RUSH: It was yesterday morning, this Obama quote for the ages. Senator Blanche Lincoln (Democrat-Arkansas) says, ‘Are we willing as Democrats to also push back on our own party and look for that common ground that we need to work with Republicans and to get the answers and it’s really the results that are going to count to our constituents?’ Does anybody know what that question means? She’s asking this of Obama. Her question is irrelevant. Here, listen to this. This is her answer.
OBAMA: Part of the reason people are feeling anxious right now, it’s not just because of this current crisis. They’ve been going through this for ten years. If you’re response ends up being, you know, uhh, ‘Because we don’t want to stir things up here we’re just going to do the same thing that was being done before,’ then I — I — I — I don’t know what differentiates us from the other guys. Blanche is exactly right: We’ve got to be non-ideological about our approach to these things. We’ve gotta make sure that our party understands that, like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning. So we can’t be demonizing, uh, every bank out there. We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.
RUSH: We can’t demonize every bank? Yeah, I know. We gotta take God back, too, and we’ve gotta get the Values Voters on our side and then we gotta… I mean, this is incredible. Did you hear what he said here? ‘Part of the reason people are feeling anxious right now is because they’ve been going through this for ten years. People have been feeling for ten years this job anxiety,’ which is not true! ‘Like it or not we need a healthy financial system’?