RUSH: Here’s Obama on Sunday in Washington, White House South Lawn.
OBAMA: We celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by men of property and wealth but which gave rise to what Lincoln called a new birth of freedom in America, civil rights and voting rights, workers’ rights and women’s rights and the rights of every American.
RUSH: That’s Independence Day to Obama. That’s what independence means, let’s run down the Founders — men of wealth and property who gave way and gave rise to. I have never in my life listened to a president be so abstract and insincere and a total lack of passion about this nation’s creation, its founding, liberty, freedom, and independence, to try to convert what happened, make it a bad thing — ‘men of property, men of wealth, but it wasn’t until Lincoln came…’ — who was, by the way, a Republican. It wasn’t ’til Lincoln came along we got concerned about voters’ rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights. So when you hear people say, including me, Obama’s agenda is to return the nation’s wealth, quote, unquote, to its, quote, rightful, unquote, owners, you will know what I mean.