New York Times best-selling author David Limbaugh lectures on Obama Administration
David Limbaugh’s most recent novel, "Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama," debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Oct. 21, 2011
New York Times best-selling author David Limbaugh visited MU and gave a lecture from a conservative’s standpoint on the Obama Administration on Tuesday night in Hulston Hall.
The MU College Republicans and the Young America’s Reagan 100 Series sponsored the event. Limbaugh is one of three speakers the MU College Republicans have secured with their allocated funds this year.
MU College Republicans vice president Amanda Swysgood said Limbaugh’s connections to the school and the Republican Party were major reasons for which he was chosen.
Limbaugh’s new novel, "Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama," hit number one on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2010. His other bestselling works include "Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption In The Clinton-Reno Justice Department" and "Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity."
Limbaugh obtained a bachelor of arts in political science and his Juris Doctorate from MU. He is now a partner in the Limbaugh, Russell, Payne and Howard law firm. Limbaugh is also a syndicated columnist and political commentator.
“I am, for the first time in my adult life, afraid for our future,” said Limbaugh during his speech.
Limbaugh said Obama is not the post-partisan, post-racial, transparent president he promised to be, with waiting 300 days before holding a press conference, falling back on his plan to televise the health care debate on C-SPAN and using advisors involved with lobbying.
“I admit I’m hitting him hard,” said Limbaugh. “I intend to hit him hard. I believe the nation is at stake.”
Limbaugh called President Obama’s trip to give a speech in Cairo an “anti-Muslim goodwill mission.”
“I would argue that you don’t go to the Muslim world and tell them that we don’t hate them because it implies that we do and that we have something to apologize for,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh said the problem with the economy isn’t the taxes. It’s all in the spending, particularly discretionary and entitlement spending. Limbaugh said Obama’s economic stimulus package and jobs bill were “mind-blowing.”
Limbaugh also said the $868 billion stimulus bill, which was intended to cause a ripple effect in which the money would be pumped back into the economy and circulated, manifestly failed.
Professional third-year law student Chirag Shah attended the lecture and held a conversation with Limbaugh about the republican presidential hopefuls.
“It was remarkable to see somebody with that kind of passion and be able to articulate that passion in a way that students can relate,” said Shah.
Swysgood said the organization hosts these events so students are exposed to different perspectives and a new outlook.
“There are not a whole lot of conservative speakers that visit Mizzou,” she said. “We think that there need to be other arguments and different points of view.”