With the clock ticking on automatic spending cuts, that are scheduled to take effect March 1st, the Democrats and President Obama are reaching out to the public to insist that Congress reach a deal before the deadline. Others feel that it is the president and the Democrats are at fault and not to put the blame on the Republicans in Congress.
Radio talk show Rush Limbaugh made comments during his show on Thursday, that not only went viral, but caused his website crashed as a result of all the traffic it was receiving.
He opened his broadcast by saying that he is ashamed of his country “for the first time in his life” and went on to comment on how scare tactics are being used by alarmists on both sides as to continue spending for government programs. He added that no matter who is in power, “It’s the same stuff, it’s the same threats, it’s the same arguments, over and over nothing ever changes.”
Some listeners who heard Limbaugh’s show on Thursday are saying that it is a call for the revival of the Tea Party. Whether or not that was the goal of the broadcast, it is clear that Rush Limbaugh is fed up after 25 years of hearing the same threats and arguments over and over. He has reached the point where he publicly admits that he is ashamed of the country he lives in as well as having his and the public’s intelligence insulted.
He says, “Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being is — it just makes me ashamed.”
Limbaugh’s comments were made as President Obama and Democrats are cautioning Americans about what they fear will occur if Congress doesn’t take action to avert the automatic $1.2 trillion in federal spending cuts, which is to take place over the next decade that is scheduled to begin on March 1st.
According to them, the automatic cuts would severely hurt the economy as well as to government agencies. Effects would be felt across the board from fewer inspections of meat to experiencing longer lines at the airports.
Despite the warnings, Limbaugh tells listeners not to fall for it. “Here they come sucking us in, roping us in, panic here, fear there, crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control.”
He added that “I’m sorry, my days of getting roped into all of this are over. We have the media play along with all of this, the ruling class of both parties play along all of this — it’s insulting. I don’t know how else to describe it.”
Limbaugh’s comments have also brought on conversation on different programs such as Fox News Sean Hannity program, where Hannity addressed Limbaugh’s comments with Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and CEO of HermainCain.com, who now is a Fox News contributor.
During the broadcast, Cain and Hannity agreed with Limbaugh’s comments by saying that with all the wealth and everything else this country has, so many Americans are on food stamps as well as so many people suffering needlessly; its’ embarrassing.
Williams, on the other hand, he feels that our country is the land of opportunity and there is nothing to be ashamed about it. He adds that when it comes to Limbaugh, keep in mind that he is constantly saying thing like “Oh, you know, what? I hope he fails” in regards to Obama. Williams says he is not ashamed of America nor hopes that it fails.
The following is what Limbaugh had to say during Thursday’s broadcast: “Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated, to have my intelligence, all of us to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being, is — it just makes me ashamed.”
“Seriously, man, I mean, they get worked up over$44 billion, that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year. And in truth, we’re going to spend more this year than we spent last year. We’re just not going to spend as much as was projected. It’s all baseline budgeting, there is no real cut below a baseline of zero, there just isn’t. And yet, here they come, sucking us in, roping us in, panic here, fear there, crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control.”
“I’m sorry, my days of getting roped into all this are over. We have the media play along with all this. The ruling class, both parties play along with all this. It’s insulting, I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m into my 25th year. I can’t tell you the number of times — this hit me yesterday, I’ve said the same things over and over for 25 years, that whether it’s the Clinton presidency, or the Obama presidency, whether it’s a Pelosi speakership or Tom Foley who was speaker when I started. It’s the same stuff. It’s the same threats, it’s the same arguments over and over.”
“Nothing ever changes. We just keep spending more money. We create more dependency. We get more and more irresponsible, one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured except for the real crisis which nobody ever addresses and that is, we can’t afford any of this.”
Rush Limbaugh Ashamed Of Country
Sean Hannity tonight addressed Rush Limbaugh’s comments from earlier today, in which Limbaugh said he is “ashamed of my country” for the first time. Hannity brought on Juan Williams and Herman Cain to break down Limbaugh’s comments. Hannity and Cain agreed, while Williams found it odd that conservatives like them who are generally unashamed to admit their love of America are now singing a different tune.
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