RUSH: Marion, Ohio. This is Jeff. Great to have you on the program, sir, and welcome.
CALLER: Hi. How you doing, sir?
RUSH: Very good, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: I called to say that with the lady that you had on there earlier in the program about what she was saying about why Obama was talking about the oil problem overseas and that?
RUSH: Yeah, overseas and that, right.
CALLER: I’m sorry?
RUSH: Yeah, Obama talking about the oil problem overseas and that, yeah.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, I think sometimes they nitpick too much on the presidents. I don’t necessarily care for Obama, but I’m referring in general to whichever president is in there, whether they’re Republican or Democrat.
CALLER: That I think that they don’t have nothing else to find fault with the president about, so they nitpick and just pick out something like that when the man’s got more —
RUSH: What — (crosstalk)
CALLER: — problems going on.
RUSH: Jeff, give me an example of what you mean by the nitpicking, say, of Obama. What have you heard that’s nitpicking of Obama?
CALLER: Well, one particular agenda taken care of like, say, that they think that he ought to be — they were concerned about the unemployment, but then yet he’s talking about the oil problem overseas. And they just nitpick on him about just one particular thing, that they’re not looking at the whole picture. The man’s got more than one problem that he’s dealing with.
RUSH: Right. I just want to understand, you think it’s nitpicking to say the president is ignoring job creation while focusing on the oil price?
CALLER: Yeah, that’s what they’re saying, yeah.
CALLER: I don’t think that that’s completely true. Because it’s like a president of a company, if they’re trying to bring in more business in order to keep the workers going, but yet at the same time they’ve got all the maintenance problems that they gotta pay, they gotta look at the bills, they gotta make sure the money’s there, stuff, you know —
RUSH: Well, how would you prefer to hear the president discussed and talked about?
CALLER: I would rather see him take time to address — I don’t want to say each individual problem, ’cause there’s a lot of minor stuff, but the more technical stuff, such as the unemployment I think ought to be first.
RUSH: Well, the reason people are, as you say, nitpicking the president on unemployment is because he spent close to a trillion dollars after promising, after boasting that he could do all this at the same time. He could multitask, he could do all this at the same time, he’s a very smart guy, smartest president we’ve ever had, and that he was gonna spend a trillion dollars and make sure that four to five million new jobs were created and the unemployment rate would not go over 8%. He also told us that the world would love us once again. All we had to do is get rid of George W. Bush and close Guantanamo Bay, and the Muslim world would love us, everybody would love us, foreign policy problems would be ended. He has run around apologizing for the country, acknowledging to these foreign leaders what’s wrong with America, and look at the world. It’s on fire. The flames are erupting in the Middle East. And so people are wondering, well, you spend a trillion dollars, four to five million new jobs, where are they? Where is the unemployment at 8% and where is all the love for America, where is all this foreign policy success? It isn’t really nitpicking. It’s asking for some performance based on promise and expectation.
CALLER: Well, I think that there’s a little bit of a difference here because now you’re talking about what the Democratic Party’s trying to do in relation to the problem. And to me they ought to forget about the Republican Party and the Democrat Party and sit down and say, ‘Guys, women, we’ve got a problem. We need to fix it. We need to take care of the people.’
RUSH: Well, it sounds wonderful. Republicans could sit down, Democrats could sit down, ‘Guys, we got a problem.’ The problem is, Jeff, the Democrats. I would love to tell you something other than that, but we can’t just pretend that Obama has had no impact. We just can’t pretend that good intentions are what count. Results do. And the problems facing America today are directly traceable to the American left, the Democrat Party, pure and simple. Case closed. Thanks for calling.