December 17, 2012

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On the country’s cultural decline…

Remember, folks, during the presidential campaign, I said, "Twenty-five years ago we were warning about what was going to happen if X kept happening and Y kept happening and if we didn't stop Z." Well, now, we're there. We're no longer talking about what will happen unless we do something about it. We're living it. We're living the collapse. We're living the implosion of our culture and our society. Politically, morally, religiously, you name it, and it all stems from the fact that no one is allowed to have values. Values are judgmental. You have no right to impose values on people. So we've gotten to the point where nothing is really wrong. There are just explanations for it. And in practically every instance, the explanation and the proposed cure is nothing more than the advancement of a particular political belief or ideology. In this case, liberalism.

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October 31, 2012

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On rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy….

New Jersey and Queens and all that, they're gonna be rebuilt. But not because of a president. Not even because of a governor. They're gonna be rebuilt not because of any politician. These areas are gonna be rebuilt because of people, the people who make the country work, local communities, neighbors helping neighbors, churches, you name it. Individuals and families will pick themselves up. They won't wait around. There are not very many people in this country that wait around for the government, but New Orleans was one of them. Well, that's what liberalism does to people. They wait. They don't take charge of their own lives. This is not gonna happen here. This disaster illustrates what a president cannot do. This disaster illustrates what a government cannot do. And to me that's what this election's all about. Government's become way too big, way too important, way too big a factor.

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October 8, 2012

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On Mitt Romney’s foreign-policy address at the Virginia Military Institute…

As I listen to these Romney sound bites, it reminds me of when I was listening to the speech live. It was exactly an hour ago. When you just listen to what Romney is saying about our position in the world and how he's saying it, and you compare it to what Obama says about our position in the world. I just can't get over the stark contrast and the stark difference. I mean, you ask the question, "Who is more presidential? Who should be our commander-in-chief?" and the option is these two guys. I mean, there's no comparison. It is competent, confident leadership versus rank amateur cliched liberalism. Not even informed and educated by three years on the job, just cliched liberalism.

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August 6, 2012

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On what motivates liberals in government…

The target is always freedom when we're talking about liberals, the target is always freedom. That has to give, as the government gets bigger, that's not even arguable. What reason is there is for government to get bigger if not to police things, including thought? Fix things, police things, administer things, regulate things, all of that, you might not want to call it an assault, but it's all aimed at freedom, pure and simple. And any activity that rewards freedom, any activity that freedom plays a profound role in, particularly something that's successful or good is an enemy.

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July 30, 2012

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On the similarities between liberalism and militant Islam…

One of the reasons that leftists are nonplussed by militant Islam may be the idea -- I mean look at what it is. Especially if you go all the way to Sharia. It’s an all-encompassing, intrusive, uniform, mandatory, instruction manual detailing how everybody should dress, how everybody should eat, how everybody should live, how everybody should work, how everybody should play, and, what to worship. Now doesn’t that sound like liberalism? Philosophically, doesn’t it sound like liberalism.

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June 13, 2012

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On New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comment that the purpose of government is to improve the health and longevity of its citizens…

Science has been politicized, and it’s dominated by people on the left, and Doomberg’s a leftist, and so, whatever they say is unchallengeable. It’s always true. Okay so he says “If government’s purpose isn’t to improve the health and longevity of its citizens, I don’t know what its purpose is. We certainly have an obligation to tell them..” Okay tell us. Tell us, fine. But don’t IMPOSE on us. If you want to tell us that large sugary drinks are dangerous, let us make the decision. If you want to tell us that big vats of popcorn you think are unhealthy – fine! Let us make the decision. Put a label on it if you want to! You know, put a picture of a clogged artery on the popcorn bowl – we don’t care. Just let us buy it if we want it… Folks – this is classic liberalism. This is classic statism. This is right in front of our eyes the vast, rapid erosion of personal liberty and freedom. Now you might think this is a minor thing, but these things never stop. Once they start, they never are satisfied.

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April 20, 2012

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Mark Davis is filling in for Rush today… On choosing a governing philosophy for the nation…

I’ve always believed, let conservatism and liberalism come to the table with their best ideas. Let the right come unapologetically with its best ideas. Let the left come unapologetically with their best ideas. Let the voters decide which way they want to go. And then go that way and see how it works. And if people aren’t liking the way it works then go the other way. Rather than this watered-down, mushy, middle ground, moderate, middle-of-the-roadism that gets us precisely nowhere… If you think of it geographically: you are in Chicago. You are in Chicago. And there are two people who have your attention. One of them wants to take you to New York and the other wants to take you to Los Angeles. What is the compromise position there? There’s no compromise position! Somebody wants to take you east and somebody wants to take you west. You gots to pick one! … And what is the middle ground, what is the common ground position between the two forces, one of which loves expansionist, collectivist government, and the other side which seeks to dismantle that and bring us closer to the kind of government the founders envisioned. What is the compromise position there? There is none. You’ve got to do one or the other.


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March 16, 2012

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On the difference between charity and welfare…

The reason the Catholic Church, all the way back to the days of FDR, got roped into the liberal/socialist agenda is that they became convinced that welfare was charity. And churches are big on charity. And they thought that it would sound good for them to support massive government wealth transfer programs – welfare programs – under the guise that it was charity. And so the Catholic Church and its hierarchy in this country slowly but surely migrated to socialism, in terms of its political preferences… under the notion that liberalism is charity, under the notion that welfare is charity. Well it isn’t. Welfare is the willful absconding of money owned by others and giving it to other people, for your benefit, not theirs. Liberals give money to people, wanting a payback. The payback’s the vote.


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January 25, 2012

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On the apparently liberal leanings of many of the super-rich…

I’ve had so many people ask me over the years: “Why? Why are all these rich guys all of a sudden so liberal? Buffet. Gates.” Folks, there’s a simple answer. The filthy rich will say they are liberal. They will do things in public that reflect that they might be liberal, to keep the peasants with the pitchforks away from ‘em. It’s all a game. Have you ever heard of a family called the Kennedys. Have you ever heard of a family called the Rockefellers. Every filthy-rich individual or family must spout/support/do, in public, liberal stuff. It is how they convince people that their wealth is justified and is untouchable. It is a protection mechanism. It is to keep the Occupy Wall Street crowd off of their front yards and instead on the front yards of people who work at AIG. That’s all it is.

November 7, 2011

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On media accusations against Herman Cain that he made women feel “uncomfortable” in hotel rooms 15 years ago…

Folks, I get uncomfortable when Room Service shows up, when I’m in a hotel. What is this? That’s not a fact of anything, it is an accusation. And more than that, it’s a touchy-feely accusation. How many people are made to feel “uncomfortable” every day by other people? What kind of wusses run the world now? What kind of pantywaists run the world? Who is it – “Yes, I was made to feel very uncomfortable, I think it’s worth $50,000, Mister Limbaugh.” Every day, we all are made to feel uncomfortable by something. I would be afraid to complain, how many times I’m uncomfortable. For crying out loud, that’s the whole point, a nation of whiners! And complainers. Who want to be paid for it. For being offended or being made to feel uncomfortable but so what? By what? … The problem here is that it is not a fact. Not yet. That’s an accusation.

November 4, 2011

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On the case of a Dutch scientist – who published a study claiming that meat eaters were more selfish than others – who admitted his studies were fraudulent…

Let me make an observation here folks. I know meat eaters. I am a meat eater. I have never met anybody who feels superior to anybody or anything because they eat meat. But! I have run into all kinds of holier-than-thou vegetarians and vegans and other wackos who do think they are superior, and better, and smarter, than everybody else. I know gazillions of beaf eaters and I don’t know a one of them who has forced his eating choices on anybody else. But I know a bunch of rag-tag stupid vegan vegetarians, holier-than-thou superiorists who try to force everybody to eat what they eat and to not eat what they don’t approve of.

September 30, 2011

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On the inevitable side effects that follow from Democrat party efforts to punish corporate America…

The Democrats never factor the dynamism into anything they do. They look at everything as static. And they say, “We’re gonna really punish these banks, these banks have been ripping off our voters, these banks have been ripping off our customers, we’re gonna cut that transaction fee in half, we’re gonna make sure these banks only get half of what they’re …” … They have to know the banks are gonna find a back-door way to get that money back and then some. So while the transaction fee has been cut in half by law, here comes a $5 charge, brand new $5 fee, monthly fee, to use the debit card. This is above and beyond whatever your ATM fee is. This is now a $5 monthly fee just to have and use a debit card. Brand new fee. ‘cause you see there’s nothing in Dodd-Frank prohibiting it. Nothing whatsoever. They just fail to calculate the dynamism here. They think that all of these institutions they target for punishment are gonna sit there and take it. It never happens. Every time the Democrats set out as a party to help the little guy, it’s the little guy that ends up getting shafted.

August 15, 2011

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On the London riots…

Militant Islamists in the Middle East are sending emails to muslims in London saying “Hey, perfect opportunity, get in there and join the action." Once this kind of stuff starts, people that believe in this kind of stuff say “Hey, we can get in on the action too, and we can stay hidden because we’ll never be blamed for it, ‘cause it all started before we got involved." … A lot of people do this stuff because it works… You think it doesn’t work? Where is law enforcement? They won’t even bring out the water cannons. There is a proscription even against rubber bullets. Against people who are destroying, burning, private property. These people are being allowed essentially to do this. Or they were, for three nights. All because of political correctness. And don’t doubt me on this. "We can’t afford to offend these minorities. We’ve got to understand their rage. There’s been generations of this stuff building..."

March 17, 2011

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On the Left's view of the United States as a moral force on the world stage.


The United States has always been the moral force for freedom, and goodness and decency. Isn't that why so many of us just revolt at the view of this country held by the Left, and our current regime. They find our country flawed. They don't think we have any moral superiority when it comes to freedom and liberty, there is no such thing as this "beacon" business. They may say the words. Their policies don't follow it up.

April 29, 2011

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On the political culture of the United States...


What we've created is a world where almost every key institution in society is in the hands of people who think like Barack Obama... everybody thinks that all you need to do to make stuff better is to have more government spending. All you need to do to make the planet a safer place is for America to retreat from the world, and then all the nice people will get on without America bombing them all the time. Every key lever, every key institution in society is now controlled by forces profoundly hostile to conservatism... don't be surprised when a country raised under those kind of institutions then elects somebody like Barack Obama in November of 2008. Why wouldn't they? When the air that you breathe is liberal. When the schoolhouses are liberal. When the sitcoms are liberal. When the pop songs are liberal. When the air that you breathe is liberal, it's asking an awful lot for people raised in that environment to then go and pull the lever for a small-government conservative every other November.

May 20, 2011

politics

On American Liberal Jews' loyalty to liberalism above everything else.


So they're gonna sit there. It's entirely possible that American Liberal Jews could sit there and watch this regime whittle Israel away to nothing... What is it going to take to wake them up?