RUSH: Here’s Ruth in Virginia Beach. Nice to have you on the program, Ruth. Welcome.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Twenty years of waiting and waiting and trying to call. But today I wanted to say, ‘Yesterday I was listening very intently to what the sheriff was saying concerning the right wing and radio talk, et cetera,’ and I thought, ‘You know, let me check something,’ and I went to the computer, and I put in, ‘When they bring a knife, we bring a gun,’ because I thought that was something I had heard then Senator Obama say when he was campaigning in Philadelphia. And, lo and behold, that was exactly what I saw —
CALLER: — and I heard.
RUSH: You are exactly right out there. President Obama has been full of that kind of rhetoric. In fact, do you remember back during the days of the controversy over the bonuses at AIG? Some of his support storm troopers from ACORN were protesting on the front yards of the homes of AIG —
RUSH: — executives, and Obama told those guys, ‘I’m the only guy between you and the pitchforks.’
RUSH: Remember that? President Obama has said a number of these things. We have three sound bites of President Obama. If graphics on Palin’s Facebook page can incite violence, then what about stuff like this? This Obama September 17th in 2008 during a campaign event in Elko, Nevada.
OBAMA SEPTEMBER 17, 2008: I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to ’em whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.
RUSH: ‘[A]rgue with them and get in their face.’ March 18, 2009, Washington, after Obama delivered remarks on the South Lawn about bonuses on Wall Street, a reporter said, ‘Mr. President, a new round of bonuses from these contracts are coming out. What can you say to the American public to quell the anger? Because people are angry about this new round of bonuses. There’s more bonuses said to be coming for AIG executives.’
OBAMA MARCH 18, 2009: I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry. I’m angry! What I want us to do, though, is channel our anger that constructive way.
RUSH: ‘I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry.’ I’m angry for the moooove-ment. And just recently, October 25th the syndicated host on a Univision show said, ‘Mr. President, you were able to pass a health care plan and you worked a lot for that and most of my listeners, they haven’t seen that, same way you worked for health care immigration reform, same effort.’
OBAMA: If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of up surge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder, and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.
RUSH: ‘Punish our enemies.’ Spoken like a true community organizer. Hand-to-hand combat! Get in your neighbor’s face. He also said, ‘Find an ass to kick.’ I mean, President Obama’s a lifelong political agitator. What do political agitators do but get people angry? That’s what a community organizer is.