RUSH: Great moments in presidential history.
FDR: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
JFK: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
REAGAN: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.
OBAMA: I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.
The Blaze’s Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn Beck on his radio show today, and he really went after Jon Stewart for his commentary on Ferguson and racial injustice earlier this week. He said Stewart engaged in paternalistic lecturing on behalf of the black community without providing any facts to back him up.
Sexton called Stewart “the most effective mouthpiece of the left” and picked up on one line in particular Stewart used: there are black people in New York City who have a hard time calling a cab. Sexton brought up some statistics to suggest Stewart is vastly overstating this problem.
RUSH: From Reuters. “US authorities have agreed to stop pressuring undocumented immigrants in Southern California to sign off on their own deportations under a legal settlement that may later allow some deportees to return from Mexico to seek US legal residency. The deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials stems from a lawsuit brought last year on behalf of other immigration rights groups.”
What is immigration rights? What right to immigrate does anybody have? There is no such right. That is a behavior permissible by American law. There’s no right to immigrate. Immigration rights groups. Anyway, what this is — because this story as written by Reuters requires translation. This is a textbook example of how the left works. The claim here, the claim that they are making on behalf of immigration rights groups, the claim is that California coerced illegal aliens into signing voluntary deportation forms.
Oh, yes, don’t you know. The state of California tricked people. The state of California tricked all of these innocent, unsuspecting jewels of humanity, tricked them into signing their own deportation forms. But now, thanks to a deal struck between the US government and the ACLU — and I submit there’s no difference in the two — what this means, folks, is that now hundreds, maybe hundreds and thousands of illegal aliens are gonna be allowed to come back to California, after they were deported, because they’re gonna claim they were tricked and deported illegally.
RUSH: Okay. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry. I know what I have done that has unnecessarily depressed you. I know exactly what I’ve done, and I’m gonna very, very briefly here acknowledge it and try to change the focus. I know what I done. Everybody is looking to November as a big sweep. The Democrats are gonna go down in droves. We’re gonna win big and I come here today and say, “It doesn’t matter.” And I can understand you getting depressed if that’s what you heard me say.
I didn’t intend to say that winning the election in November doesn’t matter. I didn’t intend to say that at all. I’m just saying that doesn’t stop anything. The Republicans are still gonna be hated. The media’s still gonna be who they are. But Obama’s still gonna have his executive orders. He’s still gonna be able to do what he’s gonna do, and my point, the only thing I’m saying is if there’s no articulated opposition — let me not even put it that way. I don’t even want to address it that way. At some point, folks, there is going to have to be some articulated, upbeat, positive, inspiring, agenda-based opposition to this.
We just can’t triumph shutting up. We cannot triumph. What kind of position does it say we’re in, if our best odds are to not tell anybody what we think? That is succumbing and falling victim to yet another liberal Democrat media trick, which is, “They’re gonna elect you. You’re gonna win the election in November, but you’re so hated that you better not open your mouths or they’re gonna really hate you. You know the Hispanics hate you, and you know women hate you, War on Women, and you know that moderates and independents hate you.”
RUSH: See, I don’t really think it would take much, because there’s already a pent-up — the Tea Party illustrates this — a pent-up, ready-to-explode majority political movement out there, fed up and angry and ready to show everybody what the real America is. That it’s not whatever is on TMZ. It’s not whatever’s on Comedy Central. It’s not whatever’s on CNN or ABC. You’re dying, you’re itching for this to be known. There just isn’t any elected political leadership representing what you believe. That’s all it is. That’s a big “all it is.” And if somebody surfaces that’s able to marshal all of that pent-up demand, support, energy, what have you, then Katie, bar the door. And that’s why I’m optimistic. And I’m not exaggerating a bit.
RUSH: Remember the exit polling data in the 2012 presidential election. The first wave, and there was a question, that when I saw the results of the exit poll, I said this election is over and Romney’s been beat and there’s no hope. It was that well over 60 percent of people that voted blame Bush for the economy. Okay. This morning on the Fox Business Network, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo, Sandra Smith was filling in as hostette. She spoke with Fox Business Network overseas editor Ashley Webster, a male, about a new poll on American attitudes about the economy. Sandra Smith says, “We now turn to a new poll that shows that Americans are feeling more pessimistic about our economy now than they did right after the recession.”
WEBSTER: A new survey by Rutgers University reveals that 71% of Americans believe the recession exerted a permanent drag on our economy. Now, this is far greater than another Rutgers survey taken all the way back in November 2009. That was just five months after the recession officially ended, showing only 49% thought the downturn would have lasting damage. More people, Sandra, believe the recession has permanently damaged this economy.
SMITH: Hmm. Maybe that’s all the talk about the new normal.
RUSH: Right. Well, as usual, my friends, I am required to read the stitches between the fastball here. Why did I choose this sound bite? What is it about this sound bite that’s so urgent that I wanted you to hear it? Well, right here it is. “Most people, Sandra, believe the recession has permanently damaged this economy.” Who do most people blame for the recession? That would be George W. Bush.
Why do most people blame George W. Bush? Because the Democrats had literally no opposition for four or five years, maybe more, as they set this premise up. So even after six years of the Obama presidency with specific Obama policies, which have done great harm and damage to this economy, we have a poll here that says most people think Obama couldn’t fix it ’cause it’s permanent. That’s how bad Bush’s economy was.