- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Donna Brazile’s article (“Show goes on,” Opinion, Monday) was as clear as mud. She seems to say Rush Limbaugh can’t be taken seriously as a debater until perhaps Michael Steele anoints him as the “leader” of the Republican Party.

But she notes that Rahm Emanuel stated that Mr. Limbaugh already is. As usual, she dances around with irrelevancies instead of grasping the key points. She may not realize it, but Mr. Limbaugh has said he would debate not just President Obama, but of course Mr. Emanuel or David Axelrod, or anyone who is helping Mr. Obama carry out his semi-socialist policies. I have an idea for Ms. Brazile - she should debate Mr. Limbaugh. After all, she’s a big Obama backer and she was Al Gore’s campaign chairman. Of course, the topic would be something like this:

Resolved: Whereas the economy is in a recessionary/depressionary spiral, and even though Americans and their government entities have overspent and are overleveraged, the best course of action to stimulate the private sector and make it more competitive in the world is to add significant additional debt.

This should be done by borrowing from future taxpayers and to spend federal dollars in amounts not seen since World War II as a percentage of gross domestic product, followed by new taxation on “carbon output,” and increased taxes, especially on higher earners, combined with prohibition of more drilling and nuclear energy production, and adding 45 million to the health-insured ranks. Therefore, this will (with high probability) solve our economic problems and energize our private sector, and help invigorate America’s economy.

Ms. Brazile could take a few minutes to discuss “in favor” and Mr. Limbaugh “opposed.” They would be prepared with facts and opinions on that thesis, then there would be time for rebuttal. But I’d be impressed if Ms. Brazile would just write an article backing up the thesis.

STEVE BOURG

Ellicott City, Md.

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