While Sarah Palin thinks that running for the GOP nomination in 2012 is a great idea, I think it’s safe to say that after her latest set of performances, she is pretty nearly alone in that notion.
And it doesn’t seem like there is any real standout in the party of the Dark Side any more.
But that’s only if you look around at the people in public service. Obviously, there is one real standout guy who represents all that is bad with the conservative base. And that man is none other than Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh has become the de facto spokesman for the right wing of the Republican Party, and none other than President Barack Obama has pointed that out.
In a clear shot across the bow of the USS Obama, Limbaugh late last week expressed his sincere wish that Obama would fail. In a Fixed Noise interview with Sean Hannity, Limbaugh said this:
“I am hearing many Republicans say that — well, we want him to succeed and prominent Republicans. Yes, we wanted — they have laid down. They have totally — they're drinking the Kool-Aid, too. So I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail.”
This has been a little hard for people to take. It is essentially a wish that
It affects millions.
That being the case, Obama fired back:
“You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”
This has had its desired effect. It has elevated the inane comment to national attention, and the inane commenter to a national presence.
It has made Rush Limbaugh the leader of the Republican Party.
And wouldn’t you know it, the man bit down hard on that hook. He has accepted Obama’s offer for him to take the leadership of the GOP.
“He's obviously more frightened of me than he is Mitch McConnell. He's more frightened of me, then he is of say, John Boehner, which doesn't say much about our party.”
And there you are. Yes, President Obama fears no one in the Republican Party because there is no one there at his level.
No viable opponent.
Until now. Until today no one thought he had a chance against Obama. And when Republicans point out that they have their own ideas on what should be on a stimulus package, Obama agrees to listen, but pointedly comments about whether those ideas will be included, simply saying “I won.”
But now the GOP has someone who can and will take the reins of their party and put them on a course toward victory in 2012. Someone who, like Obama’s predecessor, isn’t afraid to make an idiot of himself on the national stage.
Someone who President Obama fears.
Rush Limbaugh for Presidential nominee of the Republican Party!
O please, please make it so.