RUSH GOES BALLISTIC: Attacks on Cruz, North, West and Palin are Attacks on Me      

Rush has officially drawn a line in the sand and we Constitutional conservatives, Tea Party activists, and Reagan Democrats all need to join up to support him.

…over [my] 25 years, when anybody, any conservative, Ollie North, I don’t care who it is, when they’ve come under assault, Clarence Thomas, I don’t care, whether I knew ‘em or not, I ran in there and I defended ‘em to the hilt because of the cause, because I knew exactly why they were being targeted. Sarah Palin. I went in there and defended these people because I know that it’s an effort to undermine everything I believe. They attacked Palin, they attacked Ollie, they attacked Clarence Thomas, they’re attacking us, me.

Well, it’s not enough just to come here and tell you, “Oh, look what they’re saying about Palin. See ya, folks, have a great day.” Then tomorrow, “Oh, look what they said about Newt. See ya, folks, have a great day.” Why am I doing this? And the reason I wrote this [children's] book is to try to counter what’s going on. Why would you write a book on how the left has corrupted education if you didn’t have some desire to fight it? And this is what has frankly stunned me ever since Barack Obama’s election. I understand there’s a fear of the media, and I understand there’s a fear of Obama’s race, but it’s time to get past that. The guy’s president. He’s destroying the foundations of this country, as founded. He’s literally setting his sights on transforming this country into something it was never founded to be.

I don’t think that should happen, and I’ve been under the impression that everybody else that’s not part of the Democrat Party has been of the same mind-set, and that’s where I’ve been wrong. So those of us who fight back upset the applecart, are those who just want to sit there and accept it and try to manage their lives and careers in the midst of this mess because we’re upsetting the applecart. So we have to then be attacked as whatever.

That’s why they’re going after Cruz. What are they going after Ted Cruz for? What’s he done to anybody? It’s Obama they ought to be going after! Why are they going after Mike Lee? That’s why we defend these guys. They’re out there actually trying to beat this stuff back, and they’re doing it because they love the country. They’re doing it because they’re shocked and saddened by what they’re seeing happening here, and they don’t think it’s time to give up.

Look how rare that is! Sarah Palin, the same thing. Look at what happens to people that do that. I mean, even Republicans go after ‘em. They went after Reagan, too. It’s the same thing, but Reagan was able to overcome it. It’s a sad thing that there’s only been one of him, but that’s because they’ve done everything they can to revise history from that era and make people think it was the exact opposite of what it was. But, folks, the whole point of this latest book has been to join people, ’cause I know there are a lot of you.

This is the thing I know. A lot of you are fighting back, the Tea Party is. A lot of you do want to arrest this stuff and stop it and reverse it. A lot of you do want get rid of the current liberal power structure that’s destroying the fabric of the country, cultural, politically, societally, economically, you name it. It’s a wrecking ball that’s been unleashed each and every day, and I know all of you in the Tea Party and most of you in this audience are trying to stop it.

Rush has written a children’s book — “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans” — that makes a great gift for the holidays. It can be used to start fighting the insane collectivist rhetoric of the Far Left Democrat Party at a very young age.

Which, all things considered, could be one of the most important things we can do.

Doug Ross @ Journal

SARAH PALIN CONTROVERSY: Rips Opponents as Terrorists and Hostage-Taking Anarchists Using Homophobic Rhetoric

Did I say Sarah Palin?

My mistake.

I meant Democrat politicians and power-brokers who resort to the most disgusting rhetoric imaginable.

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer likened Republicans to suicide-bombers, saying the White House would not be “negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”

Pfeiffer also said that the House, in exercising its Constitutional duty known as “the power of the purse”, was acting like a pack of arsonists threatening to “burn it [the nation] down.”

President Barack Obama accused the GOP of political “blackmail“, implying that they are kidnappers holding the nation hostage.

White House spokesman Jay Carney went a step further, call the tactics “extortion, tanking the economy and crushing the middle class.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called Republicans “anarchists” who want to bring down government.

• Finally, Barbara “Jabba the” Mikulski (D-MD) employed vile, homophobic rhetoric to tar Americans opposed to Obamacare as “Tea Baggers in [Cruz's] Tea Party.”

“…at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -– at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -– it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds…”

–President Barack Obama, January 12, 2011, speaking in Tucson after the shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabbi Giffords

Gabbi Giffords, of course, immediately spoke out against this sort of extreme, divisive rhetoric.

Oh, wait: no, she didn’t.

Hat tip: BadBlue News Service.

Doug Ross @ Journal

ROVE AND BOEHNER JUST SOILED THEMSELVES: Sarah Palin Issues Ultimatum to Feckless GOP Establishment

Sarah Palin, along with millions of Americans who have been ignored, insulted and disenfranchised by their “representatives” in Washington, has had just about enough.

Please take a look at the [accompanying] article … to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.

Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us.

It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

Palin is channeling the anger and rage felt deeply by millions of Americans — citizens of every race, color, creed and religion — who are at wit’s end. They are disgusted with a massive, unelected leviathan of a federal government that keeps creating new programs when its existing ones are bankrupt. They are disgusted with thousand-page laws that get passed in the dead of night, without being read, without debate, and without any public scrutiny. They are disgusted with representatives of both parties who act more like a nomenklatura — a ruling class — than representatives in a republican form of government.

The country is nearing a breaking point. Palin knows it. You and I know it. Millions know it.

What the Republican leadership does next could well set the stage for a political sea change.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop> and BadBlue Uncensored News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Palin Slams White House Press Corps for Passivity

Sarah Palin and Greta Van Susteren Friday slapped around the White House press corps for being more worried about its “inside access” than holding President Obama accountable.

Have a look:

Van Susteren is right. Part of the reason for the passivity of the press corps – and this is the most passive group I’ve seen in 15 years working there – stems from the legitimate concern that the White House will cut off access.

But Palin makes an excellent point, which Van Sustern agrees with:

So what if you lose access to Obama? You know why people don’t want to lose — I mean, the American people don’t care if a reporter isn’t going to have access to the Obama administration, because what is coming back as a result of having that privilege … is this lack of transparency, is more confusion, is more uncertainty, and it’s lies. So, why in the world would a reporter be concerned about whether they are going to get more of that fed to them, those lies, the uncertainty, the murky answers to questions being asked? I wouldn’t care about having that access when you know what the result is.

So often, when you cover the White House, the stuff you get “on background” is pretty much the same as the junk you hear on the record. And reporters have to make the calculation about whether the tidbits of inside dope they get that are new are really worth dropping the mission of tough, skeptical reporting.

Waiting for David Plouffe to call you back and chat with you on background might get you a nice little story, and technically put you ahead of your competitors, but it’s not what makes for great journalism. I don’t think Bob Woodward made his name by schmoozing H.R. Haldeman.

What really counts is finding out what the White House doesn’t want you to know, holding it accountable for its actions, and quizzing the press secretary and the president with brutal persistence. With a few exceptions, there is too little of that from the White House press corps today.

And it’s quite possible to maintain your relationships at the White House even if you are tough on them. They’re big boys and girls, they understand the game. In fact, they understand the game so well that they’ve figured out how to intimidate a lot of reporters into not playing it.

H/T to the Daily Caller.

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