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RUSH: Here is Obama after the cameras had shut down.

OBAMA: Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now in the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are all vastly superior to us now, which means if you’re a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think Beijing looks like a pretty good option.

RUSH: There he goes again running down the United States. Do you know the United States of America’s economy is more than that of Germany and Japan combined, but here he is, infrastructure, they’re doing it right, the communists, ladies and gentlemen, the communists are doing better than we are at infrastructure, airports, train systems, sports, and if you’re an American corporation, why, it makes sense to go over there. Hey, Obama, what do you think they’ve been doing for the last number of years? Where do you think Nike makes its shoes that you wear playing pickup basketball? Where do you think Apple is making the iPhone?


RUSH: Here, listen to Obama yesterday, Chester, Virginia, one more time.

OBAMA: Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now and the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are all vastly superior to us now, which means if you’re a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think, Beijing looks like a pretty good option.

RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, this is breathtakingly politically stupid. I don’t care how hateful you are of America, there are just certain things that you’re not going to be able to pass off to people. China, a better place to live than the United States of America? Well, maybe if you don’t mind pollution controls that don’t exist. Maybe if you don’t care that people are employed at slave-labor wages — and maybe, if you don’t care that construction standards in the countryside are so slipshod and shallow that they allow of collapse of thousands of buildings, including schools, so that when an earthquake hits it killing tens of thousands of people — if that stuff just doesn’t bother you, then I guess maybe China does look pretty good to you.

Now, the Anointed One has said a lot of stupid things recently, but the idea that totalitarian eye candy engineering proves that Beijing is better than America is near the top of the list. This guy got all of his information from watching the Olympics. Of course, the stuff that they have put on the Olympics, the venues that they built, yeah, ‘eye candy’ is exactly what it is, like that Birds Nest stadium and the swimming cube and all these other places, but who in the world’s out here telling The Messiah that China’s living standards are far away better than ours, infrastructure is far better than ours? Well, who’s telling him this? Or does he just think it? Lorie Byrd today, Townhall.com, has a really good column, the case against Obama in his own words, and she says that some of these gaffes that he makes are not really gaffes. They’re stupidity.

‘Last May, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people: ‘In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.’ The actual death toll: 12. Earlier this month in Oregon, he redrew the map of the United States: ‘Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.’ … Last March, on the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., he claimed his parents united as a direct result of the civil rights movement: ‘There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Ala., because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.’ Obama was born in 1961. The Selma march took place in 1965.’

So his gaffes go beyond simple slips of the tongue and confusion, and just display a lack of knowledge on important issues. As the case when he commented on the war in Afghanistan, the ‘lack of translators.’ You all remember that. And, you know, here’s something else. Actions speaker louder of words. Lorie Byrd did some research here. ‘According to Obama’s tax returns from 2000-2006, the Obamas have given far less to charity than John McCain has. In all but the two most recent years reported, the Obamas gave around 1% or less of their income to charity. Their contributions increased in 2005 and 2006 to 4.7% and 6.1% respectively, but still are far short of those of McCain who gave 28.6% in 2006 and 27.3% in 2007.’ But what about his concern for ‘the least among us.’

Words, words, words, but no deeds, no actions. By the way, in terms of living conditions in China, hundreds of millions of Chinese live in the countryside without regular access to utilities, education, or clean water and modern farming equipment. About half of the Chinese hover right around malnutrition and no education. They cannot feed a billion people! They cannot feed their population. They can put on a good eye candy show and somebody as simpleminded and as oriented toward America loathing as Barack Obama, can come out — and once again, audio sound bite number one, listen to this one more time.

OBAMA: Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are all vastly superior to us now, which means if you’re a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think, Beijing looks like a pretty good option.

RUSH: Yeah, they don’t have any environmentalist wackos to deal with! They don’t have any big government regulations. They can put up cheap buildings. They can put up all kinds of cheap infrastructure, eye candy. But this guy is salivating over a totalitarian system and the power that the Chinese government has, and he is using that to say they are a better country than the United States. Well, why don’t you go over there and seek the presidency of that country, sir? This next Obama sound bite’s outrageous. This is yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia.

OBAMA: We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies that they can’t charge into other countries with impunity. Of course, it helps if we are leading by example on that front.

RUSH: All right. So once again, Obama compares our incursion into Iraq as a similar moral equivalent example of the Russians going into Georgia. You have to ask the question: ‘Is he just stupid, or is he pandering here to this wacko, nutcase fringe base of his?’ We spent a year and a half there at the UN. There were 14 resolutions, maybe more. We had allies going into Iraq. We also had some people opposing us. But we just didn’t march in under the cover of darkness when nobody knew it. Hussein knew we were coming. Everyone knew. We had built up the whole thing for a year and a half. We had given Hussein ample time to show that he didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. And this man, the Democrat presidential nominee — who did not even consider Hillary Clinton as his number two, this man — has the audacity, twice in one day, to compare the United States to both Russia and China, and in both instances finds the United States failing, finds the United States in second place. The country that has given him a life and an opportunity he could have found in no other country on this planet, and he is not grateful for a single thing this has done for him. He has a sense of entitlement, apparently. I don’t understand the lack of gratitude somebody like Obama has for the greatest place on earth. I can certainly understand there are America haters out there and he is obviously one of them, but it makes no sense politically to seek the presidency of the United States broadcasting the fact that you hate your own country. That’s why I question the political acumen and general baseline intelligence here that this little man-child operates from.


RUSH: We’ll start with Zeissel in Chicago. You’re next on the EIB Network, ma’am. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. It’s Ziessel from Chicago. First, you sort of beat me to it, but I wanted to make the point that China is a nation that’s filled with starving rural people that barely have enough food to eat. And they have terrible medical care, if they get any. That’s my first point. Barack Obama just conveniently doesn’t know his facts. He’s living in a fantasy world, like most of the liberals out there. Number two, I wanted you to know, and your public to know that I just went into a Borders bookstore today on the north side of Chicago to buy some books to take on vacation. Not one on John McCain. The first floor has many Barack Obama books. In fact, there’s a special section in the store with a sign dedicated to Obamamania.

RUSH: Well, of course, it’s Chicago. Everybody knows that Mayor Daley runs the bookstores and the magazine stands. Mayor Daley runs everything, runs Obama, for crying out loud. One other thing about China, and this is I’m sure something else Obama really admires. The one-child policy. Chinese couples are allowed one child because they can’t feed all of their people, and most people want a son, and if they are pregnant with a daughter, what do they do? They abort! And they keep aborting until they get a son. Now, that’s a policy Obama can support! That’s a policy Obama likes. He’s for infanticide. It is not an overstatement to say so. He’s got two daughters, I know, but liberals, Snerdley, they exempt themselves from their own stupidity, from their own danger. Now, somebody ought to ask him, ‘Senator Obama, when did you and your wife Michelle (My Belle) Obama decide that your daughters were human beings? At what point did they have human rights, Senator?’ This guy is a dangerous joke, an absolute dangerous joke. I’m sitting here, folks, I’m loving this. I still can’t get over the fact that this diss of Hillary and Bill Clinton is the largest show of disrespect the Democrat Party has shown these two ever in their lives. I’ll tell you something, there’s tension between these two, and you know it ain’t about policy, ’cause they don’t disagree much on policy. It’s personal, and it’s only going to get worse. When this gets out, once the Hillary babes find out the true nature of this show of lack of respect, what a time to be a spectator in politics.


RUSH: So there’s Obama. He’s out there praising China with rampant abortions, no labor unions, child labor and slave wages, and he compares favorably China to the United States. ‘Look at all the money they spent on infrastructure.’ Look at the money we’ve spent on people in the last 30 years, Obama. Look at the money we spent on people all over the world. Look at the money we spend on ourselves. He’s an ingrate. He’s an uninformed ingrate. Mike in Mansfield, Ohio, Open Line Friday, you’re next. Welcome to the program, sir.

CALLER: Hello, Rush?

RUSH: Hey! Yes, hi.

CALLER: What an honor it is to speak to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: First time I’ve been able to call in and finally get hold of you. My name is Mike from Mansfield. I am a registered Democrat but I consider myself I guess more middle of the road. I’m for who’s the best guy for the job, or I should say best ‘person.’ My comment is this. I don’t trust Obama at all, and, you know, he’s very articulate when he has paperwork in front of him that’s written for him, but you get him on a conversation where he doesn’t have anything in advance, and he’s lost.

RUSH: No, he’s not lost. Well, he’s lost, but we get the real Obama. That’s what we get. We don’t get the script; we get the real Obama. We find out — when he makes comment like he made about China — the real Obama. That’s the real Bill Ayers. That’s the real Jeremiah Wright. That’s the real Harvard professor class that taught him. That’s the real Obama.

CALLER: Well, he brings up a comment about — or tries to make a correlation between Iraq and Russia. Number one, Russia invaded Georgia. We liberated a country. We took care of Afghanistan.

RUSH: Hold on! Hold just a second. Somebody get the nitroglycerin. Heart attack! I just had a Democrat on this program praise and get right what happened in Iraq.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: This is a first. It is a first. I’m now starting to question whether you’re telling me the truth about being a Democrat.

CALLER: Well, you know, I believe what I believe, and not all Democrats are necessarily —

RUSH: Kooks?

CALLER: — have all the same beliefs. (laughter) But myself, I believe in people’s rights. I think Obama gets in there, we’re going to lose a lot of rights, especially if he thinks China has it going on. And secondly, I wanted to correct you on something. I’ve heard you call Obama ‘The Messiah’ many times.

RUSH: Yes?

CALLER: I think you’re mistaken on what he would be classified as. I think the best term would be ‘antichrist.’

RUSH: Well, I don’t want to go there.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Don’t want to go there. The Messiah is a humorous term and used in this context because that’s what he’s trying to portray himself as: The Anointed One. ‘I’m the one you’ve been waiting for,’ is what he means when he says, ‘We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for.’ I’m the one you’ve been looking for. He’s full of it. This guy has bought it. He’s bought it all. It’s an amazing thing to watch. Look, Mike, it’s great to hear from you out there. You’re right about pretty much everything you said.


RUSH: If you missed the first hour, Obama yesterday, after the cameras had been torn down, after the cameras were all gone, Obama said this in Chester, Virginia.

OBAMA: Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are all vastly superior to us now, which means if you’re a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think, Beijing looks like a pretty good option.

RUSH: This is a political moron. You don’t say this! Even if you think, this you don’t say it. Yeah, if you like child labor laws, if you like slum housing, if you like cheaply built housing that will not stand a category three earthquake, if you like people being kicked out of their houses to build these little eye candy Olympic venues for television, and if you like forced labor, if you like the one child per family policy; well, then I guess you would like China. But to sit here and put China ahead of your own country and try to make people think they care more about their people than Bush cares about us ’cause look at all the money? Obama, let me tell you, George Bush has done more for the people of Africa than you have done combined for all of your half siblings that live there.

The least among us, sir? By the way, do you know, who runs the ports in Hong Kong and in China? Who do you think runs the ports? (laughing) That’s right! A whole bunch of those fabulous ChiCom ports are run by Dubai Ports World! ‘Based in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is responsible for all existing operations and development throughout the region. Uniquely, it has responsibility for three logistics centered in Hong Kong, Yantian, and Shanghai.’ Dubai Ports World runs the ports that Obama praises in China. Oh, and one more. You need to hear this if you didn’t hear this. This is Obama yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia. This is audio sound bite number two, Mike. (silence) You’re looking for audio sound bite number two.

OBAMA: We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies that they can’t charge spew other countries with impunity. Of course, it helps if we are leading by example on that front.

RUSH: Once again, the political neophyte man-child moron, Barack Obama, compares our incursion to Iraq with the Russians’ invasion of Georgia — and there are no moral equivalences, and there are no similarities. Did the Russians go to the United Nations? Are the Georgians in violation of 15 or 16 UN resolutions? Did the Russians seek allies at the United Nations for this invasion? There’s no comparison whatsoever. They went in to conquer Georgia and South Ossetia. We went to liberate the Iraqi people. And this moron doesn’t know the difference. This is why senators make lousy presidential candidates. This is the kind of thing you can say all day long in the Senate and nobody will hear it.

But after you’ve been in the senate for three or four terms, about that point, you have enough experience and smarts to know not to say something like this. Joe Biden would still say something like this, but he’s about the only guy who would. Essentially, what Obama is saying is that Russia is learning from our example! They’re just following our example. In truth, Russia is not responding to the Iraq war or Afghanistan. What’s really got Russia mad in terms of our foreign policy is Kosovo. Kosovo was not a situation where the US was helping and supplying one side in a civil war. The US charged militarily into that country without any UN approval and carved a country away from Russian influence!

That’s exactly what we did, under the guise of NATO and to end ethnic cleansing. Russia opposes the spread of Western democracy and those newly democratic countries desiring to come into the NATO umbrella. We are trying to spread democracy, Obama. You know, it’s easy to laugh at this stuff but if you stop and think about it, you get seriously mad. So I guess we need to ask Obama if he opposes the Kosovo campaign or the spread of democracy, and the desire of these countries to have some relationship with NATO. ‘Cause he’s just equated Georgia and Russia in a moral sense, they’re both guilty. Of course, we’re the only ones guilty when it comes to Iraq.


RUSH: Sheila in Toledo, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Rush, I wonder if I could ask you if Sheila is on your top ten list of all-time favorite girl names.

RUSH: Yes, it is.

CALLER: Ohhh, you made my day!

RUSH: One of my all-time favorite top ten female names, of course it is, ever since I watched Tarzan.

CALLER: There’s about 30 names on that top ten list, isn’t there?

RUSH: Sometimes they rotate because I get mad at some of them now and then.

CALLER: Well, listen, you know, your famous line about Cher that she was a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance?

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: I think that we can transfer that to Obama now. I think Obama is becoming a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance.

RUSH: It does, the phrase does apply to a lot of American leftists. He may be at the top of the list today, though, but the problem with him is that he’s close to being in a position of power to implement this kind of ignorance. It is really frightening some things this guy said just this week. But this business about China, look to China, they’re the ones doing it right, look at all the money they’re spending on infrastructure while our infrastructure is falling apart. There’s nothing in China that the average Chinese citizen wants to live in, it’s so shoddily constructed. It’s outrageous and offensive, and dumb.


RUSH: Here’s Tim in Memphis. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. I was into Rush before Rush was cool. Hey Rush, I work for an international shipping company. Obama I think said — I’m paraphrasing — I think he said US companies would be looking to Beijing?

RUSH: Yeah, he did.

CALLER: That’s absurd, Rush. Nobody’s looking to Beijing. All the manufacturing base in China is in inland China, number one. Number two, the infrastructure. He said that China’s infrastructure was better than the USA’s. This guy really scares me, Rush. It scares me to death. That is absurd, absolutely absurd.

RUSH: I know. I know it is. Look, you know, if you like these eye candy little construction projects for the Olympics, if you like people being kicked out of their homes to have these eye candy projects built, if you like no pollution controls whatsoever, if you like constant smog, if you like construction policies so inept they can’t stand a category three earthquake or something, where 10,000 people die, China might be the place for you.

CALLER: But, Rush, what scares me the most is he has no idea of international business. I don’t need to tell you, it may sound rudimentary to say that the world is getting smaller. But it is, and any business manager, any manufacturing manager knows that now is the time to look to India and Vietnam, not Beijing. Nobody looks to Beijing. I hope I’m not splitting hairs Rush, but he did say Beijing, didn’t he?

RUSH: He did say Beijing, but to him Beijing is the seat of government, and that’s how Obama sees countries. He sees governments; he doesn’t see countries. So he doesn’t see the outskirts. He just sees Beijing is where the people like him live.

CALLER: Nothing’s manufactured in Beijing. Hey, but this is one of my points, Rush. This scares me to death. He’s talking about change. I am scared. I don’t want things to change. He just does not know what he’s talking about. This is unbelievable that a presidential candidate would make a statement like this. China’s infrastructure is better than USA? Has he ever been there? Did you know that the last time I was in China I did not go to the outlying areas? You know why? Because one of my customers was 75 miles away from Hong Kong, but it takes about three or four hours to get there. I didn’t have that much time.

RUSH: Look, they’ve got people starving. They can’t feed all of their people. As I have mentioned on this program, the biggest challenge that the Chinese, the ChiCom premier has is creating 25 million new jobs a year precisely in these outlying provinces that you’re describing. He’s got to keep those people there. His cities are overrun. He cannot afford more people coming into the cities, there isn’t work for them. He can’t control them if they leave the countryside, they get educated and so forth, the worst thing could happen to the ChiCom leadership. Look, you join the crowd here on everybody being scared, angry, just mystified that this guy has become the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee. Folks, I’m going to tell you, there have to be some Democrats that are scratching their heads over this, too. And I mean Democrats that are going to be at this convention. He may be saying things a lot of them agree with, but some of them know you don’t say this stuff. We’re lucky to have this because the cameras had shut down yesterday when he said this. They’d all broken down. That little town meeting he had with The Eyebrow, Tim Kaine, was near its end. This was one of the last things that he said. The Drive-Bys had already gotten what they wanted out of this, and they were long gone, getting ready to go to the next stop.

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