Friday, April 23, 2010

Liberals and the Violence Card

From Rush Limbaugh at The Wall Street Journal: Conservative protest is motivated by a love of what America stands for.
The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused "loud and angry voices" on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me) of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they're not in power.

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we're used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they're violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It's in their DNA. They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.

Now the liberals run the government and they're using their power to implement their radical agenda. Mr. Obama and his party believe that the election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent, "transformational" changes to our society. In just 16 months they've added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn't have garnered 30% of the popular vote.

Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society. I do not hate the government, as the left does when it is not running it. I love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private property. For this I am called seditious, among other things, by some of the very people who've condemned this society?

I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world's problems. I reject a foreign policy that treats our allies like our enemies and our enemies like our allies. I condemn the president traveling the world apologizing for America's great contributions to mankind. And I condemn his soft-pedaling the dangers we face from terrorism. For this I am inciting violence?

Few presidents have sunk so low as Mr. Clinton did with his accusations about Oklahoma City. Last week—on the very day I was contributing to and raising more than $3 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma on my radio program—Mr. Clinton used the 15th anniversary of that horrific day to regurgitate his claims about talk radio.

At a speech delivered last Friday at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., the former president said: [T]here were a lot of people who were in the business back then of saying that the biggest threat to our liberty and the cause of our domestic economic problem was the federal government itself. And we have to realize that there were others who fueled this both because they agreed with it and because it was in their advantage to do so. . . . We didn't have blog sites back then so the instrument of carrying this forward was basically the right-wing radio talk show hosts and they understand clearly that emotion was more powerful than reason most of the time."

Timothy McVeigh was incensed by the Clinton administration's 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It's no coincidence that the bombing took place two years to the day of the Waco siege. McVeigh was not inspired by anything I said or believe and to say otherwise is outright slander. In the aftermath of the bombing, I raised millions of dollars for the children of federal employees killed in that cowardly attack through my association with the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation.

Let me just say it. The Obama/Clinton/media left are comfortable with the unrest in our society today. It allows them to blame and demonize their opponents (doctors, insurance companies, Wall Street, talk radio, Fox News) in order to portray their regime as the great healer of all our ills, thus expanding their power and control over our society.

A clear majority of the American people want no part of this. They instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this country. They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love their country and want to save it from those who do not.


  1. "nationalized" the federal student loan program? Good one. And Obama DID campaign on reforming health insurance, addressing climate change and immigration reform. What campaign were you watching? Never mind, I know. It always amazes me how clueless most right-wingers are about what goes on in the actual world. You remember- it's the great big one outide Rush Redstate and Fox. And while you're at it - reading a freaking book or two once in awhile. You're movement is fast becoming indistinquishable from a cult.

  2. Joey,

    Dude, chill out - all those doughnuts and the Obama Kool-Aid you're drinking have got you on a real sugar high! Which is what you Obamanuts are doing to this country - feels good at the time but wait for the crash! It always amazes me the you leftwingers always think that you are the ones that live in the real world when you continue living in a fantasy world of paternalistic Progressivism. As for reading a book once in awhile, I have some suggestions for you from the shelves of my library:

    Hayek - The Road to Serfdom
    Friedman - Free To Choose
    Goldwater - The Conscience of A Conservative
    Madison, Jefferson, et al - The Constitution of the United States
    Sowell - Basic Economics, A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
    Reagan - A Call to Action
    Morris - Rewriting history
    Coulter - How to Talk to a Liberal - If You Must

    As for the cult comment - at least I do not belong to a cult of personality nor do I worship at the altar of an empty suit!

  3. Goldwater would barely recognize today's right-wing, and Reagan would be villified as a RINO. The actual, real-world Reagan that is. The man, not the myth.

    I've already read the entire U.S. Constitution. And that means I've even read the first parts of the first two Amendments, as well as Section 8.

    Seriously - Dick Morris? Ann Coulter? How come you left out Glen Beck's Christmas Sweater, Atlas Shrugged and Liberal Fascism?

    I'd like to recommend a few myself, all ones I've read over the last several months.

    Personal Memoirs of U.S Grant
    Praire Years/War Years - Carl Sandburg
    Grand Dragon - William Lutholtz

    As for more current books,

    The Imperial Cruise - James Bradley
    Where Men Find Glory - Jon Krakauer
    Blackwater - Jeremy Scahill