Your Rush Limbaugh Echo for Today, 8/8/12
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Opening: Alarms are going off! Leave me alone .!.
Segment#1: Contrast the friends of Obama to the friends of Romney
I gave Snerdley an engraved iPad to make up for yelling at him. I know full-well what Democrats are doing. Obama will be introduced in CA tonight by Sandra Fluke [rhymes with 'duck'] and my name pops up on another subject.
Greta van Susteren invites me to appear anywhere I want, and I'm thinking Hawaii. RNC Chair Reince Priebus makes a list of lately-added speakers at the Republican National Convention, including Scott Walker.
Donna Brazile was on TV last night ((Clip: Mitt is missing a great opportunity to invite his friends: The Trump and Rush Limbaugh.)) They think this would turn off 'Moderates', 'Independents', and women. [Rush laughs].
Our audience here at EIB is larger than ever but Brazile thinks they have taken me out. They think that Trump and I are a negative and they are wrong as usual.
CNN found out that the wife of the steel worker that lost his job had health insurance for two years after that. It's the same old stuff from DNC strategists, they just recycle. They don't talk about the Kennedy's wealth, but now Romney's Bain Capital was started with money from death squads. If NARO and Planned Parenthood are not death squads, then what is?
Victor Davis Hansen writes that attack ads work. They have worked for Axelrod and Obama in the past. How do they get one vote? This stuff appears to work! There are people today walking around that believe Romney killed this guys wife. And people believe that Dingy Harry is unjustly attacked.
The Chicago way should be used by Romney, says Hansen: "They say we killed a wife; We say they killed the whole nation!" That is what Romney needs to reply.
So expert Sandra Fluck will introduce Obama tonight; and CNN Donna Brazile says Romney should bring his friends in. Blitzer presses on. ((Clip: Romney should hit Obama on college transcript.)) They think Palin is a negative.
If Palin, Trump, and I spoke at the Republican convention, all of DbM would 'broom' whatever else they had and cover it. Clinton is speaking Wednesday night 9/x/2012 and is against the NFL opening night.
> For Palin, Trump, and I, the DbM would cancel NFL opening coverage.
Segment#2: Are you fat? . . . Don't drive!
CBS Seattle study claims that obese drivers have more accidents and more people get injured. When the driver is fat it becomes dangerous.
They can't turn the steering wheel fast enough?
>>> As usual, the validity of the study is not yet questioned.
Many Japanese cars are designed with a 163-pound people in mind. http://sweetness-light.com/
Seg#3: Team Romney needs to go on Offense when lies surface
ABC News ran a story yesterday about Black Congressional Caucus. They rotate who brings lunch. Six months ago, Allen West brought in Chick-fil-A and now, six months later, Congressman Alsey Hasting is mad about it.
Here is the 'Mitt Romney Killed My Wife' ad ((Clip-again)) Apparently, this stuff works. Romney [team] needs to [hit back]. Obama moves on with Bain starting with money from death squads — it's the stuff we parody.
Consider the IQ and understanding of the target audience. There is no pretense that attacks on the rich will reduce the Debt/Deficit. Democrats don't care. This is how Obama runs. When he got through with HRClinton she was reduced to a hack. [Rush is reading Hansen: all while Obama ran under 'transparency' and 'civility'.] He gets away with it because media gives him a pass.
Have we gotten to the point that Obama accuses Romney of killing a guy's wife? We shouldn't need the media to point out the lie. His campaign is nothing but the worst of the worse, but it works. That's sad.
> It's not good enough for me to point this out. [Romney Team can too.]
Seg#4: A random act of journalism at the Clinton-News-Network
"I'm not the president of Black America; I'm the president of all America", said Obama in interview. That will be news to some of his supporters.
CNN Blitzer reports about the ad that Romney killed a guy's wife. ((Clip: Mrs Soptic still had insurance, for two years.)) Romney left Bain in 1999, and was not there in 2002. ((Clip-on: We had nothing to do with that ad. We can't speak for the Super PAC ad.))
>>> Team Obama won't distance themselves from the attack ad.
Seg#5: It is a Blitzkrieg of false and baseless attack ads from Obama
So Wolf Blitzer says to Jennifer Sockie, "It's a serious charge";
And she says, "So? We weren't involved; let's MoveOn."
>> "Haven't you heard, Wolf? Romney stated Bain with death squads."
Seg#6: They bring a knife, we bring a feather . . . who wins?
(Theme Music) NFL preseason doesn't matter. I usually care and watch. I'm not feeling it this year. Football reporting is forever changed. At Oakland Raider practice, a helmet-to-helmet hit was checked and it was big news. "We shouldn't be playing this game", they will say.
Secondly, I am really, really worried about this election. I am worried for everybody, [America, and the world].
You could count on Larry King, (God love him) would bring in 1.5million and that was OK in his time. Now Piers Morgan brings in only 300,000 on CNN. ((Clip-Bay-Buchanan: It is disgraceful and despicable; shameful.)) What shame? Obama thinks it is working. ((Clip: I don't know the facts, but I do know the facts of Romney walking away with a hefty profit for himself at any cost.)) And by the way, he killed the guy's wife.
The Romney campaign responded this morning on Fox. What do you think they said? ((Reading: That woman would have had healthcare under Romneycare.)) Andrea Saul attacked the attack ad and then veered off message. This isn't about healthcare insurance, it is about Romney killing a woman! From the sound of this, they don't know at the Romney campaign how this ad took root.
Couple that with Romney not joining the Chick-fil-A fray;
>>> Romney is not responding enough! That's your base.
Seg#7: You can't wait till October to respond
The attack blitzkrieg of Obama is political terrorism. Romney wants to kill women, starve your kids, poison water and air, and is head of the e-Coli Club. The steel company was going under and asked Bain to come in. Were it not for Bain Capital, the Joe Soptic family would have had less coverage.
Caller: Because of Obama, I almost lost my home and business, twice.
Talk about the poor decision of Barack Obama and Democrats. Some of this is just diversion — it is a teachable moment to maximize. If you believe that America had an unfair advantage, this has to happen.
>>> Obama wants America to assume an 'average' place in the world.
Seg#8: Broadcasting answers on radio is not enough
Caller: We are in a political war and are now surrendering like McCain?
Bush Jr/43 didn't respond because it would go away; they also didn't want to sully the Oval Office. Later, Karl Rove wrote in a book they should have responded more. Some people still think George W Bush gave us this economy when it was from Democrats! Politicians play by different rules.
Caller-ME: Obama killed via Fast and Furious. We have proof.
It is a great contrast and opportunity. Obama is a sitting duck.
We have never had a greater opportunity to teach the American people who the Democrats really are and their damage. You have to campaign on it. You have to do some teaching to control a mandate when you take office.
We have a POTUS destroying this country and the middleclass; and you have our side hedging, "sometimes they win, sometimes we win: just another election." Problem with the Republican base-voter is that they get it and wonder of RNC leaders and candidates get it.
If you are in the middle of your house living in the forest on fire, and you know who the arson is, you want it broadcast, not kept quiet. Woodrow Wilson and FDR were 'pikers' considered to this.
>>> Republican base wonders if Romney will protect them, or not.
Seg#9: Nice guys lose! Rush wants Romney to 'toughen up'
Romney was in Iowa today and Liberals won't like his attack ((Clip-Romney-agitated: Welfare was cut in half with a work requirement; [Obama tossed it.])) Why was it necessary to say Clinton and others 'came together'? Bill Clinton was opposed and vetoed it three times: aggressive Republicans had to fight in pure hardball politics.
It was a matter of Obama's reelection and he was forced in. This election is not about 'who will work with the other side'. There is nothing to compromise: look at Obamacare. Romney is incorrect to say it was 'bipartisan'.
Obama ripped it out with an executive order.
>>> The important thing about 'Welfare Reform' is
>>> what Obama did to it last week;
>>> not what Clinton and Republicans did in the 1990s !
Rush is illustrating how to respond to Obama attack ads: Be Bold w/Truth !
Seg#10: We'll be back right after these important commercials & news.
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Why would you need a survey to say immigrants are lagging? It is more than learning the language to assimilate into America.
In 2014, Obamacare rules will raise prices. Who knew? "Your pizza is going to cost more", is a smart way to say it. It might work and reach voters.
Commissioner of the MLB is doing a fundraiser based on Michael Jordan for Obama. The commissioner is a big Lib, not surprising.
((Clip-Romney-today: It was an extraordinary success; back then, Obama was opposed to the work requirement; he removed it with an executive order; I will put that work requirement back in. [applause and cheers].)) "I don't think we should have a dependency society.
It was more than a work requirement. There were stricter requirements for food stamps; it was tougher on immigrants. Welfare assistance rolls were cut in half. DNC are angrier about this Romney ad than we are about the Obama attack ad that Romney kills.
Jay Carney is the Whitehouse spokes-kid ((Clip: This advertisement is categorically false, bla-bla-blah. Our wavier policy was requested by the governors in Utah and Arizona.)) If it were so good, why was it done under the cover of darkness?
At the Olympics, The Bolt ran the 100 meters under 10 seconds, was being interviewed, and stopped the interview for the USA national anthem at the other end of the stadium—Obama wouldn't do that.
CBS Jan Crawford ((Clip: part of a broader message that Obama is changing America. It is a potent counter-message with class warfare.))
>>> They are going nuts over Romney's little reform announcement.
Seg#12: The Whitehouse lies !
It is an out-right lie from Jay Carney. Obama Adm sues the states that want waivers. Republican governors asked the requirements to be toughened.
>>> What they proposed would have toughened eligibility requirements.
Segment#13: Democrats don't want it mentioned
Heritage Foundation Robert Rector points out the Carney lie. Bill Clinton gets no credit; Rick Santorum was the primary author of welfare reform. Clinton was dragged, kicking and screaming, to finally sign it. Clinton gets credit and the Republican author Santorum isn't even mentioned.
Caller: Who benefits with calling the race 'undecided'? Advertisers?
Obama has lost 14% of people who voted for him before, it is written. Republicans lost 7%. How can anyone be 'undecided' or vote for Obama?
CBS Bob Schieffer talks to Charley Rose, "getting hotter" with Romney's ad, not Obama's attack ad about Romney killing wives. ((Clip: Romney is aiming for White working class men; WH vehemently denies, pointing to Republican governors. Mitt Romney himself asked for waivers.)) Robert Rector shows it just isn't true.
This Romney as has these people turned upside down.
Why are they so out-of-sorts? I don't know! You tell me. ((Clip-again: There was a work requirement, gutted by Obama; it goes back to just welfare. Mitt Romney would, once again, require a work requirement.)) You tell the truth about Democrats and they go 'batty'. Obama is on the side of the takers.
Obama is working against the providers. Is there any other reason Democrats fight for so much for damage control?
>>> If it is not that, I don't know what has them up-in-arms.
Seg#14: Not all Liberal-fringe votes have logic and common sense
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Caller: Had Romney not paid for 10 yrs, is it not an ethics IRS violation?
And so why have Obama increase the IRS?
You would be surprised how many think rich pay nothing.
>>> My point is: the attack ads work for the target audiences.
Seg#15: Thanks for being with us today, folks; it's been fun.
Closing: We'll be back after a 21-hour break.
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From the Rush Limbaugh Morning Update: "Nancy, Nancy!"
The ex-Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was in West Palm Beach the other night in support of the mayor, Lois Frankel, who. heaven help us, is running for Congress.
She said: "You could depend on the government for one thing, it was about, you had to be able to trust the water that our kids drank and the food that they ate. But this is the E. coli club. They do not want to spend money to do that."
Let me translate. Nancy is trying to call the Republican Party "the E. coli club." She's claiming the GOP wants to cut food safety, to ensure kids get sick. She also described
Republican ideology as, quote: "Reduce the police, the fire, the teachers, reduce their role. Give tax cuts to the high end, that will stimulate the economy and everything will be good."
These ancient lies from the Democrat Handbook didn't work last time they trotted them out. But look. It's Pelosi. She's not a spring chicken, heck, she's not even a winter chicken; she's not too bright; she's not Speaker anymore, and she's not going to be. Point is, reality isn't her friend.
Anyone who claims Republicans don't want safe food, safe water, teachers, police, firefighters, and a good economy, isn't worth taking seriously. Republicans have kids. And unlike Nancy Pelosi and her Party, they don't advocate aborting their future generations in the womb.
It's Florida, maybe Nancy was just in the heat too long!
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"Mitt Romney paid three-and-a-half million dollars in taxes last year. Mitt Romney paid $4.7 million in taxes in 2010. So if you add that up, you get $8.2 million in taxes Romney has paid in the past two years. Is that what the Democrats call not paying your taxes?"
"I'll bet you more than half the people of this country think that what Robin Hood did was steal from the rich and give it to Lady Marian so that she would put out. If you watched the TV show, that's what you probably thought."
"The Anna Wintours of the world, the Sarah Jessica Parkers. They're absolute, blooming idiots. They are applauding their own demise. They are applauding the guy that's going to end it for them, but they don't think so, don't understand it."
"Mitt Romney murdering a guy's wife. That's the latest Obama ad. It's been tested among Democrat focus groups to work like a charm. Mitt Romney, Republican presidential nominee, wants guys' wives to die."
"Mitt Romney is not just a felon now, he's a murderer! We have a campaign message here that's basically: 'Republicans commit murder, poison the water, poison the air, and starve kids!' The Democrats have been doing this stuff for as long as I'm alive so it must work."
"How would have Obama helped this unemployed guy, Mr. Soptic, who didn't have insurance after Bain closed his company when Romney was no longer there? He would have been fined! Under Obamacare, Mr. Soptic here would be fined for not having health insurance."
"As a superpower in the world of Obama, we went around and we stole everything from everybody. And he subjugated people, and we enforced freedom on 'em."
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"You know where I make my mistake? And that is not very many mistakes, so when I say where I make my mistake, I'm an idiot. I foolishly, blindly, stupidly, dummkopfedly assume that everybody wants to provide for themselves. How silly."
"I hope there's still more than half that look at life as a triumph of rugged individualism and self-reliance and not selfishness. It's a big difference. Self-reliance and selfishness are two separate things. You know, self-interest is a great thing. It's not selfishness."
"So yesterday, folks, I warned you on this NFL stuff and the coming ban, that the left will politicize anything (concussions), and people were pooh-poohing me. They just politicized a heretofore anonymous woman's death for their own advantage and put it in an ad for Obama. They have politicized a woman's death. You tell me they don't?"
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Karl Rove tells Fox News that Mitt Romney is "close to a decision" on a running mate. Rove predicts that the announcement will come next week, but adds that "it could come as early as Friday." I'd be reasonably satisfied with any of the folks whose names I've seen on the "short lists" that get bandied about. That includes, in no particular order, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Paul »
My column today contrasts the phony Romney-killed-a-steelworker's-wife fable from Obama's sleazy SuperPAC with the actual stories of economic havoc that Obama's union-pandering administration wrought on thousands of Delphi workers.
A reminder of what I wrote in February:
As long as Barack Obama insists on spinning fables about the auto bailout, I will continue to call attention to the forgotten victims and sacrificial lambs who got screwed. Yesterday's UAW pep rally in Washington was another exercise in reality denial. I'll say it again: The Right needs to forcefully counter the Obama machine's Alinsky story-telling tactics. The leftists who claim to speak for hard-working people who play by the rules won't put the names and faces and suffering of Obama's jobs death toll victims front and center.
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