Drive-Bys Target Jack Welch and El Rushbo for Refusing to Accept the “New Normal”
The Gallup poll — the Gallup people, by the way, are being sued by the regime. I’m not kidding. David Axelrod asked Holder at the DOJ to look into Gallup when they published some polling results they didn’t like. I’m not making that up. So Gallup is under investigation by the regime. The chief economist at Gallup is saying that Obama’s job numbers look like they have been cooked, the number last week, the 7.8%. Gallup’s guy is under investigation by the regime. Jack Welch thought the numbers have been cooked. I thought the numbers have been cooked.
A number of distinguished conservative thinkers in the Beltway cautioned all of us, “Don’t go there. Don’t get into this conspiracy on the regime cooking the numbers. It’s a statistical anomaly.” Well, whatever. When you boil it all down, what we’re being told is that 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, it’s the new normal, right? The bottom line is, I don’t want to settle for an unemployment number 7.8%, folks. And we’re being told to settle. That’s good news? It isn’t good news. Eight-point-two is not good news, either. The U-6 number, 14.7. That’s the total unemployment number people who are looking and who’ve given up looking for work. That’s the real number, 14.7. And it’s obviously probably higher than that. But the cost is in real human terms. These numbers are just statistics. They represent real human lives severely damaged, and I resent deeply this notion that we’re to be pleased with 7.8%.
“But, Mr. Limbaugh, it represents a positive trend.”
It does not represent a positive trend. It represents a new normal, a new country where we’re not expected to do any better than that. We’re being told to reelect Obama on this basis. Why, is this as good as it gets, then? There’s a reason for this. There’s a reason why this country’s being asked to accept a bunch of new normals that are morally depraved, culturally deficient. There’s a reason for this. I used to believe that the election of George W. Bush represented the rebuke of Clintonism. And by Clintonism, I mean everything that came along with Bill Clinton. Lying is now good for you. It’s okay to be found to be lying under oath. It’s okay to have sex in the Oval Office, as long as it didn’t affect your job. It was basically okay to be as depraved and morally deficient as Bill Clinton was.