Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Chest-Thumping Hyperbole Needed on Left

A lot of notice has been given to the relatively grudging commendations for President Obama coming in from conservative figures like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Here's Limbaugh.

"We need to open the programme today by congratulating President Obama," Limbaugh declared on his daily syndicated radio show on Monday. "President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed
out." As always with Limbaugh, his words were laden with sarcasm, poking fun at the idea that Obama single-handedly executed the mission:

Thank God for President Obama. If he had not been there, who knows what would have happened. It was only Obama who understood the need to get DNA, to prove that this was Bin Laden that we had assassinated.

And there were backhanded compliments from Limbaugh as well: "We need to never forget that President Obama deserves praise for continuing the policies established by George W Bush which led to the acquisition of this intel that led us to the enlarged hut in Pakistan that led to the assassination of Bin Laden last night."

Actually, it's unfortunate that nobody on the left is very good at the kind of chest-thumping, flag-waving hyperbole that Limbaugh would have given any kind of Republican for executing the hit on Bin Laden.

Obama deserves the hype.

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