Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh offered a dire prognosis for the Republican party following last night’s defeat of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Limbaugh said that it is difficult for any candidate to run a successful campaign against “Santa Claus.” He went on to say that his last thought as he went to bed on election night was the Republican party had “lost the country.” Limbaugh said that he thought Romney and his family would have been great for the nation, but his recipe for a turnaround – hard work – is no longer accepted by
Comments: Rush has always been optimistic in the worst of times. He sure wasn't today.
I went online to look up 2012 election numbers in Illinois, where Obama’s vote total dropped by 506,556 from 2008. In Chicago and Cook County alone they dropped by 193,736. The problem is that Romney surpassed McCain’s totals by only 56,378 statewide. This baffles me. This means that 450,000 or so voters who voted for Obama in 2008 just disappeared and did not vote for Romney. Those 450,000 voters were nowhere near enough to turn Illinois, but where in the heck did they go?
Wish he would spend less time doing commercials during his on-air time. Those spots are getting very, very annoying. One other thought: Rush has been out of touch for about ten years now. He didn't have any idea how bad the entitlement culture has become until last night. The Libs have succeeded, and to add insult to injury, he didn't tell us it was time to panic. He is now panicking. We should be too.
#1 the voters didn't disappear. It was that ACORN was fully functioning back then and so many dead people and fictional characters voted in 08. I think it is worse that folks voted for the idiot boy than that they stole the election. Either way of course we are *_(*)*)_(*.
Last night just confirmed the state of our ongoing slide, less religious, fat, stupid, tattooed, with illigitamacy at 40%, gay marriage fatigue, addicted to damn cellphone nonsense, sports performed by dirty, dreadlocked steroid-bloated freaks. We celebrate entertainment and shun hard work. Our country is not loved beacause it is now unlovable.
Read the comments after this artcile at Mediaite. That is what we are up against. You CANNOT sway that type of hate with Love of Country. The libs have won, it took them 50 years of indoctrination, but they finally did it.
Conservatism didn't lose last night. it wasn't even in the race, except for maybe Paul Ryan. Let's try conservatism next time. Stop trying to pander to Mexicans and blacks, Jews and homosexuals, unwed mothers and welfare scum. Nominate a conservative candidate who will not compromise. When we run as ourselves, we do better. Wa can't do any worse.....
Rush stated very specifically on one of his shows that he does not trade stocks or invest in the stock market. He didn't say what he does invest in if anything. If you don't like what stock traders pay in taxes then talk to congress. The traders are just following the law.
"Thinking we've lost the country." Yep, we have, only it happened sometime over the last four years and we never noticed just when that tipping point was reached. He's not the only one who was terribly surprised last night.
I got to listen to bits and pieces of Rush today. I started out terribly angry at him for feeding us a false optimism. (God, I hate being lied to)...but as I listened to him I realized he was asking aloud the same questions I was asking. How do the Republicans attract minorities? Answer is, we don't. We don't have anything to give them that the dems haven't already given them. All the Repubs have to offer is a chance at productive, satisfying work with personally earned success. No way that beats the free stuff the dems have to give. As long as it lasts. Then this country will be torn apart with blood and thunder and there won't be an America, the shining city on the hill. What an unimaginable loss.
Some of this grows wearisome: Let’s all attack Rush for being optimistic! Now let’s attack Rush for NOT being optimistic!
Conservatism is not an easy sell to natural born socialists. To this point, there really has not been any hard price to pay for the expanding dependency class. People are willing to pay $4/gallon for gas if they get EIC in return. It’s only when there is no gas that people get upset. The “fiscal cliff” is nothing but a scare tactic that will never actually happen. If it does, Congress will raise the debt ceiling and move on, because USA is too big to fail. $16T in debt is such an incomprehensible number that it literally has no meaning at all. No one could pay such a sum, and it’s clear that no one intends to.
That’s the mentality at work. There are very few adults left, so by all means pounce on the messenger.
Had we won the senate, the freak with the purple lips could have been stopped in some of his destruction...we did get that lucky. There are a lot of very smart people on our side WHY can we never come up with a plan to counteract those on the left? We talk everything to death and never get anything done. We need to get loud and demand to be noticed
I don't care what anyone says, many of these polls were rigged by incredibly long early voting, voting with no I.D., electronic machines that magically default select the Dem candidate, etc., etc.
After the 2010 THUMPING the Dems took, I can't believe that that many abandoned fiscal responsibility to reward the biggest debt spender in human history. There are just TOO many things not adding up here. I'm waiting for someone at the voting machine companies to come forward and admit they rigged the election, South American style.
Obama won because the Takers outnumbered the Makers in 2012. And this will not change until Takers run out of other people's money. They need to get to rock bottom before they learn that they are not entitled to the reward of people's efforts.
For the health of the body politic, I say it is time to go Galt to save America.
12,28, and 35: The misrepresentation of capital gains as regular income is demagoguery. Lying. Of course, the media loves it. It's just their game. Obama loves it. love the feel of the lie as he tells it right out in front of God and everybody knowing he has thousands of followers and media worshipers to repeat the lie over and over, and act holier than thou against anyone who points out that capital gains investments have already been taxed.
Amen #32. Also #17 is right. No one is forcing anyone to listen to Rush Limbaugh. Most of the ultra-leftist-talking-heads are no longer on the air but that's no excuse to accuse Rush Limbaugh of "escaping taxes". BTW, Conservatives do not think that way. And YES, he DOES employ many people in his businesses.
"They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break." But Rangel had praise for a few Republicans. He mentioned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, citing Christie´s criticism of House Republicans for delaying a vote on federal relief aid for states hit by Hurricane
The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law. Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a 232-185 vote. Four Democrats supported the bill along with every Republican. The vote capped off several days of work in the House on bills aimed at reining in government regulation and government overreach. House Democrats cast the votes as merely for show, given opposition from the White House and the Senate
The Los Angeles and Chicago metropolitan areas had the most gun murders among the nation’s fifty most-populous metropolitan areas in 2009 and 2010 (the latest years for which date is available), according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During those two years, 1,141 people were gunned to death in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and 1,139 were gunned to death in the Chicago metropolitan area. The New York metropolitan area ranked third with 1,101 gun homicides. The Los Angeles, Chicago and New York metropolitan areas also ranked one,
Terrorist-supporting conservative uberhawk Rep. Peter King (R-New York), sounding very much like a man feeling left out of the Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul story, played the McCainesque America-Firster card against Paul Wednesday on CNN: [W]hat this reminds me of, someone like Senator Paul and others in that isolationist wing -- now, the Republicans had this debate back in the 1930s when you had the isolationists and the Charles Lindberghs that said we should appease Hitler. And the Democrats had it in the
EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected.
Let’s stipulate a fact: Most men cannot complete US Marine Corps combat training. Let’s stipulate another fact: Washing out trainees who cannot complete the training is one of the purposes of the training. Keep those who can complete it, weed out those who can’t. Let’s stipulate another fact: Washing out trainees who cannot complete the training saves lives by eliminating weak links in combat units. “Weak,” in the context of military combat training, encompasses physical and mental. Most people simply are not suited to military combat, male or female. The Pentagon is trying to integrate
Sen. John McCain appears cautiously optimistic that the House of Representatives will ultimately pass some kind of immigration reform — and says that the GOP is doomed in the 2016 presidential contest if the effort fails. “The crystal ball is a little cloudy because I think August is going to be a very seminal month,” he said, pointing out that members are back interacting with constituents and that a broad coalition of interest groups back comprehensive immigration reform. Mr. McCain was part of a bipartisan group that helped
The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday to U.S. citizens over an Al Qaeda terror threat, as the U.S. government prepared to close its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world this Sunday over security concerns. U.S. officials have not offered many details on the nature of the threat, but apparently are taking it seriously. John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said the alert indicates the U.S. government must have some "pretty good information" about a possible threat. The travel alert issued Friday warned Americans of the
On Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa reacted to criticisms from conservative talk show host Mark Levin had made on the same program just 24 hours earlier. In that appearance, Levin suggested the House Republican leadership wasn’t doing its due diligence in investigating the scandals involving the Obama administration, including the Benghazi terrorist attacks and the targeted audits of the Internal Revenue Service. Issa explained to Cavuto that his investigators and his committee were doing its best to connect all the dots,
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I think she’s one of the most fascinating women of our time and this world,” confessed Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC, as part of his announcement that his network is making a miniseries about former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, with Diane Lane in the starring role. Words are funny things. For instance, G.K. Chesterton once remarked that that the word “good” has many uses: “For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of 500 yards, I should call him a good shot but not necessarily a good man.” So it is,
Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s wife partly blamed herself last year when her horndog husband confessed to her that he was at it again. Friends and family told People magazine that Huma Abedin was kicking herself at the time for bailing out of couples counseling and focusing more on their newborn baby boy. But, thanks to a new round of joint therapy that continues even now, the couple was able to put the relapse behind them. “They really became a unit, and she feels much closer to Anthony now,” a relative told the magazine. That’s a long way from how Abedin
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In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
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[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25
Oprah Winfrey said Americans by and large know “diddly-squat” about the history of the civil rights movement. The talk show queen and media mogul made her comments during the promotion of her new film, “The Butler,” about a black man who serves in that capacity through seven administrations at the White House. “They don’t know diddly-squat,” she said in a recent interview with Parade magazine. “Diddly-squat.” Ms. Winfrey also said that when she hears the N-word, she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare. The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent." Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape
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Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused