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We’re Witnessing the Massive Failure of Liberalism ^ | June 5, 2020 | Rush Limaugh

Posted on 06/05/2020 12:31:43 PM PDT by Kaslin

RUSH: There also, ladies and gentlemen, you know, one of the themes that I have been on for a long time, but I’ve been intensely trying to drive home a point for the last two weeks, three weeks, and that is the utter failure of the Democrat Party to come through for its constituents. You’ve heard me say this I don’t know how many times. Maybe you’re a little tired of hearing me say it. The Democrat Party has been promising utopia. And yet where is all this police brutality happening? In Democrat blue states.

It’s so bad that they’re now seriously gonna defund police departments in Minneapolis, in New York, and in California. Liberalism is on record here as a total failure, folks. Socialism on record, on display, is a total failure. The Democrat Party, which is the home of all of that, on display as a public massive failure. Everything they have been promising their constituents are things for 50 years their constituents still have grievances about, their constituents are still complaining.

Look at civil rights. You have the Civil Rights Act 1964, 1965, LBJ and the Democrats going nuts, massively passing all this legislation to end inequality, to end discrimination, and yet what? It’s worse now than ever. It is worse than ever. The Democrat Party and liberalism and their prescriptions is worse than ever. It is an abject, total failure.

And so what have they had to do? Well, now they give back. They can’t blame themselves, obviously, which we all should. They are ultimately responsible. The Democrat Party (liberalism, leftism, communism, socialism, whatever) is an abject, total failure for the people who’ve been promised all of these wonderful benefits and utopian-type lifestyles.

So now what do they do to cover up their failure, which is a failure of over 50 years? Why, we gotta go back 400 years and we gotta blame America. We gotta blame America’s founding. America’s founding is itself unjust and immoral, and that’s where the real problem lies. America is irredeemable! America’s original sins, whatever they are — slavery, leaving other people out — can’t be fixed.

Why? Well, because the Democrat Party has been trying to fix ’em for 50 years and they failed, so obviously it can’t be fixed,” and this is where we are. This is how they’re covering their own butts with their own people, their own voters. They can’t admit that what they believe in is a failure. They can’t admit that their ideas don’t work and haven’t worked.

So it’s the old fall back: Blame America and blame Republicans. Well, the reason I bring all this up is because I missed something yesterday that people called my attention to. It’s a Wall Street Journal column by Daniel Henninger, and the headline is: “Liberalism Has Failed, 50 years…” No, no. No. No, wait. That’s the headline I wrote. “America’s New Nihilism” is the headline.

You know what nihilism is, right? These intellectuals use these terms. Nihilism — nihilism, however you pronounce it — is a rejection of all religious and moral principles, and that’s what the left believes in. The left doesn’t believe in religion. They don’t believe in God, and they don’t want you believing in religion or God, and they certainly don’t believe in morality.

Morality, to them, is however each individual defines it. You don’t have the right to define morality! You… Nobody has the right to tell them what’s right and wrong. They get to do that. Well, that’s nihilism or nihilism, and this is also part of the way they’re covering up for their massive failure. Anyway, Henninger writes about this massive failure, and he traces it back…

You can go further than this, but he traces it back to 1968 and the protests in Chicago by the anti-war left against the Democrat Party, the convention, the DNC and all that. But it is really good. It’s really good, and I’m sorry I missed it, because I would have touted it yesterday, had I seen it. His column runs on Thursday. You may remember me talking when it came out.

Do you remember the Wall Street Journal headline or op-ed…? Actually, it was an editorial, meaning it wasn’t signed, and it was about how we’ve lost our guardrails? Henninger wrote that. Henninger wrote it. It’s rare for an unsigned editorial to have a life span like that one has. The guardrails are, you know, the things that keep us in the lanes: Morality and decency and right and wrong.

His piece was about the guardrails are plummeting, the guardrails are failing — the guardrails are falling, they’re disappearing — all because of liberalism and the Democrat Party. But, folks, it is so true, and it makes what’s happening now all the more hurtful and incredible because they have convinced all these young Millennial kids.

A lot of wealthy, white Millennials have joined Antifa. So they’ve convinced all these people of things that are not true, and they’ve convinced them to be angry at people they have no reason to be angry at — such as me, you and me. But it’s a mean trick to keep people — it’s a pretty good trick to keep people – fired up and wired up over something that has never worked.

But the point is that the Democrat Party, as it is constituted and as it is functioning today, all of this that’s happening that’s in relationship to the George Floyd murder, it’s all a failure. The fact that George Floyd was murdered is a testament to the failure of liberal Democrat politics. Where did it happen?

This kind of racism and bigotry and ugly behavior by the cops, the Democrats are supposed to have fixed that, right? I mean, that’s what the Democrat Party promises. There isn’t gonna be any of that stuff anymore. There isn’t gonna be any meanness. There isn’t gonna be any extremism where Democrats run the show, where Democrats rule the roost because that’s where there’s gonna be fairness, and equality, and sameness and all that.

And yet the worst examples of Americans’ depravity, the worst examples of America’s economic failing, the worst examples of America’s lack of morality are to be found right smack-dab in the middle of Democrat Party institutions, platforms, and existence.


RUSH: Now, back to the Daniel Henninger piece — and, folks, this is a hugely important thing. You know, this program is about the way people vote. This program is about changing minds and hearts. This program is about being in the arena of ideas and having a chance to reach people who both agree and disagree, but primarily among those who disagree, to reach them in a way to cause them to question what they think.

Not by lying to them. Not by tricking them. Not by using them or humiliating them. Simply giving them a truth that they have not been exposed to, or series of them. The failure of liberalism is what’s on parade here! The failure of the Democrat Party — the failure of the Civil Rights acts and the civil rights coalition, the failure of liberalism and socialism and communism — is on display with every riot, every protest march, every burned cop car, every torn-down building, every building set afire.

Every bit of evidence you see is a testament to the failure of liberalism, not to its success. It isn’t working. Its people are not happy. Its voters are not satisfied. They are not content. They’re not even close to content, much less happy. They are perennially enraged. They are constantly angry. And it makes perfect sense because every promise that’s been made has been broken. Every promise that’s been made has not been kept. And the promises are big.

I mean, you can’t promise much more than utopia. They have promised to eliminate cops killing black people. They have promised to eliminate racial discrimination against African-Americans and minorities. They have promised to eliminate people laughing at you and making fun of you. They have promised to get even with people who are mean-spirited and angry. They’ve promised to get even with all these people who have more money than you. They have promised they’re gonna get even with all these corporations, these multinationals that don’t hire you, and they overcharge you, and they cause you to lose your health care. They’re gonna get even with all of it.

And they don’t get even with anybody. And they don’t fix anything. And the people that vote for ’em know it. There’s a witness. They got witnesses. Fifty years of abject, total failure. The mystery is why they keep voting for ’em. We know the answer. Because they have convinced them that we are whatever, the worst examples of whatever can be. The popular comparison today is Nazis. We’re the modern incarnation of Nazis and Trump in Charlottesville, he said there are good people everywhere, including in the neo-Nazis, good things in the Klan. The Ku Klux Klan is a Democrat Party operation, folks. It always has been.

The Ku Klux Klan was the military wing of the Democrat Party back during the worst of the segregation days, and it was Democrat senators who led the segregation movement. And the Klan was their violence organization. Robert “Sheets” Byrd, a Grand Kleagle or grand cloogle or Grand Wizard, or whatever, now he’s a U.S. senator. Well, he’s not; he’s dead. But he was a United States senator from West Virginia, Robert “Sheets” Byrd. That somehow never did attach itself to the Democrats. He could go on TV and use the N-word. He did it on Meet the Press. He used the N-word. Well, everybody understood that he was reformed.

So these protests, I don’t care, peaceful or otherwise, they are demonstrations against failed Democrat blue state governors. They are demonstrations against failed blue state mayors and city managers. We’re being told that all these protests are aimed at us, us Republicans and us conservatives, but we didn’t do anything that’s made them mad. That stuff’s all happening in blue states. Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, liberal blue states, liberal blue cities running the police department. This is not supposed to be possible with Democrats running things. But look, it is. And it hasn’t changed in 50 years.

All of these protests from sea to shining sea, coast to coast, are in response to deplorable and failed Democrat, liberal leadership. And you need to take note of this. It should result in these people getting fewer and fewer and many fewer people voting for them because they’re failures. Donald Trump is not responsible for whatever grievances these people are marching against. Donald Trump wasn’t there when George Floyd died. Donald Trump wasn’t anywhere near when that went down.

Daniel Henninger’s piece. “This is not 1968. It’s worse. The late 1960s were the heyday of modern American liberalism, which was then an ideology of hope. A bipartisan Congress passed landmark civil-rights legislation in 1964 and 1965. The precipitating event of the urban riots in 1968 was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. New York, Trenton, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Washington were on fire. Arguably back then, despite passage of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs, not enough time had passed for liberal policies,” to actually take hold. So he’s being charitable here. So ’64, ’65, LBJ passes the civil rights legislation. The Great Society is what it was called. Massive welfare state creation. And by 1968, it still hadn’t had time to plant roots and sprout trees and whatever, so it was still questionable.

Okay. “Last week, George Floyd died after rough treatment from arresting Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, who was arrested and charged with murder. Since then, there have been daily protests accompanied by riot and pillage in multiple U.S cities. A primary claim made repeatedly this week is that the U.S., which means the American people, are guilty of perpetual ‘systemic racism.'”

No. No. Just because things are all askew and broken in blue states does not mean America has a systemic racism problem. What it means is that liberalism and the Democrat Party have failed. But it doesn’t mean America is bad. It doesn’t mean that America has any explaining. America didn’t do anything. There is no systemic racism that explains what happened to George Floyd. What happened to George Floyd took place because liberal Democrat policies and liberal Democrat power do not solve the problems they promise to solve.


RUSH: We’ll go to Philadelphia. This is Robert. I’m glad you called, sir.

CALLER: Rush, you need to get it together, man, because this country needs you, you know what I’m saying? I mean, you gotta hang in there be, you know what I mean? We need you. We need you right now. So just hang in there. You know what I’m saying?

RUSH: Thank you, sir. Yep. Yep. Yep. I hear you. I hear you. I need to double down and work even harder. I got it.

CALLER: That’s it. I don’t believe that — this is my own personal opinion. I think this moved on to another section. It isn’t about the shutdown. It isn’t about the protests. It isn’t about the looting and the violence, which I’ve seen plenty living here in Philadelphia. I’m gonna walk outside my house and hear the ATMs blow up —

RUSH: What’s it about, then?

CALLER: It’s about the Democrats sabotaging this country. They lost on the Russian thing —

RUSH: That’s exactly – (crosstalk)

CALLER: — the Kavanaugh thing. Yeah. They lost on other things, and what do they got left? Sabotage. That’s it.

RUSH: Well, obviously they are sabotaging — although sabotage, in some people’s minds, carries with it secrecy, that sabotage occurs when people aren’t aware of it. This is happening right in front of our faces. That’s my point today. The Democrat Party is an abject failure. American liberalism is an abject failure, and they are attempting to sabotage the country despite that. The failure is so embarrassing that the people that run this party and this movement have created an alternative universe of explanations like systemic racism. That’s just one example.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: failure; liberalism; riots; rush; theleft; transcript
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1 posted on 06/05/2020 12:31:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is going to be a very dangerous weekend. If the DC mayor is successful, and they get to Trump and/or his family. We will be in a hot civil war.

2 posted on 06/05/2020 12:34:23 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism has morphed into cultural Marxism and to me at least, it’s never been stronger.

3 posted on 06/05/2020 12:34:46 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: JoSixChip
Trump is the most protected man on Earth.

No unruly Leftist mob is going to get to him.

4 posted on 06/05/2020 12:35:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Kaslin
Seems to be a short-sighted view by Rush. The DEM sales pitch has always been Utopia for all. The DEM political reality is to have as much control of the lives of American citizens as possible.

With the incremental loss of freedoms over the past 60+ years, along with the easy manipulation of Trump and the American citizens to shutdown the country for a virus (aided and abetted by the Chinese), I think the DEM political reality is almost there. The ability to *FACILITATE* riots in the US and not be punished for it just adds to the DEM politician's arsenal.

5 posted on 06/05/2020 12:36:47 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Kaslin

Rush is correct, but it’s irrelevant - as the masses of idiots who have bought the narratives will keep pushing for the very same failed policies and agendas until they have exactly what they want...

6 posted on 06/05/2020 12:39:05 PM PDT by TheBattman (Democrats-Progressives-Marxists-Socialists - redundant labels.)
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To: JonPreston
Liberalism has morphed into cultural Marxism and to me at least, it’s never been stronger.

I fully agree. Liberalism used to be populated with the likes of Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey.

7 posted on 06/05/2020 12:40:50 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism may be a failure, but the leftists are certainly doing well.

8 posted on 06/05/2020 12:43:24 PM PDT by Stravinsky
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To: Kaslin

I didn’t read the
I listened to it.
It gives me something
for My libtard

small “f”

9 posted on 06/05/2020 12:55:22 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: Stravinsky

Perhaps This
Is their
Last Gasp
Of Life?

10 posted on 06/05/2020 12:57:12 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: JoSixChip

“If the DC mayor is successful, and they get to Trump and/or his family.”

The NG is only a few miles out of city limits. If crap hits the fan they will be there in short order.

11 posted on 06/05/2020 12:59:33 PM PDT by setter
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To: setter

Hope the Secret Service does not have to have a similar Lion of Lucerne Monument in a hundred years.

Just saying, I’m Hoping that things stay peaceful this weekend.

12 posted on 06/05/2020 1:03:35 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: All

I must be out of the loop. What is supposed to happen this weekend in DC. More riots?

13 posted on 06/05/2020 1:16:43 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Freedom.....where is she?)
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To: Kaslin

In real time...daily and hourly. Notice how Pelosi is mum?

14 posted on 06/05/2020 1:22:46 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: Kaslin

“Socialism on record, on display, is a total failure. The Democrat Party, which is the home of all of that, on display as a public massive failure.”

But will they try to take the Republic down on their way out?

15 posted on 06/05/2020 1:30:19 PM PDT by antidemoncrat (uff)
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To: 4yearlurker

DC mayor is trying to kick the guard units out of town, and the usual suspects are saying that they’re going to be able to bus in up to a million protesters. Of course, there will be plans for riots and violence to follow.

Having previously withdrawn the DC police from maintaining order, the plan (according to me) is to force the secret service to use deadly force.

They’ll have some young people at the front of the crowd in hopes that they’ll get injured so they can waive the bloody shirt for the next four months.

16 posted on 06/05/2020 1:34:48 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: TheBattman

Holy bullseye, Battman. Liberalism is an obvious failure, and yet half the electorate will rush to the polls to vote for more of it.

17 posted on 06/05/2020 1:36:27 PM PDT by Blurb2350
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To: absalom01

Okay thanks. I just found another post about this weekend. Time to break out the micro wave guns.

18 posted on 06/05/2020 1:38:44 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Freedom.....where is she?)
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To: Kaslin

Their BIGGEST Failure
Was Not the
Caravan of illegals
Was Not
Stormy Daniels
Was Not
Russia Russia Russia
Was Not
Was Not destroying
Americas Economy
Was Not starting
Civil War #2
Without a Doubt
The Biggest Failure
Of the Media and
Leftist haters
To Get Rid

19 posted on 06/05/2020 1:50:49 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (He Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear)
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To: Kaslin
With respect to leftist Marxists and the brainwashing of generation after generation of Americans, just listen to former KGB Yuri Bezmenov explain the process.

This is just a clip but the entire interview is on Youtube. Quite chilling actually and we're seeing the full effects of the process -

Former KGB Yuri Bezmenov Interview

20 posted on 06/05/2020 1:51:32 PM PDT by Paco
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