As a result, all the diatribe he lobs against President Barack Obama and the Democrats is getting across to millions of his listening Americans, who are rapidly taking in his message and incensed that the president is destroying their America. The presidency should either take Rush Limbaugh frontally head-on or send an emissary of peace to broker a truce between both parties; and former President H. Bush Sr or even the junior 'W' will suffice as an affective go-between to at least reach out to the mega-phone and let him tone down his rhetoric or at least be a little fair with his attacks on the president. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California did it once, he reached out to Rush over a cigar and Rush took him out of his cross-hairs. President Barack Obama should therefore invite Rush to the White House over cigars and implore him to tone down his anti-Obama message.
The current posture and attempt to pretend or act as if Rush Limbaugh is just an ordinary distraction or nuisance is foolery as millions are listening to this man's message and millions more are enlisting daily and being swayed. A man who commands the air-waves and delivers his punches where and when it matters most should not be taken lightly by any of his opponents including the opponent-in-chief, President Barack Obama. Icheoku tunes in periodically to the Rush Limbaugh's 'Excellence-In-Broadcasting (EIB) show out of curiosity and somewhat interest; and could easily have been persuaded to jump on the bandwagon but we have some independent head on our shoulders. To say that Rush Limbaugh is effective in delivering his punches is least gratuitous and simplistic; the man is a talker extra-ordinary and very effective in effortlessly swaying opinions; admitted some of his positions are somewhat ultra-right winged.
But the problem with President Obama and the bashing of his administration by Rush Limbaugh is that so many of Rush listeners have no time or the mental acuity to do some independent research on some of his positions to either validate or thump them. These Dido-heads, millions of them, are simply satisfied with any position of their idol; all that they require is that Rush said so. So once Rush Limbaugh says anything on any issue or about a person, so it is and shall remain with these lock-step adherents; and the loser are those people not in Rush Limbaugh's good books including President Barack Obama. The irony of the gamesmanship is that even the Tea Party Republicans, RINO Republicans as well as Conservative Republicans are all afraid and scared-stiff of the acerbic mouth of Rush Limbaugh and easily fall in tow rather than attract his ire. The result is that even members of the Congress are easily intimidated by Rush Limbaugh as they tread softly in order not to make Rush mad at them as well as millions of his followers; who form most of their voting bloc in their various constituencies.
This in essence makes it utterly difficult for bipartisanship or for anything to go on amidst such polarizing figure as Rush Limbaugh and the debate over the Tax-cut bill is of great significance. But unlike so many other Americans who think that by just tuning off Rush the problem will go away, Icheoku says all that is required is for the president or one of his minders to sacrifice three hours in one week-day and listen through Rush Limbaugh's show and they will be convinced on the great damage he is doing to their boss, President Barack Obama. One day, Icheoku counted thirty times Rush negatively mentioned President Obama within the first 60 minutes of his 180 minutes show; and they were all tailored to deride the president or accuse him of destroying "their" America or in someway, belittle or diminish his presidency with such words as "man-child president" or "Obama does not love America" etc. Icheoku wonders how someone who does not love America will be toiling day and night and all other times in between, trying to solve the numerous problems Americans are facing including an itinerant unemployment situation which has so far defied the stimulus package and every thing thrown at it.
Perception is everything and regardless of what the president is doing to fix what is broken, once Americans feel or are convinced that he is not doing enough or everything that could be done to help them; that is what usually sticks. This is the fork on the road for President Barack Hussein Obama and his administration as all their efforts to solve problems are being portrayed by Rush Limbaugh as their attempt at destroying America and this is the message getting across the news cycle. Third Reich's Goebbels was right when he intoned that propaganda and publicity are the best instruments of warfare; and unfortunately Rush Limbaugh is so far winning this particular battle as Americans are increasingly becoming despondent about the president and his presidency.
The worst situation anyone can find himself/herself in life is to have people who could careless about him/her or what the person stands for; and the last November midterm election showed that the President have seemingly lost his power of conviction; chiefly due to Rush Limbaugh's saturating the airwaves with his anti-Obama message. A word is enough for the wise and there should be no shame or ego interference in this matter. If the president wants to succeed and be seen to succeed, he must reach out and make peace with the man who runs America with half his brains tied to his back, Rush Limbaugh, before it is too late with Obama becoming a one-term president. The drubbing of Democrats last November really put the fear of Rush Limbaugh into some people's minds - that Democrats lost with such a wide margin despite their best efforts to wrench the country back from its near abyss. Rush Limbaugh is vile and his message so petulant and vitriolic that only the victim who feels the sting can explain its pain; and this time they are chiefly directed at the person of President Barack Obama who must do something to turn the tide or stand to pay a hefty prize if he chose to ignore it and do nothing. Concluding, Icheoku says the proposition is admittedly a tough one but still doable; and Obama should make a move now or have his presidency destroyed by Rush Limbaugh!