February 4, 2013

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On efforts by Karl Rove and other establishment Republicans to seek a greater say in the nomination of Republican candidates in future elections…

Either by accident or by design, this announcement and this newspaper article about Karl Rove's intentions is only serving to unite the Tea Party in ways even now it hasn't been. It is energizing the Tea Party in ways that it hasn't been. After the election, everybody on our side faced a bit of demoralization, and this has ratcheted it back up. The conservative base of the Republican Party has now been targeted by the Republican establishment. That's how they interpreted Rove's comments. So what the Tea Party people now realize is that they got two political forces gunning for 'em. Obama and the Democrats and the Republican establishment.

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January 14, 2013

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On the shared perceptions of conservatives held by Democrats and the Republican establishment…

I think both parties have this goal. I think the Republican establishment is of the same frame of mind as Obama is, that the opposition is conservatives. The opposition is conservatism. And that's why we've had some people ask me, "What was Colin Powell doing?" Colin Powell was on Meet the Press yesterday doing what Scarborough did on MSNBC this morning, which is what a lot of Republicans are doing, and that is criticizing conservatives. Every problem we've got, from the gridlock to intransigence to spending, it's all the fault of conservatives.

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September 7, 2011

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On the professed puzzlement of liberal economists over how to overcome the country’s economic malaise…

Why are we blind to history? What in the world is so unique about now, other than, for the first time we’ve got somebody actively trying to destroy the private sector job creation that has always defined this country’s greatness. Well, if we know that, then we also know what to do. And that is – defeat this guy… the whole Washington mindset, that if they can’t come up with something, then there is nothing to do. Which represents the whole problem – the world does not revolve around Washington, and this country does not revolve around Washington. Washington is nothing but a gigantic boulder in our highway. To progress… I’m not saying this in a reactionary way. I’m not saying it even in an ideological way. This is pure, unadulterated fact. You simply cannot have this level of regulation on people who want to create jobs, who want to grow businesses, start them. You just can’t have this kind of shackle around them, and expect magic to happen.

April 28, 2011

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Mark Steyn is guest-hosting for Rush today...On the issue of Obama's birthplace...


One reason... I never got excited about the birther business – I don't want this President discredited and kicked out on a technicality... I don't want this President to be convicted on technical grounds. I don't want this Presidency to end on the technicality of whether he was born in Hawaii or whether he was born in Mombasa or whether he was born on the planet Krypton. I want these ideas to die. The ideas on which he got elected. Because these ideas are killing your country. And in that sense Obama is not a foreigner. He's like millions and millions of the Americans he's lived among in Hyde Park, Chicago, at Harvard, at Columbia, at Occidental. These are the people who take these ideas about economic growth, the inequities of American foreign policy – they're all entirely normal. This is the swamp in which he's been marinated his entire life... what's embarrassing about it is not that it's utterly foreign to the United States but that it's so normal to a huge swath of American elite. All the views Obama holds are entirely normal to huge swaths of the American elites. Those ideas have to be discredited. It's not enough to end his presidency simply on some rinky-dink technicality like where the guy happened to be born.