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Obama to Blacks: Stop Complainin'

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RUSH: We're going to have in this hour a special edition of the Official Obama Criticizer. Mr. Snerdley, Bo Snerdley, Official Obama Criticizer, will be along in this hour to really get to the bottom of all this.  But during his speech before the Black Congressional Caucasians, Obama had a number of slips of the tongue out there.  He is going through his usual claptrap about Warren Buffett paying less taxes than his secretary, and he went off teleprompter we think and said that a billionaire shouldn't pay less taxes than a Jew.  And then he corrected himself and said, (paraphrase) "No, I didn't mean Jew, I mean janitor."  And no wonder. 

You know, just think about this.  What was in his mind?  He actually said that, so what's in his mind?  A billionaire shouldn't pay less in taxes than a Jew, and he corrected himself very quickly, said he meant janitor.  So he was confusing Jew with janitor, and he admits that.  Just think how outraged the
Reverends Wright and Farrakhan would be if they heard Obama say that Jews were paying too much in taxes like he thinks the janitors probably are.  And then during his same speech to the Black Congressional Caucasians, he said, "I listen to some of y'all.  Stop complainin'.  Stop grumblin'.  Stop cryin'."  You could tell he was trying to sound down for the struggle.  He was dropping the G's. 

But can you imagine if a white politician spoke to a black audience in that manner?  Hillary did, "I ain't no way tired."  Hillary Clinton tried it, but it was so pathetic.  It was embarrassingly pathetic.  People actually felt sorry for Hillary that she couldn't do a better impression than that.  But if a white politician talked to a black audience the way Obama did, why, they'd be tarring and feather that politician as a racist, if not worse.  Of course I can't imagine a white president speaking to the Congressional White Caucus anyway, so it wouldn't happen.  I can't imagine there even being something like the Congressional White Caucus, or the Congressional Caucasian Caucus.  But give it 50 years.  (laughing)  There might need to be one the way the demographics are going. 

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RUSH: Tried to get a ticket on "the intercontinental railroad" over the weekend. It's sold out. Did you know that? You cannot get a seat on "the intercontinental railroad." Obama said that's one of the great things that America used to do. Yeah, we built "the intercontinental railroad." Let me tell you something: You understand why that's not possible -- or is it? Maybe there is one and we don't know about it. What, the tracks, they leave from New York or Boston and go across the Atlantic to France? He meant to say "transcontinental." He said "intercontinental." I don't know when the next Obama town hall is, but I have the question. If any of you happen to know and happen to be planning on going to the next Obama town hall, I got a question that you can ask him.

"Mr. President, was it fair that Jewish janitors had to build the intercontinental railroad from the 57 states all the way to the country that speaks Austrian? Was it fair that the Jewish janitors had to build it? Is that not a sign of the systemic racism and bigotry that's always existed in this country, that Jewish janitors had to build the intercontinental railroad?"

I was in Indiana -- actually Indianapolis -- Saturday night and Sunday for the Colts-Steelers. There's a story out of Franklin, Indiana: "In the business of selling sentiments, there's a card for everything, from traditional occasions to unique needs. Cards with sound, cards for holidays, cards for losing a tooth. Now Hallmark has unveiled 'layoff cards for' the unemployed.

"Hallmark recently rolled out a new line of layoff greeting cards. Stores have a specific section for job loss and recession humor, offering words of support and encouragement. With the unemployment rate at nine percent, [Hallmark] says customers called in the need. One card reads 'Don't think of it as losing your job. Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.'" Don't think of it as losing your job, think of it as a chance to run around the house in your bedroom slippers. "'Yeah, I mean, that would be clever to give to someone,' said Linda Ralph, Martinsville. 'It would have to depend on the person and their situation.' ... 'Getting a card like that and somebody caring is fabulous,' said Michelle Crowthers-Lunczynski. 'The crazy part to think about this is there's so many people laid off.'" Stop and think about this: Layoff cards! The new Americana, courtesy "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm!" Unemployment and layoff cards are now a big deal.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gallup... You know, I see the opinion polls that the networks put out Obama's approval numbers. I don't think they're nearly as high as they're being reported. This Gallup poll: "Americans Express Historic Negativity Toward US Government." Fascinating the numbers.

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RUSH: These Gallup numbers: "49% of Americans..." Folks, I have not seen numbers like this: "49% of Americans see government as an immediate threat to rights and freedoms. Eighty-one percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed. Sixty-nine percent say they have little or no confidence in the legislative branch. Fifty-seven percent have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems. Fifty-three percent have little or no confidence in the men and women who seek or hold elected office. Americans believe on average the federal government wastes 51 cents of every tax dollar. Forty-nine percent of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens."

In 2003 it was 30%. So in eight years it's gone from 30% to 49%. Now, I don't know how Obama can win with numbers like this -- and there is a poll out in The Economist. The Economist is a European magazine. It's a favorite of the GOP establishment, it's a favorite of the conservative intelligentsia opinion, and in this poll Obama's approval is at 36%. "Random sample 1,004 adults asked to compare the 43rd and 44th presidents, 34% said Obama has been worse than Bush; 22% is he was about the same, and overall in The Economist/YouGov poll Obama's approval is at 36%." He's at 40 to 42 in some of the other polls out there -- and it's not improving -- and this is what was so frustrating about the Republican debate last Thursday night, but that is sort of ancient history. We'll comment on it a little bit later. First, here is Obama, Saturday night in Washington at the awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus.

OBAMA: I know at times that gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y'all. I understand that, and nobody feels that burden more than I do. Because I know how much we have invested in makin' sure that we're able to move this country forward.

RUSH: What the hell does that mean?

OBAMA: You know, more than a lot of other folks in this country, we know about hard.

RUSH: Oh, yeah.

OBAMA: The people in this work room know about hard.

RUSH: Hard!

OBAMA: And we don't give in to dis-cour-age-ment.

RUSH: "Peace is hard." "Peace is hard." Sex isn't any good unless it's hard. "Peace is hard,." and now Obama says, "We know about hard," and then he tells 'em to "stop complaining." Stop complaining and get on the march with him.

OBAMA: I don't have tiiiime to complain. I'm gonna press on! I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers; put on your marchin' shoes! Shake it off, stop complainin', stop grumblin', stop cryin'! We are gonna press on! We've got work to do, CBC!

RUSH: He is ticked off at these people! Folks, he is ticked off at these people. They're running around last week and the week before and they're saying if the president's skin color was anything other than what it is, we'd be marching. But we don't want to give the Obama haters any added info or any added ammunition. So they're holding back. Maxine Waters and others have made it plain they don't think he cares about African-American employment. So he goes out to the CBC meeting, and he is ticked off. Can you imagine any president telling a group of people, "Get out of your bedroom slippers and start marching?" This is community organizing, by the way. This is what it is. This is agitation, pure and simple. Maxine Waters was not happy about the scene at the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday. This morning on the Early Show on CBS, Erica Hill talked to Maxine and said, "The president told the audience to 'stop complaining' and to 'put your marching shoes on.' What was your reaction when he said, 'Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying'?"

WATERS: He would never say that to the gay and lesbian community who really pushed him on "Don't ask, don't tell," or even in a speach to AIPAC. He would never say to the Jewish community, "Stop complaining about Israel." So I don't know who he was talking to because we're certainly not complaining. We're working!

RUSH: You are complaining, and he was talking to you, Maxine -- and you know it; and they all know it at the Congressional Black Caucus. On CNN newsroom this morning, Suzanne Malveaux talked to the Reverend Jackson of the Monochrome Coalition. She said, "Reverend, what do you think needs to happen to create more jobs for that group specifically and then also for the African-American community, which is now at about 17% unemployed?"

JACKSON:  People on welfare can't own a car. If they don't have public transportation to where the jobs are, than they are re-segregated  and locked into poverty. And so public transportation is a piece of this. Some direct jobs, not just indirect jobs, I think, are from tax cuts. So for our policy tended to favor those from the deck of the ship, but not those from the hull of the ship where the water is coming in.

RUSH:  What is he talking about?

JACKSON: Many people lost their will to work, their will to vote, they've been beaten down by poverty.

RUSH:  Well, who did that to you?  I don't know what all he said there.  I tried to keep track of it, I tried to keep up with it but remember here I'm working on about two hours' sleep and -- (interruption) well, that's what I was afraid of, even if I had a full six hours I doubt that I coulda kept up.  But, anyway, he's complaining.  I heard him talk about people on welfare can't own a car.  What is that?  I think people on welfare have an average of 1.6 cars and a plasma TV.  We went through that the other day.  What does he mean, they can't own a car?  Anyway, all of these complaints, Reverend Jackson, who did this to you?  Who did this?  Liberalism did this, Reverend Jackson.  The Democrat Party wrote this script for you.  The Democrat Party, that's who is the architect of the circumstances you're complaining about.  Here's back to President Obama Saturday night, the awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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:  Whoa, play that again.  That kinda went by there pretty quickly. 

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: What was he gonna say after Jew?  Play that again 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:  As a Jew what?  Didn't it sound like there was another word coming there?  Listen to it again, one more time just to make sure, folks. 

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:  Yeah, yeah.  Right.  And now he's out there confusing Jews with janitors.  These are the people found on the intercontinental railroad, various cars.  And by the way, here is that gaffe.

OBAMA:  We used to have the best infrastructure in the world here in America.  We're the country that built the intercontinental railroad.

RUSH:  I mean all the gaffes that this guy has come up with, 57 states, intercontinental railroad, I mean the list is wrong.

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