April 30, 2012

On the mindset of people like Al Armendariz, the EPA administrator who quit after he was revealed in a video speaking of his desire to crucify energy companies…

That word, ‘crucify’. I know in the popular vernacular it means, well, “wipeout”… but just stop and think… ‘crucify’. The guy chose the word ‘crucify’. That’s more than just ‘discard’. What do you do when you crucify somebody? You put them on a cross. It has a specific meaning. Now we know that Al Armendariz didn’t want to put people up on a cross, but it’s the same thing as humiliating them, killing them. That’s what he wanted to do. And people said, “Gee, how did these guys get past Obama, how did these guys end up in the [EPA]?” He LIKES them. They are in his administration because everybody picking these people knows exactly what Obama wants. Crucifixion is torture. It’s a terrorist act. It was chosen because it was one of the slowest forms of death – it was painful, it took days. It took days to die. And you ended up being targeted by birds and all kinds of– it was horrible. It was absolutely horrible. Now I’m not saying he literally meant crucify but he did not mean these people just need to be beaten – defeated, politically… I want people to understand that ‘crucify’ has a specific meaning and it’s more than just, “We want to discard this guy.” These oil people and so forth.

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April 27, 2012

On the politics of government student loan interest rates…

The Republican student loan plan is a piece of legislation that would prevent the interest rate from doubling. [The] student loan interest rate’s supposed to go up – it’s supposed to double – on July 12th. So John Boehner and the House Republicans have proposed legislation to prevent that from happening… Nancy Pelosi says that Obama would veto that. Why? This is so brazen and blatant… He wants the issue. He’s gonna veto this so that student loan rates will go up so that he can blame Republicans for it. He is counting on the fact that the media will not significantly report that the Republicans tried to stop it.

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April 25, 2012

On the Federal Government suing the State of Arizona over Arizona’s immigration law…

Folks, I know it sounds … well sort of incomprehensible, but I’m telling you that the Democrat party is looking at as many illegals as possible turning into voters. That’s why they don’t want photo ID at the polling place. It is the number-one reason why. There is no other reason. “Because it’s racist” or “Because it’s big-brotherish.” That’s not the reason. They want to be able to have people who aren’t legally registered to vote, vote. If you have to have a photo ID, then you’re shut out. If you’re illegal.

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April 23, 2012

Mary Matalin is filling in for Rush today… On so-called “gender issues in the 2012 election…

Half of new (college) graduates are jobless, or under-employed. Think about that. You know how much it costs to go to college? You know how much effort it takes to go to college today? So you work hard to raise your kids, and get them the kind of education that can get them in these schools from which they will graduate with no marketable skills anyway? And now, they can’t get a job in this economy! I don’t know how that is a gender issue – that’s just an American issue.


April 20, 2012

Mark Davis is filling in for Rush today… On choosing a governing philosophy for the nation…

I’ve always believed, let conservatism and liberalism come to the table with their best ideas. Let the right come unapologetically with its best ideas. Let the left come unapologetically with their best ideas. Let the voters decide which way they want to go. And then go that way and see how it works. And if people aren’t liking the way it works then go the other way. Rather than this watered-down, mushy, middle ground, moderate, middle-of-the-roadism that gets us precisely nowhere… If you think of it geographically: you are in Chicago. You are in Chicago. And there are two people who have your attention. One of them wants to take you to New York and the other wants to take you to Los Angeles. What is the compromise position there? There’s no compromise position! Somebody wants to take you east and somebody wants to take you west. You gots to pick one! … And what is the middle ground, what is the common ground position between the two forces, one of which loves expansionist, collectivist government, and the other side which seeks to dismantle that and bring us closer to the kind of government the founders envisioned. What is the compromise position there? There is none. You’ve got to do one or the other.


April 18, 2012

On prosecutor Angela Corey’s abysmally bad affidavit in the George Zimmerman case…

If these people who have analyzed the affidavit are dead right, and if this is the product of abject incompetence, embarrassing incompetence, on the part of the prosecutor Angela Corey, given our culture – given our education system – might a judge look at this prosecutor as a teacher would, and say, “Well, you know, she tried.” And go ahead and let it fly. That’s what happens in our schools. That’s what outcome-based education is. Kid thinks two plus two is five, it is. With an ‘A’ for effort. Until they figure out that two plus two is four. And then they argue about that… throughout our culture, excellence is not the objective. Not offending somebody is. Not hurting somebody’s feelings. Not humiliating them.

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April 16, 2012

On who is and isn’t qualified to talk about today’s economic challenges…

If a life of economic struggle is a pre-requisite for a woman to speak about economic issues effecting women, then aren’t many, if not most of the liberal female pundits belittling Ann Romney disqualified from the discussion too? Darn right they are. Pick your favorite female pundit on television. Or in print. And ask yourself – are they really worried about the price of milk? Are they worried about baby formula? Are they worried about the cost of an abortion? Are they worried about the cost of contraception? … So they don’t have this rigorous life either. Just like Ann Romney hasn’t in their mind. But somehow they’re qualified to talk about women’s’ issues and Ann Romney isn’t.

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April 13, 2012

On the outrage of Democrats over Hilary Rosen’s shot at Ann Romney that she’s “never worked a day in her life”…

That’s exactly what they wanted to (do) – they wanted that shot out there. They wanted her to say that, they wanted that out there, they wanted people thinking about Ann Romney that way, and they’ll take the heat. Because they personally got out of it. And it’s okay, they’ll throw Hilary under the bus – but there’s a wink and a nod because they’re not really throwing her under the bus. She’s one of ‘em. She’s in the tribe. They’re not getting rid of her. She’s gonna be intimately involved in Obama’s re-elect. All of this, throwing her under the bus, is strictly for show.

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April 11, 2012

On Democrats’ cynical attempts to distort Ronald Reagan’s legacy for their own political purposes…

So now we find out today that not only was Ronald Reagan for tax increases on the rich (but he) was pro-abortion. Have you ever stopped to realize, this bunch of people – the Democrat party, Barack Obama – they hate Reagan, they have always hated Reagan, they engage in revisionist history about the Reagan years. But when they need to move their agenda forward – when they need to marshall support for what they’re trying to do – who do they invoke? LBJ? No. Teddy Kennedy? No. JFK? No. RFK? No. Bill Clinton? No. They invoke Ronald Reagan.

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April 9, 2012

On President Obama’s interpretation of the weakness of the U.S. economy…

Obama wants you to believe it’s in decline because of capitalism. Obama and the Democrat party want you to think our economy’s in decline because of its own structural failures and inability. They want you to believe that $5 gasoline is what you get with an economy where everybody’s out there fending for themselves. When there’s nobody looking out for people, when there’s nobody with compassion, when there’s nobody guaranteeing fairness, this is what happens. And of course the U.S. economy is in decline only because it’s in the shackles of socialism.

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April 6, 2012

On the concerns of women in 2012 in the United States…

I don't think women are losing sleep over who gets into Augusta National. I don’t think women are losing sleep over where their next birth control pill is gonna come from. And I actually don’t think women who want abortions are losing sleep (over) whether or not they’re gonna be able to get one. I don’t think they feel threatened that way. And I don’t think most women are comforted by the fact that Obama is having a woman’s forum today in the White House. I don’t think most women give a hoot. Because I don’t think most women think it’s gonna matter to them. What I think most women care about is their children. And their future. As well as their present. What kind of a mess is their school? What is the country going to be like when their kids grow up and get out of school? What are their kids going to know when they get out of school? Are they going to be properly educated? This is what I think women care about.

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April 4, 2012

On the President’s speech to newspaper editors claiming that Paul Ryan’s budget will result in starving children, dirty water, etc. etc.

He is appealing to the absolute most ignorant segment (of) our population with this and with what he’s doing to the Supreme Court. And the decision upcoming on his health care bill. It is clear what he is doing. And it’s clear what he thinks of this country. His re-election hinges on him being able to mobilize the ignorant, the shallow, the uninformed, the uneducated, the dumb, and the stupid. That is who he’s appealing to. Now how many of you think that there are a lot of those people in this country. Are there enough of them to win somebody the White House?

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April 2, 2012

On NBC’s in-house “investigation” into its own doctoring of a 911 tape that made George Zimmerman look like a bigot in the shooting of Trayvon Martin…

A 100% distortion. A 100% recreation of what happened. In order to put together that sound bite that you just heard, they had to knowingly and willingly edit the question of the dispatcher, and then they had to edit Zimmerman saying “he looks black” right after he says “he looks like he’s up to no good.” But Zimmerman wasn’t through when he said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good.” That’s where NBC stopped it. Zimmerman kept on. After he said “This guy looks like he’s up to no good” he said “Or he’s on drugs or something – it’s raining.” He’s walking around looking about. NBC takes that out, they took the dispatcher question out, and they added on Zimmerman saying “He looks black.” What is there to investigate here? Anybody with two ears and an IQ of 50 knows what happens here. Is the investigation of who did it? Or are they investigating if it’s wrong? What are they investigating at NBC? They are investigating how they can get out of this. They’re investigating how they can come up with a plausible explanation for this. That’s what NBC is doing.

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