Objective SummaryEl Rushbo followed up his first book, The Way Things Ought To Be, with this one He covers much of the same ground, and some new ground, in expressing conservative thought circa 1993 Limbaugh believes 1 Bill Clinton pretended to be a centrist or conservative during the campaign to get elected, but he is actually a tax and spend liberal.2 Bill Clinton tried to be all things to all people, and he brazenly lied while doing it.3 Lower tax rates are good.4 Higher tax rates can Objective SummaryEl Rushbo followed up his first book, The Way Things Ought To Be, with this one He covers much of the same ground, and some new ground, in expressing conservative thought circa 1993 Limbaugh believes 1 Bill Clinton pretended to be a centrist or conservative during the campaign to get elected, but he is actually a tax and spend liberal.2 Bill Clinton tried to be all things to all people, and he brazenly lied while doing it.3 Lower tax rates are good.4 Higher tax rates can lead to lower tax revenues For example, the luxury tax on yachts decimated the business, cost jobs, and lowered tax revenues as consumers delayed or avoided purchases.5 Moral relativism, and physical or gender relativism are wrong.6 National healthcare is rationed care and would increase costs while decreasing quality.7 Self reliance is the key to happiness and prosperity.8 The Founders were religious, tolerant, and hard working.9 The 1980 s under Reagan s policies led to unprecedented economic growth, tax revenues, and charitable contributions The deficits increased because spending outpaced the increased revenues.10 Al Gore is an environmentalist whacko, who is prochoice regarding abortion, but is anti choice regarding school selection through vouchers.11 Global warming is a scare tactic to givemoney and power to politicians Environmentalists were wrong about global cooling and the dangers of the depleting ozone layer.12 Homosexual behavior statistically reduces one s lifespan and is being indoctrinated into schoolchildren s minds.13 Liberals blur the lines by redefining terms like rape, which is a disservice to actual rape victims They claim 25% of college women are raped, which is untrue.14 Liberals use real and imaginary crises rape epidemic, environmental problems to gain power.15 Hate crimes are thought crimes and shouldn t exist.16 Minimum wage laws hurt the poor by eliminating jobs and preventing unskilled workers from starting their careers.17 The Fairness Doctrine is anti American and anti First Amendment.Subjective ThoughtsLimbaugh advocates for limited government, lower taxes, and free speech That s great Limbaugh as libertarian is a good look He is also doing work as a culture warrior Political correctness has gone too far, and multiculturalism and moral relativism are indefensible Consider the cover ups of grooming gangs throughout the United Kingdom in Aylesbury, Bristol, Derby, Halifax, Keighley, Newcastle, Oxford, Peterborough, Rochdale, Rotherham, and Telford Consider Islamic terrorism and female genital mutilation Consider neo Nazis and communists Then tell me all cultures are inherently equal People can agree or disagree on any number of issues, and they can interpret or emphasize facts differently Most annoying are blatant lies, cover ups, and silencing of opposition The attempted and actual silencing of people like James Da, Alex Jones, Charles Murray, Ben Shapiro, and academics who publish about environmental or racial issues that run counter to the liberal narrative seems a tacit admission of the weakness or rejection of liberal arguments Let everyone talk, and let the best arguments triumph A close second to silencing opposition in terms of destructiveness is the redefining and usurpation of well known terms Marriage, racism, sexual harassment, rape, discrimination, socialism, violence, and global cooling global warming climate change are all examples of terms denuded of meaning to serve a political end This type of language tampering covers logical and reasoning errors in liberal arguments If rape now refers to both forced vaginal penetration and also unwanted hand holding or a hug that one later regrets, then the precision of language has been lost and words are meaningless Limbaugh provides a needed service in speaking for the silenced, exposing the nefarious wordplay, and counterbalancing the obvious and overwhelming liberal bias in media, academia, and government He is right in pointing out that so called liberals are the least liberal, tolerant, and open minded people around Don t believe me Try giving a speech or arguing any of the following points on a college campus or in front of any gathering of liberals a Christianity is a force for good.b Islam is a force for evil.c America s founders are the greatest political geniuses of the last 2,000 years.d Blacks commitcrimes and have lower intelligence than Asians.e Affirmative action is immoral and destructive.f Men and women are different, and men are better suited for science, math, and running large corporations at the extreme end of the distribution curves.g Diversity is a weakness to overcome, not a strength to celebrate.h Colonialism brought order, technology, and increased standards of living to the natives.i Capitalism is the best economic system ever devised.j Transsexuals are mentally ill.k Socialism and communism are evil and murderous ideologies even worse than fascism.l Liberals are intolerant.m Racism is no longer a serious obstacle to success in America, and the only overt racism left is affirmative action.n Professor should not have tenure.o Healthcare is not a right because you cannot force someone to work for youchokengtitiktitikchokeng Welfare creates dependency and is often abused.q Two parent households are better for children than single parent households.You don t even have to agree with these positions But they are valid positions supported by evidence and held by tens of millions of people If there is a reasoning error in one of the conclusions, point it out To condemn any and all who believe them as racist, immoral, or stupid, and to seek to destroy their lives or livelihoods is reprehensible and cowardly What is so frightening about hearing an opposing viewpoint Holding an idea in mind, without necessarily accepting it, is one mark of maturity and absolutely vital to empathy In my experience, the least tolerant, least empathetic people are the self professed liberals or progressives Thank God Limbaugh is out there taking it on his multiple chins for the rest of us.Revealing Quotes I have the cure for what ails us Here s my prescription Self reliance Morality Personal responsibility Optimism and good cheer Confidence in the irrepressibility of the human spirit Dependence not on government, but on the universal yearning for freedom and the desire to make life better for oneself and one s family These are the underpinnings of the free market, and we need free market solutions, not government remedies If there are fewer people in need, there is less demand for the expansive role of government, and thus, a declining need for liberals But there isn t a conviction I hold that makes liberals lividquickly than this one America is the greatest country on Earth and in history, still abounding with untapped opportunity for ordinary citizens They call it egalitarianism I call it sapping individuals of their lifeblood, depriving them of their human spirit, and, in the name of helping some, relegating everyone to mediocrity or worse Bill Clinton knew that his best chance of winning the election, if nominated, would be to create the perception that he was conservative Indeed, during the campaign he co opted the traditionally conservative issues from George Bush, who couldn t seem to get out of the starting block He promised a middle class tax cut, deficit reduction, welfare reform, federal spending cuts, and a massive Reaganesque slashing of the bureaucracy Bill Clinton said anything he had to say to get a vote He proved to be the ultimate politician But can you blame him After all, he was and remains unencumbered by the constraints of conscience and, aside from me, there was no one around to hold him accountable The fundamental flaw in socialist theory is that we live in a zero sum world that when someone wins or achieves something, someone else is, by necessity, losing Liberals seem unable to comprehend the concept of wealth creation that our economy is not a zero sum game that one person s achievement is not necessarily the other person s loss that burdensome taxes have a deterrent effect on the production of income and wealth and jobs The important role profits play in an economy is to signal to investors risk takers where to sendresources and where to send less The marketplace rules, but not arbitrarily, as the government does in its capacity of allocating resources And that is the critical distinction When the market is the final arbiter, consumers needs will be satisfied, because consumers, collectively, are the market Not even the most zealous capitalist would tell you that the free market is a panacea The Bible assures us that we are never going to eradicate poverty completely Utopia is not achievable on this Earth, but capitalism is the best system available to provide the most wealth for the most people Americans now work an average of 123 days and the figure is rising simply to pay their tax bills at the federal, state, and local levels That means that you, dear readers, work exclusively for the government in January, February, March, and April Sometime in early May you actually begin working for yourself and your family That s not free enterprise, my friends That s slavery And what does this beneficent government do for most of you Beyond providing a national defense, not much, I daresay Would you rather take your chances in the marketplace, or wait in a government line for rationed care There are only about 650 people at any one time qualified to play major league baseball in America Those are the people we pay to see or turn on the television to watch If they don t play, fans don t watch It s market economics at work Regardless, it s none of government s business to tell people how much they can earn It s hard to believe that the governing elite have such a learning disability concerning world history In trying to equalize incomes, they ll help no one and ultimately enslave everyone What Columbus found was a land sparsely inhabited by nomadic hunting tribes Many were constantly on the verge of starvation They had not yet discovered the wheel and had no written language Tribe against tribe they lived a violent and brutal existence Of those Caribbean Indians Columbus came into contact with, the Arawaks attacked and enslaved the Siboney The Caribs feasted literally on members of both tribes There areAmerican Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history Does that sound like a record of genocide Columbus himself is merely a symbol, a vehicle, a retrospective scapegoat their real target is America and Western civilization The Indians were wonderful, they say The dead white men were the oppressors It s all so black and white to the revisionists These Columbashers harbor an irrebuttable in their own minds presumption of prejudice against Western culture Historical facts and evidence at variance with their predisposition, if ever even considered, are summarily rejected At the core of this anti Western view is a not so subtle racism so insidious and pervasive as to be almost unspeakable Let me translate multiculture speak for you and put it intodirect language we all can understand Indians are good White Europeans are bad Blacks are good Asians, we re not too sure about Regardless of how they camouflage it, this is the essence of multiculturalism and the kind of psychobabble being disseminated in our institutions of higher learning today The corollary themes are that character and identity are primarily shaped by ethnicity The pattern is easy to follow First, they ascribe fictitious misdeeds to people not alive to defend themselves then they categorically indict the entire race for the fabricated atrocities attributed to some Is this not overt racism emanating from self described ethnically and racially sensitive people Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments L ong before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism And what happened It didn t work Surprise, surprise, huh What William Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry yearsthat by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing as if they were wiser than God For this community so far as it was was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men s wives and children without any recompensethat was though injustice William Bradford, Pilgrim settler describing early system of governance in an American colony There s eventhat is being deliberately withheld from our modern textbooks For example, one of those attracted to the New World by the success of Plymouth was Thomas Hooker, who established his own community in Connecticut the first full fledged constitutional community and perhaps the most free society the world had ever known Hooker s community was governed by the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, which established strict limits on the powers of government So revolutionary and successful was this idea that Massachusetts was inspired to adopt its Body of Liberties, which included ninety eight separate protections of individual rights, including no taxation without representation, due process of law, trial by a jury of peers, and prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment These were men who shook up the entire world by proclaiming the idea that people had certain God given freedoms and rights and that the government s only raison d tre was to protect those freedoms and rights from both internal and external forces That simple yet brilliant insight has been all but lost today in liberalism s relentless march toward bigger,powerful,intrusive government Liberalism poisons the soul Modern day liberalism is like a disease or an addiction that literally has the power to destroy the character of the person who falls under its spell When liberals hurl epithets at you because you have pointed out the obvious error of their ways, just know that you have hit a nerve If you criticize their behavior and they call you a pig, a bigot, or a fascist, their consciences must be giving them problems or else they acquired their liberal values by rote and without comprehension They claims to have a monopoly on the market of open mindedness and tolerance, but in truth they are often extremely close minded and intolerant T he breakdown of standards of any kind is the liberals forte T he deficit did rise to 230 billion in 1985 86 but it was not because of the tax cuts It was because of unchecked growth in entitlement spending And don t blame that on Reagan, either If Congress had made any strides toward curbing skyrocketing spending during this period, there would have been no deficit by the end of the Reagan presidency In fact, during the Reagan tax cut era, IRS collections actually nearly doubled Actual revenues nearly doubled, from 550 billion to about 991 billion Cuts in marginal tax rates spur economic growth by providing entrepreneurs an incentive to invest their marginal tax dollars, causing many of them to earnmoney and paytaxes on their earnings, albeit at a lower marginal rate, and create new jobs Again, this is an application of Adam Smith s invisible hand These new jobs result in a bigger employment base and, thus,taxpayers More taxpayers translates into higher tax revenues even at lower marginal rates Supply side economics is nothing new It s a restatement of the classical economists, from Adam Smith to nineteenth century economists David Ricardo and Jean Baptiste Say Supply side is an extrapolation of Say s Law Supply creates its own demand During her confirmation hearings Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked by Senator Orrin Hatch R Utah if she believed that a business could be guilty of racism if the percentage of minorities on its payroll was less than the percentage of minorities living in the community where the business was located She emphatically replied that racism could indeed be established by this simple statistical variance, without any proof that racist policies in hiring practices led to the disparity Senator Hatch then informed her that during her several years in the D.C Court of Appeals she had hired fifty seven people in assorted positions and that none of them was black Congress exempted itself from the provisions of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment and Opportunity Act, the Equal Pay Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Ethics in Government Act, and a host of other laws Even the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation that is the pride and joy of every liberal worth his or her salt, doesn t apply to Congress Thumb through the pages of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Marx, Bacon, Adam Smith you name it You ll see that all of them defend their particular political and or economic systems foremost on moral grounds Most liberals know that their solutions do not work, yet they continue to promote these ideas as their ticket to power N o nation in the history of the world has ever taxed itself into prosperity Here is a parallel truism for all of you to ponder With the exception of the areas of national security and defense, never in the history of the world has government control ever lowered costs or improved efficiency That applies to health care or any other industry In fact, government intervention specifically the Medicaid and Medicare programs is the biggest reason costs are escalating in health care today When Medicare began in 1965, it cost taxpayers about 3 billion per year It was projected back then that by 1990 the price would rise to 9 billion per year The 1990 bill was actually 67 billion per year The most conservative estimates today say that the program will cost 223 billion by 1997 I f you tax something, it discourages that activity Likewise, if you subsidize something or give it away, you encourage it That s how the real world works, and that s just what has happened with Medicare and Medicaid It s human nature DDT has saved the lives of tens of millions of people For instance, in 1951, 75 million people in India suffered from malaria Thanks to DDT, that number was down to 50,000 in 1961 When India stopped using DDT, malaria came back strong, resulting in illness and deaths for millions In 1977, the number of cases ranged between 30 million and 50 million Quotes continued in comments section below Good Christ, totally ape shit bananas Rush Limbaugh, America sradio talk show host, bounded to the top of the bestseller lists with the record breaking The Way Things Ought to Be Now, this consummate entertainer and provocative political commentator, whom conservatives love and liberals love to hate this harmless little fuzzball who delights in being called The Most Dangerous Man in America has made publishing history again with a record breakingmillion copy first printing of See, I Told You So The Democrats may be in the White House, but Rush leads the charge to embrace and defend the fundamental values that have shaped the American character belief in God, devotion to family, law and order, rugged individualism, commitment to excellence, rewarding achievement, andthe notion that the woman is always right An no less a liberal then Ted Koppel, quoted in Vanity Fair, said, You ignore him at your peril The ultimate Republican manifesto Clear, concise, well presented arguments against liberal ideology Rush also eloquently criticizes the direction the Republican party has been headed toward in the post Reagan years, and offers advice for both strengthening and unifying the party in the years to come Of course, the book was written 17 years ago, so it no longer reads up to date, but amazingly it still seems completely relevant in today s world, which is currently undergoing the same kinds of The ultimate Republican manifesto Clear, concise, well presented arguments against liberal ideology Rush also eloquently criticizes the direction the Republican party has been headed toward in the post Reagan years, and offers advice for both strengthening and unifying the party in the years to come Of course, the book was written 17 years ago, so it no longer reads up to date, but amazingly it still seems completely relevant in today s world, which is currently undergoing the same kinds of ideological battles under Obama that it did when Clinton was president P repare your mind to be challenged as it has never been challenged before p xvi The Doctor of Democracy adds another textbook to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies with his best selling follow up to The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So Expanding on some of the topics from his previous book, Rush addresses his appeal to mainstream America despite continued predictions of his imminent downfall , the culture war, environmentalism, and the revision of the 19 P repare your mind to be challenged as it has never been challenged before p xvi The Doctor of Democracy adds another textbook to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies with his best selling follow up to The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So Expanding on some of the topics from his previous book, Rush addresses his appeal to mainstream America despite continued predictions of his imminent downfall , the culture war, environmentalism, and the revision of the 1980s as a Decade of Greed Additionally, he discusses several new issues and events, including the New Democrat, HillaryCare, Dan s Bake Sale a conservative spoof on school deficit bake sales , the Politics of Meaning, and The Hush Rush Law And while much of the book is of the moment, most of it remains remarkably relevant particularly the left s attempts at censorship through politically correct speech codes and Fairness Doctrine like controls over electronic media As with his radio show, Rush includes a lot of lighthearted humor and satiric comedy to entertain and illustrate absurdity by being absurd See, I Told You So is proof positive that Rush is documented to be right 99.8% of the time and isn t afraid to let us know it Like everything I touch, this book is on the cutting edge of societal evolution p xiv As one of the poor, working class Americans struggling to make ends meet on a meager salary, you might think I would have nothing but contempt for Mr Limbaugh In fact, nothing could be further from the truth As Mr Limbaugh says, if anyone is to blame for this mess of a country, it s those defeat o crats who whine and bitch about how good the rich got it Hey, if I wanted to feel sorry for myself, I d go stare at my paycheck while my little guy is asking me why we can t buy him those fancy ne As one of the poor, working class Americans struggling to make ends meet on a meager salary, you might think I would have nothing but contempt for Mr Limbaugh In fact, nothing could be further from the truth As Mr Limbaugh says, if anyone is to blame for this mess of a country, it s those defeat o crats who whine and bitch about how good the rich got it Hey, if I wanted to feel sorry for myself, I d go stare at my paycheck while my little guy is asking me why we can t buy him those fancy new sneakers he s been hot over for the past few months Sorry, Skylar, you re size 7 until I say otherwise You might not believe this, but Mr Limbaugh speaks a lot of truth According to a book review I googled, the book begins in trademark Rush fashion on a note of optimism Rush recounts past run ins with star athlete Danny Ainge as well as his former high school football coach The stories he tells reveal lessons that anyone can implement in his own life, and they provide the reader with personal inspiration in addition to entertainment value According to Rush, the American Dream is still alive To achieve your dreams you only need passion, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence.In conclusion, Rush Limbaugh is a cocktail of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, with a chaser of prescription painkillers He brings truth, justice, and the right to bare Magnum.357s, back into the political landscape Most important, Rush teaches me to channel my frustrations and anger at economic inequalities and my own inadequacies towards women, minorities, and homosexuals This book is set up in the following manner He address is a problem, he gives a few examples, suggest ways in which we might fix said problem, then goes on a rant about it Although there is a lot of ranting complaining going on, there is also some very constructive conversation Some very good problems being addressed in this book I would definitely recommend this book. More discussion of what most of us would consider common sense following Rush Limbaugh s earlier book The Way Things Ought to be As with any books of a political nature about half the population likes and agrees and half dislikes and disagrees Many may feel that ideas expressed by Rush Limbaugh are for indoctrination of the public In reality most people already hold these opinions as common sense or what may be referred to as old fashioned values The ideas in these books simply affirm people More discussion of what most of us would consider common sense following Rush Limbaugh s earlier book The Way Things Ought to be As with any books of a political nature about half the population likes and agrees and half dislikes and disagrees Many may feel that ideas expressed by Rush Limbaugh are for indoctrination of the public In reality most people already hold these opinions as common sense or what may be referred to as old fashioned values The ideas in these books simply affirm people s existing beliefs That is then the secret of Rush s popularity Great read for anyone with an open mind Did you know that feminists are just mad because men don t want to have sex with them spoiler alert it s the hairy legs Ha You tell em, Rush This guy s not afraid to say what everyone else is already thinking So, this book is kind of amazing I have it listed as read, but only because occasionally pick up and try to force myself to finish two pages isn t actually an option I found this a couple years back at the Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg on the last day aka free Did you know that feminists are just mad because men don t want to have sex with them spoiler alert it s the hairy legs Ha You tell em, Rush This guy s not afraid to say what everyone else is already thinking So, this book is kind of amazing I have it listed as read, but only because occasionally pick up and try to force myself to finish two pages isn t actually an option I found this a couple years back at the Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg on the last day aka free book day of their annual book sale I didn t want it to fall into the wrong hands ie someone who agrees with Rush , so I snapped it up, and it has since become a fixture in my opposition library It s basically an epic of self love, so vividly narcissistic that you can practically feel the Rush juices oozing out of the pages Apparently and I didn t know this Rush has been right about everything he s ever said, and this book proves it Did you know that there aretrees and forested areas in America NOW than there was when the Pilgrims came Environmentalists are just looking for an excuse to expand government, apparently Not for the faint of heart Why waste my time and reading ability on this trash Rush would be ranting to the left if he could make money on it An embarrassment to actual authors Yes, I did read it to review it.