RUSH: Now, as to the campaign, and just to illustrate for you, you are on the cutting edge if you listen to this program. Grab sound bite number one, Mike. Let’s go back, listen to me, this program, May 11th of this year. This is just one of many occasions on which I said the following.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Do we really want to change horses in the middle stream? That really is going to be the campaign. Do you really want to turn it back to the people who ran the car in the ditch, that’s what this campaign is going to be.
RUSH: The regime cannot promote itself, the regime cannot say four more years of X, do you like 9% unemployment, how about 11%? There is not one thing the regime has done that they can promise to do more of that anybody wants. It’s the exact opposite. So what their campaign is going to be, and I told you this, when they got into Washington they discovered it was far worse than they even knew, that Bush and Cheney lied to ’em, did not tell ’em how bad the economic circumstances were. Oh, my gosh, our programs are working, but it’s gonna take a lot longer than we thought to bring us out of this mess. And we’re just now starting to see some turnaround, which we’re not, but this is what they’ll say and then say you really can’t change horses the middle of the stream, no, we can’t turn this over to the people who ran the car in the ditch. Last night on CNN, Anderson Cooper 19, after the debate, they talked to the former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about Obama’s success and the campaign, and you listen and you tell me if I don’t know these people.
GIBBS: The policies that were espoused in 2007 and 2008 that got us into the economic mess that we’re trying to get ourselves out of tonight, that’s the economic platform that was introduced by these candidates. We have to understand what got us into this mess, and we have to make sure that we don’t hire somebody to repeat those same mistakes. If the Bush tax cuts were great for economic policy, why did we lose three and a half million jobs —
RUSH: We didn’t.
GIBBS: Ideas that will set us back and repeat the economic failures —
RUSH: Stop the tape a second. Your boss just extended those Bush tax cuts last December, Gibbs, on the basis that he needed to prolong an economic recovery. We didn’t lose three and a half million jobs during the Bush years. To the contrary, millions of new jobs were created. We didn’t lose three and a half million jobs. So here’s Gibbs now, by fiat, by rote, ripping into the Bush tax cuts, which happened in 2001 and 2003, by the way. They’re that old. Obama renewed them last December in the lame duck session. But he just extended what are already on the books, no new tax rates were reduced. There weren’t any new cuts.
So there’s no substantive change in policy or impact. And Obama did not raise the taxes and end the Bush tax rates because that would have choked off economic recovery and he knew it. Yet here’s Gibbs nevertheless ripping the very tax cuts that Obama extended and then lying about all the jobs that were lost because of the Bush tax cuts. So he’s lying through his teeth, on purpose, knows he’s not gonna be challenged by Anderson Cooper 19, setting the stage here exactly as I said, “Well, the economy was so bad, we didn’t know how bad it was. We don’t want to turn it back over to the same people who gave us this problem,” blah, blah, blah. Here’s the rest of the bite.
GIBBS: In 2006, 2007, and 2008 it took us awhile to get into this mess and it’s gonna take us awhile to get out. CNN asked the question, do you blame Bush and the Republicans more than you blame Obama and the Democrats? The answer was you blame Bush. A series of decisions that got us into the mess is not the series of decisions we ought to make to get us out.
RUSH: So what happened the past two and a half years didn’t happen. There have not been two and a half years of the Obama regime. We may as well be looking at the year 2008 running the presidential campaign all over again. Not one thing that’s happened since is even being discussed. Of course you know and I know that the policies that this regime has implemented have worsened the US economy, done so purposefully we all believe, made it much more difficult for the country to rebound, obstacles have been placed in the way of entrepreneurs and others. But we can’t deal with the truth here. We’ve gotta construct falsehoods and live off of them, which is the first stage of the Obama reelection campaign. We’re in a mess; the Republicans got us there; we need Obama to fix it. We need Obama’s policies. There really haven’t even been any Obama policies yet is what Gibbs wants you to believe.
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