Name Calling and Character Assassination Tactics

Rush Limbaugh is on  a real binge of name calling on his radio show.  Now he calls President Obama a Fascist.  This comes after his expressed desire that President Obama fail in promoting economic recovery.  He has become the de facto leader of the Republican party which has decided that opposition and obstructionism is the way to go.  The GOP has no new ideas and has nothing, therefore, to offer the American people.

Meanwhile, other critics of Obama have called him a Socialist, a Marxist, a Hitler, a dictator, etc.  How preposterous this whole name calling is!  It reminds one of the constant attacks against Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression.  The whackos and nuts came out of the woodwork and accused him of every crime imaginable.  Meanwhile, FDR kept his sense of self and his humor and went about the business of making life better for the American people at a low moment in their history.

Barack Obama is following the same path, with a calm, cool, collected, relaxed attitude, not wasting his time on these silly accusations and insults.  He will not be diverted by name calling from the mission he has, which is the most profound since FDR–the restoration of the American economy.  So let the insults and name calling continue, whether from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Bill O’ Reilly, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin etc.  These attacks will not hit the mark, and will only delegitimize these talk show hosts and authors who think being nasty and negative is the way to go.  The American people have already made clear their confidence in Barack Obama

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