RUSH: Here. Just to show you that I wasn't making it up, Tuesday night on MSNBC, Richard Wolffe -- author of a book about Obama and his campaign who is working on another book with Obama, presumably with close access -- goes on this network to talk about the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack, and he's asked this question: "Mr. Wolffe, where is the focus right now?"
WOLFFE: Well, I was speaking to White House, uh, folks earlier today and -- and it's clear the President is still, uhhh, deeply concerned and troubled, ahh, even angry at -- at the intelligence lapses. But they see this more as an intelligence lapse, ah, more than a situation of airport security faults. So the question here is: Why didn't the centralized system of intelligence that was set up after 9/11...? Why didn't it work? Is this conspiracy or cock up? The president is leaning very much towards thinking this was a systemic failure by individuals who maybe had an alternative agenda.
RUSH: Think of that, now. "The president is leaning very much towards thinking that this was a systemic failure by individuals who maybe had an alternative agenda." So the system worked. In other words, the system worked but it's just that the people in it wanted to sabotage Obama. That's what Mr. Wolffe is saying. Tuesday night... Now, this, folks, I've often wondered. When I saw Obama speak about this earlier this week, he was mad. He was ticked off. He walked out there angry. I've never seen him that angry. This would explain it. See, I'll be honest to God with you here. I don't think he was that angry about the attack, but he just doesn't show that emotion. He's not that angry about unemployment. He doesn't show that anger about hardly anything. But he walked out there this week and he was ticked off.
Well, what if (I don't think it's a "what if") he thinks somebody purposely let this incident happen so as to discredit him? That would make him mad, somebody sabotaging him. And if he thinks that, make no mistake, they are trying to root out some people. And we may never know, but they're going to be goners. So it's all about him. It's all about him. That's why he gets mad. He thinks somebody tried to make him look bad, The One, The Messiah. Richard Wolffe, he's got this book that he's writing with close access after a previous book. He says, "The president is leaning very much towards thinking this was a systemic failure by individuals who maybe had an alternative agenda." It only took an hour and this guy ran back to the MSNBC cameras and started spurting and stuttering, "Ba ba ba ba. We actually heard in the White House, Rachel. We're about ten steps ahead of where the White House is on this."
They either told this guy that off the record, or he blew it by going public with it, or it was a trial balloon and it obviously was not working. Only a paranoiac, and only people who would do something like this themselves, would conjure up the possibility it is being done to them. The idea that people who swear an oath -- and, by the way, these are largely people that Obama has put there. So now it's time to blame Bush, time to blame the agents, time to blame a conspiracy theory that then gets walked back in about an hour. "Well, uhhh, I think I went a little far on that, but the president really believes and is leaning much toward thinking he was sabotaged. It was a systemic failure by intelligence people who maybe had an alternative agenda." What a bunch of sick wackos over there. It is a genuine disgrace to suggest that anything that happens on that network is news. It's all opinion, and it's all propaganda, and it's all perverted.