Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh had fun reveling in President Barack Obama’s poor debate performance last night, calling it “one of the greatest falls from great heights that I have ever seen.”In one particular segment, Limbaugh touched on the critiques of Democrats and other liberals who were unhappy with Obama’s performance. He used one example from former Clinton spokesman Lanny Davis, who pointed out the president’s flaws in demeanor and expression during an appearance on Fox News this morning:
Who’s he talking about here? He is talking about the president of the United States, who was what? The most brilliant, the most qualified, the messianic. He’s giving him sixth grade debate instruction. He’s treating him like this is the junior high debate review. No, you look at your opponent. You don’t look down at the podium. You stand on both feet with your weight equally distributed. You don’t slouch on just one foot.
Who are we talking about here? Look at how they have been reduced to critiquing. I mean, you compare this to the way this man was given to us and presented to us four years ago, and this is one of the greatest descents, one of the greatest falls from great heights that I have ever seen, and they don’t know why. They still don’t get what happened. They’re flailing. They’re trying to come up with explanations to make sense to them in their contexts.
He also surmised that Obama did poorly because he “didn’t want to show up to this thing,” saying it was a difference in attitude from debating “a liberal” like Hillary Clinton in 2008. (Obama, of course, also debated John McCain in 2008.)
Here’s Rush, again:
Barack Obama thinks it’s beneath him to have to show up to this thing. It’s one thing to show up and debate a fellow liberal like Hillary Clinton. But to have to show up to this? You know he doesn’t like Mitt Romney at all. Mitt Romney represents everything Obama despises about this country: Success, wealth, everything! The whole Romney family, the whole existence, the whole picture, the whole career.
That’s what Obama resents and what he thinks is wrong with this country, and he just thinks it’s beneath him to have to show up and do this last night.
Here’s audio of the clip, courtesy of The Daily Rushbo:
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