Rush Limbaugh : ‘I Hope Obama Fails’

Limbaugh: ‘I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails… Somebody’s gotta say it.’

By Faiz Shakir / January 20, 2009

“Are conservative talk-show hosts eager to go on the attack, after years of defending Bush?” asks the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Larry Muhammad. The answer is clearly yes.

Barack Obama has not yet taken office, and Rush Limbaugh is already rooting for his failure. On his radio show last Friday, Limbaugh said, “I disagree fervently with the people on our [Republican] side of the aisle who have caved and who say, ‘Well, I hope he succeeds.’”

Limbaugh told his listeners that he was asked by “a major American print publication” to offer a 400-word statement explaining his “hope for the Obama presidency.” He responded:

So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.

It hasn’t taken long for Limbaugh to reveal his core hypocrisy. In July 2006, with conservatives in power, Limbaugh offered one of his common screeds against the left. “I’m getting so sick and tired of people rooting for the defeat of the good guys,” he complained.

During the Clinton presidency in the 90s, Limbaugh would begin his show with a gimmick, purporting to count the days America had been “held hostage.” In May 2007, Limbaugh recalled:

Back when Clinton was inaugurated in 1993 and we began our America Held Hostage countdown, the number of days left until Clinton was gone so we’d all be released from bondage, the joke, do you remember how mad the liberals got at that? Do you remember how mad the Drive-Bys got at that? Then they started running stories how I, Rush Limbaugh, was destroying the respect for the office of the presidency that the American people had.

A disastrous Bush presidency has come and gone, but some things haven’t changed a bit.

Source / Think Progress

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7 Responses to Rush Limbaugh : ‘I Hope Obama Fails’

  1. Anonymous says:

    na na na na hey hey hey goodbye

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is that crow in that big mouth?

  3. Rush Limbaugh is the ultimate scum of the earth; I wouldn’t even put his picture or words on any blog I had.

    What a pig; what a blight on human-kind.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In 100 years people will speak the name and remember President Barack Obama,but who will remember Rush Limbaugh?

  5. Anonymous says:

    WA WA WA Get Over it you LOST and you can’t take it. Suggestion, take MORE Oxycontin than normal and ease your pain. You could NEVER be the man that Barack Obama is, NEVER

  6. Anonymous says:

    If people would not buy the adver-
    tized produts on Limbaugh’s radio
    show, he would change his tune.
    Don’t put money where his mouth is.

  7. USpace says:

    What Rush means, and the other Republicans mean too, and want, is actually the same thing. The ‘Republicans’ all want Obama to succeed in NOT destroying the country. Rush does NOT want Obama to ‘succeed’ IN destroying the country.

    Both Rush and any real GOPs KNOW that a lot more socialism, and more coddling of terrorists and of dictators WILL make America, and the World, worse. Not better, not safer, worse.
    here’s an absurd thought –
    your most Supreme God has
    Bush Derangement Syndrome

    CRAZY at the thought of Bush
    insane in the brain with him

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    worship your President

    but keep him on the Right track
    don’t let him go overboard

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    have a hidden agenda

    hide your beliefs for years
    move Far Left or further Right

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    don’t criticize government

    before they make BIG mistakes
    wait until the problems mount

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    Bush was worse than Hitler

    and Stalin and Mao
    and the Devil combined
    All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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