RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, CNN actually broke away from coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner today to cover President Obama and a little statement on Putin and Crimea and Ukraine before getting on Marine One to head to Air Force One to come to Florida to play golf. Well, he's fundraising, but he's selling Obamacare and is probably gonna play golf. Well, wouldn't you, if you're Obama and you're a golf addict and you're going to Florida?
So he'll probably gonna play golf. They actually broke away. The latest from CNN is that a black hole did it. One of their anchors actually posited that a black hole may have swallowed up the Malaysian airliner. They were serious. A black hole! We'll get to all of that, 'cause that also kind of ticks off the Stick-to-the-Issues Crowd. But first to the president of the United States. Three sound bites as the president announces even tougher measures to deal with the renegade, Vladimir Putin.
OBAMA: The basic principles that govern relations between nations in Europe and around the world must be upheld in the Twenty-First Century. That includes respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
RUSH: That's gone.
OBAMA: The notion that nations do not simply redraw borders or make decisions at the expense of their neighbors simply because they are larger or more powerful.
RUSH: There they are again! Barry, sorry. That's been done. Putin did it. So after Putin has redrawn the map, Barry comes up, "Hey, this is Twenty-First Century! We don't do it that way like this anymore." It's just like Kerry, one of the original San Francisco Democrats. He said, "You guys in Russia, you can't keep acting out this Nineteenth Century foreign policy, this Twentieth Century foreign policy. This is the Twenty-First Century."
And they say, "Oh, yeah? Watch me," and they're doing it. Here's Obama. This is really tough, folks. This is really gonna inspire confidence out there in the Low-Information Crowd. "You can't just go out there and violate somebody's sovereignty and territorial integrity. It's the Twenty-First Century." Except Putin did it. So after Putin did it, Obama goes out and tells him he can't do it. What do you think Putin's thinking? Here's the next warning from Obama.
OBAMA: We are not gonna be, uh, getting into, uh, uh, military excursion in Ukraine. Russia right now is violating international law and the sovereignty of another country. You know, might doesn't make right.
RUSH: Well, okay. So here's Putin. He goes out, he redraws the boundaries, and he adds a nation back into the Soviet Union. By the way, Mrs. Clinton a couple days ago said we hope that this doesn't happen again, meaning Estonia. And Estonia? Putin has said he's got designs on Estonia next. Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. So Putin goes out, takes Ukraine, takes Crimea, and redraws the map.
Obama goes out today and says: You can't do that! This is the Twenty-First Century. You can't go out and redraw maps. You can't go out and violate somebody's sovereignty. And furthermore -- furthermore -- we're not gonna do anything to stop you. We're not gonna be getting into military excursion in Ukraine. Might doesn't make right." What do you think Putin's thinking about all this? Here's the next Obama bite.
OBAMA: You know, the truth is Mr. Putin acted out of weakness, not all of strength.
OBAMA: His strategic decisions, uh, are in no way based on, uh, whether he thought that, uh, we might go to war, uh, over this. Uh, I think there's a clear understanding that, uh, when it comes to our core interests for our NATO allies, we can protect ourselves.
RUSH: Man, that is comforting. So even if Putin nukes up, arms up, we can protect ourselves. If he comes after us in NATO, we can protect ourselves. We're not gonna do diddly-squat. So after Putin redraws the map, Obama says, "You can't do that" and then says, "Might doesn't make right. We're not gonna do anything militarily. We're not gonna. You can't do that -- and if you do do that, we can defend ourselves. You know, so screw you! What do you think Putin is thinking of all of this?
(playing of spoof song, "Come Back Barry -- When You Grow Some")
RUSH: Vladimir Putin in the recording studio just last night, ladies and gentlemen. I don't know what's more hilarious, that song or Obama saying that Putin just annexed another country out of weakness. Anyway, I'm not gonna believe that Obama is seriously angry at Putin or any of these other top Russian officials that we're sanctioning until Obama unfriends them on Facebook. Then we'll know he's serious. If he takes that step, if he unfriends them on Facebook, then we know that it's serious -- or at least until he announces he's not gonna do any more selfies with them.
And then he got on the plane and he headed on out.