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Clinton: You Don't Want a President Who Lies

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RUSH: Back to the phones we go to Dave. This is Albany, New York. Great to have you on the program, Dave. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Absentee-military-ballot dittos to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.

CALLER: I'm calling because I'd love to bring up something that kind of came up last night as we were watching the news. My very young teenaged daughter, myself, and my wife were watching TV. A clip of former President Clinton doing his closing argument for the campaign effort was put on. And wasn't it interesting, but it was one of those lighter moments when he had the crowd laughing. And he said, "You're laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true?" And my daughter immediately said to me, "Isn't he the man that was impeached for that?" While that was sinking in, I also immediately thought of, "Well, we were told how many times that Benghazi was due to a video?" What an incredible moment in political history.

RUSH: I know. It's otherworldly.

CALLER: I'm a father of five, and the most important thing I'll ever hand off to my children... My wife, by the way, is the biggest hero of all. She home schools them, and it's amazing the job she does. But the legacy of truth, of honor, of integrity. I want to be able to point to all of my political leadership... And I know I won't be able to all the time. I get that. When you look at something this important, when my teenaged daughter can instantly -- instantly -- see that what he's talking about is just passing off as a lie for the purposes of political gain...

RUSH: Well, but here's the thing about that. As you point out, here you have Bill Clinton, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He was disbarred. He lost his law license for a while. He suborned perjury as well. Now he's chiding Romney for lying, and what is he saying Romney is lying about? He says Romney lied in an ad which is completely and totally accurate about Chrysler building Jeeps in China.

Romney is not lying about it! As you point out, the lying is coming from the regime, from Obama. And Clinton wrote the book on it. Clinton lied so much in the 1990s the media was doing stories on how lying was good for everybody, how lying was helpful. It spared people hurt feelings. Dave, thanks for the call. Here's the sound bite from Ohio, but Clinton's using it everywhere. Virginia, Pennsylvania. This is yesterday afternoon in Philadelphia, an Obama campaign event, and this is the relevant portion of Clinton's remarks.

CLINTON: (hoarse) Who wants a president that will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something that he knows is not true? And when all of this happened, they put it on television! They ran an ad. And the more they were criticized, the more they upped the ad buy. When I was a kid, if I got my hand caught in a cookie jar where it wasn't supposed to be, I turned red in the face and I took my hand out of the cookie jar.

RUSH: That's not what you did.

CLINTON: (hoarse) You gotta give it to Governor Romney. When he gets his hand caught in the cookie jar, he just digs down for more cookies. I tell you, really!

RUSH: Now, that's inspiring. That's gonna really make me vote for Obama. When Bill Clinton got caught in the cookie jar, he said to Juanita Broaddrick, "You might want to put some ice on your lip." The cookie jar? Bill Clinton talking about the cookie jar? Bill Clinton is the guy that took the cookie jar to the back of his El Camino that had Astroturf in it, for one reason. But Romney is not lying in this ad about Chrysler making Jeeps over there in China. All this time I've been thinking that the War on Women was about vaginas.

Obviously, it's about cookie jars.

Who knew?

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RUSH: You know, it's amazing. I hear Clinton's voice and he's very hoarse. Did you notice that? Obama's voice is hoarse and very tired. Romney's is not, and Romney has been out there every bit as much as these two guys are. It doesn't mean anything. It's just a contrast. But regardless, folks, we are here in the midst of a turnout election. There really... It's a cliche to say it, but it's exactly where we are. Turnout is going to determine this. And don't let what you're hearing pro or con from anybody affect your decision to go out and vote if you haven't yet. Just make sure you do.

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