Saturday, January 24, 2009

On the contrary...

When Obama met with GOP leaders recently to discuss the stimulus package, he told them, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." Obama may be right. But he may be wrong. We'll never really know because GOP leaders haven't spent a whole lot of time listening to Limbaugh (or any other really real conservative for that matter) in about a decade. I don't expect them to start now.

3 comments:

Dreadful Rauw said...

Well, when he says flat out that he wants Obama to fail, he's hardly in any position to give advice to him. Obama taking political advice from Rush makes no more sense that Pat Robertson taking sermon notes from Richard Dawkins. Why take advice from someone that wants to destroy what you believe in?

Dante said...

"Why take advice from someone that wants to destroy what you believe in?"

Obama wasn't commenting on who Obama should be listening to. Obama was commenting on who GOP leaders should listen to. If listening to Limbaugh would result in destroying what GOP leaders believe in, then the GOP message is a lot further away from their actual track record than I gave them credit for.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Wait, I thought Limbaugh was around for purely entertainment purposes. He has a specific audience that he generates by saying specific things. He is beholden to his audience alone, and portends to speak for these people. He can say whatever he wants with near impunity because he is not beholden to an electorate in a certain district, he is beholden to folks who like to hear what he has to say.

Rush had exactly what he wanted for six years - a "real conservative" President and control of Congress & SCOTUS. Now he gets to go back to his underdog/opposition/persecuted schtick because of a GOP failure during that time.

Obama wants to remind the GOP of what folks like Rush got them: 2006 & 2008.