Saturday, April 9, 2011

I Agree With Morris, It's Time For War

I have received a lot of criticism from my fellow conservatives because I don't drink the talk radio Kool Aid. I want to repeat a theme that I have preached for the past two years: if the conservative movement succeeds in putting into a place a more limited American government with less debt, it will only be despite the best efforts of the talk radio/Fox News cabal of preventing that from happening. Please read the following words from Fox News "Analyst" Dick Morris. You will notice that just about every word that Morris writes is completely detached from reality and the exact opposite of truth.
John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Like the proverbial Uncle Sam who always wins the war but loses the peace, he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver.
Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in cuts in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We can’t. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. Boehner has He sold us out now and he’ll sell us out again.
It is the duty of every Republican Congressman to vote no on this terrible deal. It violates our campaign promises to the American people. We promised $100 billion of cuts and we delivered $38 billion ($62 billion on a twelve month basis). In the Republican House’s first real test out of the box it has broken the promise over which it was elected. Only in Meat Loaf’s music is “two out of three not bad.”
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And the lesson is this: We need to purify our party and purge it of the likes of John Boehner and all those Congressmen who vote for the budget sellout. The Tea Party must take the lead in this purifying fire. We must not let the RINOs win!

DickMorris.com will post prominently (and permanently) the names of all GOP freshmen who vote for this rotten deal. It will be in a column headed: THESE ARE THE SELLOUTS. Check it out and back their primary opponents!
Dick Morris is declaring war on sane conservatives. I am declaring war on Dick Morris and the rest of the Fox News/talk radio dopes, whose every motive is to sell books and make money by spreading fear and promoting irresponsibility. In fact, I find it rather amusing that Morris would accuse Republicans of being sellouts. This coming from the man who once worked in the Clinton administration.

If Republicans had followed Dick Morris's advice (the man who is always wrong), then the government would have shut down, moderates and independents would have sympathized with President Obama, and the Republican Party would have had an even tougher time building the case for entitlement reform and budget cuts in the 2012 budget (Dick Morris has argued against entitlement reform because he doesn't want to offend the old people who watch him on Fox News). Of course, Morris would had profited while the conservative movement suffered. He will sell more books to his brainwashed target audience, so he doesn't really care about the results of his proposals.

I am declaring war on these money-hunger neanderthals. The conservative movement will not prosper so long as we have the Fox News/talk radio cabal misinforming the base. We have got to stop them from ruining the conservative movement. The deficit is too great and the stakes are too high to allow Rush, Levin, Morris, and Hannity to get in the way. Beck's brand of crazy finally bit the dust. There is hope that the rest of his comrades might see similar fates.

It would be one thing if the base understood that Limbaugh and Morris only want money. But many of their followers don't understand. They think that talk radio is telling the truth. They really do think that the largest cut in history of the federal budget is not big enough. The joke is not just on them. It is on the rest of us as we watch candidates like Christine O'Donnel and Sharron Angle get nominated to run for office. Rush Limbaugh's desire to buy a second boat and giant house affects all of us.

If the conservative movement actually did what Limbaugh and co. called for on a daily basis, it would have long ago ceased to exist. There would be no sane person left in the Republican Party. But because Republican leaders routinely disobey the talk radio crowd, the Republican Party has managed to maintain a base that is larger than just a small core of racist and ignorant white people. If there were no John Boehners in the GOP, the party's representation would long ago have been relegated to rural congressional districts and a handful of state offices. But thanks to the timid rebellion that we see from time to time, the GOP actually has a voice in the future of the government. Looking at demographic trends, that voice will only remain if Republicans take more pains to confront the demagoguery coming from the Fox News/talk radio cabal.

So, yes, I am a conservative who wants to see the federal government stop its excessive spending and at the same time I am 100% opposed to Rush, Morris, Hannity, Levin, Savage, and any other idiot that seeks to ruin the conservative movement. I agree with Morris. It's time for war.

Cross posted at The Cross Culturalist

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dick morris is a douche

Right Wingnut said...

I am declaring war on these money-hunger neanderthals - Pablo

LOL. I'm sure Morris, Rush, Hannity, Levin and the rest are quaking in their boots..."Oh, no...Some guy named Pablo declared war! What will we do now?"

Pablo said...

"LOL. I'm sure Morris, Rush, Hannity, Levin and the rest are quaking in their boots..."Oh, no...Some guy named Pablo declared war! What will we do now?"

I didn't mean to imply that they care or that they even know I exist. But what it takes is conservatives across the country taking a stand against talk radio. It starts with people like me trying to inform my immediate circle of friend about how wrong talk radio is. It starts in places like Right Speak and other blogs.

I may be one of a few. But I am not going to stop fighting these people.

Our debt is too great.

DanL said...

RW, Beck is on his way out because enough republicans who like Fox News got sick of his crap and stopped watching him. I have long ago stopped listening to talk radio or watching Fox. Talk Radio numbers are in decline, just not as dramatic as Beck's decline was.

DanL said...

Pablo and me are not alone on this. More and more of us are waking up to smell the BS that is talk radio. More of my friends and neighbors who once listened frequently to talk radio have stopped. Limbaugh's day will come, just as Beck's did.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of them, Dan. I stopped listening to all of them, and now I feel silly that I ever paid any attention to them at all.

Although I do believe they had their moment in time where they actually did some good. That moment is LONG past.

GREAT post Pablo.

-Martha

DanL said...

Martha, I think Rush was truly an optimist at one time. But he has become bitter at his own impotence. And as Pablo points out, he and the others love money more than country, and their only real concern is selling more books, internet subscriptions, advertising, event tickets etc.

Pablo said...

Martha,

There was a time when I enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh as well. I think that a lot of us are recovering talk radio addicts.

Anonymous said...

Beck was not that bad, hate all you want, he spoke the truth. Anyways while many have celebrated his demise, I get the feeling Beck will have the last laugh!!!!!!!!!!!

DanL said...

Beck spoke the truth...mingled with lots of lies, distortions, carefully edited videos and transcripts of what his enemies said, misrepresentations, etc.

Anonymous said...

Dan with all the stuff beck spewed on tv, it amazes me about his conversion to our faith. I guess the power of God goes out to all who seek him with a broken heart and contrite spirit. I would love to have beck as my home teacher. lol

Anonymous said...

Beck, Limbaugh and Palin will say anything if the price is right.

DD

Anonymous said...

I never listened to talk radio anyway, but I'm sick and tired of Hannity inviting phony Conservatives like Dick Morris and others who try to misinform the voters into being angry.

They never like to admit that the only way to cut spending is to work with the Democrats. Otherwise, NOTHING WILL GET DONE. SIMPLE.

They also keep pushing media disaster candidates so they can make money defending them against the left on TV and radio. This is why Rush and Hannity want Palin to run.

Morris hates Romney's candidacy because the left won't be attacking Romney the whole campaign the same way they would attack Huckabee or Palin.

NO MORE HANNITY

- Sam from MA

BOSMAN said...

This budget battle was about lets agree on a truce, and fight the major battle on another day.

BOTH parties do not want to offend seniors and Independent voters BEFORE THE 2012 ELECTIONS.

The 39 million was just enough to keep their bases happy or at least confused enough so that everyone can blame the other side if they are not happy with the results.

Ryan's plan or another like it WILL GO NO WHERE until there is a Republican President and Senate.

Morris is a JACKASS.

OhioJOE said...

"I have received a lot of criticism from my fellow conservatives because I don't drink the talk radio Kool Aid." No, instead, you drink the Kool Aid of Frum and company. BTW, you declared war on Conservatives long ago and we are prepared to fight back. If people like you run the party, let's just, 2012 will not be as good as 2010 or even the Wisconsin election.

"Martha, I think Rush was truly an optimist at one time. But he has become bitter at his own impotence." Well with respects, in many regards, Mr. Limbaugh is the optimistic one; he knew that the GOP would win 2010 long before the moderates came on board. He has faith in the American people to vote for fiscal responsibly and the people of Wisconsin just proved him right again.

OhioJOE said...

"The joke is not just on them. It is on the rest of us as we watch candidates like Christine O'Donnel and Sharron Angle get nominated to run for office. Rush Limbaugh's desire to buy a second boat and giant house affects all of us." Maybe if you'd stop listening to the liberal media, you'd stop telling LIES about Mr. Limbaugh and and Mrs. Palin. NEITHER MR. LIMBAUGH NOR MRS. PALIN SUPPORTED MRS. ANGLE IN THE PRIMARY. Also if you are going to use the silly argument that they supported her in the general election, I remind you that Mr. Romney supported Miss. O'Donnell in the general. Is your hatred and bitterness so bad that you cannot tell the truth in your 'WAR' that you have declared. Thank goodness, the people of PA, FL and KY did not take your advice. Otherwise they too would have had liberal senators.

Right Wingnut said...

OJ,

Republicans like Pablo got us into this mess in the first place. If he wants Republicans to be more like Democrats, he should get it over with and switch parties.

On another note, I'm sick and tired of being told by Pablo that you're an "idiot" or "stupid" if you don't agree with him. I strongly disagree with Pablo on most things, but I would never insult his intelligence to make my point.

DanL said...

"I strongly disagree with Pablo on most things, but I would never insult his intelligence to make my point."

You don't have too, OJ's got that covered.

OhioJOE said...

"You don't have too, OJ's got that covered." That's right, Pablo might be too cowardly to fight, but, I'm not.

Right Wingnut said...

I almost forgot...if you disagree with Pablo, you are also CRAZY, in addition to being a stupid idiot. OJ pointed that out in the chat box.

Count me in with the crazies.

Pablo said...

So many fine jewels from OJ that I don't know where to begin. Decision, decision. I think my favorite is this:

"Thank goodness, the people of PA, FL and KY did not take your advice. Otherwise they too would have had liberal senators."

I will grant you KY, however we wouldn't of had a liberal senator, we would of had a conservative Republican, just not Rand Paul. By the way, I have grown to respect Paul in some ways, even though I still prefer the other guy.

Marco Rubio has actively avoided being stuck with the tea party tag. He refused to caucus with the Tea Partiers. Same goes for Pat Toomey. You can't just claim everyone you want. They have to claim you back.

And it makes no difference to me that Rush didn't officially endorse Angle. You should read this. Angle made gobs of money off of Limbaugh. Rush's audience is the same type of crazy that would support Angle. They are two peas in a pod.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/225374_Sharron_Angle-_I_made_$236000

I never declared war on conservatives. I declare war on crazy conservatives. There are responsible ones out there. That is the kind that I seek to promote.

You prefer style over substance. As long as your guys are "fighting" it doesn't really matter what they are fighting about it or whether they ought to be fighting. You think that cutting 5 One-Thousandths of the budget is a worthy fight and that defunding Planned Parenthood is not a completely tone deaf thing to do right now.

Sometimes I wonder if we shouldn't just let talk radio completely controlled the Party so that they can run it into the ground and we can start over. But see, they wouldn't care, because they are only in it for the money.

Anyway, you can continue to believe that fighting for small change is the best option. I don't. So we are going to disagree on quite a lot then.

Pablo said...

"if you disagree with Pablo, you are also CRAZY, in addition to being a stupid idiot. OJ pointed that out in the chat box."

RW, no, there are plenty of people that are not crazy that disagree with me. The crazy people are the ones who deliberately misinform their audiences and put them in fear so that they can make money. Shutting down the government over 5 one-thousandths of discretionary spending is INSANE! The only interests it serves are those who stand to make money off of fearmongering.

Furthermore, I could quite easily compile a very, long list of Rush Limbaugh just being factually wrong. The man is not bright. He doesn't care about public policy. He doesn't understand public policy. He is very good at what he does -- fearmongering -- but he doesn't have a clue about health care policy or economic policy or anything. He just knows the right racial code and bigoted comments to make that will send his brainwashed audience rioting.

Do you ever listen to his program? He's got people that think that the United States is about to collapse. I listened to one guy say that he was going to move to Alaska (home of Palin) or Arizona (home of anti-immigrant advocates). He acted like he was going to build a bunker and hoard food and wait out the Obama administration. I mean, really? That guy was insane.

It is all a game for Rush. Maybe he is smart. He know how to make so much money off of the ignorance of his audience. He is taking money right out of their pockets.

Right Wingnut said...

Pablo,

Why not call into Rush's show and debate him on this. We'll see who the bright one is. I'd love to hear it. Have you ever tried that?

Pablo said...

"Why not call into Rush's show and debate him on this. We'll see who the bright one is. I'd love to hear it. Have you ever tried that?"

Wow! Do you actually believe that Rush debates people on his radio program? He cuts them off before they can make a point against him. If they soak him with praise then he will keep them on for a little longer.

So, no, I am not going to call into Rush Limbaugh's show because I wouldn't be permitted to speak longer than 25 seconds.

Right Wingnut said...

Pablo,

The real reason you wouldn't call in....you would get your ass kicked.

You talk about an all out war against talk radio. This blog post will only be read by a couple hundred people. Rush has 10-20 million listeners. Put you money where your mouth is. Call the show.

Pablo said...

"The real reason you wouldn't call in....you would get your ass kicked."

Lol. What is funny is that you think that people "debate" Rush on his radio program. He would never allow a debate to take place where he was challenged.

OhioJOE said...

"He would never allow a debate to take place where he was challenged." It is bad enough that you cannot tell the truth about who Mr. Limbaugh supported in the primary, now you are funny enough to say that he won't debate ANYBODY. My guess is that he will let you talk for quite some time because he like to put on people who make the host look good. It is entertainment after all.

Anonymous said...

All of you people who want to "fight" and get rid of Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio and Fox News do realize that if Romney does get the nomination that they will be the only friends in media that Romney will have. I really don't see Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and the other right down the middle "stars" of MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, etc, etc, etc sticking up for Romney and the GOP. Romney will be labeled a racist, sexist, religious freak, wanting old & poor people to die, desiring the environment to be destroyed, etc, etc, etc. but at least we will be rid of Rush, Fox News and the rest of talk radio.

Maybe Pablo can pick up the slack and defend Romney. We know he will be fair to the GOP. For instance, if you are a Conservative and disagree with him you are an idiot, stupid and crazy. Life without Fox News will be great indeed. Go forth brave young Pablo and lead the grand Crusade against Rush, Talk Radio and Fox News. Aw heck, throw the Tea Party in on your Crusade as well. Drive them from the land. I'm sure Obama, the Democrats and the Mainstream Media will approve.

A.J.R.

OhioJOE said...

You made my day AJR. As sad as is would be to have talk radio eradicated from the land it might actually be more entertaining to sit back and watch the anti-Tea Party wing of the party take on MSM and the Dems all by themselves. If I could afford, I'd buy ticket. Oh that's right, I probably could afford it because there would be no candidates left to donate money to. Somebody please pass the popcorn!

Anonymous said...

I'm embarrassed to say it, but I listened to Rush for over 15 years. He doesn't debate. Please. He might leave someone one for a few minutes, but only the people who are so stupid that they make him look good.

If given the chance, Pablo would run circles around Rush in a debate. And why? Because Pablo reads, studies and thinks about the issues. He does his homework, and lives in reality.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha,

I'm curious. Why exactly did you stop listening to Rush? Was it something specific he said/did that you didn't like?

A.J.R.

OhioJOE said...

Pablo may read, study and do homework, but he would still make Mr. Limbaugh so good that there Conservation would be played over and over again and the sound bites would be used to advertise for many local Radio station. The best part would be that Mr. Limbaugh would turn to the only person Black enough to criticize Mr. Obama and say 'Mr. Snerdley, I told you to screen those Seminar callers!'

It would be great fun!

Anonymous said...

General Pablo or do you prefer Sir Pablo the Great Knight of Frum,

I don't understand why you won't call into Limbaugh's show and debate him. You clearly think you are smarter than the rest of us idiots. I would think you would relish the idea of talking to Rush so you can talk some sense into his "ignorant", "crazy" and "insane" listeners. How do you plan on winning the Great Crusade against Rush, Fox News, Talk Radio and even the Tea Party (if they are a part of your Grand Crusade) if you won't get on the battlefield. I'm sure you can talk rings around him about how Conservatives can unilaterally disarm and count on MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, etc., etc., etc. to provide fair coverage for the Conservative point of view. I mean with the Mainstream Media and people like The Great Frum around to defend Conservativism what do we have to worry about?

After you put Rush in his place, you can then go on Ed Schultz's show and tell him of the Grand Crusade you are embarking to. I'm sure he will approve because the Liberals love a good sucker...er I mean pasty....er I mean "Reasonable Conservative" who will trash Fox News and the rest of the stupid and evil swine you plan to drive from the land. Go forth General Pablo and make "Reasonable Conservatives" proud.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

General Pablo,

It is T minus 35 minutes until Operation: Put Limbaugh in Place. I am certain that you will make Rush look like an utter fool and show his listeners (a.k.a. Dopes, Racists, Neanderthals, Crazies, Idiots, Ignorant Fools, etc., etc., etc.) how smart a "Reasonable Conservative" really is. The USA is so lucky to have someone as wise as you telling people how stupid they are for having a different opinion than you. Lead the Great "Reasonable Conservative" Army into the first battle of the Grand Crusade. Someday your deeds will be compared to Generals Washington, Grant, Sherman and Eisenhower. Make your army proud General Pablo.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

General Pablo,

I know you are on hold with Limbaugh's show but I wanted to provide you with someone who can assist you in your Grand Crusade. Do you remember Jonathan from Rightosphere and Race? He is a fine supporter of the "Reasonable Conservative" cause. In fact, he may be more proactive than even you. Just last year he wrote of purging the GOP of people who disagree with him. He even got people banned from Rightosphere who pointed out how much of a hypocrite he actually is so he is a really "Reasonable Conservative". The two of you should get along fine. I will refer to him from now on as Colonel Jonathan. He will serve you well General Pablo.

A.J.R.

OhioJOE said...

Good to see you AJR, you really did not think that Generalisimo Pablisimo would lead a fight in the end did you? Because of a long meeting, I missed most of the Limbaugh show today, so perhaps he called when I was not listening. Oh well, there is always Open Line Friiiiiiiday!

Anonymous said...

OJ,

Good to see you too. As for General Pablo, I'm sure he's just on hold. He will appear. I'm sure of it. He said himself that its WAR. Plus he can talk rings around Rush. He said so. :)

A.J.R.

OhioJOE said...

You know the funny thing was, the day that Danielsite African American woman trashed Mrs. Palin on the Limbaugh show, I thought for sure it was either Martha or Ellie. What tipped me off that she was not Martha or Ellie was when she started trashing Mr. Romney as well. The whole exchange was actually great. It gave Mr. Limbaugh a chance to trash Mr. Truce.

Anonymous said...

I squirm when Palin's on TV. I am embarrassed for her; amazed at her shallow pool of grasp of complex issues. I can not bear Hannity any more, and Laura Ingreham, although having ocassional spirts of clarity and vision, and articulate enough to voice it... more often than not is an awkward, self concious school girl freaked out about her faulty self image; constantly deflecting insecurities through badgering public figures and everyday Joes and Jennies about their body mass, big noses, hair style or baldness or you name it. Get off yourself Laura. Hannity is so very irrelevant as well. "Political expediance", "sycophant", and all the blah, blah, blah repetition that he flings at his "guests" and listeners. What has happened to Talk? Our current crop of hangers-on will be the reason Republicans come up inches short in the coming elections. They've embarrassed our base; alienate swing-voters wary of supporting a party that tolerates the likes of Hannity, Levine, Limbaugh. We are tired of evasive mealy-mouthed politicians incapable of a yes/no answer; talk hosts who badger and interrupt; well meaning yet woefully ill-informed conservatives casting their votes for someone favored or idolized by Talk Radio's millionaire glamour-boys and girls... This world is complicated and solutions demand cool heads that listen not lecture. Trump... Oh my God... REALLY? Our only hope is that there is a crop of '80s-born men and women who have witnessed this mess. They're pragmatic and smart. They see through Sean, Sarah, Barack and Matthews... We are a culture of information consumers. The truth is not so hard to find these days. The talkers are showing their bloomers, and soon will be replaced by the middle-mass of serious patriots with a yearning for the country their grandparents knew and talked about