Monday, March 09, 2009

The Republican Media- No. 21

This really shouldn't count, inasmuch as it comes, on March 8, from Fox News. But here it is from Chris Wallace, quickly sticking in a false statement at the very end of his interview on Fox News Sunday with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine:

Governor, we have to leave it there. I do want to point out, though, just as a — as a point of information, that Rush Limbaugh says — and I think if you read what he says, he wasn't saying I want the president to fail. He was saying I want his policies, his agenda, to fail, and that he disagreed with them and thought they were bad for America. But fair enough.
Thank you so much, Governor, for talking with us. Always a pleasure. Please come back, sir.

So let's review Limbaugh:

January 16, 2009 (on his radio program):

Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don't 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." Somebody's gotta say it....

Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism? Why would I want to do that? So I can answer it, four words, "I hope he fails." And that would be the most outrageous thing anybody in this climate could say. Shows you just how far gone we are. Well, I know, I know. I am the last man standing.

January 19, 2009 (on his radio program):

They say everybody wants him to succeed. Why's that? Did everybody want Bush or Clinton or Reagan to succeed? Can somebody go back in American history and tell me when we had a president that everybody wanted to succeed? I'm not even sure every American wanted George Washington to succeed. There are a lot of people that were not quite happy about the way that was all going down....

"Well, everybody wants him to succeed." Well, no.

(taped) January 19, 2009 (intervied by Sean Hannity for Fox News Channel)

So I shamelessly say, "No! I want him to fail." If his agenda is a far-left collectivism -- some people say socialism -- as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed?
February 13, 2009 (on his radio program):

Of course I want this to fail. Of course I want Obama to fail. And after this stimulus bill package passes, I want it to fail.
"So I can answer it in four words. 'I want him to fail.'"
"'Well, everybody wants him to succeed.' Well, no."
"So, I shamelessly say: 'I want him to fail.'"
"Of course I want Obama to fail."

On at least four occasions, Rush Limbaugh went beyond saying that he thought Obama's policies would fail and/or he wanted them to fail. He said that he wanted President Obama to fail. Even somebody on GOP TV should be able to figure that one out.

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