Rush Limbaugh On 2012 Election – “Nation Of Children, Santa Claus Wins”

Mr. Limbaugh is right.  Spot on.  And you know what?  His words don’t leave me depressed or heartbroken.  That moment is passing.  Now I am once again resolute.  Determined.  Ready to fight. 

And I will also say this - thank you to Mitt Romney – A very decent human being who ran a principled campaign.  This time around, the best man simply did not win.  Whatever the reason might be…the best man did not win.  So now we begin the battle again.  Never giving up.  Never giving in.  -UM

 

EXCERPT: (via RushLimbaugh.com)

In a Nation of Children, Santa Claus Wins

…let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday.  Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night.  It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus.  It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus.  People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.

…The Obama campaign was about small stuff.  War on Women, binders, Big Bird, this kind of stuff.  The Romney campaign was about big things, was about America.  It’s mind-boggling to go through these exit polls.  You want to hear a statistic that is somewhat surprising?  Romney received two and a half million fewer votes than McCain did.  Now, who would have called that?  Who in the world would have?  I think Obama’s vote tally was down ten million from 2008, and we still lost.  We lost 50 to 48 nationally.  We were not able to build a turnout model that looked like 2004.  Very puzzling. 

…One of the greatest misunderstandings in this country, if you boil all this down, is what creates prosperity. The Romney campaign was essentially about that, and the Romney campaign was devoted to the traditional American view and history — vision, as well — of what creates prosperity. The old capitalism, the old arguments of hard work, stick-to-itiveness, self-reliance, charity, helping out in the community.

All of these things that define the traditional institutions that made this country great, that’s what the Romney campaign was about. It was rejected. That way, or that route to prosperity was sneered at. That route to prosperity was rejected. The people who voted for Obama don’t believe in it. They don’t think it’s possible. They think the game’s rigged. They think the deck is stacked against them.

They think that the only way they’re gonna have a chance for anything is if somebody comes along and takes from somebody else and gives it to them. Santa Claus! And it’s hard to beat Santa Claus. Especially it’s hard to beat Santa Claus when the alternative is, “You be your own Santa Claus.” “Oh, no! I’m not doing that. What do you mean, I have to be my own Santa Claus? No, no. No, no, no. I want to get up every day and go to the tree. You’re the elves,” meaning us.   LINK

 

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11 Comments to Rush Limbaugh On 2012 Election – “Nation Of Children, Santa Claus Wins”
    • InTheKnow
    • I’ll let a master handle this:

      “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”

      ― Alexis de Tocqueville

      That is what Rush said. And both men are correct.

      Sometimes, the hardest lessons must be learned through experience. It would appear we are now at such a time.

    • P Walker
    • Does anyone remember Newsweek’s cover after the midterm elections of ninety six ? It had a caracature of Newt with a caption that read ” The Gingrich who stole Christmas . ” At the time , I wondered why it should be Christmas every day for the least productive in this country . I still do .

    • VTX
    • Rush is almost on to something: there were whispers in certain communities about “reparations,” and that got people out to vote – twice in some cases!

      “Reparations” – the word will come up in the near future – probably by Easter.

    • Kim Leland
    • Reparations aren’t the only thing that will come up. I am surprised that the ‘fairness’ doctrine hasn’t already been resurrected. Firearm ownership will come up, and the assault on freedom of speech has already begun, led by the resident.

      We get the government we deserve, and we let this happen. Not in one campaign, but over the course of years. The republic is done. The dictator is next, and he’s already in the catbird seat. We won’t see the last of the resident until he is dead of ‘slim.’

      • Patcairn
      • They could bring up reparations, but they don’t need to. The underlying principle of every policy effort, every regulation, of this administration has been reparations. Whether it is foreign aid, ad hoc military deployment for some other entity’s benefit, international agreements, energy policy, self sufficiency impediments (food, milk, homeopathic medicines/supplements), tax law, business regulations (hiring, wage, etc.), direct payments or Obamacare (all about redistribution – and gun control), everything they do transfers wealth to those they think are more deserving.

        It is just that the reparations are viewed as belonging to much more than the black demographic (a large percentage of which probably has no historical connection to slavery in the United States). We owe the world for our success. An aside: ever notice that no other society has demands made regarding recompense for past slavery? As endemic as the practice was and still is only here is there a constant chorus of condemnation and demand for repayment (of all kinds). End aside.

    • Essa
    • Yes, let them eat cake, the takers of the world who voted for big government Santa Claus who commits open theft from those who are still fortunate enough to have a job. My wallet is closed and shall not be opened again for any charity, for those who chose Santa Claus big government will reap what they sow, and I hope they love their FEMA care.

      Sooner or later other peoples money runs out, and in a nation comprised of 48% takers, we are dangerously close to unsustainable support of those who refuse to support themselves. Some of these people are in my own family, and it is embarassing and shameful.

    • jillosophy
    • I never voted for him. He’s not my president. Never has been – never will be. I don’t deserve this. This is being heaped upon me by idiots and the 3rd world immigrants we’ve been importing since the 60s thanks to Ted Kennedy.
      There is no way this election wasn’t stolen… again.
      I love Rush – and Mark Levine is livid tonight on his radio show. He’s the only one saying it: “Don’t pretend something terrible didn’t happen last night!Last night tyranny won!”

      • Essa
      • Mark Levin is right about one other thing too. The Republicans never really fight back punch for punch below the belt. And for that….tyranny 2.0 has been installed.

    • CHHR, VA
    • I have to laugh, Rush says “The people who voted for Obama don’t believe in it(prosperity.) They don’t think it’s possible. They think the game’s rigged. They think the deck is stacked against them.”

      Well Rush, it is rigged! From the political class who think only of the power of the office, the lobbyists who purchase their votes and work to un-level the playing field for their personal benefit, to the people who see all this and figure they’ll get all they can while they can, we have a public that could care less. It’s epidemic, as see in the highest levels of office to the regular person on the street… we’re in it to win it regardless of what it takes or who gets hurt.

      I remember when I asked my legislators, both state and federal, to help me with an unjust charge… the response… “not on my watch,” in fact, they were told by their campaign managers that if they wanted any career in politics, to leave my justifiable plea for help on the table and “don’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.” In the end, the state made a cool million from the federal government on trumped up charges that destroyed our family. Then just 2 years later, I asked again for assistance in another very serious issue.. my daughter was raped while in the military and got pregnant. Again, no help. In fact, I was told that her case had been so mishandled that no one would ever touch it.. I mean, after all, there were careers on the line. To this day, he remains free of any charges, and she struggles to raise a beautiful baby boy by herself. Both times, everyone shook each other’s hands, rubbed their brows, and counted the blessings, money to the state coffers, careers saved, and no one the wiser in the public.

      Were these legislators party specific… no, they were not.

      So, if you were a young person watching all of this, what would you take away? Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer that, I know. We took the same thing away and trust me, staying morally aligned has been extremely difficult as a result. How tempted we are to say what many young folks are saying… screw it and join the party of takers. Hell why not?

      Rush talks a good game… but really listen to what he is saying… the next election is already in the planning. Notice how nothing has changed in the political class and then notice how nothing has changed on the ground either. The electorate is taking their cue from the leaders they see… yes, that means Rush too. How dare a wealthy white man tell anyone to “be their own Santa Claus” when in fact, the example the have is public leadership who’ve been their own Santa Claus at the expense of everyone else.

      So, how about them tax loopholes anyway? They say that Biden’s million dollar cap in the debate was an accident, their saying that Obama is ready to talk real tax reform, they also say that revenue is needed yet won’t say reform vs. rates… but the people have been fed a line and now think anyone making over #200k are those wealthy that need to pay more. Nothing has or will change… the powers that be in the establishment have made that bed and it will take generations for that bed to actually get a change of sheets… figuratively speaking of course, we already know that overwhelmingly sex is cool… just listen to any Dem pandering to the base. Then check out the California referendum that forces condoms in porn movies… it won. I am so relieved, cause with all those free contraceptives, condoms as extra protection is a good thing… I mean, hey, we can’t teach responsible behavior, that would mean our “leaders” would have to first demonstrate what that is. Oh no, we can’t have that!

      • VTX
      • CHHR, VA,

        Right about Rush in a sense: where would he be without the Obamas and the Gores and the Clintons? Truthfully, I think he’d be happy to sit on a beach somewhere if these people would go away, but they’re not. And he’s not. Don’t kill the messenger.

        But otherwise: how is Ann Coulter going to sell her books if the Left is defeated? I mean, her cleavage isn’t getting any better, and she isn’t getting any younger – and apparently she isn’t getting any smarter. I watched closely as she changed: I’ve never seen her turn so abruptly and so scared as when she changed to Mitt – it was such a sudden departure that it had to be coerced. I’ve seen other female Journalists who were also turned – to Obama. It could be called The Rape of Journalism, and it was accomplished the way WHI did things: research. You have a series of abortions? Your kid have a porn problem? Your husband has a boyfriend? Your mother posed for pictures? What can we find on you that will discredit you? Oh, and by the way: if you cooperate, you’ll get a nice, fat paycheck. Otherwise, you’re effed. Why be a hero? No one else is!

        Not blaming Mitt, you understand. He had people like WHI. They did what he did. They were good at it – not good enough, but good enough to make it close.

        Well, there are a lot of people – myself included – who don’t have bad habits and don’t have porn problems and don’t have family members who can be harmed. They have other ways of dealing with us – rumors, innuendo – but if you’re in a community that is fairly insulated, and you stay small enough, they won’t notice. We are the little people: insignificant, unnoticed, not worth considering. Yeah, they’ll send us a lot of emails, begging for money, but when it comes down to it, constituent services are for hire.

        That’s what you’ve experienced.

        Have you considered hiring a judge? I hear they’re going cheap these days – like the ones that were looking like they were going to have a fair hearing on Obama’s birth certificate, and then – wham – they threw a switch and it was all over-with! I don’t know where you go to purchase them, but someone knows! Apparently they’re not that expensive, and they can be traded like bubblegum cards.

        • CHHR, VA
        • When I mentioned Rush, it was simply in reply to the article posted here… I did mention political class and that includes Rush, along with Coulter et al.

          I’m not killing messengers, I’m pointing out the real message… “on to the next election cycle.” The dance continues and nothing changes. Frankly, I see no more “entertainment” value in any of this than I do a freeking porn movie.

          And somehow, we’re to believe MI that it’s ALL the electorate’s fault? Please… as I said above, the electorate takes their cue from what they see around them… get all you can, while you can, regardless of what it takes or who gets hurt.

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