RUSH: Listen to this from Obama in Pomona, California, touring the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center Garage of the Future — and, by the way, we can’t blame this on the teleprompter. Well… Yes, the teleprompter did tell him to say this. I take it back. I watched this in Snerdley’s office at the top of the hour. He was using the teleprompter. The teleprompter was there at the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center Garage of the Future. This is what the teleprompter told President Obama to say.
OBAMA: For decades we’ve avoided doing what we must do as a nation to turn — turn challenge into opportunity. As a consequence we import more oil than we did on 9/11. The… The 1908 Model T — think about this! The 1908 Model T earned better gas mileage than the typical SUV in 2008. Think about that, a hundred years later and we’re getting worse gas mileage, not better.
RUSH: Can you believe this? (laughing) I… (interruption) It doesn’t… (interruption) Don’t… (interruption) Wait — wait — wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. (interruption) Snerdley, you’re missing the point. Snerdley is going nuts here. ‘Does he not understand the difference between a car and an SUV?’ Snerdley, the teleprompter told him to say this. I think the teleprompter is starting to have a little fun with President Obama. The teleprompter learned that it can put anything up there, and he will read it. Remember the teleprompter put up there, ‘Thank you, President Obama, for a wonderful party here at the White House,’ and Obama read it! So the teleprompter knows that it can get Obama to say anything. So the model T… (laughing) At what speed did the Model T travel, and did the Model T have air conditioning?
What about the fumes and the pollution, the emissions? How about the comfort of the Model T? This is exactly what the environmentalist wackos want. They want us thinking that with all of these antiques, we were far better off as a nation and as a people, that we haven’t advanced any. I’ll bet we have plenty of cars that get better mileage than a Model T. We have plenty of vehicles that get better mileage than a Model T! So he compares a truck, a massive truck to basically a Lego toy. I gotta love this teleprompter, folks. I have to tell you, this teleprompter is just making my day each and every day. Look at the stupid stuff this teleprompter’s getting him to say — and as we pointed out the teleprompter has its own blog. It’s BaracksTeleprompter.Blogspot.com. This is just too good.
RUSH: The top speed of the Model T — I got this on Wikipedia — but they say that the Ford Model T, it was a four-cylinder, 177 cubic-inch, 2.9 liter engine, 20 horsepower, top speed of 45 miles per hour. I mean, my car has a top speed of 220 but I never drive it at 220. How many people drove the things at 45 miles per hour? (interruption) Well, one of them does, the other is about 180. Whose takes regular gas? The model T, of course it took regular gas. Yeah, lead, no catalytic converter. Catalytic converter in the Model T, all this weight that has been added to the cars was not there. I know it had a great disgronificator, but it didn’t have a roof, half of them didn’t have roofs, half of them didn’t have windows, half of them didn’t have trunks. This teleprompter, I’ll tell you, folks, you’ve got to love it. Obama says we haven’t made any progress ’cause the Model T got more mileage than an SUV. Top speed of 45 miles an hour.
We don’t have the audio on this, but on the town hall meeting the Obama teleprompter in Costa Mesa told Obama to say that rich people can afford to pay higher taxes. He was selling his budget as an investment in the nation’s future. The Teleprompter of the United States, TOTUS, told Obama to say, ‘These folks can afford it. They were rich back in the nineties. It’s not like suddenly they’re gonna have to go to the poorhouse, but what that does, it allows us to pay for health care reform for a lot of people.’ So he was not lying or misspeaking when he spoke to Joe the Plumber talking about redistributing income. Going after the line of attack Republicans have used against him, Obama insisted, ‘I don’t think it’s unreasonable to raise taxes on the rich. I don’t think that’s socialism.’ Of course it’s socialism, it’s socialism-lite, whatever. You know, the labels here, statism, collectivism, whatever you want to call it, it’s certainly from each according to his means to each according to his needs. Except to each according to their needs never works out. In socialism nobody gets their needs, everybody is equally miserable.