Below is the transcript of Rush's Address as taken from his website:
RUSH: So if Obama really is serious, here are some suggestions for a post-Massachusetts, post-New Jersey, post-Virginia "State of Obama" speech. Defund ACORN. Prosecute voter intimidation. Fire all the czars and end the practice of hiring them. Propose a bill that actually cuts spending 2% every year for the next ten years and veto every spending bill until the requested bill is passed. List your proposed cuts to achieve the 2% reduction in spending every year. Across-the-board tax cuts, individual two levels: 10% up to a hundred thousand dollars a year, 25% for over that amount. Corporate tax rate: 15%. Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax, the death tax, and capital gains taxes. Just repeal them. Privatize General Motors and Chrysler, and that includes getting the unions out of ownership. End TARP and the slush fund. Cut off all slush fund and Porkulus spending that has not been spent. Lift all restrictions prevalent in interstate health insurance and real tort reform, and endorse Charles Krauthammer's proposal to scrap the current medical malpractice system.
Repeal Executive Order 10988, which gives federal workers the right to join unions and bargain collectively. Reserve constitutional rights for Americans: Treat terrorists as enemy combatants and not common criminals and US citizens, and return the right to interrogate those that attack us to the FBI and the CIA. And last, but not least, keep Guantanamo Bay open for business because we're going to need it. It's very simple. Those are my suggestions if you want to fix what Obama's done wrong. I know it's a pipe dream and it isn't gonna happen. Make no mistake. That's just my way of illustrating in another clever way what's wrong with what Obama has done.
So what's the problem with all this?? There are two things really.
- Like so many other pundits it's the "talk loud and say nothing approach." I could also list 50 things that the President "should do". You could too…anyone could. It's easy to come up with lists. I used to work with a guy who was just like this. He didn't have a lot of ideas…but he had a lot of "better ideas". No original thought or analysis…just blowing enough air to stir things up.
- Rush acts as if these things could just "be done". Some can...Fire the Czars for instance. By the way…the notion of "Czars" began with Rush's hero Ronald Reagan but Limbaugh fails to mention that…EVER. Tort reform…great idea. Let's see how all the lawyers (including several members of congress) feel about. I'm sure they'll let that one just sail through.
In Rush's world it's all so easy. Just listen to Rush. But in the real world it's not so easy. People are accountable. Rush is not accountable to anyone but Rush…so it's easy to solve all the problems of the country in his little radio vacuum. But in the end, it's as Shakespeare's Macbeth said-
"..it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."