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The Battle of New Jersey Has Begun: Chris Christie is What We Have Been Waiting For by Rush Limbaugh

Editorial Note by Gregory Hilton: Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) has signed an unprecedented 16 executive orders during his first month in office. He has vowed to close the $2.2 billion budget hole, and has repeatedly said the state is on “the edge of bankruptcy.” The Governor has revoked funds from local school districts, hospitals and NJ Transit and declared a “state of fiscal emergency.” He wants to force more than 500 school districts to spend their surpluses in place of state aid.
In his State of the State Address, the Governor said “Today, we come to terms with the fact that we cannot spend money on everything we want. Today, the days of Alice in Wonderland budgeting in Trenton end.”
Yesterday I wrote about a recent study which demonstrates many upper income people have left the state since 2004. The Wall Street Journal explained this, “So what happened in 2004? The study doesn’t purport to explain what caused the wealth movements. But the state’s most notable economic policy event that year was an increase in its top income tax rate to 8.97% from 6.37%, on incomes starting at $500,000. That’s a 40% increase.”
The tax the rich solution that we often hear from the Democrats has only resulted in a significant decline in the state’s wealth. Jim Hughes, a dean at Rutgers University, says “We’ll probably see a continuation of the trend, until there are no more high-wealth individuals left.”
The following commentary, “Chris Christie is What We Have Been Waiting For” is by Rush Limbaugh.
“Chris Christie has frozen spending. The state’s budget is in shambles. He has sliced into the school surpluses, and the New Jersey transit subsidies. The Democrats are furious. They’re furious because he’s doing exactly what he promised he would do.
“This is the common sense we’ve been waiting for. We weren’t waiting for somebody to lower the seas; we were waiting for an elected official in an executive branch to lower the sea of red ink and to get some sensibility back to budgeting. We were waiting for a leader with guts to heal the spending sickness that grips bureaucrats and big spenders in legislature after legislature after legislature.
“This is the kind of thing the tea party people are demanding. And this, my friends, I hope is just the beginning. Every state is going to have to face tough decisions and they’re going to be state workers, many of them union workers, they’re going to get laid off. They can’t keep bailing them out from the federal government. It isn’t gonna fly.
“Budgets are going to have to be balanced to avoid bankruptcy, and every time a state’s governor takes the lead in returning fiscal sanity to his or her state, Barack Obama’s going to be made to look that much weaker and that much more ineffective. Governor Chris Christie, there is time to save the country.
“This is exactly what a rescue looks like. . . Governor Christie is showing the way. The state’s budget is in shambles. The liberals are squealing like stuck pigs, but he’s doing exactly what people elected him to do. The governor has cut state subsidies to New Jersey Transit, saying it needs to become fiscally efficient. ‘Revisit its rich union contracts,’ Christie said. ‘And they may also have to consider service reductions or fare increases.'”
“Ladies and gentlemen, is it wrong to love another man? Because I love Chris Christie. Taking on rich union contracts, this is what is going to have to be done at the state and city level to balance these budgets in the states and cities and counties.
“That’s where all of this waste is, that’s where all the stimulus money went that was spent last year. It went to bail out states to make sure that public employee union people were not laid off. But the day is coming.
“Thomas G. Donlan of Barron’s, February 8th issue, page 47: tax revenues expected to reach two-and-a-half trillion dollars next year, pretty much what the government spent in 2007 when the budget was $2.5 trillion not $3.7 trillion.
“So? 2007 was a pretty good year. It was just three years ago when the liberals took Congress. Pelosi and the Democrats took over the House to join the Democrats in the Senate, and you look at the explosion since 2007. They turned a manageable deficit into a $1.6 trillion nightmare.
“So we have a really solid idea here, a rallying cry that could unite Republicans, conservatives, tea party, independents and even some liberals, those who pay taxes. Just roll back spending to 2007 levels before Pelosi took over. Roll back spending to 2007 before Pelosi and the Democrats wrecked the US budget.
“In other words, roll back Pelosi. Say it together, folks, say it: Roll back Pelosi! Say it with me: roll back Pelosi. Because that’s where the damage began, and it has been expanded by Obama and Democrat control of the Senate. It is obscene. Roll back Pelosi.”

The Congressman The New York Times Calls “A Wing Nut” by Gregory Hilton

President Obama calls Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) an “outstanding Member of Congress,” and liberal pundit James Carville says “We need more lawmakers like him.” Grayson has been a frequent guest on left wing talk shows where he has been praised by Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher.
The New York Times is more accurate when they call him “a wing nut” and “The liberals problem child.” On Wednesday night the Congressman spoke to MSNBC about former Vice President Dick Cheney, and said “On the Internet there’s an acronym that’s used to apply to situations like this, it’s STFU. I don’t think I can say that on the air, but I think you know what it means.” He earlier told MSNBC “I have trouble listening to what Cheney says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking.” He also claims Cheney “likes to shoot old men in the face.”
Grayson is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School who represents Florida’s 8th district and is known for crying on the House floor. He becomes very emotional over his own speeches. He not only opposes President’s Obama surge in Afghanistan but wants the present American troops removed immediately. “We have to get out, we can’t afford it any more,” Grayson said, adding that troops there “don’t make us any safer.”
When asked about a new web-site promoted by GOP critics, http://www.mycongressmanisnuts.com, the Congressman said: “They call me nuts, they call me stupid, they call me ugly. They might be right about ugly, but that’s not what is important. It’s not about me. It’s about the people who I represent.” Grayson wrote to Attorney General asking that the woman who produced the website be sent to jail for five years.
Grayson also believes:
* Republicans who oppose Obamacare “want you to die quickly.”
* A female adviser to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (Linda Robertson) is a “K Street whore.” The exact quote is: “This lobbyist, this K street whore, is trying to teach me about economics”.
* He calls our present health care system as a “holocaust.” He said “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t acted sooner to end this holocaust in America.” The United Jewish Appeal said the Congressman was wrong to refer to the holocaust in this manner.
* He says the Republican Party deserves the Nobel Prize for “fear, hatred and racism” and the GOP is composed of “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.” There is one Republican Grayson frequently does praise, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
* Bill O’Reilly asked the Congressman to be a guest on his program but the lawmaker responded by calling the Fox Network “The Enemy Of America.”
* On a Netroots Nation panel, he said that his 2008 Republican opponent, former congressman Ric Keller, “did all his hiring at Hooters.”
* At a fund raiser with Joe Biden, Grayson invited the Vice President to “go water boarding” with him.
* He called conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh a “has-been hypocrite loser” who “was more lucid when he was a drug addict.”
* Before he was elected to Congress, his car sported a bumper sticker with the slogan “Bush Lied, People Died.”
* Liberal Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) says the Florida Democrat is “one fry short of a Happy Meal.”
Grayson represents a marginal district but he should not be counted out. Liberal activists throughout the nation are thrilled by the Congressman’s antics. During its first week the website for his re-election campaign brought in $234,375.
Grayson does not have a top tier GOP challenger and the current front funner is businessman Armando Gutierrez, who has an MA from Harvard. Gutierrez calls Grayson “The poster-child for all that is wrong with Washington. His overblown rhetoric demonstrates that governing is not his forte. Listening to Grayson almost makes you feel embarrassed for him. From runaway spending to hyper-partisanship, Grayson has demonstrated he is among the worst members of Congress.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has told Grayson to tone down his behavior which is contributing to an atmosphere of incivility, and the Congressman responded by apologizing to Linda Robertson. However, Grayson also said he doesn’t plan to rein in his bombastic rhetorical style one bit.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) reacted in a similar manner concerning Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). Less than an hour after Wilson shouted “You lie!” at President Obama he was told to apologize by the GOP leadership.
In the current Orlando Sentinel poll, 89% of the respondents said Grayson is “nuts.” The Orlando Weekly endorsed Grayson, but his screaming and strange behavior made the paper rescind its backing.

Left Wing Rhetoric Has Been Far Worse Than Limbaugh by Gregory Hilton

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Addresses the 2009 CPAC Conference

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Addresses the 2009 CPAC Conference

Rush Limbaugh’s anti-Obama rhetoric at yesterday CPAC conference was over the top, but the other side makes the same mistake. Far too many people avoid facts or a calm explanation of their viewpoint. They instead try to destroy another person’s character. There are people like this in both political parties and they little interest in compromising for the good of our nation.
Examples of this are easy to compile. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) gleefully said every 100 deaths in Iraq equaled another seat for the Democrats in Congress. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) called Bush a “loser” and said our troops “have lost in Iraq.” He also called the surge a failure BEFORE it even get started.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) called Osama Bin Laden a ‘freedom fighter’ and claimed he was more popular in Afghanistan because he “built schools, roads and hospitals.” She said we were the ones killing Afghani people and not Al Qaeda.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared American behavior at Guantanamo Bay to that of “Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.”
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) said Abu Gharaid, where no one died, was “just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed.”
Sen. Bob Byrd (D-WV) said the American guards at Guantanamo were “no better than and no different than the Nazi concentration camp guards.” Not even one death had been reported at Guantanamo at the time of remark.
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said there was no difference between “The American flag and the Confederate swastika”. Former Sen. John Glenn (D-OH) said “It’s the old Hitler business.” Garrison Keillor called our guards “Brownshirts in pinstripes.” Linda Ronstadt described them as “A new bunch of Hitlers,” and Al Gore used the phrase “Digital Brownshirts”.
This rhetoric is not constructive, and Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s have no relation with a democratic United States and our humane military.
When Mohammed al-Qahtani, the suspected 20th hijacker of September 11, 2001, was experiencing chest and head pains he was given a CAT scan and put on a heart monitor. A radiologist was flown to Cuba for consultation, and an operation was scheduled right away. The Nazi’s did not do that.
The most unfortunate thing about the quotes I selected is that they were all from Al Jazeera broadcasts on both their English and Arabic news site. They were used to inflame our opponents in the Middle East. As far as political rhetoric is concerned, so much of the debate today involves personal destruction.
I know little about Michelle Malkin but she is in the political arena and it is fine to disagree with her viewpoint. I would not call her, or any other person, a pig. A liberal pundit did that today. I do not believe politicians are windbags, and practically all of them have good motives. I will disagree with lawmakers, but I will not question their intelligence if they are on the other side.
I sincerely admire many liberal lawmakers who disagree with me, and I would never say their election was an “insult to the human race.” That quote is from the same pundit. I address these lawmakers in a civil tone and with respect for the position they hold.