Skip to comments.Are We Stupid Enough to Reelect Obama?
Posted on 02/02/2012 12:44:53 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Pete, South Hold, New York, glad you waited, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush how you doing? I love you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very good. Thank you very much.
CALLER: You're the only thing that keeps me sane, but after 25 years of watching politics, listening to you, I'm giving up. I've come to the realization that people aren't misinformed or ill-informed. They're just plain stupid.
CALLER: Obama's got 48% approval rating. Who are these people? What planet do they live on?
RUSH: That happens to correspond to the number of households that are receiving a government check of some kind.
CALLER: Well, it's just too much to overcome, Rush. I have ten good years left, I can't put up with the aggravation. I talk to these people every day. They give me every reason in the world why they support this clown in the White House.
RUSH: Let me give you two words. New Zealand.
RUSH: I know what you mean. I know exactly what you mean. Take any person in this country who's totally absorbed in pop culture. The big thing in their life is watching Entertainment Tonight. They vote. If they vote, we're screwed. You know damn well they haven't the slightest idea what's going on. But that's always been the case. There's nothing new about it, Pete. The number of people who are clueless, uninvolved, no interest whatsoever, they've always had a sizeable percentage of the American population that qualify for that characterization. You're just older than most and you're far more informed than most, and you're saying, "How come other people can't see it?" And you're singing my tune.
CALLER: It's gonna take 150 years to turn that attitude around, Rush. I just haven't got the time.
RUSH: Well, if you've only got ten years left it's not your problem.
RUSH: I'll work on it. Look... (sigh) It's dire, this health care bill. And I want to tell you again: If this guy with his 42% approval rating, with his unpopularity issue to issue -- you look at Obama issues and look at how they poll -- if this guy gets reelected? Katie, bar the door! When there's no accountability, when there's not another election to win, it isn't gonna matter. The next four years is where Obama is gonna be totally devoted to fully implementing the agenda he's been trying to hide in large part these three years. It's going to be earth-shattering, and the next four years is when where you wish were happening now is going to happen. The next four years, if he gets reelected, is when people are gonna say, "Oh, my God, what have we done?"
You think it should be happening now. Wait 'til the next four years if he gets reelected. That's when it's going to happen. Because nobody is going to be untouched by this. Everybody is gonna be made poorer. Everybody is going to lose a significant amount of liberty, just in Obamacare alone. Everybody is going to see the elementary basics of life shoot up in price: Food, gasoline, whatever. It's going to skyrocket, and that's when people are going to say, "Oh, my God, what happened?" At a certain point in time in the future, there isn't going to enough money in the hands of other people to tax it and redistribute it. They will be bled dry. The Golden Goose won't exist.
If this guy gets four more years, there's nothing stopping him. The fact that he won't have to get reelected. There won't be any games of extending the Bush tax cuts, for, for example. There won't be any health care waivers. There won't be any delaying the onslaught of the massive increase in the size, reach, and scope of government. There's a reason Obamacare doesn't fully implement 'til 2014. If it fully implemented by now, no Democrat would be reelected in November. That's why this is important. That's why so many people are pulling their hair out over the Republican primary and demanding -- hoping, praying -- for a genuine conservative. That's why people are willing to overlook some of the baggage, because the people that do get it, Pete, like you, understand what's at stake here.
People that don't yet understand it, 'cause they're too clueless, in a fog, wandering around... I know what you're wondering: How can people get up every day and be happy? How can people get up every day and laugh with what's happening in the country. I know. You turn on your television and you watch a sporting event or you watch a television show, whatever it is, and you wonder: "How come these people don't get it? How can these people not understand what's going on?" You expect there to be, expressed by everybody, an awareness that we are in trouble. And when you don't see it, you scratch your head and ask, "What are these dummkopfs not seeing?" I know exactly how you feel. It's what we're trying to change here.
We're all in the same boat together at the same time. In 2013, no more nice Obama. Another thing about the airlines. I left something out that's very important and I shoulda sent it. This is on top of the list in terms of reasons. The unfunded pension plans that they are responsible for, they're talking $10 billion to $50 billion in underfunded pensions, if you look industry-wide. I'll guarantee you... I can't say this conclusively without looking it up and confirming it. But my wild guess would be that of the airlines year-to-year that do well, they're either not union, or a very small percentage of the workforce is union. And the airlines that are in huge, big trouble owe money years and years and years in the future to retired employees who aren't going to be productive. And it's choking 'em. That would be probably at the top of the list, to answer the question.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.
- George Washington
There are plenty of slugs out there who would sell themselves for a few magic beans.
I heard Rush say this today and it really got me fired up. This country IS stupid enough to vote the Marxist clown in again. Nothing too severe has really happened to most of us. There’s been job losses etc but they’ve done a nice job of keeping people complacent and unknowing. If he gets a 2nd go round, we’re doomed. He will pull out all the stops.
To the title: YES.
Count on it.
It helps the DemonRAT cause that the only two Rethuglicans that have any chance of getting the nomination are losers from the get-go.
Neither of them has a chance at beating 0bama0.
The LibTurds are stupid enough to vote for him.
If Obama is re-elected, I don’t think it will be because of stupidity but moral corruption. I would not be a bit surprised if he is re-elected.
I heard this. I feel like Pete. Half the country is stupid. And lazy.
Rush is just conditioning us to accept Mitt if he is the nominee. Rush is a convenient Conservative, like DeMint.
With Mitt as the nominee Obama will win easily.
Why would people vote for a Socialist who lies and pretends to be Conservative (that would be Mitt). They would rather vote for someone who never lie about being Conservative.
Mitt and his supporters in the MSM and GOP-e are beyond loathsome.
No, the real question is are we stupid enough to be manipulated into voting for the Liberal Mitt Romney being propped up by the GOP-E or will we have the courage of our convictions and say no more!
Will we be manipulated into the false choice of voting for Mitt “Liberal” Romney by the boogeyman Obama or will we hold the GOP-E’s feet to the fire?
If Obama is re-elected we’re twice as stupid as the first time in 2008.
Did “we” get any smarter over the past 3 years? Doubtful.
First time for everything, though!
Argentinians reelected Peron over and over. Ya think we’re better than them?
What do you base that Rush nonsense on? I’ve been listening to him for 12 years and that sounds a little tin foil to me.
As it is now, 48% of the people in this country receive one form of government assistance/check or another....what’s so hard to understand about leeches supporting a tyrant willing to give them something for nothing?
He can maintain until the golden goose stops laying. I stopped laying when I retired last month. More and more will continue to do so.
You are full of it.