RUSH: Listen to this. This is Obama Monday, Good Morning America, and Robin Roberts said, ‘You know what’s going on in Tennessee, the GOP there and their web campaign about taking the remarks you made earlier about being the first time in your adult life being proud of the US, should you get through this process and you have the general election ahead of you, this is what you can expect more and more. Are you prepared for that?’
OBAMA: If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable. The notion that you start attacking my wife or my family, for them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class. These folks should lay off my wife.
RUSH: He’s warning the good old boys in Tennessee, the GOP, lay off his wife. Now, his wife’s out there making statements, making speeches, policy statements, she’s on the campaign trail telling women, don’t go into corporate America, stay dirt poor in your present jobs helping people change bedpans and stuff, don’t do any of this. (interruption) What do you mean, unacceptable? Talking about his wife? Can’t talk about his wife, it’s unacceptable. Can’t talk about his big ears; can’t talk about his mother; can’t talk about his father; we can’t talk about his grandmother unless he does. But only he’s allowed to bring her up as a ‘typical white person.’ We can’t talk about his wife now. We can’t talk about that nutcase preacher. We can’t mention his middle name. We can’t talk about his terrorist friends. We can’t talk about his bomber friends. We cannot talk about his voting record. We can’t talk about his religion. We cannot talk about his buddies that shake people down in real estate. We can’t talk about appeasement.
We can’t talk about color. We can’t talk about lack of color. We can’t talk about race. We can’t talk about bombers and mobsters who are his best friends. We can’t talk about schooling. We can’t talk about his name, Hussein. We can’t talk about his lack of experience. We can’t talk about his income. We can’t talk about his flag pin. All these are distortions, all these are distractions, all of these are the politics of usual. It all started out we couldn’t talk about his ears. Now we can’t say anything about the guy. That’s acceptable. We can’t say anything. He is a messiah. We can’t say a word. Now we gotta lay off his wife.