RUSH: I’m going to tell you what, folks, the libs, the Democrats in this country are now dripping with contempt for the public. The public, who is becoming increasingly active about their own futures, the public who are attending these town hall meetings, and they do so at their own political peril, by the way, these Democrats if they show this contempt too much, they’re going to pay big time. These libs and their media cronies have no clue what the public is feeling. They can smear them, they can degrade them, but they still have, these people still have the power to throw these political hacks out of office, and many of them are going to lose their power as a result. I’ll tell you these town hall meetings erupting all over the place, we’ve got audio sound bites from more of them.
We’ve got Obama and a former reporter from ABC now working in his White House communications office, Linda Douglass, attacking Drudge for daring to point out on his website that Obama has said numerous times — and we’ll play the tapes again — that he favors a single payer system. She says Drudge is taking it out of context. Dick Durbin is out there saying insurance companies are making sure all these people show up at these town hall meetings, it’s the insurance companies. They’re the villain. Alinsky rule number 13: pick the target, freeze it, isolate it, destroy it. Insurance companies are now that target for the Democrats as the Alinsky rules come to life again for the month of August. And Chris Matthews is out there wondering where are all the poor people who want health care showing up at these town meetings, where are all the Obama supporters?
Where are they? Hey, Chris, did you ever stop to think that this whole health care issue since the nineties has been trumped up and is something it isn’t? Can you not read the polls your own stupid network does about how many people like their health care and don’t want it changed and they don’t want to lose their doctor, and they don’t want to lose their insurance, they don’t want to lose the plan that they have. Far more people like their health care in this country than you do. The reason people aren’t clamoring and showing up at town meetings for this is ’cause they don’t want it. What’s surprising to me is that ACORN hasn’t gotten involved here on this. It’s interesting how they’ve dropped the ball. And also, I find it fascinating that all these Democrats, exactly what we said last week, they’re starting to refer to these town hall meetings as unruly mobs, we can’t promise security. No, no, no. These are orderly people. These are genuine voting American citizens.
What these Democrats are accusing you of doing who go to these town hall meetings is exactly what Obama taught people to do. He is the community agitator, he’s the community organizer. Obama is the guy who taught people how to show up at events like this over and over again and rip ’em apart and tear ’em down, disrupt ’em and make sure they don’t happen. And now the table’s been turned, it’s happening to him only this time it’s not ginned up, it is genuine. It’s real. People do not want this. And Chuck Schumer, Chuck-U Schumer, (paraphrasing) ‘I don’t care, we’re going to get it done by the end of the year. It’s going to happen one way or the other. If the Republicans don’t want to help us, fine. We’re going to get it done. Screw you.’ The Democrat Party has now got a new slogan to the American people. It’s, ‘Screw you!’ Actually, that has been their modus operandi for as long as I’ve been alive. But now they’re out there actually saying it in so many words. ‘Screw you! To hell with you.’
They’re just dripping with contempt for the American people, for the public. When the left organizes, whether it be the public sector unions, the AFL-CIO, ACORN, the rest, they’re all encouraged, they’re admired, they’re even funded by the taxpayers. When hardworking people, for the first time in many cases, become involved and active, they are denounced. Let me tell you something. Democracy doesn’t belong only to the leftist agitators. It also belongs to the people who pay the bills and make this country work. There is something boiling over out there now. The only question is whether it lasts. Obama’s own aggressiveness has resulted in a reaction. The American people know full well now what this health care plan’s all about and so much else of his agenda, and the numbers of people who are now informed is growing and they want no part of it. When he goes out and does these town hall meetings himself, he makes no acknowledgment whatsoever that there’s opposition to this. He does not recognize that there’s opposition, try to take that into account to soothe people, even by lying to them. He just assumes, his attitude is, everybody is in full-fledged support.
RUSH: Here is Gary in Waynesboro, Virginia, as we start on the phones today. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Happy studly dittos, man, you’re looking good.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I’d rather have a woman say that to me, but I’ll take it.
CALLER: Well, don’t consider it a man crush, now.
RUSH: I’m not.
CALLER: Okay, it will help your golf swing, too, by the way, being a former golf pro. Hey, I saw the Bill Press — Megyn Kelly really grilled Bill Press this morning on Fox. He epitomizes a poster child of what is wrong with these liberals. He said these things were orchestrated, he says it’s going to hurt the Republican Party. And I just sit there going, ‘What is this? No wonder no one listens to him.’ I mean, gee whiz. You know. He insults my intelligence, like all of them do, like he insults your intelligence. I just get sick and tired of it.
RUSH: Well, you gotta learn to watch the stuff for the entertainment value and you have to understand that the press is not persuading anybody. He’s given a script, too. They all say the same thing.
RUSH: They all say the same thing: it’s going to hurt the Republican Party, this is being trumped up by the insurance companies, these are not real. The real question, Chris Matthews inadvertently came up with the real question: Where the hell are the Obama supporters? I think it’s sound bite number seven, if I can get the pages to come apart. Yeah. Grab audio sound bite number seven. Last night on Hardball.
MATTHEWS: Where the hell are the people that want health care, the poor people out there, the people that work hard but don’t have health care, the union people, where are they? I haven’t seen one placard, let alone one protest demonstration for health care.
RUSH: ‘Cause they’ve all got it! The union people have health care out the wazoo. Where are all the poor people that want health care? Did you ever stop to think it ain’t the issue you think it is? Do you know what people are concerned about, Chris? Their jobs. They’re concerned about their families, they’re concerned about income, they’re concerned about eating, they’re concerned about getting to work, they’re concerned about having a workplace to go to, and they are miffed that that sector is being destroyed right in front of them before their very eyes, and this fraud and deceit of health care is being sold at the same time. This nation is not made up of as many stupid people as you libs think. You’re the ones out of touch; you’re the ones that really do not understand it. Where are the placards? The union people have their health insurance. What he’s really asking is, ‘Where’s ACORN? Where are our agitators? Where are our people showing up?’ and that is a good question. The Obama people have dropped the ball on that.
RUSH: It is as I said earlier, ladies and gentlemen, the libs, the Democrats, from the White House all the way down to Congress and state capitals, are now dripping with contempt for the public, a public that has become increasingly active about their own futures, the public, who are attending these town hall meetings. And these Democrats dripping with contempt do so at their own political peril. They and their media cronies have no clue what the public is feeling. They can smear ’em, they can degrade ’em, but they still have the power to throw these political hacks out of office, and many of them are going to lose their power as a result. Let’s listen to Dick Durbin. Yesterday in Washington and unidentified reporter for a website asked Dick ‘Turban’ a series of questions, and during the interview Turban said this about town hall protests against health care reform.
DURBIN: I hope my colleagues won’t fall for a sucker punch like this. These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television. They want to show thousands of people screaming socialism and try to overcome the public sentiment, which now favors health care reform. That’s almost like, you know, flooding the switchboards on Capitol Hill. It doesn’t prove much other than the switchboards have limited capacity. So we need to have a much more balanced approach that really allows members of Congress to hear both sides of the story rather than to be sucker punched or sidetracked by these types of tactics.
RUSH: There’s another compassionate, responsive, ‘I hear you’ kind of Democrat. You people are nothing but a bunch of phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock ‘n’ roller sucker punchers. You know, you Dems, you liberals out there, you don’t get to tell us what we can do and what we can’t do. You don’t get to tell us what we can say and what we cannot say. You have set the standard. You elect people to high public office who are often disgusting, who have pathetic backgrounds, and so forth. You embrace artists who are on the public dole defacing images of Jesus in jars of urine, you fund street protests and organizers, and we’re supposed to play by different rules? Look, if some friends of Obama want to show up at these things, it’s their business, nobody’s keeping them out. If some supporters of Obama health care want to show up, these are Democrat town hall meetings for crying out loud! They’re Democrat town hall meetings. Here’s more from Turban, he showed up on MSNBC later on and he got this question: ‘There are reports out there that there was a memo sent out actually encouraging people opposed to some of the policies being explored by the administration to carry on this way, to yell at the Democrat lawmakers. What’s your take on that, and what will happen over the next few weeks? The polling shows people are a little hesitant from what we’re hearing there.’
DURBIN: There are health insurance companies that are making more money out of the current system than most companies in America. They don’t want to see it change. They are very profitable and they don’t want to see this reform so they are helping to organize these rallies, they’re being supported by a lot of people who are coming out and screaming and trying to shout down any discussion. But if we’re going to get to meaningful health care reform we have to get beyond the shouting, sit down and read the bill carefully and do the best we can to get it passed in September.
RUSH: Health insurance companies are making more money, they’re behind all of this.