Limbaugh on Trump

Transcript from Tuesday.

I read a story yesterday by Clive Cook.  And I think he’s a Brit.  He tells the story of a friend of his from the UK who has lived in Washington for a while. He grew up in London in Cambridge or Oxford in the seventies and said there was all kinds of class distinctions in the UK then, but the upper classes didn’t sneer, and they weren’t exclusionary, and they didn’t laud their exalted status over everybody else.  They got along, the class lines were drawn and everybody knew it, but there was no sneering from top down.  There wasn’t any arrogant condescension.

So this guy announces to his friends in Washington that he’s gonna buy a house in West Virginia, and they immediately think he’s lost his mind.  “You mean you’re gonna go live next to people that strum a banjo on the front porch, don’t have any teeth?  You’re gonna hang around with a bunch of people that pull shotgun triggers all day long while yelling about pro-life?”  He said he had never seen anything like it. These are good people, friends of his in Washington who had this instinctive insulting sneering attitude about people they don’t know who live in West Virginia. And the attitudes they had about them were based only on the fact that they did not live in Washington; they live in West Virginia.

So the guy goes, builds his house, buys his house, whatever, meets his friends in West Virginia, and they’re wonderful people, they’re fine and dandy people, and they’re of course nothing like what his Washington buddies described.  And his point is that this sneering condescension is something that people in the middle class, both lower, middle, and upper middle class, are fully aware of.  They’re fully aware of this condescension toward them.

  • Yes.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    All true. Every. Single. Word.

  • Spatchcocked

    La Trahison des Clercs…….it pops up all the time everywhere in every generation in different guises.

    In English it translates as fuck you Jack I’m all right.

  • Spatchcocked

    Patriotism is SO out of fashion.

  • Dana Garcia
  • Dana Garcia

    The elites crushed the US working people via outsourcing and immigration to the point where America is no longer majority middle class. And now the ultra-rich complains that blue-collar Americans are scruffy and poor, a condition largely created by government policies.

  • Millie_Woods

    Rush nailed it.

    It plays out the same every election cycle. If there’s a people’s choice that goes against the established order he gets demonized by the left, the media and the RINOs.

    Nixon was a criminal psychopath, Reagan was the second coming of Hitler, Dubya was next up for the Hitler/George Wallace treatment (remember Slick Willy warning Bush about tearing America’s ‘coat of many colors’ in his farewell speech?) Now it’s Trump’s turn. “This time we really mean it, Trump is Hitler, Trump is Mussolini, Trump is the Klan, Trump is not what America is all about! We’ve made too much progress only to watch TRUMP turn back the clock. We’re serious this time, this guy really is Hitler”

    It will be interesting to see if it works.

    • V10_Rob

      If Trumps numbers are any indication, they’ve cried ‘Wolf!’ once too often.

      • Millie_Woods

        Agreed. And I have more faith in the American people and the American system than to think a modern version of Hitler could wield that kind of power in the US. Besides, the next Hitler will either be Muslim or a leftist.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      When Rush and the New Republic reach identical conclusions in analyzing this matter coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum, that analysis must be accurate.

      • Millie_Woods

        Then there’s the fact that all the Mexican ex-presidents hate him. IMO things are adding up to a pretty convincing case in Trump’s favor.

    • Maggat

      I hope not.

  • Xavier

    Virginian by birth, West By God Virginian by choice. Either TX or WV will lead the revolution; I know both states and have never seen as fierce a desire for independence and survival instincts like they have.

  • Xavier

    As an American and West Virginian and someone who lives right smack dab in the center of bitter-clinger country, I take this shit personally. Do you understand why I want to see the GOP annihilated?

    • Clink9

      As a Canadian that only drives through your beautiful state to get to Florida, I hope you get your wish!

  • Strife Moribund

    One of the reasons I retired from over 25 years of working as a nightclub bouncer (part-time and sometimes even full-time) was that in the last few years the sort of condescending attitude described here became the rule and not the exception. Tosses became and eardrum shattering nuisance of an event as every little nancy-boy hipster douche was shrieking about who their father was and how someone like me had some nerve puting my hands on someone like them blah blah blah.

    It gave me no end of the warm fuzzies when every time they opened their mouth I would bitch-slap them in the back of the head while I marched them past their friends, hooked up in my own very painful version of escort position. Not so painful as long as you didn’t move too much or try to free yourself lol but if you did, it hurt bad real fast hehehe.

    Anyway it all got to be way too much and it stopped being fun so I retired. Now when I run into one of these douchenozzles, and they pull this crap, I kinda miss being able to slap the condescending attitude out of them…

    • Maggat

      I envy you.

  • bob e

    no body is gonna’ believe anything fat rush says again ..

  • Maggat

    ” And
    his point is that this sneering condescension is something that people
    in the middle class, both lower, middle, and upper middle class, are
    fully aware of. They’re fully aware of this condescension”
    No truer words have been said, See – Trudeau and his ilk.