Rush Limbaugh with high praise for Barack Obama

Just in time for the arrival of a very special person, hell has frozen over. Talk show guru Rush Limbaugh this afternoon gave every Republican in the land permission to say something nice about President Barack Obama and his decision to send special forces into Osama bin Laden’s compound:

Said Limbaugh:

”In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb as they always do. They wanted to drop missiles and drop bombs and a number of totally destructive techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the Special Forces. No one else thought of that. President Obama. Not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6 or any Special Forces.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Tiberius

May 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

sarcasm at its finest.

Dan Matthews

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 pm

It took Nixon to go to China, and Obama to kill Osama

ProgressivePeach

May 2nd, 2011
2:03 pm

Enjoying all the wingnuts freaking today. FDR took out Hitler, Obama took out OBL. If you want true national security, elect a liberal, not draft-dodging Republicans.

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

May 2nd, 2011
2:06 pm

And, it took rough CIA interrogation tactics to get the information…..

….where are all of the “human rights” activist Democrats yelling and screaming about the interrogation tactics? Oops, they can’t….ONE OF THEM BECAME THE PRESIDENT and wants credit for the results.

Citizen Kane

May 2nd, 2011
2:09 pm

Yeah Peach, look at how JFK took out Castro at the Bay of Pigs!

Robert

May 2nd, 2011
2:10 pm

This is all phony as hell. this dumbass presbo has frosted us again. Oh sure, obl is dead. we buried him at sea. If you believe this you believe obamma is half white.By the way progressive peach, you and your kind is what is wrong with our country and it will bring us all down in the long run. Your Mama is ashamed of you and you know it.

ProgressivePeach

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 pm

Havent seen a single source say the courier information came as a result of torture. Read a prisoner in custody helped, but not that they were “roughly interrogated.” Cite your source, Lester or get off the pot.

Rickster

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 pm

This is the best you can come up with Jim?

Seriously?

Madea

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 pm

Hell has definitely frozen over!

ProgressivePeach

May 2nd, 2011
2:12 pm

Oh you Obama haters are just cracking me up today. Enjoy being out at the fringes. The rest of us real Americans know who got the job done — and made the tough calls.

Pinche Huevos

May 2nd, 2011
2:14 pm

Carnival Barker blog….losers……

john dahodi

May 2nd, 2011
2:17 pm

Muslims around the globe feel that it was a day of real celebration for them when they heard the news of Bin Laden’s death. Laden was not really a Muslim or even a human being. He has killed the real message of Islam i.e. peace, brotherhood, harmony and humanity. By killing several thousands Muslims and non-Muslims during his life; he has done more harm to the noble religion and its teachings than any one else. If Obama has said that Osama got justice, he was not right. What ever punishment he got hears is nothing comparing to his sins. Surely he must be ready to get much more and much fierce punishment in the Hell for a long long time. Hope, now there will be an end of WAR on Islam. Yes, war on terrorists must continue.

sharon

May 2nd, 2011
2:18 pm

And so the bashing begins…..

deegee

May 2nd, 2011
2:18 pm

Totally sarcastic comment. Limbaugh is a worthless waste of human flesh.

jd

May 2nd, 2011
2:18 pm

@ Citizen Kane– Bay of Pigs was Eisenhower’s baby… Kennedy inherited the kid

DHD

May 2nd, 2011
2:22 pm

I give Obama as much credit as I do Tony LaRussa for putting Albert Puljos in the lineup. It was a no-brainer. ANY president would have done the same thing given the news that OBL was in sight. Well, maybe every president except Carter. He would have sent him some Oreos and milk hoping he would give himself up.

ProgresssiveNutbagShutup

May 2nd, 2011
2:24 pm

Rush is right, Obama deserves credit for getting him. Atleast Obama isn’t being a complete tool, like you, and trying to immediately play the partisan BS shell game. The info came from Gitmo, which he didn’t close. In a war he didn’t end (in fact he’s got us in a new non Bush war), with trials he’s not going to hold in NYC. You know, all that stupid far left crap he spewed to get elected by idiots like you.

I give Obama credit for more than just this action. Atleast on the national security front, it seems that now that’s he’s been in office in a little while, and been slapped in the face with the daily security briefings, he’s put on his big boy pants in terms of dealing with the rest of the world and is ignoring clowns like the Peach here. He’s keeping Gitmo open, he backed off his trial in NY nonsense and is going with military tribunals, he hasn’t unilaterally pulled our troops home by a set day. He’s given Bush his proper credit for getting us to a point where this was possible. In fact he’s now committed in Libya and smartly telling you and the rest of the world that just because we got OBL, it doesn’t mean that this war is just over. Bravo Obama.

I could vote for him if the same sense he’s now showing on national security issues got applied to domestic issues. Hopefully he’ll quit listening to moonbats like Peach and Pelosi when it comes to the homefront. Regardless, this should be a day where everyone comes together and celebrates a big victory for our country. Not trying to play politics on either side to try and get ahead in the next elections. I think if either side tries to play that game, it might just backfire on them this time.

Honestly

May 2nd, 2011
2:24 pm

I strongly dislike Obama’s policies, and certainly don’t think that he deserves all of the credit, just as I would not give all of the credit for winning the Cold War to President Ronald Reagan. I do know that it took a lot of people and a smart and patient effort (by the way, it would have been nice if Clinton would have given the go ahead and done this when he could have in the ’90’s, but oh well). I DO want to give credit to Obama for keeping the search on, and definitely for giving the go ahead to take him out by any means necessary. And that is from a very conservative Republican, so please go back under your rock liberals, as most of us do have common sense and strongly love our country.

ProgressivePeach

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

“Thank God for President Obama” – Rush Limbaugh

BOB FROM ACCOUNT TEMPS

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

bin laden is dead and it is all bush’s fault

john dahodi

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Do we think that now Rush Limbaugh and his Republican goons and so called tea party gang will stop smearing campaign of OBAMA. He is much taller than what they think and with comparing them he looks like Himalaya. There is no need of any election for the President in 2012. Obama deserves many more than only one left term. Hope, the Republicans will save billions of dollars and time by not fielding their candidates, who are surely to LOSE!!!!!

Honestly

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

Very well said P N Shut-up!

Honestly

May 2nd, 2011
2:29 pm

I do want to know if all of these liberals, who outright HATED President Bush, can even fathom that many of us Conservatives can truly give their hero Obama some true credit. I realize that they would NEVER do that, as they way too much venom and hatred to cut through.

Maxine

May 2nd, 2011
2:30 pm

Last evening when the news broke that Osama Bin Laden was dead, I’m sure there was no one that was not happy to hear that regardless of party or presidential choice. I for one am glad I savored the moment when our country was in unity in this celebration as today, it seems it is back to the paratisanship as usual as so many want this happy occasion to be an opportunity to exploit it for political purposes. I would say there are several political leaders who made this event possible as we all maybe can agree that our brave young men and women who serve in our military are the true heroes.

pete

May 2nd, 2011
2:31 pm

Bin Laden now knows that there are no virgins waiting for him and that the one true god has now sent him to hell for all eternity.

Mike

May 2nd, 2011
2:33 pm

Rather you hate Obama or if you like him, the killing of Bin Laden will always go down in history as happening under the presidency of Barrack Obama. Politics should not even be involved in this. Republicans are jealous that the killing of Bin Laden happened under Obama. This should not be the case. All I can say, is all kudos to Obama. He has done a great job handling this situation, along with our great military and intelligence.

Romey Skreet

May 2nd, 2011
2:34 pm

That Joker is on pills again.

Oh Intown Writer...

May 2nd, 2011
2:35 pm

I’m sure there were many who thought Obama’s vow to bring OBL to justice was empty campaign retoric (sp); apparently not.
I like the fact that Obama is having one of his last briefings about how to pull all this off and kill the s.o.b. whilst the Tea Party is trying to shut down the gomment (priorities? what priorities!)
Ice water must run in obama’s veins with the chips are down
He’s been called a ‘clown’ on this blog, but he’s not someone i’d want to be an adversary of and then back into a corner

Frontman

May 2nd, 2011
2:36 pm

I assume that some of you understand the dripping sarcasm in the quote from Limbaugh, right? Jim, either you were fooled, too, or you’re also laughing…

catlady

May 2nd, 2011
2:36 pm

I suspect it was total sarcasm, too. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Brandon

May 2nd, 2011
2:40 pm

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR A JOB WELL DONE. I AM A REPUBLICAN,AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE ARE NOT ALL IGNORANT LARD ASSES LIKE VIAGARA LIMBAUGH.

ProgresssiveNutbagsShutup

May 2nd, 2011
2:40 pm

DHD – “I give Obama as much credit as I do Tony LaRussa for putting Albert Puljos in the lineup. It was a no-brainer”

It wasn’t as much of a no-brainer as it would seem This is another area where I’m impressed with how Obama has handled this. He was done politically if this had failed in any way. And there’s any number of ways it could have failed. Our guys could have gotten killed, he could have had a escape plan and gotten away, we could have killed the wrong people, the Pakistani Air Force was scrambled and in theory could have shot our guys down not knowing we were there. This op fails in any of those ways and what little political capital Obama had left would have been over. Might as well go ahead and nominate Hillary for 2012, as he wouldn’t have even won his party’s nomination.

Robert

May 2nd, 2011
2:40 pm

THANK GOD FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH–PRESIDENT presbo

woowoo

May 2nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Hey I’m new here and this looks totally fun! You guys really sound like you despise each other and that’s gravy for my Potatoes & Steak…Limbaugh? I loved him back in the Clinton Era before he turned into a Ditto head Glen Beck style Conspirator. Obama? the guys willing to go to great lengths to get re-elected. The Troops, lose. the American People lose. The Corporations, Win. Hope you are all satisfied with yourself for now.

Chuck

May 2nd, 2011
2:41 pm

I’m so glad Rush Limbaugh is giving me permission to support my President. I agree with the first post. “Sarcasm at its finest.”

Douglas

May 2nd, 2011
2:42 pm

Robert — Obama IS half-white. That’s an even more wind-nut statement than anything I’ve yet heard from the Birthers.

Frontman

May 2nd, 2011
2:43 pm

I don’t know if I would call Limbaugh “ignorant”, Brandon. And he may not even be an LA any more. BTW, it’s not spelled like “Niagara”. Also, take the Caps Lock off and experience the liberating world of mixed case – you (and others) might like it.

rod

May 2nd, 2011
2:43 pm

OMG is this The Onion. I am on my way to the hospital to get treatment for shock and disbelief of this headline!

Douglas

May 2nd, 2011
2:46 pm

That had to be sarcasm. Obama does get credit for giving the go-ahead, but that stuff about how he was the only one if the room who thought of using special forces was about as tougne-in-cheek a thing as Rushbo has said in some time.

I can’t help but think, tho, if only we had not lost our focus by invading Iraq we’d have gotten that sumbitch a LOT sooner.

Luree

May 2nd, 2011
2:46 pm

The only reason I ever listen to Rush is to hear him gasping for breath between each foul, nasty, and racist comment he makes. It’s so wonderful to hear him dying slowly.

the teacha

May 2nd, 2011
2:46 pm

obama just won his reelection. the right wing looks juvenile. Has anyone heard from trump and palin. How do you now attack his loyalty etc. thanks trump,

FL Alum

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 pm

for ProgressiveNut…. Seen Tucker’s column? Talk about Partisan shell games and tools.

Douglas

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 pm

Sorry, that should have read “wing-nut.” But I like the idea of “wind-nut.” That would be one of those people who can’t shut up.

khc

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 pm

from that great warrior rush…….

team player

May 2nd, 2011
2:48 pm

proud of the men/women that ran the operation; sounds like there wasnt much hiding really going on if you can crash land a helicopter in the compounds courtyard; if it took 5 years from the time they built this fortress to figure it out; why do we spend billions on satelites.

props to the Navy and all others involved;

William Collins

May 2nd, 2011
2:48 pm

Hey Peach…..at least he was in the military and flew jets…..obama was just a community problem…..can obama drive a car?

Douglas

May 2nd, 2011
2:49 pm

This does not win the election for Obama. The economiy will be the centeral focus, and if it isn’t much improved he’s going to have a tough fight. Of course, with the sorts of folks vying for the GOP nomination right now, it’s very possible that the Republicans will beat themseleves. I’m an independant, and if you want my vote GOP, you’d better nominate a grown-up.

Troy

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

Wow, Jim you and the other left-leaning media people along with the liberals got punked big time. If you had listened to his program from the beginning and knew how he is, you would have realized he was being sarcastic. I tweeted when he did this that it would go over the media and the liberal’s heads, and they wouldn’t catch it. Guess I was right! LOL! His point was that he was continuing the “enhanced interrogation” tactics and all other policies that Bush/Cheney had in place when he said he wouldn’t. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

@DeeGee..Hussein boy is a worthless waste of human flesh. Yeah he didn’t stop the raid to get OBL..one good day in a presidency.. Hussein’s fiscal policy is a little like manure….it stinks but you can still grow things in it..like..inflation!

Douglas

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

Hey Collins, at least Obama didn’t go AWOL… Not that he could have, of course.

I’ll give GWB this, though: he does have the right kind of dog.