RUSH: First question of the night in the debate was a guy, a college student, who's graduating in two years. He wanted to know about jobs, what's happening with jobs. He didn't get his question answered, but Obama started off by saying he wants to bring back manufacturing jobs. It's a college student. He's not in college to work in a factory.
Here is Crystal, Space Coast, Florida. It's great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Great to speak with you, Rush. Oh, my goodness. I'm glad I waited. I just wanted to know... I remember in February 2009 there was an interview that Obama was involved with, and he said something. I don't remember the exact quote, but I remember these words: "If I don't have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition."
RUSH: That's right. He did say that.
CALLER: So why in the world is this not a bigger, you know, quote going around? Maybe Romney and Ryan can talk on this and elaborate a little bit more and talk about it.
RUSH: Well, because nobody believed that he meant he was gonna quit.
RUSH: What he really meant was he'd be a one-term president. He meant he'll probably be defeated, but nobody thought he meant he'd roll over and die. That's not a statement that you really try to stick to somebody. I understand why you think it might be effective in an ad just to have Obama saying that even he admitted that if he didn't get it turned around, he doesn't deserve a second term. They could rephrase it that way.
RUSH: But believe me, he wants to win his second term.
CALLER: Well, who wouldn't want to keep that house? (giggles)
RUSH: Oh, and the airplane! Don't forget the airplane.
CALLER: Hell, yes.
RUSH: And don't forget the parties.
CALLER: Oh, absolutely.
RUSH: These people, the Obamas are spending more money than they are budgeted for entertainment, travel, all that kind of stuff. They dig it.
CALLER: Well, he did come here to speak to us, those of us who worked for the Space Center, and I remember his words then, too. "We will save jobs." And here we are, you know, laid off.
RUSH: Yeah, right. (laughing) How was he gonna save jobs at NASA?
CALLER: Exactly. Exactly.
RUSH: When he turns it over to "Muslim outreach"? And, by the way, how's that working out for him? I appreciate the call, Crystal. Thanks much. Who's next? Give me a green line with somebody. Niles in Pineville, North Carolina. You're next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Hey, listen, I think what transpired last night regarding Benghazi's question is actually a huge silver-platter campaign gift for Romney. You know, last night the dreams of the Obama White House for burying the Benghazi story became their worst nightmare. Benghazi is gonna be the lead story for the rest of the week. It's gonna be the lead story on every Sunday morning show. And during Monday night's foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney's gonna unwrap that gift and he's gonna use Benghazi's tragic failure and cover-up to sum up Obama's entire foreign policy.
RUSH: It is an excellent point. I asked earlier... Because all the media -- and even people on our side, folks. That montage that I played you mere moments ago, there are a lot of Fox people on that thing. There are a lot of conservative commentators saying, "Oh, yeah, Obama won it. Yeah, Obama won. Yeah, Barack is back," and so forth. I don't understand this. If Romney lost and Obama won this, then why all the talk today about Libya and how Obama gave a false answer on it?
And how Crowley made a fool of herself and how she had to walk it back? She's saying, "Yeah, Romney was right in the main. He just used the wrong word," whatever that is. See, this is another thing. I don't understand liberalspeak or inside-the-Beltway speak. Everybody says Obama won, but all anybody's talking about today is this goof and his lie on Benghazi. You're right. They have tried to cover this up. It's all been a cover-up.
They didn't want to use the word "terrorism."
Do you recall not long after Obama was immaculated the official word came down, and it might have been from the State Department, that "terrorism" would no longer be permitted in the official government lexicon, or "terrorist" would not be? They had some other name that they were gonna use. But "terrorism" was not permitted in official government lexicon, and in this case it wasn't allowed to be a "terror attack" because Obama was running around claiming he'd just taken out Al-Qaeda.
So you're right. It is. It's a gift on a silver platter.
I guess it's our version of the 47% comment.
Isaac, Cincinnati. It's great to have you, sir. You're next on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you so much. I know you're running up against the time break here. I hope I have time. I'll try to make it brief. I have a very important intelligence question that I think you can adequately explain. That's why I'm calling you to ask you. May I first throw in a very quick sidebar about last night's debate?
RUSH: Go right ahead.
CALLER: Thank you. All that I think last night's debate did was... Uh, the people in the media, the experts, they don't realize the obvious simple things that you and everyday Americans recognize, that a picture is worth more than 10,000 words. And Obama's facial expressions -- agitated, mean, nasty-looking at times -- showed undecided voters that he is virtually impossible to reason or do business with. That's what it told me.
RUSH: Well, did he look arrogant to you?
RUSH: Or full of himself like he thinks he's God's gift? Allah's gift, whatever?
CALLER: Agitated, I would say. I think agitated.
CALLER: He never had anyone confront him.
RUSH: Well, that's very true.
CALLER: I only wish Romney had not turned his back.
RUSH: Isaac, hang on. We got a break here. Don't go away.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Don't hang up the phone.
RUSH: Okay, Isaac, we're back with you in Cincinnati, and I appreciate your holding on through the break.
CALLER: Well, thank you, Rush. I appreciate it. Do you still want me to ask you the question on intelligence? Your call screener was... He did mention to me during the break Isaac, please get to the point. Do you want me to ask you the question?
CALLER: Am I taking too much of your time?
RUSH: Well, no, that's really not necessary.
RUSH: I mean if you want to take a couple of breaths or something before you get your question.
CALLER: It's important to lead into it. I'm going to give you the question. One quick point. Eisenhower warned this of us 60 years ago. He said in his book that he never told the American people because he thought it would sound too racist. He said, Americans falsely assume that people in other parts of the world think the same way as we do, and they don't. Ike was a five-star general, Supreme Allied Commander, and he knew what he was talking about. In his eight years, not one service member in the world was killed, not one inch of territory was lost to the communists.
RUSH: Do you know why Eisenhower was a great president?
CALLER: I'm sure you could tell me more.
RUSH: I'll tell you exactly why. Because when he figured out he couldn't shoot Congress like he could the Germans, he just said, "To hell with it," and went and played golf. He joined Augusta National, played golf there, played golf out in Palm Springs, and let the country go. It was great. It was cool. He had this magnificent aura of leadership that inspired confidence just by his presence.
CALLER: Exactly. My question is this for you, Rush.
RUSH: So what's the intel question?
CALLER: Okay, this is it. Now, the Obama administration, the president and the vice president, have repeatedly said -- Biden said four times during the debate -- it's not our fault. We got faulty intelligence on Benghazi. It's not our fault. I know Biden said that at least four times in the debate. If that's true... You know, hey, it was just false intelligence, it's not our fault. But 30 minutes later in the vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Bite Me would swear on a stack of Bibles and his grandchildren that Iran doesn't have a nuclear delivery capability. They're at least four or five years away from it.
RUSH: That's exactly right. He said (impression), "They don't have a missile. They don't have a missile. They nowhere near being able to deliver a nuclear bomb! Bibi talked about it. Barack talked to Bibi for an hour and a half. There was a conference call! I was on it. I heard it." During that whole debate, everybody watching the debate said, "Have you ever heard of a suitcase, Mr. Vice President?
"Have you ever heard of the underwear bomber or the guy in Times Square? They don't need a missile!" But your point is, if the intel was bad and we didn't know about Benghazi because he blames the intel, then how come he trusts the intel on Iran? It's a good question. And by it same token, remember the weapons of mass destruction? Well, the reason that we all believed it is 'cause the intelligence agencies -- CIA, MI5, every intel agency that we are allied with around the world -- assured everybody that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
It wasn't just us. It wasn't just our intel agencies. It was all over the world. And, of course, back then, Bush was an idiot, and Cheney was an idiot for believing the intel. And back then, Bush and Cheney were probably telling the intel people what to say. Back then, Bush and Cheney -- these evil guys, these warmongers -- they were corrupting the intel. But now, of course (Biden impression), "Barack and me, Barack and me, we have total, total confidence and faith the intel agencies.
"They didn't tell us about what's going on in Benghazi. They got that wrong, but we love 'em! We tell 'em we love 'em every day. We tell 'em they're the best the intel in the world, but they blew this. They blew this! Ryan doesn't know what he's talking about." It's a great question. It's selective application of whatever they need to make their case or to make their excuse. They are permitted to do this.
If they want to blame intel, they get away with it. The media lets them. If intel is right on the money about Iran, that's the story because they get to say whatever they want to say. They get to lie, is the point. But they don't get away with it in these debates. They do not get away with it. There's no cover. Candy Crowley tried, and it's come back to bite them, and it's gonna come back to bite 'em in the next debate. No question about it.
Here's Tom in Harris, Missouri. I'm glad you waited. I appreciate your patience. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Yeah, I've been listening to you since 1986, and I'm gonna make this short and sweet. Last night that lady asked a question about what Obama was gonna do about AK-47s.
CALLER: Obama answered the question and said he wants to reinstitute the assault gun ban and (garbled) wanted education. Romney answered the question, and he mentioned Fast and Furious. Now, the thought trail on there is that the answer to that woman's question was that he's gonna send 2500-plus guns to Mexico.
CALLER: That's how I interpreted that, and that has not been discussed on the news, and I think it should be, because Obama sat back there -- and I looked at him. He knew that he invoked executive privilege to cover up Eric Holder.
RUSH: Which Romney mentioned.
RUSH: But you're making another point. There were so many things that came up last night that Obama is vulnerable on, it's not possible for Romney to connect on all of them. And yet people want to sit here and get mad at Romney for letting this go or that go or Benghazi go. It's not possible. This is why I maintain that you can't score these things in a vacuum and simply say Obama succeeded because he got away with a lie.
RUSH: An un-refuted lie, to my mind, is not a point in your favor. A lie is a lie. In a debate it's gonna hurt you. And you can't dump on Romney for not catching 'em all because Obama, his whole four years they're trying to cover everything that's happened up with a lie. Was it the AK-47 question where Romney also dovetailed into the importance of families and values and trying to reduce the cycle and culture of violence?
CALLER: Yes, he did.
RUSH: Yeah. I thought that was a very comprehensive answer that he gave.
CALLER: Yes, but I hope the people realized how bad Fast and Furious is.
RUSH: I don't know, outside this audience and some of the conservative blogs, I don't know, because they have covered it up. The mainstream media, as far as they're concerned, it never happened.
CALLER: That's true.
RUSH: It did not happen.
CALLER: Other than Fox News, they haven't discussed it.
RUSH: That's right. And to the extent that it's been discussed, Obama has gotten away with saying, (paraphrasing) "That wasn't ours. That was started under the Bush administration, and we saw parts of it that we liked and we got rid of stuff that wasn't working." And the media goes, "Way to cover for it, Barack, that's right," and that's what they say. All of it's lies. All of it lies.
But, Tom, let me tell you who didn't buy the lies, and that's the Univision audience. And nobody is talking about this save for me and a woman named Molly Ball who wrote about it in The Atlantic. Obama did that one-hour Univision appearance and they raked him over the coals, and that's a huge Hispanic audience. They raked him over the coals over his empty promise on immigration reform. He hasn't done anything. And Romney was right about that. Obama hadn't filed anything, not proposed anything, nothing. Fast and Furious, he was hit on that, and on that Univision show, the host of that show asked Obama point-blank, "Shouldn't Eric Holder be fired?" They hit Obama point blank, and he lied and he told 'em it was a Bush administration program.
The Bush administration program was called Wide Receiver. It tracked the weapons. It was a failure of a program and they shut it down two years before Obama took office. The Obama regime liked the program, because they wanted to use it to curtail the Second Amendment. That's what Fast and Furious was. It was an effort to create mayhem with American guns so the media could report in outrage deaths committed with easily acquired AK-47s that easily ended up in the hands of Mexican drug lords. And the reason they easily ended up in the hands of drug lords is because that was the Obama policy.
I'm not making this up, folks. The Obama policy was to allow the guns to be walked from gun shops in Phoenix and other places in Arizona, across the border to Mexico into the hands of drug cartels. Those weapons then would be used, they were used. Three hundred people, at least, dead. An American agent is dead, Border Patrol, and a bunch of Mexican citizens. And it was those lives lost that Obama was asked and grilled about on Univision.
Now, our alert Drive-Bys may be ignoring it, but Univision didn't, and their audience knows all about it. And don't think for a minute that it's not having impact on these polls and Obama's re-election, 'cause it is. Because that's just another group of people betrayed, another group of people lied to, and we saw them in the Luntz focus group, all these Obama voters in 2008 who are livid; they are angry; they bought it; they drank the Kool-Aid. They thought he was the Second Coming, that he was an instant cure for all of our ills and all that's happened is it's gotten worse, every promise a failed promise, nothing's happened, and that's an unreported story. So Fast and Furious, it may not be reported on by the US media, but our large Hispanic population that watches Univision knows all about it.