RUSH: Can you believe it? This is a great illustration of how the soap opera script works. Great illustration of how the behavior of the Drive-Bys, who are the script writers for the daily soap opera that is supposedly the news, happens. And it all involves Obama shaking the hand of the dictator, Raul Castro, at the memorial for Nelson Mandela.
RUSH: For those of you who are relatively young in the audience, you may find it hard to believe this, but there was a day not that long ago where -- I don't care what party he came from -- no president would join this collection of people, for whatever occasion going on in South Africa. There was a day where the United States and its president would not deign to associate with the likes of some of the people on that stage... The president of the United States would not participate in any action or ceremony which caused the United States to shrink in self-respect, importance, size, what have you. Not long ago, that would have been the case. It's a different world now. It's a changed world.
RUSH: Hey, folks, you know, these little buddies of mine that I follow on the tech blogs? They are livid. They are so mad, they can't believe it. When they found out that the NSA is targeting their video games and their computer games, that's it. It may be the last straw.
RUSH: I, frankly, love it. Liberal versus liberal. Spy vs. spy. This is stuff of Mad magazine. Upset at wealth... I'm sure all of these people think of themselves as good liberals. They're socially conscious. They're probably all for gay marriage. It's San Francisco. They're probably all devoted to human rights, civil rights, liberal rights, whatever else. But some of them are really doing well financially, and that has become the focal point of rage and anger.
RUSH: I talked to a member of Congress last night... You know what? They're scared. They're gonna do a budget. They're gonna do a budget because they're just scared to death of another shutdown and losing PR. So they're gonna do a deal.
RUSH: Look, folks, for what it's worth, Mandela was convicted of 196 acts of terrorism. He never engaged in things that caused people to lose their life, but he did terrorize, sabotage government institutions, installations -- and, if he would have just renounced terrorism in those 27 years, he could have gotten out of prison.