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The Silent Majority is About to Explode
Rush ^ | March 21, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/21/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT by Kaslin


RUSH: Here's a story from Fox News. This... See, I have a sense of things in this country. I believe there's a great silent majority. I think you're in it. The silent majority is made up of people who are not represented by the Democrat Party or the mainstream media.

The silent majority are the people who get up and go to work, try to play by the rules, try to do everything right according to their morality and sense of ethics and their sense of right and wrong. They get laughed at and made fun of for it in movies and books and TV shows and songs. They're consistently impugned. They're called old-fashioned, fuddy-duddies, hayseeds, unrealistic, what have you. But they're there, and it's a huge number. My impression, my gut instinct about the silent majority is it's about to explode. It's about had enough. A lot of small, incremental things have happened over 20 or 30 years.

But now with Obama, those small, incremental things becoming bigger and more impactful with each instance. And they carry with them close to a call to action. In the past, those incremental changes or deteriorations in our culture, in society, people said, "Oh, okay. We'll just chalk that up to another sign of deterioration," and you go about your life. Now these things that are happening are giving people in the silent majority great pause and they're saying, this isn't okay. They don't know quite what to do about it, but they are ready to explode, and this next story is the kind of thing that I'm talking about. It's from Fox News. It's about Stony Brook University in New York. And I will just read it to you as it's written, as it's published.

"New York’s Stony Brook University has decided to no longer cancel classes for major Christian and Jewish holidays in an effort to ensure that some religions aren’t given special treatment and to 'afford equal support and equal respect to students and faculty from all faiths.'" So Stony Brook University is no longer going to recognize major Christian and Jewish holidays because it might offend people who aren't Christian or Jewish. "Jewish students would be impacted on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover and Holy Week." No longer are classes gonna be canceled. You observe the holiday, you get no credit for showing up 'cause the classes are going on.

"Christian students would be impacted on Good Friday. The Christmas holiday is protected under a union contract and occurs when classes are traditionally not in session," anyway. So there won't be any change over the Christmas break because that's protected under a union contract. But if the unions didn't have a contract saying they weren't working over those two weeks, then I guess we're to assume here that classes would not be canceled for Christmas, either. "The university had considered allowing faculty to schedule exams on Saturday and Sunday -- a time when many students attend worship services.

"However, that decision was tabled after reaching a compromise with students. 'As a secular university, as a state-funded university our priority must be to maximize instructional opportunities for our students,' said Charles Robbins, vice provost for undergraduate education. 'First and foremost, it's important to note that while I respect everyone's concerns, the reality is it's a relatively small number of people who are upset.'" It's just the Christians and the Jews. He didn't say that. I'm just adding that. I'm illustrating. "[I]t's a relatively small number of people who are upset." I'm saying: Yeah, like it's just the Christians and the Jews.

"Robbins told Fox News the university's decision to stop cancelling classes for Christian and Jewish holidays offers 'equal protection under the regulations to everybody and no one is getting quote, unquote, special treatment.' Robbins, who has a background in social justice, said many religions, including the Muslims and Buddhists have never had their holidays officially recognized by the university," and that isn't right. "'Now all segments of our population will be equally recognized,' he said. 'It really is the American fair thing to do.'"

This is the kind of story that's going to cause an eruption in the silent majority. The silent majority, made up of Christians and Jews alike, are not doing anything to destroy this country -- they're not doing one thing to harm it -- and yet they're sitting around and watching the destruction take place all around 'em. And then they hear that because they are a majority, their very existence makes life unfair for others. So we're gonna take away your holiday and we're gonna take away your tradition. Except for Christmas because the unions have a deal there. "However, Stony Brook University's 24,100 undergraduate and graduate students are not as religiously diverse as the vice provost said.

"According to a report in The Jewish Week, 26% consider themselves Roman Catholic, 24% consider themselves other Christian, 8% are Muslim, 5% are Jewish, and 5% are Hindu. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told Fox News that the university's board of trustees should conduct an investigation into the matter. 'The goal here is radical secularism being shoved down the throats of the people at Stony Brook,' he said." That's right, and it's coming from some of these "social justice" guys. So once and again, it's an attack on the people who make the country work. It's an attack on the traditions and institutions which have defined the greatness of this country.

It's an attack on people who aren't doing anything. These people are not destroying the country. They're not taking steps to pervert the culture. So call it what you want: Political correctness, censorship, fear, superiority, arrogance, what have you. Here you have a liberal who has majored in "social justice studies" mandating that classes will no longer be canceled for Christian and Jewish holidays 'cause it just isn't fair to the others. "A number of faculty and students are outraged over the decision." I should add that. "'You really have to choose between my faith and my school work and I don't want to be put in that position,' Aaron Gershoff told CBS News."

Well, they just put you in that position.


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To: PeteB570

Obama should be thanking Romney voters who were stupid to follow the script laid out by the leftists a year ago. Liberal Romney was the designated loser because his record is so awful, he is a flip flopper on every issue, he is a total fraud.

The GOP voters played right into their hands.

41 posted on 03/21/2012 3:15:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I’ll write in Palin if Mittens gets the pubby nod. Mittens v. 0bummer is pretty much the end. If we’ve sunk that low, we might as well get to fighting so we can concentrate on getting back on track. Time to push the reset button.

42 posted on 03/21/2012 3:16:05 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: RoadGumby; GeronL
I will be voting. IF Romney is nominee, I will ONLY vote down ticket for Reps/Sen/State offices.

If it's Romney vs Obama (God forbid), I'd ALSO cast a vote for someone obscure in the Presidential election. If if comes to that, I hope you will do the same -- so that your vote is is numbered and calculated in figuring the percentage of vote the eventual winner, Romney or Obama.

It's important to note when a candidate wins with, say, 41 percent of the total vote, as opposed to 50 percent. Those who deplore both Romney and Obama but who don't vote, even for an obscure Pat Paulson candidate (is Christopher Walken running again? I'd vote for him!), would contribute to making the winner look "stronger" in terms of percentage of votes. That's important. Clinton had only 42 percent of the vote, and look what happened to his Congress.

With Romney, good, moral people would find themselves voting for a person who has been the agent of government-forced immorality that Americans are sick of, such as requiring taxpayers to fund minor operations such as $50 abortions on demand, and such as issuing a Governor's proclamation "celebrating" Gay Youth Pride and endorsing a homosexual group whose "outreach" extends to middle schools -- 12-year-olds.

Good faithful Americans would reluctantly but fearfully vote for a politician they know has used his office to promote moral depravity that, left to its own, would wither post-haste if government and its activist judges weren't protecting it by punishing those who want to reject it in their midst so they can live morally.

Romney has demonstrated contempt for simple Christian morality by using GOVERNMENT to enforce its own "morality" -- that it's somehow immoral to reject and shun open homosexuality in our lives, our workplaces, our schools, our businesses, our military. That it's somehow immoral to deny a poor, desperate young woman an abortion that costs less than a minor cosmetic procedure.

Evil begets evil. Romney is worse than Obama because the people voting for him should know better. The way I see it, God comes before country, and if being "sensible" requires voting for evil, then I'll remember Who we really have to answer to. People would vote for that, and then have the gall to ask Him to bless America?

Frankly, I think God would look more kindly on a nation that braved the consequences and refused to vote for evil, and if Obama won, I believe God would come to our aid in His way. If we elected Romney with our eyes wide open like they are ...

I think God might have an issue with that.

If, God forbid (and I pray daily that God vanquishes Romney and Obama) Romney won, I will at least have cast a vote such that whatever percentage of American voters supposedly "supported" him, was as tiny as possible. I hope all of us who reject Romney do the same.

Godspeed Newt Gingrich.

43 posted on 03/21/2012 3:16:12 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: GeronL

“I am NOT a Republican. I will vote for a conservative whatever the party.”


44 posted on 03/21/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: oldbill

Since Romney is way the H to the left of the middle, moving to the middle might help him because he would be moving to the right.

45 posted on 03/21/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: McGruff

The silent majority is stockpiling for the future.

46 posted on 03/21/2012 3:41:54 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: oldbill

Please! Please! please! A very big shout out to the conservative party and to the constitution party, Don’t even ask her just put Sarah Palin on the ballot for your party. That would greatly increase turnout, decrease Romney’s vote count and make the Democrat’s vote fraud more difficult. Considering the strength of those currently running, Palin should be a shoe in.

47 posted on 03/21/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Kaslin
Now these things that are happening are giving people in the silent majority great pause and they're saying, this isn't okay. They don't know quite what to do about it, but they are ready to explode, and this next story is the kind of thing that I'm talking about. It's from Fox News. It's about Stony Brook University in New York.

I rarely disagree with Rush, but this is one of those times. I DO NOT see ANY passion for freedom, for liberty, for the Constitution or for the sacrifices of our ancestors.

What I continually encounter, including here at FR, is people who could care less about freedom as long as they don't miss the current episode of American Idol or Survivor. I hope that Rush will prove me wrong but, so far, I'm not seeing it!

48 posted on 03/21/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: GeronL

I agree 100 percent. That is why I will soon be a member of the Constitution Party.

49 posted on 03/21/2012 4:17:41 PM PDT by oac1947
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To: Kaslin

“This is the kind of story that’s going to cause an eruption in the silent majority.”

Only if they find out about it. You can count on the MSM to keep it out of print.

50 posted on 03/21/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: DuncanWaring
There's no reason you can't vote for someone for president - there's always "third party" or write-in.

you can also piss into the wind, though that usually takes care of one problem whle creating another...

I'd prefer a strong conservative ended up being the repub nominee, but in all honesty, I want anyone other than Obama to win. I also think that anyone who pisses away their vote as part of some kind of holier than thou protest vote is an idiot.

The fact of the matter is that we need to accmoplish the following priorities:

1 - Maintan control of the House. This is the last line of defense. No matter what else happens, having conservatives in control of the House is critical. They need to be ready to lose their next election to stand up for what is good for our nation if Obama wins in 2012. They are the ones that have to hold the line no matter what.

2 - Win control of the Senate. With the House held and the Senate in repbulican hands the debates can be set. 60 votes would be great, but having an R in place of Harry regardless of their rules is a win. It also gives conservatives a way to put their ideas out even if the dems in the Senate block.

3 - Win the WHite House. Even with a slim majority in the Senate, or no majority, and maintaining a majorityin the House, holding the White House creates will create options. They might not all be easy, but at least we will have options.

When you think about voting third party or writing in, make sure you DVR Obama's victory speech. I have no clue in the world how that would make a conservative feel like they accomplished something...

Take care.

51 posted on 03/21/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by !1776!
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To: Kaslin

The bipartisan, socialist political class is deluded. That’s good.

52 posted on 03/21/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: !1776!
you can also piss into the wind, though that usually takes care of one problem whle creating another...

I'm done voting for "the lesser of two evils".

I'm not going to vote for someone driving us towards the cliff at 80 mph just because the other guy is driving us towards the cliff at 100 mph.

53 posted on 03/23/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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