The political battle over the trillion dollar stimulus package has begun between President Obama and
the Republicans Rush Limbaugh?
This recession we are in was a godsend to Obama and his new administration, as Rahm Emanuel said: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." Obama doesn't care about foreign policy that is why he put experienced moderates in charge of foreign affairs like Gates and Hillary (OK, I cringed a little when I typed Hillary's name in but you get my point.) Obama's main concern is transforming America into a quasi-socialist society. He is the worlds most powerful community organizer.
Now the only question is, are Republican leaders going to fight Obama's New Deal stimulus package that will fundamentally change America for years to come? Apparently Obama thinks the only opposition left is Rush Limbaugh. That's why he reportedly told top GOP leaders at the White house: "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."
Bryon York at NRO has Rush's response. Here is an excerpt:
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.Obama's words may be more than a harmless off the cuff remark. Trying to drive a wedge between Republican leaders and America's most popular radio personality may be part of a larger strategy. Later in his comments Rush reminds us of Obama's ties to Saul Alinksy style politics:
One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."