Here's something that I knew, years ago, was coming. And you can only imagine my delight to discover that it has finally happened: Rush Limbaugh has removed his mocking "Al Gore's Doomsday Clock" countdown page.
2012 may have been the year when Rush Limbaugh finally decided that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" is not strictly speaking true. (Or maybe not - he certainly makes a lot of hay out of his "outsider status.") He was nominated "Misinformer of the Year" for his bad behavior during and after the Sandra Fluke incident, his constant downplaying of the many misogynist episodes by other Republicans that occurred during the year, his insistence right up until the last minute that Romney would win, and more.
The Sandy Hook shooting was extremely distressing to everyone, liberals and conservatives alike. We all need to come together to find solutions to this problem, not point the finger of blame. But Limbaugh, perhaps sensing that his vehement stance against gun control is too over-the-top even for his own listeners right now, is busy pointing blame at liberals wherever he can.
On Friday, Rush Limbaugh asked liberals not to politicize the tragedy of the shooting at Sandy Hook. Sanctimoniously, with his eyes turned up to God, Limbaugh proclaimed that "Left Mobilizes to Politicize School Shooting."
Limbaugh is still mulling over the stunning Republican defeat in the 2012 election. Not only did the Republican presidential candidate lose, but several states legalized gay marriage, and two states legalized marijuana use. (One state - Washington - legalized both. We win at awesome this year!)
Limbaugh is used to being hated and blamed by liberals and Democrats. But now he is being hated and blamed by conservatives and Republicans. I would almost feel bad for the guy, if it wasn't such a self-created problem. And the truth is that Limbaugh, like the Dark Side of the Force, thrives on your hatred.
Many pundits are saying that the Republicans lost the election because they failed to reach out to black and Hispanic voters. Heck, even a lot of Republicans are saying that.
Since the election in which President Obama won a second term, I have tried to think of why voters kept him in office. I’m sure the liberals reading this would like nothing more than to tell me in person. However, since that isn’t going to happen, why not at least read what I have to say and determine if you see any merit in my concerns.
Please remember, the election was recent and these are only disparate thoughts and are not bound together in any particular order.
- Democrats have the objective of garnering the Hispanic vote. Not just the current population of Hispanics but many new arrivals over the next four years.
- Obama will grant a broad amnesty to Hispanics—current and future arrivals—which will endear him to Hispanics and ensure their vote. He will also grant them the full rights of an American citizen such as driver’s license and the right to vote.
- Democrats have, are and will continue to smother Hispanics with every entitlement program available in the free world. An example of which is the advertising blitz via electronic media along the Texas and Arizona borders on the availability of federal assistance on providing food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. If the illegal immigrants pay any taxes at all, is only a pittance. Even worse than this is the fact that the commercials are being shown over the border as an inducement for Hispanics to come to the United States.
- Why would the Democrats do this? Simple. If they can dramatically increase the number of Hispanics in Arizona and Texas and make the Hispanics dependent on the government for their every need they will win these two states in the general election, garnering their huge number of Electoral College votes needed to remain in office in perpetuity.
I know staying in office is a good thing in the minds of liberals. However, consider this. Young people, college students and those thirty or less, already believe healthcare, college tuition, food assistance programs and 99 weeks of unemployment insurance are a God-given right whether or not they choose to hold down a job and work for a living.
After four years or more of these types of entitlements, does anyone honestly believe that the young people will be happy with JUST the entitlements they have been receiving? The answer is no, it’s human nature to expect and demand more. Also, when if ever, students decide to leave college—after all there are many inducements to stay as long as possible—will they be employable, have a work ethic or even want to work? They will probably prefer to live off the system. They will have no problem allowing other citizens to finance their every need through their hard work.
Finally, who is going to pay for all of the “free stuff?” Fewer people will work so taxes will go up to support the leeches of society; this is just common sense. As working people take home less money they will need more help from the government in the form of food stamps and other government programs.
Our national debt is currently reported at over $16, 000,000,000. We are barely paying the interest on this loan from China and other countries. The debt will increase; the credit rating of the United States will be cut again and again, leading to inflation, the dethroning of the dollar as the World’s Main Reserve Currency and the decline of the value of the dollar both domestically and overseas.
There are so many social ramifications of the democratic strategy that it makes my head hurt.
Obama's victory by a thread has sent Rush Limbaugh into a tailspin. He truly believed that it would be a Republican landslide. Even in the face of clear polling data, he believed in the landslide. And in the wake of Election Day, we find Rush in an existential crisis.
Me, I’m “just” a legal citizen of the United States. I am Republican, but more specifically a conservative. I was watching the news—while working on my computer—several days ago. I was working along, paying scant attention to the real time news stream on my computer screen when Chris Christie appeared with President Obama. At that time, I liked Christie’s outspoken, hard as nails attitude so I stopped typing and maximized the box on the screen.
I saw Christie—who looked a foot shorter—gazing up adoringly at President Obama. Christie then went on for several minutes to compliment and thank Obama for his efforts in assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
I am trying to keep this blog as serious as possible and not succumb to attacking either the Governor or the President.
However, I have to say I was okay with this scene for the first moment it occurred. Then I became increasingly incensed when Christie continued to fawn over the President as though everything was now okay and one million homes were not without power and thousands of homes were not destroyed. And perhaps worst of all, hundreds of thousands of citizens were still hungry with no shelter or even blankets.
The president flew in for the photo op and then immediately flew out. Nothing has changed in regards to the suffering of the citizens in the decimated cities. Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina. President Bush was attacked in a coordinated conspiracy of the news media for his lack of response. Obama has gotten praise and the citizens still don’t have food, shelter or gas for their cars. They also don’t have protection for their homes so they can leave them for any period of time.
The question is: WHAT WAS THE DEAL BETWEEN CHRISTIE AND OBAMA? There is something that has to do with politics and it has to be something big for Christie to receive down the road. Christie—with his ego—will run for President in 2016. Does he believe Obama will win the 2012 election? Is he going to change his party affiliation to democrat to receive Obama’s support for his Presidential campaign?
If Obama and the federal government were actually helping in the affected areas or if Christie wasn’t so blatantly pandering and subservient to Obama I wouldn’t ask this question. What did Christie get in return for giving Obama a bump in the polls? One thing for damn sure, when Christie collects on his debt somewhere down the road, it will be apparent to voters what he did in 2012 and all the political horse trading in the world won’t help him then.