RUSH: Sarkozy. You know, we talked about him yesterday. Sarkozy is expressing all kinds of nervousness about Obama. Last night on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox she spoke with Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who says that he has sources who have told him that Sarkozy has the same opinion of Obama that we do. Greta Van Susteren’s question was, ‘Prior to this issue of Iran arising in Pittsburgh at the G20 and before that at the General Assembly at the UN, what was President Sarkozy’s view of President Obama, and have they patched things up a little bit?’
KELLY: I have a friend who has — one friend who is close to Sarkozy and another who is a member of France’s external intelligence agency, and they both say that Sarkozy thinks that President Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical, so egotistical that no one can dent his naivete, and he’s very worried about what that means for the West, because the president of the United States is the leader of the free world, and if the president of the United States isn’t going to lead the free world, it isn’t going to be led.
RUSH: See, I go back and forth on this naivete business. I don’t doubt that there’s some naivete but I think that there’s an incredible ego and hubris. But, see, I think all this is on purpose, from destroying the US economy, to creating as much welfare as possible, to creating as much dependence on government. I’m sorry to sound like a broken record on this, but I really don’t believe it’s naivete. I think that Barack Obama and the gang which spawned him have an active dislike for this country as founded. You can hear it in all of his speeches. Every time he goes around the world, apologizes for the United States, that speech at the United Nations, everybody says it’s sophomoric, probably was in a strict analysis on the basis of content and so forth, but if you listen to several things about it, you find there’s hardly any naivete there. He essentially said, ‘My country sucked, my country sucked, and every one of you in this body who thought the United States was a bad deal, you’re right. But look at what we’ve done to change it in the last nine months, look how much it’s better since I’m here.’
I don’t think that’s naivete. It is certainly ego. But, folks, we’re dealing with a guy who is out to destroy the whole concept of the West, western civilization, the West in terms of a geopolitical organization of nations, out to destroy it. We’ve never seen anything like this. Gore Vidal even says that we’re headed toward a dictatorship soon in the United States of America and this is in the UK Times. He voted for Obama. Now, Gore Vidal himself is insane, but this nevertheless is quite instructive. Gore Vidal famously switched allegiance from Hillary to Barack Obama during the nomination process, and now in this interview he regrets his change of heart. ‘How’s Obama doing? ‘Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters. He’s acting as if Afghanistan is the magic talisman: solve that and you solve terrorism.’
‘Another notable Obama misstep has been on healthcare reform. ‘He [screwed] it up. I don’t know how because the country wanted it.’ … America has ‘no intellectual class’ and is ‘rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people.” Now, this is in the women’s section of the UK Times, the life and style section. But Gore Vidal, who himself is a left-wing lunatic, despite his lunacy is seeing the lunacy he’s looking at when he looks at the White House. I guess it takes a lunatic to see a lunatic, to know one. See, the problem is, if Obama had more experience in the public or private sector, he never would have been elected president in the first place. The more we know, the more the myth of Obama fades. It was Obama’s inexperience and platitudes that got him elected. It’s his inexperience that’s going to do great harm to the country and the world that we used to lead.
I think all the inexperience, all the naivete misses the point of what we’re dealing with here. We’re dealing with somebody who’s got a chip on his shoulder, and it’s been placed there from the moment he was born by people who reared him, by the church he went to, by his buddy Bill Ayers. If you just look at who his friends are, Valerie Jarrett, the Chicago machine, Richard Daley. Why is Obama off in Copenhagen? Now, there are many theories about this. Some people think, no, it’s not in the bag, it’s not in the bag, and Daley wants it. Daley made Obama, Daley opened up the machine to Obama, and Daley said you better get yourself over there and you better get this for me because I want all that money flowing in here for 2016. I need to keep going on my patronage and I need to get corruption — you know the way the machine works. So Obama’s been essentially ordered by Daley to get over there and get this done. That’s one theory. Another theory is, it is done, and Obama’s going over there just to accept the accolades and so forth. The theory being that he would not dare step foot in Copenhagen if there was a chance that Chicago would not be granted the 2016 Olympics.
Now, Michelle (My Belle) Obama arrived there this morning, two different airplanes. She flew her 757. He’s going to fly the 747 tomorrow. A third 747 goes to provide communications over the Atlantic. All kinds of support people have to fly over in advance commercial, a bunch of military jets and cargo planes have to take the limousines and so forth, and this is not state business. It would be a mistake to focus on all the money that’s being spent on this. Instead, they need to focus on the priorities and I really do believe, I thought about this, I really do think that it’s not in the bag and I think that’s why Daley ordered him to get over there. And Daley said, the mayor of Chicago, ‘Get yourself over there and you get this done.’ You owe us, is I think one of the things that’s guiding this.
Mike, I’m going to interrupt what I told you about the sound bite order, because Gore Vidal says we really don’t know who the guy is. Joe Klein said the same thing. Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, thinks that talk radio is the biggest problem facing America today. He was on MSNBC yesterday afternoon, Andrea Mitchell’s show. She said, ‘We saw that even now with David Gregory on Meet the Press, any interview with Bill Clinton is just a rich mine of his knowledge, his assessments, his instincts. And I suspect that that’s one of the reasons Obama had lunch with him in Greenwich Village two weeks ago to pick his brain.’ Now, these people are living in a fantasy world if they think that’s why they had lunch together. But here’s what Klein said.
KLEIN: He knows a lot. The other interesting thing is the contrast between these two men. Clinton is so wildly emotional and over the top, and Obama is so buttoned down. And it makes you realize how little we still know about President Obama, even after eight or nine months in office.
RUSH: Then what explains your slavish devotion to him, Joe, if so little is known about him? Joe, call me, I’ll tell you everything you want to know about the guy, and I’ve never met him, and I’ve never covered him up close like you have, and I’ll tell you everything you want to know. I’ll tell you everything he’s doing. And I’ll be spot-on right. Let’s go back to the archives. October 29th, 2008, Charlie Rose Show, PBS, he’s talking to Tom Brokaw.
ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.
BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.
ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.
BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.
ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?
BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.
ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.
BROKAW: Two of them. I don’t know what books he’s read.
ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?
BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.
RUSH: Yeah, that was a couple days before the election, three or four days before the election, and Joe Klein says eight or nine months later we still don’t know who the guy is. Call me, Joe. Send me an e-mail, Joe, I’ll tell you exactly who Barack Obama is and what’s headed for this country. It’s right out there for everybody to see. It doesn’t take a neophyte to understand his economic policies are not designed to improve things.