RUSH: The vice president was the target of an assassination attempt at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. The Taliban is taking credit for this saying that Cheney was the target. I mentioned last week that Dick Cheney is my hero. He’s been on the warpath lately, folks, and as I said last week: it’s about time. Where’s the administration been during all of these attacks? This is very refreshing. Cheney has been out there taking on the Drive-Bys. He’s been out there taking on the Democrats, and he hasn’t been holding back and he hasn’t been backing down. He properly characterized Pelosi’s stance, that is basically pro-Al-Qaeda and owns defeat in the war in Iraq. When the controversy ensued, he didn’t hold back. He continued to say it.
He continued to make it clear for members of the Drive-By who wanted to try to obfuscate it and spin it into something that it wasn’t. So he’s been taking on the media. He’s traveling the world. He’s out there appearing on television shows, and he’s completely unapologetic for the war in Iraq. He’s traveling around shoring up alliances and making sure the Afghans know we’re there for the cause, and giving a what-for to the Pakistan president: Musharraf. It leads to the question, “Where has the administration been the last two years?” It’s good that he’s out there, and I’m thrilled that this is going on, and it’s having an impact. There are stories galore in my stacks today about how the Democrats are falling apart in both the House and the Senate. They are finding out, it says in an AP story, that it’s far different to actually implement some things that they were talking about during the campaign than it was to just say them. There are breakdowns within the various cauci of the Democrat Party inside the House.
Dingy Harry has withdrawn the resolution that they were talking about advancing, that would rewrite the use-of-force authorization for Iraq in 2002. But I want to call your attention to something that I was alerted to today. I didn’t find this on my own. I must give credit where credit is due. I was alerted to this by a friend. The Huffington Post, which is a wacko leftist website — which is not really far from some of the truly kooky left-wing websites out there — ran a story on the attempted assassination of Dick Cheney at Bagram Air Force Base in Iraq. It was just a straightforward report, just a couple of pictures with a short little blurb from the wire services. It’s the comments from people who read the Huffington Post to which I call your attention. Here are just some of them, and we’re going to link to this. Dean, go ahead and put it up now. I want a link to this Huffington Post entry so that you can go read this yourself before they pull it down if they do pull it down. [Comments deleted before the end of Tuesday’s show.] Here are comments from Democrats and liberals.
Keep in mind, as we always say, these are the people who claim to have the biggest hearts. These are the people who claim to have the tolerance. These are the people that when anybody on the right says anything that offends them, anything at all, they come back and make charges of racism and sexism and bigotry and homophobia — and these are the people calling for an end to all the “mean-spiritedness” and the “politics of personal destruction.” These are the people who are telling us that they are a cut above; that they care; that they have more love and compassion for humanity than do conservatives. So with that in mind, listen to some of these comments.
?Darth sure does manage to spread a little cheer everywhere he goes.?
?So Cheney is personally responsible for the deaths of 14 innocent people…and then he waddles off to lunch!! What a piece of [excrement].?
The next three are pretty good: ?They missed. Too bad.?
We have people commenting at the Huffington Post wishing that Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, whoever, had succeeded in assassinating Dick Cheney!
Another one: ?Too bad they missed.?
The next comment: ?You can’t kill pure evil. Like an exorcism you have to drive a stake through it.? The next comment: ?If at first you don’t succeed?? Next comment: ?Better luck next time, Taliban. What a different world we would be living in today if they had succeeded. Dr. Evil escapes again. Damn.” “Sounds like a BS attempt. The VP’s inside some sort of compound and they blow up a bomb at the front door? C—-t. At least lob a few grenades into the compound,? presumably to kill Cheney. ?They missed? Damn it. I hope they try again before he leaves.? Not all the comments are this way, but a good number of them are, and we’ll link to this particular post at Huffington Post on RushLimbaugh.com so you can go right to it and see it yourself. This is sick stuff, and it’s not the first time this kind of death wish has appeared. By no means is it the first time you can find death wishes on left-wing blogs and websites when it comes to either the president or the vice president.
It leads me to, once again, discuss what we were talking about toward the end of the program yesterday. How is it that you explain visceral, literal hatred for somebody you don’t know? It’s one thing to disagree with somebody’s policies, but this is crossing a new line now, actively wishing — and it’s not new, by the way. We’ve had books on how to assassinate George W. Bush in the 2004 campaign. We had a movie in which President Bush was assassinated, leading up to the 2006 election. We have had numerous examples of this kind of expressed hatred and a desire for assassination, the killing or the death of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and whoever else. These are people who do not know these men personally, have never met them, and don’t have the slightest idea who they really are. This is all based on, supposedly, policy differences. But it can’t be based on just that.
There has to be something far deeper involved to make these kinds of people make these kinds of comments. I’m not enough of a psychoanalyst to be able to delve into it. There are others, though, who are and who have. It would be interesting to repeat some things. One of the examples I’ve read from some is that many of these people just have an overall God problem. They don’t believe in God, and therefore they will believe in anything. They have deep-rooted family problems, father problems, problems with their fathers. I’m reading all kinds of comments to try to explain why it is that there’s such personal hatred — and you can’t rule out the fact of faith and religion, which is intimidating to people who don’t believe in God. Any god. When they don’t believe in something larger than exists on earth, and somebody comes along who is a leader who does, they feel threatened, imposed upon, and like they’re under the bright lights of judgment.
Well, whatever it is, it is sick, and it resides exclusively on the left. Yet these people get away with this image of love and tolerance and compassion, humanitarianism and all of this, when they’re just a bunch of sickies. When you read this, you’re going to want to throw up, that there are actually American citizens hoping for the assassination of the vice president of the United States. You know, you go back to the nineties. On our side of the aisle, there was a tremendous amount of disgust with Bill Clinton over any number of things. I don’t recall anybody actively wishing — and I don’t recall any movies, nor do I recall any books devoted to the subject of assassinating Bill Clinton or Hillary or the vice president, Al Gore. It’s a new phenomena and it’s not just related to the Florida 2000 imbroglio and the aftermath. There are some sick, sick people out there. This is all happening, by the way, after they won the election. These people are incapable of happiness; they are incapable of objectivity; they are incapable of finding the truth anywhere, and they don’t want to by any stretch of the imagination.
The truth will threaten the alternative reality they’ve created for themselves. They don’t want to be threatened in that way. This is why I’m still stunned that the Republicans lost the 2006 election. Actually, I’m stunned the Democrats won it, but I think the way to explain it is the Republicans did lose it. They just weren’t giving anybody reasons to vote for them. I don’t want to rehash all that, but this is not new. It’s been going on and on and on. I’ve always been under the impression that the American people simply, en masse, as a majority, are not the type of people today to embrace this kind of thing or to embrace the kind of people who espouse it, or to embrace the people that these sickos would vote for.
RUSH: This is Marsha in Overland Park, Kansas. I used to live there, Marsha, in a little shack. How are you? Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Oh, thank you so much for taking my call. As a proud mother of an American soldier, my blood boils when I hear about this Huffington website and all these other people out there that are always taking aim at our leaders. In this case, Rush, it sounds to me like they certainly don’t care about wanting to take additional aim at our soldiers because with every comment about additional bombs and attacks on that military base that they’re hoping to get the vice president, they’re hoping that another American soldier is killed as well.
RUSH: Wait. But, Marsha, these people say they “support the troops.” How can you possibly think that?
CALLER: Well, I have another idea for the people that say they support the troops.
CALLER: I would like for all the ones that want to spit on them or want to stop recruiting or just plain be mean and ugly to these wonderful patriots, I would like for them to just put a nice, big, yellow, cowardly flag in their yard. Because God forbid we are ever attacked on our American soil, then our soldiers will know who they need to just walk past as they’re protecting us. Because they certainly don’t think our soldiers are necessary, so they certainly don’t think they need to be protected as well.
RUSH: Of course not. Not only that, the latest attempt by the Drive-By Media was an AP story to impugn the honor and the intelligence of men and women in the Armed Forces. It was just a rehash of things they’ve always tried in the past, that they come from the poorest backgrounds and the poorest places, and since America has so little economic opportunity, they have no choice but to risk their lives in order to gain an education and perhaps earn a living — and they’re impugned for that! I’ve always said, “Let’s just say for a moment, hypothetically, it’s true. It’s not, let?s say it is. Why impugn them for that? If they’re willing to risk their lives in order to have a future, why is that worthy of criticism?”
Well, the latest assault on members of the military claims the vast majority of them come from little towns, dust bowl towns with no future and with no schooling and with no education. It’s repugnant to me to watch an ongoing, recycled effort to impugn the honor and the integrity of the volunteers of the US Armed Forces. The capper today, of course, is when Vice President Cheney escapes the assassination attempt, and Democrats at the Huffington Post commenting on that news story express regret that the Taliban missed, and say that they hope the Taliban gets him next time.
RUSH: By the way, a little update, ladies and gentlemen. Our first item in the program today: the Huffington Post, in their news section, posted a story on the attempted assassination of Dick Cheney today by Taliban commanders and terrorists at Bagram Air Force Base, leading to comments after the news story suggesting that it was unfortunate Cheney was not killed. We posted the link to that site at RushLimbaugh.com. They’ve now shut down the comments and they have eliminated some of the offensive ones. So if you go there now, you will not see the first comment — and I didn?t share this one with you because it’s the F-word. That’s all it is. The first comment, the news that Cheney didn’t die, that’s gone, and it’s been replaced with something sweet and light and so forth and so on. But they’ve stopped comments to that particular item in their news section and have eliminated, I’m told, some of the offensive comments hoping that Cheney dies or should have died or will die in the next attack or what have you.
RUSH: I have to share this with you, too. I have a friend responding to the Huffington Post comments that we shared with you at the opening of the program today in which many of the protesters — or commentors, I should say; many of the people — posting comments expressed anger that Cheney had not been assassinated and wishing the Taliban well in their next attempt.
The friend of mine in California has just sent me a copy of an instant message chat that he had with a comedy writer of a prominent late-night American talk show. He will not tell me which show, but he said, “You’re free to use this, just don’t try and figure out what show. I’m not going to tell you what show it is. I’m not going to give you the guy’s name. It’s probably more than one show anyway,” but here is what he sent me. (paraphrased from original)
Comedy writer: If Cheney wasn’t such a p****, he’d get killed and bring some happiness to the country, and I’d have a much needed day off. That bloated f*** can’t do anything right.
My friend: If you want me to think you’re vile scum, you’re doing a precision job.
Comedy writer: It’s not just me. We all think it would be a hoot if Cheney died.
My friend: You and your ignorant pals who think global warming and carbon offsets are the issue of our times, and who ignorantly put your heads in sand while the global jihadist movement continues?
Comedy writer: Nope. We just want Cheney to die.
My friend: You’re pathetic.
Comedy writer: I’m hilarious. I wish that bloated excrement was dead. We all do.
RUSH: This is a comedy writer at a prominent late-night talk show, and he claims that all the writers on this show have the same view. Now, this clearly, ladies and gentlemen, is sick. These people have a hatred and a disgust for Cheney (and probably Bush) that cannot be explained, other than that they’re liberals. This makes no sense whatsoever. Their day happens to be dominated by how much they hate people, which is why I’ve often said, ?I can’t imagine what it’s like to get up with such anger and hate every day. What must life be like??