...when James Carville was doing it?
Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail
"On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."
Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.
"We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I'm wanting them to turn against him," Greenberg admitted.
The pollster added with a chuckle of disbelief: "They don't want him to fail. I mean, they think it matters if the president of the United States fails."
Minutes later, as news of the terrorist attacks reached the hotel conference room where the Democrats were having breakfast with the reporters, Carville announced: "Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!"
Naturally, the members of the "Media" heeled to their master.
"...even years later, the mainstream media chose to never resurrect those controversial sentiments, voiced by the Democratic Party's top strategists, that Bush should fail."
Fast-Forward to 2009:
"That omission stands in stark contrast to the feeding frenzy that ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail. The press devoted wall-to-wall coverage to the remark, suggesting that Limbaugh and, by extension, conservative Republicans, were unpatriotic.
"The most influential Republican in the United States today, Mr. Rush Limbaugh, said he did not want President Obama to succeed," Carville railed on CNN recently.
So... but... now that's bad, Mr. Carville?
Rush, on the other hand, seems to think that any "harm" he might be doing to the republican Party (like they need help?) - is actually less important than speaking out against the very real harm being done to the country by BHO:
"I deal in principles, not polls," Limbaugh added. "Carville and people like him live and breathe political exploitation.
This is all a game to them. It's not a game to me. I am concerned about the well-being and survival of our nation.
When has Carville ever advocated anything that would benefit the country at the expense of his party?"
Who would have ever thought that Rush Limbaugh - media giant with the loudest microphone and tens-of-millions of listeners in the US alone...
...would one day become the 'lone voice in the wilderness'?
Socialism, Economy-tanking, Ally-insulting, Agreement-reneging, Terrorist-capitulating, Energy-obstructing, Enemy-Emboldening, Abortion-funding....
Every one, either an "accomplishment" or tenet of his administration & policy.
Let me be clear about this:
I want Barack Obama to fail - at everything he's done and everything he's stood for.
Just sayin' is all.