RUSH: What a depressing America this guy sees. Did you guys watch the commercial last night? You did? Well, I did. I did. I was in a good mood after I watched. I’ll just share with you my notes and then we’ll analyze this in greater detail. Anyway, greetings, folks, and welcome. It’s Rush Limbaugh and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Here’s the telephone number if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
Obama really is a depressing man, and he sees a depressing country. He sees an America with nothing but victims. He’s got a depressing family; he has depressing friends. His solutions are depressing. He’s got depressing methods of running a campaign. He’s got policies that are going to lead to an economic depression! The word that we need to associate with Barack Obama is depressed and depression. Clinton is so depressed out there, shilling for this socialist thug. He can’t think of anything positive to say about him. Did you hear what Clinton said in Kissimmee, Florida? I defy you to tell me what he means here. Clinton’s explanation of why Obama is qualified was interesting. Clinton said, (doing Clinton impression) ‘Look, if we’ve not learned anything, we have learned that we need a president that wants to understand, and who can understand.’ What does that mean? It means this guy knows nothing. It means this guy is an empty vessel. It means this guy is a risk. If we have not learned anything, we’ve learned that we need a president that wants to understand and who can understand? That’s Clinton’s attempt at saying nothing like Obama says nothing.
All right, I’m just going to share with you the notes that I made — and we’ve got some audio to back this up here in just a second — but I want to share with you the notes that I made for show prep while watching the Obama commercial last night. In order, this is as it happened: Painting a picture of a failed nation, depression, not one thing inspiring so far. Four families of woe and despair, testimonials to his compassion by Kathleen Sebelius and Deval Patrick, tax cuts for everybody under 200 K, not 250, and, remember, this was taped a week ago. The lie about offering a tax break to small businesses who hire people, let me explain that one to you. He said, ‘I’m going to cut taxes. I’m going to give a tax break to everybody who hires full time people,’ give a $3,000 tax credit when it’s going to cost you 50 to $75,000 to hire somebody. Tax increases for companies who outsource jobs. And then they popped up Eric Schmidt, the billionaire cofounder of Google who was praising Obama, and it was followed by the Virginia Governor Tim Kaine saying not to think about wealthy CEOs.
I mean, here came Google’s CEO talking about whatever he was talking about, and then here comes the idiot governor from Virginia ripping into CEOs right after Obama showed us one. Then, the next thing I saw was this humongously large, fat family eating dinner at a huge table. The mother has to get up before the sun. I said, ‘My gosh, this is a bad TV show.’ Mom goes off to teach problem kids at what looks like a kid prison. And I wrote this note: Obama America, fat, poor people, Google billionaire lecturing about wealth. Mom has to ration milk because of high gas prices, bad economy. That family had to be 12 people sitting around the dinner table. Now here’s a picture of Obama with his dad, but no picture of him with his aunt Onyango who was found yesterday living in a Boston slum. More on that in just a moment. Now we got video of the Greek column address where he says he’s going to create great schools. Yeah, like the schools he created in Chicago that worked all that well.
He’s now talking about health care, but he still hadn’t given away the P. Diddy CDs and he hasn’t given away any cars yet. ‘My mother never saw her grandchildren,’ blamed health care for his mom’s woes, I think, I wasn’t quite sure about that. And then they played the audio, video from the Greek column acceptance speech in Denver, ‘I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper.’ Left out of the commercial was: Obama aunt found in Boston slum.
RUSH: Let’s go to the Obama infomercial last night. It really was, folks. It was a parade of victims. It looked out over America and saw nothing except horror. It was… Well, it contained nothing inspiring. It contained. One of the things that was really striking about this infomercial was that there was not one mention, not one example of any accomplishment, because there aren’t any. There was not one example of Obama’s leadership. There was not one example of Barack Obama being able to cite things he has done that he wants to talk about. All we got was a mesmerizing speaker — and, frankly, I don’t even think it was that mesmerizing. I thought it was boring. As a television show, it was boring. It was like watching 30 minutes of one-minute campaign ads. Would you do that?
Would you sit there and watch a half hour of one-minute campaign ads? That’s what this was like, but it was striking how there was no whatsoever mention of any accomplishment, achievement, nothing to testify to his leadership. He couldn’t bring a bunch of people up and say, ‘Yes, I fought for this and I got these people behind me and we went out…’ There was none of that. Now, coming up later Fouad Ajami with a brilliant piece about the psychology of crowds. It’s in the Wall Street Journal, and its basic point is that people that show up in crowds for Obama, the great thing that they go for is the equality. They’re all the same there, and it’s exciting, and then when the event’s over, they go back to their lives and so forth, and it’s just a mirage. It’s an illusion. Okay, here’s Obama’s first family last night, Rebecca Johnson complaining the economy is tightening her budget regarding the purchase of snacks for her kids.
OBAMA: Rebecca Johnston is all about her family.
JOHNSTON (opening the door to a full refrigerator): This is where our snacks would go. Um, Gabriella and Nathan and my husband and I; and my daughter; and Ethan, my son. If they know that it’s — this is it for them for the whole week, then they will make it last longer. (dramatic music) I think everybody feels the same way, that they’d like to see an end in sight to all the worry and the chaos of — of everyday living (dramatic guitar strum) trying to make ends meet.
RUSH: On snacks. It really was a focus there on snacks, kids snacks. Yeah, they’ll tough it out. They’ll make them last for a week if they know that’s all there is for a week, but it’s really hard out there in Obama’s America.
RUSH: That would have made such a great commercial, if Senator Government… His commercial was for socialism. It should have just featured the aunt in the slum in Boston, and the hut-dwelling brother over in Kenya. That would have made a great segment. If I were Obama, I would have used the brother in the hut in Kenya. Not only is Senator Obama pushing welfare for working Americans and socialism for everybody here in America, he has his global poverty redistribution of our wealth scheme where he taxes us billions of dollars a year to redistribute around the world in conjunction with the UN, even in Kenya. So no wonder Obama is not helping out the aunt living in the slum in Boston and no wonder he’s not helping out the brother living in the hut in Kenya. He expects us to!
When he institutes his socialism and UN Global Poverty Relief Program, you and I are going to help his aunt in the slum in Boston and the brother living in the hut in Kenya. But his lack of concern for his own family is striking. Let me give you some comparisons here. This is a cold man. He is angry. He is cold. He is a charismatic demagogue. He funneled millions of other people’s dollars to Jeremiah Wright, to Billy Ayers, Tony Rezko and their ilk. With his own money, he donated approximately $20,000 to Wright’s church of racism, bigotry, and hate. Yet ‘Hut, Sweet Hut,’ ‘Slum, Sweet Slum’ get nothing. But he has a history of giving away or trying to give away a lot of money. All right, time now for family number two in the Obama commercial last night. It was a four-family spread of utter misery and despair. The first woman, Rebecca Johnston: tight budgets causing a cutback on snacks for the kids. Up next is Larry Stewart and his wife Juanita, who are talking about their medications.
OBAMA: After 30 years working on the B&O Railroad, Larry Stewart and his wife Juanita hoped to reap the rewards from their working years. Six grown children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a home that they own themselves. But with her rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments, their medical bills have been rising.
JUANITA: I take 12 different medications per day. When Larry was working, all of that was covered. When he retired, I did not have medical insurance — and each year it just got worse, worse, worse.
RUSH: (sigh) So here we have some people in poor circumstances being used by Barack Obama. A lot of people have arthritis. That does happen in America. It might surprise some of you to know that, but arthritis does happen to human beings who happen to live in America, but what The Messiah is going to do is lay his hands on these people and cure the arthritis as soon as he’s elected president and has your money and our money to do so. By the way, ladies and gentlemen, this is two of the four families. I have a question. Will there be efforts to use government databases to smear people who appeared in Obama’s infomercial as was done to Joe the Plumber? Will the liberal media track down these regular Americans and check out their tax and their employment and their criminal and marital records, like happened to Joe the Plumber?
Will we find out if they have licenses or certificates to do what they say that they are doing, or do we only do that to Joe the Plumber and others who dare to ask questions of The Messiah? We gonna get investigations? Do you think the Republicans in states they control will use computer databases to find out who these people are who are concerned about economic cutbacks for snacks? Oh, yeah, the liberal Democrats can go out and destroy Joe the Plumber, but nobody will look into these people. Here now is the sound bite with… Perhaps I was cruel when I said the fat family. I always get… This was just my first reaction. That’s what I wrote down. I’m trying to be brief. Let’s call ’em the… the large family. They were large, and they were sitting large, and they were sitting large at a large table, and they were — and they were eating, and this is Juliana Sanchez talking about her financial situation.
OBAMA: Juliana Sanchez is a widow with two children and a mortgage. (dramatic music) Her parents, Richard and Frances, were both educators. (harp strum) Like her family, Juliana has devoted her life to giving her daughter Jessica and son Adam a good education. Every morning she’s up before the sun.
SANCHEZ: Health care. Food, electric, gas. (harp strum) It takes out so much out of my paycheck. (harp strum) You go buy a gallon of milk, and you’re like going, ‘Okay, is it a gallon or a half gallon? What can I afford?’ (harp strum) You feel like you can’t breathe even though you need to breathe.
RUSH: This is what it was. I mean this was the whole show. This is the America that Barack Obama wants everybody to see. The Democrats have been trying to create this image for the last six years of a soup line America, of depression America. And that’s what Obama tried to do last night. I’m telling you, this is a large family sitting around a large table, and she’s worried now about whether to buy a gallon of milk or half gallon of milk. As I’m watching this, I say, ‘Why don’t you ration the Pepsi? Why don’t you ration the Coca-Cola?’
‘You are so mean, Mr. Limbaugh.’
No, I am not. I am not sitting here and willingly accepting this picture of my country because this is not my country. These are some unfortunate people going through some tough times like everybody else does. I feel sorry for these people. I feel so sorry because they’re waiting around for Obama to literally lay his hands on him or their country and raise them out of these circumstances in which they find themselves. I feel sorry for them. This is precisely what I mean about the Democrat Party and liberal Democrats seeking to destroy people’s lives by taking away from them their drive, their ambition, their desire, their work ethic, and making them look at this country as though its hopeless and there’s no hope for them and the only hope we have is somebody who cares about them in the White House such as Barack Obama.
All right, Mike, in these next bites, six through nine, we’re going to mix in 44 and 45 at the end of six through nine. This is the Obama infomercial, and this is the ceiling on which you’re going to pay taxes. Remember, he taped this a week ago. All through the campaign, the ceiling’s been 250. If you made $250,000 or less, then you don’t get a tax increase, which is another lie, but that’s what he’s saying. And then all of a sudden became 200,000. And then Biden, who I think they’ve put in one of the lavatories on the campaign plane and locked the door, Biden lowered it to $150,000, and now it’s back up to 250 and 200. Then last night it’s 200 again. Obama, take this a week ago. Here’s the first of these series of bites we had to show you this.
OBAMA: As president, here’s what I’ll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year.
RUSH: He taped it last week, but he’s been saying $250,000. This is July 7th in St. Louis.
OBAMA: If Senator McCain wants a debate about taxes in this campaign, then it is a debate I’m happy to have. Because if you’re a family making less than $250,000 a year, my plan will not raise your taxes.
RUSH: This is television ad this year later in the campaign. This is just recently.
OBAMA: If you have a job, pay taxes, and make less than $200,000 a year, you’ll get a tax cut.
RUSH: And then Biden got in on the action, a TV interview in his district in Scranton — well, he wants people to think his district is Scranton. Here he is.
BIDEN: It should go like it used to. It should go to middle-class people, people making under $150,000 a year.
RUSH: All right, so we’re all over the board now. But the most recent figures last night, $200,000 in the infomercial, right? Play it again. Play cut six. Just to remind you, here is Obama last night in the commercial.
OBAMA: As president, here’s what I’ll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year.
RUSH: This morning in Sarasota, Florida, Barack Obama: The Most Merciful.
OBAMA: How many people make less than a quarter million dollars a year? Raise your hands. All right, that would appear to be the majority of you. No matter what Senator McCain may claim, here are the facts. If you make under $250,000, you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime, not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, no tax! The last thing we should do is — in this economy is — raise taxes on the middle class.
RUSH: Okay, the infomercial last night, it was $200,000. Now we’re back up to $250,000 today, but even that is a lie, because the Bush tax cuts are going to expire in 2010, and everybody’s tax increase is going to happen, everybody’s taxes are going up. He just said nobody under 250 will pay more tax, and all of you at that level or below will. Then, this morning in Sarasota, Florida, final bite from Obama.
OBAMA: John McCain and Sarah Palin, they — they called it socialistic. Now, I — I — I don’t know when they decided that they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.
RUSH: A virtue out of selfishness? A virtue? Look, we’re not talking charity here, Senator Obama. When you use the government to take what people have produced, that’s thug behavior. When you force the long arm of government into people’s bank accounts, that’s not charity. And what is this ‘virtue of selfishness’? Sir, if there’s anybody selfishness in this race, it is you! Your aunt lives in a slum in Boston! Your brother lives in a hut in Kenya. ‘Hut, Sweet Hut.’ ‘Slum, Sweet Slum.’ Selfish? Hut! Hut!
RUSH: Poor Ms. Sanchez, who is concerned about all of the costs that Obama’s going to fix, the health care and all of these things. Ms. Sanchez, if you check, you’ll probably learn that you pay more in local, state, and federal taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, property taxes, payroll taxes than you pay for food, electric, and gasoline. I’ll bet she does. And you know why? Because most Americans do, and isn’t it striking that when these circumstances come and happen to people, they whine the government’s not doing enough when it’s the government who’s making them poor! The government and every level of state and federal taxation that people face, and yet they keep looking to people like The Messiah and the government. That socialist statement by Obama, he just admitted it. He doesn’t say he’s not a socialist when he recounts McCain accusing him of being a socialist. He says he just doesn’t believe selfishness is a virtue. So what he’s doing with that, he’s defining capitalism as selfish and is not denying he’s a socialist. And to the best of my knowledge, he has yet to. This is the language of the socialist. Capitalism is selfishness. That’s what they want as many people to believe.
But I’d like to ask the little Messiah something. Barry, you’re running around the country, you’re rushing from place to place, you’re preaching redistribution of wealth, you’re preaching materialism, you’re promising money to people who contribute nothing in taxes. Are all those people who want something for nothing, who you are pandering to, are they selfish, Barry? Are these people selfish? Are they sitting around waiting for you to take somebody else’s money to give to them? Would you call them selfish after you call McCain and Palin selfish? After you call capitalism selfish? Who’s selfish? I realize many of my loyal staff, whose contributions are vastly overrated, think that I have exhibited a lack of sensitivity to people who have a shortage of cereal in the cupboard and snacks. The Milky Ways are down by half, the Fruit Loops, the Skittles, the M&Ms, just barely have enough to last the week, and a lot of moms and a lot of people feel this way, it’s really bad out there, and that I, by sounding like I was disapproving of their woes — let me try to explain this. I told you once, I feel sorry for people like this because they’re being conditioned to believe they have no recourse to solve this, other than the election of Barack Obama.
That’s a crime because it’s exactly what liberals have done to people is depress their spirit, destroy their own initiative, destroy their own knowledge and idea that they can fend for themselves. He wants as many people as possible to believe their country is horrible, it sucks, that it’s not what it once was and they can only recapture its former greatness by putting socialists in charge of everything. This is serious stuff to me. A great country is made up of great individuals. We want as great a country as we can. We want individuals thriving and prospering, we want ’em dreaming, we want ’em with great ambition, desire, can-do spirit and so forth. We don’t want this country portrayed as a nation of victims and whiners, because the effect of this on people who might watch this, ‘Oh, this is horrible, I’m doing okay in my life, but whoa, this is horrible, I can’t stand to see people in conditions like these. We have to do something.’ And of course the do something is always elect Democrats.
Like I said yesterday, the Democrats have had all these years to apply their fixes to all these circumstances. We can go back 50 years and we can pull identical stories from different families. We can then ask the question, ‘Well, if this circumstance, poverty or economic hardship in some places existed 50 years ago and the Democrats have had all these plans and programs to fix it, how come it’s still there?’ Well, the answer from Obama is Bush, Bush and McCain, Republican policies. You go back and look in history, Republican policies have produced the greatest prosperity in the history of the earth. It’s the Democrat policies which have done just the opposite. Okay, back to the infomercial. Obama last night.
OBAMA: As commander-in-chief, I will never hesitate to protect our country. As president, I’ll rebuild our military to meet twenty-first century challenges.
RUSH: All right, fine and dandy, yip yip yip hip yip yahoo. Let’s go back to 2007. Obama taped this message for the Caucus for Priorities, a campaign that set out to recruit 10,000 Iowa caucus attendees to pledge support for a presidential candidate who was strongest in their commitment to significantly shift Pentagon funds to unmet social needs.
OBAMA: As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus for Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington. First, I’ll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I’m the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president, I will end it. Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems, and I will institute an independent defense priorities board to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending. Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons. I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material, and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals. You know where I stand.
RUSH: So he told this group in Iowa before the cauci that he would basically disarm. Yet last night in the infomercial, he tells people he’s gonna rebuild the military, meet twenty-first century needs. The twenty-first century needs he’s going to rebuild, ladies and gentlemen, will be there will be no war because if we’re attacked we’re not going to be able to respond, that’s not who we are.
RUSH: Now back to the Obama infomercial last night, a parade of people, Barack Obama talking about people as though they are babies. Now, I want to go back here to the Sanchez family, Juliana Sanchez and Barack Obama’s little segment with her because when I first played this sound bite, this is a rather large family and they’re pretty large people, and Dawn here thought I was missing the point, missing an opportunity here to understand that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. They can understand how Juliana Sanchez feels as they too are feeling a pinch right now given the economic circumstances. She’s very much worried that I came off as unconcerned. It’s just the exact opposite! I cringe when I see people in this circumstance act like there’s no hope, acting like they have nothing at their avail, nothing they can do. The only salvation is if Obama gets elected. That’s going to be the further end of them. These people are going to be paying more in taxes at the federal and state — the gasoline, the pump, sales, whatever — than they are paying for food during the week. And yet they don’t understand it or look at it that way. So here’s Obama and his segment on Juliana Sanchez, and I’m going to offer help at the end of this.
OBAMA: Juliana Sanchez is a widow with two children and a mortgage. (dramatic music) Her parents, Richard and Frances, were both educators. (harp strum)
OBAMA: Like her family, Juliana has devoted her life to giving her daughter Jessica and son Adam a good education.
RUSH: All right! (clapping)
OBAMA: Every morning she’s up before the sun.
RUSH: That’s hard!
SANCHEZ: Health care. Food, electric, gas. (harp strum) It takes out so much out of my paycheck. (harp strum) You go buy a gallon of milk, and you’re like going, ‘Okay, is it a gallon or a half gallon? What can I afford?’ (harp strum) You feel like you — you can’t breathe even though you need to breathe.
RUSH: Okay. Here’s my help. Here’s my assistance. These are just some questions I had. Ms. Sanchez, are you aware of the food stamp program? Ms. Sanchez, are you aware of the Medicaid and SCHIP programs? That’s the health care program for children. Are you aware of the school lunch program? Ms. Sanchez, are you aware of the public housing programs we have? Obama’s aunt lives in one. Obama’s Aunt Zeituni lives in a slum in Boston. Have you made yourself aware of public housing? Obama wants to create the impression that the New Deal, the Great Society, and everything in between have never happened! We have so many relief programs out there. The food stamp program continues to get larger and larger, and they advertise for applicants.
Let me cut to the chase and be honest here, folks. When it comes to foreign affairs and national security, none of us believe Obama is qualified. Those of you who support Obama are hoping that nothing serious happens, because you know that he’s weak. You know that his instincts are poor, but you have suspended your reasoning skills and you insist that we do the same and risk the security of the nation in the hands of a community organizer. To me, it doesn’t even matter what he says about foreign policy one day to the next because I know he’s ignorant and that he’s immature on the subject, so do our allies and so do our enemies. Now, Ms. Sanchez, if you need medical care beyond Medicaid, you can walk into any hospital emergency room and get it for free.
You can seek the help of the scores of church and other charities in your area for help. You can apply to the drug companies for compassionate use assistance in buying your prescriptions. The Great Society, the New Deal, it’s all out there. We’ve already set up systems to help people in this circumstance, and yet it’s like we’ve done nothing. It’s like our country has no heart. It’s like our country has no compassion, and Barack Obama for the first time in American history is going to come along and take care of people who find themselves in problematic circumstances. You know, folks, we have never cared for people before in this country. We’ve never tried to help people who are down and out. Only Barack Obama is going to bring this about for the first time, only Obama. The Great Society? The New Deal? Why, they never happened. So, do we really need to destroy our economic system for Obama’s four families?
RUSH: Chip in Rochester, New York, to you, sir, on the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hey, nice to be with you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Dittos from a retired first sergeant and military family and father. I just want to say that I was watching that thing last night, and it seemed like —
RUSH: ‘That thing’?
CALLER: Yeah, that thing. And as that woman got up there to cry about the milk, I looked and she had acrylic fingernails on, so I asked people around, ‘How much do those cost?’ And it was anywhere from $15 up to $40 is the answers I got from women.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I don’t know the cost of acrylic nails, $15 to 40 bucks per nail or per hand?
CALLER: No, per the whole thing.
RUSH: Per the whole thing.
CALLER: I don’t know. That’s what I asked.
RUSH: All right, but your point is how many gallons or half gallons —
RUSH: — normal nails, put a little buff on there, you know, put some ‘screw me red’ nail polish on and go about the day.
CALLER: Yeah, go ahead, right. I don’t know. I just don’t get it anymore.
RUSH: I’ll tell you my take on this. I’m watching Ms. Sanchez.
RUSH: She was the one with the large family, right?
RUSH: Yeah. They’re all sitting around and there was plenty of food on that table.
CALLER: There must have been plenty of food for a long time on that table.
RUSH: Yes, well, I was thinking along those lines, Chip, old buddy, old pal. Instead of worrying about whether you gotta ration milk or buy a gallon or half gallon, why don’t you just ration the Pepsi?
CALLER: Yeah, exactly.
RUSH: Ration the Coke. And then I got to thinking, does Ms. Sanchez not know of all the social programs in place to help her family through this? Obama wants us to believe that there are no such plans, that only he for the first time in American history cares about these kinds of people and only he has a plan to help them out. It’s like we’ve never done the Great Society; it’s like we’ve never done the War on Poverty. We’ve done all this stuff. It never works, it hasn’t worked. Obama gave us four families last night that were in dire straits to one degree or another. And yet the government’s set up systems and programs and food stamps and all kinds of things to alleviate suffering in these circumstances.
Rick in Houston, you’re next on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Greetings, Rush.
RUSH: Howdy howdy howdy.
CALLER: I’m one of those greedy small business owners that makes over $250,000 a year. Of course, it took me 25 years to build my business and I went broke twice. I didn’t get any assistance from the government or even a bank loan as a matter of fact.
RUSH: Hey, Rick, Rick. It’s going to take Obama one year to destroy it.
CALLER: Well, I’m really fed up with Obama, and I have a question for Obama. With his promises of higher taxes, piling on already immoral taxes, why is he willing to steal the American dream? I also am a minority. I’m a Native American. I’m half Native American, Indian, Cherokee, and we have built our business on the sweat of our brow and the strength of our back, and guess what? My number one customer is ExxonMobil, I’m proud to say.
RUSH: Well, congratulations to you on that. You have spelled out your own answer. You’ve answered your own question. You’ve become the enemy. You have liberty, and you have independence, you have drive and ambition, and you were able to build this business, and therefore other people haven’t been able to do what you do and it’s not fair. But what Obama wants, what socialism really is all about, you can say redistributing income, redistributing wealth, what it’s really about is controlling all that. It’s controlling money; it’s controlling people; it’s controlling liberty. Obama is an authoritarian. There have been many of them that have wrecked previous societies.