RUSH: I'm getting bored with it all, folks. I frankly am getting bored with the technique and with the strategery and with all of the media. I don't care when Romney left Bain. It doesn't matter a hill of beans when Romney left Bain. The discussion ought to be, when is Obama gonna leave the White House? What Romney did with his money is not my concern. What Obama is doing with our money is my concern.
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RUSH: Who gives a flying whatever when Romney left Bain? The media does and Obama does because that's all they've got. What a pathetic bunch of losers. Everywhere: White House, media, pathetic bunch of whining, spoiled brat losers. The country's going down the tubes, and we've got Obama out there saying, (paraphrasing) "Well, my problem is I haven't told enough stories." BS. You're telling lies every day. You're telling plenty of stories, and the biggest story you're telling is that you don't know what you're doing.
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This Condi Rice business, too. Frankly, I don't care right now. Now I'm being linked with this. Carl Cameron at Fox is saying I started all this. I got people e-mailing me, "Don't you know she's pro-abortion?" I didn't tell anybody I wanted her on the ticket. I just said that I thought... (big sigh)... calm down here.
Are you people aware that Obama gutted welfare reform yesterday? Just gutted it with executive order to the Health and Human Services, just gutted, or I think it was HHS. Just gutted it. He just totally stripped away the requirements to work or to look for work in order to get welfare. You don't even have to look like you're looking for work. You don't even have to go through the motions. They're defining sleep as work now. I kid you not. Sitting on your sofa watching The View is now qualified as work. Well, some might say it's the same brain activity. But you remember how hard-fought welfare reform was and how many times Clinton vetoed it and how hard it was to get it passed, and how it's working. It was working. And so Obama just guts it with an executive order, just guts welfare reform. Let there be no doubt what this man's intentions are. Let there be no doubt that all of this economic disaster is not coincidence and not an accident. There is no way.
So we've got the distraction of the day. When did Mitt Romney leave Bain Capital? Stephanie Cutter, we told you this toward the end of the program yesterday, is out there saying Mitt Romney might be a felon, might be a criminal. Romney said, "We want apology. This is over the top." Krauthammer says they jumped the shark. David "Rodham" Gergen, all the people on CNN, "Oh, my God, this is horrible. What's happened to hope and change?" When are you people gonna realize, all you people in the media, on the left, when are you gonna realize this guy never was what you thought he was?
He never is going to be what you thought he was. He's a fraud from the get-go. He's not something revolutionary and brand-new. The guy's a flat-out Marxist socialist, and he has every intention of taking this country and transforming it into a western European socialist democracy as soon as he can. That's all that's happening here, and he's in big trouble. He's got nothing he can get reelected on, so he's gotta hammer away at Romney. When did Romney leave Bain? You know, if I were Romney I'd say, "I ran the Olympics while I was at Bain. I also invented the iPhone, and while I was inventing the iPhone I did all these..." If I were Romney I'd wear this as proud mantel of Superman, "Yep, I'm capable of doing all this." And Obama's out there saying, (paraphrasing) "Well, he's not qualified. My job is to create jobs, and Romney doesn't know how to create jobs."
The fact that we're even debating whether Barack Obama's qualified to be anywhere near the White House is obscene to me. If anybody has demonstrated their lack of qualifications, it's Barack Obama. If anybody has demonstrated they're way over their head, it's Obama. If anybody's demonstrated that they got no business with the levers of power in this country, it's Barack Obama. And when did Romney leave Bain? Who cares! "But, Mr. Limbaugh, it might be a felony if he lied to the SEC. You don't understand SEC documents."
It's been debunked everywhere. Fortune's debunked it, TIME Magazine, the Washington Post, the fact they've all debunked it and yet it survives as a story, how is that? Well, because it's the seriousness of the charge. Everybody in the Democrat Party in the media is knowingly pumping and sustaining a falsehood, something that's not even close to true, it's not even a story. Well, we're gonna look at it one more time. It's the seriousness of the charge. It's no different than the allegation by that Columbia professor, Gary Sick, that Bush 41 had a secret flight to France in 1980 on the SR-71 to negotiate with the Iranians to make sure they held our hostages through the election. And there was no such trip. Bush 41 never went to Paris. He didn't negotiate with the Iranians, and Tom Foley, Speaker of the House, said, "Well, we gotta look into this. It's the seriousness of the charge."
Now, the woman pushing this diatribe is a lunatic by the name of Stephanie Cutter, Obama's deputy campaign managerette. She was Bill Clinton's deputy communications director. She was the communications director for Ted Kennedy. She was the communications director for the Democrat National Committee. The communications director for the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, and his campaign. She even managed the communications and outreach strategery for Obamacare. So she's got a long track record as a professional disinformationalist. She is a professional. She is perhaps the most qualified disinformationalist in all of the Democrat Party.
When did Romney leave Bain? No. When is Obama leaving the White House? That is the question. What can we do to make that a date certain? Now we're supposed to be concerned with what Romney did with his money. No. We're not concerned with what Romney did with his money. We are concerned with what Obama is doing with our money. Let's go to the audio sound bites. I got so ticked off I didn't even tell the engineer where I was starting on the sound bites today. This is Stephanie Cutter in all of her glory. This is on a conference call with reporters yesterday afternoon.
CUTTER: Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investment.
RUSH: He didn't misrepresent anything. You people on the Obama side are so pathetic that this is all you've got to try to bring back to life a story that's been dead for months and years. Is there one thing positive you can tell about your guy? Is there one story you can say that's positive about Barack Obama and his reign of terror? Is there one positive story you people can find? Is there one reason you can give people to vote for Obama? 'Cause you can't.
More people have heard about the Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorce, than have heard about the Supreme Court Obamacare ruling. Okay, this is CBS The Insider, Hollywood Reporter Staff Editor Sophie Schillaci reporting about a poll comparing what people know about the court and Tom Cruise.
SCHILLACI: What we found was, among 18 to 49 years olds, 91% of people were aware of Tom and Katie's divorce. However, only 84% were aware of Obamacare being held up in the Supreme Court.
RUSH: And they're no doubt happy about that at CBS. Anyway, grab John King next. Back to audio sound bite number 14. This is last night on Anderson Cooper "I'm Getting Married." Did you see that? Anderson Cooper's getting married. He's gonna marry the guy. He's gonna marry the guy goes to the gym with. I saw it in one of the New York tabloids yesterday. He's getting married to a guy. He's a big, muscle-bound guy, too. I saw that, coming out of the gym. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt is urging him to get married.
I tell you, CNN's desperate. But, anyway, he said he's getting married. Anyway, he's not there. John King is sitting in for Anderson Cooper. And they're talking about all this, and... No! I'm sorry, Cooper is there. Cooper is there. Happy to be getting married, Cooper was at his own show. He had King on as a correspondent. And Cooper said, "The company is called Stericycle. What role if any did Romney have in that deal?"
KING: (out of breath) In November 1999, uh, Bain did invest in a company called Stericycle. It's a medical waste company. Among the things it did -- excuse me for saying this -- was help dispose of aborted fetuses. Now, what some people inside the Romney campaign believe is that the Obama campaign would like to be able to say, "We've now convinced you he was there into 2000. Well, in 1999 Mitt Romney, who says he's anti-abortion, invested in this company." How would they use that? Nobody's quite certain. But inside the campaign, they think it could be used, say, on Christian radio [or] a direct mail piece late in the campaign to try to discourage turnout among social conservatives who would be absolutely critical to any Romney path to victory.
RUSH: Okay. So here you have John King exposing the dirty motives that the regime has behind this Bain attack. He wasn't at the company in 2000! It doesn’t matter. The truth doesn't matter. They're going to tell the story and make Romney go out and say everything is not true and deny it. Did Romney sign on to legislation to get rid of human babies? They'll take this advertisement, and they'll run it. This is how low-down, skunk filthy these people are. This is all they've got. And it's all based on lies, a hundred percent of it. Romney left Bain February 11th, 1999, and nobody disputes it other than the Obama campaign! And they know it's not true what they're saying.
So David "Rodham" Gergen, he's up next here, and he's disgusted by all this. He wants to know whatever happened to "hope and change."
GERGEN: I talked today to two of the senior leaders of Bain Capital, people I've known for a long time. What they said to a person is, "After February 1999, he made no calls on behalf of Bain Capital. He made no hiring decisions. He made no investment decisions." Knowing what I know about the Bain Capital partnership, how I think that they are people of real integrity -- they are very well regarded in Boston -- I think that the Romney people... The burden is on the Obama people to prove this. What's surprising about this is (snorts) the Obama campaign is now playing a very rough form of politics, and is that really what we were promised way back when?
RUSH: Awwww. Feeling betrayed. David "Rodham" Gergen is feeling betrayed. "I actually thought Obama was gonna be Mr. Hope and Change! Is this the kind of campaign we were promised?" But even expressing his regret over Obama, he still has to say, "I think that the burden is on the Obama people to prove this. The burden's on the Obama people to prove this." They can't prove it; it isn't true! What is so hard about that? Obama launches a lie, an abject lie that has been proved as a lie months ago. So they relaunch it.
Why does anybody take it seriously? Why does anybody treat it as a story that deserves investigation? Well, we all know the answer to this. This is just obscene! It's desperate and everything else. Obama campaigns have always been dirty. 2008 was the exception. This is who Obama is! This is always how Obama runs his campaigns. This is who the guy is. This is who David Axelrod is. There's nothing new about this. It doesn't matter. Of course, he wasn't gonna use the race card. We're gonna be post-racial and unified and all this. No. We've had the exact opposite of all these lofty claims about this guy and his campaign.