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RUSH: President Obama, ladies and gentlemen, his approval ratings are going to skyrocket. President Obama announced today that he is ‘saving jobs.’ Yes! He’s saving jobs! (clapping) Is yours one of them? No. But he’s saving jobs. He went out to Ohio today, a very important battleground state in his permanent campaign mode called ‘President of the United States,’ and here’s a portion of his remarks to the Columbus police graduation ceremony.

OBAMA: There were those who argued that our recovery plan was unwise and unnecessary. They opposed the very notion that government has a role in ending the cycle of job loss —

RUSH: All right, stop this and cue it back to top. Here comes once again this straw man, straw dog technique of his. ‘There were thooooose who argued our recovery plan was unwise and unnecessary. They opposed the very notion that government has a rooole in ending the cycle…’ Who are these people? Whoever said government has no role? Government has a clear role, and that’s rolling back its involvement! It’s gonna take government action to make it smaller, Mr. President. See? He uses these straw men, makes up people who he doesn’t name who apparently have positions they don’t have, and that keeps his voters all ginned up. Yeah! Yeah! There are people who want me hurt, people don’t want us to get jobs! Obama’s going to take care of us.’ That’s how this all works. All right, here the whole thing is from the top.

OBAMA: There were those who argued that our recovery plan was unwise and unnecessary.

RUSH: Mmm-hmm.

OBAMA: They opposed the very notion that —

RUSH: (long groan)

OBAMA: — government has a role in ending the cycle of job loss —

RUSH: Is the show over yet?

OBAMA: — at the heart of this recession.

RUSH: (yawns)

OBAMA: There are those who believe that all we can do is repeat the very same policies that led us here in the first place.

RUSH: Ugh.

OBAMA: But I also know that this country has never responded to a crisis by sitting on the sidelines and hoping for the best.

RUSH: Nobody is saying to do that!

OBAMA: I know that throughout our history we have met every great challenge with bold action and big ideas.

RUSH: Exactly, just not these — and nobody is saying ‘sit on the sidelines.’ Except maybe some weird-looking Libertarians, nobody is out there saying, ‘Don’t do anything.’ You know who’s sitting on the sidelines? You want to know who’s sitting on the sidelines? The investors, the people that would grow a job and hire you. That’s who’s sitting on the sidelines. This is not a market to put your money in, hope it grows, ’cause it ain’t through falling yet. Sorry. Isn’t through falling yet. Here’s the big finale where the president regales the audience at the Columbus police graduation with all the jobs that his stimulus plan has ‘saved.’

OBAMA: For those who still doubt the wisdom of our recovery plan, I ask them to talk to the teachers who are still able to teach our children because we passed this plan. I asked them to talk to the nurses who are still able to care for our sick and the firefighters and first responders who are still able to keep our communities safe. I ask them to come to Ohio and meet the 25 men and women who will s-s-soon be protecting the streets of Columbus because we passed this plan. (applause)

RUSH: Twenty-five jobs ‘saved’ in Columbus, Ohio because of the stimulus bill. One caveat, for those of you in Columbus, Ohio, the police jobs are not funded past one year, under the Obama plan. So next year those 25 jobs will be gone if the city doesn’t have the money to continue with their employment, and when there’s no PR value in these 25 jobs being saved, the funding is just for one year. It’s just like unemployment benefits just for one year but they totally changed the law. It’s like the hundred thousand cops that never were. This is just to provide Obama the PR effort, and so (laughs) if there’s no more PR value remaining in these 25, they’re gone. They’re gone. Specifically — as I say, articulately — specifically, if Columbus doesn’t have the ability to continue their employment on its own. So 25 jobs saved by the stimulus plan. Hallelujah, hallelujah! We are out of trouble.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We had a trillion-dollar stimulus package. Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio, today proclaimed — and he said this very dynamically — we have lost an astounding 4.4 million jobs. Like he’s happy about it. He sounded triumphant. Then he announced he saved 25 jobs, but nobody knows it’s just for one year in Columbus, Ohio. I figure out of a trillion dollars, 25 jobs divide into a trillion dollars, means we spent $40 billion per job. I know it’s worth it, those people will eat for a year, they will work for a year, and when there’s no longer any PR value left, these 25 police officers are going to be sent to the Russian front, you know, or wherever.

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