Last year, he was advocating "blood in the streets" for the Democratic Party Conventionn as a result of his "operation chaos," the anti-democratic attempt to fix the primaries through cross-party voting. Now, after a grandiose convention and an inauguration attended by almost 2 million people with not a single arrest, here's his latest quest for the spotlight:
“I hope he fails.” — Rush LimbaughDoes the Obama administration have to create a new office specifically to counter the zombie lies that froth forth from this almost treasonous malcontent? To be sure, he's not the only one, but he is their leader, their godfather, the pied piper of intolerance and stupidity, the head of the snake. He desires the President of the United States, his government and his nation fail. Just like that.
John Lennon implying that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus threatened to destroy the band. Limbaugh wishes the country's downfall -- and actively seeks to bring it about -- and he beats out Britany Spears getting a song censored (Okay, maybe not, but you get the idea.) But Rush and the Fab Four survived bad media moments and even gin up more notariety from it.
So what do you do? Condemn him as did the Cairman of the DCCC, Chris Van Hollen....
"Rush Limbaugh's reprehensible remark that he ‘hopes' President Obama fails to meet the extraordinary economic challenges Americas face has no place in the public discourse.Or ignore him ...
"Mr. Limbaugh's comments politicize the economic struggle of millions of hard working Americans. With the unemployment rate over seven percent, today's news that 62,000 more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, and millions of Americans struggling to keep their health care and homes, all Americans, regardless of their ideology, hope that President Obama succeeds in getting people back to work and turning our
Obama tells GOP: Don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh.:Oh yes he did!
You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
Have we (me included) fallen right into one of the most savvy media manipulators schemes to somehow stay relevant in a world that has rejected his ilk's abuse of power? Shouldn't he simply be ignored. Can he be ignored? After all, isn't that exactly what President Obama advises?
He has become, now more than ever, the defacto head of the Republican Party -- at least it's most conservative (and controlling) wing. No elected Republican official dare stand in his way. For all the wrath he directs at Democrats, he could and would utterly destroy any member of the GOP who stood up to him -- because nothing threatens his existence more than rejection by his own kind, his people, his audience.
Here's how this "calculated outrage" works.
Meaning, it was spewed by a clown in the media circus to kick a familiar sequence into motion: angry denunciation by bloggers, pundits and supporters of President Obama (the “he” whose failure is hoped), followed by Rush Limbaugh refusing to retract a word, a courageous truth teller who will not be moved. And, trailing behind, like the folks with brooms trail the elephants in the circus parade, Limbaugh’s devotees, complaining that their hero has been misquoted, misunderstood, or otherwise mistreated. “What Rush meant was ... yadda yadda yadda.”
A calculated outrage.
And knowing this, knowing how frequently and adroitly media are manipulated by self-promoting media clowns who defame conservatism by calling themselves conservative, one is tempted to let the statement pass, to make its way unimpeded to the dustbin like so many other manufactured controversies. But occasionally, it’s necessary to intercept one of
them and hold it up to the light.
This is one of those times. Not because what Limbaugh said on his radio program a few days before the inauguration was an outrage — outrage is the point, remember? — but rather, because of what the thing he said says about him and his fellow clowns.
So yes, I guess we do hold a candle up to this particular outrage, to examine this man who has never accomplished anything but his own self aggrandizement -- a man who cannot claim to ever "get things done" for this nation. Seriously, just what has Rush Limbaugh ever done to make your life better? Anybody's life better? Just what has he ever done constructive?
He hopes the duly elected, undisputed leader of this nation ... fails.
He's not merely issuing a warning out of love for his nation, No. Failure is his desired result and he's working and longing for our President, our nation, us, to fail.
Nothing would give him more pleasure to win his silly game, because that really is all it is to him. A game. America flourishes under an Obama regime -- catastrophe for Limbaugh. We fall into a depression, or we lose more innocents to terrorists, bonus! At least as far as Limbaugh is concerned. Right now, Limbaugh is losing his game, and along with it his fame.
Obama's advice is spot on. Ultimately that is what we need to do, ignore him. Eliminate his destructive quest for more fame by making him irrelevant. But right now it's a good thing to highlight this particular outrage -- to illustrate why.