Limbaugh against stimulus because its success could hurt GOP’s electoral chances


OH heavens forbid if President Obama’s economic stimulus package actually works and 600,000 or more jobs are created while boosting the economy, what would members of the GOP do with themselves?

Think Progress –
On Friday, when President Obama met with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his economic recovery and reinvestment program, he told GOP leaders, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Asked for a response by National Review yesterday, Limbaugh said that Obama’s “plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters.” He added that passage of the stimulus bill would hurt Republicans electorally:

Obama’s plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR’s New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing “eternal” power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy.

Limbaugh’s argument echoes former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s recent claim that Obama’s stimulus plan “could create a major electoral advantage for Democrats at taxpayer expense.” “Creating 600,000 new jobs might help cement Virginia in the Democrat column, making it harder for Republicans to retake the White House,” said Blackwell.

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4 responses to “Limbaugh against stimulus because its success could hurt GOP’s electoral chances

  1. ambrosiajr

    Rush is a dispicable human being that plays to a large base of kool aid drinking republi-cons. He’s shown many times in the past how racist he truly is, yet he still keeps a huge audience that fawn over his every word.

    But, not to worry, since these kinds of attacks and tactics have been abundantly repudiated by the voting public. So, in one respect, I hope he continues with his monologues of hate and failure. It will just keep us in the majority.

  2. ambrosiajr

    Rush is a dispicable human being that plays to a large base of kool aid drinking republi-cons. He’s shown many times in the past how racist he truly is, yet he still keeps a huge audience that fawn over his every word. But, not to worry, since these kinds of attacks and tactics have been abundantly repudiated by the voting public. So, in one respect, I hope he continues with his monologues of hate and failure. It will just keep us in the majority.

  3. Middletown Mike

    From your lips to God’s ear..

    Thanks Rick

  4. Middletown Mike

    From your lips to God’s ear..Thanks Rick

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