The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.The Republican attack machine is starting? How about paranoisa?
DCCC Executive Director Brian Wolff, blogging on the DCCC Web site, said Limbaugh has given Democrats "a preview of the outrageous Republican attacks that are on the way against President Obama and every Democrat working for change."
According to Wolff, "Limbaugh's cheap shot at President Obama might be the first by the Republican attack machine this year but we know that it won't be the last. We need every grassroots Democrat to show Rush Limbaugh and all of the Republicans what they're up against if they start attacking President Obama and Democrats who are working to end the failed GOP policies of the last eight years.
For the past eight years, liberals and Democrats have routinely and visciously attacked President Bush and not just on policies but on personal matters and characteristics. The level of hate from the Left against Bush can never be matched by the GOP toward Obama.
It is one man's opinion and Limbaugh will be the first to tell you that he holds no personal animus against the President (unlike Democrats and Bush). But Limbaugh often says things for entertainment purposes, and to drive ratings. I can tell you that Limbaugh's ratings got a spike after he said what he said. So Limbaugh will be laughing to the bank and Democrats look just like whiners.