Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker Cut Ads for the Celebrity-in-Chief
Jun 5, 2012
RUSH: I want to play a couple of sound bites for you here. I had this yesterday, too. Did not get to this. I regret this. They were late in the sound bite roster. I made a comment a moment ago that if you knew how this works you would not believe we’d ever get to any of these sound bites. I get the roster every day at about 30 minutes before the program. And, like today, there’s 35 sound bites, but they’re just there. They’re not in any particular order other than if there’s three Shrums, there are three Shrums right in a row, but since the program isn’t choreographed and since it’s not scripted, I have no idea where I’m gonna get to what, when. All of this is done on the fly. I’m flashing through these. I don’t organize anything. In a break I’ll say, “Okay, I’m gonna do this next,” but that’s even subject to change depending on brain flow. So that’s all I meant by it.
But these two bites I wanted to get to yesterday that we had, they, too, are quite indicative. Obama’s running two ads of a sweepstakes nature. One ad is by Anna Wintour, who is the fashion editor at Vogue magazine. Not widely read. That’s a magazine for a small group of people. And then another ad by Sarah Jessica Parker, who, it’s been ten years since Sarah Jessica Parker did anything. And both of these ads have to do with the fact that you could win two seats at dinner with Obama at Anna Wintour’s house in New York if you go to the website and make a donation.
Now, here’s a man of the people. Here’s a man that’s talking every day to the underemployed, unemployed, claiming that that’s who he cares about, trying to do everything he can to get them back up to speed and so forth. No greater illustration of who Obama’s lost, how out of touch he is and how they view him within the Obama campaign. Let’s get to the Anna Wintour ad first. It’s Friday, it’s a website ad at BarackObama.com.
WINTOUR: Hi. I’m Anna Wintour, and I’m so lucky in my work that I’m able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world, women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama.
WINTOUR: These two wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner, along with the president, in New York City to benefit the Obama campaign on June the 14th. It will be a fantastic evening, and you can join us. We’re saving the two best seats for you, but you have to enter to win. You can enter right now by going to BarackObama.com/NewYorkNight. Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama, and we want to hear yours, so please join us.
WINTOUR: But just don’t be late.
RUSH: Two of you. Two of you who Anna Wintour wouldn’t give the time of day to if she saw you on the street. In fact, you’d get fired if you looked at her. She’d send the cops after you if you looked at her. She’s not on the street. She leaves the building, gets in the car, goes where she’s going. This is such a divorce from reality. So they’re having this big dinner party for you, two people. You go to this website, you register, you make a donation, you could get chosen to have dinner so that Obama and Michelle and Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker can find out what you think. (interruption) All right, all right, all right, I’m glad you did this.
The staff on the other side of the glass are telling me they don’t know who Anna Wintour is. They know who Anna Wintour is. You’re telling me you don’t know who she is? Well, that picture, I mean she looks like the Beatles out of the sixties, Helmet Head, little Bobby. You really don’t know who she is? Well, now, I’m a little embarrassed that I do, then. She’s the editor of Vogue magazine. Well, that’s why I said it’s a magazine for elites. It’s a fashion magazine. Very few people actually read it. It’s one of these things, the right people read it. But I guarantee you, whoever’s gonna end up having dinner at her house, this whole thing is a fraud. Anna Wintour doesn’t want to meet these people. She’s not interested in what they think. Neither is Obama or Michelle or Sarah Jessica. You know who Sarah Jessica Parker is? Okay. You know who she is. Here’s her ad.
PARKER: Okay, the guy who ended the war in Iraq, the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want and the guy who created four million new jobs, that guy, President Obama and Michelle are coming to my house for dinner on June 14th. And I want you to be there, too, but you have to go to JoinObama.com for your chance to win, and the contest ends tomorrow night. So go right here, right now, because we need him, and he needs us.
OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.
RUSH: I thought dinner was at Anna Wintour’s house, but she wouldn’t no more do this at her house… she wouldn’t let some member of the public even know where she lives. So the dinner is at Sarah Jessica Parker’s. And, by the way, “the guy who created four million new jobs,” hey, Sarah — she hates me, by the way. She has made movies — well, not made movies. She has insisted on scripts in movies where I get ripped to shreds. She doesn’t like me, which is fine, it’s a badge honor. But Obama hasn’t created four million new jobs. We’re down two million jobs since he was immaculated.
Anyway, the point here is that these are web things, and these are fundraising techniques, and this is celebrity of the United States kind of stuff. This is not president of the United States kind of stuff. It’s not broad appeal. It’s not trying to relate to the average person. Everybody is now laughing at this and mocking it and making fun of it and poking holes at it, just like we are here. It’s an indication once again how out of touch they really are, how distanced they have become from the people who make this country work. It’s an indication of what they think the strong drawing power of the presidency is. He’s becoming Barack Kardashian. I’ll tell you that’s what’s becoming. He is becoming the male Kim Kardashian with this stuff, and it’s been building.
He is celebrity of the United States. He is not the president, and his whole team’s out there pushing this. Barack Hussein Kardashian, is what he has become. Anna Wintour, The Devil Wears Prada. That’s Anna Wintour. The Meryl Streep character is modeled after Anna Wintour. Her rep is she’s very mean to her employees. You’re not really allowed to look at her in the hallway if you’re an underling, that’s the story. You’re not allowed to look at her. You get fired if you make eye contact with her. Well, we heard similar things about Hillary and the Secret Service and the military people. I’m just telling you, once again, this is not mass appeal stuff. This is pure pop culture and where they think their strength lies in sure, banal idiocy.
RUSH: Now, Anna Wintour. I said you get fired for looking at her. “A former assistant said, ‘You definitely did not ride the elevator with her.’ Unwritten rules imposed by Wintour at the Vogue offices forbid junior staffers from initiating conversation with her; an editor who greeted her on the elevator was reprimanded by one of Wintour’s assistants.”
She’s one of the elite and everybody else is the little people, and I’m gonna tell you what’s really going on here. For those of you Democrats who think it’s gonna be such a big deal to go to Sarah Jessica Parker’s house and have dinner with Obama and Michelle and the Kardashians, and then Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker. All you’re doing is ending up on a Democrat Party fundraising mailing list. When you go to their website and register, guess what? You’re now gonna be swarmed with e-mails and pitches for money from the Obama campaign.
That’s all this is.
Do you really think — do you REALLY think — they want to have dinner with a couple of plebes at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house? Do you think she really wants the gas station guy in her place? Do you really think that they care what the winners of this contest actually think? That’s what the ads say: “We want to hear what you think.” They don’t even want to be with you. This is gonna be the longest two hours these people have ever spent, and probably what’s gonna happen is this:
You’ll show up if you’re the winner. There’ll be a cocktail party with a bunch of staffers. At dinner, that’s when you’ll see everybody show up for the first time. They’ll leave before dessert. You’ll be entertained for a while then ushered out. During dinner, “So what do you think, Zeke?” And they’ll act like they’re really the smartest guy in the room and so forth, but it’s all a sham. It’s to create a mailing list for fundraising this summer. That’s what this is. That’s the way the business works. It’s not a criticism. I’m just trying to tell you that’s all this really is.
RUSH: You know this raffle? I’ve been thinking about this. This contest, Anna Wintour. Grab the Anna Wintour commercial again. She is the editor of Vogue. Listen to this again. It’s about Obama and the big dinner they’re gonna have. They want you there.
WINTOUR: Hi. I’m Anna Wintour, and I’m so lucky in my work that I’m able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world, women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama. These two wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner, along with the president, in New York City to benefit the Obama campaign on June the 14th. It will be a fantastic evening, and you can join us. We’re saving the two best seats for you, but you have to enter to win. You can enter right now by going to BarackObama.com/NewYorkNight. Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama [Rush blows nose] and we want to hear yours, so please join us. But just don’t be late.
RUSH: Right. Did I not hit the… my mic was on when I blew my nose? Oh, no. Don’t tell me that. I didn’t turn the mic off before I blew my nose? Oh, no, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for that to happen. I think we should play it again ’cause I don’t want to be accused of purposely blowing my nose during an Anna Wintour plug for Obama.
(replaying of sound bite)
RUSH: They don’t want to hear what you think. That’s the last thing in the world. That’s how she talks. That’s how Anna Wintour speaks, yes. By the way, I went to the website. Fifteen is minimum donation to be entered, but there’s a check box for “other” or “more.” But 15 bucks is the minimum. You’re just putting yourself on a mailing list. “Oh. Mr. Limbaugh, it’s the same thing you do with Two If By Tea when you give away sweepstakes prizes.” We’re not creating a mailing list for anybody. We’re not fundraising. We don’t send e-mails to people. We don’t sell the list to anybody. There’s nothing below board about what we’re doing. These people, you think they really want to have dinner with any of you?
Anyway, Maureen Dowd, that piece of hers in the Sunday New York Times ripping Obama, it’s precisely for this kind of stuff. She wrote, “The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading ‘I Meow for Michelle’ for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.” Well, add to it dinner with Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker. And you know human nature is what it is, folks. On the left there are jealousies and rivalries.
I will guarantee you somewhere in the Obama universe there are a couple of actors or magazine editrixes or whatever, “Why them, not us? Why is Obama using Sarah Jessica Parker? What’s she ever done for him? Anna Wintour, give me a break. How come I’m not being asked?” I guarantee you, envy, jealousy.