As Greg Sargant and others are noting, the Republicans have launched a big PR campaign to target Obama and forward the notion that he has betrayed his campaign rhetoric of bipartisanship and adult politics by this mean and personal targetting of Rush Limbaugh. Two key voices in this have been Karl Rove and Ari Fleisher which brings hypocrisy to a brand new level.
Here’s a great admission in Howard Kurtz’ column this morning from Mark McKinnon, advisor to W’s campaigns:
“We used a similar strategy by making Michael Moore the face of the Democratic Party. That’s why we gave him credentials to cover the 2004 convention and then turned the spotlight on him.” read here