The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

01 November 2009

Limbaugh In Proactive Push Against Obamists


Limbaugh Demonstrates New Approach To Defeating Obamists

Rather than roll over and play dead in response to Obama's marginalization push against key conservatives, Rush Limbaugh is fighting back with his own offensive.

And while the seeds of this new approach may have been sown weeks ago with appearances on Jay Leno's program and the Today Show, this weekend's Fox News Sunday visit reveals a key tactic: fearless denunciations of Barack's socialistic reworking of the American economy and political system, all in strategic settings outside of his radio program.

In particular, the talk titan has attacked the president's directionless "dithering" over Afghanistan while American soldiers are killed.

It's enough to drive a committed Obamist batty and that's precisely the campaign's point.

Here's a clip of the interview:

Even with light weekend newsroom staffing, the state-run and other media outlets are jumping all over Limbaugh's verbal missiles. And the White House is clearly worried as well, instantly firing back via David Axelrod:

“It is a surreal day when you are getting lectures on humility by Rush Limbaugh,” Axelrod said on CBS’s Face The Nation. “He is an entertainer. The president has to run the country.”

Limbaugh called Obama “immature, inexperienced,” “narcissistic,” and “a child,” on Fox News Sunday.

He also accused President Barack Obama of “destroying” the economy, pursuing an “unconstitutional” health care reform plan, and “not caring” about the war in Afghanistan, in an interview on Fox News Sunday.

“It’s no surprise that Rush Limbaugh espouses the views that he espouses,” said Axelrod. “He’s marketing the outrageous and he does very well with it.

Here, the AP accepts the White House's characterization of Limbaugh as "far-right":

"The president of the United States went to Dover to represent the American people and pay his respects to the families who had made so much of a sacrifice, to those brave service people who made the ultimate sacrifice," Axelrod said on CBS’ "Face the Nation."

The White House has suggested that Limbaugh and some other far-right political personalities have grabbed control of the Republican Party. Limbaugh has openly vowed to do what he can to ensure that Obama’s presidency is a failure.

His remarks on "Fox News Sunday" follow administration criticism that Fox News is the voice of the far-right wing of the Republican Party. Obama recently excluded the news network in a weekend blitz of television interviews.

Limbaugh said he is deeply worried about the administration’s initiatives.

"We’ve never seen this kind of radical leadership at such a high level of power in the country," he said. "I believe that the economy is under siege, is being destroyed. Anybody with any economic literacy would not do one thing this administration’s done to try to revitalize the private sector. They’re destroying it."

Looking to the future, the radio host predicted a revolt against the Democratic Party and Obama in the 2010 midterm elections. He also said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008, was prepared to be president, but he stopped short of endorsing her as a candidate.

Limbaugh criticized Vice President Joe Biden as "pompous, a bit of a wind bag and wrong," and said a second Obama term would be painful for the nation.

"Every day you get up and there’s a new potential threat to liberty and freedom being launched by this man and his administration," he said.

In particular, CBS News
seems most alarmed by the prospect of a resurgent Rush fighting Obama's intimidation campaign. Earlier today, the network's Bob Schieffer found a way to attach malicious intent to Limbaugh's interview, according to Brent Baker of NewsBusters:

Rush Limbaugh's tough criticisms of President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday “broke” the White House's truce with Fox News, Bob Schieffer suggested during an interview with Obama's Senior Adviser, David Axelrod, on Face the Nation.

After playing a clip of Limbaugh dismissing as “a photo-op” Obama's trip to Dover Air Force Base to witness returning casualties from Afghanistan and quoting Limbaugh's characterizations of Obama as “narcissistic,” “immature, inexperienced” and “in over his head,” Schieffer, seemingly referring to Limbaugh's remarks -- or, at least the decision by Fox News to feature Limbaugh on its Sunday interview show -- forwarded:

Last week your man Robert Gibbs met with the folks at Fox News, declared a truce in this war you've been having with them. Was the truce broken this morning?

Let's face it: what's
most threatening to the Obamists isn't merely what Rush says, it's his lack of fear in doing so.

The left is counting on cowering conservatives and a docile GOP to provide an ineffective, token opposition in the years to come. If others are empowered to tackle Barack's partisans head-on, it could bring the Democratic Party's house of cards quickly crashing down.

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  • What a hoot! Axelroot speaks lies to Rush's power. What happened to the administration that was too busy mopping to listen to critics?

    By Anonymous TParty4USA, at 02 November, 2009 10:21  

  • "The left is counting on cowering conservatives and a docile GOP to provide an ineffective, token opposition in the years to come."

    East Germany was seen as the perfect totalitarian, party run State. And it was, but there were political parties outside of the Communist Party and the Communist Party there was actually the Socialist Unity Party, formed from a forced merger of the Communists and Social Democrats.

    You had the Christian Democrats, the Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Farmers Parties. But they were all like the Washington Generals, the hapless white guys who played against the Harlem Globetrotters. They never won.

    That's what the Democrats prefer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 November, 2009 11:44  

  • "Last week your man Robert Gibbs met with the folks at Fox News, declared a truce in this war you've been having with them. Was the truce broken this morning?"

    By truce, one assumes he means the White House won't wage war on Fox News as long as Fox News reports favorably on the White House, in the fashion of the rest of the Media.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 November, 2009 12:15  

  • Limbaugh is right. He is one of the few grown ups out there willing to speak the truth.

    By Anonymous Mike M., at 02 November, 2009 12:23  

  • Funny thing is: they care about what a "far-right" lunatic says on an "illegitimate" news network, and the "legitimate" news have to repeat the far-right entertainer's outrageous marketing.

    Shouldn't they just follow their master and ignore the "illegitimate" news? Or has the far-right lunatic hit too close to home?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 November, 2009 13:44  

  • Go Rush!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 November, 2009 16:47  

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