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RUSH: I found something interesting here about the Page Six business regarding the Obamas at the Waldorf-Hysteria hotel. They said this happened on Wednesday, there was a meeting there on Wednesday, and the Alfred E. Smith dinner was last night, which is Thursday. Anyway this is the Page Six report: ‘Though he’s battling GOP accusations that he’s an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like TV show host Robin Leach, who always signed off, ‘Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!’ While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne.’

Though he’s battling Republican accusations that he’s an Ivy League elitist, Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like Robin Leach, who always signed off, ‘champagne wishes and caviar dreams.’ While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Hysteria at four o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, this from a tipster who called Page Six. Now, the first thing about this is, if I’m the Obamas, I’m thinking, ‘Who the hell called the newspaper on this?’ These hotels are not supposed to say a word about what goes on in there. Trust me, they do. He-he-he-he. Folks, you may not be aware of this, but I am a powerful, influential member of the media. If somebody’s throwing a party, like down here or in New York, and if they’re getting a caterer, I won’t go. Because what happens is that tabloid reporters and other reporters will call some catering companies and they’ll offer big money to let the catering company hire one of their reporters, and reporters then show up as an employee of the catering company and they started taking pictures with their cell phone or whatever, or they overhear things that are being said and that’s how these things sometimes happen. Not all catering companies — don’t misunderstand, I’m not trying to impugn them all.

It’s a reporter tactic and I’m sure the Obamas are saying, ‘How the hell did this happen?’ Somebody on the hotel staff had to call Page Six. What we did here, Steve Gilbert, Sweetness-Light.com, he remembered a passage in Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, page 239. Obama wrote in that book what passages of Reverend Wright’s sermon, Audacity to Hope, most inspired him, and this is one of them. ‘It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!’ And so while he’s lamenting all the food that cruise ships throw overboard and all the apartheid that was out there, here’s his wife ordering all this stuff. It’s hypocrisy. But Obama, have you ever wondered why Haiti is in such a mess? Have you looked at who’s run the place for the last hundred years? It’s a dictatorship. How do you explain, Obama, that on the other side of the mountain range when you get to the Dominican Republic — it’s the same island — how do you explain all the burgeoning capitalism in parts of the Dominican Republic?

How do you explain all the Major League Baseball players that get out of the Dominican Republic, they have facilities there to play in Dominican, they get good, they’re scouted by Major League teams, they end up in America playing Major League Baseball earning huge money! It’s the same island; it’s Hispaniola. How is this happening? The same island. You had the Duvaliers, Baby Doc and Doc, and you had Jean-Bertrand Aristide. We had to send Colin Powell and so forth down there to bail this guy out. You wonder why there’s poverty in places around the world, it’s governments, Obama, set up exactly like you want to set ours up. But he thinks it’s white greed. He wrote about it in his book, ‘white folks’ greed runs a world in need.’ Barack Obama in his book.

In case you didn’t hear this, Hawaii — this is big — is ending universal child health care after only seven months. ‘Hawaii dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.’ You know why? ”People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free,’ said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. ‘I don’t believe that was the intent of the program.” Oh, really? Yeah, of course it wasn’t the intent of the program. Lots of stuff that goes wrong with liberal programs is never intended. Uh-huh. ‘State officials said Thursday they will stop giving health coverage to the 2,000 children enrolled by Nov. 1.’ We’re only talking 2,000 kids, they couldn’t even afford that because everybody gave up. This is what Obama wants to do throughout the United States.

Now, we don’t want to forget this. This is the UK Telegraph. It’s Mark Steyn writing on March 8th, 2004: ‘John Edwards’s campaign theme is a slice of warmed-over Disraeli: there are ‘two Americas,’ one for the rich, one for the poor, and, even though he’s part of the former, he wants you to know that he started out in the latter. Friday was the Edwardses’ 27th anniversary, so, in keeping with tradition, they hit the Newburgh Wendy’s, along with the Kerrys, campaign mascot Ben Affleck and accompanying press crew.’ On their anniversary they went to Wendy’s. ‘The photo-op didn’t go smoothly. Kerry went over to say hi to some marines, who turned out to be Bush supporters and resented the interruption to their lunch. More telling was Teresa Heinz Kerry. She pointed to the picture of the bowl of chili above the clerk’s head: ‘What’s that?’ she asked. He explained that it was something called ‘chili’ and she said she’d like to try a bowl. The Senator also ordered a Frosty, a chocolate dessert. They toyed with them after a fashion, and then got back on the bus.

‘It then emerged that Wendy’s had just been an appetizer. The campaign advance team had ordered 19 five-star lunches from the Newburgh Yacht Club for Kerry, Edwards, Affleck and co to be served back on the bus: shrimp vindaloo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken, etc. I’m not sure whether Ben had the shrimp and Teresa the scallops, but, either way, it turns out John Edwards is right: There are two Americas — one America where folks eat at Wendy’s, another America where the elite pass an amusing half-hour slumming among the folks at Wendy’s and then chow down on the Newburgh Yacht Club’s specials of the day. The Elizabeth Edwards anniversary-at-Wendy’s shtick was meant to emphasize her husband’s authenticity, but it now looks as inauthentic as Kerry’s own blundering ‘regular guy’ routine.’

Don’t forget Kerry was the guy who walked into a famous Philly cheese steak shop in south Philly and ordered a cheese steak and then asked for Swiss. He asked for Swiss and they didn’t have any. They don’t put Swiss on a Philly cheese steak, anybody that’s a real American, average American would know this. So here’s old Barry writing about the starving in Port-au-Prince because of white greed, and old Michelle, I guess they let her out of the closet, took the duct tape off long enough for her to eat ’cause she ordered some lobster hors d’oeuvres and then two steamed lobsters and Iranian caviar and champagne, at four o’clock in the afternoon. Must have been teatime at the presidential suite at the Waldorf-Hysteria.

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