From The Hill, the Obama Administration goes after Rush Limbaugh again:
[White House Press Secretary “Baghdad Bob”] Gibbs said he thought “it would be charitable to say he [Rush Limbaugh] doubled down on what he said in January in wishing and hoping for economic failure in this country.”
But this is a complete and total lie. Limbaugh did not ever say, nor imply, that he hoped for economic failure in America. He essentially said the opposite – he wants America to succeed, and believes President Obama’s policies will hurt the country. (A quick look at your favorite stock market index since inauguration day will show that belief is not without foundation.)
It’s disturbing to see the president’s press secretary standing up before the American people and lying through his teeth so blatantly. But unfortunately this kind of disregard for truth is all too common on the left.
“I can only imagine what might have been said a few years ago if somebody might have said that on the other side relating to what was going on in this country or our endeavors overseas,” Gibbs said.
Yes, one can only imagine if the Democratic leader in the Senate had said the war in Iraq “is lost”. Or if the 2nd ranking Democrat in the Senate had compared US troops serving at Guantanamo Bay to Pol Pot and the Nazis. Or if Democrats had called a Republican president a Nazi, a war criminal, a racist, etc. etc. for eight years. One can only imagine the reaction of Gibbs and his Democrat friends in the press.
The Democrats didn’t just hope for failure under President Bush, they actively worked to accomplish it for eight years.