RUSH: Did you hear what Obama said moments ago in the White House? He said, "Ho Chi Minh," who was the butcher of North Vietnam, for you low-information voters. He was the enemy in North Vietnam. Obama said Ho Chi Minh was inspired by our Founding Fathers. He was just trying to be nice to the Vietnamese guy that was in the office. He was just trying to be nice.
Well, I know Obama does not believe that. I'm positive. Ho Chi Minh inspired by the Founding Fathers? Obama's trying to reverse what the Founding Fathers did! Ho Chi Minh was, too. I mean, there's no way. Ho Chi Minh inspired by the Founding Fathers? Obama can't possibly really think that, and he certainly doesn't mean it as a compliment.
He doesn't like the Founding Fathers! The Founding Fathers were a bunch of rich white racists, to the American left. Come on, let's be honest. That's what they think. Maybe, Obama meant that Ho Chi Minh owned slaves, I don't know, but he certainly was not complimenting them. You know, opposing our Founding Fathers, that'd be something to get you in tight with Obama.
RUSH: This has become mildly controversial this afternoon. In Washington at the White House, after meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Obama spoke with reports about the meeting.
Here is a portion of what he said...
OBAMA: President Sang, uhh, shared with me a copy of the letter sent by, uhhh, Ho Chi Minh, uh, to Harry Truman. And we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by uh, the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution and the words of Thomas Jefferson. Uh, Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest in cooperation with the United States, and President Sang, uh, indicated that, uh, uh, even if it's 67 years later, uh, it's good that we're still making progress.
RUSH: Now (sigh), I'm gonna have to parse this, because, as is the case with much of what Obama says, there are grains of accuracy in it. But the intent of what Obama said here is outrageous, folks. It happens to be true that Ho Chi Minh actually did once cite Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. He did this at the end of World War II in 1945. That was when Ho Chi Minh was, in effect, declaring a war of independence on the French.
But this is nothing new from communist dictators.
Communist dictators have often cited such people. They'll lie about anything to advance their cause. They'll lie about anything to make people think that they are what they're not. Every dictator starts out as the greatest freedom fighter there's ever been! Every dictator starts out as somebody who's gonna liberate his people from tyranny and from bondage, and they all cite the great thinkers and the great minds of freedom and liberty.
It's all part of the camouflage.
It's all part of the lie.
Ho Chi Minh was no more like Thomas Jefferson, Ho Chi Minh no more was interested in the Declaration of Independence for his people... It served his purposes as he sought independence from the French, but no interest in any of that in terms of how he was gonna run Vietnam. Obama knows that. (impression) "Ho Chi Minh, he was actually inspired, Declaration of Independence and Constitution!"
Well, Obama wasn't. That's one of the problems.
What, do you think I've stepped in it there? He wasn't! You go back and look. We have played audio interviews of Obama from the early 2000s. He clearly has a problem with the founding of this country, in large part because of race. He's not enamored by the Constitution. Why do you think he's trying to transform this country? Why do you think he's trying to turn it upside down? He does not like the way it was founded.
It was unjust and immoral.
So citing Ho Chi Minh, he's just kissing butt with the Vietnamese guy here. That's all that's happening here, and when he goes out and says, "Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest and cooperation with the US," what cooperation with the US was there ever from Ho Chi Minh? He might have lied about wanting to cooperate with the US in 1947 or 1948. He might have lied about it to convince John Kennedy that he wasn't gonna be a communist. Who knows?
But what did Ho Chi Minh do?
I don't care what Ho Chi Minh said.
The fact that we're even having to sit here, that I'm even having to sit here and take the time... No, I guess this makes sense because it's a long time ago for a lot of people. Ho Chi Minh was a butcher! Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot, they come out of the same school. They're butchers. They're dictators. They're bloodthirsty. Interested in cooperation with the United States? Yeah, insofar as he can fool whoever was running the United States at the time into thinking he wasn't an enemy and need not be opposed.
(Obama impression) "Uh, Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest in cooperation with the United States, and President Sang, uh, indicated that, uh, uh, even if it's 67 years later, uh, it's good that we're still making progress." What a bunch of hokum! So he's got this little Vietnamese guy there. It's one of these meetings he probably didn't want to take. The Vietnamese guy shows up and Obama says, "Okay, I'll have a meeting, here. Here you go! I'll say some nice things about of your buddy Ho Chi Minh and we'll move on."
In the process, Obama comes out and says something that's gonna profoundly irritate the Vietnam-era war veterans.
He doesn't care.