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Feliz Navidad! In Response to the Charge That He Caused the GOP Loss, El Rushbo Reaches Out to "Baracka Claus" Voters with EIB Amnesty


RUSH:  Everywhere I look, ladies and gentlemen, it's my fault.  It's my fault.  It's my fault the Romney ground game didn't come out. It's my fault we didn't get Virginia.  It's my fault we didn't get the black vote. It's my fault we didn't get the women vote.  It's my fault we didn't get the Hispanic vote. It's my fault.  I'm alienating everybody.  It's what's all over, it's my fault today, folks.  I got some solutions.


RUSH: Greetings, my friends, great to have you here.  Rush Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.  Open Line Friday.  When we go to the phones you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about.  Unlike Monday through Thursday where you have to talk about things I care about, not the case on Friday.  Here is the telephone number: 800-282-2882, the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com

I'm not kidding.  We got it in the sound bites.  Wherever you go, it's my fault.  I need to close down my show. I need to close up shop and go away.  It's the only way the Republicans are ever gonna have a chance.  I just have to go away.  By the way, I've noticed a lot of people are starting to moderate, ladies and gentlemen, on the issue of immigration.  It seems to be the wave, and so I want to propose something here.  How about the EIB El Rushbo amnesty plan.  We give every illegal alien currently living in the country amnesty, and they can't vote for 25 years.  And we'll see who is really interested in this.  He-he-he-he-he.  I'm not kidding.  Wherever I go -- we've got some sound bites on this -- it's all my fault. 

And this Santa Claus business, folks, Bob Beckel, "Limbaugh and these guys are yahoos, Santa Claus, the dependent class, 47%, that's what got Romney in a problem, that's not who our voters are. That's not who's voting Democrat. It's an insult.  It isn't impossible, it's not the way. These guys need to shut up."  This thing has really, a throwaway line, Santa Claus.  Arnold Ahlert, who used to write columns for the New York Post, he's in Jewish World Review is where I found this one, and his idea is, folks, look, we're headed to collapse.  It's just a question of when.  Have you see what's going on in Argentina?  About 700,000 people are protesting the government in Argentina.  Their economy collapsed 11 years ago. 

The number, if you do population comparisons, the number of people protesting in Argentina would equal five million in this country if you make a population adjustment.  Five million people are protesting the government.  It took 'em 11 years. The economy tanked in Argentina 11 years ago and they're just now figuring it out.  Now, Arnold Ahlert's point is we're heading to collapse anyway, just get out of the way.  Boehner and McConnell, just let the Democrats have everything they want with no opposition.  None.  It's headed to collapse anyway, and when it does collapse, nobody can say that the Republicans had anything to do with it. Nobody can say the Republicans obstructed. Nobody can say it's the Republicans' fault because they got out of the way. 

It's actually quite an interesting proposition, just to make a point.  He says, "I have a suggestion for the Republicans, one they won't hear from anyone else: Give Barry and Company everything they want, without an iota of resistance. Let 'em raise taxes and the debt ceiling, gut the military, and run up trillions of dollars of additional deficits and debt. Then stand back, and let an utterly corrupt media chronicle the demise--without being able to pin an ounce of the ensuing socialist catastrophe on an 'obstructionist' GOP.

"Harry Reid wants to end the filibuster? Tell him it won't be necessary. For the next four years, Republicans will do what a certain Senator from Illinois made a career of doing: They will simply vote 'present' on every bill put before them in both houses of Congress. In effect, give Democrats the same unassailable majority they had in 2008 -- the same one that led directly to the passage of ObamaCare.  Radical? Compared to what? Watching a president get re-elected, despite four major scandals, the worst recovery on record, and the explosion of entitlements -- all of which was blamed on the aforementioned Republican obstructionism? Being blamed for everything that will go wrong from 2012 to 2016, completely irrespective of reality or the truth?"

He's got a point.  The Republicans are gonna get blamed, because you do have a corrupt media, and of course the Democrat voters are gonna believe that.  What's gonna change?  What's gonna change to make them not believe it?  If these four years get blamed on George Bush... (laughing) When I saw that in the exit poll data, I said, "Oh, no, this has to be BS.  It just can't be.  And if it is not BS, then, you know, we're outnumbered.  We've lost the country." 

A little audio sound bite just to show you what I'm talking about.  This is Diane Sawyer.  This last night, ABC's World News Tonight.  Diane Sawyer interviewing John Boehner, and they're talking about the election.

SAWYER:  There have been a lot of Republican comments since Rush Limbaugh said...

RUSH ARCHIVE:  I went to bed last night thinking we've lost the country. 

SAWYER:  We’ve lost the country. We're outnumbered. Al Cardenas has said that the party has gotten, these are his words, "too old, too white, too male." Is that right?

BOEHNER: Well, I think what Republicans need to learn is how do we speak to all Americans? You know, not just the people who look like us and act like us, but how do we speak to all Americans?

RUSH:  (laughing)  Folks, the futility of it.  How can I laugh?  Just the utter futility of it.  We need to learn how to speak to all Americans.  (laughing) I'm sorry, this is how I felt the past two days.  Here, grab sound bite number 22.  This is John Boehner.  He had a press conference today, meeting with the press in Washington, and he repeated that he thinks this is a great opportunity now for Obama to lead.

BOEHNER:  This is an opportunity for the president to lead.  This is his moment to engage the Congress and work towards a solution that can pass both chambers.  Earlier this week the president and I had a short conversation.  It was cordial.  I think we both understand that trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country, and I'm hopeful that productive conversations can begin soon so that we can forge an agreement that can pass the Congress.

RUSH:  Okay.  So this is the moment to engage the Congress, an opportunity for the president to lead.  Go back, audio sound bite number two, Diane Sawyer and Boehner talking about the election again and what we Republicans need to do. 

SAWYER:  There have been a lot of Republican comments since Rush Limbaugh said...

RUSH ARCHIVE:  I went to bed last night thinking we've lost the country. 

SAWYER:  We’ve lost the country. We're outnumbered. Al Cardenas has said that the party has gotten, these are his words, "too old, too white, too male." Is that right?

BOEHNER: Well, I think what Republicans need to learn is how do we speak to all Americans? You know, not just the people who look like us and act like us, but how do we speak to all Americans?

RUSH: Let me help, ladies and gentlemen.  We're talking about Santa Claus for the past couple, three days.  Let's reach out to the Hispanic community and make sure they get the message here, the EIB Network. 

(playing of song)

RUSH:  The Baracka Claus. 

(continued playing of song)

RUSH:  And Papa Noel.  Papa Noel. 

(continued playing of song) 

RUSH:  Jose Feliciano singing Papa Noel.  Baracka Claus. 

(continued playing of song) 

RUSH:  There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, outreach in the EIB Network.  Jose Feliciano and Feliz Navidad, as we make sure our Spanish-speaking audience members understand one of the things we've been discussing this week.


RUSH:  And continuing our outreach in the bumper rotation: Mambo Number 5, Lou Bega here at the Excellence in Broadcasting Network.  Santa Claus has 'em just beside themselves, even on the Fox News Channel. They were talking about it on The Five yesterday.

BECKEL:  They also don't believe in dependency, believe it or not.  This election being about "makers and takers" is just one of the most vastly overrated, uh, analysis of this campaign.  When the 47% comes up, let's remember: A huge chunk of that is people on Social Security and Medicare, who have paid for their own Social Security and Medicare.  When Limbaugh says that, he's talking about people on welfare, I assume. But he's mimicking the 47%.

RUSH:  No! I'm talking about the way people look at the Democrat Party, Bob.  The Democrat Party is seen as Santa Claus.  Free stuff!  Beckel continued...

BECKEL:  Ronald Reagan was the last Republican to have a comprehensive, uh, immigration reform policy, and it worked. And George Bush was the one who could talk to Hispanics, and it worked.  But you all now are letting that party be run by a bunch of yahoos who talk their mouth off, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of these people who don't -- want to build these big fences --

GUTFELD:  How does Rush run the Republican Party?  Just curious.

BECKEL:  Because he talks about big fences and keeping all these illegals out.

GUTFELD:  He's a radio host.  He's not running the GOP.  He's not running the right.

BECKEL:  Oh, he's not?

RUSH:  (laughing)  Simpson-Mazzoli. Beckel says, "Hey, Ronald Reagan, it worked!" We gotta define that, folks.  You know, my problem is I live in Realville and these people don't.  They live on Fantasy Island, where Santa Claus shows up every day.  I don't.  Ronald Reagan passed amnesty in 1986.  It legalized three million illegal aliens and that was supposed to be the end of it.  That way, we were gonna get control of the borders and we were not gonna have the problem.  Now we have 20 million illegals. 

It didn't work, Bob. 

That's the big point: It didn't work. 

Unless you're the Democrat Party, and then it's working fine.  That's why I say I'm willing to compromise.  I'm willing to reach out.  EIB amnesty.  Go and find every illegal alien in the country. Find 'em; beg them to come forward. We're gonna give 'em a path. In fact, we're not even gonna give them a path. We're gonna proclaim them citizens. We're gonna make them citizens right now, but they can't vote for 25 years.  And we'll see what kind of interest we have in amnesty, with that requirement.  Now, Greg Gutfeld wanted to get in on this, this discussion of me and Santa Claus at The Five.  He said this...

GUTFELD:  But you can beat Santa Claus. You take his clothes.  I say take Santa’s clothes, exposing these ideas of dependency as corrupt. I don't believe that the people that voted for Obama don't believe in achieving; I don't believe that they don't believe in excellence. They need... But, you know, we need to reach out as a conservative why the way they're going is working against them.

RUSH:  Okay, now Gutfield, this is interesting.  "You can beat Santa Claus.  You take his clothes.  I say take Santa’s clothes, exposing these ideas of dependency as corrupt." Uh, we've been trying that.  I don't know how many different ways it has been attempted, morally, ethically, economically.  But the bottom line is there's no sense of "outreach" that seems to work.  He says, "I don't believe that they don't believe in excellence. They need..."  Well, all we know is that the people...  What is the Democrat Party known for?  What is it thought of? 

It's thought of as the party of free stuff. 

It's part of what everybody thinks of as compassion.

(Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

RUSH: In fact, it's the Democrat Party that's Santa Claus, folks, not the government.  It's just the government when they run it.  And so let's just tell everybody what's happened and what's coming every day, what's on the way. 

(Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

RUSH: The vocal portrayal here, folks, is Michael Bolton. 

(song continues) 

RUSH: EIB Network. 

(song continues) 

RUSH: Can you believe they keep saying it's my fault?  It's my fault, folks.  I'm driving everybody away. I'm driving the Hispanics away. I'm driving people who like Christmas away! I'm driving people who believe in Santa Claus away. I'm driving away African-Americans. I'm driving away single women, the vagina crowd. I'm driving 'em all away. It's all my fault.  That's the Drive-By Media analysis of the election. 

(song continues) 

RUSH: Obama didn't win.  I lost it! 

(song continues) 

RUSH: (signing) "He knows when you're working, he knows when you're not, and he doesn't care either way."

(song continues) 

RUSH:  Today is day 11 for people without power in New Jersey and New York, day 11.  Don't worry. 

(song continues) 

RUSH: It's exactly right.  Santa Claus is coming.  Government will fix it.  Just be patient.


RUSH: Now, I went and looked something up.  I was really curious about this.  We've been talking the past two days about amnesty, illegal immigration, and why Hispanics vote Democrat.  It's stunning, there's a truth out there and nobody wants to admit it; the Republican Party doesn't want to admit it; and very few Republican pundits want to admit it.  The Democrat Party is not getting the Hispanic vote because of immigration policy.  I'll mention Heather Mac Donald again.  She's a scholar on this stuff, and she's concluded, she's studied it, she's found out, she's looked at the data.  Seventy-five percent of the Hispanic vote goes to the Democrat Party because the Democrat Party's Santa Claus. 

The Democrat Party is the party seen as the social safety net, the hammock, not even a safety net anymore, it's a hammock.  And it's been a hammock for a while.  The Democrat Party's seen that.  The Republican Party's not.  This is indisputable.  Nobody associates voting for the Republican Party and getting stuff, do they?  Everybody associates voting for the Democrat Party and getting stuff.  I don't care how it offends people. I don't care if it seems abrasive. It's undeniable.  Seventy-five percent of the Hispanic vote votes for the Democrat Party for reasons that have nothing to do with immigration. 

So I went back, because Bob Beckel said that Reagan granted amnesty in 1986, and it worked.  What worked?  Well, if you want to say granting amnesty to three million illegals worked, okay, three million illegals were made citizens.  Okay, that worked.  What?  Incumbent with the passage of Simpson-Mazzoli, which was the legislation that granted amnesty, was the assurance that that was it.  If we just legalize the three million illegals who were there at the time and secure the border, we solved the problem.  Well, of course everything Washington does doesn't solve the problem.  All Washington does is exacerbate a problem.  They create a problem.  They then say they're the only ones to fix it. They go in and fix it, and the problem gets bigger.  And then it's all over again:  "Well, we need a new amnesty plan."  Why?  I thought the one in '86 worked.  Bob Beckel just said it worked. 

Let's take another way, look another way at how it worked.  Ronaldus Magnus passes amnesty, Simpson-Mazzoli in 1986.  Ronald Reagan in 1984 got 37% of the Hispanic vote.  So the Republican Party getting 37% of the Hispanic vote when Reagan signs amnesty.  George H. W. Bush, Bush 41, runs for office in 1988, two years after Simpson-Mazzoli.  Two years after the Republican Party is seen as heroically granting amnesty, what percentage of the Hispanic vote do you think that George H. W. Bush got two years after Reagan passed amnesty?  Thirty percent.  The Republican Party lost 7% of the Hispanic vote after passing amnesty. 

Now, am I saying that there's a correlation?  I don't know.  But I can say the Republican Party did not increase its support from the Hispanic community after passing amnesty.  It lost it.  Now, the reason why this important, we're told, we plebes, we know-nothings out here, we're told that the Republican Party is demographically seeing itself eroded out of existence and we've got to learn how to talk to these people. We gotta learn how to speak to the African-Americans.  Every time we try, they make fun of us.  Every time we try to speak the language of these groups they make fun of us, or they call us racists or they say that we're insensitive. Every time we try to speak to them, in their language, in ways they can understand.  That's one observation. 

We're also told that if we don't pass amnesty, if we don't get on the right side of this amnesty issue, we're gonna lose perpetually the Hispanic vote, we're never gonna get it.  Well, we're losing what, 30% of it, 25% anyway? My only point to you is, the Republican Party, Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to three million illegals in 1986, two years after getting 37% of the Hispanic vote.  George H. W. Bush running for president as a Republican, Reagan's vice president, two years after amnesty, two years after really shoring up the Hispanic vote, got 30%.  Lost 7%.  Now, you may not be able to say that amnesty lost it, but you definitely can say that granting amnesty did not increase Hispanic support for Republican candidates.  It's in the numbers.  The numbers don't lie.  There is a reason Hispanics vote for the Democrat Party. 

There's a reason that everybody who votes for the Democrat Party votes for the Democrat Party.  Trial lawyers, you're voting for the Democrat Party 'cause the game is rigged in your favor.  Legislation is passed allowing you to score big time bucks suing the pants off of whoever you want.  If you're in the unions, you know full well that the game is stacked in your direction.  So you're voting Democrat.  If you're Hollywood, if you are academia, you're voting it because you supposedly believe the ideology.  But what do you believe?  What is the ideology?  That the Democrats care more.  Why is that the case?  'Cause they give more stuff away? 

What is the definition of Democrat compassion, by the way?  Isn't it the number of people who get stuff?  Isn't it the number of people being taken care of?  And isn't the definition of compassion or lack of compassion for the Republicans because they're cold-hearted and cruel?  And what does that mean?  They don't give people stuff.  What else could it mean?  Why is it said the Republicans don't have compassion and the Democrats do?  What does that actually mean?  We're not talking emotions.  Republicans love people every bit as much as Democrats do.  But the media and the Democrats say we don't, we're racists and we hate and so forth.  Plus, we don't give stuff.  We're perceived as not giving. 

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.  Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.  Richard Nixon created more government programs than I can shake a stick at, second only to FDR.  Richard Nixon, OSHA, Richard Nixon, EPA.  What did it do for him?  Affirmative action, Richard Nixon, a Republican.  George W. Bush, a Medicare entitlement.  What did it do for him and the Republicans?  Even when the Republicans give stuff away, they don't, quote, unquote, get credit for it because why?  They don't really mean it.  It is not arguable.  It's not debatable why people vote for the Democrat Party.  You can see it in the Hispanic numbers.  You can see it.  It's not about immigration policy. 

Again, I want to reiterate, and we've thought this through here at EIB, and we are ready to announce our own amnesty plan.  Immediate citizenship for every illegal citizen in the country now.  Just come forward.  The only requirement is you can't vote for 25 years.  Or, if that's too stringent, you can't vote for the number of years you've been in the country.  That would require you to be honest and admit how long you've been here.  That wouldn't work because that wouldn't work.  So 20, 25 years.  You can't vote, but let's see what kind of support that would get.  I don't think very much, particularly on the Democrat side.  Richard Nixon, 35% of the Hispanic vote in 1972.  He won in a landslide.  Then Watergate came, 35% Hispanic vote, Nixon 72.  Reagan, 37% Hispanic vote in 1984, passes amnesty two years later, and in another two years, 7% fewer Hispanics vote for George H. W. Bush. So we go from 37 to 30% after passing amnesty. 

It's amazing how the Republicans could be tricked.  They say don't criticize a Democrat president, particularly don't criticize Obama, you're gonna be called a racist and then that's gonna really tick off the independents. Okay, okay, we won't, we won't.  We won't and we won't be critical of the president when we run for office against him.  We'll call him a great guy. He's a nice guy, he just doesn't know what he's doing. We'll be as nice as we can and we'll get the independents, and guess what?  Romney got the independent vote and what happened?  He didn't win the election, did he?  You notice how easy it is to talk Beltway Republicans into strategies, policies that are suicidal?  And now that's what this immigration stuff is, because that's not why Democrats get the votes of 75% of the Hispanic population.


RUSH: Here's another example of me, El Rushbo, being the problem.  Charlie Cook yesterday in Washington, a well known pollster and analyst. During a leading authorities panel discussion about the election, an audience member said, "What's the path forward for America and Republicans, particularly the Hispanic vote?"

COOK:  I tend to think of myself -- I'm a businessman -- as sympathetic with the business community.  I think the business community has not taken a leadership role on the immigration issue and finding realistic, reasonable compromises and selling it within the Republican Party and getting some of the more exotic opinion leaders and talk radio people to shut the hell up.  When you're in a hole, stop digging, and the Republican Party needs to, number one, address the immigration issue and stop alienating Latino voters.

RUSH:  So shut the talk radio people up and stop alienating Latino voters and address the immigration issue.  The only problem is, Mr. Cook, that 75% of the Democrats, Hispanics, are not voting for Democrats because of the immigration issue.  It just isn't the case. 


RUSH:  Isn't it amazing, ladies and gentlemen, to behold the inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom?  Everybody there, everybody in punditry, every liberal media person, every conservative media person, every political strategist and analyst, every elected official all believe that the Republican Party will continue to lose elections because we're not for amnesty.  We have got to reach out, and it's the Democrats who are trying to help us, it's the Democrats in the media, the Democrats and elected Democrats trying to help us.  Yeah, Charlie Cook, "Republicans are digging a hole, you gotta stop digging a hole.  They have got to shut the talk radio people up and some of the more exotic opinion leaders and address this immigration issue, stop alienating Latino voters." 

What does that mean?  It means we gotta be for open borders and amnesty.  That's what we have to do, as Republicans.  And then our policies will not differ from Democrats' at all.  And then that will mean what on Election Day?  Does that mean that a whole bunch of Hispanics are gonna vote for the Republican?



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