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Will You Have Thanksgiving Dinner with a Side of Obamacare Propaganda, or with Rush Revere and Liberty?


RUSH: There are going to be mass cancellations next year of the people who get their insurance through the employer.  There are going to be massive premium price increases.  It's going to skyrocket because the number one demographic needed to sign up isn't, the Millennials, 'cause they don't have any money, and they're not sick, and they don't want to pay for other people's birth control pills, and half of 'em are still on mom and dad's policy anyway, so why should they sign up? 

So if you couple the fact they don't have any money, they're still on mom and dad's policy, probably still living at home, and they can't find any jobs, how in the heck are they supposed to prop up the system?  They can't.  They simply don't have the money, nor does anybody else.  It is only going to get worse.  There isn't a fix for it, and so that's why Organizing for Action, the offshoot of the Obama website, Organizing for America, is urging all of its supporters to dominate Thanksgiving dinner talking up and selling Obamacare.  On the website they've even got a script for Obama acolytes.  It's called, "Health Care for the Holidays."

"At Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, 'people will be under the misconception that the government-designed health-payment plans are too expensive. Tell them: There are a variety of plans available in the new health insurance marketplace, so you can pick one that fits your budget. There's also financial assistance available based on how much you make.'"

This is in the script.  So young Obamacare robots are gonna be pockmarking family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners selling Obamacare, the true believers.  They're being sent little marching orders via the Organizing for Action website.  Right?  Exactly right.  On the day that we are all supposed to be -- again, read George Washington's original Thanksgiving proclamation.  It is giving thanks to God for the United States of America.  Thanksgiving is a national American holiday, and its purpose is to thank God for the United States of America, and instead Obama acolytes are being propagandized to take over Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to convince people to give thanks to Obama for Obamacare. 

Now, if I may, folks, you know, every year on this program on the day before Thanksgiving I read from my book, "The Real Story of Thanksgiving."  I'm not gonna do it this year, I don't think, because we got a special change planned for Thursday, the actual program on Thanksgiving Day.  But it's things like this, this Organizing for Action website creating a bunch of little Obamabots to go out and propagandize family Thanksgiving dinners?  That is why I got so excited with the idea to write a book for children about the truth of the founding of this country.  That's Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.  In it is the truthful, real story of Thanksgiving, and in the book, the reader is taken to the first Thanksgiving, because Rush Revere is personally invited by William Bradford to attend.  In fact, we even reproduce the official invite that Rush Revere got from William Bradford. 

This is why I did the book, because this kind of propaganda is out there. It's not just contained in the schools.  Even at home the left is trying to corrupt and propagandize people by sending their little army of robots out to take over dinners and propagandize how great Obama is on Thanksgiving.  By the way, folks, since I'm talking about this, we're getting the cutest Thanksgiving drawings.  At the TwoIfByTea.com website, at the Adventures of Rush Revere portal, we've offered people to download blank outlines of Liberty, the talking horse, one of the favorite characters, and Rush Revere for the kids to color. It's like a little coloring book, except coloring pages. 

You can download and print them out and give to the kids who are reading the book to color.  They are bubbles where they can put in their own quotation of whatever the horse, Liberty, happens to be saying in their picture.  We started a little art contest here, and we're getting the cutest drawings of Liberty the horse and Liberty's standing next to a turkey in our little drawing that we have made the outline of, and the kids can then download it and color it in. All of this is explained at the Rush Revere portal at TwoIfByTea.com.  But it's a contest, and people can get their entries in as soon as they can by just going to TwoIfByTea.com and clicking on the Adventures of Rush Revere, you see the art contest and don't forget the Rush, Rush, Rushing to Your School contest, either.  So this is just the beginning, folks.  We have only begun to scratch the surface with all this.

RUSH:  No, no.  The Pilgrims Thanksgiving?  It was not to give thanks to Obama.  It was not to give thanks to the Indians.  The first Thanksgiving was giving thanks to God.  That's the importance of the truthfulness of this story in getting out to people, and that's why it's in the book. The timing of this couldn't be better, with the book's release and the subject matter and Thanksgiving. 

George Washington's first Thanksgiving proclamation is thanking God.  The number of times he use the word "God" in that proclamation would stun your average low-information Democrat today.  It would stun them.  The whole point was thanking God for the United States of America.  Somebody sent me a joke e-mail.  "Well, Rush, were the Pilgrims thanking Obama then?"  No, the Pilgrims were not thanking Obama. 


RUSH: Here's Carol in North Carolina.  Cary, North Carolina.  Great to have you, Carol.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi.  It's a real treat to talk to you.

RUSH:  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  I've been listening to your show since... Gosh, it was within weeks of its inception.  I was so amazed to find somebody that actually agreed with me.  That's probably still the case all these years later.  Oh, and, by the way, I think it's ironic that President Obama is asking people to discuss what's probably the biggest legislative turkey of our lifetime --

RUSH:  (laughing)

CALLER:  -- with you are our Thanksgiving birds.

RUSH:  You know, if you go to this website and look at this script, this is really creepy.  It really illustrates how they think their people are just nothing but robots and they're giving them an at all script. "How to plan your talk. Start a packing list. Start the conversation. Pledge to have the talk."  It is really collectivist creepy here, this whole thing, and you're right.  I love your line.

CALLER: (giggles)  Well, thanks.

RUSH:  Biggest legislative turkey of our lifetime right here at our table.

CALLER:  (laughing) I think it probably is.  The reason I'm calling is in '94 the Republicans swept into power when they nationalized the election with the Contract with America.

RUSH:  That's right.

CALLER:  It seems to me that in 2014, the issues are national.  It's Obamacare.  So it seems to me that if Republicans follow their same model, they might be able to win again.  Make it say that they oppose Obamacare, but don't just leave it as Obamacare versus the status quo.  If they can't come up with a plan that they can get behind, at least they could lay out some free market principles that are patient centered, that they could run on.  What do you think?

RUSH:  Now, that is an excellent point, 'cause I'll tell you, again...  I didn't get to these last week 'cause they made me mad. I didn't play these sound bites because they made me mad, and I didn't want the people who uttered these words to look bad on this program so I didn't play the sound bites. It was a bunch of Republicans saying that if we're gonna oppose Obamacare, we have to have an alternative.  They don't have to have an alternative plan.  What they meant -- and these are people that you admire, and they're just...

The idea that okay, the Democrats propose something like Obamacare, and their point was, "We just can't say no; we have to have an alternative."  Why?  Why can't we just say no?  Why do they always get to set the agenda, and our answer to it is always to assume that everybody wants it? We just have to come up with our own version that's better?  Why not just say "no"?  And the way to say "no" is exactly what Carol just said, and maybe you could call this an alternative. 

"No, this is not the way to fix health care.  The way to fix health care is..." and then teach the free market.  Teach free market principles. Teach people how free market principles could accomplish what they want: More competition, which would equal lower prices, which would equal more health care and greater choice -- and it does not require a legislative plan.  What it requires is government getting out of it. 

The problem that I have is these people proposing an "alternative," is they mean a legislative alternative, and that's the mistake the Republicans make. Instead of coming up with their own bill, say, "No, this is not the way to fix it.  The way to fix our problems is..." and then you teach the free market.  You talk about health savings accounts if you want. You talk about how health care ought to be priced in such a way like everything else is, based on what people can afford (like hotel rooms are and airline flights) and on what they want.  If you only want to buy insurance for catastrophes, buy it! 

If you don't want to have to buy insurance and for everybody else to have birth control pills, you don't have to. It would be a golden opportunity to explain what we as conservatives are about.  The problem is, folks, that way too many Republicans have been Washingtonized and think that everything must change by virtue of a bill, that there must be a law.  Well, the best way to affect change positively in health care is to start eliminating laws and turn the market loose and devise a system so that doctors can charge whatever they want, doctors can do whatever service they want. Insurance companies can insure whatever you want and are willing to pay for, and it's priced on the ability you have to pay for it, outside of catastrophes and emergencies, which are obviously outside of anybody's ability to afford, that's what you really need big-time insurance for.  Okay, you have it. 

It's a golden opportunity.  It would make an ideal campaign theme for the Republican Party at large in next year's midterm elections.  The problem is, I don't know how many Republicans are thinking that way.  That's my problem.  I know all the Tea Party types are.  The Ted Cruz, the Mike Lees, and all of the conservatives, but I don't know how many Republicans are thinking this way.  I'm telling you, I didn't play those bites 'cause I didn't want you hearing these people talking about an alternative to Obamacare.  I didn't want them to hurt themselves by having themselves heard on this program.  So that's why I broomed the sound bites.  I was trying to do them a favor.  But they were a couple of governors and presidential hopefuls and so forth. 

They get caught up in this trap of needing an alternative piece of legislation.  We need an alternative amnesty bill. No, we don't. What we need every time the Democrats propose something is "no."  We're in this mess from the New Deal on because the Democrats have gotten what they wanted.  Just say "no" to it.  We don't have the money anyway for all of these brand-new pieces of legislation. 

Now, as for nationalizing the elections, that's true.  In 1994, Contract with America took House races, which largely depend on local issues, you know, who's brought home the bacon, who got the sanitation plant built and all that.  And instead, the '94 campaign was about the danger Democrats posed to foreign policy, economic policy, on national basis.  And it worked.  And the reason it worked is because there was a singular strategy behind it.  Back then, in '94, that bunch of Republicans wanted to beat Democrats. They wanted to eliminate 'em. They wanted to take over the Speakership. They wanted to take over.  I don't know that the Republican Party has that same mentality today.  I hope that they do, but I don't know.  I gotta take a break.  Carol, thanks much. 



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