Opinion Column -- What Rush Limbaugh and I have in common: We both like to talk about Rush
The truth is, the biggest similarity between Rush and myself is that we're both capable of talking for three hours straight. But I like to think my monologues make more sense. Take Limbaugh's spiel about how he hopes President Obama fails -- how stupid is that? Yeah, another Great Depression -- that'll show the Americans who's right!As Rush has explained repeatedly, he hopes that Obama fails at implementing his policies. Rush correctly believes that Obama's policies would cause America to fail. Rooting for America means rooting against Obama.
Limbaugh compares rooting against Obama to rooting against the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl. Are you kidding me? The Super Bowl is a game. The economic crisis is not. In the Super Bowl, the only thing at risk for those involved is pride. In this recession, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Julie Mack doubtless disagrees about the effectiveness of Obama's policies, but not to acknowledge that this is the disagreement, not whether America should succeed, is dishonest. Liberals can't debate Rush on the merits of the issues, so they lie about him instead.