RUSH: I want to describe for you exactly how it is that the Obama campaign operates behind the scenes, the brutal ruthlessness, the smear tactics of this campaign. This situation I'm going to tell you about, something the Drive-Bys will not tell you about, and it is an insight, it is a clear insight into how Obama would govern.
Before I get to the big story, you probably heard about the ABC reporter on their investigative unit that was arrested on a public sidewalk in Denver taking pictures of Democrat senators going into an exclusive posh hotel for a meeting with high-roll donors, the special interests that Obama says are not going to be part of any massive change that he brings to the party. Put the lie to that. Tonight an Invesco Field, they have club seats in that stadium. Charles Krauthammer had a great description of this. Charles Krauthammer said this is the Super Bowl halftime show without the game. They had these club suites, and guess who's going to be in 'em, for millions of dollars of donations? The big, fat cats, the special interests, the corporate interests that the Democrats profess to hate so that they can protect you from these evil, mean profiteers, and they're going to be in those club boxes and Obama is going to pal around with them afterwards, you know, hobnob with them up there, just like they were in the hotel.
"Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel. ... A cigar-smoking Denver police sergeant, accompanied by a team of five other officers, first put his hands on Eslocker's neck, then twisted the producer's arm behind him to put on handcuffs. A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace Hotel. ... Eslocker and his ABC News colleagues are spending the week investigating the role of corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors at the convention for a series of Money Trail reports on ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson.'" They're going to do this in Minnesota, too. But this is the Democrat Party in conjunction with this hotel wanting to keep all of this private, and so a reporter is arrested and carted off. This is the change. This is the Barack Obama of Chicago, as Bill Clinton called him, a typical Chicago thug. They don't play on a level playing field; you clear it, you clear the playing field.
Now they're trying to destroy Stanley Kurtz of National Review magazine because Stanley Kurtz has been researching the papers in the Richard J. Daley library in Chicago that detail the business dealings of Obama and William Ayers. The attempt to destroy not just the career and the reputation of Stanley Kurtz occurred on radio last night, a local Chicago host who himself I'm told is a pretty nonpartisan guy, was stunned at the effort made by the Obama campaign to clog up the phone lines and thousands of people just calling to complain about Stanley Kurtz, mass e-mails, not saying one thing specifically in defense of Obama but rather trashing Kurtz for engaging in this kind of politics. It's right out of the Saul Alinsky book. It's right out of this book for radicals, and this is Obama. He doesn't want whatever is known about Ayers to become widely known. There's something there, there has to be, for this campaign to be ginned up this way.
Now, imagine if they had the Fairness Doctrine. If they had the Fairness Doctrine they wouldn't have to mass e-mail, they wouldn't have to clog up phone lines. All they'd have to do is call the general manager of the radio station and complain and demand equal time and do this 20 times a day in response to programming at every radio station, and guess what, the programming's gone because the stations can't put up with that kind of hassle. They can't document it to the government in order to prove they've been fair and so forth. This is the Obama that nobody knows. This is the Obama that the Drive-Bys will not tell you about. This is the Obama who wants to clear the playing field. His accomplishments were not on display last night. Nobody at that convention could describe his accomplishments because there aren't any that they can talk about. His real accomplishment is learning the art of Chicago thug politics. Bill Clinton is exactly right, and that's what you need to be concerned about, in addition to what we know as his radical leftist policies would be, that's what you need to know about Obama.
RUSH: I'll tell you about what's going on in Chicago. Bill Ayers, Weather Underground terrorist and now an "educator" at the University of Chicago or somewhere, is a longtime friend of Obama.
Obama has described him as just somebody that lives in the neighborhood. It's a lie. I know it's a harsh word to use, but they're close friends. They are associates. Obama's career was launched in this guy's house! This guy was one of Obama's mentors, taught him the ins and outs of radicalism as authored by Saul Alinsky. "[T]he relationship between Ayers and Obama is much deeper and longer than Obama admits. They ... were partners in various entities and regularly exchanged ideas, including," according to Investor's Business Daily, "how to turn Chicago schools into re-education camps to create a generation of social revolutionaries." That's who Bill Ayers is, and he is unrepentant. And this is who Obama worked with on education.
"One of Ayer's descriptions for a course" that he and Obama designed and worked on is "called 'Improving Learning Environments'," and here's the description: "[P]rospective K-12 teachers need to 'be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.'" You think you know enough to elect Barack Obama? You think you know enough about what he really believes? You think you know enough about what has really happened in his life in order to form a judgment? Now, Stanley Kurtz writes for National Review Online. He's a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a Harvard-educated social anthropologist who frequently does contribute to National Review and some other publications. He is widely respected.
His research is meticulous, and he has been doing for months (as many of us do) the job the mainstream media refuses to do, and that is examine the background and the public records of Obama to try to find out what's there. He specifically is looking into his relationship with Bill Ayers -- and he has found some documents in Chicago that give some details that shine the light on the lie that Obama barely knows Ayers. "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." It's clear that Obama does not want people to know how close he is to Bill Ayers. So, the Saul Alinsky-inspired Obama campaign has engaged in a brutal sleaze and smear tactic. The Obama machine is now going after Stanley Kurtz, who is just looking into this. He was Chicago radio station WGN last night, and the phone lines were flooded and the e-mails came in, and call after call after call came in denouncing Kurtz.
"Kurtz needs to stop this. We just want this to stop." The callers were robots. They were reading an e-mail that the Obama campaign had sent out and those that got through were just reading e-mails. We just want it to stop. The host said, "What has Mr. Kurtz said that's not true here tonight?" and they would not respond 'cause they couldn't respond. They just said, "We want it to stop. The criticism of Obama is just not what we want to hear as Americans," and these people were racing through their script, and they echoed the campaign insistence that it was Rosenberg, the host, who was lowering the standards of political discourse by having Stanley Kurtz on rather than the campaign by shouting him down. This is who they are. There is no opposition permitted. They are to be gotten off the field. The field is to be cleared.
"You are not going to be allowed to criticize our candidate. I don't care whether the criticism is true or not. We are going to stop you. We are gonna stop it. We're going to destroy you. We're going to destroy your reputation. We're going to harass these media people and give you any opportunity whatsoever. We're going to intimidate them. We're going to make them afraid to have any guest on their show that will criticize. When asked, "What's wrong?" when asked, "What's inaccurate?" when asked, "Well, what's Mr. Kurtz saying here that's incorrect?" they don't answer it. They read from the script: "We just want this to stop." This is Barack Obama. This is who Barack Obama is. This is William Ayers and who he is. This is Jeremiah Wright and who he is. This is everybody who has ever poisoned the mind of Barack Obama. I'm sure at some point in his young life he was like every other normal little kid with four half-brothers and a father with four wives. But somewhere, somehow, somebody got hold of him -- or he chose it.
Maybe he wanted to go to Chicago and get involved in politics there and he knew what he had to do to do it; and he has absorbed this poison from radical, radical leftists who do not like this country. He has learned their techniques. The techniques of radical leftists do not involve engaging in debate. They do not involve trying to persuade people to agree with your point of view. The Obama, Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Harvard professors, whoever it is who taught this guy, the technique is: You get rid of the opposition, and it doesn't matter how. You get rid of them by destroying their credibility. You intimidate them. You intimidate people who would give the media opportunities. This is a window, my friends, into how Barack Obama would govern -- and don't forget this little episode with the ABC News producer and his camera crew outside the hotel in Denver. Don't forget that. This is who Barack Obama is.
RUSH: Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & Light blog, points out the dedication by Saul Alinsky in his own book, Rules for Radicals. Now, we've discussed Saul Alinsky a lot over the recent past. He was one of Hillary Clinton's idols. She, too, by the way, from Chicago. But Alinsky's tactics have spread. I mean, Vladimir Putin uses Saul Alinsky's tactics. The difference between Vladimir Putin and Saul Alinsky is too small to be measured. And I know you're not going to believe this. You're not gonna believe that a woman who almost became the presidential nominee of the Democrat Party holds Saul Alinsky as one of her idols, one of her role models. You're not going to believe this when you hear me read to you his dedication to the book. You are not going to believe that Obama has signed onto this hook, line, and sinker. Rules for Radicals is the title of the book, A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, by Saul Alinsky. He's no longer alive, but his work lives on.
Here is Saul Alinsky's dedication to his own book: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer." Saul Alinsky dedicated the book that Barack Obama has learned from to the devil, to Satan. It's right here. We have screen shots. We will link to Steve Gilbert's website, Sweetness & Light blog, sweetness-light.com. You want me to read it to you again? Snerdley can't believe what he just heard because he's out there screening calls. Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky, Hillary Clinton's idol, Barack Obama, total believer. Saul Alinsky from Chicago, dedicated his own book with this: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."
There are two other dedications on this page, one from Thomas Paine, the other from Rabbi Hillel, but it's Saul Alinsky who is the author of the book. I know you don't believe this. But folks, the evidence for the belief that Obama buys what's in this book is on display against Stanley Kurtz of National Review, all because he's trying to find out what the relationship was between Bill Ayers and Barack Obama. And that's not going to be found. If it is found, the guy who finds it and tells everybody is going to be so discredited and so destroyed, nobody is going to believe it. And anybody else who tries to give Stanley Kurtz an opportunity to be on the air, they're going to be likewise intimidated. This is on local Chicago radio last night, but it has spread throughout the proper channels, ladies and gentlemen. It will never find its way to the Drive-By Media.
RUSH: Here's Dee in Warwick, Rhode Island. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Fine. Thank you.
CALLER. I've been listening to you forever, but it's the first time I've called. I was just wondering when you were talking about that poor talk show host and what happened to him, do you have any concerns that this could possibly happen on your show? I can't imagine, I would think they would just love to do something like that to you.
RUSH: Oh, they try it here, but we don't have guests. They flood our phone lines, we get seminar callers here. What happened to that guy doesn't so much concern me, even if I had Stanley Kurtz on the air, you know, let 'em, we got ways around these people. That's not the concern. The concern is the effort, the effort that was the Obama campaign to silence speech. It was the Obama campaign intimidating and threatening a radio talk show host and trying to also threaten and intimidate a journalist and a man who works at a think tank named Stanley Kurtz. They do not have the power of government behind them yet to do it, but if they ever get in power and redo the Fairness Doctrine, they won't have to threaten or intimidate. They'll just have to lodge complaint after complaint after complaint on station after station after station, and finally local management will say, "I can't put up with this," and the end of all controversial programming will take place.
CALLER: Scary, scary stuff.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, Nancy Pelosi is all for this. A number of Democrats said they can't wait. Some have even advanced legislation to make it happen now. Who was it, Maurice Hinchey in New York, I think, was the author of a piece of legislation. No, we're looking at this. We're keeping a sharp eye.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush, it was a pleasure talking to you.
RUSH: Same here, Dee, appreciate your call.
This is Chris in Miami. Great to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega dittos. I'm a first-time caller and a Rush Baby, very proud of that. I've been looking at everything the Democrats are doing between the arrest of the ABC reporter, Nancy Pelosi wanting to drill into people's brains, and Obama's camp between Stanley Kurtz and the commercial, they're looking more and more like communist China. Next thing you know they're going to want to censor radio and TV, and then I thought and then I remembered the Fairness Doctrine. They're already trying to do that.
RUSH: It sounds unbelievable in 2008 America, but we have to take it seriously based on who Obama is and how he's acting now. So while it sounds unbelievable, Orwellian, it couldn't happen, we know damn well that there are people within the Obama campaign who would do just that, who would silence the opposition with a snap of their fingers if they could. It's not just China. I think this is very Putinesque.
CALLER: I served four years in the military to try to fight for all our freedoms, and that's not American at all, what they're doing, so it's just downright scary.
RUSH: It is.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush, it was a pleasure.
RUSH: I appreciate it, Chris, thanks for the call. I really do appreciate that.
Staying in Florida, to St. Augustine, this is Jeff, and, by the way, you live in the town that was named after St. Augustine who said that life begins at three months. Obama believes it begins in the fourth trimester.
CALLER: Well, I don't know what he believes, but I just am so thankful that you're as angry as I am because you help me vent, because my wife can't take it anymore. I keep texting her saying how angry I am, and to have you explode just makes me feel good because it means that we're thinking together. And if I was the only one out here thinking how gullible the American people are, I think I would just --
RUSH: That's not what frustrates me. What frustrates me is the words themselves. I mean, we can handle the American people, and Obama's not getting a big bounce off this stuff. I did get mad at the Drive-Bys, and even some on our side praising the effectiveness of the speech while admitting it was chock full of lies. I'm saying, "Look, we don't need that kind of analysis here for our side." We don't need to keep hearing how brilliant the Democrats are at lying.
RUSH: Because what's the anecdote to it. Look, what frustrates me is what they actually say. It offends me. I guess it offends my intelligence. Remember, normally I laugh at this stuff, but I've been in the worst two-day funk I've been in ten years, and I don't know why. I have no clue 'cause there's no external event causing it. So I went into this thing last night on a downer, and after awhile, just the insult to my intelligence that's gone on for 25 or 30 years from this party or longer just got the best of me.