Dealing with Limbaugh

Scott Ott (who I finally met at CPAC last week and would absolutely vote for as County Executive if I lived in Lehigh County, PA) has an amusing satire titled “Obama to Drop Shield if Russia Helps with Limbaugh.”

President Barack Obama has reportedly written another private note to his Russian counterpart offering to halt deployment of a defensive nuclear missile shield in Europe, this time in exchange for Russia’s help in dealing with U.S. talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.

The White House immediately denied the existence of the letter to President Dmitry Medvedev, but acknowledged “ongoing internal deliberations over a measured response using all the tools of U.S. power, including diplomacy.”

Dealing with Mr. Limbaugh has taken the Obama administration’s focus off of other global trouble spots like North Korea, Iran and Chicago.

More at the link.

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  1. sam says:

    All good satire has a foundation in the truth, and the truth here is that the Obama administration has absolutely no problem whatsoever with Rushbo. Quite the contrary. A better satire could be titled:

    Congressional Republicans Deny Trying to Reduce Limbaugh

  2. odograph says:

    Anyone who doesn’t accept Rush as the new leader of the Republican Party needs to up their meds.

  3. HiItsNino says:

    Honestly, its people like rush who pushed me to become a dem back in the 90’s. The party needs to embrace intellectuals and reject these spin doctors if they are ever going to be taken seriously again. The tactic might have worked when people were still getting used to the “new media”, but now everyone pretty much knows that there is a network of right wing liars whose job is to fool them.

  4. Jim says:

    It is disheartening to see the Obama administration target specific individuals (Limbaugh and Cramer) in its press conferences – I do not remember this happening during the previous administration. When did Dissent not become patriotic?

  5. Drew says:


  6. An Interested Party says:


    Perhaps you should contact your Congressperson and urge him/her to introduce Articles of Impeachment…