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Posted on 01/28/2009 9:02:03 AM PST by Yosemitest
The Great Unifier Attacks Rush
January 26, 2009
RUSH: This is Liz Sidoti, AP-Obama.
On Friday afternoon, as you know, the president of the United States --
actually it was Friday morning, but we didn't learn about it 'til Friday afternoon.
Friday morning in a meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders, President Obama basically told them to stop listening to me, that's not how things get done in Washington.
Let's see if there is similar outrage at the president for asking a private citizen,
who is trying his best to rejuvenate our economy, to fail.
Liz Sidoti, AP, this is after Obama gets into very full fledged partisan mode on Friday:
Now, get this,
remember last week we had a lot of fun
because Obama is signing these executive orders that he's not familiar with.
He's not familiar with the whole contents.
So in the middle of reading these executive orders, in both of them he stops one time to ask Greg Craig
So his less than perfect command of the facts,
this is a plus,
this is a reason to respect The Messiah.
He admitted publicly he had no clue what he was signing
and so he deferred to his White House counsel, something that the idiot Bush never had the guts to do.
No matter what happens, it is going to be turned into a positive.
He's too big to fail.
The dirty little secret, ladies and gentlemen, with President Obama telling Republicans not to listen to me,
he doesn't need Republican votes to get what he wants. He doesn't need them.
It doesn't matter. The Republicans haven't been listening to me anyway
so it's sort of a moot point in terms of the practical reality of it, just another reason why Obama's doing this.
I will explain in a moment.
But the fact is he doesn't need Republican votes to get what he wants.
He wants Republican votes for cover.
He wants Republican votes so he can say it was bipartisan.
But never forget, the Democrat definition of bipartisan
Obama is not a unifier, he is not bipartisan.
And our problem is that
I sat down on Sunday afternoon, there weren't any football games on,
and I decided to put together a very serious, very deliberate bipartisan proposal, stimulus plan.
I will call it the Obama-Limbaugh Bipartisan Stimulus Plan, 2009.
It is genuinely bipartisan.
I'm going to announce it an hour from now.
I'm going to announce it in the second hour of this program.
It's not a joke. I'm not being funny with it.
I'm taking it very seriously. I am reaching out.
He wants bipartisanship, and I'm very serious, Snerdley,
I am not playing tricks. I'm not putting anybody on.
It is a very serious proposal
and I'm going to make it at the top of the second hour,
the monologue segment of the second hour.
It is as I understand the definition of words, bipartisanship, stimulus,
get the economy going,
I thought about it long and hard.
What I have put together is, in truth, the only bipartisan proposal that is out there,
and it probably will be the only bipartisan proposal that will be out there.
But I'm going to make it. And then we will post it at RushLimbaugh.com for one and all to see and read and digest.
But I'm very serious.
What Snerdley doesn't believe
is that I'm going to be serious about anything that has the word bipartisan in it.
I know why you think that,
A brief time-out, ladies and gentlemen.
I'm not bragging. This is no hype.
I don't know, Mr. Snerdley, I can't remember all these past 20 years,
but there have been times I have seriously entered the policy arena via this radio program.
However, this is the first time in my memory that I have actively entered the policy arena from behind the Golden EIB Microphone in a serious way,
and it's coming up in less than an hour.
Brief time-out now, we'll come back,
and for those of you that did not have Internet access over the weekend or didn't even know about this,
I want to give you my response to Obama's urging that the Republican Party stop listening to me,
that I am not the way things get done in Washington.
RUSH: You know, President Obama is going to give a speech.
It's too soon to do a State of the Union address.
First-year presidents seldom do that. They haven't been around long enough to actually assess the State of the Union,
but he is going to address a joint session of Congress sometime in February, and it will essentially be a State of the Union address.
I, ladies and gentlemen, have appointed myself as the official response for America.
Not for the Republican Party.
I'm sure the Republicans will have somebody respond to it,
but so will I, behind here the Golden EIB Microphone.
Now, folks, the president of the United States essentially said to leaders of Congress, Republican leaders of the House and Senate Friday morning in a meeting at the White House,
Also, during this meeting, he referred to the fact that
if we don't get this done, meaning the stimulus bill, Democrats could lose seats and he could lose reelection.
Now, there were two things going on with President Obama's suggesting that people stop listening to me.
This is about establishing majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule.
And it would also simultaneously damage any hope of future tax cuts.
If Obama's version of the stimulus plan goes in, you can forget tax cuts.
The deficits are going to be so huge and so numerous and so frequent
that the argument for tax cuts in the standard manner can never be won.
His plan would also see to it that a majority of American voters would not pay income taxes
and therefore a minority of people who would vote for tax cuts will always lose.
His stimulus plan would burden the private sector,
put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy.
I really think that his stimulus plan is political. Just like these executive orders he signed last week on Guantanamo Bay and so forth.
Those were not security oriented; they were political.
His stimulus plan, likewise, is political.
It is aimed at reestablishing eternal power for the Democrat Party, just as FDR did, rather than stimulating the economy.
Folks, anybody with a brain knows that his stimulus plan is not how you stimulate the economy,
and if he can make me a distraction, then there will be all that much less time to debate this.
Remember last Friday we talked about the fact that the president went on television to personally criticize Merrill Lynch for using $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite?
I have come to learn since that the $1.2 million that Obama was upset about was not TARP money.
This money was spent before this crash happened. They spent $1.2 million to redecorate an executive suite in January of 2008.
John Thain, who was the then CEO. And Obama says,
But let me propose something to you.
As I said Friday,
RUSH: I want to go back to Friday and this example that I gave then
and make some corrections to it that I learned over the weekend:
But here you have on Friday afternoon, we learned what was reported --
Well, they had to go hire a decorator.
Then they had to go hire a contractor.
Then they had to buy the new furnishings.
So $1.2 million got injected into the private sector, into the hands of private citizens
who are in business to redecorate, to build, and to sell stuff for a redesigned office.
Anything wrong with that?
Frankly, this is how the economy works each and every day. But, now we have to throw in a little bad PR, because Merrill Lynch is hated and despised,
and it was first reported that they used bailout money, and so using bailout money, angry people,
The Obamas have hired the same guy that poor old John Thain hired to redecorate the executive suite at Merrill Lynch.
And, by the way, I have no problem with him arriving at the residence of the White House redecorating the place. It's tradition.
I have no problem with it whatsoever.
And the people that are going to be doing it are also going to receive stimulus.
It's private sector.
The government is putting money back into the private sector to do this.
Fine and dandy, yip yip yip yip yahoo.
It's going to have far more economic impact than having a bunch of people out there building roads and bridges
of which 4% of the infrastructure money is only going to get spent in the first two years, under Obama's own plan.
Look, folks, 600 private jets arrived in Washington for Obama's inauguration.
When the auto execs fly in on theirs, it's some sort of crime, some sort of gaffe.
In both instances, the people that got off those planes for the inauguration, they wanted something from Washington.
They showed up in Washington to get something from Washington, make no mistake about it.
Just as the auto economics did.
But the auto execs somehow because of bad PR are the bad guys
and the 600 people that flew in wanting something from Washington after attending Obama's inauguration, that's somehow fine?
So, all of this...
That's what the conservative dinner was about with all these establishment Beltway types.
It was about Obama choosing who conservative spokespeople are.
That's why he had those 10 or 12, whatever it was, there.
So this is just more of the great unifier trying to divide and conquer his opposition in the name of bipartisanship.
Fox News with a story yesterday. Headline:
It would magically get better. The world would love us!
Now, all of a sudden, it's going to be bad out there. br>I'll tell you something else. This guy is sprinting to the left faster than Deion Sanders could backpedal.
He's doing all this liberal stuff he said he would do.
He's doing it already.
He's announcing the closing of Guantanamo Bay,
changing the whole notion of interrogations. Do you know where they want to send some of the prisoners?
Good! Let's send 'em to Colorado.
You think a US prison is going to give 'em five meals a day and prayer rugs and all this sort of stuff?
This is just absurd.
Left-wing governors are now being allowed to run the auto industry.
He announced that today.
The states are going to be in charge of emission standards.
So the government is going to run the US auto industry?
He's going to announce new CAFE standards by 2011.
He's talked about global warming. The climate's changing. We can't stop it. My hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is going to get 20 inches of snow tomorrow;
record cold this year all around the world;
and here comes the global warming agenda which is as phony and as filled with hoax as is his stimulus plan.
His stimulus plan and global warming are the same kind of hoax.
Now we've got this international abortion advocacy.
Margaret Sanger has come back to life,
and Nancy Pelosi is out there saying that birth control will help the economy.
She said it yesterday on George Stephanopoulos' show,
Obama and his team are saying,
"Eh, you know, this could be long time, painful recovery, even with our stimulus." A reminder:
RUSH: Here's the official news:
We'll start in Hamilton, Montana.
This is Jeanine. Jeanine, thank you for calling, and welcome to the program.
CALLER: So anyway, this weekend I was listening to the radio,
and even though I thought it wasn't possible,
I was stunned by Obama's arrogance in calling you out,
and frightened by it because I think he's using his extreme popularity
to try and silence dissent and to affect people like me, and I consider myself a moderate,
not to listen to you.
RUSH: Well, I understand how you look at it that way, and I appreciate it.
I think, as I said, there's something else going on with this.
I think, whether it was a smart move or not, this guy is multilevel.
This could be Machiavellian on his part.
He could have done this on purpose to make me the focal point
because he thinks the rest of the country believes that I am some extreme nutcase
and he wants to focus attention on me.
It also could be that he is, as you say, worried
because the only real opposition he has is coming from a guy on the radio, not elected Republicans.
He needs Republicans for cover only on his stimulus package.
You gotta understand, folks, he does not need Republican votes.
Maybe one or two in the Senate is all he needs
and he doesn't need a single Republican in the House to get this done.
Now, his definition of bipartisanship
He wants Republican votes on this
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Huge blunder by Obama
In office a week, and already the new administration is going after the First Amendment; can the remainder of the Bill of Rights be far behind?
When was the last time a President publically called out a citizen by name for repudiation?
If I remember correctly, Clinton blamed Rush for the Oklahoma bombing.
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Bumping this part:
Meanwhile, this effort to foist all the blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated,
when most of the blame for this economic crisis that we're in can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents.
And there's a strategic reason why Obama and the Democrats continue to point fingers of blame at the private sector.
They want you hating the private sector.
They want you resenting it.
They want you suspicious.
They want you embracing the notion
that the goodwill and the compassion of people in
government can better run this economy and your life than the market, than the private sector.
5 posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:12:11 PM by Jack Hammer
Nope. By July at the latest there should be a full scale attack on the Second Amendment. But then again, we, who opposed him knew this was going to happen.
Obamalamadingdong needs to get his manties out of a wad because he is just reaping the seeds of the Socialist slime he has sown.
God Bless Rush Limbaugh, and thank God we have him. GIVE ‘EM HELL MAHARUSHI !!!
What Rush and everyone forgets is that moment when Ronald and Nancy Reagan were coming from or going to Marine One.
A reporter shouts out a question about Iran-Contra and the President could not understand him. Nancy whispers in Ronnie’s ear something and Reagan makes a statement.
The press treated that like the President is not really in charge...the First Lady is and the President is out-of-touch, etc.
When the shoe was on the other foot, the media did not call it like they do for a Democrat.