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RUSH: F. Chuck Todd of MSNBC on Scarborough’s show this morning, and talking about the health care plan. And F. Chuck said this.

TODD: This is what happened to the Clintons in the nineties and what’s happening to the Obama White House is that they haven’t been able to tell the American people that have private insurance what they get out of health care reform. They’re hearing what they’re not going to have or what the opposition says they’re not going to have. They’re not hearing what new they’re gonna get. At the end of the day, we’re kind of a selfish society, and health care is a very personal thing.

RUSH: Health care is a very personal thing, we’re a selfish society. No, this is not selfishness, F. Chuck. It’s self-interest, and there’s a huge difference between selfishness and self-interest. You know, it’s called staying alive. Remember that? The Bee Gees. Staying alive. The American people know that they have a primary objective that’s taken on even more urgency if Obama wins this thing, and that’s staying alive. I listen to the contempt that these people have for you, for the American people, and you are befuddling them and you’re beating them back. And don’t forget the Gallup poll: Conservatives now outnumber liberals in all 50 states. We are a conservative country. We are not a liberal socialist country. We don’t want what Obama is offering. They can sit there all day long, like Eleanor Clift did and lament and desire, ‘Where’s the Obama who ran for office, where’s the great campaigner?’ You’re looking at him.

And here’s another great story, and this is out of Congressional Quarterly Politics, the headline: ‘Some Obama Promises Must Wait.’ Well, I say, hallelujah. ‘President Obama sounded a bit like a weary air traffic controller on Aug. 10, when he was quizzed during a three-way summit with leaders from Mexico and Canada about a promised overhaul of US immigration laws. ‘I’ve got a lot on my plate, and it’s very important for us to sequence these big initiatives in a way where they don’t all just crash at the same time.” Where they all don’t just crash, meaning crash and burn. It all means that ‘a large number of political promises Obama made during his historic campaign have been pushed to the back of the agenda. Most, in fact,’ have been pushed to the back. ‘The PolitiFact.com website, which compiled a list of 515 Obama pledges, lists 374 under the category of ‘no action.” No Child Left Behind, Gulf coast revitalization, immigration on the back burner now. And don’t forget, Jack Murtha said, I don’t think we’re going to get health care this year. I don’t think we’re going to get a vote maybe until January, he said, this is just way too complicated.

Now, here is a story that’s truly frightening. When I read this at The Politico, it made me ask, ‘Where do I live? What country do I live in?’ ‘House Democrats are probing the nation’s largest insurance companies for lavish spending, demanding reams of compensation data and schedules of retreats and conferences.’ Now, this from the bunch that tried to buy eight brand-new corporate jets to fly themselves all over the country and around the world, a bunch that routinely votes themselves pay raises. They take junkets to fine hotels and resorts. So here we go, all-out war now on the insurance industry. And even if there is no government option, even if there’s no government option, I guarantee you Obama and his crowd plan to run the private industry even more than they’re running it now. The Democrats, House Democrats have sent letters to 52 insurance companies demanding extensive documents for an examination of extensive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry. The letters set a deadline of September 14th for the documents. As though these businesses have nothing better to do. It reminded me of my stupid New York tax audit that’s been going on since October. Documents after documents after documents, all for an anal exam by Dr. Henry Waxman.

Henry Waxman wants to give all these people anal exams, find out who they’re paying, how much they’re paying, is it too much? I mean, they are going to harass these people to the point that the insurance companies say, screw it, we can’t afford to stay in business this way and we don’t want to. ‘Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, signed the three-page letter dated Monday. An industry source replied when asked for comment: ‘This is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition designed to silence health plans.’ By Sept. 4, the firms are supposed to supply detailed compensation data for board members and top executives, as well as a ‘table listing all conferences, retreats, or other events held outside company facilities from January 1, 2007, to the present that were paid for, reimbursed, or subsidized in whole or in part by your company.”

Now, this from the same damn Congress trying to sneak in eight new Gulfstream jets so they can go all over the world at our expense. The point is this is none of Henry Waxman’s business. This is outside the US Constitution. Obama does not have the constitutional authority to take over an automobile company, but he owns two. He doesn’t have the constitutional authority to ram health care down everybody’s throat, but he’s trying to do that. You know, the Constitution here, you talk about something being thrown under the bus, the Constitution has been thrown under the bus but the bus is backing up and forward, backing up, forward, they’re just trashing the hell out of it. And all we’re trying to do is just keep up, stay alive.

All right, a quick time-out here, my friends. We’ll come back and I’m excited to get some of these phone calls, because the passion is out there about these protests and the efforts that are underway, subtle and otherwise, to get you to stop doing it. Don’t go away.

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RUSH: This is just great. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, opened her program today this way.

MITCHELL: Our new NBC News poll shows misinformation is heavily clouding public opinion on health care. Fifty-five percent believe the myth that illegal immigrants could be covered. Fifty-four percent believe it will lead to a government takeover. And half believe that tax dollars would fund abortions. Despite White House efforts to dispel all those rumors, 45% still believe that the proposed legislation includes the so-called death panels. These numbers not good for the White House. It shows that they’re not getting their message out.

RUSH: No, no, no. It shows that their message is getting out, Andrea! There is no disinformation here. There’s no disinformation; There’s no misinformation. It shows that their message is getting out and people don’t like it. The message is the House bill. You say there aren’t any death panels here? Well, there certainly aren’t any life panels! We’re not hearing about improved medical care. We’re not hearing anything but a focus on dollars and saving money and squeezing doctors and so forth. Now, this business, tax dollars wouldn’t fund abortions? Let’s go back to the archives. This is July 17th, 2007, in Washington. Obama was candidate speaking to Planned Parenthood, and during the Q&A, the following question was asked: ‘You know the rights and access and rights and ability have to go hand in hand. We know that health care reform is an important part of your agenda. Could you talk, give us some specifics about how reproductive health care and women’s health care is gonna fit into, be a part of primary care for women in your health care reform plans and how Planned Parenthood will continue to be a part of the health care safety net for women and families across the country?’ Now, this is coded language. When they talk about ‘reproductive health care,’ it’s abortion. ‘Reproductive health care’ is abortion. Here’s Obama’s answer.

OBAMA: In my mind, uh, reproductive care is essential care. It is basic care, uh, and so it is at the center and at the heart of the plan that I propose. Essentially, uh, what we are doing is to say that, uh, we’re going to set up a public plan that all persons and all women can access if they don’t have health insurance. Uh, it will be a plan, uh, that will provide all essential services, including, uh, reproductive services.

RUSH: There you have it.

OBAMA: We also will subsidize those who prefer to stay in the private insurance market, except the insurers are going to have to abide by the same rules in terms of providing comprehensive care, including reproductive care.

RUSH: All right, folks. It couldn’t have been more clear. He just explained here how his health care plan would provide abortion as basic care — and furthermore, he was going to force the private insurance market to have to abide by the same rules. And here’s Andrea Mitchell saying, ‘ White House efforts to dispel all these notions that tax dollars would fund abortions…’ They most definitely would. Look, this guy is a big pro-abort guy. Don’t forget, this is the guy who voted three times in Illinois to go ahead and allow a botched abortion — a child that survives the abortion — not to be saved. I mean, you can’t get more pro-abort than this guy is. And I’m telling you when he starts talking about ‘reproductive health care,’ what else could it mean?

We already have ‘reproductive health care’ if you’re talking about prenatal, postnatal. This is abortion. And here he went on to explain same date, same time. He went on to explain the Planned Parenthood role. And, by the way, Planned Parenthood, they make money off abortions. Planned Parenthood is asking this question to find out: ‘Are you going to have abortions taxpayer funded? Are we going to be hurt here? What role are we going to have in reproductive services?’ Planned Parenthood’s role in reproductive services is abortion. Here is Obama’s answer.

OBAMA: …the role that organizations like Planned Parenthood play. Obviously my hope under a universal health care system is that everybody’s got access to basic care, and then we have less of a patchwork quilt of services. Uh, that still being it is important for organizations like Planned Parenthood, uh, to be part of that system.

RUSH: Of course.

OBAMA: I believe we can have universal health care in this country by the end of the next president’s first term, by the end of my first term as president of the United States of America.

RUSH: Right on, right on, right on. Andrea Mitchell is all upset complaining, people told pollsters that Bush lied and weapons of mass destruction. She wasn’t worried about that misinformation but now she’s all worried this — and it isn’t misinformation, Andrea. It is the truth. People have found out what this health care bill is and they’re reacting to that.

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RUSH: Well, back to Andrea Mitchell. Can you play that sound bite again? Sound bite number 30, Andrea Mitchell. I have a simple question to ask her after this.

MITCHELL: Our new NBC News poll shows misinformation is heavily clouding public opinion on health care. Fifty-five percent believe the myth that illegal immigrants could be covered. Fifty-four percent believe it will lead to a government takeover. And half believe that tax dollars would fund abortions. Despite White House efforts to dispel all those rumors, 45% still believe that the proposed legislation includes the so-called death panels. These numbers not good for the White House. It shows that they’re not getting their message out.

RUSH: There’s no misinformation here. And, Andrea, if all of this is nothing but rumor, why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you disapprove each of these points rather than just berate the people for buying into rumors? I mean, if you know that there’s no government takeover, and if you know illegal immigrants are not going to be covered, and if you know that abortion is not going to be paid for with taxpayer dollars, then show us! Tell people. But you can’t. I don’t even think she knows. I really don’t think half these people in the State-Controlled Media know what’s in this plan. It’s just, ‘We gotta get it done for Obama. We gotta get it done for Obama.’ But, look, if there’s no abortion in the health care plan, if there’s no taxpayer-funded abortion, somebody explain to me why Planned Parenthood is lobbying for it.

Planned Parenthood thrives, financially survives performing abortions, counseling women to do it. I guarantee you if there were no taxpayer dollars for abortion in this health care bill, they’d be demanding that there would be dollars. But they’re not doing that. They’re lobbying for the bill to be supported. And, Andrea, you may not know what’s in the plan, but I know you read the New York Times. July 20th, 2009, headline: ‘Health Bill Might Direct Tax Money to Abortion.’ You know where they put this? They buried this in the Money and Policy Section of the New York Times: ‘An Obama administration official refused Sunday…’ This Peter Orszag, and we talked about it at the time. Peter Orszag ‘refused Sunday to rule out the possibility that federal tax money might be used to pay for abortions.’ Andrea, come on. It is what it says.

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