Obama’s Folly

posted at 9:42 am on January 26, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama ran on a platform of post-partisanship, of healing and uniting a divided nation.  Yet it didn’t even take him a week to enter into the partisan fray, taking on the Right’s biggest megaphone — and making it even bigger.  Instead of marginalizing Rush Limbaugh, Obama managed to make him the most credible voice of opposition:

President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.

“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.

One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.

One doesn’t make points at all about bipartisanship by explicitly attacking another partisan voice, no matter how much one disagrees with it.  By naming Rush and attempting to sideline him, Obama lifted Rush’s profile and practically anointed him his opposition.  It demonstrates that Obama still has no sense of his office, nor of “post-partisanship”, regardless of his endlessly empty rhetoric on the subject.

George Bush never attacked Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, or other voices of the rabid Left by name.  If he ever went on the attack against the left-wing media, he kept the attack general and broad, rather than specific.  Bush may not have been the most media-savvy of our modern presidents — in fact, he may have been the worst at it since Nixon — but he knew enough about his office to understand that part of its strength would keep him somewhat above the partisan-pundit fray.  Obama hasn’t figured that much out yet.

Thanks to this attack, Rush not only has his own megaphone, but he gained everyone else’s for a brief time.  He became a national story, gained national coverage, and in general got a million dollars’ worth of free publicity.  And Rush knows how to use it to his advantage, as he showed:

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.

Not only could Rush underscore the fact that Obama got petty, Rush also had an opportunity to blast away at Obama’s economic plans on a larger platform than usual.  Thanks to Obama, Rush just doubled his effectiveness.  And also thanks to Obama, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill might do something that they haven’t done in years, whatever Obama’s paranoia might tell him: they might take Rush’s advice.

Anytime a man in a position of great power attacks someone with significantly less power, it lessens the greater man and raises up his opponent.  The American President is, thanks to the office, the most powerful man in the free world.  If he’s worried about any political pundit so much that he has to attack him personally, it shows weakness, which is exactly what Obama cannot afford.


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I’d love to have somebody in the MSM nail Obama to the wall and ask him to comment on the proposal (which is intelligent and makes as much sense as anything Congress is coming up with).

highhopes on January 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

He’d just call it a divisive right-wing strategy to hurt America’s working families and help the rich get richer.

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 1:50 PM

bilups on January 26, 2009 at 1:45 PM

540 billion and 460 billion, not trillion.

I think your version is in 2010 dollars.

zmdavid on January 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM

54 % of the plan would follow Keynesian Economics, infrastructure Rebuilding, etc. 46 % of the plan would have Capital Gains and Corporate Tax Cuts. Mr. President will never go with it because it would prove the superiority of the 46 % of the plan.

kingsjester on January 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM

The reality is that the 460 Billion would show immediate (within 3 or 4 months) while the Congress was still deciding which special group to parcel out the 540 Billion to.

Red State State of Mind on January 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Young black conservative Christian hoping that Obama will be successful – in changing his mind. Turn on speakers when you have eight minutes. It’s worth the time.

Akzed on January 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM

I think your version is in 2010 dollars.

zmdavid on January 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM

LOL. Sort of.

baldilocks on January 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM

540 billion and 460 billion, not trillion.

I think your version is in 2010 dollars.

zmdavid on January 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM

D’Oh!

Oh well…I may be proved right after all! (Hyperinflation anyone?)

bilups on January 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Young black conservative Christian hoping that Obama will be successful – in changing his mind. Turn on speakers when you have eight minutes. It’s worth the time.

Akzed on January 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM

That’s the famous Zo!

baldilocks on January 26, 2009 at 1:54 PM

After Blago and Paterson defiantly rolled him, Obama taking on Limbaugh reveals an overweening ego, outsized hubris, and alarmingly poor judgment. Karl Rove said of Obama, “He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.” Now we can see the pettiness and lack of graciousness he described. In contrast to his reputation for empathy, I suspect Obama actually feels detached, remote and superior.

As the object of worldwide idol worship and media adulation, Obama complained repeatedly that Fox News and Sean Hannity don’t like him. I wonder if Sean didn’t have Rush on his show last week to push Obama’s buttons. The Prez got issues — and Putin is looking into his soul, rubbing his hands with glee.

Terrie on January 26, 2009 at 1:54 PM

That first caller the called to praise Rush on his plan was actually a lib calling to make fun of Rush. He said he wanted to tax or tax-breaks for drug dealers and the boats etc they buy. Rush played it off that he wasn’t going to get into specifics.

What a typical liberal. Don’t debate the merit of Rush’s proposal. Instead call and try to make fun of him.

Did I not hear that caller correctly?

kerrhome on January 26, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Not exactly. Rush’s proposal is if we must have a trillion dollar stimulus, split it 54-46 – the same percentages as the election. Obama takes 540 trillion to use as he sees fit (in spending, public works, etc), and republicans take 460 trillion to use (in tax cuts, rebates, etc). And then we’ll see which stimulus works better. Because both Keynesian (Obama) and supply-side (Rush) policies would be put to the test, it would be more clear which is most successful (this is debatable, but better than a 100% Keynesian plan).

bilups on January 26, 2009 at 1:45 PM

If both are happening in parallel, how we determine which input most affected the result?

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Like i said
obama is a moron but i am not sure how smart he is
Biden is an IDIOT period..

and now these 2 are using the presidency
of the united states of america
to publicly go after a private citizen..

I remeber when democrats were screaming
mcarthyism.. well i hate to tell democrats this
But what obama is doing rigth now
Smacks of goebbels PR campaign
Against all who resist..

I warned you liberal idiots
But no you had to vote for hope n change
No hope for america
but you will get CHANGE..

our change will be
Prision

but i though dissent was patrtiotic you may say?
Yes but only liberal traitors can dissent

you will be forced to obey the messia
or just like in north korea
you will end up in a pelozi run re-education camp.

Pretty soon i think this will get much worse..
For the liberals smell blood..
OURS..

jcila on January 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM

If both are happening in parallel, how we determine which input most affected the result?

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Tax breaks work right away.

BrianA on January 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Rush said Obama was using Rule 13 of Alinsky, but I see from the others who linked that it’s Rule 11 of 11. Is Rush wrong about this?

zmdavid on January 26, 2009 at 11:40 AM

I really suggest we all get a copy of “Rules for Radicals” by Alinsky and study it. RR is Obama’s playbook and he’s using the Tactics (126-164) to a tee. I finally got my own copy and tore through it over the weekend. When Obama attacked Rush on Friday, he combined a number of the Rules.

Rush cited Rule 13:

Pick the target (Conservatism)
Freeze it (Why me? We are not the problem, it’s x, y, and z!)
Personalize it (Avoid abstracts, make it personal: Rush Limbaugh)
Polarize it (Everyone comes out in support of Rush or against him, e.g., Bill Bennett goes against Rush and others will speak out in like manner)

Obama’s attack on Rush combines Rule 5 (Rush is Conservatism’s most potent weapon given his audience and the talk-show medium), Rule 6 (The Dems and Liberals LOVE it when Rush is ridiculed), Rule 8 (They are keeping the pressure on Conservatives, and Republicans to a lesser degree, with the assistance of the media (think Pitts and other “Conservative” editorials and Astroturfing via Axelrod).

Obama’s attempting to restructure power with the Cabinet and the Czars and it all comes from Alinsky–fascinating at his arrogant audacity and frightening in the scope of the potential damage he can render to our country.

However, I think Obama has met his match. Rule 13 says to “ridicule” the enemy, yet that plays right into Rush’s hand. Rush is the master at poking fun at others and getting his message across and Obama’s skin is too thin.

conservative pilgrim on January 26, 2009 at 2:01 PM

I think if you want to have the credibility to tell someone with whom they should and should not associate, you yourself should not show up at the DailyKOS convention.

Beyond that, what choice do the Republicans have? They don’t have a majority in the House and with the RINO sisters from Maine, they can’t really filibuster the Senate, so what is Obama hoping for here? That they’ll sit down and shut up? Go along to get along?

I look at it this way: Congressional Republicans played the loyal opposition role from the 50s to the 90s. During that time, they watched as Kennedy stole the election in 1960; Johnson expanded the federal government with The Great Society and put the government in the healthcare business with Medicare and Medicaid; Carter introduced us to Stagflation, the Misery Index, and embarrassment on the world stage by not controlling the Russians and letting Iran kick us around for 444 days; in the 1980s, they watched as the Dems refused Reagan’s advice on cutting unnecessary spending and the deficit went out of control.

When they got control back in the 90s, they passed rules that gave the minority more power. This allowed Frank and Dodd to block legislation that would have prevented our current economic collapse. After Obama was elected, Pelosi moved quickly to scrap those rules, thereby shutting the Republicans out completely.

So, if the Republicans want to play the nice, quiet little loyal opposition again, then they deserve to wander in the wilderness for another forty years. Hopefully, however, they’ve learned their lesson and will be the vocal opposition from now on. I plan to tell my representatives to do just that.

Kafir on January 26, 2009 at 2:02 PM

He did a lot for Hannity during the campaign too. Just listen to Hannity’s opening now on his radio program.

President Hopenchange is going to try hard to silence dissent. Dissent is only patriotic to liberals if they are the ones dissenting. You never saw the conservatives trying to silence the liberals on PBS or PMSNBC. They didn’t even silence the idiots marching around with “Bush is Hitler” signs or the much worse stuff they said about him.

Obama doesn’t understand a basic thing my momma taught me: “Sometimes any press is good press, even if it’s critical.”

PastorJon on January 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Any comments on the Obama-Limbaugh bipartisan stimulus plan?

Obama doesn’t have the balls
He has to go ask Pelosi for permission.
She doesn’t give a damn about what might succeed.

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on January 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM

If both are happening in parallel, how we determine which input most affected the result?

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 1:57 PM

I’d think the private sector part should show up first on a time line.

Now that you mention it, Pres Obama said a web sight would track how the stimulus will be spend. What about WHEN it’s gonna get spent? Isn’t time-urgency supposed to be crux of the whole thing?

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Bambi reminds me of an old saying about opening one’s mouth and removing all doubt about one’s intelligence.

As long as he keeps his mouth running, its gonna be pretty apparent just how dumb this guy is, even to the MSM (I said eventually).

RedbonePro on January 26, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Rush’s stimulus plan is now posted at

kingsjester on January 26, 2009 at 2:10 PM

oops. Just go to rushlimbaugh.com

kingsjester on January 26, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Stimulus Plan

BrianA on January 26, 2009 at 2:12 PM

WARNING: Not only is the stimulus plan pure pork, it is a new way of creating partisan legislation without the hassle of debate. Look at all the side projects being added to this monster.

shick on January 26, 2009 at 2:15 PM

WARNING: Not only is the stimulus plan pure pork, it is a new way of creating partisan legislation without the hassle of debate. Look at all the side projects being added to this monster.

shick on January 26, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Careful! Obama is sensitive about the size of his EAR … MARKS!

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I just noticed the caption. LOL, Ed.

baldilocks on January 26, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Tax breaks work right away.

BrianA on January 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I agree, but it needs to be demonstrated to the masses. If both are running in parallel the Democrats could point to government “stimulus spending” as the cause of any improvement. In fact I’m sure they would. Any mixed result would be blamed on tax cuts.

We’d need to run the experiments serially to get a clearer demonstration of the effects. Tax cuts first.

Even in the serial case, another flaw is that a majority of Democrats seem immune to being influenced by real-world observations.

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Hah! Garret of FOX just asked Gibbs if he had any comment about Rush’s response to The One’s remark.

Gibbs: Tell him I said “Hi.” Then goes on to say it was a lighthearted attempt blah blah blah…

Arrogant ba$tards.

IrishEi on January 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM

We’d need to run the experiments serially to get a clearer demonstration of the effects. Tax cuts first.

DarkCurrent on January 26, 2009 at 2:22 PM

I don’t think a cost-benefit analysis would be at all be out of line. We should DEMAND they verify that their plan works the way they say.

HHMMMM . . . Are government programs ever subject to a CBA?!?!?!

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 2:29 PM

The reality is that the 460 Billion would show immediate (within 3 or 4 months) while the Congress was still deciding which special group to parcel out the 540 Billion to.

Red State State of Mind on January 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM

The problem is stubborn ideologies will trump reality based structures that would stimulate the economy. We’re dealing with a giant ego here called liberalism by redistribution, (trickle up vs trickle down).

If we (our government) would take the whole trillion and subsidise the price of fuel to the amount of say 49 cents a gallon, spending would go through the roof, the price of food and goods would be 40% cheaper, (more money to spend). Six months and this economy would be running at full steam. Consumer spending/confidence is the key to new job creation. Let the private industry use the profits from the sale of their goods to reinvest in their own infrustructures that include job creation. Pay back the trillion over 30 years with a mild FUEL CONSUMPTION TAX ONLY. It’s called capitalism folks.

Rovin on January 26, 2009 at 2:30 PM

My Stimulus Plan:

Remove 20 million illegal aliens.

- will create 5 million new jobs in 12 months.
- will help to take states out of the red by reducing their healthcare costs

faraway on January 26, 2009 at 2:32 PM

“Mine is a genuine compromise. So let’s look at how the vote came out, shall we? Fifty-three percent of voters in this country — we’ll say, for the sake of this proposal, 53% of Americans — voted for Obama. Forty-six percent voted for Senator McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Let’s give the remaining 1% to President Obama, so let’s say that 54% voted for President Obama and 46% voted for Senator McCain. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, 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.”
Brilliant! And with half his brain tied behind his back!!

TexasJew on January 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Why not borrow from Polk’s 54-40 or fight and transform it into Rush’s 54-46 or fight!

technopeasant on January 26, 2009 at 3:02 PM

IMO, 44 has a Glass Jaw.

Christien on January 26, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Have made the same comment myself. This guy will go into seclusion, a lot.

JiangxiDad on January 26, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Bummer. I was wondering when he was gonna meet the troops as POTUS. He deserves nothing but a major “about face”.

ProudPalinFan on January 26, 2009 at 3:04 PM

But those 1% nutjob votes that got thrown in with Obama’s more popular but still nut-job ideas…shouldn’t those folks be able to use their 1% of the vote to fund UFO research or something like that?

How unfair…

TexasJew on January 26, 2009 at 3:05 PM

technopeasant on January 26, 2009 at 3:02 PM

I like that.

54-46 or Fight!

IrishEi on January 26, 2009 at 3:10 PM

If they cut my taxes, I will hire more people. PERIOD. So I have concrete jobs to show you. Whatcha got Obama, Pelosi, Reid?????? Frauds.

marklmail on January 26, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Rush says Obama is more scared of him than the gop leadership.

Now that is funny.

getalife on January 26, 2009 at 3:52 PM

getalife on January 26, 2009 at 3:52 PM

This is true. One year ago, the left was telling us how Rush Limbaugh was being marginalized, had no influence with the right and his thoughts were really out of the mainstream with the Republican party.

One year later, he is the Donkey’s Public Enemy #1.

Yes, I think the Dems are very scared of Rush Limbaugh.

PappaMac on January 26, 2009 at 3:59 PM

PappaMac on January 26, 2009 at 3:59 PM

They should be!
Palin/Limbaugh 2012

dhunter on January 26, 2009 at 4:07 PM

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) National Park System Infrastructure Recovery funding: $1.700 billion

http://readthestimulus.org/index.php?doc=housedem0115_report&page=39

Picked out (mostly) at random.

All I know is no amount of hate will provide spiffy facilities for starving children who want to see a buffalo.

(or . . . we’ve been losing geyser market share to China for a decade . . . )

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Right now, it’s Rush: 2 Bambi: 0. Rush’s plan is actually a shrewd move from two angles: 1) It puts the ball back in Bambi’s court because Rush, in making his proposal, sounded all the right notes and came across as very well reasoned and not at all strident or uncompromising; and 2) It actually is a solid plan that has a very good of working. There’s even room for the Dems to tweak the numbers a bit–the plan will work just as well with, say, a 60-40 split as it would with a 54-46 one.

I have a feeling at least one or two of the more courageous Republicans in the House and/or Senate are going to pick up on this theme as Bambi will be forced to show us whether he is the president of all of us or only of those who elected him. Bambi will be forced to display to all the American people whether he meant what he said or whether they were “words…just words.”

Matt Helm on January 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM

54% to 46%. Right off the bat, 46% don’t approve of Obama. Of the 54% that voted for him, how many voted for the first time and will not vote again? How many of those left are going to become more and more disillusioned with the Big One? Not just how many, but how soon? It will happen. He promised the earth, moon and stars and now he’s backpedaling. His supporters will realize more and more that they’re NOT getting the help they thought they were going to get. It will turn on the Big O. It will happen.

Oink on January 26, 2009 at 4:10 PM

Palin/Limbaugh 2012

dhunter on January 26, 2009 at 4:07 PM

How about Limbaugh as the new RNC chair?

Oink on January 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM

So, what IS the GOP leadership saying about Rush’s plan? I think it’s Boehner on with Sean now and I haven’t heard them talk about Rush’s plan yet.

Oink on January 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM

The truth: Obama = miserable failure.

bmac727 on January 26, 2009 at 4:20 PM

PappaMac on January 26, 2009 at 3:59 PM

It was a jab at the gop leadership.

getalife on January 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM

How about Limbaugh as the new RNC chair?
Oink on January 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Actually I like that better!
Palin/Plumber 2012

dhunter on January 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Rush, where ever you are…THANK YOU!

mindhacker on January 26, 2009 at 4:43 PM

The main problem with Rush’s plan is that even if it was the greatest plan that would benefit a majority of Americans, no democrat or Obama would use or take the advise of a conservative talk show host. Ego’s trump sanity. Rush has,(by his plan) put the question to Obama: “are you interested in representing this nation as a whole, or just your party?” Either Obama (at least) listens to and uses some of the conservative ideas for this stimulus or (if he rejects every idea) he will have told over 40% of the people in this nation that he cares more about what’s best for his party and not for this country. The “uniter” tag will be seen as the farce it is.

Rovin on January 26, 2009 at 4:45 PM

How unfair…

TexasJew on January 26, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Not really, we all know that Obama was the Lizard People’s second choice.

highhopes on January 26, 2009 at 4:47 PM

and now they’re saying that Obama’s “genetically superior”?
http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-genetically-superior-say.html

orfannkyl on January 26, 2009 at 4:48 PM

If people listened to Rush “O” Dumbo would still be the Jr. Senator from Ill.

Rick007 on January 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Only problem is, well two problems, the democrats will never go along with it, and two when a democrat politician says ‘tax cut’ this current crop of leaders mean ‘tax refund’ of taxes never owed or paid.

What Rush is saying, and the republicans had better make clear, tax cuts means cutting corporate, and capital tax rates.

But the democrats will dismiss the proposal as a publicity stunt by a radio celebrity.

Skandia Recluse on January 26, 2009 at 5:40 PM

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.”

I’d only support this plan if it prohibited Obama voters from benefitting from the $460 Billion in tax cuts, because we know they are the only ones who would benefit from the $540 Billion in spending.

AZCoyote on January 26, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh’s on the EIB.

mike_NC9 on January 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM

But the democrats will dismiss the proposal as a publicity stunt by a radio celebrity.

Skandia Recluse on January 26, 2009 at 5:40 PM

If there were any journalistic ethics they would not get away with it so easily, most journalists and Democrat politicians have 0 ethics. Just look at the current crop of congressmen, Senators, mayors and cabinet appointees a sorry ass batch of loosers. Treasury Sec. nominee is a tax evader, DOJ appointee peddled private phone conversations of a rival to the media. Ethically and intellectually devoid human deris! Congrats America for elevating the least among you, we will regret the day this inept, corrupt bunch took over this great country

dhunter on January 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I’ll bet Obama is looking for a bell about now, and the first round is just getting started. Rush, “like the guy says, you’re gonna eat lightning and you’re gonna crap thunder. You’re gonna become a very dangerous person.”
-
Make him listen to your show too while you’re at it… He needs it.

RalphyBoy on January 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM

I don’t know how you can claim the country has not shifted when we just saw a major victory for the most leftwing candidate….ever.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Your leftward shift theory would have more validity if Obama had actually run as the most leftwing candidate ever, but he did not. He ran as a moderate (e.g., claimed he supports 2nd Amendment rights, claimed he supports some restrictions on abortion, claimed he opposes gay marriage, claimed he wants to cut taxes, claimed he would zealously prosecute the WOT and would hunt down and kill bin Laden — even if he had to invade our nuclear-armed ally Pakistan to do it, etc.). If the country has really shifted leftward as you posit, then Obama would not have had to lie about himself in order to make himself a viable candidate — and yet we know that’s exactly what he did.

Also, as we saw repeatedly during the campaign, most Obama supporters had no clue what Obama stood for in any event. Obama was just the young, cool, hip, black guy who played b-ball and surfed the net on his blackberry and was going to give them more stuff than that old, crippled, out-of-touch, computer-illiterate, erratic white guy McCain.

Your shift theory is also contradicted by the fact that the most left-wing state in the union, California, voted in favor of banning gay marriage in the same election in which they voted to make Obama president.

AZCoyote on January 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Obama just shot himself in the foot… what happened to “no drama bama”???

Cr4sh Dummy on January 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Obama again proves that he HATES anyone who opposes his will.

Remember when B.J. Clinton accused Limbaugh of being responsible for the Murrah Building attack and several months later Clinton was indicted yet in 2006, the House Oversight Committee finds that Terry Nichols had connections with Al Qaeda and Ramsi Yousef?
Attacking Limbaugh isn’t intelligent for leftists to do.

Remember Rush, Leftists lie….it’s what they do!

nelsonknows on January 26, 2009 at 7:03 PM

DeathtoMediaHacks: I receive a lot of solicitations from Conservative groups. Today’s mail brought me another from the Black Republican PAC. You might be interested in finding out what they represent. I don’t know if they have a website, but the contact address is the following: Edward Cousair; c/o Black Republican PAC; P,O, Box 96613; Washington, DC 20090-6613.

In the meantime, I think that you should read columns and books by Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, and Larry Elder. Check out blogs like Baldilock’s or Sister Toldjah’s. I believe that you would find conservative principles a far better choice for promoting permanent self-reliance (not government sop), excellence, achievement, and economic growth in Black communities. No government program promotes or awards dignity. Instead, it fosters dependence.

onlineanalyst on January 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) National Park System Infrastructure Recovery funding: $1.700 billion

http://readthestimulus.org/index.php?doc=housedem0115_report&page=39

Picked out (mostly) at random.

All I know is no amount of hate will provide spiffy facilities for starving children who want to see a buffalo.

(or . . . we’ve been losing geyser market share to China for a decade . . . )

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Heh,

If you’ve ever been to Venezuela (I traveled twice), in every town, in the middle of each city park, there is a statue of Simon Bolivar on a horse, horse on his hind quarters.

Me thinks this dude wants to put a statue of himself “a la Hussein” standing on top of a CLOUD.

ProudPalinFan on January 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

AZCoyote on January 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM

nice work thumping the silly one

do you not ever tire trying to inform the uninformed and close-minded?

Jamson64 on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Excuse me, but in order for the Republicans to stop listening to Rush, wouldn’t they have to start listening to him first? I’ve seen no evidence of that happening evah.

darwin-t on January 26, 2009 at 9:48 PM

When you actually talk to African Americans (which I am beginning to doubt any of you really do) about Obama people will always say he is the RIGHT one to be the first black President. Some of the reasons for that are a little silly, i.e. he loves a dark skinned “real black woman.” But others are pretty legitimate i.e. he is clearly a good father with good relationships with the kids, he fights for the little guy and he always talked about workers and black folks (despite salga’s stupidity) are nothing if not folks who work hard. No, seriously, accept it as fact. Black families work really hard and often for not a whole lot.

DeathToMediaHacks on January 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM

NOTE, however, that you’ve described a block of voters who disregard political issues (in this case, Obama’s), in favor of concentrating on appearances.

S on January 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Pres Obama said a web sight would track how the stimulus will be spend. What about WHEN it’s gonna get spent? Isn’t time-urgency supposed to be crux of the whole thing?

HarneyPeak on January 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM

The “impact” as to how “it’s gonna get spent” is two-fold:

1. October 2010, a month prior to the next Senate elections;

and,

2. Fall 2012, just before the next Presidential election.

Interesting, huh? Hardly accidental…

S on January 26, 2009 at 10:29 PM

and now they’re saying that Obama’s “genetically superior”?
http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-genetically-superior-say.html

orfannkyl on January 26, 2009 at 4:48 PM

hahahah, they “began to study the President’s brain…”

I’ll add this:

Resting regally in his special jar in the “Science Lab” at Harvard, the President’s brain has been considerately lent to the University for ongoing study and analysis. The President arrives late on Fridays preceding the weekends when his brain will not be in use, and leaves his brain in this special, honored position in the jar on the highest shelf amidst the faculty artifacts. The various weekends when his brain is not in use includes alternating Wednesdays and Tuesday mornings.

S on January 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM

and now they’re saying that Obama’s “genetically superior”?
http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-genetically-superior-say.html

orfannkyl on January 26, 2009 at 4:48 PM

And from that, uhh, “article,” (President’s brain and him as ‘genetically superior’)…Obama DOES have a noticably small skull in relationship with his overall skeletal structure and brain size correlates with intelligence…

Another thing, his mother and grandparents perished from cancer, his father (so we’re told) perished after alcoholic years and driving badly, and Obama’s had a lot of years of substance abuse (already), so, I’d say he’s looking ANYthing but “genetically superior,” in fact, it’s quite the opposite of that.

S on January 26, 2009 at 10:44 PM

…his siblings live in (1.) a mudhut on $1. a month and (2.) in China under compromised quality of life producing spam.

Not looking too “genetically superior,” not at all.

S on January 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Hah! Garret of FOX just asked Gibbs if he had any comment about Rush’s response to The One’s remark.

Gibbs: Tell him I said “Hi.” Then goes on to say it was a lighthearted attempt blah blah blah…

Arrogant ba$tards.

IrishEi on January 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Funny! Throughout his presidential election campaign, Mr. Obama needed people to run around action as interpreters for just about everything he said, trying to explain that what Barry said wasn’t actually what he meant….then providing the politically correct and/or publicly acceptable version of what was actually said.

Seems nothing’s changed in that regard, except the players as interpreter megaphones.

KendraWilder on January 26, 2009 at 10:48 PM

This may be a hoax but word at Free Republic is that Sarah Palin has set up a Political Action Committee (PAC) to potentially run for President in 2012.

http://www.sarahpac.com

technopeasant on January 27, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Obama is definitely afraid of Rush, more so than he is of the Republican leadership. He knows they are political eunuchs but Rush can mobilize. Look for an attack on conservative talk radio coming soon to a station near you.

abcurtis on January 27, 2009 at 9:15 AM

I remeber when democrats were screaming
mcarthyism…

And Ol’ Joe was right wasnt he?

abcurtis on January 27, 2009 at 9:26 AM

DeathtoMediaHacks: I receive a lot of solicitations from Conservative groups. Today’s mail brought me another from the Black Republican PAC. You might be interested in finding out what they represent. I don’t know if they have a website, but the contact address is the following: Edward Cousair; c/o Black Republican PAC; P,O, Box 96613; Washington, DC 20090-6613.

In the meantime, I think that you should read columns and books by Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, and Larry Elder. Check out blogs like Baldilock’s or Sister Toldjah’s. I believe that you would find conservative principles a far better choice for promoting permanent self-reliance (not government sop), excellence, achievement, and economic growth in Black communities. No government program promotes or awards dignity. Instead, it fosters dependence.

onlineanalyst on January 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM

He won’t read any of this, he thinks he’s right and he’ll just call these exceptional Black people “Uncle Tom’s”. Truth kills Liberal feel good poop everytime. Conservative values are so much better for Blacks. Jobs, growth, family, anti-abortion mesures,(kills more black childern then white by miles), school choice. But he’s a sheeple, so don’t waste your good info on him, he’s stuck in the past.

Mark Garnett on January 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Sister Toldjah is white! But she’s my sister. :)

baldilocks on January 28, 2009 at 1:38 AM

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