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Projection: Democrats Accuse the Republicans of Economic Sabotage
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/23/2011 4:12:45 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: There is this guy at the Washington Post, a blogger, his name is Greg Sargent, and I don't know where he came from. He came from some previously failed Drive-By institution. He might have come from some place called Editor and Publisher, I'm not sure. Editor and Publisher was almost like a trade publication for the media. It's far-left, just insane, and this guy has got his own blog now and he sends me snarky e-mails now and then. I got his latest piece, I said surely I can't be seeing what I'm seeing here. This is the headline: "Dems Will Not Shy Away from Accusing GOP of Deliberately Sabotaging Economy." What? Republicans are sabotaging the economy? With what power? With what power do the Republicans have to sabotage the economy? I mean this is turning everything upside down. This is turning everything 180 degrees out of phase.

"Today Senate Dems went there: They accused Republicans of deliberately sabotaging the economy in order to further their own political interests." Okay, this answers the question. This answers the question, it is purposeful, folks. The Democrats engage in this kind of stuff all the time, projection. They constantly accuse us of what they are really doing. So now that they've come out and accused us of sabotaging the economy, that means that that's exactly what they are doing. So the question is no longer open. It's not a matter of, "Gee, are these people really this idiotic, naive and ignorant or is this done purposefully?" We now have the answer. They've accused us of sabotage. We don't run anything. Well, yeah, we run the House, we can block stuff, but we can't get our agenda passed.

Obama still runs the White House. The Democrats still have the Senate. The Democrats had the whole show for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. And that's when all of this damage happened. The Republicans didn't have one -- well, they had the White House with Bush, but he was neutered for the most part. This is quite telling. A Senior Democrat Senate aide tells me, the estimable Greg Sargent, the Democrats "will not shy away from making that case in the weeks to come, if the Republicans keep blocking their efforts to spur job creation." So the Republicans are purposely destroying the economy and the Republicans are purposely blocking the effort to create jobs. My friends, as I've said, we now know, and we have the answer: The Democrat Party is purposely sabotaging the private sector of this economy, job creation, and they are purposely sabotaging the creation of private sector jobs. The answer is in, both of them. Thank you, Mr. Sargent. Thank you, Democrats.

"Senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin made the charge in remarks to reporters today. Durbin said: 'Unfortunately our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work -- President Obama.'" It's exactly right. That will equal economic recovery for everybody else. Senator Chuck-U Schumer said, "Do Republicans really oppose a tax cut for businesses that created jobs?" You are hearing me right. Chuck-U is out there now trying to tell people Republicans oppose business tax cuts. Yeah, I know, it's brazen and it's audacious, but this is who they are. I think isn't it that the Republicans have actually proposed tax cuts for businesses? Isn't that in their budget, a budget, by the way, that Democrats nor Obama have even presented in two budget cycles now?

Chuck-U Schumer: "If they oppose even something so suited to their tastes ideologically, it shows that they’re just opposing anything that helps create jobs. It almost makes you wonder if they aren’t trying to slow down the economic recovery for political gain?" So you see the twist on this? Now we know the campaign: it's worse than we thought. Our plans are starting to work. Obama's plans are starting to work, but the problems are worse than we thought. It's gonna take longer. They don't want to change horses in the middle of the stream. Besides, the Republicans are doing all this.

I don't know. I guess the Democrats have proposed a tax cut for new job hires. All these wonderful ideas, I didn't know they were Democrat ideas and that the Republicans were blocking them. But I know that now, thanks to the ideologically driven Greg Sargent of the Washington Post. This is hilarious and it is audacious and it stands a chance of working with some people 'cause they, as is evidence here, I'm holding this thing in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers, you got Greg Sargent, stenographer-in-chief, just simply reporting this garbage as though it's absolutely true. So you take every problem that is directly traceable to Obama and you blame it on Eric Cantor and you blame it on Paul Ryan. You blame it on everybody but Jon Huntsman. They will not blame it on Huntsman. He-he-he-he. Blame it on Chris Christie. Blame it on Palin. The stimulus was our fault. The stimulus was our fault, exactly, it's all gonna end up being our fault.

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RUSH: Greg Sargent was not at Editor & Publisher. That was some guy named Greg Mitchell. This guy was... Where was he? It was at... Ah, Talking Points Memo and a couple of other places out there, but he was not the same guy, Greg Mitchell. But it doesn't matter, cookie-cutter libs. I mean, he's just as extreme as you can imagine, and Democrats will not shy away from accusing Republicans of deliberately sabotaging the economy. You know, there are things that you come across in show prep that are profound and that are things that are profound -- and, as you know, I myself am known for profundities. For all of us who have been really struggling, "Is this really being done on purpose or is this just the accidents of a bunch of really truly arrogant, misguided people?" we have the answer.

RUSH: Greg Sargent was not at Editor & Publisher. That was some guy named Greg Mitchell. This guy was... Where was he? It was at... Ah, Talking Points Memo and a couple of other places out there, but he was not the same guy, Greg Mitchell. But it doesn't matter, cookie-cutter libs. I mean, he's just as extreme as you can imagine, and Democrats will not shy away from accusing Republicans of deliberately sabotaging the economy. You know, there are things that you come across in show prep that are profound and that are things that are profound -- and, as you know, I myself am known for profundities. For all of us who have been really struggling, "Is this really being done on purpose or is this just the accidents of a bunch of really truly arrogant, misguided people?" we have the answer.

It's on purpose. All of this economic destruction is on purpose, and now blame the Republicans (laughing), and I guarantee you it's a trial balloon. They're gonna see how this floats. They're gonna see how it goes in the blogs. They're going to see how it floats on the cable networks. They're gonna see if they can get a bunch of Democrat strategist guests. I mean, this is a huge leap of faith. If you are a Democrat strategist and if you value your guest status as a commentator on a cable news network, you gotta think long and hard about what you're really gonna get behind and what you're really gonna push -- what you are going to lend your name and your so-called credibility and image to -- and if you're gonna go on, say (pick your favorite show on cable news) and you represent the Democrats, and you are going to seriously try to make the point that this is all because the Republicans really want to destroy the economy?

That's the trial balloon. They're gonna see if they can come up with anybody that will actually say that. If they can come up with a significant number of Democrats who will actually take this, they'll go. That's why all bets are off here. I have to think that in greenrooms across cable news networks, Democrat strategists are huddling together, saying, "Okay, do we want to glom onto this? Are we gonna attach our names to this? Can we go out and make this case and not get laughed off of this show?" That will be the question. Time will tell.

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RUSH: It's fascinating to watch all this stuff materialize right before our very eyes. This Greg Sargent guy at the Washington Post... Remember, Dick Durbin and Chuck-U Schumer know that they're pulling a con job. So they go out there and say that all of this economic destruction and all the assault job creation, "Ah, that's Republican sabotage." So they know they're doing a con job; they know that they're perpetrating a con job and trial balloon. This reporter doesn't. He believes it. He's such a partisan, he actually believes this stuff and writes it with glee. So according to their logic, Bush wanted to destroy the economy, too. That's what's been going on here. Think about it in a nutshell: Obama now says we cannot continue to fight in Afghanistan because it's too expensive.

What is the logic here? Doesn't Obama insist that massive government spending is the only thing that will lift us out of the recession? In fact, folks, I'm gonna dig this up. I've got this somewhere in the stack here. It's neither in the sound bite roster. It's somewhere, and I'll find it, but I remember a bunch of people back when we were in the midst of all this stimulus spending, a bunch of Democrats lamenting the fact that they didn't have the one ingredient FDR had in ending the Depression, and that was World War II -- and everybody knows that it was the spending on World War II, a committed, unity, unified American cause that really got the American economic engine back up and running.

It wasn't the New Deal and it wasn't any of FDR's social policies. So here you've got a war! You've got the Afghanistan war and you've got the Iraq war, and Obama throwing away the opportunity, because these people have been saying massive government spending is the only thing that will lift us out of the recession. Well, I'm sorry. Funding a war is massive government spending! "No, it's not Mr. Limbaugh not in the sense that President Obama means it. We have to talk about where the money is spent, if you want to be consistent in your analysis." No, I don't. Government spending. They've never said what kind. They say government spending, "priming that pump," that's what revitalizes an economy. But it hasn't, has it? All that money being spent in the right way and all the stimulus money. So the trillion dollars spent on Afghanistan was a waste, but the trillion dollars spent on the stimulus, that was not a waste. You see how this works? And now there wasn't a trillion dollars spent on the stimulus, 'cause Obama hasn't done anything yet. That was all Bush. Everything up until yesterday that hasn't worked, that was all Bush. Obama wants a reset. Remember Hillary heading over to Soviet Union (well, the Russians) when she was first named Sex'retary of State? They sent her over there and she had some kind of device. They rigged up a device or a doll or something, and it was supposed to say in Russian, "restart," and they got it wrong.

It said something like: Screw you. They got the translation wrong. I forget what it was. So here's Obama. He wants a restart now, wants a reset. Throughout his presidency, the media was always trying to hint that Ronaldus Magnus was suffering from Alzheimer's when of course he wasn't. Now, who acts more like they are an Alzheimer's sufferer than Barack Obama? He is talking and acting like every day for him's the first day in the White House, the first day of his political career! He doesn't remember the two years of economic destruction that his policies have brought. We haven't had any stimulus spending yet. Do you realize we haven't invested in you yet.

We haven't invested in those shovel-ready jobs because last week they weren't any. Yeah, Obama and Jeff Immelt? Heh, heh. There weren't any shovel-ready jobs. Ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee. Now, Obama, this is unique. Is there such a thing as selective Alzheimer's? Because Obama is suffering from it. He's the first known case of selective Alzheimer's, selective dementia. Now, Durbin and Dingy Harry are leading the push for another round of stimulus spending -- and Krugman wanted another World War II to lift us out of recession. That's who it was. That's what I read today. It was Krugman, the New York Times columnist. So the left, if they were to be consistent, would be livid that we're pulling out of Afghanistan.

What Obama ought to be doing is using Afghanistan to bring us finally out of this recession. But he can't do that because they have made the decision here, folks, that it's all Bush's fault. Obama just showed up for work last night. That was his first day. The two previous years when we thought Obama was at work, he was still nailing down the benefits package, the sick day schedule, and the vacation schedule. He was still negotiating that, and until he had that nailed down he wasn't gonna go to work. But apparently he's now willing. He's got the vacation day thing nailed down, he's got the sick days (all that's been agreed to), and now he finally has time to show up for work, just in time to save us from all of the errors the Bush administration.

I find this fascinating. I'm fascinated by this. Every question that we've had has now been answered. The audacity of this is breathtaking to behold. I know they engage in projection all the time and they accuse us of doing what they're doing, but this! It's going to be really interesting to me to see how many Democrats they can get on board, like the Bob Beckels of the world and whoever these people are. Everybody on cable TV is it a "strategist." That identifier, the graphic identifier, such-and-such "Republican strategist." When I first saw that (and I know you think the same thing), Guest So-and-So, Republican Strategist, you think that they're an official of the Republican Party somewhere and that they officially strategize ideas with the party leadership.

That's what I always thought when I saw "Republican strategist" or "Democrat strategist." But that's not what they are. Ninety-five percent of these people on cable TV who are ID'd as Democrat or Republican "strategists" have never been to the Democrat National Committee or the Republican National Committee, and they don't know anybody there. They just happen to be people that the relative cable networks would like to hire and put 'em on the air. They think they're telegenic. They think they say things unique enough that people will watch them or that they'll bring credibility somehow. So they just call 'em "Democrat strategist" or "Republican strategist," but they're not, in the real, literal translation of the world.

They are not officials of the Republican Party, and they don't engage in strategy sessions. They may write a column at the East Timbuktu Times that suggests something ought to happen here that ten people read. Ergo, they get to be described as strategists. It's another one of these giant American media scams. Just to set that up. So I now will be interested to see which of these Democrat strategists buys into this, and there will be a few. Like, almost guaranteed will be Alan Colmes. You can almost guarantee it. You could make 2-to-1 odds on this. Is 2-to-1 odds good odds? What's the best odds, 3-to-1, 10-to-1? I don't understand odds. It's 10-to-1? Okay, so 10-to-1 odds Colmes tonight (he will probably not now since I'm saying it but if I hadn't said anything, Colmes) will be on maybe Fox this afternoon saying, "Republicans sabotaging the economy" almost word-for-word from that Washington Post story. Now he won't do it 'cause I've mentioned it. So I gotta shut up about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Yeah, you know, "Democrat strategist," you put that on television, "Democrat strategist," that sounds better, and it looks better than a graphic that says, "Somebody who will say what we want said from this side of the aisle at this time." If that was the graphic they put up there that would not be cool. So I guess, ladies and gentlemen, is it safe to say now that Obama is agreeing with me that he has failed? These last two years he hasn't done anything. He showed up for work for the first time, after the 2008 elections.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: projection; psychocrats; rushlimbaugh; rushlive

1 posted on 06/23/2011 4:12:47 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How could they? They don’t have a majority in the House and all they could do in the Senate is delay. The Democrats are in control and it’s their economy.


2 posted on 06/23/2011 4:16:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Kaslin

Have you heard the anaolgy about the pot calling the kettle “black”?


3 posted on 06/23/2011 4:16:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is literally pushing this to see how it goes over. They’re testing the water.

Obama is recklessly charging into Libya in defiance of the US Congress and the War Powers Act.

If he pushes a full-scale ground offensive, it’s serving every bit of Soros’ interests by bankrupting us, and he’ll simply get strung up in the court of public opinion. It’s getting tense in DC now. The next act might become very interesting.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 4:22:54 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m surprised the official Democrat party talking point regarding the economy is that greedy conservative consumers are holding back on retail spending to screw over the little guy.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SkyDancer
The republicans only have the majority in the House, but the Rats have the People's House and the Senate.

It is indeed their economy

6 posted on 06/23/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The MSM reptiles will adjust the narrative at will. Rush is right. They have a template. Anything that does not fit will be ignored, adjusted, or changed in order to fit.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 4:29:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Kaslin

This shows how very very desperate the Democrats are.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 4:32:10 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I have been watching the Anthony Trial. The Twits and Twots in the media have a set template to defend at all costs. Same as the political media. It is equally disgusting and repulsive to anyone with an unaffected brain with normal logic functions. It is more obvious in the coverage of the Anthony trial. There are actual rules and opportunity for truth to become exposed. Still they turn on a dime to kill any messenger that bears information contrary to the template. The template in the Anthony case is to keep the ignorant amoeba who want to believe it is a 1st degree murder placated and tuned in for ratings.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 4:35:52 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Steely Tom

It sure does


10 posted on 06/23/2011 4:37:13 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: pnh102
I’m surprised the official Democrat party talking point regarding the economy is that greedy conservative consumers are holding back on retail spending to screw over the little guy.

I'm holding back on that new F-250 4x4 'cause I don't know what else the Halfrican has in store for me except $4.00 + gas, rising food prices, soaring electricity costs, and higher health insurance premiums.

11 posted on 06/23/2011 4:43:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Kaslin

It seems to me that a football analogy would be appropriate.
One team shows up to play the game and the other team never even suits up or shows up.
The democrats have broken the law, the president has failed his responsibility. Where is the democrats’ or president’s budget proposal from the last year and 1/2? They haven’t even entered the ‘game’ and yet they are blaming the republicans for tanking the economy and the job market?
So, the opposing team never shows up and forfeits the game, then blames the opponents for the outcome.
What a straw man.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 4:45:51 PM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: Kaslin

Listen alla y’all, it’s sabotage, listen alla y’all, it’s sabotage, listen alla y’all, it’s sabotage, listen alla y’all, it’s sabotage...


13 posted on 06/23/2011 4:50:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Kaslin
Darn those republicans for pushing obamacare on us! Darn them for pushing a trillion dollar stimulus that did NOTHING. Darn them for promoting a business and freedom hostile EPA, IRS, ATF and FCC!

Oh, wait...that was THE DEMOCRATS...

This will work about as well as Carter's 1980 campaign mantra "What misery index?"

14 posted on 06/23/2011 4:50:44 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kaslin

As a general rule, any time Democrats accuse Republicans of doing something bad, it’s because they are already doing it themselves.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 4:52:38 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

The rats are projecting what they are doing


16 posted on 06/23/2011 4:55:50 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Ah, yes - the enemies of the People will stop at nothing to prevent the accomplishment of 0bama’s Five Year Plan, Comrades! Hooligans and wreckers, the lot of them. They should all be sent to the Gulags or shot!


17 posted on 06/23/2011 4:56:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Kaslin
The republicans only have the majority in the House, but the Rats have the People's House and the Senate. It is indeed their economy

"We own the economy."
Debbie Wasserman Schultz - DNC Chair, 15 JUNE 2011

18 posted on 06/23/2011 4:59:38 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Kaslin
Chuck-U Schumer: "If they oppose even something so suited to their tastes ideologically, it shows that they’re just opposing anything that helps create jobs. It almost makes you wonder if they aren’t trying to slow down the economic recovery for political gain?"

Thank you chuck-u for the confirmation of what the dhimmicrats game-plan is. Liberal Projection™ is so predictable.

19 posted on 06/23/2011 5:01:49 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Hoodat
That's probably why the Democrats are doing this, to drown out the Wasserman-Schultz gaffe from last week.

-PJ

20 posted on 06/23/2011 5:02:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Kaslin
The proof is in the rate of increase of the size of government under the Democrats.

Under Democrats, we've seen the number of government workers grow to be a larger portion of the working population, and we've seen the salaries of government workers surpass those of private sector workers.

The conclusions should be obvious. As the government sector sucks up the working talent, there is less available for the private sector. Therefore, the private sector stagnates due to lack of availability of workers.

Downsize government, and free up the workers to expand and grow the private sector.

-PJ

21 posted on 06/23/2011 5:11:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Hoodat
That will be the gift that keeps on giving, like Lurch’s “I vote for . . . before I voted against it.” She gave us the opening line for dozens of commercials.
22 posted on 06/23/2011 5:16:34 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Political Junkie Too
Democrat is the party of government, period. Has anybody ever heard a Democrat say, “This particular government program is unnecessary”?
23 posted on 06/23/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Kaslin

In other MSM democrat party style news, Caylee Anthony is accused of suicide after cruelly setting up her poor completely innocent mother, Casey Anthony.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 11:03:24 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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