Bored today and a hater of everything Rush Limbaugh? Head on over to an online petition that is supposed to express outrage against the conservative radio host. This petition is courtesy of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and is called "Rush to Judgement". It should be called "Rush to Stupidity"..but they didn't ask for our input. For those of you unfamiliar with the story:
First, Rush Limbaugh said this: "If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. I don't want this to work. So I'm thinking of replying to this guy, say 'okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails'."
Obviously, the man is an idiot..but it is his JOB to say thing like this. That's what brings listeners. You would think that those in power would ignore this crap, but no, Barack Obama fired back with this in remarks to GOP leaders:
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,"
Then, Rush counter punched with this:
"I'm the man you should not be listening, according to President Obama.
I think [Obama] wants me to fail," Limbaugh said. "He's more frightened of me than he is of John Boehner, which doesn't say much for our party."
And finally, a quote from the online petition website:
"Jobs, health care, our place in the world -- the stakes for our nation are high and every American needs President Obama to succeed," the petition reads. "Stand strong against Rush Limbaugh's Attacks -- sign our petition, telling Rush what you think of his attacks on President Obama."
Instead of rising above this petty crap and letting it die, our Democratic leaders have chosen to make this an issue. Perhaps they would like to all meet Rush outside the cafeteria for a "beat up the bully party" after lunch? Hopefully, no teachers are there.