RUSH: Do you remember that NEA phone call? I think it was back in August, the 21st or the 25th, and it featured basically a coordination from the White House to the National Endowment for the Arts to promote Obama's health care and parts of his domestic agenda. One of the artists on that call got hold of Breitbart and said they're turning the National Endowment for the Arts and www.Serve.gov, the latest website out of the White House, into political instruments, and there are four pieces written on this at BigGovernment.com. But all it really exposes up 'til now is that the NEA was lying about their coordination with the Obama White House on spreading propaganda. This is the thing that George Will had a comment on This Week, said some laws were broken in this call. Then after some attention was focused on this they announced that the National Endowment for the Arts director of communications Yosi Sargent had been reassigned. They said he was fired but he was actually just reassigned.
A week later George Will wrote a Washington Post column on this and understandably a lot of people are infuriated about the politicization of the NEA and turning it into an Obama campaign. I don't know why anybody is surprised about this. Folks, the private sector of this country is being gobbled up like Pacman on steroids. The idea the Obama administration would be using some left-wing agency like the NEA to spread his domestic propaganda is not a shock. There hasn't been any evidence up 'til now, though, of Obama being involved in it, just the NEA. But that is until today. Now, the BigGovernment.com website has full audio and a full transcript. It's 44 pages. There are 25 different audio sound bites. We're putting together a couple of key elements of the sound bites from this page and we hope to have it in the next hour, but the transcript and the full audio at BigGovernment.com. Apparently the full transcript here shows the White House orchestrating this through a woman named Buffy Wicks with the White House Office of Public Engagement. Buffy Wicks works under Valerie Jarrett, who is at the right hand of Barack Obama, The Almighty.
Also in the call, orchestrating service in the name of Obama to the NEA -- you gotta go out and serve, you gotta advance the agenda in service, the name of Obama, Nell Abernathy, director of outreach of the Corporation of National and Community Service, which is the independent agency that is the parent of the president's United We Serve initiative. Now, they got rid of Yosi Sergant, they threw him under the bus, they reassigned him within but what happens is by getting rid of this guy they're trying to cover up the fact the White House is involved in using the NEA to spread Obama propaganda and as George Will has speculated, there have to be laws being violated here. The White House and Valerie Jarrett admit that by reassigning Yosi that something was wrong, a tantamount admission by their action. But the White House it turns out, according to Breitbart's website, is in charge of the call, has ties to ACORN, even. We know that www.Serve.gov, we mentioned last week, all it is is an end run now that ACORN is in trouble, Serve.gov simply, if you call in there, if you go to their website, they'll redirect you to various front community organizations all tied to the White House designed to spread the Obama agenda.
Now, this Buffy Wicks babe, who works very closely with Valerie Jarrett, and there's nothing she's doing that Obama doesn't know about, Buffy Wicks organized the Walmart boycotts over the years, which were shakedowns. Buffy Wicks used ACORN to help protest Walmart. The legal and political scrutiny here is going to be damning if people go look at this. I don't expect the Drive-Bys in the State-Controlled Media to pick this up but it's just the latest drop. Buffy Wicks, the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, she is key to all this because previously the only person identified was an NEA, National Endowment for the Arts underling but now there's a key White House person in Valerie Jarrett's office heard on the phone calls orchestrating artists to go out and do it for Obama. Now, this is a clear violation of the law, and the tapes of the calls are there, it's a huge posting, 44 pages, 25 audio sound bites. This is just the latest in the videotapes with the pimp and the prostitute running in and exposing ACORN for what they are.
Now, the White House central to this call, the White House central to this operation, according to Breitbart's BigGovernment.com. There's also a bunch of pro-Obama art that was written for this, and drawn, and created and that came from the phone call from Buffy Wicks to all these artists who are being urged to go out and win one for Obama. It's pretty damning, and it's much too large and complicated here to expose it all on the radio show, but we are putting together some of the key audio of the phone call from Buffy Wicks who works right there with Valerie Jarrett. So in a nutshell, what you have here is the White House using the NEA to more or less demand that they publicly support Obama and his health care and his agenda. Now, the NEA gets all their grant money from the federal government. They were threatened here vaguely that money might stop. They were asked to produce some pro-Obama artwork. And I'm thinking, why wouldn't they already be doing that? (laughing) That's what they do. So BigGovernment.com and you'll find everything.
Stephanopoulos probably thought he was getting tough on the president by quibbling over -- did you see this on This Week yesterday, whether a tax is a tax? We had to go through parsing the word "is" under Clinton, well, depends on what the word "is" means. Now the way to understand that Obama does not think a tax is a tax is all money is his. For whatever his agenda needs it's his anyway, he's just going to keep more of it rather than letting you get back some of what they've taken from what you earn. We've got audio sound bites of Stephanopoulos. By the way, Howard Kurtz, Obama did not break through, he did not break through on these five Sunday appearances. It just didn't work for him out there and so, because of that, the State-Controlled Media once again focusing on me and focusing on the uncivil right wing media in this country.
RUSH: White House officials on tape coordinating the use of the NEA for propaganda, Buffy Wicks, August 2009, works with Valerie Jarrett, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Here's a portion of her remarks using the NEA to push White House propaganda, said the White House is coming at them with some specific requests.
WICKS: You know, we won, and that's exciting and now we have to take all that energy and -- and make it really meaningful. Change does not come easy and, you know, when -- when then-candidate Obama would say that, it's like, yeah, I know change doesn't come easy, but now that I'm actually in the White House and working towards furthering this agenda, this very aggressive agenda, I'm really realizing that and I'm also really appreciative of the way in which that we did win and the strategy that the campaign chose which is really to engage people at a local level and engage them in the process because we need them and we need you and we're going to need your help and we're going to come at you with some specific tasks here.
RUSH: Specific requests. We're going to ask you to help us advance the agenda. Here she mentions her boss Valerie Jarrett, who we have to assume knows what she's doing.
WICKS: I'm at the Office of Public Engagement here at the White House. Our office does a lot of outreach to communities all across the country either by constituency group or by issue. We have about 20 folks and we work under Valerie Jarrett. We're really here at your disposal and we want to be helpful to you. And my role here is working on service. And so when we were thinking about how do we take a lot of this energy that's out there, how do we translate folks who have just been engaged in electoral politics and engage them in really the process of governing and of being a part of this administration in a little bit of different way because politics is one thing and governing is something totally separate, and so we really saw service as the platform by which we can do that.
RUSH: Service disguised as advancing an Obama agenda, propaganda run out of Valerie Jarrett's office in the White House by Buffy Wicks, Buffy the Walmart Slayer, she organized all the boycotts and hassles with Walmart using ACORN to harass them, and this is a conference call with members of the NEA, artists, which is federally funded, so not kosher here.
RUSH: We got one more sound bite here from Buffy Wicks. This is a conference call. This is out of the White House. Deputy director White House Office of Public Engagement. She works directly for and under Valerie Jarrett, Obama and Michelle's top advisor. Now, this is a final portion of Buffy's remarks to all the artists from the NEA on this conference call.
WICKS: So we focus on the four main areas: One is health care. Obviously, that's a big issue. We met with Health and Human Services and thought through there are ways we can have organizations and individuals work with HHS and others to be effective. Is it preventative health care? Is it children nutrition? What are the main issues? What's the main focus there? Second was energy and environment. And so we worked a lot with the Department of Interior. I know I'm throwing a lot of government stuff at you guys, so bear with me. It's the world we live in now. We're actually running the government.
RUSH: "We're actually running the government," Buffy Wicks. This is BigGovernment.com and BigHollywood.Breitbart.com. It's all over the place. It's actually amazing. Let's jump forward now to Sunday, September 6th. That's audio sound bite number 27. Now, this is after the first series of tapes were heard but Buffy Wicks had not been heard in those tapes. Only a guy named Yosi Sergant had been heard. And after these tapes aired, Yosi was reassigned and thrown under the bus. This is George Will on This Week, September 6th, the roundtable discussing all this.
WILL: Recently there was a conference call arranged by the National Endowment for the Arts with a representative of the White House for potential grantees or actual grantees of the federal government, getting subsidies. The thing of it was how the arts community could help advance the president's agenda. And I don't know how many laws that breaks, but I'm sure there are some.
RUSH: Gotta be exactly right. I don't know how many laws there are, but nobody's going to be holding him accountable. You could ask what in the world is constitutional about Obama's health care plan. Where does it say in the Constitution you could do this? You know, the constitutionality of most of this agenda could come under serious question if there were any attempt to hold anybody accountable here. But this is what you get with one-party rule with no checks and balances and also when you have a compliant, slavish State-Controlled Media. This is not pimps and hoes in various offices of ACORN around the country, but it is the White House. It is right in the office of Valerie Jarrett, number one advisor to Obama and Michelle with this Buffy babe, Buffy Wicks, conducting a conference call with NEA artists working up various things they can do to help push the entire Obama social agenda. This is a point that we make constantly and it's starting to sound like a broken record, but imagine if this kind of thing were to have been discovered during the Bush administration. There would be no end in sight to the caterwauling and the whining and moaning going on about this.
RUSH: Say, folks, do you remember when it was revealed that the Bush Department of Education had paid Armstrong Williams something like $241,000 to help promote the No Child Left Behind Act? Remember that? Exactly what is happening with the Obama White House and the NEA. And when it was discovered that Armstrong Williams had taken 241 grand, Henry Waxman introduced H.R. 373 which would make such a thing completely against the law. Do you remember that? I do. That's why I have the presence of mind to mention it to you now.