Your Rush Limbaugh Echo for Thursday, 7/22/10
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Opening: Post-racial or Most-racial President?
Seg#1: Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal tells Obama they don't want Welfare
Most of our sound-bytes are about race, as I predicted. Before the Election, during the Campaign, I said the election of a Black candidate would only make the Race Industry worse. Now we have Shirley Sherrod.
There was an argument in the White House over having Big Gov't or a smaller gov't, and Big Government argument lost, and so they go back to the race card.
DbM [Drive-by Media] says a Recovery weakens. No, for that to happen there would have to be a recovery happening, and it isn't. Indicators jump higher and 'experts' don't know why. Some talk about the 4th of July holiday, as if that had never happened before.
Some Democrats don't want the Bush Tax Cuts to sunset in January. Do they mean it? Or do they just say this for their reelection in Nov. What it does tell us is that they admit "raising taxes slows the Economy".
AmeriCrediCorp gets a deal with GM Government Motors: they acquire a Private Sector lender. The Obama Regime owns GM and so now a finance company.
Dingy Harry speaks on the Senate floor ((Clip: If it had been up to Republicans, GM would be gone; probably Ford also.))
From Hill.com [and Drudge] Congress enjoys an 11% approval rating. Clinton said, "I Feel Your Pain", and Obama is delivering the Pain. He plays golf and still talks about bringing us "back from the brink". He says we are in Recovery.
Back in the initial days of the BP oil spill, I said the spill is bad but Earth will take care of it. I said, the problem we will have is if the oil gets to the shore. It will get into the soil and a mess to clean up. If it had been kept out in the ocean, it would be a 24-ounce can of beer in a Superbowl stadium; or a thimble in your full bath tub. The salt in the sea eats up what doesn't evaporate.
Now they are looking for some of the spilt oil, and they can't find it.
Gov Bobby Jindal ((Clip: President Obama said our people could file for unemployment. I said, with all due respect, Mr President, our people don't want a welfare check, they want to go back to work. 20,000 jobs! Cheers from crowd.))
Advocates.com tell of thousands attending a rally in Layfette, IN. "It's time to quit punishing the American people to achieve some political objective", from a Democrat Lt.Gov. Have you see this rally in DbM? NO. Imagine if it had been an anti-drilling rally. It would have been all over media.
Andrew Breitbart was right: the Shirley Sherrod speech was racist. Listen to all 45 minutes if you have time. The NAA-L-CP ['L' for Liberal] was cheering.
>>> [ED: Like many in New Media, Andrew Breitbart is the Best.!.]
Seg#2: Another example of activists in Drive-by Media.
These people who pretend to be 'Media' lie about Republican generic ballot vs Obama. Nothing is real. They are activists, not journalists.
>>> They are Liberal-Left-Democrat activists [Leftist Progressives].
Seg#3: The Regime of Obama spends Trillions, enabled by Congress
Who says what is 'improper payment'? ((Clip-Obama)) No, when gov't stays out of the way the private sector works. Just get out of the way! I hate the words, 'government benefits'. Never once in my life have I been focused on my gov't benefits, even when I was out of a job. I was focused on getting the best myself.
"We are entitled to out benefits", so entitlements and benefits are tied together. Who is spending as if we had all the money we could imagine? They are spending the money of our grandchildren. Obama speaks of this and it is because of him. He speaks as if he is not responsible/involved.
This little manchild is unqualified to be in the White House. He owes us an apology. Our worst president we have ever had divides US. He is the least qualifed in any room that he walks into.
Last night on Charley Rose, asking if it drove a wedge ((Clip-Geithner: Business would like to operate with fewer constaints. They want as much power and leverage to have lower taxes.)) That is Ruling Class speech, smarter than you.
[Rush translates]: Screw you! We are going to make sure none of that happens for corporations and small business, for the benefit and entitlement of Little People. ((Clip-on)) So Tim Geithner blames you for living beyond your means.
These Regime people don't have the slightest idea of what they are talking about. Geithner told it would be different under Obama. American system of Capitalism is going to be different with more taxes on corporations and controlling regulations.
>>> For all to see, The Regime makes sure employers don't succeed.
Rush/Beck instructs that Obam-u-nism 'Overton Window' tries for Chaos.
Seg#4: Drive-by Media ABC encourages watching the whole video
NAACP has released the whole video and Andrew Breitbart did not mislead with just part of it. DbM encourages you to watch all 40 minutes. It has so much reverb I can't listen to it. [Rush's hearing aid.]
Caller: What world does Obama live in? We own sm.bus and can't get a loan to relocate. Didn't Obama say he would fix it?
Why expand now? [Better location; make more $$]
Caller: Can Republicans come up with a better message?
>>> All callers have anger and I can't get a word in.
Segment#5: The Left lives off 'race' and race baiting.
Perfectly obvious to me: they live off 'race' and thrive on it.
>>> They don't want a 'color-blind' society, not in any way.
ED: That's the first hour — we will do all three hours tomorrow.
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From the Rush Limbaugh Morning Update:
In a drive to promote tourism, the Massachusetts state legislature recently decided to release a list of the top 1,000 tourist attractions. Less than a week later, the Boston Herald reported that some of the sites on the list don't exist anymore; they've long been gutted. Others were given incorrect locations or are closed to the public. And there's this: The "top 1,000", put together by order of the state legislature? It actually only lists 996 attractions.
What was the reaction from the people tasked with putting together the list? The AP provides a one-sentence response: "Tourism officials acknowledge some mistakes and say they did their best." That's it.
You know, once upon a time in America, such a visibly shoddy job would have caused somebody's head to roll, or at the very least, prompted an embarrassed apology. But this is the new America, where government workers, among others, are almost expected to screw up -- no apologies, no accountability.
Normally, this is the kind of story you glance at, then you throw it away. So why am I, El Rushbo, making a big deal out of it? Because "Made in America" should mean something. It used to. It stood for innovation, for quality, craftsmanship, and the work ethic behind it was infused with pride.
When mediocrity and shoddiness become the order of the day, America's over. If the government can't even put together an accurate list of its own tourist attractions, how the heck can it do anything else? Like steer you to the nearest health care clinic? How many of those are going to be open when they get finished?
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"I don't think anything epitomizes the Orwellian world of Washington better than the sight that just happened 20 minutes ago: everyone applauding Chris Dodd and Barney Frank during the 'financial reform' signing. If we [Conservatives / Electorate] cannot affix blame where it is so blatant, then there will never be any chance for real responsibility in government."
"I think these leftists are also just jealous that I sold my New York condo at a 125% profit while their houses are worthlessly underwater."
"You know, you people in the media, you're just apparatchiks. Apparatchik is a Russian colloquial term; it stands for full time professional functionary of the party or government. So rather than call them media people, let's just call them apparatchiks, folks."
"The ruling class doesn't know -- and doesn't care to know -- 'bitter clingers', as a grossly under-qualified, unaccomplished editor of the Harvard Law Review once called them. By the way, he's now president."
"About 'financial reform'… Chris Dodd said last Thursday, 'We don't know ultimately how well the ideas we've incorporated here will achieve the results we desire.' Now, wouldn't you love to have your auto mechanic tell you that when he delivers your car after fixing the brakes?"
"I can't read this story without laughing. Here's the headline: 'Police Officer Blasts Innocent Man in Groin With 50,000 Volt Taser by Accident'. The guy's name is Peter Cox. I would give anything to know his middle name. Johnson? Willie?"
"Algore in a race with Tiger Woods. Who would've ever thought that?"
"You work for a congressman, then you go work for the media. You stop working for the media, you go back and work for a congressman. This is just such an incestuous bunch of people."
"Everybody's saying, 'We have to go back and get the full context of this Shirley Sherrod thing.' Well, where was that during my St. Louis Rams circumstance?"
"Whatever happened to Senator Grahamnesty when he was one of the House managers during the Clinton impeachment… He's been trying to make up for that for years, groveling, hoping they'll forgive him -- but they never will. This is what happens to you when you leave your integrity at the coat check."
"If we're going to fire Shirley Sherrod on the basis of racism, then why the hell does Eric Holder still have a job?"
"The very fact that the president of the United States does not make one move toward healing any of these racial divisions is proof positive that he wants them, that he profits from them."
"There's no reforming these media people. That's like saying, 'When are liberals going to change their minds?' It isn't going to happen."
"The NAACP is really not about the advancement of colored people. The NAACP is about the advancement of leftist ideals, agendas, and its own racism."
"Obamunism is the haves versus the have-nots and the need for redistribution, so no wonder they're reconsidering throwing Shirley Sherrod off the bus."
"There's not a double standard here; that's not even the right way to look at this. This is us versus them. This is liberalism versus everybody else. This is the American left versus America."
"I think most people on the left live in a world where merit's irrelevant. Theirs is a world in which networking, butt-kissing, and obedient sameness are rewarded, and I'm the antithesis of all that. I'm a legitimate, achieved, accomplished number one. I've made it on my own, without having followed their proscriptions."
"It's a little silly for these media people to want me dead -- what would happen to their ratings were I not around?"
"Barack Obama, when he finishes office, is going to have further divided this country at every level than any president or any other individual in the history of this country, and isn't it interesting that the so-called media ignore all of this? Well, it's not interesting, it's factual."
"Let me try to put this whole Shirley Sherrod episode in perspective. It's about those who produce tapes and transcripts versus those who make false accusations and bury stories. It's about facts versus frauds. Very simple."
"These elites, be they the apparatchiks or the nomenclatura, cannot win on facts. Their ideas do not prevail. They are a ruling minority. They rely on lies, union thug enforcers, ACORN crooks, propaganda, and voter fraud. We will see, though, if that's enough going forward."
"We have one giant experiment destroying the country because of a bunch of arrogant, condescending SOBs who think they're smarter than everybody else and who are driven by an ideology that resents individual liberty, freedom, and success."
"I have no doubt that the era of privacy of medical records is about to end."
"I'm laughing myself silly here -- I'm watching Gibbs try to go through this press briefing as he's being grilled about Shirley Sherrod. Folks, this is the sorriest regime ever. Gibbs isn't even a good apparatchik."
"I'm looking at this story about all of these people deserting Obama, and it's just a shame that we had to go through all of this destruction for these people to find out what they voted for."
"Being a flack for the ruling class means never having to say you're sorry."
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Learned from WSJ Online:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the Obama administration will allow tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire despite calls from a small group of Democrats to delay tax increases.
GM plans to acquire auto-finance company AmeriCredit in a $3.5 billion deal aimed at increasing availability of auto loans and leases.
Bernanke reiterated in congressional testimony that he is prepared to take further action if necessary. The chairman also weighed in on tax cuts and deficits.
The fight over who will head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection heated up this week as liberal groups insisted the White House give the job to Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School.
Existing home sales fell 5.1%. Separately, initial jobless claims rose last week by more than expected, reversing declines posted the prior week.
As Boeing and Airbus have noisily trumpeted hundreds of new plane orders, Bob Cass is quietly reveling that he will probably sell a few thousand planes on his own -- for $22.79 each.
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July 22, 2010 Posted by Scott at 7:17 AM
You will recall that we were instructed on a daily basis during the second term of President Bush's administration that the politicization of justice is a very bad thing. Indeed, it was a scandal of epic proportions. The occasion for the instruction was President Bush's replacement of eight United States Attorneys in 2006.
It should have been tough to make a scandal of the replacement of United States Attorneys. They serve at the pleasure of the president. If the president is dissatisfied with their performance, he can and should sack them.
You may be relieved to know that the long investigation of the supposed scandal has now come to a conclusion. The AP has learned that the Justice Department will file no charges.
The AP recalls that the firings coupled with other allegations that Bush administration officials may have misled Congress about the reasons for the firings hobbled the Bush administration and contributed to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales is still raising money to pay the attorney's fees he has incurred in the investigation.
One might almost think that the scandal was ginned up and publicized by opponents of President Bush for ulterior political purposes. One wonders if some introspection might not be called for on the part of those politicians who sold this bill of goods along with their media adjunct.
PAUL adds: The Washington Post, which peddled this non-scandal endlessly on its front page, buries the story about the Justice Department's conclusion of the matter on page 5, where it runs the AP account. It's too bad that Dan Eggen, or one of his partisan liberal colleagues who breathlessly followed the story, didn't write its obituary.
July 22, 2010 Posted by Scott at 7:10 AM
Before the advent of the modern environmental movement, Bill Buckley used to assert with a glint in his eye that a liberal is someone who wants to reach into your shower and adjust the temperature of the water. Man, oh, man, was he right. The liberals' environmental agenda has brought Buckley's satirical thrust uncomfortably close to reality.
See, for example, the Wall Street Journal article "A water fight over luxury showers." Stephen Power reports:
Gene Goforth sells showerheads--big ones, like the Raindance Imperial 600 AIR. Selling for as much as $5,457, it has a 24-inch spray face, 358 no-clog channels and a triple-massage option. "You can just stand under it, and it helps your psyche," says Mr. Goforth, who has one in his home.
Now, Mr. Goforth is in a lather over the federal government's tough new line on water-hogging showerheads, part of a new effort to enforce energy- and water-use regulations. "Leave my shower alone," Mr. Goforth recently wrote in a letter to the Department of Energy.
Regulators are going after some of the luxury shower fixtures that took off in the housing boom. Many have multiple nozzles, cost thousands of dollars and emit as many as 12 gallons of water a minute. In May, the DOE stunned the plumbing-products industry when it said it would adopt a strict definition of the term "showerhead" in enforcing standards that have been on the books--but largely unenforced--for nearly 20 years.
The Journal explains in the handy sidebar to the story that the federal maximum for a showerhead is 2.5 gallons per minute, at 80 pounds per square inch.
I have a great idea for a political movement. How about a movement devoted to the restoration of limited government?
By Michelle Malkin • July 21, 2010 03:48 AM
DUI: Driving under the influence…of Big Labor-pandering, left-wing radicals [Funny picture here of Obama at the wheel]
My column today dives into the TARP special inspector general's audit of the "Factors Affecting the Decisions of General Motors and Chrysler to Reduce Their Dealership Networks." You can find it at the TARP OIG's website here. I encourage you all to read through the entire 45-page report. The superficial MSM coverage of the audit, released late Sunday, didn't do justice to the independent watchdog's damning indictment of the arrogant bureaucrats in charge of nationalizing the U.S. auto industry — or the devastating consequences of politically-driven "shared sacrifice" with Obama, his SEIU cronies, and campaign lackeys behind the wheel.
Obama had the chutzpah to drag an unemployed car dealership employee laid off by Honda up on stage Monday to attack Republicans over government unemployment benefits. I suggest Republicans match him with a stage full of unemployed Chrysler and GM workers who lost their dealership jobs as a direct result of the capricious mandates of Obama's non-expert auto experts.
A few trips back down memory lane before we get to the column: I've been hounding the Hayekian fatal conceit of Treasury's TARP peddlers (under both Democrat and Republican administrations) from day one. And I've been hounding auto bailout supporters (both Democrat and Republican) since day one. Only the willfully blind and the woefully dumb couldn't see what was coming.
Chicken Littles on Capitol Hill, I'm talking to you.
Update: William Tate notes the IG's mention of the race factor (as well as gender) in protecting some dealerships. *** ~~~
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ www.MichelleMalkin.com
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