We've been watching quite a few fundie/winger heads explode over the last couple of days, as President Obama has used his pen to undo the secret society of the Bush Administration. Hillbilly Heroin procurer and all-around fetid radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh has been on a tear. I'm beginning to wonder if the guy is going to have a stroke from the stress-outs he's having.
First, look at this nonsense -- after Obama's executive order restoring the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to its pre-Bush state, requiring fed agencies to err on the side of openness when the public requests information rather than secrecy, Rush filled a pantload. (Think Progress):
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LIMBAUGH: What I’m afraid of is that what Obama did with this executive order is actually make it easier for the media to go get Bush documents. Because you know Pelosi and some of the guys over in congress are talking about war crimes trials and charges and so forth. […]
What I’m afraid of is what Obama’s done here is made the gathering of the information for this kind of stuff– This is not American. This is not America. This is not what America does. We don’t– This is Banana Republic kind of stuff.
No, we'd rather remain under the thumb of criminal leadership like Dick Cheney and George Bush, who should be offered guest suites at Gitmo.
The Sultan of Right Wing Slop then went on with his boy Sean Hannity and he and the Faux News talking head were shooting the breeze, whining about how the people "don't know what Obama is," and dredges up the "radical associations" of the former Illinois senator. Read and watch after the jump. Ah, those were the days...back during the campaign where the William Ayers story didn't get any traction despite wall-to-wall coverage. Rush and Sean look back with scorn at how the wool was pulled over the eyes of the American people (and basically says Obama voters that usually voted GOP are just stupid).
HANNITY: His past voting record. By the way, I brought it up a lot. You brought it up a lot. We all talked about it. What...? Do you think he really is that and people either ignored it, people don't care, or is he just somebody who is politically expedient? That's what he had to do in Chicago.
RUSH: We don't know. See, this is the thing. Now, normally a mainstream media would have vetted this guy and we would know this. We don't know what he is. That's the whole point. People don't care what he is. They don't care who he is. They care that he's black. They care that he's historic. They care that they think he's an intellectual because of the way he speaks. It's all about how he speaks. I look at some of the facial expressions of people when they're watching the guy, and it's frightening. But I'm a thinker. A lot of people, I guess, aren't. People are emotional and they react emotionally to things, and if he makes them feel good, especially in economic bad times, then that's all they're really going to care about. I have to assume that he is who he is and his radical associations are certainly things that have defined him.
Sean goes on to ask Rush if he wants Obama to succeed as president. Predictably, there's no way he can succeed unless be becomes Ronald Reagan, and then tosses out the race card.
HANNITY: Coming off record-ratings year for you, but you are a passionate conservative. You've defined conservatives for many people in this country for years. He represents the antithesis in terms of his worldview. So then the question becomes: Do you want him to succeed?
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...RUSH: I'll tell you why. I am hearing many Republicans say that very thing. "Well, we want him to succeed," and prominent Republicans! "Yes, we want him to succeed." They have laid down. They have totally. They're drinking the Kool-Aid, too. They have no guts to stand up for what their beliefs are because they're afraid of criticism. They're afraid of being called racists. They're afraid of not having gotten with the program. Now success can be defined two ways. I said earlier, "I don't know about this guy." I really don't. I've got my suspicions and they're pretty close to convictions, but we're going to have to wait to see what he does. Now if he turns out to be a Reagan, if he adds Reagan to his recipe of FDR and Lincoln --
And Rush should be cueing up a successor to "Barack the Magic Negro" soon, because he's already bleating the Obama has the MSM in the bag (please, the honeymoon will be over in a hot minute), and that we're all bent-over synchophants solely because he's black.
You know, racism in this country is the exclusive problems of the left. We're witnessing racism all this week that led up to the inauguration. We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds; that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever; because his father was black, because this is the first black president. We've got to accept this. The racism that everybody thinks exists on our side of the aisle has been on full display throughout their primary campaign. So I think they've done a great job, the media has, of covering up his deficiencies. He's too big to fail, and so whatever goes wrong, blame it on Bush, blame it on... I mean, MSNBC's new life will be criticizing you and me, because they can't criticize him.