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Limbaugh: The Twilight Zone

By David Limbaugh

The Democratic National Convention is an elaborate effort to sanitize a failed record that cannot be rehabilitated, even by the glib sophistry of former President Bill Clinton.

President Obama has often lamented that it is not that his performance has been inferior but that he has failed to fully explain the wonders of it all in terms we bitter clingers can grasp.

It's not that his policies are misguided or that they've yielded objectively horrendous results; it's that he just hasn't figured out a way to condescend far enough to our level to make us understand. The convention gives his team one last chance to put his theory to the test and change our misperceptions.

Charlotte, N.C., is a desperate Hail Mary to turn Obama's ears into a silk purse. Unfortunately for Democrats, it involves a series of contradictions.

On the one hand, it is an orchestrated charade to depict his disastrous record as a striking success, and on the other, it's a simultaneous admission that it is a failure -- a failure caused solely by dastardly Republicans. By day, it is an embarrassing freak show, with speaker after speaker exhibiting contempt for traditional American values, and by night, it is toastmasters cunningly presenting the Democratic Party as the guardian of those values they've spent the entire day trashing.

The daytime and early evening speakers are angry, loud caricatures eerily redolent of Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream," hand-picked to feed the frenzy of the malcontented base. The prime-time roster features more polished figures -- Julian Castro, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton -- carefully selected to present a reasonable and winsome face to the American public. But as the Democrats don't have a deep enough bench to fill all the prime-time slots, they are forced to -- or happily choose to -- showcase the social extremism of figures such as Sandra Fluke.

The entire week has been a concentrated conspiracy to convince the American people that they must ignore their lying eyes. Things are not as they seem; they are not as we know them to be from our own observations, experience, intellect and reason.

Thus, Michelle Obama spends the better part of her remarks endeavoring to convince us that the cool, detached character to whom she is married is really a warmblooded, sensitive, caring human being who spends his evenings agonizing sympathetically over letters from hurting Americans. Clinton takes almost a full hour reconstructing the nonfiction novel of Obama's actual record into a fictionalized fantasy of nonpareil success. Castro emotionally embraces the very values with which his party is at war.

This is the party of Barack Obama, the party that consciously and defiantly omitted God (and Jerusalem as Israel's capital) from its platform. It is the party that has cynically elevated the banning of protection of the innocent unborn to the highest moral act.

With due respect to Mayor Castro, his party is not the one that values rugged individualism, personal responsibility and equal opportunity for all. With ample deference to President Clinton for his virtuosity in manipulating damning data into a mythical yarn of national triumph, President Obama's record, in all categories, has been deplorable -- from economic policy to the debt to foreign policy to working with Republicans.

Democrat after Democrat complains about the free market while pretending he reveres it. "It's not the system we don't like; it's that it's rigged." Well, the only rigging we see is President Obama's unconstitutional favors for his friends and pet projects, including his favoring his union buddies and cheating secured creditors in the Chrysler restructuring, disproportionately retaining General Motors and Chrysler dealerships for women and minorities, illegally subordinating taxpayers to loans of private investors in Solyndra, killing a voter intimidation case against his New Black Panther Party allies, funneling money to his corporate executive buddies, and much more.

The Democrats' effort to make political hay from bad-mouthing the economy they've presided over for the past four years is nothing short of surreal. Their denunciation of cronyism when they are its primary practitioners is bizarre. Their portrayal of the worst economy since Jimmy Carter as a robust, job-creating marvel is delusional. Their vilification of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as hellbent on destroying entitlement programs -- for which they have presented credible, workable plans to save and strengthen and for which Obama would surely destroy by obstructing Republican plans and offering none of his own -- is patently offensive.

We are witnessing the Twilight Zone, not the TV series, not the feature-length movie but an entire week of jaw-dropping unreality.

Don't get too worked up over this, though, because, in the end, the American people are too savvy to buy into the illusions. No number of words could change what they know they're experiencing -- the assault on our values, the smothering of the private sector, the destruction of our economy and our impending national bankruptcy.


David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "The Great Destroyer," hit No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at


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  1. agent007Comment by agent007
    September 7, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Great article, Mr Limbaugh, and I agree with you, expect on one scary aspect.
    You mention that the American people is too savvy to buy into the illusions.
    2008 demonstrated that too many American people these days are not that savvy at all, and disregarded all the ominous signs that we noted even then.
    Your article, and the last 4 years, have proven that the ominous signs were a correct indicator of what this Obama regime was about to do, and has started to do since.

    Yes, hopefully enough American people are still savvy enough to vote Obama out of office this time, but I see a disturbing growth rate in the non-savvy Democratic party supporters, that want nothing more than to vote themselves the money in the form of entitlements like “Free” Healthcare and the likes. Yeah right, Free? Costs for ObamaCare are exploding already, and it hasn’t been implemented fully yet.
    ObamaCare alone can complete the bankrupting of this country.

    Wake up Americans, I know Obama is telling you to keep the Dream alive, but please WAKE UP!
    Alarm bells are ringing all around you, WAKE UP, and get to WORK!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 7, 2012 @ 9:30 am

      I want to know how Obama can move forward when he spent the whole night back pedaling from “You did not do that” to pedal forward to “You can Do That?” I am confused???

      He obviously stuck his finger in the air, and follows his own advice to learn by our mistakes. I am beginning to understand how Adolph Hitler mesmerized the most cultivated cultural Country in Europe at the time on to the same socialist path of their own destruction. Listen not to what he says, just watch what he does and does not do.

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    • sargeComment by sarge
      September 7, 2012 @ 10:37 am


      I totally agree!

      Again he goes after the college crowd with the hype and scare tactics.

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 7, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Remember the Twilight Zone episode when the Actor that played Jaws in 007 played the part of the beign giant alien who arrived with a book named “To Serve man” that would solve all of mankind’s Problems. People left to visit their planet and get magical health cures with reports coming back of their healing, but none of them never came back. The poor earth man found out too late on board the alien ship on the way to “Planet Cure all” that the name of the Book “To serve man” was a cook book and it was HE who was going to be served,

    Well folks how does it feel to be that frog in our American alien of ideas slow cooking pot. LIke the book in the episode nobody could decipher the real meaning behind the script,,,,,nor today the teleprompter. until it was too late and we all become food for the Socialsit Gods who devour our bodies, our spirits and least of all our private parts and private property.

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    • classicComment by classic
      September 7, 2012 @ 10:07 am

      And, all it would have taken to not have the ****** not be elected in the first place, was for the citizens to pay attention to what was in his past. And, that he was not properly vetted with all the cards on the table.
      Maybe this time will be different and folks will see the lies for what they are, a way for the left to take over our lives and serve up the country to the commies for the destruction of our way of life and everything we hold dear.
      God, hear me, please.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 7, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

      Obama would have you believe his dad and OUR dads went to fight and die in war in WWII to preserve SOCIALISM. Yah Right, in a political Pgs eye!

      Obama states he was elected to tell the truth (pass the barf bag). “And the truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges which built up over decades” (Of creeping socialism). He goes on to Praise FDR but forgets under leadership of a real American Democrat President who knew how to lead and unite with Republicans, we fought, conquered and won a WORLD war in 4 short years, more than doubling our economic output, which gave our troops the capacity to win. Obviously not your Daddy’s Democrat Party.

      When it comes to our middle east wars,Like Stalin he hopes to rewrite the history of the war to eliminate his own errors and exaggerate his military role. The successful strategy of the fighting front generals gets sent to socialist Siberia while the leader from behind grabs the headlines with a government manipulated Liberal media. We all know how THAT worked out.

      Stalin understood that only those who can rewrite the past can control the present election and manipulate the future. Last night was an exercise in recreating the past 4 years in as a distorted dishonest image like that Obama created for his father. He and Biden rewrote reality and are as dangerous as those who rewrite our history books for our children.

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  3. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    September 7, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Savvy Americans? Watch the following:

    Democratic Convention delegates are duly assembled to chart the
    course of our country for the next four years.
    Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number of
    DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing profitability.
    He deliberately avoided speaking with the occupy protestors camping
    outside in tents to get a more “mainstream” Democratic perspective!

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 7, 2012 @ 11:23 am

      I could not believe my ears when I heard those pinheads and what they would be in favor of. It shows that the average DNC/Obama worshiper doesn’t have a clue as to how a capitalistic society works.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 7, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

      These are scary times indeed. Education seems to have done a fabulous job in brainwashing our kids.
      Recently I read some of my own childs’ homework, an assignment to explain the history of NATO and Warsaw Pact, and it was so scary to see how in that work the NATO was described as the agressor which forced the poor Warsaw Pact into a defensive posture!
      Indoctrination in our schools anyone?
      It’s not a myth, it’s happening under our own eyes, in our own families, with our own kids!

      There is a good reason why younger voters are much more likely to vote Obama than people of our generation!

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  4. classicComment by classic
    September 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    They had to rely on Clinton to spin the last 4 years into a positive thing. He almost was able to do it. Not quite. I think most folks saw it for what it was, a sham. A coverup. Bill was not at his best, his heart wasn’t in it. Plus, there are too many other left operatives out there still spouting the obvious lies and distortions.
    Then along came the speech from the ******. Back tracking from his statement of “you didn’t build that…”, but not convincingly.
    Hopefully, this will be enough to let the citizens see what they are in for if the ****** is re-elected. If more of them would pay attention to what he does, he’s over. If not, God help us all.

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  5. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    September 7, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    I watched “2016: Obama’s America” last night.
    Now I understand what he meant by ‘you didn’t build that’.

    Deep down, Obama believes “America didn’t build that.”
    In the ‘anti-colonialist’ view taken from his father, Obama thinks all wealth in western countries was ‘stolen’ during the rape of underprivileged ‘poor’ nations.

    The first glimmer of this mindset peeked through when his first act as President was to remove the bust of Churchill, a famous ‘colonialist’, from it’s place of honor.

    While he may use socialism, fascism, or parts of others to move people to support him, his underlying goal is to ‘return’ the wealth of America to the third world.

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  6. MorganComment by Morgan
    September 7, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Of course we all have to realize that the attendees at the DNC convention are all brainwashed idiots anyway and would eat all this stuff up.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 7, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

      The scary part is how this brainwashing is taking place daily, and all around us.
      I would urge all parents that have not been turned into Demo-Zombies yet, to keep a very close eye on what is happening in the schools and with their own children!
      Try to talk politics at home, talk about history, and what you remember as the truth as taught (and experienced) in our days!

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  7. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    September 7, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    The lies and falsehoods that come out of the mouths of these marxist-commies and their fearless leader is an assault on my intelligence and should be to EVERY American citizen who listens to them! Their lies should anger every intelligent American who hears them. What does this tell us about their attitude toward the average American citizen? They hate us and what we stand for.

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  8. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    September 7, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Very Clever, placing the one for the job in the office of president. Very Convincing, after seeing how taken in people can be with lies. Very possible, that more prophecies are coming true.

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  9. arespectfulexplanationComment by arespectfulexplanation
    September 8, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    No one here is paying any attention to what was written before them. That is no way to get a dialog going. That is exactly why Mitt may lose. He offerred no information of his own, just appealing to our fears whatever they may be. A group such as Republicans are very diverse, remember the Liberal republicans of the 60′s facing off against the Conservative Democrats.

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