RUSH: We’re all wee-weed up here, folks. President Obama yesterday, he was at the Democrat National Committee headquarters, he spoke to supporters via a webcast, and here is a portion of what he said.
OBAMA: Sometimes it seems like one loud voice can drown out all the civil, sensible voices out there. Nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change. That’s how we won this election. We’ve been through this before. Some of you were involved when we were in Iowa, 30 points down and all of Washington said, ‘Oh, oh, it’s over,’ hand-wringing and angst and teeth gnashing, and then last year just about this time you’ll recall that the Republicans had just nominated their vice presidential candidate and the media was obsessed with it and cable was 24 hours a day, and ‘Obama’s lost his mojo,’ (laughter) you remember all that? (laughter) There’s something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up.
RUSH: Everybody gets all wee-weed up in Washington. Here’s a guy who’s got the bully pulpit. He’s starting to sound like Clinton. Starting to feel sorry for himself. He’s got the bully pulpit, he’s on television every day, twice a day, he’s doing these Web things, he’s on the phone with rabbis and preachers trying to co-opt them, and he says here, ‘Sometimes it seems like one loud voice can drown out all the civil, sensible voices out there.’ Well, what is he talking about there? Who? Which one loud voice? Who could that be? Hm-hm. Anybody have any ideas who he could be referring to out there? I think, ladies and gentlemen, he’s referring to me. Now, everybody is all wee-weed up, he’s lost his mojo, still got Sarah Palin on the brain. Charlie Cook — this is in The Politico yesterday afternoon after we finished the program — ‘Charlie Cook, one of the best,’ it says here, ‘political handicappers in the business, sent out a special update to Cook Political Report subscribers Thursday that should send shivers down Democratic spines.’ Of course the thing wrong with that is they don’t have any spines for shivers to go down.
But regardless: ‘Reviewing recent polling and the 2010 election landscape, Cook can envision a scenario in which Democratic House losses could exceed 20 seats.’ I think it could have been higher than that. Charlie Cook says, ‘These data confirm anecdotal evidence, and our own view, that the situation this summer has slipped completely out of control for President Obama and Congressional Democrats. Today, The Cook Political Report’s Congressional election model, based on individual races, is pointing toward a net Democratic loss of between 6 and 12 seats, but our sense, factoring in macro-political dynamics is that this is far too low. Many veteran Congressional election watchers, including Democratic ones, report an eerie sense of deja vu, with a consensus forming that the chances of Democratic losses going higher than 20 seats is just as good as the chances of Democratic losses going lower than 20 seats.’
Now, if they’re talking 20 it actually means 40. I mean they are in big trouble, and here’s Obama talking about this one loud voice drowning out all the civil, sensible voices out there, and the teeth gnashing and about this time they had nominated their vice president, media obsessed with it, cable 24 hours a day. Yeah, Mr. President, ripping her to shreds 24 hours a day. What do you mean, media going crazy with it? They were trying to destroy her. I mean, everybody was scared to death; they’re still trying to destroy her. He says (doing Obama impression), ‘Remember all that? Something about August going into September, everybody just wee-weed up.’ Well, I’m wondering if that was on the teleprompter, because he was speaking there at, well, I guess he was at the headquarters. That means he had a teleprompter over there, there’s no question about it.
Related story: ‘What recovery?’ This is from CNBC: ”What Recovery? New-Home Market Remains in Deep Slump’ — When it comes to the economic recovery, the real estate and housing businesses are in very different places. Though sales of existing homes appear to be bouncing back — as cheap foreclosure properties attract vulture investors and first-time buyers — the market for new homes remains stuck below sea level. ‘It’s a very one-dimensional recovery,’ says National Association of Home Builders CEO Gerald M. Howard. ‘The rest of the housing market is still in a recessionary stage.” So potential new home buyers are wee-weeing themselves out there. So what if unemployment’s pushing 10%; so what if Obama and his tax cheating Treasury secretary have promised tax increases; so what if the Democrats are pushing cap and tax and bucks for butchers? I think we need to we rename his health care plan. We got Cash for Clunkers, Bucks for Butchers ’cause the doctors getting 30 grand for chopping off a foot.
Only a coward would fear a sluggish economy and a continued recession, and now Americans have wee-weed themselves over Obama’s wasteful spending and central planning. What’s wrong with the American people? Everybody is wee-weeing. And Americans who have lost their jobs, are they wee-weed up? Are they wee-weed up over the stimulus bill? Hundreds of thousands of jobs are lost every month. What was it, another 568,000? Millions of jobs since Obama was immaculated. The president has destroyed the budget for generations. He promised unemployment would not exceed 8% if the $1 trillion Porkulus bill was passed. It’s now at 9.4% and it probably will go higher according to the Obama administration. The American people are scared to death about the future because they do not trust the president, he’s lost it, he can’t get it back. So are Americans wee-weed up over the economy? Here’s Obama talking about everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up, he’s the reason everybody is wee-weeing. He’s the reason. He’s got everybody all scared to death. Americans are wee-weed up over the economy.
Maybe the State-Controlled Media today in the White House briefing could ask Baghdad Bob Gibbs if the American people are wee-weed up out there over everything as well as people in Washington are going to get wee-weed up in August. Are America’s seasoned citizens wee-weed up over rationed health care? Who’s wee-weed up? He says everybody in Washington is wee-weed up, I think everybody is wee-weed up. Hell, I’m wee-weed up. That’s a great way to put it. Speaking of losing trust, this is from the ABC News/Washington Post poll published today in the Washington Post: ‘Faith in Obama Drops As Reform Fears Rise.’ Faith in Obama? ‘Public confidence in President Obama’s leadership has declined sharply over the summer,’ because of that one loud voice out there drowning out over the sensible, civil voices. And this is ‘amid intensifying opposition to health-care reform that threatens to undercut his attempt to enact major changes to the system.’
Here are the numbers: ‘Among all Americans, 49 percent now express confidence that Obama will make the right decisions for the country, down from 60 percent at the 100-day mark.’ Do you realize that is a plummet? You don’t get that back, and especially when you factor in the reasons that he has lost all this trust and people have lost faith, it’s because he’s not telling the truth. He’s all over the board. There’s no consistency to what he’s saying. People know more about this than he does. He cannot hold up a health care bill and say here’s what’s in it. He can’t say, ‘See, right here, we’re not going to insure illegal immigrants. We’re just not going to do it.’ By the way, a question about that. If illegal aliens are not going to get Obamacare — and he’s been telling everybody that this week — why are the following groups lobbying for Obamacare via Health Care for America Now? Here are the groups. The League of United Latin-American Citizens, LULAC, the National Council of La Raza. By the way, La Raza the steering committee for Health Care for America Now. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Sorry. ‘The National Latina Institute for Taxpayer Funded Abortion.’
If illegal immigrants are not going to get Obamacare how come all of these Hispanic groups are lobbying for it? And speaking of that, I was remembering the other day, remember when he had his appearance with McCain at Rick Warren’s church out there, the Saddleback Church, remember he was asked — (interruption) what? Said what? Well, McCain was really good. That was back in the days when McCain sometimes supported his own party. But that’s another subject. ‘US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama side-stepped a pointed query about abortion on Saturday by ‘mega-pastor’ Rick Warren during a televised forum. Asked at what point a baby gets ‘human rights,’ Obama, who strongly supports abortion rights, said: ‘… whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity … is above my pay grade.” But now Obama is saying we are God’s partners in matters of life and death. This is the kind of stuff that is causing people to lose faith in him. We are God’s partners in matters of life? Well, when does a kid become a kid? When does a baby get human rights? That’s above my pay grade. And yet here’s a guy who claims to have all the answers for Americans and their health care.
‘As challenges to Obama’s initiatives have mounted over the summer,’ because of that one lone voice drowning out all the civil, sensible discourse in Washington, ‘pessimism in the nation’s direction has risen: Fifty-five percent see things as pretty seriously on the wrong track, up from 48 percent in April.’ So look at this: Forty-nine percent express confidence versus sixty percent express confidence in Obama at the 100-day mark. ‘Forty-nine percent now say they think he will be able to spearhead significant improvements in the system, down nearly 20 percentage points from before he took office.’ I mean this is a major, major plummet, and it is all happening because people lost faith, whatever, they’ve lost trust. He is not the guy they thought he was. So after he talked about Washington being all wee-weed up in the month of August, he continued talking about the problems he faces when he was at the Democrat National Committee headquarters yesterday.
OBAMA: Unfortunately, Washington is obsessed with the snap poll, they are obsessed with what’s — you know, what is played on talk radio or what’s said at a town hall meeting. You can have 20 really civil, sensible town hall meetings but if there’s one where somebody’s screaming, you know which one’s gonna get on television.
RUSH: Here’s what’s amazing. He’s got the White House; he’s got the Senate; he’s got the House; he has every news network; he’s got every newspaper, and yet talk radio, which of course means me, manages to ruin everything. What a crybaby, what an absolute crybaby. And, by the way, Mr. Obama, you are Washington. When you sit there and say Washington is obsessed with the snap poll, what’s played on talk radio, you are Washington. You and your party are Washington.
RUSH: So we got the ABC News/Washington Post poll: ‘Only 49,’ less than 50%, ‘express confidence that Obama will make the right decisions for the country, down from 60%.’ George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News website today: ‘The biggest problem for President Obama in today’s poll,’ the ABC News/Washington Post poll, ‘is this: Only 49% of Americans are confident that he will make the right decisions. Voters like Obama but they’re worried he’s getting in over his head. Blaming the Republicans for blocking health care will make Democrats feel better but may turn off independents who are already abandoning Obama.’ It’s a seventeen-point drop in handling health care and overall job approval.
‘In fact, the best short-term antidote for Obama is a solid two-week vacation. Give everybody a chance to cool down, get himself off of television, and hope the economy’s slow mend continues.’ You know, it isn’t gonna work. Blaming Republicans here is not gonna work. The bottom line is they can’t stop anything. The effort here to get Republicans on board, obviously for bipartisanship to share some of the blame when the excrement hits the fan, is what the Democrats are all about. But it isn’t going to fly. The Republicans can’t stop it, and everybody knows this. The Democrats are the power in Washington, DC. Now, here’s Obama. You can tell what really bugs him by listening to the things that he complains about. Another sound bite from his little talk at the DNC headquarters yesterday.
OBAMA: There was a poll done, some of you may have seen. Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. Turns out that a huge proportion of the American people are convinced, A, that, uhh, somehow health reform means illegal immigrants are going to get health care.
OBAMA: B, that it’s a government oh– takeover of health care.
OBAMA: C, that all the money’s, uhh, going to be funding abortions.
OBAMA: D, uh… uhhh… That… What’s the other one? Death panels.
OBAMA: That w-w-we we’re all going to be, uhhh, you know, pulling the plug on grandma. Eh… Now… (clearing throat) C’mon.
RUSH: Is that presidential. ‘Now, c’mon!’ Uh, c’mon. Let me tell you something. ‘A huge portion of the American people are convinced somehow health reform means illegal immigrants are going to get health care’? They already do, and they are going to get it. Again I ask if they are not going to get it, how come the League of United Latin-American Citizens, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health are all lobbying for this? They’re all supporting it. ‘A government takeover of health…’ Hell, hell’s bells, that’s the only reason he’s doing it! Of course it’s a government takeover of health care. Who in the hell is he out there talking about running it? Himself and the federal government. ‘All the money is going to be funding abortions?’
Um, why is Planned Parenthood supporting this? And ‘we’re not going to be pulling the plug on grandma.’ We only spend money on the sick, and we’re going to ration that care. So what we have here is the president of the United States… Now, think of this. The president of the United States has finally identified his true enemies: Straw men, scapegoats, villains, doctors, rumormongers, the greedy, that ‘one lone voice overpowering the sensible and civil’ — and that one lone voice, obviously, moi — conspirators, bitter clingers, Republicans, angry mobs, Dittoheads. Mr. President, can we just talk about substance? Could you just talk about the substance of your plan? Please? You can sit there and you can go up to these sycophant Democrats and you can say, ‘How about the stupid American people, look what they’ve been led to believe. Ha-ha-ha. They believe everything about this is true. Everything is true! They’ve been made to believe it. That’s not how this is supposed to work. We’re supposed to get away with lying to them about this, but they believe it.’
How about…? Mr. President, how about this: How about you present a bill and we discuss it? How about you go out there and hold up some pieces of paper that comprise your health care plan? It’s not enough for you to say, ‘We’re not going to pull the plug on grandma.’ I want you to show us the section and the page in your bill where it says we’re not going to do that, because the House has a version that says we are going to do it. You know, to Obama the devil is anybody who doesn’t blindly follow him. I think Obama is coming off as two levels below Nixon even on Nixon’s best day.
RUSH: Dorothy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Great to have you here as first up. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. My name is Margie, not Dorothy.
RUSH: What is it?
RUSH: Margie, and are you from Charlotte, North Carolina?
CALLER: I am.
RUSH: All right. I just wanted to make sure that Dorothy had not hung up and that we were —
CALLER: No, no.
RUSH: — answering an unscreened call. Okay.
CALLER: That’s quite all right. I only have one comment.
RUSH: Is Snerdley screening the show today? Does he sneak in there ’cause he’s always getting people’s names wrong like this. I apologize for that, Marjorie.
CALLER: It’s quite all right.
RUSH: Is it Marjorie or Margie?
CALLER: It’s both. Marjorie, I’m called Margie, though.
RUSH: All right, fine. That’s one of my all-time top ten favorite female names anyway, so —
CALLER: I think you say that about every female name that someone gives you.
RUSH: Right. Okay. What’s up?
CALLER: I just want to know, I’m absolutely — as I said to the screener — I’m absolutely appalled that the president of the United States, one of the most powerful individuals, says ‘wee-wee’? Rush, are you not appalled that the president says ‘wee-wee’?
RUSH: Of course. That’s why I’ve been making fun of it all day.
CALLER: I mean Bush was not a great speaker. Clinton was a used car salesman speaker, which I think the Americans love to hear, but our president says ‘wee-wee.’ I mean, who do we have — I guess I’m just shocked.
RUSH: Margie, let me ask you a serious question. When he said people get all wee-weed up in Washington in August, what do you actually think he meant?
CALLER: I don’t have a clue.
RUSH: Because I have no idea. I’m like you, when you hear the term ‘wee-wee’ — what does it mean, Washington gets all wee-weed up?
CALLER: I have no idea. When he said that, I just was appalled, really, that our president talks like that, and I guess that’s all I wanted to say, that I can’t believe more Americans aren’t seeing President Obama for who he is. America’s got what they voted for.
RUSH: Wait a second. Where did you hear it first?
CALLER: I heard it from you. I turned the radio on and I heard it from you saying that —
RUSH: Some Americans may not know, if NBC, ABC, CBS did not play the clip, they may not know that he used the term ‘wee-weed up.’
CALLER: On someone like O’Reilly, those terrible, terrible people at Fox to play it or for you to play it.
RUSH: Well, I do play it. I play all this stuff and millions and millions and millions of Americans do hear it when I play it, but you heard it from me. Look, Margie, all the polling data, he’s losing trust. People are losing faith in him. His numbers issue by issue by issue, he’s losing on every one of them. The bloom’s off the rose, the magic that was Obama doesn’t exist.
RUSH: Robert Gibbs, Baghdad Bob Gibbs, the great Gibbs, here at the White House press briefing this afternoon, a question from Savannah Guthrie at NBC: ‘What does ‘wee weed up’ mean?’
GUTHRIE: What is ‘wee weed up’?
GIBBS: I don’t know if I should do that from the podium. I think ‘wee weed up’ is when people just get all nervous for no particular reason. This is sort of an August pundit pattern between people getting overly nervous for something that still has a long way to go. Bedwetting is — would be probably the more consumer-friendly term.
RUSH: So he did mean that. He did mean that people are wee weeing out there. First it was Nazis, now it’s bedwetters. Everybody is out there, unruly mobs, they’re gangs, and now they’re bedwetters and now they’re pee-peeing all over the place in August. And this dolt press secretary has just confirmed it.