So, here is a pretty good indication of how most supporters of The One are madly spinning the current Rush/Obama business:
"Rush Limbaugh is worried."...
"Right now Rush is being played. The Obama dinner with conservative columnists, shortly before his inauguration, was as much about excluding Rush as coddling the columnists. Not only did the conservatives fawn, but Rush fumed. It got under his skin. Indeed, the rumor that he might in fact be there (likely coming from the Obama camp), and then his evident lack of an invitation, highlighted the slight."...
"The game the president is playing is to make a testy, easy-to-arouse, fun-to-rankle Rush come to stand for an odd-ball, tone-deaf, blowhard far right that the rest of the desperate-to-be-liked Republican Party will eagerly distance itself from."...
Okay, so 'Rush is running scared'...blah,blah...'Obama's a genius'...blah,blah...'Rush is being marginalized'...blah,blah... etc, etc, et-frakkin'-cetera...
George W. Bush endured every manner of slight & slander from every media outlet available, from "straight news" to commentary shows, newspaper columns, sitcoms and even asshat music award shows (look, a two-fer! MS-LSD calls it 'candor')
Now - name for me ONE TIME that 'W.' called out a single media personality like that... or made reference to a network or even overt references to 'The Press'.
(...No, it's okay - Take your time - I'll wait....)
So now, let me understand this:
Barack Obama, the President of the United States, goes out of his way to acknowledge Rush and even to deliberately disinvite him from a 'conservative media dinner' - and RUSH is the one on the ropes?
Are you kidding me?
That's more air-time than Bush gave Olbermann after years of spittle-flecked ranting!
OBAMA: If you guys listen to Rush, you're just not cool!
OBAMEDIA: Ooooo,... pwned!!!1!
Oh yeah, baby - Rush is the one who's worried!
Look out - it's amateur-hour @ the White House.