My favorite columnist and fellow radical moderate, Leonard Pitts, Jr., has once again authored a dandy column. I’ll hit the highlights from it below, and you can read all of it here.
"I hope he fails." —Rush Limbaugh
"Do you ever say that about your President if you are an American who loves your country? Would you say it about George W. Bush, who was disastrous, about Bill Clinton, who was slimy, about Jimmy Carter, who was inept, about Richard Nixon, who was crooked? You may think he’s going to fail, yes. You may warn us he’s going to fail, yes. But do you ever ‘hope’ he fails? Knowing his failure is the country’s failure? Isn’t that, well…disloyal?
The irony is that Limbaugh and the other clowns would have you believe the are bedrock defenders of this country, that they love it more than the rest of us, more than anything. That’s a lie. Limbaugh just told us so, emphatically. It’s not the country they love, It’s the attention. Their perversion of conservatism is but a means toward that end. The country doesn’t matter. The "side" does. And Limbaugh’s side seems angry. It’s as if anger is all they really have.
If he (Obama) is successful, Limbaugh and the other clowns will face tough sledding in a radically different world. Small wonder he is so eager to strangle this presidency in its infancy. And need it even be said?
I hope he (Limbaugh) fails."
As far as ol’ Rush is concerned, failure is definitely an option, and I hope he accomplishes it. Ain’t nothing worse that some smug ass-hat who makes $10 million a year spouting sour grapes over a lost election. A good friend of mine once tried to downplay Limbaugh’s rhetoric by saying, "Oh, it’s just entertainment." If entertainment were all it amounted to, then fine, but the problem is too many people out there take this walking/talking bowel movement’s words as the Gospel Truth, and therein lies the danger. Too many people out there base their political opinions solely on the bilge that this windbag spews forth (and whatever Fox News Channel tells them to believe) without checking out other points of view first. I don’t even think Limbaugh truly believes half of the crap he says on his show—which basically amounts to runny post-KFC stool most of the time. He basically lives to stir up shit and draw attention to himself, no matter how outrageous he has to get.
As for all the sour grapes regarding Obama from all you conservatives, we put up with your guy for the last eight years and look what it got us—at least give the new guy a chance to succeed first before you start ripping on him.