RUSH: Well, well, well, Dingy Harry has opened up again, ladies and gentlemen. From the Politico posted just about 15 minutes ago: ‘Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid launched his harshest attack on the Republican Party in months, claiming the GOP is ‘being run by a talk show host.’ Reid, armed with a patch of Astroturf, slammed Republicans for sponsoring town hall attacks on Democrats and accused the party of waging a barricade on Democratic efforts to pass health care reform legislation. ‘I just want to show you what Astroturf really is,’ Reid said to laughter. ‘They’re taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor mongers, and insurance rackets.’ ‘I just think, as I’ve said before, it’s not often that you try to blow yourself up, but that’s obviously what they’re trying to do with all this vexatious stuff they’re doing with these meetings, the birthers. It’s a party being run by a talk show host,’ Reid said. … ‘These guys don’t care about you,’ Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said of the town hall protesters. ‘They care about YouTube. We can spot a winger,’ Durbin said.’ Dick Durbin, right-winger. We can spot a winger, or wing nut. So Democrat Party, keep showing us who you are, buds, just keep showing us who you are.
By the way, my brother was very concerned, the dear and devoted David, that I might have reported something incorrect when I said the Washington Times says that the White House says that the war on terrorism is over because he tried to go to the website, it said server error or something. And I said, ‘Dave, no, no, that always happens when they’re overflowing, when they’re inundated, when their server shuts down.’ And I have the story here: ‘It’s official. The US is no longer engaged in a ‘war on terrorism.’ Neither is it fighting ‘jihadists’ or in a ‘global war.’ President Obama’s top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. ‘The President does not describe this as a ‘war on terrorism,’ said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office.’ Unacceptable words, unacceptable words inside the White House. That’s right, Nazis can be Republicans. Yes, calling Republicans Nazis, saying that Republicans showing up at these town hall meetings are wingers and have swastikas, that’s totally acceptable. Sending out e-mails from your own website, having a snitch website, acceptable, but war on terrorism and jihadists, unacceptable inside the White House.
I’ll tell you, what’s happening here right before our very eyes is the presidency of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party leadership in Congress has now positioned itself in direct opposition to the American people. That’s the manifestation of all of this. (interruption) The question is being asked of me by the official program observer, ‘They are a professional politicians, do they not understand the risk here?’ They are not professional politicians. They are authoritarian statists. They are not politicians in the sense of the word. They will become the kind of politician you think when it’s reelection time. Senators, you know, I mean, Reid’s up in 2010. He’s in trouble in Nevada, but he will get serious about being a politician when his reelection comes. Right now this is about authoritative, authoritarian statism. This is about ramming things down people’s throat who don’t want them. This is not about democracy. This is not about being a representative republic. They have now officially lined themselves up against the people. It’s this president and his party against the people of the United States of America. That’s how this has manifested itself.