The morning after the re-election of President Obama, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners: I went to bed last night thinking we’re outnumbered. I went to bed last night thinking all this discussion we’d had about this election being the election that will tell us whether or not we’ve lost the country. I went to bed last night thinking we’ve lost the country. I don’t know how else you look at this. The conservative talk show host, who had been an upbeat, if initially doubtful, Romney supporter throughout the campaign, was on a post-election downer:
Comments: If we continue down this path it sure is. We cannot expect to survive when almost half of the country is living off the other half of the country. Margaret Thatcher was correct. The problem with socialism is you run out of other people´s money. The Democrats must be so proud of themselves that "young people hold a favorable view of socialism." Those communists in the teachers´ unions have done their job exquisitely.
notice how communists try to ISOLATE.. they say "Rush Limbaugh´s" country.. NOT "America as AMERICANS" country.. they are talking about US.. NORMAL Americans.. but, as they use Bush, Rove or the Catholic Church, they try to direct their animosity of a general idea to something they pinpoint.. you´d think we´d learn.. Alinsky..
Yes it is. it is now the united socialist states of america. I want to know how long it will be till the takers are rioting in the streets like Greece. I guess they will really be pi---d off when nobody is paying taxes and there are no jobs what so ever, I hope I have passed by then.God help my country...
I´m sorry, but the answer is "yes." America´s rise coincided with its industrialization. We are now fully developed, and have built everything we needed to build. Roads, bridges, buildings, houses, appliances, all of it. And we built it with American labor. Then we got greedy and lazy. Unions helped American workers demand money and benefits for their labor that far outstripped what their jobs were worth. There is a reason sneakers are made in China by somebody making a dollar a day. That´s all those jobs are worth. It was all those jobs were worth when they were filled by Americans making $20 an hour. And that´s why they are gone.
Mexicans pour over our border to pick our food and bus our tables and cut our grass for pocket change because we are no longer williing to do it ourselves for what it is really worth. All the big work is done. And since that was what America was built on, so is America.
There used to be a saying that if you wanted to know what your wife-to-be will look like when you are old, look at her mother. America - take a good look at England. Then go cash you unemployment check.
Assuming the figures from the writer are correct .... this is truly frightening. Someone has to pay for all of the greedy with their noses in the trough. Govt workers don´t actually pay taxes on their income and contribute anything. They receive and don´t give.
Half the population seems to be getting and not giving. Who the hell is paying for all of this?????
Skip the article´s prose and go to the survey data. They are very illustrative. Our nation´s black and younger population are simply socialists. Hispanics are trending socialist, which speaks volumes about who it is the Dream Act and its clones are intended to solidify as voting, government dependent citizens. It seems the older illegals may have had more in common with traditional America that their children in that they came here to work; their offspring, not so much. All of our children are turning pink thanks to the educational cabal and the media´s cultural coup.
That so many young people walk around asking "What´s so bad about socialism?" and have a positive view of it is proof that conservatives have failed to explain what´s wrong with socialism and communism since the end of the Cold War, when it was taken for granted. If we can´t quickly explain why socialism is bad in a way that young people can understand, then we are doomed to lose the ideological battle on this.
IMHO the tipping point was reached on 11/06/12 and we will not be able to turn back to a Constitional Republic. The illegals will get citizenship and will vote with the Dems, both parties will continue trillion dollar deficits, the number of takers and free benefits will continue to escalate and no one or party in Congress will stop it. We will go off the cliff no matter what is negotiated this year. The taxes will increase the promised cuts will never happen and forecasted balanced budgets will never materialize and the msm will blame the Republicans no matter what happens. Just a wild guess.
Now you have really ticked us off. Watch what happens in the mid-term elections in 2014! We won the house this year, again, and we will have real Tea Party people to run in 2014 when we take the Senate and totally "lame duck" the "won".
I believe in God. If we remain strong in our faith and pray for His help, we can save this country and bring it back to what it was meant to be. Lord, help us discern what you want for this country and to become a part of whatever process you are blessing.
Yes, and we´ll never get it back with the corrupt system we have now. If the GOP thinks that it can turn things around by pretending that rampant voter fraud doesn´t exist and by "reaching out" to the XBox crowd and the Obamaphone Lady...good luck.
Ha! We would be depressed if we were looking to the Republican Party as it is now organized to save the nation. They have already proven the are every bit as self-serving as elected Democrats. No. The nation´s one hope is an Awakening to God. It´s already starting.
I listened to Rush today (as in everyday) and I don´t think the country is "gone", just due to the FACT that the socialists are irritated, annoyed, insulted just by calling them "Socialists". That has struck a nerve with them and they don´t like it. So maybe they have a soul and someday they will be able to search it and see what they are doing/taking from other U.S. Citizens.
This might be a long shot, and they have been able to shake the "liberal" label and change it to "Progressive" because it "sounds" nicer, but Socialist has an eerie bad karma that surrounds it. And they know it.
Now-a-days it seems like a badly worn cliche to say, "Ayn Rand was right!", but I will say it anyway. Ayn Rand was right! There are those who really do just want everything given to them with no effort required at all. And if they can get everything with no effort at all, why then, just give it to me. What´s the problem?
It is informative to read this article. It is also informative to read the comments after it. There are people who seem to be pretty intelligent in their comments but have their subjects exactly backwards. Substitute liberal for conservative and Obama with Romney and vice/versa where ever they are encountered and it will approximate the truth. Black is white and up is down.
This article is just about the epitome of what you would expect from the New York Times and its respondents. The exception is the hard data presented in the tables. That is likely to be fairly accurate.
The socialism that in the 1920s, ´30s and ´40s was spoken of in hushed tones became "chic" in the ´50s. In the ´60s, it gained traction with LBJ and hippie philosophy; in the 70s and ´80s it went somewhat dormant, especially when RR was president. Socialism gained respectability in the ´90s, with Clinton. A weak and capitulating GWB did nothing to turn things around and neither did the public educational system, underwritten as it was and is by Marxists.
I´m afraid now that capitalism is being taken apart like a clock by socialist swarms. If no one wants to work and everyone is told they don´t have to work, how to we avoid total social collapse? The answer is, we don´t. I´m just glad I´m older and won´t be around much longer.
A bunch of babies like the Edsall puke, born since 1950, have just learned the commie pukes are trying to bury you and you have the gall to call it Rush Limbaugh´s County! It was MY country and my Dad´s and my Granddad´s many many years before the blow-hards among us were born. Get over YOU.
If each time they said we were dead we were dead then Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Bush would never have been elected/reelected. Suk it libs, you cheated and won but as the old proverb says, be careful what you wish for Hussein Obama will probably give it to you.
It is only because WE, on the right, are too darn lazy to get off our couches and get personally involved in organizing people, educating people, and doing everything in our power to fight back and FIX this mess! Yes, we are too lazy, complacent, apathetic, etc... we expect someone ELSE to save us. Yeah, we started out with TEA parties and began to fight back but then we let it go and let others take over and finish it off...that led to the TPs losing their way and going way off message. They should have stuck with Fiscal Responsibility and upholding the Constitution. But no...they had to start talking about abortion and other irrelevant social issues that we won´t win until we regain power. And we won´t regain power if we keep talking about social issues!!
Either way, the point is that we are letting the left win. We are responsible for our own demise. We are lazy. We don´t want to risk anything. We don´t really care enough to act on it. Be honest. This is war and we are not really fighting back.
Gone? Our side has lost? Tell you what Professor Edsall, if your leftist friends at the FCC should ever try and separate The Maha Rushie from his "Golden EIB Microphone," there will be a Second American Revolution...Count on it!
Unemployment among college graduates is over 25% so of course the fix for a glut of over educated brain dead hangers on is:
"The rising American electorate’s most important priority for the president and the Congress is “investing in education,”
to produce even more over educated but inemployable drone dem voters.
Because in Dem land the way to create high paying jobs in a market where there is a huge glut of overpriced workers is to add crushing taxes to the job creators in order to produce even more overpriced workers.
I think election fraud is the main problem. When you have places like Philly where 100 % go to their candidate it denies the voice of the whole state.Also places voting 150% of registered voter is pure election theft.I don´t hear none in the republican party complaining or fighting for the vote to be verified.They in their stupid minds think they would look like sore losers.intead they are dumb losers for not asserting our right to a clean election.
Pew trust anything is a lefty cover..ditto Columbia U .. All sorosized and alinskyites to the core... This is all of a piece to quiet us, make us give up ...bs to their numbers it all depends on the questions asked.. And as for Maha Rushie...he really does bug the obots doesn´t he ?a ray of sunshine in my day....;)
#32 is correct, but we don´t really have a leader that can coalesce the resistance. Maybe things have to get really bad.
I am doing my part for the resistance -- I have quit my high-paying job and will pay no taxes to this corrupt socialist federal government. I have been saving and investing for decades so I can do this. Its a small part, but its the best I can do on my own.
#39 cont - forgot to mention that the other part of my resistance is to go hyper-frugal. I just shut off my cell phone service (no, I don´t have an Obamaphone, so the mooches are living larger than I am). I will not go out to eat anytime I can eat at home, and I am keeping my 15 year old car until it falls apart.
Spending money into this economy is exactly what the liberals want us to do. If we all go hyper-frugal, we can help to bring the system down.
Perhaps the Pubbies will now realize who the real enemy is, the Mainstream Media. If you want to take the country back, you have to do battle against the enemy, not a few straw men they put up every 4 years.
Our press is a hindrance to our nation. How could that have happened? I´ll tell you how, only the dumbest of the dumb go into "journalism".
Bottom line if you have a system that produces only a few winners and a ton of losers, guess what is going to happen? Especially if it´s a game with a stacked deck. Notice the young people were pretty much evenly divided. I don´t think this makes them "more socialist", I think it means they are inexperienced. As they get older, and get thrown into one slot or the other, they´ll vote one way or the other.
Our system, IMO, has a root level issues that produce terrible outcomes from both a Republican and Dem point of view. On the one hand, you get * on by the powerful and fed Rush Limbaugh type lies & pablum that you still have a chance in that system (which is the ideal, but false), on the other you (the majority) get told you have no chance and thrown a few dollars to make your imprisonment a little easier to take. Woo Hoo. They are both depressing.
#39...Bill Whittle has a plan. Go to YouTube and look for his hour long video addressing the Hancock Park Patriots last week. I think it´s called Where Do We Go From Here. Also be sure to watch the additional Q&A video from that session. Brought my husband and me to tears...of hope.
For those of you that are Catholic I say take a look at the Church. Those were dark days after Vatican II was completely hijacked and misinterpreted by the lefties in the Church. We thought, our Church is gone. Our Mass was changed, our schools were changed, our orders of nuns and brothers were fractured, priests taught (or looked the other way) on heresy and sin, altar girls became the crack in the door to allowing women into the priesthood, feminism ran rampant, etc. Today we see a swing in the opposition direction (albeit a slow one, much like an ocean liner turning). But it has turned and we did survive and our youth are better-educated and more involved. Is this majority of the Church? No, but it´s a start. We can beat the lefties back. Now, go pray and ask God for guidance.
#49 thanks for the reference -- that was an amazing talk. I´m not sure I´m on board for the space mission, but I learned a lot from the discussion. I still feel like my best course of action (which suits me best and which I can do on my own) is to stop feeding the beast by not earning anything and thus not paying any taxes. Also, living a super frugal lifestyle, which I already do now anyway. But now I will be motivated to resist temptation to spend frivolously by my determination to starve our economy of the excesses which the socialists need to oil their machine.
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