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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, we simply cannot be defeated in the arena of ideas. It’s been my point from the get-go. We’re up against people who are not nearly as smart as they think they are. We’re up against a bunch of people who are not nearly as important as they think they are. And we certainly are not up against a bunch of people upon whom the rest of us can rely. Let me talk to you. You are the people that make this country work. The people that we’re talking about can’t get anything done unless they have the force of government behind them making it happen. We are up against the forces of tyranny.

And when the forces of tyranny start tasting this power, then anybody who opposes them has become an enemy who must be silenced, must be shut down. And how? With the full force of government! This is a truism that remains, and that’s who we’re up against. These people cannot defeat us without first securing the power of government to give them the strength to actually squash us. Take that away from them and they can’t compete with us in the arena of ideas — in open discussion of policy, debating issues or what have you. This oral argument stuff is demonstrating it here.

The solicitor general, the government’s lawyer, you ought see the liberal blogs dumping all over this guy. The White House is going both ways. The White House is defending him and then there are other places they’re dumping on him. “He was incompetent, he was stumbling, he didn’t know what he was doing.” He’s got something that’s indefensible here! This Verrilli guy is trying to defend something that’s intellectually indefensible. The only way he can defend this is to manufacture a number of white lies about what the intent was and what the ultimate objective is. This is not anything anybody could look good trying to do, or very few could. We have these people outnumbered and we have ’em out brained, but nobody knows it.

Nobody thinks it. So the attitude, the confidence that derives from it is simply missing. Take a look at what’s happening at the country. We have an economy that is in tatters. We do not have any economic growth to speak of, certainly not one that designates a “recovery” taking place. The job creation that’s happening is a myth. We have lost two million jobs since Obama was inaugurated. I don’t care how many they claim they’re adding week to week. We have lost two million jobs, and we have not replaced them. We’re at a net negative situation, and it’s not changing. We have the president driving this country into debt. He’s investing in worthless, unproductive technologies that are going bankrupt.

We have a president claiming credit for the Keystone pipeline, which has not happened.

We have Spike Lee tweeting a wrong address supposedly where George Zimmerman is, but a couple in their seventies live there, and they’ve had to flee their homes because the New Black Panthers have a bounty on George Zimmerman that’s now up to $28,000 or $30,000. Nobody’s saying anything about this! But let somebody on the right utter something that’s simply disagreeable, and here come the forces of tyranny. “Shut them down!” But there’s no exempt to quell any of this really powder keg situation in Florida. Remember how hysterical everybody was after Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona? You remember that hysteria?

They blamed Sarah Palin.

They blamed me.

They blamed talk radio in general.

They talked about all the words that people were using that might have incited this gunman. They talked about all the conservatives and their words that no doubt incited this guy. We got presidential speeches on “civility.” We were told that we had to start respecting each other, getting along with each other. We had to stop this “incendiary language,” which wasn’t happening. There was no incendiary language that preceded the shooting in Arizona! Now… Oh, and where was it? Some Obama supporter, what was it, tried to take out Joe Arpaio? Some self-proclaimed Obama fanatic had plans to take out the sheriff in Maricopa County.

Not a word from the Drive-Bys about the lack of civility. Not a word about “Obama responsible for a potential assassination of Joe Arpaio!” Not a word. The New Black Panther Party with a bounty that’s now into its fifth or sixth day, and there hasn’t been a word from the administration or the Justice Department or anybody in authority to stop it. Not a word! Our president has failed to speak out and put a stop to this illegal and depraved bounty on an American citizen (who hasn’t been charged with anything yet) by the New Black Panther Party. Obama has said nothing about Spike Lee tweeting out a street address to help the Black Panther bounty hunters hunt down and kidnap an American citizen.

He hasn’t said anything about Spike Lee tweeting the wrong address.

Spike Lee hasn’t withdrawn the tweet!

It’s a 72-year-old couple who don’t even know what’s going on, who were being terrorized by people showing up at their house. The elderly people are at present hiding out in a motel, it is said, in fear for their lives. Obama has said nothing about Harry Reid, who proudly failed to pass a budget in the Senate that he controls, despite our $16 trillion deficit. Neither Obama nor anyone else has said anything about Obamacare costing at least twice as much as he claimed when he first sold it. Nor has he been challenged with evidence that the CBO’s estimate is Obamacare will cause three to five million people lose their employer-provided health insurance.

Everything he said wouldn’t happen is going to happen, and nobody’s asking, “Mr. President, you said premiums would go down $2500. Mr. President, you said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Mr. President, you said if you like your health insurance plan, you get to keep it.” No questions! All those are gonna go by the wayside. No questions. No demand that he explain. When he hadn’t done a thing wrong, George Bush was harangued for 45 minutes of a one hour press conference, “Are you gonna apologize? Are you gonna apologize, Mr. President? Are you gonna admit your mistakes?”

President Obama, the president of the United States of America has not spoken out against the riots, the rapes, the arson, and the other assorted crimes emanating from the Occupy Wall Street encampments (that he, in fact, has all but endorsed). We have genuine lawlessness, chaos — and within the confines of Occupy Wall Street, genuine anarchy. We have pestilence, disease. We have people dropping feces on police cars, and not a word is said about it! Not a word from any quarter is said about it! No, we’re to understand it. “This is the real power,” we’re told. “The Tea Party, they’re the hooligans! The Tea Party, they are the depraved. These Occupy people, that’s a genuine grassroots movement,” we’re told.

It’s supported and it’s promoted by the Democrat Party, the media, White House, you the name. And I don’t understand one American wanting this man reelected. I do not understand it. I don’t understand how Barack Obama even has a chance. But he does. And that tells us where we are. It’s no wonder that the Democrats block voter ID laws and push for legislation allowing felons the right to vote because they know if the election were held today, he doesn’t stand much of a chance. Nobody will tell you that. I will. That’s how bad it is for him. But you’re not allowed to know that, and the people who know it are not gonna dare say it.

And that’s why we’re not hearing any criticism of the New Black Panther bounty, of Spike Lee’s tweet forcing innocent 72-year-olds out of their homes in fear for their lives. We’re not gonna hear about it. Because normally these are the kinds of things that when they happen in the country — this kind of unrest festering, effervescing, boiling over — they usually end up at the doorstep of the White House. That can’t be allowed to happen this time. But Fox News has gotta be shut down. All the advertisers of this show and Fox News, they’ve gotta be intimidated into walking away. Small business? Perfect! Destroy ’em. Don’t advertise. Don’t advertise their businesses, their wares, their services.

The forces of tyranny are at work here.

Now I circle back to the Supreme Court and the oral arguments over this health care law, and what I want to know is (particularly for our side): Where is the outrage it’s even gotten this far? Where is the attempt to tell the American people what’s in store for them if this thing actually gets fully implemented? Where? It’s not an intellectual exercise, my friends. This is not a classroom assignment, a classroom game where when it’s all over, we leave the classroom and head on down to McDonald’s. This is going to fundamentally, foundationally change the relationship that each one of us has with government. And the first thing that will vanish is individualism and freedom. That’s going to the nature of the change of the relationship between the citizen and government. And that’s what today’s Democrat Party wants. The media, the American left, the worldwide left, the United Nations, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, that’s what they want.

Joe Biden was right one time in his life. When he said Obamacare is a “BFD,” he was right.


RUSH: I got an e-mail recently from a relatively new friend who lives overseas, and knows only of the Sandra Fluke incident by virtue of the media. “Sometimes you can be so angry, and I know that’s not who you are,” went the e-mail. I wrote back, “I’m not angry. I’m scared. I am seriously frightened for the future of my country, and I am a target because I desire to maintain the country as founded. I have become a target for that reason! I’m scared. Not for myself. I’m scared for the country. I’m scared for every freedom-loving, blessed-by-God, decent citizen in this country. I am frightened over where we’re headed. Not mad.” I damn well ought to be!

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