Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Pep Talk From the Best!

Rush Says Losing In Iraq Is Not An Option

Q. CALLER: Alright. I have one other question. You know, because everybody, you know, when this report comes out and everybody is, you know, on the right seems to be saying, "See? It's working. It's working," what I haven't heard on any of the talk shows: what happens, since we're dealing in hypotheticals here, what happens if Petraeus comes in September and says, "Well, hey, I don't think it is going to work." Has anybody ever discussed that?

A. RUSH: Yeah. The Democrats are setting up a scenario for that even now, to make sure that that's what the report says even when it doesn't say it.

This thing September 15th, a month and a half away. The report's not going to be written the night before. The preliminaries on this, that's why there was a preliminary in July. That's why the Democrats are so insistent that we not even wait for September, they don't want to wait for the good news.

Look, the desire you have and the quest that some in your camp have for defeat here is breathtaking to me. We can't afford lose it. We can't afford lose it. The energy that people are expending and the emotion that they are investing here in loss, in defeat, just so they can be right about it, just so we pull the troops out...? The whole notion of losing this is just not something that can even be considered, and that's what so offends me about this.

"Well, what if we lose? What if the report's bad? What if it's not working and so forth?" That's not a nation of greatness. That's not how anybody accomplishes anything. I don't care if it's war, getting a job, getting a promotion, getting a raise, starting a business, "Oh, what if it doesn't work? Well, what if it falls apart?"

People have these doubts and so forth, but that's not the energy that creates success, and to have so much of this floating around out here in the form of a desire for it to fail, is breathtaking -- and, frankly, it saddens me. It's disappointing to me that there are so many people or at least a significant number of people in this country, who would embrace defeat, particularly in the midst of success.

Here we have demonstrable success from two independent leftist scholars that go over there, and it's asked, "Well, what if the final report comes out to be bad?" What kind of people look forward to the day the news is bad? What kind of politicians force their armies off the battlefield against an enemy that killed 3,000 of us and wants to kill a million more of us, while we're succeeding? What kind of American wants to do this?

People I don't understand. Well, that's not true. I do understand them, and that makes it even worse.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.guest.html

22 Comments:

Anonymous tom said...

that's one thing i love about limbaugh: he has real faith and optimism.

not religious faith - tho he may have - but faith in inherent goodness. i don't see any demdefeatist with it...

5:13 AM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

The Democrats have made defeat in Iraq their centerpiece cause. Some Democrats upset Republicans in 2006 on that very score.

There is still much work to do in Iraq but all signs are pointing to real, measurable success there. Reports at the milblogs indicate morale, which was always good, has gone up considerably over the past few weeks BECAUSE they can now see the signs that things are getting better.

One of the senior Democrats in the House admitted to an interviewer that if the upcoming "report" from General Petraeus is positive that it would be bad news for his fellow Democrats.

Can you imagine a party in this country calling good news from the battlefield "bad news"?

I not only question their patriotism, I question their sanity.

Somewhere along the line the Democrats are going to pay a heavy price for this most recent display of cowardice and malfeasance.

Arnold

7:19 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

PS, which senior in the House said that damn fool thing?

8:32 AM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC -- he's the Democratic whip in the House.

This comes from Rush, too:

BALZ: What do Democrats do if General Petraeus comes in in September, and says, "This is working very, very well at this point. We would be foolish to back away from it"?

CLYBURN: Well, that would be a real big problem for us, no question about that.

11:35 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Dear God, Arnold...! I don't even know what to say to that calumny!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its called CONTEXT


Balz: There's been an assumption that when Gen. Petraeus comes in with his report that it would either be kind of a mixed bag ... or perhaps even a gloomier report. Now there's some signs we're hearing that folks on the ground see some signs of real progress. What do Democrats do in September if he comes in and says, "This is working very, very well at this point. We would be foolish to back away from it"?

Clyburn: Well, that would be a real big problem for us, no question about that. Simply because, of those 47 "blue dogs," there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course. And if the Republicans were to remain united, as they have been, it would be a problem for us. So I think that we, by and large, would be wise to wait on the report. None of us wants to see a bad result in Iraq. If we are going to get in position to yield a good result, I think Democrats want to see that.

12:51 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Unfortunately, Les, you miss the entire point completely. When you're trying to win a war, or build a country, or liberate people, or restore peace etc. you don't base it on the politics of the Democrats in Congress, to the exclusion of what really matters!

Of COURSE the Democrats want us to lose; just watch what they DO--not their glib little sound bites. They slipped up and told the truth when they said it'd be a problem for them if the news in Sept. was positive.

I CAN'T IMAGINE A REAL AMERICAN SAYING THAT FOR ANY GOOD REASON WHATSOEVER! It's unthinkable! Imagine hearing that during WWII! How in the hell do you SUPPOSE it plays??? There IS no good context in which to say something like that!

1:25 PM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Les Ismore doesn't get it ... it's not properly "nuanced" I suppose.

Imagine the Republicans in WW2 saying something like that. "If D-Day is successful its bad news for our party come November."

You get the feeling astronomers will someday soon discover the black hole inside Les Ismore's skull.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

And the sad little man Les blows more noxious fumes out of his piehole! He screams "context" and doesn't even read the sections he posted. The context doesn't vindicate the Dems from the charge of hoping for bad news so that they can reap political gain.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, of course Racist Shadows cannot read beyond the words. It is called meaning, the meaning being that it would be hard to hold the unity of the Blue Dogs if the report is positive. Clyburn himself mentions this if you go beyond reading the first sentence.

Okay, lets take this real slow for Racist Shadows...

The unity of the Blue Dogs will be in jeopardy.

"None of us wants to see a bad result in Iraq. If we are going to get in position to yield a good result, I think Democrats want to see that."

Yes, it takes a deeper understanding of the English language to actually get this. Maybe if it was in PERL script...?

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Somewhere along the line the Democrats are going to pay a heavy price for this most recent display of cowardice and malfeasance."

Well it wont be in the 08 elections! Polls are showing landslide numbers for the Democrats. Luckily, for us, our military and the rest of the world, help is on the way. All we ask of you dead-enders is stay out of our way while we (meaning the 78% of Americans who think this administration and folks just like you are so, so wrong on so many levels) take on the GWOT and repair the damage of 8 years of incompetence and corruption.

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lesisblack you can't even post ONCE without obfuscating or outright lying! Your poll numbers are outright crap and I think you know it, and you talk about repairing damage with countries that WERE ON SADDAM'S DAMNED PAYROLL YOU LEFTIST STOOGE!

Oh, btw L.I.B. notice what happens at the very end of the post.

Morgan

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Moreguns, but even your wingnut daily, Faux News has Bush in the twenty-something. He is going to be even greater than Nixon!

bwahaahaaahaaahhaaaa

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2007/07/23/bush_hits_25_approval.html

71% disapproval rate.

Now, can you show me a single respectable poll where your W shows anything near Clintons numbers at the time of impeachment. You see the American people know the difference between a blow job and complete and total incometence and corruption.

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard from a reputable poll his approval rating was in the mid to upper thirties. It's low for sure, but amazingly high when you look at the AWFUL biased and slanted covergae he gets from the leftist "mainstream" media.

Now the Dem Congress continuously has positive puff pieces written about them and their poll numbers are in the TEENS! The lowest in the history of polling. The American people KNOW traitors when they see them. :-)

Now before you run off to Harlem to "service" you buddy Clinton, watch what I do at the bottom of the page. It's called being a man and owning your post.

Morgan

P.S. His office is right next to the Apollo. I drove by it the a month ago on the way to Yankee stadium. Have fun!

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooohh, moreguns...you are so manly...

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you aren't.

Morgan

6:50 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

This is the manly way to post.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not like this.

Morgan

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez les, you signed my name twice already. Have you ever spent time in the can for doing that, you do seem to have an affinity. For whatever reason Blogger won't let me start an account. I had an account as JINGOIST and it was closed and this is the only way I can post now. That's why I sign my posts. Capiche?

Morgan

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try being more of a man and "les" of a weasel!

Morgan

8:25 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Les, you spend your time impersonating other people, and hypocritically slamming them for using the anonymous moniker like you do.

Please grow up.

9:06 AM  

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