Friday, March 13, 2009

Obama’s “Limbaugh Strategy” Is Failing

Remember “Hope and Change?"

Remember the candidate our liberal/leftist MSM said would be a new kind of “post-partisan President?”

So we elected President Barack Obama.

Now how are things working out in the new, “post-partisan” Obama world?

Here's RCP's Tom Bevan - - -

Last week Jon Martin of Politico reported that Democrats had launched a concerted effort to paint Rush Limbaugh as the face and leader of the Republican Party.

The plan, originally hatched by former Clinton operatives James Carville and Paul Begala, quickly expanded to include current White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and was "explicitly authorized" by Senior Advisor to the President David Axelrod, according to a report in Monday's New York Times.

Mr. Carville praised the Democrats' "Limbaugh strategy" as "great for us, great for him, great for the press," adding, "The only people he's not good for are the actual Republicans in Congress." (
BTW – - James Carville and the rest of Team Obama would want me to say they put the country’s welfare ahead of the Democratic Party’s welfare. Yes, really. - - JinC)

So far, the only thing we know for certain is that the strategy has indeed been great for El Rushbo.

On Wednesday's program, Mr. Limbaugh announced that revenue for his nationally syndicated radio program in the first quarter of this year was up 13.5% versus the same time period a year ago. That's no small accomplishment given the current state of the economy. . . .

"Over the years," Mr. Limbaugh declared, "every effort to divide me from you, my audience, has only strengthened the bond."

For their part, Democrats feel the strategy is paying dividends as well.

Mr. Carville's polling firm, Democracy Corps, released a new survey this week suggesting Mr. Limbaugh is exceedingly unpopular among all but the most conservative voters and that his image "weighs down heavily on an already weakened Republican Party." …

I would not hold my breath waiting for that to happen. Congressional Republicans are betting that by the time voters go to the polls next November, they'll be more concerned with what President Obama and the Democrats have done (or failed to do) than with what Rush Limbaugh has done or said. …

Tom Bevan’s entire column’s here.


Anonymous said...

With gutter-fighters like Emanuel and Carville infesting the White House, we can truly be ashamed of what our presidency has become. Emanuel is the son of a Zionist terrorist (a member of the Irgun which was responsible for numerous assassinations--especially Count Folk Bernadotte)and he has inherited his father's unscrupulous nature. Carville's simply a cajun thug. Hope and change? Don't make me laugh!
Tarheel Hawkeye