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Watching Rush Limbaugh being “interviewed” by Greta Van Susteren on Fox News last Christmas evening, one may wonder what’s up with that? What’s up with Fox airing that interview on Christmas evening? What’s up with watching it?

Here are some possible answers:

  • Visiting 98 year-old mother in law and getting tired of watching the looping Christmas Story
  • Being in Cincinnati, Ohio, home of the Ronald Reagan Highway where Fox News is the primary source of what is to be believed
  • Being curious about what Rush Limbaugh is actually saying among all of those very long sentences

Oh, by the way, the airing was a rerun from her interview with Limbaugh last July.

Rush’s logic is that the scandals that were popular last summer were contrivances of Obama’s own making to distract from his true agenda and ambitions, and something that Obama could use to lambast Republicans. That is sort of an Obama conspiracy theory that credits the scandals as being “strategic” actions.


Now, it is possible that President Obama plays chess while his opponents believe that the game is checkers.

For instance, the Affordable Healthcare Law, and associated implementation system is now revealing the heart of the problem in American that a vast number of people cannot afford healthcare even under the new system. America is poor while wealthy Americans are wealthier.

Raising taxes will be the end result after all other means have been exhausted.

Limbaugh talked about Obama destroying the economy, yet the facts show that Obama policies have brought about a recovery and that the future is much brighter now than it was before he entered office.

Rush talked about Obama's endless campaigning. On that there is agreement. The campaign paradigm characterizes the community organizer on steroids that is President Obama.

“Rush's Interview with Greta Van Susteren
July 30, 2013

GRETA: Tonight, Rush Limbaugh goes On the Record. In a rare interview, Rush tells us President Obama likes scandals. Now, our one-hour interview with Rush Limbaugh.
Talking about the scandals, President Obama says the scandals are phony. Why do you think he says they're phony? Because he believes it, or is there a strategy?

RUSH: No, there's a strategy. You know, I've been troubled by something with Obama. You know, I playfully call it the "Regime," 'cause I know it irritates 'em. But it is, it's like a regime. And I've been troubled, I've been amazed. Here is a man whose policies have done great damage to this country, policies that have done great damage to the economy, have done great damage to the American culture, to the American psyche. I mean, there is a malaise, there's a sense of hopelessness and depression out there and it's his policies that have done this, and what has always amazed me is how he's not attached to any of it.

He has an agenda, he's been implementing it, but the what I call the low-information voters who voted for him and other Democrats do not associate Obama's policies and agenda with the condition of the country, the economy or whatever. That's always befuddled me. I've never, never known a president to be immune from economic circumstances at an election as he was in 2012. It all became clear to me, there was a New York Times story, I think one of their blog posts on the Web back in February, and it basically said via poll data what I just said to you. It said most people disapprove of the Obama agenda. They don't like the direction the country's going. They like him and they think he's great for the country. And I said, "How can that be?"

Intellectually, how can a majority of people -- and you know they oppose Obamacare by 55, 60% in a number of polls. They are worried about jobs. How in the world can they like him, reelect him, and yet disapprove of everything he's doing? I call it the Limbaugh Theorem. And you hear other people talking about it in the sense that he's a bystander president or he's outside Washington. The way he does this, he never appears to be governing. That's why he's constantly campaigning. Why is there a campaign going on for Obamacare? It's already the law of the land. Why is he out campaigning for all this stuff that's already law? It's already gonna happen.

My theory is that Obama has positioned himself as an outsider not attached to anything that's happening. What he has made happen, he positions himself as opposed to it and against it, and fighting for everybody else to overcome what he has done. And that's one of the reasons why the constant campaign, so he doesn't appear to be governing, so he doesn't appear to be part of Washington, so he appears to have this mysterious powerful bunch of forces that are opposing him and stopping him from creating jobs, and stopping him from giving people proper health care, and stopping him from making their home values go up. He's constantly out there fighting that, and he does that by constantly campaigning and never seen to be governing.



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