When Rush Limbaugh offers a well-received speech detailing the conservative opposition to the President of the United States, offering facts and arguments, the White House coordinates with its allies (Clinton Administration veterans) in the MSM to attack Rush personally.
Former Clinton White House aide Paul Begala called the talk show host “the bloated face and drug-addled voice of the Republican Party.” Talk about ad hominems.
Let’s talk about the New Deal versus Reaganomics. Let’s talk about closing Guantanamo Bay, and let’s talk about sending $900 million to Hamas. Let’s talk about illegal immigration and the lawlessness on the borders. Let’s talk about massive deficits and the destroying of opportunities of future generations. Let’s talk about ACORN, community agitators, and the unions that represent the government employees which pour millions of dollars into your campaign, President Obama. Let’s talk about your elimination of school choice for minority students in the District of Columbia. Let’s talk about your efforts to further reduce domestic drilling and refining of oil. Let’s talk about your stock market.
Rush contends that Rahm “Emanuel is the leader of all of this.” So, we’ve got the White House Chief of Staff coordinating an effort not to challenge the ideas of an adversary, but to discredit him.
Clintonism redux. Attack the messenger, ignore his message.
It appears the talk show host’s response has thwarted the attack before it has even begun to see success Dan Riehl succinctly summarizes the situation:
How does Rahm justify claims that Limbaugh is the defacto head of the opposition with a decision to not engage? He can’t. That lets the air completely out of the Democrat’s latest anti-Rush campaign pretty much before it got started in the eyes of the general public.
So, there you have it. Democratic veterans of the Clinton Administration attack the man they label the head of the opposition, but refuse to engage while that leader is spoiling for a debate.
Which side prefers, to borrow a phrase from the Executive Director of the Democratic National Commitee, “the failed partisan attack politics of the past“?