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Rush On Sebilius/ObamaCare: I lit a cigar in honor of Sarah Palin, ‘Death Panels.’ Just exactly what Sarah Palin said

Palin on Obamacare

By Gary P Jackson

El Rushbo on the evils of allowing the government to get between you and your doctor.

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Video: Rush: Sarah Palin Was Right On Death Panels, NY Times Article Demands Them!

By Gary P Jackson

On Friday, August 7, 2009 Governor Sarah Palin wrote: [emphasis mine]

Statement on the Current Health Care Debate

As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

~ Sarah Palin

Rep. Bachmann’s speech can be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CHBvKGmevI

Those two little words “death panels” motivated millions to try and stop the evil we now call ObamaCare, and drove liberals insane.

Sarah recently revisited her 2009 piece with “Death Panel” Three Years Later.

Recently the New York Times published an article by one of President Obama’s flunkies, Steven Rattner not only extolling the virtues of death panels, but demanding them. A caller to the Rush Limbaugh show on Friday mentions this:

Rattner was Obama’s “Car Czar” a job he failed miserably at. Failure in Washington is a résumé enhancement though, hence the New York Times piece: [empahsis mine]

Beyond Obamacare

WE need death panels.

Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.

But in the pantheon of toxic issues — the famous “third rails” of American politics — none stands taller than overtly acknowledging that elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical.

Most notably, President Obama’s estimable Affordable Care Act regrettably includes severe restrictions on any reduction in Medicare services or increase in fees to beneficiaries. In 2009, Sarah Palin’s rant about death panels even forced elimination from the bill of a provision to offer end-of-life consultations.

Now lets stop right there. One of the biggest lies told is that Sarah Palin was talking about end of life counseling when talking about death panels. Just as many ignorant Republican lawmakers and “brand name” television pundits, as liberal moonbats, repeated it though. Sarah Palin was ALWAYS talking about health care rationing, and nothing else. She was talking about exactly what Rattner is demanding.

Read more of the Times article here.

In her 2009 article Sarah Palin mentions Dr Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel’s brother and Obama’s adviser on ObamaCare. Dr Emanuel is the creator of the so-called “Complete Lives System” a document that would make Dr Josef Mengele proud. I suggest everyone read Emanuel’s report entitled: Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions to understand how these people’s thinking works.

ObamaCare is definitely based on the idea that less productive members of society must be denied care, and left to die, for the good of the collective. It’s a complete, 100 percent communist piece of legislation, and will have the same outcome as it has in other nations that have tried the same scheme, total failure. Millions dead before their time.

People will be allowed to die under ObamaCare. The provisions that set up death panels are right there in the legislation.

Limbaugh audio courtesy DailyRushbo.

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Newt Gingrich in 2008: The Era of Reagan is Over![Why Newt is Wrong for America]

By Gary P Jackson

One of the most blasphemous things a Conservative could ever say is “The Era of Reagan is Over.” Of course no Conservative would ever utter those words. The thought that the time to maintain the values and lessons of Ronald Reagan has passed on, would never occur to a Conservative.

In the past we’ve hammered Jeb Bush for talking that nonsense on his ill fated, and sparsely attended “listening tour with Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor.

A whole lot of fail sitting in one spot

It seems Newt Gingrich beat those jackasses to the punch. Declaring Reagan, and the common sense ideals that saved the nation …. dead…. a full year and a half before the three amigos above.

I found some interesting commentary from Rush Limbaugh, a long time admirer of Newt’s, from January of 2008, when a presidential run/book tour was being considered. Rush really hits to the heart of the matter, as only he can.

In his commentary, Rush explains perfectly why Newt was wrong for America then, and is wrong for America now.

Rush points out that Newt is a Big Government Statist. A “progressive” a liberal. He also mentions the “ Third Way” a Marxist ideal that Newt subscribes to, and even wrote the foreword to a book bearing the same name. A book that says our Constitution is outdated and must be replaced with a more progressive document thus creating a Marxist utopia.: [emphasis mine]

I don’t know this. It’s just a wild guess, but based on this comment, “The Reagan era is over. The George W. Bush era is over. We’re at a point in time we’re about to start redefining, as a number of people have started talking…” Yes, they are. Every one of these Republicans is starting to talk about redefining the party, and this has been going on since the early days of this, not just now.

If you recall, all during last year, I told you this was my big concern: that Reaganism and conservatism were going to be redefined so as to fit the mold of whoever these guys on our primary roster are.

One of the things that Newt said is “redefine the nature of the Republican Party in response to what the country needs.” Something about that rubs me wrong. Something about that sort of grates on me. The Republican Party is supposed to sit out there and I guess (slurps) moisten its index finger, stick it in the air, find out what people want, and be that?

That’s not who we are! Now, it may be who populists are. In fact, it is exactly who populists are. Even if you have no intention of following through on what you plan to do as you promise all these wonderful things to your supporters, as a populist. But this is not what the Republican Party has been. It’s what the Democrat Party had been.

Figure out what the country needs” and then do it? We know what the country needs already! That’s our ace-in-the-hole. One of the things Newt said in this interview was, “Far beyond just how do I subsidize your heating oil, how do I make it unnecessary for you to buy as much heating oil? And there are dramatic things we can do in that conversation.” Now, “How do I…?” He means a president, running a campaign, not him.“How do I subsidize your heating oil?” We Republicans are going to talk about subsidizing people’s heating oil now, and we’re going to call that conservatism?

If you want to talk about that, fine! If that’s what you want the Republican Party to be, then be that and go ahead and say that’s what you want, but don’t call it conservatism.

There are dramatic things we can do in that conversation. I want to make it unnecessary for you to buy as much heating oil“? Now, conservation is great, folks. Conservation is great, but conservation does not equal growth.

To sit out there and say people need to buy less and less heating oil, okay. Buy natural gas furnace, or any number of things, but if this country has always been about: “You need heating oil? It’s going to be there. You need gasoline? It’s going to be there.

The burden is not on you to conserve so that it’s always there! It’s economic. Capitalism is the greatest force for change in the world!

Mark Steyn has a brilliant piece today on this very subject. It’s how capitalism forces major innovation and change, not politicians, not Washington, not government. They don’t force any kind of change other than in primaries with perception and attitudes and make people think that they’re going to be better off, but it is capitalism that forces genuine change throughout culture and throughout society.

Newt could have just as easily said here that conservative principles don’t change, that the Reagan coalition is simply looking for leadership and that we need to bring more creative policy alternatives to the table than we have in the recent past.

But that’s not what he said. He said, “The era of Reagan is over. … It’s the end of the Reagan era.” It is not.

If the Reagan era is over, if the Reagan coalition is dead, what replaced it? Could somebody tell me? Precisely nothing has replaced it, and that’s why so many people are scratching their heads, why so many people are a little nervous, because there isn’t any real leadership out there that causes people and inspires people to get behind it and go rah-rah and make certain things happen.

I mean, is there a Gingrich coalition that has replaced the Reagan coalition? For that matter, what is the McCain coalition? If we’re going to have a new era, what is the McCain era? What is the Huckabee era? What is their winning coalition? They don’t have one.

You know, all this sounds like Third Way kind of talk, the triangulation of the Clinton years in the nineties. But I don’t know what the McCain era would be, and I don’t know what the Huckabee coalition is. They don’t have a coalition. They’re out trying to get votes of independents and Democrats. They’re pandering to moderates and independents.

Folks, I just want you to think about this: What happens if either of these two guys happen to win, attracting the votes of independents, moderates, the Jell-Os, and Democrats? Does that not equal the demise of the Republican Party? Do you think McCain’s out there actually trying to get Republican votes? Is Huckabee trying to get Republican votes? Romney is. Giuliani is. Fred Thompson certainly is. But if we have a nominee that is a nominee on the basis of moderate and independent and Democrat voters, then what happens to the Republican Party?

Nothing I could add would improve on this!

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Rush On Media Bias: Imagine President Palin Doing This!

By Gary P Jackson

Rush is in rare form here as he goes after Obama, Holder, and the media.

As you know, President Obama, along with his stooge …er… Attorney General, Eric Holder, have decided, own their own, that the Defense of Marriage Act, legislation legally passed by Congress, and signed into law by Bill Clinton, is now somehow “unconstitutional” and they will no longer enforce it.

DOMA, for those that don’t know, allows states that do not allow gay marriage to decide whether or not they want to recognize such relationships within their own state’s border. This doesn’t say a state can’t choose to allow gay marriage, it simply says other state’s can choose not to recognize them. That is consistent with federalism, and the Constitution, as each state is sovereign, and has it’s rights protected by the 10th Amendment.

Now as we all know, the President, nor the Attorney General have the legal authority to declare something “unconstitutional.” Nor do they have the authority to pick and choose which laws they will enforce. As Attorney General, Erick Holder is the nation’s top law enforcement officer, and duty bound to enforce ALL of the laws. Of course, in reality we already know he refuses to enforce civil rights and voters’ rights laws, so this is strike three, for those keeping score.

Only the Judicial branch of government can legally declare a law unconstitutional. The Executive or Legislative branch cannot. The President can’t pick and choose, and just ignore laws he doesn’t like. This is the sort of thing a corrupt dictator in a banana republic would come up with.

In the video Rush points out that the media has been silent on this extra-constitutional power grab by Obama, something that borders on an impeachable offense. If you do a little searching, you’ll find stories from the “mainstream” media actually PRAISING this move by Obama.

So here we are. If this is the new standard, what will the media, and the democrats say when President Palin decides abortion is unconstitutional? Will they praise her for her “innovative” handling of the situation? Some how I doubt it. What if [God forbid] ObamaCare still exists when she takes office? OK, that’s a bad example because a judge already HAS declared ObamaCare unconstitutional!

Come to think of it, since the Obama regime is still pressing ahead on ObamaCare, he’s actually in contempt of court! That’s nothing new either, as his offshore ban on oil exploration has also been overturned, numerous times, and he is defying that as well.

You get the idea. There are any number of laws that make little sense that President Palin could declare “unconstitutional.” Now I could live in a country smart enough to elect President Palin, but I couldn’t live in a country dumb enough to allow ANY president, even President Palin, that sort of power.
At this point, one could reasonably conclude Barack Obama doesn’t actually care about anything as silly as the Rule of Law.

Hat Tip: Bardsmith

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Rush: Sarah Palin Would Wipe The Floor With Obama!

The Left is terrified of [Sarah Palin]. The Left knows that she would wipe the floor with Obama. Our intelligentsia on the Right-Wing know that she would wipe the floor with Obama. That’s what all of this means. …

The point of this is that if Republicans are going to sit by and watch Palin savaged, they’d better be prepared to sit by and watch the next one get savaged; and the next one because that’s what’s coming.

By Gary P Jackson

Rush was in great form today as he went off on squishy Republicans who don’t have the backbone to stand for something. He’s reading from a great piece posted at Legal Insurrection entitled We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test-Run To Re-elect Obama that points out the over-the-top attacks on Sarah Palin are little more than an exercise, war games, if you will, for 2012. The article also takes down well known squish, and political dullard, David Frum.

The Right Scoop has video of El Rushbo’s monologue here. It’s a must watch.

Frum is one of the squishes who claims to be a “conservative” but attacks every real Conservative, especially Sarah Palin, and supports more “progressive” policies. His latest nonsense is we need to nominate someone like Bob Dole, not Sarah Palin, you know, because Bob Dole was such a powerhouse in 1996!

The Frummian wing of the Republican Party always wants to put up some squish that has absolutely zero chances of winning. Sad. Really sad.

Rush rips him a new one. He also touches on something that can’t be said enough. If the left is successful in taking down Sarah Palin, then no Republican candidate will ever survive.

We see it all of the time. The squishes say Sarah has been savaged by the media so we need to put up someone the media will like. Someone they won’t be so hard on.

We tried that in 2008. John McCain, bless his heart, was the left’s “favorite Republican.” He was the darling of the late night talk shows, and had lefties proclaiming that if only John McCain could be our nominee, THAT was a Republican they could get behind. And as the GOP is want to do, they fell for it, and those same people who were “in love” with John, savaged him after he was the nominee.

This is what the left does. They play nice with who they think are easy prey. They build them up, write glowing reviews, do a real sell job. Then once their choice of opponent is chosen, they open with both barrels.

Here’s the thing, we’ve seen who has the real guts in the Republican Party. The one that never backs down. The one who is always on the offense. That’s Sarah Palin. Lost in all of the hoopla about blood libel the left conducted against her, is the fact that the left also blood libeled the 30-40 million Americans who call themselves members of the Tea Party.

Only one person stood up and defended those millions of patriotic Americans, and that was Sarah Palin. She stood up and took all of the slings and arrows that she knew would come her way for doing so. Where were the rest?

In fairness, Mike Huckabee made a short statement, but the rest, Romney, Daniels, and so forth, hid under their desks. Establishment hacks like Newt Gingrich, Charles Krauthammer, and others, basically told Sarah to sit down, shut up, and take her beating. They actually thought she was wrong to defend herself after being accused of mass murder!

The reason why the left fears her, and Rush rightly points out that Sarah will wipe the floor with Obama, is the fact she is fearless. She doesn’t care about what the chattering class has to say. She’s more interested in saving the Republic.

That, and unlike the rest, I don’t think Sarah Palin is impressed by Barack Obama in any way shape or form.

The attacks against her are without a doubt some of the most vile in our nation’s history. The only thing I’ve seen close is the way the left attacked Ronald Reagan. They feared him as well. So did the GOP elites.

Like Reagan before her, Sarah Palin represents the end of business as usual in Washington. She’s even more of a problem for the Ruling Class than Reagan, because she is an experienced reformer with a solid reputation of cleaning up corruption at every level. Both the left, and the GOP elites, lose big time if Sarah is elected.

Rush’s last point though is the most important. And the people who support someone else, rather than Sarah need to remember this. While those who hope someone besides Sarah is our nominee sit back and enjoy the attacks on her, they need to remember one thing. Sarah Palin is probably the toughest candidate the GOP has ever had. She’s certainly the toughest in my life time. She never backs down.

If somehow the left is successful at stopping Sarah Palin, a woman of extraordinary courage and strength, the rest of the Republican Party is done. They will never have a chance, because none of them could stand up to what Sarah Palin stands up to on a daily basis. And if the left is able to make this work, they will use it on every other Republican until the end of time.

The good news is this: The left have thrown absolutely everything they have at Sarah Palin, and she’s still standing. Still fighting. Still moving forward. That’s what true leaders do.

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The Latest Polling Explained

By Gary P Jackson

Lots of bogus polling out there lately. We’ve been working on a comprehensive guide to understanding polls, and how to spot a bogus poll from a credible one. In the mean time, Rush talks about the latest polls concerning Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. He’s on a roll, but starts explaining the problems at 2:14 in the video.

One of the real problems, other than the reliability of the sample group: “adults” vs “likely voters” is the fact the new polling doesn’t tell you the political breakdown. In other words, the percentage of Republicans, Independents, and democrats polled.

All legitimate polls will have, buried somewhere deep in the internals, this break down. Almost all over-sample democrats, even though fewer people claim to be democrats than Republicans or Independents. This pollster is notorious for it.They do this because they are looking for a certain result.

Any poll that doesn’t publish it’s breakdown should be disregarded as meaningless. We notice a lot of polls concerning Sarah Palin never publish their internals at all, let alone the political break down. I wonder why.

As Rush points out, the same pollster who put out this bogus polling also put out one that claimed the public was quite pleased with the nonsense that went on during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress, where the democrats shoved bills through that no one wanted.

Yeah, that’s why there are several bills circulating now through Congress to ban lame duck sessions altogether. That’s how pleased America was with the democrats lame duck session!

The truth is, these polls aren’t designed to measure public opinion, they are designed to SHAPE public opinion. To create a headline out of whole cloth. To create a narrative. It’s an old trick that sadly, many people fall for.

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More Anonymous Sources Trashing Governor Palin

By Stacy Drake

You may have read by now that the NY Daily News has published another hit-piece about Governor Palin using nothing but anonymous sources. The last time it was Politicoreporting‘ negative comments by so-called GOP “insiders.” This time however, the comments are allegedly coming from “friends” of George W. Bush and a “Republican official familiar with Bush’s thinking.” The piece says:

The 43rd President has told friends the ex-Alaska governor isn’t qualified to be President and criticizes Arizona Sen. John McCain for putting Palin on the 2008 GOP ticket and handing her a national platform.

“Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man,” a Republican official familiar with Bush’s thinking told the Daily News.

“He thinks McCain ran a lousy campaign with an unqualified running mate and destroyed any chance of winning by picking Palin.”

I have no idea if George W. Bush said any of these things but I seriously doubt it. It doesn’t mesh with what he has said in the past regarding Governor Palin. According to Jason Recher, who served as special assistant to Bush, the former president thinks highly of Governor Palin. CNN reported back in September:

During a stopover in Fairbanks on the way to the Beijing Olympics last August, Recher said Bush met with Palin and even made a knowing reference to her rising reputation in the Republican Party.

“The president was fully aware of who Sarah Palin was,” Recher told CNN. “Even so much that when he greeted the governor and Todd in Fairbanks during a re-fueling stop on the way to the Beijing Olympics, he threw open his arms and said “Madam Vice President!'”

“He was very aware of her rising-star status and who she was and everything about her, even down to the fact that she recently had given birth to Trig,” Recher said.

After Palin became the vice presidential nominee, Recher said the White House loaned out both he and Laura Bush’s photographer Shealah Craighead to the McCain campaign to help staff Palin and her family.

Recher said Bush and Palin had a warm relationship and talked multiple times throughout the campaign, including after a large campaign rally near Orlando in September and after the Vice Presidential debate in October.

“There is no air, no space between them,” Recher said. “Sarah Palin is a big fan of George Bush, and she has said publicly she was proud he was Commander-in-Chief when her son Track was in Iraq.”

It should also be noted that Jeb Bush recently said he would support Governor Palin if she were nominated as the 2012 Republican candidate.

The author of the NY Daily News hit-piece is a “well connected” man by the name of Thomas M. Defrank. According to his bio, he “was Newsweek’s senior White House correspondent for a quarter century and also served as deputy chief of the magazine’s Washington bureau for twelve years.” Mr. Defrank should know by now the difference between ethical journalism and writing a hit-piece designed to smear reputations. It’s clear he has no problem publishing the latter.

Someone either fed Mr. Defrank these lines and he willingly printed them, or he invented the sources in his own mind. Due to a lack of evidence, the reader has no way of telling which it is. By hiding his sources (mind you, this is not national security we’re talking about) he has used his position to turn the NY Daily News into nothing more than a tabloid rag. A Veteran Washington reporter reduced to a gossip columnist.

Assuming these were actual sources Mr. Defrank used to write his piece, this was not the only “insider” attack against the governor since last weeks election. There have also been a few hit-pieces and words spoken by some within the establishment who are trying to pin blame of Governor Palin for the few loses the GOP did suffer. Who knows what else they wish to accomplish by writing and saying these things.

Rush Limbaugh warned us it was coming. He weighed again on the subject last Thursday. Newsmax Reports:

“What’s going on here, folks, is very simple,” Limbaugh said. “They want to establish a lie very firmly in the minds of the public that the tea party hurt the Republican Party in these elections. They want to use this to stop Sarah Palin. Republican insiders are trying to figure out now how to stop Sarah Palin.”

[…]

Limbaugh said the ill-advised plan to blame Palin and the tea party for splintering the GOP after a record pickup of seats by Republicans in the midterms turns reality on its head.

“If anybody is an obvious winner here . . . it would be Palin. Look at the grief and the mockery that she got for putting what the media claimed were targets on 20 Democrat incumbents on her website. Look at the grief that she’s got ever since she was named McCain’s running mate. Eighteen of those Democrats she targeted lost. That’s a pretty amazing and impressive record. Sarah Palin targeted a bunch of Democrats for defeat, and 18 of them lost. That’s more than any Republican elites are doing.”

Well stated by Mr. Limbaugh…

It seems foolish that the GOP establishment would target Governor Palin in this manner after her efforts and the overall success of the elections. It creates an environment of distrust with the grassroots base who the Republican party needs the support of. Whoever is responsible for these attacks should stop what they are doing and realize that they are only hurting the GOP. While the establishment has a lot of money, the base has a lot of people. Last cycle those people were able to collectively put up a good sum of money themselves. The establishment needs the base. So, my message to the “sleazy insiders” who are behind these attacks – for the good of the Republican party, please knock it off.

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Rush Limbaugh: I Really Admire Sarah Palin

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By Gary P Jackson

On Monday night Rush Limbaugh called into Greta’s show and discussed a the Tea Party and the destruction the Obama regime has brought to our nation. He also talks about the strong conservative women we have running for office this year.

At the end of the interview Greta kinda puts Rush on the spot by asking which politician he admires the most. At first Rush seems to side step the question, not wanting to play favorites.

With that said, Rush then goes into great detail about how much he admires Sarah, and why. He also reminds listeners that the left will always tell you who they fear the most.

This is nothing new for Rush though, as he has always had high praise for her. Rush, who is no fan of John McCain, took to calling him “John McBrilliant” as soon as he announced Sarah was the vice presidential pick.

The entire interview is great. A must listen.

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David Plouffe Trashes Palin, Rush, Beck, and Most Americans

By Stacy Drake

Barack Obama’s political adviser, and the winner of the 2009 “Marketer of the Year” award for his role in the 2008 Presidential campaign, David Plouffe, trashed Governor Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck Sunday morning. Politico reports the following, from an interview Plouffe gave to NBC’s “Meet the Press” (emphasis mine):

President Barack Obama’s political adviser, David Plouffe, on Sunday called Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin the leaders of the Republican Party — and also a “problem” for the GOP in this fall’s elections and beyond.

Plouffe emphasized the “intolerance” and “extremism” of the tea party and of the right wing of the Republican Party as both a short-term and long-term electoral problem for the moderate GOP, citing their attacks even on conservative senators such as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma as an example of how narrowly they have tailored their messaging and base.

“Right now — and this is a problem for them — I do think Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, they are the leaders of the party,” Plouffe said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “There is an intolerance in that party and an extremism that I think is where the real energy is, and so I think you’ll see in ’11 and ’12 with that presidential primary, those are going to be the people who come

Tea-party-backed candidates — from Sharron Angle in Nevada, Rand Paul in Kentucky and, most recently, Joe Miller in Alaska — have enjoyed high levels of success in primary battles, but Plouffe and the Democrats are banking on the hope that these candidates will alienate independents and more moderate Republicans.

With Limbaugh, Beck and Palin emerging as the leaders of the GOP, and edging out more mainstream Republicans, Plouffe said Democrats could make gains in specific races across the country.

“That’s going to be a problem [for them],” Plouffe said.

Considering Plouffe is a message guy, this is clearly going to be the track the White House takes in dealing with their political opposition. What he does in this interview is an attempt to demonize and marginalize the most effective and outspoken leaders in the conservative movement. By doing this, Plouffe is not only trying to taint the perceptions of voters by using such incendiary language as “extremism” and “intolerance.” He also attempts to scare the more moderate members of the Republican Party by claiming that the people he just painted as ‘extreme‘ are their leaders too, so they might want to do something about that. Obviously an effort on his part to create division within the GOP.

Just as many others on the left have done in recent days, Plouffe provides no real examples to back up his charge that conservatives are ‘extreme‘ or ‘intolerant?’ He did say a crowd in Oklahoma “attacked” Senator Coburn for saying that he thought Nancy Pelosi was “nice.” However, that crowd did not get violent, and as far as I know Governor Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck were not in attendance there. No, David Plouffe is just throwing those terms out there, providing no real examples, and hoping they stick.

You can bet that we are going to hear a lot more of this kind of thing from the left as they gear up for the upcoming elections in November. Regardless of the fact that this technique backfired on them during the health care debate. You can also be sure that the White House friendly media won’t ask any of these people like Plouffe to back up their accusations with any concrete facts.

The Obama Administration are the ones guilty of holding extreme positions, and then forcing them on the American public, against their will. The most recent Rasmussen poll states that only 24% of Americans “strongly approve” of the job Mr. Plouffe’s boss is doing. While only a whopping 42% approve at all. Those numbers are very low for the president, so this effort by his staff to demonize his vocal opposition doesn’t surprise me in the least.

It should be noted that Governor Palin, someone Plouffe tried to paint as ‘extreme,’ actually stands with the majority of Americans on the major issues concerning our country. As Sheya pointed out recently, “on abortion 52% agree with Palin; on immigration 55% agree with her; on smaller government 63%; on taxes 66%.” She does not hold ‘extreme‘ positions and she is not ‘intolerant.’ Considering the numbers, I think David Plouffe should look at his own party and his own boss before trashing the views that a clear majority of Americans share with people like Governor Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck.

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Rush Limbaugh Talks Tea, The Republican Establishment, And Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

This is great video from Rush’s Thursday show. Here he talks about having to defend the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to some people, who want leaders and hate the establishment, but don’t really have the sense to know leadership when they see it.

It’s interesting to hear him talk about absolutely losing it with people in his own home who would rather believe the corrupt media’s caricature of Sarah Palin, rather than the truth. (Man I know that feeling!)

Rush has been a strong supporter of Sarah’s. As long time listeners know, Rush is not known to show John McCain a whole lot of love. In fact, he’s been a regular whipping boy for years. When McCain announced Sarah was going to be his running mate, Rush began calling him “John McBrilliant.

Rush saw what all of us saw, right from the start. Sarah Palin is the real deal.

One piece of wisdom Rush leaves us with: The left always tells you who they fear the most. It’s not hard to figure out, just by the intensity of the left’s attacks on Sarah, that she lives in their heads rent free, and they fear her the most.

Video courtesy of The Right Scoop

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