Running with the mantra that Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama to fail, Democrats have been misrepresenting and demonizing the talk show host in an attempt to prevent people from actually considering Rush’s argument, the how and the why of his wanting the President to fail.
Simply put, he wants Obama to fail to implement his statist agenda, believing it would mire us in cultural malaise and economic stagnation.
Jonah Goldberg unpacks it for us:
Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the financial crisis to end â€” who doesn’t? But Obama’s agenda is much more audacious. Pretty much every major news outlet in the country has said as a matter of objective analysis that Obama wants to repeal the legacy of Ronald Reagan and remake the country as a European welfare state. And yet people are shocked that conservatives, Limbaugh included, want Obama to fail in this effort?
As Rush himself puts it:
We’re talking about my country, the United States of America, my nieces, my nephews, your kids, your grandkids.Â Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism?Â Why would I want to do that?Â So I can answer it, four words, “I hope he fails.”
Rush, like most people who have studied history, knows that liberal and socialistic programs similar to those Obama has propsed, failed to accomplish their intended economic ends.
And Democrats continue to peddle the notion the Rush wants Obama to fail without explaining what he means.Â Michelle reports that Jen O’Malley Dillon, the new Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, is trying to turn the latest Democratic mantra into an ad campaign.
Ms. Dillon claims “Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington.” Did they? Will she please provide evidence that Obama campaigned on increasing federal spending to the heights he has proposed? His remarks in the presidential debates suggest otherwise.
Perhaps the most amusing line in Dillon’s e-mail soliciting funds to trash an Administration critic is this: “To get America back on a path to prosperity, we’ll need to leave behind the failed partisan attack politics of the past.”
Yup, at the same moment she is participating in a White House-coordinated attack on an Administration critic, she decries those very attacks.
Well, maybe she’s not such a hypocrite.Â Perhaps, the operative clause in her sentence above is “of the past.” Obama’s Democrats want to leave behind the partisan attack politics of the past by adopting a new approach to partisan warfare. I guess that’s the change they were hoping for.
Let’s hope that strategy fails too.