We Will Survive This, Folks
February 12, 2014
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RUSH: He's Christine in New Jersey. Hi, Christine. Great to have you on the program. I'm glad you waited. I really appreciate your patience. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, thanks, Rush. This is such an honor and a privilege to talk to Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I can't even tell you.
RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Well, I have to say it is a little frustrating today to think that there is just absolutely nothing we can do at this point with this nightmare that we're living in with Obamacare.
RUSH: Let me say something. I'm sitting here, Christine and the rest of you, and I'm actually fighting pangs of guilt over this, because this is not my normal mind-set. It is not one of surrender, and I'm not surrendering now. I mean, it's frustrating. It's unprecedented, it's uncharted territory, and I just want to tell you -- I mean from the bottom of my heart -- I think this is all gonna end up... (sigh) I don't want a panacea.
We're gonna fix this somehow, and I'm not living in a false premise of insincere positiveness or any of that. I'm not. I'm not lying to myself. I just have a genuine belief. In my heart, I love this country. This country is gonna survive. The people of this country are gonna overcome this. I don't know how and I don't know when. I'm not gonna make any predictions, but we're not finished. This is not it. I just want everybody to know that.
Despite whatever you might have sustained about my attitude today, do not think that there's any surrender, give-up or any of that. There are all kinds of things that can still happen, that we can do. The Article V convention that Levin talks about in his book, with the states. The states may end up being the salvation to this anyway, regardless whether there's an Article V constitutional convention or not. There's any number of things. But there's always the American people.
I still have a significant faith in the American people, that at some point they have to make it right somehow. I'm not, again, trying to be phony with this. I'm just telling you what I think. Every day, I think this. I keep thinking we're gonna survive this, and these people are gonna get theirs at some point, and I don't know how, and I don't know when. So I just want to make that clear, 'cause it doesn't do me any good or you any good to have a defeatist attitude about this. That's not gonna accomplish anything, and if I've created that today, please, I apologize. Do not be confused. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQH0JbwIgA
That's not what I'm trying to convey.
So thank you for letting me interrupt you to make that point.
CALLER: That is extremely inspirational, and we are all in this together.
RUSH: We are, and there are more of us than them.
RUSH: I don't care what anybody says. There still are, and that is going to matter.
CALLER: Well, the polls show it, right?
RUSH: They do.
CALLER: I mean, look at the poll rating right now.
RUSH: They do. They absolutely do.
CALLER: Well, the reason why I called, Rush, is because you were very provocative yesterday. You kept posing kind of a question over and over again, and you were pushing us to tell you the answer.
RUSH: I remember that well. It was a technique that I employed yesterday, 'cause normally I answer every question I ask.
CALLER: You asked, why the liberals or the left are so opposed to traditional values.
CALLER: I'm only going by what you have taught me, and that is because traditional values represent conservatism, and what is conservatism to the left? We are their archenemy. We represent the opposition.
RUSH: We are their Satan.
RUSH: You wanted to get down to brass tacks. If liberalism is a religion and if abortion is their sacrament, we are their Satan.
CALLER: Yeah. So I don't know if that was the answer you were looking for, but that's my answer.
RUSH: Well that, of course, is correct, but it goes a little deeper, obviously. There were a number of questions that I posed yesterday. Why is there a political agenda attached to two men having sex with each other or two women having sex with each other? What is political about that? There is no political agenda to a man and a woman having sex. Why is there a political agenda to two men having sex?
Why is there a political aspect to a man who likes to have sex with another man joining the National Football League? Why? What is the agenda, and why is there one? What is the purpose? And then that evolved into the overall question of, "What is it about traditional American values, our founding, that so angers and scares and threatens the people who have attached a political agenda to two men having sex with each other? " That's basically it. That sums it up. There are a few more questions even than that, but that's what you're talking about.