"You've got an obligation to your children and grandchildren to make sure Barack Obama goes back to Chicago… because we can't stand four more years of this," Barbour said. "Eight years of Obama is not twice as bad as four. There is an exponential damage that is done to our country if he gets four more years."Robert Stacy McCain also reports that Barbour said:
"This is the most important presidential election of anybody in this room's lifetime," Barbour told the conservative bloggers and activists crowded into the living room. "I'm the oldest person in here, and there's never been an election in my lifetime with the consequences or the stakes in this election, because there's never been an election where the difference between the candidates of the two parties was greater."and this:
"I grew up in the political world when, at 6:30 Eastern, 5:30 Central, 90 percent of the TV sets in the United States were on ABC, NBC or CBS," Barbour, 64, told the gathering, reminding them of a pre-Drudge, pre-Limbaugh, pre-Fox News media environment "where almost all the news that reached Americans was strained through the editorial boards of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press. For conservatives, that was a bad model. We are blessed today where people have all sorts of sources of information. You are really an important one of those sources."
Yep. Back then, conservatives had to get in a fetal position just to hope to survive the rhetorical beatings. Then came Rush. And then the internet.