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RUSH: This next is unreal. Joe Biden was on the Today show talking to the hostette there, Meredith Vieira, who asked him, ‘What specifically will your tax plan do to boost the economy?’

BIDEN: Our tax plan would take that tax cut of another $130 billion that John wants to give to people making over $250,000 next year, not let it go forward and give it to the middle class, the very people who desperately need it to stay in their homes, to buy food, to take care of the gas to fill up their tank, to be able to go out and buy a toaster, to unemployed people.

RUSH: To go out and buy a toaster! Joe Biden, Obama will give you a toaster! Along with a rice cooker left over from the supply in Cuba that Fidel Castro failed to give away to all of his people. Obama is going to give you a toaster.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: This is Barbara Theaker, local supporter, said this about Sarah Palin. This is the woman introducing Biden.

THEAKER: Barack Obama has made an intelligent choice for the vice presidency. How so very different this is from that bucket of fluff that the Republican candidates have chosen for the same position.

RUSH: That’s an inspiring introduction for Joe Biden. That’s Barbara Theaker, local supporter, ‘Barack Obama made an intelligent choice, very different from this bucket of fluff.’ So the Biden response to this, by saying voters don’t like Obama ’cause he’s too smart.

BIDEN: All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they’re just not used to somebody really smart. (rimshot) They’re just not used to somebody who’s really well educated. (rimshot) They just don’t know quite how to handle it, ’cause if he’s as smart as Barack is, he mustn’t be from my neighborhood. (rimshot)

RUSH: What does that mean, not from my neighborhood? By the way, the latest I’ve heard today is, that if you refer to Obama as flashy, you are a racist, that calling somebody flashy is racially denigrating. Yep. I don’t know how, ’cause flashy is not defined that way anywhere you look at it, but that’s happening. Okay, so Obama is too smart for people, he makes people nervous, obviously too clean, also. Obama just forgot to mention that. So Biden had to explain this this morning with Scarborough. Said, ‘Senator, when you said that Republicans weren’t used to smart people being around them, were you talking specifically about the Republicans that voted for me in primary elections?’

BIDEN: It’s amazing how the very people, Joe, who in fact were the ones that John McCain deplored in his 2000 primary race in South Carolina, the very race where I called him up when they attacked his character, and said, ‘John, where do you want me? I’ll publicly testify for you.’ These very people, some of them John’s now hired and they’re running his attack ads on television against Barack, misrepresenting Barack. (rimshot) And independent news organizations are saying it, not Joe Biden, (rimshot) and the point I was responding to is the misrepresentation that’s going on about Barack Obama. (rimshot)

RUSH: Let me be very clear, Senator Biden. Senator Obama is an empty suit. The reports of his intelligence are vastly exaggerated. He may be educated, he may be a sponge, able to absorb all the drivel and bilge that’s been fed to him over the course of the years of his life, but in terms of his being an independent thinker, I mean, Senator, when you have to take a teleprompter to a rodeo to make sure you stay on message, we’re not talking about brains here. I long thought he’s an empty suit. I’m not talking about IQ. I’m talking about right or wrong, common sense. I don’t think this guy can go off message. Look at the Rick Warren Saddleback place. He just can’t talk about things unless they’re written down for him, unless he’s been prepped and reviewed and rehearsed and so forth. It’s obvious. By the way, the Drive-Bys are now trying to cover up for Biden and this instance in Columbia, Missouri, with the senator who was in the wheelchair. Last night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper, this is a portion of Joe Johns’ report on Biden’s gaffe.

JOHNS: He is a master of the quick recovery, even after making you cringe. Like recently, when he told a man in a wheelchair to stand up.

BIDEN: Chuck, stand up, Chuck. Let ’em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?

RUSH: He’s a master of the quick recovery, Joe Biden, wow, we just love the guy, we just love the guy. Here’s the whole thing again.

BIDEN: Uh, uh, Chuck Graham, state senator is here. Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya. (rimshot) Oh, God love ya. What am I talking about? (rimshot) I tell you what, you’re making everybody else stand up though, pal. (rimshot) I tell you what, stand up for Chuck! (rimshot)

RUSH: Stand up for Chuck! And he walks over to Chuck and says, ‘Can you tell I’m new at this?’ So the Drive-Bys are circling the wagons to protect Biden. Is anybody else out there making a big deal out of this? No way. This is CNN trying to cover up for Joe Biden because of us on this show, folks.

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