RUSH: I want the audio sound bites because I mentioned some of the testimony that took place yesterday on Capitol Hill during the House Ways and Means Committee on the IRS scandal. One of the people... Every one of those people that testified was fantastic. John Eastman, National Organization for Marriage, was great. There was a lot to learn by watching the Democrats on that committee try to defend what the IRS did and tell these Tea Party groups, "Well, you asked for it! I mean, you asked for this by seeking tax-exempt status. What do you think we're gonna do to you?"
But there's a woman from Alabama by the name of Becky Gerritson. She's from the Wetumpka, Alabama, Tea Party. She's the president. She testified, and she was great. Here are a couple of her sound bites...
GERRITSON: I'm not here as a serf or a vassal. I mean, begging my lords for mercy. I'm a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen, and I'm telling my government that you've forgotten your place. It's not your responsibility to look out for my well-being and to monitor my speech. It's not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You've sworn to perform that duty, and you have faltered. The abuses I will discuss today occurred on your watch, and it's your responsibility to make sure it doesn't happen again.
RUSH: That is so right on the money. "[Y]ou have forgotten your place. It's not your responsibility to look out for my well-being and to monitor my speech. ... You've sworn to" protect and preserve American liberty, "and you have faltered." She is so right on the money. Folks, I realize a lot of you want what I'm thinking or what my interpretation is of this Star Wars scene going on right now at the White House. I don't know what to tell you. We have Obama and he's naming Susan Rice to a new position of power and this Samantha Power.
I'm sorry. I don't know how to do this. Because I have no respect for these people at all. None. I respect the offices they hold, but to me these people are just the epitome of danger. What Obama is doing here with these two appointments, he's basically just... I'll pretend to be John Kerry and I'm gonna tell you what these two appointments are. They're F-U, and he's saying that to us, and that's why he's making these appointments. Because, folks, it doesn't matter who's in these positions.
They're all him.
Every one of them is as true a believer as Obama is, and that's why they are there and it's been that way since he first started naming people to his regime, naming his czars. I totally believe that these people have secret e-mail addresses, and I totally believe they're working to undermine the way this country was founded. I have no doubt in my mind that's what they're doing. They don't like it! They don't like the Constitution.
To them the Constitution's not a source of beauty and brilliance. It's not a miracle. It is a constraint to these people. The constitution is an obstacle. It's in their way! They have got to find ways around it while making you think that they have the same reverence for it that you do, when they don't. This bunch of people, it's like Herbert Meyer again. Herbert Meyer has another of his piece. He apologizes for the analogy, but he wants to compare some things to Adolf Hitler, and he does it this way.
He said, there's not one document, there is not one piece of paper, there's not one official link anywhere that Adolf Hitler hated Jews. There is not one document of Hitler ordering the Holocaust. If you're looking for that as a source of proof, you won't find it. Herbert Meyer's point is: So how did he do it? Well, what did he speak about? Everybody he hired knew what he wanted! He hired true believers.
He hired people and put them in positions who he knew would carry out his desires, because they either worshiped him or sought his approval or believed everything he believed. Herb Myers' point was: He didn't need to issue instructions. The people he put in power knew what he wanted. Now, he went to great pains to say: I'm not comparing anybody else to Adolf Hitler. He went to great lengths to explain that he was showing how true believers operate. So this IRS business.
Everybody's looking for the smoking gun that will link Obama to it, and you're not gonna find it. You can have all the hearings in the world you want. Same thing on Benghazi, folks. You're not gonna find a smoking gun. There isn't a smoking gun that's gonna link Barack Obama to any of this. There doesn't need to be, is the point. Look at this Lois Lerner. Do you think she needed instructions? You think she needed an owners manual?
She showed up hating conservatives!
She showed up hating the Tea Party.
She arrived wanting to cause them pain and trouble.
She arrived wanting to punish them.
That's why she was put there!
So Susan Rice? I don't care what payback for having to go out there and make a fool of herself and lie five times in one day about Benghazi was. So this is, "Attaboy, Susan!" Susan Rice has been given whatever job she's got today because she is Barack Obama Jr. This Samantha Power is the wife of Cass Sunstein -- who is, in liberal circles, almost godlike. He's a Harvard Law professor. He's one of the architects of this whole view of the Constitution as a negative document, not something to revere. It's a freaking problem! It's "a charter of negative liberties."
This woman, Samantha Power? Guess what?
Guess what her reputation is?
She doesn't like Israel much. Well, I wonder why she got the job, then? I'm not under any illusion that any of this attention, the focus on the IRS, the discovery of what they did, it's not gonna change Obama, folks. We cannot stop Obama from being Obama. Isn't gonna happen. And contrary to what you think, he's getting up every day, he's happy as a lark. He's sailing through. He's getting all this stuff done. There may be some troubles, but he's not attached to it. He knows that Congress can't get to him, nobody can. The American people don't even associate him with this stuff. He's still got his approval number at 51%, whatever it is, he's untouched by any of this.
So getting upset every time he appoints somebody, getting upset because it's a poke in the eye, is to miss the point. Until the Republican Party gets some gonads and starts pushing back on some of this stuff, it's going to continue. But the push-back cannot be solely oriented toward linking Obama to it because there isn't a paper trail. There isn't a smoking gun. Nobody is gonna ever prove that Barack Obama ordered Lois Lerner to do what she did. The truth of the matter is he didn't have to. That's why there isn't. Van Jones, a well-known communist, communist sympathizer. I remember when it was first discovered who he was, people said, "Wow, I wonder how this guy got past Obama."
He's put there precisely because Obama wanted him there, just like whoever is in his regime, whoever the czars are, the secret e-mails, the secret e-mail addresses. Lisa Jackson at EPA, acting as a de facto czar, out of control with no oversight, it's exactly why she's there. She's there to do Obama's bidding, keeping his name out of it so that he can get away with executing the Limbaugh Theorem. So that he can continue to campaign publicly against all this stuff that's happening.
Like the stupid AP story out there, that the "great recovery" hasn't happened. Part and parcel of that story is, gee, Obama's gotta be really disappointed 'cause he put these policies into play that were supposed to cause this great recovery by now, but Obama gets to run around and run against the poor recovery. Obama gets to run around and talk about the bad employment numbers, as though he's got nothing to do with it, when in fact it is his architecture that has given us practically every negative economic circumstance in the country today.
Barack Obama owns it. It is happening because he wants it to happen. You think it's an accident that 10 million people are on disability? You think it's an accident that the labor force participation rate is the smallest in modern American history? And yet everybody unemployed is still eating and still has a TV set, still driving a car, still using their phone. You think it's an accident? I'm telling you, the 2014 midterms are crucially important. That's what they're all focused on right now. Winning the House. If Obama and the Democrats win the House, then there's no such thing as a lame duck for the last two years. And the presidential race 2016, it may even overshadow what's going on because everybody's gonna be looking forward and the presidential race is gonna be captivating everybody's attention, exactly what Obama wants.
They're gonna be able to implement whatever they want to do with no opposition whatsoever. Not even gonna have to do legislation, just sign an executive order and there won't be anybody to stop it. There won't be anybody in Congress to stop it. There won't be anybody in federal judiciary to stop it. They'll all rubber stamp whatever Obama wants to do. Won't even need legislation for any of it, if they don't want to go that route. And then at the same time they set up whatever Democrat gets the nomination in 2016, Chris Christie. Keep the Ball Rollin. Jay & the Techniques, 1967.
RUSH: There's a story out there in the Atlantic, I think it's there, that the Susan Rice appointment is a sign Obama thinks that he's won Benghazi again. Of course. Folks, he's not damaged by any of this. Benghazi, IRS, he hasn't been damaged by it, and he probably won't be.