RUSH: John Bolton is at CPAC today. CPAC opened up today. John Bolton said, “under Obama you can get away with murdering his personal representative,” Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, “and get away scot-free.” See, folks, this is the kind of simple devastating truth that could eventually go into some of the most successful, effective political ads we could ever see. Can you imagine a Republican candidate running against whoever the next Democrat is and equate that next Democrat with Obama, and say, under Obama or under the Democrats, you can get away with murdering their personal representatives and get away scot-free. It’s amazing.
RUSH: As for all the stuff, that’s the two weeks off in August. He also says in the ad about the moon, and we’re gonna be the first to go back. Now, the left is simply outraged because they perceived this to be an attack on Western European socialism. This is Cadillac. Remember what I’ve always told you about advertising? Advertising that works is advertising that properly, correctly takes the pulse of the people it is targeted to.
It takes the pulse of the American culture at that moment, that snapshot. So here you have Cadillac and their ad agency, and what are they using to sell this thing? The American dream, the old adages: Hard work, success, climbing the ladder. You just work hard and work hard, and you don’t think about vacations first. You think about your work. You find something you love, you go out and you do it.
And, yeah, you acquire stuff. There’s nothing wrong with acquiring stuff, and there’s nothing wrong with improving your lifestyle. The left is just livid. A pull quote from this Huffing and Puffington Post story: “a completely shameless celebration of our work-hard-buy-more culture, with a blanket dismissal of ‘other countries’ and their laziness tossed in for good measure.”
UPDATE: WATCH PART 2:
WATCH CADILLAC AD BELOW:
RUSH: You remember all the trouble I got in… Well, not trouble. You remember the conniption fit that the left had when I said that 12 Years a Slave was gonna win no matter what, it didn’t matter if it didn’t win any other award, it was gonna win best picture because it had the word “slave” in it. That’s all you had to know. It was going to be the winner.
And they just had a fit.
“That’s racist! It’s typical Limbaugh,” and here we have it in the LA Times, the newspaper of record for the Hollywood left: “Oscars: 12 Years a Slave Puts Spotlight on Hollywood’s Approach to Race — From the ad campaign for the film to a joke by host Ellen DeGeneres, issues of racial sensitivity and righting historical wrongs surround the picture. … All the same, two Oscar voters privately admitted that they didn’t see 12 Years a Slave, thinking it would be upsetting” to them, personally.
It would be painful and upsetting to watch. They didn’t watch it. But these two — and if there are two of them, there are gonna be more than two. If two admit it, you know there’s more than two. These two said to the LA Times they voted for 12 Years a Slave “anyway because, given the film’s social relevance, they felt obligated to do so.” Folks, the evidence is in. Don’t doubt me when I explain to you what’s going to happen with leftists, Democrats, why they do what they do, why they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do.
RUSH: I like to always find ways to put things in perspective that might be persuasive. And this Ukraine business — we had a call yesterday from a very articulate woman, an African-American, who said, “Look, this Ukraine business isn’t gonna change anybody’s mind on Obama. This Ukraine business is esoteric. You gotta talk about those black pastors that have 25,000 signatures now on a petition to impeach Eric Holder.”
I said, “We did, I talked about it twice.” But her point was nobody cares about this stuff. It isn’t gonna change any low-information voter’s minds. And sadly, she’s right. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t find a way nevertheless to make it connect. That’s my constant struggle, is to take all this esoteric stuff, make the complex understandable. And I think the way to understand Ukraine is to boil it down to its essence, to step back and think about what we are witnessing. This is the KGB vs. ACORN.