Recap of Bam Afghanistan Speech: Lose War to Shore Up Liberal Base
President Obama, in a nutshell, now says we cannot continue to fight in Afghanistan. It’s too expensive. But what is the logic here? Doesn’t he insist that massive government spending is the only thing that will lift us out of recession and that we have to do a lot more of it? But somehow all that spending on the military in Afghanistan, that won’t cut it. As we speak, Dingy Harry and Senate Democrats are pushing for yet another round of stimulus spending. But the war in Afghanistan would suffice. In fact, it was World War II that got FDR out of the fire. It was Paul Krugman — just to remind you, New York Times, Paul Krugman — saying just a few months ago, back in September, 2010 that we needed another World War II to get us out of the recession.
Even Krugman was finally admitting that it was only World War II that finally lifted us out of the Great Depression. It was not the New Deal. So if massive government spending is good for the economy, how come the war in Afghanistan isn’t actually helping the economy? I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why. It’s real simple. Don’t doubt me on this, folks. You’re going to think that this is over the top; it’s not. It’s reelect time. It’s run-for-reelection time. Obama is losing his base; he’s lost the independents. He has got to get the base down. He’s gotta get ’em back. You don’t get the base of the Democrat Party by winning wars. You do not hold the far-left fringe of the Democrat Party as ardent, energized supporters manning phone banks for you and running around bundling funds and raising funds.
That’s not gonna happen among the base if you go out and win a war. Lose a war? Ah, now we’re talking! Go out and lose a war, and maybe humiliate a general or two in the process, then you have a chance of reclaiming the Democrat base. Don’t doubt me. “Mr. Limbaugh, that’s simply ‘unassistable’ that you can say something like that about citizens of the country of the United States.” It’s true, Mr. New Castrati, and you know it as well as I do. I mean, you’d have to admit Obama’s campaign speech last night was, for what it was, one of his most impressive so far. It was clear that Obama needed and wanted to shore up his anti-American base, known as the Democrat Party.