View Poll Results: Should The Obama debate Rush? Will he?

Voters
90. You may not vote on this poll
  • He should; He will

    0 0%
  • He should; He will not

    36 40.00%
  • He should not; He will

    0 0%
  • He should not; He will not

    54 60.00%
Page 4 of 14 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 136

Thread: Should Obama debate Rush?

  1. #31
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    09-22-10 @ 02:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    11,430

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Let's see here....Obama can't win the debate, not if it's given on fair and equal terms....

    And the spectacle of the President of the United States deigning to get into what amounts to a verbal spat with a journalist....what's after that, Obama mud wrestling Hillary?

    Obama's been wrong on everything he's done so far, he doesn't need to "debate" Limbaugh to prove it.

  2. #32
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    09-22-10 @ 02:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    11,430

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    For what idiotic purpose would Obama agree to this stunt?

    That's like a little league team challenging the Dodgers to a game.
    Sure, the little league team and their parents would love to see it happen because it would be prestigious for them...but why would the Dodgers ever agree to something as silly as that.
    Yeah, the Limbaugh Dodgers would run wild over the Obama Juniors.

    I wonder if Rush would do a Caller Abortion on Obama?

  3. #33
    Norville Rogers
    Kernel Sanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 08:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,730

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I voted "he should, he would not" because I'd love to see the carnage. However I agree with Crip and Zyph in reality.
    It would be entertaining alright, but he definitely should not do it. In addition to the reasons stated above, there's nothing that Obama could possibly gain from such a debate. An debate between POTUS and a radio personality is just a big-boy version of fighting a girl. If you win its no accomplishment, but if you lose you lose a hell of a lot

  4. #34
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    15,422
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    There is one thing people are getting to caught up in, regarding this issue. For everybody it seems they believe its simply a matchup of wits and/or intelligence. That debate is too subjective to pick a winner, and I am sure the partisans have already declared their winner.

    What is ignored, is that as POTUS Obama has a fount of knowledge of what actually is going on in the White House, due to him being President. Things cross his desk that Limbaugh has no idea about. Some of these things are probably not released out to the general public, for whatever reason. I would have been willing to bet that GWB could have wasted any political commentator(even Jon Stewart) if he went on their show and just spilled the beans of what the situation really is out there. Not because I think GWB is some intellectual giant in hiding, but because he has the resource of knowing whats really going on. He's been in the secret meetings, behind the closed doors, and has that fount of information at his disposal from which to make decisions. Obama has that same resource now.

    Since, in some cases, it may behoove the administration to not talk about every meeting or piece of paper that crosses the desk(particularly ones that have not been finalized or signed yet), this automatically puts the POTUS at a disadvantage when debating their actions, thus making a debate with a talk show personality, be it TV or radio, during their presidency, a lose-lose situation.
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

  5. #35
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tiamat's better half
    Last Seen
    10-27-11 @ 11:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    15,998

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    No Obama needs to busy himself pulling my life savings out of the crapper!!!! Meanwhile I'll just continue to buy buy buy and hope it's not a going out of business sale.

  6. #36
    Banned Goobieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Seen
    03-22-15 @ 12:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    17,343

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    There is one thing people are getting to caught up in, regarding this issue. For everybody it seems they believe its simply a matchup of wits and/or intelligence. That debate is too subjective to pick a winner, and I am sure the partisans have already declared their winner.
    The whole point of the exercise is to illustrate how stupid it was for The Obama to target Limbaugh. Did anyone that pays attemtion think that Limbaugh would NOT use this to his advantage, both personally and politically?

    From now on, Rush can say that The Obama backed away from a fight He started - and he'd be right.

  7. #37
    Tavern Bartender
    #neverhillary
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    68,027

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    No he shouldn't. The President shouldn't entertain hyper partisan entertainers simply because they have a bully pulpit. Rush isn't a political leader, he's a talk show host. The President should focus on running this nation and not engaging in contests with hyper partisan talking heads.
    You see I have the same dilemma, from a citizen point of view I might like to see such a debate, but from the point of view of the President I'm not sure. It's certainly not very presidential to engage in such a debate with a single citizen. I pretty sure of what the outcome of such a debate would be; and Obama has everything to lose and not much to gain. Rush is really not the party leader, only in Obama's mind.
    Last edited by American; 03-05-09 at 12:58 PM.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

  8. #38
    User
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    03-06-09 @ 09:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    6

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    No he shouldn't. The President shouldn't entertain hyper partisan entertainers simply because they have a bully pulpit. Rush isn't a political leader, he's a talk show host. The President should focus on running this nation and not engaging in contests with hyper partisan talking heads.
    The President has already engaged both Rush and Sean Hannity by calling them out on national tv. I don't believe Obama or his administration have a problem "engaging in contests with hyper partisan talking heads", they just don't want a fair contest. If the President is man enough to make comments about Rush and Sean then he should give them a forum to debate their points of view. The fact that he uses the media to make his comments instead of doing it face to face doesn't speak well of his character. On the other hand Obama would have everything to lose and nothing to gain from a debate so it will never happen. If he refuses the debate then we should never hear Obama say the names Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity again as long as he The President.

  9. #39
    Banned Goobieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Seen
    03-22-15 @ 12:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    17,343

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by rodney.b View Post
    The President has already engaged both Rush and Sean Hannity by calling them out on national tv. I don't believe Obama or his administration have a problem "engaging in contests with hyper partisan talking heads", they just don't want a fair contest.
    Exactly right. The Obama expects to be able to take a few shots and not have to deal with the retalliation.

  10. #40
    Advisor Keorythe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    08-05-14 @ 01:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    440

    Re: Should Obama debate Rush?

    Would he? No way, he'd lose hands down even if Rush let him use a teleprompter and he knows it.

    Should he? No way, he's the PotUS. The fact that he's already putting so much effort to target Rush already makes me lose what little respect I have for him. He's needs to grow some thicker skin.

    Debates should have been done back during the primaries.
    Freedom is... never more than one generation away from extinction. Every generation has to learn how to protect and defend it, or itís gone and gone for a long, long time- Ronald Reagan

Page 4 of 14 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •