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Libs Say Bush Saying He Wants To See Passion; Going to Nascar Race is "Dividing America"
| February 26, 2004
| Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 02/27/2004 8:11:33 AM PST by ConservativeStLouisGuy
RUSH: I have Anne Kornblut and Lyle Denniston here from today's Boston Globe, and this is honestly the headline. "In gay marriage stance, Bush tends to GOP." Subhead: His focus shifts to core supporters. Well, again, as I said yesterday, if Bush is going to start playing to his base, it's about time because his base, particularly on this issue, is a vast majority of the American people. But this story even decides to take a swipe at Bush for dividing the culture, because he said he wants to see The Passion.
This story actually accuses Bush of driving a wedge between the American people and using the culture war to divide this country simply because he says publicly he wants to see Mel Gibson's movie. Let me read to you, "In declaring his support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, President Bush followed a developing pattern in his campaign - an emphasis on the 'conservative' part of his message rather than the 'compassionate' aspect he relied so heavily on in the 2000 race."
I read this stuff, and I want to start pulling out what little hair I've got. Anne Kornblut, by the way, she's just been hired by Fox, she shows up on Brit Hume's roundtable now and then, on his Special Report show every night at six o'clock. I've seen her on there the last couple weeks or so, and I knew who she was because I read her stuff here in the Boston Globe. What a presumptuous lead! What presumption. "In declaring his support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, Bush is placing an emphasis on the conservative part of his message rather than the compassionate".
Let me ask you something, Ms. Kornblut, whatever, however you pronounce it, Kornblut. For all the compassion that you cite that was in Bush's campaign and in his first years of his administration, what did it get him with you? What did it get him? What did all this so-called compassionate conservative get Bush? You still hate his guts, you hated his guts then, you don't like him now, you're trying to get rid of him now, you're trying to cut him off at the knees, slash his throat or what have you, and yet you have the audacity - and she's not the only one - you have the audacity to accuse Bush of abandoning compassion as he pursues his conservative base. So you conservatives out there, if you've had any doubt, let it now be told you are mean people, you are judgmental, you are intolerant, you have no compassion and Bush has finally proven it because he has to abandon compassion in order to reach out to you. "Bush advisors say that their decision on gay marriage was largely driven by current events." He probably would have refrained from speaking out so soon if they hadn't started violating the law everywhere about this. But then listen to this graph. "But in choosing to wade so deeply into the cultural divide, writes Ms. Kornblut, Bush also give a nod to the more than 45% of Americans who are likely to vote for him anyway, the same people in the evenly divided electorate to whom he reached out in his remarks before the Super Bowl last month, in his NASCAR visit to Florida, and in expressing his interest in seeing The Passion of The Christ."
Yes, my friends, you see Bush, according to Anne Kornblut of the Boston Globe, George Bush is dividing this country by going to the Daytona 500, by having an inspirational message for America before the Super Bowl, and for saying publicly he wants to see The Passion of the Christ. That, as far as liberals are concerned, is all you have to do to divide the culture. The president just has to go to Daytona, all he's got to do is go to the NASCAR races and say, "gentlemen, start your engines." What should he do, Ms. Kornblut, should he be out there flipping pancakes in Iowa, should he be out there eating hoagies in Philadelphia? What's he supposed to do? I mean, when the Democrats go start flipping flapjacks and eating hoagies - and, by the way, you know, when John Kerry eats a hoagie you can tell he's never had one in his hand. He doesn't know what one is. It was probably the more embarrassing moment of his life to have to eat a cheese steak hoagie. The fact that he asked for provolone on the thing is proof. He would barely touch it. I'd bet all of his friends up on Beacon Hill are still razzing him about eating that hoagie. Same thing when he tried to eat a hot dog somewhere, can you imagine somebody throwing a corn dog at him and say "here, take a bite out of this." I mean, ladies and gentlemen, let's get serious. You go flip flapjacks with a bunch of Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire, and that's fabulous, that's reaching out to America. But go to the NASCAR race, say you want to see Mel Gibson's movie, and to the liberals, you are dividing America.
"In practical terms, Bush's stance toward gay marriage may not do much more than just illuminate the issue. History shows that presidents rarely influence the fate of constitutional amendments." All right, so why are you so worried about it then? The first half the story is, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, Bush is dividing the country, he wants an amendment on gay marriage! And then they follow it by saying, it usually doesn't matter what presidents do.
Folks, these people are urinating in their pants here. They are having bowel movements in their Depends diapers. These people are quaking in their boots. If you're going to get on the president for saying he wants to see a movie and accuse him of dividing the culture by doing that, and not say by the same token that violating the law openly and wantonly in San Francisco does not drive a wedge in the culture. Here's a guy who wants to see a movie, that's dividing the culture - what they're doing in San Francisco, New Mexico, want to do in Chicago, that's perfectly normal and healthy, and great for our culture. These people are sick. These people are absolutely just sick.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; gwb2004; limbaugh; nascar; passion; rush
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Rush nailed just about everything in this one article -- from scoops to nuts....
Let me ask you something, Ms. Kornblut, whatever, however you pronounce it, Kornblut.
It's not hard to pronounce. I don't know why he always does that; I guess he thinks its useful.
When the best democrats can do is offend the people they want to vote for them the party is in deep trouble.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:29:00 AM PST
(you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
If you want to know what the left's agenda is, just look at what they claim that the right wants to do.
When they say that we're dividing America, you know exactly what they're up to.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:30:48 AM PST
by Sofa King
(MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
Now hold on here. I am a freakin' connosseur of cheese steaks... if you people knew just how many cheese steaks I eat in a given month you'd probably think I was disturbed. And I do prefer them with provolone cheese. An original philly cheese steak is made with what basically amounts to Cheeze Whiz, and I -much- prefer provolone.
And btw, the rest of my eating habits are about as un-elite as you can get, hot dogs and tuna fish sandwiches is about what rounds out my diet (lol) so it's not like my cheese steak fetish is something I enjoy as the single "common man" element in an otherwise elitist diet.
Now, please don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that Kerry -did- have any clue what he was eating - he didn't, and the pictures are the proof. But the fact that he asked for a Philly Cheese Steak with provolone is not proof of anything, dangit =P
posted on 02/27/2004 8:36:03 AM PST
Everytime the democrats open their mouths, I just walk away.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:36:07 AM PST
by man of Yosemite
("When a man decides to do something everyday, that's about when he stops doing it.")
bump to read comments later. I heard Rush yesterday say all this.
Rush really nailed it!
posted on 02/27/2004 8:39:52 AM PST
It's not "Dividing America", it's dividing America from liberals.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:44:03 AM PST
(It's not over till the intern sings)
Our great and wonderful, brave and beloved president, George W Bush is being divisive when he breaths! Everything was just so nice and gray and murky before he came along and told everyone to make a choice, "either you are with us or against us"!
His love for freedom for all the people of the world is divisive also. He should really stop talking about freedom, it's just such a divisive issue.
And peace, my heavens, George Bush wants there to be peace in parts of the world where there is war. How divisive!
I thank God that George Bush has had the courage to draw that divisive line in the sand!
Absolutes ARE so divisive.
We are to rejoice when Righteousness is Victorious and I suppose the enemy would find our rejoicing divisive also - just a guess.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:46:23 AM PST
by Esther Ruth
(United we (will) stand as one nation under God!)
"Libs Say Bush Saying He Wants To See Passion; Going to Nascar Race is "Dividing America"
Isn't it a beautiful thing?
posted on 02/27/2004 8:49:53 AM PST
(The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected -- Will Rogers)
I saw it on Wednesday with my relatively liberal fiancee. Guess we did our part to divide America already. I think Ms. Kornblut ended up with the smaller piece.
posted on 02/27/2004 8:53:39 AM PST
Provolone is acceptable, and is preferred by some.
The article is incorrect though... Kerry asked for Swiss on his Philly Cheese Steak. That is unforgivable.
*chuckle* Alright, fair enough. Yes, swiss -is- unforgivable (laughing)
posted on 02/27/2004 9:09:18 AM PST
Provolone used to be my preference, but here in Baltimore I've been getting outstanding cheesesteaks with American.
The more disgusting likelihood is that Kerry probably puts ketchup on hot dogs. There is no room for debate on this: any person over the age of 5 who puts ketchup on a hot dog should be deported, or at least forbidden from eating said food until they know better.
posted on 02/27/2004 9:17:59 AM PST
by Mr. Bird
Is it forgivable to ask for pepper jack?
posted on 02/27/2004 9:18:37 AM PST
("Turn off your machines! Walk off your jobs! Power to the People!" - The Ice Pirates)
If my history is correct, Abraham Lincoln was a divisive President too. He was divisive in two respects. First, he facilitated the sharpening of divisions that already existed in the country by letting the war between the states reach a boiling point, and then fighting it aggressively.
In addition, he divided even his supporters through specific tactical actions, such as suspending habeas corpus during the civil war. This was as controversial at the time as it sounds to us today, but I tend to think that moral clarity is to be much preferred over agreement and appeasement. Whether you love him or hate him, Lincoln brought moral clarity.
These thoughts lead me to suggest that President Bush is already a President deserving of the status of greatness of the caliber of President Lincoln. And I don't think one has to force the comparison based on superficial similarities. The similarities seem to exist at the spiritual level.
During the week of 9-11, when President Bush went to ground zero and gave his comments through the bullhorn, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. This astounding image was just as profound as I had always pictured President Lincoln's Gettysburg address. I was ridiculed for saying it, but I am more confident as each year passes that the bullhorn speech was one of those historic, great moments that define great Presidents. My wife, being quite knowledgeable of such things, tells me that the Gettysburg address was indeed eerily similar to the bullhorn speech. President Lincoln stood surrounded by a bustling crowd, barely distinguishable except by his height. It was an informal address, hardly audible, yet it was a powerful assertion of the absolute historical necessity to bring that war to a moral conclusion. I think many of President Bush's subsequent speeches, particularly his speech to the British Parliament last year, were every bit as historic. Were they divisive? You're damn right they were.
posted on 02/27/2004 9:19:57 AM PST
(pony tails are for girls)
To: Mr. Bird
Oh geez, I'd probably get cement shoes and a trip to a local bridge from you. I put mayo on mine.
And I agree that ketchup on hot dogs is godawful. It used to be considered -required-. I've never understood it.
posted on 02/27/2004 9:20:46 AM PST
The Libs don't like films about religion, because, well, they are about religion - unless the films denigrate christianity - THAT is "art" and "freedom of expression".
As for NASCAR Races - the Libs probably feel they waste fuel. The average lib's idea of a race is some homosexual chasing another homosexual around a racetrack on foot.
posted on 02/27/2004 9:25:22 AM PST
(GOD BLESS SENATOR McCARTHY!!!!)
I put mayo on mine.
Now that I have vomited, I am speechless. What planet are you from? :)
posted on 02/27/2004 9:26:25 AM PST
by Mr. Bird
All those words and you pick this out to comment on?
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