Monday, March 2, 2009

Pioneers take Arrows

Why is Rush Limbaugh such a threat to liberalism? I'll tell you. Because he speaks the truth. I watched his entire speech to the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee). There were no lies, no half truths, no exaggerations, no fear-mongering, and NO TELEPROMPTER. His speech made The Candy Man's State of the Union look mechanical. I dare you liberals out there to listen to the entire speech and then tell me how Rush lies. Don't rely on the media to give you the sound bites you need, because I'm sure there were a lot of them available to be taken out of context. I downloaded his summary at the end of the speech. However, I encourage EVERYONE to go to Fox News and watch the entire speech. Then fire away - if you can. I doubt you can.


twest said...

I saw a lot of it and agree - he just laid it out. However, what I don't understand is Michael Steele's (RNC Chairman) very strong criticism of him. Made no sense to me. He should be garnering as much support as possible, and to alienate Rush (and his gazillion listeners)seems downright idiotic. Rush was not a McCain supporter, and if he had been it may have made a difference. Who knows? I know I would much rather see Romney running things currently than this Chicago gang in place.

vwatt said...

Not to worry....Steele surrendered his "manhood" to Rush in an apology today.... My favorite part of the Rush "address to the nation" was when he accused Obama of trying to "bastardize the Constitution" and then came out with this:

"We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you."

Of course, as any real American knows, the actual words are "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"(no Freedom in there) and they do not come from the preamble to the Constitution but from the Declaration of Independence. But a minor point for a shining moral beacon who is safeguarding my freedoms(and his Oxycontin supply).

vwatt said...

Pathetic. "Please forgive me El Rushbo, for I have erred in my ways'!! This is really putting the conservative movement on the comeback trail!!

"I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren't what I was thinking," Steele said. "It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people ... want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he's not."

Mike West said...

I saw the speech. Flying with very few notes can lend itself to a mistake or two that's for sure. 57 states? I'll never forget that one. I guess Vance is saying because he misspoke we should throw it all out? If Republicans had actually listened to Rush, Romney would have been the nominee and it's entirely possible he would have defeated BO. So Rush really isn't quite as influential in the Republican party as he is in the conservative movement - two different entities. The Republicans have been in a struggle for years. Rush is someone who wants to keep the party to the right while the "blue-bloods" in the country club clubhouses want to keep the party in the center. Reagan was the only politician who could articulate conservative values well enough to satisfy both camps. I like Rush (he's certainly a better voice for conservatism than Rosie O'Donnell & Dennis Kusinisch is for the Democrats) but right now the Democrats are smart in their attempt to paint him as the face of the Republican party, especially when every media outlet in the country except Fox News, misquote and mis-characterize him intentionally on an on-going basis. I'm hoping Romney will become more visible. The country will be totally sick of the Democrats in less than a year anyway and ready to throw them out again. And as Rush mentioned, Michael Steele does not run the Republican party, only the RNC. Someone needs to hire a big time marketing firm and select Romney as it's poster boy for the all new "Conservative Party."

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Vance, you gotta quit with the Oxycotin thing. Obama is an ADMITTED COCAINE ABUSER!. Brett Favre had a problem with Oxycotn. There are airline pilots who have had problems with Oxycotin. It's not uncommon. Rush went through treatment and licked it. Has Obama been through any treatment for his cocaine abuse?

I knew the left would jump on any "misspeaks" Rush might make in his 90 minute teleprompter-less speech. But the fact remains, what he says is the truth. Where are the Limbaugh lies in his speech? Tell me where he's wrong, not how he misspoke.

And while you're at it, tell me how what Obama is doing for the country is any better than what George Bush did. When Bush was President the left was screaming bloody murder about the deficit. What happened to make it all right to DOUBLE the deficit in Obama's first budget? Comparing today's economy with last October's makes me wish for the good 'ole days under Bush.

vwatt said...

I find it hard to equate what someone does as a 20 yr. old with someone in their forties who maintains an 8 yr. habit and drags his Mexican housekeeper into the illegal procurement scheme. The WSJ poll which came out today speaks for itself...Obama approval near 70%, Dems trusted by the public 2:1 over the Republicans to get us out of this mess, etc. etc. It is unfortunate that the great party of Reagan and Lincoln has probably been banished to the wilderness for at least a generation due to their obsession with protecting the wealthy and lack of compassion and insight for the life of the average American. I can see that for the next four years this blog will largely be a Rush-fest and Obama-bash and I don't think I have the blog stamina or interest to continue posting much more! I do think that within four years we will create more jobs than Bush did in eight years, more people will have health coverage of some kind, the air will be cleaner, our government will be more open and honest, we will be largely out of Iraq, and you will get nailed for more taxes if you make more than 250K!

Mike West said...

Vance, you're retired. You should have both the stamina and the time to swoop in from time to time with your entertaining comments.

vwatt said...

An occasional "swoop" will be about right!! The argument will always be the same....Obama bad, leading us down the road to People's Republic of Obama, vs. Rush is Right and the Land of No-Taxes, no sacrifice for the public good, get your guns and $$ and barricade yourself in your survival hideout!!

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Hey Vance! Don't bail out on us! You're just getting a taste of what we endured for the last 6 years. Hang in there. Fight the good fight. I'll tell you one thing, if Obama's wild assed scheme succeeds, I'll be the first to give him credit.

vwatt said...

I think those who "endured" the last eight years were the ones who preferred Gore and Kerry-they would not have left half the messes Bush did. The right wing was loving it for the last eight years, life was good, the"agenda" was being advanced, the rich got richer, etc. until the whole unsupervised by adults house of cards, I am not scaling down my postings because of "abuse" but because I am not really as riled up anymore!! I am content to sit back and watch a more reasonable, analytical, sensible agenda unfold over the next eight years!! Life is good....and I will be the first to send a check for $100(a bet?) to Rick if W breaks into just the top 50% of all Presidents, within the next 10 years, as rated by the same non-partisan group of historians that recently placed him seventh from the bottom!!

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

What would Gore/Kerry have done differently? Refused to go Iraq? Doubtful, based on Gore's comments about Saddam. Not supported subprime home loans? Extremely doubtful. Seeing as how that idea was Democrat inspired and enforced. Reduced the deficit? One only has to look at what the Democrat controlled Congress has done since 2006. Reduced taxes? We all know the answer to that. Become energy independent? There ain't enough windmills and solar panels in the world to do that the way the Dems want. Achieve peace in the Middle East? Carter and Clinton failed (Of course Carter did get a Nobel prize for his failure.)
Everyday Obama is in office, Bush looks better and better. I'll take that bet. And ten years from now I'll be looking forward to what the polls say about Jimmy Carter II. " A more reasonable, analytical, sensible agenda" - I guess in some eyes, tripling the deficit, and launching the "The War on Capitalism" is reasonable, analytical, and sensible. I don't think Wall Street will agree with you though. (Check your 401K results since Obama's election.)
Don't forget. Bush inherited a recession also. He cut taxes and enjoyed eight years of economic growth, despite 9/11 and the War on Terror.
A great quote - "A poor person will never hire you for a job."

vwatt said...

I can't resist this one....Rush is such a beacon of morality and a class act and I am not even talkng politics. I would be curious to see a poll representing what percentage of regular church attendees would consider him a man of faith, charity, and compassion....and what percentage of them consider him a male role model for their children:

GOP leaders silent on Rush's Kennedy slap

Given the recent accusations that Republicans won't criticize Rush Limbaugh, we decided to call the top three national GOP leaders to see if they had anything to say about Limbaugh's comments on Ted Kennedy.

("Before it's all over, it'll be called the Ted Kennedy memorial health care bill," Rush said.)

Here's what we got:

Spokesmen for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined comment.

I left a message for RNC Chairman Michael Steele's spokesman, who hasn't returned the call.

Boehner, who enjoys a good personal relationship with many Dems including Kennedy, spoke admiringly of the Massachusetts Democrat when Kennedy returned to Washington for the White House health care summit on Thursday.

"We're glad to see that Sen. Kennedy is back. We hope he's doing better," he said. "I hope he's doing well. I think having Sen. Ted Kennedy involved in this process would help us get a solution. And that's what the American people want. They want a solution to this crisis. And I think that he would be very helpful in that process."

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

From the Limbaugh Letter (truth revealed once again):

RUSH: Okay, here's some information on Obama's charitable giving. We reported this in our May issue of the Limbaugh Letter. The Chicago Tribune found the Obamas falling well below the charitable giving average, about 4% in the years 1997 through 2005. Now, here's Obama, despite making tons more than the average middle class family, failing to give. "[B]oth Obama and his wife, Michelle, decline to respond to questions about their charitable donations." When the couple did finally cough up $60,307 to charity in 2006, $22,500 went to Reverend Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, $13,107 went to the Congressional Black Caucus, and $5,000 went to the Muntu Dance Theater, "a south-side Chicago troupe that performs contemporary and ancient African dances." Now, remember, Obama's big claim to fame here as a community agitator and organizer is that he helped the people who lost their jobs at the steel mill, right? I don't see any donations to any steelworkers here! Reverend Wright, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Muntu Dance Theater... I know he gave his time, I keep forgetting about that. He gave his time.

Story #8: Parade Magazine: Rush in Top Ten Celebrity Givers to Charity

RUSH: By the way, did you people see I made the top ten celebrity list in charitable giving last year? And they underreported it! They only counted the $4.2 million to MC-LEF(Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Fund). You know Parade magazine had to hate reporting that I'm the number ten most generous celebrity. Heh-heh. But they didn't account for another $2.5 million, so the total's actually around $7 million, which would have moved me way up in the top ten list.

Mike West said...

The donation area of one's taxes speak volumes. Actions speak louder than words.