Members of the Obama administration and leaders of the Democratic party have their panties in a bunch because Rush Limbaugh said he wanted Obama's policies to fail.
He has the Obama team so upset that they have resurrected Richard Nixon's enemies list and are targeting Rush and any other journalist and/or radio personality that does not fall in line with them. We are now having daily "who we hate today" briefings from Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary. The administration vows to continue these briefings until they can pass the fairness doctrine and get rid of that pesky free speech once and for all.
What is funny about this is that they are misrepresenting Rush's words. He did not say he wanted America to fail. In fact he has said just the opposite. He views Obama's policies as pushing the country into socialization, rightfully so I believe. It are these policies he wants to fail. I have been confused as to what the issue is.
That's the funny part, this is the hypocritical part.
Rush Limbaugh took a lot of heat for saying he wants President Obama to fail -- but a lot of Democrats felt the same way about former President George W. Bush during his second term.
An August 2006 poll conducted by FOX News/Opinion Dynamics showed 51 percent of Democrats did not want Bush to succeed. Thirty-four percent of independents also did not want Bush to succeed.
By comparison, 90 percent of Republicans said at the time that they wanted Bush to succeed, and 40 percent of Democrats said the same.
Conservative radio talk show host Limbaugh says he doesn't want the economy to fail -- just Obama's policies. But his comments last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference drew sharp criticism from the White House.
After CPAC, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told CBS' "Face the Nation" that Limbaugh's stance was the "wrong philosophy for America."
Rush wants Obama's socialization of America to fail. What did the Dems want Bush to fail at? The economy? The war on terror? What are your thoughts? What would Rahm say if he saw this poll? Undoubtedly he would say the Dems were wrong then. Right?