RUSH: Edward Klein has a book called The Amateur. Yeah. I think it's called The Amateur. Here are some quotes from the book by Edward Klein. Bill Clinton: "Obama doesn't know how to be president. I mean, he doesn't even know how the world works. He's incompetent." Page 11. "Caroline Kennedy, who supported Obama over Hillary Clinton, on page 153: 'I can't stand to hear his voice anymore. He's a liar, and worse.'" Caroline Kennedy talking about Obama. "David Scheiner, MD, Barack Obama's former doctor. 'By which I mean he's academic, lacks passion and feeling, doesn't have the sense of humanity that I expected.'"
In fact, I've got that story right here, folks. Right here it is: "President Obama's Former Doctor Claims the President Lacks Passion, Feeling, and Humanity." Quote from the story in Human Events: "Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth. In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obama’s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obama’s character and carelessness with which he enacted the entirely politicized health insurance reform ... often called Obamacare."
"The doctor fears that if the health care plan is 'the failure' he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come." This is "Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the president’s health care plan and says that President Obama has an 'academic detachment...'" This is exactly the way I've thought of Obama! It's exactly what I've said. He's a theoretician. He's one of these faculty lounge guys who sits around talking with other theoreticians who happen to be smart (in their own minds).
They're socialist-utopian kind of guys who think they've got all the answers. This country's unjust and immoral, unfair from the days of its founding. "In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obama’s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obama’s character and carelessness with which he enacted" the health care plan. "Lack of humanity." What would that be?
"Sometimes even I forget the depth of the recession," (paraphrasing) as Obama said in Seattle.
Here are some other quotes from the book. "Businessman and early financial supporter Steven Rogers: 'What you have with Barack Obama is a lack of character.'" There's a much, much more colorful quote from Rogers that precedes this one, but that was on page 33. "A famous historian, who'd rather not be named, after an off-the-record meeting with Obama at the White House: 'He hasn't been able to bring together the best and brightest talents. Not to put a too-fine point on it, but he's in over his head.'"
Oprah Winfrey in this book is quoted as saying, "Michelle hates fat people, doesn't want me waddling around the White House." That's page 143. That's Oprah Winfrey quoted in Ed Klein's new book, The Amateur: "Michelle hates fat people and doesn't want me waddling around the White House." "A major Obama donor, speaking about Valerie Jarrett, on page 92: 'I expected her to be smarter. She ain't no Karl Rove. Karl Rove would eat her for breakfast.'" Here: Bill urged Hillary to quit the cabinet and run in the primaries, this year. Bill Clinton, because Obama's an amateur, wanted her to run.
He said the country's going to hell, the economy stinks... I mean, Clinton in this book rips Obama to shreds. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton said, is an "amateur." "[A]ccording to the book, Bill Clinton unloaded on Obama and pressed Hillary to run against her boss during a gathering in the ex-president’s home office in Chappaqua last August that included longtime friends ... Obama, Bill Clinton said, 'doesn't know how to be president' and is 'incompetent.' But Hillary resisted the entreaties, according to two of the guests interviewed for the book.
"'Why risk everything now?' a skeptical Hillary told her husband, emphasizing that she wanted to leave a legacy as secretary of state. 'Because,' Bill replied, his voice rising, 'the country needs you! The country needs us!' added Bill. He later even joked about the prospect of having two Clinton presidential libraries..." Now, it says here that Clintons are denying this and the White House is denying all these quotes, but this is a lot of people. It's not just Bill Clinton being quoted as calling Obama an amateur and incompetent and ruining the economy.
He wanted Hillary to run because he thinks it would be easy to save economy.
Clinton thinks it would be easy to revive this economy and get all the credit in the world for it and be one of the greatest presidents ever. He's got a point. There's a way out of this. It does involve getting rid of everything Obama's done and reinstituting capitalism, getting rid of every reform. Get rid of everything Obama's done and simply go back to America the way it was. Clinton says this is a sitting duck. This economy, anybody could revive it. Just stop everything Obama's doing and then you get credit for being one of the greatest presidents ever. And that's why he wanted Hillary to do it, and he also wanted to be involved, according to Ed Klein in the book entitled, The Amateur.
But I have to tell you, if the quotes are accurate, it's just possible that old Bill doesn't quite understand Obama. Because if Clinton doesn't believe that this is the way Obama wants it to be, economically -- I mean when you say Obama's an amateur, you're basically saying he's in over his head, doesn't know what he's doing, my contention is just the opposite. He knows exactly what he's doing. He's got a chip on his shoulder about this country. He's doing exactly what he wants to this country. He is causing the economic decline that he wants. And if Clinton's out there thinking that all this is happening 'cause Obama's really trying to get the economy going, but is just an amateur, doesn't know what he's doing, is incompetent, over his head, I don't think Clinton understands who Obama is. Again, this is all based on whether the quotes in the book are accurate.
But I'll just proceed on the basis that they are. In that case, Clinton can't get his arms around the fact how opposed to this county, as it's always been, Obama is. And I must tell you, folks, as you and I watch these events and this economic destruction happen each and every day, I do ask, is there not one Democrat out there who doesn't like what's going on, just for the sake of his party? Is this really what they want this country to be? I know that a lot of Democrats do. Is there just one, I'm asking. I know that the Democrat Party's totally gone now to radical, radical statists, Marxists, but isn't there one somewhere, I mean in a position of power and authority within the party structure who has an understanding here of what's being done and that there's not gonna be much left for anybody, including them?
And if the quotes are true, why is Clinton out campaigning for Obama now? Which he is. Clinton is out campaigning for Obama. But if these quotes are true, then why do that? Party loyalty, of course, yes. But that's not putting the country first. If you're running around actively advocating the reelection of somebody you think is an amateur and an incompetent, then why?