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January 20, 2009

Rush Limbaugh's Awesome Take On .... You Guessed It

You would have thought Newt Gingrich was John McCain on steroids today, listening to him praise Barack Obama. But I think what's going on here is really, really very dangerous.

I think it's very dangerous. What the Obama people are doing -- look at me now. Listen to this. The Obama people are orchestrating as much doom and gloom as possible. It is all about creating Obama as the great savior. This is all-purposeful. This is being done on purpose: the comparisons to great American leaders, the constant claim of starting anew. And, of course, all you have to do is look at this ABC story on the inauguration: "Worst economic downturn since the Great Depression." Axelrod saying, "Hey, it's going to take years, not months, to get this fixed." "It's going to get worse," Obama says. We don't know how bad it's going to get. It's gonna get really bad out there. It's going to get so bad; I may run out of paint necessary to paint all the homeless shelters. I mean, it may take 'til his first term is over to turn this around. Now, this is all done to just orchestrate as much doom and gloom as possible. Obama is like any other politician. He's a politician. And what's happening here is politics disguised as the Pope's arrival. It's disguised as something reverential here. One man cannot save anything as large as our country. We don't need saving anyway! This is the thing that really bothers me. We don't need saving. But one man can do enormous damage.

I have noticed that the white news anchors and commentators, who are most of them, have become incoherent in how they're reporting all of this. They're incoherent. There's nothing objective. There's nothing mature. It is pure psychobabble hero cult worship. They're trying to outdo each other to see who can be the most loyal, celebratory, wax the most eloquent about the lofty descriptions of the personality and personage of Barack Obama. On the one hand, they speak of how historic this occasion is because the American people elected a black man as president. But they won't come out and say that they're amazed by this because they believe the American people are racist. They're ecstatic that they have caused (in their own minds) this historic election to take place and this historic immaculation to take place. Believe me, the Drive-Bys think they made this happen.

We're not groupies. That's the best way to describe it. The Drive-By Media have become groupies for Obama and all of the things that they have made up that attach themselves to them. The American people were not racist before the election. The American people are not racist now. I'm not sure how many Americans are caught up in this whole notion. Fifty-five million people voted against Obama. I don't know where the notion got started that 80% of the country is excited and can't wait and doesn't want the president to fail, wishes him success and all this sort of stuff.

Like I said numerous times, Obama's historic election is behind me now. I'm speaking to you personally, from the heart. I don't see black people when I look at people. I don't see women. I don't see groups of people. I see Americans. When I look at Obama, I see my president. I see a man who's in charge of this country for the next four years. I care very deeply what he intends to do. I care what his policies are. I'm not going to give him a pass because he represents some sordid past of our country and as such he gets free rein to do what he wants while we say nothing because we "owe" this to him, based on our original sin of slavery. Sorry, it doesn't work that way here behind the Golden EIB Microphone or in a lot of other places.

He's the president. He has policies. I know what they are. I've studied 'em. I have every bit of understanding I can on where he wants to take this country. I don't want to go there! I don't want this to become a western European socialist country, and it's going to. If we get socialized medicine, if we get national health care -- as my friend Pete Wehner wrote last week in the Wall Street Journal with Paul Ryan -- it's over. That's the end of the country as we know it. Do you realize...? Here's the point they made. We get national health care. From that point on, there's no reversing it. You create that kind of dependency in people, and there will be no reversing that. There will be calls for adding more to the whole concept of the government should do everything. Why should we get behind Obama, especially if he urges policies that we reject? Why should we do this? What is the point?

What do we gain by this? All we gain is what the left has been trying to do to us for years and that's silence ourselves. Okay, so we shut ourselves up. Do you think we're going to get praised for this? Do you think we're going to be credited, you think we're going to be brought into the tent, you think we're going to be brought into the, quote, unquote, "big clique"? Hell no. If they can't shut us up, the best thing they can do is intimidate us into shutting ourselves up, and I, frankly, am not interested. They say everybody wants him to succeed. Why's that? Did everybody want Bush or Clinton or Reagan to succeed? Can somebody go back in American history and tell me when we had a president that everybody wanted to succeed? I'm not even sure every American wanted George Washington to succeed. There are a lot of people that were not quite happy about the way that was all going down.

The idea that all of a sudden just from... What reason? You tell me. What reason must we all shut up and hope Obama succeeds, especially when he has policy ideas that I reject? He's not a "black" president. He's not "the first black president" to me. That's done. That's the past. Well, it will be after tomorrow. That's no justification for engaging in errors and making mistakes and doing the wrong things while people shut up simply because of the historic nature here. We want him to succeed because he's the first black president? If that's the case, then who's suspending reason and acting out their own racism? The racism here is on the left! (Man, am I making a mess today.) But it is. Everything we're doing here, we're supposed to do because of race. He's the first black president, so we're to shut up and we're to root for him? We're going to say we hope he has a successful presidency.

"Well, everybody wants him to succeed." Well, no. And it isn't based on race! As it always is, the racial element or component in all of this is being injected by the Drive-By Media. A president is to be supported or opposed, whichever is the case, based on what he stands for, what his policies are and so forth. Not his race. Why should anyone want a president to succeed if his positions are considered damaging to the economy and national security? And, by the way, who are the true classical liberals now? Who is it that's obsessed with race, as opposed to being colorblind and addressing issues based on their substance? We're not getting any substance in terms of reporting about Barack Obama at all because the left and the media are obsessed with the racial component, while they claim they're the ones who are colorblind.

Look, another point of hypocrisy that I wish to add here as a means of illustrating what's going on. Remember when Justice Thomas, Clarence Thomas, was nominated as only the second black man to the Supreme Court, he was trashed. They tried to kill him. They tried to destroy him simply because his views did not comport with those of the liberals. Did you ever hear the media say, "We need to get behind Clarence Thomas; we all want Clarence Thomas to succeed because of the symbolism behind his appointment?" No. You heard that he was unqualified, that he was over his head, that he hadn't accomplished much in his life, and then they sent out the character assassins to try and derail his nomination, and this guy had a record of performance. But now we're supposed to set all this aside and just blindly say, "Oh, yes, I hope he succeeds." So it clearly is only historic when the minority is a liberal, and we should only unite behind the person if it advances the liberal agenda.

I think it's worth underscoring Obama's constant attempt to persuade you that he's somebody else, that he's not himself.

I think you need to pay special attention to Obama's constant attempt to persuade you that he's somebody else, not who he is. It's one thing for a candidate, or a president, to draw on past great presidents to advance a point or an agenda, but it's something weird, it's just creepy -- and by the way, Newsweek magazine, two guys described Obama as "creepy," remember? It was creepy. You know when it was, Snerdley? It was at his acceptance speech in Grant Park in Chicago, there was something creepy about Obama. He ascends to look over us after he speaks, was the way these Newsweek guys described Obama, as creepy. Well, I'm telling you, I have to agree with the Newsweek guys. It is creepy when that candidate, or the president, tries to persuade you that he actually is that past great president, which is what yesterday was all about.

He is Abraham Lincoln. It is very, very creepy. And even on the way outta office, they just can't stop trashing Bush. We're supposed to get behind Obama even when we disagree with him, but they are free to continue to trash Bush when he was elected and when he is leaving office. And they call people Obama naysayers. Well, I think there's some Limbaugh naysayers out there, the people attacking me, and there will be even more Limbaugh naysayers out there. I'm still waiting for Obama to tell us how the government is going to sacrifice, folks. Everybody else is supposed to sacrifice, but the government's not. It's employing more people, it's spending more money, it's printing more money. The government isn't going to sacrifice here at all. PMSNBC, they are wondering over there if -- this is Saturday morning -- they're wondering if Obama can win over the Last Man Standing.

There's no conservative outreach. We wouldn't expect there to be. I don't expect for Obama to come to me and give me a chance to change his mind. I'm sure as hell don't think he -- well, his arrogance, he might think he can change mine. But he's not going to try. He doesn't have to. He's going to have more problems with people on his side anyway, just mark my words. So they're admitting, the Drive-Bys are admitting that all this reaching out is just symbolism, pure phoniness, 100 percent.


Wild Thing's comment........

This is so excellent, and one of the things I love about Rush is how he thinks like I do. hahhaa He says it so much better of course, but he nails it . This is mostly snipets from his program yesterday. I thought you might like to read it.
I would much rather here what Rush says then what Obama has to say. He titled it, " The Last Man Standing" since so many in the media including the so called conssrvative leaning have been praising Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 20, 2009 05:47 AM


Always love what Rush has to say. Since I'm a driver I get to listen to him each day and have been since 1990. He agrees with me 99.9% of the time and we both have talent on loan from God.

Posted by: James M at January 20, 2009 06:15 AM

Like Rush said, in a nutshell, if Obama succeeds, our nation will become a Socialistic Nation like the European Union.

Posted by: BobF at January 20, 2009 09:55 AM

Those are good terms for Obama,"creepy" and "phony". I hope Obama self destructs.

Posted by: TomR at January 20, 2009 11:02 AM

Excellent as usual. Thanks WT. Today, those who we trust to deliver the truth are slobbering all over this imposter to curry favor in his court. Rush is not amongst them, that is true leadership.

Posted by: Jack at January 20, 2009 12:25 PM

Rush nails it once again. The Rino's will help with America's downfall.

Posted by: AZRobert at January 20, 2009 02:42 PM

Posted by: Les at January 20, 2009 04:31 PM

In order for Obama to win in November, the Democrats had to do all in their power to ensure George Bush failed. Based on their precedence, why should I want Obama to succeed?

Posted by: BobF at January 20, 2009 05:31 PM

All Hail El Rushbo! I have been attending the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies for 6 years now.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at January 20, 2009 07:45 PM

Thanks everyone for reading this post. There are so few now in the media at all that are not swooning all over Obama.

James M., that is great, that is how I feel too. He agrees with what I think and then he adds in his humor a lot and that seems to make it possiblel to go to the next day with politics.

BobF, yes and how sad really that so many don't see what Obama's agenda is about.

Tom, those words suit him so much. I agree it would be great for him to self destruct. I am hoping Pelosi will along with him.

Jack, I agree, so far of all the ones I listen to, Rush and only a few others are still their own person and not fawning over Obama.

AZRobert, very true, the rino's are just as much of a problem.

Les, thanks foer the images.

BobF, see that is the thing. They have been saying how horrible Bush is from day one of his first term. Non stop, I will give the left credit for never wavering from their goal, it sickenes me what they are but they sure have staminia to get their agenda accompolished.

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, that is wonderful. He always makes my day, something in how he presents everything too with his own humor thrown in and his passion. I am so glad you listen to him too JohnE.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 20, 2009 11:39 PM