RUSH: Pelosi says Catholics have "a conscience problem," and she is not the problem? How can that be?
RUSH: Oh, no! There goes the next opportunity for the next Obama. A federal district court judge has just sentenced former Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko to ten years in prison. Tony Rezko is the guy who did some amazingly artful financial dealings that enabled a guy who couldn't afford a house to buy a pretty big one. That would be Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm. Rezko is one of the few people from Obama's past that we know anything about. I was just asking this earlier on in the program. We don't know any of the people in Obama's past. There has been not one media anal probe of Obama. We found out about Rezko. He's going up the river now for ten years.
In a nutshell, Tony Rezko was convicted for scheming to get kickbacks from the Chicago teachers union pension fund. Isn't that shocking, something like that should happen in Chicago? A real estate financier getting kickbacks from the teachers pension fund, the union pension fund? Now, don't forget here, folks, Rezko was supposed to be sentenced several years ago, but he promised to help prosecutors in their case against Blagojevich, but apparently he didn't help 'em at all since prosecutors were demanding Rezko get 15 years. What happened was Obama wanted to buy a house that the seller had a specific condition on, that was the adjacent empty lot to the house had to be purchased at the same time.
So Obama shelled out 300 grand under the asking price. Obama paid $300,000 less than the asking price with Rezko making up the balance. So he paid $300,000 under, paid $1,650,000. He then purchased a part of Rezko's lot for $104,000, which is also under market value. And that's how Obama was able to satisfy the seller's requirement. He didn't have the money himself. He got it from Rezko. So that's one person from Obama's past that we know anything about, and he's now going up the river. We know Obama played golf in Hawaii with, what was he, a porn operator or drug convict or some such thing, one of his good buddies. I forget the nature of the crime, but one of those two things I believe, and Obama played golf with him over the weekend in Hawaii, while he was in Asia, or thought he was in Asia when he was in Hawaii, one of the 57 states, I'm not sure which.
But I find it continually laughable. There's Obama up in New Hampshire talking about the inequities of people who work on the factory floor versus the factory owner. And there are fewer people on the factory floor because of Obama. And that point can't be made enough. The reason that there are fewer people on the factory floor, the reason there are fewer people working, period, is because of Obama. Obama's killing factory jobs. He's killing every kind of job this country has. He's killing energy jobs. He's killing jobs for Boeing. He's killing retail jobs. He's investing in phony industries that do not create any jobs, slush funds, Solyndra. Robert Kennedy Jr. got $1.4 billion from the federal government for his green energy company, and none of these green energy companies produce any jobs.
RUSH: Oh, and folks, you are gonna be fit to be tied. This is from Investors.com. Ex-Solyndra staff, people that worked there, are going to get $13,000 each in federal aid. The Labor Department announced yesterday that it had "approved Trade Adjustment Assistance for the former employees of the bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra. That means all of the firm's 1,100 ex-employees are eligible for federal aid packages, including job retraining and income assistance. The department has valued packages at about $13,000 a head. Taxpayers will have to cough up yet another $14.3 million as a result of Solyndra's bankruptcy.
"The department's decision also bodes well for a trade complaint made against China by a coalition of domestic solar panel makers. The request for the TAA was based on the claim that Solyndra failed because China was underselling U.S. manufacturers. By granting the assistance, the Labor Department has indicated it believes those charges have at least some merit. The announcement was made quietly." So every one of the 1,100 ex-employees at Solyndra will be given a going away package of $13,000, paid for by the taxpayers. I have never even heard of anything like this. Have you heard of something like this, Snerdley? Well, no, no. I know it's a Democrat Party slush fund. I've never heard of the government giving essentially severance packages to the employees of a company that goes bankrupt with federal money to the tune of $14.3 million more dollars in addition to whatever else has been paid.
It does make my stomach sick. It makes me mad is what it makes me. It makes me outraged. This is the guy who is killing all these energy jobs and Boeing jobs. It's Barack Obama himself. His class warfare baloney. It does not work. The biggest killer of middle class jobs, working class jobs, factory jobs, blue-collar jobs, is Barack Obama. And he acts like he's running against Washington. He is Washington. This is his economy. This is his unemployment record. This is his housing record. This is his lousy record. This isn't Bush. This isn't ten years prior. This isn't the previous decade. All of this is Obama. Every one of these problems is his.
RUSH: Okay, the UK Guardian apparently has done it again, folks. "A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorized publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009." Again, "The emails appear to be genuine, but the University of East Anglia said the 'sheer volume of material' meant it was not yet able to confirm that they were," but apparently it's another round of e-mails that expose the hoax or the shenanigans -- the lying, if you will -- that climate scientists have engaged in to convince people that there is manmade global warming when there isn't.