His most devout fans insist it's sarcasm, but it's not: Palm Beach's loudest gazillionaire began his Monday radio broadcast with breathless, effusive, totally over-the-top, and completely sincere praise of President Obama. (See the video after the jump.)
Ladies and gentlemen, we need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama. President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out. President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb like they always do; they wanted to go in there and drop missiles, launch bombs, a number a number of totally destructive, uh, techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the special forces...
Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the Earth, leaving no evidence of anything after the mission. But President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA. To prove the death. Obama alone understood the aftermath; he alone understood that there would be doubting Thomases, if the place was just obliterated and no evidence was to be found. Not one member of the United -- well, according to news reports -- not one member of the military, not Gen. Petraues, nobody in the intel community, nobody had the slightest idea of going in there and using special forces. It was President Obama, single-handedly and alone, who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama Bin Laden.
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Now, I'm not sure what "news reports" Limbaugh's been reading that claim Obama single-handedly masterminded every aspect of the effort to kill Bin Laden, but I'm sure his reelection campaign appreciates the hyperbole.