The Rush Limbaugh website seems to be down for maintenance, but you can hear the audio here.
“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 like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being insulted? It just makes me ashamed. Seriously, man. Here we 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. In truth, we’re gonna spend more this year than we spent last year.”
To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being insulted? It just makes me ashamed... 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... Whether the Clinton presidency or the Obama presidency... It's the same stuff. It's the same threats. It's the same arguments over and over. Nothing ever changes!
Rush may not be alone, but not all so-called Conservatives are agreeing with Limbaugh these days, as Mediaite notes:
... the impetus for today’s column is Ms. Cupp, who recently decided to take on the conservative media mothership that is Rush Limbaugh. Please note: I’m not here to analyze Rush’s or S.E.’s political positions, but to look at the so-called confrontation between the two from a media perspective.
To that end, Cupp, like Karl Rove, feels the party is being overrun by extreme and dangerous elements. In her mind, the 62-year-old Limbaugh is now part of that group:
Cupp: “And we can’t be afraid to call out Rush Limbaugh. If we can get three Republicans on three different networks saying, ‘What Rush Limbaugh said is crazy and stupid and dangerous,’ maybe that’ll give other Republicans cover” to feel comfortable disagreeing with him…”
It is one thing to say that Republicans are split, it is quite another and a much bigger problem to admit that Conservatives are split.
The future does not look very bright for Conservatives, for those who would hold our government financially responsible and who desire for our elected officials to follow current laws, to uphold the Constitution, and to do the will of those who elected them.
Although .... This is very interesting:
The Democratic National Committee raised $4.3 million in January, but is still weighed down by a significant amount of post-election debt.
While it’s not unusual for political parties to creep into the red after an election, Democratic Party ended the 2012 cycle with a debt of $21.5 million, according to a new filing with the Federal Elections Commission.
The committee’s latest report shows the DNC paying down nearly $700,000 of their post-election debt — which shrank to $20.7 million.
Earlier Wednesday, the RNC announced it had raised $6.9 million in January, with $7.1 million in the bank. The committee retired the last of its outstanding debt at the end of 2012.