Who said anything about getting along? Despite all the talk of bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle, most people I know have core values that they don't compromise on. Rush Limbaugh's program is about those core values.
People are allowed to be unhappy with Obama's election, and they're allowed to be critical of him and of the government.
I will be critical of the government till the day I die. It's the only way to stay free in a free nation. That's Limbaugh's job, and that of those who share his beliefs. Don't disparage him his freedom to speak what he believes.
Just FYI: He has repeatedly said, especially in the last few days, that he doesn't want Obama to be a failed president. He wants his socialist policies to fail.
I agree with him. I don't want government health care. I don't want my tax dollars to pay for other people's useless lives and I don't want anybody else's tax dollars to fund my life! I don't want to try to be friends with terrorists and I don't want them in our jails, or set free to terrorize some more. I don't like Obama's policies. I have never made a secret of this, and neither has Rush Limbaugh or any other conservative talk show host I respect.
It makes me crazy that now that Obama has taken office, I am expected to put all my objections aside and adore this new president. I'm supposed to think of him as a blank slate as if all his campaign promises just vaporized after he took the oath of office.
Sorry. No can do. I don't have warm, fuzzy feelings I'm filled with a passion to keep our country free from the things Obama has promised he will try to do.
I too want to keep our country free from Obama's promises. Rush spreads that same message to 13 million people. That's a lot better than my 300...
The question is how to spread that message to more than 13 million. There are limits to expansion. Many people simply won't listen, not because they are Leftists, but just because they unthinkingly go with the flOw.
Maybe the better question is how to control the flow. I'm not necessarily talking about seizing political power. The real power lies with the intellectuals whose ideas are in the books that Bush read
- and which underlie the pOlicies that you fear. We still live in Marx' shadow. Who will be the counter-Marx?
Posted by: Amritas at January 24, 2009 12:50 PM (y3aIN)
President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
Obama is so merciful, Barack bless himself. If I were in charge, I'd just shut down Limbaugh and arrest his Repugnant Party listeners. But he hath deigned to warn the demons. Such compassion is only second to Allah's.
I don't want government health care. I don't want my tax dollars to pay for other people's useless lives and I don't want anybody else's tax dollars to fund my life!
I, I, I, me, me, me. What about us?
Remember "we the people"? We want free health care. We don't care if it's never worked before
It is one of the painful signs of our times that millions of people are so easily swayed by rhetoric that they show virtually no interest at all in finding out the hard facts. Any number of other countries already have government-controlled medical professions. Yet few Americans show any interest in what actually happens to medical care in those countries.
Instead, we are being lured into a one-way process much like entering a Venus fly trap by the oldest of all confidence rackets, the promise of something for nothing.
Fortunately, Sally C. Pipes is one of the few who has explored the reality of government-controlled medical treatment in Canada and other countries.
Bah. None of those nations ever had an Obama, though they wish they did. It is now day five of his eOn. The old economic constraints - "supply," "demand," nonsense like that - are gone.
Anything is pOssible, especially if you fund it for us. That's all capitalists are good for. Looting. Wealth just exists,
and we Great Leaders exist to take it! Obama understands that central truth.
Who are you to say our lives are useless? Where would your society be without my Sovereign Kingdom University and other bastions of les bien-pensants? Stuck in the Europpressive past, no doubt. Your taxes fund the faculty that drags the eeeevil invaders of Turtle Island forward into the future!
And don't worry about your life being funded. While your neighbors get lifetime gOvernment jObs, you can enjoy poverty. You Rightists keep dreaming of Ayn Rand's Atlantis, but you'll be reduced to selling hot dogs until all non-halal food is banned.
I don't want to try to be friends with terrorists and I don't want them in our jails, or set free to terrorize some more.
But you Rightists always talk about "freedom." That's all it is, just talk. I bet you didn't like it when Obama hung out with his buddy Bill. So why can't I be friends with Osama?
At least we agree that terrorists shouldn't be in jails. In fact, I don't think there should be any jails. I love freedom. That's why I'm a liberal.
Posted by: kevin at January 24, 2009 01:19 PM (y3aIN)
Ha! She'll be tickled pink that she was quoted.
Posted by: Sig at January 24, 2009 04:20 PM (fPHZv)
Whee! I feel honored!
Sig had to tell me I'd been quoted, because I was getting behind again didn't use the computer much this weekend.
I should rant more often!
Posted by: Deltasierra at January 25, 2009 08:52 PM (fPHZv)
Hey, now. Remember what Leonidas did with his 300. It's not the QUANTITY of your readers, it's the quality
Posted by: Lissa at January 26, 2009 08:00 AM (eSfKC)
The Spartans only needed 300 ;o)
Posted by: Pia at January 26, 2009 09:35 AM (uY6sE)
Apart from kevin, quality is not a problem among the 300 - οἱ τριακόσιοι.
Long live Queen Leaina - Βασίλισσα Λέαινα!
("Leonidas" contains "leon" = "lion," and "Leaina" is "lioness.")
Posted by: Amritas at January 26, 2009 10:16 AM (+nV09)
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