RUSH: Greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers and conversationalists all across the fruited plain. Welcome to the leader. I am the Mobfather Rush Limbaugh here at the Excellence in Broadcasting Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.
I am happy. I am honored. I am proud, ladies and gentlemen, to be considered the Mobfather here leading the unruly mobs protesting at all these town hall meetings. I think it might be helpful to keep a list of all the things we are according to the president of the United States and his gang, the State-Controlled Media and all of his other cronies. To start with, we are always right-wing extremists. Now we are unruly members of a mob, and I am the Mobfather. We are people now who dress too nicely, even though it's Obama and his wife who are getting some Vanity Fair award for fashion, right? We are idiot shills for big insurance. We are people who are trying to destroy Obama. We are people who cannot change. We are people who are unwilling to seize the moment. We are people who do not like change. We are people who want the status quo.
Now, I'm not an economist, folks, but something here doesn't make sense. The State-Controlled Associated Press, and I think this is a headline they use every month now: They just cut and paste into whatever the figures actually are. "'New Jobless Claims Drop More Than Expected' -- The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that the job market is making gradual improvement." Oh, really? The number is 550,000 instead of the expected 588,000 people that lost their jobs. Over half a million people lost their jobs and we get "New Jobless Claims Drop More Than Expected." I think they actually went up because at the end of the story: "The number of people continuing to claim benefits rose, however, by 69,000 to 6.3 million, after having dropped for three straight weeks."
Now, if more people are claiming jobless benefits, doesn't that mean that jobless claims rose? And if they went up by 69,000, the projected number was 588,000 the seasonally adjusted number is 550,000. If you add 69,000 to 550,000 we're up over 600,000 people that are looking for or are on unemployment. So if you ask me, the numbers actually rose. Now, I'm told that tomorrow the unemployment figure will be 9.6%. I don't know who's cooking it. Well, who do you think would be cooking the books? But I'll tell you what. I think these people are desperate. I think Obama and his gang are desperate. They are lashing out. They are unraveling before our very eyes. Here is Nancy Pelosi from yesterday in San Francisco.
PELOSI: I think they are Astroturf -- you be the judge -- of carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town hall meeting on health care.
RUSH: Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House. She is very powerful, one of the most powerful people in the country. This is what I mean by unraveling. She's running around now claiming that we're Nazis, that not only are we an unruly mob but that people are showing up wearing swastikas when, in fact, I have a story here from the Washington Post, Howard Kurtz, July 28, 1997: "Two senators call a news conference to present an average, hardworking American who -- to their embarrassment -- turns out to have a Nazi swastika tattooed on his arm. Is that news? Several major media organizations didn't think so. The West Virginia truck driver was trotted out by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) as someone who would be helped by the Clinton tax plan. Rockefeller, clearly unaware of the tattoo, introduced the man as 'a very close and personal friend.'"
So these guys back in 1997 shilling for Clinton's tax plan, bring out a guy, close personal friend of J. Rockefeller, actually has a swastika tattooed on his arm. The news media didn't think any big deal about it because this all happened when he was a teenager, it's no big deal. The speaker of the House accusing people of showing up at these town hall meetings of wearing swastikas, that is not insignificant, folks. This woman is deranged. They are unraveling, but that is not insignificant. You have the Democrat Speaker of the House saying that people, citizens who are concerned about health care are now wearing swastikas. She's basically saying that we are Nazis. She is saying that the people who oppose this are Nazis, and I'm going to tell you what. I'm going to run down the list here later on in the program, but this party, the Democrat Party and where it's taken this country, the radical left leadership of this party bears much more resemblance to Nazi policies than anything we on the right believe in at all, and I'll go through that list in just a second.
However, if you go to RushLimbaugh.com right now in the orange banner at the top of the website, you will see a headline: "Was Pelosi So Wrong About Swastikas?" Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light heard my reaction to the Obama health care logo the other day. I mentioned something about it reminded me of Germany in 1942, the shape of the logo, the people. I said, "I haven't seen this in many, many years." And if you go and take a look at this, you will find that the Obama health care logo is damn close to a Nazi swastika logo. I'm going to show you people watching on the Dittocam this, and there you are. The middle frame is the Obama health care logo. At the bottom is an official Nazi logo, eagle and everything, spread wings, or bird with spread wings. Ms. Pelosi has some major apologizing to do. I know that numerous repeated Botox injections can cause blurry vision, but I don't think Ms. Pelosi can use that as an excuse. They are really unraveling. They are really falling apart. Listen to her again. This is at San Francisco General Hospital. Do you think there is a legitimate grassroots opposition going on here?
PELOSI: I think they are Astroturf -- you be the judge -- of carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town hall meeting on health care.
RUSH: Mary Katharine Ham blogging at the Weekly Standard has put together a brilliant piece of work here dismantling the entire piece of evidence, the single piece of evidence that is being used by the State-Controlled Media, the smoking gun mob memo. It's being used by the Democrats and the State-Controlled Media as proof of organized mob activity is from a guy in Connecticut with 23 Facebook friends and five Twitter followers.
RUSH: By the way, we have shut down the Sweetness & Light website which always happens, Sweetness-Light.com where the similarity between Obama's health care logo and the Nazi logo is just overwhelming. People are trying to get in and see this. You know, these Democrats think they live and operate in a vacuum. They run around and say, "Oh, yeah, people are showing up with swastikas," and that's going to be the end of the story. They create a whole new story and we find out that it's a Democrat meeting in '97 that they bring up a good friend of Jay Rockefeller's who's got a Nazi swastika tattooed on his arm. They accuse us of being Nazis and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook. Now what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business. They hated big business and, of course, we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism. They were insanely, irrationally against pollution. They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany. They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working one of which was the Autobahn.
They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals but in the radical sense of devaluing human life, they banned smoking. They were totally against that. They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables as we all know and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized health care. I have always bristled when I hear people claim that conservatism gets close to Naziism. It is liberalism that's the closest you can get to Naziism and socialism. It's all bundled up under the socialist banner. There are far more similarities between Nancy Pelosi and Adolf Hitler than between these people showing up at town halls to protest a Hitler-like policy that's being heralded by a Hitler-like logo. Koko, do me a favor. Pardon me, folks. Private message here to my webmaster. Koko, get the e-mail that I sent you today with the two logos. Just put the graphic of the two logos on our website right now because Sweetness & Light is being bombarded. Just put up the Obama logo and then the Nazi logo side by side there. Just grab those two, put them up there because our servers can handle them. Okay, Koko says he's got it and he's on the case.
Barack Obama is losing the trust of the American people. Another similarity, Obama is asking citizens to rat each other out like Hitler did. Obama's the one that's got the snitch website right out of the White House, firstname.lastname@example.org, asking citizens to report people who are saying weird, odd things. You know, the White House responds, "No, no, no, we're not taking names here. We're not taking names. We're just taking people who are putting up faulty arguments and refuting them." Well, that's not the intention.
Ted Kennedy's dad, by the way, Joe Kennedy, sympathetic to Hitler, sympathetic to the Nazis. That's why FDR pulled him from his post as ambassador to Britain. You want to start talking, Ms. Pelosi, about ties to the Nazis? Let's focus on your party and some of the greatest heroes in your party that you hold up. And let's look at your policies, Ms. Pelosi. Your policies come dangerously close to some of those policies that Hitler forced on the German people. This is outrageous stuff for her to be running around saying these are unruly mobs with swastikas. Obama sends out the memo ginning up his ACORN mobs to try to fight this, taking names on a White House website of people who are telling the truth about health care is what this is about. He wants his stupid minions to snitch on people who are telling the truth about it.
Barack Obama had earned the trust of a majority of Americans. Right or wrong, he was trusted. Those who looked at Obama with clear eyes, however, always knew he was something other than what Obama said he was in speeches and what the State-Controlled Media reported. We knew he wasn't post-partisan. Barack Obama was the Senate's most liberal member. His alliances and associations were exclusively with hard, left radicals. We knew he wasn't post-racial. No one sits in a racially divisive and bigoted church for 20 years without agreement with the message. But people wanted to believe. They hoped love at first sight was the real thing. The American people trusted Barack Obama, but that was then. After Obama's election he has begun to govern, and since he has begun to govern, it isn't just his poll numbers that have fallen. The trust the American people placed in Obama has eroded, and this is key, because if there is no trust with an individual, that person cannot lead. Trust me on this. Obama is losing America's trust.
Obama said he cared about jobs. Well, we've lost almost three million since he took office. Even though he rammed a $1 trillion porkulus bill through and hundreds of thousands of jobs are still being lost every month. Despite his media's efforts to tell us the news is good, it isn't. He orchestrated a hostile takeover of General Motors and Chrysler to give them essentially to union executives. Obama Motors is something a majority of Americans would never have voted for. Obama is leading the charge to pass a cap-and-tax scheme, an energy tax just when Americans are struggling to get by. He's pressing to take over health care when Americans don't want that, either. He has demonized doctors, insurance companies, automobile executives, bankers, me, talk radio and now the president of the United States has descended to an unbelievable point. He is demonizing American citizens, average, ordinary, everyday people who do not have the jobs he assured them he cared about and was going to provide, Americans exercising the right to free assembly, the right to free speech. The president of the United States is demonizing them now.
These town hall meetings reveal a deep distrust of Barack Obama and his policies and everyone who supports them. The town hall meetings, ladies and gentlemen, are a manifestation of America's lack of trust in the Democrat Party and its leaders. And now this man who is losing our trust has started an enemies list -- essentially, a snitch list. Americans have figured out that Obama doesn't care if votes are taken on bills that haven't been written. He has broken most every promise he has made and everybody knows that his "No New Tax" pledge on the middle class tax is next. In fact, that's already been broken. All of these actions and more have amounted to a betrayal of trust. Barack Obama's not who he said he was. Just for a moment forget falling polls, forget rising unemployment.
The problem Obama faces is destroying his presidency as he's losing the trust of the American people. He can no longer say "Trust me," and this distrust Americans feel is growing stronger and deeper every day that passes. It's becoming clear as well that Barack Obama listens to nobody. It's his hard-left agenda and whatever it takes to ram it through. He doesn't care what Americans think. He doesn't care about their ideas. He doesn't care about their values. This is all about him. This is all about Barack Obama's personal agenda and objectives. It's about Barack Obama erecting monuments to himself. He has no intention of governing. He intends to rule. And that's why legislation is voted on that no one's read. That's why he rams through bills without hearings, without discussion and without knowing any details. He intends to rule, and Americans are figuring it out. They no longer trust Barack Obama.
RUSH: By the way, to illustrate what a bunch of radical, environmentalist wacko insaniacs the Nazis were, I just sent Koko Web links we're going to put on RushLimbaugh.com where you'll be able to see it. It's too lengthy to read. But they were environmentalist wackos out the wazoo. Isn't it fascinating? No one can have an honest disagreement with the statists, nobody can have an honest disagreement with Barack Obama or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. If you disagree, you are a Nazi, you're a racist, you're Hitler or something similar.
RUSH: Ms. Pelosi, you asked for this. Here you go. Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate. His cabinet only met once, one day. That was it. Hitler said he didn't need to meet with his cabinet. He represented the will of the people. He was called The Messiah. He said the people spoke through him. Do you know what the very first law that Hitler ordained was? The very first law was a law declaring how to cook lobsters. They were to be boiled. That was deemed to be the least painful. The law was sent around to all the restaurants. Now, does this sound like something any conservative president has ever done or does it sound like the things that liberals are doing all over this country? The links to show you just how off-the-wall radical environmentalist the Nazis were are posted now at the top of RushLimbaugh.com. Okay, Ms. Pelosi. You say you see swastikas? Well, when it comes to it, you look much more like one than any of us ever will.
RUSH: Craig in Richfield, Connecticut. Hello, sir. It's great to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, good afternoon. A charter listener here and a great admirer of your work for many years.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I was listening to your analysis earlier comparing the Democrat Party and what they're doing to what the Nazis were doing, particularly when they came to power in 1933, 1934. I would disagree with one part of your analysis and that is the Nazis hating big business. Uh, quite the contrary. I thought the Nazis actually were allied and loved big business. In fact, a lot of the deals they made with companies like Farben and Bosch and Mercedes were basically designed to implement top-down control of the economy and create such things as, say, a People's Radio, a People's Car, things of this nature.
RUSH: Right, right. Okay, they hated private-sector capitalism. They hated Jewish capitalism. They wanted... You need businesses. They just wanted to run them. Do you remember why the Volkswagen came to be?
CALLER: The Volkswagen came to be basically because they wanted a car that could be afforded by the German people. One of the reasons they needed it was to make sure everybody had a mode of transportation and also to stimulate economic activity.
RUSH: No, no. Well, that may be partially right, but the idea was, as you say, to create a cheap car. But it was also a car that was designed not to pollute, to not use much gasoline. It was right out of the playbook of the environmentalist wackos here today, and the fact is that very few Germans ever ended up with one because they couldn't afford it. They used the lay-away plan to buy the things, and they couldn't.
CALLER: Oh, you are entirely correct. Do you know the most successful venture of the German government was the People's Radio because basically Hitler and the Nazis wanted to ensure that every house had a radio so that they could get their diatribes, their points across and their propaganda across. That was very successful, but you are correct: the Volkswagen initially was a flop.
RUSH: Yeah, big-time flop in Germany. And you're right about his association with Mercedes.
RUSH: He associated with Mercedes and in the process undercut Maybach. Maybach preceded the Mercedes. Now Mercedes has brought Maybach back. But Hitler even put in an order for Mercedes he never got.
CALLER: (chuckles) Well, they did make quite a few cars for him. There was one in particular in Las Vegas at one of the big casinos. I forget which casino but they have a lot of the vintage cars, but they actually have a vintage Mercedes that Hitler drove and one of the things he used to do was he would take his gun and he would shoot two holes in the rear window to ensure that the windows were indeed bulletproof. The windows I think were about maybe an inch, inch and a half, about an inch or so thick. But he would ensure that nobody had sabotaged the car and made it so that he could be harmed while in the car. Very interesting. But yeah, I mean to say your point, listen, I agree with you right on. The Democrats basically are in alliance. The other great example would be Goldman Sachs. I mean, Goldman Sachs... If you want to know in my opinion the biggest proponent of the cap and tax bill is Goldman Sachs. They stand to profit from every trade, every carbon offset trade that is made from that bill.
CALLER: So, people think, people think these guys are Republicans. These are not only Democrats, these guys are socialists basically.
RUSH: Well, you know, it is a good point about this, too, in addition. Because you are exactly right about that. I'm not trying to steal your thunder, but some weeks ago in discussing cap and trade, I pointed out the word "trade," and I'll tell you who I must credit for this, who came up with it. I was watching the Fox All-Stars and Nina Easton came up with this thought, this idea. Cap and trade. Trade what? We're going to trade carbon credits, and there's going to be money going back and forth with every trade, and Goldman Sachs/Wall Street is going to profit through the roof. The same guys that Obama wants the American people to think he's demonizing and doesn't like and is punishing and is getting even with, he's throwing them a huge bone. He is not doing anything for the people who elected him. He's not doing anything for the people he promised to create jobs and prosperity. He's giving it all to the trial lawyers. He's giving it all to the private sector union bosses and his buds on Wall Street.