GOP Negates Perhaps the Best Thing Rush Limbaugh Has Ever Said

It’s pathetic and discouraging that the GOP won’t stand behind Rush Limbaugh (not my favorite guy) when he says:

“What is so strange about being honest and saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to restructure and reform this country so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundations?”

That’s a powerful statement, and a surprising one in this day and age, at least from a non-Objectivist source. If the GOP were a valid party of individual rights and capitalism, then it would fall behind Limbaugh and applaud him openly. Instead, we get this:

On “This Week,” ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., if Limbaugh’s approach was that of the House Republicans.

“Absolutely not,” Cantor said. “And I don’t — I don’t think anyone wants anything to fail right now. We have such challenges. What we need to do is we need to put forth solutions to the problems that real families are facing today.

“This budget obviously has raised a lot of concerns and a lot of different areas,” Cantor added. “But let’s remember what the priority should be right now. The priority should be focused on preserving and protecting, creating new jobs.”

The Left has won decisively, and for quite some time, if this is the best the “opposition” party can muster: a spokesperson who puts “preserving and protecting, creating new jobs” ahead of capitalism (the only real engine for such an objective) and individual rights (the protection of which is government’s sole responsibility).

And incidentally, note the central image: the now-iconic Messiah visage of Obama, surrounded by idiotic-looking Republicans.

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