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Liberals in Denial Over Boston Terrorists
Rush ^ | April 22, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/22/2013 12:37:31 PM PDT by Kaslin


RUSH: Once again, what are we faced with here today, folks? Once again, we're faced with trying to put in perspective what's being reported in the media about the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. You know, I have to say something. I don't know why this popped into my head right now, and I'm gonna get in trouble for this. I know I'm gonna get in trouble for it. The Red Sox game on Saturday, the Royals were in town, and you've all heard about David Ortiz dropping the F-bomb in the pregame ceremony, being applauded for it. The FCC, that's fine with us; FCC, no problem.

He grabbed the microphone and said, "This is our F-ing town." The stadium's full. There are families there. I understand the raw emotion, and I guess I'm a fuddy-duddy. I don't know. I think that's the kind of thing, it isn't gonna be long before the word's commonplace on television now. It's just another tiny little thing that leads to overall decay and decline. It's not a big deal, but just some little thing that gnaws at me here. Anyway, the broadcast today is going to feature putting things in perspective.

Oh, and a deep gratitude-felt thanks to Mark Steyn for sitting in on Friday. I wanted to make sure, well, there have been members of the audience, Snerdley, who have thought me rude and impolite not to thank the guest hosts for coming in here and accepting our payment to -- (laughing) -- to do the program.

We all owe a debt to a smoker. A guy in his house wanted to smoke a cigarette. His wife would not let him smoke the cigarette inside. So he went out in the backyard, and while he was smoking his cigarette he's looking at his boat. And he said, "There's something strange about that boat." Something didn't look right. It was his boat, so he climbed up on his boat while he's out in the backyard smoking a cigarette, he unzips the protective winter cover that he has on his boat, and he sees the bleeding, half conscious Boston Marathon Muslim bomber. Remember that old saying, for the want of a nail the kingdom was lost, something like that?

This guy wants a cigarette. We hate cigarettes. We hate smokers. But if not for this guy being a smoker, if not for this guy being forced to the backyard to smoke his cigarette, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might still be in that boat bleeding out. He might not have been caught if it hadn't been for that smoker. Now, we don't know because the guy did get caught, and it's all downhill from there. I just wanted to let everybody know. "Mr. Limbaugh, you really enjoy this, don't you? You know that everybody hates smoking and you like smoking and so you just had to --" I'm just pointing out what happened. I'm happy the guy smoked. Smokers do a lot of good in this country, and they're a maligned group and I just wanted to signal this guy out.

Can we go back, ladies and gentlemen, to the audio sound bites. Last Tuesday on this program, I want to replay for you a prediction that I made.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Let me ask you a question, again based on my observation in recent years. If you are a Muslim listening to this program, and it turns out that a Muslim did bomb the Boston Marathon, how do you feel? I dare say that if you are a Muslim, you can be pretty certain, you can rest assured that everybody in the media will circle the wagons and say, "This is not because of Islam. This is a lone bad actor, lone wolf. This in no way says anything about Islam. It in no way says anything about Muslims. It's just a lone nut," and they will remind us that the vast majority of people denounce this kind of terrorism, the vast majority of Muslims.

So if you're a Muslim and it turns out to be a Muslim bomber, you will be in no way associated with it. Which is fair. However, folks, if you are a conservative out there today, and it turns out that whoever did this has either a real or imagined connection to conservatives? Everybody in the media will unite to denounce your whole group. There will not be the same treatment. If this turns out to be some crazy extremist, domestic terrorist, everybody thought to be in that guy's group is gonna be tarred and feathered as well. And, believe me, that's what they're all hoping for on the left. They are the ones saying so. They are the ones indicating that. Not me.

RUSH: David Sirota at Salon was hoping the bomber was a white guy. Because if it wasn't a white guy, it was gonna set back liberalism. Now I suppose this is gonna set back immigration, gonna set back gun control. I am reading so many liberals out there today who are saying, "Would some explain to me why the Senate did what they did?" The liberals are still frosted over the Senate vote on the background check gun legislation. They are still frosted. They're asking, "How could this happen? How could these senators do this? Would somebody please tell me, what would you say to the parents of the people who were killed in Boston?" I would tell them that the law that the Senate was debating wouldn'ta stopped this.

These guys had their guns. They violated existing law to get them. They had already violated gun law. There isn't any new gun law that woulda stopped the Boston Marathon bombers from being armed. Did you hear President Obama's remarks on the Boston bombings? His heart was really in it when he was lecturing us about not rushing to judgment. He said, "That's why we take care not to rush to judgment. It's not about motivations or individuals, certainly not about entire groups of people." Isn't that good of him to remind us of that? Kind of like the way he never rushed to judgment about George Zimmerman or the Boston cop.

Michael Goodwin in the New York Post yesterday wrote: "After the capture of the second Boston bombing suspect, President Obama gave a Friday-night speech to praise private citizens and law-enforcement officials. He called the bombers 'terrorists' and said, 'They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because, as Americans, we refused to be terrorized.' Good, strong stuff -- before he ruined it. Obama’s uplifting tone suddenly shifted into peevish scold as he warned against a rush to judgment 'about the motivations of these individuals' or 'entire groups of people.' He continued: 'One of the things that makes America the greatest nation on Earth ... is that we welcome people from all around the world -- people of every faith, every ethnicity, from every corner of the globe.'"

Is that really what's made us great? Multiculturalism, diversity, that's what he means. Is that really what made this country great, or is it freedom, is it our founding, is it the Declaration of Independence? Is it American history that's made us great? What, open borders has made us great? Have to get a plug in for immigration reform. "'People of every faith, every ethnicity, from every corner of the globe. So as we continue to learn more about why and how this tragedy happened, let’s make sure that we sustain that spirit.' My immediate reaction was loud and unprintable. Reading the transcript in the light of day didn’t help. To put it kindly, the president is stuck in deep denial. Shadow-boxing against the truth, he can’t bring himself to say 'Muslim terrorists.' To do so would, in his mind, feed a stereotype and fuel innate American prejudice. So reality must be avoided and important facts omitted about the extraordinary events in Boston."

And that was my point in the sound bite. Live in denial, barely say the word "Muslim" here. Lone wolves, not tied to anybody. The Chechen president says (paraphrasing), "These guys were raised in America. If you want to find the problem, look at how they were educated." He may have a point, but let's listen to some sound bites, bouncing off my prediction what the media would do if the bomber turned out to be Muslim. We'll start with Friday morning. ABC special report coverage of the manhunt. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bomber number two, Diane Sawyer interviewing the suspect's neighbor Larry Aaronson. Aaronson gives his reaction when he first saw the photos released by the authorities.

AARONSON: This morning around three or four o'clock in the morning when the pictures of him became clearer and clearer, you know, on the television, and on the Internet, I said, "My God, that looks like Dzhokhar. That looks just like Dzhokhar." You know, said, "Oh, it can't be, can't possibly be." And people said to me, "Why didn't you call police and say something?" And I said, "Because I'm not sending the police out to some lovely Islamic kid who looks like this kid and have everybody go hound him down like they did to that poor Saudi kid."

RUSH: Turned out he was the culprit. (imitating Aaronson) "I'm not gonna send the cops. This is a nice guy. I know this guy. I can't believe it's this guy. It looks just like him, I'm not gonna send the cops out to some lovely Islamic kid who looks like this. I'm not gonna do that, have him hounded like the Saudi kid was." CNN Friday morning, starting point, special report on the manhunt, Jake Tapper, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem have this exchange about it all.

TAPPER: It certainly seems as though these individuals are, uh, Islamic terrorists.

KAYYEM: Well, yes. But - but that’s - those are two separate words at this stage. Because I think after 9/11 we have this fear of tying a, you know, Muslim with terrorism. We shouldn't do that.

RUSH: Yep. I hate to do, "I told you so," but this was not a tough prediction. Knew this was gonna happen. You know how tough it was there for Jake? (imitating Tapper) "It certainly seems as though these individuals are -- ah -- ah, darn it, ah, jeez, ah, can't believe it. Ah, I can't believe I have to say it, oh, my, it looks like they're Islamic terrorists." Last Friday morning, CBS special report on the manhunt, coanchor Gayle King talking with Charlie Rose and Scott Pelley. Gayle King says, "News this morning, the suspects are from Chechnya. That's what everybody's been talking about."

PELLEY: Chechnya is a province of the former Soviet Union, province of Russia, which is a predominantly Muslim province. But we also understand, as Bob Orr was reporting to us earlier, that these young men apparently had been in the United States for some time.

ROSE: And were legal residents.

PELLEY: Apparently one of these young men has been here at least five years, so what is the connection to Chechnya? Is there a political or religious connection to Chechnya? I think we won't know for a while.

KING: No, they're being described as totally assimilated.

ROSE: One of the questions is whether they became radicalized after they got here, that in fact, they did not arrive in the United States with the intent of committing terrorist acts, but something happened.

PELLEY: That's right. At least one of them said that he had no friends in the United States, even after all of these years.

RUSH: Yeah, so he's a lone wolf. You can't blame -- there's nothing to see here. Tom Brokaw is blaming US drones for motivating the bombers. Has anybody seen any evidence of that? Brokaw was on Meet the Press yesterday, and he said, "I think we also have to examine the use of drones that the United States is involved in, and there are a lot of civilians, innocently killed in a drone attack, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq." He said, "We have to work a lot harder at motivation here. What prompts a young man to come to this country and still feel alienated from it and to go back to Russia and do whatever he did? I don't think we've examined that enough. There's a enormous rage against what they see in that part of the world as a presumptuousness of the United States."

Tom, I hate to tell you, and, folks, look, this isn't easy. I don't relish a program like this. And I don't relish pointing out counterintelligence or countertruths. But, Tom, you don't have to go to Pakistan or Afghanistan or Iraq to be radicalized against America. To me, you can be radicalized against America right here in America. You can be radicalized against America in American schools. You can be radicalized in America against America by watching American television and movies and websites. You can be radicalized by professors, many of them former bombers themselves, many of them with grievances against this country. You don't need to go outside this country to be radicalized against it.


RUSH: You remember David Axelrod told us what Obama was thinking last week when this happened. David Axelrod, MSNBC commentator, a former Obama adviser -- sorry -- does both at the same time.

David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is we really don't know who did this, but it was tax day. Was it somebody who was pro, you know, you just don't know. And so I think the president's attitude is, let's not put any inference into this. Let's just make clear that we're gonna get the people responsible." And he's thinking, yeah, tax day, so maybe we got some bitter clingers out there that are all ticked off about taxes and everything. Kind of like Mayor Doomberg said that the Times Square bomber, at first, was somebody upset with Obama's health care. That's why we're talking about this, folks, because the left is doing -- It's just truth. That's what I care about here.


RUSH: Okay, we played the sound bite of the guy, Larry Aaronson, who said that he recognized Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (imitating Aaronson) "I'm not gonna call the cops. Why would you call the police? I'm not sending the police out to some lovely Islamic kid that looks like this kid, everybody is gonna go hound him down like they did that poor Saudi kid." It turns out to be the perp. "I'm not gonna call." We're talking about assimilation here. The press and a number of people, "Ah, they weren't radicalized over there. These guys didn't have any anti-American bias. They're just bad actors."

Well, all of the brothers' family and friends said that they recognized them immediately on the video. None of them called the authorities. None of them. We have one more dead, the MIT policeman, possibly another man, another cop is in critical condition. That might not have happened if they'd been identified sooner and they were recognized by a bunch of people. "Ah, I'm not gonna call it in. That would be prejudicial. I'm not gonna be biased against Muslims. I'm not gonna phone it in. It looks exactly like these two guys, but I'm not gonna phone it in."

The family didn't phone it in. Political correctness. "I'm not gonna be accused of racism. I'm not gonna be accused of anti-Muslim bigotry. It looks exactly like them, I'm not phoning it in." So an MIT cop is dead, another cop is wounded. And we have just learned that the brothers hijacked car. They let the driver go because he didn't look like an American so he was okay. I'm just saying. Just recounting what's out there. They let the driver of the car that they carjacked go because he didn't look like an American. They were living in Cambridge. There are people living in Cambridge who are being radicalized against America every day. You know as well as I do, students are being told what a rotten place this country is every day in the classroom. And Axelrod (paraphrasing), "Well, Obama's looking at tax day as the cause of this."

Now, speaking of the media. The Salon writer who was praying that the bombers would be white Americans, David Sirota, has tweeted: "Our reaction to terrorism shouldn't be predicated on the demography of the terrorists. Sad that bigotry apparently obscures this simple truth." Isn't that rich. This is the guy praying the bombers would be white so that liberalism would not be harmed, he has tweeted, "Our reaction to terrorism shouldn't be predicated on the demography of the terrorists." Meaning, just because these guys are Muslims and blew up the Boston Marathon doesn't mean that we should be considering them as radical Islamists. That's bigotry.

No, that's denial. Fear or unwillingness to admit the truth. David Sirota,, who wrote the piece hoping and praying the bombers were white so that liberalism wouldn't be harmed, also tweeted: "Sad for the victims, sad for Boston, sad for America, sad for whole communities who will be wrongly blamed for the actions of individuals." It's exactly why I made my prediction last Tuesday. This is exactly what I was talking about. It's only sad when these whole communities are not white or conservative, then you can tarnish whole groups if they're white, conservative, particularly conservative, you can malign whole groups of people.

This is almost caricature. This is almost cliche. This is almost Mad magazine, The Onion. "Sad for the victims, sad for Boston, sad for America, sad for whole communities who will be wrongly blamed for the actions of individuals." Meaning it would be a real shame here to blame Islam or Muslim. A real shame. I don't think anybody's doing that anyway, but that's what these guys are hell-bent on saying.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: rush; tsarnaev

1 posted on 04/22/2013 12:37:31 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yeah. Take me out to the ballgame and make everything better. Next.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 12:38:32 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Kaslin
Liberals in Denial Over Boston Terrorists

There, fixed.

3 posted on 04/22/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: Kaslin

Nope. They’re not in denial. They are covering up. Didn’t match the narrative. This will all go down the memory hole in two weeks. We’ll never hear about the Saudis who were questioned and deported post-haste. I’m sure we’ll never find out where the money, training, equipment, etc. came from, either.
It will all be forgotten. “Can’t we move on?”

4 posted on 04/22/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Kaslin

“It was his boat, so he climbed up on his boat while he’s out in the backyard smoking a cigarette, he unzips the protective winter cover that he has on his boat, and he sees the bleeding, half conscious Boston Marathon Muslim bomber.” Yeah well, it was his boat, and he’s dammned lucky he’s not a dead idiot. Cuz if I knew T#2 was still on the loose in my neighborhood (even though the cops said ya’ll can come out now), I sure as hell wouldn’t go poking my head under a boat cover.

5 posted on 04/22/2013 12:47:31 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Kaslin

Never fear. Obama/Napolitano/Holder backed by a cast of thousands bleeding heart government union workers will bring him to justice.

6 posted on 04/22/2013 12:48:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kaslin

Do liberals ever get “wake up calls” ?

7 posted on 04/22/2013 12:55:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin

We don’t have TV. I watch it only when in a hotel room. But the night of the Watertown manhunt, I streamed Fox.



I don’t know how the woman rises and gets ready for the day without assistance. She was asking what would make a couple of young men do this kind of thing.

Liberalism: the inability to comprehend that evil exists.

8 posted on 04/22/2013 12:55:14 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Kaslin

Libtards have a vested interest in race baiting, white bashing and identity politics

9 posted on 04/22/2013 12:56:29 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Kaslin

American kow-towing to Islam in the years after 9/11 achieved nothing except to embolden the enemy.

You’d think people would finally learn the lesson.

10 posted on 04/22/2013 12:56:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

Liberals are in denial of common sense, not just the Boston attack!

11 posted on 04/22/2013 1:07:52 PM PDT by next media
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To: Kaslin
KING: No, they're being described as totally assimilated

Because maiming and killing is what all Americans do.

12 posted on 04/22/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: next media

Liberal with common that’s an oxymoron.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 2:30:56 PM PDT by freeperkiki
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To: Kaslin

Liberals are racist.

14 posted on 04/22/2013 4:16:10 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lurk
lurk said: "Liberalism: the inability to comprehend that evil exists."


And evil exists in many forms.

Consider the Seven Deadly Sins (and the opposite virtues):
Lust (Chastity)
Gluttony (Temperance)
Greed (Charity)
Sloth (Diligence)
Wrath (Patience)
Envy (Kindness)
Pride (Humility)

Do Liberals value chastity? I think not.

Is Temperance a Liberal virtue?

Is it Charity to tax some and redistribute the wealth to others?

Sloth? Would that describe the massive and growing dependent class encouraged by Liberals?

Do Liberals exhibit Patience? Or do they attack their enemies to have their own way?

Envy? What need I say?

and finally, Pride. As in Gay Pride? As in the unquestioning value of "diversity" for its own sake? As in the many varieties of hyphenated Americans?

Where in this scheme of sins does one put the wholesale slaughter of millions of unborn humans? In all of them, I think.

Liberalism is not only a mental disorder. It is truly evil.

15 posted on 04/22/2013 11:27:20 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Before this is done they’re going to say the younger guy was “brainwashed” by his brother and mother......and he’s JUST 19...a kid.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 11:29:17 PM PDT by caww
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