Cryptcl: Some David Limbaigh Columns

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July 28, 2011

Conservatives, Let’s Remember Who Our Political Enemy Is

I hope that as we conservatives traverse these very difficult roads, we will always remember who the political enemy is. Our internecine fighting of late has given President Obama a bit of needed cover for his primary culpability in our nation’s budget crisis.

Conservatives seem to be evenly divided on whether or not to support House Speaker John Boehner’s budgetary plan to avoid a debt ceiling impasse. But the level of vitriol back and forth is increasing, with one side calling the other “crazy” and the other shouting back “RINOs,” or Republicans in name only.

I believe both sides are acting honorably; they mostly agree on goals and disagree on tactics. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. They also differ somewhat in their operating assumptions.

Those supporting the Boehner plan are convinced that if a deal is not done, our credit rating will be downgraded, financial chaos will ensue and Republicans will take the hit in 2012, greatly increasing Obama’s re-election prospects. Opponents appear less convinced either that the nation will collapse upon a credit downgrade or that if it does, Republicans will take the sole political hit for it.

I wish we could muster half the concern over the national debt as we are over the debt ceiling. In a more rational world, the credit agencies would be threatening to downgrade our rating far more for our failure to address the debt than for our failure with the debt ceiling.

Posted by David Limbaugh at 03:05 PM | Printer Friendly

July 25, 2011

D.Limbaugh: Obama May Be Slowly Isolating Himself

In the ongoing budget negotiations, it is becoming quite clear that President Obama, quite contrary to his posturing, is the major fly in the ointment.

Even the Democratic leadership is more flexible than President Obama, putting the lie to the oft-stated speculation that Obama is a mere puppet. He is his own counsel.

It was reported that on Sunday night, he unilaterally rejected a bipartisan deal presented to him by Senate and House leaders. “Sen. (Harry) Reid took the bipartisan plan to the White House, and the president said no,” an aide said.

This is quite a different picture from what President Obama has been painting for the press. At the exact moment he said he didn’t want to point fingers, he complained that he and his Democrats had been willing to compromise but that Republicans were dug into their ideological cement.

He said, “And I think one of the questions that the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is, Can they say yes to anything?” Are you kidding me? This is the guy who still hasn’t presented his own plan and obstructs all others not conforming to his unreasonable demands.

Though later reports indicate Reid may be caving to Obama’s demands, this question remains: Why is Obama even willing to pit himself against his own party?

Posted by David Limbaugh at 07:16 PM | Printer Friendly

July 22, 2011

D. Limbaugh: Never Trust Anything From a Gang

The vaunted budget plan from the “Gang of Six” is said to be growing in popularity, but all you need to know to oppose the plan is that a “gang” is behind it. Also, President Obama and Sen. Dick Durbin both support it. But let’s not stop there.

We all know the major drivers of this careening national debt train are entitlement programs, yet this plan proposes no real structural reforms. Now don’t tell me this is rocket science. It doesn’t take years to come up with a plan to restructure entitlements, yet the president and the Democratic obstructers in Congress continue to apply nonstick bandages instead of major remodeling.

Rep. Paul Ryan has already offered a very feasible plan; it’s already there, and it’s specific. Instead of lauding Ryan for doing his homework and exhibiting the courage to craft and offer a real solution, they demagogue and excoriate him.

The Democrats want to continue to put off entitlement reform and real spending cuts while demanding immediate tax increases because that’s where their hearts are. If they were genuinely amenable to entitlement reform, they’d be embracing Ryan now instead of giving us empty promises for future action.

Indeed, the Six-pack promises that its plan includes $1.5 trillion in tax relief. But look behind the curtains where the tax wizards lurk. The Heritage Foundation tells us that the bill would generate an additional $1 trillion in revenue, plus $133 billion for the Highway Trust Fund. (Can these people ever pass a bill without larding it up with new spending? Can we ever forgo a project for the sake of saving the nation?)

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July 18, 2011

D. Limbaugh: America’s Financial Restoration vs. Obama’s Ideology

There is an overarching reason we can’t move toward a balanced budget, which underscores why we face ongoing stalemates over debt ceilings and continuing resolutions: President Obama doesn’t want to balance the budget.

I don’t say this out of extremism or to be gratuitously controversial or even provocative. It’s just that his words and actions lead to the inescapable conclusion that he is unwilling to curb his appetite for big government. In the absence of any such restraint, our alarming budget trajectory cannot be reversed. The debt ceiling may be the last clear chance before the 2012 elections to force meaningful budgetary reforms.

Obama’s recalcitrance is rooted in his ideology. He has been working all his adult life toward the moment that he could transform America into a fairer place. He’s not about to allow an existential threat to the nation get in the way of his obsession.

Perhaps he wishes he’d acceded to the presidency when our debt picture was less calamitous. Then he might have more leeway to work his despotic magic. Then again, probably not; without the mainly Democratic-caused housing crisis falling into his lap just in the nick of time, he might not have been elected, much less positioned to make the ludicrous demand that we spend nearly $1 trillion more to “stimulate” ourselves out of debt. Alinskyite revolutionaries feed on crises, real and perceived.

Obama fundamentally rejects the American ideals of economic liberty and equality of opportunity. He’s determined to use government to redistribute and equalize incomes (and wealth, truth be told), and neither the Constitution nor catastrophic debt consequences will deter him.

Posted by David Limbaugh at 07:18 PM | Printer Friendly

July 14, 2011

D. Limbaugh: GOP: Please Do Call His Bluff and Man Your Battle Stations

Ordinarily, I’d have difficulty grasping the magnitude of arrogance driving President Obama in budget negotiations that could determine the survival of our nation, but after several painful years of observation, I’ve come to expect it from him.

Obama’s personality type does not well handle opposition, so when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor refused to budge on Obama’s unreasonable demand that the GOP agree to raise taxes during these economic hard times, which would not raise revenues, Obama blew up and “stormed out of the room.”

Cantor suggested that the parties opt for a short-term deal to avert the debt ceiling deadline, but Obama adamantly refused. “Enough is enough,” said Obama. “I’ve reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this.”

Why is it acceptable for Obama to be overtly uncompromising but express outrage that his GOP opposition is unyielding? It’s as if he’s saying, “How dare you be as intransigent as I’m being.”

Obama also warned Cantor, “Don’t call my bluff.” Notice all the I’s and my’s in Obama’s threatening language. Did anyone ever tell this narcissistic man “no” before he became president?

He acts as though the United States is his personal chattel to do with as he pleases, and no one (including members of the coequal legislative branch) and nothing (including the Constitution) dare get in his way. He masquerades as a mere bystander in all this instead of the primary mover in accelerating this financial catastrophe and the primary obstructer of the reforms necessary to avert it.

Posted by David Limbaugh at 02:32 PM | Printer Friendly
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