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Although the economy and the downturn on Wall Street has a good portion of the country in jitters, the current administration is busy dealing with a threat bigger than a few bankers in crisis – the Republican brand. Over the past few days, new coverage regarding radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, has eclipsed the conversation on the economy, possibly even overshadowing Obama’s desire to get the ball rolling on Health Care Reform. This focus on Rush, according to Politico, has been purposefully contrived by members of the administration in an effort to tarnish the Republican Brand. To wit: “Good Luck with that!”
The contrived showdown, between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the President, over budget cuts and pork in proportions never imagined, is yet another added distraction – that will, in the end, result in a signature to all programs in a budget that is sure to haunt generations to come in the form of taxes, taxes and more taxes.
Therefore, the question remains, will the tactic of trying to create a “boogeyman” in the form of a popular radio talk show host, help the DNC and the Obama administration cover their behinds and secure a Democrat Congress majority in 2010? Recall the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy”, which, without the struggles that are taking place in middle American today, failed miserably – It is incomprehensible how someone who had attended ivy league schools (granted grades were never released) would appear to be blind the fact that, at this point in time, tactics to detract from a bigger issue – might not work – It is, after all, the economy stupid.