RUSH: Lookie here, folks! Right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers, a story from ABC’s Good Morning America on May the 19th of 2008. (That’s almost four years ago for those of you in Rio Linda.) “Sen. Barack Obama ripped into a Republican ad today that targets comments made by his wife, Michelle, and called the GOP tactic ‘low class’ and ‘detestable.’ The Illinois senator told ‘Good Morning America’ that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. ‘But I also think these folks should lay off my wife,’ he told GMA as his wife chuckled beside him.” So The One told the Republicans to lay off his wife.
Let’s go back! This is last Friday morning in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the West Wing. At the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, this is Obama setting the stage, perhaps even sending out the instructions to Hilary Rosen.
OBAMA: I was in the state legislature. I was teaching. I was practicing law. Uh, I’d be traveling, and we didn’t have the luxury for her not to work. And I know when she was with the girls she’d feel guilty that she wasn’t giving enough time to her work. And when she was at work, she was feeling guilty she wasn’t giving enough time to the girls. And like many of you we both wished that there were a machine that could let us be in two places at once.
OBAMA: And so she had to constantly juggle it —
OBAMA: — and carried an extraordinary burden for a long period of time.
RUSH: She didn’t have the “luxury.” By the way, the use of the word “luxury” here, I think, is key to target Romney. He didn’t have the “luxury” for Moochelle not to work. Now, Obama at the time with his state legislature salary and also as a lawyer, was pulling over a hundred grand a year. But they didn’t have the “luxury” for Moochelle not to work. (interruption) What are you laughing at? What did I say that’s so uproariously funny in there? (interruption) Okay, they’re making snide jokes amongst themselves. This is why they don’t have microphones. This is why you don’t hear ’em, folks. ‘Cause I always get asked, “How come you don’t let us hear what they’re saying? One-way conversations are very frustrating.” They’re safe, is what they are.
RUSH: I’m telling you, as far as I’m concerned, there is no denying Hilary Rosen is in the pay of the Democrat National Committee. They’ve admitted that. In fact, the White House is saying, “Hey, she’s over there at the DNC. She’s not with us.” So there is no chance that this was not part of their campaign strategy to go after Ann Romney, no way, no how. Hilary Rosen didn’t strap on that suicide vest out of a sudden jihad syndrome. This whole business of weaponizing women to turn ’em into voting machines for the Democrat Party is what feminism was all about. The Democrat machine wanted this to be said about Ann Romney. The Democrat campaign wanted this to be said.