Rush Limbaugh is taking a “whistling past the graveyard” approach to Barack Obama’s scandals. He is being very cautious about allowing himself to feel that some damage will be done to Obama when the dust from these scandals clears.
Rush even quotes James Carville’s liberal wishful thinking about this lasting “only 30 days” to help convince himself he’s right. Nevertheless, Rush is wrong.
While there is no doubt that Obama won’t be impeached, as Rush allows that isn’t important. Saying there won’t be any damage to Obama his Party and their dangerous agenda is simply wrong.
These scandals will do the following:
When Rush is proved “right” and nothing “seems” to change, the fuse of a renewed TEA party revolution will be lit.
People will be reminded America isn’t supposed to be this way.
Democrats will remain on defense through the mid-term election cycle – you’re not winning when you are on defense.
More whistleblowers will come forward because those already out will be insulated from reprisals. Fast and Furious can be revisited. “He’s not a citizen” will get new life. Conservative state legislatures will be embolden to pass more conservative laws and repeal more liberal ones. Photo id to vote – think Boston bombing. More sheriffs will sue Obama over gun control. The IRS will be neutered.
It will force House Republicans to finally do their jobs or face an angry constituency willing to throw them out in many districts. This will shift the leadership of Congressional GOP from RINOs to more conservative leaders. It will set new standards for GOP candidates – collaborators need not apply.
This makes it far more likely the GOP will hold the House and regains the Senate.
It weakens Obama’s leverage to ram through his socialist programs.
It weakens Obamacare’s grip on us.
It will further infuriate average Americans being disadvantaged by Obama’s sequestration.
It will end gun control and immigration “reform efforts”.
It will make bringing the needed 5% of conservatives back to vote easier.
When most of Obama’s rank and file DO NOT turn on him the “us versus them” mindset needed for conservatives to stop pandering to Hispanics and Blacks, who will never vote Republican, will grow.
This will encourage “Atlas Shrugged” type passive resistance to government and more willingness to sue and fight the IRS giving rise to appeals of court losses to the IRS.
The coupling of the Gosnell case with the IRS attacks on pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood will cause these groups to redouble their efforts to stop abortions and enjoy previously unattainable successes in the courts and in public opinion.
These things will make having Obama around worth the trade.
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