RUSH: Okay, the National Football League season opens tonight in Green Bay with the New Orleans Saints in town to play the Packers, and I’m gonna tell you where you can watch the pregame show. There are five different places you can watch the pregame show instead of Obama’s speech. NBC… This is unbelievable. NBC is carrying Obama’s speech, but they are making the NBC pregame show available on five different cable networks including the NFL Network. They will be simulcasting it on Syfy, USA, Versus and G4, and — and, as I said, the NFL Network. NBC will pick it up after the president finishes his speech. I don’t know how he can do a speech. They didn’t do a jobs summit yet. You know, how many jobs summits did they do?
I remember a jobs summit they did. Thomas “Loopy” Friedman was in one of them. They had the study groups, the work groups. Obama calls them into the East Room and they
get sent to the corners to discuss their various areas and come back and report three hours later. Bam! Problem solved.
RUSH: This is from The Politico: “Obama’s Blaming Congress Tires Democrats.” Maxine Waters is out there. She’s still revved up. She wants to know… Here the headline, Maxine Waters to Obama on employment: “Why didn’t you treat blacks like you treat Iowans, like you care.” Yeah. “Just hours before Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his [stupid, irrelevant, more of-the-same] jobs plan, Maxine Waters is demanding that the nation’s first black president proves he cares as much about unemployed blacks as he does about Iowa’s swing voters.
“‘There are roughly three million African-Americans out of work today, a number nearly equal to the entire population of Iowa. I would suggest that if the entire population of Iowa, a key state on the electoral map and a place that served as a stop on the president’s bus tour were unemployed, they’d be mentioned in the president’s speech and be the beneficiary of targeted public policy.'” This is Maxine Waters talking to Politico today. Then we have this story from the AP: “The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence the job market isn’t improving.” No, it’s evidence that Obama does not deserve another term!
They even use the word “unexpected” again. “Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000,” actually we went up 4,000; they’re playing games here, “to a seasonally adjusted 414,000. The report suggests that companies aren’t significantly increasing layoffs despite weak economic growth, but it also signals that little hiring is taking place.” No kidding! It “signals that little hiring is taking place,” when the number of people seeking unemployment benefits went up. Really? What was their first clue? So we get that news, more people applying for unemployment benefits on the very day that the Bamster shows up, joint session of Congress.
He doesn’t even deserve to be getting that opportunity, this a campaign speech, it’s not even relevant. There hasn’t even been a jobs summit preceding this speech. They’re breaking new ground out there not in a good way. How can the president possibly know what to do? There haven’t been any working groups to brainstorm the elusive question: How is a job created? There hasn’t been anybody reporting back to the president so he’ll know how to move ahead. Somebody that cares needs to tell Obama to call off this speech before he makes yet another mistake. Because in order to create jobs you have to do a jobs summit, and there hasn’t been a jobs summit since the last jobs summit that he did.
RUSH: All right, the pregame show on NBC. Well, the pregame show for the football game starts at seven o’clock tonight. Kickoff’s at 8:30. If you don’t want to watch Obama and
you do want to watch the pregame, which would normally be on NBC but won’t be, you can watch it on USA Network, Syfy, Versus, G4, and the NFL Network. NBC will then pick it up after the president concludes. “Over the course of August, Gallup asked 15,343 American adults whether they approved of the way Barack Obama was handling his job as president.” (interruption) What do you mean, why am I not talking…? I’m gonna get to the debate in a minute. I’m not gonna be sidetracked here. The news is Obama. The problem is Obama. The problem is not anybody on that Republican panel last night.
There are some far more preferable than others. But we’ll get to the debate here in just a second. We have three hours here — and trust me, you will not be disappointed. “Over the course of August, Gallup asked 15,343 American adults whether they approved of the way Barack Obama was handling his job as president. The final result, the polling company reported today, was that only 41 percent said they approved, giving Obama the lowest monthly approval rating of his presidency. That is down 25 points from the 66 percent monthly approval Obama won in January 2009, the month he was [immaculated]. Obama also hit his lowest monthly approval among Hispanics during August, and tied his lowest monthly approval among blacks” in August.
“During the month, Gallup interviewed 1,183 Hispanics and 48 percent of them said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president. Gallup also interviewed 1,137 blacks during August and 84 percent said they approved,” so they’re lost. I mean, there’s nothing much that can be done. It’s just like the cop-killer vote. We’ve lost that. The Democrats own the cop-killer vote.
RUSH: Sean in Topeka. Nice to have you on the show.
CALLER: How you doing?
RUSH: Good. Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, I’ve got a question.
RUSH: Ask the question.
CALLER: Why does the government have to be the equity investors for all these green jobs? I don’t remember studying that anywhere in any of my MBA classes.
RUSH: Well, they don’t have to be. The government can choose to subsidize whatever it wants to subsidize. In the case of Barack Obama, you have a committed leftist who is engaging —
CALLER: Why don’t they go to Jeffrey Immelt who’s supposed to be creating all these jobs and doesn’t have to pay any taxes?
RUSH: Well, your suspicions are right. In fact, he’s not creating jobs. GE is firing people.
CALLER: They’re creating them elsewhere, though.
RUSH: No, GE’s payrolls are down. They’re laid people off. Look, the answer to this question is you have a committed leftist here who is attempting to upend the traditions and institutions that have made this country great — who has been made to believe or believes it himself that there really is such a thing as replaceable green, clean energy for fossil fuels. For whatever convoluted, cockamamie, insane reason he believes it — or, if he doesn’t believe it, it’s just a way of funneling money to campaign donors and friends, called crony capitalism or what have you. The bottom line is: There’s no business there, it isn’t gonna work, and you are right to suspect it.