I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Remember that meme? Remember how the leftards would repeat that bullshit mantra while they held signs that said Bush = Hitler, Bush is a terrorist, or BushChimpHitler (can we say ObamaChimpHitler, or is that racist?) while spewing every other foul invective they could regurgitate.
Is dissent still the highest form of patriotism, President Hussein? (Am I the only one who chuckles when President is used to refer to BHO?)
I remember when I went to Bush's inauguration back in 2005, the leftist fascists were out in full force with their verbal diarrhea and pornographic signage. There was none of that at the velvet Stalin's coronation this past Tuesday (and there is more than enough scandal to protest this fraud).
We (on the right) spent eight years watching the left undermine, sabotage, and thwart the Republican agenda. Every appointment, every confirmation was a circus - excellent men were smeared and scuttled (uh, can you say Bolton?). And they expect us to sign off on a Treasury secretary who didn't pay his taxes for years? His top defense pick has hit an "ethics bump".
Now President Hussein is directly attacking Rush Limbaugh. This means the Democrat
machine is geared up to destroy Rush's reputation and pull him off
PRESIDENT TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR NY Post via Drudge (hat tip Randall)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."
That wasn't Obama's only jab at Republicans today.
While discussing the stimulus package with top lawmakers in the White House's Roosevelt Room, President Obama shot down a critic with a simple message.
"I won," he said, according to aides who were
briefed on the meeting. "I will trump you on that."
Didn't matter when Bush and the Republicans won .....
There's more, read it all. But there is one thing I can tell you. The Republicans better find their balls or there is going to be a revolution in the damn party.
UPDATE: Rush responds to the thug (hat tip Kat)
Limbaugh Responds to Obama [Byron York]
According to an account in the New York Post, President Barack Obama yesterday told Republican leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." With George W. Bush now off the stage, it may be that Obama and some of his fellow Democrats view Limbaugh, and not John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, or any other elected official, as the true leader of the Republican opposition. This morning I asked Rush for his thoughts on all this, and here is his response:
There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.
Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:
"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."
To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.
Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.
If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.
One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
UPDATE: Loved this over at Five Feet of Fury - nice work Kathy: