Rush On A Roll
JASmius responds: I did listen to it, and I couldn't disagree with Limbaugh more. Let's take some typical passages (to continue the pastoral imagery):
I'm going to tell you, folks, the Democrat Party is now laying the foundation for their eventual landslide defeat. May not happen in '08, but it will happen soon thereafter. The American people do not like to lose wars. They do not like to quit in the middle of wars, contrary to popular media belief....The American people do not like terrorists. The American people love their military as much as the left and the Democrats hate the military. The consequences of a withdrawal from Iraq or anywhere else in the war on terror will be a disaster........for the Republican Party. The fact is the American people voted in November 2006 to lose this war. They voted to quit this war. They voted to hand victory to the terrorists. They voted against the military. They simply tired of the struggle and voted to "change the channel" as it were. And when the disaster Limbaugh refers to happens, they'll blame it on Bush and the GOP because that is whom the Democrats and the Enemy Media will tell them to blame. Not much of a stretch since the people already consider the conflict to be "Bush's war."
As much as the left and the Democrat Party will try to pin this on Bush or the Republicans, it won't work. Schumer and these Democrat candidates have staked out positions that they will rue. Mark my word and take comfort in what I'm telling you. Their words today, just as their words back in Vietnam, will be their undoing tomorrow. The American people do not like genocide. The American people don't like the nut job who runs Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The American people don't like Hezbollah. The American people don't like Palestinian terrorists. They resent Americans who do end up supporting these terrorist groups. These groups, groups like Hezbollah and the Palestinian terrorists will be empowered if we leave Iraq. And, of course, the enemy will have gained territory, the enemy will have gained resources and momentum, the likes of which they could never have dreamed, and it will all have been handed to them by the Democrats, if the Democrats succeed in getting us to defeat ourselves in Iraq.The American people don't care about genocide, or Adolph Ahmadinejad, or Hezbollah, or Palestinian terrorists. Not even al Qaeda. If an enemy can't be defeated in the space of the proverbial commercial break, they lose interest and want to move on to the next item of journalistic titillation. And after half a decade of relentless "reporting" of "carnage" and "chaos" against which the "warmongering" American military is "helpless," they want their titillation to be of the shallow, salacious Clinton-era variety, not the stuff of substance and brutal reality. The brutal reality that cannot be escaped but from which they are determined to run away anyway. That's what the enemy is counting on, and they have good reason to do so, just as the domestic enemy has good reason to count on being able to successfully pin the blame on Dubya and the late, great Republican majority. The last election's outcome speaks for itself.
Here's the thing, folks. The Democrat Party and the left in this country have deluded themselves into believing that the November election, which they won by a thin margin, frankly, was a mandate for defeat. They are interpreting the election results last November as a mandate for defeat, a mandate for humiliation of the United States, and a mandate for genocide.
But that's not what they ran on, if you'll recall. They ran as moderates. They ran against corruption. They ran against Mark Foley. They did not advocate surrender. They did not advocate defeat and its consequences. Jack Murtha was told to keep quiet until after the election. Nancy Pelosi pretended to be something that she wasn't. But now they're out there in full liberal mode for all of us to see.
No, the Democrats did not run as "moderates." For six years they have been baying, treasonous neoBolshevik jackals, and that includes last fall's midterm election campaign. Even if they had tried to conceal what they are, it wouldn't have been possible. Not even Bill Clinton could have pulled off such a subterfuge, and the dimwitted duo of Crazy Nancy and Dirty Harry sure as hell didn't do it.
I'd love to be able to take such solace, though I'm not sure that an electorate possessed of such a level of relentless gullibility would be all that reassuring. I simply cannot take it seriously. I do not believe that three consecutive losing election cycles (2000, 2002, 2004) of being in "full liberal mode for all of us to see" can be overshadowed by a few months of incompetent misdirection. I do not accept that the American voter is dumber than Patrick Starfish holding the Orb of Confusion.
The brutal reality is that the majority that went to the polls three months and change ago knew exactly what it was doing. They were told by the Democrats that 9/11 is ancient history, a fluke that can't happen again, and that the "war on terror" is a bogus, fascist pretext for a Bush/GOP dictatorship that we can quit any time with no consequences. They were told to throw out the crypto Nazis and return to the halcyon golden age of Clintonoid Democrat rule. And they obeyed.
Of course, they were told these things by the Democrats in the three previous losing election cycles, too - but this time the voters bought it. That's why November 2006 was, indeed, a mandate for defeat and national humiliation. The 9/11 governing paradigm is gone, and the Clintonoid governing paradigm is back. That's the way it'll stay until the next, bigger disaster hits. And the duration of that paradigm shift will probably be even briefer still. It's why El Rushbo's stubborn optimism is, in my august opinion, unwarranted, if not borderline delusional. It's high time that the voters who pulled the plug on the war be held accountable for the disastrous choice they made, which is going to cost countless thousands of lives that need not have perished - not a few of them American civilians.
It is written, "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." That is a spiritual truth, but never has its political applicability been more depressingly clear.