If Obama is Bad for Democrats, How Can He Be Good for America?
If Obama is Bad for Democrats, How Can He Be Good for America?
June 28, 2012
RUSH: Okay, folks, a question here. If Obama, President Kardashian,
if he's not good for Democrats, how can it be argued that he's good for
America? And it's becoming patently obvious that President Kardashian
is not good for Democrats. We've got seven or nine prominent Democrats who've
announced that they're not gonna attend the Democrat convention in
Charlotte, and the most recent prominent big name, Claire McCaskill,
senator from Missouri, who, among all the people not showing up, is
probably the biggest, most loyal, most loud, vociferous advocate for
Obama and everything he's done. And she's staying home in Missouri.
there's this. The top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats
elected to the House -- his name is Steve Israel. He runs the Democrat
Congressional Campaign Committee. This guy is urging his party's
candidates to steer clear of the national convention later this year.
Steve Israel, the chairman the Democrat Congressional Campaign
Committee, offered this warning, this suggestion during a Reuters
Washington summit yesterday. According to Reuters, Steve Israel said of
Democrat congressional candidates, "If they want to win an election,
they need to be in their districts." Now, this is said to the
State-Controlled Media by the House Democrat campaign chief. Obama says
he's one of the country's four greatest presidents. Obama is not good
for the Democrats.
The Democrats are being told stay away from this convention, which
means stay away from Obama. This convention's all about Obama. And
these Democrats running for reelection are told to stay away from the
biggest party the Democrats throw once every four years. Now, it's
always left to me to point out the hard-hitting to-the-bone realities.
Have you noticed that all nine Democrats who have announced publicly
that they are boycotting the Obama convention, they have announced it
publicly, they have allowed their pictures to be posted along with their
announcement that they are boycotting or not attending? Have you
noticed that they are all -- dot-dot-dot -- white? Caucasians.
There is -- so far -- a white Democrat protest of the first black
president within the black president's own party. Nine white Democrats
-- among them, at least a couple of white women -- are telling everybody
they're staying home. They're getting nowhere near the Obama
convention. Now we have Steve Israel, who runs the Democrat
Congressional Campaign Committee, who's in charge of getting Democrats
elected in the House, now we have Steve Israel using code language to
suggest that more whites stay away. "If they want to win an election,
they need to be in their districts," Israel said. Segregated from the
Obama convention, segregated from Charlotte, North Carolina, where there
are no unions. Segregated from the biggest party the Democrats throw
every four years. We're talking, what's the number of House Democrats?
What is the number? There's 435 total, plus, if you throw Eleanor
Holmes Norton in there, the delegate from DC, it's more than that.
Let's say 440 just 'cause you got some people in there from the
territories that don't really get votes but they show up and get the
We're talking hundreds of Democrats. Now, the usual attendants at a
convention's 4,000 or so. So it's not that they're gonna be noticed, in
terms of numbers. But I don't recall this. I'm 61 years old -- I
don't look a day over 60 -- and I don't recall at any time in my life
people being told to stay away from a convention, even during the Nixon
era. I don't recall that and the premise, you want to get reelected,
stay home, don't get anywhere near Obama? It's four days. You can't
take four days out of your campaign, you can't make your --
(interruption) well, that's right, it's three days. They cut a day.
They zapped the race track. (interruption) Well, they didn't cut any of
Obama's stuff. (interruption) Yeah, but they didn't cut a day from
what Obama's gonna do at the convention.
If they cancel the Greek columns and if they cancel Bank of America
Stadium, then we'll have something. (interruption) But I have to say,
you have a point. All the white presidents have four-day conventions.
The first black president, you've got nine white Democrats, don't want
near the place. You've got a day taken away from Obama. He gets a
three-day convention. The other white presidents have all had four
days. I know.
RUSH: Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democrat Congressional
Campaign Committee, said that he's asking Democrats running for
reelection, 241 Democrats in Congress, in the House and Senate combined,
241 of 'em. He's asking if they're running for reelection, not to go.
He said he had to do this to avoid turning off the independents. It's
what he said. Now, my question is, if Obama isn't good for Democrats,
how in the heck can it be argued he's good for America.
RUSH: Steve Israel, the chairman of the House Democrat Congressional
Campaign Committee, said a trip to Charlotte, yeah, it might be
interesting, but why leave your districts? He claimed that Obama's
approval ratings had little to do with the guidance. Chris Van Hollen,
the former head of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee,
offered similar advice to candidates 2008. It's no big deal. I don't
remember that. Democrats avoiding the convention in 2008, the first
At any rate, greetings, my friends, great to have you here. Rush
Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. The telephone number
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Can these people in these congressional districts not get along
without their member of Congress for four days? I remember I took a
trip when I was back in Sacramento working at KFBK. I took a listener
trip to London. And while there, my good friend Professor Hazlett --
who, by the way, Professor Hazlett has a brilliant piece in the Wall
Street Journal on why the iPhone is the success story that it is, and it
basically is a tribute to capitalism, this piece that Professor Hazlett
wrote. Anyway, Professor Hazlett had a friend who was a member of
parliament, and he said for a couple shots of Glenmorangie, this guy
will come up and probably give a talk and answer some questions to your
guest. I forget this guy's name. He was a member of parliament.
So before we got there, I called the guy, and it took about five
shots of Glenmorangie at the bar as the price -- that's a single malt
scotch for those of you in Rio Linda. You've never seen it. And for
five shots of Glenmorangie paid for by me he showed up. And he had to
go after 30 minutes or so. He was all nervous, "I have to get back to
my constituency." And I didn't understand at the time how the Brits use
the word constituency. To me it was people. I gotta get back to my
people, as though they're starving, they don't know how to cross the
street 'til I get back to my constituency. I gotta get back to my
And I thought, my gosh, what is this? And all he was saying was he
had to get back home. His constituency was a location, but I thought it
was his voters, his people, the people that lived in his district. And
it created in me this impression of helpless waifs who literally were
screaming with their mouths open unable to do anything until their
member of parliament got back. And I'm getting the same feeling here,
this Israel guy is telling all these Democrats, "Don't get anywhere near
Charlotte, stay in your district." It's three days. They took the
race track out of the convention. They said they're $27 million in
debt, which I believe. But the truth of the matter is, all of the media
and half the Democrats looked at the itinerary and said, "You've got us
going to a race track? Screw that. We're not gonna get anywhere near a
they canceled the race track day at the convention, so it's down to a
three-dayer. The Democrat convention is in September this year. The
Republicans' is in August. But I find this incredible, actually urging
members of Congress to avoid the convention. If Obama's not good for
Democrats, how could he be good for America?
A Democrat has said that he's gonna vote "yes" on contempt of Eric
Holder. That's also gonna happen tomorrow. There's gonna be a full
vote in the House. September 3rd through the 6th is the Democrat
convention. The Eric Holder contempt vote will take place in the
House. The House will vote him in contempt. The Republicans have a
majority there. "Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) on Tuesday became one of
the first Democrats to publicly declare he will vote to hold Attorney
General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, breaking from his party on
what is expected to be a mostly party-line vote Thursday."
makes it bipartisan. One vote from the outside party meets the Obama
definition of bipartisan. But here again, folks, it's left to me to
voice what others only see, and that is a white Democrat will vote to
hold the black attorney general in contempt along with all the other
Republicans and the Uncle Toms. Nine Democrats publicly announce
they're not gonna go to the convention. Nine white Democrats are not
gonna go to the black president's convention, which has been shortened
by a day. White presidents in the past have all gotten four-day
conventions. First black president is getting a three-dayer. The race
track canceled. The chairman of the House reelect committee telling
other Democrats, don't dare show up. It was Michelle Obama who first
announced that Charlotte, North Carolina, had been chosen as the site
for the 2012 convention. I don't know if she decided, but she announced
RUSH: Three more House Democrats have said they will vote to hold
Eric Holder in contempt, three more. That's a total of four House
Democrats. I think they're probably all white racists, so you know how
it goes, and not going to the convention. Well, you oppose Holder or
Obama, aren't you racist? Isn't that what they tell us?
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