Sadly, Thuggery Worked For Democrats

Some sobering words from Rush Limbaugh on his show today:

Should you start treating Obama the way they treated Bush? It worked for 'em, when everybody in the world thought that it wouldn't. It worked for 'em. I noticed Charles Krauthammer on the Fox All-Stars said, "Yeah, it did work for them but we should not do it. Republicans ought not do this." Why, if it worked? The sad thing is, it obviously did. It did not hurt them. All this insane rage and anger, all of these personal attacks... I mean, writing books and movies about assassinating Bush and to have them critically acclaimed! To wish for defeat of the United States in the war on terror, and countless other things I can't even recall now. I just said, "Human nature is such that this is not going to be rewarded," but it was.

Maybe it wasn't. Maybe it was just the power and the charismatic demagoguery of Obama who did not come across as angry. But regardless, we lost, and we are hip deep in doo-doo. We have the most radical leftist extremist disguised as something much tamer and milder, who is insisting on putting an imprint on this country such as it has never had. You think the Great Society and all that stuff was bad and you think Jimmy Carter was bad? These people are going to look at that as kindergarten, Romper Room. They're going to overreach and they're going to destroy a lot of things; and eventually... Those of you who have kids and grandkids, the primary source of your concern is, "What kind of country are my kids going to grow up in? Where will be their opportunity? Is their opportunity going to rest on calling the government agency? Oh, no! We don't want that!"

Well, you voted for it! Or not you, but some people did. So how do we stop the Freedom of Choice Act? We don't, not in the legislative bodies. How do we stop Card Check? We don't. We gave up the chance to stop it when we lost the election, when the Republican Party refused to have an identity, when the presidential candidate refused to even campaign on behalf of other Republicans. You could say we deserve what we got and it might be true, but it's still frustrating as hell. So how do we stop this stuff? The Obama team is going to have three million people whose job is going to be to hassle Democrats who don't toe the line in Congress and in the House.

They're going to threaten them with no more fundraising; they're going to threaten them with being heckled at various public appearances. Folks, we haven't run into anything like this before. So what do we do? Do we march in the streets? Do we call Congress? Do we send out e-mails -- and to whom? Do we send it to our side, or do we send it to Chuck Schumer? Do we send it to Harry Reid and so forth? What are they going to do when they hear from a bunch of angry Republicans that are not going to vote for them anyway? It's sad thing to say, but the best option is to let 'em overreach and screw it up on their own. It will happen, but in the meantime, they're going to get a lot done.

That's going to take a long time to undo, and I'm not trying to depress you or be pessimistic. I'm being realistic here. I'm not saying there aren't ways to beat them. Don't misunderstand. I'm just saying our guys do not have the numbers in the House or Senate to do so, even if they're all unified. They may have some parliamentary procedures to play and things like that, but the way I'm hearing everybody talk right now, I think there's going to be a lot of fear of going against Obama anyway. "The first black president is historic! Why, give him a chance," everybody is saying. He's going to run through that window. He's going to run through that window faster than Deion Sanders. We're not even going to see him go through that window when he gets all this stuff done.