It's clear David Limbaugh isn't writing books with the goal of being honored in the salons of the liberal media. He doesn't mince words with the media. His devastating new book on Barack Obama is titled "The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama's War on the Republic."
It's a bracing antidote to the intoxicated oozing of the "mainstream" press. There is so much withering artillery fire against Obama's damaging presidency in this book, you hardly know where to begin.
I probably enjoyed most the chapter on "The War on the Dignity of His Office." As I write, Obama's preparing yet another gathering of New York and Hollywood celebrities lining up to donate to America's ultimate celebrity. Ronald Reagan used to praise the worker in the checkout line. For this president, everyone is a resident of Beverly Hills. Limbaugh piles on the proof that Obama has an enormous ego he needs stroked daily.
The "news" media comments that explicitly compared Obama before he took office to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln clearly have gone to Obama's head. Journalists didn't blink last December when Obama told Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes" that he's America's fourth greatest president. "I would put our legislative and foreign policy achievements in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history."
Note he said these were "possible" exceptions. He could be the greatest ever.
Months later, Obama invoked other historical figures as similar forces for change: "Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term." I'm surprised any man's neck could sustain a head as big as Obama's.
Limbaugh even quotes liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. "Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism - their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated." Dowd cited her Times colleague Jodi Kantor, who wrote in her book on the Obamas that the first couple isolated themselves in a "bubble within the bubble," with just "their small circle of Chicago friends, who reinforced the idea that 'the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader.'" But Bush is the one who is in the bubble on the cover of Newsweek. Barack gets a rainbow halo over his head.