After watching the State of the Union speech Rush Limbaugh wrote a message to President Obama and read it on his radio show today. Though I have absolutely nothing against Rush, the truth is that I very rarely listen to his show unless Walter Williams is filling in for him. I only have time for one talk radio show, and I choose to spend that time listening to Mark Levin’s show in podcast form which also allows me to fit the show into my own schedule. But I did hear of Limbaugh’s advice to Obama via Twitter and found the “video” on YouTube. You can watch it at the end of this post.
Rush’s “fatherly” advice to Barack is worth the eight minutes, but there were a few good quotes that I picked out.
You’re going to keep plugging for the same agenda which is going to destroy this country even more. It makes me think, Barack, that’s your objective.
So what Mr. Limbaugh seems to be suggesting is that there is a possibility that Mr. Obama feels that crises are times of opportunity. That sounds somewhat like the Cloward-Piven strategy, doesn’t it?
Mr. President, I’ll tell you, you are not a leader. You are an agitator and an organizer and a process guy. But you are not a leader. It is you who are doing something wrong. The people in Virginia do not like it. The people in New Jersey don’t like it. The people in Massachusetts don’t like it! The people in Massachusetts and around the country have the ability to inform themselves outside of your sycophant press corps. And they are doing so.
Can you imagine where we would be without Fox News, talk radio, and the internet as alternate sources of information? Most of us remember the days when our news choices consisted of one newspaper and the four television news sources, all of whom seemed to follow the lead of the New York Times when it came to deciding what and how to report. Even people who dislike conservative radio or television have to admit that the diversity of news and opinion available today is good for political freedom and a good check on government.
Without the Counter Media combination of Fox News, the internet, and talk radio, many debates and decisions would have turned out very differently. Without the Counter Media socialized health care legislation would have passed last summer. In fact, Hillary Care would have passed in 1993 were it not for Rush Limbaugh and people like him who made up the only Counter Media in those days. Back then, before the World Wide Web only we computer people were on the internet, and Fox News was still three years away.
Without the blogosphere Counter Media the attempt by CBS’s Rather and Mapes to use forged documents in an attempt to take down George W. Bush on the eve of the 2004 elections would have worked. Were it not for the Counter Media, Al ‘Forrest’ Gore would likely have successfully stolen the Presidential election in Florida in 2000 and would have been sitting in the Oval Office on September 11th, 2001. Think about that one. I do not support a lot of what Bush-43 did in office, but can you imagine what President Gore or President Kerry would have done? Enough said.
Without the Counter Media, Americans would never have heard a whisper about the ACORN prostitution sting videos and consequently ACORN would still be participating in the census! Most recently and perhaps most importantly, without the Counter Media we would never have heard about the Climategate scandal and therefore would not have so successfully pushed back against Cap and Trade and the Copenhagen Conference spectacle.
Has it occurred to you, Mr. President, even once, that you’re not as cool as you think you are? Has it occurred to you that you are screwing up? And if it has, are you happy about that? Has it occurred to you that you have a great deal to learn and that you need to take your own measure?
One big problem with personality cults, beyond the obvious downside of influencing a large group of people to make poor decisions with dreadful unintended consequences, is that the object of the personality cult comes to believe in the myths surrounding his cult status. President Obama is not only a True Believer when it comes to the tenets of Marxism. Barack Obama is a True Believer when it comes to Barack Obama. Like Tracy Morgan’s character on 30 Rock, Obama’s entourage of yes-men has intoxicated the President on his own Kool Aid, leaving him in a make believe world that shelters the President from genuine public opinion. A month or two before the 2008 elections I heard historian Victor Davis Hanson warn of candidate Obama’s dangerous combination of hubris and naiveté. As President, Mr. Obama has done absolutely nothing to disprove that spot-on observation. In fact, every self-absorbed speech from the President only seems to underscore it more.
You seem to think that this country needs to be torn down so that YOU can rebuild it. But you were elected to be President, not some kind of dictator. You must operate within the confines of the Constitution.
You can listen to Rush’s “fatherly advice” to Obama here: