RUSH: This is Obama ten years ago — well, nine years ago, 2001, on a Chicago FM radio station, WBEZ. And the host, Gretchen Helfrich was interviewing then-State Senator Barack Obama. And among other things in a long answer, he said this.
OBAMA 2001: As radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it has been interpreted — and Warren Court interpreted it in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted, and one of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, uh, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And, uh, in some ways we still suffer from that.
RUSH: There it is. That’s Barack Obama. It’s all there. It’s negative, a charter of negative liberties. That’s what the states can do to you. It doesn’t break from the ‘essential constraints placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.’ Yep, there were purposeful constraints on the government, not on the people. Obama wants power for the government, constraints on the people, and, ‘I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change’? And ‘in some ways we still suffer because the Warren Court didn’t do anything about community organizing’? It’s all there! Here we have it. In 54 seconds we have the essence of ‘Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!’