Skip to comments.Democrat Caller Converted by Reality
Posted on 09/18/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: We're gonna start in upstate New York with Tim. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you today?
RUSH: Very fine. Thank you.
CALLER: My name is Tim. I just wanted to say "thank you" for changing the way I look at these politics. I stuck my head in the sand for so many years. I'm a Democrat and I just watched years and years go by without really getting into what the politics were about. And after my kids were born, I realized I need to start getting really into this to find out what's going on more and more. Just seeing the way this country has taken such a turn, it's just ridiculous. I said, "Okay, if I'm gonna be a Democrat, I'm gonna start listening to the other side and consider the other side." I said, "Okay, you know what? I'm gonna turn on something that I probably never thought I'd turn on."
CALLER: And that was your show.
RUSH: That is right, and I know what happened. You were hooked inside of six weeks.
CALLER: I wouldn't say six weeks. It took a little longer than six weeks, because I try to keep an open mind.
RUSH: No, that means you were resisting.
CALLER: Yeah, you're right about that.
RUSH: Yeah, you were resisting.
CALLER: But regardless, I just had to agree. I found myself agreeing more and more and more. And I have very limited time to listen to your show. I try to put it on when I can, and I just want to say thank you, because you really did change the way I look at what's going on in politics.
RUSH: You are more than welcome, and I appreciate it. Thank you very much. I think, folks, that Tim here in upstate New York is exactly what I'm talking about. When I say Tim was "a low-information voter," I don't mean that Tim's dumb, stupid, or any of that. He was a Democrat, and that's all it took. That's all that mattered. He's a Democrat. He was loyal as a Democrat. He didn't even care to find out why. He just was. And then, for some reason, some of it stopped making sense.
And look what happened.
He, on his own, found a way to expose himself to something other than what he had been traditionally devoted to. And it made a difference. This is the golden opportunity I'm speaking of that's out there, that's sitting there on a silver platter. But I got to tell you something, Tim. While I'm flattered, and while you think you are agreeing with me, what you're really agreeing with is reality. You finally have found reality. My ideas are nothing unique. I just live in the real world. I'm the mayor of Realville.
And you haven't heard my ideas before, because you were a Democrat. Folks, it's what I was talking about yesterday. That show yesterday was so far ahead of its time. I guarantee you that show, six months from now, people are gonna look back on. One of the things was when we were talking about the partisan divide and how it's not about policy. It's not about issues. I created this mythical Silicon Valley CEO who's bright, obviously.
This CEO has no policy reason, no intellectual reason whatsoever to be fundraising for Obama, bundling for Obama, and donating to Obama. Much less supporting Obama. None! But why does that CEO do so? Well, if it isn't policy, what is it? Obama's policies are gonna kill her company, unless she ends up being a crony of Obama's and ends up getting government support like GE got. Maybe she's angling for that, or may be she just gets off on being part of the elite circle.
"I know the president! The president comes to my house. I fund-raise for him." It could be any of those things, but it ain't policy. So if it isn't policy, how do you reach those people? Well, you find out what they think of us. We're unhip, we're uncool, we're stupid! They think we're absolute idiots. It's so uncool to say you're a conservative, to these people. To these people. I'll give you an example. You know, I read a lot of tech blogs because I am fascinated by tech. I love it. I actively, physically love high-tech and reading about it. So I read a bunch of these blogs. That's what I do for relaxation.
At the Values Voter Summit over the weekend Rick Santorum got up and said, among other things, (paraphrasing) "The smart people and the elites are never gonna support us. The smart people and the elites are never going to like us." That's not in context. Now, you and I know what he meant. He's talking to other people who know what he meant. "The smart people," that's in quotes. The elites, the smart people, the people who think they're smarter than everybody else, the arrogant, cocky, think they're smarter.
You would not believe how many tech blogs posted: for the first time Santorum ever made sense. That's right, smart people are never gonna like him. Smart people are never gonna like conservatives. It's about time some conservative figured it out was the point on all these tech blogs, where you've got young people who think that they're progressives, who think they're ahead of their time, who think they're the smartest people in the room, and to them conservatism, they don't want any part of it 'cause it's embarrassingly dumb and stupid.
So here they come along praising Santorum for finally getting it right, realizing, "Yeah, bud, you are weird. You are a nerd and a kook, and we are never gonna want anything to do with you," and they praised him for finally getting it. 'Cause what they heard him say was, "We're dumb and we're not cool and the smart people are never gonna like us." They didn't understand that he meant "smart people" in quotes. They didn't understand that what he was talking about was closed-minded bigots, arrogant, cocky SOBs who think they are the cat's meow. Santorum was telling these people, "Don't worry, don't worry, they're not the smart people. They're not the elites. They're self-appointed. They are not with us culturally," and he's right.
You know, it used to be cool to face reality like a man. Now it's not. Being cool has nothing to do with reality. Reality's too hard. Reality's too painful. Reality requires too much. I'd rather live in my self-created cocoon where everything's fine and dandy, and everybody loves everybody, and those who don't are a bunch of idiots who we don't have to spend any time with anyway. Living in a fantasy world is the cool thing to do. Avoiding reality.
Ummmm, yah. Anything to boost the morale of the rank & file.
What happened on his show yesterday that he is referring to?
After about 6 months it donned on me that one guy was supporting his opinions with facts...quotes...audio...and the other was just non-logical emotion.
I converted. Liked to have killed my union dad....
I predict - by sometime in mid-October, a reliable poll will show that New York is in play for Romney/Ryan.
What is the matter with the ex Dem on Cavuto..claudel or something like that....ragging Romney for being tooo blunt after Romney made the case to Cavuto..Duh..hello??
“Liked to have killed my union dad.... “
My brother is the same way. Union lackey to the core. Good thing I don’t talk to him unless it’s Christmas.
He discussed the psychology of rich businesspeople who support Obama despite the fact that this is not at all in their best interests (or anyone else's). He diagnosed it pretty accurately, I thought.
Interesting. Same thought occurred to me recently.
Same here. But in my case, I also voted Mondale '84 and Independent John Anderson in 1980. My great awakening was also 1994, when I voted a straight Republican ticket for the first time. The main difference in me in '92 and '94? Up to my '94 vote, I didn't know diddly. I thought I did, but like all libs, I believed what I felt to be true. By 1994, I was educating muself and subscribing to conservative magazines and listening to Rush.
I am up in Rochester for a couple weeks, went to Buffalo over the weekend. I have seen maybe two pro-Obama bumper stickers and no signs, far less than I had expected for sure.
I noticed a number of people explaining when they woke up to Conservatism. For some of them, it seems they woke up as adults. It didn’t take me that long.
For some reason, I became interested in listening to Eisenhower and Kennedy as a young boy. We’re talking seven to ten years old at this point. I didn’t listen all the time, but I found their comments to be interesting even as a kid. Of course I was too young to make much of it, but as I grew older I was picking up what was going on.
The Vietnam War was big in my day. By the time I was 16 to 18, the lid was blowing off the war, and the Lefties were attacking the Nixon administration and our troops. Jane Fonda went to Vietnam. Massive trashy looking (seemingly potheads) were proudly doing acid and trashing the nation.
I’m not here to defend the war, especially the way it was waged. What did bother me, was they way the Left went about it.
Trash policy on U. S. soil if you must. Do so respectfully. Don’t go to foreign shores to do it. Don’t let yourself be a useful tool for Marxists in the process.
The way the war was opposed, I was driven into the Nixon camp. Johnson put 550,000 troops into Vietnam, and Nixon was blamed for not bringing them out in a hurry. Oh yes, we were killing the Vietnamese. It was historical level treachery we were guilty of. And then the war was over, the Left were spitting on troops, and that same Left remained completely mute when Cambodia and Vietnam purged upwards of three million of their citizens.
Another-words, the opposition to the war on humanitarian grounds was a complete fraud. Fonda, Kerry, none of these folks emitted so much as a peep at the way Cambodia and Vietnamese citizens were treated after the war.
Of course Nixon, the anti-Christ to the Left, was still the focus. Our troops were dirt under the Left’s toenails.
I took one look at this, and I ran to the Republican party to join, and I never looked back.
By the time the dumkoff McGovern had proposed to slice and dice our military, I was forever in the Republican camp. These folks were openly anti-U.S. It was shocking to me.
As soon as I was old enough, I voted for Nixon. I then voted straight Republican until the year 2000. By this time I had woken up to the idea that our side was also corrupt. I had actually noticed it in 1996, but I held my nose and voted for Dole.
Since then I’ve voted for Bush for his second term. I’m the guy the Republicans should be able to rely on solidly, but due to their policies, they can no longer get my vote. I’m sick of luke-warm buckets of horse sweat to vote for under the R banner. No thanks.
I am very frustrated, when I look at the candidates we keep getting. I may never vote for a Republican again. Rove, Card, Jeb Bush, and company, I’m so sick of these types.
I’m not going to trash Romney, but I can’t vote for the guy.
I voted for Bush, and look what he handed off. OMG, never again.
Give me someone worth voting for on their own merits, or wave to me as you drive by to vote for swill on general election day. I’ll have none of it.
I do vote down ticket trying to affect things as I can. I’m just not going to vote for Leftists or confused, muddied, or lapsed Conservatives.
I languished in the wilderness for 28 years until I heard Rush in 1988 and found that I was not alone, there where others who clearly saw the hypocrisy of the left and knew at least some of the history of the left.
I have proposed for many years that given the information nessary to make an informed choice, most Democrats will vote Republican from then on
While I can not gin up any enthusiasm for the slow socialist Romney I will enter the voting booth with a very strong repugnance for the fast socialist Obama.
Vote for the slow socialist Romney. That might give us enough time to get handcuffs on socialist thinking and behead the monster.
I too started paying attention with the Kennedy/Nixon election in 1960. Kennedy was a shallow facade, looked and sounded good but no substance. Nixon just the opposite.
I watched it, but I was nine. I couldn’t really tell which was better at that point. I do remember the talk of sweating, and how important that was. Gag...
I may be wrong, because my age was such back then, but it’s my take that Kennedy was five times the statesman that the Democrats today are.
I never doubted his loyalties. These freaks today, hate the U. S. with a passion.
How can someone with Yuri Bezmanov in his tagline remain optimistic about our country’s path? We’re nearing what Yuri referred to as stage four of the Marxist takeover.
I have a weapon and ammo for it. I will not be hesitating to think about it before I shoot. All progressives welcome will not discriminate. Costs of burial are not my responsibility.
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