Rush Limbaugh Calls Obama Speech A Halfhearted Effort

Rush Limbaugh hasn’t exactly been silent about his disdain for Team Obama (and just about everything else) over the years, so that he wasn’t a fan of Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last week probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone.

In true form, Limbaugh pulled no punches in his “review” of Obama’s speech at the DNC, saying that it had “no heart” and that Obama had become a “carbon copy” of Jimmy Carter.

“I am twice, three times as stymied now as to why Obama did this last night,” Rish Limbaugh said in a recent broadcast (transcript here). ” Not only did he phone it in, not only was his heart not in it, not only was it a bad speech and no nourishment, no beef, it was a carbon copy of Jimmy Carter.”

Limbaugh eventually backed down on Obama’s speech being a “carbon copy” of Carter. Limbaugh went on to say that his beef wasn’t necessarily that Obama was, in his words, copying a past President’s speech, it was that he perhaps copied the wrong one.

“Barack Obama, he coulda channeled FDR. He coulda gone back and tried to copy something JFK had said, or RFK. If he’s gonna go back to the past and seek inspiration, if he’s gonna go back in time, if he’s gonna go back to the liberal playbook, if he’s gonna go back to the Democrat Party failed ideas of the past, if he’s gonna go back to the boilerplate, why pick Jimmy Carter, if you want to win? Why pick Jimmy Carter?”

What do you think about Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention? Did he nail his talking points, or was it, as Limbaugh says, halfhearted?