CF: http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/19/politics/five-things-learned-gop-debate/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 [A good review of points made.]
Your Rush Limbaugh Echo for Today, 10/19/11
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Opening: Mark Steyn, filling in for Rush Limbaugh.
Segment#1: Comments on the debate
No supporting paperwork; just doing a little lawn work at the Romney home. We are 'live' in Northern NH. We have Occupied Protestors here at Dead Moose Lake. Are they stealing Teleprompters?
I was here the morning after the prior Republican national public debate. Are we seeing a pattern with Rush leaving? This was the Vegas debate, Huntsman declining to participate because NV moved their primary up. His poll numbers improved from not detectable to barely detectable.
Singer Wayne Newton said he came in thinking to back Perry but when he saw the two interact, he backs Mitt Romney. Danka Shain, dinka shain [sic] now we have less pain [rhyming].
On foreign aid, Mitt Romney said we should outsource the effort to the Chinese and thus eliminate the middle man.
Rick Perry was asked about the border fence. His answer reveals what is wrong, "Sure you could build a border fence but it takes over 15 years and $30billion." The great wall of China was built between 2020 to 2006 BC, 14 years. Boom! Got it done. Why do we accept his answer? [Bachmann notes we spend much more in Illegals, each year.] It's a union fence, not a 5,500-mile Great Wall. That's the 'soft bigotry of low expectations.'
Sure, given it has to go through the environmental review. Perry wants predator drones which we already have. Janet Incompetano announce they patrol the Northern border, not far from where I am right now.
I'm not a Ron Paul fan, nor a Newt Gingrich fan, but they were the only ones discussing substance. Only Ron Paul said the word 'broke'. He used the B-word over and over. We're broke! We have to pay $15Trillion dollars just to get back to being "just broke".
>> >> >> I wanted to see more than the little 'snippy' stuff.
We have to pay $15Trillion dollars just to get back to being "just broke".
Obama wants to pay teachers another half trillion we haven't got.
From the Rush Limbaugh Morning Update: "Twilight Zone – NY"
On Fox News Sunday, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor adopted the premises of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He bemoaned the "income disparity" between top earners and people who "don't make enough." He said we should "encourage those at the top" to stop hoarding their money and create jobs — "so we can see a closing of the gap." This would prove, said Cantor, that Republicans are about "income mobility." At the University of Pennsylvania this Friday, reports Politico, Cantor will speak on "income disparity and how Republicans believe the government could help fix it."
Republicans used to understand … that "those at the top" don't need condescending lectures from pandering politicians in order to create jobs. What they need is a sound — and free — economic environment so goods and services can be sold at a profit; then comes hiring.
Meanwhile, in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Son of Mario the Pius, says he will not allow a millionaire tax in the state … even if the Occupy Wall Street hippie wannabes want one. The Democrat said those who earn a million bucks a year shouldn't face additional taxes to fund schools, hospitals, and other services. Further. Cuomo, a Democrat, said higher taxes haven't improved education. Cuomo also says that for too long, more spending was New York's answer to problems.
Republicans sounding like Democrats. Democrats — well, one Democrat — sounding like a Republican. Some days, you read the news — and feel like you're in the Twilight Zone. And you can't wake up!
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"We've got a slam-dunk here to have a meaningful conservative candidate with a landslide sweep, which would mean a mandate to do serious rollbacks of what's happened the last two and half years, the last 50 years. This is no time to be electing moderates. This is no time to be electing mishmash."
"In the bowels, in the deep, dark crevices and recesses, in the basements of a lot of Democrat minds, I'm telling you there is abject fear."
"These protesters are all over the place with iPhones and other gadgets. Obviously they can afford these expensive toys but they can't afford their student loans."
"In a sane media world the first question out of anybody's mouth would be, 'Well, the first one didn't work, and no matter what you say we're nowhere near the targets you said that first stimulus would get us. Why in the world are you doing it again?' There hasn't been one question of that nature."
"The protesters are carrying signs that say, 'We just want your money.' So apparently stealing is only a problem when it happens to you. When it happens to others it's social justice."
"This whole group is about thievery. This whole group is about burglary in the name of social justice, but look what happens when it happens to them. They get so righteously outraged and indignant."
"Obama and the bus, it's kind of like Michael Dukakis riding in the tank a second time, looking like Beetle Bailey."
"This jobs bill is merely there as a campaign tool for Obama and the Democrats to hopefully be able to portray the Republicans as anti-people."
"All the Democrats in Virginia are going nowhere near Obama. Even Tim Kaine wants no part of Obama."
"I'd say to Doug Schoen, 'Doug, nice try. It's a little late to tell Obama not to embrace the protesters. He organized and hired 'em'. And the protesters think he's gonna come down and say hi to 'em."
"Nationwide, statewide, citywide, there is abject fear. We haven't had an economy like this for this long since the thirties, and there is no way that they can run a campaign that tries to shift the blame for this to Bush or to Reagan or — who knows — the Republicans on Capital Hill."
"Only 15% of these protesters are unemployed. They're not marching for jobs. They're protesting because they have to work. They're protesting 'cause they don't want to work."
"It's clear that what you have here is your average minority malcontent bunch of spoiled brats who don't want to work. They resent that they have to work. And when they get a little dose of their own medicine like their precious gadgets being stolen, they don't know what to do about it."
"There was a president in the past whose name was Jimmy Carter, and his four years constituted another chapter in the wishful thinking of America's decline, and then something went wrong. Ronald Reagan, who didn't believe in the whole concept of America's decline. But this president does."
"Socialists have longed for the day they could bring this nation down a peg or many, and they've come close a couple times. Carter, Woodrow Wilson and so forth. But there always has been the white knight riding into the rescue. That's why we look at this election as so crucial."
"We are not the minority in either numbers or thinking in this country. The left is. But the assault on us and what we believe and what we think is everywhere."
"Their objective at CNN is going to be to make every one of these Republican candidates look like an absolute wacko nutcase fruitcake." [Didn't happen.]
"The Republicans on stage will go after Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan, and Herman Cain will not budge. One thing about Herman Cain is he's unflappable." [Happened.]
"Success tracks, I've been on one. And I've been on failure tracks. And I know what it takes. Depending on what you want to do and how far you want to go there are certain things, unless you're the owner, that you're going to have to do. And if you want to run the business the way you want to run it, then go out and start your own. It's that simple."
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Quotable quotes from talk radio and Mark Steyn:
'Joltin Joe Lieberman says that spending with Stimulus Jr in pieces is not going to work. We don't need bite-sized pieces, we need One Big Jolt.' Mark Steyn
"I like the 9-9-9 term because that is the UK number for x911, emergency", Steyn.
"It's not the money we spend in Afghanistan, but the waste, that is the problem." Mark Steyn
"A trillion dollars is not trifling: for the first time, the debt college students owe is greater than the credit card debt. It is then next bubble waiting to burst." Steyn
"Many college educated live worse than their parents who didn't go to college. You have to get the behemoth Gov't off your back by cutting so you can grow." Mark Steyn "The other problematic thing here is: when those Jobs go, they don't come back, very rarely."
"I don't think Mitt Romney or Rick Perry would be comfortable as running mate of Herman Cain, but I like Michele Bachmann, a Northern-state lady." Steyn "The Tea Party has to tug the conversation back to sanity. Mitt Romney did better when unscripted."
"The Occupy Salt Lake City took over Pioneer Park but it turned out to be them against the homeless drug dealers that live there. The Occupy people have a lower standard of cleanliness." Stein "Their only solution is More Government. Their movement is pathetic: they stick it to the man by asking that the man get bigger."
"Keep in mind that you get snapshots in a debate, to be forgotten when people go to the polls. It fits into the larger montage." Sean Hannity
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Learned from WSJ Online:
Pressure on the Greek government intensified as a general strike and mass protests focused on a parliamentary vote for even deeper spending cuts to prevent the country from defaulting on its massive debt load.
A teenager's IQ can rise or fall as many as 20 points in just a few years, a brain-scanning team found in a study published Wednesday that suggests the intelligence measure isn't as fixed as once thought.
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I only caught a little of the GOP debate last night, but I came away with two thoughts: first, the distinct impression that New Gingrich's "it's-so-crazy-it-just-might-work" strategy for this race is looking a little less crazy with every debate. He's clearly the most able figure in the field, and if Herman Cain fades as I expect he will (I like Cain, but c'mon—that Gitmo answer was pure amateur hour), then »
You would almost have to be. New York magazine asked 50 "occupiers" a series of questions about public issues. As you might expect, the results were appalling. One of the occupiers' principal demands, I take it, is for more government regulation of financial institutions. So you might expect them to have some idea what the current regulatory regime is. Nope: when asked to identify Dodd-Frank–not to give a detailed description »
We have written critically about Israel's decision to release more than 1,000 Palestinian criminals, many of them terrorist mass murderers, in order to procure the freedom of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. As happy as one must be to see Mr. Shalit returned home after five years as a hostage, one equally must blanch at the extraordinary price that was paid. Today we witnessed the sickening spectacle of terrorists being cheered »
The EduJobs III Bailout; [[NOTE: bold text = links]]
Update: Harry Reid, 'Who cares about private sector jobs?'
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are paying attention. Democrats in Washington are turning up the heat on the GOP as they push for quick passage of the "mini" $35 billion union jobs bailout. True to Alinsky form, Team Obama is spinning more emo-narratives centered on saving teachers from layoffs. At a Save the Teachers and Children! press conference yesterday, Senate Dems poured it on thick for their Big Labor pals. So did Joe Biden, who schmoozed it up with a class of fourth graders before turning on the fear-mongering spigot. Ignoring the billions in taxpayer dollars that he's redistributed to the National Education Association's pet causes over the last three years, the campaigner-in-chief took to the classroom to bemoan that "We have a tendency to say great things about how important education is in the abstract, but we don't always put our money where our mouth is."
As I spotlighted last week, President Obama's marquee jobless teacher/poster boy for the union jobs bailout is a Boston educator who is NOT jobless. And all the little lies serve the larger Obama fraud of endless Keynesian intervention as a "cure" — which I've hit on again in my new column this week. Copy, clip, and save this companion chart (h/t Veronique de Rugy) for a ready reality check: [barchart here].
Update: Reid's priorities laid bare. "It's very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine, it's the public sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said on the Senate floor."
Listen to what this responsible teacher has to say: When funds run out "you end up fiscally going off a cliff," said Iowa Rep. Jeremy Taylor, R-Sioux City, vice chairman of the Iowa House Education Committee. "I don't think it's a wise idea for our state to be budgeting based on that one-time money, and I say that as both a legislator and a teacher.
[Her syndicated article follows for you to read] : www.MichelleMalkin.com
Obama and Occupy Wall Street Are One
President Obama acts as though he merely sympathizes with the Wall Street occupiers' "broad-based frustration" about how America's financial system works, but he's doing a lot more than sympathizing. He's fanning their flames. Perhaps we should take a look at what, exactly, Obama is supporting and contrast it with the tea party movement he so roundly condemns. In May 2010, when a White House dinner guest suggested to Obama that racism was a motivating force behind the tea party opposition to him, he raised nary a finger of objection and even affirmed that there was a racially biased "subterranean agenda" afoot in the anti-Obama movement. About that same time, the administration had lumped the tea party protesters into a group to be monitored as "domestic terrorists." Ever since this authentic, grass-roots movement spontaneously erupted throughout the nation, Obama and the leftist establishment have engaged in a systematic effort to demonize and discredit tea party protesters as extremist, racist and violent. Nancy Pelosi predicted the protests would lead to a climate of violence. In a recent interview, Obama portrayed tea party ideas as extreme positions that are rejected by "a vast majority of Americans." Those of us who identify with the movement and have attended some of the rallies know that in their false characterizations, Obama and his supporters are either lying or projecting. The protests have been remarkably peaceful, respectful and lawful. We are talking about Americana here, folks -- people who believe in American ideals and who object to the government's bankrupting us and destroying our liberties. ~~~
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Turkey mounts counterattack in Iraq
W-Post 13 minutes ago
BAGHDAD - Turkish military aircraft entered Iraqi airspace Wednesday morning in "hot pursuit" of Kurdish rebels who hours earlier had killed 28 soldiers along the turbulent border, according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Gilad Shalit deal: An inside look at Israel-Hamas backchannel talks
Christian Science Monitor 1 hr ago
Gershon Baskin - Israel's key link to Hamas during negotiations for the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap - speaks on how and why both sides decided to make concessions to reach an agreement.
Lindsay Lohan – Probation revoked, handcuffed
TMZ.com 4 min ago
In a blistering hearing, Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation, had her cuffed and set a hearing for November 2, when Lindsay could end up getting as much as a year-and-a-half in jail.
Glenn Beck has expanded his show to GBTV.com (two hours)
Premium signup is $99.95/yr when you add tax. Truth is worth much more.
BONUS: Learned from Sean Hannity (radio)
DrudgeReport.com was funny last night, "Republicans Gone Wild."
Some of the Debate sounded like a "Hannity Shootout' gone wild.
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