RUSH: Don’t get your hopes up, Petraeus isn’t going to throw Obama under the bus

Rush lays out why Petraeus isn’t going to contradict himself and summarily throw Obama under the bus. But even if he does, says Rush, it will leak and the media will destroy him.

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  • jrt1031

    Did you all hear John from Crofton MD… He was on fire! We need to pull ourselved together and fight the machine. The o-controlled media needs to be taken down.

    • mike3e4r7

      Brother, you said it, but how? We do need to find a way, though.

      We have our very own version of Pravda, but the thing is, it’s by choice. Nobody’s forcing them to become an appendage of our leftist government. They have done so by choice.

      • sDee

        And, the people listen by choice – they really do not want to hear the truth. Propaganda is a powerful tool for a reason.

      • jrt1031

        I think we need to have a universal boycott on all cable television. Boycott all Hollywood entertainment. But at this point there will be some self combustion that has to occur from the demorat party. They cant maintain this level of evil without God’s intervention. Just herd on the Radio- John Bonjovi’s daughter is hospitalized for OD of herrion. Let them make their laws and see where it gets them. Look at the Kennedy family and the fate that their lies and greed gave them. God watches and waits but is always there.

        • Joe

          NO WAY !

          I draw the line at Boo Boo Baby – or whatever her name is !

          Actually I totally agree – The NETWORKS must be hit and hit hard in the wallet

          (except for Boo Boo Baby)- Is that a real show ?

          • Who the heck is boo boo baby ?!!

            • las1

              Honey Boo Boo.

              You gotta watch it at least once. (i’ve seen two of them on YouTube) When I’m so sick of the news and the horrible headlines, and yes… even RS (not that it’s bad… just sometimes too truthful in predicting America’s trajectory)… so you just gotta see one sometimes for a good honest to gawd laugh. Sometimes low brow does wonders.

              Enjoy… but don’t say i didn’t warn ya there ABiC

            • Joe

              The three eyed person is correct

              Geez! – You are missing a good piece of “life”

              Actually the show – is showing how we are being “dumbed down”

          • sjmom

            I don’t watch them now. Guess if we don’t buy the advertiser’s products it may help.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Joe, you’re saying what I said the night of the election. The only way we make a dent in the nation any more is to drive under the institution that is the mainstream media establishment. That’s it. That’s the only way. Nothing else — not these parallel structures that folks are calling for — will do any good in any measurable amount of time. Bring ’em down, and then real change can begin.

            • Ariadnea

              It’s not only the media, the most urgent is the education or indoctrination system. They keep producing cadres of followers and zombies. We really have to think of a way how to shame professors and schools for their intolerance and their ways of dumbing down generations.

              • E. Lee Zimmerman

                Well, don’t get me wrong. The education system needs a massive overhaul, and, while I have some ideas to deal with that, it’s a far more long-term goal. The media — on the other hand — spew out nonsense DAILY to more than just those being educated; that’s why it’s a far more pressing, far more immediate need for our attention. Until we do something about the mainstream establishment of media, we’re destined to lose.

        • I’ve boycotted them all already for years. More needs to be done, but I haven’t been able to think of it yet.

          • Betsey_Ross

            I have, too ABC. The regular channels have been off my radar sinc before 2000. I watched Fox for a while, but Ted Baxter got to be so obnoxious that I’ve even stopped watching FOX Judge Janine has sparked my interest lately and I try to catch her or record her show. We do get a few Netflix movies, but they mostly turn out to be some of the series that I missed 20-30 years ago. I haven’t seen a movie that I would recommend for ages. I can’t even participate in the culture anymore. It’s of no interest to me.

            • Constance

              Judge Janine is pretty good. And actually, Red Eye is funny as heck. Greta has some good shows – depending on how passionate she is about the subject. She is visually ticked off over this Benghazi stuff, so her shows have been good on it.

          • sjmom

            I don’t watch them either and agree we have to come up with something else.

            • I had concerns that the time I gave to politics and the progressive crap oppressing our country was greater than the time I gave to God. I think it’s easy for that to happen, and when it does, is that not idolatry? If others got wrapped up in politics over God–like I did–it’s no wonder God did not bless our country with a Romney win, which would be a break from the Obama insanity of the last four yrs.

              Here’s what we need to do: humble yourself to God. study His Word daily. pray daily. share the Gospel with others to get them saved. tithe 10% of your gross income, give more as an offering. thank God often each day for His blessings. be obedient to God. love others with a Christ-like love. forgive others, as God has forgiven you.

              This applies only if you are Christian. Be obedient to God and His hand of blessing will be upon you. If all Christians do these things, I think we can expect God to do great things to salvage our country.

              I have to remind myself everyday to be obedient – I expect that in time, it will be first nature. Until then, it takes a conscious effort.

              • sjmom

                We’re on the same page. I spend time every day in the written and preached Word, in prayer and in fellowship with the Lord. This keeps me on track and focused on what is important. Been doing it for over 6 years now; the Lord is my everything and I could no more doi without Him than I could without air or food. I know you will stick with it because the more you get to know the Lord the more you will desire to know Him. We serve an awesome God. May His Name be ever praised. 🙂

          • PhillyCon

            They still have too much power. Its one of the main reasons we have Obamacare and a second term. I haven’t turned on an alphabet in years.

        • sjmom

          I agree. God will intervene.

        • David Boyes

          All for it …. after I’ve seen Skyfall 🙂

    • sjmom

      Did he say how we can take down the media?

      • Joe

        Did you watch VEGAS last night

        Savino just cut the cable to the antenna

        Very simple

    • ssenecal5000

      I am not convinced Patreaus is fail to expose Obama.

      Rush did not consider the possibility that Patreaus will say he got the notion of the youtube from Obama, just like Susan Rice did
      Obama supposedly had real time knowledge of the attack as it happens. If Obama tells the CIA director it was the youtube video, I don’t see how he could go to congress and tell them it wasn’t
      In other words, Obama can be the sole source of the bad info on bengahzi , that bad info handed to Patreaus from the WhiteHouse
      It wouldnt be purjury because he was getting the info from Obama and would have expected it to be accurate, not the poltical lie that it was

  • Sober_Thinking

    The MSM is the biggest problem here… there can be no justice until they are exposed and dissolved.

    Petraeus has one last chance to salvage some dignity here… but I bet he pleads the 5th. All the best Obama crooks and pasties do.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Patsies, Sober, PATSIES!!! Not pasties!!!! The mental imagery is having a field day with this one! 🙂 I picture those strippers in the movie “Gypsy” prancing around on stage singing “Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick”!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Wow… my bad. That’ll leave a mark… wow, and I’m usually so careful!

        Good catch!

        • aposematic

          Either word, pasties or patsies, work just fine.

          • Sober_Thinking

            Well, they’re both used to cover something up…

        • actionsspeaklouder

          It was more of a “just teasing you” post from me. It’s not a “my bad” at all! We all have made typos – I just thought that this was an especially good one!

          Have been reading articles from all over the place and have come to the conclusion (re: Rebublicans) that nothing will change until the Republican establishment are OUT. Boehner, McConnell, McCain and all other entrenched RINOs. We have a spineless leadership that rolls over every time. Nothing will change until they are gone. Until they are voted out and replaced with people who will fight for conservative values, fight against corruption in D.C., and defend themselves when being smeared by lies, we are just beating our crazy heads against the sky. I’m too old and too broke to be so emotionally involved. The media and the relentless liberals/communist/marxist regime are just too strong. Without Republican LEADERS who will fight back – we are not going to make any headway. The RINOs and the media are undermining the conservatives. We’ll be licking our wounds for a long time about this election. The most despicable thing about the outcome, to me, is that Obamacare stands. The RINOs had absolutely no intention of doing anything to really cripple it. Everything was for show.

          So, I’m going to go into survival mode and cruise the sites only occasionally. I wish you the very, very best of luck Sober. Your strength and convictions are admirable! God Bless.

          • Sober_Thinking

            Lol… it was a doozy!

            I hear you my friend… I too am going to slow down a bit. I’ve been mad for four years… now I’m going mad because the unimaginable has happened.

            But neither of us should give up the fight. 2014 is our next chance to take out some of the trash and then in 2016, the country will be hollowed out and hopeless, and we can then get traction – possibly for a serious 3rd party that will stand for a Constitutional Republic. And if we honor God and obey and love Him, He will bless this nation again.

            All my life I’ve imagined fighting a hopeless battle where we are outnumbered and I wondered what the quality of my character is… do I have a backbone of iron or something lesser? A motto I’ve liked is: “You are what you do when it counts.” I don’t like what I am right now… but I have a glimmer of what this trial (the next 4 miserable years) can do to shore up my resolve. In my weakness, Christ’s strength is made perfect.

            I will slow down a bit to clear my emotions and frustration… but we must all continue to fight the good fight… Take up your cross and follow after the Lord… and we’ll reach the finish line together my friend. Freedom is never free.

    • jrt1031

      I agree. I havent watch MSM in the last four years. Our nation though is brainwashed by them. Especially those that are sitting home all day collecting a check from o. I dont even watch Fox news because they are owned by liberals. Im thinking about cancelling cable all together.

  • sDee

    Petraeus has already proven he is willing to to sellout to keep his secrets. If he again fails to do the honorable thing for those brave men who were left to die protecting Americans, what is this man made of? What other darker secret does Hussein Obama hold on him? What threats?

    This is dark, sick, and papered over by he lowest scum in the cesspool: the not-so-free-press. Disgusting commentary.

  • jrt1031

    any man that cheats also knows well how to lie. this is all just formality to satify those brainwashed dems that just voted for o. its sickening.

  • Joe

    ZERO’s arrogance has been emboldened

    He knows that he is “safe”

    I was screaming during his speech as he said

    “don’t go after Amb. Rice – Go after Me (Zero)”

    Well Boehner – He asked for it

    Make the [email protected] SWING – Impeachment hearings on Thursday AM

    Keep him busy and break his chops for the next 4 years !

    • TREASON charges!

    • sjmom

      Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Joe

        Wish I could impeach him !


        are you speaking about Boo Boo baby?

    • Try him on what? What grounds?

    • TitaniumEagle

      Step 1. Get a new Speaker.
      Step 2. Impeachment hearings.

  • colliemum

    Unless Petraeus is prepared to hand over documents, i.e. show a paper trail to the Committee, his testimony is totally irrelevant, even if he’s under oath.
    It’s irrelevant because, as Rush said, the senators can rightfully ask why they should believe him now, and the Obama administration can discredit anything he says by pointing to his affaire. And the corrupt MSM will of course follow the directive given by the POS in the WH as to how to play this.

    There’s only one way to combat this, and that is a public hearing by the Issa committee, with Trey Gowdy being unleashed. Not well: it’s got to be a public hearing, no hiding.

    • las1

      Trey Gowdy unleashed!

      I’d grab front row to see that.

      • colliemum

        I’d pay per minute of viewing time!

      • Constance

        Me too. Plus, he’s a strong man’s man who is kind of handsome in a rugged sort of way. The accent doesn’t hurt, either. My heart is fluttering. 🙂 Back to reality.

      • Betsey_Ross

        I have a feeling that he will only answer questions that have short answers in the Senate. They do not want to know what happened. He can use his original testimony and stick with that. Will he answer the question “Who told the CIA, and the military to stand down? Or better yet, “Who is the only person that has the authority to tell his mililtary and CIA to stand down?”

      • Joe

        Front row would be dangerous !

        I would go back about 10 rows

      • cathmom

        Trey Gowdy would be an awesome Speaker of the House.

    • Rshill7

      I was just a wittle feller when Watergate was dominating the airwaves all day every day. I remember John Dean especially.

      I had a sucker in one hand, a moon pie in the other, and a glass of Tang wedged between my knees.

      I want to see Petraeus reprise the Dean role…and do a curtain call to boot!

      • Constance

        I remember Watergate too – I was a youngster then. My Grandma forced me to sit down and watch what was going on, and she explained to me why it was important. She had been a Nixon supporter, but she dropped off that bandwagon when the lies and coverups started. Right was right, she said. Right always trumps politics. Oh, how the world has changed since then. 🙁

        I would have had chocolate milk in one hand and a twinkie in the other.

        • poljunkie

          Well, I was a watchin’ too- and I prefered an Astro pop in one hand and some Laffy Taffy in the other. If I really wanted a sugar rush I might of had some Pixie Stix, and some Fizzies too.

          Oh, and later I might of gone into the bathroom and played with my Fuzzie Wuzzie soap to see what was inside.

  • Rocco11

    I think Rush has lost his fastball, Mark Levin is the man now.

    • mike3e4r7

      They’re different. Rush tends to focus on the day to day political manueverings that are going on. Mark Levin spends more time looking at things from a more philosophical, bigger picture point of view.

      • Rocco11

        Episodes like the Sandra Fluke situation have castrated El Rushbo, he’s too cautious now.

        • mike3e4r7

          That’s probably true.

        • Baloney.

    • las1

      He hasn’t lost it… although it sounds defeatist, but it’s not. He’s stating the facts based on observable truth. But the edge has come off… maybe it’s just time for conservatives to grab some oxygen… and maybe Rush’s softpeddling reflects this. I do hope he comes back with his usual gusto, minus letting the libs nail him on things like Fluke.

      • Baloney.

        • las1

          Thank you for that insightful analysis.

    • sjmom

      Rush is still #1. Love Mark too.

  • ryanomaniac

    He wont tell the truth. None of them have and will not. They have the avenue of truth bottled up in a jar and sitting on their mantle at the White House. That avenue of the truth is the press. Formerly known as the free press. Now they have a master and are no longer free at all. Like Pink Floyd said, They passed on a walk on part in the war for the lead role in a cage.

    • aposematic

      They are all now one in the art of the lie.

    • Betsey_Ross

      We know the truth. Having them lie under oath is going to be what gets them. In Issa’s case you don’t think he doesn’t have the information before he knows the answers to the questions he asks? Forget the Senate. They don’t want to get their guys in trouble, Hopefully someone will be knowledgeable about how things work in the WH and the military. Why yes, there is. John McCain. Will he try to make up for assuring us that Bronco was not to be feared?

  • I only wish Petraeus would tell the truth because the families of those who died deserve at least that… but I know it’s not gonna happen.

    Psalm 37

    • Rocco11

      Amen, I’m holding out hope he’ll do the right thing, but won’t be terribly surprised if he doesn’t.

    • MiketheMarine

      Orangeone just accused me of flagging comments of hers and believes I had it done. Maybe you can set her straight but I’m taking time off. I don’t know where she got the idea I have moderator powers or would do anything to her posts but that is what she jujst emailed me like I have some personal vandetta and did that to her. Let her know, please, that I had nothing to do with that.

    • I agree but when stuff like this happens people generally react out of fear and fear tends to make one want to cover their butt.

  • Rshill7

    Rush. Petraeus is already under the bus, so you’re right, he’s not in any position to throw anyone anywhere. He can however, grab O’ and pull him under the bus.

    “Oh that a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Heaven for?”
    (Robert Browning)

  • aposematic

    Suspension of disbelief is now offical American Policy. If you are in disbelief, just ask any MSM/Press employee, they will be more than happy to issue you your suspension.

  • las1


  • It’s over for Petraeus regardless. Republicans won’t take him back after cheating on a wife of 37 years and then lying to Congress to cover Obama and himself.

    Democrats never liked him to begin with.

    What Petraeus had better start worrying about is the next life.

    • amishi

      He has a position to head Princeton Univ. lined up for him, so he’ll be all right

  • pmb88

    I dont know about that. Didnt this scandal pretty much destroy Petraeus’s career. There would really be no sense in protecting the administration.

  • MiketheMarine

    Folks, I’m out of here for a while. I’ll miss you all. Some of you know how to reach me by email. I would love that you do email me but I’m done for a while. Maybe you all can get Orangeone back once she learns I’ve left.

    • Constance

      You will be welcome back whenever you want to come back.

      • MiketheMarine

        Thank you. Orangeone has accused me of flagging her posts and some other shit I have don’t have the power to do. Pisses me off. I don’t know what’s going on but that broad blames me.

        Whatever….I need a break, I’ll miss you guys for my little break.

        • GetWhatYouPayFor

          Hurry back Mike. I understand your disgust with the meek. We all need a break but seldom announce it. I understand this about you as well. A man’s man. Peace!

    • sjmom

      God bless Mike, my Marine. I will miss you.

    • mike3e4r7

      All the best, Mike. Come back when you feel ready. We’ll be here.

    • Don’t be long! I want you back here.

  • sjmom

    Heard Rush say this today and though I pray Petraeus has the courage to tell the truth I agree with Rush he won’t change his story. Probably can’t afford to lose his pension.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Right! Bang, zoom, Rush! I just don’t see how there is any way Petraeus is going to do anything other than plead the Fifth. It’s clear — as Rush said — that the wagons have been circled, so there’s just nothing that’s going to be gained from one man’s testimony. I don’t doubt that someday we may know more of what happened; I just don’t think there’s any smoking gun coming by way of Petraeus.


    He took an oath the defend and protect this country and I hope he does the right thing. Sometimes when someone is faced with the mistakes they have made (unfaithful) a desire to do right is stronger than the desire to do what’s easy.

  • Ohio_patriot31

    Petraeus is another example of man´s self-justification of sins. One wonders whether he will exhibit behavior to expose the truth. When you play with the devil you cannot expect anything but the results you get. What shall a man exchange for his soul?

    Any citizen who believes they can maintain any form of sophisticated/intellectual neutrality with this administration is going to be sadly mistaken.

  • StandProudNow

    All coincidental, naturally, but the ohbuma administration has given Holly Petreius a nice little job with a nice little salary…. $187.000

  • It all hinges on whether or not the Senate offers Petraeus immunity. If not, he’s not going to say much. If they do offer him immunity, Obama and Clinton are toast. But it doesn’t look like the Senate is willing to grant immunity, especially while Reid is running the show there. So I guess Rush is right and not much will happen when Petraeus finally does testify.

  • GaltLine

    General Petraeus will protect his country from all enemies foreign and domestic. May he recognize the enemy in time.