RUSH: According to Obama, additionally, as he said recently last week, maybe the week before -- and certainly in weeks prior -- he said something in addition to what I'm going to mention here. He said, ladies and gentlemen, that we are 3% of the world's population but that we use 25% of the world's resources. Now, I first heard this articulated by the certifiable nutcase Paul Ehrlich in his book, The Population Bomb, back in the seventies, I think it was. It became a left-wing environmentalist wacko bible.
Nothing in it was ever proved correct, but they still stand by it. "Three percent of the world's population, 25% of the world's resources," period. They never talk about what we do -- and I don't accept the numbers, by the way, but for the sake of the discussion, we'll accept the numbers. I think it's all BS like the numbers of homeless were supposedly three million when it never was that high. So let's just accept it for the sake of this discussion. What do we do with the 25% of the world's resources? Are we not the most successful, the most giving, the most productive nation in the history of humanity? What do we do? We feed the world. We clothe the world. We rescue the world. What do we do with it all? The impression is that we're stealing it. Obama also some weeks ago said that because people around the world know this about us that the day is gonna come we're not going to be able to eat what we want. Remember when he said that, Dawn?
We're not going to be able to eat what we want, and we're not going to be able to drive what we want, and we're not going to be able to keep our thermostats where we want because that's not right! The rest of the world isn't going to put up with it. That's not how you get "change" and future and "hope" and respect and all that. Well, in that regard, ladies and gentlemen, I must call your attention, the dark side of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps to you. Michael Phelps (while looking like an alien) nevertheless has set the record for the most gold medals in the Olympics. And he is looked upon here as a great inspiration, a source of great American pride. The world is dazzled by this man. But that's not the Michael Phelps that truly exists. Michael Phelps is the epitome, ladies and gentlemen, of The Ugly American. I found out today what he eats on a daily basis. I know he swims five hours a day and needs a lot of energy. Big producers do.
He's produced a lot of medals, a lot of records. Big producers do need a lot of energy. But according to Obama and many on the left, Michael Phelps is just a glutton who cares not for the rest of the world. Twelve thousand calories a day Michael Phelps eats! Can I describe a typical day's diet for Michael Phelps? His breakfast starts with three fried egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions, and mayonnaise. He follows that up, still at breakfast, with two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar, and three chocolate chip pancakes. At lunch, this glutton, who cares not for how much of the world's resources he is using as a single American... Look, folks, you've seen the little ChiCom gymnasts. What do they weigh, 38 pounds?
A couple of rice cakes, and they're winning medals, too, and they're not destroying. They're not making a big carbon footprint with their rice cakes! They are behaving responsibly, according to Obama, the Lord Messiah. They're still winning. They don't have these big people out there. You know, the ChiComs in terms of stature, they're small. They don't require much, just a little rice and rice cakes, and that's it. Look at what our guy is doing. No wonder we're hated. And I just described breakfast. Let's go to lunch. At lunch, Michael Phelps "gobbles up a pound of pasta, two large ham-and-cheese sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise on white bread." I mean not only is this stealing from the rest of the world, it's not even healthy, correct? He should be eating whole wheat bread and low-fat mayonnaise. But no, no, no, no! He's going hog wild.
White bread? Typical American! Mayonnaise? Do you know how many eggs it takes to make mayonnaise? This guy is not only eating eggs and omelets, but do you know how many eggs it takes to make a jar of mayonnaise? You gotta break a lot of eggs to make a jar of mayo. This guy is an egg thief. I'm surprised the ChiComs had this kind of food to supply this guy. Well, let's stick with lunch. "A pound of enriched pasta, two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread, capping off the meal by chugging a thousand calories' worth of energy drinks. Then at dinner, Michael Phelps really loads up on the carbs. That's what he needs to give him plenty of energy for his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen: a pound of pasta with Bolognese sauce and an entire pizza. He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks." This will not sit well with the Lord Messiah, Barack Obama.
I know, ladies and gentlemen. Achievers use more energy. High achievers, high producers use a lot of energy -- and I have said so with pride. But now we read that Michael Phelps is burning and using 12,000 calories a day, while the Democrats are trying to alert everybody to the dangers posed by energy. The Democrats and left are now demonizing oil, they're demonizing our own ability to be energy independent. They don't want us to be able to get our own independent sources of oil or natural gas. Yet, look at Michael Phelps. No citizen of the world, he! He couldn't care less that those little Chinese gymnasts are eating rice cakes. He's out there taking up more than his fair share, more than he needs. This is pure gluttony! This is typical, in the world of Obama, of what United States has become. (interruption) He is the all-time leader in Olympic medals, but that's on the surface. That's what I said in the beginning. That's the Michael Phelps the world knows. But the real Michael Phelps that people like Obama know and the American left knows it. (interruption) It doesn't matter. See, you're missing the point, Snerdley.
You're missing the point. A lot of you people say, "Rush, what are you talking about? He's winning all these medals. He's out-producing everybody, just like America does." Right, but America is wrong, don't you understand, for doing this! America is wrong for producing so much. America is wrong for using so much energy. America is wrong for being the best. America is wrong for being the strongest. Don't you understand it? Have you not gotten it through your heads yet where Obama and the left are coming from -- and I am using an example here of Michael Phelps as an illustration of one man representing a nation and if Obama and the Democrats were consistent, they would apologize to the world for all these medals. They would apologize 'cause he's cheating 'cause he's using more than his fair share, more than he needs -- and I don't see him helping the Chinese win any more medals. I don't see him concerned about the future of anybody except himself. Michael Phelps -- as far as the American left is concerned and the Democrat Party, led by Barack Obama -- is the epitome of what is wrong with the United States of America today.
RUSH: Do not tell me that Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time. Don't go there with me. We shouldn't be draping gold medals around his neck and glorifying an American embarrassment. We should all be embarrassed; we should all be angry about this. No, Snerdley, listen to me, look at me on this. Energy is to be conserved; it is not to be burned. Can't we agree on that? We have to seek a small energy footprint if we are to make life fair and to protect this planet. If we can't win gold medals without burning thousands of excess calories, then so be it. But if we have to go out and burn all these excess calories, create the carbon footprint to produce those calories, then burn 'em, in wanton disregard -- do you realize what he eats for breakfast is more than the whole nation of Korea has in a week? What about the starving in Africa, ladies and gentlemen? This is individual greed, as I am learning it, as it's being taught me by the American left and Barack Obama, the Most Merciful Lord Messiah. The Olympic ideal is not using more than your fair share. The Olympic ideal is sameness. That is why there ought to be no winners. The opening ceremony taught us this, nothing but regimented sameness, nothing individual is to be celebrated, and yet look at what's happening, the home of rugged individualism once again running away with all the medals in the swimming pools because of greed, sloth, and selfish consumption of energy that is not renewable, by the way.
RUSH: By the way, folks, it gets even worse. I just found out from a good source that Michael Phelps also drives an SUV, a hog SUV. Not surprised. So you see, ladies and gentlemen, American consumption, when it results in exceptionalism in athletics, why, that's perfectly fine, why, we celebrate that kind of consumption. American consumption for the greatest production and the greatest rewards, why, that is fine if we do this in sports. However, if we consume and produce exceptionalism in goods and services for others, including ourselves, then somehow we are committing a sin. I just told Snerdley, I want to prepare you people for this, it won't be long before the Media Matters website headline says, "Rush: Michael Phelps is Ugly American." They're the left, we can predict what they're going to do before they do it.