"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you´ll see more of them doing it." So said Barack Obama in an interview just published by The New Republic: FRANKLIN FOER, EDITOR NEW REPUBLIC: Are there any forces for reform within the Republican Party, people you´ve been able to establish some sort of working relationship with? PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, look, I´ve always believed that there are a bunch of Republicans
It seems as if he sees the world as a mass of people in America (and abroad) just wishing and hoping he will do more of what he´d done to the country in the previous four years. Does it cross his mind that Fox and Limbaugh have the support of the people? Nah, I guess not.
What democrats Barry? Do you mean those faux democrats the progressives --who drove out all but their own radical selves? That´s where the Republicans gained their more liberal brothers as they had no where to go. They waver back and forth on issues. Now years later it seems as if they did not totally meld with the far right enough to create a really working party. Perhaps the party can win them back BUT your radical fringe will have to learn to cooperate with them. The best solution seems to be divide into liberal and Conservative parties who then can try to form a working government with the middle road who probably claim the status independent. No more democratic or republican labels.
Obviously Obama is yearning for the old days when wimpy Republicans, happy to be in the minority and to get invited to liberal parties inside the Washington, DC beltway just went along to get along with the liberal Democrats. They would talk a conservative game when back in their home States, but when they returned to Washington, DC they played the liberals game.
Thank God for Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Ever wonder why the liberal mass media and the libnut wackos attack Fox and Rush? Think it could be that they can´t stand the competition and the truth Fox and Rush broadcast.
Must be that Fox and Rush are RACIST because they don´t kowtow to zero.
When republicans are in power,left wing orgs.have every right to attack them on a daily basis even making things up like Valerie Plame being and undercover agent or the president not being able to fire federal states attorneys,who serve at the pleasure of the president.
Republicans get attacked from sun up to sundown by the moonbats at MSNBC and that´s fine. However if Fox or Limbaugh questions Obama´s motives,they´re standing in the way of progress.
One way or another Obama has gotten everything he wanted since being elected but he flips the failures of all this stuff on republican obstruction.
Obama won´t release his quarterly stimulus reports because he knows it´s all pure waste and the money disbursements can be traced back to his donors.
Most of all it didn´t create and permanent private sector jobs. A lot of this stimulus is being spent in the immediate DC area creating a huge boom there,while the rest of the country gets zilch.Even so,there´s still homeless people right next to the WH.
What i find hilarious is people like Soros pays people to sit there and listen to talk radio and Fox and yet they remain stupid. It´s because simple common sense doesn´t sink in with these people. They take Limbaugh out of context all the time and can´t even tell when he´s being sarcastic.
Rush has been trying to keep a low profile and here he is in the cross hairs of The Skeet Shooter in Chief. Speaking of.... Look up skeet in the urban dictionary. It´s retribution for the SSiC calling us tea baggers.
Note to SSiC: Beltway Republican Elites do not listen to Rush.
Sorry to say it, but he´s targeting Limbaugh bc Limbaugh is losing his cred with the public. I still listen to him daily, but Limbaugh is NOT going to be our torch bearer. How can he? Four wives no children is not a culture savior.
Limbaugh sounds more and more like a terrified billionaire protecting his nest egg, trying to round up the little people to vote to save his tax rate.
I am sorry. I take no pleasure in this observation. I am a rock solid conservative as anyone knows who has seen me post on this forum.
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