RUSH: A little note about this Washington Post story which I shared elements of it with you moments ago: “Despite Advocacy, Alito is Not on Public’s Radar Screen: … Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster, said three factors have helped defuse what many experts thought would be a huge fight…” You know, it’s getting to the point, whatever the experts say — be they environmental, be they sports — just go the other way. Be they economic, go the other way. The odds are much greater you’ll win the argument, or you’ll make a better prediction. “[T]he holidays, the dominance of other issues, and the lack of an effective and overarching argument against Alito by Democrats.” Now,
“What else have we said? Hostile to workers. Blacks will be put to the back of the bus. Uhhhh. Slavery in South Africa, whatever. Hates voting rights, yeah! Against one man, one vote.” They’ve said all those things. They’ve run television ads. Their left-wing interest groups have been out there saying all the things that they said about Bork, that they said about Clarence Thomas, that they’ve said about any number of conservative nominees. But they
All these are just, you know, false charges that ring hollow after awhile. Washington Times: “Democrats Dig into Alito’s Opinions on Guns and Race.” Well, they don’t have anything. They
found nothing. “Republicans quickly circulated details of at least four such cases in which Judge Alito ruled in favor of minorities.” This is after Ted Kennedy yesterday — and, by the way, those were not opening statements. It was an indictment. Those were just a bunch of different Democrat indictments against Alito as a man, as a judge, as a conservative, as a Republican, as a human being. They weren’t any opening statements. It was just pathetic, and one of the things Ted Kennedy said was that, “‘In an era when America is still too often divided by race and riches, Judge Alito has not written one single opinion on the merits in favor of a person of color alleging race discrimination on the job.’ Four cases in which Alito ruled in favor of minorities were quickly found and distributed.” Any student in his third week of law school would know this stuff. It has to be intentional — meaning, they mean to say this kind of stuff even though it’s not true. It must be intentional.
That’s what I’m wondering. I go back to the arrogance factor. I think that the great unsung personages in all this are the staff. Senator Kennedy is the walrus out there that’s reciting the words that have been written for him. But I mean he’s an old guy now. He don’t have a whole lot of energy. Happy hour is at five o’clock; the staff is working ’til midnight every night. The questions are written out for him, and I think it’s possible — and I know some of you are going to think this is a stretch because you think these Democrats, “They’re smart. Boy, they’re cagey! Well, they understand strategy.” I don’t see how you can make the case in either scenario. How can you say they’re smart if they think they can get away with a lie like this? It is not 30 years ago. It’s not 1985 when there’s nobody that’s going to respond to the lies. How many Dan Rather-type episodes are the liberals going to have to undergo to understand they can’t get away with this anymore?
The second scenario is they don’t know that he actually ruled in favor of minorities on four cases because he’s a conservative and can’t
Now Snerdley doesn’t think this is even possible. That’s because
Journalists are obsessed with being able to have that kind of power again, to shut down a war, to get rid of a president. Democrats are aligned on the same basis. So they go out and tell a lie about this that is so easily fact-checked and refuted that a kindergartener can do it. Well, you say, “Are they this dumb to think that?” One of two ways they’re dumb. They’re dumb if they think they can still get away with it, or they’re dumb if they actually don’t know that it happened. I am willing to consider — and I understand anybody who would doubt me on this, but I am willing to consider that the people on the staff — Senator Kennedy himself included — do not know that Judge Alito actually ruled in favor of minorities four times, because in their minds he’s a conservative and it’s not possible he would favor a minority. It’s just not possible. It simply isn’t! He’s a racist. He’s a conservative. He’s a white guy. He can’t possibly favor minorities! They probably think that the four cases the Republicans dug up are lies.
They probably think the Republicans just wrote the cases themselves and assigned them some case number, some imaginary judge and court, they probably don’t believe it still to this day, can’t possibly be. He’s a Republican’ he’s a conservative’ he’s a racist! That’s their thought process. Anything that challenges that sends them off into Never-Never Land — and they, unlike Johnny Depp, can’t find it. I mean, Leahy’s comments during his question period were outrageous, and Alito was just toying with him during the whole time. Leahy said that “spying on Americans without a warrant.” That’s not what happened. He’s misstating the facts. Americans were not spied on without a warrant. He throws up straw men. He’s rambling incoherently near the end of his period starting to talk about Quakers, starting to talk about his grandparents as they were discussing whether a ten-year-old girl can be strip searched. It got to the point here that… Folks, I’m just going to tell you something. Based on what I’ve seen not just in this hearing but in the last hearing as well, the liberals on this committee and the liberals everywhere do not have, they simply do not have, the intellectual firepower to take on our best.
So they have to make up these scenarios; they have to make up these lies. They lie about what the president’s doing. They lie about torture. They
We’ve done a great job of it so far. We’re winning elections on that basis. We’re not doing such a hotshot jog governing. That’s another subject. But, we’ve still convinced the American people that conservatism is a far better bet, far better way to than liberalism; the liberals during these 50 years thought they never had an enemy we had to worry about they were just a bunch of gnats swatted away with whatever mechanism they wanted to use –and as such our guys can run rings around these people. It’s not even an intellectual contest. They don’t have the intellectual firepower. They’ve got
RUSH: The Washington Post story:
I mean, it was the only thing going on out there, and one university after another, you know, raced to see who could divest from South Africa first, and then companies started, and it’s all anybody talked about. The sessions of the South African Congress, whatever it was called, led by Pieter Botha, were televised in this country so everybody could see what a monster was. This is the man keeping — after awhile people didn’t care anymore. The emotional reservoir emptied, and that’s what the Democrats have done. Everything is a scandal. For five years, every statement George Bush has made is a lie, is a scandal, is a statement. Every nominee is a monster. The terrorists are the good guys; Bush is the enemy. I’m telling you, they’ve worn out their welcome, and people simply don’t have the capacity to believe all this stuff. After awhile, you start saying, as they’re saying now, “Come on, I mean nothing can be this bad. No person can be this big a monster! Besides, real-world experience and my life tells me it isn’t as bad as you say. It will only be as bad as you say if we elect you!” That’s what’s happening out there, and they don’t even see that.