As some of you have noticed, apparently it is no longer patriotic to dissent. At least, not if you're a conservative radio talk show host. It was perfectly fine to dissent and disrespect the office of the President of the United States for the previous eight years, but apparently along with electing a new president, we've also abdicated our right to freedom of dissension.
Rush Limbaugh has been roundly criticized for hoping that the Obama presidency fails in their stated goals of a much more socialist country. Granted, they didn't state that their goals were socialist in principle, but it doesn't take a PhD in PoliSci to figure out that it's not capitalism they're aiming toward. Rush's words have been criticized in circles such as Newsweek, Time, NBC, CBS, ABC, and most importantly, by the White House and President Obama himself.
Now I don't mind when the idiot talking-heads whine about what conservatives say, that's pretty much par for the course. However, when the President of the United States uses his office in an attempt to destroy the credibility of his critics (And before you even think it, President Bush NEVER did this) who happen to be private citizens, that crosses a line that should NEVER be crossed. The government should never be able to target a private citizen for their speech, no matter what the speech is. President Obama, despite his mentality of being an 'outsider', IS the government. He is the face of the government now and his words bear the full weight of the government.
What I find most ironic of all this whining and gnashing of teeth is that on the morning of 9/11/2001, James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, both Dimwitocrat strategist/pollsters/thug/apologists were having a discussion with a group of media-types where Carville specifically stated: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed." Now, I'm not an english teacher, but I'm pretty sure that Carville's statement is pretty much the equivalent of Limbaugh's. However, because this statement occurred the morning of the attack against the World Trade Center, obviously there wasn't much ink dedicated to it. In fact, there was essentially zero press covering this and it wouldn't have been reported at all were it not for the current controversy with Limbaugh.
Dimwitocrats...Hope-ocrisy in Action.