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The Cuban Missile Crisis Redux?

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RUSH: Here is Punit in San Jose, California.  Great to have you on the program.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  It's an honor to speak with you.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  I just wanted to vent my frustration at the way that Barack Obama is constantly be propped up.  We can see that those in the State-Run Media that are working feverishly -- feverishly -- to turn it into his own Cuban Missile Crisis.  Those of us who know history know that JFK only got into that mess because he so badly bombed his initial meeting with Khrushchev.  No one remembers that.  They remember him managing his way through that crisis. It is considered one of the highlights of the presidency. 

Similarly, no one can remember that we only got in this mess because of Obama's incompetence. No one can remember that we only can potentially get out of it because he stumbled across a solution because of pure dumb luck, and no one's actually gonna care if it's a real solution or not.  If he can get out of this and they can make him look good, we'll see the media blackouts of anything that happens in Syria from here on out because, "Problem solved! Barack Obama, through his brilliance, solved this crisis," and that's what we're gonna read about in the history books 15, 20 years from now.

RUSH:  I think you're right, and your use of the JFK Cuban Missile Crisis is a great example, great illustration, if I heard you correctly.  You went by pretty quickly there, so let me summarize what you said just so I know, before I comment.  Essentially what you said is JFK actually bungled the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the history books never, ever, said that.  He was lauded as a hero forever, and particularly after his assassination, as gutsy, courageous. "He really took it to Khrushchev!"

Nobody knew in the general population how close we came to disaster and what we had to allow, what we actually gave up. We gave up missile positions in Turkey and a bunch of things in exchange for the missiles never getting to Cuba and so forth, and you're saying the same thing here.  This is a manufactured crisis.  Obama draws his red line last summer, and the supposed use of chemical weapons. We've got a video out there showing this. We have this supposed crisis.

Obama even says yesterday, "It doesn't matter. It doesn't affect us. It does not affect the US national security."  But yet Obama today is hailed as a great leader and as a great hero for averting a potential world disaster with chemical weapons, and the history books are gonna repeat this for who knows how long, and nobody's gonna know the truth in the general population, low-information population. It's gonna be the same thing: The media covering for him like they covered for JFK.  Is that basically your main point?

CALLER:  Exactly. Exactly.  But also just the fact that even the reason we got into the Cuban Missile Crisis to begin with was because JFK was seen as such a weak leader.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  Khrushchev thought he could roll over him.  That's the only reason that the crisis even occurred.

RUSH:  Yeah, it is true.

CALLER:  It was his own incompetence there.  Similarly here, we don't have to even be having this conversation if it wasn't for the fact that Obama is so incompetent that he created this problem.  Getting credit for managing their way through problems they themselves created.

RUSH:  Well, I think that's exactly right.  It all boils down to the fact that Obama is just too big to fail.  He's too incompetent to fail.  It just can't be permitted. It just won’t, and there so many other factors or reasons why that is going to be the case, and numero uno is race and the left's view of it and its history in this country.  It can be summed up with the very apt description, "the soft bigotry of low expectations," and we are right smack-dab in the middle of that. It's the soft bigotry of low expectations. 

You know, the first media sound bite we played today is a great indication of how they'll circle the wagons -- and they always have. There's nothing new.  Now, let me address something. By the way, Punit, thanks for the call.  I appreciate it.  I know all this sounds depressing, because it just doesn't seem right.  I mean, in a just sense, in a moral sense, it doesn't seem right that bad guys get away with it, that the incompetent get away with it, that whoever circles the wagons protects the bad guys, and the country suffers the consequences.

It just doesn't seem right and people say, "Okay, what's gonna happen to mete out the justice here?" These people don't deserve this kind of credit.  They don't deserve this kind of success.  They don't deserve this kind of treatment.  They don't deserve these accolades.  They're incompetent! They're boobs!  They're destroying elements of this country that defined its greatness, the traditions and the institution. They're botching health care, botching immigration. 

You know, you sit and wonder: "Where's the justice in this? Where does it even out at some point?"  The answer is, these things don't just happen.  You can't sit around and wait and hope something happens.  Now, sometimes life takes unexpected turns. I mean, things do happen, but it's not a policy.  You have to try to make things happen and that's all about educating people, informing people, working on 'em, and it's tough.  It's hard. 

It's very easy to be ignorant.  It's blissful sometimes, and most ignorant people don't know that they are and don't want to admit that they are. I'm not saying stupid. I'm saying ignorant. They just really don't know.  It takes a never-give-up attitude about it.  I know it's tough, but the more people talk about it and the more people are made aware of it, I think, actually, the table is set. 

I think a large number of Americans just know this isn't right.  They may not be able to put their finger on it, but this isn't right. "Health care ought not be the way it is.  This just isn't right.  I ought to be able to get a job that pays me something. For crying out loud, this is the United States of America."  All of this is known. The table is set.  People are primed, I think, for explanations that persuade people.

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