Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Get context correct about Limbaugh's 'I hope he fails'

Leave it to Leonard Pitts in his Jan. 25 column to take Rush Limbaugh's words completely out of context. He clearly illustrates that he doesn't listen to Rush by getting Limbaugh's "I hope he fails" comment about President Obama wrong.

What Limbaugh meant was that he hopes Obama fails in passing into law some of the decidedly un-American ideas he supports. Giving tax refunds to people who don't pay taxes in the first place is welfare. Raising taxes on those who are productive and successful is communist. Requiring Catholic hospitals to perform abortions and at the same time using public funds to pay for abortions is barbaric (Freedom of Choice Act). Guaranteeing health care and jobs for all (dutifully paid for by the aforementioned productive and successful crowd) is also communist.

Hiding conveniently behind all of President Obama's eloquence is, at worst, communism and, at best, socialism. Not even a week into his administration I have reached overload with the revered admiration (bordering on worship) many in this country seem to have for Obama. As for his policies, I hope they fail as well. The country will be better off in the long run.

Matt McLaughlin

Source: Indianapolis Star

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