In a spirit of “bipartisanship” (defined as, “The Democrats get what they want”), President Obama invited GOP leaders to the White House last week to tell them, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”
The media has widely reported that Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama to fail. Of course the media had no problem at all with forwarding their own agenda for the last eight years in their hopes that President Bush would fail. But that isn’t the point. The point is they took Rush’s words out of context as he knew they would when he went the extra mile to explain them.
Now the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee is promoting an online petition which urges Americans to “express your outrage about Rush’s comments.” They include an EDITED audio clip from Rush’s monologue which takes his words completely out of context.
Here is what Rush said IN CONTEXT:
If I wanted Obama to succeed, I’d be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he’s talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don’t want this to work. So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.
Limbaugh’s comments came in the context of a lengthy monologue detailing the radical socialist agenda which Obama and Congressional Democrats are foisting on the American people under the guise of a “stimulus package.” The Congressional Democrats are now twisting his words in a FUNDRAISING effort. Typical.
But this is merely the first volley in a war to silence talk radio. Look for serious efforts by Congressional Democrats to revive the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” to take away your right to hear conservative opinion.
The Democrats’ online petition includes a place to leave comments. I signed the petition IN SUPPORT of Rush Limbaugh and hope you will do the same. Let’s ensure that this thing backfires and remind the liberals that there are 50 million voters in this country who DID NOT vote for them.
Sign the petition and leave your comments here: http://www.dccc.org/page/petition/rush