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"If the president of the United States considers caulking and insulation to be sexy, then the president of the United States must be a very lonely man."
"In 2009, nearly 51 million Americans will receive $650 billion in Social Security in a program that originally paid out $35 million.
I don't care if you factor inflation in.
This is simply out of control and unsustainable -- and it's exactly what will happen to health care."
"The Democrats started with 60 votes.
They have had the total propaganda support of all the media and all this money to buy votes --
and they still have four recalcitrant Democrats in the Senate.
That's how bad this Obamacare bill is."
"We have a culture of young people obsessed with fame, with everybody knowing who they are and what they do or don't like.
They're just opening themselves up to fraudsters like you cannot believe."
"This health care bill is going to tax everybody.
People who are married, people who are not married, at every income level people are going to face added taxation long before whatever the benefits are."
"I keep reminding people there's not really an 'I' next to his name, it's a D.
Lieberman is a liberal Democrat and at the end of the day that's where his loyalties are always going to be."
"Folks, I do not believe that Obama is as popular or as liked as everybody says.
I think it's all part of the hoax. It's all part of the myth."
"Nancy Pelosi cares more about defeating the moderate, Blue Dog Democrats than we do! She doesn't like them around.
They get in her way."
"The truth about Tiger Woods' life was just 180 degrees opposite to what we were told.
It's just gotta be a shock to people. It was another hoax -- and you find where there's a hoax you have a willing and compliant media."
"You know, being elected is like winning an Oscar. When you have enough people in a large state like California that vote for you,
I imagine it's a pretty big ego thrill. You end up thinking you're pretty important -- and you stop learning."
"Political correctness and nanny state politics are taking over virtually every aspect of our lives."
"Governor Schwarzenegger, how much do you think that this cap and trade program's going to cost your state?
How much do you think global taxes to stop manmade global warming (which is not happening) is going to cost your state?"
"Where do we get these people in elected office?
Where do we get the people voting for these people?"
"There may be some sympathy for Tiger at some point, but the people are still in shock here over what the reality is compared to what they were told.
It's just that simple."
"We love raconteurs when we know they are raconteurs.
If you want to make a correct analogy here, what you should say is if we'd ever learned that Joe DiMaggio was living the life of Babe Ruth.
That's the comparison, because what we had here in Tiger was a perfectly, carefully constructed image of perfection."
"I know they never ask for the Oscars back, but if I were Hollywood, I'd be embarrassed by Algore's lies.
I'd want the Oscar back.
They gave their highest award to a documentary that is chock-full of lies, Photoshopped pictures and everything else."
"I'm El Rushbo, keeping people glued to their radios.
People who have wanted to leave their chairs for the last hour have been unable to do so."
"The people that we elect in 2010 need to have backbone, spine.
No more RINOs.
No more reaching out to moderates.
No more excuses for who we are. No more running around apologizing for our party."
"This moderate Republican crap is why we are where we are.
There aren't any moderate Democrats, and the independents are fleeing them in droves.
Imagine how many more independents would flee if they actually were leaving because they supported something rather than opposing Obama!"
"It is being reported that 800,000 doses of children's swine flu vaccine are being recalled.
Apparently the dosages are incorrect.
They're not strong enough.
This is the federal government, American government health care in action."
"If you start seeing news coverage along the lines of the tea party becoming a third party,
not just a protest group, you are going to all of a sudden see a reversal in the way it is covered.
The State-Controlled Media will be praising members of the tea party as great patriots.
They'll do anything to destroy the Republican Party."
"These elections have gotta be nationalized in November.
They've gotta be big, and they have gotta be focused on reversing government-run health care,
reversing cap and trade, blocking the Obama leftist agenda.
Protecting the dollar (the currency), and stopping the hemorrhaging of the debt."
"Too many of us have let political correctness silence us in speaking of things about which we're proud."
"Anybody with half a brain who reads this health care legislation and has any sense of what it is to be
an American would get nowhere near passing, signing or voting for this.
It's that outrageous."
"The Senate is now radically left, not just Democrat.
This notion that there are moderate Democrats up there, don't buy that."
"The conservative movement is the only thing that can stop what is occurring.
Our moderates, the people who tell us the era of Reagan is over, the people who tell us that we need to expand
our outreach to get that group or this group, the Hispanic vote or whatever it is, these people have no plan to
fight any of this, and they don't have any real plan to attract voters.
They don't even offer a positive alternative. We are it, folks."
"Lieberman, a guy that they hated and wanted to get rid of because he supported McCain has now affected,
at least for now, the structure of the health care bill.
The liberal Democrats are fit to be tied over this,
as are the fringe nutcases that lurk and troll around all these far-left nutcase websites."
"We will be heard next November and no one is going to stop us from being heard next November.
There are no moderate Democrats left in the Senate.
There are leftists and pretenders and that needs to be put to bed once and for all."
"We have to have a plan B in case this thing passes, and that plan must be to fight every single
effort to increase taxes or expand the bureaucracy to accommodate this disaster."
"A lot of Democrats in the Senate that are really pushing this health care are not up next year anyway,
so they think the public will forget by the time their election comes up."
"Keep in mind that all the benefits here, the wondrous new access, the cheaper health care, blah, blah, blah,
which is nothing but a hoax, that's not going to start for four years, but the tax increases, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am, lickety-split."
"This piece of legislation is actually thousands of little pieces amalgamated into one collective disaster.
It needs to be broken down into those thousand little pieces and explained to people."
"If we have to shut down the government, which is in the process of destroying the private sector of this country, it's damn well worth it."
"Being in debt is the single greatest threat to freedom you can have.
If you're in debt your choices are really limited.
You have obligations that you have to take care of first.
It's no different for a nation; it's no different for a country."
"How is it that imprisoning terrorists in the United States is good for the economy, but imprisoning regular,
run-of-the-mill drug users and other criminals is a drain on our economy and should be curtailed?"
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RUSH: The Medicare buy-in's gone. For now. The public option is gone, for now.
It is clear they don't care what's in this bill. I saw Susan Collins and she just epitomizes the problem. She's talking to the press: (paraphrasing) "I think Senator Lieberman has improved this bill. I have been working with everybody, the president and his chief of staff, to improve the bill. We can't be just say no. We have to sit here and improve the bill." I want to tear my hair out. You know, we've got to get rid of these RINOs. Getting rid of the RINOs in our party is the key to this. We're going to have a big, big, big election next November, folks. It is going to be huge. The Democrats, I've got stories in the stack, they acknowledge they're going to lose. Pelosi says she's comfortable with losing 40 seats. Thin the herd. She refers to the 30 or 40 seats that they might lose as transitional anyway, meaning they're not the hardcore reliable leftists like Barney Frank and Henry Waxman and Conyers and Hoyer and all those people. The Blue Dogs, all these transitional, the guys that come in there and stay two to four years and then leave, she's totally content to get rid of them. This is a strategery. She said she will sign anything.
Harry Reid and Ben Nelson, Senator Nelson, I don't know if you care, but you're finished if you vote for this. Lieberman's not, but Ben Nelson is finished. If he votes for this, he's finished. I'll tell you what's going on with Nelson. It's not just the abortion language in the bill. There are two things that are happening with Ben Nelson. One is there's a doctor-owned hospital, physician-owned hospital being built south of Omaha, and it's not finished. It has been put on hold. It's under delay. Under this current health bill, it may not be finished because doctor-owned hospitals are going to be legislated out of existence. Doctor-owned hospitals are targeted for elimination. So Ben Nelson says, "I want to finish this hospital." Dingy Harry says, "We'll think about it."
Also, Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha is slated to be closed in the next round of blue ribbon base closing commissions. The next seating, the next convening of a base closing commission is 2013. Offutt Air Force Base which is where the Strategic Air Command is, was, Offutt Air Force Base is responsible for 10,000 jobs and gazillions of dollars in not just the Omaha area but the Nebraska economy and Ben Nelson is holding out, "You gotta help me on these two things." Dingy Harry and Obama, that won't be any problem. Okay, we'll exempt Offutt, we'll keep it going, we'll think about your physician-owned hospital. And they'll monkey around enough with the abortion language to get his vote. If they get his vote, it's over. Lieberman just today, this morning in Washington on Capitol Hill, he held a press conference.
LIEBERMAN: If, as appears to be happening, the so-called public option, government-run insurance program is out, and the Medicare buy-in, which I thought would jeopardize Medicare, cause taxpayers billions of dollars over the long haul, increase our deficit is out, and there's no other attempts to bring things like that in, then I'm going to be in a position where I can say, I'm getting to that position where I can say what I wanted to say all along, that I'm ready to vote for health care reform.
RUSH: Okay, so they've picked off Lieberman. Now, a lot of people are getting optimistic here, saying, "Whoa, but, Rush, but, Rush, they're getting rid of the public option, they're getting rid of the Medicare buy-in," which would essentially expand Medicare to cover people as young as 55. But remember, this is just the starting point. The stuff that's already in this bill outside those two things, the marriage tax penalty, when people discover this, all of the nanny state regulations, the 114 new bureaucracies in the Senate bill, the fact that the government's going to be controlling even more of the health care system than they do now. What this is is a framework for the destruction of private sector health care, and it's still in place, and this is just year one. Okay, so they get this done, they send it over to Pelosi, who says she'll vote for anything, so they go to conference and they do whatever they do there and they send this up to Obama and it gets signed and it looks like that could happen.
Then they come back next year and guess what they put back in? The public option. And then guess what they put back in? The Medicare buy-in, and who knows what the hell else they add in. There won't be any Blue Dogs around to stop 'em. They'll get rid of the Blue Dogs, the whole point here is to thin the herd, to weed out all the Democrats that cause Pelosi problems and the problem of Democrats in the Senate that cause Reid problems. They're willing to lose a bunch of seats. The logic from their standpoint is somewhat understandable. Byron York writes about it today in the DC Examiner. The logic at the White House is, "We're not up for reelection, we don't give a rat's rear end what happens here. You sign it, you get it up here." In the House, Pelosi would love to get rid of 30 to 40 Blue Dogs and transitional Democrats. She wouldn't even mind losing her majority for a while because she thinks she's going to get it back, and in the Senate Dingy Harry's personal numbers are in the forties in reelection polls in Nevada. But from their standpoint they've been working on this since FDR. They've been working on this since FDR and they're telling themselves that if they don't get it done now, it's gone forever.
The theory is that if Obama and Clinton couldn't get it done, then nobody can get it done. So I think what you need to look at, something is going to get passed out of the Senate called health care reform. And I doubt that very many people there are going to have the slightest idea what's actually in it. Lieberman's going to think that it doesn't have a Medicare buy-in, he's going to think the public option is gone. Ben Nelson is going to think that Offutt Air Force Base is gonna remain untouched, his hospital is going to be finished, and the abortion language is going to be done. My friends, anybody with half a brain who reads this and has any sense of what it is to be an American would get nowhere near passing or signing or voting for this. It's that outrageous. But we actually have, I think, a collection of dunces. We have a radical left Senate. This notion that there are moderate Democrats up there, don't buy that. And as far as Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, you two and a lot of others, you're finished if you vote for this. You are finished. You are not going to be reelected next November.
A lot of Democrats in the Senate that are really pushing this are not up next year anyway, so they think the public will forget by the time their election comes up. I'm sure what Ben Nelson is being told, "Look, Ben, if you lose we'll take care of you. We'll get you a plum lobbyist job, we'll get you a job with George Soros or we'll get you a really flashy federal appointment somewhere, maybe an ambassadorship somewhere." They'll take care of these guys. They have to ask themselves, though, is this what they want for their career, do they want to be shellacked in a landslide defeat because of their vote? It apparently makes no difference to many of these people what their constituents want, apparently makes no difference whatsoever.
RUSH: Let me show you a problem. Let me illustrate for you the problem on the Republican side, because it's sounding like Susan Collins may be the 61st vote for this thing. Here's what I saw her say at a press conference on television before the program starts. There's a lot of noise in this, 'cause this took place in the Rotund of the Capitol Hill and there's a lot of people milling around in there.
COLLINS: Let me say that I'm grateful for the work that Senator Lieberman has done. I believe that his principled stands have improved the bill. I very much would like to see a health care bill -- that is based on lowering costs, expanding access, helping small businesses -- pass.
RUSH: She went on to say that she doesn't believe in this "just say no" business. Now, this goes just goes to show what a...what a... What's a polite word for somebody that's just stupid? What is a polite word? Ignorant, uninformed. She's challenged, ignorant, uninformed. She would like to see a health care bill based on lowering costs? (sigh) Expanding access? It's gonna restrict access, Senator! People are going to be dying because they're going to be denied coverage. Small business is gonna get creamed with this! Everybody's going to get creamed by this. How can she not know this? How can she possibly not know this? Let me give you an illustration of something. Social Security -- and I'm not going to be able to go through all this until after the next break, but stick with me on this. Social Security.
Just to show you how these government programs quietly grow: Social Security passed in 1935 to give some small assistance to the very old and widows with children who are in dire straits. But ever since 1935 Social Security's been amended and enlarged year after year, just like the health care bill will be. Social Security is something people really do or did keep their eyes on. In 1940, benefits paid totaled $35 million. Now, stick with me on this. Payments rose to $961 million in 1950, ten years later. It was $11.2 billion in 1960 and $ 31.9 billion in 1970. All the way up to 2004: $492 billion worth of benefits were paid to 47.5 million beneficiaries. In 2009, nearly 51 million Americans will receive $650 billion in Social Security in a program that originally paid out $35 million. As recently as 1950 it paid out $11 billion. Today it's up to $650 billion since its interception. I don't care if you factor inflation in. This is simply out of control, unsustainable -- and this is exactly what will happen to health care.
RUSH: I don't believe what I just received in the e-mail. It is from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. These are the people that run out there and try to get Senators in our party reelected. Democrats have one, too, and they have organizations for both parties in the House. Look, I'm sure they're going to hear about this, and it speaks for itself. It was just sent out at 12:37 Eastern time. It's 12:45 now. So ten minutes ago I got this thing. It's from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, health care task force.
"Dear supporter: If recent headlines are any indication our efforts to stop the Democrats' government takeover of health care are succeeding with your help," and they cite three headlines. "'Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Care Bill,' New York Times. 'Two Senators Doubt Medicare Compromise,' Wall Street Journal. 'High Hurdles Ahead for Health Plan,' Politico." And it's a fundraising letter. They're asking for money. They sent out three quotes from State-Controlled Media outlets. The first one: Joe Lieberman hours ago said he's now going to vote for the health care bill because they took the government option out of it and they got rid of the Medicare expansion. And yet ten minutes ago they send this thing out quoting a New York Times headline: "Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Care Bill." Do the Republicans in the Senate not know before this thing goes out that Lieberman a half hour ago or an hour ago said I'm all in for health care now? This is like somebody sending out a press release in the third quarter of last year's Super Bowl saying Arizona Cardinals win because the New York Times headline says: "Arizona Surprises Steelers."
I'm sitting here and I'm stunned. Then they ask you to sign a petition, share it on Facebook, and donate to their efforts. Politico has a story today on Lieberman and it's "Democrats May Drop Medicare Expansion." And this is, of course, posted before they actually told Lieberman they're going to drop the Medicare expansion. "Several senators -- including Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) -- said it appeared Democrats faced with the reality of needing Liebermans vote to get to the 60 needed for passage, would drop the Medicare expansion. ... Asked if Reid explicitly dropped the Medicare plan from the larger health reform bill, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) responded, 'That's what it sounded like to me.'" Tom Harkin said it also appears that Democrats are moving toward a bill without the Medicare option, and Senator Feingold, a big supporter of the public option and the Medicare idea, said, "Things are not moving in the right direction."
"Talk of dropping the Medicare expansion angered the partys liberals, who cant believe a senator who no longer considers himself a Democrat is in the position of effectively vetoing a key part of the health reform bill. Liberals supported the Medicare expansion as a way to cover more of the uninsured in a government plan. Already, there was talk of retaliating against Lieberman, much as some Democrats sought to strip him of his Senate Homeland Security Committee chairmanship after he campaigned for Republican Sen. John McCain for president in 2008.
'The anger toward him right now is white hot,' said one senior Democratic aide." They've also reported in this story that Lieberman did support Medicare expansion in the past. He's out there saying, "No, I've never changed my mind on Medicare expansion." Now, I like, as a person, Joe Lieberman. I've met him on a number of occasions. He told a very funny joke at a dinner in April of 2008 at the Waldorf Hysteria hotel, it was the annual dinner and ball for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which of course I'm a huge donor of, fundraiser for, and supporter of.
I was seated at a table with James Baker and his wife, Susan, and they were already shooting me daggers because I was publicly not endorsing McCain, not for McCain. And Lieberman gets up, he is the guest of honor, he's getting some special award, and he said, "This is a strange year in politics. I can't believe that I am here with a bunch of Marines as an independent former Democrat supporting the Republican candidate for president, and Rush Limbaugh's in the same room and he's not." And the Bakers kind of nudged me with their elbows and nodded and so forth. I mean the pressure was intense, folks, the pressure was intense on me on this. Just to illustrate any independence. I didn't buckle to it. But I like him as a person. But, you know, he taunts us all the time by saying, "You know what, I can't vote for this," and we gotta love Lieberman. And I keep reminding people there's not really an I next to his name, it's a D. Lieberman is a liberal Democrat and at the end of the day that's where his loyalties are always going to be.
So now a guy that they really hated and wanted to get rid of because he supported McCain has now affected, at least for now, the structure of the health care bill. The liberal Democrats are fit to be tied over this, as are the fringe nutcases that lurk and troll around all these far-left nutcase websites. The Daily Kos: get rid of Reid, this is the worst thing that's ever happened, pulling out the public option. These people look at the public option being gone and the Medicare expansion being taken out, they look at this as a victory for insurance companies, and you have to understand that hardcore leftists hate capitalism and anybody that is a capitalist, especially corporations. They despise 'em. Just the word "corporate" can ruin their day. If they read the newspapers, the word "corporation," it ruins their day. They want to put every corporation out of business. They think everybody that runs one ought to be in jail and they think Lieberman's in bed with the Big Insurance lobby because they're housed in Connecticut, located there, and so forth.
A funny story here: "Democrats shared the majority leaders frustration. In interviews with POLITICO, senior Democratic aides and senators laid out a range of emotions toward Lieberman -- from outrage over what they believed was Liebermans blatant attempt to kill the bill to surprise over Liebermans apparent reversal on the Medicare buy-in, which he has supported in the past." We go to CNN and their political ticker and we find out now that the left is targeting Lieberman's wife, Hadassah. "Sen. Joe Lieberman -- whose opposition to a public insurance option has drawn outrage from liberal groups for months -- is used to finding himself in progressive crosshairs. Now it's his wife's turn. Activists are setting their sights on Hadassah Lieberman, launching a celebrity-studded petition drive to convince the nation's largest breast cancer non-profit to end the Connecticut senator's wife role as a spokeswoman." This is the Susan Komen for the Cure foundation. They're targeting Lieberman's wife now because she's a spokeswoman if the group.
RUSH: We'll start Jacksonville, North Carolina, this is Finley, and it's great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you doing, brother?
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very well.
CALLER: Hey, I hope Ben Nelson and everybody else that votes for that health care stuff pays the price at the ballot box, but I don't think they will. I think people are going to think they're getting something for free and, you know, they're going to be grateful. We're telling them this is what you can't have, for very good reasons in my opinion, I'm with you, but everybody else is saying this is what we're going to give you, and I think people are going to say, "Gee, thanks."
RUSH: Well, under normal circumstances I would agree with you, but I'm looking at polling data, and I can't find one poll anywhere -- well, there was some time ago a Washington Post poll, I forget which, that showed something like 59% supported health care -- but every other poll shows support for Obamacare barely at 40%. I think it's different this time around. I think you're right that there are plenty of people out there who think that their health care is going to be whatever they want for no cost because a couple of rich people are going to be paying for it via tax increases. But I don't think that's a majority of people. I think a majority of people actually know what's headed down the pike and they don't like it.
CALLER: Exactly. But something's going to get passed and people are gonna -- then they're going to be presented with, "This is what we did for you," and my comment is on whether they're going to pay the price at the ballot box. And I think once it's passed, and something's going to get passed, unfortunately, then people are going to say, "Gee, thank you, you did something for me, and I'm entitled to it." As much as I love this country, brother, I mean I just think too many people think they're entitled to it and when the Democrats pass this, they're going to be grateful.
RUSH: Like I say, I know why you think that because so many people are not paying income taxes, a lot of people think they're getting something for free and "we do all this for you," but the problem is that whatever is going to be done for people will not start for four years. The tax increases that are in this bill, and it's basically a tax increase bill, will start immediately. But all the so-called freebies and all the people who don't have insurance getting insurance, it's not going to even start until 2013 or 2014. And this bill is going to tax everybody. People who are married, people who are not married, at every income level people are going to face added taxation long before whatever the benefits are. And I realize the president's going to go out there at the big signing ceremony, he's going to go out there and he's gonna say, "Look at what we've done for you. For 40 years, 50 years, since FDR we have been trying. Nobody got this done until I came here. This is massive. We now are going to join the rest of the world in sophistication with our population being provided adequate health care at low charge, low cost." They're going to say all of that.
But Obama's numbers are cratering, too. I think these people know they're going to lose seats. Pelosi's counting on losing some seats. She wants to get rid of the Blue Dogs in the House. There aren't any moderate Democrats in the Senate. You gotta understand, Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, the so-called moderate Democrats, they don't believe any of this. The Senate is now radically left, not just Democrat. Now, here is an interesting post today. Ezra Klein is a young guy and in inside-the-Beltway media circles this guy is a rising star. I don't know why. I just know that he is. He's 24 years old. He's got a blog post at the Washington Post today explaining the timing of getting this done. I want to read it to you.
"Obama administration wants to use the State of the Union as a turning point. Health-care reform would be the shining first year accomplishment, allowing the president to begin the election-year pivot to jobs and the economy and the deficit. But if health-care reform is to pass --" and there, by the way, is Finley's theory, Obama State of the Union: "Look what we've done for you. Here's what you're going to get, we got this done, no president's ever done it before and now we're going to fix the job market and everybody's going to be fine," and so the fear is that there are a sufficient number of people that are on entitlements in this country that are going to buy every lie here and the Democrats are not going to pay a price. Trust me, they are.
So here's the timeline according to rising star Ezra Klein: health care reform has to pass by early next year so Obama can tout it in the State of the Union. "Harry Reid has to finish his bill by the end of next week." Now, the end of next week, Friday, is Christmas Day. "Moving to the manager's amendment -- the 'deal' amendment, as it is -- will take a few days. Voting to replace the underlying bill with the manager's amendment will take a few days. And then voting on the modified bill will take a few days. Each step is delayed by the day or so required for a cloture vote to 'ripen,' and then the 30 hours of post-cloture debate. So an accelerated schedule would see the first cloture vote called Thursday, with the vote to move to the manager's amendment on Saturday. Cloture would then be called to actually vote on the manager's amendment on Sunday, and the manager's amendment would be approved the following Tuesday, the 22nd. And cloture would be called for the actual bill on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, with the final vote coming, at the earliest, on Friday, the 25th -- Christmas Day."
Now, this is not from the Senate, this is just from a Washington Post blogger, rising star who everybody thinks hung the moon. I don't know why. I'm not saying he doesn't, I just don't know what the reputation is here. But the timeline -- and this is with everything falling into place like clockwork, would require the Senate to be in session on Christmas Day to vote, or maybe come back on Saturday the 26th and vote. And we'll see how that all plays out.
Here's Gabe in Joplin, Missouri. Gabe, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, I'm so happy you took my call. I'm on a cell phone. I don't want to get (unintelligible).
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: I wanted to thank you for all the world you're doing on this health care bill.
RUSH: Well, there's a lot of us trying to do this. A lousy phone line, I can't understand what he's saying, but I appreciate his thanks. It's double down time. I mean, we're the only ones, folks. We are the only ones standing in the way of this. There are no elected officials in the Senate that are really standing in the way of it. Susan Collins even went out there and said today, "Oh, no, we're not 'just say no' here." Which is what they must be, they must be "just say no." She actually went out there and said, "I think Senator Lieberman has improved the bill. I want a bill that lowers costs and expands access. And if we can get that, I'll vote for it." Then there's no way she can vote for it because this bill does just the exact opposite. I sit here, I actually feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone listening to these people talk about the content of the bill and the debate and all this sort of stuff.
RUSH: Here's what Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins don't realize, and again, this goes back to, what do we call these people? Dunce, ignorant, or what have you. What they don't realize is that they are being played as suckers. And they are, by the way, focusing on both of them, as we knew they would. The Democrats are not just going to be content to try to round up 60 in their own party in the Senate. They're going to focus on Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, and their purpose, their sole purpose as far as Harry Reid is concerned is to give one or two Democrats the chance to vote against this to keep their seats. Believe me, if they could get Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins to vote for this, then it will give Ben Nelson an out and he won't have to vote for it. And if they could save Blanche Lincoln doing the same thing by getting the other one, they'd do that, too. And with these two, Collins and Snowe, you just never know. Well, you do know, I'm sad to say. The odds are pretty good at the end of the day where they're going to be. (doing impression) "I'm just not going to just say no. I want a better bill. I think Senator Lieberman has improved the bill. I have talked to the president and his chief of staff, and they have assured me that it will lower costs and provide greater access. I am not just say no. We can't be that."
So get ready. And believe me, if Reid could pull that off and save Nelson and Blanche Lincoln, he'd do it in a minute and then it would be even worse because they could run around and then say it was bipartisan, the greatest expansion of health care reform in American history, bipartisan bill secured by the wondrous messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm.
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| Washington Examiner: Why Dems Push HC, Even If It Kills Them - Byron York
Politico: Obama: 'Last Chance' for Health Reform
FOXNews: Blog Wants Celebs to Help Oust Lieberman's Wife
BigHollywood: Hollywood Producer Urges Celebs to Target Joe Lieberman's Wife
ABC: Schwarzenegger: Congress Must Rethink Health Care Legislation
Reuters: Americans May Live Longer and Cost More: Study
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RUSH: Now, I want to go back to this business of Obama saying that caulking and insulation is "sexy" because he went to Home Depot today in Virginia and talked about the need to weatherize our house, even in the face of all of this massive heat coming our way with global warming. And he announced a program called Cash for Caulkers. Included in this we're going to be buy appliances now for Obama voters. We're going to buy 'em energy efficient refrigerators and dishwashers, microwaves, and what have you. Now, we've already bought Obama's voters automobiles. We are paying Obama voters' mortgages. We have dumbed down the schools for Obama voters and their parents to the point that they are no longer acceptable for any parent with half a brain. Now we've got this. But I want to take you back, ladies and gentlemen. My memory, don't ever doubt it, is incredible. I wish I knew what it was that fired the neurons.
Do you remember the danger that was associated with radon? Does the name ring a bell? The possible danger of radon exposure in dwellings was discovered in 1984 when Stanley Watras, an employee at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, set off the radiation alarms on his way to work for two weeks while authorities searched for the source of the contamination. They found that the source was high levels of radon -- about 100,000 Bq/m3 -- in his house's basement, and it was not related to the nuclear plant. The risks associated with living in his house were estimated to be equivalent to smoking 135 packs of cigarettes every day. Following this highly publicized event, national radon safety standards were set, and radon detection and ventilation became a standard homeowner concern..." Now, how much more radon is going to be captured and kept in our homes as a result of Obama's new sexy insulation plan? You have to look at the unintended consequences of all this.
RUSH: Butler, Indiana. Great to have you. I'm really glad you waited. Thanks for your patience.
CALLER: Rush, it's a pleasure. I've listened to you for 20-some years, and you are truly a patriot.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: Rush, I have to confess to you, I'm living in fear right now, and I'm very confused, and I'll tell you why. I woke up this morning and I felt brave and I felt intelligent, but I'm sitting five feet away from one of these window blinds and I'm not sure what to do. It's looking at me and I don't know what to do, if I should get a manual --
RUSH: I tell you, it may attack.
CALLER: That's what I'm sorta thinking, I'm not sure if I should call somebody, is there like a commission that could take care of this blind for me because --
RUSH: They've been recalled, 50 million sets of window blinds have been recalled because kids might strangle themselves on the cords.
CALLER: Well, you know, that's a whole 'nother issue. Rush, I wanted to tell you, I woke up this morning I was feeling pretty good and after realizing I have to live in fear with these window blinds that made me afraid and then I turned on the television and I see Mr. Obama at a Home Depot, and he's going on treating us like infantile little morons. We can't understand or comprehend the idea of weather proofing even though I built my home with my own two hands and he has to use an analogy to tell people, "Now, remember, people, think of it this way, if you see the window open and there was a 20-dollar bill and it was blowing out the window, wouldn't you want to grab it? Well, that's why you have to weather caulk," and it's funny, with all the hot air that's coming from Washington I'd like to send them a couple of these window blinds myself.
RUSH: You know something? It's fatuous. Caulk your windows. Obama said insulation is sexy. I wonder if it's sexy to Tiger. Insulation is sexy. We're not going to have to worry about it, are we, with all the global warming that's coming?
Jim in Livonia, Michigan, I'm glad you waited, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah, Rush, longtime listener and I'd like to also continue on that caulking.
CALLER: What they don't explain very well is the reason the outside air comes into your home. And stopping it can make the home unhealthy. For example, when you have the furnace come on or the dryer come on, air is leaving the home and must be replaced. So you mentioned earlier about radon, so if they caulk all the openings above ground, the only way that the air can come back into the home because it can't go into a vacuum is below ground bringing in radon. So it's just another example here where the devil's always in the details. They don't explain the reason that the air comes in and why it's healthy to have it come in.
RUSH: That's because it's not what it's about. Health care is not about health care, it's about tax increases and control over people. And caulking windows, I mean it's like Jimmy Carter's Drive 55. The previous caller had it right. This is simply Obama telling us how stupid he thinks we are. This is one of the results of the jobs summit. Somehow this is going to create all kinds of new jobs. Get your windows caulked. It's insulting. The whole thing is insulting.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if the president of the United States considers caulking and insulation to be sexy, then the president of the United States must be a very lonely man.
I'm too sexy for my insulation;
too sexy for my insulation;
too sexy, yah!
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Who are these people we elect to office? Is it not stunning how ignorant they are? And I guess the ignorance results from their own conceit and their arrogance at having been elected. You know, being elected is like winning an Oscar. When you have enough people in a large state like California that vote for you, I imagine it's a pretty big ego thrill. You end up thinking you're pretty important. You add to it the stardom you have quarried as a result of being a big-time action movie star and it's probably very understandable that you think you know everything already and you don't need to know anything else. So you stop learning. And then somebody comes along, one of your staff, and says, "Uhhh, Governor, we get to reading the health care bill. Do you realize it's going to mandate $3 billion in new spending?"
"Three billion dollars? I didn't know this," and he's out there at the same time -- at the same time Schwarzenegger's out there -- pushing man-made global warming. We have one sound bite on that. This is Good Morning America, and Schwarzenegger is being interviewed here by George Stephanopoulos who said, "Your own party is really resisting Obama on this, starting with former Governor Palin. She says Obama should boycott Copenhagen. She's calling the proposals job killers," and then she plays a quote from her. Basically he asks Schwarzenegger: What do you say to Americans who say, "Let's fix the economy first before we jump off the cliff on this global warming stuff?"
SCHWARZENEGGER: First of all you can do both at the same time. We in California have proven it over and over that you can protect the economy and also protect the environment.
SCHWARZENEGGER: There's no excuse at all to just boycott, you know, Copenhagen just because we first have to rebuild the economy. I think that there are people that j-j-j-just don't believe in fixing and -- and -- and -- and working on the environment. They don't believe there is such a thing as global warming. They're still living in the Stone Age, which is okay. We need people like that, too.
RUSH: They're going to take us back to the Stone Age, governor, if they succeed with all this! So here's the contrast. Here's a governor who just found out that the health care bill needs to be stopped because it adds $3 billion of new spending in his state where they already have a $20 billion deficit. He just found this out and says, "You gotta stop," on the verge of them now finally getting 60 or 61 votes. At the same time he says, "First of all, you can do global warming fixes and the economy at the same time. We have proven it in California over and over. You can protect the economy and also protect the environment." Would somebody say -- would anybody say -- that the California economy has been protected?
They've got a $20 billion deficit. They're going to add three billion to it. They're out of control in California with their own subset of entitlement programs and so forth. The economy? The economy has been protected? How can you say that and then at the same sentence say -- or in the same interview say -- we gotta stop health care because, why, it's gonna cost my state $3 billion. Governor, how much do you think that this cap and trade program's going to cost your state? How much do you think global taxes to stop manmade global warming (which is not happening) is going to cost your state? Where do we get these people? Where do we get the people voting for these people? I guess the public school system in this country has successfully dumbed down enough people that idiots can triumph in our political system.
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RUSH: Now, the conservative movement is the only thing that can stop what is occurring. And this is important to note. Our moderates, the people who tell us the era of Reagan is over, the people who tell us that we need to expand our outreach to get that group or this group, get the Hispanic vote or whatever it is, these people have no plan to fight any of this, and they don't have any real plan to attract voters. They don't even offer a positive alternative. We are it, folks.
We are the only answer to it, the people showing up at the protest in Washington today, this is the 15th, the Code Red thing, and we will be heard next November. And no one is going to stop us from being heard next November. There are no moderate Democrats left in the Senate. There are leftists and pretenders. And that needs to be put to bed once and for all. This notion for there are moderate Democrats in the House, moderate Democrats, if there are moderates, the people that run both places are going to get rid of them if they can. They don't want moderates in their party. These are leftist radicals. We are the only ones that can stop them. We have to have a plan B in case this thing passes, and that plan must be to fight every single effort to increase taxes or expand the bureaucracy to accommodate this disaster. We need to find out whatever the rules of Congress are to fight them every step of the way. And if we can make significant gains in November, it will give us a much better chance to do it.
Well you proceed on the assumption that Obama's going to get something to sign, he's going to be touting it in the State of the Union address. Keep in mind that all the benefits here, all the wondrous new access, all the cheaper health care, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, which is nothing but a hoax, that's not going to start for four years, but the tax increases, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am, lickety-split in a Tiger Woods second, those tax increases are going to hit. That will be an opportunity to awaken people who still remain befuddled and fooled by this. It's never over. Now, we don't want to hold out at some great plan, specify what it is, but we need to keep the heat on now. This piece of legislation is actually thousands of little pieces amalgamated into one collective disaster. It needs to be broken down into those thousand little pieces and explained to people.
Now, I also think that this Medicare expansion was a ruse from the start. In negotiations, if you've ever been in any involving, say, your compensation or representing a company or something, you always, in preparing for negotiations, you put in what are called throw-aways, things that you demand be included in the deal that you secretly will throw away or give away in order to get a final deal, and both sides do this. Except our side. We don't do anything but accept the premise and needle with it around the margins. And I think that this Medicare expansion was a throw-away from the get-go. I don't think they were ever serious about this, and I'll tell you why. Simple logic. There's no way in a bill that cuts Medicare $500 billion you can expand it to cover people down to 55 years of age. The two just don't go together. So what they do, they raise the Medicare expansion as an issue at the last minute when Dingy Harry is having problems, and then they kill it a few days later on the desires of Lieberman.
This gives them cover to get Lieberman on their side, and then others say it's now okay to vote for this, since they got rid of the Medicare expansion. As I say I think it was a ruse from day one, it was a strategy. You put out a false option, you have a Senator object to it, a Senator who is thought to be a moderate -- Lieberman -- with an independent party label instead of Democrat, and he says, "I can't vote for this. Why, there's no way I'm going to vote for that. I'm not going to vote for this with the public option in it, either." So you give in, you give in to Lieberman, you give in to the so-called moderates, you claim there's no Medicare expansion and no public option and you get your 60 votes, and you look like you're compromising, when you're not compromising at all because you never intended the Medicare expansion to be real in the first place. It was just designed to get Lieberman in there and it looks like it works.
Now, I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of how Congress works. But whatever works, nothing off the table, amendments, spending bills, gridlock, government shutdown if we have to. It's that serious. This will destroy the US private sector. This will destroy the opportunity for individuals to amass wealth because of the taxes and because of the regulation on behavior. Every aspect of human life will be regulated by the federal government under the pretense that they're saving money and costs on health care. The more confrontational -- I'm talking about our plan B strategery here -- the more confrontational it becomes, including shutting down the government for some period of time, over government-run health care, all the better. The more confrontational, the better. It crystallizes it for us. And they are forced to keep defending a bill that the public hates. The tendency is going to be to just throw in the towel and give in if Obama signs something. No, no, no. Plan B, we don't give up, we're trying to save America for our kids and grandkids, are we not? We want them to have the same opportunities that we had. We want them to live in freedom. We want them to continue to be able to make this the greatest country on earth.
If we have to shut down the government, which is in the process of destroying the private sector of this country, it's damn well worth it. It's damn well worth the confrontation. It's damn well worth the crystalization of issues here. Now, as for whether our side, as currently constituted, is strong enough (this is why we need a big election in November, an election based on reversing government-run health care.) I hear people say, and I've even said it myself that I know of no entitlement that's been stricken, I know of no entitlement that's been rolled back out of existence. But there's always a first time. The strategy, nationalize every House race in 2010, nationalize every Senate race in 2010, just as those elections were nationalized in 1994. And by nationalize them, I mean very simply, most House elections are local. You've heard the old phrase, Tip O'Neill said it: "All politics is local," meaning the congressman or congresswoman will be elected or reelected based on how much bacon they bring home to the district.
So if they get a new hospital built, if they get a new federal courthouse built, if they get a old folks house built, if they get a bridge built or whatever, they run around and they tout that, "Look what I did for you, look what I brought back to the district. I secured blah, blah, blah." I'll tell you a little story. I'm going to get smacked down if I do this. Nope, I'm going to tell it. What the hell. This is important. Brand-new federal courthouse Cape Girardeau, Missouri, named after my grandfather. We go in for the dedication of the building and the grand opening. And my cousin Steve is the federal judge working out of this brand-new building. It's a tremendous honor for our family. This doesn't happen much, a federal building named after a citizen, prominent citizen but local nevertheless in a town of 30,000 people.
So we're gathered there -- and I've shared my thoughts with my family on this. It was just instructive to me -- we're gathered at the dedication, and a lot of people from the government who got the building built, what's the federal agency? Maybe it's good that I can't remember it. I don't remember the agency. But it's the agency that the money is authorized from and the budget, and then they allocate which projects will be funded and which won't, and this one got funded. Folks, if my memory is correct, 75% of the dedication was one government official after another coming up praising himself and his colleagues and their government agency for the hard work they put in getting the building built. And I thought the dedication was going to be about my grandfather. It was these people. And, look, it's their job and they were all nice, we had dinner with them, I sat and talked to them, they're proud of what they did, they're proud of what they did. But the vast majority of it was the government basically patting itself on the back, "Look what we did for you."
That's how local House races are conducted. The candidate comes back and says, "Look what I did for you." These elections in November have to be nationalized. And the way they were nationalized in 1994, Contract with America, was, "Look at what your Democrat member of the House of Representatives is gonna mean to national security. Look at what your member is going to mean to corruption and scandal: House bank, House post office. Look at what your Democrat member of Congress is going to mean to deficit spending out of control. Look at what your member of Congress is gonna mean to the destruction of the American culture. This man, this woman supports gay marriage, or whatever cultural issue, condoms in schools," whatever it is, tell that about them. Position these people as nationwide leftist radicals with their impact not just in the district but throughout the country. That worked magic in 1994. That's part of the strategery next November. That's going to have to be done.
I don't know if they do a new Contract with America, but I think one of the elements that the Republicans could run on is this out-of-control spending, whether it's health care, cap and trade, or any other Obama agenda item, the simple fact of the matter is, everybody knows, enough people know that this administration and the Democrat Party are spending the income of kids and grandkids not yet born. They know that we are bankrupt. They know that the ChiComs are propping us up by buying our debt. They know the precarious position we are in. Every family knows what debt means. Being in debt is the single greatest threat to freedom you can have. If you're in debt your choices are really limited. You have obligations that you have to take care of first. It's no different for a nation; it's no different for a country.
And so nationalizing these races on the irresponsible, out of control spending and then identifying what the spending is for, what its real purpose is, is to keep Democrats in power in perpetuity, that this spending is creating wards of the state, that it is creating people who will be forever dependent on Democrats for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and other essentials, and that's the purpose. That is not compassion, that Democrat spending and Democrat politics are destroying individual initiative, destroying the concept of self-worth, on purpose. All of this must be part of the strategy. Now, I'm way long here. The next segment's going to be way short. But it was worth not interrupting this monologue.
RUSH: As for whether our side is strong enough, folks, to pull this off, this is why we need a big election -- and the people that we elect need to have backbone, spine. No more RINOs. No more reaching out to moderates. No more excuses for who we are. No more running around apologizing for our party. We don't need to act like Barack Obama, apologizing for America around the world. We have too many people in our party run around apologize for us. "Well, uh, yes, we have been racist in the past and we've been on the wrong side of certain things. 'Will not balance the budget on the backs of the poor,'" all that rotgut. No more! This moderate Republican crap is why we are where we are. There aren't any moderate Democrats, and the independents are fleeing them in droves. Imagine how many more independents would flee if they actually were leaving because they supported something rather than opposing Obama!
They're fleeing in droves 'cause they have learned, and they don't like what they're seeing, they're going to the Republicans because it's the next stop. Imagine if there were a national political leader articulating the philosophies of the founding of this country and how that's what we represent -- talking about freedom, individual liberty, rolling back this spending, rolling back the tax increases, rolling back this hoax that we're "fixing" health care. You know, we could set up a charity! We could set up a charitable foundation, and everybody on their income tax form could simply say, "Yep. I'll check the box here and put a dollar into the insurance plan for people who don't have insurance." One dollar! How many taxpayers do we have? We could do this for $30 billion a year. That's what it would take to insure the genuine 12 million who are uninsured who want health insurance. It's not 30 million. The number of people who really want insurance but don't have it and can't get it, is 12 million. If you do that -- we've run the numbers -- you could do it for $30 billion a year. You think we could raise $30 billion with a one-dollar check-off on an income tax return? We're a charitable people. We don't need 2,000 pages and over $2.5 trillion in order to fix something that we're not fixing. We're making it worse. An election based on strengthening the private sector, creating jobs and opportunities, creating wealth. An election based on returning to all of us becoming Americans, in America again.
RUSH: somebody called in and asked if parts of the health care bill could be repealed. Because everybody's asking this, "Can we roll it back?" And whoever answered the question from Heritage on the teletown hall meeting said that, yeah, if we win some control of Congress in 2010, that there are ways to get parts of the health care bill repealed. Now, I don't know. Like, I'm not a political strategerist.
All I know is these elections have gotta be nationalized in November. They've gotta be big, and they have gotta be focused on reversing government-run health care, reversing cap and trade, blocking the Obama leftist agenda. Protecting the dollar (the currency), stopping the hemorrhaging of the debt. It needs to be focused on the spending. Elections have consequences. They really do. We need an election that's based on strengthening the private sector, creating jobs and opportunities there, creating wealth, empowering the individual, protecting the family, protecting future generations. Liberty versus tyranny is the message. It needs to be oriented around liberty and freedom: Restoring America to its greatness, protecting it, saving it. Believe me, that would resonate. I don't know if you want to have a campaign based on like one word, "reverse" or "repeal."
If you go out and say "Repeal!" -- if that's our one word slogan, repeal, meaning repeal health care, or parts of it -- it might become an easy target for those who want to just characterize the Republican campaign as one of negativity and opposition and so forth. That's why it has to be positive; and it has to be unabashedly, unafraid positive and bullish on America. Too many of us have let political correctness silence us in speaking of things about which we're proud. America, in the multicultural curricula in schools -- America as talked about by Barack Obama -- is an America of guilt. An American that's guilty of racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, discrimination, imperialism, colonialism. It's gotten to the point where some people are actually afraid to say great things about their country because they are afraid they're going to be attacked by their friends and others who don't agree with it. There's no time to be afraid. There's no time to wallow in political correctness.
This strategy, this plan B if health care passes, has got to be implemented --and its scope must be national in terms of local, House, and Senate races. I'm going to tell you something else. Folks, I do not believe that Obama is as popular or as liked as everybody says. I think it's all part of the hoax. It's all part of the myth. But the key for the Republican Party down the road is no more RINOs, no more moderates, no more Republicans-In-Name-Only. They are killing us. They are why we're where we are. We could blow the most important election cycle in decades if we win these races but have more of the same kind of leadership, a leadership typified by our presidential campaign. Reaching across the aisle, showing the country that we are not all these horrible things said about us. There are no moderates in the Democrat Party. There aren't any! I don't see the independents running to them. Democrats make it out like they're moderates but they're not. Whatever moderates, meaning the Blue Dogs, do exist, believe me: The Democrats are gonna target them for destruction more than we are. Nancy Pelosi cares more about defeating them than we do! She doesn't like them around. They get in her way.
RUSH: From the UK Times. Now, I have yet to see this story in any American State-Controlled Media. I've yet to see it in any American media. It is by "Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, and Philippe Naughton in Copenhagen -- where, by the way... Let's see. I think record snowfall or some kind of snowing is expected this week in Copenhagen. These people can't even arrange a conference. The Heritage Foundation has a hilarious story today about how these people at Copenhagen can't even run their conference. People with passes are not being allowed in. People are walking out. There are boycotts. All kinds of stuff. Here's the UK Times story: There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely," Unlikely? Oh well. Nevermind, "figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change 'spin' row. Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen" or Cop-en-hag-gen as Governor Schwarzenegger says "climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years." This is what he said. We have a sound bite of it from his remarks yesterday at Copenhagen.
ALGORE: There is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.
RUSH: That, it turns out, is just an abject, bold-faced lie. "In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: 'These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.' However, the climatologist whose work Mr. Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice President in the water with an icy blast. 'It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,' Dr. Maslowski said. 'I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.' Mr. Gore's office later admitted that the 75 percent figure was one used by Dr. Maslowksi as a 'ballpark figure' several years ago in a conversation with Mr. Gore. ... Perhaps Mr. Gore had felt the need to gild the lily to buttress resolve. But his speech was roundly criticized by members of the climate science community.
"'This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from skeptics,' Professor Jim Overland, a leading oceanographer at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. 'You really don't need to exaggerate the changes in the Arctic.' Others said that, even if quoted correctly, Dr. Maslowski's six-year projection for near-ice-free conditions is at the extreme end of the scale. Most climate scientists agree that a 20- to 30-year timescale is more likely for the near-disappearance of sea ice," and they're full of it, too. "'Maslowski's work is very well respected, but he's a bit out on a limb,' said Professor Peter Wadhams, a specialist in ocean physics at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Maslowki" whose work Gore quoted incorrectly "works at the US Naval Postgraduate School in California, said that his latest results give a six-year projection for the melting of 80 percent of the ice, but he said he expects some ice to remain beyond 2020.
"He added: 'I was very explicit that we were talking about near-ice-free conditions and not completely ice-free conditions in the northern ocean. I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this,' he said. 'It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at, based on the information I provided to Al Gore's office.' Richard Lindzen, a climate scientist at the Massachusets [sic] Institute of Technology who does not believe that global warming is largely caused by man, said: 'He's just extrapolated from 2007, when there was a big retreat, and got zero.'" So he just makes it up. Now, this ought to make everybody question every other assertion that Algore has made. There's an AP version of the story: "New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday ... One US government scientist Monday questioned the new prediction as too severe, but other researchers previously have projected a quicker end than 2030 to the Arctic summer ice cap." And at the end of this AP story:
"On the other hand, a leading NASA ice scientist, Jay Zwally, said last year that the Arctic could be essentially ice-free within '5 to less than 10 years.' Meanwhile, what's happening to Greenland's titanic ice sheet 'has really surprised us,' said [Dorthe Dahl] Jensen of the University of Copenhagen. She cited one huge glacier in west Greenland, at Jakobshavn, that in recent years has doubled its rate of dumping ice into the sea," blah, blah, blah, blah. "Jensen said the biggest ice sheets -- Greenland and West Antarctica -- were already contributing 1 millimeter (.04 inch) a year to those rising sea levels. She said this could double within the next decade. 'With global warming, we have woken giants,' she said." So you see, despite -- despite even their own alarmist headline -- according to AP, Gore slip was just a slip of the tongue! The AP is covering for him; the UK Times is roasting him. He made it up. He's lying. He was embarrassed. AP, "Ehhhh, no, no, no, no! It was just a slip of the tongue. Besides, a lot of scientists agree with Gore's original statement anyway. One anyway did, he's a "leading" NASA ice scientist. But note that now suddenly the thickness of the ice is different, if you read all of this. Isn't that convenient, too? The thickness? And we know that's not true, we know that that's been debunked. So even if satellite photographs show that there is actually more ice in the Antarctic and Greenland -- which is what they actually show -- there really is less because it's not as thick, they say. Which is not science. It's simply creative science. Here's Algore, citing the same lie during Senate testimony in January of this year: A 75% chance the entire polar ice cap in the North Pole gone in the summertime.
ALGORE: Professor Wieslav Maslowski at the Naval postgraduate school in Monterey has calculated that there is an 80% chance that the entire north polar ice cap will be completely and totally gone in summer months in less than five years.
RUSH: So I think this is sort of pathological. He gets this stuff in his head. He believes that it's true because he believes it, runs around and reports it, does movies about it embarrassing himself -- scaring children, advancing lies, perpetuating a hoax -- and then gets caught at it at the very conference that is slated to persuade even more people of man-made global warming! And this is one of the leading players with his Oscar that he's got. I know they never ask for Oscars back, but if I were Hollywood, I'd be embarrassed. I'd want it back. They gave their highest award to a documentary that is chock-full of lies, Photoshopped pictures and everything else. That's who the left is: The Universe of Lies. Liberals, leftists must lie to advance their agenda. Honestly announcing it would kill their agenda before an audience of voters who are simple, average Americans.
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| The UK Times: Gore Faces an Inconvenient Truth
FOXNews: Inconvenient Truth for Gore as Arctic Ice Claims Don't Add Up
Climate Depot: Continuously Updated 'ClimateGate' News Round Up
Heritage Foundation: They Can't Even Run A Conference, Let Alone the Global Economy
TG Daily: Al Gore Shoots Self, Climate Summit in Foot
Sweetness & Light: AP Tries To Cover For Al Gore's Hysteria
American Thinker: 'The World Must Take Action on Climate Change at Copenhagen Even If The Science is Not Correct:' Tony Blair
The State-Controlled Media will be praising members of the tea party as great patriots. They'll do anything to destroy the Republican Party. They know that going third party Tea Party-- and one question I did see was... (sigh) Damn it, I wish I could remember this. But it had to do with projecting total dissatisfaction with the Republican Party. They were last on the list of people's preference for whatever the question was. So the point is, just keep a sharp eye in State-Controlled Media. If you start seeing a total reversal -- tea party people portrayed as wonderful patriots, concerned Americans; rather than the malcontent, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes that you've always been portrayed as since last August -- then you will understand what's going on. The media, in conjunction with the White House, will be pushed the notion of a third-party that takes votes away from the Republican Party more than the Democrat Party.
I think that's what it was. I think that's what it was. If a third-party formed for the tea party, more people would leave the Republican Party for it than would leave the Democrat Party for it, which is why whoever was reporting this was ecstatically excited. So if you see this, this is how you will know it's a bad idea for us. If they start praising the tea party in the context of it becoming a third party, you will know.
RUSH: By the way, folks, in this third party business let me remind you of something. The Democrats have a third party. Do you know what it's called? The Green Party. It's Ralph Nader's party. They had a third party. Do you ever see them promoting it? Do you ever see the Drive-By Media or anybody else supporting the expansion of the Green Party? They never promote it in this country, which just goes to show you what they're doing when they promote a third party (i.e, Tea Party) in the Republican side of things.
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Frankly, Rush’s strategy of voting for Obama in the primary to keep Hillary out the running was one reason we have this completely and frighteningly inept Bozo in the WH now.
I’d take Rush’s strategy with a grain of salt now.
I’m wondering if the Republica will even be recognizable come 2010...
“Rush’s strategy of voting for Obama in the primary to keep Hillary out the running was”
Do you have a source for this allegation? My recollection, as well as a quick search, indicates that Rush was trying to keep Clinton IN the race. In fact many were clamoring to prosecute him for giving Indiana to Clinton.
I suspect that Rush was trying to tweak the Democrats, I doubt it had much effect on the primaries as much of Obama’s momentum was gained in the caucuses.
BUMP for morning coffee! :)
I’ll be at the candle shop all day tomorrow.
Enjoy your morning coffee.
They are the Mike Myers of the world. Misanthropes. They hate people but they love trees and carribou. They will slaughter or abort you all so you don't pollute to save the planet and give healthcare to the 7 remaining inhabitants of planet Earth.
It would make a fascinating case study for a grant junkie if there was any money in it for them from taxpayers.
That’s 100% wrong. Rush never asked people to vote for Obama, it was the reverse, he asked them to vote for Hillary. He wanted to keep Hillary in the race, hoping she would cause the dems to have a huge battle, enough to split and hurt them.
We keep killing it.
USSR, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, California, NJ, NY...
And it still keeps coming back.
Mike Myers/Statism takes the world’s best punch, 357 Magnum shot to the head, bonfire and it keeps coming!
It’s seemingly invincible. These people are mentally disturbed and won’t die.
You are so good with words, Sir Eric.
I think that sums it up quite accurately.
Rush is right now. You are not.
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