Rush: For the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country

Rush says that given the absurd arguments being made over 44 billion in sequester cuts that aren’t even real cuts and how ‘drastic’ an effect it will have on the country, in light of this he says for the first time in his life he really is ashamed of his country. And he’s not joking either.

Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to have my intelligence – all of us – to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it is….it just makes me ashamed.

Seriously man, here we get worked up over 44 billion dollars – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year. And in truth we’re going to spend more this year than we spent last year. We’re just not going to spend as much as projected. It’s all baseline budgeting. There is no real cut below a baseline of zero. There just isn’t.

And yet here they come, sucking us in, roping us in. Panic here. Fear there. Crisis. Destruction. No meat inspection. No cops. No teachers. No firefighters. No air traffic control.

I’m sorry, my days of getting roped in to all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class – both parties – play along with all of this.

It’s insulting. I don’t know how else to describe it.

There’s more. Listen below:

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  • Seems to me Republicans are playing into the emotional fear mongering playbook of the left. They should get in front of the microphones and simply call BS. As Rush said..meat will be inspected, flights will be controlled, etc.

    They are still playing tiddly winks to the chess game of the left.

    • I will also add…Why is it Rush is saying the things point blank blunt that our elected leaders should be saying?!

      • Betsey_Ross

        Because our wimpy Republicans make him do all of the heavy lifting. They are perfectly happy for him to take the heat. They also think that most of this stuff is so silly and stupid that it is a waste of time. Anyone with half a brain knows that, yes, that is true, but we have discovered that most Americans fall for the stuff that the Democrats say. For some reason Democraps are paragons of truth or something. My conclusion is that more than half of the American people that vote are brain dead.

        • People fall for it because emotions are easily manipulated, logic is not. That is why Republicans need to throw a bucket of ice water and get in front of the microphone and call BS.

          I personally freakin’ dare Obama to shut down air traffic control! I DARE HIM! I DOUBLE DOG DARE HIM!

          And that goes for meat inspection too! DARE HIM!

          • Sober_Thinking

            I will skip social protocol and simply triple dog dare him! 😉

            • 2hairs

              WOW! I can’t believe you skipped protocol. I’m speechless. (Christmas Story good movie)

              • Sober_Thinking


      • Sober_Thinking

        Because he has principles and character. They simply don’t (most of them).

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Rush is really kinda/sorta struggling right now, almost having to somewhat re-invent himself now that he realizes how far behind the curve he’s been caught in the cultural upheaval from the Democrat’s War on Reality. Each day, he continues to say how there’s no more fruit to be found from satirizing the elements of the liberal agenda b/c society now believes the canards. Sad state of affairs …

    • No he isn’t.

    • Sober_Thinking

      His struggle is with stupidity from the left… and now the right.

      Honestly, we all stepped into the Twighlight Zone when Obama was re-elected. Reality seemed to take a left turn and get lost when that happened. Logic ceased to make sense.

      But Rush, Levin, Malkin and so many others are speaking the truth and trying to rally what appears to be a dying country.

      I disagree with your comment.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Sorry, but even in his own words Rush has stated that he misunderstood and underestimated the Left’s stupidity. Disagree all you like, but, as I said, that only makes you another casualty in the War on Reality.

        • KittyAmerica

          “I’m sorry, my days of getting roped in to all of this are over.” That’s admitting that he was getting roped in until now.
          He’s said this sort of thing before. During Bush II’s second term, Rush said something like he was relieved that he finally would not carry water for people who didn’t deserve it.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Precisely. Rush has had multiple epiphanies in the last ten years or so, and much of it has centered around the true nature of the Republican Party. Even he admits that he’s a big fan of Rove personally, but, politically, he’s starting to see the obvious problems in too much political analysis.

            However, I think we’re all guilty of allowing Showbama and the mainstream pundits to rope’a’dope us all too often. To some extent, it’s still going on. And, to another extent, it’ll never go away.

        • Sober_Thinking

          I guess you’re implying Rush isn’t dealing in reality? Or maybe because I’m so active on this blog, I’m out of touch? Rush admitted he had a recent epiphany… but he’s been right on 99% of everything – even his own epiphany. I don’t see what your grievance is with him.

          If you want to doubt or maybe disparage Rush… knock yourself out. But won’t find any agreement with the vast contributors on this site.

          And I still disagree with you. That doesn’t make me a casualty. And it doesn’t mean you’re necessarily right for calling me one either.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman


            No, I’m saying Rush is finally accepting the reality of our situation. We’re not only outnumbered politically, but we’re vastly outnumbered socially. (Your inability to read clearly only demonstrates that sad fact.) Read again what I wrote, and (hopefully) you’ll see that I’m not disparaging Rush in the slightest; I’m simply stating, as he has, that he’s had to come to grips with the true state of our nation, hence the epiphany even you cite. He hasn’t always been where he is right now — that’s the nature of epiphanies.

            Disagree all you like, but, yes, that means you’re still a casualty.

            It isn’t about being “right.” That’s a fool’s canard if ever there were one. It’s about being mature enough to understand what the true stakes are for our great nation AND being adult enough to know how to fight your own battles, to stand on principle, and to take the good with the bad. Such is life …

            • Sober_Thinking


              I think we agree on a few things… but you sure come across as a clown sometimes.

              I guess the same can be said of me.

              • E. Lee Zimmerman

                ??? You’re the only one calling names, my friend.

                • Sober_Thinking

                  Don’t sweat it… I placed a mirror in front of me while I did it if you didn’t notice.

                  And no… I don’t really want to be friends.

                • E. Lee Zimmerman

                  Agreed. I usually sit with the adults, anyway.

                • Sober_Thinking

                  So the adults can keep you in line?

                • E. Lee Zimmerman

                  Meh. They give it a sailor’s try.

  • Rshill7

    “…how else to describe it.”

    Big fat lies from hypochondriacs.

    Exploitation of noncritical crisis.

  • He’s right…except for the fact that the sequester WILL Horribly-Disfigure our Department of Defense…THAT is what scares the Hell out of me…

  • MiketheMarine

    Rush, Jefferson gave an interesting speech about a tree of liberty and what it takes to keep it alive. You may be familiar with the speech I’m talking about. It may be time to water that there tree.

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  • Amjean

    Most of “we citizens” are not falling for anything. We just feel powerless
    to stop the runaway train to marxism/communism/socialism. We work hard to
    elect who we think are politicians who will govern with common sense
    conservatism, adhering to the constitution, balanced budget, etc. and
    what do they do? Many betray us. It turns out that they are only politicians after all; working from day one to get reelected and fill their own coffers.

    Rush has a huge platform. He cares about this country, therefore, he needs to
    do less complaining and more leading us out of this mess.

    We are waiting for leadership. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and others have shown
    promise. I love Sarah Palin, however, she appears to work for our freedom
    on a part time basis. Who is that someone who is going to lead us out of this
    mess? I don’t have a clue.

    • Sober_Thinking

      God. 🙂

      • Amjean

        Yes, God will give us that someone. Hopefully, soon.

        • Bryan Ewbank

          In point of fact, God gave us Obama. I don’t agree with O at all, but he is the leader that God allows us to have. Says more about us, I suspect, than about Obama.

          • Amjean

            I disagree. The devil gave us Obama. God tried to show us the way,
            however, many of us were/are too self absorbed to care about our country.
            The irony is that by not taking care of our country we are not taking care of ourselves, our families and neighbors.

    • NPC

      AmJean, I mostly agree with you on your posting, I detect you frustration though and may I say, welcome to the club. I too have been following Rush daily for several years, and he does make my day most times. However one thing you must realize though,we can take from what he says and go from there, but one thing we can not expect from him, and that is for him to ‘lead us’. he is a talk show host and a damn good one at that, with twenty five years under his belt and running on a ninety nine point seven percent accuracy. Many people, mostly the libs have called him the head of the Republican party, but we all know better. If he ever were to be, things would be a whole lot more tolerable. he definitely has leadership abilities, and people would follow him in a heartbeat, but like he says, he doesn’t care to take a pay cut and get beat up all the time by the crazies.
      Ted Cruz, Sarah, Rand Paul, and there are probably some more out there that will try to lead. But be aware for some of these old established politicians that will come out of the woodwork, thinking it’s their turn at bat, however they will normally gum up the works, we’ve experienced their kind of “leadership” for some years now.’you can’t teach an old dog any new tricks’ let’s stick with what we started in 2010, new, young blood.
      Stay strong, stay with positive thinking people. Yes I too get very frustrated reading a lot of these posts, most are just useless comments, and have not much to offer other than, they’re exercising their ‘free speech’, without respect. however there are many good and worthwhile comments too, some will find other places to hang out, where it will be more ‘fun’ for them to ‘hang out’.

      • Amjean

        Thanks for the comments. I get what you are saying. As far as Rush goes,
        I realize he is “only” a talk show host, however, when the country is
        falling apart, I think it is time for him to take his radio show and
        millions of listeners in a new direction. He doesn’t have to make a
        radical change. Perhaps just turn his commentary a little in the direction
        of giving us ideas and hope. Perhaps have more interviews with people
        who have great ideas, websites, programs, etc. He shouldn’t be THE
        leader, however, can be leading from his radio pulpit.

        The nation (or half) is in despair right now. Noone knows what to do.
        The nation is like a runaway train and our repub leaders are only baggage

        • NPC

          Thanks for the reply Amjean, yes your analogy is correct, and I would like to see happen what you’re suggesting. Unfortunately I’m not a member on his site, but that makes me also ask, with the huge audience that he has, I would like to think that some of his more prominent members may have made suggestions in that direction? I would like to think some have. He used to have his own TV show, but I have no idea why he gave that up. I wish there was an answer for us that are grossed out with what the “media” has to offer. I am very happy that TRS came along, I find it overall very positive, with some very serious thinking people, most all being on the same page, and that’s very refreshing, so far.:)

  • iaintlyin

    This all could be solved by having the top 5 republicans band together and overthrowing the presnt powers of the GOP. Ted Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Bachman, West and Palin have to come forward and take a hard stance NOW. Show Rove Boehner and the rest of the old guard that enough is enough. The Great One (Mark Levin) is very disenchanted and is itching for a third party and so are many Americans, its’s not necessary, whats necessary is that the aforementioned have to respect their beliefs, their constituents and OUR Constitution, they have to acknowledge their respect for those 3 things and base all their standings on those principles. F Boehner Mcconnell Rove and the rest of the phoney old guard.

    • freeperjim

      Good comment EXCEPT Rubio is a ROMNEY-RINO pushing amnesty and other kooky ideas. Paul also pushing amnesty among other looney tunes.

      • iaintlyin

        hey all I’m doing is trying to shed the old guard. If they aren’t part of the problem then I don’t know what to say. Boehner and McConnell haven’t won a damned argument, decision, verdict or raffle in the last three years. This jerk (0) is running rough shod over two parties for one simple reason, he’s black and no one in DC wants to be called a racist as a result of challenging him. The press is letting this bum have his way with us and it’ll continue until someone actually calls him out, IN PLAIN ENGLISH, for the harm he has done to our freedoms.

        • hrh40

          Rubio is the Old Guard’s Chosen One. A Jeb Bush client. Not to be included until he stands up to his Gravy Train Providers.

          • OneThinDime

            He is standing up to his gravy train providers, they are the illegal aliens he is fighting for with his amnesty plan. That is GWB’s undone business and Rubio is more than happy to do the Bush bidding.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Spot on.

          I agree, Rubio and Paul have some baggage… but you are right about the conservative right banding together. Because what’s left of the Republicans is useless, and the left (Democraps) is even worse.

          I share your frustration.

          • GWShrub

            Yup. It’s getting so frustrating that I don’t even like to watch Foxnews any more. It seems like the only one getting it right are Charles Krauthammer & a few Fox ‘all stars’.

            • Sober_Thinking

              I’m with ya.

              • NPC

                Yes I agree, and the sooner I don’t have to watch that idiot Williams, the better I like it. But sorry to hear Fox renewed his contract, well, back to ‘Bonanza’.

                • Sober_Thinking

                  I think that “small” things like that are part of the problem. I’ve heard the arguement that if commentary or politics is solid enough – meaning it is logical, its true, makes a good point, etc. – then it can stand on it’s own. However, in the case of Juan Williams and a slew of other goobers who appear on FNC (Karl Rove, Alan Colmes, Bob Beckle, Democratic strategists, college professors, etc.), this whole “Fair and Balanced” thingy is annoying and sometimes damaging because it can sow seeds of confusion… it highlights wrong thinking. It can be good in some cases perhaps… but Bob Beckle is comic buffoonery at best on The Five and Juan Williams is never on the mark or objective, logical, interesting, intelligent, constructive, etc.

                  FNC would be a lot better if they had some of the great intellects (Malkin, Levin, Sowell, etc.) on to talk about the news or topics of the day. I’d love to hear more from their perspectives and gain from their insights, rather than hearing from oblivious left-wing, denying fruitcakes. At least, that’s how it would be if I were king.


                • NPC

                  I maintain and have said for years, that this PC crap will do us all in. Unknown to most, but the country has surrendered to the crowd that does not have the willingness to be honest in their discussions, and since they have a shortcoming in their intelligence, and respect of their fellow man, it is easier for them to cry foul.
                  They do like to dingle the ‘free speech’ in front of our faces, while they are the ones abuse it to the max.

          • pdxlady

            I agree that the (we) conservatives need to band together; and not be roped in by the very early contenders for 2016, Rubio & Paul, or anyone else, at this point. All potential candidates must be fully vetted. We need to see some ‘works’ behind the ‘words.’

            I have been hesitant to jump wholeheartedly into the third party discussion until right NOW.

            I don’t know if any of you have been following the series on Breitbart, “Is America Ready for a New Third Party?” Today’s installment is: “The Passion of the Rand Paulistas (Part 4 of 5)”

            This scared me, and made me realize that Americans are considering the possibility of a third party; on all different levels, right now.

            I believe the time for conservatives to get on this band wagon, promoting only conservative candidates, issues and values, is now. We need to get out ahead of the Paulbots and Libertarians. Because I see a new, third party (actually, the LP is already “America’s Third Largest Party” coming out in strong support of Rand Paul as the leader, and I’m not willing for that to happen, because I don’t believe a Libertarian party is the way for our country to go. I agree w/ them on some issues, but differ strongly on Defense and Immigration. I believe in American Exceptionalism.

            Rand Paul is semi-conservative; but it worries me that he has been under the tutelage of his father for his entire life; and I don’t want a “twofer.”

            ABiC, our dear sister, has laid the groundwork for a new party, the Constitutional Freedom Party,, whose principles are well laid out, and we can strongly believe in them.

            Promotion and marketing are what is needed now. We need to reach out and contact our Constitutional, Freedom loving Conservative leaders and get someone on board with this.

            • Sober_Thinking

              I am in complete agreement with ABiC’s 3rd party. I’ve been on board with her and the platform of this proposal for months now. I have yet to see anyone compete with this. Spot on.

              Yes, the LP is dug in and ready for another run in 2016. I’m not convinced Rand is “the” person for the job – you’re right, it’s WAY too early. So, I’ll sit back and with all of you, vet all possible candidates… including Allen West, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, etc.

              But it isn’t too early (it’s actually late) for conservatives to band together. We must become glued together through our common beliefs and principles and unite in our efforts to take this country back from all the corruption. Time is short…

              I appreciate the links… I’ll do more research. Thank you.

              • pdxlady

                You’re right, ST, that it’s not too early for us to band together and unite through our common beliefs, etc. Time IS short, so we must act NOW, and pick up the banner of a party that supports our beliefs, i.e. the CFP and fully support and promote what @ABiCDuckie and @CFP4US on twitter and all social networks.

                The leftists are way out front of us in using social networking, so we must catch up and surpass them.

                However, I must respectfully disagree w/ you (unless I have misunderstood your meaning) in saying, “So, I’ll sit back and with all of you, vet all possible candidates… ” We are at a very critical point in our American history…so we haven’t the luxury to ‘sit back.’ Now is the time to act, or our time will pass us by.

                Are any of you planning on attending the “Day of Resistance” on Saturday 2.23? Info is here, &

                • Sober_Thinking

                  Poor choice of words on my part… sorry. We cannot afford to relax and I didn’t mean to imply that. My bad.

                  On the contrary. I joined the NRA (even though I don’t have a gun). I’m becoming active with Tea Party Patriots now. I’m attending more local and phone-based Town Hall meetings. I’ve written and called my congress people over several issues. I’m getting active within the American Legion. I will likely try to get involved with voting administration as that comes up. And of course, I’m donating to worthy organizations, causes, and people as I can. Furthermore, I’ll do all I can to support ABiC and I will continue to pray… HARD… for God’s wisdom and intervention. We’ll see where I can go from there.

                  Thank you for the link – I will participate.

                • pdxlady

                  Thank you for clarifying, S_T. I didn’t really think you would be sitting back 🙂 and it’s always hard to write something everyone will understand since interpretation is in the view point of the reader.

                  Wow! I’m impressed at how involved you are and commend you for it. You put me to shame.

                  I have volunteered with True the Vote for awhile now ( and have just joined the NRA as well as purchased my first firearm and have been taking NRA safety classes to learn how to use it. Also applied for my CCP, but my appointment is not until MAY! Gotta see if I can get a cancellation appointment before that.

                  I’ve been participating in the Mark Levin Telephone Town Halls on Sunday’s along with the Tea Party Patriots – maybe the same ones you are referring to. Everyone can sign up @ They have been great the past two weeks.

                  There is a lot going on & I think it’s good to share info because we don’t always hear about everything.

                  Thank you, brother.

                • Sober_Thinking

                  Agreed. I just had a scrape with two people recently… what a shame.

                  I’m doing these things but it still doesn’t feel like enough. Regarding True the Vote – I’ve given them money and feel they are a worthy organization.

                  And yes, I have been part of the Mark Levin Town Halls… great forum and excellent information.

                  Here’s what Allen West is doing… I have high hopes for this too and will be involved.


                  Thanks to you too my friend. 🙂

                • pdxlady

                  Thanks for the link. I will follow up there.

            • NPC

              Constitutional Freedom Party would be ideal for us conservatives, but I do have some real reservation, about a third party,the problem I see is that the votes will wind up being split three ways,
              CFP, Dems, Repubs, and to raise the amount of money that this will take will be enormous. going up against the Dem and Repub money machines seems to be very difficult, remember we have several million unemployed, and broke, the older generation pretty is well set in their way, not all that willing to get into a fight, and realizing who holds the strings of their income, and the younger generation has been thoroughly brainwashed, so, that doesn’t leave enough to choose from.
              If you remember a few years ago it was tried by, I forgot his name, and he had plenty of money, and for a third party he did pretty well, but got only nineteen percent.
              I think vetting our candidates ourselves, like the tea party does, and let’s not farm it out to people like Rove. The other problem I see is that, many people rather have other people do their leg work, and that has been our biggest problem.

              • pdxlady

                Hi NPC, I agree w/ you about your reservations about a third party (I’ve had the same reservations), and the problem w/ split votes; however, I believe that now is the time that Americans are ripe to have this conversation.

                The majority of us, primarily conservatives, are absolutely fed up w/ the status quo, and w/ what is happening in the so-called two party system, which apparently is actually just one big happy party in differing degrees.

                I know that I am fed up…I know that Mark Levin is fed up…I know that Rush is fed up and I know that my twitter followers and the ones I follow are absolutely FED UP. We are looking for answers and solutions right now.

                I know that the conventional wisdom says not to go third party. I know that Rush Limbaugh doesn’t trust conventional wisdom. So, maybe this is the very moment in history where we, who are actually in the majority, don’t listen to or trust in the so called ‘conventional wisdom,’ and strike out in full support of the right Third Party.

                I think that it’s time to go all out, full bore, no turning back or looking back for a new Conservative (only) Party. The Constitutional Freedom Party meets that criteria for me.

                What do you all think???

                Sooner or later we all have to take a stand. I think sooner is better.

                • NPC

                  pdxlady, thanks for your feed back, I realize like most of us that you’re fed up, that’s an understatement, but we must remain sane in our thinking though, and weigh all sides, the pluses and the minuses. It’s easy to get exited, if I may use that word, just look what excitement got us. I was not part of that as I’m sure you were not either. If you’ll remember four plus years ago,people did not vote for principle or ideals, they voted for a ‘face’, yes white guilt, played a huge role in that, and the younger generation were voting like they were voting on “American Idol”,it was more like a popularity contest, I doubt if John Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan would have had a chance. Well anyway enough of this. I did by the way got to the Constitutional Freedom Party’s site, and noticed the rewriting of the U.S constitution, and that didn’t set very well with me. With all due respect, that is a huge mistake. I feel if we will not stay with our original Constitution, I have no desire to endorse that. Our original Constitution is and what has made this country what it is, this country is the beacon for all people that want move away from oppression, at least that ‘s the way it was when I came to this country from Europe in the early fifties. And yes this is not the country anymore that I grew to love and serve, with thirteen years military service. The U.S Constitution is the best document ever written in history, and does not changing. Just think, once you start that, there will be somebody else next year that feels it needs more changes, and pretty soon , guess what.
                  The current state of our country is similar to the thirties and forties when I was growing up. Our country is still stable and strong with people like you and me,and the only way as I see it, us conservatives need to get, and stick together in one voice, and we can take this country back by getting rid of as many politicians, that do not have the country’s best interest at heart. currently we’re being ruled by a dictator ship and enabled by politicians of self interest, and that’s including the Republican Party. We, the people have to vet and support the person that we can trust, we cannot leave it up to somebody else to do, for instance like a karl rove or something like that. We ourselves need to get involved, that means we have to get our coats on and go out and see these ‘hotshots’ and see if they’re telling us the truth, and we need to talk them and ask them questions. Remember, “if it’s to be , it’s up to me”.

                • NPC I didn’t rewrite the Constitution. I borrowed the words from the Declaration to declare a separation from the 2 parties. Please re read the words. We are the Constitutional Freedom Party, and we uphold the Constitution AS it is WRITTEN. And we fully rely on the Founders intent when they wrote it.
                  Please check out the platforms as well. Appreciate you checking it out.

        • waytngtym

          He may be using the fact that he is black, but what he is…is a demagogue. Start eh Impeach the Demagogues movement on television. Ask Trump.

        • NPC

          Yup the media is deathly afraid to be called racist. They made their bed and now they have to lay in it, and I’m not so sure if they like what they got them selves in to.
          But it’s kind of too late for them now, such that I don’t expect any change from them.
          ‘Careful what you wish for, carry’s a lot of weight nowadays.

    • Won’t work. Some of your list isn’t in office and some aren’t in the same houses. Regardless Boehner is still the elected Speaker that has backing and votes and was voted into office by our fellow citizens in Ohio.

      Continuing to challenge from within to force them out or force conformity is what will work and that may mean a third party for certain.

    • NPC

      ‘Couldn’t have said it any better. All we need is for the willing to stick together and get on the same page.

  • I was ashamed last November. Everything since then is minor.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I have to laugh because you are so right. It’s not even a little bit funny… but it’s comical how stupid that victory was.

  • TMZ2

    Been ashamed since Monica gave Clinton a BJ. Since then I have been worried that another civil war could erupt because the government has dumbed down most of the public. But there are many who get it and want to fix things. The 2000 election was my second ah-ha moment. Then I knew things got too polarizing. So the people would never see eye to eye. From there came 2001 and 9/11. Then I realized people wanted to take out the country for good. 2008 showed the populace is brain dead. 2012 showed us what I suspected a long time. There is infighting between the grassroots and conservative base over direction and candidates. Obama and the left since 2006 are the final nail. I am expecting a conflict or some drastic steps to happen by 2016 like secession.

  • Amy

    Levine had a good rant about this yesterday as well. There’s three times this amount identified in waste & duplication of programs that has been readily identified by entitlement agencies themselves that could be cut. Where does the President decide to cut? Not the entitlements… national defense & civil servants. It was the President’s idea – let him lay in the bed he made. Yep, it means some of our citizens (friends & family) have to sleep in the same uncomfortable bed. Maybe it will wake some more people up.

  • Sober_Thinking

    He’s spot on… and I share his frustration. This is sickening.

    Republicans should be embarassed for being so damn stupid.

    And the dumbmasses, lemmings… what idiots. The growing moocher class… instant gratification at the cost of their own and our country’s soul. Maddening.

    • GWShrub

      It IS sickening…and I AM embarassed, indeed.

  • jimmy travis

    Rush, your are an example of the product of a dysfunctional family. America ha become a dysfunctional family due to 60 years of an collectivist legislation. LBJ’s Great Society – NOT brought about the great American family – NOT. The 1960s moved 70% of African American fathers to leave the home physically if not also emotionally. This was echoed less noisily in white households. So finally now that we all live in this dysfunctional national home the result is always at least one sibling who is an addict, one who plays the fool and one who is the star, like you, who must seek perfectionism in everything. He seeks to be perfect in thieving because he knows a family secret of regarding toxic shame. This country’s shame is not the healthy kind which keeps people on the straight and narrow. It’s the type of shame which is based in a great sin.

    • pdxlady

      Good grief.

  • deTocqueville1

    Good for Rush, he gets it. But he leaves out blaming the GOP. He talks Clinton and Obama and the Dem speakers. What about Bush and his reckless spending and government overreach? The GOPe is as bad as the Dems. The GOP house and leadership after Gingrich were a disaster. Trent Lott? The house cabal (of which Bonehead was a part)? It is an endless game of musical chairs and lies and crony capitalist insider feeding at the trough. Time to throw all of the bums out.

    • c4pfan

      I agree.

  • JungleCogs

    Obama is a Liar – that should be the mantra of each and every GOP member on the Hill. Just how long do we have to put-up with this despot before we shout the truth.

  • deeme

    Well for the first time in your life , America is not going to lead the way..on NASA, On the Military, On Healthcare , on anything we have to be punished..that’s what they meant by transforming America..and it’s so easy not to lead ,when you have no Leader. They will cry racism no matter what you try to we have to let the children see..that this will all be on their backs..they are too stupid to see it..they want to vote for cool…How cool is bankrupt?

  • americalsgt

    We are all preaching to the choir here. Fifty four % of the country approve of Obama. That’s a 5 and a 4. I’m pretty sure that is what Rush said today. If so, we have to get out of our comfort zone here and go out on patrol and tell the masses they are going in the wrong direction. I am one of the guilty party on this, but sitting around wringing our hands together is not going to save us.

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, right.

  • 44 billion in sequester cuts is joke and not a funny one, a stupid one at that, made by the morons in Washington.

  • Sandra123456

    The same gloom and doom to get us to spend more even more money for stuff we are over spending on now.

    Just say NO, Republicans, and life as we know it, will still go on.

    Get off the drug of money.

  • poljunkie

    Well, I am ashamed of the President + policies, and all the nitwits that voted for him TWICE.

  • c4pfan

    Oh, I’ve already been that way since 2008 after the way Sarah was treated.

  • c4pfan

    Oh, and I thought the talking heads said that the GOP would have the upper hand? Wrong again? What else is new.

  • aposematic

    The bottom line is as Rush says there are no cuts. The proposed “budget” doesn’t exist except in Obuma’s fantasy world–the mostly empty space between his ears. Any Republican that uses the Democrat word games term cuts in relation to the reduced increase in spending required by the sequester should be ran out of office ASAP.

    • c4pfan

      Well, Boehner already has said the same thing as Obama…that these cuts are ‘harsh’ and they need Obama to get with them to fix it. Now, does that make any sense? I would be saying that the longer Obama drags it out, the more programs would be cut.

      So, they look like idiots just trying to blame it on Obama when they signed off on it themselves.

  • c4pfan

    Off topic, but this makes me ashamed of my country when we let the TSA act this stupid:

  • I have been feeling the same way since the election. I have just not had the heart to say it.

  • OldmanRick

    Tell a lie long enough and loud enough and it eventually becomes truth; it is especially true when the MSM(marxist, socialist media) endorses the lie.

  • MadAsHellJack

    I am ashamed of its elected officials! I am ashamed of an electorate that has voted these Traitors into office. I am ashamed of the progressive left media that has aided and abetted this administration.


  • iaintlyin

    you’re about five years behind me on this one Rush. My embarrassing day was the first time fellow amerikans voted this guy into office, I’ve become redder and redder since, call me crayola 12 at this point. And by the way, On line shopping has helped me avoid facing the citizenry that I’ve come to realize WANT to be provided for, probably in hopes that that method of governmental control will never expose them for the dumb assed slackers they’ve turned out to be.

  • Myptofvu

    What you weren’t ashamed when Obama got re-elected.

  • Conniption Fitz

    OBAMA: “Helping rich only thing that ‘binds’ GOP together.”

    (Drudge Report)

    This from Obama who has greased the pockets of all his donors and fellow ideologues to a fair thee well.

  • tinlizzieowner

    That’s OK Rush. Michelle Obama is still proud of her free spending, socialist, country. 😉

  • AllantheK

    It is time.

    Time to stop feeding the dog that is biting us. We work with them and work with them bending over backwards again and again and all we get is bit, and bit again and devoured. Are we stupid? I do not think so. I have kinks in my neck from turning the other cheek.

    The time has come to stop this madness.

    The power is ours and it is time to take it back. As peacefully as possible before outright force has to be utilized. There can be no complaints because we are not terrorizing anyone. We demand feasance from our employees, not malfeasance. Their current level of nonfeasance and thereby their misfeasance has now become malfeasance and it is intolerable.

    The performance of an act.

    Malfeasance is the commission of an illegal act. Misfeasance is the inadequate or improper performance of a lawful act. Nonfeasance is the neglect of a duty or the failure to perform a required task.

    Thanks for readin’.

    ____What forum do I send my tactics and plans for the retaking, to?____

    We need a single vision and I will write mine on the wall and look for help on the order and refinement of said plans if they are found to be acceptable.
    We can do this and win. May the Lord be on our side! Lets keep what was entrusted to our Founding Fathers, and all those who are upright with integrity and honor.

    Its time to quit feeding the dogs.

    p.s. My idea/plans will be implemented at the STATE level. All 50/7? Wait that’s Heinz.

  • ApplePie101

    If he means the mob of corrupt bureaucrats in Washington DC, that is not America, any more than a cancerous tumor is part of a healthy body.

  • Conniption Fitz

    We can’t afford to run our country because of crooked thieving politicians, Obama/Holder’s people on welfare, and no jobs because of Obamas/Democrat leftist policies, taxes and regulations.

  • sDee

    Elephants and Donkey. Two sides of a global elitist coin.


    …RUSH it is time to throw your INFLUENCE and the POWER of the GOLDEN EIB MICROPHONE behind a TEA PARTY PATRIOT PARTY to challenge the REPUBLICAN’TS and the DEMONUTS in 2016 for the PRESIDENCY !”

    • 57thunderbird

      I agree.Rush would add a lot of people to rally behind a candidate.

  • 57thunderbird

    I can relate to that Rush.I am ashamed of a large portion of our citizenry who allowed it to come to this point.

  • Edward La Guardia

    I can’t believe it took him so long to be ashamed…I’ve been ashamed since around 2010 and doubly ashamed after 2012! It’s disgusting. Washington needs to be brought to its knees and torn down to the ground. Then built back up.

    • 57thunderbird

      Not gonna happen unless we the people rise up by the millions and prove to them our displeasure.We the people are sovereign.They work for us not the other way around!

  • JohnInFlorida

    There is no elected official in Washington who is willing to do the heavy lifting required to prevent the demise of the Republic.

    And the demise … So Unnecessary, So Sad.

  • korn8131

    For what it’s worth; The GOP rino’s and the social progressive DEMOs are going to be in for a shock. The American Constitutional Conservative Party is already in the works. It is a grass-roots movement that has been and is continuing to sweep this country. This party will be formed independently of anyone’s personal political power seeker. The intent is to establish this party and then have a primary election to pick its constitutional conservative candidate.

  • Take 9 0s off, where trillions and billions are measured in thousands.

    $3500 per month household budget (the federal budget), we’re charging $1400 on the credit cards( the defecit) and we have NO idea how we’ll pay that back.

    The pigs are squealing about a $85/ month cut in the rate of growth. (the sequester).

    I agree with Rush, stop insulting my intelligence. (politicians and media)

  • Hang in there Rush, many are still behind the 8 ball, but everyday more and more are catching on.
    Thanks for all you do Rush

  • Mary Sieg

    For those interested…..tomorrow 2/23 is a Tea Party Rally -Day of Resistance.. Even if you are not a tea party member you might consider going……I will be at the one in Macomb Illinois!!! For those of us who are infuriated, at least this is a way to voice it. It is to support our right to the 2nd Amendment! Can’t wait. I’m making my signs today!