Obama did the same when he was running for president at which I posted evidence of the Obama's campaign smear of Rush at Obama's Web Site Changes without an Apology
I was starting this blog like this....
"I don't know the whole context but my guess is that Rush was saying that he hopes Obama doesn't succeed because if he does succeed then America would be worse off then before. For example Obama has already succeeded in lifting the ban of funding for abortion advocate family planning organizations worldwide. I wish Obama did not succeed in that. So to take only this 19 second clip as evidence which is probabily out of context and form a petition is really absurd. I can see if a grassroots organization wanted to do this but for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee to do so is absurd especially considering how the liberal media have treated Bush. It appears the DCCC has a hard time taking any criticism.
Also, Obama said to Republicans that "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." when at the same time Obama has Chris Matthews at MSNBC being just as divisive and biased as Rush. See Chris Matthews slams Palin and conservatives at the glorification of Obama and Chris Matthews at MSNBC introduces his viewers to new definitions of objectivity and journalism..."
And then I just found this article and check this out from CNSNews and just what I suspected....
Democrats Edit: Take Limbaugh's 'Want Obama to Fail' Comment Out of Context
By Susan Jones, Senior Editor
The audio clip, as played by the DCCC, omits a key sentence, as follows:
DCCC version: “If I wanted Obama to succeed, I’d be happy the Republicans have laid down. [EDIT] I don’t want this to work. So I’m thinking about replying to the guy, 'Okay, I”ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.'”
What Limbaugh said: "If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he's talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the U.S. government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. So I'm thinking of replying to the guy, "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails."
Limbaugh, on his Jan. 16 radio program, also made the point that no liberals hoped President Bush would succeed. Nevertheless, Limbaugh continued, Obama "is the president of the United States, he's my president, he's a human being, and his ideas and policies are what count for me, not his skin color, not his past, not whatever ties he doesn't have to being down with the struggle, all of that's irrelevant to me. We're talking about my country, the United States of America, my nieces, my nephews, your kids, your grandkids. Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism? Why would I want to do that? So I can answer it, four words, 'I hope he fails.' And that would be the most outrageous thing anybody in this climate could say. Shows you just how far gone we are. Well, I know, I know. I am the last man standing."
On subsequent radio programs, Limbaugh has talked about people "misunderstanding" his remark.
On his Friday, Jan. 23 program -- reviewing the week -- Limbaugh explained that he supports Obama -- he just doesn't support Obama's policies. "I don't support the nationalization of the banks, which has happened. I don't support the nationalization of the auto companies. I don't support the nationalization of the mortgage business. I don't like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd running things. And I don't want that to continue," Limbaugh said.
And on his Tuesday, Jan. 27 program at one point, Limbaugh referred to President Obama telling Republicans to ignore Limbaugh: "The president of the United States hopes I fail," Limbaugh said.
Democrats and liberal groups have misrepresented Limbaugh’s words and meaning on previous occasions, most notably bashing him two years ago for using the term "phony soldiers" to describe Jesse Macbeth, who was sentenced to five months in prison for falsifying his military records.
A group that wanted Limbaugh removed from taxpayer-supported Armed Forces Radio claimed that Limbaugh had used the term "phony soldiers" to describe all soldiers who had spoken against the Iraq war.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, wading into the controversy, gave a speech on the Senate floor, condemning Limbaugh and urging his colleagues to send a letter of complaint to the chairman of Clear Channel Communications, which syndicates Limbaugh’s radio show.
Limbaugh turned tables on Reid, however. In October 2007, the radio host auctioned off the letter that Reid sent to the CEO of Clear Channel Communications demanding that Limbaugh be censured and forced to apologize to U.S. servicemen.
The winning bid on eBay was $2.1 million, which Limbaugh matched – raising $4.2 million for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which serves children of fallen Marines and law enforcement officers.
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And see stories of those in the Liberal Media that have jumped on this story with further bias against Rush at: CNN's Cafferty Slams Limbaugh as 'Corpulent Oxycontin Aficionado'
Olbermann: Obama 'Separating Mullah Limbaugh from the Herd'
MSNBC's O'Donnell Hails Obama's 'Cojones' in Bashing Limbaugh
On Hardball, Chris Matthews Patronizes Limbaugh Listeners