Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Why I (RUSH) Might Not Vote for the GOP Nominee in November
January 24, 2008
RUSH: This is Dee in Aurora, Colorado, great to have you with us. Hi.
CALLER: My question to you is because I am absolutely beside myself, Rush.
Why in the world would you make a statement that you may not -- for the first time not -- vote in this election this year?
Wouldn't any one of the Republican candidates be better than Hillary or Obama?
RUSH: Um, that's an interesting question that you asked.
What I said was that I,
for the first time on this program,
I can see possibly not voting for the Republican nominee.
CALLER: But, Rush, there's enough of us...
We all have problems with the fact that none of them are true conservatives,
but isn't something better than nothing?
RUSH: Well, let me try and explain it to you this way.
If one such as myself happens
to believe that there's not too much of a substantive difference between Mrs. Clinton and acouple of the Republican potential nominees -- and
if I believe that
either the Republican or
Democrat nominee is
going to cause
great damage and
harm to the country –
I would just as soon it happen on the watch of a Democrat.
CALLER: Well, that certainly helps. That makes me feel a little better.
RUSH: Look, that statement I made is based on substantive analysis. It was a knee-jerk, and I didn't just throw it out there to be picked up. I knew it would be, but that's not why I threw it out there, and I'll tell you, Dee, it's rooted in the fact that -- I'm blue in the face here –
I'm a conservative first and a, quote, unquote,
Republican second -- and
party unity, at the
expense of conservative principles and
values to me is not advancing things.
CALLER: Well, in the case of Rudy Giuliani...
I know you're not going to back anybody.
I'm not really quite sure who I'm going to back, who I'm going to vote for, but at least he said he would appoint conservative judges. And fiscally he's good. Crime he's good. I mean, you know, if you really have to weigh it all, to me, that's where it is right now.
RUSH: I have weighed it all.
I didn't say that there are no Republicans that I would vote for.
Did you assume I meant that?
CALLER: Yes, I did.
RUSH: Oh, no, no, no.
No. Just a couple, maybe one. (sigh)
It's not all of them by any stretch of the imagination.
CALLER: Oh, good. I'm glad to hear that. As usual, you always have the right answers that make you feel better.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that, and thank you for calling and questioning rather than going off knee-jerk.
CALLER: Yeah, it was bothering me terribly. I was kind of nervous to call but I had to get beyond that nervousness.
RUSH: Well, see, once you get past your fears, life opens up for you.
RUSH: You faced the fear, you confronted it, and now you're going away satisfied and perhaps even more since you did it. So it's great to have you calling. I appreciate it, Dee.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Rush - "Talk radio is the last remaining place for the free and open discussion of all ideas. It's also where conservative ideas triumph."
Saturday, April 21, 2007
The ONLY time I listen to RuBSh is when I am in the car.
Yesterday I heard,
and today I got the transcript of his show -
2 callers called about the Global Warming movie - An Inconvenient Truth,
RuBSh take is – “There are a number of tricks in this movie …it's pure propaganda… “It was all BS.”
He was upset, and tried to get his listeners upset because … “In the state of
*** Yeah! RuBSh! Like YOU present “BOTH SIDES” OF ISSUES.
RUSH: In fact we'll put a
whole new global warming segment on the website
this weekend so that you and the
can get educated.
and you'll be armed for battle no matter who you run up against.
*** BUT RuBSh YOU LEFT OUT – YOU HAVE TO $$$$$$$ FOR IT.***
Saturday, April 14, 2007
You have seen how the liberal mind-set connected dots that didn't exist.
We have had so many created truths, we have had so many liberal clichés, so much PC claptrap repeated and repeated, as though we've never lost this many soldiers in a war before, as though we've never screwed up this badly in a war before, as though there was never any reason for this war because the president of the United States is the equivalent of Hitler.
The stretch is maybe, after this Duke business, and after the media creation of "truths without facts," a truth without a single fact, people have now seen how the liberal mind-set works. It connects dots where there are no dots.
So there you have it. The Reverend Sharpton has set himself up, and the liberals have made Reverend Sharpton.
If it weren't for liberalism and the various constituencies of the Democratic Party needing the black vote and the women's vote and the labor vote and the homosexual vote, whatever else their constituency groups are, Reverend Jackson and Sharpton wouldn't be any more powerful than anybody else is. But they have been created. They have been granted seats at the Democrat Party power table in exchange for delivering votes, and now all of a sudden they're turning on the people who made them.
Is there a black anchor on any of the three evening newscasts? Is there a black anchor on CNN in primetime? Is there a black anchor on MSNBC in primetime? No, there's not. No, why would that be? Reverend Jackson has brilliant point here. CNN, MSNBC, the home of good liberals! These are the crême de la crème. These are the most sensitive among us. These are Drive-By Media liberals. These the ones who understand the struggle, the civil rights community. They're "down for that struggle." They're doing everything they can to promote racial harmony and equality and so forth -- except in their own houses and in their own offices.