On comments by Sigourney Weaver that Democrats care about people, and Republicans care only about business…
The fact of the matter is – you pick any conservative, anywhere, and you talk to ‘em about people, and you know what you’re gonna hear? You’re gonna hear a desire that everybody elevate. That everybody get better. You’re gonna hear conservatives talk about ways that everybody’s life-style can expand, that everybody’s quality of life can improve. You’re gonna hear optimism. You’re gonna hear hopefulness. You’re gonna hear policies and strategies to make that happen. Any conservative – any genuine conservative you talk to – is going to look at somebody and look at their potential, and want to see potential – growth potential. It is Democrats, it’s the left who have contempt for people, who have no faith in people. It’s the Democrat party who doesn’t think people have the ability to succeed on their own, Miss Weaver.
On media reports that the presidency has become too big a job for one person…
Back in the Jimmy Carter era, Newsweek ran a story asking if the presidency was too big for one man anymore. Newsweek magazine: “Is the Presidency Too Big For One Man?” November 17th, 2010: “Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st century?” Newsweek magazine. Same argument was used to excuse an overwhelmed Jimmy Carter thirty years earlier. Excuse for Obama, same for Carter. These people on the Left have a very small playbook. When their guy gets in trouble, it’s impossible to govern. Why? Because the media’s fractured, there’s too much opposition, there’s too much questioning going on, there’s not enough loyalty… and there’s too much partisanship, there’s too much disagreement. And maybe, just as they asked during Carter, now they’re asking for Obama, “Maybe the job is just too big for one person now.” The 1970s are forty years ago, folks! Forty years ago, the media was asking the same question they’re asking today about Obama.
On the Left’s glee over Rush Limbaugh’s loss of a handful of commercial sponsors after the Sandra Fluke/contraception brouhaha…
If we added up all of our affiliates – let’s choose the number 600 – and we assumed that each of those affiliates had 30 such sponsors in the course of our three-hour program, there might be, all across this country, as many as 18,000 different sponsors of this program… there might be 18,000 different people buying advertising within this program alone. That is a conservative number. Six hundred stations, 18 commercial minutes an hour… you add all of those up over a course of 600 stations, over three hours a day, five days a week, we’re talking 18,000 different sponsors. Okay? ABC News – who understands how this works, and are purposely misrepresenting it – out there ballyhooing that we have lost 28 sponsors! 28 sponsors, out of 18,000. That’s like losing a couple of french fries in the container when it’s delivered to you at the drive-thru. You don’t even notice it.
On his own apology to contraception activist Sandra Fluke…
I don’t expect – and I know you don’t either – morality, intellectual honesty, from the Left. They’ve demonstrated over, and over, a willingness to say or do anything to advance their agenda. It’s what they do. It’s what we fight against here every day. But this is the mistake I made. In fighting them, on this issue last week, I became like them. Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level, when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error. I became like them. And I feel very badly about that. I’ve always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity, of independence, on this program. Nevertheless, those two words were very inappropriate, they were uncalled for, they distracted from the point that I was actually trying to make, and I again sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her. I do not think she is either of those two words. I did not think, last week, that she is either of those two words. The apology to her, over the weekend, was sincere. It was simply for using inappropriate words in a way I never do, and in so doing, I became like the people we oppose. I ended up descending to their level. It’s important not to be like them, ever. Particularly in fighting them.
On the steady drip-drip-drip of sexual abuse allegations against Herman Cain in the media…
They’re not going to stop. They are going to not stop this until they see erosion, sufficient, in his numbers, for them to say they’ve succeeded. Just like they didn’t stop with Sarah Palin. They didn’t stop. They didn’t stop until she said she’s not running. And now, do you ever hear about her? You hear about her any more? Not at all. And it’ll be the same thing with Cain… And I guarantee you, Newt is gonna be the next one targeted. If he keeps this slow creep back up, he’s going to be the next one targeted. This is how the left works. And then the same losers on our side will start piling on, saying “Newt’s got some explaining to do there.” It’s the most amazing thing to me. Political enemies go out and level charges against people on our side, some people on our side [say] “Yeah, yeah, you may have something there.”
On the determination of the Left.
There’s a group of people out there folks who want a constitutional convention. And it’d be the nuttiest thing you could do cause you’d just turn the whole country over to the Left, the parasites, the government operatives, that’s who would take over, and they would re-write the constitution so that it would say exactly what they are doing, and what they believe. You know the Left fights on and on… when you look at how they operate, they don’t look for knock out punches. If they can find one they’ll throw it, but they keep at it – just like the old Soviets did. Soviets didn’t have four year plans – they just had a plan. They had an objective. And however long down the road it took ‘em to get there, that’s – and they were never deterred, until they, of course, couldn’t go on anymore because of their own implosion.