Panned by Critics, iPhone 5 Sells Out
RUSH: Snerdley, did you get your iPhone 5 order in in time? You had to do that within an hour or else two weeks. Not September 21st. They're gonna sell so many. And I love it because tech media hated the phone, didn't like it at all. I love it when they get creamed.
Lib Super PAC: Way to Beat Conservatives is to Call Them Racist
RUSH: This is from Chatsworth Osborne Jr.'s website, The Daily Caller. "A top official at a liberal super PAC with the goal of eradicating tea partiers from Congress is telling activists that it’s more effective [with voters] to label Republicans as racists than criticize their policies. According to an audio recording obtained by The Daily Caller, Matthew 'Mudcat' Arnold, the national campaign manager of the liberal CREDO super PAC, told a gathering of supporters in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 8 that they’ve realized," Democrats have realized, "'policy did not move voters.'"
Trying to warn people about Romney based on policy isn't gonna work, doesn't work. They tried it. This guy "Mudcat" Arnold "used Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King as an example. 'When we said that Steve King … is pro-life and believes in cutting Social Security and voted for the Ryan budget, no one cared,' Arnold said. 'When we said Steve King's a racist, Steve King believes that immigrants ought to be put in electric fences, people moved. When you talk about the substance of a man’s character, people respond,' Arnold continued.
"'Believe it or not, that is not something politicians knew.'" Give me a break! You really want us try to believe here, "Mudcat," that politicians don't know about calling Republicans racists and sexists and bigots and homophobes and all that? So, anyway, this is out there. I don't know how widespread it is. It shouldn't be a surprise to anybody, but I think it is a good illustration of why they doubled down on this stuff. I also find it interesting.
Let's accept this guy at his word just for the fun of it. I think he's just saying out loud what the news media have known for years, but think about this. Policy -- explaining where some conservative is on policy -- doesn't change people's minds. In fact, you can't get somebody to vote against a Republican if you explain his policies to voters. Voters are not moved by that. But if you tell voters the guy is a racist, then you've won! That's how you move 'em, and the media has been doing this for years.
And it is why, folks, there is so much paralysis in the Republican Party about criticizing Obama.
That explains it in a nutshell.
Moochelle Agrees with Dr. Oz: Obesity is Greatest National Security Threat
RUSH: Moochelle (My Belle) Obama went on the Dr. Oz show on Fox. Dr. Mehmet Oz. Do you know who Dr. Mehmet Oz is? He's like a lot of people, got his start being on Oprah. He has his own show now, and Moochelle was on there in the midst of all this. I think it was taped before the outbreak. I think it was taped before 9/11. I'll have to double-check that. But, at any rate, Dr. Mehmet Oz told Moochelle Obama, the single greatest threat to our national security is obesity, and she agreed. I think this is before this all broke out, but not by much, a couple days. The biggest threat to our national security: obesity.
Shaq Testifies Before Congress on Binge Drinking
RUSH: I gotta be very careful here. Mike, I want you to keep your finger on the delete, bleep button. I saw something today. I saw a little blurb, little headline, and then I saw the story later. Shaquille O'Neal, well known famous basketball star addressed Congress today. I said, "Wow. Wow. Shaq. Congress." Didn't say what about. I thought, wow, that's cool, then later I found out what it was about. You know what Shaq addressed Congress about was? Binge drinking on campus. Apparently that's Shaq's cause. And I have to share with you my first thought. In the middle of all of what's going on here, is that a subject for the United States Congress? Binge drinking on campus?
No, no, no, no, no. We applaud Shaq for trying to do something about it. That's not my question. My question, it's the same thing I said before, does Congress really need to be having hearings on whether or not Roger Clemens juiced or whether there are other kinds of doping going on in the NFL? Especially with what's going on right now. It's a question I've always asked. Does Congress really need to be hearing testimony from actresses who played farm wives in a movie to tell us how tough it is on the farm these days?
PJ Media Discovers Warning from Muslim Brotherhood
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm holding here something in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers that was posted at PJ Media. It's a reputable blog outfit and it was posted on September 10th. The headline: "Jihadis Threaten to Burn US Embassy in Cairo -- Jihadi groups in Egypt, including Islamic Jihad, the Sunni Group, and Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya have issued a statement threatening to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the ground." And we had an Arabic website "calling for the immediate release of the Islamic jihadis who are imprisonment and in detention centers in the U.S. including Guantanamo Bay."
The day before all of this broke out, there was a threat on Arabic websites for the exact action that took place. Somebody's gonna have to get hold of that little spoke kid, Jay Carney, and tell him that it's not about the movie. And I'm gonna tell you something else, the Muslim Brotherhood has as one of its objectives, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the Morsi, the leader, getting back the blind sheik. That is a demand that they have made, that they are making. They want the blind sheik, who had been in jail for 20 years, they want him released. They're demanding. Now, this is old. This one of the first things when this guy took office. Even during his campaign, such as it was, during the so-called elections in Egypt, getting back the blind sheik. So the day before, PJ Media, reputable blog outfit here, found an Arabic website where all of this was promised by jihadis, the day before it all happened.
If a reputable American blog has it, you would think the CIA would have it, and therefore it would have been in a President's Daily Brief. You would think all of this. Even if the president didn't get briefed, he gets the PDB, sophisticated consumer of intelligence, yada yada yada.
No, I would not expect Mrs. Clinton's State Department to know as much as people at PJ Media. I wouldn't expect her to. But the CIA, I would hope so. You know what I think? The more I think about this, I think this New York Times story today, I shared it with you in the previous hour. It is such a joke. The New York Times story claiming Obama had had enough and he called Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt, and gave him the riot act, said, (paraphrasing) "You guys need to do a better job protecting our embassy," and that he only said they weren't an ally just to scare the Egyptians and the Egyptians snapped to. What a crock.
What's really going on here is the Muslim Brotherhood is proving their power. The Muslim Brotherhood is telling us what-for with all of this. The idea, as the New York Times tried to do today, the idea that Barack Hussein Obama, on the campaign trail, is putting the fear of God in those people? The American flag's on fire all over the Middle East. The Al-Qaeda flag is being raised. Our ambassador to Libya's dead. And the New York Times tries to tell us that Obama has these guys on the run. What an absolute example of total media corruption. No other way to describe it. Total corruption.
I remember, too, it was reported that Morsi, in this phone call that the New York Times reports where Obama called Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood guy, read him the riot act, it is said that Morsi told Obama to prosecute the makers of this movie in the same phone call. And that in that call, Obama apologized for the denigration of Islamic religious beliefs. This is such a crock, which takes me to the polls. One crock to the next crock.