RYAN: I guess she’s against Obamacare then. That must be she’s for repealing the President’s health care law because the President’s health care law takes $500 billion from Medicare to spend on Obamacare, and starting next year, puts a panel of 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of rationing and price controlling Medicare, which the Medicare actuary tells us about 40% of Medicare providers are going to stop taking Medicare now. What’s happening here, is, first of all, you had a Democrat running as a Tea Party, spending a couple million dollars of his own money, that obviously made this a difficult race. The Medicare story here is the President and his party decided to shamelessly demagogue this issue.
RUSH: Okay, now, Ryan is not giving up, and it’s his head that’s on the chopping block. Paul Ryan is in the crosshairs and he’s not giving up. Now, just to show you, nobody can tell me how to pronounce this woman’s name. That’s what scant attention people were paying to this. Dawn, did you know that there was an election in New York-26 last night? Brian, did you know? Snerdley, did you know? Well, you want to know something? I didn’t know. I did not even know there was an election in New York yesterday. I’m told she pronounces her name Hochul, the emphasis on the first syllable. Hochul is the winner. I got up today and that’s why I’m doubly feeling ambushed. I didn’t even know this election was on the ballot. I didn’t even know it was happening. No, I’m not afraid to admit that. This doesn’t matter. This is not relevant to the 2012 election. She ran on Medicare in a Republican heavy district with a phony Tea Party guy in siphoning 9% of — if the phony Tea Party guy is not in, she loses. The Democrats found a wealthy fraud to run in. “But Mr. Limbaugh, doesn’t that tell you that it can happen every election because your Tea Party people could be fooled by everybodywho thinksthey’re in the Tea Party?” That could be problematic. But in terms of the substance of the issue, Medicare reform did not lose. Election fraud won, or trickery tomfoolery or what have you.
One more from Ryan. Here’s Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends. “What we’ve seen is the Democrats use the threat of your plan, you want to fix Medicare, they’re using that as the bogeyman to get people to vote for ’em. So going forward, Congressman, is what is yesterday in New York, is that a preview of coming attractions?”
RYAN: It’s a preview of scare tactics, distortions, demagoguery, to try and scare seniors to voting for them. And the irony of it is, we’re the ones who are actually protecting Medicare, current benefits for current seniors. They’re the ones that passed the law that actually compromises their Medicare and allows the program to collapse. So we have a year and a half, I believe in a year and a half’s time the truth will get out, the facts will be known. Whenever I do town hall meetings and discuss this with seniors at senior centers, once they understand the facts, they want these solutions. They want to make sure that the promise that government made them is kept, which is what we’re doing, and that the program is solvent for their children and grandchildren, which is what we’re doing. That’s contrasted to the president’s plan.
RUSH: The alternative is to just do nothing and let it go broke. Just do nothing, let it go broke and then let people find out what they get with Democrats. That’s kind of like letting the Democrats win every election so that people finally figure out how rotten they are. Isn’t that happening? Don’t we have the epitome of how bad things can get running the show right now? It is galvanizing people as it did last November. So fearmongering won. Not anything substantive on Medicare or cuts or what have you. Again, just to reiterate, the problematic thing for me is these wishy-washy Republicans who live and die in the Beltway with media approval, live and die being liked by the media, live and die being accepted by the media. So you’ll have these people come out, like they are and, “Well, Ryan bit off too big a bite here. This is too much. Need to go about this gradually,” and whether or not they’re advancing the cause is irrelevant. Whether they’re praised by the leaders of the big clique inside the Beltway is what matters to them.
By the way, this Hochul babe is a carpetbagger to boot. She doesn’t even live in the district. And for the record, by the way, this woman attacked the $500 billion that Obama cut from Medicare. She attacked it, was making Paul Ryan’s case. So in effect you could say that it was a referendum on Obamacare because part of her campaign was to rip the $500 billion cuts in Medicare that is in Obamacare.
Anyway, sit tight, my friends. Don’t doubt me. You can invest your trust here. You have two options. Two options to just tune out, say, “Oh, the hell with it, to heck with it,” or hang in there, be tough. Up to you, whatever you want to do.
RUSH: This New York election, there’s another thing that you… Well, that I want to say. Not so much you have to understand. (I don’t like speaking that way.) But I will say this. I get all kinds of e-mails and complaints about the media. I don’t know what to say, folks. I really don’t know what to tell you. The media is who it is. Telling me that the media is unfair is like telling me the sun came up. What do you want me to do about it? They are who they are. I’ll tell you, most of what the media is trying to do here in this New York election is simply to reassure the Ruling Class that they have nothing to fear. That’s really what they’re doing.
They’re lying to themselves about what this election was!
I got headline after headline. The New York Times: “Democrat Wins GOP Seek, Rebuke Seen to Medicare.” AP: “Medicare Key to Shocking Dem Win in New York House Race.” “Hopeful Signs for Democrats,” New York Times again. Politico: “Have Democrats Cracked the Code for 2012?” They’re the ones that are in panic! They’re the ones that got a president with an indefensible record. They’re the ones that have a president who doesn’t know how to give a toast without a teleprompter. They’re the ones that got a president sitting over there in Great Britain while the Midwest gets tornadoed to death. They’re the ones that are seriously worried.
I’ve told you: I’ve talked to people who’ve seen the White House reelect numbers for Obama. They’re bad. They are the ones who are worried; they are the ones that don’t have a budget; they are the ones who haven’t taken anything seriously; they are the ones who have nothing to advance. All they have is lies, dirty tricks, and distortions. They’re the ones who are worried about 2012. So all of this reporting, all of this spin on this election is an effort on the part of media to reassure themselves and the Democrat Party Ruling Class that everything’s okay. But look at JoAnne Kloppenburg. Remember this race for the Supreme Court seat in the state of Wisconsin? JoAnne Kloppenburg originally won, or came very close. She was gonna have a recount, the Democrat.
She ended up losing 7,000 votes when they found some votes in the precinct. “Oh, yeah? Well, we’ll forget about that! We’re not gonna report that anymore. Yeah. Forget, forget, forget! Yeah. Yeah. That didn’t happen.” They just stopped telling you about it. The entire Wisconsin scenario was a huge conservative win for Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans; they just stopped reporting it. That has them scared to death, though. So you have New York-26 here, District 26, and a win, and so it’s orgasm time — as they try to reassure themselves that they’re not in trouble, as they try to reassure themselves that they have nothing to fear. They can listen to Pelosi and they can forget all about this Tea Party nonsense.
Yep, folks, the Tea Party’s finished! Tea Party’s over. Obama’s gonna win with 80% of the vote. Yep, yep, that’s what this means.
That’s what they’re telling themselves.
Don’t doubt me.
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