Sunday, March 1, 2009
Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC was great yesterday. Love him or hate him, he gave a great speech. He was animated, humorous, on point, conveyed his message, and spontaneous. Everything a good speech should be.
As far as content, his basic message to conservatives was to stick to their core principles. The Hill stated that "Limbaugh said the country will succeed if individuals pursue their excellence, and he criticized Democrats for putting forth a message that people can only succeed with a hand from the government."
In answer to the recent criticism of his comment about hoping Obama fails, he said,
"I know what's going on. We are in the aspects here of a historic presidency, I know that. But let me be honest again, I got over the historical aspects of that in November. President Obama is our president. President Obama stands for some things. He could be a Martian. He could be from Michigan. I don't care. It doesn't matter to me what his race is. It doesn't matter. He is liberal. That's what matters to me.... I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed."
I know he was 'preaching to the choir' as they say, but he was well received by his conservative audience who gave him multiple standing ovations.
I agree with his criticism of the huge budget and on the massive welfare reform that Obama is undertaking. I also agree with Rush when he said "what is so strange about being honest and saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to restructure and reform this country so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation?" I agree with that because that's the way I see this presidency headed as well. I see capitalism being punished and penalized under this presidency and I see us being led into European socialism which I disagree with and don't believe is right for this country.
The full transcript of his speech is here if you want to read it. There is also video.