RUSH: Let’s get this out of the way. This is last Sunday, New Haven. Clinton did the commencement address at Yale. Here is a portion of what he said.
CLINTON: Hawaii, the state where President Obama has born, has done everything they can to debunk this myth that he wasn’t born in America. They’ve done everything but blow up his birth certificate, but it in neon lights and hang it on the dome of the Capitol. But 45% of registered Republicans still believe that he is serving unconstitutionally. Why? Because they’ve been told that by the only place they go to get information.
RUSH: Now, who does he think that is? So Bill Clinton trashing yours truly — a harmless, lovable little fuzzball here, El Rushbo — at the Yale commencement address last Sunday. You know, we have not made a big deal about the birth certificate on this program. I’ve purposely stayed away from it. But I don’t believe that they have blown it up and put it in neon lights. I believe the truth is you can’t find it, and the governor out there, Linda Lingle, said, ‘Eh, we’re going to stop all these requests to see it.’ So Clintons asks: Why do these 45% registered Republicans believe that? It’s ’cause they’ve been told that by the only place they go to get information.’ So on Hardball last night, Chris Matthews’ hapless little show on MSNBC, he’s talking to John Harris at The Politico, and they get who it was Clinton was talking about.
MATTHEWS: There he is taking a hard whack at Fox and Rush Limbaugh and that sort of crowd and defending his guy, the president. Pretty strong politics there. John?
HARRIS: Well, this is a topic that Bill Clinton has been warming to for almost 20 years now. I remember the summer of 1994 right before that tough election that Hillary Clinton mentioned in that clip he was, uh, giving, uh, an interview almost word-for-word, uh, some of the same subjects, uh, railing on Rush Limbow. (sic) So this is a — this is a — familiar —
MATTHEWS: (screaming) The vast right-wing conspiracy!
HARRIS: Exactly. This is a familiar, uh, topic —
MATTHEWS: Mmm hmm!
HARRIS: — and one close to the heart of both Clintons.
RUSH: We live rent free inside their heads. We are on their minds. Rush ‘Limbow’ back after this time-out.
RUSH: I checked the e-mail during the break and quite naturally, a lot of people say, ‘What do you mean, Rush, you haven’t made a big deal out of Obama’s birth certificate?’ I haven’t. You ought to see the e-mails I get from people who call themselves ‘birthers’ who are livid at me for not picking this up so what I did during the break I went back to my own website, two things I found. First, July 31st, 2008. This is from the Stack of Stuff Quick Hits page, and I’m just going to read what I said: ‘Oh, that birther thing, you know, the birth certificate thing. Andy McCarthy wrote a brilliant piece on this whole birth certificate controversy at National Review Online. Really, he says, it’s not about the birth certificate. It’s about Obama’s honesty.
‘He hasn’t released his law school records, his law review records, his Columbia records, his university records. He hasn’t released a lot of things. This thing could easily be shut down if Obama would just release the birth certificate. You remember the Drive-By Media and the Dan Rather business? Dan Rather, faked documents. Mary Mapes and Dan Rather faked documents to show that Bush skipped out of National Guard service, and they ended up giving Dan Rather an award! They circled the wagons. Peter Jennings and Brokaw, they gave him an award for great work. They circled the wagons. They made it up, and now, ‘This is just a bunch of kooks. The birthers are just a bunch of kooks,” about this birth certificate. Now, that’s the first reference. August 12th, 2009, Stack of Stuff Quick Hits Page, story three.
I found this. (laughing) We have an amazing search engine at RushLimbaugh.com. When I found this, I chuckled because I remembered it.
‘I’m looking for something on Moammar Khadafy because you won’t believe this, folks. By the way, Khadafy was the original birther back in — no, he was — back in 2007 he predicted that Obama would go soft and deny his Muslim roots and become too white. I found it here. September 2008, it was a YouTube clip, Khadafy insists Barack Obama is a Muslim. ‘Obama suffers inferiority complex. It might make him behave whiter than the white. He should be proud of his African Muslim identity.” I found it here, September 2008. It was a YouTube clip, Khadafy insists Obama is a Muslim, Obama suffers inferiority complex. So the first birther was Khadafy. We were pointing this out. Look, I’ve warned many of you people about this several times: If you’re gonna write me e-mails and challenge my veracity and honesty, don’t, because I have backup on this.