From the Ronald Reagan official who first predicted that the Soviet
Union's economy was on an unsustainable course, now comes with a
prediction that we are undergoing an unchallenged coup d'etat, while on
an unsustainable economic course ourselves, with chaos looming on the
The intelligent people were
saying, "Nothing to see here. The reaction is way overblown." Those of
us who think there's something worrisome here are overreacting and
we're too oriented in politics. And the mature thinkers that weighed in
and sound reason and levelheadedness assured us that there was nothing
to fear here because this was just metadata, and in fact this is
something we should all be thankful that the government is able to do.
Have to tell you when I'm listening to all the smart people
tell me this, my mind is about to explode, and I'm saying, "Do these
people not realize what we just learned in the last three weeks?" We
got the IRS starting in 2010 taking action to suppress the political
involvement and ultimately votes of Tea Party people and conservative
Republicans. This regime, this government, on the orders of the highest
level. In fact, that investigation is ongoing. We have Fast and
Furious. We have Obamacare. The evidence of the totalitarian nature or
the authoritarian nature of this administration is on display
undeniably every day and yet in the midst of this, "Well, don't go off
half cocked on this, Rush. Be very levelheaded. Nothing really to see,"
as though there's no context here.
It made me once again understand, folks, what you and I are up
against here. There are just way too many people -- and I'm talking
about on our side -- who do not want to admit what we face, who do not
want to engage or admit or whatever what we really face here. It
matters. This kind of stuff matters because of who the people doing it
happen to be. It's one thing if Colonel Sanders would be collecting all
this data, but it's not Colonel Sanders. It's Barack Obama and
everybody that works for him, and we know who they are and we know what
their goals are. We know what their intentions are.
Folks, here's the thing, I guess, that gets me. I mentioned
Herbert Meyer. We interviewed him for the Limbaugh Letter a few short
months ago. Herbert Meyer was in the national security apparatus during
the Reagan administration. He was a good friend of Ronald Reagan, and
was instrumental in establishing Reagan administration policies that
brought down the Soviet Union. The big news to him that's really
noteworthy, we talked about it, is that he thinks that the world's
coming out of poverty. And it is a big story, The Economist in London
had a big story on it recently. We mentioned it to you, and it's a
great testament to capitalism.
It's not socialism, it's not welfare, it's not compassion and
it's not the redistribution of wealth. It's not high taxes that are
bringing people out of poverty. It's capitalism, and none other than a
leftist publication in London had to admit it. Well, Herb Meyer was the
first to sound this notice some months ago. I also mentioned he wrote a
piece that currently is in the American Thinker earlier this week, and
it had the potential to be controversial because he used Adolf Hitler
and Nazism in it, and it was his way of explaining, he made a point in
the piece that nowhere, you know, people looking for a smoking gun to
nail Obama on all these scandals, Herb says, "Ain't gonna be one."
He said whether you believe it or not, there is not one
document linking Adolf Hitler to the holocaust. Adolf Hitler never put
it on paper what he intended to do. There is no smoking gun. And yet
what happened? We know that the Nazis engaged in the Holocaust. Herb
Meyer's point was that the people Hitler hired didn't have to be told.
They didn't have to be given instructions. All they had to do was
listen to what Hitler was saying. All they had to do was listen to what
his objectives were. And he said the same thing's happening here with
this administration. He went to great pains to say: I'm not calling
this administration a bunch of Nazis. I'm just using this as an
illustration. I know people will get my point if I use something this
notorious, the Nazi regime.
It's a point that I've made here about the IRS. They say,
"Well, you can't link it in to Obama." You don't need to link Obama to
it. He hired these people. Lois Lerner and everybody at the IRS who's
doing this is doing everything they can to please Obama. There's not
gonna be a smoking gun, but you don't need a smoking gun to know where
this administration's doing what it's doing.
Obama puts people in positions that mirror him. Eric Holder,
you name it, they're doing Obama's bidding. Everybody. Susan Rice and
Samantha Power, they are Obama, and there's a context for what's
happening. Herbert Meyer, if I may quote him again, asserted that
essentially what's taking place in the United States right now is a
coup, not a violent coup, and not a million artistic coup, but
nevertheless a takeover of a government, and it's being done by the
He referred to it as a coup. I don't know if he used the word
"peaceful," but clearly there's a coup d'etat going. You know it and I
know it. This is what animates us. This is why the Tea Party exists.
This country was founded on certain concepts, principles, beliefs --
and they're under assault. Chief among them under assault is the right
to privacy, and that's what all this is about. So in the midst of this
coup d'etat... I happen to like that formulation.
In seeking ways to persuade, for example, the low-information
voters of what's going on, this happens. These are the people
continuing to prop Obama up with high approval numbers. The Limbaugh
Theorem. How do we reach 'em? How do we tell them? How do we explain
what's going on when they have, perhaps, almost an idolatrous
relationship with the president? Well, maybe you tell 'em there's a
coup going on.
There are people attempting to take over this country and to
make it something that it wasn't founded as; turn it into something
that it wasn't intended to be. That is happening. You know it and I
know it. It's peaceful, nonviolent. The military isn't involved. But
nevertheless it's a coup. So in the context of that and the realization
that's happening, in the midst of learning that the National Security
Agency is literally "Hoovering," vacuuming every telephone record they
can, what do we hear?
"Nothing to see here, Rush. Calm down! Slow down, Rush. This
is nothing to get concerned about. There's nothing illegal here. The
Fourth Amendment's not being violated or breached. This is nothing
whatsoever to get concerned about." How can I...? (sigh) I don't know
how people can look at this in context and say that. The people doing
this are what make it a big deal.
I just gotta tell you something, folks. Richard Nixon never
even dreamed of this kind of stuff, and yet most people in this country
think that Nixon did 10 times as bad as what's happening now.
The fact is, Nixon never dreamed of this.
Whatever he wanted to cook up, he never even came up with
this. So there is clearly -- somewhere, somehow, in some form or
another -- a coup taking place, and there is an assault on privacy, and
there are assaults on people because of their politics and their
ideology. It is taking place; it's undeniable. Yet many of the people
we would hope would be pushing back against this and doing their best
to join us and warning everybody say, "Nothing to see here! Don't get
all crazy about this. We must be level headed."
-- Rush Limbaugh Show