RUSH: ‘A day after the White House dismissed protesters at town-hall events as people sent from opposition groups in Washington, the administration’s political wing began mobilizing millions of its own supporters.
”We’ve got to get out there,’ President Obama said in an e-mail message sent Wednesday to the more than 13 million supporters of his campaign group, Organizing for America. These canvasses, town halls and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views and show your support,’ he said. ‘So here’s what I need from you: Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?” It’s Obama that is Astroturfing! It is Obama who is manufacturing right from the White House, sending out his brownshirts to head up opposition to genuine American citizens who want no part of what Barack Obama stands for and is trying to stuff down our throats.
It would be one thing if this were just the leader of some website trying to do it, but this is the president of the United States, who is mobilizing against over half the people in his own country! I have never seen this in this country. ‘Supporters who go to the group’s website are asked to enter their names, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers. The coordinated effort from [the White House] to produce grassroots action comes one day after the White House and Democrats in Washington denounced protesters at health care town hall forums across the country as the work of the Republican Party and its lobbyist allies.’ So who is the mob leader? The mob leader is Barack Obama. The man trying to assemble mobs to counter genuine, heartfelt opposition to his policies is the mob leader.
And from, of all places the Huffington Post. ‘The nation’s largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess. In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would step up recess activities on health care reform and other topics pertinent to the labor community.’ You do it, Mr. Sweeney, because public sector union bosses like you are not smiled at by the American people. You’re not liked, Mr. Sweeney. So look at what’s happening. Obama organizes a mob of his supporters from his office in the West Wing of the White House. He is joined by a union leader who’s going to send out… Now, we know that unions… You want to talk about mobs?
‘The document makes clear that Obama allies view the town hall forums as ground zero of the health care debate. It also uses the specter of the infamous 2000 recount ‘Brooks Brothers’ protest to rally its members to the administration’s side.’ That’s why they are out there saying, ‘Brooks Brothers.’ Oh, yeah, white collar people opposing health care. Let’s get the real blue-collar people, the union workers out there. I guess they can find enough of them with the number of jobs Barack Obama’s killed in this country. There probably are enough union people out there to get rallied and organized and go out and cause some fireworks. Would you believe a showdown between union and grassroots conservative organizations? One totally fabricated, one totally manufactured, one totally made up. The other one genuine, heartfelt and pure. A community organizer cannot start bitching when communities organize, and he’s bitching.
RUSH: Here is Mike in Omaha. Mike, welcome to the program. Great to have you with us.
CALLER: Don Limbaugh, the great Mobfather of the airwaves. Very warm greetings from Omaha, sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir, and I’m honored to be the Mobfather.
CALLER: Ha-ha! Hey, I’m honored to be a captain in your mob.
CALLER: Just a couple of things here, Rush. These Democrats that are all going berserk about the Astroturfing, you know — and Barack Obama, he perfected Astroturfing. You know the lib’s elite mentalities. ‘Well, our lib constituents, they are ignorant — and the conservatives, well, they’re just plain stupid. So how could grassrooting…? How could actual grassrooting occur?’ They just are so dumbfounded by this that people are actually standing up and doing this and actually community organizing on their own without Barack Obama doing it. They can’t believe it. They cannot believe that this could happen without actual grassrooting. And, you know, I was thinking here, Rush. I was thinking Obama’s poll numbers are just dropping and plummeting. So the other week I kind of made up a list of some of the things that this guy’s done: His close ties with America-haters, Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, his embarrassment internationally about how long to the Saudi king, apologizing everywhere he goes. ‘There will be no earmarks in my administration’ and only 8,000 was passed in the first bill, 9%…
RUSH: Wait. Don’t forget yucking it up with Hugo Chavez.
CALLER: Oh! Oh! Was that disgusting, a president of the United States doing that? That was disgusting. Disgracing his white grandmother, nominating a racist for Supreme Court. It goes on and on, Rush. And you talk about Ronald Reagan known as the Great Communicator. Barack Obama is the Great Divider, okay? This guy has done nothing but play the race card his entire life. His attorney general is pushing a hate crime law that doesn’t cover whites or priests but everybody else. This guy, Rush… You know, this guy is the communist infestation of our Constitution is terrible. I mean, I’m just disgusted by this guy. And, of course, his poll numbers are dropping because people all around the country are finally starting to understand what this man’s all about because nobody really knew about it. ‘Oh, his legendary cool, Rush.’ That’s because nobody ever told him no in his life and now he’s finding out that Chicago-style politics doesn’t work in Washington.
RUSH: Yeah, and he’s also finding out he’s not a Messiah.
RUSH: Your comment here about him being a Great Communicator. That is his image, and I would just like everybody to consider something. Where is this great communication on the health care bill? Why is this thing falling so far apart? Why is it in tatters? If he’s such a great orator and a Great Communicator, how in the world can there be no simple, positive message about this plan coming out of the White House? The answer is there’s nothing positive about it. And the second thing is he doesn’t have his own specific plan that he wants to talk about because he can’t. Nobody would accept it. I think this the Great Communicator business has given… Well, Karl Rove writes about this in the Wall Street Journal. He says you know what’s happened in there, when they get in trouble, every White House polls and every White House does focus groups.
But this bunch apparently meets every Wednesday night for two or three hours to go over the latest focus group data and the latest polling data — and that’s why at his White House press conference it all of a sudden became health ‘insurance’ reform rather than health ‘care’ reform. People like their health care. That’s when they started demonizing the insurance companies, and Rove’s point is that once you start reacting solely to focus groups and polling, you become incoherent. And that’s where they are. The Great Communicator is incoherent on this. The more he goes out and speaks about this, the more there are people who do not want it. But he’s still a great orator and he’s still very cool. He’s still got the great-looking family and he still dresses well, still slick, got the great family dog. All the things that got him elected are still there, but they’re not working. That means panic has set in at the White House because the only thing they had going in their effort to ramrod all this stuff through us, was Obama’s magic personality, his ability to soothe and calm while lying through his teeth about his plans. It’s gone now.