Rush explains why Republicans are NOT responsible our current state of affairs

Rush got a call from someone earlier in the show that was having trouble convincing her Democrat friends that Republicans are not to blame for what’s going on right now, and it turns out she didn’t really understand it herself. This led Rush into a great monologue where he laid out the case for exactly why Democrats are at fault for everything that’s going on right now. And it boils down to one simple premise, that Republicans haven’t had the power to even pass their agenda in over 5 years.

Watch below:

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  • Thank you Scoop. I did hear the last part of her call, but I missed most of the rest of it, and this part. Thanks for putting it up! 🙂

  • Rush doesn’t make a bad case, but these problems are far deeper than he makes them out to be. They can still be traced back to Democrats, but they are older than this. Fannie, Freddie, The Great Society, Social Security etc. All timebombs that are just now going off after years. But yes. Most of those are Democrat pet projects.

    • Rshill7

      You got that right. Democrats have been rewarding laziness, failure, and perversion for at least 99 years, starting with guess who? A progressive named Wilson.

      George Bernard Shaw was a famous “progressive” who thought Hitler was a great guy whose work camps weren’t so bad, (and visited at least one of them as Hitler’s guest). He thought Mussolini was cool too, but he just needed to look more relaxed and friendly. He also thought that people should be asked to “please justify your existence” and if they couldn’t they should be exterminated in the most compassionate way possible. I saw and heard him say this on an old film reel. He died in November of 1950.

      Currently, our modern progressives (socialists) coddle the dregs of society…for votes. That’s whatchacall buying votes with ur money. Isn’t that precious? If they ever gain full power, i.e., control of everything, these useless occupy-type folks are in for one heck of a surprise.

      Imagine death panels…no, I mean for all ages.

    • rapidcraft

      You are correct Jim!

  • conservative58

    No wonder the Dems are doing everything they can to silence Rush. They don’t stand a chance if the LSM ever starts reporting facts. Truth hurts…

    • hbnolikeee

      don’t hold your breath waiting the LSM to report the truth.

  • Basically that it’s, but there have been instances that maybe they shouldn’t have caved.
    Boehner is a lousy Speaker. Newt had great accomplishments when he was Speaker, with a Democrat President.

    Conservatives need to work hard at getting good people to take control of the Senate. That would work wonders.

    • PFFV

      I hate those Republicans that claim their constituents want them to work together with the Democrat Socialists to get things done. Boehner has repeatedly said this and he couldn’t be further from the truth. We DO NOT want Republicans to ‘compromise’ on any issue. We want less government rules and regulations NOT MORE! We want less spending and much smaller government that can perform the few basic functions needed. Stop regurgitating more and more laws and business crippling regulations that do nothing but drive jobs out of this country.


      • ApplePie101

        I think what he means is that his constituents are liberals. Conservatives are no longer regarded as their ‘base’.

      • 12grace

        No, we don’t want the Republicans to work with the Democrats aka Communist in fact we want the opposite.

    • 12grace

      Yes, Newt was a great speaker and Clinton took credit for Newt’s accomplishments.

  • freenca

    This makes one think of billiards, a run of the table, so to say, while the Dims were in control. Budget’s on auto and is why new budgets are not being considered at all for 3 years. Kudos to Rush for explaining it in plain English !

  • Karl Rogue

    I heard this today. At first I thought Rush was misunderstanding the caller. Later I concluded that he was sort of intentionally missing her point, which was, the GOP has controlled the House, which initiates all spending, for the last two years; and if the GOP doesn’t go with the flow, all spending and borrowing stops. Rush basically wanted to talk about 2009 and 2010, where indeed all spending and borrowing was all on the Democrats, and he sort of slid off or around talking about 2011 and 2012. Not one of his stronger discussions, imo.

    • johnos2112

      Karl look up continuing resolution!

      • Rshill7

        …and Harry Reid. He’s like the Berlin Wall used to be.

        • K-Bob

          Crusty, flaky, and full of the promise of death?

          • Rshill7

            I was thinking something more akin to, nothing gets in and nothing gets out.

            But you have a valid point too 🙂

        • Karl Rogue

          It takes two, as they say. The GOP can’t get spending decreases past Reid–assuming you believe they want decreases–and Reid and Obama can’t get additional spending without GOP approval in the House.

          The result…spending and borrowing stay at disastrous levels (aka status quo) with the approval of Reid and Boehner.

          and the nation’s finances go down the toilet.

          • hbnolikeee

            do you have a clue how many GOP bills reed has tabled? do you know how long it has been since the senate has offered a budget beyond what they’re legally required to do?

            in 2006 unemployment under 5%. the democrats take over and where did they take us two years later? other than the obvious being led by a disgusting liar.

            • Karl Rogue

              Yup. And do you have a clue that the CRs, keeping spending at 2009-2010 levels, start in the Republican controlled House, where they were escorted through by Speaker Boehnhead? Have you forgotten that the GOP controlled House HAD TO sign off on the debt ceiling increases of Aug 2011 and Jan 2012? Why do you give them a pass on that? Harry Reid can’t spend, and can’t borrow, without GOP sign-off.

      • Karl Rogue

        You’re talking about those appropriations substitutes that originate in the House?

        Look up government shutdown 1995

        • johnos2112

          That is the problem.  Grow a sack Repubs and force a shutdown.  This is a far cry from 1995.  We are in dire consequences!

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    • BMinPA

      That is exactly what I thought when I heard him. I knew what the woman was asking but somehow Rush wasn’t getting her point. But I have a question too. Constitutionally, all spending begins in the House but where does it go from there? May be what Rush was saying was that it has no where to go. In fact, isn’t it true that there has not been a budget for the past 3 years? Who needs the House then?

      • Karl Rogue

        Its true, bills to reduce spending have no where to go so long as Reid is in charge of the Senate.

        The lady’s point was, bills to maintain spending at current unsustainable levels should have nowhere to even start, with the GOP holding the House in 2011 and 2012–but it hasn’t worked out that way. The spending just keeps on keepin on.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Rush is spot on (again). This isn’t hard to defend…

    Great post!

    • K-Bob

      Well, it shouldn’t be. But a certain person, for whom the term “nominee” is being applied already, seems to struggle with the concept.

  • K-Bob

    This was great, as was Rush’s dissection of Obama’s speech (the one in the Chris Matthews “Shakespearean” thread).

    HI folks! Just me stopping by the deliver a little DOOM! news (no video, so I didn’t pester Scoop with it).

    Over at The Cook Report, Charlie Cook explains what voters will be focusing on more than anything else during this campaign year.


    Obama’s NBC/WSJ job rating on handling the economy is 45 percent approval and 57 percent disapproval. Those numbers are less favorable than his overall approval rating. When respondents were asked whether they thought Obama’s policies had helped or hurt economic conditions, or had made no difference at all, 36 percent said they had helped, 30 percent said they made no difference, and 33 percent said they had hurt. Obviously, you can push the “made no difference” group in either direction. But the 63 percent who said that Obama’s policies either made no difference or hurt economic conditions do not bode well for the president. When asked whether they thought the economy would get better, get worse, or stay about the same over the next 12 months, 38 percent said that it would get better, 42 percent said it would stay the same, and 19 percent predicted that things would get worse. With 61 percent believing that the economic picture will either get worse or stay the same, the public clearly remains very nervous about the economy—again, not good news for the president.

    Meanwhile, from Reuters report, “New orders for U.S. factory goods in March recorded their biggest decline in three years as demand for transportation equipment and a range of other goods slumped, government data showed on Wednesday.”

    If this kind of news keeps up, Republicans might just manage to drag Romney across the finish line.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Why isn’t this being screamed from the rooftops?

    How can the media remain silent about this… this is why we are doomed. To many people are buying the BS that the Democrats are shoveling. Millions got hooked on the government crack and now they’re hooked. Lord help us.

  • carolt2

    I missed Rush today. I was going to listen now because Mark Levin is out the rest of the week. I listen to them while at work, today I had the day off. The dems are to blame for most of our financial crisis, they caused the housing crisis, Barney Frank & Chris Dodd did the most harm. Dodd is gone and Frank is retiring this year. Good riddance to Barney Frank, he’s from MA but not my rep. I don’t know what they do here, but the people keeping voting for the same fools election after election.

  • bjohnson55

    I know I will take some hits for even asking this question but can Bush be completely absolved of all ownership of this mess when he himself pushed his prescription drug program through and he had to sign every one of those Democrat sponsored spending boondoggles?? I cannot figure out why Democrats demonized Bush so badly since he was a push over on all their obscene spending bills.

    • wodiej

      He gave us Obama.

  • That is the biggest danger to Republicans this fall. It’s an ill-informed public. Since the Democrats control the mainstream media, it will be harder for Republicans to get the facts out. But if the economy keeps going as badly as it has been, not even the mainstream media will be able to hide what’s going on in this country. It also means that people like us will have to work harder to get the word out and convince other voters that another four years of Obama will be a disaster for this country. Let’s hope we convince enough people to win. I think we will.

  • rjcylon

    This man is a great educator.

  • blackbird

    Thanks very much Scoop for the Rush Video. If anyone has the stats Rush was reading from and can provide a link I would be appreciative. Thanks.

  • PVG

    Wow! Don’t believe I’ve heard this before. Why don’t the R’s hit back with this when BO whines about all the debt he inherited? Rhetorical question……..
    Thanks Rush and Scoop!

  • Guest1776rcp

    I put blame about 70% Dems 30% Republicans and 100% liberals/moderates and 0% actual conservatives.

    • Karl Rogue

      sounds about right

  • Nukeman60

    Democrats have a wonderful philosophy. If there is a Republican President and Democrat Congress, blame the President for all the problems. If there is a Democrat President and Republican Congress, it’s all the Congress’s fault. If the White House and Congress are both controlled by Democrats, then there is a war on contraception going on (and the Republicans are to blame). Plain and simple.

  • wodiej

    Of course they are. It’s called the GOP establishment. They are just as guilty if not more than liberals. We don’t expect liberals to be conservative. We do expect conservatives to be conservative.

    • ApplePie101

      Absolutely spot-on.

  • ApplePie101

    The auto bail out, TARP, and several debt ceiling increases. It’s been hard to tell the republicans from the democrats lately.

  • rapidcraft

    Rushie 100% spot on as usual 🙂

  • 12grace

    Rush has shown himself to be a brave and honest, patriot.