Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Release The Hounds! White House Plots Attack On Rush Limbaugh

You mess with the bull, you get the horns!

Does the White House really think they are accomplishing anything by attacking Rush?

Who are they trying to reach? The Liberals already hate him!

Conservatives are energized by these attacks! Why do you think Republican approval of Obama is dwindling at a record pace?

I agree with Rush; the more Rahmbo, Gibbs, et al attack, the more energized we conservatives become!

Let's get it on!

The Politico reports:

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 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.

Limbaugh is embracing the line of attack, suggesting a certain symbiosis between him and his political adversaries. "The administration is enabling me,” he wrote in an e-mail to POLITICO. “They are expanding my profile, expanding my audience and expanding my influence. An ever larger number of people are now being exposed to the antidote to Obamaism: conservatism, as articulated by me. An ever larger number of people are now exposed to substantive warnings, analysis and criticism of Obama's policies and intentions, a ‘story’ I own because the [mainstream media] is largely the Obama Press Office.”

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

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1 comment:

  1. This is a huge political blunder! This shows how naïve and arrogant Obama is, thinking he can take on Rush. Rush has already outsmart them and used all of this publicity against them. Clinton was much more politically savvy than Obama and he never could outsmart Rush. So, bring it! They will lose this fight!