What I learned from the Sunday Morning talk shows:
When Rush Limbaugh repeatedly stated that he wanted the president to fail, it was very partisan of the Democrats (Emanuel, Gibbs) to respond and they should have instead accepted the statement meekly and quietly. In fact, when Emanuel said that Limbaugh was “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican party,” he truly crossed the line.
Indeed, it appears that the New Politics of Bipartisanship offered by Barack Obama during the campaign have been spoiled, not by Mr. Limbaugh’s statements but by the audacity of the response by Democrats.
Where would I be without the wisdom of the (liberal) media talking heads?
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Perhaps the response should have been more along the lines of conservative David Frum, who described Limbaugh as
aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as “losers.” With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence.