Skip to comments.The President of the United States Tries to Goad Me Into Saying Something Extreme
Posted on 01/28/2013 10:42:28 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Well, I think we can say, ladies and gentlemen, that my New Year's resolution to keep and adopt a lower profile is out the window. And a lot of people, a lot of you are writing me e-mails very scared, very concerned, and I truly appreciate it, warning me to be careful, that the president is targeting me now, and Fox News, the only remaining media opposition, apparently. I think, folks, the president, he's just probably trying to goad me into saying something extreme, like that would ever happen.
I'm gonna tell you, folks, I am not paid enough. If Fox News and I are the only thing keeping the Republicans from caving to Barack Obama on every issue, I'm not paid enough. Here's what happened. Obama told the New Republic -- and I find it fascinating. There's no audio of this, that I've seen. Now, there's audio of the reporter, a guy named Chris Hughes, I believe, who's the new owner of The New Republic, a liberal journal of opinion. He did an interview with Obama. Obama never says this stuff on tape. It's always in print. They mighta taped the interview, but they haven't released it. But Obama told the New Republic that Republicans "long for the days when they could socialize and introduce bipartisan legislation and feel productive."
Why, of course they do. I have often maintained that Washington is a culture that, in addition to politics, is very social. It's run by the Democrats, it's run by the liberals, and when you're there, you want to fit in. Everybody wants to be friends with everyone. Nobody wants to be an outcast. And, of course, it's very seductive to be "in" socially, to be hip, to be accepted socially. That's a huge carrot. That is a huge deal. And Obama is confirming it here. He told the New Republic that the Republicans "long for the days when they could socialize," meaning with Democrats, "and introduce bipartisan legislation" with the Democrats "and feel productive," which means feel like they matter; feel like their lives have meaning; feel like life is worth living; feel like they're making a difference, yes. Exactly.
But they can't do that anymore. They are not free. The Republicans are not free to pursue common ground. They are not free to socialize amicably and amiably with the Democrats. They're not free to introduce bipartisan legislation to feel productive. They are not free to feel like life has meaning. They're not free to feel like they're making a difference, because if they do any of that, Obama said to the New Republic, they will be punished, the Republicans will be punished by Fox News or by me for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interests.
And so, you see, if it weren't for me and Fox News, you'd see a lot more bipartisan legislation. You'd see a lot more socially acceptable and accepted Republicans. And you'd see a lot of happier Republicans. And you'd see a lot of Republicans who think their life is worth living. And you'd see a lot of Republicans who feel like they're making a difference, if it weren't for Fox News and me. That's why I say, I mean, if it's Fox News and me, your harmless, lovable, little fuzzball host as the only things keeping the Republicans from finding meaning in life, by joining the Democrats, I'm not paid enough. I'm it. If I'm the last line, if I'm the bulwark.
I know what's going on here. I know Obama. He's trying to goad me into saying something extreme, like that would ever happen, so that he can kick off a new boycott or secondary boycott. Now, a lot of you have written since you heard about this, and you have told me that you think that talk like this from the president has a chilling effect on free speech and the freedom of the press. My friends, Obama would never do anything to try to limit Fox or me and my right to express myself. He'd never sick any of his minions on Fox on me. He'd never try to gin up phony boycotts. That would never happen. Only dictators like Hugo Chavez do things like that. The president wouldn't do that. Not at all.
So in an interview with the New Republic, rather than be focused on the employment situation or the debt circumstance, or whatever other problems, the only big problems that Obama has are Fox News and me. We got a couple sound bites with Chris Hughes of The New Republic who actually did the interview, and he was asked about it. I think he was on ABC with Martha Raddatz yesterday.
The meaning should be clear: a leader can rally people to his side if he can show them a vile, evil, lurking menace which is within their society, and which must be eradicated -- and which can be eradicated, if the society is led by the right man.
Hitler needed a target.
Obama needs a target.
The game they play is the same game, and I am staggered that the USA is becoming the next dictatorship.
We are educating the low information voter while ABC does the no mind propaganda crap? Hooooraw!
Atta go Rush!
The POTUS is attacking individual citizens?
Hells teeth. I know Obama is a vicious Marxist pussy, but still.
Obama has consumed so much viagra that it has affected his brain.
In short, Rush and FOX are preventing the dumbing down of America. Obama’s 4th Reich propaganda machine brooks no imperfection?
Obama’s brain is just fine. He is a fascist. Thats the problem. He intends to destroy the Constitution and the Republic.
Boehner won't work because he needs him to pass deals and he knows Boehner doesn't take calls if he gets mad.
Obama & Team are flailing around for a target.
Rush has obviously received a much better education in law from his father and grandfather than did the bat-eared-b*stard did from that joke of a law school at Harvard.
And, given that Rush’s IQ is far higher than the b*stard’s, it’s a pretty mismatched contest.
Long past time to stop giving them the benefit of the doubt for “meaning well”.
The ‘rats in power are fascists. The sheeperals who support them are supporting fascism. It matters not “why” you do it (mostly to feel self-righteous about yourselves), you’re supporting fascism and we will hold you to account.
Rush is scary smart
I watched that too and thought the same thing! I wish there were a way to make every American watch that!
I shared it on my facebook page...course I’m just preaching to the choir there...those that should watch it de-friended me back during the campaign...
No, no no, he is a nice guy that is just in over his head.
I'm a big fan of Kyle-Ann Shiver's articles, she's one smart lady and I like her writing style!
On a similar vein to Kyle-Ann's article that you posted the link to, there's another article that was posted here to FR back on 09/02/2011, written by Bill Flax in Forbes:
Obama, Hitler, And Exploding The Biggest Lie In History
In the Thirties, intellectuals smitten by progressivism considered limited, constitutional governance anachronistic. The Great Depression had apparently proven capitalism defunct. The remaining choice had narrowed between communism and fascism. Hitler was about an inch to the right of Stalin. Western intellectuals infatuated with Marxism thus associated fascism with the Right.
Later, Marxists from the Frankfurt School popularized this prevailing sentiment. Theodor Adorno in The Authoritarian Personality devised the F scale to demean conservatives as latent fascists. The label fascist has subsequently meant anyone liberals seek to ostracize or discredit.
Fascism is an amorphous ideology mobilizing an entire nation (Mussolini, Franco and Peron) or race (Hitler) for a common purpose. Leaders of industry, science, education, the arts and politics combine to shepherd society in an all encompassing quest. Hitlers premise was a pure Aryan Germany.
While he feinted right, Hitler and Stalin were natural bedfellows. Hitler mimicked Lenins path to totalitarian tyranny, parlaying crises into power. Nazis despised Marxists not over ideology, but because they had betrayed Germany in World War I and Nazis found it unconscionable that German communists yielded fealty to Slavs in Moscow.
I've read elsewhere that the Marxists of the Frankfurt School were most responsible for the meme that fascists are right wingers and this continues to this day. As written in the excerpt that I posted above, "Hitler was about an inch to the right of Stalin", make no mistake about it, which is what Kyle-Ann was getting to in her article about Obama and Alinsky's influence on him.
Rush gets to live in Obama’s head, rent free!