RUSH: Did you see the New England Patriots have offered free trade-ins for anyone with an Aaron Hernandez jersey? I think he's number 81. I'm not sure. Doesn't matter. The New England Patriots have offered a free trade-in for anybody with an Aaron Hernandez jersey, and apparently a lot of people took the Patriots up on that deal. I wonder if Obama is thinking about doing that with all the Mohammed Morsi jerseys. This guy didn't last long, and he was Obama's chosen guy.
Speaking of which, Bret Baier, who hosts Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel. He's got a new blog, I think. It's new to me. He's got a blog, and he posted a note that he got from a friend of his in Alexandria, Egypt, who explained in American terms, using an American analogy just what exactly happened in Egypt, not just last week but the past year, and it is great. You know, most of the news coming out of Egypt is not coming from mainstream media. It's coming from average, ordinary Egyptians using social media. That goes to who's a journalist and who isn't.
In Tahrir Square, there are even signs, they're making fun of CNN in Tahrir Square. I got it here somewhere. Yeah, "CNN shame on you." These signs are being held up by people starting last Wednesday. "To: CNN -- You should be ashamed of yourself. Your coverage of the revolution was totally biased in favor of the MB, just like your Government."
Exactly right. Just last Wednesday we played one of my all-time favorite series of sound bites from my old buddy Nic Robertson at CNN. Three years ago, Tahrir Square, asking all these protesters what their message for Obama would be. And Obama wanted Morsi in there. Obama supported the Brotherhood. Obama will not abandon the Brotherhood now.
RUSH: There is big news out of Egypt, and it is important, but it's hard to understand. The US media, of course, is in a CYA mode for Obama. If you look at what happened in Egypt they basically had a coup to get rid of Morsi and the military stepped in and it's being reported from any number of different perspectives. It's probably... Well, it's not "probably." It is a good development for the Egyptian people.
But it's not good for the Brotherhood, and it's not good for Obama. Obama endorsed the Brotherhood. I mean, you go back to his Cairo speech in his first year in office and he's out there saying great things about the Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood are just militant Islamists with a pretty face. That's what the Brotherhood is essentially all about. So on Bret Baier's blog (the Fox News anchor of their six o'clock show) he got a note.
It's from somebody in Alexandria who attempts to explain what happened in Egypt in ways Americans can understand by making the events that happened in Egypt happen here, so instead of Morsi's name you're gonna hear Obama -- and instead of Egyptian governmental institutions, you'll hear American institutions. The dates that you hear are not accurate as it relates to Obama's presidency. They are the dates related to Morsi's presidency.
But they have been transposed here to the Obama administration as a way to facilitate Americans' understanding of what happened from the perspective of an Egyptian citizen. It starts this way: "In a Nutshell, a lot of my dear American friends still ask me what on earth really happened in Egypt. For their benefit, and anyone else on earth genuinely trying to make heads or tails of us 'crazy Egyptians,' here's exactly what happened in Egypt over the past 12 months, but expressed in 'American' terms...
"There are no exaggerations or lies. These events all took place: On June 30th 2012, democratically elected Barack Obama wins the election with 51.7%, takes the oath, and is sworn in as president of the United States." Actually it's about Morsi, but you get the drift. "First five months of [Obama's] term go relatively smoothly, where he makes almost no decisions (except for some dubious presidential pardons to a dozen convicted terrorists, including some convicted for their part in the assassination of a former US president)."
Not the assassination attempt, the actual assassination. So Morsi pardoned terrorists who took part in the assassination of a previous Egyptian president. "Suddenly, on November 21st 2012, President Obama issues a presidential decree giving himself sweeping powers, to the extent that his future decrees become un-contestable in any court. In effect, his decisions henceforth are akin to the word of God, his laws a new Bible...
"Nationwide protests erupt as a result of this decree and 1.5 million people organize a sit-in at the White House to peacefully request he rescind it. Some of Obama's Democratic Party supporters attack the peaceful sit-in outside the White House with guns and shoot five peaceful protesters dead. A few weeks later, President Obama dissolves the US Supreme Court and labels them all 'traitors to America.'"
If you're just joining me, this is a description of what happened in Egypt in the last 12 months, as though it happened here. "One short week later," after dissolving the Supreme Court, "he fires the United States District Attorney and personally appoints a Democrat to replace him. A month later he annuls the US Constitution and forms a 'constitutional committee' to draft a new constitution (committee includes no Republicans or independents, no Muslims or Jews, and only a handful of women...)
"In a referendum not supervised by any judicial branch, this constitution narrowly wins, and President Obama ratifies it the very next morning (despite it having only gotten the approval of 18% of all Americans). Within a month he invites top global terrorists, known jihadists and Al-Qaeda members from all over the world, to a rally in Yankee Stadium, where he cuts ties with and declares war on Canada.
"Throughout this whole time, the US economy is sinking, the stock market collapsing, foreign investment has all but stopped, tourism has died, and electricity, fuel, and water shortages are a daily occurrence. Unemployment has almost doubled, and the US dollar has lost 20% of its value globally. Oh, and President Obama also outlines his new plans to lease the entire Silicon Valley area to China for 50 years ...
"Democratically elected President Barack Obama has done all the above in his FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE!!! Ultimately, on June 30th, 2013 110 million Americans," just over a third of the population, "take to the streets in fifty States peacefully and politely demanding -- for four straight days -- that democratically elected Obama leave immediately, and not continue his remaining three years. That's it, in a nutshell...
"Who, would you say, had 'legitimacy' in this case if it had been America? 'Democratically elected Barrack Obama', or the 110 million Americans who fired him?'" The point of this is to explain to outsiders exactly who Morsi was and what happened over there, and to explain why all those 17 or 18 million people gathered again in Tahrir Square.
The sad thing is -- and, you know, I don't mean to do a nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, but I remember when this whole first eruption at Tahrir Square happened, remember how the media played that? "Oh, this is an outgrowth of hope and change. The Egyptian people have been inspired by Obama, and they're demanding a new government that mirrors Obama's." CNN sent Nic Robertson over there to talk about how great Obama was, get the people of Egypt talking about how great Obama was in their eyes. We even had certain members of the Republican or conservative media in this country talking about how wonderful this was, it equaled the spread of democracy in the Middle East. And I remember there were a few of us who said, "Why in the world are we celebrating the ascension to power of a militant terror group in a nation that has been an ally of ours?"
I mean, we send Egypt more foreign aid than anywhere else. Why in the world? So when this thing erupts over there, there were of a number of us who said, "Well, we're not surprised this happened. The people of Egypt were lied to. They were defrauded in a campaign." Yeah, Morsi was democratically elected, but he didn't tell 'em he was gonna do any of this. Does that sound familiar, by the way? Morsi did not tell the people of Egypt he was gonna get rid of the Constitution and replace it with his word, that his word was the new Bible. He didn't tell 'em that. So there was a coup. The military went in and got rid of Morsi. Now, the regime here is the kind of hamstrung, because Morsi was their guy. And even now Obama is a little uncomfortable denouncing the Brotherhood. It's fascinating, in a way, and highly, highly instructive.