Limbaugh fires back: Obama wants me to fail

posted at 7:10 pm on January 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

What’s greater, his contempt for The One or for the GOP leadership?

Friday morning in a meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders, President Obama basically told them to stop listening to me, that’s not how things get done in Washington. “We can’t let Rush Limbaugh stall the stimulus plan.” Now, this is the great unifier. This is the man that’s going to unify everybody and usher in a new era of bipartisan and love. He’s obviously more frightened of me than he is Mitch McConnell. He is more frightened of me than he is of, say, John Boehner, which doesn’t say much about our party. I mean, to tell you the truth, folks, if the president is a little more worried about somebody on the radio than he is about somebody on Capitol Hill… I think Obama wants me to fail, there’s no question, Obama didn’t use the words, but President Obama, by telling you and elected Republicans in Washington not to listen to me because I am not how things get done in Washington, he has said that he wants me to fail. And we know how outraged the Drive-By Media got when they reported that that’s what I said about Obama’s policies…

This is a political play and a lot of people I think are misunderstanding this. “He’s frightened of Limbaugh.” I don’t think he’s afraid of anybody. He’s the president of the United States. This is a political play to marginalize me so that Republicans are afraid to associate with my ideas or any of us. He wants conservatism, mainstream conservatism to be thought of the way you and I think of communism. He wants it thought of as the most foreign, the most offensive, the most extreme manner of belief possible. There are no elected Republicans who are espousing conservatism today, so he’s gotta find somebody who is. I happen to be the most prominent voice, but there are many others, so he focuses on me. This is a Saul Alinsky radical rule number 13: Pick the target, me, isolate it, polarize it. It’s almost like Colin Powell. We’ll kill it, we’ll isolate it, we’ll cut its head off. That’s what’s happening here. This is a purposeful effort to get rid of conservatism as a mainstream way of thinking forever in this country, make no mistake about it.

Yeah, like I said Saturday, I can’t believe Obama “goofed” and took a dig at Limbaugh not realizing that it would leak. He knew it would; the question is, what was he hoping to gain by it? Presumably he’s playing off the media scrutiny of Limbaugh’s comment last week, which even people like Bill Bennett have (tepidly) criticized. An Obama vs. Rush fight becomes an “I hope he succeeds” vs. “I hope he fails” fight, and that’s not a fight Limbaugh can win when Obama’s approval rating’s in the high 60s and people are terrified of an economic catastrophe.

Speaking of which, he also rolled out the Obama/Limbaugh Bipartisan Stimulus Plan this afternoon. Exit question: Who ever thought Rush would back $540 billion in government spending?


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Rush Limbaugh continues to say the same things he’s been saying about Obama since March. The Saul Alinsky, radical thug things, the fear mongering over the Fairness Doctrine, which will never happen. All to make him seem victimized. In the 90s it was poor defenseless white men who were victims now its just Rush as the GOP wisely ignores him. Of course the reality is that Rush has marginalized himself, not the other way around.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Gaia forbid AP being honest about the empty suit and his intentions.

mred on January 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM

“and that’s not a fight Limbaugh can win when Obama’s approval rating’s in the high 60s”

RAS has him at 60% and falling.

Discard polls of “adults” only.

artist on January 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM

When Fox News asked Obama’s press secretary about the “I won” comment and the “Rush” comment today, the guy only responded to the “I won” part, saying it was just a comment on the election and voter preference, and everyone laughed afterwards. He didn’t address the Rush comment.

I wonder if the One realized today that it didn’t have the effect he thought it would. At least, not yet.

Wethal on January 26, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Ah, the victim card.

Whiner.

getalife on January 26, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Approval ratings in the “high 60s”? Weren’t they in the 80s like a minute ago?

Obama is a super genius! He’s got Rush backed into a corner!

Missy on January 26, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Rush Limbaugh continues to say the same things he’s been saying about Obama since March. The Saul Alinsky, radical thug things, the fear mongering over the Fairness Doctrine, which will never happen. All to make him seem victimized. In the 90s it was poor defenseless white men who were victims now its just Rush as the GOP wisely ignores him. Of course the reality is that Rush has marginalized himself, not the other way around.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM”

That’s nonsense. His issues are real and valid. Try to find a little substance to buoy your babble.

rplat on January 26, 2009 at 7:18 PM

I’m betting on Rush. He has a longer and more successful track record.

PappaMac on January 26, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Yeah, Rush is marginalized. Idiot.

Rush has made himself the litmus test. He’s forcing Republicans to choose between him and Obama. Conservatives will be watching. Choose wisely.

boko fittleworth on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Who ever thought Rush would back $540 billion in government spending?

That’s nice Democrat distortion AP. Tax cuts aren’t government spending.

mred on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM

What’s greater, his contempt for The One or for the GOP leadership?

That’s easy, the GOP leaders. Obama’s doing what he’s supposed to, be a flaming lib. The GOP are supposed to be the adults. And they’re not.
But like Breitbart says, we’ve got to make Conservatism cool.

Iblis on January 26, 2009 at 7:20 PM

If all these Rush posts were combined we’d be aiming for 2,000.

Rush wins. Rush’s ratings will go up as Obama’s drop.

Rush has the EIB golden mike everyday to skewer with a smile. He is a master at reframing arguments of the libs and taking the box they think they put him into and popping it over their head.

INC on January 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

uffda

allrsn on January 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM

In the 90s it was poor defenseless white men who were victims now its just Rush as the GOP wisely ignores him. Of course the reality is that Rush has marginalized himself, not the other way around.

Whose ratings are down, Rush’s or the GOP’s?

snickelfritz on January 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM

now its just Rush as the GOP wisely ignores him.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Yeah, just look what great shape the Republican party is in right now.

rbj on January 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM

artist on January 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Rasmussen also had Obama a few points behind his eventual victories nationally and in a number of key swing states, most notably Florida and Ohio. Scott Rasmussen oversamples Republicans as he pretends the party ID numbers are unchanged from 2004…wierd. Also? Among Independents and Dems Obama still polls very high and thats his coalition.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

as the GOP wisely ignores him.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

“Wisely” in DTMH language means the GOP is currently right where DTMH wants them – in the weakest position imaginable.

Why? Because they don’t listen to Rush.

Missy on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Wethal on January 26, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Were they laughing at press secretary?

INC on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

funny the only hack i see is……

Deathtomediahacks

Jamson64 on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Exit question: Who ever thought Rush would back $540 billion in government spending?

Rush doesn’t care about 54 billion in gov. spending. And for that matter 46 billion in tax breaks.
Rush is doing this to expose Obama’s crap mantra about working together and bipatisanship.

He’s forcing Obama’s hypocrisy out into the sunlight.

katy on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

mred on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Will someone kick this idiot over the head with the national defecit numbers? Jeez. Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

“Wisely” in DTMH language means the GOP is currently right where DTMH wants them – in the weakest position imaginable.

LOL, you know…I can’t really deny that one :) But I do genuinely think they’d be even more screwed if they embraced Limbaugh.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Tax cuts aren’t government spending.

They are in Democrat Bizarro World. That’s money that the government is “letting” you keep!

Missy on January 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Obama’s approval ratings are similar to all media polls . . . they are mathematical garbage. In fact, it is highly likely that his true approval statistic is getting lower as each day passes. His psychological warfare unit is the mainstream media and they will continue their efforts to inflate his popularity, but the effect is only temporary and they will soon lose that battle.

rplat on January 26, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Thanks, Rush! Stay on offense. In the arena of ideas, the libs cannot compete! So they go after a private citizen.

Christian Conservative on January 26, 2009 at 7:26 PM

And here I thought the drooler leftists said Rush Limbaugh was irrelevant.

Guess not so much as they think now huh?

SOmebody tell OpraBama what the droolers were saying last year, that’ll soothe his savage beastiness.

44Magnum on January 26, 2009 at 7:26 PM

What’s greater, his contempt for The One or for the GOP leadership?

I don’t know about him, but mine is for the latter.

baldilocks on January 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

the fear mongering over the Fairness Doctrine, which will never happen.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Really? No support in Congress other than the Speaker? You might want to rethink your comment. I’m not saying it will definitely happen, but to say it will never happen as in couldn’t…… I wouldn’t go that far.
I gotta know, from your name, who would you consider NOT a media hack? I would prefer someone on the national stage as opposed to the obit reporter for the Hungry Horse News in Montana…… just so we can tell where you are coming from.

JeffinOrlando on January 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Wow! Obama’s in a food fight with Rush. How can this be? Rush is a private citizen. I thought Rush was an “entertainer”. That’s what all of our Liberal friends think. Well, he just proposed a truely bi-partisan solution to this silly stimulus package. Actually it would work, but Obama can’t even acknowledge he even knows of it’s existence. Otherwise it would perpetuate the food fight. What will Obama do?

BetseyRoss on January 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM

In calling out Rush………..

………. did Mr. Obama elevate Rush to the level of the Presidency of the United States, or did Mr. Obama become a talk show host critic?

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

This all or nothing mentality we have today is scary. Just like everyone who beleives Obama is not qualified to lead is a “racist” so is everyone who beleives something Rush says. Since when can’t we be conservatives with a core group of ideals and still listen to Rush? Or have liked some of McCain’s policies and not agree with others and still consider ourselves conservatives? I listen to Rush because he is thought-provoking and frames things differently from the way I do, but he has interesting ideas and they make me think. I don’t agree with all of them, but I do think he has valid points in many instances.

momof2 on January 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I can’t believe Obama “goofed” and took a dig at Limbaugh not realizing that it would leak.

Um, of course realized it would “leak.” He’s just too short-sighted to have accurately predicted the outcome.

baldilocks on January 26, 2009 at 7:31 PM

This isn’t a choice between Rush and Obama. It is a choice between conservatism and liberalism. A true conservative could never support Obama.

Rose on January 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

regardless of your feelings about Rush (may not be your cup of tea- that is ok) what kind of narcissistic fool is your president to single out some guy on the radio ?

runner on January 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Were they laughing at press secretary?

INC on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

No, sorry for not being clear. The people in the conference room at the White House on Friday were laughing at Obama’s witticism. He wasn’t being petty or infantile, just clever, at least that seems to be the press secretary’s spin now.

I wonder if they realize how ridiculous these comments made Obama sound, and want them down the memory hole. If Obama is the thin-skinned rookie that he is, they might have some more to toss down there.

Wethal on January 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM

In calling out Rush………..

………. did Mr. Obama elevate Rush to the level of the Presidency of the United States, or did Mr. Obama become a talk show host critic?

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Ojesus says, “Don’t listen to the deaf guy.”

Stephen M on January 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM

I find it interesting that the President of the United States had to caution others not to listen to one particular conservative talk show host.

The Chosen One had no problem letting his kids hear the rantings of a demented “Christian” preacher.

Seems The Chosen One is the ‘decider’ on who we should listen too.

GarandFan on January 26, 2009 at 7:33 PM

There wasn’t any strategy to Obama’s thought process when he made his original comment. He simply stepped in it. Between he and Biden, it could be a contest.

sherry on January 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

“I hope he succeeds” vs. “I hope he fails” fight, and that’s not a fight Limbaugh can win when Obama’s approval rating’s in the high 60s and people are terrified of an economic catastrophe.

I’m sure people were saying that about the criticism of Bush shortly after 9/11 when his approval ratings skyrocketed as he took charge.
Obama may be less pervious due to his media shield but the more he tries to fight Limbaugh the more Limbaugh and his ideas will be front and center. Granted Limbaugh’s words will be distorted as is already evident by Allahpundit buying into the “I hope he fails” without the context of the statement.
Truth will pervail. Those who are willing to stand up to the tyranny Obama stands for will get the message out. And yes Obama stands for tyranny. Tyrannical taxes, Tyrannical control over the free market, tyrannical control over freedom. Anyone who stands for socialism the way he does and has made friends with marxist terrorists when given power their inner tyrant will come out.

theguardianii on January 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

We have to remember that Rush’s favorability ratings (per polling data) are actually rather low. Our population has pretty much been cowed into thinking that someone who questions the Press/Leftists/Professors/Legal Scholars is a villain.

The mind of America has been closing for some time now.

It might help the trolls that frequent these pages to know that conservatives are known in Europe as neo-liberals.

Now why would that be?

r keller on January 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

It took you three whole minutes to come up with that? Speed it up next time.

Jim Treacher on January 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

But I do genuinely think they’d be even more screwed if they embraced Limbaugh.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Well, thanks for being genuine for once. Your BS was getting really old.

javamartini on January 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

In calling out Rush………..

………. did Mr. Obama elevate Rush to the level of the Presidency of the United States, or did Mr. Obama become a talk show host critic?

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Well he clearly sees Rush as competition to his authority!

Rush tooled him well today. How does Obama react to rushes 46% reivestment proposal? Will Obama see the light and back out while the getting is good, or will he step in it further?

allrsn on January 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

most ignorant post evahhhhhhhhhhhhh

tax cuts=spending

hey mofoHack is that why Reagans tax cuts led to monstrous revenues? unfortunately he did not control the Dem congress’ spending.

anyone ever notice just how ignorant the o lovers are?

Jamson64 on January 26, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Wethal on January 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Wow, they don’t realize that they look kind of ridiculous.

INC on January 26, 2009 at 7:37 PM

First comment on this thread from “DeathToMediaHacks.” Funny for two reasons.

1. Obama was elected by media hacks. Our election season is so long now that it guarantees we only get the most useless candidates you could imagine. McCain and Obama are the rare Congress critters who can take two years off to campaign. It is *very* strange how little of that time was spent looking into Obama’s past, but rather building him up while Hillary was falsely called the “inevitable” choice. Obama was called the underdog and then the only choice depending on whether it suited the media’s purpose.

2. Rush Limbaugh is a media hack. He is not just partisan or contrary. He sticks to his principles. He has nothing to lose, since there are plenty of “journalists” who follow the herd and their editors. He’s not running for anything.

Why does DeathToMediaHacks and Obama and the Left want him silenced so badly then? At this time, more than ever, this country needs patriotic dissent. There is no good argument for Obama’s stimulus plan. Instead of arguing its merits, he and his astroturfers are attacking a private citizen… just like they did when Joe the Plumber brought up the tax plan and socialism.

It is without question that Obama is more interested in his own political future and amassing power than the welfare of the country or the desires of its people. Think about that.

chunderroad on January 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

additionally Rush marginalized? frickin hilarious….the President of the United States just gave him millions of dollars of free advertizing.

the stupidity kills me

Jamson64 on January 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Who ever thought Rush would back $540 billion in government spending?

Classic AP misrepresentation.

fourstringfuror on January 26, 2009 at 7:39 PM

I’ve got a brilliant idea?

Have Bill Clinton spend some quality time with
President Hopey,and teach Hopey the fine art of
Liberal verbal combat!

That way,Hopey will learn as much as Slickmeister
did and fail accordingly,as badly as Bubba!!(Sarc!)

canopfor on January 26, 2009 at 7:40 PM

heck even kennedy understood tax cuts actually mean more revenue.

from heritage.org=

President Kennedy proposed across-the-board tax rate reductions that reduced the top tax rate from more than 90 percent down to 70 percent. What happened? Tax revenues climbed from $94 billion in 1961 to $153 billion in 1968, an increase of 62 percent (33 percent after adjusting for inflation).

Jamson64 on January 26, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Republicans did it to themselves, they were shortsighted they got drunk on unchecked power no accountability that’s why they lost in 2006, we have a system of check and balances. They want to blame the constituency not inclusive enought but it was the PARTY that did itself in. They had no ground game and the Democrats had Acorn. The Core is out HERE it can re branded itself as Independent.

Dr Evil on January 26, 2009 at 7:44 PM

It is without question that Obama is more interested in his own political future and amassing power than the welfare of the country or the desires of its people. Think about that.

Place where Obama gets his inspiration:

http://rwor.org/

http://rwor.org/a/154/system_inaugurates-en.html

“What will all these people do as it becomes more and more clear that Obama is dashing their hopes and shattering their illusions that he will act to bring about change that so many people long for—change that will really be in the interests of the great majority of people, here and around the world?”

izoneguy on January 26, 2009 at 7:45 PM

This simply becomes more and more entertaining every day. And it’s not even been a week yet.

If you screw with Rush, you pay the price.

Unlike the Messiah, Rush actually has a track record. Y’know… a job, opinions, a track record and stuff.

This is WAY over Mr. Hussein’s pay grade.

wccawa on January 26, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Will someone kick this idiot over the head with the national defecit numbers? Jeez. Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

This is seriously the most incorrect statement. I would suggest that you not call for any kind of aggression towards idiots as you would be on the receiving end as well.

Tax cuts = less money stolen from the people. That is it. No more, no less. With tax cuts the government – theoretically – has less money to spend. The fact that government believes they should be able to spend X number of dollars over the amount they actually receive and cause a deficit does not make the tax cuts “spending”.

You have lost any claim to understanding on economic matters. I would suggest keeping your future posts on the matter to yourself until some actual study and understanding come to pass.

Voidseeker on January 26, 2009 at 7:47 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Apparently you weren’t around in the fairness doctrine days. I was and it was the single most diabolic censoring of free speech that this country ever had. If you think that the Dems won’t try to get it re-enacted, then you are diluted! It is the only way in which they can silence any opposition and even AP and Reuters are finding out that Obama will do everything he can to control the media

flytier on January 26, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Clinton went head to head against Ruah in 1993 and 1994. How did that turn out for Slick Willy? Obama is a fool.

angryed on January 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM

It is without question that Obama is more interested in his own political future and amassing power than the welfare of the country or the desires of its people. Think about that.

chunderroad on January 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Whether BO is a one or two term president matters little. He’s set for life. Nothing else matters.

And, btw, Bush helped him a bit: http://tinyurl.com/cp77mf

Yep, Aunt Zeituni. Bush didn’t want a scene prior to the election.

“Obama’s aunt was instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya. The East African nation has been fractured by violence in recent years, including a period of two months of bloodshed after December 2007 that killed 1,500 people.

Despite the deportation order, Onyango traveled to Washington last week for her nephew’s inauguration. News organizations observed her attending an inaugural ball at Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, a historic luxury hotel, with her immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong”

Don’t you just love stories with happy endings? Just remember, the rules are different for you.

Cody1991 on January 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Ding Ding Ding,tonights Verbal Boxing Match.

In this corner,lean,mean articulate and clean,is

the great hope of the Liberal Party,’Waffles of Hope’!

And,

In the other corner,standing his political ground,is
“MegaTon Ditto’s'Rush,and to be fair,will have one hand
tied behind his back for fairness,

and will be championing the Conservative Cause!

Now,both shake hands,and let the best IDEAS,win out!!
(Snark)Hehe.

canopfor on January 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Rush tooled him well today. How does Obama react to rushes 46% reinvestment proposal? Will Obama see the light and back out while the getting is good, or will he step in it further?

allrsn on January 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Excellent question………..

……….. think about it for a minute. This the “tough guy from Chicago”, the one who says “… bring a gun to a knife fight”.

Well…………. he called out Rush, and Rush fired back,

………….. VERY effectively I might ad. And tomorrow, he will have three more hours to voice his commentary to an audience of 20+ Million strong.

As will he do the next day, and the next, and the next, and the next………………… get my point?

Now, what does Mr. Obama do? Ignore him and move on? Then why bring him up in the fist place?

Go toe to toe?

………… could he afford to loose, even one argument?

I know the MSM would cover for him………… but remember those 20+ Million listeners, parlayed to Sean Hannity and his TV show?

It’s obvious that Mr. Obama is still in “election mode”, and since he has never had executive experience, we are seeing the result of a truly unqualified Commander in Chief.

Pointing that out is not a crime…………

……………….It is our civic duty.

Anyone remember this:

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Yea. So marginalized with his tens of millions of listeners.

What’s it like where you live? Chocolate rabbits? Candy fire hydrants?

blatantblue on January 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Well, thanks for being genuine for once. Your BS was getting really old.

javamartini on January 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Likewise the word “obligatory.”

genso on January 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Will someone kick this idiot over the head with the national defecit numbers? Jeez. Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

No you moron. You don’t pay for tax cuts. That would be like saying if I decide to take a pay cut of $10K, I will have to pay for that somehow in the future. What I have to do is spend less, which for some reason is never an option for you libs.

Your statement just proved you have no idea about even the basics of fiscal policy.

angryed on January 26, 2009 at 7:51 PM

When even Bill Bennett is critical of Limbaugh’s recent statements about Obama, it’s clear that it’s Limbaugh who has gone too far down the same road Father Coughlin went down years ago against FDR. It didn’t turn out well for Coughlin, nor will it for Limbaugh.

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Actually, I was thinking along the same lines as Rush, when it comes to a stimulus. It goes like this. “Mr. President, $1 trillion in new entitlement spending is a lot of money. We would be willing to give you 50% of that, on the condition that you suspend the Capital Gains Tax immediately. It is a law of ecomonomics that 5% of Capital gains tax equals 1 point of GDP. With a suspension of the tax, that would grow the economy by 3%. This would pull us out of the recession. After two quarters of verified growth in the economy, you can reinstitute the Capital gains, and tell us how you intend to pay for the rest of your spending plan.”

paulsur on January 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

Only if you believe that its the government’s money to begin with. CUT SPENDING FIRST!

genso on January 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I don’t think anyone here except for Allahpundit would agree with that. But since you equate the two, and you are all for spending, why oppose tax cuts? What makes you think that someone like Obama who has never held a legitimate job or employed anyone can spend my money better than I can for the betterment of the nation’s economy?

Buddahpundit on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM

DeathToMediaHacks,

Why don’t Democrats want to increase GDP with as much “bang for the buck” as possible by making the whole package tax cuts? Didn’t Obama hire Romer to advise him? Did he even vet her for her heretical tax-cutting views?

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2008/12/spending-and-tax-multipliers.html

Liberals never want to argue empirical facts in their proper contexts, they just like to spout abstract “thoughts” (like “no one is free while others are oppressed”) or cite facts either out of context (like the way they condemn the US’ infant mortality compared to Cuba, but don’t tell you which infants do and do not count as viable live births) or that don’t exist except through their repetition of them(like their 1 million “extra” Iraqis dying in the Iraq War from the Lancet).

venividivici on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Some very poor analysis by Allahpundit and his fellow anti-Limbaugh friends. BTW, I’m neutral about Limbaugh. Sometimes he’s right, sometimes he’s wrong. But hoping that Obama fails is not wrong. Because when Limbaugh says fail, its his usage that defines its meaning since its his words. For example, Limbaugh hoping Obama fails to pass his marxist agenda is perfectly acceptable. Pundits that can’t understand that should find a new career.

Andy in Agoura Hills on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

No, it’s obvious that Bill didn’t do his homework. He’s also a tad jealous because he doesn’t have the audience Rush has.

Bill is a bore, and quite honestly, he’s not all that bright.

Cody1991 on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Tax cuts aren’t government spending.

They are in Democrat Bizarro World. That’s money that the government is “letting” you keep!

Missy on January 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

You could even add that to Rush’s concession of $540 billion in government spending AP mentions in his exit question. He’s even willing to let ‘em call tax cuts gov spending if that’s what they want.

Rush is the real ‘great uniter’!

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

You sound… concerned.

Jim Treacher on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Jim Treacher on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

ROFL!!

INC on January 26, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Rush put out his plan to finally end stimulus spending. So for once and for all, we can see that cutting taxes, not infrastructure spending, can get us out of a slump.

He doesn’t actually like infrastructure spending.

He is also showing what real bipartisanship and compromise is as well.

People throw those words around, but it always ends up meaning Republicans having to cave and concede everything to do the Democrats. That isn’t bipartisanship, nor is it compromise.

There is a lesson behind what he does.

blatantblue on January 26, 2009 at 7:58 PM

You sound… concerned.

Ha. As a LL Republican, I’m sure he is.

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Looking forward to TerryAnn telling us that Obama meant something different then he said.

Spirit of 1776 on January 26, 2009 at 7:59 PM

When even Bill Bennett is critical of Limbaugh’s recent statements about Obama, it’s clear that it’s Limbaugh who has gone too far down the same road Father Coughlin went down years ago against FDR. It didn’t turn out well for Coughlin, nor will it for Limbaugh.

Different times my friend. Rush has NO downside here. Obama is playing with fire. When Obama goes to sleep at night he probably hears Rush in his head.
Obama has to run a country – or at least have the appearance that he is. Rush just has to do his 3 hours a day and not worry about protecting the lives of American citizens. When the body count starts piling up then Obama will stop talking about Rush. Rush will pick at every open Obama wound as they happen. Relentless = Rush

izoneguy on January 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM

It didn’t turn out well for Coughlin, nor will it for Limbaugh.

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

The difference is that Coughlin WAS everything leftists claim Limbaugh is (racist, know-nothing, theocrat, etc.) Limbaugh’s basic message of individual liberty, free markets and strong defense is nothing like Coughlin’s message.

venividivici on January 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM

As a display to everyone’s respect to our founders, in the spirit of their day, I suggest nine irons from 2 paces at dawn.

PaCadle on January 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM

effinOrlando on January 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Who do I not think is a media hack. Hmmm that’s a tough one. I think Nate Silver is not a hack. I happen to think AllahPundit is not a hack. I’m a big fan of the work of the progressive blogosphere in general with the exception of Daily Koss (ugh) and Ariana Huffington (fraud). Huffington does regularly link to Think Progress however and that’s a good thing. I like talkleft.com it’s a great blog on crime issues. The dailyhowler.com is the BEST analysis of media bias out there…except conservatives who read thst stuff might have their head exploded.

For those who have the balls/ovaries I dare you to read these links all the way through and say you believe that “liberal bias” is the media’s problem. The media’s problem, they regularly lie about Democrats and no one says a word.

The supposedly “liberal” press corps in 2004:
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh090404.shtml
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh082504.shtml

Harping on Dem Flip Flops, ignoring GOP ones
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh081704.shtml

The Press Corps sabotaging Gore
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh081604.shtml

The Press Corps covering up blatant lies
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh080904.shtml

This guys stuff is pretty undeniable.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM

What’s greater, his contempt for The One or for the GOP leadership?

If he’s anything like me, it’s more towards the Stupid Party and it’s Bozo the Clown leaders.

Zorro on January 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM

I’ve always found it funny that the people that always like to criticize him either:

1) barely listen to him ever
2) never have.

blatantblue on January 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Taz cuts allow business owners to keep more of their money which in turn allows them to hire more workers and to give his/her workers more money which in turn allows the workers to buy more product which in turn grows the economy, which in turn gives the government more money to spend.

BroncosRock on January 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Whether BO is a one or two term president matters little. He’s set for life. Nothing else matters.

Cody1991 on January 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM

You would think so, but Blago thought just a Senate seat would do quite nicely. I think Obama seems like a full-blown megalomaniac, otherwise how could he have sat in TUCC for 20 years? He is buying his own hype.

chunderroad on January 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM

It didn’t turn out well for Coughlin, nor will it for Limbaugh.
starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Say the same thing for the last twenty years, rinse, repeat.

How many thousands of times have I heard that Rush is on his way out?

Bishop on January 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM

You sound… concerned.

Not really. I was going to add that Limbaugh would be going down the same road as Coughlin if he kept making his over-the-top remarks about Obama, but of course Limbaugh will keep doing so as that sort of thing hasn’t hurt him up to now. That’s what Coughlin though about slamming FDR though…

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I meant to say tax cut allows business owners to keep more of their money

BroncosRock on January 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM

You can all discuss this every way til Sunday, but the fact is, there is only two options here from a fiscal POV. Either the Democrats lack total reason and understanding of simple economics or they have a socialist agenda. This is the only real debate.

genso on January 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM

In calling out Rush………..

………. did Mr. Obama elevate Rush to the level of the Presidency of the United States, or did Mr. Obama become a talk show host critic?

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Is there really that much of a difference in the Obama-era?

herrevery on January 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Bishop, Americans really don’t like doomsayers. If that is going to be Limbaugh’s stock-in-trade for the next four years, the only way he wins if American loses. Not a winning bet, IMO.

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

This is a political play to marginalize me so that Republicans are afraid to associate with my ideas or any of us.

Oddly enough, I disagree with Rush here, I think it’s the opposite. Deep down, the GOP leadership despises us, and Obama is trying to convince them to grow a spine and cast us aside like they’d like to, as we try and make that same GOP leadership grow a spine and oppose the Democrats. We’re now in a race with the left to see who can implant a backbone into the GOP leadership, if it can be done. And if the GOP leadership can’t grow a spine, then the Democrats win anyway. Fun stuff.

doubleplusundead on January 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Tax cuts = spending, someone has to pay for it eventually.

The question is, what is defined by “it”?

Ogabe’s “it” apparently includes 600,000 new government workers who are going to do something, though even he doesn’t seem to know what that is.

Bishop on January 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

i AGREE WITH HIM

I am fed up with the left but i understand they are traitors and communists..

This i know..

But i cannot stand while republicans make me GAG sickened with all of the THEFT and FRAUD on wallstreet.

You didnt have the BALLS to take a stand
you blamed president bush for your failures
to actually do your stinking JOBS..

Your in the LEGISLATIVE BRANCH YOU MORONS
Dont you know that means the branch of goverment
that WRITES AND PASSES OUR LAWS??????

Your all IDIOTS
Your all morons
the only ones who have their heads screwed on straight is
5 talk show hosts and the regular citizens (legal by the way) of this great land who honestly
HAVE HAD ENOUGH of all of congress and the senate..

I am serious if you didnt get the message of people sending in pitch forks

You just wait the next thing to happen will be
a march on washington dc
To execute justice and by this i do mean
people will take our government back
By FORCE if necessary..

I hope i am wrong for i do not wish to see americans having to resort to this..

but when i see both the president and all of congress
So stuck up and arrogant that they believe they can
Deny us our rights
Disarm us
Disallow is to assemble
Destroy our churches
Devestate our economy

and they all think we wont respond???

I am sorry you are sadly mistaken

jcila on January 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

I gotta know, from your name, who would you consider NOT a media hack? I would prefer someone on the national stage as opposed to the obit reporter for the Hungry Horse News in Montana…… just so we can tell where you are coming from.

JeffinOrlando on January 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Who do I trust in the national cable media. Not. One. Single. One. Of Them. Seriously, they are all ridiculous *hacks* and should not be trusted as far as they can be thrown. For those who want to know where the real media bias lies (hint it’s not for the left) check out these links to the Daily Howler. Our Press Corps has done nothing but embolden Republicans and tear down Democrats until THIS election. I was shocked at seeing the reversal myself.

There’s oodles and oodles of material here but I’ll just post these links from the 2004 race. If you come away really thinking the media is biased towards Dems then I don’t know what.

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh080904.shtml

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh081704.shtml

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh083004.shtml

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh090304.shtml

Yeah…it’s pretty open and shut.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 8:09 PM

As a display to everyone’s respect to our founders, in the spirit of their day, I suggest nine irons from 2 paces at dawn.

PaCadle on January 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM

What’s the reference?

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Am I banned, two posts have dissapeared.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM

genso on January 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM

….. +7%.

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Am I banned, two posts have dissapeared.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Apparently not.

genso on January 26, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Bishop, Americans really don’t like doomsayers. If that is going to be Limbaugh’s stock-in-trade for the next four years, the only way he wins if American loses. Not a winning bet, IMO.

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Remind us who was the guy who just gave what many are calling among the most “austere” inauguration speeches in history?

So you’re saying that nationalized health care that will lead to rationing at some point down the road, as well as DMV-like efficiency for those who do get care, “jobs” programs designed to let the long-term unemployed build our new infrastructure, amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants and “cap and trade” are America “winning”? Dude, kill me now.

venividivici on January 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

starfleet_dude on January 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Mr. Obama should not even acknowledge Rush’s existence. He’s the President of the United States for goodness sakes. And did you feel that Michael Moore should have been silenced? How about Mr. Oberman? It’s always conservatives that have to watch what they say but liberals can go their unbridled length. Not any more.

Cindy Munford on January 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

From the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan:

. . . under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009, $540 billion of the one trillion will be spent on infrastructure as defined by President Obama and the Democrats. The remaining $460 billion, or 46% that voted for Senator McCain, will be directed towards tax cuts, as determined by me.

These tax cuts will consist primarily of capital gains tax cuts and corporate tax rate cuts. So Obama gets $540 billion to spend his way. The other people of this country who did not vote for his way get $460 billion spent the way they would like it spent. This is bipartisanship! This is how bipartisanship really works.

Rush is ridiculing Obama while showing that Obama’s promises are empty ones. Come on, AP, it’s satire.

Yeah, like I said Saturday, I can’t believe Obama “goofed” and took a dig at Limbaugh not realizing that it would leak. He knew it would; the question is, what was he hoping to gain by it?

It’s all in the Rules for Radicals by Alinsky. Everything is prescribed in that book. Dust it off or buy a copy if you want to understand what our community organizer Prez is doing.

Here’s where it’ll backfire though. He’s in the big leagues now and he has thin skin. Limbaugh turned Alinsky’s Rule 13 on its head and ridiculed Obama, rather than vice versa. Rush, no shrinking violet, has responded well. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, because Obama can’t handle criticism. I’m wondering how long it will take before Obama forces the Fairness Doctrine issue, in the open that is. I don’t doubt he’s pushing for it behind the scenes and this attack on Limbaugh gets the ball rolling.

conservative pilgrim on January 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

chunderroad on January 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM

What I meant (and didn’t say well) is that BO is all about himself. He doesn’t give a rat’s a$$ about this country, and he damned sure doesn’t know how to run it. All he’s done is reap the benefits of living here.

And yes, he did attend TUCC for 20 years apparently without understanding, what-Wright-was-all-about-even-though-Wright-was-his-mentor-and-mentioned-in-his-books-but-never-mind-because-Barry-is-smart-but-very-forgetful-but-smart-enough-to-hustle-the-media-beotches-and-command-the-armed-forces. You get the drill, right?

We’re so screwed.

Cody1991 on January 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

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