February 29, 2012

On the testimony of a Georgetown University co-ed at a congressional hearing in favor of President Obama’s contraception mandate on religious institutions…

A Georgetown University co-ed told Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex they are going broke buying birth control pills. Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Obama’s mandate that virtually every health-insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage. Apparently four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, said Sandra Fluke’s research. Can you imagine if you’re her parents – how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi, and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth-control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them. Or the Pope. Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us, said Sandra Flake (sic) that they struggled financially as a result of this policy. The policy is Georgetown University’s student insurance does not cover contraception. It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint at law school according to the calculations. “Without insurance coverage, contraception as you know can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,” Fluke told a hearing. Three thousand dollars for birth control over three years – that’s a thousand dollars a year for sex, and she wants us to pay for it.


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February 27, 2012

On the politics of oil…

In their hearts and minds, Obama and the Left are loving gas prices go[ing] up – they just can’t say so. But they love it. And that’s why there’s not a huge effort to bring them down. There’s a huge effort to make you think they want to – but have you, how many stories have you seen where Obama says “Well, there’s really not a whole lot the President can do.” And Jay Carney – “Well, there’s not a whole lot the President can do!” In 2006, don’t forget, Chuck Schumer, and John F. Kerry, who by the way served in Vietnam, were mocking Bush for asking the Saudis to pump more oil. Arabs producing more oil makes prices go down. But somehow the U.S. pumping more oil won’t make any difference, that’s what they’re telling [us] – “No no! That’s the stupidest thing we ever heard of! That’s a tired, worn-out cliché. Drill drill drill – and for thirty years they’ve been saying ‘That’s what the Republicans always say, just drill drill – that’s going to take us two to three years if we start–“ Well thirty years ago, where would we be if we’d just started drilling drilling drilling. Chuck U. Schumer in 2008, Schumer to Bush: “Stop coddling Big Oil and the Saudis and get on ‘em and make ‘em pump more!” And Chuck U. wants Hillary to make ‘em do the same thing now. Obama – he can lower the sea level but he can’t lower the price of oil…


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February 24, 2012

On the elite media’s double standard in hazing Republican candidates on their supposedly radical views on contraception in 2012, but not asking candidate Obama in 2008 about his sponsoring of legislation which allowed the killing of babies who survived attempted abortions

The woman’s decision is to abort. So, they do the procedure. Something goes wrong – imagine that – and the baby’s born alive. The legislation brings in another doctor to finish the job so as not to burden the woman with an unwanted child. And to take the original doctor off the hook and not have him undergoing a guilt trip. And that’s what the legislation was, and that’s what Newt Gingrich was talking about. And he was saying, how come nobody – you know, talk about extremism? – nobody asked Obama that. In 2008. So they [the media] immediately start doing a fact-check to find out if indeed Obama was asked about it and they say “Well, of course he was. He was asked about partial-birth abortion all the time.” This is not partial-birth abortion. This is botched abortion.


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February 22, 2012

On the liberal double standard as it applies to the religious beliefs of politicians…

Isn’t Rick Santorum being attacked for having and expressing Catholic beliefs? I mean who is the better Catholic example – Ted Kennedy or Rick Santorum? And who has been lionized by our media? And who is being castigated, laughed at, made fun of, and destroyed, or an attempt to destroy is being made. It’d be Santorum. Aren’t we constantly told that we must always respect people for their religious beliefs? Or does that only apply to Democrats and Muslims? … Christian beliefs – “We’re going to come down hard on you if you express yours.” Nobody ever attacks Obama for his religious beliefs when he trots ‘em out for political purposes.

February 20, 2012

On social conservatives…

Social conservatism has led to victory in presidential elections. It’s the dirty little secret that Democrats know and the media know, and it’s why the social conservatives … are so despised. They’re also despised on principle. But they’re also despised because there’re so many of them. And they’re thought to be hick, hayseed idiots, who believe every syllable in the bible and how stupid can that be in their minds. And they vote Republican, and they’re anti-abortion – every ingredient necessary for a liberal Democrat to hate somebody the social conservatives have.

February 17, 2012

On the economic damage inflicted by President Obama on the country – and Obama’s refusal to accept responsibility for any of it…

Everything that George W. Bush proposed in terms of spending Barack Obama voted for. Obama voted for every thing that came before him – every spending increase, as a Senator, he voted for it. There were 14.3 million fewer Americans on food stamps than there are today. The record of economic damage and destruction in this country is owing to one man: Barack Obama. Are we ever, ever, going to hear that anything is Obama’s fault? In fact, what are we hearing? In fact all of this is the Republican congress’s fault. Obama’s running against a do-nothing congress. He just submits a budget – a bankrupting budget, that is indefensible – it’s a campaign document, that’s why it can’t be defended.

February 15, 2012

On President Obama weighing the option of dismantling up to 80% of the U.S. nuclear arsenal…

The regime, led by Barack Hussein Obama, is weighing options for reducing our US nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80% in the number of deployed warheads. Eighty percent. Folks, this is staggering. Meanwhile, the Iranians are nuking up… We are unilaterally disarming. We are not requiring the Russians to go along. And even if the Russians said they would match these reductions, they lie! That is the lesson of Russians, and nukes… Our number of warheads peaked at 12,000 in the late 80s. And let me tell you something. That number of nuclear warheads is what helped us win the cold war. That number of nuclear warheads sent a message to every other nation, particularly at that point in time the Soviet Union: you hit us, it doesn’t matter. We’ve got enough left to wipe you out in retaliation. That many nuclear warheads was a deterrent.

February 13, 2012

On the difference between Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns…

Going back to 2008, the presidential campaign, remember how Obama portrayed himself, remember how he was portrayed by the media. Messianic. We had never before seen a politician like this. Someone who told the truth. Someone who was capable of uniting all the people, all the various divisions in the country. Somebody who was going to restore respect for America around the world. Somebody who was going to get rid of all of the traditional harangues that take place in our political culture. Of course what’s happened is we have the most divisive president in our lifetimes, the most partisan president in our lifetimes, and we have a President who couldn’t tell the truth about the budget and spending to save his life. And so it’s important to go back and listen to him promise all of these things about budgets and spending because he’s running a campaign this year that is the equivalent of him saying “I’ve not been in the White House yet. Nothing that’s happened, taken place, have I had anything to do with.” He’s running a campaign, in a sense it’s going to replicate what his 2008 campaign was. The last three years happened, but he had nothing to do with it. That’s going to be his approach.

February 10, 2012

On President Obama’s “accommodation” to Catholics, under which insurance companies, rather than Catholic institutions, are compelled to offer contraception, birth control, and abortifacients for free as part of their health insurance policies…

And we’re supposed to applaud this? We’re supposed to think that we have emerged with a big victory here? Obama can mandate that we buy insurance, and now Obama can mandate what insurance companies must offer, and after mandating what insurance companies must offer, then Obama can mandate what insurance companies can charge for it? Freedom doesn’t mean anything to this guy. Freedom doesn’t mean anything to this regime or this administration… this is an incredible sight to behold here. So, Obama is said to offer a compromise proposal that is respectful of religious concerns. And everybody’s applauding today.

February 8, 2012

On Obama’s and the Left’s attitude toward Catholics in the contraception controversy…

The Left thinks that this stuff with the Catholic church is not Catholic-wide. That a lot of Catholics don’t care. No big deal. The only people – this is what the White House, the media, the Democrats, the Left – what they think is that the only people who get riled about this are white evangelicals and typical pro-lifers. And you know what they think of them. White evangelicals are a bunch of racists, and the pro-lifers are a bunch of egg-heads. They’re the bitter-clingers. Obama and the Left, they love sticking it to that group. They have no respect for them. They think they’re a bunch of hayseeds and hicks. And so – contraception battle, abortion battle, going against the Catholic church – they think most Catholics aren’t going to care. Because they don’t think Catholics are like pro-lifers. They don’t consider Catholics to be evangelical.

February 6, 2012

Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today… On the sheer scale of the coming Obamacare disaster if it is not repealed…

Everybody – everybody – has to comply with Commissar Sebelius when it comes to the health care arrangements that you make… It’s one size fits all, from Maine to Hawaii, for everybody… Obamacare is one size fits all health care for 310 million people, from Maine to Hawaii. That’s why it’s going to be a bigger disaster than Canadian government health care, or [the] British National Health Service, of health care in Europe, because nobody has ever attempted government health care on this scale before. And as Commissar Sebelius makes clear, this administration is now going to impose one size fits all for everybody. Doesn’t matter if you receive federal dollars or the rest of it. If you’re an employer, this is what you do, this is what you’ve got to do. And that’s why this election is critical. Because if a stake is not driven through the heart of Obamacare, early next year, as soon as the next president takes office, this thing will never be killed. If it’s not killed in this next presidential term it will never be killed, and we will be stuck with this thing for good, and government health care fundamentally transforms the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to junkie and pusher and eventually any competing institutions with a different view of things – whether it’s the Catholic Church or anybody else – just shrivels away, and you just have this one big government monolith determining everything.


February 3, 2012

On the huge difference between raw numbers and “seasonally-adjusted” numbers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics job report…

The non-seasonally-adjusted numbers say that the economy lost 2.5 million jobs, December to January, those are the raw numbers… But the Bureau of Labor Statistics is saying, using seasonally-adjusted numbers, that the number of jobs increased by 233,000-243,000 jobs, whatever it is. That’s a difference of 2,739,000 jobs. That is one heck of a difference. How do you seasonally adjust 2,700,000 jobs? The raw number and the seasonal adjustment – I’m sorry, I don’t understand how they get there.

February 1, 2012

On statements made by Mitt Romney which are likely to be taken out of context by the media…

Okay. “I like firing people.” “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” Both of them – if they’re standalones, and taken out of context – are big problems. And they indicate a problem. Taken in context – which isn’t going to happen, with the drive-by media – taken in context, it’s understandable. But I even have a problem with this in context. “I’m not worried about the poor – we got a safety [net].” The safety net is one of the biggest cultural problems we’ve got. We had better be worried about it, just like we had better get angry over Obamacare. Obamacare is worth getting mad about. Mitt said that it wasn’t. This business – “I’m not worried about the very poor, we got a safety net there.” Right. The safety net is contributing to the destruction of their humanity and their futures.

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