VP Pence calls Limbaugh’s show to defend budget deal

Rush Limbaugh to Vice President Mike Pence:

“If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, 15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen? If you’re gonna shut it down in September, why not now?”

“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican? What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”

The transcript of the entire conversation which took place Tuesday. is here.

Limbaugh echoes other prominent conservative media personalities in questioning the budget, which is viewed as a giveaway to Democrats. Meanwhile, devious House Speaker Paul Ryan refers to this charade as a “Pro-GOP game changer.” In our view it’s only a “game changer” if the players are looking to throw the game to the opposition.


16 Responses to VP Pence calls Limbaugh’s show to defend budget deal

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    Whatever happened to the promise to “drain the swamp”? It appears to me we’re neck deep in alligators.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Now we learn from breitbart and the British press that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner failed to disclose a lot of troubling financial info when applying for his security clearance.

    Seems that son-in-law has been doing business with George Soros.

    All you have to do is be observant. Look at their eyes. They are empty. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.
    Empty eyes, stolen soul.

    There are very few people on earth who really see and understand what is happening.

    I’d say ‘look at the news’, however, you won’t find it in our U.S. outlets.
    Look at dailymailonline.com and click the “Home” tab—-that’s where you’ll find a majority of news stories from the States.

    It seems that the old serpent has stolen a lot of souls.
    Just read the news.

    Nothing will save us from this death spiral unless you decide, as an individual, to ask for Pardon and Mercy from God in Heaven.

    Talk to your family. We don’t take time to really talk to each other from the heart anymore.

    A simple act of extending comfort and understanding to someone may be enough to keep that person’s head above water.

    Throw out the life line. Someone is sinking today.
    (from a very old song)

  3. Kathy says:

    All VP Pence did was spin and spout political talk. For years we have heard that Obamacare would be repealed if the Republicans got the House, then Senate, then Presidency – still nothing! The lying continues and We the People keep getting screwed! The debt keeps climbing and the politiicans continue the lies. It seems for now business as usual.

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    I’ve never been able to comprehend what the US Congressional Reps were thinking of when they elected, and then REelected, Republicrat Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. They couldn’t plead ignorance, since they were already aware of his snake like liberal bent.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Rush Limbaugh was terrific in the interview with Pence. Rush never forgets about the people or where he came from.

    Get a load of this on the Democrat Corruptocrat Butch Napolitano. No punishment.
    Janet Napolitano is sorry she got caught trying to rig a state audit

    • Kathy says:

      Didn’t Napolitano rob the “rainy day fund” here in Phoenix while Governor?? She also grew the AZ government, just like she did with her executive staff at her new gig – old habits never die. She must have a lot of dirt on the Clintons because she is never held accountable.

  6. Hunter says:

    I don’t know why Seeing Red always criticizes Ryan but gives Trump a pass. This budget is MORE about Trump than Ryan. Trump could have vetoed it. In fact, he could have said what he would accept and Congress would have given it to him. He was willing to accept this spending, and that’s what he got and signed. Ryan is nothing special, but he is just Trump’s whipping boy. Trump – not Ryan – is setting the agenda, and Trump’s agenda is that of a “moderate” Democrat who ran as a Republican. Trump is posturing by sending budget proposals with appropriate spending cuts, but is not serious because he won’t stand up for his budget proposals and completely caves to Democrats.

    Trump is the primary reason there has not been a simple repeal Obamacare bill. He does not support a simple repeal just like many “moderate” Republicans in Congress. If Ryan was a real Republican and Conservative LEADER, he would force a simple Obamacare repeal vote.We would at least have a list of names of who to target in primaries in 2018 even if it lost. If it passed, we would be able to test our Senators. If it passed there as well, we could see where Trump would stand when faced with a simple repeal. If he vetoed it, we would know that he is more serious about protecting Obama’s legacy than fixing the country – and he could be targeted for a primary challenge if he seeks re-election.

    Ryan deserves a considerable amount of scorn for these problems, but Trump deserves even more.

    • Blackbeard says:

      Donald Trump has been president for just over 100 days. He was not a politician which was a great part of his appeal and explains the need for a learning curve unlike those who have spent their entire careers at the public trough such as Arizona slicksters McCain and Flake have.

      Ryan was first presented as a Wonderkind, numbers cruncher when Romney plucked him from Wisconsin and near obscurity to be his running mate. His wife Janna is a former corporate lawyer/lobbyist and a liberal from a well connected Oklahoma Democrat family. She’s known to be for open borders, a rock solid feminist and has a great deal of influence on her husband.

      Paul Ryan was the driving force behind the fact that Obamacare was neither repealed nor reformed. Trump doesn’t give a rat’s ass about protecting Obama’s legacy. Why are you so quick to give Ryan a pass?

      There are few actual conservatives in DC. Paul Ryan certainly isn’t one of them. Some Republicans give lip service to the concept when elections roll around. Others don’t even bother, knowing that they’ve stashed the cash it takes to win. To call him “Trump’s whipping boy” is ludicrous. Ryan isn’t backing down for anyone. He is aiming for the Oval Office and I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul “Eddie Munster” Ryan has his sights set on 2020.
      Ryan makes McCain and Flake supporting Mitt Romney look conservative!

      • Hunter says:

        Blah blah blah. Trumpites KNOW that Trump can do no wrong and it’s always totally Ryan’s fault. Ryan is either corrupt or incompetent, but Trump is just inexperienced. Puh-leeeze.

        Trump bashed conservatives over opposing that fake Obamacare repeal bill that Trump himself was pushing hard. Ryan may have been pushing it too, but Trump was right there pushing it hard until it looked like it wouldn’t actually pass in the House. Trump has never supported a simple repeal of Obamacare which is why he never pushed for it and supported Ryan’s bill instead.

        Trump proposed a budget, but didn’t dig in to push it through Congress. Obama threatened to veto and did veto spending bills he didn’t like when both houses of Congress were controlled by the opposition party. Why couldn’t Trump do that and force the spending cuts he claims he wanted and the funding for other priorities like the border wall he also claims he wanted. You don’t need much experience to get these basic things through Congress if you really want them; you just need a backbone. Trump has demonstrated that he is all bluster – basically a spineless wimp, an establishment Republican, or a RINO. Trump is the President of the United States! His leadership is what is getting us this bad legislation; Ryan is just a big supporting character in this mess.

        I don’t give Ryan a pass. He is horrible and certainly bears a considerable amount of responsibility for this mess. But Trump is the President and he is more responsible and has more influence. If Trump actually pushed hard for conservative legislation, Ryan would have little choice but to go along with him. Why do you give Trump a pass?

        Ryan is no conservative, but neither is Trump.

        Ryan may want to run for President, but he will never get the nomination. His opponents will just play videos of his abysmal performance as a VP candidate running against Joe Biden. If you can’t beat Joe Biden in a debate, Republicans will never vote for you for President in the primaries.

        By the way, NOBODY makes McCain or Flake look conservative!

  7. Jeff Parker says:

    Great questions . . . issue is democrats remain in EMOTIONAL control and we let that intimidate us.


  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic

    Tucson’s own Gabby Giffords ranting and raving in D.C.
    Still wanting to take our guns away.

    No word on her space cadet.


    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      What a contrast. Even after President Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt, he maintained his strong pro-Second Amendment stance.

      That’s the difference between a leftist agenda driven liberal and a Constitution revering conservative.

  9. Blackbeard says:

    To use your warm greeting, “Blah blah blah.” Is that how you respond when you want to make a point or several? You must have scanned rather than read Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

    Most of your points are not worth responding to. You get wordy without making an impact.

  10. Hunter says:

    Trump and Ryan are both RINOs. They have different personalities, but not much difference on implementing policy. Putting the blame on Ryan without blaming Trump even more is delusional. So-called conservatives who supported Trump over Cruz are in denial that they supported a RINO for president instead of an actual conservative. Is that sufficiently to the point? I don’t expect I’ll have much of an impact on people who supported Trump in the primaries and still make excuses for him.

    If you think that a president of the United States has less influence, responsibility, and blame than a Speaker of the House in the same political party for the legislative disasters we’ve had, then you are beyond being influenced. In that case, just go back to worshiping your savior Trump.

    • Sally Forth says:

      One question….who did you vote for for President in November 2016?

      • Hunter says:

        Unfortunately, Trump. He was the least bad choice. It probably would have been better if a Republican had been running in the General Election for President – definitely better if a conservative Republican had won the nomination.

        The more pertinent question is who did you vote for in the Presidential primary?