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Nancy Pelosi in 2006: Disrupting Protesters are "Very American"   When the "disruptors" were hers, they were patriots.

 

RUSH: January 17th, 2006. At a San Francisco town hall, Nancy Pelosi said this to the audience about protesters.

PELOSI 2006:  I thank all of you who have spoken out for your courage, your point of view. All of this, your advocacy is very American and very important.  I understand your anger.  When Franklin Roosevelt died --  and I... I draw great inspiration from him because he was a disrupter; and I'm a fan of disrupters, people who make -- make change.

AUDIENCE: Woooooooo!

RUSH:  Nancy Pelosi "loves disrupters," she told people in 2006.  They're great president of the United States.  Not anymore.  Now they're Nazis.  Blanche Lincoln in Little Rock at an event at John McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital -- Senator Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat -- was asked by a local Fox reporter Jennifer Akers if she regrets calling people protesting at health care town halls "un-American."

LINCOLN:  I made an apology, and I said it was an inappropriate way to describe it and I think that's certainly adequate.  I think I've made my statement about that.  I apologize for -- for, you know, yuh, using a term that was inappropriate.

RUSH:  All these Democrats running around with all this hate speech aimed at the American people, and some of them now having to apologize for it.  And Gene Green in Texas -- who every time he has a chance, votes against requiring a photo ID to vote -- is requiring a photo ID to get into one of his town halls.  Last night on MSNBC, the socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, was interviewed.  Question: "In watching some of the events that have unfolded around the country over the last couple weeks with your Senate colleagues, what are you preparing yourself for out there?"

SANDERS:  The question we should be talking about is not the end-of-life phony d-discussion of Rush Limbaugh, et cetera.  What we should be talking about is how it can be that this nation spends almost twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation.  That is the kind of debate that we should be having, not the issue of, "Does Barack Obama want to kill off the old people or the disabled?" That is insane.

RUSH:  It's not insane.  It's going to happen!  It's going to happen.  There's no other way this can happen.  Look at health care spending.  Do we spend money on the healthy?  When's the last time a healthy person had a doctor cut off his foot for the money?  When is the last time that a healthy person went in and had an appendix removed?  When's the last time we had open heart surgery on a healthy person?  It doesn't happen.  Health care money is spent on sick people, and the older they are, the more we spend.  It's just statistics, and it makes sense.  So if you're going to "reduce spending" -- and Obama says he's going to reduce the costs here because we've gotta bring the deficit down. Ha-ha-ha-ha, but that's what he says.  

Well, if you're going to cut spending in health care and you don't spend any money on the healthy, then where in the hell are you gonna cutting spending?  You've gotta cut it on the sick.  You gonna cut it on Medicare.  You're going to cut spending in Medicare.  It's in the House bill anyway.  They're going to cut spending on Medicare.  Mr. Sanders, you're lying through your teeth.  You can invoke my name all you want, but you're lying through your teeth about it.  There is no way that we can not cut spending on the sick, 'cause that's the only people we spend on!  My friends, it's just simple logic. (interruption) What do you mean they ought...? Oh, right, they're going to stop the greedy doctors. They're going to stop the greedy insurers. 

Yeah, they're going to squeeze the profits and they're going to squeeze the doctors.  Right.  That's not going to be substantive savings.  Bnd, by the way, Bernie, you're a senator.  The death panels that you say weren't there (laughing) have now been removed from the bill. At least they told us they're going to remove them. 

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Bill Clinton Lashes Out at Nutroots   Bill Clinton wags the bony finger at some leftist bloggers.

 

RUSH: Last night in Pittsburgh, Bill Clinton at the "Nutroots" national convention.  And the blogger said, "Mr. President, will you call for an appeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' right now?"

CLINTON:  You know, you ought to go to one of those congressional health care meetings.  You'd do really well there. 

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

CLINTON: You want to talk about "don't ask, don't tell," I'll tell you exactly what happened.  You couldn't deliver me any support in the Congress, and they voted by a veto-proof majority in both houses against my attempt to let gays serve in the military, and the media supported them. They raised all kinds of devilment, and all most of you did was to attack me instead of getting me some support in the Congress!  Now, that's the truth.

RUSH:  This is amazing.  This is amazing. The president of the United States, Bill Clinton, is attacking a hapless little blogger who wants to know about "don't ask, don't tell", called for a repeal of it, and Clinton said, "Hey, I tried to do it. I tried to do it. You guys weren't helping me get support in Congress.  Everybody lined up against me.  I tried to get it done."  Right.  I'm the president.  Here's Clinton's message.  You can sum up his answer very simply.  "I'm the president!  How dare you ask me that question? I'm the president and you're a blogger, and you're telling me it's my fault?  No! I'm president, you're a blogger, and it's your fault that 'don't ask, don't tell' got all screwed up."  That's the Bill Clinton mentality.  Also last night in Pittsburgh at the nutroots convention, Clinton spoke before taking questions, and here's a portion of his remarks.

CLINTON:  The Republicans are sitting around rooting for the president to fail.  One of the reasons that people are so hysterical in all these health care town hall meetings is they know they have no chance to beat health care this time unless they can mortify with rigored (sic) fears some moderate and conservative Democrats.

RUSH:  He's right about that.  I mean, the Blue Dog Democrats are where the success or failure lays. But, you know, here's Clinton, "Republicans sitting around rooting for the president to fail!" (laughing) This guy still can't get me off his brain.  None of them can! None of them can get me off of their minds, and we got another sound bite. I don't have time to squeeze it in here before the break, but he begs these nutroot bloggers here not to let Republicans kill health care again.   BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Okay, we're back.  Bill Clinton at the nutroots convention in Pittsburgh last night.  We don't have this on tape, but one of the things that Clinton said, he's repeating this mantra that we spend more on health care than any other country in the world, and Obama said, "We spend more on health care than any other country in the world."  Well, guess what, folks?  We also spend more on public education than any other country in the world.  And we spend more on food stamps than any other country in the world.  We spend more on welfare than any other country in the world.  We spend more on unemployment than any other country in the world.  What is this mantra we spend more on health care than any other nation?  

Bernie Sanders is out there talking about it; Clinton is talking about it.  Bernie, you want us to cut spending?  You want us to cut spending?  Bernie, you want to cut health care spending?  We're spending too much?  Are we spending too much on unemployment, Bernie?  Are we spending too much on public education?  Are we spending too much on the school lunch program?  Are we spending too much on the welfare state, Bernie?  These people are nuts.  They're fruitcakes.  We're spending too much on health care, we gotta have health care reform?  Well, we need welfare reform, and we need food stamp reform.  These people are absolutely insane.  Now, here's Clinton again, I got these two sound bites, first of two at the nutroots convention in Pittsburgh last night.  

CLINTON:  The Republicans are sitting around rooting for the president to fail.  One of the reasons that people are so hysterical at all these health care town hall meetings is they know they have no chance to beat health care this time unless they can mortify with rigored (sic) fears some moderate and conservative Democrats.

RUSH:  What is this, mortify with rigored fears?  He's thinking rigor mortis and that's what sets in when you die.  Mortify with rigored fears?  He's thinking rigor mortis.  I know he's thinking that's what's going to happen with the health care plan.  Here's how he wrapped it up.  

CLINTON:  Do you want to go through that again?  Of course you don't.  I'm telling you, I don't care how low they drive support for this with misinformation, the minute the president signs a health care reform bill approval will go up.  Secondly, within a year, when all those bad things they say are going to happen don't happen, and the good things do begin to happen, approval will explode.  

RUSH:  You see how the big lie works?  You see how this works, folks?  Clinton keeps talking about Republicans trying to kill government-run health care.  Well, most of them surely oppose it but Obama is losing the independents big time on this.  That's where he's losing.  And he's going to lose some Blue Dog Democrats.  It's not just Republicans.  He can't even keep one-third of the Democrats aligned on this.  He's got big problems all over the place.  But notice it's the Republicans.  At the end of the day, Republicans don't have the votes to stop anything.  By the way, I don't know if you've seen this video of Clinton, but I would caution the president to behave better at these meetings.  I mean here he is out there screaming, he's raising his voice, his arms are flailing around out there, waving around that long finger of his, he's pointing it at people, very provocative, very threatening gesture to get that big finger pointed at you.  Now, I would suggest he become a little bit more civil, even at the nutroots convention, which is, you know, an assemblage of fruitcakes.  But it's disruptive.  I mean, it's disruptive and it's distracting.  It's not presidential.  Waving your arms around out there, pointing that big, long finger at people.  I think he should behave better.  

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Big gas bag... Rush makes tons of money bashing obama and does not care that he is hurting America. as long as he bloats up his ratings. I used to like him but these days he is way off track.

Rush is an asset to the GOP.

Be honest and be true to yourself.

It is unfortunate that we face the threats and reprisals that we do from the ruling democrat political caste. These people have proven of themselves an implacable racist grudge guaranteed to result in civil war and wholesale political persecution.

Already, draconian leftist legislation to deny veterans their hard-earned benefits is on the House and Senate floor, eagerly anticipated by the ultimate Kenyan racist, Adolph Obama.

The bitterness of the democrat political caste is their most humbling discredit.  All democrats have specifically screened out all potential Republicans to assure that we do not get any access to government, and are all systematically denied earned benefits such as Social Security and VA Education.

And of course, the standard democrat insult against all who do not hate America as much as all democrats do is that we are racists.

So, the case is settled permanently there, that democrat supremacists are utterly disloyal, utterly implacable, and utterly untrustworthy.

 

If you think Obama's system is working, ask someone who isn't!

Rush Limbaugh has raised the ire of the Democrat Party repeatedly, because he has caught them repeatedly with the goods.  He is the ultimate whistle blower, but never once has he ever been an alarmist.  That is what intimidates the Democrats.  That will not change.

Democrats hope that they can, "Cure the whole world from Republican demands for freedom and equality . . . Their lack of shame is why we must not tolerate them one instant more!  We must destroy them alll, as we would destroy any other malignant growth, by any means possible!"  Barrack H. Obama.

Does Rush Limbaugh frighten the Democrats?  Most definitely. That will be their salvation -- that Democrats finally begin listening to reason.

In Jesus' Name, I bid you peace.

If God does not believe in atheists, then do atheists not exist?

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