The President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, has been campaigning for the past two weeks about his signature legislation – ObamaCare. Barack Obama has blamed Republican opposition to his new tax law as the reason it is failing, and specifically named Rush Limbaugh as the chief obstacle to his fulfilling his agenda. Rush Limbaugh responded that he has no power in government, that Obama is doing whatever he wants without opposition from Republicans, and that the only reason ObamaCare is not going into effect in 2014 according to the law is because the president is illegally delaying its implementation.
While Rush appreciates being elevated to being equal to the president, he denies that any such thing could be possible. If anything, the president is lowering himself to the level of a radio talk show host. Rush rightly says that Obama has the bully pulpit, the ear of the nation and, most importantly, the Federal Reserve from which he can borrow a trillion dollars a year to give away. Limbaugh says he can’t compete with that.
“When I started this program and started telling everybody what I think about things in the unique ways I chose to tell you what I think, the realization was that finally you had somebody on the radio saying what you already thought. You were being validated. Your ideas, your political opinions, were being validated, ‘Okay, here's somebody on the radio who thinks just like I do.’
“Now, the media portrays me as a Svengali. You're a bunch of mind-numbed robots and I come here every day and I fill your endless, empty brains with propaganda. That's what they think happens. The truth of the matter is you already thought what you thought, you already believed what you believed. I came along and validated it.”