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Posted on 11/07/2012 4:47:59 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: All of our lives, ladies and gentlemen, what have we heard when it comes to presidential elections? It's the economy, it's the economy, it's the economy. In my lifetime, I've not lived in a worse economy than this one. This should have been a slam dunk. But it wasn't. There are reasons why. We're gonna have to dig deep to find them and we're gonna have to be honest with ourselves when we find the answers to this. I keep reading a bunch of stuff that bloggers and conservative analysts are saying.
One of the popular theories is, "Well, you know, you still can't discount the historical nature. He's the first African-American president, and the American people felt sorry for him. They just want to give him a second chance. They just couldn't bring themselves to vote against him. The next time, Rush, the Democrats aren't gonna have that kind of hold on anybody. They're not gonna have that kind of attachment to people," and blah, blah. Look, I'm in favor of optimism as much as the next guy, but we are living in the midst of the Democrat Party transforming this country. I don't deny and I don't doubt that race is a central factor in what happened, but it is not the sole explanation. There are additional substantive reasons. You can't minimize the woman in Cleveland, "Obama phone! He give us a phone, Obama phone!"
>Do not underestimate the importance of what I am saying. A misunderstanding or disagreement or what have you, of what creates prosperity in this country. There are clearly now two schools of thought on that. There used to not be much of an argument. You go back not that long ago, Democrats used to talk about hard work. Even last night Obama's talking about hard work. He doesn't mean it. In his acceptance campaign speech last night, it's more of a campaign speech than acceptance speech, (imitating Obama) "I believe that if you're black, brown, gay, don't matter who you love, if you're this or that..." He went through every surface definition of a human being that he could think of, "And if you work hard, you got a fair shake..." Everybody's cheering.
The fact of the matters is the people that gathered at McCormick Place last night do not believe that. They do not think they have a fair shake. They have been ill-educated. They don't believe they've got a fair shake. They think the deck is stacked against them. They think the Democrat Party corrects that. They think the Democrat Party's gonna punish the people who have unfairly gotten stuff that they shouldn't have. They got more stuff than other people have stuff and that stuff's gotta be redistributed. That's the sad reality here. There isn't a work ethic in this country anymore that's universal. Get a college education and that means magic is supposed to happen for a lot of people. And if it doesn't, if you don't get stuff, if you don't get success that they tell you you're gonna get if you do these things, then the game's rigged.
Hard work is sneered at. Suggesting that somebody go get a job is reacted to in many places, "Oh, easy for you to say. You've got one." I want to go back to the Republican convention again. I want to ask these questions. I want you all thinking about this. Because it's being said, once again, that the Republicans have an outreach problem, that we don't have Hispanics and we don't have blacks and we don't have women. Okay, fine. We don't. What are we supposed to do? Are we supposed to embrace amnesty?
No, no, no, I'm asking. Snerdley's in there laughing, but I'm being serious with this. We have achieved, brilliant, highly accomplished African-Americans, blacks, Hispanics, you name it, throughout the Republican Party. They serve in office. Many of them are CEOs. It doesn't count. It doesn't count in the media. It doesn't count in the Democrat Party. It doesn't count with Obama voters about whom it is said that stuff matters most. It doesn't count. Why not? Why, putting it somewhat coarsely, why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Condoleezza Rice? Why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Marco Rubio? Why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Suzanne Martinez?
How is it that Michele Bachmann, a highly achieved woman, barely, barely ekes out reelection, and Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic going through everything he's a going through, wins in a landslide? I could throw these examples up to you all afternoon. Why don't those people, why don't the Marco Rubios, the Allen Wests -- what a great man. What a great American. Allen West, what a great role model. Clarence Thomas. Herman Cain. None of it counts. Don't tell me the Republican Party doesn't have outreach. We do. But what are we supposed to do now? In order to get the Hispanic or Latino vote, does that mean open the borders and embrace the illegals?
I want you to think about this. Is that what this means? Is that what the Republican establishment means? We've gotta reach out to Hispanics, is that what they mean? If we're not getting the female vote, do we become pro-choice? Do we start passing out birth control pills? Is that what we have to do? Okay, let me ask you, if that's what we have to do, pretend that we're doing it. Pretend that in the next couple weeks, couple months, the Republican Party announces that it is for contraception being paid for by the state and in fact the Catholic Church must give contraception away and make abortion available, are we going to get the votes that Obama got last night? We're not? Really, we're not? We won't? But we're not getting the votes that Obama got last night because we have Condoleezza Rice, and she is pinnacle of achievement and intelligent, well spoken. I mean, you can't find a more accomplished, better person than Condoleezza Rice, Marco Rubio. And just speaking in street lingo, we're not getting credit for it.
Now, is it that Republicans are looking for credit and it's not perceived as genuine? Are these people all viewed as tokens? And the white Republican establishment, is just putting these people out front but they really don't believe that Marco Rubio's that good a deal or that Condi, are they just window dressing? If that's so, if that's the perception the Obama voters, then how do we change that?
What do you mean, you don't? Well, if you look at these exit polls, if we don't change that, we're not gonna win elections, according to the exit polls. There's one option that still hasn't been tried in a long time. It's called conservatism with a capital C. It still hasn't been tried. This was not a conservative campaign. It was a good campaign, I don't want anybody misunderstanding me here 'cause I think Mitt Romney is one of the best people, human beings I've ever met. I have no quarrel with Mitt Romney, and I'm not gonna be one to dump on Romney. Everybody can do Monday morning quarterbacking and so forth. We all have our -- like, for example, when I heard Romney in the last two weeks talking about reaching across the aisle, I cringed, but I'm not gonna come here and introduce negativism 'cause I'm not gonna change him.
What I say on the air is not gonna change Romney's approach. They've got their strategerists. They got their campaign people to figure out what they want to do. I think there was too much assuming going on, too much assumption that people understood what Romney was talking about when he starts talking about the economy.
But I'm telling you: We're gonna have to go back and redefine how prosperity happens in this country. And conservatism and the Constitution are the best way to do this! Are we...? Let's see. (mumbling) Let's see. Youth! We need the youth vote. Are we supposed...? I'll tell you what let's do as the Republican Party. Let's announce -- say around Christmastime, so that we can get close to being Santa Claus ourselves.
Let's announce that we are for the legalization of marijuana and that, as a party, we believe in forgiving all student loans. Let's beat Obama to the punch. You know Obama runs the student loan program. Well, let's go get the youth vote! Is that how we would do it? Okay, so where...? Obviously the answer is no. All these examples I've given you make sense. Latinos?
We're not gonna gets the Latino vote by opening the borders and saying, "You know what? Let anybody in who wants to come in." Some Republicans who think we have to do that. Keep sharp eye. Women? Let's start our own abortion industry. Let's go out and get the women's vote. The point is -- I just want you to think about it -- would that work? In this America today, would that work? It does for the Democrats.
Every Obama voter may not be religious, but they believe in Santa Claus. And you know what else they believe about Santa Claus? Santa Claus doesn't judge anybody. You're gonna get your stuff no matter how you behave. You're gonna get your stuff whether you're a good guy, bad guy, or a nonentity. Santa Claus isn't judgmental. In fact, Santa Claus loves you because you have the deck stacked against you!
The Democrat Party has made every one of their voters, other than the elite professors and the Hollywood types (who ought to know better), think they're members of victim groups. And that they have no way to achieve prosperity in the traditional way. The deck is stacked against them by people like us, they think. So government's gotta come in and make it fair. And that's cool, by the way. That's hip! That's cool!
RUSH: Okay, folks, I'm watching Fox here during the break. You know what I just heard? Doug Schoen, who is a Democrat pollster, who, in recent years, has shown a proclivity to side with Republicans, be that as it may. You know what I just heard Doug Schoen say? The Republican Party has not shown an inclination to be inclusive in order to join with people to solve the nation's problems. The Republican Party has not shown the inclination to be inclusive.
Now, what in the Sam Hill does that mean? We are to infer that Obama and the Democrats are inclusive. What does that mean? The Democrats are inclusive? Let's see. Obama has not talked to Boehner or the Republicans since July. Obama is not inclusive. He is exclusive when it comes to accepting Republican ideas to solve problems. He is dismissive. He impugns. The Republicans have an idea, he says, "Too bad, I won." That's his right, he can do that. My point is, Obama is not inclusive, but it's thought that he is.
The Republicans have more Hispanic elected officials than the Democrats do. The Republicans, you saw at our convention, the Republicans want success for everybody. Conservatives want everybody to be the best they can be. And Doug Schoen hasn't seen any evidence of our inclusiveness. I'm sorry, folks, that is just blatantly false, untrue. But it's out there. The Republicans have, I don't know how much outreach they've done to try to show that they're inclusive. Romney's whole campaign was built around the fact that he was for everybody. He wanted to help every family. But Doug Schoen hasn't seen any evidence of Republicans' inclination to be inclusive. What does that mean? We're not for gay marriage? Does that mean that we don't want to pass out birth control pills? Does that mean that we're not for taxpayer funded abortions? Does that mean we're not for amnesty for illegal aliens? Inclusive?
Robin, Evansville, Indiana. Hi, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Mega dittos, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: I'm great. Thanks very much.
CALLER: As a woman, and Republican woman as a matter of fact, I just am totally disgusted for women not coming out to vote for Mitt Romney. How could you not want to move our country in the right direction instead of going backwards?
RUSH: Well, you see, we're getting to the rub of it here. Apparently for the women who voted for Obama, he is taking the country in the right direction as far as they're concerned. The right direction for them is making sure that Republicans don't take away their birth control pills or their right to have an abortion. And I'm not exaggerating. It's what the exit polls show.
CALLER: Well, it's crazy to believe that. It's crazy to believe that they could do that or would do that.
RUSH: For you and me it's crazy to believe that anything Obama does works. We're living in the midst of it not working. We're living in the absolute destruction and failure of this economy and this country.
CALLER: Exactly. As a woman, how can you not notice when you go to the grocery store that the prices of food's gone up?
RUSH: No. No, no, no. No, no. Price of food doesn't matter. It's that the next time you go to the grocery store, the birth control pills might not be there if Romney is elected.
CALLER: Oh, too bad, so you ought to pay for your own birth control. There are free clinics still in this country.
RUSH: No. It's not their job to provide their own birth control. That's the purpose of government. Obama is gonna ensure that whenever they want it, they're gonna get it.
CALLER: That's not how it works. God helps those who helps themselves.
RUSH: Well, I know it's not how it works, but we are outnumbered now by people who think that way, Robin. This is what we've got. We can sit here and lament all day long why they think what they think. The fact is, they do.
CALLER: Well, I used to think that way at one time.
RUSH: Well, what changed you?
CALLER: I married a very conservative man.
RUSH: See, you're letting a man run your life. You've already let women down. See, that's why you don't count.
CALLER: No, not necessarily, he was listening to you on the radio --
RUSH: I'm telling you the way they think. I'm telling you way Gloria Steinem thinks. You're an embarrassment to the sisterhood. What do you mean, your husband determines what you think? How could you say that?
CALLER: He listens to talk radio. (laughing)
RUSH: You think it's funny. I'm telling you, this is who they are.
CALLER: I know who they are, and I'm ashamed it's how they are.
RUSH: I'm scared of how they are.
CALLER: I am, too. It scares me how they are.
RUSH: I don't know how to reach these people.
CALLER: I don't either.
RUSH: I shudder to think what they think of me. I mean, I'm right behind Romney in taking stuff away from them as far as they're concerned.
CALLER: Oh, well, you're the anti-Christ sometimes, Rush, is what they think of you.
CALLER: I thought you were crazy at first, too, until I started really listening to you, and I'm like, "Well, he's right. He's right in what he says."
RUSH: A guy on the radio can ruin their life, and only the president of the United States can save them as far as they're concerned. But anyway, that's who voted for the guy, folks. It's here in the exit poll data. I shared it with you at the top of the program. I mean, he got a majority of votes from people who think he is far and away much better in an internationally crisis. Libya, Benghazi, Arab Spring. I know. The media didn't tell the story. That's another thing, too. But that's what it is as well. We can sit here and cry over that all we want, but that's what we're dealing with. And we're outnumbered by these people now. That's the hard, cold reality.
I agree but it's not bad or painful enough. DEFUND it. (we've had 4 years to prepare). If you haven't prepared...start today and DEFUND it while you're preparing. Protect yourself and your family. Let the useful idiots try to prop it up with the EBT cards.
It's easy. It's the socialism, stupid. Explain it to them after...It's the (socialists) economy, stupid. There is nothing we the prepared, we the productive can do to fix it.
There are small battles every day in the big war. Seize the day. Every day.
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For starters we shitcan the Republican party altogether.
Jesus said that you would know a person by his fruit, i.e., by his actions. The same is true for nations. Our fruit is rotten. The fear of God is the "beginning" of wisdom. We have no fear or respect for the Living God.
We have loved and embraced what God hates. It's by His grace that we have been preserved as a nation. How much longer can we expect to enjoy His grace while we kill babies, enable perversion, call evil good and call good evil? I suspect not very long.
If history is a teacher, let's remember the civil war. We view this as a historic event, which it is. However, it also provides us insight into how God operates. We can also see God's hand in the ups and downs of ancient Israel. Bottom line: when a nation does evil God patiently offers it time to "repent", i.e., change and go the right way - His Way. In the case of the civil war, I believe that the cries of oppressed slaves over many generations were heard and after much long-suffering the answer from heaven was terrible and bloody. God is not mocked. What we sow - we will reap - unless we repent.
Still, there is hope in the story of Jonah and John 3:16.
Give lots of money to the Green Party.
Can we take over the Green Party? What if we all join it?
I agree with everything you say, Christianity is no longer accepted, or at least respected, by a majority of Americans. I'm an evangelical Christian, and it's obvious that a large portion of our nation's people are fast becoming not just atheist but hatefully anti-Christian. 30 years ago few people in the US would admit that they were atheist or agnostic, but now it's the fashionable thing to say and they're coming out of the woodwork everywhere to ridicule those of us who still believe God's infallible Word. The predominantly Christian America that I knew and loved as a young man and father of two children in the '60s is no more and I fear will never return.
I believe the final straw for America may be Obama turning the nation against Israel after 6+ decades of support and friendship with God's chosen people. It's obvious that he hates Israel and Netanyahu (sp?) and only goes through the motions of maintaining our former close relationship with her. God's promise to Abraham is still valid and unbreakable, and Israel will recognize Him as Messiah when He returns and sit's on David's throne in Jerusalem for 1000 years in fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Scripture tells us that when He returns every nation that has persecuted Israel will be cursed and ultimately destroyed, and I'm afraid the US will be one of those nations.
My greatest hope for my kids and grandkids is solely in the soon return of Jesus Christ to defeat Satan and his demonic army and set up His 1000 year kingdom in Jerusalem. Every member of my extended family is born again and ready to meet Him in that perfectly renovated future world that no one will ever see unless they confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead, per Ro ch 10 vs 8-9. I'm very disappointed tonight but I'm not without hope because I know that nothing that Obama or Islam can do will prevent God doing what He promised to do, and that will be far better than anything that any political party or any president could do.
Let me know when your party is able to do what you want it to do. Then I might consider to join it and vote for their candidates
Psalm 37 -Of David.
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fretit leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.
The days of the blameless are known to the Lord, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
But the wicked will perish: The Lords enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanishvanish like smoke. The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; those the Lord blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
If the Lord delights in a mans way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives; but the Lord will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial. Wait for the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a futureb for the man of peace. But all sinners will be destroyed; the futurec of the wicked will be cut off.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
Fund the Green Party and sign petitions to put them on the state ballots.
Let them run the candidates. The Green, Workers World, Socialist Party, Socialist Workers’ Party, and Communist Party USA all suck votes from the Democrat Party. Let them fight hard for the left wing vote. It turns off the clueless moderates who have no idea of who to vote for until after Halloween.
Even without the Greens, Gore could’ve won Florida if he’d been able to secure the other Commie-Socialist party votes.
IMHO if prophetic scripture tells us anything it tells us that there will be no perfect, sinless world free of despotic anti-Christian rulers and an endless series of wars until Jesus returns to claim His rightful throne in Jerusalem and rule a cleansed world populated by resurrected saints of all the ages and the tribulation era Christians who survive the reign of Anti-Christ. No one knows when that time will arrive, but there are many events reported in the day to day news that seem to indicate, to me at least, that it may not be far off in the distant future, and that it is definitely NOT just allegorical as some mainline protestant denominations teach today.
I don't know of course, but I think it's likely that we may agree on interpretation of many aspects of prophetic scripture, and in any event I didn't intend for my first post to start an adversarial discussion. Thanks again for posting the psalm, hope you have a good day in spite of our mutual disappointment in re the election.
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