Skip to comments.Our People Won't Stay Home
Posted on 09/26/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Here's Michael in Columbia, South Carolina. I really appreciate your patience, too. Thank you for holding.
CALLER: Well, thank you. It's a pleasure and honor to have a chance to speak with you. I tell everyone I was on a conference call with 30 or 40 million people.
RUSH: (laughing) All right, cool.
CALLER: Snerdley helped me to condense my question. I'm really curious what your thoughts are on just how many conservatives you think so are really gonna be persuaded to stay home or will be influenced by polls. Most of us conservatives out here are smarter than that, you know? I mean, we're the vast majority of the population.
RUSH: I don't think it's going to work.
RUSH: I think -- if I may use this phrase "our people," I think -- our people are so revved up that there's not one bit of media fraud that can make 'em sit home.
RUSH: I think we're beating them in early voting. I think we're beating them in absentee. I think our people can't wait to show up. I'll tell you, there's another segment out there that nobody will ever poll, at least not the Gallups and the CNN's and the New York Times and all that. There are a lot of people out there who are not happy at all over the encroachment on their religious freedom. There are a lot of people who do not like Obama telling the Catholic Church where to go and to get off doing that and so forth.
They do not like that. They're never gonna be polled, but I will guarantee you (call 'em the Values Voters) they are sitting out there and they, too, want to vote. They are chomping at the bit waiting to get to the polls. So I don't think the suppression effort is going to work. However, the reason I spent time today addressing this and the reason I decided to is because there's genuine fear that others will sit home.
I hear from people, friends of mine. "Oh, gosh, Rush! Do you see this? I'm worried our people aren't gonna show up." Nobody is worried about themselves. Nobody tells me, "I've had it! I'm fed up. Screw Romney. Screw Ryan. Screw voting." Nobody's telling me that. They're still saying, "Screw Obama. To hell with Obama." But they're worried that people they don't know are gonna be affected by it and will sit home.
CALLER: Yeah. The only people that I know that really ask me about what I think about the polls are people that are not necessarily conservative for the most part. So they look at 'em and they kinda sorta wonder about 'em if they're believable or not. And I tell them, "No. It's all BS, and I think it's gonna be a landslide and I look forward to it." They look at me like I'm a little crazy and I say, "Hey, just wait."
RUSH: Well, they look at you like you're crazy because nobody's saying that. The landslide is Obama. I'm gonna tell you something.
CALLER: Well, I say that just to (garbled).
RUSH: On Obama's side right now, there's nobody... Although I'm gonna take that back. I was gonna say that I don't think the Obama people think they could possibly lose. I think the truth of the matter is they're worried. They're in Ohio. They're spending less time in Iowa. If they've got this wrapped up, why are they there? Why are they sending Obama out there? Why are they having him go on The View and Letterman and Jay-Z and blow off all these world leaders? I'll tell you what: The base that's unsettled is his. He's got the base-turnout problem, not us.
CALLER: Well, there are very dear friends of ours that are die-hard Democrats, and even they're -- I mean, it's a good sign that they're -- pretty much not voting for Obama this time. So I think there's some hope for even folks like that.
RUSH: Well, that's interesting. I hope there's a lot of that. People vote for all kinds of different reasons. Democrats vote for Democrats just because they're Democrats. There are a lot of people, I don't know what percentage, that don't look at this election the way I just described it. I look at this election as ball game for America as founded. Now, if Obama wins, the next day is not gonna be the gulags or anything like that. But I know the guy. I know what his plans are. I know what his intentions are.
I know liberals!
I know what happens when they're in charge of things economically. Look at New Orleans and Detroit. Take a look wherever they run things and there's no opposition. I just challenge you. Moscow, Beijing, Havana, go anywhere. You will not find the kind of prosperity that you are accustomed to in this country. They are just incapable of it. No, I don't think it's over forever if Obama wins, 'cause at some point the people of this country are as resilient as they could be.
If Obama wins, I guarantee you it isn't gonna be two years before a lot of people that vote for the guy are gonna wake up and they're gonna start asking themselves what they have done. I don't want to think about that in those terms down the road. Now, I need to correct this: Not all of us all of us are gonna end up in the gulags. There will be some who are targeted for the gulags shortly after the election. The regime has plans, I'm sure. But you're safe. You're safe.
I appreciate the call very much, Michael.
I don’t think this is about dispiriting us. I think they’re afraid that the real numbers will dispirit THEIR base.
This is about keeping the left engaged.
Well this Ohioan conservative is staying home. Not because of the media, but the GOP not giving me an actual choice.
And the GOP was warned.
wonderful another obama voter on FR.
With FRiends like you ... who needs enemies?
Don’t you want to vote in the Senate race?
Your Republican Senatorial candidate sounds very good, judging by his e-mail ad...
...Josh Mandel — a true conservative who served two tours in Iraq as a U.S. Marine and is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio.
Josh Mandel is a young conservative leader and he’s running against Senator Sherrod Brown, an ultra-liberal, 38-year career politician. Unlike Brown, Mandel will stand up to the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. But that’s not what’s keeping Harry Reid awake at night.
Josh Mandel isn’t your average Republican. He’s a true conservative and has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties.
“I happen to think there are a lot of Republicans who are just as guilty as Democrats for the problems in Washington,” Mandel acknowledged in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “It’s not good enough to elect Republicans to the Senate and the House. We need to elect free-market conservatives and folks who understand the principles of the Constitution.”
Josh Mandel is exactly right and he’s ready to stand up for those principles no matter what the cost.
“When I take that backbone to Washington, I will use it to stand up to political leaders on both sides of the aisle,” Mandel explains. “And the day that some Republican party leader puts his hand on my shoulders and says, ‘Listen son, you better vote for this legislation or else I’m going to kick you off of your committee, or else I’ll shut off your fundraising,’ I’ll look that Republican boss in the eye and tell him I don’t work for him and he can’t push me around, because I’ve been through tougher stuff than this.”
Yeah I like Mandel, I’ll probably go vote for him. But Hell NO on Romney.
The GOP elite nominated him over our wishes, they can figure out why they lost in November.
Why should we not vote for Obama? The republicans keep telling us how nice he is.
Why change when even the challengers are ok with the guy we got now. Romney is convincing the country that he is the etch-a-schetch man with a different voice every day. He only knows how to run against conservatives it seem.
Somebody tell the dork that Obama is a conservative and maybe He will get some game on. As its going, sad to say, it will be four more years and death to america..
Then why don’t you do something about it?!!!! Run for office at some level, financially help a true conservative that is running for office. Don’t just sit on your hands and blame the establishment. A non-vote for Romney is a vote for Obama, is that what you want?!! that is the dumbest excuse to not vote. Do you understand what is at stake here?
I just don’t understand you type of people. You’re either a democrat operative trying to depress and influence conservatives or you’re an irresponsible Republican. You’re worthless to our side......just go away.
One vote - early on - would have knocked Hitler out. Look it up.
The left can’t afford the narrative that it’s a close race; a tie. Progressives hear what their neighbors and co-workers and even other Dems are saying about this President.
No. A tie in this case doesn’t go to whomever the replacement refs deem.
They have to make the case that Obama is really Charlie Sheen. He’s winning.......
Mighty free with anonymous insults, ain’tcha?
Nope, just not a chump for the RINO’s in our party. Who correctly estimated that they could override the wishes of 90% of the party faithful and we’d still vote for them because OBAMA!!
Well this former chump is a chump no more. If the GOP is to save the country, the GOP must first fix ITSELF. When I see that happen I will consider voting GOP.
Mandel seems to have his head screwed on right and is not yet corrupted. I’ll throw him a vote. But Romney is the evil of the system personified.
So yeah, I’m not voting for Obama either, he is anti-everything I stand for, but the fact of the matter is if Obama wins, the GOP can try again with a candidate that I can vote for in 2016. If Romney wins there is no hope until 2020 or 2024.
And I take the long view. First the GOP must be saved, then the country may be saved. But that’s a forlorn hope, best to assume the crash position.
Please don’t stay home. I am expecting my first child and I don’t want him or her to grow up in Obama’s America where freedom and liberty have been abolished. Please this election is too important to make a protest vote. I am not a Romney fan, my first two choices were Michelle Bachmann and then Rick Santorum. However, I am now strongly supporting Romney/Ryan because the alternative is unthinkable. Would you want to have to tell your grandchildren that you refused to vote in the critical election where America died.
You’ve been brainwashed by fear.
If this country is worth anything it will survive four more years of Obama.
If it can’t survive Obama, then Romney can’t save it either. At best maybe buy some time.
And if we’re in ‘buying time’ mode, I’d rather hit the wall now in my lifetime rather than leave it to my progeny.
I’ve said quite a few times, if Baraq wins in November, the most profound work on FR will be the “bolt or revolt” discussions.
Yea, I get it. You're mad you didn't get your guy. To prove how mad you are, you plan to join in with those that hope to further hasten the destruction of what is left of America.
Good luck with that.
They are doing this for 3 reasons:
1. Attempting to suppress the Romney soft vote.
2. Attempting to keep their base in line. Thanks #2.
3. Attempting to keep the money coming in. This is a big one. If the real polling was out there, the Obama money machine would dry up big time.
Yeah I’m in a quandary on that myself.
The likeliest scenario is a system collapse. That’s almost a given at this point.
And in that case are there enough good people to rebuild a self-sustaining society along rational lines?
Or are there too many moochers who will keep cannibalizing and picking the bones until we are a third world country or worse?
I do not know the answer to this.
Good luck with that.
No easy answers.
But important to study, learn, and plan.
What if there’s a tipping point after which we’ve done too much damage to survive? Just like a boat taking on water. What if we haven’t hit it yet, but Obama will bring us to it, while Romney/Ryan would prevent it? You can’t assume we never hit a point where recovery is impossible, and you would have to prove that it isn’t going to happen under Obama’s 2nd term to feel safe possibly allowing him to stay president.
No better than a Democrat.
At least they get off their ass to screw the country over.
I completely respect your stance on this. I felt the same way and have some misgivings about moving from my original position.
At the end of the day it comes to this, for me: I need to punish what Obummer represents more than I need to punish what the GOP has given me for a choice. There’s not much consolation in it, but I need for Obastard to be rejected. I need to see his ilk writhe in the reality that their ideas and values have been rejected.
Sprinkled with fairy dust the brainless critters follow.
The meme that Romney’s losing also prevents donations from going to Romney and possibly switches donors from Romney to Obama. Because the people with the real money care less about who wins and care more about making cronies out of the winner.
If the polls are being skewed intentionally, then I believe it is ALL about influencing donations, and not about trying to influence the psychology of voters directly. Big money donors are the only voters who really count to these guys. And they’re voting with their wallets NOW, not on election day.
We all lose if Obama wins.
Absolutely. For how much someone may want to send the GOP a message for picking a bad candidate, how in the world could a conservative not want to send an even more strongly worded message to Obama and his Obamunists like Sandra Fluke and OWS?
Seeing Obama’s sycophantic followers crying in their breakfast cereal the next morning and seeing the heads of everyone on MSNBC explode simultaneously if Obama lost is just too darn enjoyable an opportunity to pass up. I won’t have a lot to be happy about with Romney, but the libs will be even more miserable, which is good enough for me at this point.
The assumption, the proven invalid assumption, that there is a conservative capable of winning the 2012 Presidential election is simply untrue. There isn’t one.
If a liberal republican can not beat an extreme left wing liberal, then there is no hope. Whining conservatives have no real place in the effort. They either need to get behind the Republican candidate or take responsibility for the loss.
Newt Gingrich could have wiped the floor with Obama. And the idea that a “liberal Republican” just by default has a better chance to beat a liberal Democrat is an utterly ridiculous assumption. A candidate who provides a strong contrast and a real choice always has a better chance. Liberal Lite doesn’t sell when people can get the real thing. Romney always was one of the two least electable candidates in the Republican primary, as I said repeatedly during the primary. Now we seem to be seeing that prediction come true.
HOLY SHIT....are your for real????
Thanks for coming down off your cloud to “throw a vote” to Mandel. No, you’re not a conservative at all. You don’t talk like a conservative, you don’t show the commitment of a conservative and you don’t show the least awareness of the seriousness of America’s plight in 2012. You’re just a narcissist infatuated with himself.
It is our civic duty to vote. When you have to, it does mean voting for the lesser of two evils. Evil wins when good men and women stay home and give up. That is wrong, just wrong. I know that is how I felt, but that is a sore loser attitude and the effect is to allow the democrats to win by default. Romney’s choosing Paul Ryan was a game changer in my mind and signaled that he is serious. I think his first term will be what we want to see, as much as he is allowed by Congress and whatever state the mess The One leaves America in. It’s the second term I would be more concerned about, if things do turn around and financially get back on track. What schemes would he plan for that term? Anyway, I do feel that Romney will make every attempt to get America back on track financially and people back to work. I trust him there.
But if you're a lazy leftist, how is telling you that, in essence, your vote isn't needed because Obama has plenty going to keep you engaged? That's the risk the left-wing media is running. A lot of lefties are going to stay at home.
You're one of those people who think nothing devastating--worse than 9/11, even--can ever happen to this country, that a tipping point, beyond which there is no return, can never be reached. You're so wrong, and the naivete and self-centeredness of you and people like you may be the ruination of this country.
I hope your right that the country will survive. However, I am a student of history and several things about Obama scare me to death.
1. The almost deification / extreem hero worship of Obama which reminds me of the rise of Mussolini or Hitler. 2. The media going from biased to flat out propogandists which again reminds me of Germany in the 1930’s. 3. Obama’s utter disregard for the constitution and its limits on executive power (or constitutional rights such as the freedom or Religion or Free Speech).
I am also scared to death for several practical reasons. 1st, The financial peril this country is in with the Fed. printing money and a huge tax increase about to kick in. 2nd, the fact that Obama is just about to let Iran develop a Nuclear weapon. And lastly, the fact that Scalia and Thomas aren’t getting any younger and one more Elana Kagan on the Supreme Court would be set, match, and game over.
B U M P
Yes. yes I am.
Obama wouldn’t be worse the second time around even having more flexibility.
Well, aren’t you special.
Or rather see this country explode in outright revolt. It is coming.
Get a clue. We're not trying to win one for a RINO, we are trying to ensure a loss for Obama. Don't you realize how serious this is?
A sore loserman and a cry baby.
“Mushy moderate” Mitt Romney isn’t part of “our people”!
You should go ahead and vote for the Dems. They’ll appreciate your victim mentality.
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