One Guy Can Make a Difference
October 17, 2013
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there's another thing that flyover country learned today, and this one is being totally missed inside the Beltway. It is being missed by everybody -- I mean, practically everybody -- and especially it's being missed by Republicans. But this isn't new, folks. Way back in the late fifties, early sixties (I forget the exact date), William F. Buckley Jr. started National Review. He wrote then of his conservative buddies who were the purebreds, the thoroughbreds, versus the (as he called them) "well-fed Republicans."
We call 'em the Republican establishment. "Well-fed" is exactly right. He talked about how the well-fed Republicans referred to Buckley and the gang at National Review as extremists and they were dangerous and they were gonna destroy the party. I think this may be a shock to some of you to think that this battle in the Republican Party establishment versus conservative has been going on this long.
It has been, and it really is not just the Republican Party.
It is the Washington establishment. I think that word's getting over done, overused, including by me. But Washington is its own fiefdom, and for the longest time has existed as odds with the American people, other than at election time. At election time everybody in Washington goes out and makes the people think that they're number one and what they want is what's gonna happen. "Vote for me, and that's what's gonna happen! Vote for me and that's what you're gonna get!
"Vote for me, and what I'm gonna campaign on, I'm gonna implement! I'm gonna govern this way," and it never happens. You get to Washington, the culture takes over, the establishment takes over -- and for the longest time it's been the Washington establishment versus people. It's a natural outgrowth of power. Inside the Beltway is the seat of power. It's where all the money is, and there's all kinds of hands trying to grab the money -- and it's a lot of money. It's trillions. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/10/17/one_guy_can_make_a_difference