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realclearworld

“You know, Castro? He’s been working on his economy for 50-plus years now.”

Rush Limbaugh made a spot-on analogy on his radio program today...

RUSH: I want to remind everybody, "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!" campaigned for president as the man who could fix our economy. That was the whole point of his campaign. Has anybody forgotten this? In 2007-2008, Barack Obama ran on the basis that he could fix the economy. Now 3-1/2 years in? I don't need to detail you the decay, the destruction, the deterioration, the plummeting aspects of our economy. You all know that. Now what are we told?

"Nobody could have, and he needs another three or four years to do it. And no matter what how hard he worked and how much he cares, there's nobody else who coulda done it, either. And we're told that that explanation has convinced a majority of Americans to support Obama 'cause there nobody else that could do it and there's nobody else that cares as much and there's nobody else who will work as hard."

I guess while playing golf and basketball and bowling and campaigning.

It's amazing.

You know, Castro? He's been working on his economy for 50-plus years now. Fidel Castro was never able to fix Cuba's economy, and you know what he blames it on? He calls it "the blockade," but it's the embargo. Fidel Castro hasn't been able to fix his economy, and his economic policies mirror Obama's. Well, Castro's are older so I should say, "Obama's mirror Castro's." I'm sure the Cubans think, "This guy just needs a little bit more time. He really cares about us, this Castro guy does.

"He fought a revolution for us. Why, he risked death for us here in Cuba. Yeah, he really cares. There's nobody who coulda done better. Batista coulda done any better. Marti couldn't have done any better. Hell no! Castro's the only guy coulda done it. But hell, in 50-plus years Castro hasn't been able to fix it." Do you know that Barack Obama is gonna inherit a worse economy than he inherited the first time around?

And then what is he gonna do? Here we get the entire media and the Democrat Party saying, "Well, you know, he inherited this mess. I mean, it was worse than anybody knew, and nobody told the truth about it, and he's worked hard, and he really cares. The Clinton bump! The Clinton bump! That's where Clinton told everybody that nobody else coulda done any better either, and there's nobody that cares any more than Barack Obama.

"Nobody works any harder! Michelle told us that. No! No! Barack, that's all he reads every night: Letters from the starving. He reads letters from the thirsty every night. He said, 'Michelle, look at what's happening to people. We can't let this go on. We've gotta fix it. After three years in office, Michelle, look at this! This person is still hungry. Michelle, we gotta do something.'"

That's what she said in her speech in the convention, and people ooh'd and ahh'd. "Ahhhh!" But it turns out now that Barack Obama is going to inherent an even worse economy the second time around. What is the excuse for that gonna be? Let's say he wins and we're in 2014. What's the excuse gonna be? "Well, they didn't tell me in 2009 how bad it was. It's gonna take a few more years."

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