Obama Begins War Against Limbaugh

by Sal on January 24, 2009

in Politics

President Barack Obama is trying to distance Republicans in the House and Senate from Rush Limbaugh.  In conversation with GOP leadership on Capital Hill, Obama said. “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”  When asked to comment by Byron York of National Review Online, Limbaugh commented that Obama’s strategy is to create a generation of political dominance by the Democrats, and to do that, he must separate the Republicans in Washington from their base.  Says Rush:

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.

Rush is exactly right.  While Obama is displaying the mantle of bi-partisanship, he is one of the most partisan presidents we have had in a long time.  Obama wants to transform this country, to radicalize it.  Obama is a follower of the ideology of Saul Alinsky, and is so radical that he has said (as recently as eight years ago) that we need redistributive change in this country, and that we need to break free of the Constitution.

We can’t forget Obama’s radical roots and his eventual goal.  He is a shrewed politician, and if we let our guard down, we will move ever-closer to a socialist nation, and a possible permanent Democrat majority.  Rush concludes his interview with Byron York by pointing out Saul Alinsky’s thirteenth rule for radicals, which summarizes what Obama is trying to do regarding the GOP and Rush:

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it

The stakes are just too high to let Obama get away with it.

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Ted January 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

WTF, at least El Rushbo is constitutionally qualified to be President!


Ryan January 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

Rush has been a national figure for 20 years and Obama’s only been national for a little over four years. If Obama wants to draw attention to Rush like this, more people may be apt to listen to him and hear what Rush has to say.

It would be nice if more Republicans would listen to Rush — maybe then we’d win some elections. In his first week, Obama has shown himself to be a cocky liberal with no interest in bipartisanship, just one-party rule with the other in tow like lapdogs. Rush doesn’t like that idea (neither to I). Obama is squandering some (albiet small amounts) of his political capital by picking the wrong fights early.

Unlike McCain and his friend Lindsey “Goober” Grahamnesty, Rush is not going to back down. Neither is Cantor, Ryan, Pence, and seemingly Boehner (the jury’s still out on him, though). I want this fight, and I want it as publicized as possible!


Mike January 25, 2009 at 10:27 pm

This was a pretty dumb move by Obama. Limbaugh’s style of opposition tends to be issue-oriented. That isn’t Obama’s strong suit.


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