RUSH: Lon in Tampa, you're next. It's great to have you here on the Rush Limbaugh program. Nice to see you. How are you?
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Can you hear me okay?
RUSH: Yeah, I hear you fine, thank you.
CALLER: Great. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I'm in Florida. The state that the highest elevation in the whole state is probably an overpass, which is probably on one of Obama's lists.
RUSH: Right. It probably is.
CALLER: It probably is -- and, by the way, I'm your age. The other thing I wanted to say was I think that Obama's support is totally crumbling, and I'm getting very optimistic, and I'm feeling really good about it. I went through my credit union a couple of weeks ago, there was an African-American woman and an African-American male. They were both elderly, watching the local news and while I was going by them the gentleman said to the woman, "Well, I voted for him the last time, but I'm not gonna vote for him again. He's a good talker, but you can't seem to get anything done. This country is going down the tubes," and I was so uplifted by that and I felt so good, and then today I was reading on the Drudge Report, there was a Washington Post/ABC poll that says that African-Americans, only 58% approve of Obama, and it used to be 83% or 85%.
RUSH: That's very true, but that does not really give us an indication how they're gonna vote. It's the same thing with these polls that all these people, a vast majority disagree with every policy and will tell you they think the country's going in the wrong way but have you noticed the media then follows up by saying, "Ah, but his popularity remains sky-high! He's personally liked." Now, how do you explain that? I'll tell you how to explain that. Nobody... I don't care if it's a phone poll, I don't care if it's on the Internet. Everybody thinks that they're being monitored, everybody thinks that the pollster knows who they are, and you're not gonna have people get asked, "So do you personally like the president?" and say, "Hell, no!"
Nobody's gonna say that about the first black president of the United States. It's not gonna happen. Now, black disaffection with Obama ought to be sky-high. The black community is being wrecked, and the Congressional Black Caucus has said that if the president were a Democrat but were white, they'd be marching on the White House. The only reason they're not is that they don't want anybody else hating him as much as they do. In a sense that's what they said. I think it was Emanuel Cleaver. They don't want to give any ammo to the haters out there. Well, that just means to me they don't want anybody hating the president as much as they do. It wouldn't be helpful. But how these people are gonna end up voting I don't know. I do think you look at the Washington Post, the LA Times, the New York Times, it hasn't yet hit the liberal cable news spots or the blogs, but it has in certain sectors of State-Controlled Media. Obama's becoming more and more of a man on a island. They are starting to drift away from the guy at key sectors of the media because their ideology is on the line now, and they've gotten to the point now where "it" is worth saving; he's not.
Audio sound bites. Jeff Zeleny is a New York Times reporter, who has ended up as a member of the Fox All Stars. A New York Times reporter is now one of the rotating commentators during the All-Star segment on Special Report with Bret Baier every night. And he wasn't happy, Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times not happy with Obama's speach to the UN yesterday.
ZELENY: It was a big moment but a disappointing moment I think for the president. He's tried to thread this needle here really going back in the first opening months of his presidency, remember being in Egypt, in Cairo, he gives, you know, the big speech to the Arab world, and he gives a lot of Arabs and Palestinians hope on this, and a lot has changed then, actually not happened since then, so today he tried to thread the needle. He didn't do it very successfully and he is now so besieged by so many other things.
RUSH: Oh, so besieged, so put on, so over-besieged by so many things is our poor president, a big moment but a disappointing moment, I think, for the president. Did the president leave the podium, "You know, this was a disappointing moment for me." No, I'm sure he thinks he hit a grand slam. He always does. There's such a disappointment after the promise of Cairo. Oh, yeah. He was gonna make speech after speech after speech. He was gonna change the world. They actually thought that. Liberals actually thought this is a world governed by the aggressive giving of speeches. That's all we needed was our aggressive speech giver, Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm, out there giving speeches. And that was great in Cairo. But yesterday, not very successful. David Gergen, Anderson Cooper 174, said this.
GERGEN: What was interesting today is how frustrated he is. You know, a year ago, two years ago, when he first came into office, had these grand visions; you know, went to Cairo and talked about that transformative change was gonna come between the US and Arab nations. More than a year ago he promised he'd have a deal by now between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He had these grand hopes and today we heard a very, very frustrated President Obama saying, you know, peace is a really hard thing to get done.
RUSH: Is that what he was, frustrated? I just thought he was out of words. Very frustrated President Obama, sounded very frustrated at the UN, very, very frustrated. You know, peace a really hard thing to get done, really, really hard. Yeah, it's a job. We don't elect presidents expecting them to tell us how damn hard the job is. You think a year ago Obama's worried about losing the Jewish vote? Now he is. Of course there's all kinds of stuff. There are things he said in that speech yesterday about Israel that I'll bet you when they rehearsed this, that they had to tie him to the chair and say, "You're not getting out of this room until you promise you'll say what we've put on the teleprompter here." 'Cause he's never said it before and he may say it again a couple times in the campaign, but all of the lavish praise, the understanding, the circumstances that the Israelis face, he's never said it before. He wasn't worried about the Jewish vote a year ago. He could go out and promise the Palestinians anything, and now that reality has been turned upside down.
If he was frustrated, Mr. Gergen, it's because of what they made him say yesterday about the Mideast peace process and the shoe exchange strategy. You all remember that. It really was breathtaking. A president of the United States, at the United Nations, saying, (imitating Obama) "We're never going to solve this until the Israelis are able to stand in the shoes of the Palestinians and see what it's like." And when he said that, they cut to a picture of Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian head honcho, and he just had his head in his hand, covering his eyes. "Oh, oh, my, Allah, oh, what are we gonna do?" You gotta stop and think what these world leaders thought they were getting. What our media and everybody else told them they were getting and then what they thought they were getting on their own. It just hasn't worked out.