Audio: Lefty ad uses Rush comment to target GOP on stimulus

posted at 7:55 pm on January 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

All part of the coordinated attempt I mentioned yesterday to crown Limbaugh leader of the party so they can hang his “I hope he fails” comment around the neck of the entire GOP. The idea, of course, is to reframe Republican opposition to The One’s agenda as a product of mindless obstructionist partisanship rather than a principled objection to a piece-of-shinola bill. Listen for yourself here. I’m underwhelmed.

This is the same group, by the way, that’s targeting moderate Republican senators with a TV ad urging them to embrace the Hopenchange. I’m underwhelmed by that clip too, but unlike this one, it might actually work.


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A milkshake with several scoops of shit and very little milk.

Cheshire Cat on January 29, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Descriptive, humorous, and accurate.

Brilliant.

hillbillyjim on January 29, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Tread carefully. Strawnman and procateurs are something the Left knows well.

Provoking Rush into responding, then the R’s embracing him could be there plan. The media is on their side in thei action. And they have the ink.

The R’s must play this very smart and start calling out the media on their game.

r keller on January 29, 2009 at 11:56 PM

The article on this is over at Politico, if you have the stomach after reading it, and want to get your brain twisted, read the comments. This should confirm, that some folks just should not be allowed to vote or bear offspring.

N4646W on January 30, 2009 at 12:11 AM

The article on this is over at Politico, if you have the stomach after reading it, and want to get your brain twisted, read the comments. This should confirm, that some folks just should not be allowed to vote or bear offspring.

N4646W on January 30, 2009 at 12:11 AM

LOLO yeah….and these people actually won. It’s not enough. Dissent shall not be tolerated. Friggin’ Stalinists.

ddrintn on January 30, 2009 at 12:15 AM

Angry Republican senators vowed Thursday to put up a fight against President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus bill after the package passed the House of Representatives with no opposition support.

The senators denied they were indulging in political games against Obama, insisting that the 819-billion-dollar stimulus bill would prove a colossal waste of money without a greater emphasis on tax cuts and targeted investment.

“This isn’t about playing the game, this is about doing something good for the American people,” Republican Jon Kyl said at a briefing with several of his Senate colleagues, accusing the Democrats of ignoring their objections.

“It doesn’t seem they were interested in the same kind of bipartisan outreach that the president was,” Kyl said. “We are too often met with this response: ‘we won.’”

Senator Bob Bennett said he had no desire to see the new president stumble in his first major legislative effort in Congress.

“As an American I want to see the right thing done regardless of who gets the credit,” Bennett said. “I’m going to vote against this package because it won’t work.”

Senator Roger Wicker echoed his colleagues in calling for more time for debate, highlighting a full-page ad by more than 300 free-market economists in the Washington Post against the stimulus package.

“Ladies and gentlemen, a trillion dollars is a terrible thing to waste,” he said. “Let’s be careful we’re not making the situation worse in an attempt to make it better.”

A week-long charm offensive by Obama failed to win over even a single Republican when the House of Representatives voted 244-188 to pass the economic package late Wednesday.

The stimulus bill now moves to the Senate, where Republican stalling tactics could prove more troublesome for Obama.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied she had rammed the stimulus bill through against Republican objections.

“We’ve reached out to Republicans all along the way and they know it,” she told reporters, citing the inclusion of Republican tax-cutting proposals and the party’s participation in an open House debate.

“They just didn’t have the ideas that had the support of the majority of the people in the Congress,” Pelosi said.

“We need to act and we need to act now,” she said, highlighting the latest news of job losses, adding she looked forward to marrying the House bill with the version eventually passed by the Senate.

But Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said the US public was only just realizing the enormity of the stimulus bill.

“I don’t think the American people like this. I think after the ground shifts with public opinion, hopefully we’ll be able to make some changes,” he said.

Keemo on January 30, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Note to GOP: Retort with these three simple sentences:

Rush Limbaugh is a private citizen. These vicious, false attacks on him are inherently anti-American. He speaks his mind, and I speak mine [optional: now get a life].

BKennedy on January 30, 2009 at 12:45 AM

But Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said the US public was only just realizing the enormity of the stimulus bill.

“I don’t think the American people like this. I think after the ground shifts with public opinion, hopefully we’ll be able to make some changes,” he said.

Knock, knock, is anyone home, anyone? Where has this man been? Make changes alright, scrap the whole package. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, you guys don’t want to see BHO fail, but it’s OK if the Republic fails. Humm, don’t see the logic, but then I don’t see the logic in global warming or green-house gasses. Will some one please Obamamise me and put me out of my misery!

N4646W on January 30, 2009 at 12:52 AM

You know what, they’re basically declaring war on us. This will not end well.

Alana on January 30, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Mr. Limbaugh is just an easy and convenient target for the ineptitude of the tiny liberal mind. Sound reasoning and stalwart fortitude by those who believe otherwise, will supercede. United we stand, divided we fall. It is just a matter of time before the house of cards comes falling down. Don’t let up.

thetowncrier on January 30, 2009 at 2:49 AM

To those who thought that Obama’s comment on Rush to the GOP delegation was off-the-cuff and impromptu: get a life. Obama and his merry men and women are sneaky, ruthless, Alinsky-inspired propagandists. They knew exactly what they were doing. Get it through your thick heads: Obama is NOT an idiot, not inexperienced and not naive. Obama means to transform America into his image (Alinsky’s and Marx’s image) and install a permanent Presidency of 35 years once he convinces enough people to repeal ther 22nd Amendment. Why do you think he has built up such a huge war chest–to buy off federal and state legislators when the vote comes up in the next 2-7 years!

technopeasant on January 30, 2009 at 2:52 AM

Time for them to clean out the comments with a nice regular expression.

sethstorm on January 30, 2009 at 5:37 AM

Obama to Rush: “SILENCE, i keel you!”

the_nile on January 30, 2009 at 5:57 AM

The true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation ALL the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain

MB4 on January 29, 2009 at 9:10 PM

This is the one that says it all.

the_nile on January 30, 2009 at 5:59 AM

Watch France. I don’t want to be like that.

Ropera on January 30, 2009 at 6:32 AM

The RADICAL LEFT is at the door! They are going to get alot of good pub from the MSM on this… We have noone, no group to counter this??? What the hell is wrong with Conservatives, Republicans??? Zero backbone, zero guts, zero nads and zero leadership!!!

We ALL should be calling these same Congressmaen and telling them they had better ignore these radical leftists and anti-American zelots!!! If we don’t respond the far left will set the agenda, make and spin the lies!!! We all know the truth, this IS NOT A JOB CREATION BILL, it is a PORKULUS BILL!!! Notice who is running ads, UNION THUGS, RADICALS and CULTISTS!!! Tell the TRUTH, this will NOT create jobs, it will KILL JOBS!!! Rush is right on this, we need to CUT TAXES and CUT SPENDING!!! Tell these radicals to go to HELL!!! Shave thier pits, wash thier putrid bodies, take the bone out of the nose and ear and GET A REAL LIFE and A JOB!!! Worthless Socilist scum and Union turds!!! We better get on the OFFENSIVE and destroy these folks NOW!!! CALL, E-MAIL!!!

NOW is the time to respond, fight back!!! Or… they WIN!

Mark Garnett on January 30, 2009 at 7:03 AM

The RADICAL LEFT is at the door! They are going to get alot of good pub from the MSM on this… We have noone, no group to counter this??? What the hell is wrong with Conservatives, Republicans??? Zero backbone, zero guts, zero nads and zero leadership!!!

We ALL should be calling these same Congressmaen and telling them they had better ignore these radical leftists and anti-American zelots!!! If we don’t respond the far left will set the agenda, make and spin the lies!!! We all know the truth, this IS NOT A JOB CREATION BILL, it is a PORKULUS BILL!!! Notice who is running ads, UNION THUGS, RADICALS and CULTISTS!!! Tell the TRUTH, this will NOT create jobs, it will KILL JOBS!!! Rush is right on this, we need to CUT TAXES and CUT SPENDING!!! Tell these radicals to go to HELL!!! Shave thier pits, wash thier putrid bodies, take the bone out of the nose and ear and GET A REAL LIFE and A JOB!!! Worthless Socilist scum and Union turds!!! We better get on the OFFENSIVE and destroy these folks NOW!!! CALL, E-MAIL!!!

NOW is the time to respond, fight back!!! Or… they WIN!

Mark Garnett on January 30, 2009 at 7:04 AM

Darn, sorry for the double post… I made a mistake.

Mark Garnett on January 30, 2009 at 7:04 AM

Watch France. I don’t want to be like that.

Ropera on January 30, 2009 at 6:32 AM

Huge public strikes/protests in Paris yesterday. While that’s par for the course there, it works. Invariably, the gov’t backs down. Very soon, maybe next week, those types of massive demonstrations will be necessary here to stop the massive nationalization of the private economy here, via the TARP, the Stimulus Bill, and the stealth takeover of the health care industry. Read today’s opinion piece in the WSJ. I think it was by Kim Strassel about the Dem’s under-the-radar takeover of health insurance.

JiangxiDad on January 30, 2009 at 8:04 AM

I’m with Rush.

rbj on January 30, 2009 at 8:06 AM

You know what, they’re basically declaring war on us. This will not end well.
Alana on January 30, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Yes Alana, these horrid creatures are at war with the Bill of Rights and the American Constitution; therefore, they are at war with the people. Nancy Pelosi and her kind rule over California, a land where if/when election results don’t go her way, she simply sends the election results through the Liberal controlled courts who rule the election results as illegal. Pelosi now rules over all of America, and now views all of America as one big California.

Obama’s name will ultimately be attached to this historical pork bill that will damage this country for decades to come. I don’t think that matters one bit to Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Biden, or any other of the radical leftist that control America’s destiny. These creatures have an agenda, period. These creatures view all of us as people who can’t be trusted for much of anything, we must be controlled under strict government regulations. These creatures view what is ours, as what is really theirs.

Shipley and other Liberals who troll these waters, will view these words as “crazy, over to top”. I ask you Shipley; are you watching all of this with an open mind?

Keemo on January 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Has the Republican become so weak that the Democrats are now attacking radio personalities because there are no credible Republican politicians left?

ballz2wallz on January 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM

The Democrats can not win the American people over with their ideas. Therefore, they have find someone to attack and ridicule. And Mr. Soros is more than happy to give money for the purpose of the Socialist Enslavement of America.

kingsjester on January 30, 2009 at 9:00 AM

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are very boring personalities, and they are wasting every opportunity to capture many hearts and minds. Every TV appearance they make, they whine over not being included in the process as the reason why they oppose Obama. They always come across as very petty, shallow, and partisan. Why don’t they take advantage of the time they are given by showing America why the Dems are BAD for Americans?

McCain did the same thing this morning on Fox & Friends. His presentation on there made my teeth ache. When asked why he thought Obama was going after Rush Limbaugh, McCain answered “I DON’T KNOW”! This is leadership? This is smart politics? It’s a disgrace.

jay12 on January 30, 2009 at 9:40 AM

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