A week and half ago Nationally syndicated Talk Show Rush Limbaugh made a series statements on the television show Hannity on Fox New Channel including that if what the President programs in mind is socialism that he want it to fail. (via Dakota Voice) Of course the media took out of context. The idea that no one has the right to criticize the President (Obama) BullF_ _ _ _ _ _ S_ _ t. Have the left wing knucklehead idiots forgotten they b_ _ _ _ _ , whine and moan about the Bush administration from the 2000 election and subsequent trials and tribulations.
The President enjoined the battle by telling Members of the GOP leadership in a closed door meeting advised that he won the election. (via Politico). Then he told the GOP that they should not listen to the Likes of Rush Limbaugh( NY Post via The New Republic and Gateway Pundit).
Limbaugh responded to Byron York of the New Republic after Obama statement about not listening to Limbaugh, Rush accused the President for using Rule 13 from the extreme left wing primer “Rules for Radicals” by Saul D. Alinsky goes as follows:
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it”
The President learned this from his days as a community organizer.This tactic in regard to Rush is separate the GOP members of Congress from conservative voters and the voices on the right on Talk Radio, FOX News and Conservative bloggersphere.
Next MSNBC anchor Norah O’Donnell demanded that Indiana Representative Mike Pence denounce Rush in interview on her program Pence refused and accused O’Donnell of calling Limbaugh a racist (via Newsbusters)
Now Left wing political groups American United for Change, MoveOn.org and others are putting pressure on Senators to vote on the $900 billion in a series of campaigns . Will you side with Obama or Rush Limbaugh. This campaign is targeting moderate Republican Senators George Voinovitch-Ohio, John Ensign-Nevada and Arlen Spector-Pennsylvania. In a statement Limbaugh says:
Senate Republicans need to understand this is not about me,” he wrote in an email. “It is about them, about intimidating them, especially after the show of unity in House. It is about the 2010 and 2012 elections. This is an opportunity for Republicans to redefine themselves after a few years of wandering aimlessly looking for a ‘brand’ and identity.
Being African American I have issues with Limbaugh with the Paraphrase
But on that specific thing – that we have to bend over because this is the first black president – why don’t you feel like you could denounce something like that?
Rush didn’t need to mention the president race and bending grabbing your ankles to accept this. But He had the right to say it. I wasn’t happy with the parody song Barack the Magic Negro by Paul Shanklin Rush didn’t need to go there to get his point across ( I know it was termed by a LA Times columnist who himself is African American).
Rush has the right to say the President plans are socialist it should fail. This is based on history most notably The New Deal by FDR and the Great Society by Lyndon Baines Johnson throwing good money after bad( some programs has helped to poor and working class such as Medicare and Medic-aid, Social Security and work project act(FDR).
UPDATE: The Politico reveals today that the White House had it planned out to Get Rush all along. Key papagraphs
The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.
Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s.
Limbaugh took the bait and then he did this: Challenge the President of the United States to a debate on his show:
But I have an idea. If these guys are so impressed with themselves, and if they are so sure of their correctness, why doesn’t President Obama come on my show? We will do a one-on-one debate of ideas and policies. Now, his people in this Politico story, it’s on the record. They’re claiming they wanted me all along. They wanted me to be the focus of attention. So let’s have the debate! I am offering President Obama to come on this program — without staffers, without a teleprompter, without note cards — to debate me on the issues. Let’s talk about free markets versus government control. Let’s talk about nationalizing health care and raising taxes on small business.
Now that Limbaugh has turned the tables on the White House how will this story play out ? I don”t know . Watch this Space!