RUSH: Did you see this video report from the Wall Street Journal? "Russia Taking Over Ukraine's News Media." And, by the way, we must have great audio sound bites coming up. The two infobabes at Russian TV, one quit on the air, and the American media is just livid at her. And the other one, who criticized Putin on the air, has been sent to get-your-mind-right camp. And, apparently, it didn't take very long 'cause she's back with her mind right, now spreading the Putin gospel. It's incredible. It's all coming up here.
There's a video report from the Wall Street Journal: "Russia Taking Over Ukraine's News Media." Pretty outrageous. I didn't know that Putin even had an FCC. He's put hall monitors in his own media, like they want to do here. But seriously, folks, this Ukraine business, I like to always find ways to put things in perspective that might be persuasive. And this Ukraine business -- we had a call yesterday from a very articulate woman, an African-American, who said, "Look, this Ukraine business isn't gonna change anybody's mind on Obama. This Ukraine business is esoteric. You gotta talk about those black pastors that have 25,000 signatures now on a petition to impeach Eric Holder."
I said, "We did, I talked about it twice." But her point was nobody cares about this stuff. It isn't gonna change any low-information voter's minds. And sadly, she's right. But that doesn't mean that we don't find a way nevertheless to make it connect. That's my constant struggle, is to take all this esoteric stuff, make the complex understandable. And I think the way to understand Ukraine is to boil it down to its essence, to step back and think about what we are witnessing. This is the KGB vs. ACORN.
Now, what do you think is gonna happen in this conflict? We have a top KGB officer -- by the way, I have a little thing I printed here for the Stack of Stuff. It is a picture of Reagan in Moscow -- it says 1988 -- at a summit. He's standing outside the Kremlin, and Gorbachev is there and other Soviet officials, and there is a man disguised as a tourist with a camera around his neck. It's Putin! The KGB showed up as families that the Russians, the Soviets, wanted Reagan to meet. And these KGB people pretending to be families supposedly hit Reagan with accusatory questions, just like the left would do here if they got hold of people they didn't like on television or something.
And Putin is there with blond hair. It says it's Putin, and it's a side shot, but not full-on side, maybe a little diagonal front-side shot. But it looks like Putin's face with a lot of blond hair. Not hippie hair. Nice, combed hair over the ears, got a camera, looks just like a tourist. It's Putin! Pretending to be a Russian family. And apparently the Reagan people knew it, because the story says that there are people surrounding Reagan in the American entourage a little upset at the questions Reagan's getting. "Ah, don't worry, we knew this. These are not families. They're all KGB families."
So what we've got here in the Ukraine, we have the KGB, a top KGB, not former, because no one ever leaves the KGB. We have a top KGB officer, Vladimir Putin, versus a failed community organizer, Barack Obama. Who do you think is gonna come out on top on this? The KGB vs. ACORN. That's what we're witnessing. That's what Ukraine is. What has been Obama's boldest move so far? To give the Ukrainian government a billion dollars. Ostensibly loan guarantees, but it's a handout. That billion dollars is gonna end up in Putin's back pocket. It's just enough for them to be able to pay their natural gas bill they have to get from Putin.
So Obama is paying Putin, essentially, not Ukraine. Putin, a billion dollars, so Ukrainians can continue the free flow of natural gas, and we've thrown in Crimea. Who was it, Governor Cuomo, somebody said, "Give Saddam a couple of islands, he'll go away." Somebody said here, "Give Putin Crimea, he'll go away." So a billion dollars and Crimea in the battle between the KGB and ACORN. Now, what is the Russian word for "shaft"? Because that's exactly what we're gonna get here. It's pathetic, folks. It is laughable and it is pathetic. The Putin photo is legit. He was pretending to be a KGB family, a Soviet family, just a guy, a father with a camera. (laughing)
John Bolton is at CPAC today. CPAC opened up today. John Bolton said, "under Obama you can get away with murdering his personal representative," Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, "and get away scot-free." See, folks, this is the kind of simple devastating truth that could eventually go into some of the most successful, effective political ads we could ever see. Can you imagine a Republican candidate running against whoever the next Democrat is and equate that next Democrat with Obama, and say, under Obama or under the Democrats, you can get away with murdering their personal representatives and get away scot-free. It's amazing.