Thursday, January 22, 2009

I hope he fails

By Capt. Fogg

I've called him all kinds of names, from Limpboy to liar to Rush the magic blowhard. This time Rush Limbaugh has left me at a loss for a proper pejorative. I guess that puts me in the drivers seat as a "driveby journalist" but when I listen to him this time, listen to him saying he hopes Barack Obama fails as president, hopes the "liberalism" he represents fails and pretends it's all about the kinds of people Obama appoints, the decisions he makes, I can only descend into obscenity.

He blames Obama, he says, for a policy that includes massive bailouts and the nationalization of the private sector. I shouldn't have to point out the distortion or the irony. The "liberals" he says, were out to get Bush even before Bush ruined the world, so it's fair even though Bush and his fake war were supported massively by such straw men as The New York Times, even though the economic policies Rush supports have failed consistently for 30 years.

Hoping Obama succeeds is "affirmative action," it's "supporting incompetence," it's advocating "socialism." He's the "last man standing" says he, but it's all about a better America for his nieces and nephews. I wish he were the last man standing -- against the wall, because if Obama fails to undo what people like Rush and the pirates and buccaneers he supports have done, the country will only be worth living in for the heirs of plutocratic bloviators and the world will be in ruins. If Obama fails, we all fail.

Was anyone ever so thoroughly dishonest, so completely reprehensible? Perhaps yes. Did anyone ever make so much money at it, maybe not. Behold the man who hopes you lose your job and your home because it offends his Reaganoid ideology. Here's the man who avoided the draft because his anus was sore, here's the man who tries to pin a drug charge on his housekeeper. Here's his 51,000 square foot home on the Atlantic ocean in Palm beach where he sits in the sun and complains about being a victim. You bought it for him, because you hate America, because you hate justice, because you're a coward, because you think bigotry is cute, because you're afraid someone will pull the rug out from under your miserable life if you don't side with the people who kidnapped America and held it for ransom.

Our country faces a world economic crisis as dangerous as anything we have faced. You and I are more likely to lose everything we have than at any time in the last 80 years; Rush isn't. In fact ,the worse it gets, and as he says, he hopes it will, the more material he has and the more support he will get from those who insist we need more of what Reagan and the two Bushes gave us.

If Obama succeeds, if we succeed in turning around the economy, stopping the biggest incursions into personal liberty in our history and in extricating ourselves from the war Bush started for his own reasons, Limbaugh will become as embarrassing and repugnant as the equally popular Father Coughlin did in the 1930s when it became obvious that his policies were indistinguishable from Hitler's. It can happen. We can be rid of him. Yes we can.

(Cross-posted from Human Voices.)

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  • The ...what to call it, it scarcely deserves to be called rhetoric, does it? The "shrillings" perhaps? The shrillings of hate that come from this disappointment of a man will always play well with the phony victims who don't believe in taking charge AND responsibility. Like lotteries, his cash comes from those who can't do the mental math to see through the lies.

    By Anonymous Labrys, at 12:01 PM  

  • A resounding Obama success would be the worst thing for him, of course; repudiating his shifty ad hoc ideology. Al the more reason to wish our new president well.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 4:29 PM  

  • Let's see -- back on January 20, 2001, we are supposed to believe that you, the imperial, all-knowing, but not exactly gracious, Capt. Fogg, was hoping that Bush would succeed, or at least, to use the double negative, not fail?! You're a horse's ass. We've listened to nothing but shit from Olbermann and Markos Moulitsas and even Crankyboy, before he finally couldn't take the heat any more, for years. You see, we conservatives have a delicate balance here - we want the country to succeed, but we doubt socialist policies will get us there. Oh, and try not to argue back about where Bush went wrong. He's history; yesterday; the past. Look forward, and get ready to be on the defensive for the next 4 to 8 years.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:26 AM  

  • Obama is an Alinsky-following fool. He will most assuredly lose any battle with Rush Limbaugh.

    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."

    01/24 03:32 PM

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:35 PM  

  • Well, if you think you read anything by me in 2001, you're as delusional as you seem. If you can find anything where I've wished our country would come to harm, you should present it now, or be exposed as the fraud and schizophrenic projectionist you are.

    It's interesting that you've been stalking me for years though, whether it is, as I've suspected, that you're gay or that you're just a dimwitted angry jerk with no purpose in life, I don't care. Nice try putting words in my mouth, Nancy boy.

    I've cut up smarter things for bait.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:28 AM  

  • "Obama is an Alinsky-following fool. He will most assuredly lose any battle with Rush Limbaugh."

    Rush thrives by making people of marginal wit feel smart, quod erat demonstrandum.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:30 AM  

  • Okay Fogg, you win. But here's a question for you. On January 20, 2001, what WERE you hoping for the Bush presidency?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 AM  

  • I don't agree with the ideology of the Democratic Party and I certainly don't agree with a trillion-dollar "economic stimulus" package, which is nothing more than a glorified pork spending bill. But I do wish and hope that President Obama and members of both parties can put their differences aside and work together toward solving the many issues that face America today, and doing so in a way that preserves the freedoms and respect for human dignity that so many of our countrymen have bled and died for.

    By Anonymous Ord, at 8:33 PM  

  • Pastors preaching on the FM dail. Rush Limbaugh on the air...

    America IS Great.

    Praise GOD/Jesus


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:52 PM  

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