Rush Limbaugh Tells Obama: ‘It’s Time To Grow Up’, Calls Obama ‘Bully’


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[AUDIO LINK BELOW] The following is a letter written by Rush Limbaugh to President Barak Obama, which was read on radio on Thursday afternoon – in response to last night’s State Of The Union address.

I penned a message to Obama that I would like to deliver now.  Because Mr. Obama, I think it’s time we had a heart-to-heart talk. Let me be the father that you never had or never really knew, because I think you need some guidance. It’s time to man up. It’s time to grow up. That speech last night was an embarrassment. You couldn’t focus, you lashed out in all directions, you refused to accept responsibility for your own actions, and you were angry.

And he was, folks! He was mad.  Being president is a big job.  It’s a big responsibility.  You wanted the position, Barack.  You campaigned for it.  You told the public to trust you with it, and they elected you — and you’re now president of the greatest country mankind has ever known, and yet you act like this was all coming to you, like you deserve it, that you’re better than the people you are supposed to serve and that you have no tolerance for debate or dissent.  That’s not the way it works as president, Barack.  We have a Constitution, we have checks and balances, we have separation of powers, we have states — and most of all, we have the people.  You don’t get to impose your programs and policies on the nation and the people without our consent. 

This is a representative republic, not a banana republic, and let me remind you: Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky are not our Founding Fathers.  This is a nation built on individuality, built on liberty, free markets, and faith.  Yet you, Barack, demand fidelity to a different belief system: A system that crushes individual initiative and free will.  The president does not berate Supreme Court justices who are guests of the Congress and who have no ability to respond to your attacks.  You’ve made such a mess of things, Barack, and it’s time to stop deluding yourself. It’s time to stop blaming others.  You are delusional.  You are delirious.  It’s time for you to assume the responsibilities of a president rather than pretending to be one. 

You’ve driven the nation’s debt over the edge.  It is your responsibility to fix it now.  Otherwise, our young people will have no future.  You were wrong to grant terrorists constitutional rights. Even the libs in New York don’t want the trial there now!  You, Mr. President, are endangering the security of this nation.  Now fix it!  Reverse course, and end the terrorists — all of them — back to Guantanamo Bay, where they belong.  You are wrong to nationalize one industry after another from automobiles to banks.  You are destroying competition and jobs.  You need to stop what you were doing before millions of more families go broke from your misguided policies.  It’s not too late to stop this.  I know you’re not going to stop it because last night you said you don’t quit, and I know what you mean. 

You’re gonna keep plugging for the same agenda, which is going to destroy this country even more — which makes me think, Barack, that’s your objective.  You know, Barack, unlike most presidents you’re dealing with a Congress that has super majorities in both houses, fellow Democrats.  It amazes me that with all the talk about your ability to persuade and communicate, that you can’t even hold your own party members together anymore.  Is that Bush’s fault, too? Is it is fault of the banks and the insurance companies and the lobbyists that you can’t keep your own Democrat Party unified — or is it a problem with your leadership, Barack, or lack of leadership?  It’s the latter, Mr. President. I’ll tell you, you are not a leader. You are an agitator and an organizer, and a process guy, but you are not a leader.  It is you who are doing something wrong. 

The people in Virginia don’t like it.  The people in New Jersey don’t like it.  The people in Massachusetts don’t like it.  The people in Massachusetts and all over the country have the ability to inform themselves outside of your sycophant press corps, and they are doing so.  Members of your own governing majority don’t like what you are doing.  I mean, this calls for some self-reflection and some circumspection.  Has it occurred to you, Mr. President, even once that you’re not as cool as you think you are?  Has it occurred to you that you are screwing up?  And if it has, are you happy about that?  Has it occurred to you that you have a great deal to learn and that you need to take your own measure, or are you Mr. Perfect?  Are you God-sent? 

Are you The One that you’ve been waiting for?  See, I have a little concern there may be a psychological issue at play here.  I don’t say this to demean you, Barack.  I say it because I’m concerned.  I mean, Tom Daschle was always “concerned” and I like the word. I’m concerned.  You seem to have a whole lot of enemies, at least in your own mind.  A partial list would include Fox News, insurance companies, banks, oil companies, the “special interests,” the Supreme Court, Republicans, talk show hosts, executives, anyone or any business that earns over $250,000 a year, mortgage companies, credit card companies — and the list goes on and on and on.  You have the longest enemies list of anybody I’ve ever known. 

These people are not your enemies, though, Barack.  They are Americans.  They are part of this country.  They are part of what makes the nation work.  You are not.  You have nothing to do, and have had nothing to do, with this nation’s greatness.  You can’t lay claim to greatness on any scale, not even rhetorical.  But you have no direct relationship to the greatness of this country.  You are damaging the possibility of further greatness.  Nevertheless, like a bully, you continue to threaten all of these people.  The Supreme Court, Big Oil, Big Pharmaceutical, Big Retail, talk show hosts, Fox News, the list goes on.  You threaten anybody who does not agree with you.  You try to intimidate them.  You smear them.  Your sycophantic media goes right along and carries your water. But this is not what presidents do. 

You’re supposed to lead not by threatening people but by encouraging them, by embracing them, by thanking them, by inspiring them.  Most of all you don’t seem to appreciate the magnificence of this nation!  I know you don’t.  The way you’ve been educated about this country it’s painfully obvious.  You think this country is guilty, period. Guilty and unjust.  You seem to think this country needs to be torn down so you can rebuild it.  But you were elected to be president, not some kind of dictator.  You must operate within the confines of the Constitution.  You are not bigger than the law, and you are not bigger than the people.  You were elected to serve the people, not dictate to them.  Anyway, I’m sure this little lecture will not do you much good, particularly given the spectacle of your speech last night.  You really are full of yourself.  But I truly hope that this little talk does do you some good down the way, because something is going to have to change in you or we are doomed for at least the next three years. 

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  1. Also if their persecution of you is to any extent, because of antisemitism, that would further show them to be liberals, not conservatives.

  2. Bubby – No, the fact that you cant form your own opinions and you have to copy cat what everyone else says, says loads about you. And why on earth are you getting all hot and bothered by me insulting Rush?

  3. #10, Rush Limbaugh is not equally stupid, he is incomparably stupid without any comparision.

    Where was Limbaugh during Bush/Cheney that brought up to this point? Obama is not a dumb man. Its just that the mess is so great, which of us WOULD ACTUALLY SOLVE the problems that America faces?

    Limbaugh is shamelessly getting attention to counter his recent visit to the hospital for a viagra scare or something.

    The opening of his letter, referring to Obama’s relationship to his father, was mean spirited and uncalled for.

    I will say this about Obama. He seems to be (and we never can tell these days), but he seems to be a decent family man. Limbaugh, being unattractive, has to talk filthy to women with inuendo and embarassing flirtation to try to raise his Q rating.

    One does not have to be a genius in this culture to have a hit show. Quite the contrary.

  4. 13, unlike left wingers who TELL you what you think, Rush and most of conservative talkradio TEACHES you HOW to think using YOUR OWN BRAIN. Rush points out absurdity by being absurd (something libs don’t like because he gets them every time).

  5. Flatbush Bubby, please don’t EVER change. Don’t stop commenting. My friends and I have a blast reading your comments, you’re so ridiculous. Never has a dog spinning around in circles, biting it’s own tail in fury given so much to chuckle over.

    The best part is that you’re easy to find. We already know which articles not to comment on. We call them Flatbush-Bubby-free and don’t even bother checking comments.

    Keep up the good work! There’s so little to laugh about these days.

  6. #16. You have got to be kidding!! Heaven help the fool who thinks they are “taught” how to think by the parrots (like Savage, Sliwa, and that’s about it) of conservative talk radio.

  7. 14, so at what point does Barack Hussein Hugo Obama take responsibility for anything going on? Why are the Obamanation’s Kool Aid drinkers forgetting that Senator Obama VOTED FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Granted GWB tried getting along with people too much which is why he spent like a drunken liberal but that doesn’t make it right either and CONSERVATIVES were against the spending.

    Let me teach you something, if Obamanation’s socialist agenda was so good, why didn’t the SUPER MAJORITY in the House & Senate just pass everything Obama? The Republicans can walk out or pull an Obama by voting ‘present’ and your side should have had enough ‘yea’ votes. The answer is that even the Democrats aren’t really happy with Obama’s socialist politics.

    Children & immature people blame other people for THEIR problems. Adults & mature people take responsibility.

  8. Am I the only one here amused by the irony of someone who posts on a message board while pretending to be a conservative talk show host lecturing others on that message board about how conservative talk radio is all about teaching you to think for yourself?

  9. #11 – Why is somebody “obviously” stupid just because they don’y listen to Rush? According to you, einstein must be stupid seeing as he probaly never listened to Rush either.

    #13 – First of all, this mess is not Bush’s fault. Bush didn’t create the laws that led to the sub-prime meltdown – the democratic congress did. And second, Rush wasn’t exactly Bush’s biggest cheerleader anyway.

    #16 – Thats a matter of opinion. Some would say just the opposite.

  10. Mark Levin makes a good point about people taking responsibility. I’m going to assume nobody here, nor any of their friends and family, enjoys those socialist institutions like Welfare, Section 8 housing, food stamps and WIC. I don’t want to here that my fellow frum Yidden are a bunch of socialists!

    As far as somebody asking if he works on the radio, I’m doubting that anybody who uses about ten exclamation marks after a sentence and uses silly terms like Obamanation would be given a job at a 7-11, much less on the radio.

  11. Rush is very clever. He tosses out a barrage of emotionally-charged language guaranteed to drive liberals crazy and resonate with his conservative audience. Picking apart the rhetorical devices he uses in just this letter would take hours of research and writing.

    Let’s just try to refute one of his more basic claims.

    He says: “The president does not berate Supreme Court justices who are guests of the Congress and who have no ability to respond to your attacks.”

    This is very, very clever, and hard to respond to. One could point out that in 1983, President Reagan publicly disagreed with SCOTUS’s 1972 decision in Roe v. Wade, stating that “abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution.” But since Reagan didn’t “berate Supreme Court justices” in a SOTU address, this wouldn’t fall under the specific prohibition that Rush has just made up. By attacking the President’s tone, instead of the substance of his remarks or whether they had any sort of precedent, Rush insulates himself from engaging in any real rational argument. Very, very clever.

    If Rush IS so concerned about decorum, I wonder how he feels about Joe Wilson’s outburst last year. I suppose that wouldn’t count, because again, it doesn’t fit the specific guidelines Rush has laid out.

  12. I feel that some of the comments here reflect a belief that anything Obama does, must be either wrong, arrogant or stupid, with the reverse being true for Republicans. I wonder why that is?

  13. TO add to the mess Fanny Mae and Fredie Mack continues to expands. They are the cause of the melt down of banks. Clinton wanted everybody to get a house even though they could not afford it and Fanny and Freddie signed on and gave it; and now they have even more money to give according to obama. STOP THE NONSENSE. If you can’t afford it don’t buy it.My father and his father paid what they had cash to pay for and bought a house they could afford

  14. Fanny Mae and Fredie Mack were FORCED by people like your wonderful current president and his Regressive members of Congress such as Barney Tzippy Frank to give these loans. Senate hearings on videotape bear that out.

  15. 29, 30: I’m sure you both know that the loans given out by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had very little to do with the eventual meltdown of this country’s banking system. Otherwise, you wouldn’t make such ill-informed generalized statements. You’ve certainly done enough research to know that there were much deeper institutional problems in the way our banks operated, and the bad loans given out by these agencies were simply the tiny foundation that a towering, extremely unstable house of cards was built on. Right? Right?

    Also, mark, I don’t really understand why you refer to Barney Frank as “Tzippy.” That’s sort of a non-sequitor.