May 30, 2012

On accusations by Attorney General Eric Holder that black voters face concerted, organized efforts to disenfranchise them…

Where is this happening? I want to know who in this country feels threatened? Who feels like somebody’s trying to keep them from voting? And don’t pop this Voter ID thing at me. If you look at polling data you will find a majority of African Americans favor a Photo ID. African Americans are human beings -- they have the same concerns as anybody else. They don’t want an electoral system that’s filled with fraud and deceit. They don’t want to be taken advantage of. They don’t want to have their vote not count, or to count 25 times. A majority of them favor a photo ID. But where is this movement that’s designed to get people to stop voting? Who’s behind it? I want some names. Holder ought to name names. He oughta name the organizations. He oughta produce the evidence. Who is it, in 2012, that has a stated effort to deny anybody -- I don’t care who it is -- the right to vote.

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May 28, 2012

On the reason for the decline of Oprah Winfrey’s media fortunes…

The minute Oprah endorsed Obama is when it ended for Oprah, because up until that time Oprah did not have a racial identity about her. Oprah was whatever her audience wanted her to be. She was for women. She was concerned with women… but when she endorsed Obama, well then – it’s like when Michael Jordan doesn’t say anything political. You know, he’s a big Democrat, but he’s not gonna run around [and] get involved in politics for two reasons: (a) the good press coverage’ll stop, and (b) Republicans will stop buying Nikes. And he can’t afford that. He wants Republicans to buy tennis shoes too. Well Oprah violated that when she endorsed Obama, and that gave her an entirely different identity that she didn’t have. And that’s when a sizable percentage of her audience said “Okay, Oprah, I’m gone.” She eventually said that political matters and racial matters mattered more to her than the stuff they thought mattered most to her. Meaning her audience.

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May 25, 2012

On the inherent popularity of socialism…

If Socialism is so damn popular it wouldn’t have to be imposed and maintained at the point of a gun all over the world. If socialism was so popular, it wouldn’t require dictatorship, to enforce it. If socialism was so popular it would not require a massive, expanding, central, command-and-control government to keep everybody in line. If it was so wonderful.

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May 23, 2012

On media explanations for the political weakness shown by President Obama in Democrat primary elections…

Now [political reporter Chris] Cilliza and the Washington Post [are] basically saying that Obama’s losing in Arkansas, West Virginia [and] Kentucky because of racism. The voters there are just racist. These are Democrat voters now. Democrat voters, this is a Democrat primary. Democrat racists. Don’t like Obama. They argue that conservative white Democrats, particularly those in the South and Appalachia, don’t want to vote for an African-American for President. And therefore are willing to cast a ballot for almost anyone else, up to and including an incarcerated felon. They voted for Obama last time. They’ve become racist after Obama got in the White House.

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May 21, 2012

On one key difference between liberals and conservatives…

If a conservative doesn’t believe in God, he doesn’t go to church. Period. He doesn’t tell YOU that YOU have to stop believing in God. A conservative doesn’t chide you for going to church. A conservative doesn’t call a member of Congress to make Church illegal. But a liberal does that. A liberal, in fact, wants any mention of God and religion silenced. If a liberal doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t believe in religion, then there can’t be anything anywhere that reminds that poor sap of religion. They’re just that way. If a conservative doesn’t like a radio show, he changes the channel. Liberals, if they don’t like a radio show, demand that the show be shut down. And if the show isn’t voluntarily shut down then they try other avenues to get the show shut down. Whatever it is, [that] liberals approve of, you have to, too. They’ll harass you, they will harangue you, they will beat up on you, and a lot of people cave… just to get them off their backs. Politically, too. This is what happens to the Republicans, in Washington. I’m convinced.

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May 18, 2012

On public anger at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who renounced his U.S. citizenship because of high federal taxes…

The question is, [are] Eduardo Saverin and all these other U.S. corporations – are they guilty of poor citizenship? Or are they simply reacting, entirely normally, to tax policy?… It is clear that it is tax policies – and these tax policies, high taxes, on the rich, on millionaires… [with the] President out there demonizing successful people every day, targeting successful people every day, running a presidential campaign based on class warfare, trying to get the 99 percent of the country who are not in the top 1% to HATE the 1%, to literally despise ‘em. It seems to me that it was the tax policy that came first. The tax policy that came first, that’s chasing people like Eduardo Saverin and other companies out of this country in increasing numbers… I left New York state for the same reason. Now I didn’t have to renounce citizenship, but I left New York state for the same reason. I moved to a state with no state income tax. I’m sure there are people who think that I am not a patriotic New Yorker. I spent 8 years there. I paid my dues. And they still follow me. Every year I get audited. Under the premise I’m lying to them. About the number of days every year I live and work in New York. Which are zero. But I have to prove it 14 different ways. Every day of the year. Where I am. Where my calendar – where I say I was. And I can tell you, I left New York for tax reasons. I’m the first one to admit it. And I’m not the only one.

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May 16, 2012

On the latest developments in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case…

In addition to everything you’ve heard from Zimmerman’s doctor, about all of his injuries, and about Trayvon Martin with bruised knuckles, discovered in the autopsy, the FBI, which is part of Eric Holder’s Justice Department, is planning to charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime. The prosecutors claim – and this is the local prosecutor, in Florida – claim that Zimmerman “profiled” Trayvon Martin. Not only did he profile Trayvon Martin, he stalked Trayvon Martin before killing him. And unlike the charge of second-degree murder, this hate crime, if he’s convicted of it, could get Zimmerman executed. So apparently noticing a stranger in your neighborhood is “profiling” and following the stranger to see what he’s up to is “stalking”. And they both are hate crimes according to the Obama regime.

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May 14, 2012

Mark Davis is filling in for Rush today… On gay marriage…

When we change the definition of marriage – the legal definition – the marriages that we are going to afford that unique protection – and say that homosexual marriage is THE same thing as heterosexual marriage – that means manhood and womanhood are in fact the same thing. And they are NOT… There are various protections and various delineations of manhood and womanhood. Mothers and fathers are not THE same thing. We don’t learn the same thing in the same way from your father as you do from your mother. A child needs both. A child benefits best from both a mother and a father… motherhood and fatherhood are not the same thing. And in the adoption issue… a child, for adoption purposes, should have a priority chance of being placed in a house with a married man and a married woman. It’s not the same thing as going into a house with two guys. Or going into a house with two ladies. Or going into a house with a single parent. All of whom, have an appreciable track record of doing good parenting – I stipulate that. I don’t quarrel with that. But that doesn’t change what the IDEAL is, and that is to have a mother and a father. And when society says – when the law itself says, “Eh. Household with a mother and a father, or household without a father – same thing (because it’s a lesbian). Or household without a mother (because it’s two guys). Ahh, same thing.” That is a perilous, perilous place to go.

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May 11, 2012

On media reports that Mitt Romney was a bully in high school in the 60s…

This is what I know. Mitt Romney was not at Chappaquiddick. Mitt Romney has not been accused of rape. Mitt Romney did not have an affair with a mob babe, he didn’t have an affair with an actress who committed suicide later on. Mitt Romney did not father a child out of wedlock. Mitt Romney did not support the tapping of Martin Luther King’s phone. Mitt Romney was never a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Mitt Romney did not lie about his law school grades. Chappaquiddick is Ted Kennedy. Accused of rape is Bill Clinton. Affair with a mob babe, and an actress – John Kennedy. Didn’t father a child out of wedlock – that’s John Edwards and Democrats too numerous to mention. Didn’t support the tapping of Martin Luther King’s phone – that’s Robert Kennedy. Never a member of the Ku Klux Klan – that’s Robert Byrd. Didn’t lie about his law school grades – that’s Joe Biden. All Democrats – and all of those Democrats did those things well after high school. And Obama even wrote in his book – “Dreams From My Father” – how he bullied a young girl. And he hasn’t even apologized.

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May 9, 2012

On the health of the Tea Party and the rising conservative political tide in 2012…

The Tea Party’s not dead – 2010 was a warm-up. The Tea Party’s moved on from a protest movement to an active, vibrant grass-roots movement that knows how to nominate the right people and then get them elected, and that is sending shivers of fear down the spines of professional Democrats, their consultants, elected officials, and people in the media. Democrats are voting against President Obama. Democrats are distancing themselves from failure. The cult of personality, the cult of celebrity, that this White House has attempted to mine, has been overwhelmed by the sting of reality. People’s homes having no value. People’s jobs paying nothing. People not being able to get jobs, no economic growth, moratoriums on drilling for oil, roadblocks on pipelines that would bring oil, which would cheapen energy prices. Attacks on conventional energy sources. The American people want no part of it.

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May 7, 2012

On the election of Socialist Francois Hollande in France…

So a lot of people are asking me, “What does this mean?” – the election of the avowed socialist in France, Mr. Hollande. What does it mean? It means that France is gone. It means that there are more people on the take than there are producing. Pure and simple… Don’t think Obama hasn’t noticed this. What it means, it only means what it means for France. It’s impossible to extrapolate this. Unless you want to say that we’ve become France, and if we have become France – and I don’t think we’re there yet – but this guy promised to raise taxes on the top 1% by 75%, a millionaire’s tax… and everybody just went for it and elected only the second avowed socialist in French history. The first was Mitterrand, in the 80s. And they said no to austerity… “We’re not going to cut back government, we’re not going to cut spending, no no no, I want my goodies. I want my benefits.”

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May 4, 2012

On the dropping of the “official” level of unemployment to 8.1%…

Barack Obama has decided that the only way to lower the unemployment rate is to kill off jobs. The unemployment rate went down one-tenth of a percent from 8.2 to 8.1 percent, but the number of people who left the labor force is at an all-time high. It’s over 88 million Americans not working. The Labor Force Participation Rate – that is, the universe of all jobs available – is skyrocketing upward, and that means fewer people are counted in the equation, which means the unemployment rate is plummeting… we’re not moving in the right direction. It is sick, folks… it’s just unacceptable, what has happened to this country, what is happening to the jobs in the entire private sector here.

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May 2, 2012

On Democrat responsibility for our huge budget problems…

The Democrats control both houses of congress for four years starting in 2007. During that time, during those four years – and it’s George W. Bush’s, the last two years of his administration, admittedly – but during that time, 2007, through 2010, no Republican legislation was considered in committee. Legislation is crafted in committee, where the majority is in control. And particularly in the house, where spending bills originate – Ways and Means Committee, and all the other committees – no Republican legislation was considered. Pelosi didn’t even consider Republican legislation. The idea that Republicans have any responsibility, congressionally, for the spending that occurred in this country starting in 2007 is simply not possible. Pelosi didn’t permit it. Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, they ran the house back then, they didn’t permit it. Even now, the Democrats still control the Senate, and the White House. So from 2007 to 2010 the Democrats had the House and the Senate, then they got the White House, and for two years, they had the White House, the House and the Senate, after two years of total control of Congress. So the Democrats had total control of Congress for four years. Two of those years they also had the White House. Those two years are the first two years of Obama. That’s when all of this deficit spending started. That’s healthcare, the stimulus – that’s when Obama’s spending took root.

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