Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barack Obama's inauguration: Uniters, Critics and party poopers

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Rush Limbaugh and the Punditocracy on Barack Obamas' Inauguration
Today is a historic occasion. The inauguration of Barack Obama, America's 44th and first African American President. It is also a transfer of power from an outgoing Republican President to a newly elected Democratic President. The theme of unity which was set by Barack Obama's campaign and his fabled 'pragmatism' has carried on to the politicians and candidates who have been critical of Obama.

Glenn Beck speaks to unsuccessful GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin via HotAir
Palin’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Hopenchange
SARAH PALIN... he does have, I believe a strong desire. A since idea to bring this country together under an umbrella of of optimism and hope and I look forward to working with him on that.
American Morning's John Roberts speaks to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
MITT ROMNEY: This is not the Barack Obama we thought we knew
He's been already reaching out... he's very much following the speeches he's given on his campaign... he's showing a pragmatic bent... that's the direction we'd like to see.
While politicians have a pragmatic interest in commity, Pundits do not. Pundits are judged on their rhetoric alone so they have the luxury of being more idealistic and ideologically pure. Whilst the tone of unity might linger in the political class certain Conservative are setting their own tone in their opposition and skepticism of Obama.

Prominent conservative talkers Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin expressed objection to the mood of fealty and conservatives "caving in"
Obama naysayers speak out
"Jan. 20 has turned into a schlock inauguration, (where) every last moocher has come to cash in on Obama," says the conservative blogger and pundit. "There are some of us who want to bang our heads against the wall."

While most Republicans now in office are saying all the right things about Tuesday's proceedings... some conservatives can't quite get themselves in the "We Are One" mood...
On his radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh railed against "people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, 'Well, I hope he succeeds. We have to give him a chance.'"

"Why?" Limbaugh demanded. "They didn't give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated, the search-and-destroy mission had begun...
Rush Limbaugh continued his theme as the conservative counterweight on his show
The Last Man Standing Refuses to Join the Cult of Barack Obama
The reason why this program's audience is going to skyrocket is because we're going to be the only ones doing this. We're going to be the only ones not in the tank. We're going to be the only ones that have not throw in the towel of responsibility and objectivity. We're the ones that have not joined the comet, the cult, the ones not heading to the Hale-Bopp comet!


The Intellectual Redneck said...

Obama is President: Rally around your checkbooks

Jakob said...

If Rush Limbaugh insists that his radio show is going to grow during an Obama Administration, when it has already swollen during a Bush Administration, he admits to America that he and his friends on right-wing talk radio are nothing but cancer.