Something became very clear to me as I was sorting through all the “Rush vs. random GOP guy, Schism, Chaos!” posts and commentary on the Internet and television.
Obama fears Rush Limbaugh more than any other on this globe. Rush is the mirror that reflects Obama’s ugly cruelty. He is the one man that intimidation and Alinskyan tactics alone cannot bring down. The scariest part about all this is that Obama does not care about any legacy greater than the destruction of Rush Limbaugh.
Bear with me for a moment. Ever since Obama got into office, has he made any single serious attempt to address the economic crisis? He appoints a tax cheat for treasury secretary, a bunch of old Clinton standbys for every post a crony won’t fit into, and otherwise has failed at every turn to do anything but hold campaign-esque events. In a single month the economy’s unraveling has not even slowed, it has instead accelerated. Is this because Obama is simply too stupid, too naive to understand the nuance of a capitalist economy directed by individual choice?
No. To suggest Obama is stupid rather than evil is an insult to his cunning and his ambition. Why else would the sole focus of attention for Obama’s press secretary and media allies be a radio talk show host, and any news analyst, be it Jim Cramer or Rick Santelli, who has the audacity to question what he’s doing? Obama has been focused like a laser on Rush Limbaugh, and tying him to every GOP Congressman he can find. Are these the actions of a man concerned with people losing their homes and livelihoods?
Obama will not measure his legacy by America’s success, but by Rush Limbaugh’s failure. America can burn to the ground at his feet, and as long as he can break Rush Limbaugh he will be happy. Every authoritarian believes himself to be God, and every God needs a corresponding Satan. Who I ask makes a better Satan for a leftist authoritarian that Rush Limbaugh? He has the ear of 20 million people without a single attempt to bamboozle or control them. He is overweight, white, male, Republican, and “angry.” His net worth dwarfs that of many of the elite moneyed liberals, and he got it through hard work, guts, and ambition. No matter how much manufactured scandal is thrown his way, he continues to influence people and discredit liberal ideas. He is impervious to attack because he does not shy away from an attack on his honor like weak-willed politicians do.
Finally, and most irksome of all to Obama, is that Rush has all this power at his disposal and he refuses to use it to exploit people. He does not run for office nor think it is his duty as the elite and powerful upper crust to decide the lives of lesser men. Authoritarians respect power, but despise those who do not use it to exploit others.
Thus, Rush has become the shadow opposition. In the UK, the party that is out of power appoints a “Shadow Prime Minister” whose purpose is to provide the minority response to the Prime Minister. Obama calculates that he and he alone has the power to finally destroy Limbaugh, and so has placed him on a pedestal. Obama cares only about destroying this Satan. If he does so, he will be a hero honored by the left in the mold of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Josef Stalin. Obama is a starry-eyed leftist idealist, and to him this status would matter more to him than any other honor. Just as William Ayers does not care that he is a traitorous lecher, Barack Obama will not care if the country is dropped into third world status as long as someone, somewhere will enshrine him as a hero through time immemorial.
This is why Obama is truly terrifying. Successful Presidents come and go; Heroes are forever. Obama already believes himself a hero, and requires you to believe it too.