From the NY Post
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
I don't know what Rush Limbaugh said. I do know that his big spending package sucks and won't stimulate the ecomony. It is "Bailout part 4" and another "crap sandwich", to use John Boehner's term. I do think it is funny that someone who just took office and is supposed to act like a president is being a bitch already about Rush Limbaugh of all people.
The Dems, Mr. Obama's own party, have a sizable lead in the house and a major lead in the most incompetent body of government on earth, the US Senate. That does not count Republicans like Hatch, McCain, and Voinovich. Obama does not need any Republican votes. Why is he having a whiny hissy fit and acting like a bitch about Rush Limbaugh? I didn't know Rush even had that sort of power. I don't normally listen to Rush and usually listen to classic rock instead, but I'll probably turn on his station Monday at some point just to get the reaction.
Not everyone is going to agree with you, Obama. Be the man and suck it up. If you are that concerned about Rush Limbaugh, how are you going to deal with Bin Laden?
And then Mr. Obama says this about complaints.
So what? Son, I'm going to explain how things work. We're the board of directors. You work for us. We don't work for you. We don't have kings in the United States. We don't serve the government. Your job is to work for the country - us. If enough board members want you out, you're fired. That's how things work. You won since you were not George W Bush. You keep putting in poor plans like this stimulus plan, and keep showing your arrogance streak, and you'll end up being something that George W Bush was not. A one-termer, like the worst president in my lifetime, Jimmy Carter. If that happens, I'll be right there laughing at you when you are fired, cause nothing pleases me more in politics than when arrogant wannabe kings with giant egos get knocked down to size. See Joe Schwarz in the 2006 primaries.
On the side note, I think the Republicans need to pick and choose the battles that are fought. Don't come across as TOO obstructionist, or you'll get another 2002 election. However, pick the right battles, develop (I didn't say recruit) the right candidates, form the right plan beyond "they suck", and watch them overreach, and there could be a 1994. One thing the cult of Obama will learn quickly is that their leader isn't going to measure up. They expect Jesus, not Jim Jones. When Jim Jones Obama does not deliver, what will happen? What will happen after all the hard work those cultists did for him is responded with say, a continuation of Bush's Iraq War policies? No prosecution or further investigation of Bush or his admin? When there is not a lot of changes outside of the face and speaking? If these people are scorned, watch out in 2010. I'm not referring to the democrat and the party partisans here, but the strictly Obama cultists. If they are scorned, they will do what a sizable number of conservatives did in 2008....stay home because of their views of McCain and dissapointment with Bush.
Now it's time for this big spending package to be defeated, just like the big bailout during Bush's term should have been defeated. You can say a lot about the partisan nature of this site at times, but one thing I am is consistent. Big spending packages are usually bad, no matter who's administration signs them.