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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama now bringing Fox News Channel into the Limbaugh-fold:

Excellent news (Ballon Juice).

A commentor writes: (emp original)
[Chris Matthews] just had a segment with Pat Buchanan and some right wing radio host I’d never heard of about Obama’s call-out of Rush Limbaugh. They all agreed that it was a horrible mistake to elevate Rush Limbaugh, and that the consequence of Obama’s comment was to make Rush Limbaugh the titular head of the Republican party.

That’s right. They said that Obama inadvertently labeled Rush the head of the Republican party, and that this was a mistake on Obama’s part. They flat-out said that Rush only says what all Republicans are thinking, but are too afraid electorally to say…and that therefore getting Rush’s words into the open would be bad for Obama.


3 comments

On 9/16/08, Mark Halperin was still saying it was a real mistake for Obama to mention McCain's ignorance of the number of houses he owns because it opened Obama up to personal assaults of a "similar" kind.

This seems to me to be another example of that type of wrong-headedness. Elevating Rush Limbaugh to the head of the Republican party is a bad thing? Limbaugh became wealthy and known by being the voice of the Republican party.

Did FDR ever pick a fight with Father Coughlin?

By Blogger gmoke, at 1/27/2009 11:21 PM  

In purely toilet terms, Limbaugh is the head of the Republican Party. It's time for a flush.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 1/28/2009 3:51 AM  

With the mounting job casualties, here's hoping SCOTUS either finds someone, somewhere, has standing to require BHO's birth certificate or fixes attention on a criminal indictment before he wins his War on Prosperity.

By Blogger Ted, at 1/28/2009 5:55 AM  

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