RUSH: I'm not a narcissist and I don't think everything's about me, but I can't tell you the number of people who've sent me notes: "Do you realize you made this happen? If you had not said a word about this, they would have picked somebody else like Snowden..." Who knows, ladies and gentlemen.
RUSH: I mean, this guy, folks, we gotta be up front here. There is no question Obama was enjoying whatever was going on between the two of them. He took a selfie in the middle of the ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and in all of the pictures Michelle is not looking pleased, not involved, not engaged, not looking happy.
RUSH: There are people all over this country who just simply have lost faith with the president. Now it's not a matter of listening to some guy on the radio warn them that you can't trust this guy. Now they know it, it's happened. They don't have to be convinced, they don't have to be persuaded, they don't have to be told. Millions and millions of people no longer believe what Barack Obama says... This piece from Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, "Why is our government doing this to us?" There haven't been too many administrations, there haven't been too many presidents, about whom people ask that question.
RUSH: Obama has now lost his trustworthiness. He has lost any hope of majority support from the American people for his agenda. Obamacare has wiped that out. It really has. So you bring in Podesta to deal with that. And how did you deal with that? You attack Republicans, but you basically say, to hell with the will of the American people. And you just do what you're gonna do despite the Constitution, despite the law, you just do it.
RUSH: The personality quirks, I mean, they're whatever they are, but the threat posed by Obama is the threat posed by every statist. And that is their total disregard and dislike for the US Constitution and their willingness to govern totally outside it. That's the threat.
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: 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.
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: How many points would Romney have won by if Obama had said, "Wait a minute, if you like your doctor, you want to pay more, you can keep your doctor. If you like your insurance plan, it covers your doctor, and, if you want to pay more, you can do it. It's a matter of choice."
RUSH: It's hilarious, it's hysterical, but the thing is, these people are dead serious. And they are not going to be laughed at by the left. They're not gonna be laughed at and made fun of by the media.
RUSH: Everybody in politics claims to want to get everybody out of poverty. What's the opposite? Wealth. And what is often criticized by the left? Wealth. Wealth is one of the most misunderstood, mischaracterized states of being for a human being, because it's been bastardized by politics. We want everybody to get out of poverty. But then the escape from poverty is ripped to shreds by leftists and Democrats. Wealth is a dirty word. Wealthy is an even dirtier word. Poverty is what's common. The wealth, the standard of living produced by the economy of this country, again, is the exception.
RUSH: That whole economic treatise that he wrote, folks, it was so distant from economic reality. I mean, it really was juvenile, left-wing blog economics, which made me suspicious of the translation or of who actually wrote it. I don't say this with any disrespect. I have total respect for the Catholic Church, by the way. That's another reason why the whole thing just bamboozled me.
RUSH: If they reduce the $85 billion that they're printing or eliminate it -- I don't want to see it, but there would be a lot of people with some schadenfreude who'd like to see it 'cause it's an instant bubble.
RUSH: There are very few people that could have undergone what he went through and maintained any sense of dignity or optimism. Most people who had been through what Mandela went through would have spent the rest of their life enraged and bitter and angry and would have tried to get even.
RUSH: Shep Smith is an anchor, and he's explaining exactly how what you think is news is presented every day. There's no news. It's a narrative, and they battle for control over it. Now, stop and think about this for a second...
RUSH: The Limbaugh Theorem is cracking -- and there is nobody happier about that than Limbaugh. The Limbaugh Theorem was a frustrating thing. I mean, it was an accurate explanation of how Obama escaped accountability, how he was not linked to any of his policies by the people affected by them, but that's apparently now cracking -- and, with all of these disapproval numbers mounting, 23 points he's lost with Latinos.
RUSH: We are trying to come up with that number, ladies and gentlemen, that the Democrats need to hold the Senate and win the House. Because that's what the number's gonna be next November. Mark my words, that's what it's gonna be.