It’s great that maestros of slime like Begala, Carville and Greenberg (What? Did Sidney Blumenthal miss the reunion lunch?) are able to get their young Bartlebys in the press to trumpet in breathless tones their genius for having President Obama and the House and Senate Democrats target Rush as the centerpiece of their “distract America campaign.” But like their “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” campaign back in 1993-1994, “Rush is the Republican Party” will backfire by ultimately re-booting the conservative movement.
It’s really remarkable that the Clintons and Obamas didn’t find themselves as soul mates sooner. After all, they both love the political tactic of ding-dong-ditch at the front door while sneaking through the side window.
Team Obama, made up mostly of the warmed-over leftovers from Team Clinton, is drawing from that old Clinton gambit in the La Affaire Limbaugh. Team Obama is using Rush to distract the American public from what they really want to do: regulatory impositions at the Federal Communications Commission on media ownership, local media diversity and content requirements for station licensing, which will in effect impose a kind of “Fairness Doctrine” without calling it as such.
But here’s the problem: Rush is a smart man, who has understood his role in this whole ridiculous media drama, and is willing to play along, because with 20 million listeners, a host of bloggers and local and syndicated radio hosts who admire and support him, he can more than deal with this amateurish PR offensive. If nothing else, he may actually get some better ratings in places like San Francisco,Vermont and parts of the former Soviet Union, where Obama loyalists are tuning in to find out what the fuss is all about.
Read the whole thing… she really opens fire with all guns.