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Caller Reminds Us of Kenyan Deputy President's Slapdown of Obama on Gay Marriage

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RUSH:  Steve in Copper Hill, Virginia.  I'm glad you waited.  Welcome to the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  Thank you.  What a great privilege to talk with you, Rush, and I just want you to know I wish you continued progress with the cochlear implant development.

RUSH:  Thank you. Thanks very much.

CALLER:  Listen, I want to remind everybody of Obama's African trip last summer where he, at a press conference in Senegal, started preaching about gay marriage, and the Senegalese president reminded Obama that it had only been in the last year or two that he himself had changed his mind on that.

And I think I remember hearing on your program what I thought was just the most marvelous sound bite I'd ever heard which is a rebuttal from the vice president of Kenya where he said, "This country, the nation of Kenya, is a God-fearing nation."  I remember driving and hearing that on your program and thinking, "My goodness, that's something you don't always hear when people talk to Obama."

RUSH:  Yeah, and Kenya to boot.

CALLER:  Exactly.

RUSH:  Now, you're right.  I'm gonna see if we can find that.  You've got a great memory.  See if we can find that.  That was during the same time as the Senegalese trip?

CALLER:  It was.  I think he was in Senegal and then Kenya.

RUSH:  He was basically saying, "Keep your business to yourself. You just recently changed your mind.  Leave us alone.  Don't tell us how to act when you only recently arrived at whatever point of view you've got today."

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RUSH:  It was July 1st of last year on this program that our caller was discussing.  "Obama Gives Kenya $7 Billion for Electricity, Gets Told Off on Gay Marriage by Kenyan Deputy President." We're going back to the archives even now to find the audio sound bite that our caller brilliantly remembered.  By the way, the president has been attempting to exert pressure on Boko Haram behind the scenes, and we overheard it. 

(playing of spoof) 

RUSH:  Wow!  Holy cow, the president is pulling out all the stops.  He's threatening to ruin 'em!  Not just on Twitter.  Tumblr, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook.  I have the transcript of the program last July, July 1st, 2013.  "Obama, as you know, is in Africa on a new $60 million to $100 million vacation.  Well, he's actually has some official business as well.  Now, while he was in Kenya, he did two things. 

"The first thing he did in Kenya... Well, I don't know if chronologically.  But one of the two things he did in Kenya was to give them a speech about how they need to 'modernize' and accept gay marriage.  Now, obviously that speech was intended for US domestic consumption. The idea was to keep gay campaign money pouring in," which is what J. Christian Adams' point is -- you know, the pandering to the donors. 

"So he goes to Kenya, makes a speech there designed to be heard in America," and his left-wing supporters here are supposed to say, "'Wow! Look, man! Our president, he's really great. He's going around the world now selling gay marriage. This is really our guy. Okay, we gotta keep funding this guy.'  But he nevertheless he did it in Kenya.  He tried to sell 'em on getting with it and legalizing gay marriage. 

"The deputy president of Kenya is named William Ruto, and William Ruto yesterday urged Obama to essentially be quiet," and that is the sound bite that the caller remembers.  This was a huge slapdown, by the way.  If President Bush or even Mitt Romney had gotten that kind of slapdown from a foreign leader, it would be the biggest story of the week, of the month, of the year.

But the second in power, second in command in Kenya slapdown of Obama was ignored by the Drive-By Media, which is why we had made such a big deal of it.  He went over there and he told those people to "modernize," get with it, and legalize gay marriage. The Kenyans basically said, "We believe in God, we believe in the Bible, not you."  Yeah, "We're a God-fearing nation," is what the second in command and Kenya said to Obama.

It was a huge, huge slapdown. 
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RUSH:  We found it.  We found it, July 1st, 2013 in Kenya at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Deputy President William Ruto.

RUTO:  Those who believe in other things, that is their business.  We believe in God.  This country, the nation of Kenya, is a God-fearing nation.  We believe in God. 

CROWD: (applause)

RUSH:  William Ruto, responding to Obama's demand that they get with it on gay marriage, July 1st, last year, William Ruto in Kenya. 

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RUSH:  Through the feverishly fast talents of Cookie up there, digging everywhere necessary and possible to find audio sound bites requested by me on the fly, we have it.  We had just enough time to squeeze it into the closing moments of the previous hour, but I didn't have enough time to put it in context for people that might have just tuned in. 

We had a caller in the last hour who reminded us... This all has to do with Boko Haram, in a sense.  It all springs from that.  In January of this year, Nigeria established anti-gay marriage policies.  Three months later, Uganda did it, and in both cases, the secretary of state, John Kerry (who, by the way, served in Vietnam), rejected it.

He told the leaders of both Uganda and Nigeria (in Nigeria, it's Goodluck Jonathan, the president) to basically get their minds right.  Kerry said we're gonna send experts over there to teach these leaders, instruct them, show them how had they're wrong, how their bigoted. They're racists, sexists, homophobes and all this stuff. The point being now, a few short months later, all of a sudden we've got the kidnapped girls, and gets who's to blame? 

The Nigerian government! 

"It's not Boko Haram.  No, no.  They're an oppressed minority.  They're jihadists. They're linked to Al-Qaeda. They're militant Islamists. They kidnapped the girls but it's only because the Nigerian government's oppressive and made them do it!" That's the official position of the United States government, diplomatically.  You may not see that in the media, although if you read the Washington Post, you will see that point of view expressed. 

It's not Hillary's fault. It's not Kerry's fault. No, no.  It's this backward government.  So we got a call from a guy who said, "You know, last year I was listening to your program and Obama was in Kenya and he got slapped down by the leaders of Kenya 'cause he tried the same thing with them."  He was over there ostensibly to give Kenya some money to help them shore up their electricity.

You know, Nigeria is an oil-producing nation, so that's why they don't have to listen to Obama 'cause they've got their own source of money: Oil.  Kenya needed some money from us for their generation of electricity.  So Obama went over there with an aid check, and while there he read 'em the Riot Act for anti-gay bigotry, and they slapped him down, and the caller called and remembered this.

We went back to transcript, and it was July 1, 2013 that we talked about it on the program.  We didn't have any audio.  But we do now.  This is William Ruto.  This is July 1st in Maili Kumi, Kenya, at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Deputy President William Ruto spoke about Obama demanding that they get their minds right over there and embrace gay marriage, and William Ruto rejected Obama. This was a huge slapdown.  This is the first time we heard audio of this.

RUTO: Those who believe in other things, that is their business. We believe in God. This country, the nation of Kenya, is a God-fearing nation. We believe in God.

CROWD: (applause)

RUSH: (Ruto impression) "We believe in God, not Obama," is essentially the message.  Now, if this had been George W. Bush or Mitt Romney, can you imagine the stories about the slapdown the US president got while on foreign soil?  But that didn't happen here.  So three African nations in the last nine months have taken official positions opposing gay marriage.

Every one of them has encountered problems with the United States afterwards.   The latest incarnation is the Boko Haram kidnapping of the 300 girls, which has led to the all-powerful hashtag, and that has led, once again, to the government of Nigeria (which is a Christian government, by the way) being blamed for the kidnapping.  So that closes the loop and brings us up to speed there.  

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RUSH: You know, I've been thinking about something, folks, this gay marriage business and these three African countries. You've got Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan and Boko Haram.  You've got Uganda, and you have Kenya.  In two of those three, and maybe Nigeria, I think what's happening in Nigeria is because of Nigeria's position on gay marriage, they oppose it, in all three cases this Regime has reached out and slapped down the presidents and leadership of these three countries.  And the State Department, when it comes to Nigeria, the State Department was telling the Nigerian government to learn to deal with Boko Haram, to be more open to negotiations with the Muslim population in the north. 

Remember, Nigeria's a Christian country.  The State Department department -- you don't know about this 'cause this has not been widely covered until this all happened with the kidnapping. Nobody knew about Boko Haram, what was going on, unless you're a devotee of State Department news.  Now, Muslim populations support Sharia law, under which -- can you say sultan of Brunei? -- the penalty for homosexuality is death by stoning or other means. 

So this is where I'm a little confused.  The Christian Nigerian government puts in an anti-gay law, which is exactly what Boko Haram would want as a militant Islamic group that believes in Sharia.  So the State Department told 'em: reach out to Boko Haram. Reach out to the Muslim population.  So they come out with an anti-gay marriage law. They must think they're doing exactly what Obama and Kerry told 'em to do, Islamic outreach, and yet Obama slaps 'em down anyway.  Goodluck Jonathan must be sitting there thinking there's no way to win with these guys.  I do what they say. I reach out, anti-gay, what the Muslims want, and I got slapped down for it?  I'm blamed?

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