RUSH: President Obama is not happy with the State-Controlled Media. Late yesterday afternoon in Portland, Maine, the leader of the regime said this.
OBAMA: It just happened last week. (laughter) It’s only been a week. (applause) Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds and they came out next day and they looked and, ‘Nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! (applause) We’re going to starve! Oh, no! It’s a disaster.’ It’s been a week, folks.
RUSH: That’s President Obama scolding the media for polling on his health care plan. Well, unlike planting crops — (laughing) — you pretty much know what you’re going to get. And when you plant the crops, the only bad thing that can happen is if they don’t grow. But we know because of economics, we know because of past experiences, we know what high taxes cause to happen to people. In fact, I just saw something. These new CAFE standards that Obama has ordered into effect yesterday are going to raise the price of a car anywhere from $1,100 to $5,000. It’s going to put 50,000 people out of work because they’re going to be making fewer cars, people are going to hold onto their cars longer. All of this is on a bogus proposition, global warming, carbon emissions and all this, to upgrade these power trains to get an average fleet mileage 35 miles per gallon, a.) we’re all going to be driving around in little smart cars, and b.) they’re going to cost $5,000 more.
Light trucks are going to be hardest hit. Most consumers who now have light trucks and love them, and they won’t be able to afford to get ’em. And they may not be able to make ’em. The 35 miles per gallon average corporate fleet means whatever cars you make, the average mile per gallon that they all get gotta be 35 or better. So you can make a light truck, small truck that gets 18, but you better be making something that gets 60 or 50 or 40 miles to the gallon to offset that in your fleet or a bunch of others. But even so, those are still going to have to ramped up and modified to meet certain standards, CAFE standards and are gonna cost you $5,000 more. I mean everything this guy is doing is going to cost everybody a lot more, in taxes, in expenses, in health care insurance premiums, you name it. So Mr. President, we don’t need to wait four years for all of this disaster to happen. We want to repeal it. We want to stop it, and he had a word for those of us who feel that way.
OBAMA: Now that it’s passed, they’re already promising we’re going to repeal it. (booing) They’re going to run on a platform of repeal in November. And my attitude is, go for it. You try to repeal it. (applause)
RUSH: Go for it. You try to repeal it. That’s not vitriolic. That’s not troublesome, is it? Go for it.
RUSH: Let’s first go back to yesterday afternoon to Portland, Maine, and we’re going to stay in Portland, Maine, for the second sound bite. This is Obama making good on my prediction of what he would say after the health care bill was signed.
OBAMA: After I signed the bill, I looked around. (laughter) I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming. I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth. You know what? It turned out it was a pretty nice day. (laughter) (applause) Birds — birds were still chirping, folks were strolling down the street, nobody had lost their doctor, nobody pulled the plug on Granny. (laughter)
RUSH: And nobody got the bill yet. Now, also, folks, nobody pulled the plug on Granny, so here he is in Portland, Maine, yesterday pointing out that, ‘Hey, look, we signed this thing and none of these things these people said would happen, happened.’ But when he’s talking about the criticism of the bill, he says.
OBAMA: It just happened last week. (laughter) It’s only been a week. Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds and they came out the next day and they looked, and, ‘Nothing’s happened! (laughter) There’s no crop! We’re gonna starve! (applause) Oh, no! It’s a disaster.’ It’s been a week, folks.
RUSH: He was upset at the media for polling. It’s been a week, it’s only been a week and why are you criticizing it, and yet earlier in the speech, why, asteroids aren’t dropping out of the sky, nobody pulled the plug on Granny. He does sound a little bit like a stand-up comic there as opposed to a president. But I’ve never thought he sounded much like a president. Everyone got lulled into thinking he sounded like a president because he was smart, clean, articulate, all the stuff that Biden said about him, and it convinced a lot of pseudo-intellectuals that he was smart like they think they’re smart. But this guy has not done enough to be presidential, certainly not in the private sector.