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Conservatism in Ascendency: It's Generational and Ideological

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RUSH: This is a fabulous answer here from the syndicated columnist S. E. Cupp. You ever heard of S. E. Cupp? You don't know who S. E. Cupp is? As much show prep as you do, as glued to the news as you are, you don't know who S. E. Cupp is? Well, I am shocked. Well, look it up, Google it. But first listen to the answer. Larry King Alive last night, Larry King right out of the template, if there was a walking cliche, it's Larry King. And he says to the columnist S. E. Cupp, "Would you admit there's racism of the black president? Obviously racism involved?"

CUPP: No, I don't think so, and I think this speaks to sort of a generational gap. You know, my generation is not always so quick to jump to race. I think the Maureen Dowds and the Jimmy Carters tend to go there because that's what was always done, but my generation doesn't see racism in a Joe Wilson or racism at a tea party or a town hall. We're looking at the issues. These issues are too important to racialize them and project this imagined racism onto health care or any other political issue.

RUSH: Yeah, projection, they're projecting who they are on to everybody else. That's S. E. Cupp just handing it to Larry King. He needed a cup to have his guest be S. E. Cupp. I want to expand on this generational thing here because I have -- actually the thought came from the editrix from the Limbaugh Letter, Diana Schneider Allocco -- no, Allocco is the last name. People might think I was calling her a loco, that's the big guy's last name and like a traditional woman she took it when she got married. She said, "Rush, O great one, I've been reading the analysis --" well, she didn't put that in there. I just kind of threw it in. "Rush I've been reading the analysis of Obama's bad poll numbers among seasoned citizens and I've seen a lot of mention of retirees and seasoned citizens at town halls and tea parties as well as the big 9/12 march." You know, it occurs to me, this is kind of an upended version of the sixties. In the sixties, the radicalized Baby Boomers, then in their teens and twenties, protested the establishment, their parents, remember don't trust anybody over 30? The media was celebrating the whole generational split thing. Generation gap were the buzzwords of the day.

Guess what, the generational split has come home to roost. The old generation is now picketing the former "hell, no, we won't go" crowd that is running Washington. The oldsters are marching on Washington against their kids. And against people their kids' age. Obviously it's not a race thing at all. This is generational. It's actually what S. E. Cupp said. Did you Google S. E. Cupp? All right, now you know. So it's exactly what S. E. Cupp said here on Larry King Alive. My generation doesn't see racism. It's a generational thing here, not to mention the long-in-coming smack down by those of us Boomers who have had it up to here with our arrogant anti-American boomer peers. The Baby Boomers make up a lot of people. I'm a boomer, but I'm embarrassed by over half my generation, a bunch of putzes, a bunch of spoiled rotten malcontents, have too much time on their hands and everything is about me, me, me, me, me, and that too much time on their hands and that me, me, me, me, me is what gave us Center for the Science and Public Interest, and that's what gave us the animal rights movement, and that's what gave us all these other movements to deny people freedom and liberty because these people don't even have to go out and get jobs.

They can set up foundations, ask for donations, and make a nice living off everybody else, while pretending to do good works. And they infuriate me as much as they infuriate others who are older than they are. So it's a great point Diana Allocco makes -- did you catch that? -- of course it has nothing to do with race. It is generational. It has been upended because these tie-dyed blue jean longhaired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking Cretans from the sixties were blowing up bank buildings saying, "Hell, no, we won't go," they're now running Washington. They got their foot in the door with Clinton. Some of them are still there. Obama has sealed the deal. And now the very people they were protesting against are saying, "Screw you! We don't want what you are. We didn't like it when you were blowing up our banks back then, and we don't like it when you're destroying our country now, so to hell with you. Hell, no, we aren't going to go. You say, yes, we can. We say, no, you the hell won't." And that's what's going on out there. It's exactly what's going on. Now, that was S. E. Cupp. See what that inspired? Here's Gibbs yesterday at the White House, Jake Tapper says, "ACORN, a group the president's had some ties with over the years, Census Bureau has thrown 'em under the bus and the Senate overwhelmingly voted to cut off housing funding."

GIBBS: As it relates to ACORN, obviously the conduct that you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. I think everyone would agree with that.

RUSH: (laughing) Right, Gibbs. Until we hear Obama throw 'em under the bus -- remember, Gibbs, we all have the tape of Obama going to meet ACORN and telling them they were going to be fundamentally involved in setting the agenda of his presidency. He told them that during the transition period. Now, Charlie Gibson, remember we had him on Don Wade and Roma, WLS, The Big 89 in Chicago. (doing Gibson impression) "I never heard of this ACORN story. I guess that's for the cablers. I never heard of it." Well, last night ABC's World News Tonight, Charles Gibson finally reported on the ACORN scandal because the New York Times did yesterday. I told you. Because the New York Times reported on it, Washington Post reported on it, so ABC is on the case.

GIBSON: We're going to turn to a political firestorm that is in Washington. For years Republicans in that city have been taking aim at an umbrella group of community organizers called ACORN. Opposition to the group intensified when ACORN helped President Obama in his election campaign. And now a videotape has surfaced which has prompted calls for investigations of ACORN's activities. Here's Jake Tapper.

RUSH: New videotape? How about four videotapes with more to come, Chuck? Let's go back. Tuesday morning, WLS, Chicago, The Big 89, Don Wade and Roma. They ask Charlie Gibson about ACORN, underage, illegal prostitutes being advised on how to get away with it.

GIBSON: (Laughing) I don't even know about it. So I -- you've got me at a loss. I don't know, uh, but, my goodness, if it's got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.

ROMA: Well, I think that this is a huge issue because there's so much funding that goes into this organization, and it's a multi--

GIBSON: I know we've done some stories about ACORN before, but this one I don't know about.

ROMA: Jake Tapper did some blogging on it. I know he's at least blogged once on this scandal.

GIBSON: You guys are -- you guys are really up on the -- on the website.

RUSH: (laughing) And they don't even work at ABC anymore. ABC sold WLS, The Big 89. Now CNN's on the case, that's the next bite, Snerdley, CNN is on the case. This morning, American Morning, here's a portion of the correspondent Jessica Yellin's report on the ACORN scandal.

YELLIN: The two are conservative filmmakers. Giles is the daughter of Doug Giles, now an Internet sensation, she's appeared on Fox News. O'Keefe says he's a filmmaker dedicated to exposing corruption he believes the mainstream media ignores. Experts in investigative journalism say reporters are wise to be cautious about posing as fake characters and using hidden cameras to get a story.

RUSH: Hey, Jessica, you ever heard of 60 Minutes? (laughing) So, you got the ACORN story and CNN's on the case investigating the filmmakers and their questionable journalistic tactics. Now, did you catch this? Giles, this is the woman that played prostitute, "Giles is the daughter of Doug Giles." Yeah, who's that? You didn't know who S. E. Cupp was. I don't know who Doug Giles is. Google Doug Giles. Who the hell is Doug Giles? "The daughter of Doug Giles," is he some subversive conservative, is Doug Giles some well known racist provocateur? Are we all supposed to know? Does CNN think we all know who Doug Giles is? Is he related to Warren Giles and Bill Giles of Major League Baseball? Who is he? Tell me who it is. (interruption) What kind of radio? Creator of ClashRadio.com, but do we know that that's the father of the Giles woman in the ACORN videos? CNN thinks we all should know who Doug Giles is. I don't mean to insult Doug Giles. There are probably 1500 of them in America. That S. E. Cupp though, I'll tell you, I was going to say, Snerdley, I can't believe you don't know who S. E. Cupp is. S. E. Cupp, you heard her, I mean she's awful pretty sharp, both cups, in fact.

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RUSH: Okay. Here's who Doug Giles is -- and, by the way, that CNN reporter Jessica Yellin? She wasn't all that concerned, was she, about child prostitution be discussed and promoted? No, no! We gotta find out who these two journalists are!" Doug Giles is a conservative Christian columnist at TownHall.com. He has a town hall blog. Oddly enough, he endorsed Obama for president. Doug Giles, TownHall.com, conservative Christian columnist, "Endorses Obama" August 31st, 2008. There were no comments to this blog post. That's who Doug Giles is. No wonder CNN didn't know who he was! He was a great guy: He was a Republican who endorsed Obama. No offense to Mr. Giles, by the way. It's just a comment here on CNN's report. "Giles is the daughter of Doug Giles." Now, I originally thought, "This guy must be some kind of great guy if CNN wants to impugn him." So... If that's the Doug Giles. As I say, there are probably 1500 Doug Gileses out there in the country. All right, who's next on the phones? Sally in Fort Myers, Florida, it's nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Yeah, by the way, stand by audio sound bite 27, Sally. Go ahead.

CALLER: You want me to go ahead.

RUSH: Yeah, I do.

CALLER: Okay. Yesterday after I heard Maxine Waters talking -- I think it was on your show when you had played the clip --

RUSH: That's right.

CALLER: -- I called Maxine Waters' Washington office and told the man that answered that I had heard Ms. Waters talking to Bill Press and that she said she wants to talk to us --

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: -- and hear what we have to say. So I said, "Here I am! You can ask me anything you'd like to," and he says to me, "Well, she wants for the media to interview you."

RUSH: That's what I was going to say. They want the State-Controlled Media to interview you at one of these racist rallies you're attending.

CALLER: Right, I got that. But I said, "Now, wait a minute, sir. She said, and I'm quoting, 'I am interested in hearing from those people. I want to hear what they are saying.' That's what she said, and I'm taking her at her word. Doesn't she say what she means?" And he said, "She is not interested in what you have to say," and I said, "Well, sir, this is not complex. Would you like to hear what I have to say so you can pass it along to her?" He said, "We don't care," and hung up on me -- and that's in a nutshell. They don't care. It

RUSH: What she wants... She doesn't really want to know what you think. She's got it in her head that you're a bunch of racists and if the media goes out in the heat of the moment when you're out there racially motivated and protesting and everything, that you're going to say things that embarrass you and expose the movement for what it is. She knows you're not going to do that when you call the office. That's why she wants the media out there in the heat of your passion exposing your sorted personalities.

CALLER: You know what I say?

RUSH: Yes?

CALLER: I say, "Bring it on!" Have them come talk. It's not complex. It's about our children and our grandchildren. It's, "Stop it! No more. No more taxes. No more spending. Clean up the mess that you've already created up there." I'm a grandmother of five, and my kids are out working to support their children. And that's what this is all about. What you said a while ago is really true: It's the generation here saying "Enough, enough, enough, enough, enough."

RUSH: Well, look, I don't want to throw cold water on you. I know that's what you're saying, but...but... (sigh) I'm going to say this again, because I'm still getting e-mails from people. In fact, somebody posted a column at World Net Daily today that was listening to me on Monday saying this thing in Washington on Saturday was aimed at both parties. I said, "No, no, no, no. This is left versus right. This is people mad at Obama and this is Obama's a tipping point. This stuff has been effervescing for years." Yeah, people are mad at Washington and Republicans, but the Republicans never did anything near bad enough to cause this kind of outpouring of sentiment. Now, the columnist says (paraphrased): "Rush is wrong. This is against everybody. It's against government. It's against Washington. It's against Republicans, Democrats," and so forth and so on.

Folks... (sigh) I know that you desperately want to believe that there's something virtuous. Oh, this woman also says that I'm running defense or defending somehow (and I'm paraphrasing what she said, I don't have it in front of me) the Republican Party. Nothing could be further from the truth. I made it plain on Monday I have nothing to do with the Republican Party. There is a conservative ascendancy happening out there. That's what's happening on the streets of America. It's not a Republican ascendancy. It's a conservative ascendancy. To have it defined as something else is going to inflict great harm. It's going to lead to some third-party movement which is guaranteed to elect Democrats for the rest of this country's existence. Now, let me... I know you're upset. You don't want any more taxes. You don't want any more spending.

Let me review for you what is happening. Do you understand they've taken over the mortgage market? Ninety percent of it. The federal government is in charge of determining who gets a mortgage -- and it's not just the federal government. It's the Obama branch of the federal government. It's the Obama administration. This is Obama's America. The Republican Party is not taking over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. That was done by Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton, and Barney Frank "the Banking Queen." The House today just voted to take over in its entirety the student loan program as soon as next year. There will be no private lending for the student loan program in six months. Now, what this adds up to is that the federal government is in charge of who gets money. The Obama administration is literally taking over all control of access to money in this country.

They've got the banks under their spell. They are sitting on Wall Street. They've got their favorite players up there. Goldman Sachs and the rest have bull's-eyes painted on them. So if they can take over the student loan market, if they can take over the home loan market, and they own the car companies, pretty soon the Obama administration is going to sit there and be the determining factor into who gets money in the form of loans to grow a business or to send a kid to school. This is not the Republicans doing this, and this is not "what Washington's always done." This is the biggest power grab ever! This is radical leftism fascism that has gotten its hooks into this country, and if you want to sit out there and say that there's no difference in the two parties, you go ahead and delude yourselves.

And I say that not defending the Republican Party. I'm telling you what we face is an onslaught of radical leftism like we have never faced before. This is not "Washington as usual." This is Washington as usual on steroids being run by radical leftists who have had designs on this since the sixties, and even prior to that. You think it might matter whether you're Republican or Democrat when you want to get your kid a student loan? You think it might matter who they can find that you contributed to in elections campaigns? You think it might matter when it comes to health care when they take that over? You think it might matter whether your procedure gets approved or not, depending on where your political loyalties lie?

Now, don't tell me the Republicans are doing this kind of stuff. The Republicans' big sin is to sit back and say nothing while this is happening! The Republicans' big sin is sitting around and letting all of you people lead this way. There is no charismatic leader in charge of this. People are fed up. It's a generational thing. We went through that mere moments ago. It's fascinating to watch. There's no racism involved here. There's just deep patriotism, people finally at the boiling point. This has been effervescing for years. I understand totally the overwhelming disgust you have for Washington, and I understand the overwhelming desire you have to lump them together. But, folks, you gotta be more discerning. As inept and as elitist and as monitor blue-blood country club as the Republican Party is, they are not fascists. They are not socialists.

They do not look down their nose at the private sector and try to destroy it! I know they all want to get rich and I know they all want to get power and I know the Republicans wish the pro-lifers would go away because they embarrass them in the party. That's chump change compared to what's going on here! Mike, I'm going to grab a sound bite here. I went past it because I didn't think I would have any need for it but it's going to dovetail just fine with what I just said. Yes, sound bite number eight before we get to 23. I want to play for you the prevailing sentiment at elitist Washington, DC, cocktail parties attended by Republican moderates. This guy is a Republican. He's on MSNBC last night. He's Frank Schaeffer, former Republican and author of Crazy for God. And the hostette says, "It doesn't seem like facts are relevant in trying to move people away from their worried beliefs here."

SCHAEFFER: We have a village idiot in this country. It's called "fundamentalist Christianity," and until we move past these people -- and let me add, as a former lifelong Republican, until the Republican leadership has the guts to stand up and say, "It would be better not to have a Republican Party than have a party that caters to the village idiot," there's going to be no end in sight. There's a fundamentalist subculture which has become a cult. It's fed red meat by buffoons like Rush Limbaugh and other people who are just not terribly bright themselves and they are talking to even stupider people. That's where we're at.

RUSH: Now, this is your average, elitist, country club, New York, liberal Republican. Frank Schaeffer is his name. First time I've heard of him. I never heard of him. This is the first time I've heard his name or heard him speak. But the point is that this illustrates exactly -- maybe not as extreme as the way this guy put it, but I'm telling you -- at the upper levels, the upper echelon of the liberal, country club, blue-blood, Republican Party is that exact sentiment toward pro-lifers: Village idiots, embarrassing, wish you'd get out.

The Republican Party has got problems, do not misunderstand me. But nothing posed by the Republican Party is as threatening as what Obama is doing. You may not want to admit this. You may want to believe something else. I'm telling you, this is about ideology. We are a fascist, socialist, whatever-you-call-it takeover and remaking of the United States of America. I don't know the Republican yet who wants to tear up the Constitution and rewrite it. I don't know who that Republican is. I don't know the Republican that wants to take over the mortgage business. I don't know the Republican that wants to put the federal government in charge of every dollar the American people have access to.

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