RUSH: A post at a blog called Gateway Pundit, the guy said, (paraphrasing) "I was listening to this speech last night and Michelle (My Belle) said two things here that I thought were vaguely familiar." And he was right. Michelle Obama has quoted lines from Saul Alinsky's radical manifesto called Rules for Radicals. She said, "'Barack stood up that day,' talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods, 'and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about "The world as it is" and "The world as it should be..." And, "All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do -- that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.'" Here's an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Saul Alinsky's book, Rules for Radicals: 'The means-and-ends moralists, constantly obsessed with the ethics of the means used by the Have-Nots against the Haves, should search themselves as to their real political position. In fact, they are passive -- but real -- allies of the Haves... The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means... The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be.'"
Now, some of you are saying, "Rush, why are you obsessing?" I'm not obsessing. "Why are you spending so much time on Michelle and parsing it and picking it apart?" Well, ladies and gentlemen, two things, maybe even more. One, I've always come behind the microphone on this program and shared with you my passions. And as you know, all of us or most of us in this audience have a vested interest in the United States of America remaining the kind of country it was as founded, with the rule of law and individual freedom and liberty, pursuit of happiness, all of these things, capitalism, free markets. They're genuinely under assault. They're under assault not just by a guy running for president. They're under assault by an entire political party and a class, a political class of leftists who are everywhere, including in the Drive-By Media. They seek power to deny others liberty. They may think they're doing it all for the common good, but they pose a great threat to me for the future of this country as we know it and as you would like for it to remain for your kids and your grandkids, and their kids and grandkids.
So we have a candidate who no sane political party would dare nominate a guy like this. I'm not talking about anything other than he has no experience, he's got no achievements, but his associations with genuine America-hating radicals occasionally cause him to say things that lead me to believe he's bought into a lot of what he's heard. I think he's bought into it, and I think he repeats it. I think he is the formation of an indoctrination that has occurred to him his whole life, and now he seeks the presidency. Now, anybody can try for it, but this party, the Democrat Party, as I said earlier, would nominate Daffy Duck if they thought Daffy Duck could win. They may have nominated Daffy Duck, in fact, in Barack Obama. Well, no Porky the Pig is the vice presidential nominee. Obama's Daffy the Duck. But this stuff matters, it's real, and we have a Drive-By Media which is not interested. They don't care, either. They don't care what Obama really is. In fact, they know and want to cover it up. And so it has to get out there. You know, what you do with it is up to you.
But these associations and these ideas, the lack of specificity from this guy. All we have is what we know, and what we know is not flattering. So I think it's imperative that all of these things be spoken so as you can be informed, and people understand that this is not about image, it's not about hope, it's not about change, it's not about all these meaningless, vapid nothings. Presidential elections matter greatly, and this one does, too. If we end up with the wrong group of people running this country from the top down, it's going to take years to straighten it out and fix it. All right, to the phones. I have had diarrhea of the mouth for most of the program, which comes natural to me, ladies and gentlemen, but I'm watching this thing and there's so much to say about it. Every thought that I expressed to you, I'm thinking two others at the same time I'm speaking. So I interrupt myself, I want to say, "Oh, by the way, did you see this, did you see that." I'm afraid genuinely there are so many thoughts I'm going to lose my train of thought, which seldom happens, but it is a gold mine. While it's boring and dull, it still is a gold mine.