October 31, 2011

On media allegations that Herman Cain made unspecified physical gestures which were not overtly sexual but which nonetheless left unidentified women in his presence “uncomfortable” fifteen years ago…

Obama’s a can’t-do Presidency – Solyndra, Fast and Furious, the absolute scandal that is the Porkulus Stimulus, the destruction of the U.S. economy – and The Politico and the mainstream media have launched an unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack on an independent self-reliant conservative black because that is not allowed… What would the left be doing right now if, let’s say, there were an assault on Obama of this nature. Let’s say some conservative publication ran a story exactly like this – unnamed sources, fifteen years ago, every detail, Obama, sexual harassment. What would the Democrat National Committee and what would the media be doing? They would be going after the women. They would be targeting these women, and they would name names, and they would destroy them. That is what the Democrats and the media would do. They would set out to find out who these women are that would talk to the conservative publication, and they would destroy them.

October 28, 2011

On Michelle Obama's campaign claims against Republicans…

This is what you get, when you can't run on your husband's economic record. This is what happens when you can't run on your husband's achievements, because there aren't any. This is what you get – Republicans want dirty air; Republicans want dirty water; Republicans want fewer people alive; and now, Republicans don't want you to be able to speak, and the Republicans don't want you to be able to practice your religion – this is what they have. This is what they're worth. This is all they've got. They are morally bankrupt. This is how they have to go out and raise funds. There is nothing – not one syllable – from either Barack Obama or Michelle Obama or anybody in this campaign, that's inspiring, or uplifting. They are happily presiding over, and managing a country in decline. And the only ammunition in their arsenal is these never-ending lies about (how) the Republicans want poisoned air and water, dirty air and water, nobody able to speak. It's breath-taking to listen to this, to listen to absolutely how morally vacant they are.

October 26, 2011

On the disconnect between the rhetoric and the behavior of Occupy Wall Street protestors…

Have you seen the photos of these parks after the occupation protests have been forced to de-occupy ‘em so people can go in there and clean ‘em up? Where’s all the recycling? Where’s all the saving-the-environment? Where’s all the organic stuff, whatever these people claim is necessary to save the planet? I can’t tell if these are pictures from Occupy Wall Street or from that earthquake in Turkey. These people are pigs… Their place is an absolute mess. And there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of recycling going on, unless you count recycling a bunch of hippie nonsense from the 60s, in terms of attitude and behavior. I thought these are the people that love Gaia. I thought these are the people that love Mother Earth. I thought these are the people that didn’t like any pollution, didn’t like any trash, didn’t like any garbage… look at the mess that they’re making wherever they are. And you didn’t see these kind of messes following Tea Party rallies.

October 24, 2011

On George F. Will’s comparison of Mitt Romney to Michael Dukakis…

It’s a profound insult to equate Romney with Dukakis and to say that the Republican party is happy with Romney, just as Democrats were with Dukakis. Woah! Now that may be true… we know that some of the so-called conservatives in the inside-the-beltway conservative media do believe in a big government, and an “active” executive, as they refer to the President… and they also believe that we Republicans and conservatives must support big government because the people, the voters, are signaling that’s what they want. We just must do it smarter. And so they’re looking at Romney as the steward. This is Will’s point. “Hey this guy’s a technocrat, this guy’s a policy wonk, this guy can do it.” And when George F. Will says that Romney’s not ideological, just like Dukakis wasn’t, what he’s essentially saying here is that Romney’s not conservative. He’s a technocrat. A policy guy. Which he is. But Dukakis, I say, was an active statist. When you think about it a technocrat is a statist because his selling point is that he can make the big government apparatus run more efficiently, which is what the David Brookses and his buddies on our side in the conservative media claim to support. And that’s the new definition of a Republican moderate.

October 21, 2011

On the late Steve Jobs…

He was as profit-oriented as any capitalist you have ever met… One of the stories that the left is very uncomfortable with about Jobs is when he took Apple back over in 1997 – he went back after being exiled, he went back in 1997 – and after a few months became interim CEO, then full-time. And the first thing he did was cancel every philanthropic program that Apple had. Because they were in a loss situation… And after Apple started turning profitable he did not re-implement… the philanthropic programs that Apple had in place… Jobs would in no way give any indication to anybody anytime anywhere what his political leanings were – they were anything but liberal… when it came to running that business of his he was as capitalist as any capitalist this world has ever produced has been… all of Apple’s products, 99% of them, are made in China. They’re made in China because if they weren’t they’d be prohibitively expensive made in the United States. The fact that he would tell Obama that unions are destroying the schools is perfectly true! It’s perfectly true.

October 19, 2011

Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today … On Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax proposal…

I’m wary about a national sales tax or a national value-added tax… once you give a new tax, introduce a new tax – they always say, with taxes, “Okay, we’ve got Tax A, and it’s 40%, so if we introduce Tax B, it’ll enable Tax A to come down to 20% and Tax B will be introduced at 5% and will never go higher.” And then the next thing you know, once they’ve got two taxes they can raise, oddly enough, both of them manage to go up… You can’t bind government, now and forever into the future, so Herman Cain can talk about his 9% VAT rate, but if he were to introduce that tax, you can bet it wouldn’t stay at 9% for long, and it would start to go up pretty quickly. But Herman Cain is right to attack the tax code in this country. Because it is disgusting. It’s absolutely disgraceful in a free society that people on relatively low salaries need professional help in order to complete their taxes.

October 17, 2011

On the Occupy Wall Street protestors’ lack of authenticity…

This is Obama’s protest to counter the Tea Party. They’re jealous! The Democrats are so jealous of the Tea Party they can’t see straight. This kind of thing is not spontaneous. They didn’t bubble up out of nothing. This didn’t bubble up out of genuine passion, like the Tea Party did. They’ve had to create this. They’ve had to pay for it. They’re advertising for protests. And even that, the numbers of people showing up are not that big.

October 14, 2011

On the Occupy Wall Street protestors and their ignorant responses to a reporter’s probing questions about how best to solve the country’s economic problems…

This is who the Democrats created. These people are the result of Democrat party policy, liberalism – this is what you get. Blatant, smug, arrogant stupidity. It really is a shame. It’s a human waste. These peoples’ lives have lost all their potential, because they have been inoculated with the notion that government is the answer, and that being an American means, you want it, you’ll get it. And this lunatic fringe is the Democrat base. Why do you think the Democrats are embracing them? … This is the Democrat base, folks. This is who it is. This is who Pelosi’s talking to every day. This is who Dingy Harry’s talking to every day. This is who Obama’s talking to every day.

October 12, 2011

On Rick Perry’s performance on last night’s Republican presidential debate…

Rick Perry managed to make himself disappear last night, like he was an A-List magician in Las Vegas, in the debate. I don’t know if he is finished after last night, but … I like his basic message. I like Perry’s basic message. But I don’t know that he knows yet how to run for President, run for the office of President… he was just too passive, last night, and I know maybe the thinking is “Let’s be calm and cool, collected, and exude an aura of confidence, an aura of ‘I belong here’.” But there needs to be some energy. Perry needed to dominate last night. Somebody needed to hit Mitt Romney in the back with his advisors show up at the White House on three different occasions to advise Obama’s people on implementing Obamacare. I thought it’d be a natural for Perry to do that. Or for Newt. Or any of them. Herman Cain. It did not happen. He needed to dominate and he didn’t dominate last night.

October 10, 2011

Mark Davis is filling in for Rush today… On President Obama’s re-election prospects…

I’m not gonna sit here in October of ’11 and tell you that it’s a definite 10-point Republican win in 2012. But, that having been said, right now, this President – who did us the favor, did us the favor of telling us what he was going to do, and then did it – I have to tell you, you can blister President Obama for a lot of things, but the usual politician thing of campaigning one way and governing another? That’s the problem with this guy. He’s governing exactly as he campaigned. His ideas were bad in the campaign, and they’re horrible in actual practice. And there are tons of voters – independent voters – who gave him the Presidency, who now have an enormous case of buyer’s remorse. These voters are there, to be lured, back into the Republican camp. And it seems that every day of actual Obama governance makes that job a little easier. But we can never be lazy. We can never be overconfident. We’ve gotta put up a good candidate, an upbeat unapologetic conservative, who can take it to this President on a debate stage and return him to private life.

October 7, 2011

On the Occupy Wall Street protestors…

What, exactly, are the contributions to society these protestors have made? How many jobs have they created? How many jobs have they held? Have they built any homes for people? Have they invented any life-saving drugs? Have they produced a drop of gasoline or a watt of electricity? Have they produced any food? Have they built stores? Corporations are nothing but businesses. And businesses are small, medium and large. Small, medium and large what? Small, medium and large collections of people! Productive citizens. Who make things, provide services, respond to the wants and needs and desires of other people. These protestors, who are actually few in number, have contributed nothing. They’re parasites. They’re pure, genuine parasites. Many of them are bored, trust-fund kids, obsessed with being something, being somebody. Meaningless lives, they want to matter.

October 5, 2011

On Democrat proposals for a new tax on millionaires as a way to fund job creation…

Washington has nothing to do with job creation. As we’ve seen in the last 2 ½ years what Washington does is destroy jobs. What Washington does is put obstacles in the way of economic growth that would lead to job creation, particularly Washington when run by Democrats and liberals. Aren’t millionaires the ones that hire employees – is this a good time to start punishing them?

October 3, 2011

On President Obama’s demagogic attack on Republican conduct at a debate regarding a question about homosexuality, and the role of new media in exposing his distortions…

Back in 1980, if this were 1993, folks, aside from this show, Obama would be getting away with making this country think that Republicans at a debate booed homosexuality. He would get away with it. He’s not going to get away with it this time. There is an entire alternative media that is going to see to it that a majority of Americans understand exactly what happened. Now, whereas I say in the Republican leadership and too many Republican candidates still think that the only way they can get their point across, the only way they can get their point of view aired is through the mainstream media – the Democrats are the same way but for them it makes sense because they own the media. Democrats and the media are the same thing.