Update: Makes sure you also view our companion post “Food Fight.” Begala speaks.
In light of the news from the Politico that the entire Rush Vs Obama smackdown was a prehatched, prefabbed, political plot by CNN/White House pundits Paul Begala, James Carville, Rohm Emmanuel (and as Ed Morrissey points out Obama himself) Pat Buchanan’s input is on the mark. When you can’t govern … politic. Or, when Rome is burning … play that funky fiddle.
Oh … and here’s a bit from the Politico piece.
The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.
Which kinda puts this clip I posted in January (and went national) in perspective doesn’t it?
These guys are good. Or is that bad?