RUSH: There aren’t words for this. Well, there are, but it just… Can you imagine, folks, how big Obama’s head is today? I didn’t think it could get any bigger. But I think his head is now growing so big that his ears actually fit.
JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!
RUSH: What a week. What a week. It’s great to be with you. Rush Limbaugh, Open Line Friday. Telephone number, 800-282-2882 if you want to call. E-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. My volume is not loud enough. I don’t hear myself well enough.
A shocking announcement today from the National Football League, an announcement that has shocked the football world. Commissioner Roger Goodell and the board at the National Football League have named the Kansas City Chiefs the winners of this season’s Super Bowl, which will be played in February. The NFL decided to reward the Chiefs for their good intentions at rebuilding a lackluster franchise. Despite their 0-4 record they have been proclaimed the winners of the Super Bowl yet to be played in 2010. In a related story, Barack Obama has won the Nobel prize for economics now as well as peace, this for his job stimulus plan, amid record and continuing massive job losses, which the rest of the elites in the Western world love to see, and he is going to be rewarded for a second economics prize from the Nobel people next year for returning the nation’s wealth to its rightful owners. Folks, I think the people who used to run the election board for Saddam Hussein’s government were hired by the Nobel committee here to tally the votes.
Reuters went out there and asked the Taliban and Hamas what they think of Obama getting the Peace Prize. (laughing) I don’t believe this! He’s not only the first post-racial president; he’s also the nation’s first post-accomplishment president. He has risen above incompetence. He’s now judged on wishful thinking. Gore, Carter, Obama. Can you imagine how ticked off Bill Clinton had to be today? The first gut reaction, when he found out that this little man-child in Chicago has not done diddly-squat got the Peace Prize, and Clinton’s out there, (doing Clinton impression) ‘My God, I got my Library and Massage Parlor. I even scored $2 million stimulus money for that thing. Did you see that yesterday, Limbaugh? I got it. I got my global initiative. I’ve fleeced people for billions and billions of dollars under the premise of world peace and, what? I get slapped again all because semen on a dress. They just have no respect.’ Don’t worry about it, Mr. President, your day is coming. Gore, Carter, Obama, soon Bill Clinton, you see a pattern here, folks? Liberal sellouts get this prize.
George Bush liberates 50 million Muslims. Ronald Reagan liberates hundreds of millions of Europeans, saves parts of Latin America. Any awards? No. Just derision. Obama gives speeches trashing his own country and he gets a prize for it. This actually makes total sense when you look at who these Nobel people are, these elite Norwegians, Europeans. They love what Obama is doing. And this fully exposes, folks, the illusion that is Obama. This is a greater embarrassment than losing the Olympics bid was, and Obama got it right. He knows exactly why he was given this award. The elites of the world are urging him, a man of peace to not do the surge in Afghanistan, they are urging him not to take on Iran. If you want to get serious about this for a minute that is what this is really all about. How can he now send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan after that cotton candy speech he just gave this morning, of which we have sickening sound bites that I am going to make you listen to. Because I have to listen to them, you do, too. None of you will be allowed to turn off the radio. None of you will be allowed to change stations. I am going to play excerpts of it, and everybody is going to damn well listen to it right along with me. You didn’t do anything, I’m just not doing this alone anymore.
We’re in this together, we’re in this together. But the Nobel Peace Prize just told Obama, ‘Look, we love what you’re doing, you are destroying your country as a superpower. Keep it up, Bud. This is what we expected, and you’re doing a damn good job.’ Those are accomplishments, folks, and in the eyes of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, these are the accomplishments they’re looking for. He’s basically emasculating this country and they applauded today with this award. They love a weakened, neutered United States. This is their way of promoting the concept and it’s a slam dunk. I’m surprised that anybody in Norway still alive there because Oprah ate it last week after losing the Olympic bid. Maybe she vomited them back. Obviously. Here’s the announcement this morning.
THORBJORN JAGLAND: The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama (audience gasp) for his extraordinary efforts.
RUSH: This is a hand grenade that’s just been lobbed into US domestic and foreign policy, domestic policy, foreign policy. They’ve just blown us up here, folks. So here’s Obama, admitting he’s not worthy, but he’s going to keep trying.
OBAMA: I am both surprised and deeply humbled —
RUSH: You’re not humbled.
OBAMA: — by the decision of the Nobel committee. Let me be clear, I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments.
OBAMA: — but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations.
RUSH: Except this one.
OBAMA: To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize.
RUSH: Then why did you accept it? He gets $1.4 million. He should put it in his stash for Detroit because they’re not going to have enough there. All right. He’s going to accept the award because it will give momentum for his cause.
OBAMA: Throughout history, the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement, it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes, and that is why I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the twenty-first century. These challenges can’t be met by any one leader or any one nation. That’s why my administration’s worked to establish a new era of engagement in which all nations must take responsibility for the world we seek.
RUSH: By the way, they got hold of Obama’s family over there in the hut village somewhere in Kenya, and one of the family members was coming back with the day’s water supply from the lake, it’s three miles away. And they asked him, ‘What do you think of ol’ Barack winning the Peace Prize?’ Obama’s uncle told Reuters by telephone — a reporter took a satellite phone in there because there’s no phone service in the actual Obama homeland village of Kogelo, western Kenya. They said, ‘It’s humbling for us as a family and we share in Barack’s honor, we congratulate him.’ I think Obama is the second Kenyan to win the prize.
OBAMA: I am the commander-in-chief of a country that’s responsible for ending a war and working in another theater to confront a ruthless adversary that directly threatens the American people and our allies.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. He’s talking about Afghanistan there. Working in another theater to confront a ruthless adversary — how can he confront a ruthless adversary as the winner of the Peace Prize? He has been given the Peace Prize precisely so that he doesn’t surge in Afghanistan, so that he doesn’t take on Iran. His ego is so huge he doesn’t understand why this has happened. He says that he does, ‘This is to give momentum to my agenda.’ Yeah, but his agenda is to weaken this country, to remake it, and that’s what he’s been rewarded for. How can he now protect us from a ruthless enemy? And I don’t believe I’ve ever heard him say before that a ruthless enemy directly threatens the American people and our allies. Do you recall him ever talking about the ‘Tal-ee-bahn,’ in that way? Who was he talking about? Al-Qaeda? Well, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, they’re brothers and sisters. I know, he said that the Taliban has a future in the rebuilding of Afghanistan.
How can he now add troops? How can he ramp up military activity after getting the Peace Prize, which, you know, Alfred Nobel was a dynamite maker, that’s what’s hilarious. He invented dynamite. And Nobel, if you read his original intent for the Peace Prize, it was to go to people who actually pursued the elimination of standing armies. Nobel was a kook. Everybody thinks he’s rolling over in his grave. Nobel, this could actually bring him back to life, folks.
RUSH: My friends, look at the bright side here: The Nobel committee today just suicide-bombed itself. They destroyed themselves far more than we ever could with this award — and it gets hilarious. ‘A top Democratic National Committee official reacted furiously to a statement from Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele mocking — and describing as ‘unfortunate’ — President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.’ This is the statement from the DNC: ‘The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists — the Taliban and Hamas this morning — in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,’ (laughing) DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told Politico. So maybe the ‘ruthless enemies’ that Obama talked about that we are facing is the Republican Party and conservatives. Maybe he wasn’t even talking about Afghanistan. Because the DNC now says Republicans have thrown in their lot with terrorists, Hamas and who? Hamas and the ‘Tal-ee-bahn,’ as Obama says it.
RUSH: I don’t have enough time to be fair with another caller. I fully expect by the way… You know, there’s Obama Kool-Aid and the kids in school are running drinking it, you may not have seen it in the stores but there is Obama Kool-Aid, and Obama Kool-Aid drinkers soon are going to be able to buy a new drink from the legendary Kool-Aid drink-maker: Barack Obama’s Ego Juice. Upon hearing the Nobel Peace Prize Committee’s decision Kool-Aid accelerated the introduction of a product already in the works: Barack Obama’s Ego Juice. It’ll be available in stores everywhere this December in time for the president’s trip to Oslo to accept it. Schoolkids have already been test-marketing the products. Forced feedings of Obama’s Ego Juice are going exceptionally well and so the rollout timetable will be moved up to December.
RUSH: Folks, the Nobel Peace Prize, we owe ’em. Our president has become a laughingstock. They are telling jokes about Barack Obama even in State-Controlled Media. ABC is assembling what they think are the funniest jokes that they’re finding anywhere, from blogs to State-Controlled Media sources and so forth and it’s hilarious. Everybody in the world is laughing except the Norwegians, everybody is laughing at our president. You know, I’m a former nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. I was nominated this year, the year that Gore got the Peace Prize, official nominee. I’m especially qualified to comment on this. I’m much closer to having won a Nobel Peace Prize than any of you people are because I’ve actually been nominated. (laughing) And, by the way, when I was nominated there wasn’t any laughter. No, there was no laughter. There was anger and rage from certain sectors of this country, but there was no laughter. Our president has won the Peace Prize, and he is a standing joke.
Meanwhile, his ego is so big his ears are starting to fit the head now. You gotta think, this guy, he’s in the White House, he’s in his cocoon, he’s surrounded by Rahm Emanuel, the ballerina, he’s surrounded by that drip, Gibbs, the press secretary. And I’m sure they’re telling themselves, ‘Oh, way to go, baby, we are bigger than ever, who would have ever believed!’ Meanwhile, outside the Oval Office everybody’s laughing at this guy while he thinks he is the biggest human being to ever walk the planet. In nine months, he is a post-racial, post-partisan, now post-accomplishment. You don’t even have to accomplish anything to get the Nobel Peace Prize. All you have to do is get good intentions and, you know, the libs are always regarded on their good intentions, aren’t they? That’s how they want to be judged, never on the results of those intentions which are always disastrous.
We couldn’t have done this ourselves. We could not have made the world laugh at our president, but the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and their award pulled it off. We owe ’em a debt of gratitude. I mean this guy is going to be joked about all over the media for this weekend. They’ve set up the Sunday shows for this, and he goes out there and admits he’s not he’s not qualified. Grab that sound bite again. Yeah, he admits it.
OBAMA: I am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel committee.
RUSH: Could you speed this up? This is 34 seconds; it seems like an hour. Speed it up.
OBAMA: — recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations. To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize.
RUSH: Oh, but you do, Mr. President, you are totally at home with the likes of Jimmy Carter and Algore and anybody else who’s been running around — I mean he’s in a club, people who have received Peace Prizes, people like Yasser Arafat. Ha! What a club. Wouldn’t you want to be a member of that club? I would have refused, by the way, had I won the award, because I wouldn’t want to be in that club of thugs. Nah, that’s true, I would have accepted it. I was up late last night. I was up till like four. Oh, yeah. I’m in one of these giddy moods here today, folks, so we usually throw caution to the wind. We’ve expanded the delay to a full 90 seconds today, by the way, to accommodate something I might say that could be regretful.
To the phones. Suzanne in Los Angeles. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Open Line Friday. You’re up first. Hello.
CALLER: Good morning, Rush. If the president actually opened his fat mouth and said he does not deserve to be in the company these figures, why is he accepting it and why doesn’t he donate the money to charity? Because he’s a jackass, that’s why.
RUSH: (laughing) I don’t even —
CALLER: He doesn’t deserve it. He hasn’t done anything!
RUSH: He has. This is what you don’t understand.
CALLER: Okay, explain it to me.
RUSH: The guy who has said this best today is John Podhoretz in a blog at Commentary, Contentions. I’m going to read it to you.
RUSH: ‘I can’t agree with my colleagues here on Contentions that a) Barack Obama should reject the Nobel Peace Prize or b) be embarrassed by it. The Nobel committee chose him wisely because he does, in fact, represent the organization’s highest ideals. He is an American president queasy about the projection of American power. He is an American president who rejects the notion of American exceptionalism. He is an American president eagerly in pursuit of legitimacy to be granted him not by those who voted for him but by those who do not cast a vote and who chafe at American leadership. It is his devout wish that America become one of many nations, influencing the world indirectly or not influencing it at all, rather than ‘the indispensable nation,’ as Madeleine Albright characterized it. He is the encapsulation, the representative, the wish fulfillment, the very embodiment, of the multilateralist impulse. He is, almost literally, a dream come true for the sorts of people who treasure and value the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s the most obvious choice, once you think about it, since Michael Moore won an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine.’
CALLER: You know, you made me queasy just hearing you read all of that garbage.
CALLER: I’d rather see them give this prize to Michael Jackson for his work with children. The president doesn’t deserve this. He actually doesn’t deserve to be president, but I get tired of him apologizing and the goals he set for the United States is exactly what? Driving us to poverty, selling us off one dollar at a time to China —
RUSH: That’s precisely why he’s qualified for the prize! This is what the Nobel people want; this is what European leftist elites want; this is what our enemies want; this is what the United Nations want.
CALLER: Is he going to give this money to Reverend Wright to start a new church?
RUSH: Well, no, here’s the thing about the money. We looked it up. What is it, ten million Swedish kronors —
CALLER: What is that, a buck 50?
RUSH: You’re on a roll here today.
CALLER: I get my inspiration from you.
RUSH: We looked it up. Ten million Swedish kronors in December when he gets the money, depending on how badly he continues to trash his own currency, the dollar, could be worth anywhere between $1.2 and $1.5 million. That will not even cover one of the 747s that will take him and his fleet of fellow egoists over there to accept the award.
CALLER: I thought it might have covered the money he wasted going to Copenhagen.
CALLER: Maybe he should give that to Daley in Chicago as an ‘I’m sorry you didn’t get the Olympics.’
RUSH: Daley is sitting there in Chicago saying, ‘What the hell happened to me? I go over there to Copenhagen, I bring Barack along, he’s my ace-in-the-hole, we’re going to get the Olympics, I’m going to be able to have some of my buds get rid of the slums, like Valerie Jarrett, I’m gonna have all kinds of people getting rich because of me, I’m going to be in power forever here.’ And they get shut out with 18 votes in the first round, totally embarrassed. Obama was a hindrance. And then the very next week — in fact, exactly one week — do you realize it was just last Friday that that debacle in Copenhagen happened. Today, Obama gets the Peace Prize. He gets the money, he gets the accolades, and Daley is sitting there in Chicago, saying, ‘What the hell?’
RUSH: I keep thinking about this speech Obama gave today in the Rose Garden, saying he was surprised and ‘humbled.’ He had no idea anyone nominated him. I don’t believe that, by the way, this story they put out. I don’t believe anything here. Apparently what happened is reporters first called Gibbs six o’clock and apparently woke him up and said, ‘Hey, Gibbs, what’s the reaction to the president winning the Nobel Peace Prize?’ And Gibbs said, ‘What, is this April Fool’s? What happened?’ Then Gibbs wakes up the president, and the president tells us that his two girls came in and they brought the dog in. It’s Bo’s birthday. This is the same dog that dropped a load on Air Force One. We learned about this yesterday. And the two girls came in, ‘Hey, Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s really cool. It’s a three-day weekend, Daddy. Let’s get up and let’s go.’
And Obama said, ‘Yeah, it’s great to have kids to help you keep things in perspective.’ I’m on the verge of retching right there. Then Obama gets to the meat of the matter says he doesn’t deserve the award. So Obama… (laughing) I mean, he’s agreeing with the Taliban and us, because we don’t think he deserves the award, neither does the Taliban! The Iranians are upset. (laughing) Al-Qaeda hadn’t weighed in yet, Osama bin Laden, but there should be a tape before the weekend is out. Now, here’s the New York Times: ‘Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize,’ by Walter Gibbs and Alan Cowell. Listen to this paragraph: ‘As to whether the prize was given too early in Mr. Obama’s presidency,’ peace be upon him, by the way, ‘we are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future but for what he has done in the previous year.
‘We would hope this will enhance what he’s trying to do. The prize committee said it wanted to enhance Obama’s diplomatic efforts so far rather than anticipate events in the future.’ Do you understand? You probably heard this. ‘We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future, but for what he’s done in the previous year.’ Now, the voting began on February 1st. That’s when the votes were over, nominations were over. The voting was February. He had been in office something like 11 days. He’d been in office 11 days when the voting took place. They just announced it today. The voting takes place in February.
So, anyway, the point here is that they awarded him this on the basis of 11 days of work. The stimulus bill hadn’t even been passed. So they were giving him an award for the campaign, Gitmo. But he’s out there saying that this will add to the momentum of his agenda. And they’re saying, ‘No, no, no. We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future, but for what he’s done in the previous year. We would hope this will enhance what he’s trying to do.’ ‘Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm.’ Peace be upon him. We have a swine flu epidemic. At least the Drive-Bys tell us we do. We’re bombing the hell out of the moon. The US dollar is worth nothing, unemployment skyrocketing, now near 10%.
We’re in debt. Our dollar is worthless taxes are going up everywhere. They’re about to let Obama become our universal doctor, banker, and employer. Some of our kids are dying in foreign countries while Obama goes out for ice cream. Our other kids are killing each other in the streets because they have no education and no hope for a future other than killing each other in the street. We are about to move worldwide progress back to the cave era with the crap-and-tax plan. The whole world would like to put a nuclear missile up our rectum and apparently getting the means to do so — and this guy goes out and wins the Peace Prize! Peace be upon him. It’s just a joke! (laughing) It is a joke. Everybody in the world laughing at our little president, peace be upon him.
Darnell in Houston. Darnell, thanks for waiting. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Hey. How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Oh, peachy keen.
CALLER: Thank you for continuing to shine the light on what’s going on out there.
RUSH: Somebody has to do it, sir, and I’m up to the task.
CALLER: And everybody else out there knows it as well. I got a question for you.
RUSH: Sure. Fire away.
CALLER: All right, now that basically The Messiah has been lifted to godhood, many of the Democrats who were kind of mealy-mouthed and sort of sitting on the sideline now for the longest time, now that Obama’s received in acclamation from the world, just how much damage do you think this is going to do as far as pushing an agenda, an agenda he hasn’t even let people know about now?
RUSH: Well, as I said at the top of the program, I think what’s happened here is that the committee has thrown a hand grenade right in the middle of our politics. And they do this now and then, but this one is particularly insidious because the message here is: ‘Don’t do the surge in Afghanistan. Don’t do anything in Iran. Don’t do anything that would make it look like you’re not a man of peace.’ The Nobel Peace Prize here is almost a straitjacket for Obama. Not that he would see it that way. But for the rest of the world threatened by evildoers, bad guys, and just plain old rotten creeps, there’s nobody to come to their aid anymore. If Obama follows the tenets of the Peace Prize — he’s going to accept it; he did accept it — that means he’s gotta be a ‘man of peace,’ and the way the left defines man of peace is: ‘Everybody else can have guns, but we can’t. Everybody else can go to war, but we won’t — and even if we’re attacked, we’re going to first try to find out why they don’t like us, and then we might respond, depending on whether the enemy holes up in civilian homes.’ It really is insidious, all humor aside, is really is insidious. The intent of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee is to neuter the United States of America, and they’ve done it in their minds by rewarding a pacifist, inexperienced young man with a five-and-a-half-minute career now.
RUSH: Now, look, folks, here’s the real issue. The bigger issue here is how the left-wing global elite is manipulating Obama from the United Nations to the Nobel committee to capitals in Europe, and that’s exactly what this award is. It’s an attempt to manipulate Obama to the detriment of the United States. They know that they have a kindred spirit, a leftist radical — and they are using invitations for speeches and praise, and now the Peace Prize to help motivate him, to keep him on the path he’s on toward destroying the United States of America as a world superpower.
RUSH: You know, folks, Obama got his Nobel Peace Prize based on 11 days of work. I looked at the official timeline of how this all happens. February closes the nomination process. Then they start going through the people that have been nominated and weeding them out and so forth. So Obama got the Peace Prize based on 11 days of work. Let me ask you a question. What was the most talked-about event in Obama’s first 11 days? Wrong, Snerdley. The most talked-about event in Obama’s first 11 days was me saying I wanted him to fail. This man owes me. I am as much a part of his getting this Peace Prize as he is. (laughing)
Here’s Gibbs. He was at the White House press briefing this afternoon. Chip Reid, CBS: ‘I think the point, a lot of your favorite people, pundits have been making is that a response to this has been like this, I mean most Democrats have praised it, most Republicans have said, ‘You gotta be kidding me! Reagan didn’t get one but Obama nominated 12 days after he’s sworn in gets a Peace Prize?’ And the fear among some, even some Democrats, is this going to widen the partisan divide and make things even more difficult to accomplish on every front?
GIBBS: I’ll leave the pundicizing to the pundits. The notion that somehow this is going to more greatly divide America, you know, I — I think it should be mandatory that pundits spend a certain amount of their days each year outside of the friendly confines of the viewership of the Washington, DC, media market. I think people believe that again what this represents renewed American leadership in order to make our country safer and to live up to our own ideals and the ideals that many in the world want it to live up to, it’s a good thing, it’s an important thing. I don’t think it’s a partisan thing.
RUSH: They are doubling down on the press yesterday. This guy sounds like he hasn’t gotten out of bed yet, by the way, in that statement. Probably still in bed. Did you get that impression, too? Sounded dead tired, no enthusiasm, no excitement whatsoever, total frustration here. It should be a day of immeasurable joy at the White House. And they’re doubling down. They’ve started a campaign, they think the press has turned on them in the White House and they’re getting real tough on the press out there now. You can hear this a bit in Gibbs’ snarky comment here that the pundits need to get out of the friendly confines of the viewership of the Washington, DC, media market. I would also say that there’s always been a partisan divide but there is not one now. The Republicans can’t stop anything. This is another one of these silly illusions. The Republicans are standing in the way of health care reform. The Republicans standing in the way of cap and tax. Republicans can’t stop any of this. It’s the Democrats who are not unified here. But what Gibbs doesn’t get — you know, and Chip Reid may not fully understand. Everybody’s laughing about this on both sides of the aisle.
John Danforth, a well-known moderate, he hasn’t uttered a partisan word in 20 years. John Danforth has come out and said this is ridiculous. He hasn’t done anything! Now, for John Danforth, who would love to own the title, America’s most moderate Republican, for him to come out and say this is an indication — and I totally support him saying it, don’t misunderstand here, not being critical by any stretch of the imagination. I think that everybody is laughing. Our president is a worldwide joke. Folks, do you realize something has happened here that we all agree with the Taliban and Iran about, and that is he doesn’t deserve the award! Now, that’s hilarious. I’m on the same side of something with the Taliban. And that we all are on the same side as the Taliban. But, see, the problem here is not the Nobel Peace Prize. The problem is how we look at the Peace Prize. We legitimatize it by saying, well, it’s a ‘peace prize.’ It’s not a peace prize. It has nothing to do with peace. The Nobel Peace Prize is just an extension of the United Nations objective to destroy the United States. The Nobel Peace Prize is an instrument that is used to influence negatively domestic policy in this country.
This is a giant manipulation of Obama. The Peace Prize is making him a puppet. They know they’ve got a kindred spirit. They’re using invitations for speeches and praise and now this award to help motivate this guy to keep doing what he’s doing. Saturday Night Live is now making fun of him, even before this. Can you imagine what they do with this on Saturday Night? Now, Gibbs wants us to look outside the Beltway, except, of course, when the people outside the Beltway go to town hall meetings and tea parties protesting against the people inside the Beltway, then we should just pay attention to people inside the Beltway and ignore the people outside the Beltway. Now we gotta go pay attention to people outside the Beltway because people inside the Beltway are starting to aggravate Gibbs and Obama. Hard to keep up with this crowd. That’s why you need me. So look at the last winners. Gore equals kook; Carter, anti-Semite; Obama’s a Marxist. These are the new standards for the Nobel Peace Prize, and that’s how we have to start looking at it, not as something that has anything to do with peace. Chip Reid, another question for Gibbs: ‘A lot of people think it’s a partisan thing, Gibbs, because Algore, Jimmy Carter, and now President Obama have all received the thing.’
GIBBS: Teddy Roosevelt was in, but I — I don’t think he was Democrat. I’m not a member of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. The notion that this somehow widens the partisan divide I think demonstrates what’s wrong with pundits and instant analysis of what goes on in our society.
RUSH: The partisan divide, these people cannot get off of this. This man has so polarized this country. We’re actually all unified. Do you realize we’ve had a few precious hours of unity today while everybody in the country laughs at this?
RUSH: By the way, it was Betty Williams who won the Nobel Peace Prize. She’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is a Dallas Morning News story from July 13th of 2007. So little over two years ago. ‘Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams apologized Thursday for saying she could kill President Bush, remarks that drew scorn from Bush loyalists and shook up the International Women’s Peace Conference in Dallas.’ So at the International Women’s Peace Conference the Nobel Peace Prize winner says that she could kill George Bush. She said it twice, and then she took it back.
RUSH: Pope Benedict has just crowned Obama the Holy Roman Emperor. ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ has been declared the winner of the 2000 Florida recount, and the first Oscar has been given out, even prior to the telecast next March or February, whenever they do it. He has just been awarded the Oscar for the best child playing a man’s role.
RUSH: Albert in Miami, welcome to the EIB Network, Open Line Friday. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Well, mega dittos Rush. It’s an honor to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I was calling because I think that Obama is really highly qualified to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. First of all, he —
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Just a second. It’s Peace Prize.
CALLER: Peace Prize, yes.
CALLER: I’m a little nervous. Sorry. (chuckles) Well, he hates the United States —
RUSH: An E in there, not an I. You gotta be real careful. When you say… It’s okay. I’ve covered it.
CALLER: Okay. Well, he hates the United States. He makes policies to weaken the United States. And third, he is friends with and he allows the world’s despots to do as they wish.
RUSH: That’s right. I mean, he’s perfectly qualified from the standpoint of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
RUSH: All right. Albert, I’m glad you called.
CALLER: I also wanted to mention something else regarding the ‘green’ movement. I drive an H2 Hummer, and I go to the Citibank branch office that is near my office almost on a daily basis, and they have one of these designated hybrid high efficiency fuel-efficient cars parking space?
CALLER: I always make it a point to park my green H2 Hummer right in that space.
RUSH: (laughing) All right! (applauding) I love it! I’ve seen those stupid parking places in parking lots: ‘Reserved for Hybrid,’ reserved for whatever. And you parked your Hummer in it. Have you gotten a ticket?
CALLER: No, I have not. I don’t think it’s an ordinance. I think it’s just something that Citibank does on their own.
CALLER: I don’t think there’s kind of any ordinance for that.
RUSH: Albert, you just said something here that made me realize something. You’re doing something here that not many Americans have the opportunity to do anymore. You said you go to the bank, and you’re going to the bank every day. What are you doing that enables you go to the bank every day?
CALLER: (chuckles) Well, I work a lot. That’s first and foremost. I work at an architecture firm. The principle in charge of a Miami architectural firm, and I also have a separate business.
RUSH: Oh! You are going to the bank to actually put money in it?
CALLER: To put money in and to take money out, yes.
RUSH: That’s called deposits —
RUSH: — for those of you who are on the unemployment lines. Well, that’s a great to hear. That’s wonderful. Most people go to the bank (sigh) not wanting to but having to take it out of there.
RUSH: And Albert’s going in there putting it in. Oh, man, you have made a lot of people jealous, Albert. You really have.
RUSH: You know, folks, this Obama presidency, now, seriously is looking like some kind of idiot reality TV show. Ozzy Osbourne and his family had that reality TV show. This is what we’re watching here. The whole country has to listen to this crap and watch this crap every day. Every Friday it’s something, either the Olympics or it’s the Peace Prize, every day. We have an amateur president stepping in it every day, day after day, and his crazy friends are out there praising him to the hilt. You know what I’m going to do? Every year the EIB Peace Committee will issue a Screwup Award to the person or persons or group or groups that are the biggest screwups, and this year the award goes to Barack Obama. I am not going to be left out of the award business again. The EIB Peace Committee has spoken.