Rick Perry Raises Big Cash
RUSH: Perry has raised a whole bunch of money, $17 million.
RUSH: Herman Cain has tied Mitt Romney in a poll. Rasmussen just released a new generic poll. Any Republican, 47%; Obama, 41%. Any Republican 47%; Obama 41%. And you know what it means? Nothing. Zilch, zero, nada. It doesn't mean diddly-squat. Well, it might matter for fundraising, it might matter debate positioning, but in terms of predicting the outcome of the election, it doesn't mean anything. It's an interesting talking point but not much more.
RUSH: If we had a silly stack, I'd have something else to put in it. Let's Tweet for Moochelle. We have now learned that on a recent vacation trip Moochelle and her 20-person traveling party or 21-person traveling party spent over $500,000. They knew that story was coming. They knew Moochelle, 21 people, 500 grand over the Thanksgiving holidays, and it was billed a working trip. Yeah, like I assemble my staff for all four days of the Thanksgiving weekend and we work really hard. The two Obama daughters were listed on the trip as, what, senior staff, the two little girls, senior staff and given some of the policy that came out about that time, that makes sense. But now we know why they dressed Michelle up like a cleaning lady and sent her over to Target to buy Lysol, because they knew this was coming. Tweet for Moochelle.
RUSH: Folks, I don't know if you're aware of this. If your TV is on today, you are. There's a suspected gunman on the loose in Cupertino, California (which just happened to coincidentally be where Apple, Inc., is headquartered) and this guy has shot two or three people at his workplace at about four o'clock this morning. It turns out that the Cupertino Gunman appears in a YouTube video with the Reverend Jackson -- and it's also easy to understand, quite natural, YouTube has pulled that video down. It's about the gunman accused of being the shooter in Cupertino today. Two, maybe three people have been killed. The subject is a producer for the San Jose cable access station CreaTV.
His name is Shareef Allman, and he is seen on YouTube video interviewing the Reverend Jackson at a Walter Hawkins memorial celebration. The clip lists the Reverend Jackson as executive producer and host. It was dated September 24th, 2010. Now, what happened is that Shareef Allman walked into a meeting as hit workplace in Cupertino at four o'clock today, Wednesday morning, he opened fire. Police said he also shot a woman as he tried and failed to steal her car in a parking lot -- a Hewlett-Packard parking lot in Santa Clara -- before running into a neighborhood in nearby sunny veil. This guy, Shareef Allman, has authored a book titled Saving Grace on the subject of domestic violence. Now, it's not clear if Shareef Allman still works at CreaTV, the cable access bunch.
He was an employee at Lehigh Permanente cement plant which is the location of the workplace shooting earlier today, and there's no truth to the rumor he's ticked off that there wasn't an iPhone 5 announced. However, he did interview the Reverend Jackson, and YouTube has pulled the video. Imagine that! YouTube has pulled the video. I wonder, ladies and gentlemen: Did YouTube take down the video of the shooter interviewing Jesse Jackson because they were afraid that the Reverend Jackson might be blamed for this murderer? I mean look how Sarah Palin and I got blamed for the shooting incident Gabby Giffords. Maybe they're really worried here that the Reverend Jackson will be blamed. Who knows what the interview was about Who knows what Reverend Jackson said to get this guy all worked up? Maybe nothing. But we don't know; they pulled the video. It's awfully suspicious out there, folks.
RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, it might have been Monday, we shared with you a story, Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, found some e-mails that prove Eric Holder is lying when he said that he didn't know anything about Fast and Furious until weeks ago. E-mails prove that he was being updated on it as far back as the summer of 2010. This is not the first time that Attorney General Holder has lied like this. Back during the Clinton years at the end of the Clinton regime, the Marc Rich pardon was in Holder's department. And he claimed not to know the details of Marc Rich's case as he was preparing to advocate for the pardon for Marc Rich. He claimed, (paraphrasing) "I didn't really know all the stuff that Rich had done. I wasn't fully informed." He said this at his Senate confirmation hearings to be attorney general for "Obomber," as the Brits say, and he wasn't telling the truth then. How did he get confirmed? I'll tell you why. Because a bunch of Republican judicial experts, the people you see on TV, lawyers, Republican senators, did not have the guts to say no to the first black attorney general. This is back in the days where the Republicans thought the only thing to do here was talk about how wonderful all of this was, historical context. Didn't have the guts to oppose any of this. Didn't have the guts to. They'd been told by their consultants and everybody else, "No, no, no, do not oppose President Obama. The country loves this man, country has such high hopes. We have gotta make it look like we love this man, we support everything this man wants to do." So the fact that Holder was nowhere near qualified didn't matter.
So here's the story about the Fast and Furious scandal. Sharyl Attkisson uncovered the e-mails that show Eric Holder may have committed perjury. "The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.) What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show [yesterday] that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story.
"Attkisson: 'In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman -- who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing -- so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly ... the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. ... Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.'"
But anyway the White House, the Justice Department, are yelling at the CBS reporter for reporting the story. And, folks, Obama has not been asked a question about Fast and Furious in weeks. Obama has not been asked a question by the media about Fast and Furious in weeks, and now they are yelling at the reporter for CBS for reporting the story -- the Justice Department and the White House regime. Sharyl Attkisson. She used to be at CNN years ago, back in the eighties, early nineties. In fact, Sharyl Attkisson once invited me to be her guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner, which I graciously turned down.
She thought it would raise the roof off the place, which it would have. I didn't want to sit at the CBS table. I don't go to the thing anyway. It would be like (ahem) showing up for a debate at Telemundo. You just don't do it. Why waste the time? The people in that room hate each other and they put that on hold. They try to make it look like it's all hunky-dory but all that ends up happening is conservatives and Republicans get joked about, insulted, laughed at all night long and they sit there (applauding), "Oh, yeah," and they laugh at themselves and they laugh at the jokes being told about them and they laugh at the insults being told about 'em, all because it looks like we all have to do get along. Everybody expects people to get along, and it's just a zoo. Anyway, I was very gracious when I declined her invitation, but that's who this is that they're yelling at.