Rush Limbaugh on GOP Convention Rules Fight

As a follow-up to Rush’s comments, here is an update via Michelle Malkin at 4:34pm Eastern:

Well, that was…something else. First, Maine delegates were replaced with Romney people. Then, rules chairman John Sununu and GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner stood on stage at the RNC to rule on the compromise rules report. No minority report was mentioned. When asked for yeas and nays on the report, the room seemed equally divided. Boehner forged ahead and approved the report over loud boos and calls of “point of order” from activists on the floor.

No vote on the minority report.

FreedomWorks’ Dean Clancy observes: “If @SpeakerBoehner had been wielding the Speaker’s gavel instead of the GOP convention gavel, he wouldn’t have gotten away with that trick.”

And the show went on…GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn just declared that “this has been a great exercise in grass-roots” and that GOP stands for “Great Opportunity Party.”

Rob Port:

Watch until about 2:39:00 when Speaker of the House John Boehner takes the podium and asks for a voice vote on the rules. The “nays” from the floor were at least as loud as the “yeas,” but Boehner approved the rules “without objection.”

What a joke.

Meanwhile, a North Dakota delegate texted me from the floor of the convention saying that they were instructed to chant “USA” (you can hear it during the video) to drown out the dissenters.

Can I hear someone say THIRD PARTY?

Obama: Cold-Hearted Revolutionary

Rush, as usual, nails Barry’s view of the latest, dismal employment numbers:

I played some sound bites from the president an hour ago. He went to the microphones in the White House an hour ago, right at the beginning of this program, and I have to tell you, what we saw today, in Obama’s media appearance and his statement, is a cold-hearted man. I mean this, cold-hearted. We saw a president who is spinning the worst economic recovery numbers in modern history. We didn’t see any compassion. We didn’t see any concern. We didn’t see any caring. We saw a cold, calculating president spinning what is disastrous news into a way that he can benefit from.

There’s nothing in this economic news that ought to benefit anybody. There is nobody anywhere in the United States government who is an architect of this who ought to benefit an iota from what they have done and what they are doing. There is nobody in this regime, nobody in this administration who deserves to benefit from this. And yet here is our cold-hearted, calculating young president showing no compassion whatsoever for the people of this country who are really suffering from his policies. The people in this country who are suffering are doing so because of him, because of his policies.

You can read the rest HERE.

Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama Hates This Country

Sadly, I agree with Rush. Barack Obama has done everything in his power to divide us as a Nation of equals. The tenor of this election cycle is appallingly negative. There is no doubt that this is becoming the nastiest campaign in my lifetime.

RUSH: Roanoke, Virginia. This is Friday night. This did not get a lot of coverage at the time. It did not get a lot of coverage over the weekend. The Drive-Bys did not focus on this much. Fox News, at some point, did bring it to people’s attention. He’s at Historic Fire Station No. 1. Grab sound bite number two. Let’s play Elizabeth Warren first, just to show you. We may have a little plagiarism going on here. This is well-known Indian squaw Elizabeth Warren. It was in September of 2011 in Andover, Massachusetts, during a “Talking Tour” running for her Senate against Scott Brown.

WARREN: I hear all this, “You know, well, this is class warfare. This is whatever.” No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you! But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You, uh, were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.

RUSH: Now, a couple of interesting things about this. Let’s look at roads, for example. Which came first, the paved road or the car? Well, which necessitated which? I would submit to you that the car came along, and then the government (and all of the people that really made this thing work) built the roads. What Obama and Elizabeth Warren want you to believe is that government is the center of everything, that government starts everything. And government doesn’t. Government reacts.

It was the market that built cars.

It was somebody.

It was a bunch of people that built cars.
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The beauty of bloggers

I can just hear the conversation in the bowels of paper-based reporting regarding what piece to run tomorrow:

Perry White (Editor) – Okay scumbags, what do you have for me today?

Jimmy Olsen (Cub reporter) – I took some pictures of Ben Bernanke in drag while he was celebrating the acceptance of his proposed “quantitative easing”. I just need some copy to go with it to put it in context.

Perry White – Context? What possible context could you put on a picture that was an obvious invasion of privacy?

Clark Kent (Dimwit reporter) – Uh, Chief, I believe that Jimmy is referring to the wisdom of quantitative easing and wants to put the drag pictures in a context that questions such a potentially damaging economic policy.

Perry White – Kent, don’t call me Chief! How the hell do you expect our readers to understand anything that begins with “quantitative”? What the hell does that mean, anyway?

Clark Kent – Well, Chief, I mean, Mr. White. It has to do with printing money to repay debt….

Perry White – Enough! I need something scurrilous from you scumbags. Something that will sell papers!

Lois Lane (Headline reporter) – Mr. White, I know exactly what you’re talking about! I know a guy that knows a girl that swears she has seen Sarah Palin prancing around in her underwear while listening to a parody playing on the Rush Limbaugh show.

Perry White – Do we have pictures?

Lois Lane – I think so, but I’m not sure. What I saw looked like they were taken when Palin was in college.

Perry White – Go for it! I’ll be damned if I let any other newspaper scoop me on this. Put it on the front page!

Clark Kent – …but, but, Mr. White. What about the controversy surrounding quantitative easing?

Perry White – Kent, you need to understand the newspaper business. Nobody cares about something that was created by some dead-beat economist. The public wants to hear about SCANDAL! From my perspective, scandal sells, especially when it pertains to some public figure like Sarah Palin. Send your story to the middle section where nobody cares about.

Jimmy Olsen – So, you’ll let me run the pictures?

Perry White – Hell no! Nobody wants to see some old dude running around in drag. How disgusting is that? Run a two-paragraph story about some unknown government official who allegedly partied in a dress while spouting economic theory. That should suffice.

Clark Kent – Uh Chief, I mean Mr. White, with all due respect, I think there’s a bigger story here.

Perry White – Kent, you’re getting on my nerves! If you think your story is so great, print it on your own dime. I have a newspaper to run!

Clark Kent – So, you don’t care if I post this story on my personal blog?

Perry White – Hell no! Who the hell is going to read a blog. Uh, what’s a blog?