RUSH: This is yesterday in Taylor, Michigan. Christian Broadcast Network News senior national correspondent David Brody interviewed Barack Obama, and Brody says, ‘Michelle Obama has come under criticism from some conservatives. Because of some comments, they suggest she’s unpatriotic, not proud to be an American, and outside the mainstream.’
OBAMA: This has unfortunately become a habit in our politics, where anything is fair game, and we just make things up about people. The fact that people have tried to make her a target based, essentially, on a couple comments in which she was critical of what’s happening to our American dream, and the enormous difficulties that people are experiencing — difficulties that she hears directly as she’s traveling across the country — I think is really distressing, and you know I’ve said publicly before, and I’ll say it again: I think families are off limits. I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue, and if I saw people doing that, I would speak out against it. And the fact that I haven’t seen that from John McCain I think is a deep disappointment.
RUSH: Awwwwwwwwwww! (crying) ‘McCain won’t criticize people who are criticizing my wife!’ Look, McCain’s got a lot on his plate, Senator. Why is it McCain’s responsibility to denounce these people? Besides, Senator Obama, you and I both know who got this whole thing going. We know what you’re talking about. You’re talking about The Tape, the rumored tape. The ‘whitey’ tape which nobody’s ever seen, doesn’t exist. I’m not trying to spread the rumor. He knows what we’re talking about here. That’s what he was talking about, and we all know that it was a Democrat blogger that started that whole thing. Larry Johnson, who is working for the Clinton campaign, that’s who started this whole thing, and he knows it, and why it’s up to McCain or any of us to denounce this liberal blogger is beyond me.