Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ain't that what you said, Ain't that what you said? Liar, Liar, Liar!

Flashback: 2006 Poll Showed Most Democrats Wanted Bush to Fail

Rush Limbaugh took a lot of heat for saying he wants President Obama to fail -- but a lot of Democrats felt the same way about former President George W. Bush during his second term.

An August 2006 poll conducted by FOX News/Opinion Dynamics showed 51 percent of Democrats did not want Bush to succeed. Thirty-four percent of independents also did not want Bush to succeed.
Conservative radio talk show host Limbaugh says he doesn't want the economy to fail -- just Obama's policies.
I call BS ... AKA ... Liar,Liar Liar and a strawman!

1) I can't find any Faux polls from August 2006 that said Dems wanted Bush to fail. Maybe my Googly skillz is bad, but a Lexis/Nexis search backs me up.

2) Faux News can't be bothered to actually link to Faux News where it says this.

3) No one accused Rush, the drug addicted drug smuggler, of saying he wants "the economy to fail" No one wants the economy to fail, especially not multi-millionaires like Limbaugh. But he did say [WARNING: this link is to Limbaugh's site] I want everything he's doing to fail!

3a) The lede for this POS Faux News article said "Rush Limbaugh took a lot of heat for saying he wants President Obama to fail"

Well, that's just a fact. Limbaugh not only said it, he repeated it:[WARNING: this link is to Limbaugh's site] "If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. [...] I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails"
[WARNING: Fox News Site]So I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail

And why did he say it, repeatedly? I'm so glad you asked. Because, as Rush says, if Obama can fix the financial problems the country was left with after 8 years of Bush rule(s), then people might vote for Democrats . Because if they can fix the problems that Republicans caused, Dems will win more elections.

You know, like FDR did after Hoover, like JFK/LBJ did after Ike, like Clinton did after Reagan/Bush I, like Obama will do after Bush II if the Grand Obstructionist Party will put America first and not their political ambitions.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak