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RUSH: Sarah in Decatur, Illinois. It’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Oh, it’s so good to talk to you!

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just want to quickly say, before I get to my point, that you’ve really helped me find my voice in college and I use your Stack of Stuff every day to help me prepare for what I deal with in the classroom.

RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much.

CALLER: Thank you so much. I couldn’t be more grateful.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: My point is I’ve never, ever believed that Obama’s ever had his own agenda. I’ve always believed that he was just the perfect person to push in front of the American people to push the agendas of the Pelosi and Reid and the such. And I am just really confused about the lack of outrage here over these recent — what I consider — racist comments. I would imagine that someone as educated and someone who thinks so highly of himself as Obama does would be outraged to hear Clinton say that Obama should be getting them coffee. Is this…? I guess my question is: Is this all about health care or am I missing something? I just don’t understand.

RUSH: Well, look, there’s no love lost between Clinton and Obama in the first place. Nobody’s making a big deal with the Clinton comment, I think for exactly that reason. They don’t want to have a bunch of negative fallout. They’re focusing on Harry Reid. But outside the Beltway all kinds of people are focusing on the Clinton comment.

CALLER: That one is more outrageous than the Reid comment.

RUSH: Oh, it is!

CALLER: In my opinion.

RUSH: Oh, by far! By far. That’s why we spent more time on Clinton yesterday than we did Reid, and we’re getting to Harry Reid today even though we did it yesterday as well.


RUSH: But, no, this is all about health care. Clinton is not part of the health care fight so he can be ignored right now. Obama needs Harry Reid in there, and to show you Obama’s destroying his party: Four to six, maybe even more seats in the Senate gone; 20 to 30 seats in the House gone. He doesn’t care. It’s all about him. Of course he’s going to praise Harry Reid! Harry Reid’s going to lose his Senate seat and his majority leader status. And you know who’s out there already running for that? Do you know who’s already laying the groundwork to become the new majority leader is Chuck-U Schumer. Chuck-U Schumer is out there trying to become the new majority leader. Yeah, there’s a column in the New York Post today upset with Schumer because he’s forgetting state-of-New York issues as he lays the groundwork to become the new majority leader in the Senate if they hold onto it, the majority.

As to your point about Obama being basically a figurehead, a lot of people have gone back and forth on this, and he may be. I mean somebody may have decided somewhere down the line, ‘Here’s a guy can’t lose. America’s ready to try to assuage its guilt over the original sin of slavery. You get a light-skinned Negro with no dialect out there, and you put him on the ticket, and bammo! He sounds smart. He can do it.’ Whether that’s true or not, Sarah, make no mistake about this: This is Obama’s agenda. He is not a figurehead when it comes to this. Obama is animated. He is not a cool, calm customer. He’s a cold, calculating one, and he has a vision of America that is not yours and not mine. The way he’s been educated on this country is not the way you and I were educated. He believes that this country has exploited the world for selfish reasons, that we have plundered the earth of resources that belong to other poor people in poor countries, all to make our lifestyles advanced; that we have gotten wealthy in unjust and immoral ways; that we have spread pestilence, that we have caused war, that we have killed billions of people.

This is what he was educated to believe. It’s what he does believe. He has a chip on his shoulder about this country, and he’s out to change it. When he says he’s going to ‘remake America,’ he means it — and this is exactly what he’s doing, and his economic plans are falling right into play: The redistribution of wealth, the prevention of the creation of wealth in the future. He believes that the real… Look, I’ve always said the way to understand Obama is that he seeks to return the nation’s wealth to its ‘rightful owners.’ Now, in his view, the ‘rightful owners’ are unions, ‘working families’ (which are unions), minorities, women, whatever. The evil majority in this country — which, in his view, has always been white — needs to be taken down a peg. They have unfairly enriched themselves at the expense of everybody else. So he’s charted a course, and he believes it. Whether he’s a figurehead or not, whether he was selected, he still believes it. This is his agenda. This is what he wants for the country, and this is what his policies’ objectives are.

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