Well, the liberal hypocrisy train just keeps on rolling. After the Dems/libs contorted themselves into fits of rage over Rush Limbaugh's now infamous statement hoping Barack Obama fails, we now have word that none other than Democratic strategist James Carville wished the SAME tidings on George W. Bush on, of all days, September 11, 2001. Yes, THAT September 11. It went something like this.
Carville was at a breakfast with Washington reporters when, just minutes before learning of the 9/11 attacks, he remarked regarding Bush, "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed." The words of Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who was also at the breakfast, were even more antagonistic. Greenberg said he wanted Americans "to turn against [Bush]", and was incredulous that they didn't want to. "They don't want him to fail," Greenberg whined. "I mean, they think it matters if the president of the United States fails."
There you have it folks. Two of the Dems' bigwigs drooling over the prospect of a Bush failure only a few months into his presidency. After that naked display of mean-spirited partisanship how can Dems/libs believe they are in any position to condemn Rush? Ah, but they do!
Shortly after his slur was exposed Carville tried to defend himself by saying that he told the gathered reporters to disregard his anti-Bush remarks immediately after he heard of the terrorist attacks. And that's true. After learning of the attacks, Carville DID tell the reporters, "Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!". And I'm sure Carville meant that at the time. 9/11 shocked a lot of liberals back into patriotism but for most of them--not necessarily Carville included--that sentiment had evaporated within a year of the Towers falling. By the time the Iraq war started liberals were back into full we-want-Bush/America-to-fail/lose mode. Oh, yes they were.
Fast forward six years and now those same lefties are having a nervous breakdown over Rush hoping quasi-socialist Obamanomics fail. Rush didn't say he wanted Obama PERSONALLY to fail. He didn't call Obama a Nazi, a tyrant, a war criminal, or a chimpanzee as liberals were so fond of calling Bush. Rather, Rush limited his consternation strictly to Obama's POLICIES. He wasn't trading in mindless ideological hatred, which is more than can be said for his leftist critics.
The truth is, all those liberals who are now saying we should give Obama a chance and not criticize him so soon were itching for Bush to fail only a few months into his presidency. Well, what's good for the liberal goose is good for the conservative gander. Rush Limbaugh, or anyone else, is free to opine on Barack Obama's success or lack thereof. Obama is not entitled to support simply because he's president, a sentiment liberals would wholeheartedly agree with if Bush were still in office. Rush scrutinized Obama's policies and found them wanting, and he said so. Liberals, that is his American right. Get over it.