RUSH: Here’s Josephine in Montauk out on Long Island. Great to have you here. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How you doing?
RUSH: Fine. Thank you.
CALLER: I just saw something on television the other day about Obama’s speech telling us we’re eating too much?
RUSH: He said —
CALLER: We’re always told we drive too much. Now
RUSH: I don’t have the quote. We have the actual sound bite from yesterday. It’s absurd. It’s outrageous! Look, it’s right out of a college planner textbook. He starts out by saying (paraphrased), ‘Look, we’re 3% of the world’s population; we use 25% of the world’s energy. The days where we can just drive where we want to drive and eat more than we have to, eat all we want; and keep our thermostats at 72 degrees; those days are over. The rest of the world doesn’t look at us favorably like that,’ and doing that is not leadership. This is Jimmy Carter 2!
CALLER: I can’t believe it. Even prisoners get a second helping if they want one. It’s unreal.
RUSH: I’m telling you, he just told the American people: You are going to have to start doing with less, and I’m going to be the one that sees to it that you do. Now, the last time the Democrats had a candidate like that, his name was Jimmy Carter. We were in such misery, we had a ‘Misery Index’ to tell us, and Jimmy Carter, he —
CALLER: I’m old enough to remember him.
RUSH: All right. Well, see, his party lost in a 49-state landslide. I’m telling you, he’s an empty suit, Josephine. All this talk about how ‘brilliant’ Obama is? He’s an empty suit! Those speeches of his on his teleprompter are written, his policy ideas are straight out of every Northeastern, Ivy League, liberal classroom and every liberal professor who’s tried to inculcate a young mind. I don’t think there’s an original thought that comes out of his mind.