RUSH: The national hemorrhoid has doubled down. After the White House went through the motions of making it look like they're throwing him under the bus, the national hemorrhoid goes out there, makes a speech in Atlanta, and doubles down on the racism, the fact that racism is behind all the criticism of President Obama.
RUSH: Sugar City, Idaho, Josh, you're up first. It's great to have you with us.
CALLER: It's good to talk to you again, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: My comment was, you know, it actually sickens me and infuriates me to no end, was how Congress and the Democrats wanted to get Sotomayor into office as fast as possible. But when you get a white congressman to stand up and say one comment that says "you lie," they automatically deem him as a racist, even though his comment had nothing to do with ethnicity or religion or sex, but Sotomayor can come out and blatantly say, I can make better decisions as a Latina female than a white male.
RUSH: Exactly right. You got it nailed. As I mentioned earlier, this is an ongoing effort, three things going on. They're panicked, they're throwing the race card, they are in the midst of confusion and disarray here. Obama did this during the campaign. During the primaries they set it up: if he loses it's because this country is racist. And then in the general election: if he loses, it's been this country is racist. It's all these people know. Now, when they go after Clarence Thomas it's not racism, when they go after Condoleezza Rice it's not racism. What they're trying to do is convince everybody that conservatism is racism. You know, this stuff is close to backfiring on these people. Now you got the White House leading a movement to claim that half the country's racist and the real bottom line here is this is cover for Obama's failure. If he doesn't get anywhere near what he promised, if he doesn't get anywhere near what he wants, "it wasn't his ideas, it wasn't his personality, it wasn't his actions, it wasn't his agenda, 'cause he's Mr. Perfect, no. This country's racist." That's what they're trying to set up. It's laughable. It's also embarrassing.
These are some of the most closed-minded bigots. Oh, there's a fourth thing going on here too and that's projection. These people are the racists. It is the media, it is the Democrat Party, it's the American left that looks at people and sees the differences. They are the ones that see gender, sex, skin color, try to guess religions and so forth. They are the ones. They are projecting who they really are on to us, and they do this in many, many areas. Not just race. They do it on bigotry, sexism, homophobic, all of this stuff. They're the ones that group people. They're the ones that look at people with condescension and arrogance. They're the ones that look down on average, ordinary Americans with contempt. You know, we're like Ronald Reagan, rising tide lifts all boats. We're in a great country. We don't care who's involved in making it great. They're all Americans as far as we're concerned. Anybody here legally? Get involved. This administration is tearing that apart. This administration is making sure that there is no prosperity. You know when Obama launches an attack on profit, which he does very frequently, he's really attacking prosperity. In his joint, I said something about health care insurance being burdened with overhead and profits. Profits are what come after the overhead. Profits are what's left after you have the overhead.
When you hear Obama attack profits, I want you to substitute a word. Use the word prosperity. Profits lead to prosperity and that's under attack. Now, it's undignified and there's a story here in the Washington Post carrying the water: "Race Issue Deflected, Now as in Campaign." It's by Anne Kornblut and Krissah Thompson. "A debate over the role of race in the current criticism of President Obama is forcing the White House to confront a volatile issue it would rather avoid." So the New York Times, Washington Post, "Oh, boy, Obama is trying to steer clear this." Wrong-o! He's behind it. It's coming from the White House. It's coming from Axelrod. It's coming from Rahm Emanuel. These are the guys that give dictation to the State-Controlled Media. Race issue defected. If that's true, if the race issue is deflected, well, was it abandoned, or deflected? That's a key difference here. Deflected is one thing. Still out there, still flying around, they just deflected. Abandoned? That's what they're trying to tell us. If it was working, the White House would be piling on. Trust me on this.
If this Jimmy Carter, National Hemorrhoid doubling down, if this were working, you'd be seeing the White House, you'd see Gibbs, somebody up there would be piling on this thing. "We agree the criticism of our great president is in fact racist." If it were working, they'd be saying that. Since it's not working that's why they want to deflect all this. But it's one of their command operations, coming right out of their command and control center, the office of Rahm the ballerina Emanuel. "On Wednesday, Gibbs said the White House has not asked members of the black caucus to stop ascribing a racist motive to Obama critics." Oh, they've not asked the black caucus to stop the smears? Well, we have a montage, and of course this is Gibbs being peppered with questions on Carter and race, and I ask you as you listen to this, who is it that's obsessed with this subject?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Jimmy Carter saying that he believes an overwhelming majority of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward the president is because he's black.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: Are you saying the president is not concerned about the climate of hate in this country today?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Would the president regard statements from such a prominent American, former president, son of the South, as he described himself, helpful?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: Because he's black.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: Why is he or why are you so reluctant to talk about it? He gave this big speech during the campaign on race.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Why is this not a teachable moment in terms of the role that race is playing in society?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: There is now a conversation that's risen to the level of the former president about race.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Has the White House instructed any Democrats, either in the House of Representatives or elsewhere, to stop talking about race?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: The former president is raising this. Is it at this point incumbent upon the president to say, "You know what, no, I don't agree with him."?
RUSH: So they're trying to do two things here, the State-Controlled Media. But really as I listen to this montage, they really want Obama to come out and join the fray. Is it time for a teachable moment? Is it time for Obama to stand up and say, "Yes, half this country is racist, and we're going to deal with it. That's part of my campaign promise, and we're going to deal with it." That's what they want. They want Obama to come out and confirm their reporting. And then there's some lone voices in there, "Wait a minute, wait a minute. Shouldn't the president stand up and shut this down?" Which is what he ought to do, if he had any dignity, if he had any real concern for ending strife and division in this country. He'd stand up and say, "Stop this, stop acting like children." He'd direct his comments at the media and other people leveling this accusation. Here's Jimmy Carter, the National Hemorrhoid, doubling down last night.
CARTER: When a radical fringe element of demonstrators and others begin to attack the president of the United States of America as an animal or as a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, or when they wave signs in the air that said we should have buried Obama with Kennedy, those kind of things are beyond the bounds of the way president --
RUSH: Wait. That's not what the sign says. It says bury health care with Kennedy. Resume tape.
CARTER: -- have ever been accepted, even with people who disagree. And I think people that are guilty of that kind of personal attack against Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African-American. It's a racist attitude.
RUSH: Now, the next sound bite, we don't have time for it right now, but it's Gibbs and the White House apparently throwing Carter under the bus. But, if they wanted Carter to stop talking about this, they could get him to stop talking about it. Just call him up, "Jimmy Earl, not helpful right now. Hold and keep your powder dry, please drop this." But they are not doing that. They want Carter to continue out there saying this stuff, which is great for us, I mean he's the biggest failure in American presidencies in our lifetime, failure in foreign policy and domestically and Obama is following right in his footsteps.
RUSH: Here. Audio sound bite number five. This is "Gibbsy," the White House press secretary, pretending to throw Jimmy Carter under the bus. It's Jack Tapper asking the question: "Is former President Carter saying that he believes an overwhelming majority of the [inaudible] demonstrated animosity toward the president 'cause he's black?"
GIBBS: Well eh, eh, eh, let's stick with former President Carter said. Eh, eh, eh, eh, uhh, the answer, uh, that I'm going to give is the same answer that I gave on Sunday when I was asked this question. Uh, the president does not believe that criticism comes based on the color of his skin. We understand that people have disagreements with some of the decisions that we've had made and some of the extraordinary actions that had to be undertaken by this administration and previous administrations, uh, to stabilize our financial system; to ensure viability of our domestic auto industry.
RUSH: BS, BS, BS. He lost his train of thought there. The way to describe Gibbs here is "wandering in vain for a desperate thought." The fact of the matter is, Gibbs can sit up there all day long and say, "Ah, the president does not believe criticism comes based on the color of his skin." Until Obama says that and puts a stop to all of this, it's going to continue. Nobody is going to believe what Gibbs says about this, because the president hasn't said it -- and the reason the president hasn't said it is because the president hasn't asked the black caucus to shut up; and he certainly has his two hacks, Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, running this whole operation out of the White House.