Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Rush Limbaugh is Obama's latest Boogie Man


Last week, Obama Press Spokesman Robert Gibbs had a boogie man in CNBC's Rick Santelli. From the lectern in the White House press room that is where the United States is represented to the world, Gibbs went after the news network commentator who dared to question the stimulus package backed by the Obama Administration.

This week, there is a new boogie man: radio talk show legend Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh made remarks over the weekend criticizing the Obama Administration's huge government spending. As such, Limbaugh got the wrath of Gibbs. Various news sources have Gibbs saying about Limbaugh, "it would be charitable to say he doubled down on what he said in January in wishing and hoping for economic failure in this country."
"I can only imagine what might have been said a few years ago if somebody might have said that on the other side relating to what was going on in this country or our
endeavors overseas,"

Those are powerful words coming from the White House lectern. It seems has Gibbs wants to caste Limbaugh as un-patriotic for not supporting the President's spending plan.

Whether you agree with Limbaugh or not, it is frankly disturbing that the most powerful politician in the world has his spokesman single out commentators who dare to disagree with the President's policies. If the Obama Administration is too thin skinned to take criticism from commentators like Santelli and Limbaugh, how will they ever find the necessary thick skin to deal with world leaders, some of which want to do the United States harm?

Indeed, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote scathing columns against President George W. Bush. However, the White House did not come out and attack her at press conferences. Indeed, even Governor Sanford's people don't use the Governor's press spokesman to go after commentators that are critical of the Governor.

Such just is not done. Even Nancy Pelosi gets that. By having a boogie man of the week, the Obama Administration presents itself as both thin skinned and determined to silence dissent. Such is a far cry from their promises of inclusiveness and openness in government. Perhaps Obama only meant such for those that agree with his point of view. More importantly, use of boogie men makes one wonder just what the Obama Administration is trying to distract the American people from at the White House press room lectern.

5 comments:

  1. Cracker, is you crazy or what? Someone should have shut up that pale ass Limbaugh cracker years ago. Go take some Oxycontin, cracker. Some drugged up cracker wants to tear down my President? That ain't gonna happen. The peeps around my President will see to that. You pale ass crackers are learning how my President roles, bitches.

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  2. Hey your President seems to like to roll with folks who have a hard time paying the taxes for the crap he wants to spend money on.

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  3. Obama Man, I don't know exactly who you are, but you make me laugh. I thank you for commenting on my blog, because, damn man, you are funny.

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  4. This shit ain't funny cracker. We got brothas and sistas out there hurting, and my President is trying to help them. We don't need crackers like you laughing at us. Get real, pale ass cracker.

    I comment on this cracker ass blog to set things straight, not to amuse your pale cracker ass.

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  5. Railroad MomMarch 03, 2009

    I predict you will be Cindy Wilson's latest boogie man. Wait and see. I think you are an ass, but those people are after you,

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