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WHY RUSH IS DISGRUNTLED (Bush is advancing the Democrats most liberal agenda )
Rush Limbaugh ^ | 5/13/2002 | rushlimbaugh

Posted on 05/13/2002 3:12:19 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

WHY RUSH IS DISGRUNTLED

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.


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Well there you have it. Rush and his reason for being upset with the President.
1 posted on 05/13/2002 3:12:19 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
I'm upset at him too. The the farm bill is a damn joke. Paying people NOT to raise crops is nonsense.
2 posted on 05/13/2002 3:16:11 PM PDT by jbstrick
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To: TLBSHOW
Rush talking about Rush sounds like Rush likes Rush too much.
3 posted on 05/13/2002 3:16:51 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: TLBSHOW
...farm bill...

So what type of pork is in the farm bill?
oink oink!

4 posted on 05/13/2002 3:21:06 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: jbstrick
I'm upset at him too. The the farm bill is a damn joke. Paying people NOT to raise crops is nonsense.

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.

5 posted on 05/13/2002 3:22:54 PM PDT by Brandon
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To: nunya bidness
Rush is a true conservative. Bush thinks like a conservative, but he is governing less like one as time goes by.
6 posted on 05/13/2002 3:23:05 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: all
That farm bill is a HUGE government-expansion bill, and was that ALL Rush could say? Do you think Rush would have cranked up the afterburners if it were Klintoon that had signed that "bloat the government" bill into law?

Living in Texas, I voted for "W" in his 1st bid for governor. After that, I had seen too many things that convinced me "W" was no "C" (as in conservative)... In the 2000 presidential, I voted for Howard Phillips.
7 posted on 05/13/2002 3:23:56 PM PDT by ricer1
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To: nunya bidness
Right ! We agree on something. LOL

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.

8 posted on 05/13/2002 3:25:45 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: TLBSHOW
The title of this thread is misleading. I expected to see ana rticle stating that Bush as in favor of abortion, raising taxes, taking your guns away or expanding welfare.

I did not see any of those things mentioned here.

9 posted on 05/13/2002 3:26:23 PM PDT by finnman69
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To: jbstrick
Wait a minute! I heard on Fox News that the Republican leadership's concern was that the farm bill would lead to over-production. Now, which is it?
10 posted on 05/13/2002 3:26:38 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: TLBSHOW
The thing that amazes me is how conservative Republicans resemble that pledge in Animal House. Every time the country club establishment backhands them they come back and say, "Thank you, may I have another?"
11 posted on 05/13/2002 3:27:20 PM PDT by seanc623
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To: nopardons
I have a recollection of Rush supporting Buchannon in the '92 primary.
12 posted on 05/13/2002 3:27:36 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: TLBSHOW
he thinks he's Karl Rove
13 posted on 05/13/2002 3:28:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: TLBSHOW
Dubya pulled us out of Kyoto and the ICC. That's worth the price of admission right there.
14 posted on 05/13/2002 3:28:14 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: TLBSHOW
[This is] particularly frustrating at a time when Bush's popularity would make it easy for him to recruit new conservatives.

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.

15 posted on 05/13/2002 3:30:50 PM PDT by Redcloak
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To: nunya bidness
Rush has done far more for conservatives than GW has done.
16 posted on 05/13/2002 3:31:48 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: Tribune7
Dubya pulled us out of Kyoto and the ICC. That's worth the price of admission right there.

Does this mean you won't moan when April 15, 2003 rolls around?
17 posted on 05/13/2002 3:31:48 PM PDT by ricer1
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To: TLBSHOW
"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..."

Nonsense.

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...

18 posted on 05/13/2002 3:32:12 PM PDT by Southack
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To: ricer1
I applaud you for having the courage of your convictions to vote for who you really believed in. I also admire Howard Phillips though I'm a Libertarian and vote a straight Libertarian ticket.
19 posted on 05/13/2002 3:32:34 PM PDT by seanc623
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To: RAT Patrol
"Rush has done far more for conservatives than GW has done."

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...

20 posted on 05/13/2002 3:33:24 PM PDT by Southack
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To: nopardons
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've stopped listening to Rush because of all his Bush=bashing. Forget the honesty business, Rush is up to something. Either he is trying to get a gig on CNN or he hears O'Reilly barking at his heels.

It's just entertainment, folks, but keep on bashing Bush and we'll have a Clinton back in the White House soon.

21 posted on 05/13/2002 3:33:31 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: Southack
GWB Killed the International Criminal Court. Hardly... it takes more than just one nation's vote to kill the ICC, and at last count, there was a net of 65 countries voting for it, right? Hardly a "kill", don't you think?
22 posted on 05/13/2002 3:35:13 PM PDT by ricer1
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To: TLBSHOW
"They've said that Rush is a party hack, and that he'd support the Republican Party no matter what they did. "

Well Rush won't support the Republican Party if they disagree with Bibi. You see Rush is a neo-con, big time.

Republicans are for tax cuts first and will never criticize Bush.
Neo-cons are for Israel first and will never criticize Bibi.
Conservatives for for American first and will criticize both Republicans and Bibi.

23 posted on 05/13/2002 3:36:32 PM PDT by ex-snook
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To: ricer1
The U.S. is the world's sole superpower. Without us, a treaty isn't worth its own paper.
24 posted on 05/13/2002 3:37:14 PM PDT by Southack
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To: gramho12
I've stopped listening to Rush because of all his Bush=bashing.

I don't mind a bit of bashing, but when Rush went on for about three straight weeks acting like a paid Sharon/Bibi shill, I couldn't believe it.
25 posted on 05/13/2002 3:37:15 PM PDT by wheezer
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To: ricer1
Does this mean you won't moan when April 15, 2003 rolls around?

The better question is: will I blame Bush? The answer is no. If we had a GOP-controlled Senate, it might be different.

26 posted on 05/13/2002 3:37:58 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7
Dubya pulled us out of Kyoto and the ICC. That's worth the price of admission right there.

He also said "no" to cloning, stopped funding for international abortion clinics, is in the process of stopping funding for sex-education, to name just a couple of additional life-or-death issues.

I know one family who is about to lose a large farm because of death taxes. I need to read up on this farm bill, but if it keeps food-producing land in the hands of private property owners instead of defaulting to the government, I'm for it.

27 posted on 05/13/2002 3:39:04 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: jbstrick
I'm upset at him too. The the farm bill is a damn joke. Paying people NOT to raise crops is nonsense.

Maybe they can get some libertarian Sheriff and grow poppies and pot instead. We are letting the Afghans do it these days for geopolitical purposes, why can't we do the same??? Better export it than import it after all.

28 posted on 05/13/2002 3:39:09 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Southack
I will say this, you DO have a nice profile page... especially the 'skin' shots.
29 posted on 05/13/2002 3:39:54 PM PDT by ricer1
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
He also said "no" to cloning, stopped funding for international abortion clinics, is in the process of stopping funding for sex-education, to name just a couple of additional life-or-death issues.

Great points.

30 posted on 05/13/2002 3:40:25 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: wheezer
I don't mind level-headed criticism, but like you said, he went on and on... Nothing ever good to say. Now he is saying how solid Bush is, etc., trying to appease the Bush-supporters I assume.
31 posted on 05/13/2002 3:41:28 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: Southack
The things I said in the audio clips below were not easy to say - but then, nobody ever said it would be easy to stick to your principles. So here goes: The Reagan Revolution appears to be dead, folks. The run on the U.S. Treasury is now beyond dispute - anybody is free to grab whatever they want. Maybe this does eliminate issues on which the Democrats can run, but it also puts a dagger in the throat of limited government.

The farm bill was signed. Now we move on to prescription drugs, and then we'll move on to taking more money from one group of taxpayers to buy votes from another group. The days of Reagan dropping that giant federal budget on the podium during the State of the Union, and using it as a prop for intruding on your freedoms, are gone. The Christian Science Monitor has a story about the first George Bush's influence on his son, and about the disappointment among conservatives over all this spending.

Bush could create an army of supporters who would do whatever they could to recruit more and more supporters, and the Democrats couldn't hope to beat him. We'd be looking at picking up a handful of seats in the Senate, instead of reading that Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) thinks that only a single seat will change hands - and not necessarily for us. Dr. Frist lashed out at Tom Daschle, who he said has become a rallying flag that symbolizes obstructionism of this president's vision of America. Imagine if Bush mounted this kind of offensive.

We have nothing to show for the prosperity of the '90s - except bigger, more intrusive government. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, lists the goodies that the White House has doled out. But Karl Rove (whose expanding role is causing some in the White House to "grumble" according to the New York Times) doesn't buy this criticism from conservatives - maybe he's in that camp that figures the base won't go anywhere else.

Folks, we have a man in the White House who has developed a huge bond of loyalty with the people. He has them in the palm of his hand, yet never uses them. He's never dishonest. He has an opportunity that doesn't come along very often - an opportunity to expand the number of people who believe as he does. Instead, we're giving in on things like the farm bill, and people on our own side, like Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), are criticizing Bush over immigration policies.

We have an obligation to pass this nation on to our children with the same opportunities and freedom we enjoy. I don't care what tax rates the rest of the world pays - taking this money away and raising taxes reduces our freedom. Our government wasn't built to make us all wards of the state. That just doesn't work, yet it's what we're getting. If we can't cut taxes and limit spending now, when can we?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_051302/content/stack_b.guest.html

32 posted on 05/13/2002 3:42:40 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Tribune7
I have a recollection of Rush supporting Buchannon in the '92 primary.

HOT DAMN!!! Somebody else remembers that TOO!!! lol...

33 posted on 05/13/2002 3:42:42 PM PDT by RCW2001
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To: seanc623
I applaud you for having the courage of your convictions to vote for who you really believed in. I also admire Howard Phillips though I'm a Libertarian and vote a straight Libertarian ticket.

Thanks, Seanc623. I may get unconfortable enough to change parties one of these years... With the pace of my dissappointments, the wait may not be all that long.
34 posted on 05/13/2002 3:44:04 PM PDT by ricer1
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To: Southack; Miss Marple; Howlin; PhiKapMom
South.... thanks for the listing.... well done. MaybeRush is still smarting because he hasn't gotten his Lincoln Bedroom sleepover invitation like he got from X41. Or maybe there is something the Rangers did to the Royals that messed in his post toasties....
35 posted on 05/13/2002 3:44:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: gramho12
..trying to appease the Bush-supporters I assume.

I'd have to bet he got a lot of "is your president named Bush or Sharon" emails....lots and lots of `em.
36 posted on 05/13/2002 3:45:14 PM PDT by wheezer
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To: nopardons
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.

Well, even under Slick Willie, we managed to start cutting farm subsidies (1996 Freedom to Farm) and Dubya has just completely reversed that trend, started by a Democrat. But I guess the idea of limited government gets thrown out when, as you say, "the farmers went ballistic on him".

37 posted on 05/13/2002 3:45:23 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: RCW2001
And looked what happened - we got Clinton who got what, 39% of the vote? That was a real win for conservatism. Yep, keep up that Bush-bashing, Rush, and maybe we can get another morally bankrupt person in there.
38 posted on 05/13/2002 3:48:50 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: deport

Bush is, "there as a president not of just the conservatives and Republicans, but the idiots alike."

Folks sometimes it's not easy to be Rush. It's always fun, but it's never easy. Take some of the callers to Monday's program. First there was Patrick from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He scolded Rush for his criticism of President Bush, saying that Bush is, "there as a president not of just the conservatives and Republicans, but the idiots alike."

Imagine being someone with Rush's giant, fertile brain, and being told that you should accept the agenda of the Idiot-American lobby. Patrick set off an avalanche of calls on the farm bill in which Rush pretended to play the Idiot-American. When David in Hopkinsville, Kentucky called to demand Rush, "get off President Bush's back about the farm bill" because "It's not welfare. It's farmers." Rush "agreed," thrilling Dave.

See how seductive liberalism can be? All you have to do is feel! You don't have to be consistent or stick to your morals. If it feels good to say farmers should get money from other taxpayers, you just say it should be so! Next up, Rush talked to John in Clayton, Indiana. Like so many callers lately, he had concocted an elaborate Bush strategery by which all this spending somehow, someday will lead to smaller government. Although he had no evidence of this happening, John was sure it would.

Advocating the Wel-farm bill required Rush to tie his entire brain behind his back instead of his usual half, so it wasn't long before he just couldn't take it anymore. History has proven that price controls and subsidies don't work, yet apparently we must listen to Idiot-Americans who don't care about facts. George W. Bush is president of them, too, so he has to listen to them - even though he's smarter and more educated than them, and even if he could bring them over to the right way of thinking in two seconds.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_051302/content/fruited.guest.html

39 posted on 05/13/2002 3:49:40 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: ricer1
Your point about what Limbaugh would have done to Clinton if he'd signed the exact same bill is well made. It illustrates vividly the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. Conservative talk radio is really about attacking the personalities of the Democrats not the politics since they would have to do the same to many Republicans if they were philosophically consistent.
40 posted on 05/13/2002 3:50:16 PM PDT by seanc623
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To: TLBSHOW
You know, I'm starting to like Rush again. Sounds like he finally woke up. I may start listening to him again now that he's not just a shill for the Republicans.
41 posted on 05/13/2002 3:50:25 PM PDT by Spiff
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To: TLBSHOW
as long as it is YOUR gang who steals your liberty, while occasionally throwing you a bone to pacify, its a-ok.
42 posted on 05/13/2002 3:51:54 PM PDT by galt-jw
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To: Brandon
Not only that, but the farm bill is probably unenforceable. What are they going to do if farmers keep growing corn? Send the DEA as was done against kulaks in the Soviet Union? I'd like to see that. After all, they could grow it for fuel too. I think Bush knows that and simply is signing a bill to pre-fix the prices of crops in the market officialy so that prices do not go too low and strategic farming stays alive. Unfortunately there are better methods such as taxing crop and food imports instead or forcing other nations from whom we buy goods lately to buy our crops. However it is hard to do. Even Japan's expensive rice production is heavily subsidised by the Japanese government and the Japanese do not buy US rice because they claim it does not taste good or some other nationalist protectionist bull.

I think what is going to happen is that farmers will get subsidised one way and will sell crops anyway the other way via the internet. It really is irrational policy, but when we see how foreign farmers are being protected by their own nations, you start to think about it. It does tend to the communist regimes of Africa that would buy Chinese rice to "feed" their people at a price 3 times higher than the price that local production could afford, hence leading to peasant virtual strikes on crop growing and famines there. I do not think it will be that bad in the US, but we sure are toying stupidly with deals and police actions like these that any wacko Democrat like Ms. Clinton or Butch Reno would happily use to torture a few gun owners in North Dacota. These people should be careful to see that deals like these with Bush are OK but have their consequences in the future if Dems are elected!!!

43 posted on 05/13/2002 3:52:46 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: TLBSHOW
Why Democrats should draft George W. Bush in 2004

The surest way to bust this economy is to increase the role and the size of the federal government."
George W. Bush - Source: Presidential debate, Boston MA Oct 3, 2000.

Gore offers an old and tired approach. He offers a new federal spending program to nearly every voting bloc. He expands entitlements, without reforms to sustain them. 285 new or expanded programs, and $2 trillion more in new spending. Spending without discipline, spending without priorities, and spending without an end. Al Gore’s massive spending would mean slower growth and higher taxes. And it could mean an end to this nation’s prosperity."
George W. Bush Source: Speech in Minneapolis, Minnesota Nov 1, 2000.

"People need more money in their pocket, as far as I’m concerned."
George W. Bush - The Tampa (FL) Tribune Oct 26, 2000.

"I think the economy has grown really in spite of government. This is an incredible period of time when productivity has been enhanced, not because of any great initiative of government, but because of the ability for entrepreneurs to stake a new claim."
George W. Bush - Source: Ronald Brownstein, LA Times Aug 13, 2000

I was deeply concerned about the drift toward a more powerful federal government. I was particularly outraged by two pieces of legislation, the Natural Gas Policy Act and the Fuel Use Act. It seemed to me that elite central planners were determining the course of our nation. Allowing the government to dictate the price of natural gas was a move toward European-style socialism. If the federal government was going to take over the natural gas business, what would it set its sights on next?"
George W. Bush - Source: “A Charge to Keep”, p.172-173 Dec 9, 1999

Un El día En El la vida de Jorge W. La arbusto

"Immigration is not a problem to be solved, it is the sign of a successful nation."
George W. Bush - Source: Speech in Washington, D.C. Jun 26, 2000.

"In September of last year, I welcomed my good friend, the President of Mexico, to the White House. Standing together on the South Lawn, President Fox and I spoke of building a hemisphere of freedom and prosperity and progress."


Foolin' them is easy isn't it? Heck yes.

A UNICEF-funded book being passed out at the United Nations Child Summit encourages children to engage in sexual activities with other minors and with homosexuals and animals


Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick, not once, but twice

"That’s why I’m for instant background checks at gun shows. I’m for trigger locks."
George W. Bush - Source: St. Louis debate Oct 17, 2000

44 posted on 05/13/2002 3:52:51 PM PDT by Uncle Bill
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To: Southack
GWB killed the Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming, for one.

It ain't dead yet.

GWB Killed the International Criminal Court.

That isn't even close to dead. It's alive and will haunt us.

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.

Ashcroft has been a big dissapointment. And why do they NOT want a SCOTUS ruling, instead of just a policy statement that is as easily changed as a crusty pant suit?

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.

Where is the implementation of this law? His hacks have not followed through.

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).

Maybe, but where is his support for his nominees?

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.

Yet he leaves in place all of the sinkmaster's deployments and covers up his criminality.

GWB killed the $11 Billion Crusader artillery boondoggle.

A lot of conservatives favor the system.

GWB killed federal funding of foreign "family planning" activities.

Again, ain't dead yet.

Rush's points are quite valid. Advancing the agenda of the national socialists isn't exactly moving the country in a conservative direction. He has played cuddle pony with the demoscum far too much for me.

45 posted on 05/13/2002 3:54:06 PM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: RAT Patrol
Rush has done far more for conservatives than GW has done.

No, actually Rush has used far more conservatives than GW Bush.

Truthfully, I wish I were 1/10 as talented as Rush: he's got a loyal cadre of 1 million Dittoheads who subscribe to the Limbaugh Letter and his ever-lovin Rushcam. His annual cash flow from his loyal Dittoheads has to be at least $20 million per year, on top of what he makes for his radio show. Am I a tad envious? Who wouldn't be! But I will never begrudge him his success.

I used to be a Dittohead, and I was a subscriber to his monthly screed up until last year. Thanks to FreeRepublic, I like to think that I've graduated from Limbaugh.

I recall all of those times when Rush would take the time to remind everybody that, first and foremost, he was an entertainer. He has long since crossed the line into focusing on serious political commentary. Now that he has crossed that Rubicon, he won't be able to nimbly jump back and proclaim that he is just an entertainer.

Rush was much more fun to listen to in the early days, with his various updates. Yes, I was right there with him in the 92 primaries as Buchanan was tweaking 41. Little did we know that Buchanan gave us the playbook that the Klintoon gang would later use to win the election. But all was well, once Rush was invited to spend a night in the Lincoln Bedroom. Is Rush giving into a small amount of pique because he hasn't been invited back yet?

Now, on the few occasions that I am able to listen to Rush, I get a dose of golf, tips on raising children (from one who's never been a parent), and now bitching and moaning because Dubya isn't doing everything Rush wants him to.

Sorry, Rush...you just aren't as entertaining as you used to be. I never listened to you solely for your commentary. At least Bush gave me a muffler last year...

46 posted on 05/13/2002 3:54:47 PM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: Southack
Thank You!, My opinion of Rush Limbaugh is that he is a showman, (PERIOD) Why don't Rush Limbaugh wattle his fat ass down and put himself on the ballot if he thinks he has all the answers. HE won't though, because he would have to present a income disclosure. And right now he is raking in the Liberal bucks just like Laryy Klayman is.
47 posted on 05/13/2002 3:55:46 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Night Hides Not
Oh my...You did so much better than I did :-)
48 posted on 05/13/2002 3:58:31 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: ricer1
Please take it from one who's been down the same path you're going down now... the Republicans will never change because they don't have to. Believe me they've done the math (just like the Democrats have done with respect to Nader and the Green Party) and they know that conservatives, Constitutionalists and Libertarians are expendable in the grand scheme of things. Respect yourself and start voting for the people you really want and agree with. Don't make the same mistake I did and waste any more time voting for people who don't want the same things you do. Vote Libertarian!!! Check us out at www.lp.org.
49 posted on 05/13/2002 3:58:45 PM PDT by seanc623
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To: MJY1288
remember this: limbaugh, like the welfare state, cant actually solve problems, or he will be out of a job.
50 posted on 05/13/2002 3:59:04 PM PDT by galt-jw
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