Skip to comments.WHY RUSH IS DISGRUNTLED (Bush is advancing the Democrats most liberal agenda )
Posted on 05/13/2002 3:12:19 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
On Monday's show, the Doctor of Democracy made a sad diagnosis: "If the Reagan Revolution is not dead, then it's dying." If there was a model that the Bush administration used in establishing itself, it was the Reagan presidency. But now Bush is advancing the Democrats' most liberal agenda items - something particularly frustrating at a time when Bush's popularity would make it easy for him to recruit new conservatives.
Many of you have been critical of Rush's reactions to Bush's actions on spending over the recent months, and we took more calls of this sort on Monday - people who'd convinced themselves that the farm bill made sense or that Bush had some grand strategery at play. Now, Rush could throw his beliefs out the window for a day or two and say things that you might want to hear - like when he endorsed Clinton back in 1992 - but that's not what he does.
Rush can only give you his honest reaction, even when he doesn't like those reactions. That's honesty, folks, and it goes to disprove a key criticism many of the nation's liberals have made of Rush over the years. They've said that Rush is a party hack, and that he'd support the Republican Party no matter what they did. They charged that the EIB Network was simply a tool, that we were in daily contact with the powers that be to get marching orders. Well, that has pretty much been dispelled here: Rush is disgruntled.
So what type of pork is in the farm bill?
I don't like it either, but I know why it happened: There are only four or five states where the Senate seat is realistically in play this year. Three of those states are Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. That's all you really need to know about why this bill was passed and signed into law. Everything else is window dressing.
I listened to Rush, for a bit today, and what he didn't post, is that he BACKED DOWN , several times today, and told two callers, that they were right and he hadn't thought about what they had said ; not at all. They were standing up for the president, and giving Rush a real run for his money.
Rush's Bush bashing, is all shtick; lots of sound and fury, signofying less than nothing. He's evidently getting LOTS of complaining E-mails, nasty calls, and is realizing that this isn't a winning gambit.
Farm subsidies have been around for many, many, MANY decades. Reagan signed them; GHWB didn't, and the farmers went ballistic on him. President Bush knows this; unlike many FREEPERS.
I started listenong to Rush in 1989. He NEVER railed against that President Bush daily, nor even remotely, the way he is doing to this one.
I did not see any of those things mentioned here.
So when is W going to spend some of this political capital that he's amassed? It won't do him much good 9 years into his administration.
GWB killed the Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming, for one. GWB pulled the U.S. out of the CCCP-U.S. ABM Treaty, for another (something Reagan never did, btw).
GWB backed and got our National Missile Defense program funded.
GWB Killed the International Criminal Court.
GWB repealed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off electricity production in California and causing electricity rates to spike.
GWB repealed OSHA's new ergonomic regulations that were about to put every home-based business in America out of commission.
GWB appointed Ashcroft and Ted Olsen, who just wrote to the Supreme Court that the 2nd Amendment is an INDIVIDUAL right, not the "collective right" that liberals have maintained for decades.
GWB signed the bill into law that gives pilots the right to arm themselves with firearms, a pleasant pro-gun victory on a national level.
GWB killed the Left-Wing ABA's role in vetting federal judges for Congress (again, something so Conservative that even Reagan himself wouldn't do).
GWB instituted the first top-down review of our military in years, which concluded (prior to 9/11), that asymmetric attacks were our biggest future threat.
GWB killed the $11 Billion Crusader artillery boondoggle.
GWB killed federal funding of foreign "family planning" activities.
GWB ordered the Justice Department to finally enforce the SCOTUS Beck decision, giving union workers the right to recover any of their union dues that are used for political purposes with which they disagree.
And Rush? Rush Limbaugh said that Hillary Clinton wouldn't run for the Senate.
Well, Southack said that she would, and Southack was RIGHT about that, not Rush.
Rush seems to think that killing the Kyoto Treaty is somehow "advancing the Democrats' most liberal agenda" (Rush's words, not mine).
Nonsense. Killing Kytoto would NOT have been done by a liberal, and certainly NOT by Mr. Earth in the Balance Gore.
Gore wasn't going to pull the U.S. out of the Soviet-U.S. ABM treaty, either.
Perhaps Rush has forgotten what a liberal looks like, but Southack knows that liberals like the ABA vetting federal judges for Congress and passing CO2 regulations for electricity power plants, both things that President Bush has killed in little more than a year in office.
Hey Rush, what's your new prediction about Hillary? Care to match it up against mine?
I didn't think so...
Really? CAre to try to NAME more things that Rush has done than I named for Bush in post #18?
I didn't think so...