RUSH: I will admit, I’ve been waiting until the third hour of the program on both days here to play excerpts from the speech on Saturday and I think, contrary to what you might think, I don’t want to be distracted from the news of the day by focusing on something I said Saturday. So the first two hours of the program I’m hammering this economy, I’m hammering Obama… (interruption) What? What did you say? (interruption) Well, I know it’s still the news, but there’s been news made since. (interruption) I’m doing it, Dawn. I’m playing the excerpts. We’re starting now. But there’s a lot of other stuff. I’m not going to let ’em take me off track. I’m not going to lose focus. I’m not going to be distracted, is the point. It’s a three-hour show, and we get everything in we need to talk about. All right. This excerpt. Who are the real racists in our culture?RUSH AT CPAC: We don’t hate anybody. We don’t — I mean, the racism in this country, if you ask me, I know many people in this audience — let me deal with this head on. You know what the cliche is, a conservative: racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe. Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen of America, if you were paying attention, I know you were, the racism in our culture was exclusively and fully on display in the Democrat primary last year.
RUSH AT CPAC: It was not us asking whether Barack Obama was ‘authentic.’ What we were asking is: ‘Is he wrong?’ We concluded, yes. We still think so.
RUSH AT CPAC: But we didn’t ask if he was authentically black. We didn’t say, as some Southern Christian Leadership Conference leaders said: ‘Barack is not authentic; he’s not got any slave blood. He’s really not down for the struggle, but his wife is. So don’t expect the race industry to go away.’ Southern Christian Leadership Conference — you may not know this, because it wasn’t reported in the Drive-By Media — the racism, the sexism, the bigotry that we’re all charged with, just so you across the United States of America know, and you’ll see demonstrated here as the afternoon goes on, doesn’t exist on our side. We want everybody to succeed.
CROWD: (wild cheers and applause)
RUSH: Right on, right on, right on, right on. Right on. Right on. Shall we talk a little racism here? Story by Bill McGurn in the Wall Street Journal. ‘Dick Durbin has a nasty surprise for two of Sasha and Malia Obama’s new schoolmates. And it puts the president in an awkward position. The children are Sarah and James Parker. Like the Obama girls, Sarah and James attend the Sidwell Friends School in our nation’s capital. Unlike the Obama girls, they could not afford the school without the $7,500 voucher they receive from the DC Opportunity Scholarship program. Unfortunately, a spending bill the Senate takes up this week includes a poison pill that would kill this program…’ Now, we’ve talked about this. There are other special schools in Washington that allow minority parents to use vouchers to get their kids in these schools.
The kids love these schools, and the kids recorded messages to Obama. ‘I want to grow up to be a man, Mr. President. Please save our school.’ This whole program is going to be junked by the Democrats in the Senate. Obama’s going to sign it. It’s being led by Dick Durbin. ‘Known as the ‘Durbin language’ after the Illinois Democrat who came up with it last year, the provision mandates that the scholarship program ends after the next school year unless Congress reauthorizes it and the District of Columbia approves. The beauty of this language is that it allows opponents to kill the program simply by doing nothing. Just the sort of sneaky maneuver that’s so handy when you don’t want inner-city moms and dads to catch on that you are cutting one of their lifelines.’
They’re cutting minority vouchers in the nation’s capital. The Democrats are doing this. The kids affected are black. The program is aimed at blacks. It’s the DC Opportunity Scholarship program. You know, Dick Durbin needs to be… There be ought to be… They aid or abet marching in the streets in Washington over this, but I don’t think they know it. Some of them have got a hint because the school did send out some recorded messages to the president to save the program, but it isn’t going to be saved because it’s a threat to the teachers unions, among other things.
RUSH: This is my reference in the speech on Saturday at CPAC to President Obama.
RUSH AT CPAC: Let me speak about President Obama for just a second. President Obama is one of the most gifted politicians, one of the most gifted men that I have ever witnessed. He has extraordinary talents. He has communication skills that hardly anyone can surpass. No, seriously. No, no, no, no, no, I’m being very serious about this. It just breaks my heart that he does not use these extraordinary talents and gifts to motivate and inspire the American people to be the best they can be. He’s doing just the opposite, and it’s a shame. (applause) President Obama has the ability, he has the ability to inspire excellence in people’s pursuits. He has the ability to do this, yet he pursues a path, seeks a path that punishes achievement, that punishes earners, that punishes, and he speaks negatively of the country. Ronald Reagan used speak of a shining city on a hill. Barack Obama portrays America as a soup kitchen and some Dark Knight in a corner of America that’s very obscure. He constantly is telling the American people that bad times are ahead, worse times are ahead, and it’s troubling because this is the United States of America. See, I’m in awe of our country, and I asked this country a lot as I got older. We’re less than 300 years old. We’re younger than nations that have been on this planet for thousands of years. We nevertheless, in less than 300 years — and, by the way, we’re no different as human beings than any others around the world. Our DNA is no different. We’re not better just because we’re born in America. There’s nothing that sets us apart. How did this happen? How did the United States of America become the world’s lone superpower, the world’s economic engine, the most prosperous opportunity for an advanced lifestyle that humanity has ever known? How did this happen, and why, pray tell, does the president of the United States want to destroy it? It saddens me. (applause)
RUSH: I’ll tell you how it happened, folks. There are many elements to it. To me, it’s a great question. I think it’s a question that nobody or very few people in this country ever ask themselves. You’re born here, you take it for granted, you accept that America is what it is. To the extent that you have traveled, you do see the differences, the plus side differences in America. But if you haven’t traveled much around the world, you assume everything is not nearly as bad around the world as it is. You don’t really have the full-fledged appreciation, and if you’re not taught much history, then you really don’t ask, ‘Gosh, how did this happen? Europe, Asia, been around thousands of years. They should be light years ahead of us in every measure. But they’re not. Why?’ Well, John Adams said, paraphrasing, ‘We’ve written a document here that’s for a moral and religious people.’ We don’t have a document that can handle people who aren’t. He knew full well that people lived outside the realm of religion and morality were going to present problems. The Constitution was a problem to them. That’s one element.
The other element is that our founding documents establish our origins, created with certain inalienable rights by God, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. And the great thing about this country is there have been assaults on it from within, and it’s always survived, and it’s always come back. It came back from the Great Depression, came back from World War I, we survived Jimmy Carter, and it’s going to be a little tougher to survive this because we’ve never had this large an assault on the foundation of this country ever. This makes what FDR did look like chump change. The people of this country have been able to use their talents, their entrepreneurial skills because of the acknowledgment, the origins of freedom, that our freedom does not come from whoever we elect, that whoever we elect is a threat to that freedom, that men do not grant freedom to other men, men can only imprison and take freedom away from other men. Women, too, but I’m using it in a general sense.
No other country has a Constitution like ours. No other country was founded like ours. That’s why I continually focus on it, it’s the founding principles that are under assault here and being overturned, and America’s greatness as we’ve known it is threatened. And that’s why to me it’s worth fighting for. It does sadden me, it really does break my heart. You’ve got a guy in the White House who has the ability to inspire and motivate people the way he does. Can you think how great this country would be if this guy were different, if he had different ideas to go along with his remarkable communication skills? That would be something to behold. But sadly he wants to use it for just the exact opposite purposes: depress people, anger them, fill them with anxiety. One more bite, then a break.
RUSH AT CPAC: Do you know that President Obama in six weeks of his administration has proposed more spending than from the founding of the country to his inauguration? Yep. This is not prosperity. It is not going to engender prosperity, it’s not going to create prosperity, and it is also not going to advance or promote freedom. It’s going to be just the opposite. There are going to be more controls over what you can and can’t do, how you can and can’t do it, what you can and can’t drive, what you can and can’t say, where you can and can’t say it, all these things are coming down the pike because it’s not about revenue generation to them; it’s about control. They do believe that they have compassion, they do believe they care. But, see, we never are allowed to look at the results of their plans. We are told we must only look at their good intentions, their big hearts, the fact that they have destroyed poor families by breaking up those families, by offering welfare checks to women to keep having babies, no more father needed, he’s out doing something, the government’s the father, destroy the family, we’re not supposed to analyze that, we’re not supposed to talk about that, we’re supposed to talk about their good intentions. They destroy people’s futures. (applause) Future is not big government, self-serving politicians, powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new, it’s not change, and it’s not hope. (cheers and applause) Spending a nation into generational debt is not an act of compassion. All politicians, including President Obama, are temporary stewards of this nation. It is not their task to remake the founding of this country. It is not their task to tear it apart and rebuild it in their image. (cheers and applause)
RUSH: President Obama said this morning that’s exactly what he is doing is remaking this country.
RUSH: Let’s see if I’ve got time to do this, because this is a good one. Darn it, I’m going to have to wait. The sound bite that I was going to play here is a good one. It’s about how Americans keep score. They’re competitive, whether we’re told to be or not. But I have to get that one tomorrow with new excerpts tomorrow. In the meantime, Craig in Charlotte, North Carolina, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Very good, sir, thank you.
CALLER: I guess I was calling first of all, you know, I saw your CPAC speech. It was great. You’re right with your beliefs regarding the markets and regarding how our economy works. And Obama and his team are really operating under of a really bad set of beliefs, and they’re going to take us into a pit. They’re just raising our costs dramatically, and they’re raising the structural costs of the United States.
RUSH: Wait. Who is ‘our,’ when you say ‘raise our costs dramatically’?
CALLER: The American people in our, you know, entire economy.
RUSH: Okay, let me ask you a question about that, ’cause I’ve said many times that… Time constraints. I’m going to call you tomorrow. Will you give us your number so we can call you back tomorrow? I want to ask you… Here’s the question. I want you to think about it; you won’t have time to answer. You sound just like the Republicans who are nibbling around the edges on the policy. Obama, you said… I may be wrong. You said, ‘Obama people, they don’t seem to understand.’ I think that’s BS. I think they full well understand what they’re doing, and I want to talk to you about it.