What Does It Mean for Obama to Fail?

When Rush Limbaugh says he wants President Obama to fail, what does it mean? If the President fails to accomplish his goals then it means:

1. The collapse of the US economy and full scale depression with unemployment exceeding 25%, and millions of Americans losing their life savings and their homes.
2. The social safety net for Americans will disappear: no unemployment insurance, no Medicare and the end of guaranteed Social Security benefits.
3. The end of the US auto industry and what is left of our manufacturing capacity, the end of unions. The end of living wages – most American workers will be paid third world wages.
4. Increasing dependence on foreign oil with higher fuel prices for every American.
5. Less access to or no medical treatment at all for most Americans who will have no insurance.
6. Most Americans will not be able to afford a college education and the Public School System will be underfunded and even less effective. Most Americans will get their High School diploma from a private school or not at all.
7. Taxes will be increased on most Americans to expand the welfare system for multi-national corporations.
8. 99% of all wealth will be redistributed to less than 1% of the richest Americans.
9. The government’s control over our lives will increase: they will have the right to spy on every American without a warrant, arrest and detain any American without a court hearing, and any access to the Courts to sue a corporation for damages will end.

That is what Limbaugh Conservatives mean when they say they want President Obama to fail. That is the Conservative agenda for America. Conservatives hate what America stands for.

3 Responses to What Does It Mean for Obama to Fail?

  1. Tom Bleakley says:


    Geoff: Thought you might enjoy my comments on my blog this morning on Wyeth V. Levine. Regards, Tom Bleakley


    Hallelujah! Yesterday was a bright day in the history of American law as a majority of Supreme Court justices cut through the malarkey tossed out for years by the pharmaceutical industry and ruled without question that the law permits lawsuits against the industry for failing to adequately warn about dangers to its products. In Wyeth v. Levine, a 6-3 majority ruled that state court cases can proceed against drug manufacturers despite the contention that the FDA must approve the labeling on drug products. For years the drug industry has claimed that lawsuits are preempted by the approval requirement. The FDA, the agency that has brought us the recent Salmonella fiasco based on its ineptness in supervising manufacturers and suppliers of foodstuffs, is notoriously ill-equipped to satisfactorily supervise the 11,000 prescription drugs in the American market place. Episode after episode of corporate charlatanism within the industry itself has demonstrated unequivocally that drug companies are only too willing to sacrifice peoples’ lives to make a buck or two (or several billions). When called to task in a civil lawsuit, the standard industry defense is that “the FDA made me do it” in the sense that even though the warning may not have been adequate in a given situation, the FDA would not permit additional language that would have made the product safer. FDA approval of any given drug for years has been the practical equivalent of one obtaining a driver’s license. Issuance of the permit by the state does not carry a guarantee that the driver will be a good one. It is important to keep in mind what is at stake here. In Michigan, as an example, it is estimated that there are 28,000 prescription drug-related deaths each year. As an aside, Michigan is the only state also currently to prohibit lawsuits against the industry if the FDA has approved a drug. The rejection of the precise contention as the basis for the Michigan law in Wyeth (which involved the use of a drug in Vermont) will undoubtedly impact the situation in Michigan. Stay tuned on that one.

    Also worthy of comment is the impact of Obama’s election on the potential selection of Supreme Court justices and the thought processes of those men who have been selected by the likes of Bush and his minions. Justice Alito, writing for himself, Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia, added that juries see only the “tragic accident” before them and “are ill-equipped to perform the F.D.A.’s cost-benefit-balancing function.” The agency, by contrast, he wrote, “has the benefit of the long view” and “conveys its warnings with one voice.” I can’t tell you how many times I have sat in a courtroom and heard drug company lawyers spout the same garbage. Justice Alito doesn’t mention that the drug industry spends more on advertising each year than it does on research. Nor does he mention that the FDA employee who decides what warnings should be placed on a given drug is likely to an employee of that drug’s company the next year. The reality of the situation is (keep in mind that I worked for the predecessor corporation of Wyeth for seven years) that the FDA is a straw man in the scenario between drug company, the doctor and the patient. Alito is an elitist who is either hopelessly naive or, more likely, so business-oriented that he cannot see the irony in terming a benefit-safety evaluation (the heart of all drug use) as cost-benefit-balancing (as above). Fruedian? Perhaps not, but revealing it is. Thanks be to Obama and the future of the Supreme Court.

  2. angryworkingmom says:

    I thought America was the land of opportunity, it’s more like the land of “Let me work hard and pay for my family AND YOUR Welfare, YOUR Section-8, YOUR food stamps, YOUR healthcare, YOUR childcare, YOUR utilities, etc…etc…. At what point do us Americans say enough is enough. Opportunity is there and they can’t say its too expensive to go to school cause they can get loans that are going to be such an investment in their future and you don’t have to go to USC, Cal State is just as good. Look at the poor, they have 5 plus kids, they get the LUXURY that I don’t have of staying home to raise their kids on my dollar. I say MANDITORY education in exchange for welfare, or else tax payers will be supporting them for the next 18 plus years, that is SOOOOOOO unAmerican

  3. InYourFaceNewYorker says:

    Any way the wind blows: that’s what America stands for these days.


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