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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:03 AM
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Bush, Hannity, Limbaugh, and the Republican legacy depend on Barack Obama
It is rather foolish for any of them to criticize him at this time. George W Bush has left 140,000 troops in Iraq in an unsettled situation. Nobody knows how it will turn out. It is up to Barack Obama to try and lead us out of that mess.

If it fails, it is not his sole responsibility. He did not put us into that situation. And if our economy worsens, which it is likely, then it does not solely belong to Barack Obama. He inherited this mess.

Bush, Limbaugh, and the Republican Party, should be praying every minute that President Obama will be successful. Because if he is successful, the Republican Party will claim success also. Victory has a thousand fathers. But if he is not successful with the economy or in Iraq, the Republican Party and George W Bush will suffer the verdict of the people. Surely Limbaugh and Hannity are smart enough to realize that? They have more to gain with a successful Obama presidency than anyone.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:04 AM
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1. They would all rather see our nation destroyed then see President Obama successful
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:08 AM
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2. It's all about the ratings for them.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:09 AM
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3. Pigboy has come right out and said that he doesn't want President Obama to succeed.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:12 AM
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4. Which one are you referring to as Pigboy? It's hard to tell.
As far as I'm concerned, they're from the same litter.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:25 PM
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9. Limbaugh is often pigboy around here.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:27 AM
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5. That is surprising..
I thought Limbaugh was more savvy than that.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:37 AM
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7. Maybe once upon a time, but not anymore
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/01/20/limbaugh-obama-fail /

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 Im thinking of replying to the guy, Okay, Ill send you a response, but I dont need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails. (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, heres the point. Everybody thinks its outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, Oh, you cant do that. Why not? Why is it any different, whats new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is whats gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I dont 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. Somebodys gotta say it.

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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:32 AM
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6. Republican Party will claim success
The Republican party claims success now matter what. Haven't you read a conservative op ed lately. Apparently the US is coming off one of the greatest presidencies in American history, you just missed it because you're living in America at the time.
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jmg257 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:27 AM
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8. You really think Hannity & Limbaugh give a crap about more blame being placed on Bush?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:29 AM by jmg257
The gravy train for them just pulled into the station. All they have to do is point out any & every perceived mis-step that their right wing listeners can cling to, whether true or not, ad nauseum, for the next 8 years. They will be rolling in it, and the ratings will climb! Pres. Obama being successful will actually prove what wind bags they actually are, and then they will REALLY no longer be significant.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:30 PM
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11. I agree with that too
they are back in their wheelhouse
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:29 PM
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10. They have nothing left but attack, victimization, and .....hope
They have nothing left to lose. Obama is smart not to back them into a corner but to give them the wall...give them an out
They can play a roll or they can storm off the stage. I would advise staying in front of the lights.
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