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Rush Sounds The Clarion Call

19 October 2010 @ 19:37

Early this afternoon, I read this by Glenn Reynolds and it intrigued me:

WOW. Just heard Limbaugh’s opening monologue, where he gave the GOP establishment both barrels. Seems he doesn’t just fear a return to business-as-usual after November, but actually expects it. He’s openly warning that this will create a third party for 2012. I’ve issued the same kind of warnings myself, but he seemed a lot more . . . definite about it. I wonder what he knows that I don’t?

The transcript of the monologue is now up at El Rushbo’s site and it is an instant classic, a clarion call to all of us who are fighting to restore our freedoms and liberties, and also a warning that we must be prepared to battle it out with the GOP Establishment starting on 03 November.

Some extensive highlights:

…I think it was the week before last, yeah, when I described for you the conversation I had with the ranking Republican.  Well, now it’s official.  The elites in the GOP want to compromise with the Democrats, and they think that’s what you want.  It’s all over the news today, and there’s a bunch of lessons here.  Here’s how to blow the greatest election opportunity you’ve ever had since 1894, here’s how to blow it two weeks out, and at the same time here is how you form a third party, how you create the circumstances a third party would form.

This is the problem.  The elites inside Washington, I don’t care what party, Republican, Democrat, cocktail, doesn’t matter what party, it’s the elites, we need to break the back of the elites out there.  They have nothing to do with this grassroots movement that’s the Tea Party, nothing whatsoever.  They have nothing to do with any victories in this election.  This is going to be very key.  All of these big time wins that are on tap two weeks from today, the elites will have had nothing to do with it.  The elites have in fact stood in the way.  The elites have decried and pummeled all of the Tea Party people and the candidates that have arisen from this effervescent grassroots movement.  It’s the elites in both parties who paved the way for Obama.  It’s the elites in both parties who gave us Senator McCain.  The elites in both parties spent like liberals; they paved the way for McCain, they paved the way for Pelosi, for Harry Reid, and Obama.  And now they’re sitting in Washington hoping to benefit from the results of an election that is in part in response to their malfeasance….

Here’s the headline, and this from Politico:  “Poll Finds DC Elites Tepid to Tea Party.”  That’s one headline.  There is another story here about how the Republican House leaders seek to avoid the mistakes of 1994, claiming that people are going to have to realize that Republicans may have to compromise with Democrats in tackling broader problems.  So these are two stories that are out there today, the top of my stack.  “Poll Finds DC Elites Tepid to Tea Party,” yet they’re going to sit there and try to benefit from the victories the Tea Party is gonna produce.  And here is Wall Street Journal: “GOP House Leaders Seek to Avoid Past Mistakes,” of 1994.  Don’t want to shut down the government; don’t want to have the same thing happen that happened in 1995 with the budget battle and Bill Clinton and so forth.  

This is how third parties are born.  These morons have no clue how short their lease on life is, these elites, they really don’t.  They have no clue how short their lease on political life is.  They seem to think that the Tea Party is gonna end on November 2nd.  They think the Tea Party’s over, and once the election has taken place, then the elites, the Republican Party as well, are gonna now take over and start to manage the victories that have been secured by virtue of the Tea Party.  What will happen is the Specters and the Charlie Crists and so forth will go ahead and will officially become Democrats, the worthwhile Republicans will go to the Tea Party, and the remaining of these insider people, the David Frum, the David Brooks, the inside the Beltway so-called conservative intelligentsia, the “let’s make a deal” types who believe that crossing the aisle and compromise and moderates, that’s what the American people want, and they think that’s what this election will say.  They’re going to be all that remains of the Republicans.  They’ll go to the Hamptons or wherever, but they’re going to be all that remains of the Republicans.  The Republicans could end up being a 10% party if they’re not careful here.  They could end up being the third party, and they could be the 10%.


Even though 33% of Washington elites believe Tea Party candidates have been the most negative, even though it is obviously not true, as I say, you could make the case that it should be.  Which party has the most to be negative about?  The ruling elite in both parties like things pretty much the way they are, because they’re in power.  And they’ll have momentary trades of power, elite Democrat X and his buddies that run the show for four years, elite Republican X or Y will run the show for the next four.  They’ll go back and forth and they’ll deal with the same lobbyists and the same special interests, and they will continue to spread the wealth among each other.  These ruling elites are only going to get the message if it’s a tsunami.  A hurricane is not gonna cut it on Election Day.  So I know you’re angry about it.  I’m seeing my e-mail.  I know you’re frustrated.  But you shouldn’t be surprised.  I have described for you conversations I have had with ranking elites and who think and hope that what you will realize is they really won’t have that much power, that they will not control the government, that your expectations of rolling back the Obama agenda are a little bit too high.

…Why in the world are our inside-the-Beltway ruling elites all of a sudden now obsessed with the notion that we must compromise?  And then they have the gall to say that that’s what you really want.  You really want compromise on the big things to get things done. 

That would be the worst thing.  Gridlock is an option here that’s good, but compromise with these people?  On what basis?  For what reason?  Within the realm of sanity, where is there room for any compromise with Marxism or socialism or liberalism, where is the compromise with evil?  In the context of right and wrong, how do you compromise with wrong?  And it’s wrong.  It’s been proven wrong worldwide.  It’s been proven wrong in just over a year and a half in this country.  Why do you want to compromise with it?  Because you want to hold onto your ruling status, and if you’re a ruling class Republican, I guess what you know is that ruling class Democrats had the clique.  They run the show and your acceptance and admittance and participation in the inside-the-Beltway ruling class is dependent on them liking you.  That requires you to go ahead and be subservient to them, if you’re a ruling class Republican.  If you’re a ruling class Republican and you want to be accepted in the big DC clique, you have to accept the premise that you are forever going to be a member of the minority.  So that’s where we are, tsunami, two weeks from today, no compromise.  Compromise with what is destroying the country will only slow the destruction.  What needs to happen is it needs to be stopped, and then in time turned around and reversed.


Where is it written that a party’s success is defined by the legislation it conceives and passes?  Why is that considered energetic?  The general public would in fact welcome the change.  It’s better than being ground up by the government.  Now, voter turnout, ladies and gentlemen, as you well known, is being driven by the realization that our presence and voices at town hall meetings and rallies is not seen as a sign of “robust, healthy political discourse.”  Let’s be honest.  Even Republicans on the elite side look at these town halls, and while they welcome all the attention, they’re secretly saying, “Oh, my God, a bunch of kooks are showing up here!”  These rallies and town halls and all the things that happen in Washington, these giant turnouts of 500,000 people, that’s not seen as a positive.

That’s not seen as a sign of robust and healthy political discourse.  The people that show up at these town halls and these rallies, instead, are seen as misunderstanding of the roll of Washington and how the country operates.  And so we have to be humored. They have to treat us as though, “Yeah, we hear you, and we understand you.”  The message of Obama, Pelosi, Dingy Harry has been, “Shut up and sit down! We know what’s best for you frightened, fuzzy thinking rubes,” and many in the Republican Party look at us and have the same message.  And we’ve gotten the message. So on November 2nd it will be our term to deliver a message.  The message is, “You’re fired. You failed, you greedy authoritarian elitist snobs.  You got us in this mess.”  

We have a leftist ruling class presiding over a center-right country, and the results of their rulings have been an utter disaster. Politically, culturally, financially, it’s a disaster.  We are witnessing it.  We’re living it.  It is being forced on us.  There’s an unhealthy friction here (you can’t deny that it exists in 2010) between the ruling class and the country class.  Compromise is not the solution here.  Either they end up on our page or we find people who do end up on our page because at the end of the day there are more of us than there are of them, and more and more of us are becoming fully engaged in the process of putting public servants in their place.  We’ve been pummeled and we have been beaten up by liberalism for far too long.  It’s time to strike back, and the first blow will be delivered on November 2nd.  We only get this chance once every two years.  This is an opportunity that cannot and will not be wasted.  

Compromise?  No.  That’s not how this gets fixed.


…Remember, now, the Wall Street Journal article’s premise is that the worst thing could happen is the government be shut down.  

And again, I don’t know anybody who’s suggesting it be shut down.  To repeat: Isn’t it essentially shut down now?  We don’t have a budget and it’s still operating.  “A number of House Republicans, including some who are likely to be in the leadership, are pushing a post-election strategy aimed at securing concrete legislation, with the goal of showing they can translate general principles into specific action.  Among the ideas is to bring a series of bills to the floor, as often as once a week, designed to cut spending in some way. Longer term, GOP leaders say they recognize they may have to compromise with Democrats in tackling broader problems.  If they recapture the House, Republicans say they are wary of following the example of the class of 1994, which shut down the government in a standoff with President Bill ClintonTop Republicans contend that passing legislation, or at least making a good faith effort to do so, will earn them more credibility with voters than refusing to waver from purist principles.” Do you believe this?  This is what it says.  I’m simply reading to you what the article says.  It is mind-boggling. 

“Top Republicans contend that passing legislation, or at least making a good faith effort to do so, will earn them more credibility with voters …” Who is it that’s leading the revolt against all of this now?  Isn’t is these precious independents and moderates that everybody claims so desperately to want every election cycle? Again, I tell you, folks: This is how third parties are born.  This is how the Republican Party is going to make of itself a neutrino third party if it isn’t careful….


Who Am I?

…The mistake of 2010 would be Republicans winning a majority after this uprising from the Tea Party, from the grassroots, and suggesting that what’s indicated is compromise with the Democrats!  Any Republican who puts “working with Democrats” ahead of “working for the American people” is gonna suffer the same fate as today’s Blue Dog Democrats: Become an instinct species.  I mean if the Democrats are so interested in compromise, how come they’re letting their Blue Dogs go over the cliff and die in a political sense?  Where are the Democrats compromising with anybody anyway?  

Haven’t we been this route?  Haven’t we been down the McCain route?  The ruling class gave us what we have now! Both parties, ruling class elites gave us the Colin Powells — the models of decorum, the very essence of what a Republican should be.  You want to know how to screw up the 2010 elections?  This! Stories like this.  Throw cold water on the enthusiasm of voters who have spent past two years putting their faith in non-Democrats.  Voter turnout for Republicans is at record levels because there is a hope that Republican politicians received the Tea Party message: Demand that government spending be slashed, across-the-board tax cuts, Obamacare repealed, the private sector unleashed, federalism restored, the borders restored, Washington defanged and defunded.  That’s the agenda.  That is what’s given rise to this grassroots movement called the Tea Party, which is not a “party;” it’s a force.  So now two weeks out we get two stories, one in The Politico and one in the Wall Street Journal, and both of them had as their (I think) express intention exactly that: To throw cold water on all of you, to suppress your turnout.  Do not fall for this.  Let it work the other way.  Let it backfire.  Let this result in 100 Democrats losing their jobs.


Darrell Issa is quoted: “It’s pretty clear the American people expect us to use the existing gridlock to create compromise and advance their agenda.  They want us to come together [with the administration] after we agree to disagree.” Now, it’s interesting. Here is Issa, everybody’s looking to him to lead the investigations into the Obama regime.  Everybody’s looking to him as the point man for throwing these subpoenas out, and it’s Issa here talking about compromise.  “It’s pretty clear the American people expect us to use the existing gridlock to create compromise and advance their agenda.”   How does that work?  How does compromising with the Democrats advance our agenda?  That’s what he means with their agenda, not the Democrats, he means the American people.  He said the American people want us to come together with the administration after we agree to disagree.  How do you do that?  What does this even mean, come together with the administration after we agree to disagree?  It’s typical inside the Beltway elitist double-talk.  This is not at all what people expect the result to be of this massive turnout and overwhelming electoral victory.  No compromise with Obama.  It’s simply stop him.  Nothing more complicated than that….

The GOP Establishment are like having the French as allies in war: you’ve got to keep one eye on the enemy and one eye on your French allies all the Goddamn time.



  1. 19 October 2010 @ 21:11 21:11

    I am SO glad Rush said this! Of course, I’m not as talented at writing or speaking as he, but it’s precisely what I’ve been thinking about all along. The Republican Old-Timers are NOT our allies in this Reclamation.

    Equally glad you posted it – thank you…


  2. 19 October 2010 @ 21:44 21:44

    4 words; Not One Red Cent.

  3. 19 October 2010 @ 21:49 21:49

    AMEN, BRO.


  4. 19 October 2010 @ 21:51 21:51

    Yeah, steven and 3 letters: J – O – B – S.

  5. 19 October 2010 @ 22:07 22:07

    I may not be that eloquent. I may even be a bit brash. I may not talk with ranking Republicans. But I’m looking smarter everyday.

    What have I been trying to tell you?

  6. 19 October 2010 @ 23:21 23:21

    Rush is razor sharp. Always has been. It’s unfortunate that he is, actually. It means that the depth of inbred Washington sycophancy is going to be that much harder to eradicate.

    Great post Bob.
    I’ll be sharing/saving this one.
    Prime page material here.

  7. Roxeanne de Luca permalink
    20 October 2010 @ 01:57 01:57

    Rant time:

    In 2009, Obama was asked to compromise with Republicans. He replied, “We won.” If we kick his butt in 2010, shouldn’t we get to ram our agenda through in 2011? Shouldn’t we put our legislation through, repeal ObamaCare, and if he threatens to veto it, tell him that “We won, and we won on the premise of neutering you, so yes, this estrogen pill is getting slipped down your throat, yes, you’re going to sign those bills, and yes, you’re going to like it”?

    And let’s be honest about who started this whole “Republicans will have to compromise with Obama” theme: Barack Hussein Obama. This is not voters, hard-core conservatives with political savvy, nor Chris Christie; this is Obama and his agenda. His agenda is to make us compromise with him, so he can take credit for success and continue to throw failures onto our backs.

    On a side note, I was talking to my dad today, and he said that if the GOP pulls what they pulled in the ’90s again, he would support a third (Tea) party.

  8. 20 October 2010 @ 08:39 08:39

    Three words: Council on Foreign Relations

    Both the elite Dems and Repubs belong to this and similar round table groups. When you understand where their true loyalties lie, the political scene starts to make a whole lot more since.

    Check out The Rockefeller File – a fun and insightful booklet that lays it all out:

    Anyhow, what I’m finding out in my months-long quest to figure out just what in the world is going on is that Larry McDonald was right! RIP.

  9. Adobe Walls permalink
    20 October 2010 @ 09:46 09:46

    I’m reminded of a story about a frog, a stream and a scorpion.
    That we have to keep our feet up their butts day after day, year after year was always a given wasn’t it? If one were inclined to give Mr. Issa the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he’s just trying not to scare independents…….. yeah I’m a funny guy.
    It’s not too early to start now but between Nov 3 and January we must launch the most important phase of this preliminary battle to save our country. This will be a long war.
    For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? That’s what we will be tasked with the next two years, saving political souls. The good news is that most of the Repub gains will be in the House which can be flipped every two years as required. Cast down into fiery pits (politically fiery pits of course) This also makes House reps more easily swayed by people in the streets screaming for their heads. I believe I read that almost all of the Senators up for reelection in 2012 are Social Democrats, now that’s opportunity

  10. bobbelvedere permalink*
    20 October 2010 @ 10:55 10:55

    KC: It’s always a pleasure to post what Rush has said because he does say it so well and straight on the point. I envy his brain.

    Steven: Right on, brother, right on.

    Ran: The GOP Establishment Delanda Est!

    TheCL: I’ve been harping on this since I started this thing of mine in April of 2008.

    MNR: It’s goning to be a log slog. This is just The Battle Of Midway. Thanks for the kind words.

    Roxeanne: You’re rants are always welcome in The Camp Of The Saints And The Beloved City. Rush agrees with your father and that makes one start to think.

    Adobe: Spot-on. We must be as relentless as the rain.

  11. 20 October 2010 @ 12:00 12:00

    First break the Democrats for survival.
    Then break the GOP for a future.

  12. 20 October 2010 @ 12:11 12:11

    This is all well bespoke. However, it would seem we need a Reagan. The troops and bureaucrats will fall into line with the slightest encouragement. We need a Reagan, my friend.

  13. 20 October 2010 @ 12:24 12:24

    TheCL: I’ve been harping on this since I started this thing of mine in April of 2008.

    I know. I’m just tooting my own horn for being more “radical” about it. 😯

    I approach things differently and I’m grateful so many people stop by to read what I have to say. I pick on Republicans and “conservatives” ruthlessly, which can often give the wrong impression, but as events play out, it becomes clearer and clearer that I’m on to something after all. Even the mainstream is picking up on what little old me has been saying. A version of “King George III is a piker” was recently stated by I think, Virginia’s AG!

    As you know, I pick on Republicans and “conservatives” not out of vindictive, nor because I’m a lousy “team player,” I do it out of genuine concern and love. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, “I swear upon the alter of God eternal hostility against any and every form of collectivism over the mind of man.”

    I do not accept even an ounce of progressivism, for it is nothing but tyranny. Down with Hobbes, up with Locke!

  14. bobbelvedere permalink*
    21 October 2010 @ 20:27 20:27

    TheCL: I still think Jefferson was a closet Pinko.


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