The following transcript from the Rush Limbaugh show demonstrates left wing demagoguery.
August 07, 2012
During the break I was imagining, “Okay, what happens if Snerdley gives me a Democrat caller who actually wants to make the case that Republicans are poisoning the food?” I’d hang up. I’m not gonna sit here and even for five seconds talk about it. To have to engage in something like that and to have to get into a discussion with some blockhead, and ask, “Do you really think that there’s a political party out there poisoning people?”
If the guy says, “Yes,” where do you go from there? You hang up. “You’re an idiot. Don’t waste my time.” But now extrapolate that or make it larger. What are Republicans supposed to do? If Republicans run out there and say, “We don’t poison the water,” well, they’re… (laughing) “No, no, Democrats are wrong. We haven’t poisoned the water. Hey, kids, we’re not trying to take food away.” It’s absurd. It’s literally absurd.
Yet I’m told that the Democrats keep doing this because it keeps working, because there are people that vote for the Democrats because they believe all this stuff, that Republicans want to poison the air. I guess this is the “new civility” that we hear so much about from the Democrats. Have the Democrats blamed the Republicans for inventing AIDS yet? In fact, I think that already happened. Not necessarily the Republicans, but somebody blamed the CIA for it, or the Department of Defense when the Republicans ran the show.
So now, now Romney wants steelworkers’ wives to get cancer and die. You’ve got Democrats out there hearing this, and their tongues hit the floor. “Oh, yeah, yeah! Man, really great ad! Really, really great ad.” And the guys call here and they want to talk about it? You have to engage people in conversation about this? Try to imagine being in a group of people and some lunatic accuses you, as a Republican, of wanting to starve kids.
You actually get into a discussion about that and try to convince him he’s wrong. You have no prayer. You don’t have a chance. Now, how upside down is that? How upside down is that? You don’t have a prayer. If somebody’s gonna believe that, you don’t have a prayer of changing their mind. If some glittering jewel of colossal ignorance believes this stuff and you end up in a conversation with him, there’s no way you’re gonna change his mind.
You’re dealing with something barely human in the first place in terms of intelligence. So you take this further and you say, “Okay, as a political party, how should the Republicans react?” Look, it’s real. There’s an ad out there saying Mitt Romney killed this guy’s wife! What’s Romney supposed to say? “No, no, Mr. Soptic. I didn’t mean to kill your wife. What do you say? No, Mr. Soptic, I left Bain Capital before my company killed your wife. No, Mr. Soptic, my company didn’t kill your wife. Uh, cancer is cancer, and it’s a sad thing, but it happens to a lot of people.”
“Oh, way to go! Way to be insensitive, Mr. Romney! So it’s okay that his wife got cancer?”
What do you do with this kind of lunacy?
These people are trying to wipe out Christianity, they’re trying to eliminate the Constitution, and we gotta sit here and defend the notion that we want to kill people and poison the water and the air? (laughing) Okay. So I guess it’s the Chicago way. “They bring a knife, you bring a gun.” They accuse you of spreading E. coli, you accuse them of spreading Ebola. They accuse you of poisoning the water, you accuse them of poisoning the scotch!
They accuse you of poisoning the food, you accuse them of trying to spread nuclear waste all over the country and kill everybody! They accuse us of trying to starve kids and we say, “Well, you’re trying to starve the country.” And then there’s this tennis match back and forth, and the American voter is going, “Starve kids or starve the whole country. Okay, which is worse? Which do I want to vote for, starving kids or starving the whole country? I guess I’ll vote for starving the kids because more people will live.” (laughing)
(interruption) Well, yeah, it’s good radio when that kind of stuff happens.
Once again the demagoguery from the left is unbelievable. Let me expound on Rush’s already outstanding expostion. My first question is, regardless of whether Romney was even still at Bain or not when this steel mill was closed, what led to the closing? Maybe the reason the steel mill was closed at all was because it could no longer profitably compete in the market. Why would that be? Because Unions make unreasonable demands on their employers and don’t give a damn about profitability and ultimately drive away investment capital and ultimately their own companies out of business? Hmm Maybe? Because the National Labor Relations Board automatically assumes during arbitration between companies and unions that difference splitting is always the best, most fair resolution to a dispute thus enabling the Union tactic of unreasonable demands? Hmmm Maybe? Maybe the reason the steel mill Mr. Soptic worked at was no longer profitable because left wing loon bags, community organizers, attorneys that represent unions, make a ton of bank fleecing business interests by exploiting labor? I mean I’m sure the lawyer that negotiated the last contract for Mr. Soptics Union made a shit load of money and doesn’t really give a damn whether or not the steel mill went out of business. Maybe, just maybe, the steel mill closed because left wing loon bag politicians like Harry Reid, Nancy Peolosi, and former Illinois Junior Senator Barry Hussein-Obama created a regulatory environment that was far more favorable to unions and especially their shills — trial attorneys than to businesses.
Maybe those are the reasons why the steel mill Mr. Soptic worked at closed. Becasue predatory lawyers convinced Union members like Mr. Soptic that no matter what they demanded, no price for their labor was so high that it could drive their companies’ into bankruptcy, no price for their labor was so high that it could drive away investment capital. In fact now that I think about it, Bain, whether or not it was led by Romney at the time or not, probably didn’t actually shut the mill down. Bain probably just pulled out its money because they were no longer seeing a positive return. Granted workers should be paid fairly for their work and it’s in labor’s interest to maximize their negotiating leverage by organizing, however capital is necessary for businesses to function too and if a businesses’ labor costs exceed its production value businesses are not going to be able to attract capital.
What about Mrs. Soptic? Did she die because she didn’t have insurance? The fact of the matter is she probably could have gotten treatment if she had sought it. If she wasn’t feeling well before the hospitilization not having insurance shouldn’t have stopped her from seeking treatment. She could have seen her family doctor. I mean most health insurance plans have deductibles anyway. And had she been diagnosed before stage four she may have been able to find a way to pay for the treatment anyway. Did the Soptics own a home? Did they have a line of credit they could have accessed? Would have the community been willing to pitch in?
Had Mrs. Soptic been been diagnosed before stage four she might not have lived anyway regardless of whether she had the access to the best treatment available or not. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer before stage four, and had unlimited access to the best health care money could buy, and he didn’t make it, and the reason he wasn’t diagnosed even earlier wasn’t because he didn’t seek treatment or didn’t have insurance. Dr. Dipshit had him wait thirty days to have the tumor biopsied which delayed the diagnosis and ultimately the treatment.
Forcing people to buy insurance with the intent of ultimately forcing everybody into the same system isn’t going to save anybody. Mark my words this is what these people are after. It’s not about saving lives with these people its about power. Former Illinois Junior Senator Hussein-Obama already admitted that before he became President to a group of donors early in his first run for President. Furthermore forcing everybody into the same system may very well cost lives. If my dad had been put on a 90 day waiting list to see a cancer specialist and then another 90 day waiting list to have surgery he many have been stage four by the time he had the surgery that extended his life by seven years.