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RUSH: Obama’s press conference today, I don’t know how many voters heard it, but it should help Republican turnout in the primaries today on Super Tuesday. Obama’s presser today should motivate people on how much we need to get him out of office. It was a striking, striking press conference. Anyway, great to have you back. 800-282-2882 is the telephone number. E-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

Remember Labor Day 2011. What would that be, six, seven, eight months ago? James Hoffa Jr. at an event with Obama on the Tea Party, James Hoffa Jr. told the union to, quote, “Take these sons-of-bitches out,” unquote. Mr. Civility didn’t say a word about it, Mr. Obama said not a word about it, laughed about it, in fact, didn’t he? Chuckled a bit? Well, those, quote, sons-of-bitches, unquote, are somebody’s sons and daughters, these Tea Party SOBs are somebody’s sons and daughters. They are participating in public discourse, and they’re not public citizens; they’re private citizens. They’re anonymous. But it just goes to show the rules don’t apply to Democrats. This is what we were talking about yesterday, the double standard. The double standard is alive and well.


RUSH: Okay, Snerdley, I don’t want you blowing up in there. We have audio sound bites from the president’s press conference. (interruption) Yeah, I think I want people to hear it. They’re gonna hear it anyway. It was at 1:41 this afternoon. The question came from a Huffing and Puffington Post reporter: “Do you believe Rush Limbaugh’s apology was sufficient and heartfelt, and do you agree with the number of sponsors that have stopped supporting his show, and has there been a double standard? Liberal commentators have made distasteful statements and there’s not been such an outrage.”

OBAMA: Y’know, I’m not gonna comment on what sponsors decide to do. I’m not gonna comment on, uhh, uhhh, either the economics or the politics of it. Uh, I don’t know what’s in Rush Limbaugh’s heart so I’m not gonna comment, uhhh, uh, on the sincerity of his apology. Uh, what I can comment on is the fact that all decent folks can agree, uhh, that the remarks that were made, uhh, don’t have any place in the public discourse. And, you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because, uh, I thought about Malia and Sasha. And one of the things I want them to do, uh, as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree with them on, I want them to be able t’speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because, uh, they’re being good citizens. And I wanted, uhh, Sandra to know that — that I thought her parents should be proud of her. Uh, and that we want t’send a message to all our young people that bein’ part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and, uh, debate. And we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it, uh, that doesn’t, uhh, involve you being, uhh, demeaned and insulted, particularly when you’re a private citizen.

RUSH: Well, I don’t know if she’s a “private citizen” testifying before a congressional subcommittee, but, nevertheless, he doesn’t know what’s in my heart. But you do, and that is the key. This is the guy who stands next to Jimmy Hoffa and chuckles when Hoffa talks about the “sons-of-bitches,” quote, unquote, in the Tea Party being “taken out.” He laughs when they’re demeaned and insulted. And he doesn’t answer the question about other people who have been really, really ripped and criticized and so forth by people on the left, liberal commentators and so forth. The next question was from Jessica Yellin of CNN. She said, “Top Democrats said that Republicans in a similar issue were engaged in a war on women. Some top Republicans say it’s more like Democrats are engaged in a war for the women’s vote. Now, as you talk about loose talk of war in another arena and women, this could raise concerns among women. Do you agree with the chair of the DNC that there’s a ‘war on women’?”

OBAMA: One of the things I’ve learned being married to Michelle: I don’t need t’tell her what it is that she thinks is important. There are millions of strong women around the country, uh, who are gonna make their own determination about a whole range of issues. It’s not gonna be narrowly focused just on contraception. Uhh, it’s not gonna be driven by one statement by one radio announcer. It is gonna be driven by their view of what’s most likely to make sure they can help support their families, make their mortgage payments, who’s gotta plan to ensure that middle-class families are secure over the long-term, what’s most likely to result in their kids being able to get the education they need to compete.

RUSH: So that’s a long, drifting, incoherent answer on the so-called war on women. But that is a page in the Democrat Party playbook, and that’s what this contraception issue is all about. As I said yesterday, the whole purpose of the appearance by Ms. Fluke before the Democrat subcommittee was to take away and distract from the real issue that Darrell Issa’s committee was looking into, which is: Does the president have the constitutional authority to demand and mandate that Catholic universities (or churches or schools) provide not just contraception, but other medication that facilitates abortions taking place or that causes them to happen? Does he have the right to mandate that?

That was the original purpose of Issa’s hearing, and they had a witness lined up for this hearing: Barry Lynn. And at 4:30 in the afternoon, they canceled. The Democrats pulled Barry Lynn out and said that they wanted Sandra Fluke to show up instead. And Issa said, “Who’s this? We don’t know who she is? She doesn’t have any expertise.” There’s a 72-hour vet rule. They have 72 hours to figure out who the witnesses are, to see if they’re qualified. Democrats didn’t want that to happen. I don’t know why. I don’t know what they didn’t want the Republicans to learn about Sandra Fluke, but they didn’t want them to learn something.

Or maybe it was just that they wanted to spring this on ’em and try to twist what he means in tails. And Issa stood firm and said, “Sorry.” So the Democrats staged a press conference made to look like a congressional hearing. And the whole purpose was to change the subject from Obama’s mandating (anti-constitutionally) that insurance companies or churches provide, free of charge, contraception and abortifacients. They had to desperately change the subject. They changed the subject to contraception and how supposedly the Republicans were opposed to it, and thus the war on women. I’ve always thought in circumstances like this, “Where’s the logic?”

At what point does the logic occur to people: Okay, here’s the Republican Party, and they have as their objective winning elections — and they don’t want just men. They need votes from as many people as they can get. What is the point in having a war on half (or over half) of the voters. What’s the point in telling them you don’t want their votes? In fact, folks, if I could be honest with you, it’s the Obama administration which is telling groups of Americans they’re not interested in their votes, and one group is white working families. They used to be called Reagan Democrats. Thomas Edsall, who used to write in the Washington Post, wrote a piece in the New York Times months ago now laying out Obama’s reelection strategery and one of the things that he made the point was that we’ve lost white working-class voters. That’s not an area we’re gonna focus on.

The Republican Party doesn’t write off anybody. The Republican Party, my gosh, does everything it can — it doesn’t know how, but it tries every way it can — to get women vote, Hispanic vote, black vote, minority vote. It’s doing everything it can. They just don’t know how to do it. But they’re out there trying all the time. It’s the Democrats who alienate voting groups. But the way ends up being reported is all that has to happen is Obama and the Democrats assert that there is a war on women, and the press is right there with its New York-Washington bubble to pick up the theme. “Ooh, Republicans, war on women! Against contraception! Republicans want women living in the Stone Age.” That makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it, when you want their votes?

No, it makes no sense whatsoever.

But that’s all Obama’s got.

He cannot tout his record because it’s shameful.

It is abysmal his record, what he has done to this country.

He cannot run on it.


RUSH: One more audio sound bite from the president’s press conference. It was a follow-up from Jessica Yellin. In fact, let’s do these two, let’s grab 27. Let’s play ’em within proximity to each other. Jessica Yellin asked Obama, “Do you agree with the chairman of the Democrat National Committee that there is a ‘war on women’?”

OBAMA: One of the things I’ve learned being married to Michelle: I don’t need t’tell her what it is that she thinks is important. There are millions of strong women around the country, uh, who are gonna make their own determination about a whole range of issues. It’s not gonna be narrowly focused just on contraception. Uhh, it’s not gonna be driven by one statement by one radio announcer. It is gonna be driven by their view of what’s most likely to make sure they can help support their families, make their mortgage payments, who’s gotta plan to ensure that middle-class families are secure over the long-term, what’s most likely to result in their kids being able to get the education they need to compete.

RUSH: Okay. And then she continued with this, and you’ll hear him in the answer here as well.

YELLIN: Would you prefer this language be changed?

OBAMA: You know, Jessica, as you know, if I start being in the business of arbitrating the —

YELLIN: You talk about civility.

OBAMA: Right. And what I do is I practice it. And so I’m gonna try to lead by example —

RUSH: Now, listen to this.

OBAMA: — in this situation, as opposed to commenting on every single comment that’s made by either politicians or pundits.

RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

OBAMA: I would be very busy, I would not have time to do my job. That’s your job to comment on what’s said by politicians and pundits.

RUSH: He just did! Five minutes earlier, three minutes earlier he just did. Jessica Yellin, “Is there a war on women?” “I don’t know, Jessica, I’m not going to…” “Well, do you agree with the language?” “Well, it’s not my job to comment on what pundits say.” You just did. You just commented on me. He says he leads by example? He called Tea Party supporters tea baggers, knowing full well what an insult it is. It’s Barack Obama who said, (paraphrasing) “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment, as way to explain their frustrations.”

He doesn’t know what’s in my heart. I’ll bet he knows what’s in Jeremiah Wright’s heart. He was in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. Everybody knows what’s in my heart. Everybody who listens to this program — and every one of these critics who’s jumping on this for the political advantage they think it gives them — knows what’s in my heart. Everybody knows what I do here. Everybody knows how I do it. And everybody knows what kind of person I am. All of this is trumped up for politics purposes, pure and simple. But here’s a guy, “Well, do you agree with the language of the ‘war on women’?” (imitating Obama) “Ah, Jessica, I can’t start talking about that. I lead by example, as opposed to commenting on every comment made by politicians or pundits.” He just got through commenting on me. “You’re job is to comment on what’s said by politicians and pundits.” But he just did comment on me. And he will not be called on this. He will not be called on it. No member of the media will point it out.

This is not even hypocrisy. This is just forgetting you said one thing and going out and saying the exact opposite. This is doing something and then deny you do it. This is robbing the bank and saying, “No, I didn’t,” when everybody saw it on videotape. Here’s a guy commenting on pundits saying, “I don’t comment on pundits. I lead by example. I’m the guy that leads by example in civility.” Sarah Palin tweeted a good point on Obama. She said: President Obama says he called Sandra Fluke because of his daughters. For the sake of everyone’s daughter, why doesn’t his super PAC return the $1 million he got from a rabid misogynist? That would be Bill Maher. He took a million dollars from somebody who’s called Sarah Palin the T-word, the C-word, and everything in between. And they’re not gonna give that money back, I guarantee you. It’s Obama’s super PAC.

He’s a guy who doesn’t comment on pundits. The first two weeks he’s in office he brings the congressional leadership up, says, “Don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, that’s not how things get done in Washington.” He comments on me all the time, while saying he doesn’t comment on pundits. He comments on me frequently, while claiming he doesn’t comment on pundits.


RUSH: Christian, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Nice to be here. First-time caller, longtime listener. I just had so much, and I started telling Snerdley, and he let me on to finish it. First of all, I listened to the press conference. I turned you down, listened to the president. We have a lot in common. I’m a black, and I’m a Harvard Law graduate. But, as far as morality, there’s so many dissimilarities that they’re more dissimilar than similar. First of all, Obama is a big liar, as you keep pointing out, and people who can see through him can see. He called you indecent. ‘Cause he said, there’s no place in the public discourse, all decent folks agree for that type of comment in the public forum. Well, that’s just his opinion trying to force it on others. What he’s doing by that is he’s just cutting out the First Amendment altogether. We have a right to express our opinions, and when he doesn’t agree with it, he tries to belittle you just like you said by saying he’s not, but he is.

RUSH: Isn’t it amazing, Christian, here’s a guy who’s — I’ve never seen a guy so afraid of words. He’s not alone on the left, but I’ve never seen a man so afraid of words as Barack Obama.

CALLER: Very thin-skinned. He’s very egotistical. He asked women reporters, about eight out of ten reporters questioned were women, right after he said he was not a Democrat going for the women vote. He has an audience full of news reporters who are male and women, he calls on about 80% of them are women. It’s just when you listen to Rush and when you see what’s going on then you can put so many more pieces of the puzzle together. He becomes transparent. He talked about John Bolton right afterwards, Iran and how a woman reporter asked him, “Three years ago you said Iran’s time for talk is running out. Now when Israel comes in, the next day you come out, we’re ready to talk to Iran again.” Again, he’s tying Israel’s hands by that position, and as John Bolton said, it’s like sleep walking past the seminary. You know, this is a bad dream that keeps recurring, and Israel is running out of time, and what I’m afraid is going to happen is Israel’s gonna have to go it alone against Iran and they’re gonna take the blame and Obama is just gonna sit back and say, “Well, you shoulda waited a little longer.”

There are just so many things in this press conference that set me off. There’s also, you know, I know you don’t talk about this much, but what you’re dealing with and so effectively, Rush, is you’re countering every day, not just Democrats, but you’re countering the spirit of anti-Christ, how the Catholic Church is being forced to pay for health care, for morning-after pills. And you talk about indecent, President Obama’s indecent, infanticide is indecent. Being the abortion president who forces people against their conscience to pay for other people’s abortions is indecent. It’s beyond the pale that people can’t — I’m afraid for America that we’re not seeing this. This election coming up is so crucial. Just stay on guard and be the watchman on the wall, Rush, and you’re fighting the spirit of anti-Christ. This redistribution of wealth, infanticide, government controlling everything, clamoring against Christianity and everybody else has rights and Muslims, but not Christians, all this is the spirit of anti-Christ. You’re doing a great job, and you’re right, you are a gift from God.

RUSH: On loan.

CALLER: On loan.

RUSH: On loan.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: On loan. Christian, thank you very much.

CALLER: You’re very welcome.

RUSH: Sincerely appreciate that. I really do. Again, the guy is right. Who is indecent here? Stands for abortion, after-birth infanticide, wants every abortion possible to happen. Thanks, Christian, very much.


RUSH: You know, Obama is really standing in quicksand. He wants to attach virtue to himself. He’s the leader in this new wave of civility. He’s going to lead by example. He’s the guy that’s gonna sit around and police all this incivility, like when he sat there and laughed at the White House Correspondents Dinner when the comedian Wanda Sykes said she hoped my kidneys failed and I died. The president of the United States sat there and laughed, the guy who wants now to attach himself to the virtue of civility. And, of course, you remember all of the offended audience members at the White House Correspondents Dinner who walked out on Wanda Sykes. Well, of course you don’t, because none of them did.

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