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Barack Obama Came to Divide: Black from White, Human from Alien, Jew Janitor from Gentile Janitor

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RUSH: Great to have you here. Telephone number if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

So President Obama is telling blacks to "stop complaining" and "take off the bedroom slippers." Start marching. Get out there and fight. "We're gonna press on. We have work to do." Actually, Mr. President, the problem is there is no work to do -- thanks to you and your ideas, your leadership and your policies -- but putting that detail aside for a moment, according to President Obama, life is no more complicated than our choice of footwear. If jobs are a problem, take off your bedroom slippers, put so some marching shoes. Now, let's talk about "marching" for just a second. A lot of people have built careers around marchin'. But, seriously, are there any instances in the history of the world where a country has improved its economy by marching? The only way I can think of is if one country's marching into another to take it over, to conquer it and, to take their wealth.

Well, what is this? Put on your marching shoes, march, get out there and protest? That's the way to economic revival? That's not the way. We're seeing what this guy's expertise is now: Community organizing, agitating. Last week at the United Nations the president told the Palestinians (paraphrased): "Look, you're wearing a pair of anti-Semitic shoes. You're wearing anti-Semitic shoes! Take those off and put on some Jewish shoes!
The Shoe Exchange idea: If everybody would just, you know, walk around in each others' shoes you'll have a better idea what the problems are. It's like if you're Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, take off the farm shoes in favor of the red slippers." This is what we get disguised as presidential leadership. Can you imagine, again, if any Republican president, black or white, told black people to "stop complaining" and take off their bedroom slippers?

I have a question for the Official Obama Criticizer. Is there something...? Is that code for something, bedroom slippers, popular parlance?

SNERDLEY: Not that I've heard.

RUSH: Not that you've heard?

SNERDLEY: No.

RUSH: And you would have heard it. There's no question. I just wanted to make sure here. Bedroom slippers.

SNERDLEY: But maybe in the other circles that Obama travels in, that could mean something.

RUSH: Well, that's the thing. That's what I'm thinking: In the other circles that he travels in. Let me take a little survey just here amongst my own staff. Mr. Snerdley, do you wear bedroom slippers? Rachel, do you wear bedroom slippers? Brian? I have never owned a pair, even when you go to a hotel sometimes they have... Well, cheap imitations. But I don't even wear those. Who wears these things. Anyway, it's fascinating here to get a window on this guy. But when is marching ever done anything for an economy? Look at what he's telling these people. They're facing massive unemployment, they're upset about it -- they're upset because he hasn't done enough for them, which is what they thought all this meant -- and he's mad right back at 'em.

And he's basically telling 'em, "Look get out of bed and start doing something instead of sitting there in your bedroom slippers all day and complaining about me." You let any Republican president say that to -- well, any group, but primarily -- blacks in this country, and that's all she wrote.

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RUSH: You know, Barack Obama has been in office now almost as long as JFK was in his entire presidency, and yet Obama is still running around blaming George W. Bush -- and we'll still get callers who will blame George W. Bush -- and yet here is Obama in office now almost as long as JFK was. He comes two months shy, just two months shy. So by the logic of people who still want to blame Bush, you'd almost have to say that JFK really never had a presidency. JFK never was president. He was in office two months longer than Obama has been in office, and Obama is still dealing with all the garbage that Bush left him, so he really hasn't even gotten started yet. What Bush left Obama was so bad, and nobody told Obama how bad it was -- it was worse than anybody thought! They've had to do all these cleanup policies and so forth. Gee, it's so unfair, it's so unfortunate. I guess JFK never even really was president. He just left that big Eisenhower mess. That's the kind of folly that people want us to accept.

Mike in South Florida. Hi, and welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. And it's my pleasure to speak with you today.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: I just wanted to make an observation of something that I saw in the now famous video of the president telling his audience to take off their slippers and put on their marching boots?

RUSH: That's right, yeah.

CALLER: To go back in history, one of my all-time idols was Muhammad Ali, and I just loved the time, the era when he was in boxing and when he fooled around with Howard Cosell -- when you could see that something was just theater; when he was, you know, talking forcefully but yet you could see it in his face how he was smirking -- and in this speech, from my observation and my opinion, when the president is talking to his audience, you can see him smirking at the same time if you look at that video closely where it really seems like whole thing is just a bunch of theater.

RUSH: Okay. So does that mean, as far as your interpretation goes, that he doesn't really believe this? He's just engaging here a little performance art just to get 'em fired up?

CALLER: I think so, and I think if you look at that video a little closer -- and I think if some of your listeners look at that video a little closer --

RUSH: Mmmm-hmm.

CALLER: -- you could see that smirkiness and it appears, to me, to be that type of theater.

RUSH: Okay. So he didn't even really mean it?

CALLER: That's how I saw it.

RUSH: Didn't even mean it.

CALLER: I -- I thought that it's staged.

RUSH: Now, do you think a Republican president in a similar circumstance, let's say went out to speak to a pro-life group and spoke to them in "theatrics," would be excused for it, or would the Republican president be held to account for what he had said?

CALLER: Rush, I don't think in all of my years of being on this planet that I've ever seen a president engage in this type of theatrics, or what appears to be theatrics.

RUSH: As opposed to substance?

CALLER: As opposed to going out and giving a speech rather than a rally.

RUSH: Yeah. Well, I think that's a great observation, and this is exactly who he is. He's an agitator. People ask, "What is a community organizer?" This is it! A community organizer sits around and gets people all agitated, gets 'em worked up. It's always somebody else's fault, the circumstances they find themselves in, and they gotta go out there and they gotta march or make themselves felt or heard somehow to redress their grievances. Well, you gotta go out and you gotta make people mad. You have to tell 'em they're getting the shaft. You have to tell 'em they're getting screwed -- and that's what a community organizer does, and you sit around and you plot ways of doing that.

Now, interestingly, I'm holding here, ladies and gentlemen, in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers (shuffles paper) a Washington Post story from a couple of days ago. "Obama 2012 Campaign's Operation Vote Focuses on Ethnic Minorities and Core Liberals -- President Obama’s campaign is developing an aggressive new program to expand support from ethnic minority groups and other traditional Democratic voters as his team studies an increasingly narrow path to victory in next year’s reelection effort." That means he's lost this bunch, right? If they're having to sit around and strategerize and develop an aggressive new program to expand support from ethnic minority groups.

Didn't he get 90% of the ethnic vote in 2008, at least in the black community. What was the Hispanic percentage that he got? It was pretty high. It could have been the sixties, which tells me that he's lost it. At least they think that he's lost it, if they have to embark now on what is called here "an aggressive new program to expand support." "The program, called 'Operation Vote,' underscores how the tide has turned for Obama, whose 2008 brand was built on calls to unite 'red and blue America.' Then, he presented himself as a politician who could transcend traditional partisan divisions, and many white centrists were drawn to the coalition that helped elect the country’s first black president," and that's right.

Remember, folks, we were told that Obama would be the first postracial president, postpartisan president? Instead, what do we get? He's not our postracial president; he is our MOST racial president! He's the MOST racial president that we've ever had. He is the MOST partisan president we've ever had. There's nothing POST about him. He's MOST, in all of these categories. But stop and think of this. Here's a story. You notice how easily here the Washington Post forgives Obama for doing a 180 from what he promised as a candidate less than three years ago? He was gonna unify everybody. He was gonna bring black and white and brown and red and green -- alien, UFO, all of it -- together. We were gonna come together, were going to be at one.

With our country, at one with nature, the world will once again love us, everybody's going to get along. Politics, as it had always been practiced and known, would end! There would be no disagreements. There would be no partisanship. Nothing but love, nothing but agreement -- for the good of all who walk and breathe, including the animals -- and of course it's just the exact opposite. We've got not a unifier. We've got a man who in truth came to divide and who has succeeded in his quest to divide. So now, in order to win reelection, Obama has to segregate the voting public, and he is going to pander to minorities.

That's what Operation Vote is, and it's right here in the Washington Post headline: "Obama 2012 Campaign's Operation Vote Focuses on Ethnic Minorities and Core Liberals." Well, this is -- as I say -- a flip-flop, a total 180 from what Obama promised. Now, he's never been what he promised, don't misunderstand. He's never been anything but the most partisan hack politician out there -- except, of course, in his high-sounding speeches with the godlike reverb. But the Post is so forgiving. For example: "Today, the political realities of a sputtering economy, a more polarized Washington and fast-sinking presidential job approval ratings, particularly among white independents, are forcing the Obama campaign to adjust its tactics."

He's lost the white moderates.  He's lost the white centrists.  He's lost the white independents.  And to add insult to injury, Maxine Waters is mad at him.  So he has to go out there to the Black Congressional Caucasians and try to make amends and speechify 'em up, get 'em out there marching out of their bedroom slippers.  But here the Post is totally sanguine, totally accepting.  Okay, in order to win reelection, Obama's gonna have to punt the fake image that we crafted for him in 2008, unifier, all this. He's gonna have to roll up sleeves, gonna have to get down and dirty.  Fine and dandy, whatever it takes to save liberalism, because that's what's at stake here; that's what the New York Times is worried about; that's what the Washington Post is worried about; that's what all the Washington establishment types are worried about, saving the ideology. Obama is doing great harm and great damage to it. 

But all this postpartisan, all this postracial stuff, most partisan, most racial president we've ever had, and pretty much now confirming it.  The Washington Post even admitting in this story -- I kind of glossed over this -- "his team studies an increasingly narrow path to victory."  An increasingly narrow path to victory, meaning it's gonna be tough and tougher for this guy to win and right now all it would take is losing 10% of black vote and he's done.  And that's why he's focusing purely right now on the base.  He's lost that, too.

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RUSH:  Grab audio sound bite number ten.  In light of this Washington Post story:  "Obama 2012 Campaign’s Operation Vote Focuses on Ethnic Minorities," listen to this sound bite.  This is where Obama confuses the Jew and the janitor.  And what I can't figure out, and this really gets to the nub of it, what I can't figure out when I listen to this bite is if he's pandering to the Jewish janitor vote or if he's ripping 'em.  Here, listen to this and see what you think. 

OBAMA:  If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew -- as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor.

RUSH:  Okay if asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew janitor.  Now, is he attacking Jew janitors, or is he pandering to 'em?  Well, no.  I'm serious about this.  Everybody's in there laughing themselves silly.  And I understand, I'm a naturally funny guy.  But I'm serious about this.  I think this is an unguarded moment.  If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax as a Jew -- a janitor.  Folks, when you mean to say janitor, who in the world says Jew?  I don't know how many of them there are, but if there are some Jewish janitors out there, they're not a huge voting bloc. 

The point here is, is he pandering to 'em or is he attacking 'em?  Is there some vitriol here?  'Cause remember we know he's got vitriol against billionaires, particularly those that don't donate to him, so if asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew... Jew what?  Remember what the Washington Post is telling us he's doing here.  Here, listen one more time.

OBAMA:  If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew -- as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor.

RUSH:  I mean you heard the inflection, folks, you gotta be honest, (imitating Obama) "As a Jew -- uh, janitor.  Oh, yeah, janitor, that's what I meant to say. I don't know why in the world I said Jew. I've been thinking janitors all day, janitors, billionaires, yeah, two go together." 

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RUSH: Tim in Minneapolis.  I'm glad you waited, sir.  Welcome to the program.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  Thanks for taking my call.

RUSH:  You bet, sir.

CALLER:  The thing about Obama and the Jew dash janitor.  First of all there's a lot of French words that start with j-e-u-x or j-e-o-u.  Maybe was trying to wax provincial, but what I think was really going on is he was thinking the Jews and the billionaires are the same, and it just kind of slipped out.  But really, for a definitive answer, we have to check his teleprompter and see what was on there.

RUSH:  This sounded like he went off teleprompter.

CALLER:  I can't imagine him ever doing that.  That's a possibility I suppose.

RUSH:  Well, it's happened.  He's gone off prompter before, and you can tell, you can tell when he does.  All the great oratory ends and the stumbling around in vain search of coherence and even a single thought is obvious.  But just the way it came out, as I say, I don't know if he was pandering or attacking, pandering or accusing.  That's why I played the bite a number of times, trying to seek the input of those of you in the audience.  I appreciate the call. 

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