RUSH: Obama is now calling himself the new Teddy Roosevelt. So how many past presidents does that make that he’s pretended to be like? FDR, Truman, Reagan, JFK — of course, Lincoln. Now he’s adding Teddy Roosevelt! He’s even going to Osawatomie, Kansas, to replicate a speech made there by Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 — which led to Roosevelt losing the presidential race, and I have two stories on that right here in the patented Stack of Stuff.
RUSH: Now, I have a couple stories here about Obama’s speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, tomorrow. First is from Zeke Miller at the BusinessInsider.com. “Obama Is About To Make A Big Class Warfare Speech — President Barack Obama will travel to Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday to emphasize the need for Americans to pay their ‘fair share.'” Do you realize who the enemy in this country is today, folks? The enemy today is people who work.
Listen to the Occupy Wall Street people who Obama supports. The enemy today are people who work. The enemy today are people who are producing things. The enemy today are people who are building things. The enemy today are people who are drawing a paycheck. They are the enemy. They are not “paying their fair share.”
They are the reason this country is in deep doo-doo, not the lazy losers who are not working; who are defecating and urinating all over themselves and everything else. Not the lazy losers who are the product of a decrepit, corrupt educational system that’s taught them by doing nothing, that they’re special. No, the problem is the producers. The problem is people who are working. The problem is the backbone of America. They aren’t paying their fair share, and the president of the United States is going to exploit this. Now, we’ve always had envy and jealousy aimed at successful people, but we’ve never had a president who’s also made ’em a target like this. We’ve never had it. We have never had a president encouraging the losers to remain losers.
We’ve never had a president encouraging losers to remain losers and join him in going out and attacking the winners. That’s a first. And he’s gonna go to Osawatomie, Kansas, tomorrow to redouble his efforts on this. Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech in Osawatomie August 31, 1910, called “New Nationalism.” It “called for new government reforms to level the playing field for average Americans against a class of industrial barons.” Here’s what Teddy Roosevelt said that Obama’s gonna echo tomorrow. Right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. Teddy Roosevelt said,
“The essence of any struggle for healthy liberty…” Folks, this is gonna make you choke, and this is a guy John McCain idolized, and this is a guy John McCain hoped to be.
“The essence of any struggle for healthy liberty has always been, and must always be, to take from some one man or class of men the right to enjoy power, or wealth, or position, or immunity, which has not been earned by service to his or their fellows. That is what you fought for in the Civil War, and that is what we strive for now.” Want me to read that again? Teddy Roosevelt, 1910: “The essence of any struggle for healthy [freedom] liberty has always been … to take from [people] the right to enjoy power, or wealth, or position, or immunity, which has not been earned by service to his or their” fellow men. Do you see what’s shaping up here? You own a factory, you own a business, you’ve gotten successful or wealthy? Obama has the right to take it from you because you did that while not being in service.
You profited. You took money from people! You took money from people when they bought the dishwasher from your shop. You didn’t give it to ’em! You took money from ’em. You harmed ’em. So it’s only right that we take it back from you. That’s what Teddy Roosevelt said in 1910, and that’s what Obama’s gonna say tomorrow in Osawatomie. “Roosevelt called out special interests who pulled the strings of government Â— a message we’ll likely hear Obama adopt. … Roosevelt used his ‘New Nationalism’ speech to launch his failed bid for the presidency in 1912, and it’s safe to say that Obama’s speech on Tuesday will draw from Roosevelt to lay much of the intellectual framework for his reelection bid.”Now, there’s a second story on this. It is from The Daily Caller.
“Obama Rolls Out New 2012 Theme — The White House is highlighting a new theme for the 2012 election this week by holding a meeting with university leaders on Monday, giving a speech in Kansas on Tuesday and by lobbying to win a high-stakes Senate vote on Thursday. President Barack ObamaÂ’s Kansas speech will show ‘his vision of an America where everyone engages in fair play, does their fair share and gets a fair shot,’ Josh Earnest, ObamaÂ’s principal deputy press secretary, said in a Sunday press briefing. The new slogan sidelines older themes, including ‘we canÂ’t wait’ and ‘pass this bill.’ …” So Obama’s “vision of an America where everyone engages in fair play, does their fair share and gets a fair shot,'” which translated means:
“We’re gonna take it from the producers and give it away to those of you who don’t do anything.” Well, get ready. There’s a 12-point list of things here that lists the efforts involved, and number 12 is this one. “His vision of an America where everyone engages in fair play, does their fair share and gets a fair shot.” So it’s socialism on the agenda, furthering the notion that people who work and produce are the enemy, and encouraging voters to vote for him on the basis of he is going to continue to take from the winners — well, the producers. Teddy Roosevelt was a 1%-er, by the way. He was from a very rich family, and he was one of the first progressive Republicans, by the way. Just so you know.
RUSH: The Democrats love Teddy Roosevelt. Yeah. He was the first progressive president. Teddy Roosevelt gave us the minimum wage, he busted up big corporations, trust busting. He gave us the Food and Drug Act, Federal Reserve Act, 16th Amendment income tax, Teddy Roosevelt — and his stooge, Taft. Government control of corporations versus trust busting.
(McCain impression) “Yeah, yeah, that’s my model! That’s my hero. Teddy Roosevelt, yeah, yeah, Rough Riders, Cuba, yeah, taking it to Castro! “
No, Castro wasn’t alive yet.
(McCain) “Well, you know what I mean!”
Robert, San Diego, California, welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hey, dittos, Rush.
RUSH: And Teddy Roosevelt won a Nobel prize, too. Yes, Robert, hi.
CALLER: Hi. Can I make two points with you today?
RUSH: Yeah, make three.
CALLER: I just wanted to point out I’m a software engineer who’s been unemployed for almost a year. I’m finding that a lot of the IT jobs that I wanted are being outsourced to India. Even if the Democrats got everything they wanted with the class warfare, their payroll tax and everything else —
CALLER: — it still doesn’t do any good for the jobs.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: America is still not competitive with the world, and at the same time — could I make my second point? — I just wanted to point out —
RUSH: Obama is, by the way, Obama is not trying to make America competitive with the world. Obama is presiding over our decline. Obama thinks we need to be punished because we have made a profit off of the world. In the past.
CALLER: I agree. And if I could, on my second point.
CALLER: I just wanted to point out that with Romney, we may win in the short term, but in the long run I think we lose. I blame George Bush a lot for the reason why we have Obama. He never defended himself or conservative ideas. I see the same thing in Romney. He doesn’t advocate conservative positions, and he only speaks up when it’s to his benefit or he has to.
RUSH: Well, I think Romney tries to express fealty to conservatism. He uses the word. He describes himself as conservative, and he cites examples of it.
CALLER: Is he an advocate of it?
RUSH: Yeah. See, there you go. Is he an advocate? There’s a reason. Look, folks, I just reporting here. As I remind you, I have chosen no one yet. (interruption) No, I’ve not played golf with Romney. I don’t know that Mitt plays golf. I don’t know if he plays. Anyway, there’s a reason that he can’t top out over 30% in any Republican poll. New Hampshire is it, but nationally… (interruption) No, no. Don’t laugh at him. I’m not putting him down. There’s a reason that people… Old Robert here just said it: People don’t sense he’s an advocate. That’s a good way of putting it: “an advocate for conservatism.” They do think Newt is salvageable and could be, because they remember Newt as having been, way back in the good old days.