|From Rush Limbaugh 8/8/11
Does anybody now doubt that this is on purpose? I mean, after all, Barack Obama
inherits a AAA credit rating from George W. Bush, and look what he does to it.
Obama is always running around
complaining and whining and moaning about all that he inherited from George W.
Bush. Well, he inherited a AAA credit rating, an unemployment rate of 5.7%.
Does anybody doubt that this is on purpose? Well, look, my credit rating
doesn’t suck. There are a lot of individual Americans whose credit ratings
aren’t in trouble. The United States has never been in this position — and the
next thing that’s gonna happen is that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and others are
going to be downgraded.
What are the Democrats doing? Blaming the
referees! Blaming Standard & Poor’s! That always changes the outcome,
doesn’t it? Blame the refs. You people in Seattle? The Seahawks, Super Bowl,
2005, Steelers? Blame the refs. Last time I looked the Steelers still won the
game. So go ahead and blame Standard & Poor’s all you want, Democrats. Now
they’re blaming the military! Barney Frank’s blaming the military. Rumsfeld was
on our DC affiliate this morning, WMAL. You know our military spending is 4% of
GDP right now? Military spending is 4% of GDP. During the Eisenhower
administration in the fifties, post WWII, defense spending was 10% of GDP.
Today it’s 4% of GDP, and Barney Frank and the Democrats are trying to say it’s
the military’s fault that we’ve been downgraded.
This is the fault of
the Democrat Party. Greetings, my friends, I am Rush Limbaugh: America’s
Anchorman fighting the rising forces of socialism. They want us to believe now
that France is better than we are? And of course you can talk about S&P all
you want, folks, but the real problem that we’ve got and the real referee we’re
dealing with are the loan sharks, and that’s the ChiComs. The ChiComs are
dictating the terms of this. They are our number one lender; and, you know, ask
the banks about what happened when Trump was having trouble paying them back.
What did they have to do? If Trump went down, they went down. Well, the
ChiComs are in much the similar situation.
This is just so outrageous.
Even my old buddy Pete Wehner who worked for Rove in the White House and who has
been reluctant… Pete’s the epitome of fairness and evenhandedness and so
forth. Even Pete, at his Commentary magazine blog today, said this: “It
reinforces, perhaps, like nothing else has the impression that Obama is
overseeing — and some respects engineering — the decline of the American
republic.” There can be no doubt! It now just takes the courage to admit it.
This is why I said, “I hope he fails,” because I didn’t want to see this happen
to our country. I am mad and I am depressed at the same time over what happened
to the SEALs in Afghanistan.
Folks, this is not who we are.
country today, as constituted, is not who we are. Now, sometimes that phrase is
incorporated when some actor or Hollywood type will get caught in an
embarrassing situation, and while being caught in the act of whatever it is,
say, “This is not who I am.” Yes, it is who you are. You were doing it! Well,
this is not who we are. This legitimately is not who we are. We are not, we
were never intended to be a nation in decline. We have a president that’s
overseeing — and Pete’s right here: Engineering — the decline of the American
republic. I’m glad that somebody is finally starting to echo this. Just
like… Snerdley, what year did I do my April Fool’s thing, “tax the poor”?
That was 1990 some odd, right?
It was the early 1990s, and the whole
point — even though it was an April Fool’s joke, the whole point of it — was
that a rising percentage of Americans were not paying taxes, not just the poor,
and now we’re up to 48% of the American people have no skin in the game, not
paying taxes. In 1993, 1994, I, El Rushbo, got the ball rolling with this whole
notion of tax the poor — and even though I did it on April Fool’s and as a
partial April Fool’s joke, of course people fell for it. It was almost as
effective as when I endorsed Bill Clinton that day for ten minutes, and then
denied it to every caller thereafter. I said, “No, I didn’t endorse Clinton.”
“I just heard you!” “That was in my youth. You can’t hold me accountable for
things I did in my youth,” to try to illustrate what a liar the guy