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    Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails

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    RUSH: I got a request here from a major American print publication. "Dear Rush: For the Obama [Immaculate] Inauguration we are asking a handful of very prominent politicians, statesmen, scholars, businessmen, commentators, and economists to write 400 words on their hope for the Obama presidency. We would love to include you. If you could send us 400 words on your hope for the Obama presidency, we need it by Monday night, that would be ideal." Now, we're caught in this trap again. The premise is, what is your "hope." My hope, and please understand me when I say this. I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, "Well, I hope he succeeds. We've got to give him a chance." Why? They didn't give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I'm not talking about search-and-destroy, but I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed.

    If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he's talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. So I'm thinking of replying to the guy, "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails." (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here's the point. Everybody thinks it's outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, "Oh, you can't do that." Why not? 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.

    Were the liberals out there hoping Bush succeeded or were they out there trying to destroy him before he was even inaugurated? Why do we have to play the game by their rules? Why do we have to accept the premise here that because of the historical nature of his presidency, that we want him to succeed? This is affirmative action, if we do that. We want to promote failure, we want to promote incompetence, we want to stand by and not object to what he's doing simply because of the color of his skin? Sorry. I got past the historical nature of this months ago. He is the president of the United States, he's my president, he's a human being, and his ideas and policies are what count for me, not his skin color, not his past, not whatever ties he doesn't have to being down with the struggle, all of that's irrelevant to me. We're talking about my country, the United States of America, my nieces, my nephews, your kids, your grandkids. Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism? Why would I want to do that? So I can answer it, four words, "I hope he fails." And that would be the most outrageous thing anybody in this climate could say. Shows you just how far gone we are. Well, I know, I know. I am the last man standing.


    I'm happy to be the last man standing. I'm honored to be the last man standing. Yeah, I'm the true maverick. I can do more than four words. I could say I hope he fails and I could do a brief explanation of why. You know, I want to win. If my party doesn't, I do. If my party has sacrificed the whole concept of victory, sorry, I'm now the Republican in name only, and they are the sellouts. I'm serious about this. Why in the world, it's what Ann Coulter was talking about, the tyranny of the majority, all these victims here, we gotta make sure the victims are finally assuaged. Well, the dirty little secret is this isn't going to assuage anybody's victim status, and the race industry isn't going to go away, and the fact that America's original sin of slavery is going to be absolved, it's not going to happen. Just isn't, folks. It's too big a business for the left to keep all those things alive that divide the people of this country into groups that are against each other. Yes, I'm fired up about this.

    Reasons number 249 and 50 why I'm not a Republican. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel has been chosen to introduce Vice-President-elect Biden at a bipartisan dinner in Washington on the eve of the immaculation. Biden was one of Hagel's closest friends in the Senate. "Bipartisan dinners also held that night honoring McCain and Colin Powell. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will introduce McCain at a dinner." So all these Republicans are being honored on the night before Obama is immaculately inaugurated, as though they're part of the Obama administration. Our presidential candidate is being honored. I can understand liberals honoring their losers, but I just -- (tearing up story)

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    Ron Brownstein, National Journal, used to be the Los Angeles Times, on PMSNBC this afternoon with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, she said, "Ronald Brownstein, you've written about the blue wall and the politics of this, what Democrats have been able to achieve in the last election. Obama is right there in Ohio, which is one of the critical states."

    BROWNSTEIN: Democrats have now won, Andrea, 18 states for at least the last five elections consecutively, plus the District of Columbia, 248 Electoral College votes. They haven't won that many states over that long a period since Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. They also now hold, if Franken maintains his lead, 33 of the 36 Senate seats in those 18 states, over two-thirds of the House seats, two-thirds of the governorships. They have built their strongest Electoral College base since the days of Roosevelt and Truman, and that is an important foundation for Obama. It's going to be very difficult for Republicans, I think, to systematically challenge Obama and the Democrats over time if this much of the country is virtually off-limits for them.

    RUSH: The Democrats own the country. There's nothing anybody can do to stop it. We should just lay down and accept it.


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    I wonder if anyone from a political party wants to see the other side succeed. Not belonging to a particular side, even I can't help but feel like I will be disappointed by all the hype of the current president.

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    And Obama also openly denounced Rush Limbaugh, telling republicans not to follow him (the party doesn't follow his ass anyway). Fare play if you ask me, though I think everyone should hope that Obama does well.

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    I think he's pretty dead-on there. I don't want Obama to succeed in his plans to further expand federal government power either. I want him to "succeed" in the sense that, I don't wish for him to lose wars, I don't wish for us to be attacked, that sort of thing. I don't wish for him to make decisions that will cause suffering to people. But, framed in terms of, do I want him to succeed in his goals to grow the federal government even more than Clinton and Bush did? No, definitely not. I hope he fails in that, too. Unfortunately, I think it's likely he will succeed, because his party controls Congress, and the other party has not shown themselves to be that much better in that area.
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    That's what I was getting at. Even if I don't agree with what is being done, I hope it succeeds.

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    What a patriot! Way to put country first!

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    Why should we care what Rush thinks? The only person Rush wants to see succeed is Rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    That's what I was getting at. Even if I don't agree with what is being done, I hope it succeeds.
    And if short-term "success" disguises an outcome worse than the counterfactual, and/or (most importantly) eventually leads to long-term problems that are extremely difficult to overcome? I hope for the best for my country, which is why I hope Obama is not successful in enacting his long-term goals. Your position does not indicate superior patriotism, simply a lack of confidence in your principles and beliefs (or a lack of either, or a lack of opposition to Obama's), and possibly a mindset that is highly susceptible to political manipulation. I certainly hope the economy improves, etc, but I don't hope that Obama's policies are (deceptively) successful, due to the long-term implications. There's a huge differences in wishing Obama success, and in wishing the country success during the Obama presidency.

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    I hope Rush Limbaugh stops succeeding at life soon.
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    I'll never forgive Rush for what he said about Donovan McNabb. :steam: I hope the country does recover, but I also hope that people will see that Obama has little-to-nothing to do with it, and they stop the goddamn personality cults with our POTUS's.
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