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“I do want Obama to Fail” – Rush Limbaugh

At the CPAC conference, Rush repeats that he really does want Obama to fail. Conservatives cheer.

Or as Paul Reiser put it:

How come way back when, when the Dixie Chicks casually commented that, on the night our former president declared an unprovoked war, that they felt, at that moment “ashamed to be from Texas,” they were declared heretic, traitors, their records were burned, and they were practically tarred and feathered right off the airwaves. Yet when Rush Limbaugh says he “hopes Obama fails,” he is considered by millions the quintessential patriot?

Even Conservative Republican Governor Mark Sanford said that anyone who wants Obama to fail is an idiot. And Republican Whip Eric Cantor said “I don’t think anyone wants anything to fail right now.”

UPDATE: Here’s an interesting theory that the Democrats are setting a trap for the GOP, using Rush Limbaugh of all people. Could it really be true? And now Michael Steele (the new RNC Chair) says “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. His whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it’s ugly. Yes, it’s incendiary.” How long will it take the Republican base to turn on him?

UPDATE 2: Yup, today Limbaugh fired back at Steele, saying that Steele was being used by the “liberal media” and:

Why do you claim to lead the Republican Party when you seem obsessed with seeing to it President Obama succeeds? I frankly am stunned that the chairman of the Republican National Committee endorses such an agenda. I have to conclude that he does because he attacks me for wanting it to fail.

Of course, Steele immediately apologized to Limbaugh, saying of his earlier quote about Limbaugh “There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

When the head of the RNC kowtows to Rush’s “leadership”, isn’t that a pretty clear indication of Limbaugh’s dominion over the Republican party?



  1. Hugh J wrote:

    What is the ENTIRE quote from Rush?

    Libtards are so stupid… you guys are allowing yourselves to be ‘spun’ by vile strategists like Carville (could anyone be an uglier?)

    Funny thing is, it BACKFIRED libtards…. Rush’s ratings are HIGHER than EVER! LMFAO!

    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Hugh, sounds like all you care about is Rush’s ratings. Some of us care about our country.

    Plus, you ask me where is the entire quote, and I linked to it in the original post. Didn’t you notice?

    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

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