RUSH: I've read my tech blogs. Get this. "Venezuela Is Turning Thousands of Abandoned Cars into Houses." It's a tech blog.
They think it's brilliant! They think it's a brilliant use of worn-out cars, to turn 'em into houses. "While many people think countries like Norway are leading the way with recycling programs, an ambitious new idea in Venezuela takes things to a whole new level. The country just announced it will start recycling abandoned cars." (Lesley Stahl impression) Recycliiiiing!
See, that's what makes it cool. It's "green." It's environmental-wacko approved. Venezuela "just announced that it will start recycling abandoned cars, motorcycles, and bikes in order to build houses from their raw materials." Later on in the story, it says, "Venezuela's plan is especially elegant because of how directly it turns cumbersome trash into useful housing for people..."
RUSH: You should hear what this guy has said lately. Have you heard? Let me tell you. Donald Sterling "says Clarence Thomas is an 'Uncle Tom,' Mitch McConnell is a 'racist,' and that Republicans are only anti-big government and anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black." Donald Sterling "made the comments over the weekend while appearing on a New Nation of Islam radio program.
"'I've been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,' [Donald Sterling] said. 'That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States -- not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief -- that "I don't care what you come up with we're going to be against it."
"'Now if that's not a racist statement I don't know what is,'" and then Donald Sterling, he just launched on Clarence Thomas! He's never seen a bigger "Uncle Tom" in his life... Wait! Wait a minute! It's not Sterling. Sterling didn't say this. I'm sorry. It's Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson who said this stuff. I'm sorry. It was a Democrat who said this. It wasn't Sterling. I lost my head there for a moment.
It was Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson. "Democratic Congressman Makes Shocking Racial Comments About Republicans, Clarence Thomas, Mitch McConnell -- A Mississippi Democratic Congressman says Clarence Thomas is an 'Uncle Tom,' Mitch McConnell is a 'racist,' and that Republicans are only anti-big government and anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black."
I'm sorry. I goofed and said that Sterling said that. That's a Democrat said that. Bennie Thompson, who is African-American, was on "a New Nation of Islam radio program." He made the comments over the weekend. The "New" Nation of Islam sounds like the old Nation of Islam to me.
"Thompson adds at 2:40 in the video that the governor of Mississippi was against expanding Medicaid through Obamacare 'just because a black man created it.' At 3:00 into the video, Thompson adds opposition to Obama is 'all about race' and 'when a black man comes with an idea [for Obamacare] there's something wrong with it. Again, it’s race creeping into the picture."
You'll forgive me for attributing these statements to Sterling.
He didn't say this.
A Democrat congressman, Bennie Thompson, did.
RUSH: Fox is just now doing a discussion of Maureen Dowd's New York Times column today, which we talked about earlier, and ditto Benghazi. Some of you, "Rush, you gonna talk --" We did it earlier in the program today, pretty good riff, if I say so myself. It was a riff about Obama's just massive, dismal failure. Speaking of which, do you think, if we had a president who was really interested in unifying people, bringing them together, that all of this would be allowed to go on like this? Our society, our culture has been roiling for five years here, going on six years.
The presidency is a very powerful thing, and it can be used for a lot of good. The presidency can be used for inspiration, uplifting motivation, but there hasn't been any of that in five years. All of this division is not only allowed to happen, it seems to be exploited. It seems to be profited from. Again, there's your Democrat Party. I'm sorry, but they are the sponsoring agent of this stuff. If we had somebody who had real reverence for the office of the presidency, long ago steps would have been taken to make sure that this strife was at least -- somebody make some attempt to deal with it, in at least if nothing else an inspirational way.
Now, Maureen Dowd's column today, is just classic. Hey, Barry, your lack of manhood's showing, man, you're whiffing. You're an embarrassment on the world stage. I'm sorry, folks, where was this seven years ago during the campaign? You know, Obama is no different than Donald Sterling in one regard, and that is that everything that we know about Obama today was knowable in 2007 and 2008. And just like the media never reported on Sterling, the media never vetted Obama properly. But who he is and what his policies were going to be and what Obamacare was going to be, it was all knowable.
People that listened to this program knew exactly what was gonna happen when Obama was elected. That's why I said I hope he fails. We knew what the stimulus was gonna be. We knew what was in store for us economically, socialist president, redistributing wealth, raising taxes on the wealthy, doing away with wealth as best as he can. It was all knowable. So here comes Maureen Dowd (crying) "What happened, Barry?" Remember when he told her he was not comfortable with people making fun of his big ears, and she said, "We're trying to toughen you up?" That was during the campaign, it was 2007 or 2008. What happened to that toughen-him-up stuff?
You know, it's a day late and a dollar short, all of this stuff. It was predictable. That's what makes it so damn tough to deal with when you get right down to it. It's just a shame. None of this had to happen. But that doesn't do anybody any good because it has happened.