11.12.14

PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD.

I caught bits of an animated Rush Limbaugh segment Wednesday, responding to yet more idiocy from Official Washington.  First, the Senate's Apology to Jihadis, otherwise known as the investigation of enhanced interrogation methods.
Has the United States been attacked in a major terrorist plot since 9/11? It has not. Who do we need to thank for that? (interruption) You don't think that we owe a debt of gratitude to the Democrat staffers on the Senate Intelligence Committee? In other words, you think that we owe a debt of gratitude to Bush, Cheney, the CIA, the interrogators, the agents, people on the ground, Special Forces that have been trying to weed out terrorism and foil plots and attacks. The military, that's who we need to thank? (interruption) Really? Okay.

So what you're saying is that we haven't been attacked, despite the Democrats in Congress. The Democrats in Congress and the staff of this committee have actually put this country at greater risk now.
In the covert world, successful disruptions of terrorist plots sometimes remain classified, as the intelligence generated in one disruption can be used to roll up other plots.  And the Perpetually Aggrieved Disguised As Moslems haven't had a spectacular in the United States in thirteen years.  I hesitate to call that luck.  You'll catch the same point in the segment.

Mr Limbaugh, also has a lot of September 11 Americans in his audience.
What does liberalism ask us to do? What are the Democrat Party today, Barack Obama, asking of us? They're essentially asking us to set aside our survival instincts, and they are asking us to set aside mechanisms and institutions that have been devised to help us survive. Liberalism is asking us not to use effective interrogation techniques to save American lives. Liberalism is asking us to look the other way. Liberalism is asking us to be empathetic.

You know what torture is to me? Can I tell you what torture is to me? Torture to me is not all this waterboarding stuff. You know what torture is? Torture is trying to go to sleep every night with pictures in your head that your wife, your husband, your son, your daughter jumped from a top floor at the World Trade Center to his or her death rather than burn alive. That's torture.
There's likely a passage somewhere in the ravings of the blame-America-first types about "torture apologetics." Whatever.  What matters, though, is the transition Mr Limbaugh makes to liberalism, or is it self-despising multiculturalism, as death wish.
Torture, to me, is the utter frustration involved in watching various elements of our government bend over backwards to be nice, to have empathy, to be respectful to the people who did this to people I loved or members of my family. That's torture to me. What's torture to me is to get up every day after having not been able to forget any of that and to listen to one American after another essentially find ways to blame the United States for what happened.

There's all kinds of torture out there.

But what the left wants us to do is set aside our survival instincts.

They ask us not to use effective interrogation techniques to save lives. They ask us to gut the military. They ask us to downsize the military so that we can pay for ever-expanding dependency benefit programs. Liberalism asks us to set aside our survival instincts by doing nothing as we dismantle our nuclear capabilities. In other words, liberalism is asking us to set aside our survival instincts while we reduce our ability to project our power, either offensively or defensively.

Then liberalism asks us to forgo affordable energy. Liberalism asks us to stop using efficient, cheap, plentiful energy, and instead turn to a bunch of new things that don't work, never will work, and are only profiting a few select Democrat donors. Liberalism today is asking us to accept unaffordable health insurance premiums and unaffordable health insurance deductibles. Liberalism is asking us to pay more for everything!

Liberalism is asking us to set aside our survival instincts and to accept unaffordable health insurance premiums and deductibles, which is resulting in people forgoing medical treatment because they can't afford it. Liberalism is asking us to set aside our survival instincts by demanding we leave our borders wide open and unprotected. Liberalism is asking us set aside our survival instincts while those borders are overrun.
The logic of the passage: Governments exist to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In Liberal (more accurately, self-despising blame-America-first Democrat) hands, government fails.  But a coherent opposition message seeking to limit government and roll back the Cult of the Presidency has not yet emerged.

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