RUSH: All right, here’s Senator Kerry ‘unleashed a broadside Thursday against Republican ‘obstructionism,’ saying the GOP and its talk-show allies have created a ‘period of know-nothingism’ in the country. With his party braced for defeats in the midterm elections, the [haughty] 2004 Democratic presidential nominee told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce…’ What’s he doing speaking to the Chamber of Commerce? Doesn’t he know that they’re the enemy? The Chamber of Commerce is the enemy of Obama. They’re taking foreign money! The regime says so. But anyway there’s Kerry out there talking to them, and he says ‘that a Republican machine — fueled by [me] and Glenn Beck — has undermined progress and misled the public into believing Democrats created the country’s current economic problems.’
Well, why would anybody think that? Do you realize you people are not smart enough? You who can’t find a job, you who cannot get a raise, you who see prices going up left and right, you who see what you see, you’re not smart enough to know why it’s happening! You have to be told by me. This is where they have always misunderstood the reason, at least for my success. I don’t know any others, but the reason for my success is that I validate what people already think. People are happy to listen to this show because there’s somebody thinks like they do. Meaning they’re not mind numbs robots out there. We do our own brand of education here. I mean this is the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. I’m not denying that.
But this is not a bunch of mind-numbed robots out there. This is smart smartest people and the thirstiest, hungriest for knowledge people out there, and they find it here. ‘Kerry singled out attacks on an energy deal he was negotiating with Republicans, which fell apart amid criticism of an emissions-trading program.’ This is cap and trade! (laughing) ‘Some 20 Senate candidates are now opposing the proposed deal in their campaigns.’ They’re opposing it because they know it might cost them their job. It might thrust them into automobiles they don’t want to have to buy. They might have to use lightbulbs they don’t want to have to use, and their utility bills are going to skyrocket.
”It’s absurd. We’ve lost our minds,’ said a clearly exasperated Kerry. ‘We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in. It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics.’ To underscore his claim, he said statistics show Republicans had blocked Senate business with filibuster tactics more during the past 18 months than the period between the end of World War I and the Apollo moon landing in 1969. ‘The obstructionism is stunning,’ Kerry said…’ Senator, you guys had sixty votes for a year. You have 59 votes. Now, the Republicans could not stop you at anything! This is just plain old sour grapes. Kerry said ‘know-nothings’ get stuck in Iraq.
Here’s the quote from October 2006: ‘You know, education — if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t you get stuck in Iraq.’ Remember that quote from Senator Kerry. I think it was in Northern California or Seattle. How…? Senator Kerry, what in the world have we stopped? We had health care rammed down our throats. We got this financial regulatory reform bill and now we get you guys come back perhaps in the lame duck session and ramrod all this other stuff that nobody wants. Senator Kerry, you are governing against the will of the people. ‘Limbaugh and Beck did not immediately respond to e-mails sent to the public addresses on their websites.’
Yeah, I missed that e-mail with the thousands of others. We get a hundred thousand in that account every day. I somehow missed it. (chuckling) No, I am responding now. I don’t want to respond. I’m just laughing at it. This is statists. These are totalitarians. These are authoritarians. They just can’t stand being rejected like this.