RUSH: ‘President Obama said that he is expecting Republicans to offer him more cooperation after November’s elections, no matter the outcome,’ and this is in the House organ, the New York Times. Now, only an authoritarian narcissist would say that the people swept into power must bow down to him. Republicans will have to offer Obama more cooperation? That’s how he’s looking at it. He’s not looking at it, ‘You know what? The American people have rejected me, my policies. They’ve elected these guys; I better work with these guys a little bit more.’ That’s what Clinton said, that’s the rule of thumb in politics, but that’s not what Obama’s going to do, and he’s admitting it here. It’s up to the Republicans now to offer him more cooperation.
‘In an hour-long interview with Times White House correspondent Peter Baker, Mr. Obama predicted that his political rivals will either be chastened by falling short of their electoral goals or burdened with the new responsibility that comes from achieving them.’ You know, is Obama actually living in the White House or has he moved into Neverland Ranch? Has he taken over Michael Jackson’s place? This is so unreal. He said, ‘It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, [the Republicans] feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them. Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”
Now, the American people in November will be voting against Democrats, they will be voting against Obama, they’ll be voting for Republicans because they don’t want anyone working with Obama. They want working with Obama stopped! They want Obama’s policies stopped! I mean this is not right. There’s something psychologically not right here. The voters of this country want Obama stopped. They don’t want Republicans working with him. The idea that Republicans win in a repudiation of Democrats means the voters want Republicans to finally get off the sidelines and work with Obama? What the voters will be saying is they want Republicans to get off the sidelines and stop this, do their best to stop it and then start repealing as much of this as possible.
Now, when Clinton watched the Democrats get thumped in ’94, what did he do? He said the era of big government is over. I know he said it, and for a while, a couple years later we got welfare reform. You know, Clinton saw the handwriting on the wall. Then the Lewinsky thing happened and the handwriting was on the wall pretty much. Clinton watched the Democrats get thumped, he says, ‘The era of big government is over.’ Obama is predicting the American people and Republicans will cower before him after this victory and say, ‘Please, Mr. President, how can we move your immensely unpopular agenda forward? Okay, Mr. President, we, the Republicans, we finally won, we got some power, we know the American people now want us to work with you instead of the Democrats. What can we do to help you?’ But then just last week Obama said if the Republicans win he told some group it would be hand-to-hand combat. Remember last week? He said it’s gonna be hand-to-hand combat. Now he says what it means is the Republicans are going to have to work with him.
Michael Shear, New York Times, writes: ‘The president’s comments are reported in an in-depth assessment of Mr. Obama’s first two years in office that appears in the Times Magazine this Sunday. In the article, which is based on interviews with nearly two dozen of the president’s advisers in addition to the president himself, Mr. Baker offers a series of inside details about Mr. Obama’s time in the White House, including: According to his wife, Michelle Obama, Mr. Obama is not particularly fond of the presidential retreat at Camp David. Mrs. Obama reports that her husband, a longtime resident of Chicago, is more at ease in an urban setting.’ Let’s see. Let’s start tallying this up. The president doesn’t like the Chamber of Commerce; he doesn’t like Mother Nature ’cause that’s where Camp David is; he doesn’t like balanced budgets; he doesn’t like low taxes; he doesn’t like the American private sector; he doesn’t like the oil industry; he doesn’t like the drug industry; he doesn’t like Big Tobacco; he doesn’t like Big Auto; he doesn’t like much that is considered traditionally American. He says he’s the green president and yet he can’t stand to be out there among natural beauty at Camp David. He’s the green president, but don’t get him anywhere near the actual chlorophyll, don’t get him near the leaves.
How does a man grow up in Hawaii and prefer an urban setting? I know, he’s my cousin, I’m supposed to have these answers. That’s right, my friends, that’s how this day began for your host. I awoke — in fact I’m sitting here doing due diligence, show prep, and I get a text message from Kathryn that says: ‘What is this about you being related to Obama?’ Said, ‘What are you talking about? You’re more informed than I.’ So I started scrounging around and I couldn’t find anything. There was nothing on Drudge, nothing on TV, and finally I make the rounds, I got the New York Daily News website, and there it is. Not only am I related to Obama, so is Palin and George W. Bush. So I have a tenth cousin once removed living in a hut, as it turns out. I’m supposed to be able to have the answers, he’s part of my family, but, folks, I don’t understand how you could be green and not want to be in the woods. All I know is he doesn’t like much of what’s American, that’s admitted to in the Times magazine article.
‘Pete Rouse, Mr. Obama’s new chief of staff, bet the deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, $400 that he would be gone from the White House by the end of this year. Mr. Messina predicted that Mr. Rouse would stay well beyond that date. Mr. Obama — unlike most of his senior staff — does not have an iPad. Asked why, he said: ‘Because I have an iReggie,’ a reference to his,’ body double, uh, ‘personal aide, Reggie Love.’ Are you listening to this, Silicon Valley? The president’s not interested in technology. I mean he’s got his BlackBerry out there, but that’s it, doesn’t have an iPad. The same guy who says he’s all about the environment, except the fact he’s more comfortable in urban settings.