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RUSH: There’s a story in the New York Times today, it’s unbelievable. I want to go back and play for you a sound bite from this program, actually me, your host, on October 20th, 2009, year and a half ago or so. Anita Dunn had just gone up to the national cathedral to wish somebody good-bye, or maybe she was talking to students, I forget who, but she was telling us how much she admired Mao Tse-tung. Remember? And a lot of people were shocked and stunned by this. And I said, ‘Why?’ I mean that’s who these people are. Mao Tse-tung, Castro, all these guys, that was the point of the sound bite. This is what I said.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Can you think of any other administration in this country where a president or a communications specialist or anybody else would run around and start praising Mao Tse-tung as a role model, as a philosopher to follow? Can you think of any administration who would have previously cited Stalin or Lenin or Castro? This administration idolizes all these people. I’m not suggesting they’re mass murderers. I’m saying they envy the total control, the tyrannical control that Mao Tse-tung had.

RUSH: I have often said to people who ask, ‘I don’t understand. Cuba’s a country falling apart. Why do these people, all these actors, why do they idolize Castro?’ ‘Cause he’s got total control. One hundred percent total control. So Anita Dunn had gone out there and praised Mao Tse-tung. There was reaction to it. A New York Times story from yesterday, actually. It’s by Mark Landler and Helene Cooper. And the headline of this story: ‘Obama Seeks a Course of Pragmatism in the Middle East.’ And it goes on and on and on. It prints out to three or four pages. Then you get to the last paragraph of this story. Now, keep in mind the sound bite that you just heard. Last paragraph: ‘How Mr. Obama manages to do that while also balancing American interests is a question that officials acknowledge will plague this historic president for months to come. Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”

So the regime has put out news that Obama envies Hu Jintao, ’cause Hu Jintao doesn’t have to answer to anybody and they don’t analyze what Hu Jintao says if they want to stay alive. They’re pointing out over in Egypt, all this pressure for Obama to say something in Cairo. Now say something about Libya. And Obama is sitting there in the White House going, ‘Awe, gee, why couldn’t I be Hu Jintao? Nobody cares what he says, nobody’s monitoring his words. Why couldn’t I have and consolidate that kind of power?’ Yeah, America is a tough place, Mr. President. It really is a tough place. You know what the problem Obama faces? You know what this Hu Jintao comment really shows? The real telling of this is, the meaning, in Libya, in Cairo, in Iran, anywhere, you go around the world, nobody’s looking to Hu Jintao to help them with their freedom fight, but they all are looking to the United States for help with their freedom fight. That has been our role in the world, one of the many characteristics of American exceptionalism.

People seeking freedom around the world have always looked to the United States. They don’t look to Hu Jintao. So Hu Jintao doesn’t have the burden of helping people gain their freedom, quite obviously. Hu Jintao’s a bully, by the way. As a totalitarian, authoritarian figure, Hu Jintao’s a bully. I wonder how Hu Jintao feels about Obama and Michelle (My Belle) running around now ripping bullies? So I think this is quite telling, he’s feeling the stress and here it is in the New York Times, he’s feeling the stress, people are actually paying attention to what he says, people around the world who want their freedom. ‘Ah, gee, why are they calling me? Gosh, I wish I were Hu Jintao. Nobody pays any attention to what he says.’

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