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RUSH: Snerdley was telling me during the top-of-the-hour break, ‘I can’t believe what I just learned. Obama had 1.3 million volunteers!’ I said, ‘Snerdley, you’re behind the times. It’s not just 1.3 volunteers. It’s all of the Internet network that he put together.’ Let me tell you what else is going to happen, all you people that think Obama is gonna govern from the center. To set this up, let me ask you if you remember Dingy Harry and Pelosi bending over and grabbing the ankles at every MoveOn.org meeting or at every Daily Kos convention or whatever. They bent over and grabbed the ankles for these left-wing extremist websites, these kook websites, ’cause they send a lot of money in. You’re going to have this Obama volunteer network and this Obama Internet network. ACORN and all these people, if they’re not already, they’re going to be in Washington or outside.

They’re going to be harassing every elected official they can who stands in Obama’s way. If Obama wants to raise the top marginal tax rate to 90%, any Democrat in the Congress who opposes this is going to hear about it from Obama’s network, and they’re going to threaten. They’re going to threaten the loss of funds. They’re going to threaten being targeted at the next election. This is not… Why do we want to sit here and deny who this guy is? Why do people on our side want to deny his roots? Why do we want to deny what we know? There’s a great article here by Quin Hillyar in the American Spectator, and you know what it’s entitled? ‘Saul Alinsky Takes the White House,’ and that’s exactly what has happened. The organize community organizer, Saul Alinsky, has taken the White House.

Now, not literally ’cause he has assumed room temperature, but his disciples have taken over. I’m going to give you the details of this after the break, but first, here is what I promised: four sound bites of the Drive-Bys trying to figure out who this guy is. I think it’s amazing the CYA that’s starting to effervesce here in the Drive-By Media. Let me start out by sharing with you what Jennifer Loven, who’s part of the White House press corps who just hated Bush. I mean, she was just relentless in her pursuit of Bush and the press secretaries. ‘Great Expectations: Obama Will Have to Deliver,’ is the headline. ‘Over and over, Barack Obama told voters if they stuck with him ‘we will change this country and change the world.’ They did, and now their expectations for him to deliver are firmly planted on his shoulders. Many supporters greeted his victory with euphoria,’ and then, read down and read down and read down, and you get to this, from Jennifer Loven.

‘Even after nearly two years in the spotlight, little is understood about the 47-year-old first-term senator’s approach to leadership. His resume: community organizer, eight years as state legislator, and less than four as U.S. senator. As a lawmaker, he has displayed a knack for working with Republicans on a handful of favorite issues.’ That’s a lie. ‘But he has devoted most of his time in the Senate to running for president. …Personally, he’s a bit of an enigma, too. … One of the many revelers who spontaneously flocked to the White House after Obama’s win [was] waving signs like, ‘Why Wait? Evict Bush Now’ …’ So here Jennifer Loven: He’s really an enigma. We don’t know who he is. We don’t know much about him. He didn’t do much. His resume is kind of thin.

Where was this beforehand? Friday night… Wanna laugh? Friday night, Charlie Rose Show, Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose.

ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.

BROKAW: No, I don’t either.

ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.

BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.

ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?

BROKAW: You know that’s an interesting question.

ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches, two of them.

BROKAW: I don’t know what books he’s read.

ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?

BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.

RUSH: That’s Tom Brokaw. Grab number three real quick, Mike. Grab sound bite number three. Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose admitting they don’t know diddly-squat. All they had to do was assign a reporter! You had 18 months or two years to find out about the guy, just assign a reporter, Tom! You work at NBC News. Here’s Brokaw, by the way, this is this morning on Scarborough’s show. Mika Brzezinski says, ‘Potentially, this is a great opportunity for Republicans, ’cause that perception of fear versus hope I think in some ways is unfair, and there may be some time for some, I don’t know, true Republicanism and new stars to be born.’

BROKAW: Everybody is going to have to examine the instruments, if you will, of polarization. Talk radio is a piece of that. The — it — it — it’s in the interests of — of some people out there to try to keep this going and it’s in their narrow self-interest (crosstalk).

SCARBOROUGH: You — you — you talk about radio, which really was an instrument of the nineties. I must say: in this century, the Internet is so hateful.

RUSH: Fine and dandy. But did you hear what Brokaw said? We’ve got to do something. ‘We’ve gotta examine the instruments of polarization; talk radio is a piece of that’? You know who the greatest polarizers in this country are? The Drive-By Media! NBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, on down the line. They are the great polarizers, if you will. I just wanted to throw that in. All right, so we’ve played… See, I got out of order here. (interruption) Yeah, but I can’t find number eight because I used number… Here are the other bites. Go ahead and play this one.

THOMAS: Saul Alinsky is, uh, really was a model from this, er, famous community organizer in Chicago, and this whole idea that Alinsky had that it’s not gonna work if you offend large groups of people. You know, we think of community organizers as having their fist out and, you know? Ah, no, no, no, no, no. You have to win over the majority by being peaceful and nonthreatening. Saul Alinsky used the word ‘nonthreatening.’ This is key to Obama. There’s no militancy involved. This is very important and — and his chief strategist, Axelrod, really understood this. Especially if you’re running a black guy for president, you cannot threaten the whites.

RUSH: Now, that was Evan Thomas of Newsweek magazine on the Charlie Rose Show; and Rose said, ‘Evan, given the early beginnings for Obama and his team? What kind of campaign did he want to run? Because I’m fascinated by the idea what he set the standard suggested going to be from the bottom up, community organizer might suggest as a way to achieve a result.’ So here’s Evan Thomas at Newsweek telling us all about the Saul Alinsky way, after the election. They knew who this guy was; they know who this guy is. Saul Alinsky was a model for this community organizer in Chicago. This whole idea that Alinsky had, it’s not gonna work if you offend large groups of people. Be nonthreatening. Here’s Charlie Rose again who spoke to both Evan Thomas and Jon Meacham of Newsweek magazine. Meacham added this to what you just heard.

MEACHAM: He’s very elusive, Obama, which is fascinating for a man who’s written two memoirs. At Grant Park he walks out with the family, and then they go away.

ROSE: Mmm. Mmm-hmm.

MEACHAM: Biden’s back, you know, locked in the bar or something.

ROSE: (haughty chuckle)

MEACHAM: You know, they don’t let him out. And have you ever seen a victory speech where there was no one else on stage?

ROSE: Mmm.

MEACHAM: No adoring wife, no cute kid. He is the messenger.

THOMAS: There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all this. I mean, he’s such an admirable —

ROSE: Slightly. Creepy. Cult of personality.

THOMAS: Yes.

ROSE: What’s slightly creepy about it?

THOMAS: It — it — it just makes me a little uneasy that he’s so singular. He’s clearly managing his own spectacle. He’s a deeply manipulative guy.

RUSH: Good grief, I can’t… I mean, I believe it, but I can’t believe it. They know all this! They knew all this before the election. I even made this point yesterday. I’ve never seen an acceptance speech where the family is not there, bring the wife and kids out in the weird looking dress; send her backstage, get rid of the kids and go out and make the speech, big crowds, manipulative. These are the people swooning all over this guy during the campaign. Now they’re setting this up ’cause they don’t know what he’s going to do, or they’re worried that they do know what he’s going to do, and they’re just concerned. There’s one more here. This is the final exchange. Charlie Rose, Evan Thomas, Jon Meacham.

ROSE: Watching him last night in that speech, he finishes —

MEACHAM: Yeah.

ROSE: — and he sort of — it’s almost like he then ascends to look at the circumstance.

MEACHAM: He watches us watching him.

THOMAS: Watching him!

ROSE: Exactly!

THOMAS: He does —

MEACHAM: It’s amazing.

ROSE: It is amazing.

THOMAS: He writes about this metaphor being a screen upon which Americans will project. He said they want of Barack Obama; I’m not sure I am Barack Obama.

ROSE: Mmm!

THOMAS: He had — he has the self-awareness to know that this creature he’s designed isn’t necessarily a real person, and he’s self-aware enough —

ROSE: Ahhhhhh!

RUSH: This is just… (laughing) To listen to these Drive-Bys and these elitists now after the election describe their total lack of understanding of who Obama is, yet they do understand things about him that are not good. He’s manipulative. He ascends after a speech to watch everybody watching him. He watches us watch him. He’s ‘slightly creepy,’ and he has ‘the self-awareness to know that this creature he’s designed isn’t necessarily a real person’!

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: All right, now that you have heard these sound bites of Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas at Newsweek discussing with Charlie Rose just who is Obama, I want to play ’em again, two of them. I want you to look at them in a little bit of a different light. You remember shortly after Bill Clinton’s in office, maybe been in office a year, went out to Catalina Island off San Diego and some Washington Post reporter wrote this piece about the power crackling in his jeans. Well, this is better than that. But the difference is that power crackling in the jeans was envy, it was praise, it was idolatry, awe. This is fear. What they’re saying about Obama, these Drive-Bys, this is fear. Now, these two bites confirm for all of us that they are irresponsible in doing their jobs. They know all this, they have these fears beforehand, they viewed it as their job to get Obama elected, burying what they feared, burying what they know. They really have lost their credibility. I don’t see how they get it back. But I want you to listen to this, these two guys again, these next two bites, within the context that they are scared. Here’s the first of the two, Jon Meacham talking with Evan Thomas and Charlie Rose about Obama.

MEACHAM: He’s very elusive, Obama, which is fascinating for a man who’s written two memoirs. At Grant Park he walks out with the family, and then they go away.

ROSE: Mmm. Mmm-hmm.

MEACHAM: Biden’s back, you know, locked in the bar or something.

ROSE: (haughty chuckle)

MEACHAM: You know, they don’t let him out. And have you ever seen a victory speech where there was no one else on stage?

ROSE: Mmm.

MEACHAM: No adoring wife, no cute kid. He is the messenger.

THOMAS: There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all this. I mean, he’s such an admirable —

ROSE: Slightly. Creepy. Cult of personality.

THOMAS: Yes.

ROSE: What’s slightly creepy about it?

THOMAS: It — it — it just makes me a little uneasy that he’s so singular. He’s clearly managing his own spectacle. He’s a deeply manipulative guy.

RUSH: Now, let me tell you what they’re saying that they’re not saying. We’ve seen this before. We have seen this creepy cult of personality. We have seen this singular, managing his own spectacle. We’ve seen this deeply manipulative guy. We saw this before. They are scared. They are not saying that, but I hear fear. Here’s the next bite. Charlie Rose continues here with a question.

ROSE: Watching him last night in that speech, he finishes —

MEACHAM: Yeah.

ROSE: — and he sort of — it’s almost like he then ascends to look at the circumstance.

MEACHAM: He watches us watching him.

THOMAS: Watching him!

ROSE: Exactly!

THOMAS: He does —

MEACHAM: It’s amazing.

ROSE: It is amazing.

THOMAS: He writes about this metaphor being a screen upon which Americans will project. He said they want of Barack Obama; I’m not sure I am Barack Obama.

ROSE: Mmm!

THOMAS: He had — he has the self-awareness to know that this creature he’s designed isn’t necessarily a real person, and he’s self-aware enough —

ROSE: Ahhhhhh!

RUSH: Ahhhh. Charlie Rose, light goes on, ahhhh. Self-aware enough to know that this creature he’s designed isn’t necessarily a real person. That is fear. These guys are looking at Obama and they’ve seen him the exact way we have, all of this time. They only now after they think they got him into office are now starting to talk about their fears about how nobody knows anything about him, his resume is thin, he’s only written two books, and they’re autobiographies, we don’t know what other books he’s read. Yes, we do. We don’t know anything about him. It’s creepy, never seen a victory speech with nobody on stage — what is this making fun of Biden, by the way? Locking Biden in the bar so he doesn’t come out? Look at all they hid. Look at all that they refused to report. They had plenty of chances to write editorials at Newsweek magazine, and they didn’t write one reflective of what they really saw and know and fear about Obama.

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