RUSH: This is last night in Beverly Hills at his fundraiser, The Messiah, the Most Merciful, Lord Barack Obama.
OBAMA: We may be passing on an America to our children that is less prosperous, maybe meaner and more divided than the country we inherited from our parents.
just as vicious during the Reagan years and it was just as vicious aimed at Nixon. It was just as vicious aimed at George W. Bush. And who were the meanies? Who are the extremists? Who are the people trying to destroy other people’s lives? We could ask Robert Bork about that. We could ask Justice Thomas about it. We could ask Sarah Palin about it. We could ask Miguel Estrada — I was going to say ‘Enchilada.’ Miguel Estrada. I was just having a mental block.
We could have any number of people whose lives have been targeted for destruction, who did all that? And then we could ask Democrat nominees for the Supreme Court or the federal courts, ‘Any Republicans try to destroy your life? Anybody on the Senate committee on the Republican side, Judiciary Committee try to destroy your life, besmirch your character?’ It doesn’t happen. So who is this ‘we,’ Obama? By the way, this is not the first time Obama’s used this line. And that two-minute ad, by the way, I don’t even think those are Obama’s words, I think David Axelrod wrote that, so we know what Axelrod thinks, not Obama. And this thing, he was in West Palm Beach, March 26, 2007, last year, not this year. ‘We have to recognize that if we don’t make some fundamental changes right now, that we could be the first generation in a very long time that leaves an America behind that is a little poorer and a little meaner than the one we inherited from our parents, and that’s unacceptable.’ Six hundred supporters at a fundraiser in West Palm Beach. It’s a stock line. ‘A little poorer, a little meaner.’ Let’s go back, a montage of Senator Obama and his wife Michelle Obama on the trail.
OBAMA: They get bitter. They cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack knows that there’s a hole in our soul.
OBAMA: I know my country has not perfected itself.
MICHELLE OBAMA: It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.
OBAMA: We’re confronting the history and stain of slavery in this country. We’re confronting those scars.
MICHELLE OBAMA: For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.
OBAMA: America is no longer what it could be, what it once was.
RUSH: So Obama continues the theme at his Hollywood fundraiser, $9 million last night ripping his own country, as he did in Berlin, as he has done throughout this campaign. And, by the way, this line from Michelle (My Belle) is just a rehash of Rosalynn Carter in 1980 running against Ronaldus Magnus. Michelle Obama says, ‘It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.’ She said of Ronald Reagan, ‘He makes Republicans feel comfortable with their prejudices.’ So there’s nothing new. It’s the standard narrative, the same old playbook, just rework the words a little bit.