Following a stint as a ticket salesman for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, in the mid-1980s, Limbaugh landed a job as an on-air host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, with the help of a radio executive friend. There, Limbaugh took over Morton Downey Jr.’s slot, and met with success when his ratings surpassed his predecessor’s. Less than a year later, Limbaugh became known as Sacramento’s top radio host.
In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed a long-standing rule known as the Fairness Doctrine, which required both television and radio stations to air for an equal amount of time each side to a political argument. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine ultimately paved the way for Limbaugh’s now-distinct, politically conservative radio style to take shape. Not long after, the on-air host left KFBK for a position at the ABC Radio Network, bringing his newfound fame with him, as well as a reputation for having strong, right wing ideologies.
The Rush Limbaugh Show, nationally syndicated from New York City by ABC Radio, premiered on August 1, 1988. Known for its heavy political focus and sometimes extreme conservative slant, The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on the air for more than two decades and is credited today as the highest-rated American talk radio program. The show is currently syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, and can be heard on nearly 600 stations nationwide.
In addition to his success on the radio, Limbaugh makes regular appearances as a political commentator on various TV programs, and has authored a number of magazine articles and books, including 1992’s best-selling The Way Things Ought to Be and 1993’s See, I Told You So. “It’s my job, it’s my life, it’s my career, it’s my passion,” Limbaugh once said about his politically charged career as a radio host, commentator and writer. “I’m doing what I love. I think I’m doing what I was born to do. I have no specific goals from this point forward. I never have had specific goals. I’ve always thought, ‘I know generally what I want to do. I want to be in media, I want to be in radio.’ It’s what I love. It’s what I do best. And I’m open to all opportunities that come my way.”
Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
Rush Limbaugh4 hours ago
Mr. Gowdy, for all he says at these fact-finding meetings, comes up short in the end. He uncovers the truth, asks the tough questions, and puts people in their place - - and then nothing comes of it.
Yawn. Gowdy has disappointed me so often in the last few weeks- it’s hard to feel encouragement over today. NOTHING- ever seems to come of his “fire” - does it!? He changes his views on this investigation as often as he changes his hair and beard styles. Still completely disillusioned by ALL of the DC BS!
They said they had insider information from the start. They have known all along there was no Russian Trump collusion. So why does Mueller still have a job?
Yes , Trey did a good job of cross examination. But that is what he always does. But nothing ever comes of it. NO one is held accountable and all of the wrongdoers just walk free. An effective leader gets RESULTS. Gowdy is no leader.
He needs to be AG! Sessions is worthless.
But the big topic of discussion is the detention/ separation of children on the border. Which by the way has been happening for years !
Sincere hope for Gowdy and others to make SOME progress in reclaiming our REPUBLIC -- but sadly, so far- CLINTON 1 / Gowdy Benghazi Committee 0
I’d like Trey to be appointed special AUSA for DC, take the IG report and use it to indict every last one of the criminals named in it including Hillary and Comey! Great job Trey - you killed it today!
They were talking about overthroughing a freely elected president of the United States" that’s the definition of traitor. Why am I the only one to think a crime has been commited. Someone ask him how he was going to overthrough the us government?
I'm thinking really, really, really hard on why I would ever again for the rest of my life vote democrat. Everyday I come up zero, and I don't feel bad about it.....not one tiny bit. BTW, in my long ago past I voted for some Democrats, now I am a certified "deplorable" and darn proud of it. Liberals have taken it upon themselves to redefine some English words to suit their agenda so I think "deplorables" should now be tagged as "traditional Americans". Our forefathers lived in rough times when they were creating our government. They were not only called names but worse, there was a Revolutionary War they physically fought and died for the right to be called Americans. Being called "deplorable" by a want-to-be presidential candidate and their supporting political party is a piece of cake compared to that.
So what are you (and We, the People, whom you represent) gonna do about it? All I hear is talk, talk, talk. And all the felons from the Obama administration are all either still employed, still collecting their nice fat government pensions, or, in the case of Hillary, unemployed and still living like royalty when she should be dressed in orange and living in the Iron Bar Hotel. When will there be some tangible consequences for these criminals?
Some old story line; a lot of posturing with no results. Let me know when someone who really broke the law gets put in handcuffs.
This is why the media is pushing the immigration issues-they don’t want uninformed people to learn about the true contents of this report.
Glad to see Mr. Gowdy return from his inexplicable hiatus. Ok now use the arsenal you alluded to. The full arsenal your coequal branch of government is entitled to use. USE IT NOW!!! IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN!!! USE IT TO BRING THESE LIARS AND SEDITIOUS SOBs TO JUSTICE. if not now, then when
I just wish that their heads would roll and something really come out of it, but I'll be shocked if they are punished, just exactly why I voted for Trump in the first place!!! And I'm a registered Democrat!!
Yes we do! And people should be alarmed that this is going on, regardless of political Party. Sadly. Some people don’t have the mental fortitude to understand.
Why would anyone think something was going to come out from this "investigation." Horowitz is an Obama appointment and part of the deep State.It is a disgrace how far the left has fallen! God help us!!
It is time for EVERY FBI agent from the top down to get a mandatory Polygraph test to see if they were trying to or aiding in the outcome of an election, if one needle wiggles OUT YOU GO.
The FBI absolutely cannot be trusted until it's cleaned out with some doing jail time! #DontTrustFBI #DrainTheSwamp
I am so happy Russia meddled in the election and elected Trump. Where would we be with Hillary? We'd have new laws guaranteeing our pets would have free healthcare and that public nudity would be permissible as long as you wore a back brace..We would have unlimited immigration in the new united planet dictatorship of Obama and Hillary. Women would have to wear the burka and worship those mosque peeps. So grateful for Russian meddling. Thank you Russia! The American flag would have been redesigned with 57 stars on a rainbow fagflag design.
He made a great case about bias being the most dangerous aspect of this. Bias has to be removed from juries in a court room, and there is no reason for biased people being involved in an official probe.
Rush - I no longer buy newspapers and news magazines and no longer watch local news TV since 1986. Thank you so much for posting this Trey Gowdy video. Also, I am a Republican that is not going to vote for 2018 2016 Ted Cruz or for Beto either. The only Beto I know of is Beto Perez of Columbia South America; he is a Zumba celebrity. Meeting Shakira is on my bucket list when I get famous. I believe that 2018 white slavery is as important as the border issue, and that the Rotherham South Yorkshire UK 1988-2013 scandal clearly and presently illustrates the depravity of community wide dynamics and infrastructure in sick and dysfunctional communities and district attorney jurisdictions. [photo meme of Rosemary Lehmberg and James Comey here]
Congressional committees aren't law enforcement groups and while all sorts of criminal shenanigans have been exposed there is no one taking the evidence and returning a criminal indictment. All show, no handcuffs.
Fire Jeff Sessions, Hire Trey Gowdy as new AG for the United States, and please, people, vote out the RINO's and the Progressives, both Democrat and Republican, in this Fall Election!!!! We need people who care to go to work for us again.
Jim, this transcript is amazing. It would make liberals think if it were possible.
Rush Limbaugh4 hours ago
Some of those kids are not with their real parents and some of those kids carry diseases that we have not seen in generations all of those cases involve criminal trespass or worse.STOP GIVING OUR PUBLIC TREASURY TO NON CITIZENS PERIOD. This invasion is being sponsored by the progressive friends of La Mecha to distract you from the criminal efforts outlined in the IG report.
Why don't they seek amnesty in Mexico?
nd now for the rest of the story... The more you know. "About Those Children... In March of 1993, The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Flores vs Reno. (Yes, “That” Reno. Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s first Attorney General who ordered that young Elian Gonzalez be torn from his parents arms while hiding in a Miami closet. You might remember the iconic photograph.) The Court decided that minors could not be incarcerated with the adults accompanying them across the United States border illegally. The decision was the result of a long dispute in how to best care for these children while the adults were detained for criminal proceedings. You see, when non citizens cross the border illegally, they are incarcerated until their criminal case is decided. The understandable argument at the time was “why should children be incarcerated while their parents are in jail?” It seemed a fundamental violation of international human rights. Makes sense, right? As a result, The Flores case drew a line in the sand. Children could not be incarcerated with their parents or accompanying adult while being held for illegal immigration violations. And a subsequent 1997 agreement stipulated that children must be placed in a safer environment where they could enjoy certain privileges, including education, a clean, safe environment and other normal life cycle amenities that incarcerated individuals do not enjoy. It was considered a “victory” for human rights. By separating adult and child, we protected the children, reducing any harm done to them for their parent’s or accompanying adult’s decisions. A lot has happened since then. However; bottom line, these juvenile, shelters have been operating in accordance with the law, and overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services to protect those children from the hazards of parental incarceration since 1997. So, since Donald Trump was running his real estate empire, selling wine and casinos in 1993, we are left to determine just how he managed to orchestrate this cruel “separation of immigrant parent and child” 25 years BEFORE he was President of the United States. The obvious answer is, he didn’t. He had nothing to do with establishing this United States immigration policy. Today, he simply enforces it. This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research regarding today’s headlines. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive. Liars, if you will." You decide. Written by Valerie Wrenn
The whole world looks to America for everything. Because we have worked hard and been blessed, somehow we owe something to the world. Every catastrophe, they hold their hands out. You realize how many mission trips our churches make every year to third world countries? We’ve gotten in wars to help other countries. We lose billions on trade to other countries as if they expect it and deserve it from us. We are now 20 trillion in debt because of all our spending. It’s time to say enough! We can’t afford to help every one. Shut our borders down!
Any "parent" who forces their small children on a 2 thousand mile trek when they could have traveled 2 hundred miles to a safer country and that speaks their language, have been hoodwinked by sympathizers who have a different agenda.
Where did these kids get the 5000 dollars each to come here? And where are the horror stories of crossing the desert? I believe soros and his communists buddies are behind all of this. Those kids were bussed in and let off so far from the border! Send them back!!!!
These parents are criminals to jeopardize their children like this....send them all back together, as a FAMILY, and Make Mexico Great (MMG).
Wow! Can we send our American kids to “ConcentrationCamps” detention centers! $35,000 a year to board & feed these kids? Smuggler coyotes are working hard! It’s sad that ppl do this!
This President ran on enforcing all the laws on the books and reversing policies that undermined those laws. We all know our Congress and past Presidents did nothing to write laws that fixed immigration. And they still really don’t want to. But they will - under the RIGHT leadership. Trump will show them the way. By the way - what happened to DACA? Oh that’s right ... #resist.
Ok, just figured this one out. The Democrats make a Law, get it passed then 10 years later blame the Republicans for enforcing it. No wonder the Democrats don’t care about the laws: they make them; to blame Republicans, not to follow!
People WAKE UP!!!!! This is a manufactured issue! Barry is probably behind it just like BLM and the Wall Street protests. 10k just came here on the own , I don’t think so!!!!!
Mark my words. Trace the money and find out that the democratic party financed these people as a paid for invasion. A few people a month would be immigrants but 50,000 a month is an invasion.
US won't LET them cross to claim it!! They literally stand in their way of setting two feet in America!! That's trump's....I mean stephen miller's America for ya!! I will NOT give either of them a capital letter!! They don't deserve it!! THIS is trump's downfall!! MOST American's do NOT like this!! Baby jail??
Hawaii senator worried about the illegal children. She and her state need them! I say we ship them to Hawaii!!! Put up or shut up!!!
Bring on the government programs! Let's empty social security completely and do away with Medicare benefits for the elderly to care for children that need to be SENT BACK TO THEIR FAMILIES! Orphanages, Medicaid, entitlement training.....THEIR GOVERNMENT needs to fund them.
Ship all the kids to Tierra del Fuego and create a law that says all Democrats should commit 40% of their income to housing and clothing them and making certain the parents are found and sent there as well. Anyone from California Democrat that is tired of global warming should be forced to move there as well.
Yup, Exactly. Congress might have to do something. Akin, to turning on the kitchen lights and its off to the races for the cockroaches.
The democrats have a problem. They have lost a huge amount of support & their base has narrowed. They have lost record setting congressional seats under Obama. Simply put: they need these future voters.
More interested in the line below the picture. Wouldn’t it be something if Trump forced a resolution to immigration, trade, Korea, and Iran in his first term?
I would like to see those who agree with the immigrants coming in illegally to take these immigrants directly into their homes and to care for them and their families. #NancyPelosi #GavinNewsom #JerryBrown #CaliforniaCrookedPoliticians
Let Mexico take care of it citizens so they can stay there instead of invading our country and taking over , making demands and believe they are entitled to what America can give them.
Some countries in Latin America really do want our country for themselves...they feel entitled and don’t mind if it takes a few generations, by sheer numbers, to meet that aim.
Over and over Democrat liberals cry about removing babies from other's arms-- ONLY AT THE BORDER - never about criminals throughout America on a variety of crimes--- ONLY illegals are the hope of Democrats-- Nobody else matters to them
This was all Obamas doing, I remember he sneakingly brought in all these children in his years, I was wondering what's that was about??? He was planing all this MESS AS HE ALWAYS DOES, this so he could bring in their parents and their families next, all to get their VOTES, THEY THE LIBTARDS are using the immigrant child card, now!!! NEXT it will be America's youth that they will call on, this indoctrinated generation OF SCHOOL AND COLLAGE KIDS, THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY PREPARED, this is so disheartening, what a disgrace to our great land, SAD!!! WE THE PEOPLE FOR TRUMP, MAGA!!!
I remember when they reported them flooding in with Obama. It didn’t make any sense to do it. Another reason of why Trump was elected.
Rush Limbaugh5 hours ago
Back in your cave ( you people are Pathetic ). Lets hope you have no kids that survived.
He doesn't have kids. So his insight on how to raise kids is useless.
Will bet all my savings that many of these bleeding hearts that say the "crying" baby tore their heart out, are the same ones that give dirty looks to a "crying " kid in a restaurant, grocery store, department store, etc. Most likely that child had a full diaper, was hungry, and tired, and wanted to go home.
There is a question now if the parents are the parents, the kids don't know much about them. They have to be sent back to where they came and charge the governments for doing so. Not that you would get anything back, but we can't have this continually. Enough!
Mr Rush Limbaugh, My grandparents have had you on tune and in station for my entire childhood. Now every time in the car with my mother I love listening to you.. She loves you.. I love you.. It makes sense.. Its simple these things are common.. You are a good man.. Lest I send your way.. Rhyme with RUSH And you will astronomical... We arnt for ratings we are for minds.. Fear no evil!
First mistake. Don’t watch broadcast tv. It is not blatant but if you watch any for a certain length of time, you will see social editing in the stories.
The Catholic, Lutheran, etc. Charities have made millions from cooperating with Obama, now they are scared their money tree might be cut down. 'WND reported Friday that Catholic Charities USA and other religious groups were working behind the scenes with the federal government to temporarily house and resettle the children in dozens of communities across the United States. The religious charities get the bulk of their funding not from private donors or church members putting checks into a basket. They get it from the federal government. Alexandria, Va.-based Catholic Charities USA reported receiving $1.7 million in government grants in 2012, according to its IRS Form 990. But one of the largest recipients of government funds to resettle immigrant children is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB is one of nine agencies that receive hundreds of millions in tax dollars to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. under contract with the federal government. Six of the nine contractors are religious groups, WND has learned, including the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Church World Service and World Relief Corp., which includes a plethora of evangelical groups. The Catholic Bishops alone received $65.9 million in federal grants to care for unaccompanied alien children and refugees, according to its 2012 annual report'. NOW THEY ARE OUT PROTESTING BECAUSE THEY SEE THEIR OBAMA SLUSH FUND MIGHT BE SHUT DOWN.
It's a distraction from the IG report and it's working. Media needs to be more on the IG report again.
Loved reading the callers' comments and Rush responding.
And THIS is why there has to be "safe places" for these pathetic people to go.
I’m afraid people have no idea how to raise their children, just none. These kids are doomed as adults. Our co7 try is doomed
Well I’m going to weigh in on the immigration issue, I heard it once tonight and I’ve said it before myself, let’s introduce a sponsorship program here in America, a family, not just A individual must take in a family with kids or a single person, then for the next year you support and acclimate that individual or those families to the language and the ways of America, including a job and for this sponsorship you get that year tax-free, pay no taxes, and maybe the next year, all the tax money you saved you use to help that family or individuals become independent, self-reliant, productive member of society, they get no welfare that year or do you, it’s up to you to help those people and their kids integrate into the USA. And finally in 5-10 years they must become US citizens!! I think it could work! 👍
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is now defending the Trump administration's family-separation program by claiming the children have access to television. Are you kidding me? These innocent children are being ripped from their parents by border patrol agents, only to be held in cages. Some are still infants. Psychologists warn that they could suffer lifelong trauma. Shame on Nielsen. If she had a shred of decency, she would end the policy and resign.
Separating children from their parents is AGAINST THE un convention on the rights of the child signed in 1995 by the usa.it says that: "a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will." TRUMP IS VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS! Which explains why the trump administration just announced it will withdraw from the u.n. Human rights council.
The parents are just as bad. They think everything is up for discussion. You have to go back as far as the grandparents to find someone willing to say, "thanks for sharing, now do as you're told",
Where are the girls
Believe me... I know trauma!
Not long ago Obama & Hillary were against admitting illegal migrants. Posted a link in Rush’s prior post!
Wow, you’re such a disgusting excuse for a human being.
Rush Limbaugh6 hours ago
Isn't it interesting that the IG report came out Thursday and Friday and all weekend the Dems have been doing nothing but screaming about children being separated from their "Illegal" immigrant parents. It's a smoke screen to not have to talk about the IG report. Just my thoughts...
From an attorney: So I've spent a bit of time researching this and, not that anyone cares but, President Trump hasn't changed any laws or regulations that pertain to separating kids from adults. Those remain the same. Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child’s parent, or is a threat to the child, or is put into criminal proceedings. When a migrant is held for illegal entry they are taken into custody and any children are eventually placed in temporary shelters. Unless a migrant claims asylum because of religious, political or other persecution, they are typically returned with their kids to their home country within a few days. IF they claim asylum and have all the protections we give for that (including 10 days to get an attorney), the adults will typically be detained longer than the government is allowed to hold kids as a result of the Flores v. Reno Consent Decree from 1997 under the Clinton administration in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and others and the 2016 9th Circuit Court of Appeals out of California enforcing that decree and specifically finding it to include accompanied minors. Children cannot be held in detention centers for more than 72 hours – even if they are with their parents. The Consent Decree originally was to terminate no later than 2002, but in 2001, the parties stipulated that it would terminate “45 days following defendants’ publication of final regulations implementing this Agreement.” The government has not yet promulgated those regulations and the court said that the terms of the 1997 Consent Decree "does not address the potentially complex issues involving the housing of family units and the scope of parental rights for adults apprehended with their children." No government, Democrat or Republican controlled, has done so FOR THE LAST 17 YEARS. The Court's opinion places one of the reasons on 9/11 and more restrictive immigration controls since. Yet, in 2008, Congress enacted the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 which codified into law most of the Flores Settlement. So ... 1.The government is required to "release children from immigration detention without unnecessary delay to their adult relatives or licensed programs willing to accept custody." They have to be released within 20 days ... even if their parents are still in detention. 2.If a suitable placement is not immediately available, the government is obligated to place children in the “least restrictive” setting appropriate to their age and any special needs. 3.The government must implement standards relating to the care and treatment of children in immigration detention. We are a representative democracy with three equal branches of government, so even if Trump wanted to "change the law", he can't. Only Congress can change or adopt the rules so the Flores Consent Decree will no longer apply or will deal with this issue. In other words, it can do the same thing it could have been doing since 1997 and hasn't. BTW: I'll be the first to admit the situation is a mess. The 9th Circuit Court even said as much in its decision. One possible solution is to let the parent decide if they want their child to stay with them in a detention facility or be placed outside with family or others. Again, though that will undoubtedly require court approval of regulations promulgated under Flores, without those regulations from Congress and probable approval from the courts, the president is left with two choices: 1.) virtually open borders for anyone that has a child with them, or 2.) separation of children from parents and those claiming to be their parents until their legal status is determined. Instead of complaining on the internet about the president, urge Congress to fix the problem ... as much as it's possible to "fix" a humanitarian crisis.
The democrats will never address the immigration problems seriously because if it got fixed that would rob them of one of their "go to" tools when the "Heat" gets turned up on their evil scandals that are starting to surface. Draining the Swamp will take a long time, have patience, it will be well worth it America.
Take 3 minutes and listen to Bill Clinton, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, and Barack Hussein Obama as they discuss illegal immigration, not what they want you to hear. http://traffic.libsyn.com/oldguardaudio/Illegal_Immigration_montage.mp3
So you take children from their parents BEFORE addressing he immigration problems? Republican president, Republican Congress and Republican Senate and you want to make it all the Democrats fault? Donald Duck started this terror in April with his signature and he can STOP it with his signature now instead of holding CHILDREN political hostage! My God.......are you listening to yourselves? Are you looking in the mirror?
The uninformed always try to sound like they know what's going on. They parrot what they believe will get them liked . When you explain the facts and truth to them, they always say you are wrong.
Total distraction from real news and it's partially Trump's fault as he steps on his own "Good News" IG testimony!!! Then tariffs on China !!!! Nothing wrong with both but its all about timing. We should be focused on the 2 years of Russian Collision that is being finally taken apart before our eyes.
BEEN WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS CAME UP WITH NEXT TO GET TRUMP OUT OF THE NEWS! NEVER DEMOCRAT
As an Ohioan I apologize for Kasich. He is a RINO. He hates Trump and wants to run again in 2020. My fear right now is that I think he wants to make my state a sanctuary state. I am so ashamed to admit I voted for him twice. He hid his dishonesty well.
The immigration hubbub is to take the focus off the IG report and testimony. The leftist media and the FBI are crooked and have been lying to you for years. They will stop at nothing to divert your attention from what they have done.
12 thousand kids. 10 thousand unaccompanied. The lefties should be grateful they're out of the supervision of traffickers and coyotes.
It is a winner. The dems must vote for whatever bill the GOP decides to send out. It is like the pork, you have to sign it now. We just won this issue, President Donald J. Trump has just won this issue...WOW!
Ok, it is horrible when kids are separated from their parents, but this happens everyday to kids who have parents that knowingly break the law. Where are the cameras at the courthouse when mom, or dad, is sentenced to prison? Doesn’t that impact those kids? This is selective caring to the point of lunacy. How about instead of the democrats visiting the deportation centers, they cross the border with all of their paid protestors, and give advice to those crossing the border on how to get here legally? And if they really care, they cannot for hotels or temporary housing on the other side of the border for those waiting....I’m going to hold my breath....
Meanwhile Horowitz is being grilled and is crumbling!
Just the weekly diversion from Democrat corruption!
Facebook must have changed their anti conservative ticker. Getting daily Rushisms now.
The real story is debbie wasserman onthat tech charge
http://po.st/i7FFat Why aren’t we hearing about this from you?
Dont focus on whats new.. Focus on whats important.. You know this.. Dont let it go..
Richard Wallsmith I know you’ll never take the time to read the full article, but you might learn something if you would.
Drive by fake news losers
Crazy Congress: they want to steal $7 billion from border security "technology" funds to build more detentions for Illegal Alien families. We already spend $135 billion on illegals annually...Where is border wall funding? Deport them all.
Their all emotional basketcases
Rush Limbaugh6 hours ago
That is not the same issue. Elian had a father who in fact did want him! It was a messy issue but his relatives in Florida contributed to that by hiding him and not cooperating, thus forcing law enforcement to do their job. The father’s rights take precedence. There was no good reason to deny him those rights. He was returned to Cuba to live with his father. Dragging up old stories to try to prove a point when the old story is not even close to the current issue does NOT help!
Waco. Now that was the ultimate form of separation, also done by democrats!!
The real tragedy is that the mother gave her own life to save her son and allow him to have a real future in America and Bill Clinton disgraced himself by sending this child back to Cuba!
But Elian Gonzalez was being taken from distant relatives and going back to his father...and Elian's mother put him in danger out at sea. Waco was criminally negligent trying to get a photo op.
Yes, I remember! Seems the democrats FORGET their History when it does not play into their narrative.
LOL. I have zero respect for any Clinton or Janet Reno, but they sent the kid back to his father. It was just dead mother’s relatives trying to keep him in Miami.
One out of 50 children or 1.5 million children in America will be homeless each year. In 2013 that number jumped to one out of 30 children, or 2.5 million. There were an estimated 57,849 homeless veterans estimated in the United States during January 2013; or 12 percent of all homeless. We need to take care of our own first before we try to take care of the whole world....hint...we can’t take care of the whole world!
As bad as Elian was treated, you may not believe it, but he served up a victory for America in the end. Al Gore lost the presidential election in 2000 by falling 500 votes short in Florida. I suspect several thousand Cuban-Americans in that state were outraged by the way the Clinton-Gore administration brutalized this kid. I think of the election results as "Elian's Revenge." America dodged a bullet and we owe him thanks for his sacrifice.
I will just leave this right here... “In March of 1993, The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Reno v Flores. (Yes, “That” Reno. Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s first Attorney General who ordered that young Elian Gonzalez be torn from his family’s arms while hiding in a Miami closet. You might remember the iconic photograph.) The Court in Flores decided that minors could not be incarcerated with the adults accompanying them across the United States border illegally. The decision was the result of a long dispute in how to best care for these children while the adults were detained for criminal proceedings. You see, when aliens cross the border illegally, they are incarcerated until their criminal case is decided. The understandable argument at the time was “why should children be incarcerated while their parents are in jail?” It seemed a fundamental violation of international human rights. Makes sense, right? As a result, The Flores case drew a line in the sand. Children could not be incarcerated with their parents or accompanying adult while being held for illegal immigration violations. And a subsequent 1997 agreement stipulated that children must be placed in a safer environment where they could enjoy certain privileges, including education, a clean, safe environment and other normal life cycle amenities that incarcerated individuals do not enjoy. It was considered a “victory” for human rights. By separating adult and child, we protected the children, reducing any harm done to them for their parent’s or accompanying adult’s decisions. A lot has happened since then. However; bottom line, these juvenile, shelters have been operating in accordance with the law, and overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services to protect those children from the hazards of parental incarceration since 1997. So, since Donald Trump was running his real estate empire, selling wine and casinos in 1993, we are left to determine just how he managed to orchestrate this cruel “separation of immigrant parent and child” 25 years BEFORE he was President of the United States. The obvious answer is, he didn’t. He had nothing to do with establishing this United States immigration policy. Today, he simply enforces it. This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research regarding today’s headlines. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive. Liars, if you will.”
Elian Gonzales was a real refugee. Not like these kids wearing Columbia clothes and Nike or Skeetchers shoes.
It seems more people are upset by the Cuban boy than CHILDREN who were BURNED to death by Clintons AG Reno. This is when our country went down!!! Very little outrage over that!
well age old story and true. I don't blame the kids. many just wanted to come over and left their kids. who does that and blame the US for trying to enforce. the law. well get wasted and a DUI. you get prosecuted. it's the law. what's the difference and blame the parents. not the US.
we all watched this on live tv.. we saw what happened & we sure do remember!!! who was prez??? oh yea.. the one mouthing off now
I think people are missing the point with the comparison. As heartbreaking and appalling as it looked in the pictures of the little boy with a gun in his face, Clinton followed the laws. The same way Trump is trying to...
Janet Reno's mishandling of the Elian Gonzalez case explains why God never blessed her to be a mother!
That was horrifying to watch on TV! Bill Clinton was President, Janet Reno was DOJ and when Elian’s father came to America to get him, family hid him and created this situation. It was horrible. The father had rights. This boy was returned to Cuba by force. I do not recall the news media and Republicans demonizing President Clinton like what is happening now.
Dems are responsible for abortions and single mothers to be paid to have children without fathers to mention a couple situations to mess up families, for starters.
I heard you mention this today and though oh yea this was A dramatic scene and for a child to go through- under Ol-Billy-Bob’s rulership - ITS ALL ABOUT FRICKEN VOTES NOTHING MORE!!!!!
Ok, just figured this one out. The Democrats make a Law, get it passed then 10 years later blame the Republicans for enforcing it. No wonder the Democrats don’t care about the laws: they make them; to blame Republicans, not to follow!
Yep, I remember the flipping liberals doing this to that innocent little boy. How quick things change. We’re supposed to believe they actually care?!
I remember this with vivid images of the horror. I can’t remember if it was before or after Waco fiasco, yet another goat rope. All on the backs of Dems. And all on American soil.
Trigger alert!! AL Gore was for legislation that would give Elian Gonzales citizenship...before he was against it.
I tried to get through to your radio show today, but the line was always busy. I couldn't be upset, though because it means you (thankfully) have tons of followers. Anyway, it occured to me that the immigration thing is the latest in a string of "diversions" hammered non-stop in the news (Stormy, Cohen, Manafort, Immigration). I believe that this is intentional, for two reasons. First, the mainstream media has a "new" fake news subject to saturate the broadcasts 24/7 and second, it causes you, Sean, Levin and other supporters with big followings to use all of their airtime defending the President against the fake news instead of hammering the FBI investigation. I believe that they're all Terrified of what will all come tumbling out eventually, and will throw anything they can at the public to stop it. Just a thought.......
That little stunt by Bill Clinton is part of the reason George W would be elected president. The election was close in Florida and Gore could not buy a vote from the Cuban community in Florida. They all voted for George W.
Rush, as a previously proud ditto head from the age of twelve......watching you wrap yourself into unimaginable knots to justify one objectionable action after another by saying “but look, THEY did it too, and probably worse!”......and generally carrying the water for what is an empirically inept at best, and possibly morally reprehensible at worst, administration. Man, it’s disheartening.