Rush has a problem – he simply detests the fact that American voters elected a Democrat as president for the next four years. And, to boot, a president who was labeled the “most liberal” in the Senate. He can’t over it, and he has no intention of getting over it. But Limbaugh’s rantings can be expected – he is a puffed-up, talking head – full of hot air.
Limbaugh wants Obama to fail – his words, “I hope he fails.” But, hold it. He clarifies those four choice words by saying that they were taken out of context. He really meant that if Obama’s policies involve government intervention to fix a broken health-care system, to instill a new way forward to energy independence, to salvage banks in order to shore up the financial markets, and on and on, then he wants Obama to fail. Okay – clarification noted.
But his comments about Obama’s actions involving the Maersk Alabama border on the insane. Here is his statement:
RUSH: You know what we have learned about the Somali pirates, the merchant marine organizers that were wiped out at the order of Barack Obama, you know what we learned about them? They were teenagers. The Somali pirates, the merchant marine organizers who took a US merchant captain hostage for five days were inexperienced youths, the defense secretary, Roberts Gates, said yesterday, adding that the hijackers were between 17 and 19 years old. Now, just imagine the hue and cry had a Republican president ordered the shooting of black teenagers on the high seas.
They were kids. The story is out, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but apparently the hijackers, these kids, the merchant marine organizers, Muslim kids, were upset, they wanted to just give the captain back and head home because they were running out of food, they were running out of fuel, they were surrounded by all these US Navy ships, big ships, and they just wanted out of there. That’s the story, but then when one of them put a gun to the back of the captain, Mr. Phillips, then bam, bam, bam. There you have it, and three teenagers shot on the high seas at the order of President Obama.
The pirates were “merchant marine organizers?” Would that kind of organizer be similar to the community organizer status that Obama held in Chicago? The role that Limbaugh and his ilk mocked and likened to a socialist front? Of course not.
They were kids? Would that be the type of kids that Limbaugh would have their heads here in this country if they committed a crime? Of course. Had those been American teenagers holding hostages, Limbaugh would have advocated for the swift shot to the head.
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His insane rantings sound like he is now touting a position that he has so ferociously trashed for all his years of puffery – the liberal position that he so hates. He is asking the world to sympathize with what he is labeling three misguided teenagers who were hungry and just wanted to go home.
Apparently, Limbaugh can’t stand any – I say any – success by Obama. The fact that Obama stood firm on the taking of the ship and its captain and ended the standoff with the safe return of the Captain and its crew is just too much for Limbaugh.
Obama reacted with planning and persistence. And, his actions were successful with the help of U.S. Naval forces. Too much for Limbaugh the Loser to acccept, so he has now done an about face, expressing what appears to be sympathy for three teen-age “merchant marine organizers” who tried unsuccessfully to take a ship with an American crew but succeeded in taking an American as a hostage – how pathetic.
Does Limbaugh want Obama to fail? Yep – and even at the cost of forsaking his own political positions. Limbaugh continues to be a losing, bag of hot air – no more clarification needed.