Could Rush Limbaugh really be wrong? I caught just a minute of two of his show yesterday, but was struck by his comment regarding President Obama’s delay in signing the government overspending bill.
“We were told that we were so near economic collapse, Congress had to approve the bill before they read it. Congress passed it on Friday. Did Obama sign it Friday night? No. On Saturday? No. We’re talking collapse here for heaven’s sake, but did he sign it on Sunday and save America on Sunday? No. How about today? No.” –Rush Limbaugh
Rush is correct in his assessment of the situation. President Obama has been making the rounds telling America that we must act quickly, but now that it is on his desk, he is not acting quickly himself.
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I think there is a difference between urgency and fear mongering; that difference being the difference between a real threat and a fabrication. I’m with Rush on this; if the lack of a world class spending bill represented a real threat to America as he said, President Obama would not have delayed putting down his ink. Chuck, I’ll go with fabrication for $100.
I wonder if today Rush, taking a queue from the Democratic Party, will call for impeachment of President Obama on grounds that he fabricated evidence?
That’s a funny thought. Impeach a president within his first 30 days….hmmm….. But let’s get serious now. Why the delay? Here’s a possible scenario. During his campaign, Barack Obama gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention, where he said,
But I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less – because we cannot meet twenty-first century challenges with a twentieth century bureaucracy.
So is that it?
Has President Obama, true to his word, been holed up in the Oval Office going through this unprecedented spending bill line by line, eliminating programs that cost too much or don’t work well? Well, that would be a big change in the Democratic Party’s tax and spend attitude. And that’d be some change this blogger would find hopeful.