one of todays hottest topics at the daily White House briefing was Rush Limbaugh, whom Democrats are trying to hang around the neck of the Republican party.
Robert Gibbs, press secretary for President Barack Obama, was asked if the White House had been complicit in the maneuver and was not that hypocritical when considering Obamas emphasis on getting past partisan sniping?
Heres Gibbs answer on C-Span:
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Well, 0, then why did you pick the fight?
MSNBC is going wild tonight running off several mouths, all railing against Rush again. They even brough in Begala to opine that the Rush is the leader of the Pubbies, when he really is the leader of conservatives. It’s a good way to hide RAT complicity for ruining the economy.
There! Fixed it!
Translation: “We didn’t think Rush would hit back. Hell, nobody else has.”
0 is incapble of debating substance on the issues, so he engages in bully tactics in an attempt to silence his critics.
Is Counterproductivity a word?? What a moron.
Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure
Filbert...I agree 100 percent!!! Obama ‘called’ Rush out by telling duly elected Republican members of the House and Senate that ‘they should not listen to Rush Limbaugh if they want to get anything done...’ He did this during his first week in office. Rush’s ‘I want his policies to fail’ answer was to Sean Hannity’s question of ‘so Rush, what do you think about the President telling Republican members of the House and Senate not to listen to you? And this was all done with ‘rumors’ and ‘hints’ that the Fairness Doctrine was looming large of talk radio...so of course they thought they would muzzle Limbaugh...
They were wrong.
All conservatives must surrender or go to re-education camps.
Rush put 0 in check today, Invited him to Palm Beach to debate, Now He's starting to craw fish and back peddle. Cowards< Rush has more brains in his pinky toe than everyone in 0’s administration combined.
Their strategy is backfiring on them. It’s putting Rush equal with the Presidency.
He’s smart enough not to fall for it. He turned it right back on them. Called Zero out for a debate.
That’s taking the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” personalize and destroy plan and flushing it right down the toilet.
Instead of responding in kind, Rush has turned it around in calling zero out with an intellectual challenge. No sound bites, no petty back and forth.
He pwned Zero.
The guy is really smart. I have to applaud him.
good one and right on target
Obama is acting even less mature and presidential than I thought he would. And my expectations were pretty low.
It’s from the “Rules for Radicals” playbook. And also the Clintonites, they of the politics of personal destruction.
Rush turned it on them like a boomerang squared! I thought he might wait a bit but he’s already gotten so much attention he just decided to bring out the big guns.
The Zero disciples in the White House have no where to go. He’s called Zero out. It’s brilliant.
Hussein and his buttboys wussed out ALREADY?
He started it! (sticking my tongue out at Obama)
By the way Barrack, I hope you took a good look at Gordon Brown today, there's your future. It isn't pretty.
That’s exactly what I am wondering. Gee, I guess it was another many many distractions.
“Rush has more brains in his pinky toe than everyone in 0s administration combined.”
Of more importance, particularly in today’s world dominated by cowardly lawyerspeak, he has more balls. More balls too than the entire Republican leadership as well.
Uh oh...Rush might get the “I’m scratching an itch with my middle finger and a sh#t eating grin treatment”
True. If we got any more lockstepping; it would get embarrasing.
The moonbat messiah is now the most powerful man in the universe. What on earth do his handlers think there is to gain by picking on a private citizen exercising his right to dissent? It's a bizarre spectacle.
But since Obama is so fixated on Limbaugh, let's have them debate the merits of socialist ideology on live national primetime TV.
I wouldn't bet on the messiah.
Plus, with all his wealth, Rush couldn't afford to buy this kind of publicity. Some have argued that Rush is stepping into a trap somehow. I think the arrogant dorks of the Bammy regime jumped one shark too many. Only an idiot takes on a radio celebrity with 25 million listeners a week and who owns his own show so no one can tell him what to say or not to say.
There are tens of millions of Americans who haven't listened to Rush before, but who will have their curiosity tweaked by this attack from the grease-stained White House Obama-Rahm-O-mama buttboy team.
Not for Rush it isn’t lol For Dims, its just advertising FOR their avowed enemy. Keep it up! WOOT!
Indeed he did. Rush calls on The Kenyan hisself to put up or shutup and - what do you know?! - suddenly it's counterproductive for the president to engage in a gunfight armed with a plastic fork.
Hey RATs! Don't listen to Da Bomb.
He'll drag you down.
I guess experience does matter. Whoda thunk it?
Won't matter. Rush knows his business--he sepcified the debate would be ON RADIO. He isn't about to let the tv people set up another Greek Temple scenario and especially because they would get to control the camera.
Plus Rush undoubtedly knows that when all this debate nonsense started in 1960, those who listened on radio overwhelmingly said the winner was Nixon. The boob-tubers all were drooling over the telegenic know-nothing Kennedy.
Liberals are by nature childish. ‘I just got the umpteenth e-mail from a lib who is ‘so hopeful about our new president, especially eight disastrous years.’ I wrote back a reasoned, fact-filled response. She called it ‘sarcastic’ and had to have the last word. Most of the rebuttal was ad hominem attacks and wrong information. The good news is in doing battle with them, they are extremely predictable.
sepcified? try specified.
And clueless. My Lib friends don’t want to argue the FACTS. They just want to argue the Media’s point of view. They don’t want to hear anything truthful if it shatters their fantasies about the perfect Dear Leader. I am so sad for my country.
Of course not! It’s THE CHICAGO WAY!
Well of course it’s counterproductive. Rush knew that before it started.
But the Saul Alinskyites are operating from the handbook that got them there.
They thought this routine of crushing any voice of opposition would result in intimidation. Instead its made their voices stronger.
They want out of the chess match. Too late. Zero is going down. Even a Rat like Cramer has come out and absolutely pulverized Zero not two months in.
The writing is on the wall. Zero = fail. Watch. And it isn’t going to be pretty.
Stay with the facts. And scathing sarcasm. You will see daggers or blank looks in their eyes.
Just laugh and enjoy. You will not get a good debate anytime soon.
It would have worked if the media coordinated with Zero against someone who has an inability to reach the public in numbers.
Rush does not suffer from that problem. LOL. So he can take on Zero and the Saul Alinskites head on.
And he did. Much to their chagrin.
This ain’t Chicago baby.
Rush, God bless’em. Haven’t heard him in years but he’s fearless.
James - "Knock it OFF! You're being unbelievably STUPID!"
How great would it be for Rush to get in a room with The Kenyan and ask him “So Mr. President, once and for all, where the f is your birth certificate?”
A question like that would be “counter-productive”.
I wouldn’t doubt it, LMAO
I guess I never contemplated that there would actually be a debate. I think O will back off for now, and only bring up Rush when talking to friendly crowds....which is why I thought of his ‘finger’ treatment....he’ll be implying ‘I took care of Limbaugh’ etc, and only try to use Rush as a bogeyman in front of his supporters, who don’t know any better....but I’d love to see Rush’s response if O tried this.
**Do you think any of the 0bamabots ever left the grade school mentality behind?**
LIsten to the LIberals.. they have a mental/emotional age of no more than 12.. they sound like 10 year olds... except when losing an argument they sound closer to 6!