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Rush Limbaugh wants Barack Obama to fail, succeeds at winning the Media Putz

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Originally published on on January 29, 2009

Rush Limbaugh

Gene Kranz, lead flight director for Mission Control, said during the Apollo 13 flight, “Failure is not an option.” To many, this describes the financial crisis of 2008-2009. But failure is not only an option for Rush Limbaugh, but also it’s a requirement.

George W. Bush tells us that history takes a long time to determine whether a presidency succeeded or not. By whatever standard you place on the Barack Obama Administration, Rush Limbaugh wants it to fail.

By Limbaugh’s standards, the Bush realm passed, so maybe it’s a psych-out reverse, parallel universe, opposites day. If Obama “fails,” we’ll have peace and prosperity in record time.

But no, in the time of gigantic financial peril, in great part due to the mess of the last eight years, Limbaugh wants Obama to fail, as in not having his programs succeed.

Limbaugh is like a troll that lives under the bridge. He spouts his rhetoric and runs back and hides under his bridge. But this time, someone responded with an attack back at him.

President Obama told GOP members at a meeting that “you can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”

Limbaugh responded by saying, “I think Obama wants me to fail.”

This exchange between a very popular president and a long-time pill-poppin’, former country music disc jockey might seem unfair on many levels. But Limbaugh is desperate. After all, he can’t ride high on personal access to the commander-in-chief nor be part of the MSM tidal wave against President Clinton.

Limbaugh is in panic mode, and it shows. Two days after Obama was elected, Limbaugh referred to the “Obama recession” a full 75 days before Obama took office. And now that Limbaugh has called for Obama to fail, he is tumbling down to depths not previously imagined.

When fellow conservative Bill Bennett says you’ve gone too far, you might want to rethink your rhetoric.

But Limbaugh is worried and short of substantial things to say. He doesn’t want to go back to Missouri and play country music. And so the harsh extreme rhetoric continues to flow.

Al Franken once told us that Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot. Now we can add on frantic and hypocritical. Oh, and Rush Limbaugh is also as the Media Putz of the week.

Rush Limbaugh previously won the Media Putz on November 20, 2008, June 26, 2008, May 22, 2008, and August 9, 2007.


Written by democracysoup

January 29, 2009 at 6:00 am

Posted in media criticism, MSM

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