Skip to comments.Chuck-U Schumer Speech Signals Democrats Will Run Against Me... Again
Posted on 01/24/2014 12:23:56 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you know, Open Line Friday, sometimes it's like Monday through Thursday in that we stay serious and focused on the issues. And sometimes on Open Line Friday it gets lighthearted and sometimes off the rails. It's unpredictable. You never know where it's gonna go.
I had no idea that I was gonna start with this 'til 15 minutes ago when I got the audio sound bite roster. Now, I knew that Senator Chuck Schumer had made a speech, and I knew that Senator Schumer -- by the why, do you know what the title of this speech would be? "When Does the Bipartisanship Start?" You know, I'm getting a little fed up. We keep hearing, we got Governor Christie talking about it, Boehner last night on the Tonight Show, all these Republicans keep talking about the need for bipartisanship. We gotta work with the other side. We gotta show them that they're wrong about us. We have to show them that we're not mean, that we're not extremists, and that we're not racists and pigs.
When does the bipartisanship start? It's always a one-way street. Whenever you hear a Democrat talk, they never talk about themselves being bipartisan. All they do is demand that Republicans be bipartisan. Of course, what that means is that Republicans should just give up everything they believe in. So when does this bipartisanship start? Because Chuck Schumer went out there and he made a speech -- and, by the way, now you've got de Blasio backing up Cuomo on conservatives ought to leave New York. And you got Schumer out there now, basically he took on the Tea Party. He said the Tea Party's the greatest threat to this country because they are trying to convince people that government is too big and it's too powerful and it's become too necessary, and government needs to be defended, and the Tea Party needs to be shellacked. And as an aside, there are some Republicans who agree with him, by the way, as you all know.
Now, what I didn't know, folks, was that I am mentioned five times in this speech by Chuck Schumer. The New York Times in writing about it doesn't mention that once, and the LA Times didn't mention it once, and nobody else reporting on the Schumer speech at the Center for American Progress, nobody else mentioned that. Just Fox News and me. Now, having learned that -- and we've got the audio sound bites of it coming -- having learned that, it was yesterday that the New Yorker released further excerpts of their interview with Obama, when Obama blamed me and Fox News for the fact that Republican base voters are not open to Obama's ideas.
You remember we talked about it yesterday. Obama blamed me for convincing you not to agree with Obama. He blamed me. See, you're just a bunch of sponges, mind-numbed robots, not able to think on your own. They're used to people being that way. Their own voters are mind-numbed robots. Their own voters are not curious. They're not critical or independent thinkers. They just buy it hook, line, and sinker.
You don't, and the reason you don't is because of me and Fox News, and Obama's really bothered by that. What this all means -- and we've even got a sound bite from a Democrat consultant admitting it. What it all means is that... As the election for the House and the Senate, the midterms gear up in November, what it all means is that if things don't change, Obama and the Democrats plan on running against me and Fox News.
If they're going to do that, it means that they've got polling data that indicates to them that that energizes their base. Now, it is abundantly clear to Obama and Chuck-U Schumer that you are not gonna abandon me because they criticize me. They're not gonna pick you up as voters because the rip me, and they're not gonna pick you up as voters 'cause they rip Fox. (interruption) Well, no. They won't.
So what are they trying to do? They're not trying to pick you off; they're not trying to convert you. They're trying to rally their base. What that means is they got problems at home. What that means is that Obamacare and a whole bunch of other things have got their own base less than jazzed, less than excited. They've got focus group data (I know this is true) showing their base -- Democrat voters -- hate me.
They have engineered that. They've made that happen. They hate me. So when it's time to energize their base, that's what they go back to, me and Fox News -- and Schumer mentions it five times. I have the sound bites coming up. And then Obama and New Yorker with David Remnick, they released that yesterday. It's clear that it's part of the strategery. It isn't a coincidence here.
It's not a coincidence that the New Yorker released that Obama quote on me hours before Chuck-U makes this speech. This is another one of those times where I just wish my mom and dad were alive. They wouldn't believe it, and they'd be fit to be tied to boot. My dad especially. But they wouldn't believe it. Here's Schumer out there talking to leftists -- committed, hard-core socialist leftists -- about how important it is to stop the Tea Party.
That was the focus of his speech. He said, it's time somebody spoke up for government. He's tired of government being ripped, criticized, and blamed for things. The Tea Party's doing that -- and, as I said, there are some Republicans who agree with Schumer. You know it and I know it. There are some Republicans who think the Tea Party is a big problem for them for a whole host of reasons, which we've discussed.
RUSH: I have to tell you, folks -- and I'm being totally honest -- I love this.
I absolutely love this. Now, stick with me here. As you know, one of my long-held theories is that the president and the Democrats will always tell us who they fear. That's what the effort to destroy Sarah Palin is all about. If Palin were actually the dummkopf, the incompetent, the embarrassment that they portray her to be, they would just shut up and let her go and she would defeat herself.
But they don't do that, do they?
They continually try to destroy her because they're afraid of her. Don't doubt me. Do not doubt me on this. They're coming after me now, and Fox News. Of course, this is not the first time they've come after me. Let's go back, shall we, to the Grooveyard, the archives. I have here for you a story from "The Politico 2010." What was remarkable about 2010? You remember.
In the 2010 midterms, the Tea Party, that was their first real election as an identifiable group of voters -- and the 2010 midterms were one of the biggest shellackings the Democrat Party has had since 1994. The Republicans regained the House of Representatives. It was all about Obamacare. It was all about the mounting debt. The Democrats lost over 700 seats total nationwide.
In the House of Representatives, Senate, all the way down to mayor, governor, town council, you name it. It was a shellacking. You remember that? I have for you now a story from "The Politico 2010." "Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.
"The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh's name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his [immaculation], when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.
"Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s." That's before the midterm elections. The Democrats in 1990 turned me into the demon. They turned me into the villain. They used me as the face of the mean-spirited, extremist whatever Republican Party -- and look what happened.
The Democrats took one of the biggest drubbing in their electoral history in the modern era, certainly since 1994 -- and here they are back, gearing up to do it again. Stunning. This is further evidence, folks, that they're, A, not that smart; B, they are very clear about who they fear. So yesterday the New Yorker releases more pages from their interview with Obama in which Obama blames me and Fox News for the fact that he is not as popular as he used to be.
And then later that same day, Chuck-U Schumer heads out to the Center for American Progress to make a speech, and he mentioned me and Fox News five times. Here's the first...
SCHUMER: What gives this group such undue power? The power of the message machine led by Fox News, the Drudge Report, and the Rush Limbaughs that can broadcast the same exaggerated and even false messages instantaneously are all means that the Tea Party has used to gain ascendancy.
RUSH: See? They, again, are telegraphing that they think you in this audience and the Tea Party, once again, are incapable of thinking yourselves. You're incapable of reacting. You're incapable of consuming news and forming an opinion yourself. You only exist because I am your Svengali, or Fox News is your Svengali, or Drudge or whatever. You only exist because we tell you to be mad, otherwise, you would love Obama.
Otherwise, you would love the Democrats. Otherwise, you would love government. Otherwise, you would love Obamacare. But because I tell you not to, you don't. That's what Chuck-U thinks. Now, anybody in politics who wants to be honest with themselves knows that the Tea Party doesn't have a leader. The Tea Party doesn't have a singular, titular head that dictates or organizes or leads it.
Everybody in politics who's honest knows that Tea Party is average Americans outraged and scared by what they had seen in the first two years of Obama, and they simply got involved in politics in a formal way for the first time in their lives. They started going to town hall meetings. They maybe voted, but that was it. They are independent. They came together coincidentally.
There was no driving force.
There was no consultant.
There was no marketing plan.
There was no headquarters.
There was no polling data.
There was no focus group data.
There was none of that.
The Tea Party is just the quintessential American citizen engaging in Citizenship 101. That's what the Democrats can't deal with. That's what they can't stand. That's what they just refuse to believe. They think people doing that would automatically want more government, would want Democrats in charge of it, would want more benefits, would want to be taken care of. Instead, if anybody is responsible for the creation of the Tea Party, it's the president himself and his party and their policies. The Democrat Party and their policies -- and their spending and the racking up of more debt, and their economic destruction -- brought to life a political movement that was dormant.
RUSH: Back to Chuck-U Schumer. We have three more bites. This is at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This is John Podesta's group. He's upset here because rich, powerful Republicans got the Rush Limbaughs -- who are the other Rush Limbaughs, by the way? Mr. Snerdley, who are they? I mean, I know I'm me and I'm here, but is there -- (interruption) Well, no, okay, I know what he means. I'm just being a nitpicker here. But he claims that rich, powerful Republicans have got Rush Limbaugh to make government the enemy in the minds of the masses, when really government built the roads and bridges that made 'em rich in the first place. This is the Elizabeth Warren -- this is Barack Obama. (imitating Obama) "You didn't build that. You didn't make that happen." So Chuck Schumer joining that bandwagon now.
SCHUMER: The underlying unrest that allowed the movement to ascend can be found in economic as well as cultural and social forces that in combination have greatly unsettled the American psyche. The first and most important phenomena is a phenomena that Democrats have recently begun to address, the decline in middle class incomes. When the Tea Party elite came in and said, "Government is your problem," we didn't say, no, it's part of the solution. The American people became frustrated, sour, and angry, and the Tea Party elites, unchallenged, tapped into that anger with their pied piper solutions.
RUSH: That's a new one. "The Tea Party elites"? There aren't any Tea Party "elites," by definition. The elites are all found in both party establishments. Tea Party elites? He couldn't name one if he had to. Senator Chuck-U, name one of these Tea Party elites. Name one! He can't. So, you see here, "The first and most important phenomenon Democrats have recently begun to address is the decline of middle class incomes..."
You've caused it! Democrat Party policies have caused the middle class to erode, to calcify, to flatten out. Oh, yes, they have! Look, ladies and gentlemen, it's mathematics. Forget anything else. If you don't even want to go the ideological route, the Democrats are simply taking over more and more of the private sector. That's where the middle class is. They're simply confiscating it.
They're raising taxes, and they took over health care, they took over General Motors. The government is shrinking the private sector. That's where the middle class is! The stagnation is a direct result of Democrat Party policy. Here now is the bite with Chuck-U blaming me for convincing you that government is the enemy, when in fact government is the reason anybody has anything.
SCHUMER: These people are wealthy, hard right, narrow, people who don't want to pay taxes, people who say, "I created my business all by my myself. How dare your government tell me what to do with it?" Government paved the roads and built the airports so they can ship their products. Government educated the workers that make their companies run and purchase their products. They conveniently ignore these facts. Over the years, they built a powerful and successful message machine that amplified and sold this anti-government theory to their followers. The Rush Limbaughs, the Fox Newses agree with the plutocrats and spread their propaganda to the masses.
RUSH: I don't even know how much of this he really believes. He's just... A lot of it... I mean, don't misunderstand. He's dyed-in-the-wool, but this is clearly red meat for these rabid beasts that occupy The Center for American Progress. The idea here that government paved the roads and built...? No, the government didn't. Taxpayers did. Government doesn't have any money 'til they take the money.
The government "educated the workers"? Really? Government educated the workers? Okay, you want to own that? What is your excuse for how pathetically poor it is? This is what we're up against. These people are becoming more radical and more leftist with the passage of each day. They're not just Democrats anymore. They're really not leftists anymore. They are far, far further left than that.
RUSH: So look what's happened here. We are in the middle of a-government-run program meltdown, Obamacare. The government is running health care, and it is a disaster. We are beyond theory now; people are living it. They are living insurance being cancelled, they are living their deductibles tripling, they are living their premiums doubling. They are living being cancelled.
They are living not even knowing if they have insurance anymore. They're living in the middle of government screwing up something that they enjoyed, and so what has to happen? You gotta send the cavalry out there to defend the government. You gotta make sure that all of these people encountering misery and messes and disappointment and anger because of Obamacare, are told that it's Rush Limbaugh's fault and Fox News' fault.
It isn't the fault of government because the government's made up of Democrats who are wonderfully great, feeling and compassionate people who built all the roads for everybody, and the Democrats educated everybody, and the Democrats built the schools -- and the Democrats, they just do everything! Nobody did anything until the Democrats came along and did it for 'em. Up next, Chuck-U Schumer claims that he was heckled by a Tea Partier using Rush Limbaugh talking points.
SCHUMER: He kept interrupting us all the time using the standard Rush Limbaugh talking points. "Your government is wasting our money." "What are you doing about Obama phones?" "How are your friends, the trial lawyers?" I asked him, "Do you like Medicare? " He answered, "Yeah, I like Medicare. I don't think you should change that." I explained to him the myth of Obama phones. He said, "I don't believe you. I've read it in the newspapers and heard it on TV." It was very clear he was just mouthing the Tea Party/Rush Limbaugh talking points.
RUSH: That's actually really pathetic. That is beneath him. Senator Schumer, you gotta come up with better examples than that. Like, I don't even believe that happened. (interruption) Well, I know, but I don't talk about the Obama phones. I don't have an Obama phone talking point that people pick up on. If people were gonna heckle Chuck Schumer and quote me, it wouldn't be about Obama phones!
It wouldn't be about Medicare. It wouldn't be about government wasting money. It would be about Schumer! Anyway, I'm just the name that the focus group data has told them to use because those people in the audience hate me. That's all that's going on here. He could tell 'em anything that I said. It doesn't matter. Just use my name and this audience is seething out there. I'm really proud of this, folks, you have to understand.
It hasn't been easy making half the country hate me!
Emailed Rush my review
While you were beating your chest disclaiming the phoney creds given to you and Fox News by the “Big Zero” and the guy Levin calls the “smuck”. You could have mentioned how the “tea party” got its name and what it is which is “Taxed Enough Already”. Even if you weren’t sure how that name came about you could have reverted to the “some report” or “many claim” device.
In any event thanks for broadening the knowledge base of those “LIVs” keep up the good work I truly hope and would encourage you do bring that up because it clarifies the denouncement.
"Taxed Enough Already", neat as it is, was formulated after the founding. Rick Santelli, of CNBC, founded the Tea Party in 2009 on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade:
He called for a "Chicago Tea Party in July". Plainly, he was alluding to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773, an act of revolution. "All you capitalists that want to show up at Lake Michigan, I'm going to start organizing." One of the news babes back in the studio asks, "What are you dumping in this time?". He answered, "some derivative securities".
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Chuck-U Schumer Speech Signals Democrats Will Run Against Me... Again, cynwoody wrote: re quoting my TY email to Rush
You could have mentioned how the tea party got its name and what it is which is Taxed Enough Already.
cynwoody repled “Taxed Enough Already”, neat as it is, was formulated after the founding. Rick Santelli, of CNBC, founded the Tea Party in 2009 on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade: (snip)
Wasn’t sure it could be documented but I knew that’s what the orig of the acronym was.