In a move out of the Borg,
or perhaps out of Rush Limbaugh’s agents’ wildest dreams, PREZ ZINGS GOP FOE IN A $TIMULATING TALK
President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package
Since it’s Rush Limbaugh who does the thinking for the Capitol Hill Republicans?
Never mind that, as Dan points out,
The job of a legislature is not to “get along.” It is to produce sound laws and policies.
And dissent, which formerly was “the highest form of patriotism,” is to go out the window,
Republicans say the $825 billion price tag is too big a burden for a nation crippled by debt and that it doesn’t do enough to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes.
“You know, I’m concerned about the size of the package. And I’m concerned about some of the spending that’s in there, [about] … how you can spend hundreds of millions on contraceptives,” House GOP Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) later said.
“How does that stimulate the economy?”
But White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs countered: “There was a lot of agreement in that room about the notion that we’re facing an economic crisis unlike we’ve seen in quite some time … that we must act quickly to stimulate the economy, create jobs, put money back in people’s pockets.”
I don’t particularly like Rush LImbaugh but you can subscribe to his broadcasts here. Do it before the Fairness Doctrine is law.
Via Larwyn, Jules Crittenden:
This is pretty good. Gandelman at the Moderate Voice issues a stern warning to Repub bloggers about the dangers of demonizing a president.
Note to Republicans who choose to go this route. There are a lot of independent voters who are truly tired of this kind of rhetoric and will not cast their vote for a party that indulges in it or encourages it.
That raises a fascinating point. How the heck did the Dems win last November?
Further comment at Radio Equalizer
Limbaugh Responds to Obama
If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.