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RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I showed up here in a great mood today, ladies and gentlemen. Like I showed up yesterday in a great mood and then this freak show at the United Nations started, led by the president of the world, Barack Obama. Folks, we got sound bites of this. This is scary dreadful. The mask came off. Obama took the mask off, and he is who he is. He was who he is today. He just ripped this country to shreds. He ripped Israel to shreds. He’s promised we’re no longer going to be a superpower. We’re no better, we’re no bigger, we’re no different than any other nation, and he’s going to see to it that this happens. The biggest applause line was when he said that the Israeli settlements are illegitimate. He challenged the legitimacy of them and the place erupted. And now Khadafy has been rambling on, it’s hilarious, Khadafy’s been rambling on here for over an hour. People are walking out. I mean it is a general freak show, look at it. It is a genuine freak show. It’s the Star Wars bar scene, except that it’s real and it’s at the United Nations. Greetings, folks, Rush Limbaugh in Los Angeles. At 800-282-2882.

I got here in a great mood and I’m now peeved again just like I ended yesterday’s show. Obama won this election by ten million votes but this is not what he had a mandate to do. I would describe what Obama is doing to this country as basically a coup. It is just frightening. He talks about a New World Order, and a New World Order is him. Obama is bigger than his country; he’s bigger than the presidency; he is the world. He delivered the United States of America to global powers today, just handed us over on a silver platter without a gunshot, without a shot being fired. The United States has just surrendered and accepted all of the blame and guilt that the world has, that’s why they love him at the United Nations. They love him at the UN. This collection of tyrants, thugs, weirdos, perverts, this collection loves this guy because he doesn’t like America and they don’t, either. So he goes up there, he rips his own country and they love it because they don’t like America, either. This has been so sad and disappointing to watch.

He talked about Israeli occupation, the illegitimacy of the continued settlements. Barack Obama is deconstructing the United States of America, internally and now externally in terms of foreign policy. He’s not an ambassador of our nation to the world. When our presidents in the past have gone to the United Nations, it has been as an ambassador of our country to the world. And he shows up just as he’s done in other world tours ripping this country to shreds, criticizing it, telling the people at the UN that their negative thoughts of this country have been justified, but it’s all different now, it’s going to be better now because Barack Hussein Obama is in the Oval Orifice. There will be no world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another. That will not succeed. That’s the future America wants, Obama said, speaking for you and me. He goes up to this bunch of miscreants at the United Nations and says, ‘No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed.’

Okay, good. Good. I then assume that to mean that we will not be helping any of these countries that ask for our help anymore, since we’re all equal now; we can cancel the foreign aid budget. We’re all equal so they can fend for themselves. No one nation is going to be bigger or more important than any other. The next tsunami, wherever it happens, that nation’s on its own. We aren’t the United States of America anymore. We’re not going to send anybody over there to help them out. Next time there’s an earthquake, next time there’s a typhoon, next time there’s a meteorite that destroys some part of the world, ‘Hey, you get hit, it’s your problem,’ is that what this means? Obama basically apologized for the United States and relinquished our superpower status today. He declared that the United States is no longer the world’s leading nation. He declared that we are not different than any other nation and so, folks, the whole concept of American exceptionalism by the bye, it’s history. I saw it. I heard it. It is a disgusting spectacle. And that pervert, Khadafy, is still rambling on. In one way it is hilarious, just to look at this. I don’t have the sound up, of course, because I am hosting my radio show as you are glued to your radio. But I’m looking at these monitors to the left and, have you ever watched television — you ought to try this, folks, to see TV the way I do. Watch it with the sound down. Watch it with the mute on.

People look hilarious when you are not distracted by what they’re saying, especially this guy rambling on and on and on. Khadafy actually said, ‘It’s just a shame we can’t have Obama as president of the United States forever.’ We’ve only got a rare moment in time here while Obama, an African, is president of the United States to actually fix the problems of the world because once Obama’s gone the American people, the United States, is going to go back to being its ugly self again. Khadafy’s all happy that we have an African, you know, he heads up the African Union, whatever the hell that is, he’s all happy that we have an African president. He keeps thumbing through a book, reading his notes, it’s like the pages are out of order. The guy needs a prompter or even maybe a better teleprompter. But as for Obama, folks, here we have a man who has contributed nothing to the success of this great nation, and I want you to listen to me on this. I’m going to say this as often as I have to for it to sink in. Barack Hussein Obama, a man who has contributed nothing to the success of this great nation, Barack Hussein Obama has contributed no greatness himself, has made no contribution whatsoever that has furthered this nation’s advancement, nothing at all.

Instead, Barack Obama is constantly tearing down this country. He is disrespectful of the American people, all who have come before us. He disrespects every president prior to him. He disrespects all who have built this great nation at enormous cost. In his mind, everything prior to his presidency contributed to an unjust and immoral United States of America. He’s contributed nothing. He’s a sponge. He simply soaks it up. He is the beneficiary of the greatness, all the greatness this nation has to offer and he trashes this country nevertheless like a spoiled brat, 1960s radical born of the middle class but constantly seeking to slay ideological images. I think it is important to point out this man has contributed nothing, not one thing to the greatness of this country. His daughters, the greatest health care system in the world, he has access to it. Does he praise it? No. He tries to rip it to shreds and change it. He doesn’t see anything in this country that is worthy of praise, other than unions, minorities, and community organizers.

He sees no greatness in the traditions and institutions that define this country. And this is constant. Whether it’s the economy, the judiciary, foreign policy, he’s constantly tearing at the fabric of this nation, and now he took it to the world stage today at the United Nations. He says the United States cannot solve all the world’s problems yet his Marxist agenda says the opposite when it comes to the domestic policy, that is that the federal government can solve all the nation’s problems. So he’s up there at the United Nations, he’s telling all these people, hey, we can’t solve all the world’s problems, we can’t go it alone, and we can’t do it, we can’t do that this, oh, oh, but domestically the federal government is the only outfit that can do anything, and it’s going to be the only outfit that will do anything because we’re going to trash everything in the private sector.

Our government is arrogant, he says, when it comes to international affairs. I mean that seems to be the theme of his argument. We’re arrogant, we’re conceited, we walk around with a big head, we strut around and we don’t care about the world’s poor, we don’t care about the world’s disadvantaged, we steal the world’s resources, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Arrogant, he says we are, when it comes to the international affairs. But our government is compassionate and all-knowing when it comes to our own liberty here at home, our government is wonderful, now that he’s in charge. Never, ever has it been better. But internationally we’ve been arrogant. I have also never, in my period of time listening to presidential speeches at the United Nations, I have never heard a president reference his predecessor in a derogatory way, ever. And Obama did it repeatedly today.


RUSH: Khadafy is still speaking, and it looks like he’s reading from a shredded legal pad. This is a freak show. This is an absolute freak show. And of course Obama, I mean the way we have to look at this, Obama is the opening act for this. Obama opened for Khadafy. Well, I mean in his own words, Obama’s no better, no wiser than Khadafy. We’re all equal now. Nobody’s better than anybody else. So we’re looking here at somebody who’s just as equal, a leader of an important nation as Obama is, Moammar Khadafy, who is a raging lunatic. Now, I know that he’s also a terrorist and murderer and so forth. I love the guy, he has female bodyguards. He does, don’t you love that? Female bodyguards. Now, according to the BBC there are at least 22 variations in the spelling of his last name. Some of them start with a G., some of them start with a K, some of them start with a Q, some of them start with an A, al-Khadafy. Now, I think the correct pronunciation we heard yesterday, Calypso Louie on the Al Sharpton show referred to him as ‘our brother Khadafy,’ and I like that pronunciation best, Khadafy. But I really feel like we’re televising events inside a lunatic asylum and Obama is the headmaster of this crew. It would be funny if it weren’t so serious. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. You want to hear Obama relinquish American superpower status? Here you go.

OBAMA: For those who question the character and cause of my nation, I ask you to look at the concrete actions we have taken in just nine months. On my first day in office —

RUSH: Yeah.

OBAMA: I prohibited without exception or equivocation —

RUSH: Yeah.

OBAMA: — the use of torture by the United States of America. (applause). I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed, and we are doing the hard work to combat extremism within the rule of law. Every nation must know America will live its values and we will lead by example.

RUSH: I tell you this, folks, I showed up here in a great mood, had a wonderful time last night, my first drive on the golf course yesterday, 300 yards. I saw Obama, I saw Hillary, I saw Pelosi, all three faces on my ball; I just nailed it. My ball striking yesterday was consistent; it was good all day long. I had a great time and I show up here and I see this freak show, I watch this, I listen to this: ‘For those who question the character and cause of my nation, look at the concrete actions we’ve taken in just nine months. We’ve banned torture.’ We already had banned torture. We don’t do it. This is embarrassing to me. (imitating Obama) ‘We closed Guantanamo Bay. We’re getting out of Iraq. Since I got here, our values are better and we’re better. Before I got here everything was horrible. Now I’m here.’ This is right out of the stinking left-wing playbook of the things that they were all saying during the last couple years of the Bush administration: torture, Iraq, the world hates us, doesn’t respect us. We’re now running around, our president seeking to define this country by telling the world that we’re going to do things they demand of us, we’re going to dial it back, we’re going to be more like they demand us to be. It’s just infuriating. Here’s the next embarrassing sound bite.

OBAMA: In Iraq we are ending a war. We’ve also reengaged the United Nations. We have paid our bills. We have joined the human rights council. (applause) We have signed the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities.

RUSH: Yep. We are going global. He’s serving up the United States on a silver platter to the rest of the world. This next is unbelievable, an American president heralding the end of the United States as a superpower and leader of the free world.

OBAMA: Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone. Power is no longer a zero sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. Nor world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold. The traditional divisions between nations of the south and the north make no sense in an interconnected world nor do alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long-gone Cold War. The time has come to realize that the old habits, the old arguments, are irrelevant to the challenges faced by our people.

RUSH: I’ll tell you, this is the speech he’s actually wanted to give. This is why he wanted to be president. He’s now president of the world. He’s bigger than this country, in his mind. In his own inflated ego he’s bigger than the presidency; he’s bigger than this country. No nation should try to dominate another? Power no longer a zero-sum game? And this, ‘Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone.’ Wait a damn minute here, Obama. You and your liberal buddies are the ones who used to chastise America for acting alone. You got all over Bush for going into Iraq alone. All during the sixties you should we should talk to the Soviets, we shouldn’t act alone, you are the ones that chastised us for acting alone. ‘We have sought — in word and deed — a new era of engagement with the world. Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.’

Now, this is infuriating. America has always and first shouldered the burden of shared responsibility. We’re a decent nation. We’re an exceptional people. We’ve done things throughout our history for the betterment and the good of the world, and now this man is up at the United Nations before the Star Wars bar scene trashing the history of this country, ripping his own country to shreds and saying the days of American greatness are over because I’m going to tear it down. This speech is the one he wanted to give. This is why he ran for president, to be president of the world. You, the American people, elected this guy by what was the margin? Ten million votes. He didn’t have this mandate. He was not elected to cut this country down. He was not elected to serve this country up on a silver platter to our enemies and the globalists around the world. We have a disaster on our hands. It’s Barack Obama.


RUSH: Now, I want to talk to you a little bit here about my self-esteem ’cause I’m telling you, Obama is ruining my self-esteem. Two days in a row I’m feeling really small. I’m feeling worthless. I’m feeling like I have no purpose and no meaning to my life, it’s all because of Obama. These damn liberals for years have been telling us that we have to build up self-esteem in people, we have to have self-esteem courses in our school system. People gotta feel good about themselves and particularly our children, our children need self-esteem courses, they need to love themselves. And so we need to constantly tell our children how great and wonderful they are no matter what they do. If your kid breaks a window, ‘Oh, Bobby, you’re such a wonderful kid, we’re so happy we conceived you, break another window, Bobby, here, use this baseball bat to do it. You’re so wonderful, Bobby, you are the greatest kid we could ever — Bobby, what do you mean you killed the dog? Oh, that’s such a wonderful thing. We are so excited that you have taken initiative finally to do something on your own.’ We gotta build the kid’s self-esteem, right?

Did they throw him off the stage or did he leave voluntarily? Khadafy, he’s finished. He’s being escorted out there by female — well, no, he’s shaking everybody’s hand so I guess he finished on his own. The liberal-in-chief, the president of the United States, president of the world is going all over the world telling everybody how rotten I am as an American, how rotten you are as an American, how immoral we’ve been as Americans, how unjust we’ve been. We are mean; we are arrogant; we have stolen the world’s resources; we have done nothing good for the world. He’s running around telling anybody who will listen what a rotten bunch of people we are. This is starting to affect my self-esteem. Folks, I might have to drop out here, join a gang, and start a spiral of decline and delinquency. That’s how destitute I’m feeling. In just two days this guy goes up and talks about the client and blames the destruction of the world on me and you. I don’t know how I’m supposed to keep my self-esteem up. I don’t know how I’m supposed to continue to like myself. I don’t know how anybody in this country is supposed to feel good about themselves when this lamebrain we elected as a president is running around telling everybody all the faults that we have and all the problems that we’ve created.

Of course, he hasn’t contributed any problems. He’s The Messiah, he’s the savior, he’s wonderful, he’s great, he’s going to deliver the United States into a new era where it is cool to hate us, cool to rip us, and he’s going to show the rest of the world how to rip us and how to tear us apart. He’s going to show how it’s done and the world’s going to applaud. They love Obama because they hate this country, too. If my self-esteem is in the tank, I can’t imagine yours, because my self-esteem, prior to yesterday, was in the clouds. I don’t think there’s anybody out there who loves themselves any more than I love me. And who could blame me? I mean look at my life. But two days, and I’m feeling worthless, I’m feeling like I’m just a wandering shred of human debris in one of the worst places anybody could live on the planet, the United States of America, a nation that has used and stolen and is in the process of destroying the planet. We have enslaved millions of people; we have stolen their wealth so that we might live lives of luxury. That’s what he’s telling us, that’s what he’s telling the world. And so, I’m sitting here so low when I look up I see the gutter. I can only imagine how you feel. I don’t know if it can get any worse so I’m going to continue with the audio sound bites. Here is the president of the world getting the biggest applause of his entire speech.

OBAMA: We continue to call on Palestinians to end incitement against Israel and we continue to emphasize that America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. (applause) The time has come to relaunch negotiations without preconditions. The United States does Israeli no favors when we fail to couple an unwavering commitment to its security with an insistence that Israel respect the legitimate claims and rights of the Palestinians.

RUSH: Yeah, right on, right on, right on, right on. Crowd loved it, ate it all up. Do you hear this? We continue to emphasize America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. No, the Israelis, the Jews, they stink, too, according to Obama. Why, they can’t build homes for themselves. Their nation’s already been squeezed. Israel has given up land for peace I don’t know how many times. That poor, struggling little nation, surrounded by enemies, posing such a great threat to the innocent and harmless Palestinians, people who put bombs on their four-year-olds and send them into crowds to die for Allah or whatever. And yet Israel is the problem. Why, building homes for its people, that’s illegitimate. I’m telling you, when Obama says America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements he’s not speaking for me. And I don’t know how many Americans he is actually speaking for in this dreadfully frightening and scary speech today before the Star Wars bar scene. The world, ladies and gentlemen, is on the brink of destruction. We face daily a threat that could wipe us out. What is that threat? Muslim extremists? Terrorists? International thug cartels? No. No. This is the threat.


RUSH: The world is on the brink of destruction. We face threats daily that can wipe us out in an instant. What are these threats? Are these threats terrorism, Muslim extremists, international drug and thug cartels? No. No, no, no, no. None of that is the threat. This is.

OBAMA: The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied. Our responsibility to meet it must not be deferred. If we continue down our current course, every member of this assembly will see irreversible changes within their borders.

RUSH: Flat-out lie.

OBAMA: Our efforts to end conflicts will be eclipsed by wars over refugees and resources.

RUSH: This is amazing.

OBAMA: Development will be devastated by drought and famine. Land that human beings have lived on for millennia will disappear.

RUSH: We’ve got a kook! We have a left-wing radical kook who now thinks that he’s president of the world. Friends, that is irresponsible, that is simply irresponsible and juvenile to go before the world and spew that bunk? Not one word of that is true, and then you add to it that he thinks we are the leading contributor to all of this coming devastation. Irreversible changes within their borders, our efforts to end conflicts will be eclipsed by wars over refugees and resources. Development will be devastated by drought and famine. Land that human beings have lived on for millennia will disappear. It’s just outrageous, it is irresponsible, it is childish, it is juvenile, it is sixties left-wing radicalism they now seek to make mainstream. This is not what he was elected to do, even the people that voted for him. Let’s categorize some of those people. The precious moderates and the independents who believed all that nonsense about postpartisan Obama, no more conflicts, no more racism, everybody would love one another with a new utopia. Why, we had never seen a politician like this before.

Never in our history as human beings had such a man trod the earth with the remarkable ability to bring peoples of all kinds together, remember that magic? There were actually some dolts in this country who voted for the guy thinking that was possible. I did my pre-interview yesterday afternoon for the Leno Show tomorrow. And one of the questions they want to ask me is, ‘Why can’t we all just get along? Why can’t we just compromise, Rush?’ And I said to the pre-interviewer, you know what the purpose of a pre-interview is? I learned this long ago. The purpose of a pre-interview is not to find out what you’d like to talk about. It’s to find out what irritates you. They keep goading you and goading you and finally when you raise your voice, you get a little mad, that’s when they know what to ask you about. I know this is true, it’s happened, so I purposely acted like I was being goaded so that they would ask me things I want to be asked. You can’t trick old El Rushbo. I said to the person doing the pre-interview, I said, ‘How come you’re always talking to me about this? How come you’re always coming to people on my side and saying, ‘Why can’t you compromise?’ When’s the last time any liberal Democrat ever compromised with me on anything?’

I said, ‘Where is the compromise between good and evil? Where is the compromise between victory and defeat? Where is this?’ I said, ‘Besides, why are you even asking me about this? Obama said this is what he was going to bring and make happen, and you’re asking me?’ There are people who voted for Obama thinking all this was going to happen, and now he’s up there giving this country away, remaking it, reforming it, blaming it for everything that’s wrong in the world, cutting it down to what he thinks is its proper size and then lying to the people of the world about the dangers posed by climate change? He describes things of biblical proportion when he gets into all this destruction. Good Lord, folks, this is just breathtaking to listen to this. So I’m thinking, how many of these precious, very intelligent, stupid — we got some of the smartest dumb people in this country you could ever run into — how many of them voted for this guy, now are thinking, ‘Wait a minute, this is not what I voted for.’

He did not have a landslide victory. He had a ten million vote margin. Even scarier than that, though, is to start thinking about and conjuring up, envisioning the Looney Tunes people that voted for the guy hoping to get exactly what he’s giving them, people who also have some giant guilt complex about this country. They think this country is the source of all evil in the modern world along with the US military and it needs to be cut down, there’s a lot of those people that did vote for the guy. But I am confident the vast majority of this country, conservative people, are just listening in increased shock and horror every day at what they hear from this guy. You walk by a television, I don’t care where you are, he’s on it. Every day, night and day, weekends, wherever you see a TV, likely he’s going to be on it. And I think at some point people are going to tune him out, which is not good. Oh, Obama again, screw it, move on to something else.

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