Skip to comments.Hurricane Telethon Turns Into Leftist Rant
Posted on 09/13/2017 1:02:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: There also was a telethon. A bunch of leftist celebrities got together for a telethon to raise money for the hurricane relief effort, and it quickly turned into the Wellstone Memorial Jr. It became nothing more than a leftist rant. Like, Stevie Wonder led it off. You know, Ive always told you climate change, to the people that believe it, its a religion. As Stevie Wonder was talking about climate change, they had a church choir and an organ with people decked out in robes chanting things behind him while he was singing, eulogizing or talking about climate change.
I mean, literally illustrating to these people that its religious. Matt Lauer was interviewing somebody and was asking Oh, he was part of the telethon, and he was lying about the fact that He said (summarized), This is the strongest hurricane! This is the most powerful hurricane on record that has ever hit Florida, the United States. Its number 7. Its not even close. Its not even close to the biggest and dangerous, most damaging hurricane. Theyre just out there lying through their teeth about this, and anybody that challenges them is a terrible person, but we knew that already.
RUSH: I want to start here with this telethon, the hurricane telethon. Have you noticed ? I mentioned this yesterday. You had these people doing this telethon, but none of them are actually on the front lines helping out. Theyre asking other people to send money, and while theyre asking other people to send money, they are berating Donald Trump and everybody that voted for him. I mean, they are engaged in deeply personal insults to Trump and people who voted for him while asking other people
You dont see these people out there. You dont see Black Lives Matter. You dont see the Antifa people. You dont see any of them helping on site. You dont see the (thump) Wow. Has that been happening all week as I hit that table? (thump) Folks, I am sorry. I just now heard (thump) If that (thump) (thump) Im gonna have to try to break this habit of pounding the desk. I had no idea that it was that (thump) (thump) (thump) Im hearing all kinds of noise. So Ill do my best not to use my hands as I gesticulate wildly here, as I speak emphatically.
You dont see these people out there passing things out you dont see them helping people. Theyre not on site. Instead, theyre here doing a telethon. And there have been remarkably few stories about the smoothness, about the efficiency and the timeliness and the competence of the relief efforts. And why havent you seen those stories? You havent seen those stories because those stories to be written would have to credit the government, and who is seen as running the government today?
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The Trumpster. And they dont want to give Trump credit, and they dont want to give Republicans credit. So its a story pretty much ignored until this telethon comes along, and then the media focuses right on it. In fact, the medias participating in it. Matt Lauer is lying to people watching this thing, all to make the case for climate change. Why do they have to lie? If climate change is as real as they believe, why do they have to lie? Why they have to tell people that Hurricane Irma is the strongest and the most dangerous and the most damaging hurricane thats ever hit, when its number seven?
And thats among the hurricanes we know. Hurricanes have been hitting various landmasses for billions and billions and billions of years. We only have known about them, been able to record them for the last, what, 150, 200 years max? So we dont even know that what we know now is right. Its only correct within a current sphere of timeline. It doesnt matter. Theyre out there lying through their teeth. Most dangerous storm, the most costly storm, the most deadly storm ever to hit. I dont know if he said Florida or the United States, but either one, hes wrong. And hes a journalist!
Hes on the Today show. Hes on NBC. He is presented to people as an authoritative, credible source. Hes lying through his teeth. The thing I dont know is does he know that hes wrong? And thats the question about people like Lauer, cause theyre part of the groupthink. Theyre part of the consensus, and they just line up and whatever is to be said, they say it. And since these people are not curious about what they believe and theyre not eager to confirm what they believe they dont think they have to you dont know whether he believes it or not.
You dont know whether he knows whats true or not, and yet NBC puts him out there as one of their highest-ranking source authorities. But I think theres a reason. You know, one of the possible reasons that the Trump team is performing so well on these hurricane-disaster issues, is besides competence (which this team has in abundance) and besides compassion (which they have in abundance), you know what Donald Trump isnt doing that Obama would be doing or any other Democrat?
Trump is not out there blaming anybody. Hes not trying to push a political advantage here. Well, I take that back. He actually is, but hes doing it very strategically and very smartly. He is, of course, adding to his political reputation by doing a good job. But my point is, hes not out there blaming local officials. Hes not blaming Obama. Hes not blaming the Democrats. Hes not blaming anybody. Hes not taking the occasion of this disaster to make himself look better at the expense of others. Hes not trying to score points on phony, politicized science.
He is coordinating rescues and cleanup. He is not messaging for future fundraising. He is performing for future fundraising. Theres a big difference. Actually doing, taking action, accomplishing things, versus simply PR packaging words, messaging, what have you. In other words, the sole focus of the Trump administration seems to be the job at hand. And the Drive-Bys are unable to write serious stories about the administration or the Trump administrations efforts not succeeding, cause if they were, you know the stories would be out there.
Most of the stories that Ive seen really are about how we dodged a bullet. Most of the stories are, You know, it wasnt as bad as was forecast. Now, in those stories they never mention and Rush Limbaugh advised you that might be the case. No, you only hear Rush Limbaugh is a terrible person. But over here theyre telling you what I told you would be the case before it happened. But Im a terrible person, and theyre telling you, Its not as bad. Why isnt it as bad? Theyre trying to figure out why.
Its not as bad as they wanted. Dont doubt me on this. Rush, thats a horrible thing to say. Folks, I can see the disappointment. I mean, remember, who was it Rahm Emanuel who said, A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. These kind of things are exactly what the left uses to advance their year-end, and theyre not able to here. So theyre trying to figure out why it wasnt as strong as it was predicted. Well, Cuba! You know, Cuba. It ran into Cuba, it weakened a little bit, and the ocean temperature, seawater temperature werent quite as high as we said and it took a little westward track that wasnt expected. Twenty more miles
Somebody actually said, Twenty more miles, and there would have been another half billion dollars in damage, as though, Damn it! instead of Whew! Dodged a bullet. Power is slowly starting to return, and a vision of normalcy is now possible. Its distant still for a lot of people, but it is possible. Here is the Daily Caller take on the hurricane telethon getting political right at the start. Stevie Wonder started the show by saying, Anyone who believes that theres no such thing as global warming must be blind '
Ahem. Stevie Wonder said, Anyone who believes that theres no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. There are others who want to jail people who dont believe in climate change, and Im not talking about brain-dead celebrities. There are people in the pundit journalist community advancing and the professorial, the academic community (in academe, as they say), who are pushing this notion that climate denial is so serious that its practitioners should be jailed or severely pushed.
Celebrities participating in the Hand In Hand fundraiser include [Stevie] Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani, Ray Romano, Bryan Cranston, Beyonce, and many more. Combined IQ: 99. Cause theyre wondering: How did it get political? (laughing) Did you hear the names? Stevie Wonder wasnt the only participant who got political during the telethon.
Singer Beyonce contributed a video that started, During a time when its impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country ' Well, wait a minute. Thats bad journalism. I dont know what that Thats not I guess theyre quoting her video, but it doesnt say so there. Anyway, its this story that mentions Matt Lauer fundraising and helping get donations talking about the hurricane being the absolute worst that weve ever had. And then theres this from the U.K. Sunday Times: Too White Red Cross Struggled to Help The head of the British Red Cross has admitted the charity struggled with the Grenfell disaster because its workforce is too white.
What would that have to do with anything? The British Red Cross struggled because its workforce is too white. Did that mean they didnt get enough donations? Now, I compared this to the Wellstone memorial. Remember they politicized that. Paul Wellstone, senator from Minnesota, died in a plane crash, and they had a memorial for Wellstone, and then a lot of Republican senators went to it. It was in Minnesota. The Republican senators who were friends of Wellstone got booed when they walked in.
They were forced to leave the memorial because the crowd was bordering on being violent. It was vicious, and they turned the memorial (it was a quasi-funeral service for Paul Wellstone) into a full-fledged political rally that was negative and it was mean-spirited, and they ended up losing seats in the 2002 midterms because of that. And this is what this thing was last night. These people dont know it, but they are doing incredible damage to the Democrat Party.
RUSH: Trust me. All of this is backfiring on the Democrats, and they dont know it yet, just like it did back in 2002 with the Wellstone Memorial. Here is audio. Here is Stevie Wonder last night opening this telethon for hurricane relief
WONDER: (organ music) Weve come together today to love on (sic) the people that have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences
RUSH: So why mention it?
WONDER: and no political persuasions.
WONDER: Its just loves. We should begin to love and value our planet and anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. Lord, please save us all.
RUSH: I guess that wasnt love because when love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious belief, no sexual preferences, no political persuasions, except if you dont believe in climate change, youre either unintelligent or you must be blind. Here is Beyonce
BEYONCE: During the time where its impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldnt possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives. The effects of climbing are playing out around the world every day. Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to [the] southern United States.
RUSH: And now, ladies and gentlemen, from the last time there was a concert for hurricane relief, 2005, Kanye West.
WEST: We already realized a lot of people that could help are at war right now fighting another way, and they they they theyve given them permission to go down and shoot us. George Bush doesnt care about black people.
RUSH: Thats the hurricane relief from 2005. Not much change from the one they did last night.
RUSH: So back in 2002, the Democrats did the Wellstone Memorial, and you could tell that they believed This was after 9/11, remember, and they had ceased their unity with George W. Bush. They were attacking Bush for his lack of timely response in launch in the attack in Afghanistan, and they were convinced that the whole country agreed with them, and the arrogance and the condescension was on display. It was one of the most incredible things that Ive ever seen in modern American politics.
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Since then, the Democrats have repeated it. Theyre doing it now with this telethon last night, and theyve been doing it ever since Trump actually became the Republican nominee and, of course, in essence since he won the election. Theyve just been hysterically unhinged ever since then, and they keep piling on, and they keep trying to outdo themselves, and theyre under the belief that they can talk people out of supporting Trump. And theyre firing everything theyve got at it and last nights hurricane telethon was just the latest stab at it.
I’d rather have leftists rant against Trump than us ranting against Hillary as POTUS. :)
And in the end, the taxpayers will be paying for these disasters. Donations are helpful and feel good, but they ain’t gonna be over 100 billion.
Which is fine by me. I’m from NYC but Texas and Florida are part of my country and they vote conservative :) And I’m sure lots of them donated or chipped in somehow after 9/11.
#### the leftist entertainment machine. What did they ever do for us anyway?
I watch B horror movies for entertainment :)
They can’t hep themselves!...................
These Hollywood leftist are really becoming nothing but boors. Shut up and pretend that you can act.
These geniuses think ripping on the donors is going to get them to donate? No, they are going to fine some other way to give.
Of course, most of us KNEW this was going to happen so we didn't tune in to this super-leftist event.
These self-serving weasels don’t give a rat’s arse about hurricane victims.
Watched for about 30 seconds and I saw the phonies from Hollywierd manning the phones, off it went!
Hard to believe that conservative Republicans were at one time in Hollywood and included Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Ginger Rogers, Betty Grable, Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon, Dean Martin, and other such luminaries.
Face time for the has been's. They are so irrelevant!
Saw the start of this propaganda rally-tv went off as soon as Stevie Wonder finished his insult.
Donated to the Southern Baptists Relief, (Read about their efforts here on FR), and a local animal shelter in Texas providing care . I prefer my money to be put to good use actually helping people/animals.
Couldn't care less what the pampered, arrogant, self absorbed elitists have to say about anything.
It wasn’t that long ago when Conservative Democrats were to the right (on most issues) compared to all DEMs and a good number of REPs today.
I didn’t watch what I knew would be a Liberal hate-fest. They wont be getting my money. Only Salvation Army gets my donations.
I wonder how many of those performers were paid.
Actually, I own 2 houses on this block. I, seeing the predictions had written the house at the corner as gone. I know many of you don’t believe but yes I had the virgin mary looking out the window to turn this hurricane away and guess what I got less rain and wind than I have seen before. For me it was truly a blessing. I watched for 5 days the radar and thankfully the radar bands went around us. From East Texas just North of Houston, I’m thankful mine and my 2 daughters households were completely safe.
So I can believe that entangled particles Extremely far away from each other will have an instant effect on each other, believe that black holes are so dense that light can’t escape, believe that the brain is so complex that it is almost beyond apprehension.
But I shouldn’t believe the blessed mother protected you?
My aunt was making calls to funeral homes 10 years ago while i was in ICU for a brain injury.
Family did a LOT of praying. Docs wrote me off.
And I’m not typing to you from Heaven :) IF that’s where I was going!!
Peace to you. And prayers to all the hurricane victims.
Hollywood is nothing but Groupthink. To get along, you go along with the Party Line.
That incident helped Coleman beat Mondale in that Senate race but the GOP gained US House seats because of favorable redistricting and Bush's popularity, still elevated a year after 9/11.