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Rush Limbaugh calls on conservatives to take back nation
CNN ^ | February 28, 2009 | Staff

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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To: redgirlinabluestate


81 posted on 03/01/2009 12:06:25 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: SumProVita
"ANY American I know would never think that way."

I didn't know an American was required to think in an approved manner to remain an American.

I'll think as I damned will please....
Even at risk of your disapproval.

82 posted on 03/01/2009 12:13:03 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

You are certainly welcome to your pessimistic thoughts.

83 posted on 03/01/2009 12:15:59 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SumProVita
"You are certainly welcome to your pessimistic thoughts."

One person's pessimism is another person's acknowledgment of reality.

But then, lots of folks go though life in a constant state of denial -- because it doesn't require risk or action.

84 posted on 03/01/2009 12:35:25 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
My "complaining" is not about the speech - but the fact that Rush is delusional if he thinks the "folks" I'm talking about will ever spit out the government tit, quit their slovenly ways, pull their pants up to their waste, get an education, quit dope, get a job, forsake their gang banging ways, stop selling their asses for crack and become law abiding productive members of society...

For someone who claims to have listened to the speech, you missed the part where he addressed this: "If you want to make the best of yourself, feel free. If you want to ruin your life, we'll try to stop it, but it's a waste."

Maybe he didn't say what you personally would have said, or you wish he would have said. Big deal.
85 posted on 03/01/2009 12:35:55 PM PST by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: Terpfen
"For someone who claims to have listened to the speech, you missed the part where he addressed this: "If you want to make the best of yourself, feel free. If you want to ruin your life, we'll try to stop it, but it's a waste.""

I think you're missing my point...
Rush was preaching to the choir and his adoring fans, of which I am one..
There is NOTHING Rush could say that can CHANGE anything, without a majority of Americans coming to their senses..
Currently that appears to be the "Bridge Too Far", in my opinion.

I'm of the opinion - forged by nearly 70 years of observation - that this country has in fact reached the point where there are far too many subhumans and welfare leaches who WANT to be dependent upon Government and view our concept of self sufficiency and self reliance as "being white" or being a sucker....and will NEVER change.
Obama's bailout of wrongfully granted mortgage holders confirms the "sucker" charge, doesn't it?.

In many cases - they CAN'T change.. They're too damned ignorant and brain fried to change.

Obviously, they're joined and being used by enough of like thinking Leftists, Marxists, Perverts, Drug Users, Abortionists, black Racists and multiple other scalawags and miscreants to have achieved a majority position in our Republic which foolishly granted the vote to the undeserving and failed to protect the sanctity and integrity of the ballot box..

We are experiencing a real life scenario of the inmates seizing control of the Insane Asylum......and we're still trying to be polite and unoffensive...

To add insult to injury - these same bastards are screaming for MORE....and accusing those who wish to refuse as Racists, Capitalists, Greedy Rich, UnAmerican, anti Immigration, anti Unionists, etc, etc, etc........

I pray for the day Americans FINALLY wake up and scream BULLSHIT at the top of their lungs and react in a manner ordained by our founders.

86 posted on 03/01/2009 1:22:59 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
I applaud your ability to discuss this in frank, realistic terms regardless of the attacks you are receiving for being blunt and truthful...

There are many here who can't see the truth of what you speak of and point out. It is nearly 300 time... By this time next year those who rebuke you will be singing a completely different tune

87 posted on 03/01/2009 1:47:54 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: mad_as_he$$
I have never seen (heard) Rush cry on the air. Beck is an emotional basket case.

I think that we came VERY close to it last night... If you watched carefully once his speech was over, during the award presentation, he appeared to be very close to tearing up at least twice: The first time when they announced that the document they were presenting him was signed by Benjamin Franklin (and pretty much said that he was "our" Franklin, today), and then when they said, "Yes, this is the real thing." Also, did you notice how Rush made light of it and quickly got off stage? That's WAY out of character for Rush - the ducking off stage part. I am pretty sure he needed to get off-stage as quickly as possible, because he didn't want to give the leftist enemy any sort of ammunition to use against him showing "weakness."


88 posted on 03/01/2009 2:47:45 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: river rat
When would YOU consider them as having achieved "critical mass"

The "critical mass" to which I referred would be when we get past the point of "no turning back." I hope that's not the case, but someday, who knows. I think that day will be evident when the government elite no longer even try to pay "lip service" to the Constitution.

I agree with you completely. And if we can get "real conservatives" elected into local and state positions, we well as the house and senate, people who can state, for the record, what conservatism is, then there's still hope. I honestly believe that the reasons the republicans lost their majority in the house and senate was because they abandoned conservatism, and became the "party of not quite as big government." A lot of conservatives stayed home during this last election cycle. A lot of Libertarians (big and small) either sat it out, or in a Randian hope of helping to hasten the end, voted for the dems. Because the republicans really didn't give us anyone to vote FOR.

Rush said that the "default" for people is towards freedom and liberty. I agree. Unfortunately, far too many are willing to take the easy path, when promises are made. But I still believe that the vast majority would be willing to vote conservative if only a decent candidate were run, and there was a good voicing of the sort of things Rush had to say last night.


89 posted on 03/01/2009 3:01:15 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL
"Rush said that the "default" for people is towards freedom and liberty."

One of a few wise comments Ross Perot ever uttered - "The Devil is in the details"

What Rush said was true of the "Greatest Generation".
They KNEW the true definition and cost of Freedom and Liberty.
We are no longer like or even similar to that generation.
The "Feedom and Liberty" desired by the proven majority of our current generation is something quite different.

Our schools, K thought University are filled with Leftist indoctrinating Union stalwarts - who to this day heap scorn on all acts of war unless that war is fought to increase abortions, legalize Gay marriage, fight man caused global warming, save the whales, rescue the seals, give a free bilingual education to every illegal immigrant, grant citizenship rights to illegal aliens, save the spotted owl, stop oil from flowing out of American oil wells, protect trees from the dreaded ax man, end capital punishment, civil rights for uncivil miscreants, free the murderous Islamists from Gitmo, build prayer rooms for Muslims in our schools and shopping centers, remove the 10 commandments from our Public Building and Schools, etc, etc, etc...
You must get my drift...

As if that isn't bad enough - too many "parents" are unfit to claim the name or right... Youngsters are being raised by incompetent, immoral, degenerate, sub human garbage - and we wonder why we have so many "problem kids" and young offenders. Hell, "Johnny" can't read because he never saw a book before the 1st grade -- and neither his mommy or unknown daddy can read well enough to hold down even a menial job! Yet - we PAY these folks to have kids!

Clearly OUR generation is unwilling to "default" to Liberty and Freedom" if that goal is defined as personal responsibility for one's circumstance, sovereignty of our borders and culture, adherence to the Constitution as written and the end of the unconstitutional practice of stealing from Peter to pay Paul. Government should NEVER be allow to decide who "deserves" the sweat of your brow. That decision should be held by you and you alone.

In the final analysis....I believe good old Rush is whistling past the cemetery --- hope the sound will scare off the goblins...
I prefer to remain silent, since I KNOW the goblins are present and dangerous - carry a weapon and slay the goblins.

But that's just me.... I'm like the guy whose only tool is a hammer and wants to treat all problems like nails..... and pound the hell out of them....

Training is hard to overcome.....

90 posted on 03/01/2009 3:52:57 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
If you really think I meant what you've proposed, obviously, you are taking things further than I'd written.

While I'm fascinated to learn that your mother is from Sparta, and both parents are Greek immigrants, I'm curious as to how you think this would make you "know" whether or not this would be a "300" time. Do you think culture is a genetic "thing" or the result of active choice?

91 posted on 03/01/2009 4:15:27 PM PST by Alia
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To: Markos33

I did not say the gent was agreeing with the liberals. But rather, his message most curiously resembles their message in a very strange way.

92 posted on 03/01/2009 4:16:48 PM PST by Alia
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot
Thank you for saying so! :)

I have believed, still believe and stand upon every word I wrote in that post. I'm merely bearing testament to what I've seen, experienced, and live(d).

93 posted on 03/01/2009 4:20:57 PM PST by Alia
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To: stockpirate
I love hearing news like this, stockpirate! :)

In 1993, my family and I attended Dan's Bake Sale in Fort Collins, CO. Our youngest was barely out of a stroller. We arrived at the Bake sale (and truly, it was an amazing event, from the moment we left our home in a Tioga), and cameras came right up to us, and press chatted with us. We were the California Bay Area Conservatives. At that time, it was shocking news that ANYONE from the San Francisco Bay Area "might" be a conservative; but there we were. Me in my pro-life T-shirt, hubby in his Christ-The-King T-shirt; all our children in fine fettle. And there we were showing up on a Tom Brokow segment - to the amazement and discontent of those we knew around the nation.

We came back sporting a "WHO IS JOHN GALT? ASK RUSH" bumpersticker.

I would get locked in by other cars at parking lots. In stopped commute traffic, people were jetting out of their cars to talk to me on highways. Every where, people were in shock, rushing to meet us. At times it was really unnerving, that look of desperation in the eyes of fellow conservatives as they'd excitedly introduce themselves, and long shake my hand. "We are here! We may be white, we may be Republican, we may even be ugly, BUT THANK GOD WE ARE HERE!"

I carried url addresses, email addresses, flyers, network contacts, phone numbers with me, all carefully organized to give to folks. lol! These were the early years. The keying, the nails in the tires, the smashed windows -- well, those came in the later years.

No one told me to do this, or even instructed me back then. I just could NOT bear knowing so many people felt so disenfranchised and alone. I hated the chimera, lies, and thefts of liberals and their liberalism.

Individuals, Constitutionalists, Conservatives needed to know each other, and stand together. We had been divided by liberalism through our daily practices of accountability and self-responsibility -- each of us living our lives and meeting our obligations, but we'd been picked apart and each made as "targets" by liberals. We needed to band together.

And so, things began to happen. In my area.

Stock, I read "Atlas Shrugged" when I was 12. I didn't understand a lot of it. So, I read it again when I was 15. I understood more. And through the years, I'd re-read the book. In the early 90s, my husband was horribly shaken up by "things" happening in our locale, and to him. He needed a break. And we knew we needed to leave the area. I sent him to Montana on a break/look-see adventure, and I packed "Atlas Shrugged" into his luggage.

He began reading it. About his 4th night in Montana, he was in Helena. His mind was blown. This good man was having a major epiphany. Things he hadn't understood. Things which his fine, intellectual brain could not piece together, and which burdened his heart became clear, and through reading "Atlas Shrugged".

Well, we did try to sell our home and move to Montana. Real Estate in CA fell into the toilet and no one was selling real estate. The next 10 years of what we went through, what we fought, what we witnessed and endured, is the stuff of novels.

We knew then, as we know now, God wanted us exactly right where we were, for His reasons. And looking back? Yep, He was right.

94 posted on 03/01/2009 4:45:13 PM PST by Alia
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To: Alia

amazing testimony, thank you.

95 posted on 03/01/2009 4:51:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs)
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To: jla
Hey jla! :) Thank you for saying so!

As Rush would say: "I know every inch of my naked body..." (lol), I'm telling the absolute truth in what I've written in this thread.

Of course, moving this country to its founding and where it needs to be is something we can definitely do. I've been in hell, and I've seen the miracles. The San Francisco Bay Area is a dynomite place to learn how liberals wish to see the entirety of the U.S. The experience is nightmarish and unbelievable. And now the nation is rocking and quaking, feeling the same tremors of fear and loathing at what has come down upon them.

I'm here to tell every and anyone listening and reading: This is doable.

First, realize the psychologic war being daily waged upon you. Make up your mind: Decide to win, and you will win. Do it smartly, and with class. Do it civilly, and more join in with you. Be ready. Drop your ego at the curb. And.. make up your mind to simply address your own personal universe - that which comprises your little reality world. Be real and clear in that. It has a tendency to galvanize and awaken those in proximity.

96 posted on 03/01/2009 4:51:56 PM PST by Alia
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To: Alia
"I'm curious as to how you think this would make you "know" whether or not this would be a "300" time."

Lady, (an assumption on my part) I don't need to be Greek to KNOW this is not "300 time". However, as both an experienced warrior and of Greek heritage - I can recognize this nation is not fully committed to any war for any purpose. To say we are now at "300 time" is a foolish exaggeration on your part. The only real war being fought now, is by Leftist politicians and their electorate against the Constitution and Capitalism.

If you have forgotten your comment, permit me to direct you to your own Post #16 where you issued the call to arms:
"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."

Are you inciting insurrection?
Are you calling for armed rebellion against the state?
Exactly who are you calling for us to shove spears into?

Permit me to explain "300 time" - That is when a few warriors laid down their life to protect the many by killing thousands who had invaded their homeland...

If you're calling for a killing spree -- please send YOUR family to the front, mine has done more than our share of killing and dying for a country I currently no longer recognize and who no longer recognizes the principals for which those sacrifices were laid down.

Once folks have STARTED the violence to RESTORE that which has been lost - I'll join if able. Not until then.
I'm a very old man now - so it will have to come soon if you expect my help.

So, are you and those like you with the "go git em" attitude, going to lead, follow or hide when the real fighting starts?

97 posted on 03/01/2009 5:10:34 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
To answer your post, I'd have to answer a question which is implied in your post. That question is: Do I think an armed insurrection will happen over the next few years. No, I don't. Do I think it is possible AQ/terrorists will attempt to strike? Yes, I do. They know how fully inept this newer administration is, how weak, and how they will serve to destroy valuable policies and laws just to punish "America" and "Americans".

But putting that side for the sake of this argument, for now, were it to come down to it, would I take up arms? Absolutely, yes. Have I put myself in harms way to put forward the conservative message? Time and Time again, and in the public eye. Have I endured the consequences of battling the liberal oligarchy? Yes. Have I been assaulted personally? Yes. Did I fight back? Yes. Have I ever stood alone amid a maddened crowd? Yes.

Now, have I ever fought in a military war. No. Have I proven to myself that I would take up arms for my country? Without a doubt, yes.

I think it is good that folks are ensuring they are able to physically protect themselves against assault; or even an invasion. Do I think liberals in bureacracies and in office will openly declare war on Americans. No. That's not how liberals work. They know Americans would rise up like an angry viper, and all the "power" the liberals think they have would float away like so much flatulence.

What they are doing now, IME, is creating the "stage" for what they'd like to accomplish but without ever being honest or direct about it. They'd like to see mass hysteria. For while a population is in mass hysteria, they'll pass all kinds of idiocies, and because no one is paying attention. They are too preoccupied with.. screaming, running, being frightened, being angry, and acting out. And those who act out will be pinned as people like you and me.

Liberals like the cover of madness in order to perpetrate their agenda - laughing clowns, and predatory teachers in bowties and Hello-Kitty hair ware.

The Story of the "300" begins first in the mind and heart and in the training. All that came afterwards is the result of the former.

It's not "showtime" yet, by my estimates. I think training season has just begun.

Lastly, okay, you want my bone fides. Every generation of men and women on both my parents' sides, and in multiple countries, have fought militarily for liberty. My dad went to war when he was 16; not 17 as he told me. I found his records. He fought in WWII and in Korea, was commissioned for recon in Vietnam but was not permitted as my mother was given a terminal cancer life sentence. One brother served. My daughter served, Afghanistan Spring 2002. My son is active duty. My sil is active duty. Why didn't I serve? My dad. He encouraged me to fight in the frontlines of American's Downtown for Liberty. He thought it was exactly where America's enemy had taken a foothold. And he was right. And there I was.

98 posted on 03/01/2009 5:41:05 PM PST by Alia
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To: Alia
People say they don't want war. But when they support policies and politicians who make bad policy, inhibit capitalism, inhibit natural pursuits of happiness and wellbeing which contributes to the safety and wellness, the progress of any and all "communities", these people create the environment for WAR. The fight remains, foremost, locally. Win that. Win there. Then, perhaps, and only then might we see a time when our loved ones are not sent off to fight a military war which is always created when bad policies are set to motion, locally, grown to statewide levels, then grown to national levels. Then, there is war. Because the fractions spread outside our borders.

Show me a liberal who says he hates war, and I'll show you man (or woman) who helped create the grounds for War and the deaths of many American lives, and the lives of others in other countries.

Socialism murders.

99 posted on 03/01/2009 5:58:02 PM PST by Alia
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To: river rat

True...but I assure you that I am in NO state of denial. I see clearly what is happening. However, I intend to fight it....and WIN! ;-)

I have always been both a realist optimist.

100 posted on 03/02/2009 6:10:26 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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