This post has nothing to do with religious beliefs or lack of such. No, today's post instead deals with something so incredible I cannot fathom it, no matter how I try. Yesterday on his show, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh came right out with it. He doesn't like Obama's politics...and regardless of whether Obama's plan works to turn the economy around...Limbaugh wants him to fail. His exact words..."I hope he fails."
Now just think about that for a minute. Even if the president's plan would be guaranteed to succeed, Limbaugh wants it to fail because he doesn't like the brand of politics involved in trying to help this country's economy, and with it the entire world's economy, to become strong again. Regardless of what a failing economy is doing to the middle and lower classes...in fact, all the classes, Limbaugh wants this plan to fail!
Of course, there's no alternative plan brought forth...no ideas as to how to proceed in a different direction. Just criticism...not just criticism, but the hope for a failure and continued downturn the likes of which will tear this country apart. "I want him to fail." The reasoning behind this boggles the mind. What may I ask, Mr. Limbaugh, have the conservatives done in the last eight years to prevent this? Unchecked greed and lack of government oversight put us in this mess. Does he really expect the American people to trust in more of the same to put this right?
As an independent most of my life, I have voted Republican. In theory, I agree with many of the conservative points of view in regards to what government should be able to do and not do. But that hasn't been the case lately at all. Mr. Limbaugh just doesn't get it. It's time to think outside the box. It's time to try something new. The time for sitting idle with our thumb up our...lower part of our anatomy is over. We're in trouble. It's time for some new ideas...and it's HIGH time that we put partisan politics aside and worked together to get out of this mess.
So Mr. President...some out there may want you to fail at what you're trying to accomplish, but I will bet they are in a small minority. The majority of us are ready to role up our sleeves and pitch in to help. Good luck to you Mr. President. Good luck to us all.