RUSH: All right, we have the audio sound bite of Mrs. Clinton this morning at the Democrat National Committee winter meeting.
HILLARY: The other day the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative, smart energy, alternative and technology that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence. I have to tell you, I am not running for president to put Band-Aids on our problems.
RUSH: And in this, Hillary Clinton does her best impression of Hugo Chavez, who is in the process of nationalizing every industry he can down in Venezuela. I don’t know that this ought to scare — well, I guess it’s — everything she does scares some people, but, for crying out loud, this ridiculous, it’s sophomoric, it would never happen, and she knows it. If she really tried to do it, that’s another thing, but it’s rhetoric that is designed to appeal to a certain group of people but this is who is liberals are, folks, and this is what they’ve been keeping under wraps all these years, and now that they’ve gotten a little sense of power back — now, they won the House, thousand they won the Senate, they are slowly but surely telling the world exactly who they are. And just have faith, it is going to ultimately redound to their detriment. I don’t know when, but it will.
Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco, we had the big story yesterday that he had an affair with the wife of his campaign manager, and the newsworthy thing about that to me was that it let me know that there is heterosexual marriage in San Francisco. I mean, who knew? But he went out, had a press conference yesterday and said this.
NEWSOM: I want to make it clear that everything you’ve heard and read is true, and I am deeply sorry about that. I hurt someone I care deeply about, Alex Turk, and his friends and family, and that is something that I have live with and something that I am deeply sorry for. I am deeply sorry and am accountable for what has occurred and have now begun the process of reconciling it and now will be working aggressively to advance our agenda in this city, to work hard to build again the trust, restore the trust that the people of San Francisco have afforded me.
RUSH: Oh, come on, Gavin, buck up out there. This is a r?sum? enhancement. You could be the next Bill Clinton. How about this phony attempt to sound sad and stuttering unintelligibly? I for one am not fooled by this. Now he’s going to get back to the agenda? This is the agenda. Sex is the agenda in San Francisco. He’s perfect for this. Up next, Christopher Dodd. This is at the Democrat National Committee winter meeting. You want to hear some doom and gloom?
DODD: In 2008, the American people are going to have an answer for the election defrauding, wiretapping, Abu Ghraibing, debt exploding, Exxon loving, Brownie you’ve done a hell of a job crowd, and we’re going to give ’em something new. Get the car out of the ditch. We’re not going to take fear for an answer any longer in America. Those days are over with.
RUSH: Man, this is just too good. These people are frothing. They are still enraged, even though they won. He tells us how he sees America, all Democrats see America in this way, screaming a list of kook Democrat grievances, nothing, though, about waitress sandwiches. If he really wants to establish himself with Democrats, own up to that like Gavin Newsom has owned up to the infidelity that he engaged in as mayor of San Francisco. But here, ladies and gentlemen, the pi?ce de r?sistance. At the Democrat National Committee winter meeting, presidential candidate, Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
OBAMA: It’s going to be cynicism that we’re fighting against. It’s the cynicism that’s born from decades of disappointment, amplified by talk radio and 24-hour news cycle, reinforced by the relentless pounding of negative ads that become the staple of modern politics, the cynicism that asks us to believe that our opponents are never just wrong, that they’re bad, that our motives in politics can never be pure, that they’re only driven by power and by greed. It’s a game, a blood sport, with folks keeping score about who’s up and who’s down. At best, it’s a diversion. With such cynicism, government doesn’t become a force of good, a means of giving people the opportunity to lead better lives, it just becomes an obstacle.
RUSH: All right, now, folks, do you realize what you just heard? Stop and think for a minute, now. Do you realize what you just heard? You heard absolutely nothing new. You heard a regurgitation of the same old Democrat liberal complaints that I have been hearing since 1988: talk radio, 24/7 news cycle, negative ads. ?So what, Rush, what’s so unique about nothing new?? What’s unique about it is that this guy is supposedly a never, ever before seen face and voice in American politics. This guy is supposedly revolutionary. This guy brings a presence and an attitude and a thought process and intelligence to American politics that has never been witnessed before. He’s fresh, he’s new, he’s clean, he’s articulate, and he’s bright. This is just a rehash, and it wasn’t even delivered with any passion. This wasn’t delivered with any conviction whatsoever. It was nowhere near reminiscent of that barnburner stem winder 2004 at the John Kerry retakes Boston convention. What’s new about this? The guy can’t live up to the hype. Not like this. I mean in this audience? This is the chance to show ’em, we got something brand-new, we got something fresh, something that’s never, ever been before. That’s the hype. How boring. Just flat out, plain old boring.
RUSH: It gets even better! It gets even better. Listen to this. A good tip here from Michelle Malkin. ?The closing prayer at the DNC winter meeting, chaired by Howard Dean, was given by an imam, whose closing line was a prayer for peace and the end to the occupation.? They had an imam give the closing prayer at the — (Laughing.) Rush, how can you laugh at that? I don’t know. It?s just that everything today that these people are doing is amusing me. We have some more Hillary bites here. Grab 19 and 20. Democrat National Committee winter meetings, again, just closed with a prayer offered by an imam, and he closed his prayer with a prayer for peace and an end to the occupation. Don’t know whether the Democrats stood up and applauded. Here’s first of two more Hillary bites.
HILLARY: I know a thing or two about winning campaigns. And when our party and our candidates are attacked, we have got to stand up and fight back.
RUSH: And destroy!
HILLARY: I’ve always done that, and I always will. I know how they think, how they act, and how to defeat them. And if you give me the chance, that’s exactly what we will do.
RUSH: All right, the fisticuffs now, Mrs. Clinton preparing here to get in the ring. One more bite, this the big finish.
HILLARY: We can make history and remake our country’s future. We can elect the first woman president; we can fix health care; we can stop global warming; we can stop the genocide in Darfur, and, yes, we can find the right end to the war in Iraq. Americans are looking for solutions. Democrats, we have them! Americans are looking for change. Democrats, we are that change. Americans are looking for unity. We can unify our country again.
RUSH: Yeah, this is a great way to go about it. So fix health care, eight years that she was co-president, none of any of this got done. But that’s just what’s happening out there at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meetings. I’m not even sure where they were. But it doesn’t matter. It’s irrelevant. Now, I’m going to take a couple of phone calls here. In the next segment coming out of the next break at the bottom of the hour I’m going to take the time here to delve into this global warming stack that I have, especially since the union of concerned scientists put out their little summary today of doom and gloom and the apocalypse. I’m intent on as many of you understanding my perspective on this as possible.