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RUSH: WE'RE WINNING, Obama's LOSING; State-Run Media Calls Us RACISTS
| Monday, August 17, 2009
| Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 08/18/2009 5:57:18 AM PDT by Yosemitest
We're Winning, Obama's Losing; State-Run Media Calls Us Racists August 17, 2009
RUSH: I want to go back to January 16th on this program.
I want you to listen to my whole notion on
"I want and hope Obama fails."The reason Obama is having big trouble with his policies right now is just as I warned you.
He was elected on platitudes; So here come the specifics,
he was elected on feelings;
he was elected on atmospherics and cult-like things,
and the specifics Obama's pushing don't match any of his rhetoric.
We were going to get rid of all the angst; The polarization is as it's always been and I told you it would be.
we were going to get rid of all the arguing;
we were going to get rid of all the racism,
and now look at us.
I predicted all of this, but here's what I said about I wanted Obama to fail.
RUSH: If I wanted Obama to succeed, I'd be happy the Republicans have laid down. RUSH: And they did.
And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him.
Look, what he's talking about is
the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, I do not want the government in charge of all of these things.
from the banking business,
to the mortgage industry,
the automobile business,
to health care.
I don't want this to work.
So I'm thinking of replying to the guy,
"Okay, I'll send you a response,
but I don't need 400 words,
I need four: I hope he fails."
(interruption) What are you laughing at?
See, here's the point.
Everybody thinks it's outrageous to say.
Look, even my staff, "Oh, you can't do that."
Why is it any different, what's new,
what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails?
Liberalism is our problem.
Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here.
Why do I want more of it?
I don't care what the Drive-By story is.
I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: "Limbaugh: 'I Hope Obama Fails.'"
Somebody's gotta say it.
They just trumpeted it all over the place,
"Limbaugh, I can't believe he said,
What this was in reaction to
was some publication wanted me to do 400 words on my hopes for the new administration.
They had a bunch of people on their editorial page and I said,
"I don't need 400 words. I need four: That's what got the whole thing started
and it's important to remember this
because he is failing
and I'm happy and you're happy.
Fifty-four percent of the American people think no health care change is better than his plan.
Fifty-seven percent say the stimulus isn't working and it might be making things worse.
I'm winning. He's failing.
The American people don't want Obama to succeed.
This just has the state-controlled media out of control.
They are just off the reservation.
They are so mad they can't see straight.
Here is last night's CNN's Newsroom, the anchor Don Lemon
interviewing the author Tim Wise
who has a book called Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama.
Don Lemon says,
"Some of the conservative talk show hosts there, should they be more responsible with their language
'cause people may be buying into what they're saying
and not realizing it's coded racism."
WISE: When you portray Obama as Hitler, as some of these folks have done,
what you're saying, and this is very interesting,
think about Hitler, we think of Hitler as not just a fascist
but a racial fascist so if what they're saying is this man, Obama, is a racial fascist
the question that gets begged in a lot of white people's minds is,
hmm, I wonder what race he's going to come for, It gins up this type of hostility and really white racial paranoia and white racial resentment
oh yes, us,
because Glenn Beck said it's reparations
and Rush Limbaugh said Obama hates white people.
at a time when we need to be seriously talking about issues that face us as a nation
and not being engaged in this kind of racial politics.
But that's what's going on.
RUSH: So this is the kind of lying
that passes for reporting and wise commentary on the left.
I never said Obama hates white people.
I said [Obama's] got a chip on his shoulder about the unjust and immoral past of this country.
I never called him Hitler.
And let's not forget, you dopes at CNN and everywhere else, could you please,
for 21 years behind this microphone
I have listened to people like you
try to equate conservatives with Nazism and with Adolf Hitler Hitler was a man of the left.
and I'm fed up with it.
Adolf Hitler was much closer to you guys than he is to me or any of my friends.
And Nancy Pelosi started this.
She called the people showing up at town hall meetings Nazis wearing swastikas.
And you're purposely leaving that out of this so you can run with your template.
And then, of course, the White House, the Obama machine
starts attacking half the American people calling them an unruly mob.
You guys have got it ass backwards here in terms of what's happening out there.
Nobody called him Hitler,
but if you compare his health care plan to the National Socialist health care plan of Germany,
I'm going to find a lot of similarities there.
You won't find any similarities between whatever conservative health care plans there are and what the national socialists did.
We've written about this extensively, Andy McCarthy,
nobody is talking genocide here, we're talking socialism and we're talking how it doesn't work.
nobody is talking racism,
We're trying to make comparisons to people for historical perspective
so that rather than just believe us when we say it doesn't work,
we can point to places where it hasn't worked.
Same program, Don Lemon had this exchange with the same author, Tim Wise.
LEMON: I was at a town hall yesterday, and I really had to take some people to task. They were using those buzzwords that I don't think people realize all the time, like "real Americans" or "give me back my America" was one of the songs or "take back America." It was like, what do you mean by that? RUSH: You know, now, this steams me.
WISE: When you stand up and wax nostalgic and say things like, "I want the country that the Founders envisioned," when the country the Founders envisioned was a system of white supremacy, I think that race is playing a pretty big role.
This steams me on a number of levels.
But here's a guy, Tim Wise, writing a book about Obama
who is ignorant about the founding of this country.
give me back my America, take back my country,that's Howard Dean,
we've got that sound bite montage coming up,
Howard Dean was talking about that all through 2004.
But the country the Founders envisioned was a system of white supremacy?
Mr. Wise, you ought to be ashamed.
This country was not founded on the premise of white supremacy.
What happened was the original 13 colonies,
there were 13 of them There were some of these colonies that were slaves,
and they needed all 13 to be unified,
to declare independence,
to send the message across the pond
that we're breaking away.
states, colonies, whatever you call them, and it was an agonizing thing for many of these founders.
John Adams, particularly agonizing,
and they knew that it was going to cause problems down the road
because the whole principle of one man owning another
did not jibe with the Constitution they wrote,
the Declaration that they wrote,
and so guess what?
They wrote a Constitution which allowed for that to change,
and it did.
We lost 500,000 of our own citizens getting rid of slavery.
We went to war with ourselves over it,
and the Constitution and our laws have made many changes.
It is not the America of 200 years ago.
What's really frosting me is,
you know, I like being right,
but I don't really like being right about this.
I predicted pretty much every bit of this.
Any criticism of Obama no matter what is going to be called racist
and I'm going to hit back,
and just like they say you hit us I'm punching back twice as hard.
we're going to punch back twice as hard,
Nancy Pelosi calls my audience, calls me, calls my friends Nazis.
I'm hitting back twice as hard.
I'm not putting up with this anymore.
And you dunderheads,
you people who have the smallest minds
who think you're the brightest and most brilliant people among us,
you're not even qualified to write a credible book on Obama, Mr. Wise,
and this anchor at CNN is likewise an embarrassment.
Now, you wonder where this phrase
"take back my country, give me my country back" came from?
Well, listen to, at the time, the chairman of the Democrat National Committee during the 2004 primaries.
DEAN: We are taking our country back piece by piece from the Rush Limbaughs.
You have the power to take back our country
so that the flag no longer represents solely Rush Limbaugh.
You have the power to take back our country
so that the flag never again is the sole property of Rush Limbaugh.
You have the power to take back our country
so that the flag of the United States is no longer the sole property of Rush Limbaugh.
This country does not belong to Rush Limbaugh.
Move over, I want my country back again.
Because the flag of this country does not belong to Rush Limbaugh.
You have the power to take back the flag
so it does no longer belong solely to Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: Howard Dean back in 2004, the Democrat primaries.
And these two dunderheads on CNN wonder
where in the hell this all came from.
RUSH: We're going to go to Roundup, Montana, and start there.
Sandy, hi. Great that you called.
I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
It's a privilege to be on your show.
RUSH: Thanks very much.
CALLER: I just wanted to comment on the Belgrade town hall meeting in Montana.
CALLER: My family and I were first-time attendees for any kind of protesting at all.
I'm a stay-at-home mom, raised four children, homeschooled them.
But, you know, just like many other people in America,
it's high time that we state our opinion and exercise our First Amendment right,
you know, freedom of speech
and we went there even though we didn't have tickets.
We wrote out our signs, signs saying things like,
"Government Hands Off," those sort of things.
"Give Me liberty and Give Me Life,"
When we showed up, we didn't really know where to stand.
We saw many other first-time protesters, as well.
They were equally confused on where to go.
But all we had to do was listen and look,
and we heard a tea party group set up on a five-acre lot,
and we actually heard your program being aired,
and as soon as we heard your voice, we said,
"A-ha, that's where we're supposed to be."
RUSH: Well, it was just like being at home!
CALLER: (giggling) So we went ahead and followed that area,
and some of the people that were holding protesting signs
that were first-timers also went in that direction.
When we arrived, though, there was a whole lot of confusion
because all we heard was your voice over a loudspeaker.
But then we heard a big group saying, and we thought,
"Wait a second, what's going on? We later found out that the tea party group that rented the five-acre area
Are these for or against?
What in the world?"
were infiltrated by the ACORN group.
The ACORN group had another area
but it wasn't as strategically placed in as good of an area to protest or support
and they had actually come and mixed themselves among the protesters,
and there was utter confusion.
I could not believe it,
because every time you turned around
you saw an Obama sign supporting it,
and then you'd see sprinkled throughout protesters here and there.
But my point is that
ACORN clearly infiltrated the area where the protesters were.And one of the things that was so glaring that I noticed is
I know the media has this big thing about how, Well, we find the opposite to be true.
"Oh, the conservatives, you know,
the people that are protesting this health care
are angry mobs that are showing up at town hall meetings."
All the conservatives that I saw, my family includes, were simply holding up our signs.
And what would happen was
these ACORN people would come up --
or people that were walking to the town hall would come up -- and literally shake their heads and start screaming something at you.
You know, at one time there was a gentleman that walked by my husband's sign
and he had all these, you know,
"No Universal Health Care" signs and so forth --
CALLER: -- and he literally shook his head
and had a position
as if he was going to hit my husband and all my husband said back to him was,
"It's great to be an American, isn't it, sir?" which I think of course made him even angrier.
But what ended up happening was after, you know, the whole scene went
we looked back and noticed that ACORN was such an organized group
that most of the protesters were people just like myself --
people that love their country, And I don't consider myself a political activist, you know,
that simply want their voice to be heard
and they may never have done that before in their life.
I pray for my country, but I finally got to the point where I said,
I love my country
"Hey, there's an area that we can, you know --
RUSH: Right. Here's what happened --
-- show up and look like we're in support. And I'll tell you, Rush, the terrible thing, too,
that every time the media would come, And I had heard that also when the tea partiers had tried to ask the folks to leave the area
these ACORN people would get out of their vehicles.
They would be waiting until the perfect time,
they'd get out of their vehicles
and then they tried to crowd out where we were holding our signs.
because it was a rented area for the tea party group,
they were arrested.
And, you know, I was so outraged
when we had gotten home after it was all over...
We had gotten home I knew that, you know, it was going to be on the media,
on the TV, on the news,
we even went to some conservative news sites like NewsMax.com.
And we were so disheartened because the consensus was that,
"Oh, he was fairly well received." That's not the way we looked at it.
We looked at it
as we were crowded out by an organized group
that has their job.
Sandy, here's what happened to you.
This is a great story.
It's a great illustration, too.
You show up because of passion.
You show up for the first time ever [for] anything like this because of passion, fear, whatever it is.
You don't want what is being proposed.
You don't want what is being shoved down the throat.
It doesn't remind you of what your country is.
And the Obama people are not showing up at these town hall meetings because of passion.
They're not showing up to support this.
They're showing up because they've been given orders.
ACORN is part of this organizing group.
They're showing up here to try to disrupt;
they're showing up trying to intimidate.
That's why I said last week, I'm so proud of people like you
and the people that are showing up at these town hall meetings
because it's genuine.
It's the truth versus lies.
It's real passion versus fake
and it's available for everybody to see, like you saw it.
And it's always more powerful when somebody experiences something
rather than has it described to them.
Now, listen, I've got a sound bite here that will go very well with her call.
This is Saturday on NPR, All Things Considered.
The host was interviewing a senior writer for something called "The Root," and I'm not even going to try with these names.
"There's a lot of confusion and misinformation out there and an essay on the website TheRoot.com argues,
on the various plans for changing the health care system,"
the rage isn't really about health care at all. The author, Kai Wright, says
it's really about the anxieties of a whole segment of America
that increasingly feels shut out.
MAN #1: We're seeing a number of folks trying to exploit those anxieties. RUSH: Now, you just heard Sandy from Roundup, Montana;
The fear of Barack Obama not being (haughty laugh) a citizen to those notions
that people would have to stand in front of a death panel try to elevate those ideas
and defend their right to live, we've seen a handful of folks --
both in corporate media and the Republican Party --
in an effort to exploit those anxieties.
MAN #2: Mmm-hmm.
MAN #1: And they do seem to be coming from the militia movement,
when you -- when you trace some of the leaders
who are particularly amongst the birthers, they're folks that had a history in the militia movement.
and I guarantee you
Sandy from Roundup, Montana, is not in the militia.
These people are doing their level best...
This is NPR, this is part of State-Controlled Media, They're not any of that.
impugning on behalf of Barack Obama, the American people,
attacking them as all "birthers," as all part of the militia movement.
They're all racists.
What they are is Americans,
and they don't want what Obama is trying to peddle.
They don't want the Democrat version of health care reform.
They are not worried about death panels
and being lined up and having to plead for their life.
What they're worried about is
the government deciding who gets treated and who don't! It's their decision.
It's a family's decision, made with a doctor.
It's not Barack Obama's decision.
It's not anybody at NPR's decision
to decide who gets treated and for what. That's always taken care in the private sector.
People do not want the government making these kinds of decisions.
So the host at NPR then says,
"So your argument is RUSH: We're not "exploiting" anything.
that the anger and the rage of many people being expressed
is just being channeled in the wrong direction?"
MAN: I'd say it's being exploited more than channeled.
Um, the GOP particularly is trying to exploit it.
Rush Limbaugh is trying to exploit it.
We are watching it!
You know, it's part and parcel.
These egghead elitists,
wherever they are in state-controlled media, think that
you are incapable of coming up with a thought on your own; It's the Obama people that have the marching orders!
that you are incapable of seeing something and reading something
and deciding you don't like it.
You have to be "exploited."
You have to be given marching orders.
It's the Obama people in the media who have been given the marching orders.
This is the media meeting their Waterloo,
and their Waterloo is
Barack Obama and carrying his water.
RUSH: You know the past two sound bites that we played,
this guy Kai Wright, his website is TheRoot.com
and this is the guy that said the health care debate is all about race?
You know whose website that is?
Skip Gates. That website is Henry Louis Gates, the professor from Harvard who screamed racism.
So the racists are out there charging race
when the health care debate has nothing to do with race, it has nothing to do with anything
it has nothing to do with militias,
it has nothing to do with birthers,
other than genuine substance and passion,
and that is
a growing majority of the American people want no part of what Obama is offering. I think it's fabulous.
These people in the media, wherever they are,
you guys are really going to have to step back
and you're going to have to start looking at yourselves.
You are making idiots, fools of yourselves.
I mean it's getting worse than it has ever been
and you're losing right along with Obama.
You're not persuading anyone.
You're just talking to each other in your highbrow little template ways
that don't relate to anything going on in this country.
West Chester, Ohio, next.
This is Jerry on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
Real pleasure to be here.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Just calling to let you know
I've been trying for about 20 years to start with, So I got that out of the way.
and I'm a senior citizen,
I want to say, ex-military for 41 years
and police officer, retired,
and come from a family of 12 in Tennessee.
And my big thing is
I happened to be sitting watching TV like I usually do on the Saturday morning shows sometimes.
I have to be real careful what you get on to, but they had that Geraldine Ferraro there,
and it was another Republican -- young Republican congressman,
I don't know what his name was, but they were talking about how people were getting in your faces, you know, at these town hall meetings,
I can't remember right now,
but one of the up-and-coming stars, I guess,
I don't know,
and I've been to all the tea parties from Ohio and around, close by, Columbus and everywhere else, and
anyway, they were talking about being in your face,
and I thought, you know, here they are,
what elitist this Ferraro is,
I mean I've watched her come up through the years as a young woman
and now she's sort of mellowed out
and here she is talking about, you know, you've got to be a little bit more, use common courtesy.
Well, where is the common courtesy come
when you tell your representative to go back to Washington
when they come to their --
RUSH: Look, let me tell you something.
This is a subject here that has been brought up a number of times.
These members of Congress out there,
they're part of the crowd that's saying
people like you showing up are part of an unruly mob, and everybody knows that it's ridiculous.
And there were people at the beginning of this,
"Oh, they need to act a little bit more civil. Well, you know, sitting back and acting civil is what gave us the stimulus package.
This tactic is going to backfire,
it's going to irritate the independents."
Sitting back and saying,
okay, it's his first initiative, that's how we got the stimulus.
we've got a honeymoon,
the president should get what he wants,
Now, the fact of the matter is
that these protests, people standing up to their congressmen,
has been something that has worked.
It has worked because it is real.
This notion that
we shouldn't get in congressman's faces, nobody is getting in congressmen's faces,
but damn it, I would
if somebody's trying to ram a plan down my throat
that is gonna take away my freedom and liberty
and I'm an American citizen.
I am going to scream about it
and I'm going to stand up
and I'm going to do what I can to stop it.
What do you mean,
shouldn't get in their faces? Nobody is getting in their faces.
They're standing up behind microphones
and they are shouting and they are passionate.
But the members of Congress are many feet away.
Nobody is running up to podiums and getting in anybody's face.
But even if they did
it would be justified
based on what this plan is attempting to do. If you don't stand up and protest something like this
you're going to end up having it rammed down your throats
and people have figured this out.
It's how we got the stimulus;
it's how we got all these bailouts.Nobody said a word.
"Oh, we have to act civil." And there's something else about this that really rubs me the wrong way,
and I've mentioned this number of times.
It seems to me, I never hear anybody on either side of the aisle,
in the media or anywhere else, saying ACORN needs to dial it back.
I never hear
that the union people need to act a little bit more civil. I never hear anybody criticizing the out of control ribald behavior that the left engages in at all times.
I never hear
whenever there are protests, globalization protests and these bombers take to the street I never hear anybody say,
and they throw rocks through windows of buildings and so forth,
"You know, that's a bad tactic, It's only when conservatives stand up with genuine passion and emotion
they shouldn't be doing this,
they're only hurting their cause."
and basically put their hand up and say, "Stop,"
that people come out of the woodwork and say,
"Oh, no, this is a bad tactic, No.
this is going to drive people away to the Democrat Party."
It's proving to be just the opposite
because what is real versus what is phony is on display here.
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Thanks again, Rush, for all the hard and "God-given" work.
We haven’t won yet. A lot of people are letting their guard down now that the public option is being called “health care co-ops.”
posted on 08/18/2009 6:00:05 AM PDT
(Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
posted on 08/18/2009 6:00:51 AM PDT
by Diana in Wisconsin
(Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
Can you imagine you work everyday to pay these people and then they call you names?Election day 2010 will be brutal!
posted on 08/18/2009 6:01:33 AM PDT
(STAY THE COURSE.WE CAN DO IT!)
"Obama's LOSING; State-Run Media Calls Us RACISTS"
Obama is the one with the racist history and most recently the RACIST Gates and that incident.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:02:10 AM PDT
Yep, we can’t stop now ... We may have won a skirmish, but the war isn’t over.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:03:45 AM PDT
(The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
posted on 08/18/2009 6:05:25 AM PDT
(Screw the RACErs.)
The pen/net is mightier than the sword.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:15:30 AM PDT
(STAY THE COURSE.WE CAN DO IT!)
Sad that Rush will be gone today.
BUT HAPPY HIS SUB IS MARK STEYN!!!!!!!
posted on 08/18/2009 6:17:15 AM PDT
("I wasn't briefed about the briefing, I was only informed." SanFranNan.)
To: Yosemitest; pnh102
First, NO ONE on our side thinks "we've won." I sense that we in fact are seeing a massive opportunity to re-take the nation from the bottom to the top, to expose socialism at every turn, and to discredit Obama and his ilk completely for a long, long time.
Second, as a college professor, I think Rush is often extremely profound, but he said something yesterday that was IMHO the most brilliant thing he ever said: The Left will tell us who they are most afraid of. Or something to that effect. He was referring to Sarah Palin, who is STILL being attacked by Begala.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:17:22 AM PDT
("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
To: Diana in Wisconsin
Everything Barry touches or creates falls in ruin. I get great satisfaction watching him fail on every front.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:20:40 AM PDT
(O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
“First, NO ONE on our side thinks “we've won.” “
The first rule in a fight is when your opponent shows any signs of weakness, strike, and strike hard, and keep fighting to the very end. We can't celebrate too soon.
Obama = Vince Young: Overhyped, underperforming.
So what do fans of both do to critics of their wannabe messiah? Of course, blame failure on racism....
Agree. I don’t want them beaten, Lee-style at Antietam, only to come back again. I want them crushed, like Carthage. I want the term “Democrat,” as they said in the Bible, to be a “hiss and a byword.”
posted on 08/18/2009 6:27:45 AM PDT
("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
“I get great satisfaction watching him fail on every front.”
I have been tuning in to AirAmerica on the drive to and from work over the last few weeks - and they are furious with Obama and the Democrats. Except for a few die-hard coolaid drinkers, the callers and host alike are trashing The One, as showing no leadership, and being “like Bush” for bending to lobbyist on Health Care, escalating the war in Afghanistan, Corporate CEOs still getting big bonuses, and GITMO is still open.
It's a Joy listening to their agony.
"Election day 2010 will be brutal!"
I certainly hope so!
posted on 08/18/2009 6:32:54 AM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die.)
I agree with you.
It's time for a real conservative in the White House. Rush would be great there. But we need some ball-busting, take no prisoners, full speed ahead conservative leaders in the house and the senate.
We can pray, and we can vote.
I wish it would happen. I need more confidence.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:37:12 AM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die.)
The word Democrat needs to be replaced with the real definition of what they are,
God have mercy on them, because I WON'T!
posted on 08/18/2009 6:40:04 AM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die.)
To: NavyCanDo; LS
I agree as well. We must wipe the forces of socialism, communism and liberalism out completely without mercy or compassion. They need to be crushed like Hannibal was on the plains of Zarna by Scipio Africanus. Scipio was not content to destroy Carthage and humiliate Hannibal but pursued him all over Asia until Hannibal was dead. We have to hunt these forces down, root then out and destroy them utterly.
posted on 08/18/2009 6:44:05 AM PDT
(Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
When they play the Race Card—it means we are winning. That race bid is there last play. When people start to realize that boogieman is dead then they will start to fold up like dracula in a tub of Holy Water. But, we must not let them rest and regroup because—they can come back if given a solid issue. Don’t give them a chance. Keep them on the run and the nightmare will end. We must work for Conservative candidates to re-take the House-Senate. We can not rest! We must not sit on our laurels or forget. The stakes are too high this time.
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