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Scott Brown Is Merely A Symptom

15 July 2010 @ 14:37

For my two recent postings on the actions of Senator Scott Brown vis a vie the Dodd/Frank ‘Financial Reform’ Bill, please click here and here.

Rush Limbaugh commented on the fact that Scott Brown has announced that he will be voting for Dodd/Frank [aka: The Fascist Takeover Of The Free Market Bill] by looking at the larger implications of him firmly placing himself in the ‘moderate GOP’ [aka: RINO] camp.

Let’s start with ElRushbo commenting on Senator Brown’s decision.  From his show on Monday:

…The Republicans are only as strong as their weakest link. Now, here’s an illustration, and herein lies the problem with Republican governance because Republican governance is different from conservative governance. There’s a story, MSNBC, Scott Brown, the Republican who won Ted Kennedy’s seat, is going to vote “yes” on financial reform. There is no conservative anywhere who would vote “yes” on financial regulatory reform. It is a fraud of a bill. It should not come close to even passing. But here we have a Republican voting for it, and if you read the story, he makes arguments that sound very much like liberal arguments, that it does all these wonderful things, that it’s got a consumer bill of rights in it, it’s gonna make sure that big, fat cats on Wall Street don’t get to screw anybody anymore when in fact it does not do that, and it cannot do that, and it will not do that….

Scott Brown, who was the missing link in his first month or so in office, has proven himself to be, as Rush says, the weak link in Restoration chain.

Later Rush expands his view to encompass the whole Restoration effort [this is well-worth quoting at length][emphasis mine]:

…We know right now, the Republicans know exactly what’s in store for them. They’re going to be blamed for all of this, up ’til now and the disaster that’s ahead of us. They have to head it off at the pass.

They cannot just figure that the American people will get it. They cannot just figure that the American people will figure out Obama has been in office for two years or four years and all this negative stuff is because of him. I think that’s their temptation. For some reason they don’t want to make any waves. But the trick is to put Obama on defense all the time. In 2012, Obama will actually be running against somebody rather than a false memory of Bush that Obama continues to rail against — and there’s another thing here. Nobody likes a whiner, either a kid or an adult. Nobody likes a baby. Nobody likes a whining, spoiled-brat loser. And Obama has become all of those things. You know, Bush has acted with class and maturity in his retirement. Obama is a classless, childish, spoiled brat baby, and immature. He’s a cheap shot character assassin. That’s what Obama is. Obama is not a person of substance. He’s not a man of policy substance.

He is not a man of character substance. All this is gonna catch up with him at some point. Obama has also said things about his own country that are deplorable. He’s apologized for this country I don’t know how many times. And he’s going to have to eat those words when he runs again, if the Republican nominee and the Republican Party has the guts to campaign on who Obama is and what he’s been. It’s clear Obama has got a chip on his shoulder about this country. You run around and say, “President Obama said the US can no longer be the economic engine that propels the world.” That’s not what Americans want to hear. The way to look at this… You know the old phrase “low-lying fruit”? Barack Obama’s policies are the equivalent of low-lying fruit.

You don’t have to climb the tree to get to the juice. All you gotta do is walk under the tree and reach up and grab it. It’s all over the place. It’s there for the picking. Admit it, folks, isn’t this one of the things that has you so frustrated? It’s so easy. Never in our lifetimes has there been a better chance to contrast conservatism with this? This is not just liberalism. This is full-fledged socialism, Marxism, whatever you want to call it. It’s leftism, and there’s never been a greater chance to draw a contrast. But we can’t let these so-called moderates take control of the message or the agenda or it will be over, and by that I mean people like Scott Brown in Massachusetts or Olympia Snowe. If those people gain control, if we have a nominee that in any way wants to go moderate center-of-the-road, then you kiss it good-bye.

It ought to be as simple as pie, the contrast. As I say, the opportunity for this is just easy. Somebody ought to be able to run a campaign without hiring one consultant. We don’t need a consultant. We don’t have to have some brilliant media buyer here. This is so obvious how to do this. We’ve never before sat and watched the absolute purposeful destruction of capitalism, the American private sector. We’ve never seen it happen. It’s happening all around with us, and it’s gonna get worse starting next January, and that’s why Obama wants to blame a new majority of Republicans in the House for it. It’s going to be up to them to not the let him get away with it. Because we do want to win, right? And it’s sitting there for us. It ought to be a time of great optimism here, in terms of the future, and stopping this agenda and derailing it.


RUSH: Folks, it’s like Ronald Reagan said, I mean in terms of being optimistic here, we have every reason to be upbeat here about the future. Look at Europe. If Europe can rise up against socialism, so can we. In fact, it’s inevitable. Reagan said the collapse of the Soviet Union was inevitable. It morally could not sustain itself. Neither can socialism, as we’re seeing throughout Western Europe. The only way it can be sustained — well, it can’t, but it could be plenty painful while the socialists try to sustain it, and in certain communists outposts it can be deadly. But socialism just isn’t sustainable, just isn’t. And if the Republicans cannot beat an avowed post-American socialist with everything they’re going to have in their arsenal of ammunition, then whoa. I mean, look, the Republicans most likely are going to win the House without having to say a word. The danger is that they will win the House without saying a word. They’ve gotta say a word. They’ve gotta come up with an agenda pro-growth, anti-the direction Obama is taking us. They can win even bigger.

Message to the The Stupid Party: to paraphrase Gunnery Sergeant Hartman would say, ‘You had best unf–k yourself ‘.

I doubt, however, that they will, so this is ours to lose.

Now, I have very little faith in the elected, appointed leadership of the GOP and, also, in the majority of the usual suspect talking heads like Newt.  They have all either been appeasers and/or spineless weaklings when confronted by the Leftist Machine.  They have had their many, many chances and have been weighed in the balance and found wanting in the testicular fortitude necessary when combating the dastardly superforce know as the Left.

The only way — the absolutely single, solitary way — we are going to achieve the restoration of our freedom and liberties is to consign these incompetents to the compost heap of the failed.

Big tip of the fedora to The Lonely Conservative who inspired me to go read the whole Rush transcript.

  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    15 July 2010 @ 20:00 20:00

    Fifty Five percent of Americans believe that “Socialist” is a reasonable descriptor for Obama. A year ago socialist was the new “N” word. This isn’t because of the Republicans it’s because of a few “Talkers” like Rush and even Hannity but even more it’s because of people like us. And Rush is right this should be easy.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      15 July 2010 @ 21:12 21:12

      Adobe: But the dimwitted dingbats in the GOP will screw things up – they always do

  2. Erich Madden permalink
    15 July 2010 @ 21:55 21:55

    I am just as disgusted as anyone by Brown, but I don’t see why anyone is surprised. Who thought this guy was right wing? Does anyone think that Martha Kookly would have been an improvement. This guys only job is to not be Martha Kookly. If he votes correctly 10% more often than a Democrat would, that’s the best I’m going to expect from him or any other Massachusetts Republican. I’m not going to cry over it – it is the best we could have done and better than we should have expected. We have done a good job by even getting a RINO out of that state. Where I have been and will continue to be disappointed and shocked is in those numerous races around the country where we legitimately could have nominated a Conservative and won, and failed to do so. There is a long list of those type of missed opportunities that we will not have a chance at again for a long while. My only hope now is that the Conservatives that get elected will manage to drag those RINOs to the right along with them the same way the Progressives dragged the entire Democrat party to the Left. RINOs are in it for the power, and they will see their own selfish interests and follow the winning team if it has the strength and the will to lead them. Yes, that includes Brown. Watch how much more conservative his votes get when the Rs take control and he wants to get on the right committees and bring home the pork. (ie when we no longer really need him)

  3. 15 July 2010 @ 22:50 22:50

    “The danger is that they will win the House without saying a word. They’ve gotta say a word. They’ve gotta come up with an agenda pro-growth, anti-the direction Obama is taking us. They can win even bigger.” Amen to that. Scott Brown is turning out to be quite a weak Republican but then that’s the best you can expect to come out of Massachusetts at this point in time. I think the women are going to have to come out heavy hitters this election year. Bachman, Palin, Brewer; women like that to help the GOP find its balls.

  4. 15 July 2010 @ 23:57 23:57

    This is great. There has to be a very consistent, and very loud message from the GOP, and I’m not seeing anyone but Paul Ryan attempting to do it. Someone kindly correct me if I am wrong.

    BTW, I cringed the other day when I read that Newt is considering a 2012 run.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      16 July 2010 @ 08:13 08:13


      1) Cringe? That’s all you did? I fell to the floor in a fetal position, shaking violently.

      2) You are the exact opposite of wrong. Uggghhhhh [falls to floor again and, well, you know….].

  5. Erich Madden permalink
    17 July 2010 @ 01:42 01:42

    Ummm….are you confusing me with Matt, or Matt with me? I know we all look alike. He was the one who cringed. I’m really more of a recoiled-in-horror type.

    If only we had comment nesting, this type of confusion wouldn’t happen. 🙂

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      17 July 2010 @ 12:39 12:39



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