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What Rush Means to Us by Kurt Schlichter

Postby Michaels153 » February 5th, 2020, 1:19 pm

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/02/04/what-rush-means-to-us-and-to-me-n2560697?utm_campaign=inarticle
What Rush Means To Us, And To Me By Kurt Schlichter|Posted: Feb 04, 2020

I am still stunned about the news that Rush shared at the end of his last broadcast. Rush said he plans on returning tomorrow
t’s a tribute to the great Rush Limbaugh that the reaction to his cancer diagnosis by the tens of millions of people he inspired was not to be devastated but to focus and to resolutely offer their thoughts and prayers in his fight. And he will fight – he’ll fight this like he has fought everything and everyone else that tried to take him out over the last third of a century. He is the archetypal conservative brawler, a no-apologies, no-excuses conservative who never submitted, never allowed himself to be domesticated and neutered by the elite. At the same time, he is gracious and a charity juggernaut. We love him for his strength and wit, and the left – to judge by its vicious, hateful glee over the news – has never forgiven him for either.
....For me, Rush was preaching to the choir, but then the choir needs preaching to too. Yet, his most vital function is to create new conservatives out of mushy libs who were that way purely out of habit. I can’t count how many other conservatives I’ve met who were liberal until they heard Rush. The lies the liberals told about him were often the first liberal lies these converts noticed – they tuned in expecting a monster and got a good natured, funny but uncompromising conservative who won millions of people over through the power of the common sense of his message. People wondered that if liberals were lying to them about Rush, what else were they lying about?
...My friend Andrew Breitbart, the other great non-governmental conservative visionary of the last 50 years, wrote about how he was converted and inspired by Rush. That’s the importance of Rush to our movement – he generates conservatives out of liberals and moderates, all by talking to them like they are adults.

I took a liberal with me to Rush's TV show where we both met Rush and had a couple of books signed by him. My friend became a conservative not long after this, and has thanked me for getting the opportunity to see Rush and talk to him in person.
I am looking forward to tomorrow's radio broadcast.
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Postby leftyg » February 8th, 2020, 2:53 pm

Like you MIchaels, I have always considered rush a frenemy. He was always interesting to listen to and though I found him to be mostly wrong on everything, he conveyed his stuff in an entertaining way. Hope he gets better so he can piss me off for another ten years.
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 8th, 2020, 7:26 pm

I wonder if Rush read his announcement using his nicotine stained fingers.

I am pretty jealous of him. Who would have thought that you could be a community school drop out druggie and make millions by spreading hate on the radio once the fairness doctrine abolished. I am going to miss him playing songs like Barack the magic negro and calling women sluts..

Rush Limbaugh was, ladies and gentlemen, a worthless shred of human debris..
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 8th, 2020, 8:17 pm

There is no conclusive proof that nicotine addictive.. And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, and heart disease. This has been a public service announcement from Rush Limpballs...
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Postby Michaels153 » February 9th, 2020, 11:00 am

Mrtazeman, why dont you post your comments here at where you work and show them to your employees. Tell everyone that your Mrtazeman or Real. Maybe you will be able to impress the people there of how much of a coward and a loser you really are.
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 9th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Michaels, what i am doing is what Rush does on a daily bases. Everything i said was true about him. Sad that A christian like u can take issue of me calling Rush a worthless shred of human debris but when Rush used those exact same to describe Kurt Cobain after his death, you were probably laughing... Go to your church and tell them u r a big ditto.. See what they say..
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Postby leftyg » February 9th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Michaels, it is humorous that you support a coward, Cadet Bonespurs, Donald Trump who avoided service in Vietnam because of his bonespurs which incidentally could be examined today because they do not go away. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pent ... m-vietnam/ https://www.businessinsider.com/donald- ... ar-2018-12

But more to the point you support a coward like Rush Limbaugh who never met a war he didn't like as long as he did not have to fight in it. He got out of Vietnam because of his pilonidial* cyst
And he popularized a song called Barack the Magic Negro on his radio show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_FAJUFutyw

Let's not forget Rush's cowardly slander of Sandra Fulke on his radio show when he called her a slut and a prostitute https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... block.html

So cut the crap. You worship at the alter of heroes with feet of shit. Then you attack Real who merely gives facts that you do not like about Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh is a symbol of racism and sexism. He is a bully who uses his pulpit like a coward to nourish evil tendencies that should simply starve to death and die a deserved death, like racism, sexism and bigotry in general.

Real is a hard working American who probably will not use his work time to address political issues because that time is for his employer. And from what he said, his employees would probably have applauded his post anyway.

Rush Limbaugh is a man who should be prayed for simply because he is a human being. But if the inevitable happens he should be mourned more for what he could have been than for what he was.


* pilonidal is spelled correctly. So I am taking that red herring away from you
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Postby Michaels153 » February 10th, 2020, 11:30 am

Mrtazeman wrote:Michaels, what i am doing is what Rush does on a daily bases. Everything i said was true about him. Sad that A christian like u can take issue of me calling Rush a worthless shred of human debris but when Rush used those exact same to describe Kurt Cobain after his death, you were probably laughing... Go to your church and tell them u r a big ditto.. See what they say..


No Mrtazeman, what you are doing is nothing like what Rush does on a daily basis. And no, everything you said was not true about him. Everything you said is how you prefer to characterize him. That does not make what you said to be true. But what are we discussing anyhow? Your buddy Leftyg said you cant prove anything. By your usage of the word druggie, anybody who takes medication would be a "druggie", including you if you took an Aspirin. But I would like to hear your definition of human debris. You offered no definition for your use of the word, only mentioning Kurt Corbain without a reference. I remember some of your references to Ben Shapiro that I did address. So I will wait on that if you care to discuss it.
But back to the human debris comment. You and the rest of the Left delight in mocking those on the right. You especially revel in their tribulations and ignore their accomplishments even those who overcome their tribulations. But you admire anyone on the left regardless of what has happened in their lives. And you love to place your people, who overcome their tribulations on a pedestal and refer to them as heroes.
People normally acknowledge superior accomplishments by rewarding them and calling attention to them. Rush Limbaugh just joined a list of people who have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And yet, you call Rush a worthless shred of human debris. Would you include all of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as being worthless shreds of human debris?
Normal people would have a difficult time reconciling two such disparate situations - Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and human debris. People are usually remembered for the entirety of their lives and not just for one chapter. If you were to look at some of the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients you could probably remember something considered as a negative in their past. Yet, they were not awarded the honor for the negative in their lives, but for the positive contributions that they have added to society. You and anybody else can read his accomplishments and take note of the variety of his contributions too in Wikipedia.
And lastly, there is your comment: "Sad that a Christian like you can take issue with..." I don't know why you would characterize defending somebody who has been unjustly characterized as being sad. If someone were to call you something that did not match your behavior and a neighbor stood up and tried to correct that injustice, you would not then say that your neighbor was sad for having done that.
My church knows that I am a fan of Rush Limbaugh and they do not have a problem with it.
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Postby Michaels153 » February 10th, 2020, 11:38 am

Leftyg, your insults of Rush have been previously addressed. Your insults to me are expected. Real is a big boy now and he can speak for himself. And your a big mouth that speaks for yourself.
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Postby leftyg » February 10th, 2020, 12:13 pm

Leftyg, your insults of Rush have been previously addressed. Your insults to me are expected. Real is a big boy now and he can speak for himself. And your a big mouth that speaks for yourself.


Michaels Real happens to be right.

Michaels the difference is I try only to tell the truth; you put your heroes on a pedestal that cannot be tampered with, even by facts. And all Real or I use is facts in our criticism of both Trump and Rush. So you can believe as you wish, but please give a single piece of evidence that what I wrote was false in any way. (And do not resort to that old canard of saying you have in the past and saying I should know)

You use circular thinking when you write:
Rush Limbaugh just joined a list of people who have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And yet, you call Rush a worthless shred of human debris. Would you include all of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as being worthless shreds of human debris?
That is circular logic . The fact of Trump awarding it to him is not an argument. We think that Rush was a bad choice and the fact that Trump awarded him the honor is more an indictment of Trump's judgment than it is of anything else. Have you heard any of us on the left attack other Medal of Freedom winners? No, you probably have not, and for good reason: they advanced the quest of our nation and of humanity; they did not besmirch and attack the poor. Trump is a bully, and I think he used Limbaugh as validation for his own bullying. Trump's choices for any honor or for the Supreme court are not endorsements of those people so much as they are indictments of Trump's judgment.

You repeat yourself when you say:
Normal people would have a difficult time reconciling two such disparate situations - Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and human debris.
That is again the point. If I took a terrible musician and declared him or her a virtuoso that would not render the musician a virtuosos; it would undermine my judgment in naming that person a virtuoso.

And the difference between you comment that all Medal of Freedom winners having made mistakes and Limbaugh is that most of his career has been built on attacking people and belittling them; it is not an aberration, it is his shtick.
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Postby Michaels153 » February 11th, 2020, 8:13 am

Leftyg,
It is your opinion about what Real wrote that is all. You both have negative opinions about Mr. Limbaugh. That is just a matter of fact, but they are still opinions. The anger of the left that has lashed out at Mr. Limbaugh regarding this award, is not because he is not justified to receive it for his accomplishments, it is because they do not like the man. There is no way that you can look at Rush's accomplishments, just in Radio alone, and say that he is not worthy to join the other two Radio recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Lowell Thomas (1977), Paul Harvey (2005), and Rush Limbaugh are the only recipients of this award. All three have made positive contributions to society beyond their accomplishments in radio. Mr. Thomas was a prolific writer. Paul Harvey was known for his short segments called The Rest of the Story, but he did write a couple of books. Rush Limbaugh developed what was to become and still is the number one radio talk show. Unlike Mr. Thomas and Mr. Harvey, Mr.
Limbaugh's show is three hours long, (which he has been doing for more than thirty years) and he has done his short morning updates which are still longer than the segments of Paul Harvey. Mr. Limbaugh is in both the Radio and the Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. He has won radio's highest award more than Mr. Harvey has. Mr. Limbaugh is also an accomplished writer. He has published adult books (both made The New York Times best sellers' list), and Children's books. His first children's' book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel with Exceptional Americans, received the Author of the Year Award from the Children's Book Council. He had a national television show from 1992 to 1996. And then there is the charity work that he has done: telethons for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Marine Corp Law enforcement foundation, and most recently, the Tunnel to Towers foundation. But just looking at Mr. Limbaugh's radio accomplishments, Mr. Limbaugh has surpassed those of Paul Harvey.
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Postby leftyg » February 12th, 2020, 1:43 am

You make a good case for Limbaugh, kbut I just do not buy it, He is too baldly partisan for my taste. I admit he is a guilty pleasure; arguing with conservatives is a guilty pleasure. But I do not see a person who besmirched a young woman on a daily basis for her beliefs on health care to be much of a man. You excuse too much crude behavior in both Trump and Limbaugh.

But this was still a good effort on your part to make a case.
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Postby Michaels153 » February 12th, 2020, 12:56 pm

As you said Leftyg, he is to you a guilty pleasure. He has been as close to an conservative ideological purist as I have found in contemporary society. And as such, the focus has been on ideas, and not on those who present them. Good ideas for the good of the people are to be appreciated, pursued, and implemented.
Bad ideas are to be exposed, and explained as to why they are not good for the people. When the left present any of their ideas, if it is not accepted then they try to change the messenger but not the message.
I don't think any challenge to an idea of the left would be acceptable to you. Remember you said: " and though I found him to be mostly wrong on everything."

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/rush-limbaugh-radio-genius-changed-political-landscape/
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 12th, 2020, 11:10 pm

And as such, the focus has been on ideas, and not on those who present them.

That seems to be a theme for you. You call your self a Christian yet you support a president who has been hanging out with Jerry Epstien and cheats on his wife by banging porn stars.

You call Limbaugh the voice of conservatism but he is a businessman whos only job is to convince people like you to vote for republican. Case in point, why would Rush support GWB and Trump when they created HUGE deficits? Are conservatives suppose to be fiscally responsable and have good moral character?

With your philosophy, you must be ok with Roy Moore hooking up with kids just because he is a Republican

I guess its True there is a sucker born every minute..
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Postby Michaels153 » February 13th, 2020, 2:03 am

Mrtazeman wrote:And as such, the focus has been on ideas, and not on those who present them.

That seems to be a theme for you. You call your self a Christian yet you support a president who has been hanging out with Jerry Epstien and cheats on his wife by banging porn stars. The name of this thread is: What Rush means to us.

You call Limbaugh the voice of conservatism but he is a businessman whos only job is to convince people like you to vote for republican. That is a very narrow and cynical point of view. I listen to Rush for a number of reasons and advice on who to vote for is not one of them.Case in point, why would Rush support GWB and Trump when they created HUGE deficits? He did not vote for deficits. He voted for a person to be the President of the United States. He talked about the deficit both then and now.He has stated that he did not think either party was serious about doing something about them. He spoke about President Trump addressing the deficit on yesterday's broadcast believing that President Trump has a plan to steer the country back to eliminating our deficit.Are conservatives suppose to be fiscally responsable and have good moral character? I think Rush is fiscally conservative, and as humans go, of good moral character. (Romans 3:23)

With your philosophy, You do not know nor care what my philosophy is and i do not support people just because they are called Republicans.you must be ok with Roy Moore hooking up with kids just because he is a Republican

I guess its True there is a sucker born every minute..
Your just an ignorant cynic and you will probably remain that way for the rest of your life.
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 13th, 2020, 7:08 am

Guess what Michaels, I listen to Rush the druggie as well


That is a very narrow and cynical point of view


.“First and foremost, I’m a businessman,” he told the biographer Zev Chafets in 2008. “My first goal is to attract the largest possible audience so I can charge confiscatory ad rates. I happen to have great entertainment skills … that enables me to sell airtime.”

The name of this thread is: What Rush means to us.


US? I thought all of "US" are Americans...
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Postby Michaels153 » February 13th, 2020, 8:59 am

Mrtazeman wrote:Guess what Michaels, I listen to Rush the druggie as well So you say, but then you also asked why he would support two presidents who created huge deficits when he has discussed this numerous times, and he talked about President Trump addressing the deficit problem on yesterday's broadcast. Did you miss these broadcasts? And when you say you listen to Rush, how do you mean that? Do you put on his program when he is scheduled? Do you happen to notice when he comes on. Or do you keep the radio station on where he broadcasts in the background like elevator music?
That is a very narrow and cynical point of view


.“First and foremost, I’m a businessman,” he told the biographer Zev Chafets in 2008. “My first goal is to attract the largest possible audience so I can charge confiscatory ad rates. I happen to have great entertainment skills … that enables me to sell airtime.” All true, though I think the comment "so i can charge confiscatory ad rates is more of a dig to his critics. He still says from time to time when he takes a break for a commercial, that he will be right back after this obscene profit time out. You can, and do, interpret anything you want about him negatively. The article by Victor Davis Hanson talks about him being an entertainer, and no body denies that he is. Rush could choose to talk about anything he wanted to if it was just about making money. And several topics are discussed on his broadcasts including sports, but politics seems to be his strength and he is very knowledgeable about it.

The name of this thread is: What Rush means to us. That is us as in the group of people who like, listen to, and find listening to Rush to be worthwhile to them. It is not us as in the United States.


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I don't think that the Democrats consider Republicans to be Americans
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Postby Michaels153 » February 14th, 2020, 6:57 am

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/02/12/trumps-budget-is-a-brilliant-answer-to-democrat-socialism/
Trump’s Budget Is a Brilliant Answer to Democrat Socialism
[quote] ....[The way to use this capital can be found in Trump’s budget. Headline of a story I found on it: “Trump Budget Cuts Size of Federal Government, but Bolder Reforms Needed.” Now, this is Daily Signal story, and they’re chronicling what the attempts here to reduce the size of government are in Trump’s budget. They don’t think he goes far enough./quote]
https://www.heritage.org/budget-and-spending/commentary/trump-budget-cuts-size-federal-government-bolder-reforms-needed
Trump Budget Cuts Size of Federal Government, but Bolder Reforms NeededFeb 10th, 2020 31 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Justin Bogie
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Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs
Justin Bogie serves as Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.
Evidence of President Trump addressing the deficit. Evidence of Rush Limbaugh, the fiscal conservatiive, talking about the deficit.
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Postby Mrtazeman » February 14th, 2020, 7:54 am

Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Death of the deficit hawks: "Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore," says host who drove the Tea Party uprising

During Limbaugh’s show on Tuesday, a caller suggested that Republicans should nominate a young fiscal conservative instead of Trump, citing the rising deficit. Limbaugh dismissed the concerns, declaring that fiscal conservatism was basically a sham all along.

https://www.salon.com/2019/07/19/rush-l ... s-deficit/

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Postby Michaels153 » February 14th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Mrtazeman wrote:Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Death of the deficit hawks: "Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore," says host who drove the Tea Party uprising

During Limbaugh’s show on Tuesday, a caller suggested that Republicans should nominate a young fiscal conservative instead of Trump, citing the rising deficit. Limbaugh dismissed the concerns, declaring that fiscal conservatism was basically a sham all along.

https://www.salon.com/2019/07/19/rush-l ... s-deficit/

Phony Christian and phony conservative.. Sucker


At least we have a genuine ass, you, from which to complare all of your alleged phony people. Since your only looking to find holes in what I posted, you make your statements usually out of context, and run off to your next allegation. At least your reference provide some context and some backing to what you want to argue. But it is not a complete context either
From your reference, the Salon article.

"Death of the deficit hawks: "Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore," says host who drove the Tea Party uprising" - Rush has been pointing out that members of both parties have been seeking to get voters to get them in office, or to keep them in office by offering more thatn the other side. This keep up with the Jones' mentality has ignored the financial costs of their offerings. Since both parties have been doing it, the only logical conclusion is that neither party has been serious about the rising debt of the country. Rush uses the evidence of actions not taken to reduce debt as being the proof that neither party has been serious about reducing the debt. And that is what is meant by his statement that "nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore." That does not mean that he, (Rush), nor President Trump, are not fiscal conservatives. And this is the reason why it does not mean that. In the case of personal affairs, neither is financially in the red. Both are living within their means which is the basis of being a fiscal conservative.
In Rush's article he said this: "But I think that it is time Trump gets serious about this. I think it’s time Trump gets aggressive about spending. He has achieved a lot of his agenda. He has revived the economy. This is the time to get serious about discussion of bringing down this excessive spending. It’s got to stop at some point. We know this. We’ve known it our entire lives." That does not sound like a person who does not care about deficits. And this is just one quote from his recent broadcast. He has been saying this all along.
Next we have President Trumps' budget proposal. Trump’s budget request would cut spending by $4.4 trillion. Justin Bogie is the senior Policy Analyst in fiscal affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Bogie says that the President's budget cuts the size of Federal Government, but believes that bolder reforms are still needed. In short, the President's budget proposal is a good step in the right direction, and that direction is to ending our debt as a country.
There is no hypocrisy here between President Trump or Rush Limbaugh. There are just complaints made by their critics that they can't be fiscal conservatives if the country is still in debt. That is their proof. They are saying because the end goal has not happened already is proof that we are not serious. Yet you have made this claim already regarding abortions, and you have had to backtrack on your claims when I have pointed out the progress and the seriousness of the Republican efforts there.
Now lets see, there have been a couple of things that have delayed President Trump from pursuing this goal until now. He has had to battle the determined opposition of your party just to deal with the wall and the border crisis. Then of course the Mueller investigation, and the impeachment trial. Yes, he has been successful in other goals and in other areas thus far with the distractions of your party. President Trump has to make the decisions on what to work on and when, which includes the things that he can control and those things that he can't control. The President is criticized by your party no matter where he starts or what he is working on, and always by degree. He has had to deal with North Korea, and the Middle East as well as with problems facing our economy.
Your party criticized him of his tax reform act by lying about it and saying it was only tax cuts for the rich, and it propelled our economy to where it is today. And now with his budget proposal, your party will claim that he is insensitve, and stealing money from the poor, while he makes cut's to certain areas in our budget. Your party complained about the spending, and now you will be complaining about the decrease in spending as proposed in the budget
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Postby leftyg » February 15th, 2020, 3:17 pm

The problem with all this is that Trump created the largest deficit ever in a period of full employment https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardglec ... b52ce216e8

Obama's deficits were in a spiraling economy https://www.thebalance.com/us-deficit-by-year-3306306 And when Clinton was president in an economy with full employment his deficits vanished https://www.thebalance.com/us-deficit-by-year-3306306 And if you bother to read the chart, the Republicans took them back into the red with tax cuts. You do not cut taxes in periods of full employment; you begin to pay off debt. If Republicans had balanced the budget since Reagan was president, the national debt would be a small fraction of what it is. Republican administrations created about 55% of our national debt according to Jared Bernstein
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Postby Michaels153 » February 15th, 2020, 4:40 pm

https://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2020/02/13/dems-new-talking-point-on-the-trump-economy-obama-built-it-n2561241
Dems' New Talking Point on the Trump Economy: Obama Built It
Larry Elder|Posted: Feb 13, 2020

The "expert" predictions of economic disaster should Donald Trump win the 2016 election did not occur. Under Trump, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite have reached historical highs while unemployment for blacks and Hispanics have hit historical lows. In the wake of Trump's undeniable economic success, what is the 2020 Democratic Party argument for why voters should back their candidate over Trump?

The morning after Trump's election, Paul Krugman, economics professor and columnist for The New York Times, wrote: "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects -- and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work. Effective fiscal support for the Fed? Not a chance. In fact, you can bet that the Fed will lose its independence, and be bullied by cranks. So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened."

During the 2016 campaign, Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, predicted that a Trump victory could cause not just a minor stock market decline, but one as high as 20% or more: "When you're flip-flopping, when you're not sure what the candidate's going to say from one thing to another, that uncertainty potentially as the president of the United States -- that's the last thing Wall Street wants to hear. I can say with 100% certainty that there is a really good chance we could see a huge, huge correction. ... It could be 20%. You know, now, with high-frequency trading, accelerating, strong moves in any direction -- it could be worse than that."


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So, Democrats and their media sympathizers now resort to a new talking point: Trump merely continued the economic growth that began under the Barack Obama administration.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in a theme echoed by his Democratic rivals, said: "Donald Trump inherited a strong economy from Barack and me. Things were beginning to really move. And just like everything else he's inherited, he's in the midst of squandering it."

Are Biden and the Democrats right about the Obama economy?

To examine the Obama economy, one must compare apples to apples, similar economic conditions to similar economic conditions. Obama dealt with a severe economic downturn, as did President Ronald Reagan. Historically, the bigger the downturn, the bigger the economic bounce back. During the recession Obama faced, unemployment reached a high of 10%, while inflation and interest rates remained low. During the recession Reagan faced, unemployment reached 10.8%, prime interest rates rose to 20.5% and inflation hit 13.5%.

Obama raised taxes, spent nearly $1 trillion on a so-called stimulus plan, increased regulations and signed a new entitlement program known as "Obamacare." Reagan did the opposite. He decreased taxes and continued deregulation. Differences in results were stark. Obama's recovery, according to the Joint Economic Committee, averaged an inflation-adjusted GDP growth of 2.2% over the next 25 quarters. The average recovery following post-1960 economic slowdowns, which lasted more than 12 months, is 3.9%. Under President Ronald Reagan it was 4.8%. Obama was the first president ever to preside over an economic recovery in which not a single year of the economy grew at least 3%.


Obama's own economic team anticipated much higher growth. In February 2009, the Obama administration published its "Analytical Perspectives: Budget of the U. S. Government: Fiscal Year 2010." It said: "The Administration projects an economic recovery will begin in the second half of the year sparked by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. By the end of the year, real growth is expected to have reached 3-1/2 percent at an annual rate, a pace that is maintained through 2010. In 2011-2013, the rate of growth in real GDP is projected to accelerate to around 4-1/2 percent annually for several quarters."

The economy under Obama did not come close to meeting his team's projections. Trump boasts about "historic lows" in unemployment for blacks. But in January 2016, black liberal commentator Tavis Smiley admitted: "Sadly, and it pains me to say this, over the last decade, black folk in the era of Obama have lost ground in every major economic category. Not one, two or three, but every major economic category, black Americans have lost ground."

Again, the big economic downturns historically produce big economic upturns. The media insist on calling the economic conditions Obama dealt with the "Great Recession," even though by many metrics, Reagan faced a more serious "Great Recession." But, unlike the economy under Obama, Reagan oversaw what should be called The Great Recovery.
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Re: What Rush Means to Us by Kurt Schlichter

Postby leftyg » February 15th, 2020, 5:33 pm

The economy under Obama did not come close to meeting his team's projections. Trump boasts about "historic lows" in unemployment for blacks. But in January 2016, black liberal commentator Tavis Smiley admitted: "Sadly, and it pains me to say this, over the last decade, black folk in the era of Obama have lost ground in every major economic category. Not one, two or three, but every major economic category, black Americans have lost ground."


Michaels, shouting does not make you right. Facts make a person right. And here are some: In March 2010 the Black Unemployment rate was 16.8% https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006 In January 2017 it was 7.5%. Now it is 6.0%. It dropped by 93,% under Obama; it dropped 1.5% since. So you really do not have a point. Your problem is you only read what you want and evidently you do not want to admit the facts which are that "yeah Trump is helping; he hasn't really screwed up yet, but Obama did the heavy lifting".

GDP growth is about the same under Obama and Trump. https://www.statista.com/statistics/188 ... ince-1990/, both have growth ranging from about 1.8-2,9%. And Trump promised 4-5% growth or more. What happened to that; he did not reach his projections. Why are you giving him a pass? https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-t ... 2019-09-27

And economies were different in 1981; growth was much greater. Jimmy Carter had growth as good as Ronald Reagan per year https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-gdp-growth-3306008 That is a fact. Carter created over ten million jobs in his one term https://www.thebalance.com/job-creation ... nt-3863218 So your information is way off Michaels

Your idolatry of Trump is a sign of fascism. Trump took an improving situation and kept it up https://www.thebalance.com/job-creation ... nt-3863218

Why Larry Elder would lie like that I do not know. He probably thinks only right wing nuts read his lies and will believe anything he says. https://www.thebalance.com/job-creation ... nt-3863218
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Postby Michaels153 » February 15th, 2020, 7:02 pm

? So everyone is wrong except you? Larry Elder is saying what others have said and what i have previously posted. I have quoted other Afro-American writers who have stated what Travis Smiley said and you either ignore it, or call them liars. President Reagan once said that if fascism comes it will come by liberalism. You pull the fascism label and throw it at conservatives and Republicans whenever they say anying you disagree with. But thats okay by you. There is nothing wrong with you labeling people and/or groups. Pointing out a spelling error of yours is an adhominem attack. You calling people quoting government statistics that you dont agree with as fascits - nothing wrong with it. The difference between Obama and Trump in projections is in how far apart they were from what happened in reality and in the overall success of President Trump Historically.
Obama projects historical memories of failures. President Trump is racking up victories and successes that are meaningful to Americans today and that is what the polls are saying.
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Postby leftyg » February 15th, 2020, 8:26 pm

Michaels, you are wrong and I suspect you have been lied to and that you are the victim of many lies. I did not give opinion; I gave readily available facts, one after the other. It does not matter who said it, an African American writer, either Tavis Smiley or Larry Elder. It is wrong. You have a right to your own opinions but not your own facts. Larry Elder lied to you. Recently he also said that the Central Park Five were guilty. You probably believe that too. Elder, like Bob Frantz, is a serial liar. Sorry, you do not get to make things up, and other people's fantasies are not admissible either.

You did not quote any statistics with which I do not agree, but you quoted half truths that do not feed the bulldog. I am very aware that African-American unemployment is at an all-time low. My explanation simply nuanced it because it is absolutely true that Barack Obama's administration dropped Black unemployment from a high of 16.8% to 7.5%. President Trump is merely continuing the Obama recovery, but you have been told by liars like Larry Elder and Bob Frantz that Trump, like a woke rooster, saw the sun rise and thought he, Trump, had set it in the sky. Elder and others enable him into believing this crap and you buy it too. There is not an alternative set of facts. There are just facts. People can interpret them differently, but for God sake Michaels, take an inventory. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal Reserve of St Louis and the Balance all say I am right and that YOU and Larry are telling half truths.
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Re: What Rush Means to Us by Kurt Schlichter

Postby Mrtazeman » February 18th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Obama projects historical memories of failures


I don't know what world you live in. I am not saying Obama was the best president but What key economic figures didn't Obama approve?
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Re: What Rush Means to Us by Kurt Schlichter

Postby Michaels153 » February 19th, 2020, 9:20 am

leftyg wrote:Michaels, you are wrong No, Leftyg, I really am not wrong, but as always, your entitled to believe what you want..and I suspect you have been lied to and that you are the victim of many lies. I did not give opinion; I gave readily available facts, The problem here Leftyg, is that if the FACTS do not appear right then they need to be checked. This is done all the time in research, which you know.
You present these facts that don't appear to you to be problematic. But I have already shown you in previous posts, using the Bureau of Labor statistics and other sources how that both job creation and unemployment rates were false. I am working on presenting an outline summary of the various events in a timeline to show it's impact. But I am currently engaged in a ton of work right now that comes first, and does not give me much spare time from which to do this.
one after the other. It does not matter who said it, an African American writer, either Tavis Smiley or Larry Elder. It is wrong. You have a right to your own opinions but not your own facts. The same to you Leftyg. You do not have the right to your own facts, but you sure act like you do. You do not prove Travis Smiley or Larry Elder to be wrong, you just claim that they are. Larry Elder lied to you. Recently he also said that the Central Park Five were guilty. ? Did he say anything about the Cleveland Indians too?You probably believe that too. Elder, like Bob Frantz, is a serial liar. What? Sorry, you do not get to make things up, I do not make things up.and other people's fantasies are not admissible either.

You did not quote any statistics with which I do not agree, but you quoted half truths that do not feed the bulldog. I never heard of that expression before.I am very aware that African-American unemployment is at an all-time low. My explanation simply nuanced it because it is absolutely true that Barack Obama's administration dropped Black unemployment from a high of 16.8% to 7.5%. Black unemployment is one of the areas I will present to you in more detailPresident Trump is merely continuing the Obama recovery, That is the most ridiculous assertion that you and the rest of the Left and Democrats in general could make. I will point that out to youbut you have been told by liars like Larry Elder and Bob Frantz that Trump, like a woke rooster, saw the sun rise and thought he, Trump, had set it in the sky. Elder and others enable him into believing this crap and you buy it too. There is not an alternative set of facts. There are just facts. People can interpret them differently, but for God sake Michaels, take an inventory. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Leftyg, I have used the Bureau to show you the false claims of Obamas job creation and unemployment figures before. I will even provide the links to when and where i did this. But as I said, I have a lot to address at work right now.
This is just an acknowledgement to you to explain this. But you could review the October 2nd, 2018 post in 'As Dow Sets Another Record High, thread
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3742#p45132 You could review this, If you want, until I can get back to you.
the federal Reserve of St Louis and the Balance all say I am right and that YOU and Larry are telling half truths.
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Postby leftyg » February 20th, 2020, 4:07 pm

The problem here Leftyg, is that if the FACTS do not appear right then they need to be checked. This is done all the time in research, which you know.
You present these facts that don't appear to you to be problematic. But I have already shown you in previous posts, using the Bureau of Labor statistics and other sources how that both job creation and unemployment rates were false. I am working on presenting an outline summary of the various events in a timeline to show it's impact. But I am currently engaged in a ton of work right now that comes first, and does not give me much spare time from which to do this.


Where in God's Name did you ever prove that "job creation sand unemployment numbers were false?" Who got into the Bureau of Labor Statistics and screwed things up? Well when you have the time, I will be waiting

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Re: What Rush Means to Us by Kurt Schlichter

Postby Michaels153 » February 21st, 2020, 4:13 pm

I gave you the link already.
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Postby leftyg » February 21st, 2020, 10:52 pm

I gave you the link already.
Would it kill ya to give it again?
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Postby Michaels153 » February 22nd, 2020, 9:31 am

You know Leftyg this only shows that you dont bother to really read my posts. It makes sense because regardless what the topic you seem to pick a small piece to focus your objection. My link, that you did not see (?) was in this thread, the 2/19th. post near the bottom. It is the view topic link to my previous post on this topic.
Now before you embarrass yourself by denouncing everything in the link, prove any of your reflexive protestations are wrong. Dont say my sources are biased, that they dont have a point or that they are meaningless. You prove that the information is wrong. I will respond soon as i am almost finished with the work that i have to do.
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Postby leftyg » February 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm

You know Leftyg this only shows that you dont bother to really read my posts. It makes sense because regardless what the topic you seem to pick a small piece to focus your objection. My link, that you did not see (?) was in this thread, the 2/19th. post near the bottom. It is the view topic link to my previous post on this topic.
Now before you embarrass yourself by denouncing everything in the link, prove any of your reflexive protestations are wrong. Dont say my sources are biased, that they dont have a point or that they are meaningless. You prove that the information is wrong. I will respond soon as i am almost finished with the work that i have to do.


The problem is your post was so blasted long and convoluted and OLD viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3742#p45132. The information was from MaY 4, 2012. The principle argument was about Labor Force Participation Rate which shows you have not been looking at my posts either because I write about it all the time. The right obsessed over the dropping labor force participation rate during Obama's term. And the concern is bogus. A look at historical Labor Force Participation shows that before 1956 the Labor Force Participation rate had never exceeded 59%. Then for a very short time it reached 60%. Then two things happened in the late sixties which caused it to rise: women joined the work force and the baby boomers reached working age https://www.multpl.com/us-labor-force-p ... by-yearaby . Here is a chart that shows how profound an effect the Baby boom had on the working population https://www.infoplease.com/us/births/li ... rates-year

Boomers (like me) were old enough to work, and by 1970 the number went over 60 for LFP. That was a function of Demographics. Michaels there were more babies born in the fifties than there are being born today by a wide margin. https://www.infoplease.com/us/births/li ... rates-year That should ring a bell. Now as older Baby Boomers begin to retire, there simply are not enough people to replace them. My younger brother, for example, worked for 40 some years in a well paid but dangerous environment. He retired bout five years ago to a comfortable pension. My cousin did the same thing. The point is why should they work? They worked hard all their lives and decided to enjoy their remaining years

IN right wing world they seized on this number as proof that Obama was a failure even though he was driving unemployment down . And Limbaugh, in his weak analysis, said that Obama got the unemployment rate back to what it was when he took office which is a lie. When Obama took office , the unemployment rate was 7.8% when Obama took office, and he took office in the teeth of the subprime meltdown.

Any way Michales. If you want to have a discussion please do not veil it in a bunch of obfuscation. In other words state a point and defend it, and stay away from global analysis and cut and paste,
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