'Chris Christie is loser' was my alternate title. Not a quote, but it is the basic message from Rush Limbaugh on his show today: Obama does know what he is doing.
After a weekend of petty Republican back-stabbing, it's about time someone showed the sense and backbone to say it.
It's a four minute clip so far too much for a full transcript. If you can't listen (although you really should try), here is the most important point:
"None of these Republican moderates will go there. And you want to know why? You want to know why? You want to know why they cannot agree that Obama is doing this on purpose? Very simple. They cannot agree that Obama's doing it on purpose, they do not dare say that Obama is doing it on purpose because they have all worked with Barack Obama. In one way or another, every one of these governors, many of them, and even a lot of Republicans in the House and the Senate have worked with Obama to advance certain elements of the agenda. We have worked with Obama on the spending bills, we have worked with Obama or we want to on amnesty and immigration. There are some in the Republican side who want to work with Obama when it comes to issues in the so-called war on women. But when you have worked with Obama, when you have asked Obama to come to your state, and when you have embraced Obama and done everything you can to get assistance from Obama, well you can't turn around and then say Obama is purposely trying to transform the country because it makes you look like an idiot."
So dead on. And that jab at Christie was unmistakable. Limbaugh further states that there is not a single candidate in this primary who would, through inexperience, repeat Obama's mistakes. Because they aren't mistakes. They are what he intended, what he promised, and what he did.
For those pitching other campaigns, wake up. This, like Rubio's remarks on abortion, is a fundamental issue, a fundamental point that should transcend petty self-interest in which Republican happens to win the nomination. If you want to attack Marco, hey by all means. It's a primary.
But don't dismantle a key argument that the conservative movement needs and is also, hey guess what, actually true.
That is what is so infuriating about the until-now wildly unpopular among conservatives Chris Christie and his remarkable new fan base of people who support other candidates. You're attacking the messenger and the message even though it's the correct message! What's more, it's a message that resonates with voters we need in the general, no matter which candidate wins.
Obama does know exactly what he's doing. Obama has done what he has done to this country on purpose. He didn't stumble through inadvertently driving the country to socialism. It's literally what he set out to do. Sorry if that undercuts the argument no-chance-in-hell-of-winning Jeb Bush and his minions like Chris Christie want to sell about "inexperience". Those are the facts. Get right, people.