Hannity pays tribute to pioneer of conservative talk radio.
Hannity pays tribute to pioneer of conservative talk radio.
PALM BEACH, Florida – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received more than $21 million in just two years for giving speeches to large banks and corporations, and that could be the key factor in her potential political plunge, according to talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“I think this is shocking,” Limbaugh declared on his Monday broadcast, citing a New York Post report on Sunday documenting the massive amount of money the former secretary of state raked in.
“I’m telling you, folks: $21 million over two years for 20 or 25 minutes? There’s nothing that screeches ‘out of touch’ more than that,” he said.
“I don’t think you’re gonna see this story in the New York Times or the Washington Post. I don’t think any of the nightly newscasts are gonna make a big deal of it. It’s gonna be the kind of thing that, if she loses, in their postmortems they’re gonna go back to and say, ‘You know what? We missed this when this happened, but the exit polling will show it, that people thought she was inexorably tied to corporate America.’”
The Post reported that from April 2013 to March 2015, Mrs. Clinton “collected $21,667,000 in ‘speaking fees,’ not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, ‘Hard Choices.’ Throw in the additional $26,630,000 her ex-president husband hoovered up in personal-appearance ‘honoraria,’ and the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the former first couple – who, according to Hillary, were ‘dead broke’ when they left the White House in 2001 with some of the furniture in tow – can finally make ends meet.”
Limbaugh noted that in recent years, many leftists in the U.S. have been voicing nothing but hatred for banks and large corporations, and that attitude cannot help Hillary politically:
You know how much they hate corporate America on the mainstream left, and the reason is the Democrat Party has made corporate America its number one enemies list. The Democrat Party, for as long as I’ve been alive, has been targeting “Big” this and “Big” that, and they have been drumming up hatred and suspicion and revulsion for all of these big corporations. That’s why Citizens United is so despised. That’s why you have leftists running around saying, “Corporations are not people!”
They hate them. Here’s Hillary Clinton: $21 million in two years. These Democrat voters? No way. Ten to 12 of ’em combined are never gonna earn $21 million in their lifetimes. And they’re gonna ask, “What is she doing that’s worth all that? I’ve seen her speak. I wouldn’t pay 10 cents for it. What?” People are gonna ask all these kinds of logical questions, and they’re gonna see all the banks. They hate the banks every bit as much as they hate corporations. They despise the banks. I mean, Occupy Wall Street was drummed up because of the banks. They hate ’em, folks. I mean, really hate. Not just dislike.
The Post itemized how much Mrs. Clinton was paid for her 2013-2015 speeches:
4/18/2013, Morgan Stanley, Washington, D.C.: $225,000
4/24/2013, Deutsche Bank, Washington, D.C.: $225,000
4/24/2013, National Multi Housing Council, Dallas, Texas: $225,000
4/30/2013, Fidelity Investments, Naples, Florida: $225,000
5/8/2013, Gap Inc., San Francisco, California: $225,000
5/14/2013, Apollo Management Holdings LP, New York, New York: $225,000
5/16/2013, Itau BBA USA Securities, New York, New York.: $225,000
5/21/2013, Verizon Communications Inc., Washington, D.C.: $225,000
5/29/2013, Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. LLC, New York, New York: $225,000
6/4/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Palmetto Bluffs, South Carolina: $225,000
6/6/2013, Spencer Stuart, New York, New York: $225,000
6/16/2013, Society for Human Resource Management, Chicago, Illinois: $285,000
6/17/2013, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan: $225,000
6/20/2013, Boston Consulting Group Inc., Boston, Massachusetts: $225,000
6/20/2013, Let’s Talk Entertainment Inc., Toronto, Canada: $250,000
6/24/2013, American Jewish University, Universal City, California: $225,000
6/24/2013, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company LP, Palos Verdes, California: $225,000
7/11/2013, UBS Wealth Management, New York, New York: $225,000
8/7/2013, Global Business Travel Association, San Diego, California: $225,000
8/12/2013, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Las Vegas, Nevada: $225,000
9/18/2013, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, Illinois: $225,000
9/19/2013, American Society of Travel Agents Inc., Miami, Florida: $225,000
10/4/2013, Long Island Association, Long Island, New York: $225,000
10/15/2013, National Association of Convenience Stores, Atlanta, Georgia: $265,000
10/23/2013, SAP Global Marketing Inc., New York, New York: $225,000
10/24/2013, Accenture, New York, New York: $225,000
10/24/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, New York, New York: $225,000
10/27/2013, Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota: $225,000
10/28/2013, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: $400,000
10/29/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Tucson, Arizona: $225,000
11/4/2013, Mase Productions Inc., Orlando, Florida: $225,000
11/4/2013, London Drugs Ltd., Mississauga, Canada: $225,000
11/6/2013, Beaumont Health System, Troy, Michigan: $305,000
11/7/2013, Golden Tree Asset Management, New York, New York: $275,000
11/9/2013, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco, California: $225,000
11/13/2013, Mediacorp Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada: $225,000
11/13/2013, Bank of America, Bluffton, South Carolina: $225,000
11/14/2013, CB Richard Ellis Inc., New York, New York: $250,000
11/18/2013, CIIE Group, Naples, Florida: $225,000
11/18/2013, Press Ganey, Orlando, Florida: $225,000
11/21/2013, U.S. Green Building Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: $225,000
01/06/2014, GE, Boca Raton, Florida: $225,500
01/27/2014, National Automobile Dealers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana: $325,500
01/27/2014, Premier Health Alliance, Miami, Florida: $225,500
02/06/2014, Salesforce.com, Las Vegas, Nevada: $225,500
02/17/2014, Novo Nordisk A/S, Mexico City, Mexico: $125,000
02/26/2014, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Orlando, Florida: $225,500
02/27/2014, A&E Television Networks, New York, New York: $280,000
03/04/2014, Association of Corporate Counsel – Southern California, Los Angeles, California: $225,500
03/05/2014, The Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, Canada: $275,500
03/06/2014, tinePublic Inc., Calgary, Canada: $225,500
03/13/2014, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Orlando, Florida: $225,500
03/13/2014, Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies, New York, New York: $250,000
03/18/2014, Xerox Corporation, New York, New York: $225,000
03/18/2014, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Montreal, Canada: $275,000
03/24/2014, Academic Partnerships, Dallas, Texas: $225,500
04/08/2014, Market° Inc., San Francisco, California: $225,500
04/08/2014, World Affairs Council, Portland, Oregon: $250,500
04/10/2014, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada: $225,500
04/10/2014, Lees Talk Entertainment, San Jose, California: $265,000
04/11/2014, California Medical Association (via satellite), San Diego, California: $100,000
05/06/2014, National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, D.C.: $225,500
06/02/2014, International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association, Denver, Colorado: $225,500
06/02/2014, Lees Talk Entertainment, Denver, Colorado: $265,000
06/10/2014, United Fresh Produce Association, Chicago, Illinois: $225,000
06/16/2014, tinePublic Inc., Toronto, Canada: $150,000
06/18/2014, tinePublic Inc., Edmonton, Canada: $100,000
06/20/2014, Innovation Arts and Entertainment, Austin, Texas: $150,000
06/25/2014, Biotechnology Industry Organization, San Diego, California: $335,000
06/25/2014, Innovation Arts and Entertainment, San Francisco, California: $150,000
06/26/2014, GTCR, Chicago, Illinois: $280,000
07/22/2014, Knewton Inc., San Francisco, California: $225,500
07/26/2014, Ameriprise, Boston, Massachusetts: $225,500
07/29/2014, Coming Inc., Coming, New York: $225,500
08/28/2014, Nexenta Systems Inc., San Francisco, California: $300,000
08/28/2014, Cisco, Las Vegas, Nevada: $325,000
09/04/2014, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, California: $225,500
09/15/2014, Caridovascular Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.: $275,000
10/02/2014, Commercial Real Estate Women Network, Miami Beach, Florida: $225,500
10/06/2014, Canada 2020, Ottawa, Canada: $215,500
10/07/2014, Deutsche Bank AG, New York, New York: $280,000
10/08/2014, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Chicago, Illinois: $265,000
10/13/2014, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Colorado Springs, Colorado: $225,500
10/14/2014, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, California: $225,500
10/14/2014, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, California: $335,000
12/04/2014, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Boston, Massachusetts: $205,500
01/21/2015, tinePublic Inc., Winnipeg, Canada: $262,000
01/21/2015, tinePublic Inc., Saskatoon, Canada: $262,500
01/22/2015, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Whistler, Canada: $150,000
02/24/2015, Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Santa Clara, California: $225,500
03/11/2015, eBay Inc., San Jose, California: $315,000
03/19/2015, American Camping Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey: $260,000
A caller to Limbaugh’s show, a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut, affirmed the host’s position. He explained that during his commencement May 8, a speaker suggested there could be a Mrs. Clinton in the White House soon.
“The whole crowd, the whole gymnasium – Gampel Pavilion at the University of Connecticut – blew up, erupted in boos. It was the craziest thing. I couldn’t believe it happened,” the caller, Michael from Glastonbury, Connecticut, said.
“The whole crowd booed,” he continued. “I have a video of it on my Twitter page. I put it up; it got over a thousand retweets. The amount of messages I got … The whole place – student section and people watching – just erupted and booed. It was insane. … It only surprised me because it’s Connecticut, and the University of Connecticut. We’re by no means a conservative school.”
December 17, 2015: BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party.
I have a headline here from the Washington Times: “White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle.” That headline’s a misnomer. There was never a battle. None of this was opposed. The Republican Party didn’t stand up to any of it, and the die has been cast for a long time on this. I know many of you are dispirited, depressed, angry, combination of all of that. But, folks, there was no other way this could go. Because two years ago when the Republican Party declared they would never do anything that would shut down the government and they would not impeach Obama, there were no obstacles in Obama’s way and there were no obstacles in the way of the Democrat Party.
When you surrender the power of the purse — and that’s the primary power the House of Representatives has. Not a penny of money can be spent in this country by this government without the House of Representatives authorizing it. Obama can spend all he wants, but if the House doesn’t give him the mechanism, he can’t spend any of it. But the Republicans squandered that. They gave up the power of the purse. The reason they did that is because for some inexplicable reason, they are literally paranoid and scared to death of even being accused of doing something that would shut down the government.
So to avoid even the accusation that they were going to or would ever even think of shutting down the government, they signaled that whatever Obama wanted to spend, he would get, because they figured that had less damage to them politically than the allegation that they were shutting down the government. So, very simply, ever since the Republican Party became the party of keeping the government open at all costs, we get bills like this. There’s simply no stopping the Democrats. There’s no mechanism. Every constitutional mechanism found in the power of the purse, Separation of Powers, the Republican Party years ago gave it away, in total fear of the media.
Now, there’s also a factor that needs to be mentioned, too, and that is that many Republican donors want every bit of this money spent, and they have donated voluminously to key Republicans in order to get the money spent. So it’s not all Republican fears. It’s not all Republican caving. A lot of it is Republican fealty and loyalty to some of their donors. Some people today looking at this, and this is 2,009 pages. It’s said to be a spending bill. Among the things that it does, it fully funds Obamacare.
It fully funds Planned Parenthood. That, to me, is unforgivable, with everything now known about what goes on behind closed doors at Planned Parenthood, and that the federal government, led by a Republican Party, sees fit to pay for it. It is beyond comprehension, and it is a total squandering of moral authority to fully fund the butchery at Planned Parenthood. This spending bill fully pays for Obama’s refugee plans, fully. This spending bill, this budget bill quadruples the number of visas Obama wants for foreign workers. This is even a slap at American union workers. Not the leaders. The union leaders seem to be in favor of it, but blue-collar people, known as working people, have been sold down the river along with everybody else here.
This spending bill even fully pays for every dime asked for by Obama on all of this idiocy that’s tied up into climate change. Everything Obama wanted, everything he asked for, he got. You go down the list of things, it’s there.
And this is causing some people to wonder if they just dreamed all that stuff about Boehner resigning. And then other people are wondering if they even dreamed all that stuff about the Republicans winning the largest number of seats they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. We had two midterm elections in 2010 and 2014, which were landslide victories for the Republican Party. The Democrat Party lost over a thousand seats nationwide in just those two elections. People went to the polls in droves wanting exactly what was rubber-stamped last night (or what will be) stopped.
And instead they showed up in record numbers and they it turned out and they just defeated Democrats down the ballot. In the process, they elected Republicans to stop this. And now the Republicans have the largest number of seats in the House they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. And it hasn’t made any difference at all. It is as though Nancy Pelosi is still running the House and Harry Reid is still running the Senate. “Betrayed” is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad, but it’s worse than that.
This was out-and-out, in-our-face lying, from the campaigns to individual statements made about the philosophical approach Republicans had to all this spending. There is no Republican Party! You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re gonna do this. You know, just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that’s what’s happening anyway. And these same Republican leaders doing this can’t, for the life of them, figure out why Donald Trump has all the support that he has? They really can’t figure this out?
Repeated stabs in the back like this — which have been going on for years — combined with Obama’s policy destruction of this country, is what has given rise to Donald Trump. If Donald Trump didn’t exist and if the Republican Party actually does want to win someday, they’d have to invent him. It’s just mind-boggling when you figure out everything that has been granted Obama. All the money, the tax increases, the Cadillac plans in Obamacare. All kinds of punitive things in Obamacare, delayed yet again so that people will not be made aware of the pain and suffering Obamacare’s gonna cause.
This budget even gives Obamacare cover by delaying some of the most harsh aspects of it. And the reason for that is, delay the harsh aspects and you prevent people from learning what they are, at the same time you get more years for the tentacles of Obamacare to deeply weave themselves into the fabric of society, making repeal of the thing more politically difficult. So you could also say that the Republican budget bill actually improves the odds of Obamacare surviving and growing. You have to look long and hard for this whole thing to find any opposition to anything the Democrat Party wants.
Jeff Sessions, senator from Alabama, is calling this a betrayal, fully funding the Obama immigration agenda, the climate change agenda, increasing foreign workers. He said, “This is why Trump is now triumphing here and probably will win. The voters have come to believe that their own party’s elites are not only uninterested in defending their interests, but — as with this legislation and fast tracking the president’s international trade deal — Republican voters would not be wrong to conclude that their own Republican leaders are hostile to them, just as Democrat leaders are hostile to Republican voters.”
And as Sessions points out, “This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.” Clearly! In the last two midterm elections, the American electorate has stood up and loudly stated, ‘No. We don’t want this. Stop this.” It didn’t matter. It’s so bad that over at Slate.com they’re making excuses for Paul Ryan. I think in some places in the left-wing media, they can’t believe the scope of the betrayal. They’re feeling a little guilty at how easy this has been. They’re feeling a little guilty here. I’m joking, of course. But one of the Salon.com columnists said, “Hey, you know, you guys need to cut Ryan some slack. He was left with a huge mess and not much time to fix it.”
Isn’t that what they always said with Boehner? “He was left with a huge mess”? Isn’t that what they always say about Obama? “He was left with a huge mess. Man, it was much worse than he even knew. Nobody told him the truth.” It seems to be a constant refrain and excuse. “According to Sessions, the American people elected Republicans to the majority in Congress in 2014 as a rejection of the Obama administration’s immigration policies,” and any number of other things. “‘That loyalty has been repaid with betrayal,’ he said. … Sessions added, ‘As feared, the effect is to fund the president’s entire immigration agenda.'”
“Planned Parenthood Unscathed in Spending Bill,” from a very happy and cheering TheHill.com. “Planned Parenthood is praising Democrats in Congress after the spending bill released early Wednesday morning spared the organization from cuts. As expected, the spending bill does not defund Planned Parenthood, a clear deal-breaker for Democrats, but the absence of spending cuts is still noteworthy given the intensity of the push to defund the group…” There was never any intensity to… It’s what we now know.
There wasn’t any intensity to defund. All there was is just a bunch of words, just a bunch of people standing up saying they were going to. This wouldn’t stand. They were gonna lead an effort to defund it. But nobody ever meant it. “Planned Parenthood Vice President Dana Singiser praised congressional Democrats on Wednesday for ‘holding the line against these harmful policy riders and cuts to key women’s health programs.'” Also from TheHill.com, another reporter cheering as well. “Funds for Obama Climate Deal Survive.”
They were never threatened, never in peril. There wasn’t a battle. “Secret Deal Quadruples Foreign Workers — Chamber of Commerce Backs Guest Worker Program.” Translation: More cheap labor will eagerly be brought into the country under a visa program or they will be employed. “Hey, why not, Rush? The unemployment’s rate’s 5%. We got plenty of room for foreign workers.” Right. That, to me… All this Republican campaign stuff going on obfuscating or clouding this a little bit, but that really is the news of the last 12 to 18 hours.
RUSH :Sanctuary cities, fully funded. All Mideast immigration programs, fully funded. All these things that have been exploited by terrorists.
Sanctuary cities, fully funded. All refugees, fully funded. The release of criminal aliens, fully funded.
The Democrat leftist wet dream has just been paid for.
“This was leadership in full force. Benjamin Netanyahu was everything Barack Obama is not. Everything,” said Rush Limbaugh. The conservative icon was effusive, calling the speech a “stunning” example of “moral, ethical, and legal clarity.”
Israeli Prime Minister addressed Congress on Tuesday, March 3. His topic, as per Speaker of the House John Boehner, was to explain “the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.” The invitation was announced after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in January, during which he vowed to veto any new Iran sanctions bills. Obama has also downplayed the threat of terror and declined to tackle “radical Islam.”