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Seeking failure?

David Le Vine
Vail, CO, Colorado
newsroom@vaildaily.com

Seeking failure?

During a recent interview, Rush Limbaugh said of Barack Obama, “I want him to fail.”

I say, “What the hell is he thinking?”

First, stop for a moment and imagine our thoughts if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, uttered those same words. Our obvious reaction would be: “He’s a nut. What do you expect?” And yet the reaction to Mr. Limbaugh’s same stupid words include too much agreement and tolerance and damned little vocal or written criticism.

And so I wonder, are there too many of us who don’t understand that the election is over? Don’t we all understand that we must rejuvenate our struggling economy and find a reasonable end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? And don’t we comprehend that our president is our elected leader and deserves our patience and

support?

And finally, doesn’t Mr. Limbaugh, and those who tolerate his words, understand that if Mr. Obama fails, we also will fail?

David Le Vine


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