RUSH: Scott, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hello, sir. You’re on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, good to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I was just wondering, if it just takes a group of people to get this guy out of Egypt, why aren’t we doing the same thing? If Obama’s supporting it there, why doesn’t he support it here?
RUSH: It is an interesting question. Here we have some 200,000 people in Egypt demanding that Mubarak go — oh, and, by the way — here’s the series of events. The Wall Street Journal and a bunch of others, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera announce that Mubarak says he’s going to leave in September and not seek reelection. And then some American news agency come along, the New York Times, says: ‘Obama Urges Mubarak Not to Run Again.’ So after we learn Mubarak isn’t gonna run, the New York Times says Obama did it, Obama did it, the man-child, boy president did, he did it, he did it, this incessant effort to credit this guy with everything. But you’re right, it’s why I said, how come the Tea Party is not as respected in their opposition to what Obama wants to do as this mob in Egypt is? It is a great question.
Okay, here’s what would happen, or what needs to happen if in fact Obama ignores Judge Vinson. The plaintiffs, one of the AGs, would need to go back to court, ask the court to enforce his ruling. ‘But, Rush, but, Rush, why?’ Well, because the regime is not obeying it. Judges assume their rulings are going to be obeyed. If the regime doesn’t obey it, then you gotta go back and ask the judge to enforce his ruling. Now, if we want to talk about contempt, the judge would order the Feds to comply with his order or he would hold the government in contempt. But nobody’s gonna send marshals to get a president. It is not going to happen. We don’t do things in this country that way. What is likely to happen is that the government will seek a stay at the circuit court level before most of this plays out. That having been said, what’s clear is that the administration in the meantime is not complying with the judge, and the reporters don’t give a damn, or as John Lewis said, the ‘jerges.’ Grab sound bite 24. I didn’t know what he was talking about at first.
LEWIS: There have been two ‘jerges’ rulings —
RUSH: Stop the tape. You see, he said jerges. He said two jerges rulings. I didn’t know what he meant first. But we’re talking judges here, not jerges. I’m in the communication business. I don’t want anybody to misunderstand what’s being discussed here. So here’s what’s clear. The judge ruled. The regime is ignoring, they’re not complying with the judge. And reporters in the State-Controlled Media don’t care. They’re in full support of Obama ignoring the law, because they deserve this health care bill. They deserve this. Yeah, they’ll ask for a stay. They probably already have, for all I know.
RUSH: I was right. Mubarak announces he’s stepping down, and within literally five minutes the news in this country is: Obama convinces Mubarak to step down! The first reports from over there said nothing about Obama convincing anybody to step down. Only after it is known he’s stepping down does the US media say, ‘Our guy did it! Our guy did iiiiiiiit! Obama did it! He convinced Mubarak to step down! Yaaay! (clapping)’ How long has Mubarak been in power in Egypt? Quick question, Snerdley. How many years has Hosni Mubarak been…? (interruption) That’s exactly right: 30 years. How many years has Obama been running the show here? ‘It seems like 30’ is the correct answer. Obama has been running the show here for two years. It seems like 30. (interruption) How long have Democrats been in charge of Egypt? Well, you’d have to say that Mubarak is closer to being a Democrat than one of us. For 60 years the Democrat Party has run Egypt, 60 years. It’s a little precursor of what we’re headed to.
RUSH: This is Stockton, California. Tom, it’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Well, mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m calling because I think we need to go back. Remember George Bush, when he first started going into Iraq, said, ‘Give democracy and freedom a chance, and we start it here in Iraq and will spread through the rest of the Muslim world.
RUSH: (softly singing) All we are saaaying… is give peace a chaaaance.’
CALLER: I think we may be seeing it now because that does not happen overnight.
RUSH: Yeah, I mentioned this yesterday. One of the things we’re not clear on is whether this is a democratic uprising in Egypt. We’re not. I don’t think anybody knows yet. The suspicions are that it’s not. The Muslim Brotherhood’s not exactly democratic. You don’t associate white doves and Slim Whitman with this bunch, but I made the point yesterday that if this is a democratic uprising, don’t the Democrats have to praise George W. Bush for this? Because you are exactly right: Bush said the natural yearning of the human spirit is to be free. Show the Middle East a democratic regime with self-determination, people voting in elections, and it will spread. Well, I mean you could say that people in Egypt, after 30 years of Democrat rule under Hosni Mubarak, have seen what’s going on in Iraq and they want a little taste of it. I mean, how do you leave Bush out of this? And everybody ridiculed Bush! Everybody ridiculed this as an element of US foreign policy and thought it was crazy. So you have a good point there, Tom.