( – promoted by Cool Cal)
No doubt we all have heard Obama’s comment: “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Limbaugh chose to respond through NRO (and will probably have an op-ed in the WSJ during the week). Of interest:
To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama’s plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR’s New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing “eternal” power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.
It makes sense for Obama to use his honeymoon period to set up as many distractions as possible–he won’t have the opportunity once the economic crisis fails to respond to his bailout plan. The difficult task for conservatives will be keeping the media on target–and more importantly, keeping ourselves from getting distracted and demoralized when we see such distractions being taken as truth by the public.