Rush to CNBC

Rush is no dummy, and today he took the nice hand dealt him by the White House and upped the anti. If he is now the head of the GOP in the eyes of the Obama-ites, wonders Rush, why doesn't the President come debate him on the issues?
“If these guys are so impressed with themselves, and if they are so sure of their correctness, why doesn't President Obama come on my show? We will do a one-on-one debate of ideas and policies,” Limbaugh said on his radio program Wednesday.
While Rush is no dummy, the same can't be said of the sniveling prep-school kids who are holding the keys to the planet in the Obama White House.
Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.
Rather than Changing the Way Washington Does Business, the White House seems to think the country will be happy with Cheap Political Games as the economy decomposes.
The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters.
Is the silly game working? Rasmussen asked voters whether they agreed with a statement made by liberal Brad Woodhouse that “Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party. He says jump, and they say how high.”
Overall, only 29% of the nation’s voters agree with Woodhouse’s statement. Fifty-nine percent (59%) disagree, and 13% are not sure.
While the wizards of this nonsense may be relishing the media buzz they've created, Americans aren't impressed. The braintrust is, however, succeeding in raising Rush's profile, and presumably, his ability to influence the country.
For his part, Limbaugh seems to be embracing the attacks by the White House, telling the website Politico.com, “The administration is enabling me. They are expanding my profile, expanding my audience and expanding my influence. An ever-larger number of people are now being exposed to the antidote to ‘Obamaism’ — conservatism, as articulated by me.”
Rush has a point, as those who hold him in contempt are generally folks who never listen to his broadcast. As Democrats expand his prestige, his influence should grow as well. The White House also did it's best to elevate CNBC pundit Jim Cramer, who has blamed the new administration for failing to provide the leadership that Wall Street is looking for.
Which means, naturally, that more people will hear Cramer lash out, quite convincingly, about the Obama failures.
Nice of the White House to be promoting Rush and Cramer. Thanks to the Best and the Brightest assembled by Barack, the audiences for their anti-Obama arguments are getting bigger.