Rahm Emanuel on Rush:
Emanuel, speaking in deliberately soothing tones, told anchor Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Limbaugh has been up front about “praying for failure” by President Obama.
Erm, not exactly. Rush wants Obama to fail in his efforts to socialize the United States. I want Obama to fail at that too.
“I think that’s the wrong philosophy for America,” Emanuel said. “What Americans want us to do, and what President Obama has been very clear about, is work together setting our goals …
“Our goal, Bob, is to continue to reach out and it’s our desire that the Republicans would work with us and try to be constructive, rather than adopt the philosophy of somebody like Rush Limbaugh.”
Hello, Rahm? We don't LIKE your goals. We think they suck. Besides, I bet if someone were to ask Rahm (or any lefty) what Rush's philosophy was, they'd be hard pressed to give a coherent answer.
Emanuel’s comments, which came unprompted, were in line with a new strategy by White House allies in the private sector to make Limbaugh synonymous with the GOP. But Emanuel’s move for the first time brought that strategy into the West Wing, an unmistakable elevation of the effort to damage Republicans by depicting them as taking their marching orders from a deeply polarizing talk show host.
Good luck with that, because every time they attempt this, they are insulting the intelligence of conservatives, who don't need anyone to give them "marching orders." Rush is nothing but a "community organizer" on a national scale. Unlike politicians, he says what he wants, unworried about getting re-elected for another term.
The other goal, as articulated by Emanuel Sunday and other Democratic strategists over the past month, is to dare Republicans to reject Limbaugh, something few in the party are likely to do given the millions of listeners he commands each week.
Dare me to reject Rush? I've got a big Fuck You directed toward Emanuel and company.
Emanuel’s comments Sunday came only two days after the union AFSCME and Americans United for Change began airing an ad showing a clip of Limbaugh saying “I want him to fail,” along with quick cuts of top Republican congressional leaders saying, “No … No. … No … No … No … No.”
It was the second Limbaugh-focused ad by the liberal groups, who sought to drive a wedge between congressional Republicans and Limbaugh after the unanimous House GOP opposition to the stimulus last month by airing radio ads targeted at Republican senators and asking if they would "side with Rush Limbaugh too?"
I've got a message I'd like to target at Republican senators; Rush is more representative of my views than you are. Polarize him, and you might find it hard to get re-elected.
Some of the Democrats' top strategists, including close Emanuel friends Paul Begala and James Carville, are involved in the shaping of the campaign aimed at making Republicans own Limbaugh.
What are they, the fucking Pravada? What kind of campaign are they running, since there isn't an election on the horizon? You mean, a propaganda campaign.