Skip to comments.Whose Kids Are In Iraq? The Ones Who Make The Country Work
Posted on 08/19/2005 10:09:03 PM PDT by Yosemitest
August 15, 2005
CALLER: I believe that Cindy Sheehan is bringing up one important point, though.
RUSH: What's that?
CALLER: If this is a valiant and noble cause, why don't we have [sic] any senators sons or House of Representatives sons volunteering to go over there? Why isn't the president's daughters doing something for the war effort, if this is such a valiant effort? And that's the primary purpose that she has made this protest for, is the fact that the average person is being used as cannon fodder basically for this effort, and it's not a noble cause.
RUSH: John, you disappoint me, but you don't surprise me. No war is noble as far as you all are concerned. The US is guilty. This argument is tiresome, boring, and specious. Why didn't the president's daughters go? It's a volunteer force! The president didn't "send" Cindy Sheehan's son over there; he volunteered. If she is doing anything, she is sullying his memory. She is making his life worthless. She is making what he volunteered to do worthless, and you guys, you don't see this. There are sons, there are family members of elected officials in Washington who have been and are in Iraq. It's not a great number, but they are there. But it's not a draft, and the president can't choose who goes. It's a volunteer army and everything that you said is doing a disservice to those who have volunteered to represent this country and serve this country and their families, and if I were you, I would be ashamed and try to grow up and get a little maturity.
World War II was not won by Eisenhower. World War II was not won by FDR. World War II was not won by any particular leader. World War II was not won by Patton. Everybody played a role. But without the sons and daughters of the American people, this country wouldn't amount to anything. It is the people who make this country work, and the ease with which those of you on the left disparage the people in this country while you seek to focus all attention on government, is a sight to behold, and it is why you are losing elections; it is why you are losing favor; it is why you are becoming more fringe and extreme and kooky, because you've lost touch. You've lost contact. You've lost all ability to understand who it is that comprises the heart and soul of this country. You have no clue who the backbone of this country is; but I will tell you this: it's not Cindy Sheehan and it's not one member of her entourage in a ditch in Crawford, Texas. Those people are a bunch of squatters. Those people right now are contributing nothing to the greatness or future of this country. Neither are the members of the media who are down there trying to elevate all those people in the ditch to be superheroes. There's not one of them that comes anywhere near rating the title of hero. They are nothing but a bunch of squatters who are miserable and unhappy for who knows whatever reasons and deciding to take it out on people who they think have control over their lives. In this case, with a bunch of liberals, it's government. You want government to have control over your life, you want government to be able to do this and that for your friends and neighbors and help you, but the simple truth of this country is that it's the people who make this country work. It is the people who comprise the economy.
It is the people who comprise the morality. It is the people of this country who determine the ethics. It is the people of this country, and that's what you're upset about because you're in the minority. The people of this country, the people who make this country work differ from you in tremendous ways. They are religious. They are God-fearing. They respect values and morality. They know what's right and they know what's wrong, and they do their best to abide. You are offended by all that, claiming they don't have the right to make such decisions, while you sit around and make no decisions whatsoever because you're willing to totally put your life in the hands of some liberal politician and that will take you off the hook for having to make any decision about your life or anybody else's. Well, that's not how the country works. This country works on the basis of an educated and informed public seeking excellence in their own lives to whatever degree they wish it. People pursuing life the best they can, using freedom, God-given freedom -- and for you to call here and to come up with something as irrelevant as to say this war is not worth it because the president's kids aren't there or because nobody from Washington's kids are there doesn't say a thing about the war effort, doesn't say one thing about it, doesn't make it noble, doesn't make it ignoble, doesn't make it anything, because the war is taking place. Whether you agree with the fact that it's going on or not, we all have come to the decision that it's best that we win it. You haven't even joined us on that. You hope we lose it. You want to lose it because you want to embarrass the leaders of the country. What must your lives be like?
Are your lives so endless, baseless, and void of substance that the only pleasure you get from life is through watching the misery of others and trying to cause misery for others? Are you so incapable of enjoying the God-given gift of life that you've got, that you can only do so when other people are suffering, hopefully as a result of actions you've taken? What must it be like to be you people? What must it be like to get up every day and to have to go to your calendar and write "Destroy somebody today. Destroy something today. Destroy America today"? What must that be like? When you look out across the country and you see a burgeoning economy, you see the lone world superpower -- and it's not because of any president, and it's not because of any weapon, and it's not because of any military, it's because of the people of this country and our values and our Constitution. We're no different than any other people, other than we have freedom -- and you don't even like that! You only want freedom for yourselves, defined as you define it. So people can't say things that offend you, they can't do things that offend you, we can't have stupid names for sports teams. The absurdity of this whole political correctness movement. We can't have some team called the Redskins, we can't have some team called the Seminoles. Don't you understand these team names do it, it's an honor? Do you think a school calls itself the Seminoles to make fun of the Seminoles or are they trying to build themselves up? It's a matter of pride. But you people are so miserably unhappy that you have to find ways to constantly make everybody else around you unhappy, and so you go hang around with a woman who's crazed out of her mind in a ditch in Crawford, Texas, and then you have the audacity to call here and tell us that you are the great ones, that you're the ones that care, that you're the ones that have this country's best interests at heart.
If it were up to you people we wouldn't exist as a country today, you would have given in to the Soviets long ago, you would have appeased the Soviet communists. You would appease Iran right now, you probably wouldn't have cared about the war on terror or the bombing on 9/11. You would have sought out bin Laden and tried to make a deal with him, and this country exists today only because we have been able to prevent you from gaining power to do that kind of thing. We've had our run-ins with Neville Chamberlain types and you're the modern incarnation. To sit here, to actually have the gall to call this program and advance something you think as an intellectual argument that Cindy Sheehan's cause is noble, because the president's daughters aren't in Iraq, or congressmen's sons and daughters aren't in Iraq, have you no shame? Do you realize whose sons and daughters are? Do you understand it's voluntary? Do you understand these are people who are offering their lives in sacrifice for things they believe in? And what do you do? You come along and you try to disabuse them of their belief by telling them that they're wrong and that their country sucks. Well, to the extent that they think their country sucks it's because of you and your efforts to constantly undermine this country's best interests and our desires and efforts to protect the people of this country and to bring freedom to as many others in this world as possible. You people on the left used to be the ones that were all for civil rights around the world. You were all for human rights. Now all of a sudden you couldn't care less about the status of Iraqis. You couldn't care less. It's gotten so absurd, now that Howard Dean said on TV that if this new constitution is enacted as written, that the women of Iraq are going to be worse off than they were under Saddam Hussein.
Do you realize how patently absurd and bordering on insane that comment is? No, you don't. Because you think so little of your own country, you think so little of this president, you have such little faith in the ideals that have combined to make this a great country, that you assume it's worse here than anywhere else, and the places that it is bad is because of us, either through environmental pollution, or whatever cockamamie, asinine, stupid, ignoramus idea you can come up with. It's gotten to the point now where it is common to go on Democrat websites and read about the pleasure it would bring if the president were assassinated. It is now common to read letters to the editors in newspapers which say it would be fun if bin Laden actually came over here and slit Bush's throat, which is what a supporter of Sheehan wrote to a letter of the editor in one of the newspapers in this country. Yes, it would have been better if bin Laden would have just come here and slit Bush's throat. Do you have any idea how you people are perceived? Do you have the slightest idea how the decent people who make this country work perceive you? It is not with any respect. It is with contempt and it's with sorrow. But it's also with this realization: This country, if it is to survive, cannot be turned over to you people to lead and to run, because we will cease to exist as the United States the day that happens, and mark my word. It ain't going to happen.
CALLER: Thank you, sir, I appreciate it. Yeah, I just wanted to say, especially after that one caller, I mean I didn't volunteer because the president's daughters were doing something or some senator's son was joining or anything like that, and I didn't join because I was coming from the ghetto and I wanted to get out. You know, I joined because it was a career choice, and I wanted to do it, and I really feel that if her son was here today -- and I understand her grief. I mean, I'm a father as well, but I served in Iraq. I've served in Afghanistan. I've been over there many times, and, you know, I've had friends lost right next to me in battle, and I can understand the grief, but, you know what? At the same time they're doing what they wanted to do. So many of these people are stuck back in the Vietnam days, and the days of the draft, that I used to get e-mail saying, "Boy, I'm sorry that you're over there." I would e-mail back and say, "What do you mean, you're sorry? I put myself here on purpose. This is what I want to do."
RUSH: It's no more complicated than the fact that the people who are engaged in all this simply don't like this country, and they haven't liked it since the sixties. They haven't liked it their whole lives. Thankfully there aren't that many of them. There are only a hundred people down there with her, but she's gone beyond grief, this is not about grief for her, this is not a woman grieving, this is a woman reveling this attention, this is a woman soaking it all up. This is a woman thinking she matters. Which we all want to do. Everybody wants to matter. Everybody wants their life to have meaning. Unfortunately, hers has taken on this direction that the meaning she thinks she's deriving is actually empty. There's no meaning to what she's doing. She's a pawn, she's a tool of a bunch of fellow crackpots upon whom we couldn't depend if our lives were at stake, and that's why they are so few and far between. Thankfully, they are not anywhere near the majority of people in the country.
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Thank you all for reading and listening.
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"Whose Kids Are In Iraq? The Ones Who Make The Country Work"
Thanks for putting this in one place. I appreciate it very much.
Rush had an excellent rant on this. Man, I'm glad he's on our side. He was right on about everything! He nailed the liberals for exactly what they are, and by golly no one could have said it better!
This one has pictures.
I share your gratitude and to whom and why...
I also want to add that Rush's specific comments as to those Dean remarks, are excellent. It is encouraging to read that Dean is so easily observed as bordering on "insane" to others.
It's actually really sad to my view that Howard Dean is the head of the DNC. I mean, they might just as well have named Vicente Fox or someone similar.
The libs are learning that the world has changed, oh and it is such a hard lesson for them to learn. It is now a LEVEL playing field. They were propped up by three liberal white guys who gave the nation the news for decades on the alphabet channels. NO MORE! Ever again!
Now they must stand on their own. And they CANT! They are losing again and again now. They have no idea what is wrong. They dont see it. They dont understand it. They are trying all the old tricks and they are not working anymore.
They are out of ideas, they are out gunned, and they are running out of time. They will never go unchallenged again. We are in their face everywhere they try to spread their liberal garbage now. Most are emotional wrecks, it takes little challenge to their ideas to leave them spitting venom and namcalling, turning desperately to conspiricy theorys to prop up the warped reality they have constructed for themselves.
They want to fight? Well its going to be a fair fight this time.
Come get some.
Its just getting started. I am enjoying every minute watching them meltdown. I waited decades for this.
Bush's re-election has driven them mad. It seems as if every liberal is Captain Ahab chasing the white whale Bush. And we all know how that ended. It's not Bush. Its they themselves that is the source of all their woes.
"All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all
truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all
the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were
visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick. He piled
upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by
his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he
burst his hot heart's shell upon it."
And thanks to rightwingintelligentsia and all posters who try to keep us informed.
A "Well Done" BUMP!
LOL. They spent millions!! They had movies, get out the vote concerts, rallies, movements.....They just KNEW they were going to cream Bush in a landslide.....and the American people ran to the polls to give Bush a mandate! LOL. It was hysterical! It was the best election in American history! They literally freaked when they heard the election outcome!!
This is supposed to be a big victory to cheer about?
All I saw in that transcript was Rush putting words in the caller's mouth and generalizing about him/her because she happened to have valid questions about the war.
If this war is supposedly so valid, why do facts about the war have to be proven with generalizations?
No, Vicente is the head of the RNC...
Hello sleeper... nice knowing ya'...
Thank you for that link! I am going to send it to everyone on my address list. Rush hit the nail(s) on the head very succinctly. Again, thank you. If the mods wouldn't mind, it should be on the main bar at the top of the site.
Oh, just looked at your post history... not a sleeper but an honest-to-goodness bleeding heart lib... wonder if the mods will let you stick around?
There were no valid questions, just liberal talking points. Rush was spot on and you won't be around here long with your MoveOn spin.
The facts have been out since the war started, bozo. Try to keep up, will you?
What's with you trolls tonight? Are you trying to save the Casey Funderally? Has your party over Casey's dead body gotten too boring for the press these days? Are you just looking for something to kill time until your government checks come in?
This military mom is screaming, "BUMP!!!!!!!!!!"
Because slow learners like you, need it spelled out...again and again. Verrry slooowwwllyyy. Go beat a drum somewhere else, RINGO. sheesh!
"Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War is one of the most documented books that you'll find on the subject.
Did he hire you?
My daughters boyfriend just went in the middle of last month. My daughter saw a ship hit on FOX today by Islamofacist, and she was furious at them. She was so proud of her man. He's one of the guys protecting us from those killers.
No. I'm just a poor working guy, trying to relax from a night of air traffic control.
Geez, I never get to listen to Rush live, but when I read transcripts like this, I'm like, what is this guy's IQ? 2 bazillion?? But it also takes perception, interpretation and other talents. He is just so spot on every time it's amazing. I agree, he's a gift.
Rush puts so much into words that I can't, but he gives me ideas to fight for my beliefs. Whether you love him or hate him, he is a man that can speak his mind and stir an audience.
What the heck,God-air traffic control-I do not like Rush.Get some rest.I feel like if I talk to you planes will crash:)
God bless your daughter's boyfriend! I pray for all of our troops and it's always nice to hear from someone who knows another soldier. You obviously raised a fine, young lady. You must be very proud, I know I would be too. :) Please tell her that she has our deepest respect and we'll all be praying for her man. chena
Thanks for the laugh. This is break time, not work time.
Good night all.
Well, actually I don't belong to MoveOn. I don't like Michael Moore; I think he's a big mouth and I don't agree with him on the issues. I vote Democrat and I'm proud of it, but I don't think that Bush is Hitler or Satan or aything extreme like that.
I am sorry that the political spectrums have become so divided , and that's the truth. I wish that Democrats and Republicans could learn to find some common ground and get along together.
I'm not here to make enemies. You and I disagree on the issues - strongly, in some cases - but I don't hate you or anyone else here. You're a person who has just as much of a right to his/her ideas as I do. I'd rather get to know you and discuss these issues in a friendly manner than to argue. That's the truth also.
I wish that Republicans and Democrats could find some common ground and stop calling the other side evil. Both parties tend to trump their own ideas over the other side's - that's human nature. Unfortunately, political discourse and friendly discussion have been the casualties of this nature, which I believe is the fault of both Democrats and Republicans.
I probably shouldn't have come onto this forum. On that point, we probably agree. But I'm here now, so all of that's academic. If I do get cut from this forum, just remember that if your assertion that most (or all) liberals aren't interested in ideas different than their own, I'm the exception. I welcome everyone's comments, criticisms, and even insults, if you feel the need to post them.
The master in one his finest moments-thank you El Rushbo!
The liberals created political correctness in an attempt to save the world from itself, but political correctness has done more harm to the world than any war in history. Forcing people, through laws, to think contrary to their conscience creates hate. Hate creates violence. Violence creates war.
That's why we are where we are today.
Now, go to bed...
Only liberal communist pinkos try to suppress thought with the "You can't use generalizations" speech. Generalizations are either two ways. They will hit the nail right on the head or they miss their mark entirely. In this case, they correctly apply. The logic of Rush's generalizations pegs you so hard, you can stand it. The truth is still ringing in the void between your ears. They only response you have is to parrot the liberal mantra on positions you can't argue.
Well, I don't think that we are where we are today solely because of liberals.
But I'm no friend of political correctness either. I'd rather someon be called 'fat' than some BS term like 'weight challenged'.
Thanks for your comments anyway, concerned about politics.
And he "gets it." He really gets it.
The only sad thing is that the people who need most to listen to Rush never do.
Avant_garde, may I ask you one question: what have I done to you? Honestly.
You might say, "well, because you're a liberal, you're responsible for everything bad going on in this country". But I've only been in this world 21 years and five months. I've been "politically aware" only about five. Therefore, I couldn't be held directly accountable for things like 'Roe v. Wade'.
I haven't insulted you. I could have been like some liberals who might post on this site, simply insulting you all without backing themselves up with fact. They, like Michael Moore, only give the rest of us a bad name.
If I am wrong about the issues I am discussing, I will correct myself and move onwards.
Yep, you can really understand why people say what they, if you read their post history.
Rush Limbaugh ping
If you're not liberal by the time your 21, something is psychically wrong with you. If your not conservative after that, something is mentally wrong with you.
Once you grow up, start paying taxes, and have a few children of your own, things will change for the better for you.
If not, you failed life 101. You'll become a social parasite sitting around the TV watching CNN and waiting for your government check to arrive. You'll remain a democrat voter forever. You'll have to, or you'll not get your share of the government cheese.
IMO If I were Jim Robertson, I'd have this link blinking non-stop.