Obamageddon. From Rush Limbaugh 8/8/11

From Rush Limbaugh   8/8/11

RUSH:
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.

This
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
was.

So I’m
simply trying to point out here that this is all being done on purpose, and it’s
tragic, and it just ticks me off.  When Barney Frank sits over there and starts
talking about how we need to cut defense, he is singing from the ChiCom hymnal.
They want us to cut our defense spending, too!  Now, contrary to what the
Democrats are saying, Standard & Poor’s is not saying we’re not taxed
enough; they’re saying we’re spending too much — and I’ll tell you something
else, and I have written this to a bunch of people over the weekend.  Another
thing I’m ticked off about is this stupid debt deal.  Remember last week on
Wednesday, after Obama received the new spending authority in that debt deal we
spent $259 billion in one day.

We went $259 billion in debt in one day
which was more than the cuts over ten years are gonna end up being in the debt
deal.  Now, before the debt deal started, before it was signed, I told you the
Republicans were operating out of fear.We were told that if we did not sign that
debt deal, what? What were we told?  Let me ask you. We were told that our
credit would be downgraded, that we might go into default, and that the
Republicans would be blamed for it.  Okay, so we did the debt deal.  What
happened?  Our credit has been downgraded, we haven’t gone into default, but the
Republicans are being blamed for it, and the military is being blamed for it! So
an opportunity to sit there and do the right thing, once again, was squandered
because of fear.  George Patton wrote a poem in 1945 entitled, “(I am) Fear.”

I have it
here, and at some point during the program today I’m gonna read it to you as only
I, America’s Anchorman, can. He was paid $250 by Cosmopolitan magazine, I think
it was, to write this poem — 250 bucks back in the forties — and it is
perfect.  Tax the Poor was April 1st, 1991.  That’s what being on the cutting
edge of societal evolution is all about. Taxing the poor. I suggested it in
April 1st of 1991, and of course the whole point of it was that a rising tide of
Americans were not paying for what they were getting.  And of course I was
castigated from coast to coast for it.  And here we are 20 years later.
(interruption) It did make the news!  Oh, yeah, it made the national news.
Taxing the poor made national news, of course it did.

Now, 20 years
comes along and goes by and I understand there are other people out there
claiming they are responsible for all the attention to do it now. Fine and
dandy, but folks,  (long sigh) I can’t tell you as a proud, patriotic,
heartfelt, God-do-I-love-this-country American, how mad I am at what is being
done while everybody sits around and watches it.  You may not want to admit that
this is being done on purpose, but if you sit down and you spend just 15 minutes
analyzing what has happened in the last two and a half years, I don’t know how
you can come to any other conclusion.  In the last two and a half years we’ve
had plenty of time to assess what hasn’t been working and change it.  Instead,
we have doubled down in what hasn’t been working.

We have doubled and
tripled what hasn’t been working.  We piled what doesn’t work on top of what
doesn’t work, on top of what doesn’t work.  The old definition of “insanity” is
“doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.”  We’ve
got it!  We have insanity at the upper levels of our government.  So now we know
what Obama got for his birthday: A downgrade of our credit rating, probably
exactly what he wanted in his heart of hearts.  Has he said anything about it?
No.  What’s the market today?  Ha!  We’re down just a measly 304 today.  The
futures last night had us down 290 at the opening bell.  So we’re down a measly
304.

So Democrats, let me ask you: Are you happy now?  You’ve finally
got your hope and change.  I said that I hoped he would fail, and this is
exactly what I meant.  But, from your perspective, from Obama’s perspective, he
hasn’t failed.  He’s succeeded beyond his wildest dreams — and now look where
we are.  How many of you saw the movie Planet of the Apes?  Do you remember how
that movie ended?  Colonel George Taylor on a beach, Statue of Liberty halfway
buried. New York City doesn’t exist. Charlton Heston is Colonel George Taylor,
“You did it. You finally did it! Damn you all to hell, you did it.”  That’s how
I feel today.  That’s how I felt all weekend long.

Damn it to hell,
they did it!

From Rush Limbaugh   8/8/11

Obamageddon.
That’s what we have witnessed since Friday.  Obamageddon. Barackalypse Now.  The
only silver lining I can find is that as far as 2012 goes, Obama’s a “Debt Man
Walking.”  Anybody want to tell me he’s not landslidable now?  Let me repeat
this as the Media Tweak of the Day: “What we have witnessed since Friday is
Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now; and the only silver lining out there is that as
far as 2012 goes, Obama’s now Debt Man Walking.”  What’s he gonna say?  He’s
gonna make a speech at one o’clock. “We gotta all work together! Construction
workers, go out there and rebuild America.”  Balanced approach? Yeah, balanced
approach: Tax increases!

Where has Obama been hiding over the weekend?
I know he’s been playing golf.  Our problem is he hasn’t been playing enough
golf as it turns out.  But how come he’s refusing to go on TV and talk about
this?  Shouldn’t he be talking about it, maybe taking a victory lap, spiking the
ball in the end zone? The NFL’s back;  he said he was hoping that would happen.
Well, go out there. Go to some team’s training camp and spike the ball in the
end zone.  Obama’s managed to accomplish something else that’s completely
“unprecedented,” which is one of his favorite words.  This is unprecedented.
Our credit rating started in 1917.

This is unprecedented.  Instead, the
White House is saying Obama won’t dignify S&P’s downgrade with a response,
which just means they haven’t been able to come up with one.  Christina Romer
has, though.  She said we’ve been intercoursed.  Our economy’s intercoursed.
Christina Romer, yeah.  I got the sound bite.  Grab audio sound bite number
five.  This Friday night, HBO’s Real Time, that idiot, Bill Maher, talking to
former chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer
about the economy, and Bill Maher says, “How intercoursed are we?  I mean, right
before the show S&P downgraded our credit rating

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