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RUSH: I’ll tell you, these guys at Politico.com, they are just all over everything. They have two stories on how Hillary is not paying her bills to all the vendors and people helping her campaign, including over $200,000 in health care premiums for her staff that she hasn’t paid. The Clinton campaign said, ‘We pay all of our bills on time.’ (laughter)

Then there’s this. This is by Kenneth Vogel at 4:35 this morning they posted it. ‘During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion — positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign. The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat. Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he ‘never saw or approved’ the questionnaire. They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who ‘unintentionally mischaracterize[d] his position.” (laughter)

‘But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago nonprofit group that issued it. And it found that Obama — the day after sitting for the interview — filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes added to one answer.’ This guy can no more tell the truth than Hillary Clinton can! You know the really mind-blowing thing about this? If I’m a Democrat and I’ve got these two to choose from, I’ve gotta be seriously suicidal. These people can’t tell the truth; they are trying to mask who they are. Obama, our last call said he’s a typical far left-winger. Of course he is. Look at his frickin’ preacher, for crying out loud! For 20 years, folks. This is not hard to figure out. You don’t even have to read between the lines on this. You don’t even have to be able to read the stitches on a fastball. And then here’s another one, you know, Washington Post had this Sunday. ‘Obama Overstates Kennedy’s Role in Helping his Father.’ You remember the Philadelphia speech?

‘Addressing civil rights activists in Selma a year ago, Obama traced his very existence to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his mother from Kansas. The Camelot connection has become part of the mythology surrounding Obama’s bid for the…’ blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. ‘It’s a touching story, but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified. Contrary to Obama’s claims in speeches in January at American University and in Selma last year, the Kennedy family did not provide the funding for a September ’59 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the US that included Obama’s father. According to historical records and interviews with participants, the Kennedys were first approached for support for the program nearly a year later. The family did grant a hundred thousand dollars, most of which went to pay for a second airlift Obama’s dad was not on.’ This is no different than getting off the plane and avoiding snipper fire in Tuzla, Bosnia! These people are just… (sigh) I’m sorry. The word ‘liar,’ I’m getting so sick and tired of saying it. I need a new word. Prevaricator?


RUSH: You know, this lying business, we learned from the nineties that people don’t care. People don’t care if politicians lie, especially Democrats. They don’t care. In fact, if the lie sounds good, Democrats want to believe it’s true anyway. Their whole world is a fantasy, anyway. Why not accept what Obama and Hillary say? It’s no big deal.


RUSH: No, I’m serious. I think it’s a mistake. I think it’s a mistake to keep focusing on the fact that Clinton and Obama lie. We gotta focus on their liberalism. We learned from the nineties, liberals don’t care if their candidates lie. Obama lies through his teeth constantly, so does Hillary. Hell, folks, even Frank Rich in his column yesterday in which he basically said that Hillary’s Bosnia lie was the last straw, it wasn’t that she lied that bothered him. It’s that she kept it up after it was discovered so blatantly to be a lie. The lie didn’t bother anybody. It’s that she was not smart enough to stop lying when everybody knew it was a lie. Obama, his appeal so far is that nobody cares what Obama says. He’s this blank slate. So I give you an example. By the way, greetings and welcome back, it’s the Rush Limbaugh program here on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network, and the telephone number is 800-282-2882. We’ll get to your phone calls here in an el jiffo. Obama gave an economic speech last week, and in that speech, he lectured everybody on the ethic of greed in the home lending industry.

Yet he does that while buying his own home that he couldn’t afford. He took advantage of the help of Tony Rezko, a racketeer, and his wife. I don’t think Tony Rezko’s ever been known for his ethics. I mean, that was one of the themes of Obama’s big economic speech last week: greed and ethics in the home buying markets. It’s like George Will said yesterday on This Week. They all talk about ‘predatory lending,’ and George Will said, ‘Define it.’ George Will is up against four liberals if you count Stephanopoulos, the host, in the roundtable — and the liberals kept talking about ‘predatory lending,’ and Will said, ‘Define it.’ The point was, that George Will was making, how come all of you liberals want to make all these borrowers out to be absolute dunces who haven’t the slightest idea what an ARM is? What does Adjustable Rate Mortgage mean? You go out and you take an Adjustable Rate Mortgage, you are being told, ‘It can change.’ Your interest rate might go up. When it did, everybody was (crying), ‘It’s not fair! I can’t afford my house payment. (crying) I would like…’ Predatory lending.

So the people who took a risk and it went south on them, are now portrayed as the victims of predatory lending. What’s predatory lending? Not one liberal would define it when George Will was asking them about it. So it’s the same thing here. ‘Ethic of greed’ in the home lending industry, as though the borrower has no responsibility whatsoever as far as Obama is concerned. The frightening thing is that the American people love this. They love being exempt from responsible in things like that, quite a lot of them do, love being victims. They love being thought of as being taken advantage of. Go back to our monologue, brilliant monologue third hour on Friday. Thirty years ago, what were you proud of in America? You were practically proud of everything. Today what are you proud of? Not much! You hate the financial markets. You hate Big Oil. You hate Big Pharmaceutical. You hate Big Retail. You hate the US Military. Not you, but people have been conditioned for 30 years to despise and hate the institutions and traditions that define our greatness.

They hate the insurance industry, hate the health industry. Everybody’s a crook. Everybody is stealing from the little guy. Everybody’s making it impossible for the little guy to be happy. You talk about greed and unethical behavior? There’s plenty of it in the way Obama bought his house — in my opinion, anyway. So where does he come off talking about greed or ethics involving home loans and purchases, when he got sweetheart deals? As did his pastor! He went out and bought $1.6 million house for the old preacher and a $10 million line of credit. What’s that $10 million line of credit for, and who gets it? So it’s going to be interesting. We gotta learn the lessons of the past. Liberal Democrats don’t care that their candidates lie. When they start caring is when their candidates get caught and keep lying and making it tough to get away with the lie.

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