Rush Limbaugh Quotes

"Liberalism is a lie!"

"Liberalism has to lie!"

"Liberalism does not work."

"I love listening to myself!"

"With talent on loan from God."

"It's never too late for victory!"

"Liberals do not use their minds!"

"Liberals are liberals first!"

"Liberalism is an ideology built on lies."

“Compassion is no substitute for justice.”

“I don't need equal time, I am equal time!”

"Liberalism is born on pure emotion."

“No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity.”

"Devisive attacks on liberal means the truth."

"The fastest three hours in media is now under way."

“Bigot - a person who wins an argument with a liberal”

"Liberalism lies about what it is going to accomplish."

"With half my brain tied behind by back just to make it fair!"

"Liberalism seeks to deceive as many people as possible."

"The purpose of liberalism is to tell liberals they are good people."

"Meeting and surpassing all audience expectations on a daily basis."

"Saying more in five seconds than most hosts say in an entire year."

"Their (liberals) idea of sacrifice is taking from people they don't like."

"End results that work that don't involve government threatens liberals."

"Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box."

"You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government."

"Feminists want to be treated as equals, but at the same time they want special treatment."

"You can put lipstick on a community organizer, but it doesn't make him presidential material."

"No, no: you never apologize -- particularly about something you're right about. Well, that is, unless you're married."

"What's the difference between a liberal and a conservative? A liberal will interpret the constitution, a conservative will quote it!"

"Barack Obama did not inherit a mess. He leads a mess. He inherited the United States of America, where anything is possible."

"What do Obama and God have in common? Neither has a birth certificate. How do they differ? God does not think he's Obama."

"By the way, anybody know the difference between Barack Obama and an empty suit? Snerdley, you know? I don't know what the difference is, either. Sorry."

"If an economic recovery happens, the Democrats are S.O.L., politically. Now, what does that tell about you their politics and their economics?"

"Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that?"

"Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government."

"I believe that life begins at conception and that killing that human life is justifiable only when it's necessary to save the mother's life."

"The dirty little secret is that the vast majority of the people in this country live their lives as conservatives, and given conservative leadership, they'll respond to it in landslide droves."

"If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation."

"I'm not opposed to the protection of animals. But the best way to do that is to make sure some human being owns them." --

"You don't want Obamaism. You don't want Obamanomics. You don't want Obama judges. You don't want Obama anything."

"The world's biggest problem is the unequal distribution of capitalism. If there were capitalism everywhere, you wouldn't have food shortages."

"(C)ompassion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need government assistance."

"Let me leave you with a thought that most honestly summarizes my sentiments: I love the women's movement...especially when I am walking behind it." ---

"If economies are built 'bottom up', Obama, wouldn't Mexico be the number one economy in the world? Wouldn't Cuba be an international superpower?"

"The Drive-Bys are reporting on my failure to drink the Obama Kool-Aid when it's their job to do exactly what I am doing: it is their job to be skeptical!"

"The United States will now pay aid money for abortions around the world during the Obama era of responsibility. Let's hear it for responsibility! Do I hear an 'attaboy'?"

"The American dream has an entirely different definition to Democrats and liberals than it does to you and me. Their American dream is the United States becoming a full-fledged socialist country."

"When the economy is strong, liberals want to grow government. When the economy is weak, liberals want to grow government. There is no business cycle in government, there is just growth."

"The modern-day Democrat Party does not believe in the Bush Doctrine. They believe in us getting hit and reading the people who hit us their rights, and then giving them access to the US Constitution."

"Ladies and gentlemen, the economic disaster, the tailspin, the destruction of the greatest economic engine in the history of the world, these policies of Barack Obama's, which have led us to this point, are precisely why I fearlessly said and still say, I hope he fails."

"The administrative cost of many welfare programs in this country is 72 cents per case. For every dollar in taxes set aside for welfare recipients, only 28 cents winds up in their pockets. Yet, the Utopians still believe we have to create more government entitlements."

"This Chrysler bankruptcy is a huge Barack Obama failure. Well, actually, at the end of the day, it's a dynamic success for Barack Obama. This is precisely what he wants to happen: the United Auto Workers ending up with majority control of this company."

"The minute you say that conservatism includes people who are pro-choice, you've destroyed conservatism, because conservatism stands for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and without life, there is nothing else, is there?"

"Conservatism is an active intellectual pursuit; it requires a constant vigilance. It has nothing to do with feelings. Liberalism is the most gutless choice you can make. You just see suffering and say, 'Oh, I feel so horrible!'"

"What Sarah Palin is demonstrating is that you do not have to come out of an Ivy League university in order to lead this country. So much of the conventional wisdom about American politics has been stood on its head since the arrival of Sarah Palin."

"(T)he USA is the greatest nation, not because Americans are inherently superior but because its government was founded on principles which seek to allow maximum individual achievement." --

"What about feeling sorry for those...who pay the taxes? Those are the people NO ONE ever feels sorry for. They are asked to give and give until they have no more to give. And when they say "Enough!" they are called selfish."

"The whole point of Social Security with FDR was to ensure never-ending power for the Democrat Party by identifying it as the party that cares more about you and is going to make sure you never have to suffer at all at any time for any reason -- and people bought it."

"Why the hell should we be worried about crossing the aisle and trying to break bread with people who would rather embarrass Sarah Palin than protest Iran? I'm sorry, but what is there that we have in common with these people?"

"We've always known that Democrats are anti-war, and we've always known that we can't really count on them when it comes to national defense. But we have finally seen with whom they will go to war: the American people who disagree with them."

"These are some of the meanest, most vile people in the country -- the supporters of the Democrat Party and the Obama ticket. They are deranged, they are unhinged, and they are genuinely dangerous, but the media will only praise them as being 'activists' and 'involved'."

"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fractured her ankle in an airport on the way to Senate meetings. Given Sotomayor's preference for Latinas in every walk of life, I hope she can find 'a wise Latina' doctor to set that ankle as opposed to an average white doctor."

"Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims. We don't see people we want to exploit. What we see -- what we see is potential."

"The economist Walter Williams points out that with the money we've spent on poverty programs since the 1960s we could have bought the entire assets of every Fortune 500 company and virtually every acre of US farmland. Still, the left wants more. Yet, not only didn't we eliminate poverty, but today many social problems are far worse than they've ever been."

"The assault on America's religious underpinnings is based on a distorted interpretation of the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment. Those causes are "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Only a lawyer could claim not to understand the plain meaning of those words. The government is prohibited from setting up a state religion, such as Britain has, but no barriers will be erected against the practice of any religion."

"I'm convinced that a lot of people simply don't know what's available out there and how it is possible to find a job and work your way up if you are willing to accept responsibility for your life. I know what it's like to be on the bottom. I've been broke. I've been fired seven times from jobs. And I don't even have a college degree. But I didn't blame anyone else for my problems. I knew that if I didn't try to solve them on my own or with the help of friends or family members, no one else was going to take care of me."

"Liberals have created, and the minority leadership has exploited, a community of dependent people, unaware of the true route to prosperity and happiness: self-reliance and self-investment. Instead, people are told that American is unjust, unfair, and full of disadvantages. They are told that their only hope is for government to fix their problems. What has happened is that generations of people have bought into this nonsense and as result have remained hopelessly mired in poverty and despair -- because the promised solutions don't work. And they will never work -- they never have."

"If the owl can't adapt to the superiority of humans, screw it...Now, I know that sounded heartless. But my argument follows simple, pure logic. If a spotted owl can't adapt, does the earth really need that particular species so much that hardship to human beings is worth enduring in the process of saving it? Thousands of species that roamed the earth are now extinct. Do you hear anyone making the case that the earth would be better off if dinosaurs were still roaming the planet?

"By government giveaway programs, individuals are often hurt far more than they are helped. The recipients of these programs become dependent on the government and their dignity is destroyed. Is it compassionate to enslave more and more people by making them a part of the government dependency cycle? I think compassion should be measured by how many people no longer need it. Helping people to become self-sufficient is much more compassionate than drugging them with the narcotic of welfare."

"The liberals, you see, do not want to confront conservative ideas; they just attack conservatives as a group, and particularly their motives. If you believe what they say about us, you would think that if someone like Bill Bennett, or Jack Kemp, or myself were driving through South Central Los Angeles and looking at the slums and poverty, we would go: Oh, man, this is great -- they've got nothing, so that means we get more. It's simply preposterous. We all want to live in a great country. And for the country to fulfill its potential, you need individuals to be the best they can be -- not the government taking care of people."

“My friends., it's time to face a hard cold fact: Militant Islam wants to kill us just because we're alive and don't believe as they do. And they have been killing us for decades. It is time to stop pretending these are mere episodic events and face the reality that our way of life is in grave danger. Now, this threat is not just going to go away because we choose to ignore it.

“Some say we try diplomacy. Yeah, well tell me, how do we negotiate with people whose starting point is our death? Ask them to wait for 10 years, before they kill us? When Good negotiates with Evil, Evil will always win. And peace follows victory, not words issued by diplomats.

“But some Americans, sadly, are not interested in victory. And yet they want us to believe that their behavior is Patriotic. Well, it's not. When the critics are more interested in punishing this country over a few incidents at Abu Grahib and Guantanamo Bay than they are in defeating those who want to kill us; when they seek to destroy a foreign surveillance program which is designed to identify those who want to kill us and how they intend to do it; when they want to grant those who want to kill us, U.S. constitutional rights, I don't call that patriotic.

“Patriotism is rallying behind the country, regardless of party affiliation, to defeat Islamo-Fascism. Patriotism is supporting our troops on the battlefield, not undermining the mission and morale. But let there be no doubt about this. America will prevail. We're the same country that survived a bloody Civil War, defeated the Nazis and the Soviets. Each generation has a responsibility to the next. Our generation will not disappoint.”

"You know, if you look at -- if you, really, if you look at these pictures, I mean, I don't know if it's just me, but it looks just like anything you'd see Madonna, or Britney Spears do on stage. Maybe I'm -- yeah. And get an NEA grant for something like this. I mean, this is something that you can see on stage at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City -- the movie."

"I don't understand what we're so worried about. These are the people that are trying to kill us. What do we care what is the most humiliating thing in the world for them? There's also this business of them all wearing hoods and how that’s also very humiliating. You can see more guys wearing hoods at a [Sen.] Robert Byrd birthday party 40 years ago than we've seen in these prisoner photos."

"Often the charge of racism is used to shift our focus from the criminal to society's inequities. The media, the liberals, and the black leadership have created a climate of censorship with respect to any issues involving race, other than their prescribed views on the subject. They have been successful in labeling many events as racist when clearly they were not. The Willie Horton issues is a classic example of this. The Willie Horton ads are now unquestioningly accepted as a sordid, racist, blemish on the Republican party. But this description is infinitely more than the facts allow. The truth is that the Willie Horton political advertisement had nothing to do with race. The issue was crime and Michael Dukakis's softness of approach with criminals. Willie Horton was one of eleven convicted killers permitted to leave prison to visit their families as part of a furlough program under then Massachusetts Governor Dukakis. Horton was in prison for murdering a man after castrating him and stuffing his genitals in his mouth. During his furlough in 1987, Horton tied up a man and made him watch while Horton raped the man's wife. After the incident, the state legislature tried to stop killers from getting furloughs, but Dukakis fought against it because he said the program was 99 percent effective. The Republicans thought it might be appropriate to communicate that truth to the American people. Apparently so did the Eagle Tribune, a Massachusetts newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing the flaws in Dukakis's furlough program. Of course, when this publication ran the story long before the ad was even contemplated by the Bush campaign, no one called that liberal publication racist. The Horton ad was an excellent illustration of the tangible consequences of the liberals' general approach to the criminal justice system. Their sympathy is almost always reserved for the criminal rather than for the victim."

"The Supreme Court of the United States has stripped homeowners of rights to their own property in more ways than just Kelo, by the way. The Supreme Court of the United States has stripped parents of the right to discipline their own kids. The Supreme Court of the United States is in the process of defining the very definition of marriage. They have ruled against legal immigration. They've ruled illegal immigrants must be accorded the same protection as citizens, and American taxpayers must support them financially. They have pushed God from the public square. They have used junk science to place the interests of animals above the prosperity of people -- and the Supreme Court of the United States has stripped the most sacred protection, the right to life, from infants in the womb. Whatever power that liberals cannot achieve at the ballot box they seize through the courts. This is the change that Barack Obama and his fellow liberals have been waiting for. And the America they are creating and want to create is not the America we know, nor is it an America that most of you will even want to know."

Compiled by Thomas George