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Are We Stupid Enough to Reelect Obama?
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 02/02/2012 12:44:53 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: Pete, South Hold, New York, glad you waited, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush how you doing? I love you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very good. Thank you very much.

CALLER: You're the only thing that keeps me sane, but after 25 years of watching politics, listening to you, I'm giving up. I've come to the realization that people aren't misinformed or ill-informed. They're just plain stupid.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Obama's got 48% approval rating. Who are these people? What planet do they live on?

RUSH: That happens to correspond to the number of households that are receiving a government check of some kind.

CALLER: Well, it's just too much to overcome, Rush. I have ten good years left, I can't put up with the aggravation. I talk to these people every day. They give me every reason in the world why they support this clown in the White House.

RUSH: Let me give you two words. New Zealand.

CALLER: (laughing.)

RUSH: I know what you mean. I know exactly what you mean. Take any person in this country who's totally absorbed in pop culture. The big thing in their life is watching Entertainment Tonight. They vote. If they vote, we're screwed. You know damn well they haven't the slightest idea what's going on. But that's always been the case. There's nothing new about it, Pete. The number of people who are clueless, uninvolved, no interest whatsoever, they've always had a sizeable percentage of the American population that qualify for that characterization. You're just older than most and you're far more informed than most, and you're saying, "How come other people can't see it?" And you're singing my tune.

CALLER: It's gonna take 150 years to turn that attitude around, Rush. I just haven't got the time.

RUSH: Well, if you've only got ten years left it's not your problem.

CALLER: (chuckles)

RUSH: I'll work on it. Look... (sigh) It's dire, this health care bill. And I want to tell you again: If this guy with his 42% approval rating, with his unpopularity issue to issue -- you look at Obama issues and look at how they poll -- if this guy gets reelected? Katie, bar the door! When there's no accountability, when there's not another election to win, it isn't gonna matter. The next four years is where Obama is gonna be totally devoted to fully implementing the agenda he's been trying to hide in large part these three years. It's going to be earth-shattering, and the next four years is when where you wish were happening now is going to happen. The next four years, if he gets reelected, is when people are gonna say, "Oh, my God, what have we done?"

You think it should be happening now. Wait 'til the next four years if he gets reelected. That's when it's going to happen. Because nobody is going to be untouched by this. Everybody is gonna be made poorer. Everybody is going to lose a significant amount of liberty, just in Obamacare alone. Everybody is going to see the elementary basics of life shoot up in price: Food, gasoline, whatever. It's going to skyrocket, and that's when people are going to say, "Oh, my God, what happened?" At a certain point in time in the future, there isn't going to enough money in the hands of other people to tax it and redistribute it. They will be bled dry. The Golden Goose won't exist.

If this guy gets four more years, there's nothing stopping him. The fact that he won't have to get reelected. There won't be any games of extending the Bush tax cuts, for, for example. There won't be any health care waivers. There won't be any delaying the onslaught of the massive increase in the size, reach, and scope of government. There's a reason Obamacare doesn't fully implement 'til 2014. If it fully implemented by now, no Democrat would be reelected in November. That's why this is important. That's why so many people are pulling their hair out over the Republican primary and demanding -- hoping, praying -- for a genuine conservative. That's why people are willing to overlook some of the baggage, because the people that do get it, Pete, like you, understand what's at stake here.

People that don't yet understand it, 'cause they're too clueless, in a fog, wandering around... I know what you're wondering: How can people get up every day and be happy? How can people get up every day and laugh with what's happening in the country. I know. You turn on your television and you watch a sporting event or you watch a television show, whatever it is, and you wonder: "How come these people don't get it? How can these people not understand what's going on?" You expect there to be, expressed by everybody, an awareness that we are in trouble. And when you don't see it, you scratch your head and ask, "What are these dummkopfs not seeing?" I know exactly how you feel. It's what we're trying to change here.

We're all in the same boat together at the same time. In 2013, no more nice Obama. Another thing about the airlines. I left something out that's very important and I shoulda sent it. This is on top of the list in terms of reasons. The unfunded pension plans that they are responsible for, they're talking $10 billion to $50 billion in underfunded pensions, if you look industry-wide. I'll guarantee you... I can't say this conclusively without looking it up and confirming it. But my wild guess would be that of the airlines year-to-year that do well, they're either not union, or a very small percentage of the workforce is union. And the airlines that are in huge, big trouble owe money years and years and years in the future to retired employees who aren't going to be productive. And it's choking 'em. That would be probably at the top of the list, to answer the question.

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1 posted on 02/02/2012 12:44:59 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yes.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 12:47:17 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Kaslin

You betcha.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 12:49:29 PM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Kaslin

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.
- George Washington


4 posted on 02/02/2012 12:49:56 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: Kaslin
Are We Stupid Enough to Reelect Obama?

There are plenty of slugs out there who would sell themselves for a few magic beans.

5 posted on 02/02/2012 12:50:11 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Kaslin

I heard Rush say this today and it really got me fired up. This country IS stupid enough to vote the Marxist clown in again. Nothing too severe has really happened to most of us. There’s been job losses etc but they’ve done a nice job of keeping people complacent and unknowing. If he gets a 2nd go round, we’re doomed. He will pull out all the stops.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 12:50:26 PM PST by albie
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To: Kaslin

To the title: YES.

Count on it.

It helps the DemonRAT cause that the only two Rethuglicans that have any chance of getting the nomination are losers from the get-go.

Neither of them has a chance at beating 0bama0.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 12:50:41 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

The LibTurds are stupid enough to vote for him.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 12:52:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama is re-elected, I don’t think it will be because of stupidity but moral corruption. I would not be a bit surprised if he is re-elected.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 12:53:20 PM PST by albionin
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To: Kaslin

I heard this. I feel like Pete. Half the country is stupid. And lazy.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 12:53:32 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: brownsfan
I have stopped listening to Rush since Bloody Thursday. Nothing on this Earth will convince me that he wasn't part of the take down of Newt.

Rush is just conditioning us to accept Mitt if he is the nominee. Rush is a convenient Conservative, like DeMint.

With Mitt as the nominee Obama will win easily.

Why would people vote for a Socialist who lies and pretends to be Conservative (that would be Mitt). They would rather vote for someone who never lie about being Conservative.

Mitt and his supporters in the MSM and GOP-e are beyond loathsome.

11 posted on 02/02/2012 12:53:53 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: Kaslin

No, the real question is are we stupid enough to be manipulated into voting for the Liberal Mitt Romney being propped up by the GOP-E or will we have the courage of our convictions and say no more!

Will we be manipulated into the false choice of voting for Mitt “Liberal” Romney by the boogeyman Obama or will we hold the GOP-E’s feet to the fire?


12 posted on 02/02/2012 12:54:32 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin
Question: "Are We Stupid Enough to Reelect Obama?"

Answer: Yes.

13 posted on 02/02/2012 12:54:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama is re-elected we’re twice as stupid as the first time in 2008.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 12:55:09 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Kaslin

Did “we” get any smarter over the past 3 years? Doubtful.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 12:55:32 PM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Kaslin
WE aren't that stupid, no. It might happen, though. I came across an interesting factoid today, that no sitting president who went to his party's convention unopposed, ever lost the general election. Is that true?

First time for everything, though!

16 posted on 02/02/2012 12:55:41 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Kaslin

Argentinians reelected Peron over and over. Ya think we’re better than them?


17 posted on 02/02/2012 12:57:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sand88

What do you base that Rush nonsense on? I’ve been listening to him for 12 years and that sounds a little tin foil to me.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 12:57:45 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Kaslin

As it is now, 48% of the people in this country receive one form of government assistance/check or another....what’s so hard to understand about leeches supporting a tyrant willing to give them something for nothing?

He can maintain until the golden goose stops laying. I stopped laying when I retired last month. More and more will continue to do so.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 1:00:03 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: sand88

You are full of it.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 1:01:23 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Kaslin

Absolutely. Take it to the bank!


21 posted on 02/02/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: albie
Anybody But Obama
22 posted on 02/02/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: quantim
If Obama is re-elected we’re twice as stupid as the first time in 2008.

As miserable as I would be if I believed that, I'm forced to concur. Woe is us.
23 posted on 02/02/2012 1:02:40 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, of course we are that stupid...we are about to nominate a liberal mormon bishop statist as the GOP candidate..


24 posted on 02/02/2012 1:03:09 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Kaslin
His poll numbers reflect the percentage on government support or pay no taxes.
25 posted on 02/02/2012 1:03:19 PM PST by opentalk
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To: albie

Look at how many people are swayed by ads and the fact that money wins elections by playing them. Stupid is as stupid does. And if the unthinkable hanppens, my house will be on the market on 11/7..even if I take a 6 figure loss. I am done with it. Done.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 1:03:49 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: sand88
“Rush is a convenient Conservative, like DeMint”

If Rush is a convenient Conservative then I guess there are very few hard core conservative conservatives out there.
He is on the Air daily promoting freedom, liberty and conservatism and there is nothing convenient about that.

27 posted on 02/02/2012 1:06:24 PM PST by chris haney (Apache)
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To: sand88
“Rush is a convenient Conservative, like DeMint”

If Rush is a convenient Conservative then I guess there are very few hard core conservative conservatives out there.
He is on the Air daily promoting freedom, liberty and conservatism and there is nothing convenient about that.

28 posted on 02/02/2012 1:06:34 PM PST by chris haney (Apache)
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To: Kaslin
Were they stupid enough to elect him the first time?
29 posted on 02/02/2012 1:11:17 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Kaslin
Yes. Americans were stupid enough to reelect Bill Clinton, they are stupid enough to do anything or elect anyone the press tells them to. The day that happened, I understood what America faced and the direction in which we were headed.

Between the entitlement minded "Obama is great" voters, the intellectually dishonest (or just plain stupid) "socialism is the answer" voters, and the self-righteous "if XXX wins the nomination, I'm not voting" voters, Obama is as electable today as he was back in 2008.
30 posted on 02/02/2012 1:11:17 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: albie

Didn’t Lincoln say “you can fool some of the people all of the time”?


31 posted on 02/02/2012 1:11:40 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Kaslin
No, our fellow citizens, non-citizens, union thugs and dead people are stupid enough to re-elect Obama.

Nothing in there imparts "we".

32 posted on 02/02/2012 1:12:53 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Westbrook

Your name calling proves that nothing would please you more, then that arrogant, lazy, lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave getting reelected. I suggest you crawl back under your rock from which you crawled out from. He will not get reelected and tell that to your buddies


33 posted on 02/02/2012 1:16:22 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

"Obama's got 48% approval rating"


34 posted on 02/02/2012 1:16:35 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: CaptainK; albie
Anybody But Obama

Actually, that should have read:

Anybody But Obama And Mitt (ABOAM)
35 posted on 02/02/2012 1:16:56 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin

Whadda ya mean “we” kemosabe?


36 posted on 02/02/2012 1:18:02 PM PST by No!
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To: Iron Munro

Is that an actual sticker? If so, I’m getting one.


37 posted on 02/02/2012 1:19:42 PM PST by albie
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To: Sudetenland
Between the entitlement minded "Obama is great" voters, the intellectually dishonest (or just plain stupid) "socialism is the answer" voters, and the self-righteous "if XXX wins the nomination, I'm not voting" voters, Obama is as electable today as he was back in 2008.

Count me as one of the "self-righteous" voters where Mitt is concerned.

If he is the nominee, third-party here I come.
38 posted on 02/02/2012 1:19:42 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: No!

Exactly the line that came to mind when I read the title.


39 posted on 02/02/2012 1:20:17 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SandRat

Oh that is for sure, because he needs the ignorant to reelect him.


40 posted on 02/02/2012 1:21:41 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Between the Socialist Dems and their Gimme-gimme-gimme constituency...

Yep.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 1:22:45 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: donna

Great quote by George Washington and so true. Thanks for posting


42 posted on 02/02/2012 1:24:46 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: sand88

LISTEN UP!
This is an existential battle! We don’t get to say, “Oh, excuse me Mr. Marxist-Leninist, please adhere to the Marquis of Queensbury Rules. I don’t really agree with all the fine points of our candidate, so I’ll stay home and pout. I don’t fight at night or on weekends. You can’t use suicide bombers ‘cause it isn’t fair. You better abide by the Geneva Convention. Mom, they’re cheating!”

We are in a fight for the survival of the American Republic. Our children and grandchildren deserve liberty. There can be no talk of capitulation to these statists. Everything is at stake. So toughen up and resolve to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to win. Focus! Liberal socialists must be defeated and beaten down as completely as possible. STOP THE DEFEATISM RIGHT NOW AND RESOLVE FOR VICTORY. VICTORY!


43 posted on 02/02/2012 1:25:09 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: albie
If he gets a 2nd go round, we’re doomed. He will pull out all the stops.

What do you think the conservative movement is going to be if we end up with eight years of Romney and/or another Democrat? Doomed. All the gains of 2010 will be washed away. The Republican party will have moved significantly to the left.

44 posted on 02/02/2012 1:26:51 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: PGR88

“There are plenty of slugs out there who would sell themselves for a few magic beans.”

But won’t they eventually run out of magic beans, if they have not already?

Perhaps that does not matter, all some folks need is the PROMISE of magic beans.

And if nothing else, the now failing obama regime is long on promises.

Sickened to the heart, we may only stand by glumly as Mitt Romney simply surrenders vital interest after vital interest, doing nothing to take the fight TO Obama.

Would that Mitt would be as harsh and unrelenting toward Obama as he now is toward Newt Gingrich.

And it should have been so easy to take out The Won.

Now The Won is going to start to look like some kind of Sith Lord.

We need Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi in this fight, and we get Jar Jar Binks, a character who was widely rejected and often ridiculed.


45 posted on 02/02/2012 1:27:11 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Kaslin

If the GOP nominates Romney many will stay home and Obama will be reelected. The country will get what they deserve and have asked for. I have lost faith in even the TEA party. The meetings and gatherings are sparsely attended and many who spoke up are now silent.


46 posted on 02/02/2012 1:29:12 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: MrB

:)


47 posted on 02/02/2012 1:29:21 PM PST by No!
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To: All

Who is John Galt?

We are John Galt.


48 posted on 02/02/2012 1:30:01 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: SoConPubbie
Will we be manipulated into the false choice of voting for Mitt “Liberal” Romney by the boogeyman Obama or will we hold the GOP-E’s feet to the fire?

Where is the line in the sand if conservatives end up voting for Romney?

49 posted on 02/02/2012 1:30:35 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kaslin

> Your name calling

Excuse me. I don’t remember calling any names, except for referring to he RINO establishment as Rethuglicans.

I agree with your characterization of the current occupant of the white hut. I promise you that I would not be pleased in any way if the Marxist Kenyan were re-elected.

Just because I don’t support your boy, or that I am uninspired by the offerings in the Republican field from which we have to choose, does NOT mean that I would be thrilled to endure another four years of Marxist progression.

In fact, I will vote for whichever Republican gets the nomination, though I will have to hold my nose for Romney.

I don’t trust Newt. He has violated my trust one too many times, but, of course, he is preferable to the Kenyan Marxist.

I just don’t think Newt is capable of overcoming his deficits among the “Independents”, and he is a lightning rod for the Left.


50 posted on 02/02/2012 1:30:43 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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