Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh calls on conservatives to take back nation
Posted on 03/01/2009 3:11:17 AM PST by Scanian
Rush Limbaugh brought a cheering crowd to its feet several times Saturday in Washington as he called on fellow conservatives to take back the country in the keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
"We conservatives have not done a good enough job of just laying out basically who we are because we make the mistake of assuming that people know. What they know is largely incorrect, based on the way we're portrayed in pop culture, in the drive-by media, by the Democrat party," the conservative talk show host told a mostly-young crowd of energized supporters.
"We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independent. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom. And the pursuit of happiness," he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause.
Looking ahead to the 2012 election, Limbaugh said conservatives will have to choose the right candidate to take the country back.
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Sure it wasnt just a joke? Sounds like it to me.
My wife was curious and tuned into CNN after Rush Limbaugh's address to CPAC. She's Colombiana and has come to love to listen to Rush Limbaugh's show. She wanted to hear what the "enemy" was broadcasting while Rush was speaking. CNN was the only other station outside of CSPAN that had anything about Rush.
We listened as within second of the end of Rush's speech CNN was broadcasting emails where people stated the GOP was desperate if Rush could express their ideals and so on. It was a disgusting hate fest read with gusto by the CNN propaganda officers. I was astounded they could be so hateful and realized that had been preparing well in advance in order to mount such a verbal onslaught within seconds of the speech.
Having that performance in mind, I just don't put much beyond the hate of anything American at CNN. I'm inclined to believe this was no joke. I just don't share a sense of humor with my enemies while they're laughing about the destruction of our nation.
Any other station? Sure...joke. NOT CNN...
Anyway, had to share that, it's still sticking in my mind this morning.
We thought Rush was very good, except for his straying from some points he was making without completing them first. In the end, he really did well, though.
Sadly - Rush refuses to acknowledge that the nation is overrun with miscreants, morons, slobs, welfare addicted, Leftists, fagots, career criminals, lifelong drug addicts, whores, pimps and your general run of the mill assholes..
The Democrats have succeeded in their goal:
They have society reduced to the lowest common denominator and ripe for the introduction of the super nanny state...
It may already be too late to reverse the toilet flush.
Just curious—is your wife paisa? Very industrious and entrepreneurial group and those I know personally are politically conservative.
Rush pointed that out at least once in his speech.
He made a very good point that the Dems could easily wipout the Republican party by asking Americans to be the best that they can be; only they don’t want that. They’d prefer that we are told how much we need the government’s help so that they can step in with the answers. And that they have succeeded in making dependents....
I was pumped after watching the short 1hr+ speech. You’re lamenting the decline and fall of America when the restoration of our principles requires optimism.
I occurs to me that the problem Glenn is having is that he is hitting him on his head.
From past experience I found that unless you use an axe handle on people like that they will not go down.
I found that kicking them in the crotch, or shins, goes a long way in making them pay attention.
Is it any wonder why the Democrats hate him?
Make NO mistake!! Obama and his ACORN "brownshirts" will even better organized than they were during the election. Especially now that we will be funneling billions of dollars to their cause via the Porkulus bill. I see yesterday's speech by Rush as "the shot heard 'round the world"... Or... all this hideous spending will be seen as Conservatives' Pearl Harbor... as Nagumo said "awakened a sleeping dragon". The hard part in this will be actually winning the election as the Dem machine has no perfected the art of stealing elections. It will take a HUGE victory to overcome the election fraud they are so good at.
People sometimes forget the origins of Jazz, and all the factors which conspired to bring a new message to a very depressed nation during the Great Depression.
This is also the beauty of the Tea Parties. Musicians used old instruments to craft an entirely new way of presenting old and new songs. People gathered to dance. The key is ... improvising -- making do with what you have and fashioning it into something very usable.
Who is John Galt? Ask Rush. :)
When haven't thieves, deceivers, and liars not been among us? It's a John Wayne "True Grit" moment in our nation's history. We either answer that call or we don't.
Don't let the cunning "whisperers" ruin your day, and nag and take over your psyche - you know, those "voices" that make one fearful. It's "300" time. Raise your shield, shake your spear. It's how the best parts of history have happened. And it's now. Again.
Life really is more about how we "see" than how we "look".
Preach on brother, preach on...
John McCain, IMO, wasn't the right candidate.
“We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom. And the pursuit of happiness,” he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause.”
The Constitution doesn’t say this. It’s the Declaration of Independence.
But don’t mention it to anyone, Libtards won’t know the difference.
So much for Rush’s 99% correct record.
Tell your wife that if she is agreeing with and enjoying Rush....she is “MUY bacana....e inteligente.”
Why is that?
McLaim was handed to us by the MSM and crossover democRAT voters during the Primaries. They knew he would bomb for the Republican Party and that's why we got him. Of course, those stupids that claim they are Republicans that voted for him didn't help either.
Rush In A Hurry, Ping!
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Antioquia is a GREAT region of Colombia and you are right about the paisa. They are indeed very hard-working and entrepreneurial. The paisas I know in this country are all LEGAL...and are conservative. ;-)
“It may already be too late to reverse the toilet flush.”
ANY American I know would never think that way.
We don't have time to be pessimistic. The best point Rush made in his speech was Conservatism is NOT in the minority, it is the majority.
It doesn't matter what conservatives, or even the rino republican's do, the DBM/dems and societies losers are going to rail against us. We might as well STICK to our principles, do what is right, honor and respect the constitution and never back down, no matter WHAT the electoral consequence.
Never be ashamed to tell a person or people what is RIGHT! This point must be driven home!
“The American people may not all vote the way we wish them to, but more Americans than you now live their lives as conservatives in one degree or another. And they are waiting for leadership.”
Rush is 100% correct about this!
Call for REFORM in 2010-2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was enjoying my MARINE BROTHER'S accurate description
of what's going on in this country and who has seized the
“This is also the beauty of the Tea Parties. Musicians used old instruments to craft an entirely new way of presenting old and new songs. People gathered to dance. The key is ... improvising — making do with what you have and fashioning it into something very usable.”
Yet, even here there’s a lot of pessimism about the Tea Parties posted. I tire of hearing how ‘useless’ they are. Every fire needs a spark!
Why would you enjoy that?
“Call for REFORM in 2010-2012!
There will be no need to call for what will be demanded.”
I LIKE your attitude!!! ;-)))))
This man has EARNED the right to say what he is thinking
and to question his patriotism is outrageous.
Because not many have the balls to say it OUT LOUD.
“How many Americans do you know that have gone through
what this Marine has gone through?”
I don’t know what you’ve gone through but my husband and I have lost many good friends who died serving this nation. This military wife was not questioning your patriotism but rather your pessimism.
One of Rush's most important and salient points was the fact that America is still and can still be "The Shining City on the Hill," while Obama and the leftists only see how terrible everything is. He was the optimist in his speech. He wasn't about to go off and say how there just aren't enough "good guys" left to do anything! And while I agree that there are plenty of the sort mentioned above running around, I'm not about to concede that some sort of critical mass has been achieved, and the majority of people are of that sort.
I do believe that the vast majority of people in the US are a combination of decent, hardworking, yet complacent folk. And Rush pointed out that the vast majority of people already have core beliefs and live their lives in a way that make them primarily conservative. It's just that they're too busy in their daily lives trying to make their childrens' futures better to "get involved" in politics, because frankly, most believe that they can't make a difference. Heck, I know that I've felt that way, after meeting multiple times with my congress-critters, even getting put on one's "do not disturb" list!
The point of Rush's speech is that the USA is a source of goodness in the world, and the source of the goodness is her people. And we just need to get more people to recognize that, and to come over and vote the way that they already believe and live their lives.
Hey, don’t be too hard on river rat. We have to face reality here, especially because we believe America is the greatest nation EVER! However, it CAN be lost unless action is taken... Just wish I knew what action to take!
But I think some are quite aware, and are simply here to ensure the Democrat Chimera of Fear is continued.
Tough Beans to them, I say.
There are times throughout my years on the net, I've come away from the computer, shaken to my core. I look around my home, I look outside, and the world looks evil, and threatening. And it takes me only a second to right myself - that the world is as I choose to perceive it.
I don't have to ignore reality in order to change my world. All I have to do is STAND in my world with my principles and active faith to change the world, my world.
And this is what I've learned through all these past years. I've seen conservatism win every single time I, personally, set out to right MY world. Somehow, all these people showed up and joined me, or I found them. But things which the ShapeShifters (Libs) said would never happen on "their watch"; happened. And the ShapeShifters were flung into the dark corners of their own creations.
This wonderful miracle happens every day a conservative stands Upright and speaks the word of truth and principle.
Sometimes it is a hard fight. But, this is all about a clash of visions -- the liberal one versus the conservative one. Liberals say it is "over". Conservatives say "for you, yes". :)
When we refuse to grant acceptance of the liberal "vision". We win, every time.
It really is like the stories of old. One of my favorite visuals is in the Indiana Jones flick (#3): The Walk of Faith. Indiana has all the clues. He's at the precipice. He shakes some pebbles out over the cavernous gulch. And Walks across a bridge unseen by human eyes.
The liberal vision of "fake bridges" so lots of people can crash to their deaths, or the conservative vision of constructive action as a prelude to victory.
If those were the only "wrong" words in Rush's "address," then I would say that he's still running at well over 99% correct! Have you seen the transcript or listened to it? WOW. I'm going to get the audio AND video versions!
A. This is America, military and non-military alike speak their piece.
B. Are you suggesting that because the gent is former military that no one may disagree with his assertion?
“Hey, dont be too hard on river rat.”
If he’s a marine, he can handle it. ;-)
“Just wish I knew what action to take!”
I think getting involved in the tea parties is a good start. I fully expect the Tea Party Movement to GROW! We also need some GOOD organization for helping to fund candidates running against the worst of the worst in Congress (i.e. Dana Walsh in San Fransisco). For the next elections, many who have considered their vote to be sufficient in the past will HAVE to get more actively involved from the local levels up .....
I have to disagree with your assertion. Liberals for the past 40 years of my life have been saying exactly what your friend has been saying; they've just used politically correct language to say so.
How the liberals phrased their assertion? "American is so evil and awful, it deserves to lose, but only because America has been so horrible to the good people: gays, lesbians, blacks, child molesters, etc." Therefore, only gays, lesbians, blacks, child molesters, should be granted all immunity from any taxes, any slander, any lies, and confiscations and thefts."
Obviously, it is clear your friend is not calling the groups "good". I'm merely illustrating how the liberal chimera works.
"There is some criticism of Rush Limbaugh. Some people think he is a reactionary," Preston said.
It's loser like this which need to have their ideas of negativity shunned from the party because these are the exact same people who give us RINO's!
Note to the reactionaries, listen to Rush's radio show once and while, and maybe you won't be so clueless, you dumbasses!
“ANY American I know wouldn't speak like that.”
If he sees this country going down the flusher, and if we
continue on the path we're on, then we are, he's earned
the right to say that.
I apologize if I jumped the gun, but I'm quick to defend
my fellow Marines, as I am quick to defend my fellow
You are right, every fire needs a spark. Some just want to be sure people understand, as I hope most do, that the tea parties’ purpose is to spark something bigger.
Sadly, you seem to be very wide of the mark. He regularly takes the detritus to task.
“Long haired, maggot infested,anabanana, good time rock and roller” is one of his favorite descriptives and is short hand for those you noted.
“Liberals for the past forty years of my life have been
saying exactly what your friend has been saying.”
He said that this country has been taken over by liberals
and their agenda, and if we don't right this ship it could
run ashore quickly.
Go back and read his post, he wasn't agreeing with liberals, for Gods sake.
Outstanding post! Stimulating and inspiring. Coming from a fellow everyday American something like this serves to encourage optimism and action in myself and others. Thank you.