I like Rush, really. I understand that he's pumped up that Newt articulated conservatism in SC, etc. I do NOT like that he's often brushing away Newt's problems with credibility and character- not to mention outlandish statements- and expressing his belief that he's more electable than other candidates. Consequently, I was extremely relieved today when he said this:
"Now, Newt keeps pushing off any questions on his anti-conservative statements. And he better not. (....) Newt's not out of the woods here. And Newt and his crew had better
understand that he's where he is not just because of a media smackdown,
not just because of debates. He's articulating conservatism when he
does this stuff, and if he stops doing that or if he waters it down or
if he gets caught in an example where people can be convinced he doesn't
really believe this stuff.(...)
"No, I'm not afraid. I think this is good. We are running against the
most pathetic president we've had since Jimmy Carter. I am not afraid.
I do not live in a world of fear. I refuse to. For crying out loud,
it's still January. The election's not 'til November. The base was
told this was over last November. The establishment wanted this over,
the media wanted this over last November. They did everything they
could to have this over.
"I trust the Republican base. That's who I trust. I trust the
Republican voters. I'm totally confident with them. They are the
people in this audience. Why wouldn't I trust them? They'll figure
this out. They're not a bunch of brain-dead, mind-numbed robots. This
is how democracy works."
And because a link currently up on Rush's website is so fascinating, I'll post it here too. You'll not regret looking at these entitlement numbers.
It's from zerohedge and the title will peak your interest: