Rush: It’s difficult to beat Santa Claus

This is Rush’s first segment from his radio show today where he talks to some degree about the state of the nation via exit polls and why we lost last night. One big note is that less people turned out for Romney last night than did McCain in 2008. That’s pretty stunning.

But Rush refused to make this loss about Romney because he believes the problems we face are much bigger. Even though Romney didn’t run a conservative campaign, he said Romney put forth a vision of traditional America in his own way that was rejected by people who still believe that the economy is George W. Bush’s fault. They also believe they are victims of the rich and that Obama will fix that and apparently a fair amount of them also want Obamacare.

In short, he says it’s difficult to beat Santa Claus.


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  • He is right. The problem goes much deeper than Romney. A dumbed electorate and tone deaf GOP are just to name a few.

    • theDUHgeneration

      Look at the roots of the electorate

      Broken Families
      No Religious Foundation
      Poor Education

      Of course Obama won

  • I blame Bush. He’s right people still blame Bush for the economy than Obama.

    I guess we just have to wait till enough of the electorate is tired of a Democrat President.

    • Actually the way our economy and government work you should be blaming Congress and Republicans especially. They had a majority and squandered it on stupid crap and government expansion. Bush tried to push reform and the Republicans shut him down. No singular president is to blame. Presidents set the agenda and tone, especially as true leaders but cannot do it alone. As I said a dumbed down electorate that has no clue to economics or the actual mechanical process of not only how government but politics works is playing right into the hands of the takers. We are seeing the modern day Vandals and Visigoths.

    • Watchman74

      I wonder who they will have to blame after the next 4 years.

      • Who will they blame?? They’ll blame Bush and any Republican they can. They’ll blame everyone and everything they can. That’s how the game goes until you are dead. Believe me when I tell ya!

  • anneinarkansas

    Romney is not to blame for the loss.
    Our education system and deterioration of values, unions, thugs, takers instead of makers, the list goes on and on.
    Santa Claus brings free stuff to the kids…parents have to pay.
    Many kids this year will not get anything from Santa because the Democrats will be spending all the money that their parents are not earning.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Darned right, Annie! We have a LOT of work to do.

    • Sandra123456

      Yes. I was thinking this morning this has to be the result of years of liberal education.

      Two things that need to be taught in our schools but have not is Economics and Logic. A course in Common Sense would be good too but probably too hard to understand for most.

      • History as well. Many do not know what comprises Western Civilization, how it was formed, why it was formed. History in general. We seem to be doomed to repeat it. As long as colleges keep churning out idiots and calling them teachers we will have this problem. Money in education is not the problem. Education in education is the problem.

        Admittedly economics goes hand in hand with history says the girl with the degree in economics! 😉

        • historybelle

          And this girl with the history degree agrees! 😉

          • You are a kindred spirit! 😉

            • historybelle

              From having two degrees in history, one thing I have come to realize:

              History college classes are too much like current event classes. The liberal professors shove their views down your throat and if you say a word, your grade suffers (trust me I know).

              They teach the skewed version of history. Reagan was an evil monster and Clinton was the economic genius, and somehow these two pictures do NOT mesh.

              • pdxlady

                This is way off topic, but I must tell you that I just love your avatar, dahling! A Pink Elephant, how cute is that?! =)

              • My daughter also has a degree in history so I know. She fought back and more often than not won. Her grade was punished one time. Filed formal complaint and voila! suddenly the prof found a mistake he made. It helps he was already being personally sued by five students and their parents.

                As to Clinton being an economic genius it appears to me that the left is trying to recreate the Clinton years with ol”Barry. Problem is you can never go home again. Current economy is much different and they tend to forget that Clinton economics single hand-idly changed us from a saver society to a live on credit society. That is where the downfall picked up speed in our country.

      • tvlgds

        Add HISTORY to your list.

    • NHConservative0221

      It’s a combination of things.

      Part of it is what you just said.

      The other part is not enough conservatives showed up. 38/32 D/R. Just like 2008!!

      We need conservatives, not moderates.

      A conservative who can articulate our principles. One that will stand up to the vile left and not ignore Fast/Furious and Benghazi.

      • Careful; that’s GOP heresy.

    • No, it’s not Romney’s fault… It’s Republicans own fault for nominating such a horribly progressive candidate to face the progressive already in power. Conservatives need to get back to their roots and demand true small government. Romney only made vague offers of smaller government and he had no history of shrinking government, which disfranchised many of us conservatives.

    • A lot is to blame for Romney’s loss, but don’t forget he WAS what McCain was. Maybe not as bad, but still the same formula. Romney tried to pull to the right to win, but he wasn’t authentic. He was a moderate who stood for abortion, who gave money to Planned Parenthood, who Obamacare was modeled after, and he didn’t attack Obama on Benghazi and kept using words like “reach across the aisle”.

      Let’s face facts, he was just not right, but people chose him because they were afraid of the others. Personally, we ALL didn’t know what to do. Perhaps this is one of those situations where it’s just God’s will that this all transpires. We’re going to have to see what it all becomes. And pray.

  • Anti_Ameritopian

    The modern era DNC espouses stateism they believe it, they evangelize it, they espouse it. They have conviction.

    What does the RNC have?

  • DevastatingLegDrop_22

    Piggy-backing off of Dennis Prager, the standard-bearer needs to be articulate in ideology.

  • Bucketheadbaptist

    There ARE people who stood up to the U.S. Government in this nation…

    And the Government crushed them… and demonized them.

    There names are taboo… in “respectable” places.

    Let me suggest a George S. Patton quote:

    “Don’t be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.”

    • DevastatingLegDrop_22

      Well, Patton meant “Win,” not “give up”.

  • anneinarkansas

    The White House Dossier has a column on the left side called Michelle Obama’s Mirror.
    Today a poem by William Butler Yeats is presented to readers. I remember studying and discussing the poem in a grad school literature class.
    The poem is entitled “The Second Coming.”
    Near the end of the poem a horrible Beast is referred to as “Slouching toward Bethlehem waiting to be born.” Spooky. Seems like it is happening now.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama Claus… too funny and sadly, too true.

    The moochers are overtaking the makers.

    America is doomed if she doesn’t:

    a) Turn back to God

    b) Stop voter fraud

    c) Stop the illegal invasion

    d) Fix the corrupt media

    e) Kick out the spenders in Washington

    f) Defeat the unions

    g) Stop the Muslim invasion/indoctrination

    h) Support Israel

    i) Educate the low-information lemmings who are ignorant

    j) Form a third party (The Freedom Party?)

    I could go on and on… Allen West in 2016.

    • freenca

      Well said Sober. It’s where we can start going from here and now.

    • TitaniumEagle

      I certainly hope 2016 won’t be too late to turn the Country around. I also seriously hope than Allen West runs.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Me too.

  • sDee

    It may be far simpler to explain the win than we think……race. Drudge linked to a story with this picture:
    “Addey Munye, 67, a recent naturalized citizen from Somalia, proudly cast a ballot in her first U.S. election in Fargo, N.D”

    check out the interactive graphics.

    These people vote race – they hate white Christians. Just brand the Republican party as white Christians and BINGO, you win. We are importing our demise, a plane load at a time.

    • colliemum

      Yes indeed – it’s the same thing Tony Blair did to us in the UK: fill the country with immigrants from muslim countries, then cry racist at anybody who objects.
      Never mind that the welfare payments for those immigrants are unaffordable, never mind that they get more from the state than pensioners who’ve paid in all their working lives, and never mind creeping shariah law. That’s the multi-culti the left loves, while despising Christianity and denigrating Christians.

    • NHConservative0221

      Out of curiousity, did you vote for Romney?

      • NHConservative0221

        Crickets eh SDee?

    • Sober_Thinking

      You are right. Rush was pointing this very thing out and Mark Levin discussed it yesterday.

      One other point. I think a lot of Tea Party folks chose to make a statement by not voting for a moderate. When I say “a lot”, I mean several hundred thousand. Heck, I wouldn’t have voted for Mitt… but I literally hate Obama (I know, VERY unChristian).

  • Wow I just read that Catholic vote leaned to Obama.. A final Gallup poll, reflecting tracking from Nov. 1 to 4, showed Catholics favoring Obama by 52 to 45 percent.

    • Sandra123456

      You’ve got to be kidding! First it was the Jews in love with liberal claptrap and the blacks, but now the Catholics too?

      There must be too many “Cafeteria Catholics,” like Nancy Pelosi.

      • I agree. A REAL Catholic would never support a baby killer.

      • tvlgds

        The Catholics (as a whole) have voted left as far back as I can remember. I know many Catholics who DON’T but the majority of that block has gone left. I’ve never understood how a Catholic or Jew could vote that way.

    • NHConservative0221

      I used to be a big Notre dame fan. I was done with them after they let the biggest abortion promoter speak at their campus.

      Either you have principles or you don’t

    • tann12

      Catholics favored Obama and evangelicals stayed home.

    • RestlessLegs

      Keep in mind that a lot of people who say they are Catholic are not necessarily practicing Catholics. They say they’re Catholic because their family is.

  • Bush strikes again. I used to be a lib and I can guarantee you that the exit poll saying that most people blame Bush on the economy is true. If you dislike Obama, libs believe they went through 8 years of worse than that with Bush. I’m talking perspective here. They don’t see Obama as bad just like most people on the Republican liked Bush. They went through 8 years. They are deathly afraid of going back to that. I’m a conservative now and I’m still scared of Bush.

    Looks like Palin was a huge motivator in 2008 though. McCain getting more votes than Romney. At least so far.

    For me, I think conservatives must counter the messaging of the MSM more strongly. It looks like that will happen on its own. The MSM is losing viewers like crazy. But there needs to be another conservative network on the air. Not just Fox. Conservatism needs to be explained. Many liberals are actually conservatives, but they grew up in liberal echo-chambers and don’t know what conservatism really is.

    But one thing I still don’t get. Obama is going to get about 6 million less voters. And still won. Who stayed home? Did McCain voters stay home? Someone did.

    • chatterbox365

      There has been some dicussion about the need for another conservative network. I hope it will materialize.

    • NHConservative0221

      I called Direct TV to ask them to put the Blaze on. I would watch that all the time. We need that in addition to foxnews.

      • Constance

        Actually Blaze TV is pretty darn good. I like it, and the programming continues to get better. The Pat & Stu 4th Hour is a hoot and Wilkow has a new show on there that I like. Glenn’s nightly broadcast similar to what he did on Fox has had some outstanding programming and educational issues on it. It is definitely an up and coming network that I hope everybody at least tries for a week or two to check it out.

    • 3seven77

      I know for a fact that they still blame Bush. My own daughter who is a California liberal told me, “Obama inherited a sh!t sandwich from Bush and he hasn’t had time to fix it yet.”

      By the way, her husband lost his job last month, she’s only working part time and their baby is just 6 months old. So she better hope Obama “fixes it” real soon.

  • Constance

    Rush’s show today was demoralizing and depressing to me. There was no hope in his words, because he said nothing positive, other than true conservatism has not yet been tried in the republican party. It’s not going to be, so where does that leave us? When Rush provides nothing but defeatism in his words, is it over? He said multiple times that they outnumber us – this isn’t what he has said all the time leading up to the election. This is the first time I have ever heard him say something like this. I shut off his show after hour two. I can’t imagine he said anything in hour three that made any difference.

    • NHConservative0221

      In hour three Rush said either we’re outnumbered or there was massive fraud– he said it’s one of the two.

      I will say the one thing Rush overlooked is that the turnout favored the libs 38/32 … not enough conservatives showed up!

      I’m pretty depressed too. Maybe after another 4 years of misery enough of these morons will finally wake up to vote for a conservative in 2016.

      Hannity just said that Churchill said there’s usually an ebb and flow it terms of the electorate floating between the right and left.

      • WinMissouri

        Maybe we did not show up in the numbers needed. Perhaps that explains the low number of bumper stickers and yard signs on our side. I think the Obama voters decided to hide and did not have bumper stickers and yard signs because they knew they were going to vote for him but did not want anyone to know. Well, we know.

        Today, a salesman stopped by my office to try and take some business from another vendor. He asked how is business? Well it was good until yesterday, what was yesterday he asked. I said how did you vote because I am not doing business with anyone who voted for Obama. He said he did not vote for him. Was he truthful, who knows, young white guy. He knows my position. I am going to be more vocal and selective in a lot of things both business and personal and more aware of where I spend, donate and contribute my money.

        Had an appointment preplanned with my medical insurance broker for today, he is a conservative, we commiserated together for awhile. Both of us watched last night in complete disbelief.

        I appreciate all of you here and so glad I found you a few months ago. I am going to fight with you in word and deed. This is our country, if we do not outnumber them now, we need to work on that goal and turn this country back towards freedom.

      • RestlessLegs

        I just don’t get this low turnout. Everyone at my church was fired up to go vote for Romney (even though we disagree with Mormon theology). Rasmussen was showing the exact opposite before the election – that Republicans had a 5-6 point enthusiasm advantage. Why did people stay home? Or did Rasmussen just have it wrong?

        • NHConservative0221

          They may have stolen the election. There have been lots of reports of fraud. As you said the numbers don’t make sense.

          The other alternative is too many paulbots stayed home out of spite. Some patriots they are!!

        • JRD1

          Rasmussen is and always was a GOPe shill. Plenty of times we told you. However, you were always in denial.

          • NHConservative0221

            GOP shill? Then why was Rasmussen within 0.5 in 2008 when mccain lost to maobama??

            I think the Chicago thugs stole the election.

      • JRD1

        Maybe after 4 more years the morons who allowed Romney to be the flawed candidate and lose again will get it. Run a conservative or lose. If there is a choice between Democrat and Democrat lite, the real Democrat always wins.

        The GOP is over.

    • 100%

      I have never heard Rush like this- never. He’s always been the optimist even after the Supreme Court decision, and that was the only other time I felt this defeated. When you lose Rush, you can be pretty sure it is lost.

      On another topic….Beck nailed another prediction. Puerto Rico suddenly decided to go for state-hood 51%.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Well yeah! They figured out they need to get in on the free stuff too! They need some obama phones.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Who can blame him? I’ve never felt like this before either. I think we’re all in shock that our entire country has taken a hard-left turn from Right-Center to Left of left.

      I’ve been near tears all day. I dressed in black because I’m mourning the death of our ideals as a nation. The entire world will feel our weakness.

  • NoToTyrants

    Santa Claus is fantasy, but so is notion that Marxism can or will ever deliver the promised Utopia.

    Instead Obama Claus will deliver the same misery and death as all Marxists throughout history have delivered.

  • Joe

    I think we all underestimated the greed and wants of the people living in this Country

    Apparently these idiots don’t understand what is happening in Europe

    We have just turned into Greece – How can anyone not get it?

    The people are too stupid, lazy and ignorant to realize the misery they have brought on themselves

    The ambitious and rich will survive – It’s the middle class who will be brought
    into squalor

    This is the way of this socialist [email protected]

    The current view is very shortsighted and our children will suffer because of the stupidity of the current voters

    I also believe the Republicans, Romney and especially John Boehner for not screwing ZERO to the wall on all the CRIMES and issues that they had in hand.

    A very sad day in America indeed!

    (I will add more as I think of it – suffice it to say ZERO is the
    KING of CRAP – All he touches turns to crap.

    • WinMissouri

      I have been wondering, when we say “Greece” do they hear “grease” as in bacon?

      Not sure they know there is a country named Greece.

      • Joe


        Slipped on the Greece – dropped the Turkey and broke the China!

    • PhillyCon

      My sister was shocked that we were upset about the election. We told her about Greece and thought it was an over reaction.

      How do you speak to people like that?

      • tvlgds

        You don’t. You go try to nail jello to a tree -the results will be the same.

  • Joengima

    We lost for two reasons and they are old sayings:

    1) The truth shall set you free

    2) Stick to the Devil you know

    People didn’t here the truth because of the MSM, and Obama is more likeable and because Romney flip flops and started talking about bipartisanship I guess some Conservatives felt like he’ll betray us at the end.

  • Rocco11

    Robin Hood is a better analogy…

    • tvlgds

      BUT, Robin Hood was taking the money the goobermint stole from the people and giving it back to them. He wasn’t redistributing the wealth.

  • it is also the abused spouse excuse-oh, he and they did not mean it-they will not tax me into poverty-or take away coal-or family farms-or oil -or force me to be dependant on them?-No-they will allow me to make my own choices-(like drop dead with a pill) and you may add on the other couple of 100 other ropes around our necks-

  • Romney is not to blame. Ignorant morons who get to vote but have no clue what they are doing are to blame. What we just saw was the pigs voting to pay for a new pig slaughterhouse!

    I don’t know if we can ever come back… But I guess… If we don’t try… We NEVER will… SO FIGHT ON! The Battle is lost, but the WAR continues!

    • Constance

      Well, we have no choice but to fight. I’m getting too old for this… 🙂

      Supplies stored. Ammunition stocked up. Bills paid – well, most of them. Precious metals and land secured. I’m ready, but I’m damn tired. I had hoped for a few steps forward yesterday. Now, we have been pushed back two miles, and our shoes have holes in the bottom. War on, game on.

      • 3seven77

        “Now, we have been pushed back two miles, and our shoes have holes in the bottom.”

        Don’t forget – Washington won with an Army with holes in their shoes. In the snow.

        WE CAN DO THIS.

      • knock knock…. hi, theres fresh air out here. Come on out of your hole when you get bored, nobodys coming to get you.

        I’m just another old white guy, but it’s just fine out here.

  • Larchmonter

    The Party is not a Majority nor is it close to a majority. The nation is not center-right. Until you understand that you begin with a Party that cannot win Statewide Federal offices easily, you won’t understand that an excellent man like Romney can be destroyed and beaten.

    The Party has to grow, grow Latin, and it has to educate a new generation. The education must be focused on free market economics and our founding documents and history. We have two full generations over the last forty years who have come through really bad school systems. The masses do not understand business, enterprise, risk capital, savings, investment or responsible commercial activities. Their daddy is Washington, and the teat they feed from comes in the form of freebies from Congress.

    We have lost Mia Love, Allen West, for starters. Blacks are punished when they come to the Party. We need to protect them. Latinos will also be marginalized and demonized. Our women are always treated like the hoes of JayZ’s world. We need to fiercely defend our women.

    Conservatives, libertarians and republicans need to get their act together and stop blaming the heads of the Party. We should call a convention, ask Mitt Romney to lead us to a new Party with Mission to expand and bring in Latins and Blacks and Asians based on our principles and our educational efforts.

    • Constance

      Romney is not the guy to form a new party. That will require a street fighter, not a politician. Polished and non-offensive won’t cut it anymore. The days of playing by the old rules are long gone, and we are up against real tyranny and hatred now. Feelings need to be hurt and truths need to be told, whether they are PC or not. People of color need to stand up and take responsibility for their own lives and choices – they are welcome with the conservatives. However, it is up to THEM to stand up, grow up, and educate themselves. We can’t keep waiting for them or reaching out to them, I’m sorry. At some point, the disagreement becomes a war. At some point, the cliff is reached, and the only way back from the cliff is by a swift kick in the pants and some hard love. We have not lost Mia Love or Allen West. They didn’t die. They will continue with the conservatives, regardless of elections. We do protect them. We love them; we ARE them. I understand the substance of what you are trying to say, but we gotta move forward, with or without people. They have a choice.

      • tvlgds

        You beat me to that. Mittens is Obama Light. We need an Allen West at the helm!

    • JRD1

      Etch-a-sketch was a flawed candidate that was shoved down the bases’s throat.

      You got your man and he lost again, just like Dole, just like McLame. What are you pushing for the McLame 3.0 Jebbie/Rubio ticket?

      No mas. The party is over.

  • NHConservative0221

    Hey Rshill:

    Thank God that that traitor Roberts upheld obamacare right?? That one worked out pretty well, good call!

  • aussieguy64

    A new approach for 2016 ?

    * Have a woman as the next Presidential candidate.

    I’m thinking Mia Love. A brief check on her background indicates she holds a good value system.
    => Favors “fiscal discipline, limited government, and personal responsibility.”
    => The way she sees govt roles: “Is it affordable? Is it sustainable? Is it my job?”
    => Unlike Romney, she doesn’t have the taint of “evil business white man, who doesn’t like the 47%”.
    => Demonstrated to be fiscally responsible: As the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, it has a bond rating of AA+ under her leadership.
    => Pro-Life stance.

    * Now that we know what the modern Democrat’s game plan is, its time to develop EFFECTIVE countermeasures. ie: When they use Gender, Race, Sexuality, Class, etc as their weapons, what do we use to counter?

    * Maintain your grassroots connections.
    Taking a line from Rocky movie: “It ain’t over until its over.”
    (If you’re still breathing, it isn’t over!)

    Rush does have a point regarding the Santa Claus analogy. I say takes the line of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    There will be a point when there is no money left and the Govt will have no choice but to raise taxes or initiate austerity. Either way, people will get angry…That’s when one offers an alternative to Obama. (There is no choice but to go through hell. If you’re going through hell, you might as well push to the other side and be the light at the end of it.)

  • Thomas Leo

    Rush is right. We lost the country. There is no way to get it back on a traditional conservative message.

    • JRD1

      Rush has lost it. He got in bed with the moderate mafia. What a shame!

    • What is good, right and true NEVER changes so I encourage the hard work, the unselfish heart, caring about others and loving God through your example of living! This is true no matter what country you may live in! It isn’t about the country you live in that directs your morals or ethics it is about what is in you heart and answering to a higher authority-God! I hope you know Him!

  • odin147

    We have not lost the country, we just did not get the red vote out. In ’04 Ohio was R+5, in ’08 and ’12 it was D+9. If we cannot get the red vote out we will never win. We have to figure out how to get the Red vote out in the battleground states.

    • NHConservative0221

      You can start by giving a big thank you to people on here like Guest176…

      They are the ones who refused to vote Romney and think this is actually a good thing in the long run!

      What about SDee, she’s badmouthed Romney alot too, did she vote for Romney?

  • The saddest aspect of the election results is the inability to initiate articles of impeachment over Benghazi because there would be no conviction in the Senate.

  • It’s slipping away, folks. The America we grew up in is gone. Yesterday was a resounding vote for the social-welfare state. That’s the only reason I can see for why Obama got re-elected. People want their “free” stuff and they want the government to take care of them. It’s like that cartoon strip the Obama people had during the campaign, “The Life of Julia.” Who knew that’s exactly what the American public wanted. And, like our European model, we will go bankrupt just like they did by giving people all of this “free” stuff, from health care to education to housing to food stamps to endless unemployment benefits. All of this “free” stuff has to be paid for, and the money is going to come from all of YOU. We will have sky-high taxes, little economic growth, chronically high unemployment, and no military, just like Europe. And Americans must be OK with that, because that is what they voted for the other night.

    • RestlessLegs

      I was reminded of that today as I stood behind a guy in the grocery store, watching him pay for expensive foods (including bottled water) with his EBT card. It was no surprise to see him walk out to his truck, which had an Obama sticker plastered on the bumper.

  • tvlgds

    Gimmedat, gimmedat!

  • PFFV

    I really question the vote counting process on top of the touchscreen issues that were reported all over during the early election period. I accept we lost but ‘We the People’ should be allowed to see how the counting process works and who is in charge of the operation.

    I wonder if these people that voted for Obama realize that starting in January they will see their family take home pay drop by about $70 dollars per week because of the Bush Tax Cuts ending and the ObamaCare Tax Increases that will kick in. If they knew this one fact that the Lamestream Media failed to tell them they would have voted very differently.

    The inmates are running the asylum for another 4 years! Prepare for the collapse of the US Dollar my friends!

    • Obama would like to extend the tax cuts for the middle class. “the President would allow the Bush cuts to expire for only the nation’s wealthiest, with the current top rates of 33 and 35 percent resetting to 35 and 39.6 percent, respectively.”
      IE, the rates would return to those of Clinton era : up 2% to 4.6% at the most.

      Shed a tear for the richest americans. It might make it hard to afford the auto elevator at the second home, you know.

      • Constance

        Excuse me. I’ve come out of my hiding place you tapped on a few posts ago. Picture a fiery redheaded woman, holding her compound bow in one hand and a cold Guinness in the other, and let’s talk, Frank. Have a seat, just keep your distance, because I’m in a foul mood today, and I am tired of liberal men who reek of weakness and ignorance, and who presume to lecture me and my fellow conservatives about what Obama is or isn’t, and how we are just too stupid to follow the bouncing ball. Your country has gone to hell, Frank. Look around you – look beyond that silly silicon valley group you hang with and see what is. There is a sustained unemployment and rise in disability claims for people who are not disabled. There is a weak dollar, weaker than the Euro, which is pretty astounding. People are suffering, Frank. Real people, not college eggheads or government employees. People who have homes to support and families to feed, who don’t want YOUR handouts by way of free food and Obamaphones. Gas has remained 150% higher than when Obama took office since he took office. I don’t know about you, Frank, but filling up my Jeep is one hell of a financial trick. I’ve been lied to repeatedly about Fast and Furious, Arab Springs, and Benghazi by my own government. I’ve watched as every conceivable freak on the left has screamed about every conceivable grievance from condoms to the Cayman Islands. It’s always a grievance. Always some unfair advantage that some mysterious entity has over the poor minority groups, or the gays, or the illegals, or wealthy women who just can’t seem to afford those birth control pills. It’s sickening. I was told that Obama would heal the racial divide in this country, yet today, I see nothing of the sort. My eyes and ears do not deceive me, Frank. Your side of this playing field is nothing but a cesspool of racism and hate and divisiveness on every conceivable level. I’m angry, Frank. Not stupid angry. Cold and educated angry. And believe me, you would rather that people like me not be the latter.

        • You seem to know a lot about my side of the playing field! Wow.
          Sorry you are so angry. I am raised Republican, my Mom was home office rep. for Republican Congressman Gubser ( quite awhile ago), Dad a business owner. Most of my colleagues are minority, and actually, now that this area is so diverse, as a white guy I am a minority.
          No lectures here, I am genuinely curious how some folks, who I presume are intelligent and informed, could be so enraged by the re-election of a guy whose policies are just to the right of Bill Clinton. Under whom business has rebounded. Who has been a strong backer of the military and got Osama.
          And I am curious how you would regard ryanomaniac characterizing minorities as having such simple aspirations. Taking money from others. Stupid women. Suckers.

          I really can not agree and must speak up for my hard working friends and co-workers. A surprising number of which actually are Republican. Sometimes. Oh, and my boss is a woman. Certainly not a stupid one.

          I also work for a German company, you know, that socialist country with government health care, low cost education, six weeks vacation, a very low CO2 energy policy. High taxes, yes. And perhaps the healthiest economy in Europe. Great company to work for, actually.

          So please explain to me why these hard working folks I know are somehow so different than how I see them?

          And why equal pay for equal work – an idea the women seem to like a lot – is such a bad idea? It was the first thing Obama did, you know.

          God bless you !

          • The knowledge, that your comments lead me to believe you have, does not support your condescension. I don’t think you’re stupid, at all. I think you are either misinformed, or lying, to yourself first, and to everyone else by listing what look like talking points.

            I would normally have an honest discussion with somebody that has a different position, but your posts (since the first time I’ve seen them) have the purpose of antagonizing people here. If others choose to take the bait, that’s fine, but I just had to point out the obvious so that you understand how you’re coming across… case you don’t already know.

          • The healthiest economy in Europe-why is that Frank-who are they being compared to? You set such low standards! High taxes to pay for all that FREE EXCELLENT healthcare? Do you really believe government does it better than the private sector?? Have you ever read anything from the founding fathers about being careful not to “grow” the government…and if you have never read anything from the pages of the history books that warn us-then take a look at what happens to countries that do “grow” the government to carry the people from cradle to grave??? What kind of condition are these countries in now Frank??? Just take a long look at them!

            Obama in his first week of office in his first term lifted the ban of federal dollars going across the seas to China and Mexico for abortions-so now my money is going to help them murder their children (these aren’t puppies Frank)something you would be put in jail for in CA if you murdered your puppy! And then look at Benghazi and ALL THAT Barack didn’t do for our men there-how he let them die! Then take a look at his own words about his own grandmother and letting her “take a pill” if she were too old by government standards to get help for her illness!!! Wow-now what makes you think he cares about people Frank? From cradle to grave Obama cares for noone he cares for taking the money of hard working people and giving it in some form or fashion to people (mostly minorities) so that he can feel good that he is what Frank “helping” people???!

            Look at it this way Frank-if you carry your baby toddler around all of his or her life he or she will NEVER learn to walk-at some point you are going to have to let her fall down and try on her own to walk-at some point she is going to have to toddle, fall and get up in order to learn to walk-Its the same with the government they should help in extreme circumstances and only for a limited time-but that is not what O is doing in his first term and I am certain it will only get worse in his second term!

          • PFFV

            Frank if your so smart you would know that Obama has not supported our military in fact he has let them die when he could have sent in help! Benghazi-Gate! He lets our troops sit in Afghanistan as sitting ducks waiting to be shot at before they can shoot back! Fast and Furious was a Dirty Criminal Obama plan to take away our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms! Treasonous in my opinion! No Worries though! The First Affirmative Action President Will Get Away With Murder and High Crimes Simply Because He Is Black, in appearance anyways!

            Starting January 1st 2013 the average family will get $70. dollars less per week in their take home paycheck because of Obama ending the Bush Tax cuts and imposing new ObamaCare Tax Increases! Can American’s already living paycheck to paycheck afford to pay $4,000.00 more in Taxes? Duh! HELL NO!

        • Way to go Constance!! You are correct on every front!

        • PFFV

          Outstanding response to a braindead Liberal! Well said and well done!

      • PFFV

        The ‘so called’ rich people in this country are the job creators and the back-bone of our economic engine you fool! Tax them more and they will just pass that cost on to the consumer or worse yet they may just move to a different country that is easier to do business in. You Libs don’t understand the first thing about why you live in the greatest country in the world, well it used to be but not anymore, sadly. Thanks to like-minded idiots like you! Thanks JERK!

  • graywolf4life

    There are now more takers than givers. It’s going to create a lot of pain for all americans when everyone realizes that we all have to pay for this massive debt.

  • Sorry, Rush, but you are losing america. Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, youth, Women, Jews, even Catholics. Urban folks. The richest counties in america went for Obama. ( Median incomes over $100000; How does the Santa theory work with that? ) The college educated. Only reliable group left is old white men. Even with Obamacare our life spans are not going to be expanded by that much; basing a political party on a shrinking demographic is not going to work.

    Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay politician, and first Wisconsin woman to be elected to the US Senate. Three Gay Marriage wins in one election. And that makes a lot of people very happy. You might want to talk to them to understand how it isn’t just about Santa. The GOP really got on the wrong side of this issue.

    And the “legitimate rape” comment. The idea that the GOVERNMENT should control womens reproductive choices – Or that the BOSS should decide if you got birth control. The GOP opposed equal pay for equal work. Since when is equality “Santa”? Any wonder why women defected from the party?

    There is room for a fiscal responsibility party in this nation – Romney probably did pick up much of his support from folks that feel that is most important. But the GOP drove so many away…..

    • ryanomaniac

      All those groups you listed are the problem around here. Minorities obviously have no aspirations other than take other peoples money. I’m very disappointed how stupid women have become. They are squarely in the sucker column along with African Americans and Hispanics. I can’t wait when it all crashes down cause people like yourself will be hit the hardest. You will be hit first. Enjoy this while you can cause ill have much enjoyment when you figure how bad you screwed up.

      • In my area, Obama went hard on abortion rights…and won. While the GOP ran commercials trying to appeal to concerns about the economy. that lost

        My area is highly educated, well paid and white. And majority women.

        Call them Abortion Moms.

      • Lets see – Obama had four years so far to destroy business, right? If he repeats his record, I for one will be most happy.

        Average Real Corporate profit growth under Obama: 77.9 % Next best? Harding, with 17.7%, then Clinton with 9.2%

        ( Ok, Obama looks really good because Bush screwed up so bad. But still… )

        Worst since Hoover? GW Bush: -17.4% then GHW Bush: -9.5%

        The economy has routinely done very well under Democrats. Liberal Democrats.

        And your attitude towards minorities and women is breathtaking. Is that acceptable in therightscoop community? My grand Dad had attitudes like that, embarrassed the hell out of me. I loved him anyway, but he died in his 90s about 40 years ago.

        I work and live in Silicon Valley. Over half my colleagues here are minority, and it appears that you know nothing about them – smart, educated, hard working, affluent people.

        • ryanomaniac

          My attitude towards minorities? Did I say they were stupid? No. I’m not your grand dad. Sorry. I was stating the facts and minorities would be more than happy to tell you why they voted overwhelmingly for Barak Obama. Look up the definition of the word ignorant would you? It doesn’t mean stupid. Are not black folks ignorant of the fact that it was democrats who sicked the dogs on them? MLK a republican? Democrats voted against The Civil Rights Act? Thats ignorant of the facts and that shapes their views does it not?

          I know nothing about minorities? I was raised in a town majority black. High School a majority black. I really get it. Many friends I have are black. They know my opinions and take no offense cause their is none. You decided to be brave and self righteous.

          This is acceptable in the Right Scoop community and most would agree with my view cause it was not stated in hate. The fact that you would jump to that conclusion says a lot.

          • So only women are stupid, minorities are merely ignorant and suckers. And your friends don’t mind.

            I can just hear your black friends, “Yeah I voted for Obama for the free cell phone”. Not because they believe he might improve opportunities for jobs, or access to health care, or educational loans; or maybe some of them are even gay, and might want to get married. Haven’t told you yet? I wonder why?

            And by the way, the Southern Strategy of the GOP has been in place for awhile; LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, which was indeed a bipartisan effort. There was a time when hands could reach across the aisle.

            • Frank, I would be slightly happier if I knew that CONGRESS was getting the same HEALTH CARE they are trapping the AMERICAN people with…but they are not! I have talked to several offices around the country and it just isn’t so -the CONGRESS will have the best care with whomever they choose-this will be quite different for all of us peasants!

      • Women are desperate to protect their rights to murder their unborn babies if they should so choose!

      • PFFV

        The problem is the national media and everything on the Boob-Tube! It’s all liberal propaganda and everything but the truth! People are brainwashed and their heads are full of liberal mush and they believe the lies! Unfortunately now everything will have to collapse for the majority of people to see the truth again. Hard times are coming! We haven’t seen anything Yet! Prepare for the collapse of the US Dollar and be ready to defend your home and your family when the police are not around any longer! Dark days are ahead! God Bless Conservatives! The rest deserve everything they get!

  • SaraPFan

    The problems run much deeper than Romney as Rush says. I listened to Rush’s show today. We as Christians have stepped aside and allowed the left to push us in a corner. They’ve pushed us in a corner in our schools especially. They have dumbed down the curriculum. The text books are written by left-leaning activists that have rewritten history, removed historical Christian foundations and purposefully re-educated our children away from what they’re taught at home. Children know nothing of economics and our forefathers view of what role government should play in our lives.

    I live in luxury apartments so I made the assumption that my apartment manager is intelligent. She approached me today and asked me whether I am happy about the election outcome. She was very giddy. I told her that I am very disappointed, actually. She looked shocked and asked me the same question again. I’m presuming that because I am black, she instinctively thinks I voted based on race.

    She told me that she didn’t understand and asked whether I’m Republican. She told me that she agrees with Republican’s Christian tenet but said that Republicans are only concerned about protecting their wealth and the wealthy. She said that “Obama said” that Romney made 30 million dollars a year and didn’t pay taxes on it. I explained to her that Romney doesn’t have a salary like her and I. Romney has already been taxed long ago when he was a CEO. The money he has now is because of investment growth and that its taxed at 15%. I explained that double taxation on my salary and wealth when I invest. I told her that Romney gave a third of his wealth to charity and taxes. I said he released his tax returns. She then asked whether he received a salary when he was governor. I told her that he forgo-ed taking a salary as governor. She looked like she swallowed something sour.

    I don’t think this manager has any clue what “one-third” is. She asked me whether the 15% capital gain tax was something new. I can’t believe it.

    This mis-education is purposeful and I don’t know if our children have any hope. I watched a video clip on the Blaze or Breitbart of a young, black boy who said into the camera that a Romney presidency meant that “we would go back to the crop fields”. There is absolutely no analytical, independent thinking going on among our youth.

    We let this happen when we allowed the liberals to take away our rights as parents to send our children to our school of choice and when we let our city councils choose these dumbed downed textbooks and curriculum. It starts with the schools.

    • Hi, sarapfan.
      Have you met ryanomaniac?
      “Minorities obviously have no aspirations other than take other peoples money. I’m very disappointed how stupid women have become. They are squarely in the sucker column along with African Americans and Hispanics.”

      Anyway, I have to agree that we are not giving our children a sufficiently rigorous education. The vigorous disagreements of our founding fathers are generally glossed over in a blissful haze…. I always liked how feisty Jefferson was:

      I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians.
      -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789

    • I do believe our dear leader takes advantage of those that just don’t understand and he gives the impression that he is “for” the regular-just like Biden does but it isn’t true!

      I heard Rush’s program-it was spot on! The people feel safer thinking they have a safety net like the government but what they don’t really realize is that it is a trap! Very sad!

  • Jerseygalnny

    Republican party hacks shoulder a huge part of this loss. Let’s look at my Congressional district. The NY21st (formerly the famous NY23rd). The party hacks tossed aside real conservatives for DeDe Scozzafava in the ’09 special election, who was challenged by Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who nearly won. Dear ole DeDe endorsed the Democrat as she withdrew from the race. Moderate Republican Matt Doheny, endorsed by the party hacks, was beaten solidly in 2010, and again last night. How many elections do they need to LOSE to wake the heck up? That’s 3 elections in just over 3 years. Not something I would want to brag about.

    If you are interested in joining some conservatives in healing of the heart, consider Fundamental Refounding Take a look, and if you like it, join!

    • RNC is against Tea Party people……afraid of every friggin’ thing and -body…..

      • Jerseygalnny

        You’re right, Rich. The RNC is about power, not about people and certainly not about the great republic that is the United States of America! They play it safe, and keep picking losers. Rich, we’d love to have you join us at FR It’s a great and growing patriots’ group, and your thoughts and insights would be most welcome!

  • Rush:
    Mitt was recently ahead of FuBar Ack by 7% to 15%
    (depending how many more DemocRats than Republicans were polled) –
    and prezzy gets 50% (roughly) more votes than Romney? ? ?
    Like Stalin said:
    “”It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”
    And who controls the voting machines, I might say.
    Who? DemocRats.
    Can I say unthinkable?
    A huge fraud possibility???
    A huge fraud possibility.
    A huge fraud.

    • Rich, learn how to Google before you embarrass yourself again.
      >> Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, who did everything he could to suppress the likely democratic vote in Ohio, is a REPUBLICAN. Got that?
      >> Many of the voting machines were made by Diebold, whose CEO was a top fund raiser for BUSH, and stated he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president (BUSH) next year.”
      >> The voting machine that was shown voting wrong delivered an Obama vote to ROMNEY.
      >> Current Secretary of state in Florida, which is once again FUBAR, is Republican Ken Detzner. Luckily, Florida is just a side issue this year.

      Pay attention now: More of the american public, in states with more electoral votes, actually voted for Obama. Some people think differently than you do.

      • Frank, learn how to Google before you embarrass yourself again.
        And use logic, not attack.
        Did you Google “black Panthers again”, “Republicans watchdogs pushed from voting polls ? etc.
        >>Diebold argument?? Nonsense. GM (e.g) made your car, but do not control it.
        God gave you some grey cells, and now you control them – poorly, I may add.
        >>Many voters protested that after voting for Romney, “Obama” popped up.
        >>Pay attention now: 60% of Americans are leaching of working people; those vere his voters
        The biggest FUBAR is FuBar Ack. Don’t try to be #2 – Algor and Biden may pick a fight with you.

        • Looks like the leaches win, Rich. Apparently the constitution still gives each leach a vote. Polls finally predicted Obama, and surprise, the vote elected Obama.
          So the logic is: Republicans controlled the vote process and the machines; how did your imagined fraud creep in?
          Suck it up, Romney lost. Electoral college and popular vote.

          Now, shall we discuss why? let us imagine one of your “leaches” is feeling like seeing a different opinion, say. And finds this interesting web site. How do conservatives really feel about gays, blacks, hispanics, women? Was Romneys 47% statement just a minor slip of the tongue, or his true feelings?

          I was wondering. I could just watch Rachel Maddow, who regularly shows statements by conservative pundits.
          But it is interesting to look for myself – challenge my expectations a bit. And now I have seen women described as stupid, minorities in general as only interested in what they can take, ignorant of even their own liberation struggle.

          But to get back to the results of the election – I’ll take your word for it, 60% are leaches who would vote for Obama. That is enough to win an election, you know. Those leaches stood outside for hours to vote in some places,

          God Bless You.

          • Let me be frank, Frank – those are not “my leaches” – they leach on you too, unless you are one of them.
            Romney said close to the truth – 47% they are leaches.

            47% number was wrong – it officially is 51% – those who take any help from gove.
            Don’t insult me with stating the obvious – “60% is enough to win an election”.
            51% is enough.

            The leaches did not stand for hours – they traveled from one voting place to another.
            Scoop had shown a democRat who boasted he voted 5 times…

            There is no honor in winning ILLEGALLY, at least to me.

            When Rahm Emmanuel was kicked out by FuBar Ack, he came to Chicago – no, not to participate in an election – he came to BECOME a mayor.
            Like in old Russia – results were known BEFORE the election.
            The “new normal”.
            Gas from $1.78 to over $4/galon – “new normal”
            “57 states” – “new normal”
            ……………….? ? ?
            We lost the country. 🙁

          • Frank you are naive to think there was no fraud! Look at the morals of this country-of course there was fraud in some amount! Don’t be so blind!

            • Cheryl – giving facts to a liberal, even gay liberal, is like asking a hungry lion: “don’t eat me”.
              Pun intended. 😉

  • Linky1

    (Does this sound vaguely familiar?)

    “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions…Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean ‘more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

    • Can we has lions and Christians in the Colosseum?
      No? OSHA regulations again! D…N Liberals!

      • can we has? we can pass… 🙂
        just yankin’ your chain 😉

  • Rush is a servant of this country. He is a purveyor of the truth and getting the truth out to as many people as possible is a service America cannot survive without.

  • Joengima

    Found out why we lost.

    3 reasons:

    1) 70% Decided before the month of September. Romney bought his first TV Ad in Ohio apparently in the month of September. In fact when Obama was doing the Bain assault on Romney during the summer, Romney did no ads to respond or any ads on tv period.

    2) Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie 9% decided in the last few days, 45% citing Sandy an important factor.

    3) According to some sources 8 Million Registered Republicans didn’t vote. Only about 40% of Registered Republicans voted.

  • LuPeLop

    they may be blaming bush which i understand. I’ll be blaming Obama till the day I die.

  • Terrenceor

    That was a nonsensical reason for Romney’s loss. Romney lost because he is an establishment tool. The Republicans act like the 2010 historic elections never happened. They act like the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin recall elections did not happen.

    What did they have in common? The Tea Party and principled leaders.

    What did this election have No Tea Party and stealth mushy moderate Mitt. The Tea Party was told to be quiet by the establishment or we will blame you if we lose.

    The entire Republican Senate is disgraceful. They had no national campaign against a failed Harry Reid led majority. Not one Senator stepped up to mount attack against the Democrats across the isle.

    The Campaign continues. We will demand new “Generals” that are not afraid to fight.

  • bobemakk

    two words…..voter fraud.

  • SKL53

    Yah and now BOEHNER is going to be ALL THE ELVES WRAPPED IN ONE!!!!!