RUSH: So I see Hillary Clinton trying to walk back her comments. Right. Trying to walk back her comments.
She may really believe that private enterprise success stories are not real. She may really believe that owners of businesses had nothing to do with making them successful. She probably does. Mrs. Clinton doesn’t. But Mrs. Clinton’s trapped, and every other one of these Democrats is strapped. I was just thinking about this last night. They’ve sown the seeds of what could be their demise, and it started, well, a long time ago, but the modern incarnation of this is the five years they spent trashing this country, trashing President Bush, trashing the office of the presidency, trashing the military, smearing virtually everything that was happening in this country because of their own rabid hatred for Bush that was the result of the Florida recount in 2000.
They never got over that. They still aren’t over that. Their hatred for Bush, their hatred for conservatives, their hatred for traditional American values, they couldn’t contain it. And it was announced, they made it clear, they were enraged and filled with anger and hatred for five years, every day, practically 24 hours a day, practically every day of the year in order to saddle Bush with a defeat. I don’t need to repeat this. You know the details of those five years, but what was the upshot?
The upshot of it, they created a sizable percentage of voters in this country, their base, they created a bunch of lunatics and insane asylum candidates who now demand to hear that stuff all the time. There are consequences to words and actions. There are consequences to deeds. And they’ve created this monster. I don’t know what percentage of the American people would constitute the Democrat Party base. It’s not a majority of Americans, thank God. But it’s not tiny, either.
They fueled the rage, and they threw gasoline on it every day, and they continue to. And now, in order to stay viable, in order to remain in good graces with this deranged bunch of Democrat base voters, they have to continue talking like that. They have to continue saying things like that. They have to continue with policy that’s rooted in this kind of rage and anger and hatred. And that’s what Hillary was doing. She is placating this lunatic fringe base they’ve created. The reaction to it was strong, and Mrs. Clinton realized, “Uh-oh, I’ve gotta try to walk that back,” but she can’t walk it back.
She’s got to hang in with it as far as the base is concerned. So she’s gotta come up with some convoluted, “They took it out of context. I didn’t really mean to say that,” whatever, she’s just making it worse. Those words are gonna remain with her forever. They’re gonna live on in television commercials in every endeavor she seeks where she has an opponent. She’s gonna have to explain, defend whatever those words, and they’re gonna hang in there, those words are, and they’re gonna continue to be a problem.
But more than that is what the Democrat Party base is going to demand from its leaders. The Democrat Party base, because this is what they’ve been fed, this is what they donate money on the basis of, this is what they’ve grown up to believe in and accept, the Democrat Party base is gonna require that whoever runs for office says this kind of inane, stupid stuff, which is gonna put pressure on Democrats to continue saying this, like Dingy Harry and this stupid Koch brothers thing, or this War on Women.
All of this is stupid. But they’re now sort of imprisoned. They have to keep offering this red meat to this group of base voters of theirs. And that’s what Hillary was doing, and look what happened. Now she’s doing a mea culpa. (imitating Hillary) “I didn’t mean it.” Sorry. If she successfully walks it back, then she has disappointed the base. The base will look at her as a sellout. The base will question whether or not she really means all of this anti-capitalism. And if this Democrat Party base thinks that any of their politicians secretly actually like capitalism and crony capitalism, there may be a big price to pay, because the Democrat Party’s taught these people in the education system, from K all the way through college, into hating capitalism.
So a Democrat candidate comes along and actually does not continue that line of anti-capitalist rhetoric, there may be a price to pay for it. This is not wishful thinking, and anything can change at any time. I know full well the media is gonna be in there right as they always are, providing cover, they’re willing accomplices. This business with Sharyl Attkisson and her book and the stories that CBS management, the ways management engaged to stop her, to shut her up, to shape her reports in favor of Obama, to get her to stop digging on news stories that could hurt Obama, when I’ve called these people “willing accomplices” of the Democrat Party and particularly Barack Obama, this Sharyl Attkisson book documents it, proves it.
RUSH: This is Joe in West Seneca, New York. I’m glad you called, Joe. Great to have you on the program, sir.
CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, it’s a pleasure. I can’t believe I got through. You made my day.
RUSH: Here you are.
CALLER: I got a burning question. I’ve had it, and I figure you’re the only one that’s gonna give me an honest answer. Hillary Clinton. Where does she have the chutzpah to think that she’s qualified for the highest office in the country? She has no accomplishments, and yet everybody’s buzzing about her. I’m in New York so I’m in a blue state.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Neither did Obama.
CALLER: That’s another one. Will it be back-to-back catastrophes? I mean, when she was the first lady —
RUSH: There’s an answer to your question, though. There’s an answer to, “Why does she think she’s qualified?” There’s two things. First one and foremost: Arrogance.
RUSH: Arrogance and conceit. Second: She is owed it by the Democrat Party.
RUSH: She is owed it. It was hers. It was hers in 2008, and she was robbed. She didn’t campaign as hard as she should have in 2008 because she thought it was hers to be coronated. It was hers because she is owed for everything she did in sticking in, standing by Bill Clinton. If she had left, if she had turned tail and ran, it would have ended his political career, and the Democrat Party would have been in heap big doo-doo.
But she hung in there, and she ran the bimbo eruptions unit, and she did everything she could to keep that man in office and to keep him as clean as possible, and for that she is owed, and she was owed way before that. She is owed for leaving her own life way, way back at Wellesley and getting married to this guy and going to Arkansas and putting up with him philandering while she’s at the Rose Law Firm.
She’s been owed this, and that’s why she’s running. The third reason is, she is an avowed Alinskyite leftist, and they are driven — they are driven — by the idea that this country is fraudulent and illegitimate and it must be transformed, and I am not exaggerating in one syllable. That’s why she’s running. All of those reasons combined.
CALLER: Well, thank you, sir. I appreciate it.
RUSH: The qualifications have nothing to do with it. Obviously they don’t. In the television age, qualifications change. Obama didn’t have any, but he made a great speech. So did Mario the Pious. But Mario the Pious never really pulled the trigger on the White House. He kind of dipped his foot in there but didn’t go all the way in.
Obama? There were all kinds of surface characteristics about him that made him unbeatable, and he didn’t have to have any qualifications. Obama was such that the timing couldn’t have been better. The Democrats had ginned up all this hatred for Bush and the Republicans, and here came Obama on the heels of that speech, and look what people thought he was gonna do.
He was the Messiah. “He’s gonna fix everything! Everybody’s gonna love everybody for the first time in world history.” There wasn’t gonna be any terrorism. There wasn’t gonna be any war. There wasn’t gonna be any acrimony. “There’s gonna be nothing but everybody getting along. Everybody’s gonna be equal. Everything is gonna be fair.” There weren’t gonna be any poor people. That’s why there’s so much disappointment.
These people actually bought it. Some of these people who voted for Obama really, truly, sincerely believed that was all going to happen. They desperately wanted it to happen. They wanted it to happen and still do. Mrs. Clinton will be the next last, great hope. The Democrats will look at her the same way they looked at Obama. “The first black president can’t be criticized. Any criticism will be chalked up to racism.
“Democrats will be immune. Republicans won’t dare criticize him.” So Hillary, first female president? “Any criticism will be anti-feminist, feminist attacking, anti-woman. War on Women! Republicans, therefore, will shut up and let Hillary get away with whatever she wants ’cause they will be scared to death to criticize her.” That’s Democrats’ game plan. But there’s a problem.
As I mentioned in the first hour, the Democrats have created… I don’t know if it’s by accident or by design, and I don’t know how long-lasting it is. But they have created a deranged voter base. They have created a delusional bunch of people that comprise their primary voter base. They have fed these people with undiluted, raw hatred and rage and anger — actually, since 2000, since the Florida recount.
You could actually go back before that. But the intense hatred and rage, the really focused hatred and rage started with the Florida recount and it just kept on and kept on and it peaked during the Iraq war. As such, they’ve created an insane bunch if voters who demand to keep hearing this rage and hatred ’cause they felt some of it themselves anyway. Democrats came along and validated it.
Mrs. Clinton was right in there; Obama was right in there. All of them were. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, you name it. They’ve all done it, and they’ve created this deranged base. So Mrs. Clinton goes out in her competition with Elizabeth Warren, who also is rumored to be seeking the Democrat Party presidential nomination 2016. Elizabeth Warren went out and said (summarized), “You didn’t build that, business owner, factory owner!
“You didn’t build that. We all made that happen for you. You had nothing to do with that. You just a thief; you’re stealing from us. We made that! You didn’t build that.” Mrs. Clinton has to compete. So she’s in Massachusetts and she says that small business, corporations, they don’t create jobs. Everybody know they don’t create jobs. There’s no way.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. That old theory, trickle-down economics. It’s been tried. That’s failed. It’s failed really spectacularly.” Her base loved it. They cheered it. Except Hillary is profoundly embarrassed. She has to walk it back now. From a desperate-to-help-out Politico: “Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in…” It was not “botched.” She intended to say it.
She doesn’t believe it, but she has to say it, which is my point. She has to say it because they have created a genuine lunatic fringe as their primary voter base. Her main competition was a woman who says equally inane things that the Democrat Party base loves. And, by the way, this deranged lunatic base is made up of college professors who teach their classrooms this crap.
I mean, this is not just Pajama Boys in the basement posting anonymously on the Democrat Underground. This is supposedly sophisticated college professors and stuff teaching this crap that you didn’t build that, that businesses don’t create jobs, that only government can do that fairly and justly and blah, blah. So they’ve got a service that demand, if you will. That’s who shows up in primaries. They’ve got to serve it. That’s what Hillary’s trying to do.
But now she’s stepped in it, and here’s The Politico trying to help her out. “Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally –” It was not botched. She intended to say it. She doesn’t believe it, but she has to say it, which is my point. She has to say it because they have created a genuine lunatic fringe as their primary voter base. Her main competition was a woman who says equally inane things, that the Democrat Party base loves.
And, by the way, this deranged lunatic base is made up of college professors who teach their classrooms this crap. I mean, this is not just Pajama Boy in the basement posting anonymously on the Democrat Underground. This is supposedly sophisticated college professors and stuff teaching this crap that you didn’t build that, that businesses don’t create jobs, that only government can do that fairly and justly and blah, blah.
So they’ve got to service that demand, if you will. That’s who shows up in primaries, they’ve got to service, that’s what Hillary’s trying to do. But now she’s stepped in it. And here’s The Politico trying to help her out.
“Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in Massachusetts last week, making it clear sheÂ’d misspoken and hadnÂ’t intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message.” Now, if you watch the video, it is clear she’s reading from a teleprompter, and she’s wringing her hands leading up to it. She’s excited about it. She wants to say this. She intended to say this.
So maybe the teleprompter misspoke. The only thing botched about her statement was that somebody else heard it. The only thing botched about this statement was that she got caught making it.
Back to The Politico: “ClintonÂ’s cleanup came as she campaigned with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Somers, about 90 minutes north of New York City, after two days in which Republicans bandied the likely White House candidateÂ’s Friday comment, made in the context of talking about trickle-down economics, on social media and the single sentence began gaining traction.”
Oh, so she misspoke and she was taken out of context. Well, that’s the perfect duo. She misspoke and was taken out of context. She said, “DonÂ’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs.” And you know who else was there? Elizabeth Warren was also there. That’s right. “She appeared on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley along with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a populist, anti-Big Banks crusader who has become the wished-for candidate from some progressives for 2016.” Exactly. And she had this crowd going.
Elizabeth Warren was feeding them this red meat. Hillary is watching this and she had to get in on it, so she intended to say this. The crowd was eating this stuff up. So now Hillary, after giving the crowd what it wanted, is now out there saying, “I didn’t mean that,” is not gonna help her with this lunatic base. You know what Hillary could say, if she really wants to walk this back? “I’m sorry. I was reading from Elizabeth’s prepared remarks. They put hers on the teleprompter. Those were her words, not mine.” She should try that.
RUSH: Now, folks, I did not mean to gloss over the last caller’s question about Hillary’s qualifications. Let’s list them. I gave him a truthful answer. She doesn’t have any. Now, what’s her resume? Let me run down some items for you. Some of Hillary Clinton’s greatest accomplishments. That would include the Whitewater land scandal, which, as an offshoot, included Castle Grande, Madison Guaranty Trust. Remember turning $10,000 into a hundred thousand dollars with cattle futures from Robert “Red” Bone and reading the Wall Street Journal. That’s brilliance.
She spearheaded a lot of pardons for criminals under the table. She also found a way to accept ChiCom contribution cash under the table using a Chinese restaurant entrepreneur named Charlie Trie. She used the Riadys, Marc Rich, Sandy Burglar. I mean, the list goes on, but there aren’t any achievements. The one thing she attempted that she was given to do as payback early on was Hillarycare, and that blew up in her face. The bimbo eruptions blew up on her. She doesn’t have any qualifications, but she’s owed. She’s owed so much for what the Democrats consider to be great donations, hangs in with Bill. I don’t need to go through the list.