Romney Believes in Baracka Claus, Jindal Doesn't
RUSH: Mitt Romney's out there saying that Obama won the election because he was focused on certain members of his base coalition. He gave them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then he worked very aggressively to turn 'em out to vote. So Romney is out saying that Obama was Santa Claus. Where have we heard that before? And then Bobby Jindal said, "No, that's not the way to go -- no, no, no." So Bobby Jindal's cutting my Santa Claus bit out from under me. Gets harder and harder here every day, I have to tell you.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Won't Resign Without Disability Pay
RUSH: The reverend Jesse Jackson's son, Jackson Jr., is saying that he'll be glad to leave Congress. He knows he's gotta leave Congress, but he's not gonna leave until he gets disability pay. Disability is the new pension plan, even for crooked congressmen, and Jesse Jackson Jr. says, yeah, sure, I'll leave, but not 'til I get my disability pay. You give me that and I'm outta here. He learned from the best, folks. I mean, why not shake down Congress. You shake down everything else.
Jill Kelley Story Gets Crazier
RUSH: This Jill Kelley babe, this socialite in Tampa, we've been laughing all week because she's out there saying she's an honorary consul. Well, now, wait 'til you hear this. I have two separate stories. Jill Kelley had lunch at the White House on September 28th, and she told a Tampa Bay Times reporter on a September 28th e-mail, "In addition to that, I was just recently appointed to be the honorary consulate general to South Korea. I'm in DC today, just left from breakfast at the White House, really hope to see you soon." That's an e-mail to a reporter at the Tampa Bay times. So this Jill Kelley woman, she believes that she was appointed to be an honorary consulate general of South Korea, and she had breakfast at the White House about it.
Then we turn to an AP story. Get this paragraph. "On Wednesday, a New York businessman said Kelley was introduced to him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August as someone whose friendship with Petraeus would help facilitate a no-bid deal with South Korea on a coal-gasification project. She would supposedly be in a position to help broker the billion-dollar deal directly with the Korean president, and expected a 2 percent commission, said Adam Victor, president and chief executive officer of TransGas Development Systems."
This is Tampa, Florida, is AP yesterday: "Kelley is an honorary consul for South Korea, a ceremonial position, and got diplomatic plates for her car. But after flying Kelley to New York to discuss how she could help, Victor says he concluded that she had little to offer in the way of deal-making expertise or connections with Korean leaders." Now, this is in August, don't forget, the Republican convention. She's being held out as a liaison to Petraeus, the honorary consul to South Korea, who can help broker a coal gasification deal at the Republican convention, in August. In September, she is having breakfast at the White House. "Yes, I'm in DC today, I just left from breakfast at the White House. I was just appointed to be the honorary consulate general to South Korea."
Now, ladies and gentlemen, I mean, this gets weirder and weirder and weirder, but this is one sordid tale here. You talk about an intricately woven web of deceit. This is the woman that the FBI agent took his shirt off. By the way, we got truth coming out on that. This guy apparently is a conservative, which is why he's being hit on. He has stopped two separate terror incidents on his own, and he apparently is very good friends, he and his wife, with Jill Kelley and her husband. He was not infatuated sending her the shirtless photo. It was an inside joke. Anyway, we're talking here about the director of the CIA, and this woman claims that she's close enough, at the Republican convention, she's held out, she didn't hold herself out, she's pointed out to a guy, "Get to know this babe, she's the honorary consul general of South Korea. She can help you with your coal plant. She's got an in with Petraeus."
Lo and behold, she's having breakfast at the White House for who knows what the hell reason on September the 28th. Basically a month after the Republican convention. I have no idea what's going on here, but that's the point. Who the heck does know.
The Ding Dong People May Shut Down
RUSH: I just saw that the Ding Dong people, Hostess, they said they're gonna shut the whole thing down forever if this strike doesn't end today. If you don't have any Ding Dongs, you may want to go get some because there may not be any more. That's Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and whatever else they make.
Restaurants Revolt Over Obamacare
RUSH: "President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass on the cost to the customer.'" It's the only thing I can do, otherwise go out of business. I may go out of business anyway passing on the cost, but that's the only option I've got.
So this guy is gonna be the next target of angry leftist kids who start harassing him with e-mails and tweets and maybe protests, who knows what else, just like is happening to John Schnatter, who is the Papa John's guy. By the way, that also is a great illustration of what's happening in our country. It's a great illusion of why we've got to get the education system back. John Schnatter is not the problem in this country. Papa John's is not the problem. But who are Obama's armies protesting? And why are they mad? Because this guy lives in a 40,000-square-foot house. That's why they're mad. He lives in a 40,000-square-foot house.
It doesn't matter he built it himself. It doesn't matter he came from nothing. It doesn't matter that he's paid for it. What matters is it's not fair, what matters is he built that on obscene profit. People think you ought not profit from feeding people, we all have to eat. Profit when it comes to food is obscene. People should sell food for exactly what it costs them. This is the kind of stuff that's taught. I know some of you think I'm exaggerating to make a point. I'm not. This is the kind of stuff that's taught. So now John Schnatter and couple other restaurant owners, the Applebee's guy, they're now targets just as the AIG people were. Except Applebee's and Papa John's have not been bailed out. They got where they are of their own volition.
Israel Under Attack Again
RUSH: "Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has okayed the call-up of 30,000 reserve soldiers." They're launching rockets in Tel Aviv, the suburbs now, so that is starting to spiral up and get big, Syria and Israel, and of course that will involve Hezbollah and Hamas. But everything's okay. It's cool, the economy is coming back, everything's fine.
Christie: Taxes Will Go Up
RUSH: For you in New Jersey where the problems from Hurricane Sandy have been fixed, Governor Christie has announced, he's very sad about it, but your property tax will increase in New Jersey. He has announced that as part of the recovery property taxes will go up in New Jersey, and I think they are the highest in the country in New Jersey. I don't know how they can be higher than mine, but I don't want to make it personal.
Boston Globe: Paula Broadwell Fell Short of Aims at Harvard
RUSH: Boston Globe headline: "Paula Broadwell Fell Short of Aims at Harvard." So now they're dumping more on her.