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RUSH: If you are just joining us, earlier in the program we had some sound bites from the debate last night between Sharron Angle and Dingy Harry Reid. During this debate, Dingy Harry lambasted the insurance companies again and health care reform in general.

REID: Insurance companies don’t do things out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it out of a profit motive and they have almost destroyed our economy. We need them to be forced to do mammograms. That’s why you see Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you see the baseball players wearing pink shoes and you see the football players having pink, uhh, helmets. You detected it if you do mammograms. Colonoscopies! If you do colonoscopies, colon cancer does not come ’cause you snip off the things they find when they go up, and no more. And we need to have — have insurance companies do this. It will save money in the long run to do this.

RUSH: All right, so you got football players wearing pink helmets, but the important thing here is you just listened to the most powerful man in the United States Senate, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, arguably the second or third most powerful man in our government describing colonoscopies. ‘If you do colonoscopies, colon cancer does not come because you snip off the things they find when they go up, and no more.’ It makes me wonder if at some point they snipped off something and more of Dingy Harry’s when they went up there. The more I listen to him talk, it’s just… and we’re supposed to believe that this represents enlightenment, compassion, brilliance. I mean here’s a guy actually advocating colonoscopies, go in there and snip it off when they get in there. This is a guy that wants to be up our butts. He’s admitting it. He got more energized during that sound bite talking about colonoscopies than at any other time in the debate when he envisioned being up our butts. Talk about intrusive. This guy is personifying intrusive government, Big Government, up our butts — up our business is what I mean. If you missed it, this is among the brightest stars. And here’s another one. Barbara Boxer, obviously the IQ of a pencil eraser, she’s on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer said, ‘Your opponent, who I interviewed earlier, Carly Fiorina, she says basically this charge about you that you’re simply a career politician who has no experience in the real world creating jobs.’

BOXER: Well, she’s just wrong on that. I voted for over $2 trillion of tax cuts, the largest one was in the stimulus bill. She’s just wrong.

BLITZER: When you say you — you supported $2 trillion in tax cuts during the stimulus?

BOXER: Tax cuts. Yes.

BLITZER: Tax cuts?

BOXER: I had the —

BLITZER: Where —

BOXER: During my career.

BLITZER: Oh, during your career. I thought you just said during the stimulus.


BLITZER: Well, you said you —

BOXER: No, no.

BLITZER: — supported two trillion —

BOXER: No, $1.2 trillion with the stimulus.

RUSH: Now, Wolf Blitzer wants her to do well. Wolf Blitzer is Bob Schieffer. Last Sunday on Face the Nation, he’s got Axelrod coming in there, he’s hoping for something big. We’re down to the nitty-gritty. We got three weeks to go. The Republicans look to be laying on a big shellacking. Here comes the architect of brilliance for Obama, David Axelrod, and Schieffer just knows he’s gonna come up there with a big announcement of how they’re gonna retake Congress and defeat the Republicans and make sure they don’t get it, and he comes up with this big charge, the Chamber of Commerce is being infiltrated with foreign money. And Schieffer says is that all you’ve got for me? So Blitzer talks to Carly Fiorina, all right, now, I got to bury Fiorina, I’ll get Boxer in here. So he brings Boxer in, ‘I voted for $2 trillion of tax cuts in the stimulus.’ Wolf, ‘Uh, when you say you supported two trillion –‘ ‘Tax cuts, yes, I have.’ ‘Tax cuts where?’ ‘During my career.’ ‘Okay, we can bail you out here. During your career. I thought you said during the stimulus.’ ‘Yes, I did, during the stimulus.’ Wolf is doing his best Bob Schieffer trying to save Boxer. Not even Wolf could stomach it. He knows that he couldn’t cover for this, not even with the CNN audience. So wolf, he wouldn’t let it go. He’s stunned. He can’t believe she’s actually saying this, so he wants her to clarify, he wants to help her clarify this. He says, ‘There was $1.2 trillion in tax cuts in the stimulus?’ Remember, now, the stimulus, the popular figure is $787 billion was the total expenditure. She’s saying $1.2 trillion in tax cuts. Wolf says there was $1.2 trillion in tax cuts in the stimulus?

BOXER: Well, I will put it this way. Over time, that’s what it will be, when you figure all the tax cuts over time and what we did for the senior citizens, giving them back those refunds. So there was a lot — actually a third of the stim (sic) was direct tax cuts.

BLITZER: Yeah, but —

BOXER: — that I can tell you.

BLITZER: — that would be maybe two or 300 million dollars. We’re not talking about a trillion.

BOXER: So let’s — so — so let me say this. A third of the stim and over my time — let me correct it, you’re right, thank you — $2.2 trillion I voted in tax cuts, $1.2 trillion of which became law. A third of the stim was tax cuts, and it was considered the biggest tax cut in history over a couple-year period.

RUSH: We’re supposed to look the other way. When we are confronted with sheer ignorance, when we are confronted with sheer, naked stupidity, when we are staring at genuine dumbness, we’re supposed to look the other way, because she cares about people. We’re supposed to look the other way because she has compassion. We’re supposed to look the other way because she knows that George Bush is the real enemy. We’re supposed to look the other way because she knows the Tea Party is the real extremists. We’re supposed to look the other way because Barbara Boxer knows that it’s conservatives who pose the greatest threat to this country. We’re supposed to look the other way because Christine O’Donnell is stupid. We’re supposed to look the other way because Barbara Boxer knows that Sharron Angle is an extremist tool of the special interests. We’re supposed to look the other way when we are confronted — look, if stupid and dumbness are too strong for you, what would you describe these two sound bites as being? Clueless? Clueless, uninformed, wrong? She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. We’re supposed to look the other way, though, because she cares about people. She’s a liberal. She’s a good person. I don’t think she’s lying. I don’t think she knows what she’s talking about. I really don’t. Glittering jewel of colossal ignorance. IQ would fit in a thimble, but we’re supposed to look the other way ’cause she cares about people.


RUSH: I guess politicians can be excused for thinking some people are stupid because they keep being reelected. If you were Barbara Boxer and you kept being reelected in California, you would have to think half the state is stupid. But then you wouldn’t be smart enough to think that because you’re Barbara Boxer. You could be Harry Reid, you could be really bad.

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