Thursday, April 14, 2011

Your Rush ECHO for Thursday 4-14-2011


Your Rush Limbaugh Echo: Thursday, 4/14/11
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Snerdley just sat down; nice of you to join us. I guess we can start now. 
Big day tomorrow for our 22nd year of Lymphoma Fund Raising.  

Donald Trump will join us tomorrow in the second hour.

What I said about the miserable talk of Obama turns out to be warranted.  He is a mean vindictive guy inviting key, leading Republicans to sit in the front row so he could 'diss' them.  He wanted to firm up his Leftist base.  

Drive-bys had stories that the Left is not happy with Obama for not running to Socialism quicker.  The way he gets them happy is to go out and savage us, the Conservatives and Republicans.  He is a community agitator by nature and his talk was not presidential.

Charles Krouthammer called his campaign speech a disgrace.

Leftists were beside themselves when Obama allowed the Bush tax cuts to continue for the betterment of the nation.  Now, he characterized those that are in the higher margins of taxation as baby killers and senior abusers.  ((Clip-from-before:  I refuse to let that happen.  People will open up their pay checks and see more.))  It wasn't a tax cut — only keeping what we had.

Now, all that is out the window.  His statements always have an expiration date.  Did he forget he said it and think we wouldn't notice?  Did Teleprompter not know?  AP says Obama 'tip-toes' on tax increases.  

Obama met with Simpson and Bowles ((Clip-Obama:  Yesterday I laid out a plan to trim $4billion from our Deficit.  We cannot exempt anyone.))  I have at least three examples, when Obama or Clinton lie we get polls that show that is what the American people want — people do want their taxes raised.  Obama doesn't even believe that and joked about it.  

Whatever Teleprompter/Obama says, he will change it on a dime, agrees Krauthammer.
http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/13/krauthammers-take-on-obama's-budget-address-i-thought-it-was-a-disgrace/ 

National Review Online, Victor Davis Hanson tries to explain [lying] Obama.
www.nationalreview.com/articles/264654/obama-s-dreamland-victor-davis-hanson 

>>> We'll take a brief time-out to gather our stacks and forces. 

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Seg#2:  Just tell the Truth to win, unlike McCain, like Trump .!.
Now, you have the real guy — Obama showed he would rather give bundles of money to union guys in government than save America by fixing Medicare and Medicaid.  Paul Ryan explained it.  He knows 'green energy' is fraudulent but will not fix our energy policy.  

Obama would rather fund more abortions under Planned Parenthood than pay our troops.  He would rather expand the government with union jobs than boost our Ecomony with private sector jobs.  The real savings from government is now found out to be $352million, not $38.5billion.  WHY ARE WE AFRAID OF THAT DEBATE?  Beating Obama is almost too easy.  We have Truth on our side.
>>> All we have to do is tell the truth and we win! 

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Seg#3:  Rush sees Obama/Democrats playing to their kook base
Republicans need to take on Barack Hussein Obama and throw his statements right back at him.  It was not presidential — an embarrassing disgrace. Whose healthcare will ration death and abortion?  Who is destroying the economy?  Who wants to boost the private sector?  

How do you explain "the rich got rich by stealing from the poor"?
Nobody ever got rich by stealing from the poor. How is that?

We used to have to explain who Liberals are because they lied.  Now it is obvious, plain as day, for all to see.  People know this.  Obama said it was a distraction to have a bill to pay our military, and planted the flag on funding Abortion.  Why is that difficult to debate?  How do we lose that debate?  We don't!  

The only entity that can get rich by stealing is the government.
Obama explained how he wants to do that.  

Ryan should have known better than to attend Obama's townhall.  The president is not interested in opposing views.  He is not interested in saving America as we know it.  Fred Barnes asks about the two sides bargaining.  There is not one part of Obama's Agenda that I want and there is no compromise.  

((Clip-Ryan:  He wanted to paint us in a charachiture way.))  Obama's base believes it.  He is saying his rhetoric to his deranged base.  Making satire, I said I would get my Mother a dog food can opener, and Pat Schroeder believed it on the floor of the Senate, remember that?

Obama doesn't have a lock on the Black vote — they'll sit out.
>>> Congressman Ryan, don't doubt me;  I know Liberals well.
 
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Seg#4:  Can Republicans ever accept victory and act like winners?
I love my job!  I am so grateful for this audience. Most have a passion for something they are not paid to do.  ((Clip-Ryan:  It was not a plan — it was a speech.  Speeches are not plans.))
http://ryananswersobama.eventbrite.com/

There is no justification to being frightened of the guy.  It is almost like taking candy from a baby is we get committed to saving America.

Caller:  Boehner says he fought like a dog [for the pennies.]  I'm through.
      He's a fine man;   say 'No' to any third-party rumor [as caller says].  

You have 'care-taker' or 'aggressive'.  Republicans don't think they have won anything.  You and I think we won a Landslide in the last election.  
>>>>> Credit much to the Tea Party movement. 
Rush adds, "Republicans don't think they've won anything, yet."

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Segment#5:   Tim Pawlenty denounces the Budget Deal
Is House Republican leadership is angry with Tim Pawlenty?
www.timpawlenty.com
Editors at National Review have reversed themselves and don't like it.
>>> More and more are critical of the $38.5billion deal. 
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From the Rush Limbaugh Morning Update: "Demo-Rats"
An article in the political newspaper, The Hill, has this headline: "Debate over raising debt ceiling plays with explosives, says Wall Street."

Apparently, Wall Street is "talking" thorough surrogates. Steve Bell, with an outfit calling itself "the Bipartisan Policy Center," is quoted in the story. Bell claims his "scholars have heard from the heads of large Wall Street financial institutions worried that the last-minute nature of the talks" on the budget deal "foreshadows" the upcoming debate over the debt ceiling. According to Mr. Bell, "They said that Congress better not think they can play the same shenanigans with the debt ceiling."

In recent weeks, Timmy Geithner, head of Treasury, and New York Senator "Chuck-U" Schumer have also told Congress not to battle too hard over raising the debt ceiling.

Once more, we're being warned of imminent financial doom unless Republicans shut up about enacting real spending cuts, as a condition of passing a debt ceiling increase.

Who on earth gave Wall Street veto power over fiscal policy debate in Congress? Lest we forget, many Wall Street tycoons are huge Obama and Democrat party donors. These are the same people who made billions buying and selling loans that could never be repaid; then were granted trillions of dollars to stay afloat. By taxpayers still suffering from the Wall-Street-linked economic collapse.

I smell a rat. Or more precisely, I smell a Demo-rat. And it smells foul from the head down
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Quote Gems from Rush Limbaugh dot com:
"If you are productive, if you work, if you are successful, if you create wealth, if you earn wealth, if you create jobs, then you are Obama's target."
 
"If the trend continues, today Obama will propose raising taxes on everybody, and we will agree to a certain percentage of that tax increase, and then elements of our conservative media will write praising editorials on the value of compromise. Snerdley scratching his dwindling supply of hair in there."
 
"Given the election results of November, where is it written that we can't win a PR fight with a bunch of people who are unwilling to pay the troops but want to make sure abortionists continue to get paid? Elmer Fudd could win that fight."
 
"We have people who want to fundamentally transform this country and turn it into a welfare state where people will forever vote for big government. Well, what a lousy future for your kids and grandkids. I don't have kids and grandkids, but I do have dogs and a cat, and Abbey is depressed." 
 
"It's a fallacy that 'unpaid-for tax cuts' is a legitimate economic premise. 'Unpaid-for tax cuts'... see, to me, instinctively, that is communist talk." 
 
"The fastest way to destroy confidence in the United States is to have Obama succeed at everything he wants to do."

"A real debt limit seems to me to be exactly what we need here. And you know what I think? I think the rest of the world would actually be happy that we are beginning to act like adults for once, where our debt is concerned."
 
"Obama knows that the Republicans in Washington are not on the same page as their voters. Frankly, that has always been one of my fears, that the Republican leadership is stuck back in the year 2000 while their voters -- you, me, Tea Party, the rest of the public -- are in 'the now.'" 
 
"So in one month Obama has given us a budget deficit larger than Bush's annual budget deficit. That is an astonishing fact, and if there was a Republican in the White House, it would have been the top news story of the week."
 
"I'm surprised Obama ever found time to have any kids. I mean, all the guy does is talk."

"I have a little idea what Obama's going talking about. Of course, we won't know for sure until it actually makes it to the teleprompter and he actually reads it."
 
"Even USA Today has a story here basically saying, 'You know, you can go ahead and raise taxes on the rich, Mr. President, but then what are you going do?' Because there aren't enough of them to make a difference."
 
"Snerdley, you're like a caller -- you're trying to trick me into coming out and supporting tax payments and tax increases and so forth. Don't deny it!" 
 
"I gave up on trying to keep score on fairness a long time ago because I don't believe it exists." 
 
"I don't waste my time getting offended, and I don't give people the power to offend me. It's just... I don't know. I'm weird. I live in Literalville. It is what it is."
 
"Without us the government would have nothing, and yet the presumption is that we have what we have because the government allows us to keep a certain percentage of what we make." 
 
"You know, arrogance and condescension are the two human characteristics that rub me raw the greatest. I have huge problems with arrogant condescension, folks."
 
"You can't get elected being hated. You can thrive as a media figure being hated as long as you keep giving the haters a reason to hate you every day, but a politician can't get elected being hated. I know this."
 
"General Electric may not have paid taxes, but we looked it up: In 2008, GE gave $2,252,727 to -- wait for it -- the Democrats. So they did pay tribute."
 
"You know, back when I worked in PittsburghTufts University did a survey, and they found that there was a correlation there between breast size and IQ. The higher the bust size, the lower the IQ."
 
"I got an e-mail: 'Don't carry Obama's speech, Rush. We just soon listen to you.' Oh, you will be. You think I'm going to sit here and turn my microphone off when this is going on, folks?" 
 
"The voters are sophisticated. They know the lay of the land, and they know that Obama can veto such things as a repeal of his health care bill, but they want to see the effort." 
 
"If you're afraid to criticize Obama because he's black and you're afraid of being called a racist or whatever, fine. Just tell us who you are and what you stand for, and it will carry the day." 
 
"The notion that the government can never do with less, but that we have to on every whim they describe... Why, it offends my sensibilities."
 
"We have a deficit because of irresponsible spending on the part of people who work in Washington, and they spend that money for a host of reasons -- the least of which is your prosperity. They're spending money to buy votes. They're spending money to make people dependent."
 
"The notion that not one measly thing in this country can happen unless the government is involved is destroying us."
 
"If the United States government were a person or a family, would anybody loan them any money? Nope, just the sharks." 
 
"I can tell you by the tone of this speech that Obama does not think he got snookered on this budget deal. He is as confident as he can be. He is almost arrogantly, condescendingly confident here.

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Learned from WSJ Online: 
Budget Deal Saves Less Than Touted
A new analysis suggests the 2011 spending deal struck by Republicans and Democrats would save only a fraction of the $38.5 billion described by negotiators.
 
NATO needs eight sophisticated ground-attack fighters to carry out its mission in Libya, the alliance's commander said.
http://online.WSJ.com/home-page
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

Glenn Beck Program - April 13.5

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Subject: Time Away

I will be away for a little more than a week.  When I return, I will transcribe the show notes as usual from the DVR files.  Bear with me as it takes several hours to do each episode.

Thank you,       The Scribe

Glenn Beck Program, April 13, 2011

Guest Host:  Judge Andrew Napolitano

The Debt, The Deficit and You – The President's Speech

  • Today, the debt does matter.  The President's old bogus economic philosophy was that government spending spurred the economy.  This led to massive borrowing and the spending of $1 trillion down the drain.
  • Borrowing and spending does not allow for political influence.  That is, politicians reward their supporters almost independent of the merits of the programs being funded.
  • But today, the President has finally realized that the debt does matter.  But, does that mean he will spend less?  No, of course not.
  • He is willing to tax the folks that create the jobs and thereby slow the rate of economic growth.

Guest:  Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
  • This speech is because of the pressure on all of us up here to get serious about America's long-term indebtedness.
  • He didn't touch on where the biggest problems are – entitlement reform. That's 57% of government spending today.  Tax increases cost Americans jobs.  There's no other way to say it.
  • The President doesn't really want to be here.  He's talking about things he doesn't believe in which is to reduce the size of the government. 
  • Even today, he did not present a plan to get us out of the problem because there was not entitlement reform.  There isn't enough money in the over $250,000 group to pay for that.  Of them, 750,000 are small business people who create jobs.  And, 40% of Americans do not pay any income tax. 
  • I hope we don't raise the debt limit until we address why we are in debt.
  • Ron Paul, Mike Lee and Lindsay Graham have shown how to solve the Social Security problem by gradually raising the retirement age to 70 and means testing the benefits.
  • There are ways to reduce defense spending, but we are at a historic low in defense spending since WWII.  You can change the way contracting is done to save billions.

Guest:  Mike Huckabee,   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~

Guest:  Congresswomen Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)
  • No one takes him (the President) seriously about what he is saying. 
  • The President is committed to class warfare.  He has something against businesses.  Maybe that is why we aren't seeing job creation.
  • What we didn't hear was how to create jobs or create wealth.  He's always attacking wealth creation.
  • His deficits are 10 times as much as what George Bush's were in 2007 and President Bush was spending too much.  President Obama's deficits in 3 years are $4.3 trillion.
  • My answer is no more borrowing.  Raising the debt ceiling will just make things worse.  Forty-one cents of each dollar the government spends is borrowed.  If we don't raise the debt ceiling, it will take 6-7 months before we would really feel a difference – money would continue to come in.  We would pay our debts first and we would have to prioritize our spending.
  • The political establishment wants to keep this engine going.
  • The House will vote in favor of Paul Ryan's budget plan.  I will vote in favor.

Guest: Kirsten Powers, ~~~   ~~~

Inflation

The Judge showed a quote from the Fed Vice Chair, Janet Yellen
"[Food and oil price increases] unlikely to have persistent effects on consumer inflation or to derail the economic recovery."

Guests:
  • Nancy Skinner, Liberal Talk Show Host
  • Mike Calabria, CATO Institute

Calabria
  • I think the Fed is stuck in this theme that more inflation will give us more employment.  The unemployment numbers are the only things they look at.
  • These record low interest rates distort the banking system.  The banks load up on government debt and enjoy a 3% spread, risk free.  They have no incentive to loan to businesses.
  • They changed who they are lending to.  By lending more to the government, there is less and less to loan to businesses.
  • You don't want to raise taxes during a recession.  One of the criticisms of the Roosevelt administration was that he tried to run a balanced budget during the Depression.
  • The Ryan Plan lowers and eliminates deductions to allow for a reduction in rate.  The tax side of his plan is tax neutral.

Nancy   ~~~   ~~~

Judge (Wrap Up)
  • Thomas Jefferson's birthday is today.  He is credited with creating the American Republic.
  • He authored…

"…that all men are created equally, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…" and…

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes…"

  • It was his concept that Rights come from God, not from government.
  • Could he have imagined our present debt?  In the last six months, our debt has increased 15%.
  • The size of the debt is immoral.  And, we don't have the money to pay it back.
  • The Jeffersonians, the anti-Federalists, who believed in small government and individual liberty, struggled against the big government Federalist types at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.  The Federalist were successful with the Constitution while the anti-Federalists were successful with the Bill of Rights.
  • His principal that the government that governs best, governs least, has been resurrected by the Tea Party.
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INTRODUCING "LETTERS FROM AN OHIO FARMER"   

April14, 2011 Posted by Steven Hayward at 8:21 AM

One of the more interesting and neglected political writings of the American Founding era was John Dickinson's "Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer," which set out the grievances of the colonists against British rule in the decade before 1776. Dickinson was something of a moderate; although he collaborated with Thomas Jefferson in 1775 on the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, he abstained on voting for the Declaration of Independence the following year, hoping for reconciliation with Britain. He attended the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787, and defended the new Constitution in his own series of essays under the pen name Fabius.
This is prologue for bringing to everyone's attention a new initiative conceived in a spirit similar to Dickinson's letters: "Letters from an Ohio Farmer." These letters are formally addressed to members of the 112th Congress but are also written for the engaged citizen. Many of the large class of new House members came to office in an election marked by an unprecedented populist fervor for constitutionalism. For that is partly what the Tea Party movement is--a populist constitutional movement--something James Madison would have thought at first glance not merely improbable, but an oxymoron, though on second thought he might have celebrated that the Tea Party represents the fulfillment of one of the Constitution's larger purposes, which was to create a reverence among citizens for the principles of the nation.
Like the Federalist Papers, the intent of the Ohio Farmer's letters is to "refine and enlarge the public view," connecting our immediate controversies over the size and reach of government with enduring constitutional principles. While we argue about budget issues and other immediate policy matters, we should keep in the forefront the larger argument about how so-called "Progressive" government runs roughshod over the Constitution. Liberals occasionally make clear that they have no use for the restraints of the Constitution, and reduce its meaningful parts to the Fourth and Eighth Amendments, and the "general welfare" clauses of Article I.    ~~~   ~~~   ~~~

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THE MASK SLIPS, FALLS TO GROUND, 

EXPLODES (KEITH ELLISON EDITION)

April 14, 2011 Posted by Scott at 6:32 AM
I think I've had Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison's number for quite a while. I took a shot at sizing him up for Weekly Standard readers in "Louis Farrakhan's first congressman," just before Ellison was elected to Congress in 2006.
What Rep. Vito Marcantonio was to World War II and the Cold War (a Communist tool), Rep. Keith Ellison is to the war on terrorism. One of Ellison's best friends is Nihad Awad, the head of the Hamas front group unindicted Holy Land Foundation co-conspirator CAIR, and Ellison never misses an opportunity to shill for CAIR.
Rep. Ellison is a Democrat and was of course the first Muslim elected to Congress. We await his identification of the branch of Islam that is aligned with Democratic Party doctrine on gay rights, abortion, feminism, and the other articles of the liberal faith.
Now comes the Investigative Project on Terrorism to bring us "Keith Ellison's slurs," reporting on what Keith Ellison had to say last month about the witnesses before Peter King's committee after the spotlight moved off his own Academy Award-worthy performance. Next time Ellison chokes up on camera he might even be able to produce tears! Practice, practice.
Here is the story the enlightening story the Minneapolis Star Tribune somehow overlooked:
[T]wo days after a House committee hearing on Muslim radicalization, the Minnesota Democrat had a far more hostile tone. In a speech in Rochester Hills, Mich., Ellison made a series of personal attacks against three other witnesses who were on the opposite side of the issue.
  • He seemed to blame Melvin Bledsoe for the actions of his son Carlos, who stands accused of shooting and killing an Army private after converting to Islam and becoming radicalized.
  • A Somali-American who complained about interference from organized Islamist groups while trying to learn about a score of missing young men who turned up with a terrorist group in Somalia was there simply to "diss" the Muslim community in Minneapolis.
  • Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician who challenges the Islamist narrative, simply is out to make a buck, Ellison said. . .
Messrs. Bledsoe and Bihi and Dr. Jasser were not amused by Ellison's comments. According to the IPT, for example, Mr. Bledsoe called Ellison a "fool" and "liar" for trying to deny the insidious nature of jihadist recruiting that is occurring in this country.
Go to the IPT for the rest of the story and for the links, of which the story is chock full.
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