RUSH: I thought maybe today, folks, I would use my opening monologue to explain why I´m going to postpone my opening monologue and turn the contents over to the Russians, so they can take my monologue and give it to people who might want to do things with it. But then I decided why should I go moderate like that? I´m not gonna postpone my monologue. So here we are. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. It´s already... This is Wednesday, right? This is unbelievable. Yeah, because Snerdley stayed in bed the past couple days. So it´s Wednesday.
Fiscal Fraud: The government issued an astounding $1 trillion in new debt during the first six weeks of the fiscal year. How could such a thing happen with nary a peep? Just like ObamaCare, it´s more government deceit. Maybe you didn´t notice, because it barely warranted reporting by anyone other than the plucky CNSNews.com. But the government has quietly raised $1 trillion in new debt since the end of September. As we´ve noted, it was all part of the charade of last summer´s debt-ceiling negotiations between the Obama administration and Republicans in the House. A handful of reporters noted at the time how
President Obama says he can "fix" the millions of canceled health insurance plans with an administrative change. He´s claiming more executive power — power for himself — than the Constitution allows, and is playing fast and loose with the truth. The culprit behind the cancellations is not an administrative regulation, as he claims. It´s Section 2702 of the Affordable Care Act. It says all plans sold in the individual market or small-group market on Jan. 1, 2014, or later must include the Essential Benefits Package. This means 10 categories of health coverage the Washington "experts" deem essential, such as maternity care even
Bias: The Washington media elite agree the president´s press conference last week over ObamaCare marked a low point in his presidency. Look in the mirror. While Obama admitted "we fumbled the rollout of this health care law," a sympathetic White House press corps gave him ample chance to recover the ball. In fact, they gave him back control of the game, despite his many prevarications. Their questions were so open-ended that Obama had enough wiggle room to filibuster and avoid taking virtually any follow-up questions. In effect, reporters let him run out the clock in one of the most important presidential press events
RUSH: I´m ready for apologies from the Drive-By Media. I´m open, and I will graciously accept apologies from everybody who mocked me and ridiculed me and made fun of me for questioning the unemployment rate last fall before the elections. Now, I´m not gonna hold my breath because I know the apologies aren´t gonna be forthcoming, but I want to go on record. I probably shoulda told Cookie to go back and search the archives. Just find two or three examples of me in the months prior to the election predicting to you that the unemployment rate would magically end up
RUSH: This reminds me of a sound bite I´ve got here. I don´t even remember which one it is, but I´ll find it. Hang on, folks. Let me find this. Oh, it´s about Christie. Do I have it here? Chris Christie, Chris Christie, Chris Christie. (muttering) Yeah, grab 19 and 20. (interruption) Well, that talk about moderate/conservative Republicans reminded me that Governor Christie basically last night in Washington, at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Forum, said that he feels sorry for Obama, that we just elected him and now we´re shoving him out the door, but he is a failure
Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today. Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show." WMAL reports: Curiously enough, in his version of the speech, President Barack Obama´s delivery contained an omission - in a line that every other
My old hometown newspaper, the Lexington Herald-Leader, is running an outstanding series of articles on the deep and persistent poverty of Appalachia. It’s worth studying long-term poverty in Appalachia not just because we care for our fellow citizens but also because the plight of the Appalachian poor in fact galvanized LBJ to launch the War on Poverty. On Sunday, Herald-Leader writer Jon Cheves took a long, unblinking look at the culture of dependency that dominates Eastern Kentucky’s poor counties. It’s an outstanding piece. To get a sense of the extent of government dependency in some Kentucky counties, in Martin County, Ky. (a
Vice President Joseph R. Biden vowed Monday that Obamacare eventually will be a success, but added a crucial qualifier: “God willing.” Mr. Biden, widely rumored to be mulling his own White House run in 2016, has good reason to call for divine intervention in turning around what has been a disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act. His political ambitions will be tied directly to the law he once called a “big [expletive] deal”: Its success would give the vice president a key selling point; its failure would weigh down and possibly sink his campaign. Mr. Biden isn’t the only Democratic presidential
Washington - President Barack Obama delved into his grass-roots organizing past Monday, appealing to his most faithful supporters to help him out of the political maelstrom over the botched rollout of his health care law. "It is a long race, and we aren´t near the tape yet, we have just got to keep on running," a tired-sounding Obama said, on a scratchy phone and Internet call with his Organizing for Action political group. "I hope you still have as much fight in you as I do. We aren´t going to stop until we get this done," Obama said. "When you are on
Rick, re “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” (which, notwithstanding the tune and lyrics, is a helluva title): There were several mournful ballads written in honor of the assassinated McKinley but they didn’t have a monopoly of musical memorials. One that retained a degree of popularity and was regularly performed until into the 1920s was the apparently anonymous “McKinley’s Lament”, a folky number in the manner of railroad ballads, and full of detail: Mr McKinley, he went there for fun But Czolgosz he shot him with an Iver Johnson gun… Which is true. He did. Also this plea from the First Lady: Doctor, doctor, do all you
RUSH: Here you go. This is it. The Washington Post story. "Obama´s Ratings Tumble After Health Care Flaws. It´s by Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill. "The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act," Obamacare, "has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his competence and in many of the personal attributes that have buoyed him in the past, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. "Opposition to the new health care law also hit a record high in the survey, with 57% saying they oppose [Obamacare]. Forty-six percent say they are strongly
The most interesting opinion survey we´ve seen about the ObamaCare cataclysm is one that´s only indirectly about ObamaCare. Gallup asked Americans: "Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?" Only 42% of those surveyed said it is the federal government´s responsibility, vs. 56% who said it isn´t. More telling is the trend. Gallup has been asking the question since 2000. "Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable
The Times Of Israel is reporting that a team of negotiators led by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been conducting secret talks with Iran about it´s nuclear weapons program for the past year. The report states the deal submitted in Geneva earlier this month was a direct result of these secret year-long negotiations between teams headed by Jarrett and Iran´s Ali Akbar Salehi. That deal was ultimately rejected when France and Israel raised strong objections, and talks are expected to resume this Wednesday. The White House was very quick to issue a categorical denial of the report. According to
Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama.
Barack Obama is the coolest president we’ve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart, and up to date. Then along came HealthCare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the president’s image. It’s hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you can’t build a website. Obama’s cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class
Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn´t hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Cher ? @cher Follow Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD?? 12:11 PM - 15 Nov 2013 716 Retweets 834 favorites ReplyRetweetFavorite Three minutes later she put an exclamation point on it:
Carbohydrates are rotting our brains and contributing to devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, an American neurologist has warned. David Perlmutter, from Florida, believes that even ‘good’ carbs, such as grains, are severely affecting our brains. And the staples of our modern diet aren’t only increasing the risk of dementia, but contributing to depression, epilepsy and headaches, he believes. [Snip] The solution? Going back to the days when our diet was mainly fat--with this making up 75 percent of our diet, and carbs just 5 percent. Protein intake should stay the same as it is, at about 20 percent.
On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
A downbeat President Barack Obama repeatedly asked his worried supporters Monday night to help resurrect his spirits, following weeks of political disasters and personal humiliations caused by the cascading collapse of Obamacare. The distracted president railed against opponents and at one point appeared to forget the number of people in the Obamacare system during the rambling quarter-hour address. “My main message is I’m going to need your help, your energy, your faith, your ability to reach out to neighbors, kids and friends [and] co-workers,” he told listeners to the Internet broadcast arranged by his grass-roots group, Organizing for Action. But his worried
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.”(snip)Mrs. Obama was asked about her biggest fashion regret. She said she’s always happy with her outfits but that, quote, “sometimes I forget I’m the first lady and I’m running around in shorts.” She recalled her family’s first White House vacation, to the Grand Canyon in August 2009. Mrs. Obama said her wearing shorts getting off the plane “created a huge stink because people were like, ‘she’s wearing shorts getting off of Air Force One.’” She said her thought
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says everyone should stop talking so much about the 2016 presidential race, because doing so hurts President Obama, who´s only a year into his second term. "In this sense, I feel badly for President Obama. He just won a year ago, and everybody´s like, ´So, who´s next?´" Christie said Monday night at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "There is work to be done in this country. And as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive. And we shouldn´t do that." Even as he urged people to focus
Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan thinks Republicans need to take their limited-government message to voters who are “unfamiliar with hearing us."..."Go into inner cities, go into minority communities,” Ryan, who speaks in Iowa tonight, told The Des Moines Register in a telephone interview on Monday. “Go into communities that have not seen or heard from Republicans in a long time.
A day after his daughters´ spat over their disagreements on gay marriage spilled out messily into the public, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, released a statement urging that there not be a "distortion" of Liz Cheney´s views on the subject. The statement came a day after Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, blasted Liz Cheney, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wyoming for her opposition to gay marriage. Here is Dick and Lynne Cheney´s full statement on the issue: "This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it