White House fires back at Rush Limbaugh

I was reading a story from The Hill where in the President's Spokesman Robert Gibbs made the following statement regarding how terrible it is that Rush Limbaugh says he wants President Obama (and his policies) to Fail, said Gibbs:

"I can only imagine what might have been said a few years ago if somebody might have said that on the other side relating to what was going on in this country or our
endeavors overseas,"

to my untrained and amature eye, it seems that Mr. Gibbs is saying that it would have been on an equal basis as Limbaugh to say something negative about President Bush's policies and the war. I could not believe that someone from the current administration would offer a softball pitch like this.

Harry Reid: ''I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense, and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - [know] this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday,'' (CommonDreams.org 4/20/2007)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush’s troop surge has “not produced the desired effect.”
“The purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of Iraq to make the political change to bring reconciliation to Iraq,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “Late Edition.” “They have not done that.”
The speaker hastened to add: “The troops have succeeded, God bless them.” (Politico 2/20/2008)

Presiden Obama said: On October 22, 2006, Obama proclaimed the urgent necessity for “all the leadership in Washington to execute a serious change of course in Iraq.” (Commentary Magazine.org 4/2008)

Vice President Biden"
On Meet the Press, January 7, 2007, assessing the proposal of a surge of troops to Iraq: “If he surges another 20, 30, or whatever number he’s going to, into Baghdad, it’ll be a tragic mistake, in my view, but, as a practical matter, there’s no way to say, ‘Mr. President, stop.’” (National Review Online 08/20/2008)

Senator Durbin:
Mr. Durbin said: "If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This as the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners." (Washington Post 06/22/2005)

There are many more quotes where it is obvious that the Democrats wanted the Bush policies in Iraq and even domestic items to fail. I think this is an obnoxious case of the pot calling the kettle black!

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Why doesn't Obama just ignore Rush... is Obama worried that there is some truth in what Rush is saying? The Dems have the numbers to push through whatever they want. Why listen to the Repubs at all, unless the Dems are afraid to take sole responsiblity for the outcome of their plans.

Obama has the biggest bully pulpit in the world and he is worried about what a radio host says? That fills me with confidence when I think about him negotiating with world leaders.

We just continue to elect mediocrities. "Change", schmange.

This is pretty smart on Obama’s part. Limbaugh has become the defecto leader of the Republican Party (just ask Steele). Like it or not Limbaugh turns off a lot of independents and moderate Republicans. By making Limbaugh and Republicans interchangeable you turn off a lot of folks in middle.

Watching every conservative politico grovel at Limbaugh's feet and apologize every time any criticism is thrown his way says it all about the state of the GOP. Rush, Plumber Joe, Palin, Steele....the freak-show's working overtime at the conservative carnival act.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19517.html

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Ahhhh,,, Thank God for Obama and the democrats for bringing us together...I can feel the love.

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