Should we be paying for Obama's spat with Rush Limbaugh?

@Taskr36 (13923)
United States
March 5, 2009 12:02pm CST
In case you were unaware, we ARE paying for it. Not only are we paying for Obama and Rahm Emanuel to whine about Rush daily, we are paying for the White House to employ someone whose JOB it is to go after Rush Limbaugh. Yup, an entertainer, who does nothing more than exercise his right to free speech is such a target that we, the tax payer, are now paying for someone to discredit him. http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/03/05/roff_limbaugh_steele/ How does it make you feel knowing that this is what your tax dollars are being spent on?
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Now that Bush is not a target anymore they have put it on Rush Limbaugh. According to polls he is even disliked by most Republicans. So they are trying to portray him as the mouthpiece of the Republican party in order to keep people on the side of the Democrats and maybe even win over some more. That's crazy. Most people don't care what Limbaugh has to say. But yes, I have heard that in other news. The Democrats putting a full effort into 'Operation Rushbo'. It's ridiculous that White House, and therefore public, resources are going into this. What a waste of time and money!
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
5 Mar 09
irisheyes, I take it that you fully support the White House using our good tax payer money to go and give Limbaugh even more exposure? I mean, lets face it, the White House going after him, well, that gives Limbaugh a certain level of credibility he doesn't deserve. And painting him as the mouthpiece of the Republicans, that's really laughable.
• United States
5 Mar 09
No, we should not be paying for it, but it is beginning to look as if we citizens will receive some benefit from the expenditure. How? Rush Limbaugh was becoming ineffective. People were starting to not listen to him. Rush was starting to not be taken seriously. Now, what with the ONE, the messiah for modern times, 0bama, attacking Rush Limbaugh as if he was important, people are again listening to Rush Limbaugh as if he had something important to say. Now, finally, Rush Limbaugh does have something important to say. 0bama's administration's attacks have inspired Rush and Rush is taking after 0bama's administration in a serious manner. So, we should not be paying for the attacks on Rush, but at least we are getting something good for our money, unlike the money spent on the stimulus package and all the bailouts.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Well Rush's power comes directly from the democrats in power. That's why you haven't seen him as much over the last 8 years. Obama may make him even more powerful than he was during the Clinton administration. Clinton, unlike Obama, had the good sense to ignore Limbaugh and just do as he did. Obama is so absorbed in the worship of his minions that he can't stand the idea that someone could oppose him publicly. Now he's spending OUR money to fight a freaking radio personality. Based on the latest Rasmussen Poll, Americans just aren't buying it. Even amongst Obama's own party the majority, 54% don't believe Rush is the leader of the republican party. Amongst republicans only 11% actually agree with Obama.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
5 Mar 09
No we should not be paying for it. We shouldn't be paying for a lot of things politicians do especially these billions of dollars in pork bills they keep passing. I can not believe they are that worried about a talk show host that they would set up a team to go after him. He is a talk show host, that is it.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
5 Mar 09
This is the first time I've ever seen a politician be this petty towards an entertainer. Rush was huge in the 90s and Clinton never reacted like this.
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I would think President Obama has more pressing issues to worry about right now rather than what Rush Limbaugh or anyone else is saying for that matter. What's he going to do when half of the country rises up against him?