As Mitt Romney’s campaign implodes right before his eyes, Rush Limbaugh had an epic meltdown that culminated with a speaking in tongues like reciting of Obama lies.
Here’s the audio from Media Matters:
Transcript from Rush Limbaugh:
LIMBAUGH: Here’s Obama in Roanoke on Friday night…
OBAMA: Look, i-i-if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.
FOLLOWERS: That’s right!
OBAMA: You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, “Well, it must be because I was just so smart!”
OBAMA: There are a lot of smart people out there. “It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.” Let me tell you something. There are a whole bunch of hardworkin’ people out there!
FOLLOWERS: (cheers and applause)
OBAMA: If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help!
OBAMA: There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.
OBAMA: Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges! If you’ve got a business, you — you didn’t build that!
OBAMA: Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
RUSH: Yeah, well, you know who really invented the Internet? It was the military. It was a DOD project, and Obama hates that. But, folks, look. Here he is repeating it: Roads and bridges. The roads and bridges came after what was necessary, or what made the roads and bridges necessary. They came after that. I’ll tell you what. I think it can now be said, without equivocation — without equivocation — that this man hates this country. He is trying — Barack Obama is trying — to dismantle, brick by brick, the American dream.
There’s no other way to put this.
There’s no other way to explain this.
He was indoctrinated as a child. His father was a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced. He moved to Chicago. It was the home of the radical-left movement. He hooks up to Ayers and Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi. He learns the ruthlessness of Cook County politics. This is what we have as a president: A radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great.
He hates it.
This temper tantrum from Limbaugh is the biggest sign yet that even the most brainwashed of conservatives can sense that 2012 is starting to slip away from them. Republicans are just starting to grasp that they have nominated a fatally flawed candidate who can’t explain his time at Bain, or even release his own tax returns.
Mitt Romney sold himself to the right as their best chance to beat Obama, but that was never true. Now, Rush Limbaugh is forced to rally the troops by breaking out all of the old lies about the president. Obama is a radical leftist. Obama and Bill Ayers are best buds. Obama is a Chicago style corrupt politician. Obama is a commie because the daddy that he barely knew was one too.
This is all so very 2008.
Limbaugh is running out of defenses for Romney, so he had to double down on the Obama attacks. Like Romney, attacking Obama is all Rush has got. There is still plenty of time left in this campaign, but as long as Romney’s credibility is buried beneath questions about his actions at Bain, finances, and tax returns, he has no chance of getting his message out.
And even if the message does get out it will be irrelevant, if the messenger is proven to be untrustworthy.
The truth is that Barack Obama doesn’t hate America. Rush Limbaugh does, but hate is probably too strong of a word. Limbaugh doesn’t hate the country. He and his fellow Republicans are angry at the country because they can’t sell their terrible nominee to voters. They are seething with rage, because America doesn’t hate this president like they do.
What makes them most angry is that they see a nation moving forward and leaving them behind. The angry voice of the old white male is being replaced by the hopeful voices of women, Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics.
Rush Limbaugh wants his country back, and slowly the reality is dawning on him that Mitt Romney isn’t the person to deliver it to him.
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