Rush’s Morning Update: Comparisons
December 16, 2008
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My friends,AP-Obama reports that our incoming president is “relatively young and inexperienced.” (Heh-heh-heh; now they tell us!)They warn of a growing list of “monumental challenges”The Messiah will face. Here’s a quote: “With woes foreign and domestic on more fronts than even [FDR]encountered when he took office in the midst of the Great Depression, Obama will be sworn in as the country’s 44th President.”
After telling us that the striking thing about The Messiah is that he’s not scared,AP then says:”Most historians liken the situation facing Obama to that which confronted Roosevelt– but the comparison does not seem to do justice to the colossal challenges Obama is facing.”
Actually, the comparison doesn’tseem to do justiceto the truth.
The Depression– which was prolonged by Roosevelt’s policies– was global; and the world hasn’t since witnessed economic distress on such a massive scale. Likewise, World War II was global; almost every continent on earth was engaged in some way. For years we did not know whether the Allied powers would survive, or be dominated by true madmen. Tens of millions of people diedin the war and the aftermath.
Now, the ignorance of Drive-By reporters isn’tnews, but to suggest that the problems we face today dwarf the Depression and World War II is absurd. Actually, it’s beyond absurd; it’sjust rank stupidity.
The apt comparison is not Obama to FDR;the real comparison is these Drive-By reportersto Monica Lewinsky — if you get my drift.
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