RUSH: I've been wondering here, folks, whose comments are more idiotic? And whose comments, in fact, are not only just more idiotic, but more dangerous: Donald Sterling's or John Kerry's? We mentioned what Kerry said about Israel becoming an apartheid state. It turns out that that was a private meeting, and some reporter from The Daily Beast got past all the security at the Trilateral Commission -- whoa -- and recorded it, and now they're all apoplectic. It was a private comment to the conspirators at the Trilateral Commission. The world wasn't supposed to hear that.
Yes, it was. That's where Kerry's being honest. That's where Kerry's telling the world what the Regime thinks of Israel. And what Kerry said was outrageous. There are Arabs in the Israeli government. They are elected. They're in the Knesset. I mentioned it yesterday. It's not only ridiculous and outrageous, it's stupid, what John Kerry said. And now he said (paraphrasing), "Well, you know, if I could rewind the tape I would say it all over again in a different way."
But of course there was no outrage when they caught Mitt Romney in private and his 47% comment. And this Donald Sterling stuff was in private and has been made public. But they're only concerned about John Kerry's private comments being made public and how outrageous that is. I'm just gonna tell you something, folks. While this country gets absorbed -- and I gotta tell you something, Bernie Goldberg last night was on with Megyn Kelly on Fox. And Bernie Goldberg made a great point about all this, this Sterling business.
He said (paraphrasing), "Take a look at the reaction to it. There is no way this is a racist country. There's not one shred of tolerance for what this guy said, might have said, might be thinking. There isn't one shred of tolerance. There's no way this is a racist country." He's exactly right about that. But the Democrat Party strategizes using race. It's all they've got for voter turnout coming up in the November midterms. But you'll notice that the Drive-By Media is still totally absorbed and devoted on what Donald Sterling said, and they're doing their best to sweep John Kerry's comments under the rug and pay no attention to them whatsoever.
I mean, in the big scheme of things what difference does it make if a crackpot owns an NBA team? It's a pretty important thing if we have a crackpot running the State Department. And we do. And we got a crackpot at the Department of Justice, and we got a crackpot in the White House. We got crackpots throughout this Regime.
RUSH: There was a piece in the New York Post by Michael Goodwin on Sunday. I printed it out, and I had it in the Stack yesterday. I didn't get to it 'cause I'm not sure I believed it.
But now maybe he's right. His column was all about how the media is turning on Obama, that they're admitting and they're recognizing he's just a total flop, particularly in foreign policy. And let's look at it. Drudge. Right before the program started, Drudge changed the lead on his page to: "Russia Threatens Astronauts Over Sanctions."
Now this dovetails with this idiot, John Kerry, and what he said "in private" to the Trilateral Commission. But let's look around the world for a second here. Vladimir Putin is reassembling the Soviet Union. You know, this might be a good time for me to go back and remind people of my 35 Undeniable Truths of Life written back in the late eighties. I think I might do that here in just a second.
Vladimir Putin is reassembling the Soviet Union. Hey! I have it! How about sell the Clippers to Putin? That's it, folks! Sell the Clippers to Putin! Oh, yeah. We already have a Russian oligarch that owns the Brooklyn Nets. Let Putin have the Clippers! Oh, is that not brilliant? Have I not come up with the solution for everybody? Vlad Putin, the new owner of the LA Clippers.
Well, even if that doesn't happen, Putin is reassembling the Soviet Union. Iran is building a nuclear bomb. The Middle East, Africa, southeast Asia, and much of Africa are being taken care of by Muslim extremists. Central and South America in our hemisphere is going communist. And what are we talking about? What is our government-controlled news media talking about?
The racism of some crackpot owner of an NBA team, gay marriage, income inequality, or some socialist French economist named Thomas Piketty. That is to say what the Drive-By Media and the Democrat Party, the daily soap opera script written by the Democrat Drive-By Media. It's class warfare, gender warfare. I have a story. Where is it? Do you know that there's a new glass ceiling?
You know, women have the "glass ceiling." Now there's a new story, the "glass cliff." It's all about women who get hired as CEOs and then fail, and are replaced by white guys. It's just so unfair. I'm not kidding. I've got it in the Stack. Folks, it's gonna be a lollapalooza here today. The glass ceiling has become the glass cliff. (interruption) What do you mean, "Putin can't own a sports team, he's anti-gay"?
He's anti-gay in Russia.
He will adapt.
If you give Putin the Clippers, he will adapt. This is our way of life. It's a brilliant move. Vladimir Putin owns the Clippers. Anyway, the world is enraged. The world is in flames, folks. Michael Goodwin wrote about it on Sunday in the New York Post. Our president's a big flop, and his point was that media now knows it. The media is traveling with Obama.
The media is traveling with John Kerry, and the media is seeing how un-respected they are. I know it's "disrespected" but they command no respect. The media is seeing it, and they're comparing it to the lofty days of 2008. Obama was going to reunite the world and bring everybody together, and it's just not the case. I don't know that Goodwin is right that the media is turning on Obama, but he makes the point in his piece on Sunday.
So what do we have? All of this is going on. We've got class warfare. We've got gay marriage. We've got income inequality, gender warfare, Democrat-approved talking points, and the news media are doing it to salvage the Democrats' chances in the midterms. It's obvious, and it is disgraceful. I don't know, folks.
RUSH: By the way, we know Vladimir Putin's interested in sports 'cause he stole Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring. You heard about that? Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots, showed Putin his Super Bowl ring and Putin took it. Now, Kraft claims he gave it back, but the jury's still out on whether Kraft was just being properly politic. Putin may have made off with Kraft's Super Bowl ring.