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Limbaugh Finally Gets It
The Market Ticker ^ | Karl Denninger

Posted on 08/03/2011 4:55:33 PM PDT by Gritty

So this afternoon I'm going to the tag office to renew my vehicle tags, and I have Rush on the radio. I must have been touched by God or something, because just as I turned it on he started with a long monologue on how everything we've had for the last 20 years has been fake.

Cars, houses, flatscreen TVs, unlimited medical care for the poor, Medicare, etc, you name it - all fake.

Oh sure, the car, the TV and the doctor are real - you can touch them. But we never paid for them. We borrowed more and more money.

In short, Rush woke up to the reality of this:

Yes, he put a nasty partisan spin on it but you have to give the devil his due - he finally awoke from his long slumber. For the last several years I've wanted to smash the radio whenever he has gone on his "Republicans good, Democrats bad" mantra when it comes to deficits, taxes and spending.

Well, not today. Oh sure, today he had to say "Obama has been worse", but that's to be expected.

But he acknowledged - for the first time I've heard on his broadcasts - that what we've been doing, and are still continuing to do, not only hasn't worked but can't.

The people are waking up. Oh, it's slow, but they're doing it. And the small number who are awake and really, really *****ed off are going to turn into a very large number of extremely *****ed-off Americans in short order.

With good cause.

We've been sold a bill of goods in America...

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To: DJ MacWoW
I love that chart. I laid it on some 0heads the other day. They tried to shoot holes in it and came up dry. Funny stuff.
51 posted on 08/03/2011 6:27:04 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: GeronL

“First off, Karl, Rush bashes Reublicans all the time”

In the past not enough. Guys like Sean Hannity are in a quandry, he carried the bucket for GW way to long, but now he faces losing a large portion of his audience if he plays the game of ‘this is the best we could hope for’.


52 posted on 08/03/2011 6:27:48 PM PDT by doc
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To: Bryanw92

Didn’t Bammy tell the bankers once he was the only thing between them and the pitchforks?


53 posted on 08/03/2011 6:30:17 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Gritty
Oh sure, today he had to say "Obama has been worse", but that's to be expected.

Because it's true, moron.

Take a "nasty partisan spin" on this.

54 posted on 08/03/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: F15Eagle
Not merely that. Many years ago Colin Clark warned us about the dangers of a birth dearth. Someone has to produce the wealth that other people want to consume. The Economist may sing lyrically about turned silver(hair) into gold. That works —to a degree— if the old are savers like the Japanese. Not if they are spendthrifts like the Baby boomers.
55 posted on 08/03/2011 6:34:00 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: GeronL
For the last several years I've wanted to smash the radio whenever he has gone on his "Republicans good, Democrats bad" mantra when it comes to deficits, taxes and spending.

First off, Karl, Rush bashes Reublicans all the time.

I agree with the writer. He didn't do it enough to suit me, and was the exact reason I stopped listening to Rush regularly, about 5 years ago.

We're all being had by both parties. They're good at, "Roping dopes" and attracting the easily led.

56 posted on 08/03/2011 6:39:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: doc

Rush was very critical of W (spending, new entitlements, immigration) and Bush Sr (taxes), he even supported Pat Buchanan in one of the primaries.


57 posted on 08/03/2011 6:40:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Terry Mross

During 1930’s US gov forced gold owners to sell their gold to US gov. It did not include personal jewelry, religious icons and historical coins. If those items were made illegal, then all jewelry stores will go out of business, churches must turn over their crosses and museums must close their coin displays. The reason FDR seized the gold because the well to do converted their paper certificates into gold bullion and were shipping it out of the US. Since our money was backed by gold that was not good for the US financially, so the feds stepped in and put a stop to that by forcing US citizens to turn in their gold certificates for federal reserve notes, US gold coins, and gold bullion and be paid at $ 16 per ounce.
Today our money is not backed by gold. It would have to be a drastic reason to take privately owned gold without compensation. Majority of the gold is owned by central banks and not private citizens.


58 posted on 08/03/2011 6:43:19 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Gritty
The Obamoids are reduced to misinterpreting Rush Limbaugh in order to claim that `all you people are starting to GET The Left.`

It is funny to find Limbaugh once again put in his place (suuuuure he is) by someone with 1/1000th of Limbaugh`s ability and 1/1,000,000th his audience.

59 posted on 08/03/2011 6:47:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Fee

“Drastic Decision”

It would be theft. Armed robbery. I would hope people would resist by all means.


60 posted on 08/03/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Rush was very critical of W

How critical ya going to be after W's Dad let him spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom, even carried his bags, and several years later, W throws birthday party for him.

Come on...

61 posted on 08/03/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2; GeronL
How critical ya going to be after W's Dad let him spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom, even carried his bags, and several years later, W throws birthday party for him.

That kind of treatment might've affected your judgment.

But I'm not aware that it affected Rush's.

He gave W. a pretty hard time during his second term. Deservedly so.

62 posted on 08/03/2011 6:54:06 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Gritty

Not saying that Rush hasn’t ever been against the higher ups in the Republican party, but he does seem to be “getting it” more and more.

The other day he, himself admitted that years ago, he brushed off people’s concern about the national debt. He now gets it.

I guess he’s realized that the establishment elites want to bankrupt and enslave ALL of us, him included.


63 posted on 08/03/2011 6:55:11 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: okie01

No sale.


64 posted on 08/03/2011 6:55:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GeronL
First off, Karl, Rush bashes Reublicans all the time.

Not so much. My big complaint about Rush has been that he wastes time preaching to the choir about the Devil, which only makes the choir smug and doesn't bother the Devil at all. In the last few years he's been telling the choir about the sins of the Church Fathers (the GOP establishment), though, and there he can really have an effect.

65 posted on 08/03/2011 6:56:52 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Bryanw92
I think he plans to destroy the banks when he gets close to the end of the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Hmmmm, I think you might have it just backwards. By the time the fog clears and the dust settles, the money changers will own America. THEY play second fiddle to no one.

66 posted on 08/03/2011 7:10:47 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: CharlyFord

Good quote. My guess is if Mr. Clemens could come back to our times he would most certainly be amazed and would recognize practically nothing... Except Congress.


67 posted on 08/03/2011 7:31:30 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: SaraJohnson
"over and over and over again until we arrived at where we are."

And so it will continue until we truly are 100% bankrupt, with everyone out of work, infrastructure crumbling, the old and sick truly not being cared for, and finally a Fascist or Communist dictatorship or some kind of mutation between the two ruling every aspect of our lives. It's getting closer by the minute.

68 posted on 08/03/2011 7:43:10 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: ForGod'sSake

Obama thinks he’s going to double-cross them in the end. He has no idea what he’s up against. They plan to own America when he’s done and they’re through with him, and he thinks the exact opposite.


69 posted on 08/03/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Very well said. I would add something that might not at first be obvious but it does tie in with the “class struggle”. That is, the solid middle and upper middle class are populated by a large number of small to medium business owners. The destruction of small to medium business is part and parcel of their plan. The population of small business owners are probably mostly conservative and present a problem of too many loose cannons to the ruling class. Much easier to control a few mega corporations than a bunch of mom and pop operations so they’ll have to go.


70 posted on 08/03/2011 7:51:52 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: Bryanw92

My mistake; you DO get it. ;^)


71 posted on 08/03/2011 7:54:56 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: Gritty

“The people are waking up.”

Not fast enough. We’ve got two to six years to persuade 51% of Americans to make a massive change. A hundred years of progressivism has taken us so far away from natural economic relationships with each other that the difference has become profound.


72 posted on 08/03/2011 7:59:29 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: King_Corey
when 51% of adults DO NOT WORK.....when 50% of workers DO NOT PAY INCOME TAXES.....when 54% of the electorate voted for this nazi.......its a day in America...

for us...I guess we'll keep working....but I'm determined to use bloated tax schemes if I can figure any out for our income...and if it gets unbearable, we'll just quit, live off what we have, and stop feeding the beast...

73 posted on 08/03/2011 9:56:37 PM PDT by cherry
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To: mad_as_he$$

it can’t be shouted out loud enough that the rats controlled the HOUSE and the SENATE in 2006...2 yrs before the meltdown.....


74 posted on 08/03/2011 10:08:33 PM PDT by cherry
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Bryanw92; isthisnickcool; DJ MacWoW; Defiant
I undertand the Cloward/Piven strategy and the Alinsky political game. I'm with you on where they think they are going. But, when I try to put myself in their shoes and picture what will happen when they bring it all down I can't begin to fathom what it means.

If they get to where they are in complete charge of a society that has no industry and no economy and no ambition and no future ...except to maybe violently take it back, what have they gained?

75 posted on 08/03/2011 10:12:10 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The fact is, most elected Republicans, think exactly like Democrats when they are in Washington. And that’s a real problem.


76 posted on 08/03/2011 10:41:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: thestob
his apologists will say it was just a mistake he voted for Obama

You think it wasn't a mistake?

77 posted on 08/03/2011 10:45:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DJ MacWoW

Later


78 posted on 08/03/2011 11:21:15 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: doc
...Same thing happened in 08 with McCain. Lots of folks here went for "It's the best we have" route. After the election, the silence was deafening. First it was how did we lose? Then it went to blame the third party candidates. then it was bash McCain. Then it was Obama stole the election. Truth is, some of all the above. Took awhile for the masses to see the Repubs are as bad as the Dems. Thus the Tea party. Hell, people are even warming up to Ron Paul being right about some issues. Hallaluya, who'd a thunk it?

...Limbaugh and Hannity were shills for Bush and the GOP. That was then. They finally came around. Good! But, they best be careful and not try to say this is what they always believed. If they do, not only are they wrong, they're LIARS!!!

...Don't try it, guys...

79 posted on 08/04/2011 12:18:54 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Looks like Karl was just putting his “partisan spin on it” so I guess we have to “give the devil his due”... what a putz! Karl is the kid who peed the bed and is trying to blame his brother by telling Mom he tried to get him to go to the bathroom! He’s “I told you so” as he marches off the cliff.


80 posted on 08/04/2011 12:25:59 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Baynative
If they get to where they are in complete charge of a society that has no industry and no economy and no ambition and no future ...except to maybe violently take it back, what have they gained?

That's where UN Agenda 21 comes in.

They want to reduce the population of the earth to 150-million people so they can live in a pristine Walden paradise.

They're planning on being among the 150-million.

It's our job to see that it doesn't work out that way.

81 posted on 08/04/2011 5:56:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
I love that chart. I laid it on some 0heads the other day. They tried to shoot holes in it and came up dry. Funny stuff.

Isn't that fun? LOL

82 posted on 08/04/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Baynative

Marxist takeovers are bloody. Those left will be worker bees in government factories. GM comes to mind.............They have to eliminate the private sector. You hear them talking about government creating jobs. You know they don’t......unless they own everything.


83 posted on 08/04/2011 6:10:15 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Gritty

The game must go on for all those in DC. We need to inundate Congress with Tea Party candidates.


84 posted on 08/04/2011 6:11:04 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: DJ MacWoW

Great chart but one problem. there was no surplus during the Clinton years. It is mathematically impossible to have a “surplus” when the National Debt increased every year of his administration, period.

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85 posted on 08/04/2011 6:21:02 AM PDT by smartyaz
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To: smartyaz

I questioned that too but every graph shows that. I figured it meant that our debt wasn’t growing faster than the GDP.


86 posted on 08/04/2011 6:27:40 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: smartyaz

87 posted on 08/04/2011 6:43:27 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: King_Corey
Where is that in the book? That is something I want to highlight in my book for future posts on my facebook page.
88 posted on 08/04/2011 8:16:38 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: painter

Oh man, I don’t really know the answer to that. It was from a list of quotes from Atlas Shrugged.


89 posted on 08/04/2011 8:30:32 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: painter

http://books.google.com/books?id=0gLzGn-LYAQC&lpg=PT456&ots=rhABZ5iKWt&dq=When%20you%20see%20that%20in%20order%20to%20produce%2C%20you%20need%20to%20obtain%20permission%20from%20men%20who%20produce%20nothing&pg=PT456#v=onepage&q=When%20you%20see%20that%20in%20order%20to%20produce,%20you%20need%20to%20obtain%20permission%20from%20men%20who%20produce%20nothing&f=false

Found it....


90 posted on 08/04/2011 8:34:29 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: Baynative
Read this:

The Secret of Socialism.

91 posted on 08/04/2011 9:14:39 AM PDT by Defiant (We are governed by the Oboehner party.)
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To: King_Corey

OK,I think I know where to find it. It’s in Gault’s speech to the nation over the radio.


92 posted on 08/04/2011 9:19:42 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Read the article at the link, very well written.

http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16


93 posted on 08/04/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by smartyaz
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To: smartyaz

I am aware that there was no Clinton surplus. Clinton is not the subject at the moment. Obama and the Dems destroying the economy is.


94 posted on 08/04/2011 1:38:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Baynative

>>If they get to where they are in complete charge of a society that has no industry and no economy and no ambition and no future ...except to maybe violently take it back, what have they gained?

Lower the standard of living for Americans and you can make them work for less. Through “affordability credits” and “welfare reforms”, they can adjust our way of life incrementally to maintain the perfect balance. Eventually, our labor is competitive with other 3rd world nations and our masters gain control of an educated and motivated work force in a continent-sized nation full of resources. With America under their heel, they can dictate terms to the rest of the world. The US becomes a world power again, but without all that pesky individualism and freedom.


95 posted on 08/04/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Bryanw92
"Lower the standard of living for Americans and you can make them work for less. Through “affordability credits” and “welfare reforms”, they can adjust our way of life incrementally to maintain the perfect balance. Eventually, our labor is competitive with other 3rd world nations and our masters gain control of an educated and motivated work force in a continent-sized nation full of resources. With America under their heel, they can dictate terms to the rest of the world. The US becomes a world power again, but without all that pesky individualism and freedom."

I think you condensed it fairly well. I still don't see the point in all the destruction when they are already in power. Where I live people re really hurting and things are falling apart in ways we would never have imagined three years ago.

96 posted on 08/05/2011 7:16:14 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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