RUSH: I know, I know, I know, I know, we’re not supposed to talk about Adolf Hitler but this administration making it really, really tough to ignore some facts out there.
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Talking about the Big Lie from his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf, the Big Lie was an expression coined by Hitler, and the Big Lie is exactly what all of liberalism is, the Big Lie is exactly what all of Marxism is or socialism is or communism is. Now, today Obama went out there with Plugs Biden, he had the ash on his forehead, it’s Ash Wednesday out there. By the way, there’s a wacko group in California that wants you to give up creating carbon footprints for Lent. We’ll have the details on that as the program unfolds. I’ll tell you there’s so much stuff today I’m going to have to talk fast and you’re going to have to listen fast to get all this stuff in. The Big Lie today is the stimulus worked. They’re doubling down on this and the reason why they’re doubling down on this is because it’s been such an abominable failure. The polling data — we had this yesterday — only 6% of the American people think the stimulus created any new jobs. Therefore, 94% of the American people know it didn’t work, so what does Obama do? The only thing he knows how to do is to double down and tell them they’re wrong and incorporate the Big Lie. We got some sound bites here from this morning just to illustrate this, blaming Bush, not reading the polls. The American people are not buying any of this. This is part of Obama’s new communication strategy: Blame Bush and claim the stimulus saved us from depression. What’s new about that? Not one thing. It is the same lie, it is the same strategery continued.
OBAMA: I want to begin by recalling where we were one year ago.
RUSH: Stop and recue this son of a gun. As though we don’t know what you think. (imitating Obama) ‘Let me be clear. I want to begin by recalling. Remember this. Let me be clear.’ All this professorial BS. Well, I’ll try not to interrupt this stuff, folks, but I’m going to tell you, I can’t stand being lied to when I know I’m being lied to and when I know that the person talking to me is lying to me, they know that they’re lying, that, and arrogance and condescension, cockiness, unwarranted conceit, those kind of human characters just drive me nuts.
OBAMA: I want to begin by recalling where we were one year ago.
RUSH: Oh, jeez.
OBAMA: Millions of jobs had already been lost to the recession before I was sworn into office. Another 800,000 would be lost in the month of January. Economists from across the political spectrum warned that–
RUSH: Stop the tape a minute. I can’t help it. Stop the tape. Go back, if you want to find out where the really big job numbers being lost started, take a look November of 2008, right after Obama was elected, then look at December, and then look at January, and you will find that businesses started laying off people after Obama won the election, and some of them started before he won the election ’cause they knew what was coming down the pike. All right. This is torture. This is plain old torture. Here, keep going.
OBAMA: –if dramatic action was not taken to break the back of the recession, the United States could spiral into another depression. That was the backdrop against which I signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
OBAMA: And one year later, it is largely thanks to the Recovery Act —
OBAMA: — that a second depression is no longer a possibility.
RUSH: Meanwhile, homelessness is at an all-time high, we have that story, amazingly, in TIME Magazine, and we also, ladies and gentlemen, have the news now that Terry Jeffrey, Human Events, has run the numbers, Obama has spent more than FDR did on the New Deal and of course there’s nothing to show for it, zilch, zero, nada, this is the Big Lie. Now, I don’t know whether this next is Obama continuing to display his ignorance of economics or if it’s just his obstinate stubbornness.
OBAMA: During a recession when businesses pull back and people stop spending, what government can do is provide a temporary boost that puts money in people’s pockets —
RUSH: Didn’t do that, though.
OBAMA: — keeps workers on the job —
RUSH: Didn’t do that.
OBAMA: — cuts taxes for small business —
RUSH: Didn’t do that.
OBAMA: — generates more demand —
RUSH: Didn’t do that.
OBAMA: — gives confidence to entrepreneurs that maybe they don’t have to cut back right now.
RUSH: None of that happened! Zilch, zero, nada. Be cool, Rush, be calm. This is nothing new. You’ve heard it all before. It’s the Big Lie. None of that happened. Now, Obama continuing the Big Lie tells you stupid idiots that he cut your taxes next.
OBAMA: We see some polling where about twice as many people think we’ve raised taxes as lower taxes.
OBAMA: Ninety-five percent of you got a tax cut.
RUSH: You lie.
OBAMA: I mentioned this at the State of the Union, Joe. They were all kind of squirming in their seats.
RUSH: Because they know you’re lying!
OBAMA: They weren’t sure whether to clap or not because most of them had voted against all these tax cuts. Which I thought was — it was interesting to watch.
RUSH: There were no tax cuts. There was a one-time tax credit. There were no tax cuts and there aren’t going to be any tax cuts as long as this guy is running the show. Nothing but tax increases are heading down the pike. Let’s go back to bashing Bush and let’s call it The Lost Decade, you keep in mind now the Bush decade showed almost no unemployment. It was at 4.7% starting in 2003 after the recovery from 9/11 began.
OBAMA: We knew that even before the crisis hit, we had —
OBAMA: — come through what some people are calling The Lost Decade —
OBAMA: — a period where there was —
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
OBAMA: — barely any job growth and where the income of average American household —
RUSH: Stop the tape. I can’t handle it. Nobody is calling it The Lost Decade but you, Dumbo. Nobody is calling it The Lost Decade. Who besides him is calling it The Lost Decade? I’m thinking ears when I say Dumbo, I’m not thinking of brains but I guess it’s interchangeable. All right, now, let’s go back to Hitler and the Big Lie. In his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf, the expression was coined by Hitler ‘to describe a lie so ‘colossal’ that no one would believe that someone ‘could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” The Big Lie had to be so big that nobody would believe that anybody would have the audacity to lie that way. If you’re going to lie, go big, put your lie on an Atlas rocket and launch and fire that sucker.
Let me read to you from Adolf Hitler. And, by the way, Adolf Hitler is a big figure out there now, all these videos with Hitler reacting to this and reacting to that. Hitler is enjoying a humorous revival here. Here’s what he wrote: ‘All this was inspired by the principle — which is quite true in itself — that in the Big Lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds –‘ which is exactly how liberals look at average Americans, ‘– they more readily fall victims to the Big Lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation,’ other than, it is a lie. Such as he cares, such as he’s a great spokesman, great vocabulary, maybe he’s smarter than we are, whatever, people will think he couldn’t possibly have the audacity to lie that big, it’s gotta be something wrong with us.
That was Hitler’s theory, because ‘For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.’ Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Volume I, Chapter 10. Now, the phrase, the Big Lie, was also used in a report prepared during the war by the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA, the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler’s psychological profile. This is how the OSS described Hitler’s psychology: ‘His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong –‘ hello, George W. Bush and the Republicans, ‘– people will believe a Big Lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.’
RUSH: So it’s obvious that Obama still thinks he can dupe the dumb masses, just as he did — and just as he knows he did — during the campaign of 2008. It was a giant dupe. He thought he did it then he thinks he can do it again, which is why they’re going back now to this new strategy of getting their message out via a campaign mode. Remember, now, this ‘lost decade’ began in 2007 when the Democrats took over the House and the Senate. Nancy Pelosi and the girls took over the House of Representatives. That’s when all of this garbage began. Barack Obama voted for every spending bill that George Bush and the Republicans put forward, and yet he still has the audacity — and it takes a lot of audacity to tell big lies. He has the audacity to claim that he inherited a mess from Bush, yet he voted for every phase of it.
So, we’ve staved off a Great Depression, have we? From State-Controlled Associated Press: ‘Homelessness in rural and suburban America is straining shelters this winter as the economy founders and joblessness hovers near double digits — a ‘perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing,’ in one official’s eyes.’ This is Greg Blass, commissioner of Social Services in Suffolk County on eastern Long Island: ‘We are seeing many families that never before sought government help.’ That’s the plan! This is the idea! You can find this news yourselves just by opening the paper or logging on some source on the Internet. No economic improvement going on. Nothing was ‘saved.’ There were no tax cuts. There aren’t any new private sector jobs. There’s not whole bunch of entrepreneurism going on out there. The entrepreneurs are hanging back and waiting to see what the hell the burden they’re gonna face is depending on Obama’s legislative agenda.
Now, I’ve always said that brevity is the soul of wit. Well, I didn’t say it, Shakespeare said it. But I like it. Brevity is the soul of wit, meaning: The fewer number of words it takes you to make your point, the more powerful the point. Joe Biden, I think, is proving to be ‘the soul of nitwits,’ because with just a few concise statements Joe Biden has ripped apart Barack Obama while trying to praise him and support him. He’s ripped apart Pelosi. He’s ripped apart Harry Reid. One other profundity to keep in mind when analyzing Biden’s wit and that is this: There’s no honor among thieves. Now, imagine that you’re a Democrat in Congress and after a year of Obama demanding that you write a health care bill against the will of the American people — that you write the stimulus bill that’s a demonstrable failure, after Obama promises a slush fund that will keep unemployment from exceeding 8%, after telling congressmen that Obamacare will succeed where HillaryCare failed — because ‘you got me’ and, ‘You don’t mess around with Joe.’
After all of this, a full year, the Democrats are mad — and they’re mad at Evan Bayh! They ought to be livid at Obama and what he’s done to them. Of course they don’t see it that way because they’ve been full-fledged partners in all of it, and they’re as obstinate and stubborn as ever. Reagan said this back in 1992 of the Clinton administration: It isn’t gonna work. Liberalism can be communism, whatever it is, it always fails on the weight of its own immorality, because of its own overreaching in a nation that has no desire for any part of socialism or communism, it will always fail. You just gotta sit around and wait for it. It did. It failed in 1992. They’re failing now, it’s — in that sense it’s a — it’s a positive sign.
RUSH: You know, another popular complaint out there from the Democrats and the media, ladies and gentlemen, is how everything’s been politicized. ‘It’s just a shame. Everything has been politicized.’ Let me ask you a question: Did you ever think you would see a time when people would be fanatical about the weather? Did you think you’d see a time when even the weather would be politicized? Weather used to be the one safe subject! Even that’s been politicized, and guess who’s politicized the weather: The Democrats, the left. I’d like to take a moment here during a discussion of ‘the lost decade’ to congratulate George W. Bush for any and all economic growth that has or may occur during the Obama administration. Not Obama.
How do I mean that? Very simple. If Bush is responsible for the downside of the economy, he deserves credit for any upside as well. I want to thank President Bush for saving or creating between 1.6 and 2.4 million jobs as well, which he genuinely did — and he took the unemployment rate down to 4.7%. It started skyrocketing up the moment Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took control of the House in 2007. Now, another great new White House strategy is send Plugs Biden out there to a state with between 14 and 20% unemployment and tell them that the stimulus plan saved the economy. This is yesterday in Saginaw, Michigan, at Delta College. Joe Biden.
BIDEN: I am absolutely certain of one thing I say this to the press: ‘The Recovery Act is workINGGGG.’ The Recovery Act is working. It’s not only helping Saginaw’s workers get back on their feet today. But it’s laying a foundation for long-term growth for tomorrow. It’s going to take a while to get out of this ditch, but it’s working! It’s working! The act has succeeded in helping pull us back from the brink. This act along with everything else we did helped us avoid a depression. It also succeeded in saving or creating two million jobs so far.
RUSH: Now, what are we supposed to do with all this? This is nothing more than a Big Lie. Unemployment is at 10%. They said it would never get above 8%. They were going to create three and a half or four million jobs. We’ve lost God knows how many. Seven million. It’s just the audacity of this is striking. But it takes big audacity to tell Big Lies and to keep telling them. But there’s a problem with this. Yesterday morning on CBS’ Early Show the cohost Maggie Rodriguez interviewed Senator Evan Bayh-Bayh and she said to Senator Evan Bayh-Bayh, ‘Let me ask you as plainly as I can: What are your future plans? What’s your next job going to be?’
BAYH: If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business that would be more than Congress has created in the last six months.
RUSH: Calling Joe Biden! Calling Barack Obama! Evan Bayh-Bayh has just said that in Saginaw, Michigan, or anywhere else that hasn’t been a single job created in the private sector in the last six months — and he coulda said the last 13 months if he wanted to. He’d have still been accurate. Yet here Biden and Obama yesterday and today, talking about all these new jobs created or saved and all these tax cuts that have helped. Every aspect of what they’re saying is one giant, Big Lie. Here even from state-controlled ABC News, the headline: ‘Drowning in Debt: What the Nation’s Budget Woes Mean for You — Economists Predict Cutbacks, Tax Increases That ‘Aren’t Even Imaginable.” Sorry, ABC. They’re not only imaginable, but Bam and Rahm Emanuel cannot even wait to impose them. The dirty little secret, folks, is that all of this debt that Obama is, now, out there railing about. ‘Oh, I’m staying awake at night because of the red ink!’ He’s actually saying that: The red ink, the debt that he authored is keeping him awake at night.
No, no, no! This is all going according to plan because next up is the big push for tax increases (ostensibly on the rich) in order to get our financial house in order but make no mistake, every damn one of you is going to be paying taxes out the wazoo that you cannot even imagine. Obama even signaled it last week by voting ‘present’ on the concept of a middle class tax increase. ‘Well, you know what? I’m an agnostic on this, uh… (laughing).’ So he’s laying the groundwork. This debt that’s been purposely run up and now he’s freezing spending after he’s already run up the debt, is to set the stage for massive new tax increases on everybody. I just had the story about how there are more people in Suffolk County, New York, that the social services people have never seen on welfare before that are on it. That’s the plan, that’s the idea: The redistribution of wealth.
The author of the ABC story is Devin Dwyer. ‘American political and economic leaders have sounded the alarm for years about the red ink rising in reports on the federal government’s fiscal health. But now the problem of mounting national debt is worse than it ever has been before with…’ Who gave it to us? Certainly not George W. Bush. Who gave us ‘mounting national debt…worse than it has ever been’? The Democrats did! And this is creating ‘potentially dire consequences for taxpayers, according to a report by the nonpartisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform. ‘It keeps me awake at night, looking at all that red ink,’ said President Obama in Nashua, N.H., on Feb. 2. ‘Most of it is structural and we inherited it. The only way that we are going to fix it is if both parties come together and start making some tough decisions about our long-term priorities.”
No, Mr. Obama. As Joe Wilson said: ‘You lie!’ You lie big. Most of it is not structural, and most of it you did not inherit. ‘Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that establishes a bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to make recommendations on how to reduce the country’s debt,’ and guess who are going to be the cochairs? ‘Irksome Bowels,’ who now is the president of the University of North Carolina and Alan Simpson. Now, would somebody explain to me why we need a blue ribbon commission on fiscal responsibility? Is that not the job of our elected leaders in Congress and in the White House? Why do they farm this out? To wash their hands of it, is why! ‘Over the past year alone, the amount the U.S. government owes its lenders has grown to more than half the country’s entire economic output…’
Do you hear this? ‘Over the past year alone, the amount the US government owes its lenders has grown to more than half the country’s entire economic output, or gross domestic product.’ Past year, ABC? You slipped up here. I thought Obama inherited this from George W. Bush. ‘Even more alarming, experts say, is that those figures will climb to an unprecedented 200 percent of GDP by 2038 without a dramatic shift in course.’ Can I translate that for you? We are busted, and your kids and grandkids are screwed, thanks to one man and his party: Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrats. Your kids and grandkids are busted and screwed — and it’s not because of George W. Bush, it’s not because of Republicans, it’s not because of ‘the lack of bipartisanship,’ and it’s not because of the ‘dysfunctional’ Washington. It’s because of this plan.
RUSH: Let me read you one more sentence here from this ABCnews.com story, Drowning in Debt, what the nation’s budget woes mean for you. Listen to this one sentence: ‘The government’s ability to cut taxes or provide a safety net would also be weakened, economists say.’ Now, this is strictly inside the Beltway Democrat liberal groupthink. John F. Kennedy — I know you’re tired of hearing me say this — John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan showed that you must cut taxes to increase revenues to the Treasury, because cutting taxes will lead to new jobs. Folks, this administration does not want new unemployment while they tell you that they do. When Obama goes out there and says businesses are responsible for growth, which he did today, you need to ask yourself, then what the hell are you doing starving them? What the hell are you doing punishing them? Why don’t you incentivize them? Why don’t you get out of their way?
The Big Lie continues to roll off of his fluent tongue as well as anybody has ever told a Big Lie. You cut taxes to increase revenues and grow your way out of a deficit. Reagan’s tax cuts doubled the revenues to Washington in eight years, $500 billion. When he took office in 1981, there were $500 billion coming into Washington. When he left office, close to a trillion, cutting taxes from 70% down to 28%, 31% for some. That’s all that’s needed here. Why the hell is this so hard, and why the hell do we need a commission? We don’t need a commission. The purpose of the commission is to give cover to the Democrats. Erskine Bowles, when are you going to realize you’re being used here, sir, and you’re being made a fool of? The Clintons made a fool of ‘Irksome’ Bowles. And Alan Simpson, come on. Both you guys ought to tell these guys to stuff it. ‘But, Mr. Limbaugh, when your nation calls you to service, you –‘
Yeah, but you’re not being called to service. You’re being called to cover up. ‘Irksome,’ you’re the president of a university. Senator, you’re retired. It’s not your job. Don’t give these people that have been elected to fix this the out. Blue ribbon commission on fiscal responsibility? I wish I could channel this to George Washington and John Adams. And I wish I could get a response from both of them to tell you what they would say. You’ll just have to trust me. They’d say it’s over. They’d say this is not what we had in mind. In fact, it’s not only what we had in mind, we didn’t do this, we didn’t establish this, we’ve been corrupted. Our idea has been totally corrupted. And it has. And Obama still thinks that he can dupe everybody like he did during the campaign.
Now, I want to go back and play for you something that we did last week. This is a little two minute, 15 second segment from the movie Back to School. Rodney Dangerfield is the star of the movie and he is the owner of a Tall and Fat clothing chain all over the country. His son and he are estranged, the son’s going to college, Rodney Dangerfield never graduated college, decides to go back to school with his son to establish the relationship, get his degree and ends up in an economics course with an Obama type professor, an arrogant, conceited snob who has no understanding of what really happens in the business world.
PROFESSOR: First off, by looking at construction costs of our new factory.
DANGERFIELD: Uh, what’s the product?
PROFESSOR: That is immaterial for the purposes of our discussion here, but if it makes you happy, let’s say we’re making tape-recorders.
DANGERFIELD: Tape-recorders? Are you kidding? That’s (bleep) gonna kill us on the labor costs.
PROFESSOR: Okay. Fine. Then let’s just say they are widgets.
DANGERFIELD: What’s a widget?
PROFESSOR: It’s a fictional product. It doesn’t matter.
DANGERFIELD: Doesn’t matter. Tell that to the bank.
SON: Take it easy, take it easy. It’s the first day.
PROFESSOR: On the board you will see a cost analysis for construction of a 30,000 square foot facility which will encompass both factory and office space and is fully serviced by all utilities, a railroad spur line, and a four-bay shipping dock.
DANGERFIELD: Hold it, hold it. Why build? You’re better off leasing at a buck and a quarter, a buck and a half a square foot, take your down payment and put it into CDs or something else you could roll over every couple of months.
PROFESSOR: Thank you, Mr. Melon, but we’ll be concentrating on finance a little later in the term. For the time being, let’s just concentrate on the construction figures, shall we? You will see the final bottom line requires the factoring of not just the material and the construction costs, but also the architect’s fees and the cost of land servicing.
DANGERFIELD: Oh-ho, you left out a bunch of stuff.
PROFESSOR: Oh, really? Like what, for instance?
DANGERFIELD: First of all, you’re going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. That is the kickback for the carpenters. And if you plan on using any cement in this building, I’m sure the teamsters like to have a little chat with you, and that will cost you. Ho, and don’t forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there’s the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don’t know if you are familiar with who runs that business, but I assure you it’s not the Boy Scouts.
PROFESSOR: That will be quite enough, Mr. Melon. Maybe bribes and kickbacks and Mafia payoffs are how you do business, but they are not part of the legitimate business world, and they’re certainly not part of anything I am teaching in this class. Do I make myself clear?
DANGERFIELD: Sorry, just trying to help, that’s all.
PROFESSOR: Now, notwithstanding Mr. Melon’s input, the next question for us is where to build our factory.
DANGERFIELD: How about Fantasyland? (laughter)
RUSH: That’s Rodney Dangerfield with Back to School. And that’s the reality of what we face out there up against Obama, the arrogant, impudent snob who thinks he has all the answers. Let’s go back to the audio sound bites. This is number 10 and 11. We played this for you last year, October 22nd, 2009. It’s on Capitol Hill before the joint economic committee, the Council of Economic Advisors Chair Christina Romer testified about the economy and the slush fund, the stimulus, and this is what she said.
ROMER: The fiscal stimulus will have its greatest impact on growth in the second and third quarters of 2009 and by mid-2010 fiscal stimulus will likely be contributing little to further growth.
RUSH: That was a little distorted so let me translate for you what the woman said. ‘The fiscal stimulus will have its greatest impact on growth in the second and third quarters of 2009 and by mid-2010 fiscal stimulus will likely be contributing little to further growth.’ So they basically said the big bang for the buck was 2009, anything after that, it’s over. She’s changed her tune today, Good Morning America today, the cohost George ‘Stephy’ Stephanopoulos talked to Christina Romer. ‘With unemployment still about 10%, is the biggest bang from the stimulus behind us?’ He didn’t add this but I’m going to add, ‘like you said last October.’
ROMER: Absolutely not. Certainly in terms of the level of the things we care about like employment and the unemployment rate, those effects are going to grow over time.
RUSH: The Big Lie continued. She stepped in it back in October. Somebody came in and got her mind right and so now she’s part of the Big Lie as well.
RUSH: If the stimulus is working, as Obama said today, and if jobs are being created out there, wouldn’t the world believe that our deficit would be going down? Well, the world doesn’t seem that. A shocked AP: ‘The government said Tuesday foreign demand for US Treasury securities fell by the largest amount on record in December with the [ChiComs] reducing its holdings by $34.2 billion.’ They’re dumping our T-bills out there! Japan now the largest holder because of the ChiCom dump. This would not be happening if our stimulus was working and jobs are being created and the deficit was coming down. The Big Lie. Barack Hussein Obama.