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Obama Report on “Right-Wing Radicals” Timed for Tea Parties
April 14, 2009
RUSH: I had a report, I got this at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. I just didn’t have a chance to work it in yesterday. It’s this Department of Homeland Security report, it’s nine pages, I’ve got the PDF here, and, by the way, this speech of Obama’s and the DHS report yesterday are timed for one reason and that’s the tea parties tomorrow. This speech, the primary purpose of this speech is to take any glow off the tea parties. The media is going to report on this speech later this afternoon and tell you about how great the economy is doing, how on top of it Obama is, how it’s going to be a little while before it rebounds but it’s coming back, and in having used that as the setup, they’ll then go to videotape of the tea parties where they’ll try to mock what’s going on with these people, just agitators with no real reason behind what they’re doing. So this speech is designed to totally blunt the tea parties, which are grassroots affairs that will happen all over America tomorrow. The DHS report, this comes from the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. Now, when you read this whole thing, and it doesn’t take long to read it, it’s only nine pages, you can go to various places and read summaries of it as well. For example, there is no proof here, no proof offered, no evidence offered that anything they project is true.
Let me give you one. “The Department of Homeland Security assesses that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of right-wing extremists including lone wolves or small terrorist cells to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join right-wing extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.” They even quote Timothy McVeigh in this report. This is the Democrat Party Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano put this together. There is not one instance they can cite as evidence where any of these right-wing groups have done anything. I’ll tell you what this is on the par of. Remember in Missouri where the state police put out a pamphlet warning local police departments in Missouri that if anybody had an NRA bumper sticker on their bumper or a pro-life bumper sticker, that they were potential members of the right-wing militia.
We had a call from Michelle yesterday in Pensacola, Florida, and she’s agreed to let us call her back sometime during the program today. She’s upset because Obama is trying to unify us all, trying to bring us all together, and why am I opposed to this? Well, here’s a clear example. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air today writing about this suggested that Janet Napolitano needs to resign and that Obama needs to withdraw this report. I read things like that and I understand where Ed’s coming from, but I don’t believe for a minute Obama had nothing to do with it. Obama, he provides the vision, he says so; he puts the members of his cabinet there. The idea that Barack Obama is not a partisan, that he’s a unifier, how can anybody today still go for that? The only way they can is to remember what he said during the campaign, but ignore what he’s doing as president. ‘Cause this thing, this Department of Homeland Security report is nothing more than a partisan hit job filled with lies and innuendo that portrays any conservatism as right-wing extremism. I’ll read you a couple of excerpts of this just so that you get the idea.
“Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.” What you have here is Barack Obama, forget Napolitano, it’s his administration, he provides the vision, he puts people in these positions that he wants to do his bidding. This is Barack Obama, and this is an effort to stifle what anybody would consider to be normal political dissent. He is characterizing those of you who oppose an expanding government, huge socialistic tendencies, legalization of illegals for the purpose of making them Democrats, we are now right-wing extremists and we are arming up, and this report is to warn other law enforcement agencies of the dangers posed by right-wing extremists.
The thing came out last week on April 7th. Roger Hedgecock and a couple people found it, made it public yesterday afternoon. As I said, I got my copy at 2:30 in the afternoon. This is being made and widely disseminated now on the day prior to the tea parties as well. Here’s another excerpt. “Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish ‘financial elites.’” Right-wing extremist chatter is spreading this kind of stuff around? “These ‘accusatory’ tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already—” So you have a report from Janet Napolitano and Barack Obama, Department of Homeland Security portraying standard, ordinary, every day conservatives as posing a bigger threat to this country than Al-Qaeda terrorists or genuine enemies of this country like Kim Jong Il. They wouldn’t write anything about Jim Jong Il like this. They wouldn’t write anything about Osama Bin Laden like this.
Don’t forget, this is the same bunch that once suggested the speech code in which references to jihad and Islamofascism were to be purged. We were not to discuss terrorism with those words. It was not to be discussed in the country; it was not to be discussed in the government. The same people who wanted to purge references to jihad or Islamofascism are now out with this report, which is a genuine hit job on standard run-of-the-mill, mainstream ordinary Americans. “DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.” That’s just a portion of it; it’s nine pages long. Homeland security warning of radicals on the right, defined as groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. Anybody opposed to federal authority, expanding federal authority will now be tagged as a member of right-wing extremist groups.
RUSH: Have you ever noticed...? You look at this DHS report. We’ve made comment on this before. Wouldn’t it be nice if the liberals of America actually acknowledged our real enemies the way they acknowledge conservatives?
I mean, the language they use in this report to describe conservatives... We hear all the time that the left is a bunch of pacifists, make-love-not-war types. They don’t want violence. They just want to get along, and why can’t everybody just be happy together, and yet when you read what a typical leftist like Obama or Janet Napolitano put together in this Department of Homeland Security report, you conclude nothing else that they are extreme partisan radicals, and they’re ready to go to war with a domestic enemy, conservatives, that they consider to be a greater threat than Iran, than China, than North Korea, than Venezuela, Russia, or any other nation that threatens the United States. Conservatives are the biggest threat to America. That’s the message coming out of Washington from Obama and Janet Napolitano.
RUSH: Marian in Fox Island, Washington. It’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. This is not my grandpa’s America, and DHS is talking about me. I’m heartland America, and I am not a right-wing extremist, but I feel like King Olaf during the Second World War, he wore a Star of David to put himself with the people who were being oppressed, and I feel like putting an arm band on saying right-wing extremist to let people know who they’re talking about.
RUSH: Well, I understand your anger about this, but this is the Obama administration. They say Janet Napolitano, but this is what Obama thinks —
RUSH: — it’s what Bill Ayers thinks; it’s what Jeremiah Wright thinks.
RUSH: He populates his administration with these people, and it’s clear that they consider people like you to be a greater enemy than genuine threats to our freedom and existence.
RUSH: This is playing to, of course, the left-wing fringe base that voted for Obama. You could wear a T-shirt, you could wear anything you want, right-wing extremist and so forth, and it would just be said by those who saw you that, “Finally they’re admitting it.” They wouldn’t get the humor of it.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: But you’re right to be offended by it. By the way, if you read the whole thing, there’s not one bit of evidence. It’s all speculation. It’s an intelligence report from the Department of Homeland Security, and there’s not one bit of evidence. They even go back and quote Timothy McVeigh in this thing.
CALLER: Well, King Olaf did it for a reason, to let the Jews know that they were not alone, and probably something like that, if we did that, it would let other people like us know that we’re not alone. And I resent them taking America away from me. I grew up in the same America that you did, Rush, and I feel the terrible loss of it.
RUSH: A lot of people do, and that’s why the tea parties are starting tomorrow. This intelligence report from DHS is the same party, same political party that made up intelligence and politicized intel. To me it isn’t shocking, it’s brazen. The fact that Obama thinks this is not surprising; the fact that his Department of Homeland Security would put it out as openly as this is a little surprising.
RUSH: I think I’ll send Janet Napolitano a quick little note saying, “Madam Secretary, given your latest report from the Department of Homeland Security, don’t close Guantanamo Bay, Club Gitmo. Keep it open so you can ship all the right-wing extremist Americans, former military members down there when you capture them engaging in whatever anti-American activity you dream up.”
RUSH: San Jose, California. Susan, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Oh, thank you. I called because you were reading the report from Homeland Security, and I wanted to say, I think I completely agree with it.
RUSH: Okay. I’ll bite. Tell me why.
CALLER: Well, because, you know, we’re the people that want to go back to the Constitution, that, you know, really love our freedom and understand that it’s being taken away, and therefore we pose an enormous threat to the government. We’re the people buying guns and storing ammunition and preparing for the time when we have to fight the government off.
RUSH: Wait a minute, though. I understand the point you’re trying to make, but that’s not extremism.
CALLER: Well, to them it is.
RUSH: But it’s not. They don’t get to define the terms. We are not extremists. Those of us who want to protect the founding of this nation and preserve it as it was when we were born and grew up, we are not extremists. They are the extremists. They’re not right about this. This is an effort to criminalize political dissent, standard, ordinary everyday political dissent. This is an effort to criminalize it and to categorize it as something people need to be afraid of and perhaps defend themselves against, which is a crock.
RUSH: This is Rob in North Dakota. It’s nice to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. How you doing, man? It’s an honor to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: I’m giving you a call on this thing, this right-wing extremism thing that we’ve apparently come up with, and we got document a while back, I work for the government as well, and something of that nature that came out. Apparently it’s public knowledge now, but I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I’ve been in the agency for almost 20 years and —
RUSH: Wait, now. Wait. Whoa, whoa. Which agency?
CALLER: Customs and Border Protection.
RUSH: Customs and Border Protection. Are you referring to this Department of Homeland Security thing about right-wing extremism?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: So how long ago did you get it?
CALLER: A couple days ago.
RUSH: Okay, yeah. It came out, yeah, couple days ago. So... Okay. Now that I know what you’re talking about.
RUSH: What’s your reaction to it? You couldn’t believe what you were reading?
CALLER: I couldn’t believe what I was reading because the thing that we stand for as God-fearing Americans and the things that our Constitution... I’m reading this document and I about fell out of my chair because apparently if you believe in some of these things you’re this right-wing extremist crazy person, and there was mention to white supremacy and things like that in there, and I thought it was kind of interesting.
RUSH: Oh, there’s all kinds of things like the shooter.
RUSH: There’s one incident cited: the shooter in Pittsburgh that shot three cops.
RUSH: This report cites him as being a Looney Toon that believed that the Jews were trying to control the world with a one-world government —
RUSH: — and that he was opposing the constitution because he was one of these wacko believers, and so that, to Janet Napolitano and Obama, a shooter like that, that’s what they think a mainstream conservative is.
CALLER: Right. And that’s what just throws me for a loop, because it’s like if you are a conservative person, you know, we’re back to this right-wing conspiracy thing from the Clinton era, and they’re using that terminology. When I read that that was the first thing that caught my eye, that title up on the page, I said, “What is this?” And then it had an official seal and all these things on it. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. So, I don’t know what to think of it.
RUSH: You don’t know what to think of it?
CALLER: (laughing) Well, I do but it’s just very shocking because I can’t believe we’ve gone this far over the bubble that... I mean, it’s like, “How do we regain our ability to bring it back a little bit?”
RUSH: To me, it’s not so far how we’ve gone over the bubble. I know you mean America, but I think it’s a very instructive and teachable moment. All these poor people that think Obama’s about unity and solving all of our problems and bringing us all together. This guy’s like every other politician. He’s about wiping out his political enemies — and unfortunately, he considers conservatives in the United States to be a bigger threat to his country and him than people that want to blow up our country. I think it’s helpful in the sense that people can get an idea of just who this man is, ‘cause it’s not Janet Napolitano. Janet Napolitano wouldn’t put something like this out unless it was approved, because this is so extreme itself that this wouldn’t go out unless it had Obama’s imprimatur. It’s what we’re up against. It is finally words on paper what the extreme left in this country actually thinks of us. And for that reason, it’s somewhat helpful. But the danger in it is, is that it creates a circumstance where law enforcement officials can now treat people who are engaged in the time-honored art of just standard political dissent, of being right-wing extremists prone to military acts, militia acts like, violence, and so forth. They can be spied on, monitored, and this sort of thing. It’s no accident this comes out a week before the tea parties that are slated to kick off tomorrow.
LOLOLOL — RUSH IS DOING IT AGAIN TODAY!
We Must Praise President Obama for His Brilliant Economic Speech
April 14, 2009
RUSH: Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy President Obama out there with a brilliant, brilliant speech, ladies and gentlemen. He’s at Georgetown University. We gotta give him credit when he deserves credit. We gotta be willing to acknowledge when Obama does something right, and he’s giving a great speech. I think the students are falling out of their chairs there, so mesmerized. I found myself unconsciously drooling near a coma state while listening to Obama’s speech, brilliant speech, making anybody listening to it think that not only does he have a grasp of all the economic issues but that they do, too, brilliantly conceived, flawlessly executed. One teleprompter glitch, President Obama appeared to lose his place. But man, he’s good, he snapped right back in there like it was hardly anything at all. Greetings, my friends, and welcome back. Great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. The telephone number, if you want to be on the program today, 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
President Obama, in an economic speech at Georgetown University, started by saying, (paraphrasing) “Look, it’s going to be a longer speech than I usually give because it’s so important.” He has laid out in this speech — we’re cutting it up now, we’re going to have to audio sound bites on this as the afternoon progresses, or as the morning, depending on your time zone, progresses. President Obama is laying out all the reasons why this happened. It’s predominantly George Bush, Wall Street, Main Street, everybody but the Democrat Party that had a role in this. The Democrat Party tried to stop this from happening. They’re now in the process of trying to fix it. He has just laid out, in a brilliant speech, all that has gone wrong, and then he’s laid out in the second part of the brilliant speech all that he has done to bring this economy back. And just as this program was starting, after laying out all the brilliant steps that he’s taken, and using the straw man arguments that he uses, “Some say we shouldn’t do anything.” Nobody’s ever said that. But he uses the straw man argument; he lays out all the brilliant steps that his young administration in less than a hundred days has taken to fix all of these problems, and they’re on the road to being fixed.
After brilliantly laying out just exactly how much brilliance has been employed in the form of policy, more government spending, larger government, government owning part of the automobile industry, after brilliantly laying out why that’s called for, he said, (paraphrasing) “I don’t want you to get falsely optimistic here, 2009 is going to be a bad year.” So after telling everybody how all of these steps that he’s taking are brilliantly positioned to cause a massive revival — this was not just the normal down business cycle. This was caused by greed on Wall Street. He has — I love this, as you know — he has trashed AIG four or five times in this speech. Oh, he has. He’s really trashed AIG a lot here. He made a show of trashing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but it wasn’t very sincere. He threw that in there. But even that, despite all of the brilliance of our brave young president and his new plan, his policies, all of the things that he has dictated that will happen here to bring the economy back, still says it ain’t going to happen this year. So — (laughing) there is a glimmer of hope, just not this year. The glimmer of hope is not this year. There’s a glimmer of hope in 2010, an election year. Glimmer of hope will happen in 2010, which happens to be an election year. The glimmer of hope is there. We have to keep agreeing with all of the brilliant policies and plans that he has put forth in order to see that glimmer of hope become a glimmer of reality, is the modus operandi here.
The way the Associated Press deals with this, of course, they got a text copy of the speech before the president delivered it today. “President Barack Obama is trying to strike a careful balance between highlighting economic progress and underscoring continued challenges as he seeks to reverse the recession he inherited but now owns. ... The speech would outline the state of the economy when Obama took office in January, steps his administration has taken in its first three months, and what still needs to be done to right troubled sectors, including the housing, banking and financial industries.” He started out by once again claiming, ladies and gentlemen, that the subprime problem is due to predatory lending and lending money to people who had no hope of paying it back. They were predators. The people that lent the money did it for quick profits. They convinced people that couldn’t afford a house to buy a house. They convinced people who couldn’t get a loan to get loans, leaving out, conveniently, any of the role of government in ordering the banks to behave in this way, but nevertheless we are told that we must praise President Obama when he does good things, and he’s delivered a good speech. I have to tell you, it’s a brilliant speech.
If you watch this speech, you conclude he knows intimately what he’s talking about, and he makes it sound like you do, too. So he’s doing a great job delivering the speech. Teleprompter is on the money today. You gotta give the teleprompter credit, too, because the teleprompter put the words up there that President Obama is saying. Now, he’s into the second half of the speech and it’s starting to slide now into the Barbra Streisand, starting to slide into the BS. The second half kicked off with the success at the G20. It was not a success. The things that he wanted Europe to do did not happen. The G20 trip was not a success. But it doesn’t matter because it’s being reported as a success, and he’s saying it’s a success. So it’s a success, even though it’s not or wasn’t, it is. He’s talking about how the money is already doing great things, but it isn’t going to happen this year. All the money we’re spending is creating new credit, even though your credit card companies are raising your interest rates and lowering your balances that you can carry, there’s still credit out there. You can go buy a house now, you can go buy a car, his policies have worked to create an expansion of credit. So the BS is starting to settle in now, just so you know.
RUSH: Norman in Winter Haven, Florida, a truck driver. Nice to have you on the program, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, before I get to my main point, can I make a quick comment about this global warming thing? The thing that I don’t understand about that is that you can have congressional hearings on baseball players and steroids, but they will not bring the brightest and the most prestigious minds in front of Congress because the liberals cannot take the chance of anybody with any, you know, reputable reputation saying anything negative about global warming. But what I called about was I’m a truck driver, and I was at a truck stop while the president was making his speech, and I’m sitting there listening to him, and one of the first things that stood out to me was that he talked about economists on the liberal and the conservative side, and one thing that they do agree on, I thought he was going to say, do not raise taxes —
RUSH: Grab sound bite 22. This is what Norman, the truck driver, heard. And this is a classic Obama straw man argument. Everybody agrees with me! Everybody agrees with me. Economists on both the left and the right agree with me.
OBAMA: Economists on both the left and the right agree that the last thing a government should do in the middle of a recession is to cut back on spending.
RUSH: It’s a lie.
OBAMA: You see, when this recession began many families sat around the kitchen table and tried to figure out where they could cut back, and so have many businesses. And this is a completely reasonable and understandable reaction. But if everybody, if every family in America cuts back all at once, then no one is spending any money, which means there are more layoffs, which means that the economy gets even worse. That’s why the government has to step in and temporarily boost spending in order to stimulate demand. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now.
RUSH: All right, Norman, what was your reaction to that?
CALLER: Okay, that was just — you know, I kind of blew that off when I’m sitting there. And then he’s telling us that all this money that’s supposed to be in our paycheck, and then I just say to myself, I said, and I said it out loud, I said, “Do you know what? If this was true, he wouldn’t have to be on the TV telling us this.” And by the time I got that out, everybody turned around and looked at me and the place just erupted, you know —
RUSH: This is why I love the truck driver community. The truck driver community, these guys are the epitome of free market capitalism. You don’t earn a salary, I’ll bet, do you, you get paid on how often you work?
CALLER: Yeah, I get paid by the mile. But you know what, Rush? You are absolutely right. And just where the Democrats have the unions and stuff like that, this is a huge amount of the —
CALLER: — of the workers that are out there —
CALLER: — that the Republicans can incorporate, or they could connect to them, because all these people, a large percentage of them are small business owners —
RUSH: Let’s not talk about the Republicans right now. I’m in a foul enough mood as it is. Let’s stick with Obama ‘cause you are exactly right. If all this great stuff was happening, we’d know it. Can you imagine this truck stop? Here’s Norman out there, he’s watching this drivel, he’s watching this bilge, he’s watching this sewage on his television, and he’s saying, “Whoa, man, all this money out here, all this spending, all these jobs, all this demand, I don’t see it, I don’t have it, where is it? If it was happening you wouldn’t need to be on television telling me it’s happening.” And Norman is exactly right. Norman, this speech today was to blunt the tea parties tomorrow, it was to get the press saying, “Hey, we see a glimmer of hope, it’s starting to work out there.” There’s so much wrong with this comment. I get so sick and tired of parsing liberals anyway. I’ve been doing it for 20 years and I’m fed up that I have to do it. “Economists on both the left and the right agree that the last thing a government should do in the middle of a recession is cut back on spending.”
No, that’s not true. And then he goes on to blame every one of you, you’re cutting back, businesses are cutting back, everybody with a brain cuts back when you’re in debt and your income is stagnant or falling, you don’t go spend more. But since you’re doing that, since you’re living responsibly, since all of you are cutting back, you’re not spending, government has to. It’s your fault. Government has to because you’re not. Government has to step in, temporarily boost spending in order to stimulate demand. I want to see the demand that’s been stimulated. Where is it? And then after laying all this out — and we have two sound bites and I’m not going to play ‘em because I don’t want to listen to him, you know, lie through his teeth about how great the economy is doing, all these signs of recovery coming along, but then after doing all that, this is what he said.
OBAMA: 2009 will continue to be a difficult year for America’s economy. The severity of this recession will cause more job loss, more foreclosures —
RUSH: What about all your spending?
OBAMA: — and more pain before it ends.
RUSH: What about all your stimulation?
OBAMA: The market will continue to rise and fall, credit is still not flowing nearly as easily as it should.
RUSH: You stimulated it!
OBAMA: The process for restructuring AIG and the auto companies will involve difficult and sometimes unpopular choices. All of this means that there’s much more work to be done.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, so things are getting better out there, ha-ha, but not now. Thanks, Norman, for the phone call.
nice job, GOP LADY, THANKS!
Lost in the insanity of all this and all that has been happening, is the persistent lie the Left insists on disseminating, and which appears in the report, that Conservatives are against “immigration”, rather than “ILLEGAL ALIENS”.
Thank you dear, peace with honor, but I’M NOT DONE yet, thanks to Rush! ;-)
HAs anyone heard rumors of government people taking license plate numbers and photos of people attending the Tea Party rallies?
I need a press quote if possible.
Rick Perry Stands Up for Freedom
April 14, 2009
RUSH: In light of all that’s happening, Obama’s speech on the economy justifying the basic destruction of the US free market — which is what this speech is. It’s the only way to describe it: the justification of the destruction of capitalism, the free market as we’ve known it, and this inflammatory report from the Department of Homeland Security calling mainstream conservatives right-wing extremists, militia members, tarring and feathering returning veterans as becoming right-wing extremists and warning everybody to be on the lookout for these people on the eve of these tea parties. I want to go back to last week, last Thursday. The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, held a press conference to announce that he supports the House Concurrent Resolution 50 in Support of States’ Rights under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. He’s all upset about the bailout money, TARP money, the stimulus money. This is great stuff. Here’s the first of several bites from the governor of Texas.
PERRY: The federal government has become oppressive. I believe it’s become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of its citizens, and it’s interference with the affairs of our state. Millions of Texans just like yourselves that are tired of Washington, DC, trying to come down here and tell us how to run Texas. (applause) We think it’s time to draw the line in the sand and tell Washington that no longer are we going to accept their oppressive hand in the state of Texas. There is a point in time where you stand up and say, “Enough is enough,” and I think Americans and Texans especially have reached that point.
RUSH: Amen, bro. That’s the governor of Texas, Rick Perry. He was on with Larry Kudlow last night. Question: “Three Texas tea parties. You have ten rallies being planned just in the Metroplex area itself of Dallas. I just want to ask you, Texas one of the e best state economies in the country, you got relatively low unemployment. What are they doing? Why are they doing this tax revolt thing in Texas?”
PERRY: We want to deep it that way, and the message is for Washington, DC: Here in Texas we keep our taxes low, our regulatory climate fair, our legal system that doesn’t over-sue, and a good, accountable public school system — and then we believe in getting out of the way and letting the private sector do what it does, which is create jobs. Somewhere between 70 and 80% of all the jobs created last year in America were created in Texas.
RUSH: Now, what this is about is Texas and all the other states are being forced to take a percentage of all the stimulus, the Porkulus package money, and a number of governors have said they don’t want it. Bobby Jindal said, “I don’t want it, ‘cause this is going to end up costing us money. The unemployment demands they’re putting here, the way we run the system.” Mark Sanford of South Carolina doesn’t want it and Governor Perry in Texas doesn’t want it. They do not like the idea that the federal government, under Obama, is now telling the states what they have to do. It’s unconstitutional, and that’s why Perry is speaking up.
RUSH: I have a couple more Rick Perry sound bites from last night with Larry Kudlow. Perry has just described how conditions in Texas are not as bad as they are around the country, but yet there are a lot of tea parties planned for Texas. Kudlow says, “Why are these people in Texas dissatisfied, then? What are they yelling at?”
PERRY: They’re sending Washington the message. I mean, we’re still part of the union down here in Texas, and our folks would like to keep it that way, but we see some things going on that are peculiar. They’re frustrating. Part of my message is going to, “Be loud and be consistent and keep sending the message to Washington, DC.” We understand that you can’t tax and spend your way to prosperity. Washington needs to quit spending money. Let the private sector have the freedom to grow, and we’ll grow our way out of this recession, but you can’t spend your way out of it spending money out of Washington, DC.
RUSH: That’s not what the President said. President Obama said today you can. In fact, President Obama in his speech today ridiculed the whole notion that government shouldn’t spend during a recession. He said that was just stupid. He said, people saying that, it’s laughable. He didn’t say crazy, but it’s what he meant. “I can’t believe it, people are saying Washington and government shouldn’t spend in a recession. Why, that’s absolutely incorrect!” So he disagrees with Governor Perry, that the more spending is better. Remember, now, the Obama administration thinks the only reason FDR failed with the New Deal ending the Depression was they “didn’t spend enough soon enough,” which is, of course, historically inaccurate and economically incorrect. But what’s true and accurate and right no longer matters. The facts — what’s true, what’s historically accurate; what is, according to scientists of economics; what works and what doesn’t — none of that matters. Whatever Obama says, that’s the new reality. Finally, Kudlow says to Governor Perry of Texas, you got one of the few states left in the union with no personal income tax. You have no corporate income tax, so far as I know. You do have a 6.25% sales tax. Has that gone up?”
PERRY: No, it hasn’t, and I don’t think you’ll see people talking about raising the sales tax. The key is here, we have created a real business climate. You mention the Art Laffer in your section before. Art did a comparable between California and Texas, and he said, “Look, it’s even close.”
RUSH: So Governor Perry not on board with anything that’s happening out of the Obama administration. I guess, according to the Department of Homeland Security report, Governor Perry is a right-wing extremist and is encouraging militia groups to form. He’s out there... With what Governor Perry is saying, according to Janet Napolitano and Obama at the Department of Homeland Security, Governor Perry is actually trying to recruit right-wing extremists to oppose our brave new president and his massive plans to create a utopia here on earth!
I can BELIEVE THAT!
Haven’t heard any such thing,
and the rumor is just out there to suppress turnout.
However, take your OWN camera.
If a disrupter shows up, photograph him, follow him to his car, and photograph his license plate.
The 0bamites were doing these things prior to the election. A little turnabout intimidation is fair play.
Count me in as one of those "right wing extremists". I keep waiting for that knock at the door.
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