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RUSH: “Iowa Democrats say notoriously disciplined Sen. Hillary Clinton may need to loosen up if she wants the state to support her presidential plans. Gordon Fischer, the former Iowa Democratic Party Chairman, said Clinton’s carefully controlled demeanor might prevent her from connecting with voters, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. ‘I don’t know that you can win in the Iowa caucuses and be a control freak,’ said Fischer, who supports the presidential ambitions of Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. Fischer said [that Hillary] can improve her chances by visiting every county in the state before the Democratic caucuses, which are scheduled to be the first in the country, in 13 months…
“‘You get a bus, and you go to all 99 counties…you’ve got to spend time, and really talk to people.'” There’s an interesting companion story to this, unrelated to the details of this, but it’s quite telling at the same time. The whole concept here: Hillary needs to loosen up. Nobody really knows her. Nobody really knows who she is. She’s just so tightly wound that she appears fake. So what do they want her to do? Dance? Smile? Tell jokes? Wear low-cut dresses? Hell, wear dresses! They want her to act human? They want her to take a position on something? They want her to cry? This woman cannot hold a press conference unless it’s totally planned and scripted to protect her. She hasn’t been asked any tough questions about anything from anybody in six years.
She’s not going to visit 99 counties in Iowa and subject herself to this, and here is why: (story) “Raymond Hernandez of the New York Times informs the world [in a story] that Hillary Clinton has long enjoyed the services of a chief aide, someone who plays an absolutely key role on her life, whose existence has received approximately zero media attention until [this story].” In other words, Hillary also has a Karl Rove. “‘(The person Senator Clinton) is relying on to run things is a reclusive adviser who is intolerant of leaks, who demands strict loyalty from her staff and who, on those rare occasions that she speaks publicly, measures each word. Her name is Patti Solis Doyle, and the job of mapping out the senator’s national political strategy falls to her.
“‘Indeed, as the news media buzz grows around Mrs. Clinton’s political ambitions, Ms. Solis Doyle has worked in the shadows wooing prominent donors over dinners, meeting with some of the Democratic Party’s top talent … and conferring with Mrs. Clinton on an almost daily basis. Officially, Ms. Solis Doyle, 41, is the executive director of Hillpac, known widely as Hillary Inc., a vast political operation that has employed as many as 50 press assistants, opposition researchers, media specialists and fund-raisers at any one time. But [her] title does not begin to convey the singular role she has played for Mrs. Clinton since the two women crossed paths about 16 years ago.’

Thomas Lifson at the AmericanThinker.com says, “If anyone ever doubted that Hillary’s public persona is a completely manufactured product, bearing only tangential relationship to the reality of the woman, the public oblivion of Patti Solis Doyle should provide evidence of the divergence between image and reality in the case of Hillary,” which takes us to the Tom DeLay story. “Tom DeLay said yesterday that Senator Clinton would be elected president in 2008 and would probably tap Senator Barack Obama as her running mate. DeLay met with conservative bloggers at a weekly lunch meeting hosted by Human Events and the Heritage Foundation. He’s making the rounds in Washington to promote his new blog, an activism website TomDeLay.com. He said, ‘Look, she’s going to be the next president. They’ve built a coalition.’ He also implored conservatives to start digging into Obama’s past.
“He said, ‘Obama’s record in the Illinois Senate was on a par with a Marxist leftist.'” Now, here’s the thing about Hillary. She is always hiding. She’s rarely out doing things. She’s rarely out there giving speeches. She doesn’t have very many photo-ops. She doesn’t give many interviews except at the New York Times every other year when they put her on the cover of their magazine as St. Hillary or The Virgin Hillary or whatever, but they’re always puff pieces. She’s been this way pretty much through two elections and one term in the Senate. When she does let loose — and we have it on tape — she’s just out of control. The screaming and the squawking and the screeching reminds you of an ex-spouse or two, and so the effort is going to be to get her the nomination almost by acclimation, without her having to go out and meet people and be Miss Warm and Fuzzy — which takes us now to Barack Obama, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday on PMSNBC live, here is a montage of the “Wonkette” blogger. This is a classic illustration. There’s a blogger out there called Wonkette. Her name is Anna Marie Cox, and because she had this blog that nobody read, TIME Magazine snuffed her up and she’s now a cultural writer, political writer. She’s the hot info babe of the moment, and she was on PMSNBC live discussing Barack Obama.
COX (montage): He is a rock star! He hasn’t gone old for us! Uh, he hasn’t developed into some joke that he tells over and over! He’s the neeeew, vaguely exotic foreign exchange student! He’s the sexiest of the new people! We talk about him being vaguely exotic… Sexy and rock star! … Drop dead sex appeal! He’s someone who you want to follow! Suuuure, I like Obama, too! I actually was at a cocktail party where Barack was! Talk about sexy! He’s so young! It’s the first blush… Obama can do no wrong! Sexy! Sexy! Sexy!

RUSH: (Sigh.) All right, that’s the appeal to Anna Marie Cox. (interruption) Well, there’s no question the power is crackling through his jeans! Hell, yes, Snerdley! That’s the translation of this: “vaguely exotic sexy rock star, drop-dead sex appeal.” Now, we have some EIB exclusive audio here. It’s from Sunday in New Hampshire when Barack Obama made a speech up there. After his speech was over he made a beeline for Maureen Dowd and the audience. The camera kept rolling. We have this. I haven’t seen it. I mean, it’s not really “exclusive” to us. It’s exclusive in the sense we’re the only ones that are going to use it. Just listen. He goes up to Maureen Dowd. This is your sexy rock star, drop dead sex appeal, somebody you want to follow, somebody firm in his convictions. This guy is a rock, not just a star, and this is what he said to Maureen Dowd.
OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — What I told them was, ”I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'”
DOWD (purring): We’re trying to toughen you up.
RUSH: Did you hear all that? Were you able to hear it? You want me to translate this? All right. Maureen Dowd has written about his big ears, and after his speech Barack Obama made a beeline to Maureen Dowd and said, “You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — What at I told them was, ‘I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'” Maureen said, “We’re just trying to tough you up.” Just trying to toughen you up. I tend to personalize a lot of these things. I’m sorry, my friends, I’m like everybody else: everything is about me — and I hear this, and I think, “If I went to a reporter and said, “You know, don’t talk about X aspect of me. I’m very sensitive. I was made fun of my whole life because of X. Would you just stop? I’m putting you on notice that I’m very sensitive about that,” instead of Maureen Dowd saying, “Come on, Rush! We’re trying to toughen you up,” it would be the subject of her next column.
The weak, cowardly, insecure and insensitive Rush Limbaugh begged me not to make fun of X!
But Maureen Dowd has decided that the Drive-By Media needs to toughen Barack up. Listen to the bite again now that you know what was said.
OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — What I told them was, ”I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'”
DOWD (purring): We’re trying to toughen you up.
RUSH: We’re just trying to toughen you up. You sexy, exotic rock star, sexy, sexy, sexy, we’re just trying to toughen you up! (interruption) Snerdley is convinced that Maureen wants Barack Hussein Obama. (sigh) I don’t even want to go there. I know more than you do about this and I’m not going to talk about it. Here is a question. An unidentified reporter said to Barack, “What do you make of the recent fascination that people have as they are getting to know you about your middle name being ‘Hussein’?”

OBAMA: It would be one thing if my name was John Hussein Smith. Then, you know, this might be a real problem. When you’re already starting with Barack Obama, you know, let me put it this way. If name’s — if my name is going to be an issue, then — then I don’t think, uh, my middle name is relevant. The American people are not concerned about middle names.
RUSH: (Laughing.) Ha-ha-ha! (Clinton impression) “The American people are not concerned about middle names. It doesn’t matter to people. Middle names, Limbaugh? You folks keep focusing on this. I mean, my name is Jefferson Blythe, and nobody cared! I mean, I’m Bill Clinton: Good Old Boy.” Okay, so that’s our Barack Obama segment for today, ladies and gentlemen. Maureen Dowd trying to toughen him up as he tells her he’s very insecure about being made fun of over the size of his ears.
RUSH: Go back to the archives here, April 28th, 2003. I was talking about Hillary a moment ago and how she’s so tightly wound and controlled and programmed. They don’t let her loose. She doesn’t take tough questions. Here is an example when the control slips.
HILLARY (screeching): I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, “WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!”
RUSH: What’s happens when Ms. Soltys, whatever, isn’t around, When the controls are off and Mrs. Clinton…freelances, and you don’t see that much, because they’re paranoid of this happening. She’s got her own Karl Rove but nobody knows about it.

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