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Obama and Moderate Republicans See Conservatives as Common Enemy (You need to read this.)
Rush ^ | 1-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/14/2013 1:20:59 PM PST by servo1969


RUSH: Let me tell you what I think, and I'm gonna tell you this in a balanced way -- a balanced and fair way. What I think is really going on here is our president, Barack Obama, if you'll note, really never talks about plans and proposals to solve problems. What he does is position his political opponents as the enemy. Everything he did today in the debt limit Q&A in his press conference, and even in the setup, was about the enemy. The Republicans are the enemy.

He's not proposing solutions to anything. He's not interested in solutions. As far as Obama's concerned, there isn't a problem, other than the existence of opposition to him. I mean this from the bottom of my heart. The biggest problem to Obama is the existence of opposition. And I'm telling you: I firmly believe everything going on in Washington today -- everything inside the Beltway, in the media, in the think tanks, in the halls of Congress, everything -- is oriented toward eliminating a viable opposition.

Be it on the radio, be it on television, be it in Congress, wherever.

I think both parties have this goal. I think the Republican establishment is of the same frame of mind as Obama is, that the opposition is conservatives. The opposition is conservatism. And that's why we've had some people ask me, "What was Colin Powell doing?" Colin Powell was on Meet the Press yesterday doing what Scarborough did on MSNBC this morning, which is what a lot of Republicans doing, and that is criticizing conservatives. Every problem we've got, from the gridlock to intransigence to spending, it's all the fault of conservatives.

And even the Republican establishment agrees with this.

Conservatives nominate losers like Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle, and we gotta stop the conservatives. New York Magazine, the New Yorker, has a piece about how the Democrats now trying to isolate the South again. Geographically, isolate the South. (That's where a lot of conservatives are.) So the Democrats, and I think some of the Republican establishment, clearly have that goal. To understand everything happening in Washington, understand that the objective is the elimination of any serious potentially viable political opposition to Barack Obama and the Democrats.


RUSH: I'm trying to come up with an easy way for everybody to understand what's going on. For example, when Colin Powell -- and I've got these sound bites, and I've had so many e-mails from people, "What in the world?" I mean, here you have the titular head of the Republican Party going on Meet the Press, accusing the conservatives being racist, new racists, using racist lingo and so forth, and people are scratching their heads. They know that Powell endorsed Obama, but why is he still a Republican? People are asking me, "Would you explain what Powell's doing." It's not just Powell. It's every other moderate Republican and the Democrats.

I'm telling you that the way to understand this debt limit thing, for example, the way to understand the fiscal cliff deal, the way to understand anything going on in Washington right now -- I mean this from the bottom of my heart -- is to understand that the objective, the political objective inside the Beltway is to eliminate any effective opposition to the Democrat Party. And yes, Republican moderates are complicit in this because they, too, dislike conservatives. Republican moderates hold out hope that the Republicans will win the White House again someday, and they will be in charge of all the money. A Republican moderate doesn't talk about reducing the size of government, doesn't talk about reducing spending. They just say they're smarter and better at it, and they won't go into debt as fast, but the conservatives are the problem.

The conservatives -- and the latest example is Richard Mourdock. See, if you let the Tea Party and the conservatives handle this, they're gonna nominate losers in the primaries. They don't have any prayer of winning. We had a seat there, the Lugar seat, we lost it because the Tea Party conservatives are a bunch of neophytes and idiots, plus they're conservative. So the objective, the moderate Republicans -- and this isn't new. I've mentioned this to you on previous occasions -- really want to eliminate the conservative wing of the Republican Party. Don't like 'em, pro-lifers, churchgoers, that sort of thing. The Democrats don't like 'em for different reasons, but they don't like 'em, don't like conservatives. And Obama modus operandi is to not have any opposition.

The only remaining serious opposition to what's happening in the country today resides in the minds and hearts of conservatives. Nowhere else is there any opposition to this. And therefore, it is the conservatives, wherever they are found, who are the objectives. Eliminating them, reducing their numbers, depressing them, dispiriting them, getting them out of office, humiliating, embarrassing them, caricaturing them, character assassination, whatever it takes. The primary focus is to make sure that whenever a conservative speaks, everybody laughs at him. Whenever a conservative speaks, the reaction, "Oh, listen to that extremist." Whenever a conservative says anything, "Ah, listen to that racist, that sexist, that bigot." It's been set up for quite a while, but there is a real full-court press on this now.

That's what was happening here in Obama's presser, the debt limit, he was blaming the Republicans, and he means conservatives for this, but he'll get rid of the Republican Party, too. The one thing the Republican moderates don't get is who this guy is. The Republican moderates are really, sadly, a clueless bunch. I don't think they have the slightest idea of what is happening and what's not just headed their way, but has hit them already. They don't see it because they, too, are focused on eliminating as much conservative influence in the party as Obama is.

I mean, you've got Colin Powell on TV yesterday saying Republicans did not use to be this way. The GOP looks down on blacks, minorities. Look at the Senate. The only black senator is a Republican. The only two Hispanic senators are Republicans, but here's Colin Powell saying Republicans look down on minorities. And they're racists, and they're using code, dog whistle language now. The titular head of the Republican Party. The Republican that everybody in the media says we all should emulate, Colin Powell, that's what he went on TV to say yesterday. There's a real concentrated dislike for conservatism and conservatives. The "why" is easy to understand as well. We're talking about people that are devoted in their lives to the concept of big government, living in it, working in it, controlling it.

Conservatives want to eliminate as much government from people's daily lives as possible. That makes them the enemy. Makes 'em the political enemy. They've got to be nullified. And that is what is happening. That is the way to understand everything. It's not about policy. It's not triumphing on policy right now. It's not finding solutions to problems. It's not about fair and balanced negotiation or any of that. It's about eliminating any serious, viable conservative opposition.

Now, I've got this story here, and it's not just in Washington. I have a story here from the New Yorker, by George Packer. "Southern Discomfort: The Political Isolation of the American South," is the title of this piece. And what this is about is a very approving story from the New Yorker about the attempt here to isolate the South. To make the South an island unto itself, made up of oddballs and kooks and weirdos who have to be ignored, who also have to be defeated.

Here's a pull quote: "Now the South is becoming isolated again. Every demographic and political trend that helped to reëlect Barack Obama runs counter to the region’s self-definition: the emergence of a younger, more diverse, more secular electorate, with a libertarian bias on social issues and immigration; the decline of the exurban life style, following the housing bust; the class politics, anathema to pro-business Southerners, that rose with the recession; the end of America’s protracted wars, with cuts in military spending bound to come. The Solid South speaks less and less for America and more and more for itself alone." That's a pull quote. The solid South speaks less and less for America and more and more for itself alone. And this is being done by design. They're trying to isolate the South again because the South is conservative, and it's not just the New Yorker.

Last week, had a story called, "Welcome to the new Civil War -- Lincoln's Unfinished War Rages On, As The Neo-Confederacy Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Women, Gays, God and Guns." Have you asked yourself why is Hollywood is so gaga over Lincoln, the movie? Why is Bill Clinton all of a sudden out there at the Golden Globes last night being brought on stage to thunderous standing ovation to talk about Lincoln and what he did during the Civil War?

What did Lincoln do, as far as these people are concerned? He wiped out the South. But he didn't finish. According to Salon, he did not finish. "Lincoln's Unfinished War Rages On..." So what the left is admitting that they are doing today is, once again, trying just finish it off. Lincoln did not fully finish. The South is trying to go back to the old America which don't exist anymore. They're turning back the clock on women.

They're turning back the clock on gays and gay marriage. They're all focused on God and guns in the South. They love both of them! So the South has to be wiped out again. I'm telling you: Essentially, there is an all-out effort being made to marginalize conservatism, because it's the last remaining shred of opposition to what most who live in Washington want, both Republicans and Democrats.

There is no effort to solve a problem. There's no effort to get the deficit under control. There's no real effort to control spending. We're going to grant amnesty. We're going to open the border. We're going to do all these things the left and big government types have wanted to do for the longest time. We're gonna make moves on guns. They finally got health care done, and now we're on the march. So wherever there's opposition to it, we're gonna take it out.

Of course not by the argument. They can't take us out via argument. They'll never win an argument with us on ideas. They're taking us out via smear. We're racists, we're sexists, we're bigots, we're whatever. The effort to take conservatives out is being done in the media by caricature, character assassination, impugning the integrity of conservatives. It's the same thing they did to Romney, folks. And he's not even a conservative, but he was a Republican who could have won.

So when they finished off Romney. Of the people who voted -- it's an important subgroup of the population. Of the people who voted, 81% thought Barack Obama cared about 'em. Only 19% thought Romney did. They thought Romney didn't have a problem with a guy's wife dying of cancer. They thought Romney was perfectly fine to subject his dog to pain and suffering on the roof of his car on vacation.

They thought Romney was a felon, that he was hiding money, that he was not sharing money, that he was selfish. Is a reprobate. That was the focus of the Obama ad campaign. Obama wasn't running ads or running a campaign on the supremacy of his ideas. So that's what's underway now. You see, if you have any prominent conservative you admire -- either in elective office or in the media -- I'm just telling you. The next time you see them being taken to the woodshed or roundly criticized on the media, I want you to understand why.

And, by the way, none of it's based in truth. They're not racist, sexist, bigots, homophobes, all this garbage. But, again, truth is irrelevant. It's whatever they can make people believe. They just want people to basically be scared of conservatives and their ideas. And not so much the ideas. They want to accomplish that by making people afraid of conservatives because of who they are. They're old-fashioned. They don't want you to have a good time. They're judgmental. They're like strict parents that you try to get away from.


RUSH: You know, folks, isolating the South is also a greased path to the claims of racism, and that is a fundamental aspect of the current ongoing effort to discredit any conservative opposition. "It's all a bunch of racism, and they -- conservatives -- are a bunch of racists." And, of course, if you isolate the South as a bunch of old-fashioned fuddy-duddy conservative racists, it's easier for you to make the case 'cause half of that's already built in.

But the truth, as always, with Democrat politics is irrelevant.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assault; awb; banglist; colin; conservatism; guncontrol; obama; powell; rino; secondamendment; weapons

1 posted on 01/14/2013 1:21:05 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

How did Statists come to be known as “moderates”?

2 posted on 01/14/2013 1:26:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: servo1969
So, when the CW2 is forced on Americans, we'll have a target rich environment of Leftists, libs, Donkeys, union thugs, educators, academics, and RINOs? So many a**holes, so little time.
3 posted on 01/14/2013 1:28:46 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: BenLurkin

I have no idea how any conservative...even Rush... can remain with the republican party. All this BS about taking back the party... just crap its not going to happen ever. The establishment is just too entrenched.

Just move the conservative base into the independent ranks or form a new party. The RINOS will merge with the democrats to survive political because there will be no republican base.

Then clean out the residual scum in the red states and take america back one state at a time. The collapse of the Blue states will provide the opportunity.

4 posted on 01/14/2013 1:36:49 PM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: MasterGunner01

Amen Brother.

5 posted on 01/14/2013 1:45:51 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: MasterGunner01

We are already in Civil War II.

6 posted on 01/14/2013 1:51:53 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (
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To: servo1969

Maybe if Rush would define what conservatism proposes in domestic and foreign policy reductions it would clarify issues. His “Conservatives want to eliminate as much government from people’s daily lives as possible”. is meaningless.

Government increases with war and recession. Right now we have both. End the wars and recover the economy would be good starts. As they say, ‘The devil is in the details’. Romney came up with Big Bird. Rush ?

7 posted on 01/14/2013 1:54:28 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: servo1969
here you have the titular head of the Republican Party going on Meet the Press,

Sorry, Rush, but ... what the heck?

Who has EVER thought that Semi-Colin Powell was the head of the GOP, titular or otherwise?

8 posted on 01/14/2013 1:54:49 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ex-snook
and yet Rush doesn't believe we should go third-party on these a-holes why exactly?
9 posted on 01/14/2013 1:59:49 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Izzy Dunne


I believe Rush is referring to the way the Main Stream Media brings Powell onto their shows and treats him like an expert on all things Republican. The MSM always seems to want him to act as an interpreter of sorts - to explain what’s going on inside Republican’s and Conservative’s heads.
He seems to love it. “They’re not just a bunch of crazy homophobes; They’re all racist, too!”

10 posted on 01/14/2013 2:08:57 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Izzy Dunne

Take everything back at ate local level first. Build up your strength and base community by community.

11 posted on 01/14/2013 2:09:10 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"and yet Rush doesn't believe we should go third-party on these a-holes why exactly? "

You and I might want a third party but Rush is a business man focusing on growing his bottom line.

12 posted on 01/14/2013 2:09:29 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: servo1969

“Old” America- the real traditional America, will continue to live on in the hearts of Southerners for a very long time- if not as long as there *is* an America at all. Infiltrating us with a bunch of liberals from up North isn’t going to change that.
This is why we want secession. We recognize the differences & would like nothing better than to be insulated from the high taxes, restrictions on our freedom, & social decay of the left & their sympathizers.

13 posted on 01/14/2013 2:20:02 PM PST by KGeorge (hoplophobia: n. irrational, morbid fear of guns. A mental disorder coined by Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Izzy Dunne
That is an inside joke to his audienece.
14 posted on 01/14/2013 2:34:49 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Izzy Dunne

Rush doesn’t believe Colin Powell is a head of anything except what liberal republicans believe as a titular head of the liberal wing of the GOP.

Rush is referring to what they are thinking, not what he is thinking.

As he says “we’re all racists”. Of course he doesn’t mean it coming from him. Colin Powell is the titular head of the republicans, Rush doesn’t believe he is but there are beltway bumblers that do and that is the point of his radio talk.

15 posted on 01/14/2013 2:38:26 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: servo1969
At least as far back as Tip O'Neill, Republicans have continued to make the mistake of treating Democrats as honorable people. When will Republicans wake up to what and who they're dealing with?
16 posted on 01/14/2013 3:00:32 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Rush is winging it here -- talking off the cuff. Sometimes it works well, sometimes not so well.

The problem is that these categories don't always work well. Colin Powell isn't really any kind of a Republican anymore, except in sarcastic phrases like "titular head of the Republican Party."

There isn't much of a moderate Republican establishment: the old moderates and liberals have become Democrats, and the new ones are Washington pragmatists who focus on finding "electable" candidates (who somehow don't manage to get elected).

What conservatives in Congress do depends on who's in the White House. Today, with a Democrat President they draw lines in the sand, but that doesn't happen when a Republicans in office. Rather than war between moderates and conservatives, it's musical chairs: some of today's conservatives will be moderates next time around and vice versa.

So whatever fight there is, isn't quite what Rush says it is.

17 posted on 01/14/2013 4:03:24 PM PST by x
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To: servo1969

From the transcript; “ Eliminating them, reducing their numbers, depressing them, dispiriting them, getting them out of office, humiliating, embarrassing them, caricaturing them, character assassination, whatever it takes.”

Up to and including genocide. or rather, gunutcide.

18 posted on 01/14/2013 4:10:16 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: servo1969

Conservatives need to stay in the party. The war will be won at the state level. FedGov™ is hopeless, but if the states try to regain the rightful place at the political table then all bets are off and all solutions are viable up to and including secession.

19 posted on 01/14/2013 4:16:54 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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