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RUSH: Let’s get to Obama. We have some Obama sound bites as well. This is at a breakfast before his big speech. Have you noticed that nobody seems to care that Democrats go fund-raising and make political speeches from the pulpit? Nobody ever seems to care or raise a stink about this. Here?s Obama. Get this one.
OBAMA: This is the site of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. So when people ask me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’, I tell ’em I’m coming home.
RUSH: Oh, Obama gets into it. I never heard him sound that way befo’. He said, ?When people asked me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’ …? Play this again. I have a hearing problem. I wanted to make sure I got this right. Ready to go? Let me hear it again.
OBAMA: This is the site of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. So when people ask me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’, I tell ’em I’m coming home.
RUSH: He said befo’. I’ve never heard Barack Obama say “before” that way. So both he and Mrs. Clinton are trying to get into the spirit of things — and how about the fact that even though… Let’s see. It says here, ?People ask me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’.? He probably has not been to Selma befo’, yet he was conceived there. Now, an aide to Obama later clarified that he did not mean it literally. He was speaking symbolically here that he wouldn’t be who he is. He wouldn’t have the chance to run for office were it not for the fruits of the labors of the people who had been to Selma befo’, befo’ he got there, and so says he’s never been to Selma befo’. He is still coming home, Barack Obama, the Democrat. This is just typical, folks, despite the fact it’s hilarious. It is typical.
RUSH: I want to go back to this sound bite number eight with Obama. We played it befo’, but I want to play it again. I just wonder how long Obama had to rehearse this to make this sound genuine. You have to wonder, by the way, how is Joe Biden feeling today? Joe Biden was out there saying finally we’ve got a clean, bright and articulate African-American. I wonder if O’Biden will take back the articulate? The point here is that Obama does not speak this way.
OBAMA: This is the site of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. So when people ask me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’, I tell ’em I’m coming home.
RUSH: It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing to watch these guys. It?s embarrassing to think that it works. It?s embarrassing that they would think that they’ve gotta do this. This is classic pandering. This is like treating children like children rather than treating them responsibly, like treating adults like children. Obama’s big problem is that he’s got people out there saying that he’s not one of these people because he’s not black enough. Remember, it’s other people saying this. It’s the Los Angeles Times with op-ed pieces and others questioning the blackness of Obama. He’s clearly trying to sound blacker with his pronunciation of the word before. Biden was right. Here’s a guy clearly very articulate, but when he goes down there to Selma, it?s befo’. I just wonder how often he had to rehearse it. Here’s Obama now — and this was at the Brown Chapel AME Church, the African Methodist Episcopalian Church (I think it’s Episcopalian) — speaking to the congregation and assuring them he’s black enough.

OBAMA: My grandfather was a cook to the British in Kenya. He grew up in a small village, and all his life that’s all he was was a cook and a house boy, and that’s what they called him. Even when he was 60 years old, they called him a house boy — wouldn’t call him by his last name. Sound familiar? (Cheers and applause.) So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home when I come to Selma, Alabama. I’m here because somebody marched for our freedom. I’m here because y’all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.
RUSH: All right, now, just a straight, side-by-side comparison with Mrs. Bill Clinton. He’s not screeching. He’s not shouting. (Well, he’s shouting; his voice is a little bit raised.) But he’s giving them what they want plain and simple, you’d have to say, a little bit more authentically than Mrs. Bill Clinton. Now, these next three bites are quite interesting in that the Drive-By Media misses something that I think is crucial. Yesterday in Selma, Obama said that the civil rights movement used to be neat and clean. (Laughing.) He did. Used to be neat and clean and articulate. They wore ties and so forth. Just listen to this.
OBAMA: One of the signature aspects of the civil rights movement was the degree of discipline and fortitude that was instilled in all the people who participated. Imagine young people, 16, 17, 20, 21, backs straight, eyes clear, suit and tie, sitting down at a lunch counter knowing somebody’s going to spill milk on you but you have the discipline to understand that you are not going to retaliate. I can’t say for certain that we have instilled that same sense of moral clarity and purpose in this generation. Bishop, sometimes I feel like we’ve lost it a little bit.
RUSH: Ooooh! Obama takes a swipe at the current civil rights leadership. By the way, the new president had been there 19 months at the NAALCP. He has resigned, and it’s basically because the Julian Bond faction just won?t let go of the place. But look, we don’t walk with our backs straight anymore, eyes are not clear. We’re not wearing suits and ties. We’ve lost a sense of moral clarity and purpose in this generation. That was not highlighted by the Drive-By Media, but does it sound somewhat similar to this stated at the Rainbow (Monochrome) Coalition in Chicago on July 1st of 2004?

COSBY: We have to turn the mirror around because, for me, it is almost analgesic to talk about what the white man is doing against us, and it keeps a person frozen in their seat. I’m talking about profanity. I’m talking about people cursing at each other like it’s something hip, like it’s something that’s right, when it’s not. I’m talking about people calling each other a name who are cursing at your children at home. Those children hear those words. We want to ask the parents, “Stop yanking that child.” We’re going to call each other names of ugliness, comedians coming on TV, “I’m so ugly. You’re ugly,” yuck, yuck. That’s all minstrel show stuff. I’m tired of this.
RUSH: That was Bill Cosby, July 1st, Chicago, 2004. Obama is getting close to saying similar things to Bill Cosby. This is totally glossed over by the Drive-By Media. We’ve got a lot of side by sides here, but let’s just do this one. This is Obama here, and this comment is directed to the problems of black education and who is partly responsible.
OBAMA: Even as I fight on behalf of more education funding, more equity, I have to also say that if parents don’t turn off television set when the child comes home from school — (applause) — and make sure that they sit down and do their homework and go talk to the teachers and find out how they’re doing, and if we don’t start instilling a sense in our young children that there is nothing to be ashamed about in educational achievement… I don’t know who taught them that reading and writing and conjugating your verbs was “acting white.” We’ve got to get over that mentality.
RUSH: Ooooohhhhh! This is quite different. There aren’t any black leaders saying this, other than Bill Cosby. When Obama says, ?I don’t know who taught black kids that reading and writing and conjugating your verbs was acting white, we gotta get over that mentality,? he’s making an argument here for being articulate, like he was befo’ he went to Selma. George in Wenatchee, Washington. Welcome to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.

CALLER: Hello, Rush.

RUSH: Hey.

CALLER: Retired Navy dittos.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: Hey, I got two things. Why does the black community put up with such obvious pandering? And two, what the devil does the march in Selma have to do with global warming?

RUSH: (Laughing.) First: everything has to do with global warming. (By the way, we have a big Global Warming Stack today. There are defectors now and some big TV shows coming in the Great Britain area in the BBC that totally debunk it. We’ll get into that in just a second.) As to why do blacks put up with it, I don’t know that they are. Mrs. Bill Clinton had to take her husband with her to have her A-game. He’s the first black president. I don’t know that they are. She didn’t draw nearly as large a crowd as Obama did.

CALLER: Yeah, but he’s having to go back and say, ‘You know, my grandpa was a house boy,’ like you’re not black enough. I don’t know. It seems to be just like a three-card monte deal.

RUSH: Well, look, one of the problems with politics today and political leaders, candidates and so forth, is they’re afraid to say what they really think and say what they really mean. They pay consultants to go out and come up with focus group lines, and when you’re speaking to a group like this — you know, Obama is a fraud. Obama has the guts to go out and suggest, “You know what? Education is our problem. We can spend all the money in the world on it, but until we start teaching our kids that achievement is not ‘white’ and is good for them, we’re going to have a problem.” That’s true. But then on the other hand, the rest of his remarks are aimed at cementing this heritage that none of them lived through: Slavery. Some of them did march in Selma. Some of them did suffer discrimination, no question about it, but the 1990s and 2007 here are not what it was in the sixties and not what they were in the seventies.

Things have moved on, but some in the civil rights leadership don’t want the charges of the black community to think so, and so a candidate who needs that vote is going to go pander to it. It’s just like candidates pandering to Hispanics on illegal immigration rather than doing the right thing. It’s all about getting elected, all about having power — and it’s a frustrating thing. That’s why if somebody ever came along who really would just tell us what he thinks about something and hell be damned, he’d probably end up being supported by more people than he or she could probably dream of, even though there would be hell to pay from the Drive-By Media.


RUSH: Lake George, New York. This is Elizabeth. It’s great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks so much for taking my call. I just love you so much. You have no idea.

RUSH: Thank you. I appreciate your saying that.

CALLER: I’m thrilled to be talking to you. I can’t even believe it. But anyway, I was making the comparison, screaming at the radio, and said, “This is no different than what John Kerry did when he went in to ‘get me one of ‘em hunting licenses.’”

RUSH: That’s right!

CALLER: It’s the same playbook like, you know, pander to the audience. It’s unbelievable.

RUSH: He was in Ohio, and he wanted to go duck huntin’ and he wanted to put the camouflage outfit on. He wanted to go duck huntin’ to prove to the NRA gang that he wasn’t anti-gun. He walks in and says, “Can I get me a huntin’ license?” Or “Is this where I can get me a hunting license?“


RUSH: It’s right. It’s total pandering. Let’s go back. I want to put these two in juxtaposition. This is Senator Biden January 31st in an interview with the Observer Democrat saying the following about Senator Barack Obama.

BIDEN: You got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy.

RUSH: Right, he’s articulate. He’s bright. He’s clean and a nice looking guy, and then Obama blows it yesterday in Selma with this…

OBAMA: This is the sight of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. So when people ask me whether I’ve been to Selma befo’, I tell ’em I’m coming home.

RUSH: So he’s been to Selma befo”. Even though he hasn’t been to Selma, he’s not been to Selma befo’. This is… I don’t know. It’s embarrassing. Get used to it, folks. This is what politics is today. Actually, it has been for the longest time on the Democrat side. One more Obama from yesterday in Selma. This is right out of the Bill Cosby speech manual.

OBAMA: We’ve got too many children in poverty in this country. And everybody should be ashamed. But don’t tell me it doesn’t have a little to do with the fact that we got too many daddies not acting like daddies. Don’t think that fatherhood ends at conception.

RUSH: Don’t think that fatherhood ends at conception. When Cosby said it, the whole civil rights community blew up and had a gasket. Remember? And he said this a number of times. In fact, let’s get audio sound bite 15. This is Cosby talking about the responsibilities of fathers. This was on BET, May of 2004.

COSBY: For God’s sake, turn around and let’s have some meetings and say, “Brother, let me explain to you. You are the fathe of so forth and so forth. Brother, you gotta reel ’em in, man. You gotta go talk to them.” What do I do, man? They won’t listen to me. ‘Well, hey, brother, that’s your son.’

RUSH: Cosby, the poor guy, has caught hell for this kind of talk. We don’t know yet whether Obama will. How often do you think Obama uses the word ‘daddies’ in everyday speech? How many times befo’ he went to Selma when talking to people about fatherhood did he use the word daddies to people? Hey, folks, don’t fault us for this. Everybody notices this stuff. It’s just some have the curiosity to discuss it and some don’t. Tom in Le Moyne, Pennsylvania. Glad you waited.

CALLER: Hello, Mr. President. I loved you last night on that 1/2 Hour News Hour.

RUSH: Thank you. I appreciate that.

CALLER: Yeah, I was the guy that called you a while back. I was the one who followed the lady from Maryland that talked to you about the taking the essence from horses artificially. I happened to be the one to follow her.

RUSH: Oh, that was your unfortunate day.

CALLER: Hey, that was a great day, Rush. You know, I want to get to my point quickly. You pointed out a little bit about the hypocrisy here. How long do you think it would take for the mainstream news media and the liberals to jump all over a conservative who went into church and talked about political issues, but yet we’re not going to hear anything about Mrs. Clinton in church talking about political issues?

RUSH: No, I mentioned this mere moments ago. Nobody ever talks about this.

CALLER: Yeah. But what if a conservative went in and did about the same thing? How many microseconds do you think before the mainstream media would be screaming, ‘We should have separation of church and state! These guys can’t do it!’

RUSH: What do you mean, what if? What about the never-ending efforts to demonize Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell?

CALLER: True. But let’s say a conservative politician went in and did that. How long do you think they’d be screaming about the politician going in and using the pulpit to make a political speech?

RUSH: It wouldn’t take long at all.


RUSH: But, you see, you have to understand her. In the world of liberalism, blacks are a minority, and as such they are powerless, and as such there are no rules. When you’re powerless, and you’re fighting the tyranny of a giant majority, you are allowed to do anything. You can’t even be racist. I am not making this up. It has been said by many experts — ‘experts’ — that it’s impossible for a black person to be a racist because they don’t have the power to enforce their racism. They don’t have to power to implement their racism. So they can say and do whatever they want. You can’t say they’re racists in any way, shape, manner or form, because they have no power. It’s all permitted. It is why there are very, very, very few IRS investigations, justice department investigations of the tax-exempt status of some of these organizations when they go political, because it’s a no-win situation. They’ll just be attacked as racists and bigots and so forth. Political correctness rears its head, stifles the truth, and stifles speech.


RUSH: Obama screwed up. He said fatherhood doesn’t end at conception. That’s a very pro-life statement. He didn’t say fatherhood doesn’t end at birth.


RUSH: I missed something the first time around on this sound bite. A friend of mine caught it in an e-mail, and I want to run it by you. This is Barack Obama in Selma yesterday.

OBAMA: We have too many children in poverty in this country, and everybody should be ashamed, but don’t tell me it doesn’t have a little to do with the fact that we got too many daddies not acting like daddies. Don’t think that fatherhood ends at conception.

RUSH: Don’t think that fatherhood ends at conception? That, ladies and gentlemen, is a pro-life statement. Somebody’s going to have to talk to him about this. It’s a bad move. It should have been, “Don’t think that fatherhood ends at birth.” Obama just said that life begins at conception, and you can’t say in the pro-choice community. There’s a lot of stuff that you can’t believe and can’t say in the pro-choice community. I also want to go back to a sound bite that we played for you of Mrs. Bill Clinton from Selma in the first hour — and somehow, ladies and gentlemen, I just don’t think this is what Dr. King had in mind when he said he had a dream.

MRS. BILL CLINTON: Let us say with one voice the words of James Cleveland’s great freedom him: “I don’t feel no ways tired, I come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me, and we know if we finish this march what awaits us. St. Paul told us in a letter to the Galatians, ‘Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.’” The brave men and women of Bloody Sunday did not lose heart.

RUSH: I just can’t handle this.

MRS. BILL CLINTON: We can do no less. We have a march to finish.

RUSH: This is just utterly shameless. It’s not helpful. It doesn’t advance these people at all, nor does it help them — but that’s the thing. The libs don’t want ’em to advance. The libs want them to stay in their current mind-set. But somehow, folks, I just don’t think that this is what Dr. King had in mind when he had a dream: Mrs. Bill Clinton in a speech in a black church in Selma imitating the black dialect and James Cleveland.


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