President Obama told Republicans, "You just can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." Despite such wise advice, they listened to Limbaugh anyway, as evidenced in the fact, pointed out in the video above, that not one House Republican voted for the stimulus bill.
What specifically did the conservative talk-show host tell his dittoheads regarding the new president? "I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail, if his agenda is a far-left collectivism, some people say socialism, as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed?"
Take heed, comrades: the ultimate goal of the Obama presidency is to place you on a collective farm toiling under the Five Year Plan.
Limbaugh also stated, "Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the drive-by story is. I would be honored if the drive-by media headlined me all day long: 'Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.' Somebody’s gotta say it."
Yes, folks, it's liberalism that took us "close to the precipice." Liberalism waged two wars, slashed taxes on the wealthy to make sure we couldn't afford them, and deregulated the financial industry.
Limbaugh is, of course, a hypocrite, having condemned liberals in July 2006 for supposed defeatism when Republicans were in power. “I’m getting so sick and tired of people rooting for the defeat of the good guys,” he complained.
More than that, Limbaugh's patriotism applies just to ideology, not to the country. His only loyalty is to conservatives in power. America is in dangerous financial straits and is facing a troubling international situation. Limbaugh wishes to cast a double whammy on the nation: first by supporting the administration that got us into this mess, then by saying that he doesn't want the new administration to fix it. His wish for Obama to fail is also a wish America to fail.
In a way, it's understandable. What would Limbaugh say to his dittoheads if Obama provided solutions to the economic and global dilemmas left to us by the Republicans?