Rush Limbaugh: On Getting Along With Liberals

Rush Limbaugh: On Getting Along With Liberals
Yes, Rush can be bombastic, but he is seldom inaccurate.What he said on yesterday’s radio show is so important that Drudge placed his entire manuscript on his Drudge report.

I have only selected a portion of his transcript because it is too long to present here.

But this major quotation of Rush interacting with a caller is essential for America to understand and to believe.

I will tell you that what he says is the unvarnished truth and I urge to to send it to everone who you know.

The following is a direct quote and it is long. However, it is very important that you take time to read it…and then vote to defend America from liberalism’s effort to destroy our way of life.


CALLER:  Well, you said a lot, and if I’m going to be completely honest — because I think that’s what we all need to be at this stage of the game — I was not aware of the entire Gang of Eight bill.  I did not know details and how you explained them and the votes that Mario (sic) and the Gang took.  But I will say this, Rush.  We are on a precipice, and we have got to face reality.  And as you’ve mentioned and said on your program many times, there is no perfect candidate.  In this election, we need somebody who can bring this country together and not divide it like the current candidates are.  And I’m speaking of Donald Trump.  I feel like he’s exploiting the American people and their anger.  I’m angry, too, but — 

RUSH:  May I interrupt you here for a second?  And don’t worry, you’ll have your time.  But I’ve gotta stop you on something. 

CALLER:  Yes? 

RUSH:  This whole notion of working together, bringing the country together? We’re way past that.  We’re never… We’re not gonna unify with the liberal Democrats.  We’re not. There’s no candidate out there that can forge a kumbaya.  These people have to be defeated, Pam. 

CALLER:  Do you not…? 

RUSH:  They have to be defeated. There’s no unity here.  There never, really, has been in this country, anyway.  It’s always been a contest for leadership. 

CALLER:  Well, let me ask you this question.  Do you truly believe — truly (giggles), with every ounce, every fiber in your being — that we can truly defeat the mind-set that is now occurring in our country?  Do you not think that we have kind of crossed a line now where we’re going to have to find a candidate that…? I’m as conservative as you’re going to get, and I understand now that I have to be realistic with who I think can actually win and defeat Hillary Clinton in November. 

RUSH:  Right. 

CALLER:  You even shared a while back the candidates now, if you would get Kasich out, if you would get Carson out, if you would get one of those out, those votes most likely, they’re negatives of Donald Trump, surpass his… his — 

RUSH:  No, other people are saying that.  I haven’t. 

CALLER:  But you were reciting polls or whatever. 

RUSH:  Right.  Right. Nobody knows.  We do have a preliminary indication that some Jeb Bush voters are going to Trump. But there’s not enough days that have gone by for that to be known.  I’ve gotta ask you to hold on.  We’ll continue the conversation here, Pam, after the bottom-of-the-hour break here, ’cause this is important.  This whole business of… There’s two things I want to tackle with you here.  Don’t go away.


RUSH;  Now back to Pam in Brentwood, Tennessee. 

CALLER:  Hi there. 

RUSH:  Now, two things.  I want to be understood on this.  You said that we need to have somebody bring the country together, and a lot of people talk about bringing the country together, unifying us, making factions of people who disagree somehow come together.  I don’t think that that’s gonna happen.  We’re too divided.  And they are not interested in it, Pam.  The people on the left, they don’t want to reach common ground with us.  We are gnats to them, or worse.  We are the Gestapo to them.  We’re Nazis to them.  We are standing in the way of whatever they want.  

These people have to be defeated.  They have to be overwhelmed.  And then after they’re defeated they cannot be allowed to bully whoever wins into cowardice and caving in.  It’s going to be tough.  Winning an election is just a tiny first step.  After we win the election, it’s gonna take perseverance to prevail over all the attempts to subvert the winners of the election and to corrupt what’s going on, knowing they still own a lot of the bureaucracy.  

But if you believe in a certain cultural America, it’s under siege.  There’s nothing to join with on the other side in preserving it.  They want to tear it down, transform it, and rebuild it.  They have to be defeated.  This is why the Republican Party’s worthless.  They don’t even think this way. 
The Republican Party’s thinking about showing they can work together, they can cooperate, make Washington work.  Sorry; we’re so past that, we’re so far past that, it’s irrelevant.  We’re talking about holding on and preserving the country as founded.  And it’s gonna be really, really hard.  

The second thing is, “Rush,” — and this is not just you — “Rush, we can’t deport 12 million people.  We’re never gonna –” Who says?  All that is is a conversation stopper.  We are the United States of America.  Who says we can’t get rid of people who are here illegally?  It’s not a question of we can’t.  It’s a question of do we have the resolve to?  Do we have the desire to?  Does it makes sense to do it?  Are we gonna do it — and, believe me, even if we win on this, the people opposing it are gonna be firing ammo at whoever wins like you can’t believe.  

But if we’re serious about stopping this transformation of America, it isn’t gonna be easy, and winning an election is not gonna send a signal to the other side to stand down, you lost.  They don’t look at it that way.  This is a fight between socialism and capitalism, freedom versus tyranny, however you want to categorize.  There isn’t any overlap.  The only things that we may have in common with them are what people want for their families.  But we can’t even agree on the definition of a family with half of these people.  So I don’t think all the putting our hands together and coming together and unifying and working and making the country come together and common ground, we’re so far past that, if we’re serious about what we want. 

CALLER:  And I didn’t mean to be touchy-feely when I was referring to that.  I think there’s a way you can unify people. Well, we know there is, because his name was Ronald Reagan.  And I feel like we have been given a gift, the Republican, the conservative movement, whatever you want to call it, we’ve been given two gifts, and they are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  And if this is not the time where we can bring a candidate who has those qualities as much as we can look for them in a candidate on our side right now to win this election, I believe we will start seeing a shift in tone and we will start converting minds.  Listen, I was at Mario’s rally in Franklin, Tennessee, this past weekend. 

RUSH:  Hm-hm. 

CALLER:  And there were supposedly going to just be a thousand people, and they had to open it into the parking lot.  There was around five to six thousand people.  That was their estimate.  He was the closest thing that I have ever experienced to Ronald Reagan in my entire adult life.  I just feel like that argument that we can’t start bringing people to our side, in quotation marks, is not valid right now because we are now in a great position because there are so — 

RUSH:  Look, I’m not even making this about Rubio or any candidate right now, but you’re making my point.  You’re citing the eighties and Reagan, and you mean his landslide victories as bringing people together.  Well, then why aren’t we still together?  What the hell happened?  Two landslides. We had the greatest economy the country’s known in our lifetimes. We had low unemployment. We had burgeoning job growth. We had individual and personal wealth that was going like crazy.  We brought down the Soviet Union.  Why are we still not unified?  How did the left tear that down?  ‘Cause they sure did.  

Because even when Reagan was bringing everybody together, they didn’t stop.  The Democrats in Congress were aligning with Soviet communist client states in central America and Grenada and wherever else they could find to undermine Ronald Reagan.  Teddy Kennedy was going to the Soviet Union and telling Soviet leaders: do not fall for anything Reagan does for you, Reagan is a trick, Reagan is a bad actor, whatever.  

They were doing everything they could to undermine Reagan during his entire eight years. They hated Reagan as much, if not more so, than they hated George Bush, because Reagan was more successful than George W. Bush.  It was brutal. It was vicious.  And if the country had been brought together, and if the country during those eight years had actually learned that it was conservatism and Reaganism that led to all of that bounty and the end of the Soviet Union, the Democrats would have never stood a chance.  They would have been ended.  

But it was just four short years later and here comes Bill and Hillary Clinton.  And why?  Because the next president got rid of Reaganism.  The next president started making deals with the Democrats to show that we can do deals, to show that we’re nice guys, to show that we can get along.  My point is, we had the greatest economic circumstances in our lifetimes and the Democrats were not interested, Pam.  They didn’t want to participate, because it left them out of power.  

It’s not about a great country to them.  It’s not about the American people doing the best they can do for themselves.  That’s actually bad news for the Democrat Party, because all that means is people don’t need government, people don’t need the Democrats, people don’t want them, they’re not dependent.  Bad, bad news.  Can’t have that.  Why do you think Ted Kennedy decided to reinstitute amnesty and illegal immigration during Reagan’s second term?  They had to undermine it somehow.  And we went along with it because we accepted a promise that we would secure the border and those three million in 1986 would be it.  And here we are talking 12 million, which I think is probably closer to 15 or 20 million.  

In the midst of abundance, in the midst of economic prosperity like we hadn’t known since the postwar boom, the Democrat Party was trying to tear it down and succeeded.  There isn’t a Jesus Christ running that’s gonna unify everybody.  And I hate to say it, Jesus Christ didn’t, either.  Unity is one of these things that sounds wonderful, sororities love it, fraternities pretend to love it so they can get inside the sororities, but it’s nothing more than a dream.  This is a world governed by the aggressive use of power, the aggressive use of force, and if you want to maintain both, you have to fight for it each and every day.  It’s never permanently won.  You never permanently convert people.   

Even average, ordinary Americans who ended up having economic prosperity they’d never known in the 1980s, were talked out of it. In four short years, they were convinced it was phony. They were convinced it was a party that we didn’t deserve, and we ran up all these deficits (which was a lie), and we had to now start paying it back. Sam Donaldson at ABC News said, “We’ve got a big credit card bill, folks, because of the Reagan eighties and we gotta pay it back.”  BS!  That’s what we’ve got now! The deficit was coming down with Reagan! 

The national debt was stagnant.  It wasn’t growing under Reagan.  Well, it was, but the deficits eventually were brought under control.  And in 1994 we actually balanced a budget for the first time in my lifetime.  All that’s gone, because we have not had a Republican Party that accepts conservatism and fights for it and preserves victories when we get them!  So every day… Do you ever notice what we talk about?  We talk about stopping things.  Every Republican think tank, every conservative media whatever, organization — including this show — every day is devoted to how do we stop them?  

We don’t have time to get around to what we want to advance.  We’re too busy stopping.  They’re not talking about stopping anything.  They’re on the march! They’re on the march and succeeding with things that ten years ago you would have never thought would ever happen.  Gay marriage?  Today in a lot of cities, you can walk into any bathroom you want claiming you’re a “transgender” and you decide to present female that day, so you walk into the ladies’ restroom.  That’s becoming a matter of law.  

Ten years ago you’d have been laughed out of this country if you’d have thought that would ever happen.  They are not stopping anything, except us. But they’re on the march advancing each and every day.  We talk about stopping things.  Now, you can correlate all this to the current presidential race, and maybe answer some questions you have about why and how people are doing, not doing well, doing poorly or what have you. 

Because the American people, I’ve just described how they feel about all this.  Mine is the most common view.  Everything I just said is what a majority of conservative-oriented, cultural Americans believe.  They’re scared to death over this!  They’re frustrated; they’re ticked off; they’re angry.  They want to do more than just stop something every day.  They’re tired of being overrun.  They’re tired of not having allies in the centers of power where this stuff can be stopped.  It’s not hard to understand.  

But it is.  

Because once you accept the task at hand and what has to happen, winning the election, that’s equivalent being born, and we’re an infant, and we’ve got people coming at us that are gonna try to wipe us out and eliminate everything and pretend it didn’t happen, corrupt, sabotage, undermine. Whoever the next president is, and whoever’s running the next Congress, and whoever nominates the Supreme Court justice, if it’s a conservative, you have no idea what’s gonna be brought to bear!  

We’re gonna need people with such backbone and guts and steel and iron to hold up and to withstand what’s gonna come at ’em, you can’t even imagine it.  But it’s what’s gonna happen.  So it’s all of that that informs me each and every day here, folks, as to what happens on this program, analyzing what’s going on out there.  This is for keeps! This isn’t about unifying, getting along.  They’re not interested in it — and what do you want to get along with ’em over?  What about their agenda do you want to embrace? 

End Quote:

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 2/24/16




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