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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster Aftermath: Rush Limbaugh on "establishment" Sentors

Rush Limbaugh had unkind things to say contrasting John McCain, Lindsey Graham, some elder statesman level Senators that were attending to a different sort of business while the Rand Paul Filibuster was occuring.

Now I take copyright and intellectual property ownership seriously, as well as things like advertising.  I took the transcripts for research purposes and probably will have to trim them later if I need to use them. The fact is these transcripts are not available forever.  While they are available we should look to them on Rush's website, because that is where his advertising lies.

I lovingly steal transcripts after the jump.



While the Old Bulls Went Out to Dinner, the New Kids in Town Threw a Filibuster Party

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RUSH:  Okay, folks, what we have here is a fascinating object lesson.  What we have here is a golden opportunity.  What is happening in the aftermath of the Rand Paul filibuster is very useful.  This is extremely eye opening.  The filibuster itself was eye opening and has its own educational aspects.  But what's happening in the aftermath is almost as intriguing to me.  The way I would put it is, the establishment decided to go out to dinner last night.  Obama took McCain and Lindsey Graham and some others, went out to dinner.
By the way, Obama's motorcade -- I want you to keep this in mind when you realize that they shut down White House tours.  All of these children, who for years have been saying, "Mommy, mommy, I want to go see where the president lives. I want to go see the White House, mommy. Can I see the White House during spring break?"  Kids these days get everything they want, so mom said, "Sure," and they set it up, called their local congressman, set it up, and when it was their turn to go the White House tours are shut down because of the sequester.  Seven people who work in the White House tour department or tour office, laid off, furloughed.
These White House tours are like a lot of museum tours.  You walk in, you get a pair of headphones, a CD or some audio source, and you walk around and you're told in your headphones what you're looking at.  There are people to shepherd you and make sure you don't walk in on, oh, like the president and a girl in a restroom.  They keep you in the right place.  They're basically self-guided tours.  Anyway, these things have been shut down.  The president goes out to dinner last night. The establishment, the parents, went out to dinner. Obama, McCain, Lindsey Grahamnesty, went out to dinner.
Obama, a 20-vehicle motorcade to go to a restaurant for dinner.  A 20-vehicle motorcade to go to a restaurant while the White House tours are shut down because of the sequester.  Anyway, that's just a side point.  The establishment goes out, when they got back home they found all the furniture out on the front porch.  The kids had gone crazy.  The kids had thrown a giant party while the establishment was out doing whatever they were doing.  While the old guard of the Republican Party was out playing footsie with the president, the new kids in town were talking to the American people about liberty.
The new kids in down captivated the nation talking to them about freedom.  The new kids in town were, for the first time in I don't know how long, actually taking it to Barack Obama and showing how easily it's done and showing that you live the next day and demonstrating you have tons and tons of support the next day.  Not only that, you have tons and tons of support while you're doing it.  Rand Paul starts his filibuster.  He just wanted Obama to acknowledge in a letter that Obama will not kill Americans sitting in a cafe minding their own business with a drone.  And the regime wouldn't respond.

Now, Eric Holder did, and we had the sound bites for you. Finally, after four or five tries from Ted Cruz, Holder finally admitted that such a thing would be unconstitutional.  Now, at that point Rand Paul coulda quit the filibuster.  But there was something larger going on.  As the filibuster went on, Ted Cruz showed up, pointed out it's the 177th anniversary of the Alamo.  Marco Rubio showed up.  Senator Turban, some Democrats that wanted to get in on this.  Dingy Harry showed up, tried to shut it down.  Meanwhile, meanwhile, the Republican establishment is out playing footsie with Obama at a restaurant.
Senator McCain just went to the floor of the Senate and blasted Senator Paul saying the filibuster was not helpful.  Senator McCain, and I tell you, this illustrates the contrast between the new stars of the Republican Party and yesterday's mashed potatoes.  McCain said that Paul's filibuster (imitating McCain), "Let me tell you what's wrong with it, Limbaugh. It's gonna give ammo to those who think the rules of the Senate have been abused."  Senator McCain, there's not a person in the world who cares about the rules of the Senate right now.  And if the rules of the Senate were abused last night for the American people to hear the truth, then so be it.
The rules of the Senate?  People are gonna think the rules of the Senate were abused?  What are we all members of the ruling class here?  No siree bobkins, folks, you and I, we are part of the country class.  I said part.  I popped the P.  I'm a highly trained broadcast specialist.  I know when you say "part" you pop that P.  We are part of the country class.  You talk about being out of touch.  The low-information voters who need to be our targets are gonna be concerned about the rules of the Senate?  They don't even think there are any.  I would bet you that more people watched Rand Paul's filibuster last night than watched any of the Senate's televised proceedings in years. And more importantly, a lot of people may have actually been inspired by what Rand Paul did.
And, you know what?  He didn't need the media.  As long as he stayed on his feet he had the floor.  And he could turn it over, he could yield to whoever he wanted.  But as long as he stayed on his feet and as long as he stayed on the Senate floor, no computers are allowed in there, no phones are allowed in there, he could not sit down.  So he's eating candy bars and water for sustenance.  And the questions, if you notice, the people that were helping Rand Paul along, sometimes the questions would go ten minutes just to give him a break, all by design.  But he had access to the American people.  News spread like wildfire. It's the headline on Drudge.
I'm sitting at home.  See, I know what's going on, so I'm not watching it.  I know what it's all about.  I don't have to watch it.  I'm old enough, I know enough that I know what's happening without watching it.  But I got people sending me e-mail last night: "What the hell is this all about?"  Who had no idea it was happening, but then they did, then they heard about it.  So I had a stock e-mail reply prepared, and I just hit command-V for pasting it, sent it back whenever somebody wanted to know what was going on.  And what was going on was, for the first time this president being challenged on something he wants to do that is unconstitutional.  And it's not the first time that he's trying to do something unconstitutional.
There wasn't any shouting and there wasn't any yelling and there wasn't any name-calling and there wasn't any of this.  If you went to Twitter, which is dominated by the left, the interesting thing about this, a lot of libs on Twitter, libs, if you get them in a sterile environment, you know, they are obsessed with people dying.  That's why they worry about global warming.  It's why they worry about whether or not you eat oat bran or not.  They're obsessed with people dying.  Well, being hit by a drone while you're in a cafe, smoking the weed, drinking some Starbucks, that ain't cool.  And even libs can relate to that.  So even the libs on Twitter were very alarmed when they heard what could be possible someday in this country if it's not stopped.
By the way, it's another opportunity.  You know, we conservatives, what are we really all about?  When you boil us down, what are we all about?  Freedom, liberty.  And yet we are judged by many on the left to be people that want to put other people in prison and so forth.  The reason for that, of course, is that we also concern ourselves with morality.  We love freedom and liberty, but we have guardrails.
The left doesn't. That's why they look at us as jailers. Well, they do. I mean, they win the White House and they run around singing songs, "We have overcome!" It's like they've just been let out of jail. It's like the Civil War ended every time they win an election. So there were a lot of things going on in this filibuster last night, and a lot of lessons. A big lesson (and this is something for the old guard to learn) is the Constitution of the United States was being defended and protected last night.
The freedom and liberty of the people of the United States was being defended against potential assault by the president of the United States, and the people of this country rallied like crazy. They did not get mad at Rand Paul. They loved him. They did not call Rand Paul a racist. They loved him. They did not call him an extremist. They loved him. There are all of these fears that the old guard ruling class has and the Republican consultancy class has: "Don't attack Obama! Don't criticize Obama! You're gonna anger the independents, women and such."
None of that happened. We didn't need Sawyer there or Dan Rather or some media people there. We didn't need a moderator for this thing. We didn't need Martha Raddatz there asking questions for any of it. We just had a guy speaking from the heart with some of his friends that showed up, while across town Obama used a 20-car motorcade to go out and get dinner. By the way, I got a note about that. Somebody wants me to make a big deal out of the fact that he paid for it out of his own pocket.
Big whoop!
He doesn't have any money in his pocket that isn't ours first. What is...? Well, I take it back. He did pawn a couple of books off on people. But I doubt that he's spending that money. He's spending the money we pay him.
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RUSH: We're gonna have Rand Paul on the program the top of the next hour. I'm gonna ask him about this. He is being criticized by Republican establishment types. Get this criticism. Are you ready for this one? "He knows nobody's gonna ever launch a drone on Americans. He wasn't trying to stop Brennan. This guy's actually trying to stop drones. He's just like his dad! He's just trying to get the US military shut out from using drones, period, especially on Muslims."
So that criticism of Rand Paul is out there. (interruption) I know it's absurd, but it's out there from Republican establishment types. So, anyway, after McCain went to the floor of the Senate and said that Paul's concerns were totally unfounded and (impression), "He did a disservice, a disservice to a lot of Americans to make -- make them fear they're in danger from their government. They're not! They're not!" McCain said, quote, "American citizens have nothing to fear from their government."
You know, I'm thinking Obama's kicking himself for not inviting McCain to dinner earlier. This McCain guy could come in really handy for Obama. I think Obama figured this out last night. McCain went to the floor of the Senate to actually say that Rand Paul's concerns were unfounded. This is what we're up against. This is the Republican reaction to Rand Paul. Violated Senate rules! Wrong impression! The American people aren't threatened! It's just not right. It's getting people all concerned over nothing.
Senator Graham also was on Fox News this morning, and this was what he said...
GRAHAM: The drone program he has utilized overseas, I think, has made us safer. This idea that we're gonna use a drone to attack an American citizen in a cafe in America is ridiculous.
RUSH: So it's the rules of the Senate versus the rule of law and due process, and what wins with the old guard establishment? The rules of the Senate. Now, let's not forget here, Senator McCain loudly and constantly condemned the use of enhanced interrogation on terrorists, too. I guess he has no problem with the president using a drone. He doesn't think it's gonna happen. So, anyway, now Obama wants to have Paul Ryan over for lunch since this thing worked out so well last night with the old guard that he wants to spread it around.
I hope it was worth it.
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RUSH: Now, I'll tell you what's happening here, folks, among many other things. McCain and some of these old guard guys are jealous. The Senate... Remember, politics is showbiz for the ugly. It is showbiz. It is about getting on television. It's about getting rave reviews in the media. It is every bit about photo-ops and all that stuff as Hollywood people are as focused on it. Well, right now, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have captivated everybody, and these old guard guys -- these old bulls -- are getting jealous. It's a little bit more complicated than that, but I think that's fundamentally one of the things happening here.
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An Event Can Turn Things Around

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RUSH: We are being governed by an ever shrinking minority, and until these young bucks in the Republican Senate showed up, there was nobody willing to oppose them.
I don't know about you.  I can't tell you the number of people last night who said to me, I had a bunch of e-mails, just this week I've been talking to callers who've called here and their hands are thrown up in frustration, "What can we do?"  I said, "We're beyond the point of words now.  It's gonna require an event that nobody knows is coming. An event is going to happen to wake people up, change their minds or do something else." I was not talking about a cataclysmic event. I was talking about a political event.  I wasn't talking about a hurricane or some sort of climate disaster or an airplane accident.  I was referring to a major political event that illustrates something that turns everything upside down.
This filibuster last night did.  It was such an event.
I don't know what kind of legs it's gonna have.  I don't know, in and of itself, it's not gonna be enough.  But this Washington Post poll is just another bit of evidence that tells me -- doesn't tell me; it proves, we're being governed by a minority.  The majority of thinking in this country opposes Barack Obama.  It's just they don't know it.  It is really profound to me.  This is not even close.  Sixty-one to 33% support a 5% across-the-board budget cut except for defense in a Washington Post/ABC poll.  Not 51-49, not 50-50.  61-33.  It isn't even close.

There is not majority opinion for growing the government the way it is growing.  There is not majority opinion for slashing defense.  But the guy who's doing all that is escaping any tie to it.  He's escaping any association with it.  The Limbaugh Theorem again.  And so the Washington Post -- I'm surprised they didn't just spike the story.  If they hadn't run it, nobody woulda known other than their pollsters, that they had these results.  They don't report the numbers.  You have to find the numbers I gave you, the 61-33, in their chart.  In their story about their own poll is an attempt to undermine their own poll.
They point out that a Pew poll, a competing poll, in February found that there was no majority support for spending cuts.  So they try to undercut their own poll with a previous month's poll.  They were so unhappy with the results of their own.  It's amazing.  So if you want to take heart in anything, take heart in the fact that a sizeable majority of the American people oppose what's happening here.
You have Rand Paul joined by Ted Cruz and Rubio last night, taking on this administration over the Constitution, over personal freedom, over liberty, and it invigorated people.  That's what the old guard in the Republican Party doesn't understand.  It's what the establishment doesn't understand.  Obama and his policies were on display last night for 12 hours, they were under assault, and everybody who did it is alive today.  And everybody who was involved in it is a hero today.
Nothing bad happened to them.  They didn't lose their fundraising.  Nobody's calling 'em racist.  All the things the Republican establishment's afraid of.  Basically what happened was the country class showed up, had 12 hours in the Senate to speak last night, while the ruling class was out having dinner with Obama.
This is Andrew in Minneapolis.  Andrew, I'm glad you called.  Great to have you on the program.  Hello.
CALLER:  Hi.  How you doing?
RUSH:  Very well, sir.  Thank you.

CALLER:  Great.  My name is Andrew.  I'm from Brainerd, Minnesota, but I live in Minneapolis now, and boy, between last night and this morning, things have changed for me and a lot of my friends.  A lot of friends that I have that are homosexual, very, very liberal, the pot smoking libertarian folks, they haven't believed a word I've said up 'til now about Andrew Breitbart and listening to Rush Limbaugh. And my own political awakening and then my support of Romney.  Overnight, literal overnight, e-mails, tweets, texts, Facebook messages from three or four of these people that are incredibly curious, shout-outs over Facebook saying, "Boy, you actually have a conservative guy who's willing to stand up to the old republic and Lindsey Graham and John McCain and do something that we all believe in."  And I think they're starting to see that they believe in some of the same things I do --
RUSH:  Wait.  Your liberal buddies had that to say?
CALLER:  They did.  Well, they think they're liberal, but I don't think they ever take the time to really investigate --
RUSH:  Okay.  I get it.
CALLER:  Yeah.
RUSH:  But these are your libertarian gay guys and they don't like McCain and that bunch and that's who they associate with the Republican Party, so Rand Paul and the young guys show up and they have a change of heart?  Is that what you heard?
CALLER:  Yeah, and they have a new curiosity for what the Tea Party represents and, you know, they want to see Occupy Unmasked with me, which I've been trying to have them watch for ages.
RUSH:  Well, now, see, Andrew, this is great.  I thank you.  This is, in a way, what I was talking about when I was telling callers this week, it's going to take an event, that we're beyond words now.  Fifty years of words to people. It's gonna take an event where there are illustrations of what we've been talking about, and last night was such an event.  Again now, I don't know how long its effects will be, how long its legs are, but it can't be denied that it happened.
A brief time-out.  Don't go away focusing.  Thanks again, Andrew.
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 GOP Ruling Class on the Brink

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RUSH: This is the Florida Keys and Marion. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: (severely garbled) Hey, Rush. Hi. How are you?
RUSH: I'm... You sound like you're underwater on your cell phone connection, but I'm doing fine.
CALLER: That's good. That's good. Sorry about that. I'm driving down the Turnpike and my dog just put the window down. (giggling)
RUSH: Your dog just put the window down?
CALLER: Yes, she did.
RUSH: That's interesting.
CALLER: She got up on the door handle, and all of a sudden the window went down. That's what that noise was. I'm sorry about that. (giggling)
RUSH: Oh, oh. Okay, cool. You're good.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: You sound good now. You sound okay now.

CALLER: Great, great show today. I just can't tell you how great it makes me feel. This is one of the best days of my whole life, and I appreciate you taking my call. I just want you to know that as lifelong Republicans, both my husband and myself, we just reregistered, and we just changed our party affiliation to independents, and we're just so frustrated with the Republicans. I'm really proud of Senator Paul and I'm so thrilled that somebody has finally taken some positive steps. You know, intellectually everything he has done is just spot on.
RUSH: Look, it's what has been missing, and it may still be. Only time is gonna tell. A number of people think that what happened last night signals a big shift in energy. Some people think it signifies a change in momentum, combined with the fact that the sequester is not working out for Obama the way he intended. I've got more detail on that coming up, but one of the examples of that is Obama's getting hit by the media on kids not being able to tour the White House. ABC and some other networks are not playing that story the way Obama wanted it played. He's actually being hit for that.
But let's take a look here at liberals versus conservatives in one sense. On the left, they've got their guy, Barack Obama. They've got their hero, they've got their star, they've got the guy that's their leader. He's the guy that motivates 'em, inspires them, what have you. They've got the guy. They've got somebody that people can respond to, can rally around, can focus their energy on, either to promote or defend if he (or what they believe in) comes under attack. Now, on our side, there isn't that.
There isn't anybody. There is nobody -- I mean, nobody. I'm talking about in electoral politics, there's nobody yet. Some people are emerging, but there's nobody yet that fulfills that role on our side. There is not the one person that leads the team that everybody has faith in, confidence in, and wants to defend come hell or high water, and wants to promote. So everybody's on their own, and we are absent leadership. So what we, on our side, are faced with is the internecine battle going on in the Republican Party as exemplified by this.
Here you have young blood. You have Rand Paul doing the filibuster, aided and abetted last night by Senators Cruz and Rubio. Senator Thune showed up and some other people. On the other side we've got the old bulls, the old guard, the ruling class establishment Republicans who are out having dinner with Obama. They don't like what these young bucks did last night. They're upsetting the applecart. So that's what we deal with every day. We deal with the lack of unity.

On our side, there isn't even any unity on opposing Obama. There's nothing for people to get behind here. There's not a single person that's the object of hero status. I don't mean hero worship. I mean somebody in whom we have the confidence to rally around, support, and defend. There isn't that. There is this ongoing battle on our side that's very frustrating because, for us, the enemy is the president. The enemy's the Democrat Party. They are the ones taking our country to places we don't want to go.
We're scared to death what's happening in this country. They're destroying it!
People on our side don't seem to see that -- or if they do, they don't seem to care. It doesn't seem to register, and that's frustrating as it can be. We are literally watching the traditions, the institutions that we hold dear under assault with impunity. There's nothing stopping it! The people doing this damage are not paying any price whatsoever for doing it. They have what appears to be a free road, a clear path, nothing in their way to stop them.
That makes us all feel utterly helpless and frustrated.
So we look around and we want to attach ourselves to anybody that we have confidence in that is willing to advance the things that we believe in. Right now that really means standing up to, fighting, and stopping this. What happened last night with this filibuster is essentially very simple. One man stood up and took on Barack Obama and his party and his administration over the Constitution, and that means over freedom and liberty and the role of government and the effort to keep it small.
Well, "keep it small." Just keep it out of our lives, and now to prevent it from randomly unleashing drone attacks on us -- and look what happened. It invigorated people! It fired people up on our side. Something happened last night they we haven't seen. They didn't even see it in the presidential campaign. They didn't see it, we didn't see it during the eight years of George W. Bush. Our guy was in the White House, but he was under assault constantly. There was not one day it was ever defended, and thus we weren't.
So there hasn't been the sense among people on our side that the people on our side even realize the threat that we all understand, that we all see, that has us all scared to death. Many of us think that we're about to storm the beaches at Pointe-Du-Hoc here. This is it. The Republican House is going to authorize and vote for a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. All we heard during the campaign 2012 was, "Nope, we're gonna do everything we can to defund it. We're gonna make sure we do everything we can. We lost the presidency but we're still going to fight it."
They caved.

We saw the chief justice of the Supreme Court, for some reason, be intimidated into ruling this law constitutional when everybody knows that it isn't -- and there doesn't seem to be any justice in all this. There doesn't seem to be any fairness. The other side talks about fairness and equality and balance, and there's none. Some people on our side ask, "What have we done to be punished this way? What in the world have we done that we deserve our country being taken from us?" and the answer is nothing!
It's just that there's nobody that we see that has any courage to stand up to the people who are doing the damage. Even when we have the White House, there's no standing up to the people assaulting the country. Even when we're campaigning, the candidate doesn't stand up. Now, I know the president's race frightens a lot of people away from criticizing him. (No two ways about that. It's just the way it is.) But Rand Paul did it last night, and nobody's calling him a racist today. Nobody's calling him an extremist, and nobody's calling him names -- and he doesn't care anyway.
But he stood up for freedom.  Last night people finally had somebody to rally around. Somebody finally spoke up and reflected what you all think and what you all fear. And somebody, in addition to speaking up, was actually trying to put the brakes on the direction this country's being taken.  So, yeah, it made perfect sense for people to rally behind it and rally to it.  And then today after that we get the old guard, the ruling class, Republican establishment types belittling what happened last night.  Casting it aside.  It's insignificant.  Violated the rules of the Senate.  Bad image. Silly to say that the president wants to launch drone strikes on America.  Why do we even have to answer that question.  That's so absurd, it's silly.  Why, it was embarrassing last night.
That's what they're saying.  Yet everywhere you look -- and the most recent, I mentioned it mere moments ago, Washington Post/ABC poll, by 61 to 33%, the American people support across-the-board budget cuts. Not tiny little sequesters, but a 5% across-the-board budget cut, 61-33 supported by the American people. And, in the same poll, they don't want the defense budget cut.  So another thing we know is that taking the universe of the entire population, we know we're in the majority.  And then it just rubs us even further raw to learn that we're being governed by a minority that got elected because our side didn't even have the proper campaign to energize Republican voters to show up.  So angry were four million Republicans that they said, "There's no difference.  Doesn't matter.  Doesn't matter whether I vote."  Six of one, half dozen of the other.  That was what they thought.
So here's where we are.  This is where the Republican establishment had better pay attention.  It's the laws of supply and demand.  I had a great interview yesterday with Angelo Codevilla coming up in an upcoming issue of the Limbaugh Letter.  He equated this to supply and demand.  Basically his point was, if the existing parties do not offer, if there isn't a supply of what we as the public want, we're gonna go somewhere where there is, i.e., third party. He says it's possible. He knows it's not the best way, but he says the law of supply and demand might create it, if the Republican Party remains unresponsive.
If the Republican Party participates full bore in the full authorization of Obamacare -- 61% of the American people oppose Obamacare -- if the Republican Party goes along with it, why would anybody vote for them?  In other words, his point is, where's the party?  Where are the people in the party that are willing to reflect, stand up and represent the majority thinking in the party?  At some point somebody like that is going to surface.  It's either gonna be a new party or the Republican Party is going to be overtaken.  At some point this is going to have to happen.
You cannot have this many millions of Americans continually ignored and unrepresented in a representative democracy without a price to pay for it.
So Rand Paul does his filibuster, and people flock to it.  Even Democrats flocked to it, all over Twitter, which is normally owned, run, and operated by the Democrats.  All over Twitter last night, Rand Paul had people saying, "Well, wait a minute, I understand this."  I mean, the left, this should be a natural for them.  This is the kind of stuff, this is why Code Pink exists, for example, among other things.
The administration ought to be just taking it on the chin over this.  And they may be.  Time will tell.  My whole point here is I understand why people are rallying to Rand Paul and Rubio and Ted Cruz.  And that's going to continue.  And the Republican establishment, as long as they continue to pretend this is 1990, '98, 2000, as long as the old rules which guarantee defeat continue to dominate, then at some point something's gotta give.
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RUSH:  Here is the Republican ruling class.  Here is the old guard.  This is Senator McCain on the Senate floor in Washington today talking about Rand Paul's filibuster last night.
originalMCCAIN:  All I can say is that I don't think that what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people.  What we saw yesterday, what we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those critics who say that the rules of the Senate are being abused.
RUSH:  What am I missing?  How can you be more out of touch?  Which critics is he talking about?  You know, I pride myself.  I'm well aware of what's going on.  I don't know anybody, we talk about the future of the country, I was out my golf buddies the other day, and not one of them, nobody's ever said to me that they're worried about the rules of the Senate being abused.  I don't hear that as a concern from anybody.  What happened yesterday is not useful to the American people?  You have to look long and hard to find a disconnect larger than this one.
Here's Farouk in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Welcome to the EIB Network, Farouk.  Hello.
CALLER:  Good afternoon, sir.  What an honor to speak with you.
RUSH:  Thank you.
CALLER:  I had an observation last night.  I'm a proud citizen, an immigrant, a citizen by choice.  And I had an epiphany moment watching The Ed Show. Don't ask me why I was watching The Ed Show.  I was basically shuffling channels.  But I recognized at that moment that the threat regarding these drone strikes within our own borders was more significant in the way it's being played out in the media.  When I recognized is that there was a panel discussing who the potential targets, justified or justifiable targets for such drone strikes would be.  And these people that they were showing on their video clips were, in their words, people clinging to their guns, Americans that are becoming paramilitaristic in their approach and protecting the Constitution. I immediately recognized that perhaps it's not just the constitutionality of the drone strikes within our own borders, but deliberate manipulation of what the definition of a terrorist would be to this administration.
RUSH:  Or an enemy combatant.  Well, that's exactly it. So you watched these clowns on MSNBC say, "Oh, yeah, there's some valid targets, gun nuts, right-wing extremists. We have to wipe those people out."  I didn't see that. You're the first person telling me about it, but for some reason I don't doubt you. You heard them say that.  Appreciate the call. 
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