on Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wall Street is in shambles. Retirement funds are all but gone. And there's some talk that a full-blown depression may be around the corner.

So what's your courageous president up to these days:

Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.

The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville [as well as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who is listed later in the story - ed.] included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.

Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s.
The markets have lost almost 20% of their value since Obama took over (with much of that loss being directly attributed to his implemented policies). But instead of working on real issues of merit, we are now learning that the White House is the one leading the charge on the recent vicious attack on Rush Limbaugh. The story linked above details how White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was even conducting conference calls from the White House to discuss with democratic strategists on how to successfully attack Limbaugh.

How in the world is this "the change we can believe in" Mr Obama? You promised us real leadership and change over how politics is done in Washington. And many in America believed you. But instead, you've shamelessly become the very type of attack machine you promised to abolish. For heaven's sake, we are in a serious financial crisis!! And yet your only top priority right now is to bash conservative talk-show hosts?