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RUSH: I hold here, ladies and gentlemen, in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers today’s column in the New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman. Can I read to you the last line of this piece? This is hilarious, but that doesn’t do it justice.

“Dear Lord, please make President Obama lucky.” That’s the last line of the lead foreign policy columnist in the New York Times today, and it’s all about please get rid of Khadafy. Khadafy has to go. Please, God, make President Obama lucky. “Which is why, most of all, I hope President Obama is lucky. I hope Khadafy’s regime collapses like a sand castle, that the Libyan opposition turns out to be decent and united and that they require just a bare minimum of international help to get on their feet. Then US prestige will be enhanced and this humanitarian mission will have both saved lives and helped to lock another Arab state into the democratic camp.”

Not even his staunchest allies are made comfortable and confident by what Obama’s doing. They are praying to God in the New York Times. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen, the depths to which they have plunged? They are praying to God on the op-ed page of the New York Times, and they are praying for luck for Obama, as though he has no control over the events. Dear God, please let something good happen to him. It’s not very inspiring here. We’ll get into Khadafy and air forces and NATO and so forth in a minute. There are other things that I want to do here, folks, ’cause we are loaded with things. Even as the program started here I’m trying to still organize what did I want to start with.

For example, UK Daily Mail Online, it’s about Trump, the birth certificate controversy. You know, birth certificates are in the news and Trump released a birth certificate. The first one was not official. So he had to release a second birth certificate. Now Mr. Trump’s lawyer has defended Trump’s New York origins by pointing out there are hospitals named after the Trumps in New York City. The only things named after Obama are in Africa, according to Trump’s lawyers. (laughing) The only thing named after Obama — well, there was a school, but it closed. I don’t know that his brother’s hut has a name. We’ve got Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times on the op-ed page praying to God, praying to God-d for luck for Obama. You know what the New York Times thinks of people who pray. You know what the New York Times thinks of people who believe publicly, happily, proudly in God-d. And now the New York Times is asking.


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