It didn’t take Rush Limbaugh long to respond to President Obama’s mocking of Fox News and people waving teabags. On his radio show Limbaugh called this a bitter clinger moment for Obama who doesn’t like the tea bag protesters. He is also said that Obama isn’t the president of all the people.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “Now this is not wise. This is a man who is supposedly has great political instincts, correct? Barack Obama, this is a bitter clinger moment here. He is looking at you people who went to the tea parties, and he doesn’t like you at all, waving tea bags around, let me just remind them I happy to have a serious conversation about how we are gonna. You know, he is not president of all the people. I mean this guy. He’s cold and he is partisan.”
It is ironic that Rush Limbaugh would criticize anyone for being cold and partisan. Notice how Rush always works in the talking point. Obama is cold and partisan. Obama doesn’t have great political instincts. He even tries to connect the tea baggers to Obama’s bitter and clinging remark before the PA primary last year.
Oh how soon they forget, John McCain and Sarah Palin tried to raise the bitter remark all through Pennsylvania in the general election, only to be routed in the state on Election Day. Rush and the Republicans don’t get it. Character attacks do not work on Obama. The president doesn’t dislike the tea party protesters. He thought the whole thing was a staged absurdity, which is why he joked about it. The Democrats will gladly give the Republicans all of the tea baggers they want, because it won’t make a bit of difference in the next presidential election.
Sorry Rush, but by winning the election last year, Barack Obama became the president of all the people. I disagreed with George W. Bush on almost everything, but he still was the president. As long as you are an American citizen, the elected president represents all of the people. For Rush to insist otherwise is un-American.