In a departure from the conservative theme of personal responsibility, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sanford was so despondent over the state of the country under Obama that he decided to chuck it all and just have a good time. Listen:
Obama, according to Limbaugh, is "trying to kill spirit" and filling the country with "frustrated Americans." Is that why the President has an approval rating of 63 percent, according to the latest New York Times/CBS poll? Limbaugh also refers to Sanford's being forced by a federal judge to accept stimulus money as one reason for his desperate flight to Argentina. So Sanford, upset about economic stimulus in South Carolina, sought personal stimulus in Buenos Aires.
One detail that Limbaugh neglected was the fact that Sanford visited the woman identified as "Maria" while on a taxpayer-financed trade mission to South America early last summer. That, of course, was before Obama was elected. Why was Sanford carrying on with his mistress when America's spirit was soaring under George W. Bush?