RUSH: Listen to this. Obama’s reelection campaign will release its first radio ad targeted specifically at the African-American community today, and the Daily Caller says this is an unusually aggressive early effort to rally blacks behind the president. We have the ad. It’s audio sound bite number 14. It’s entitled, “We got your back.”
MAN: Four years ago we made history. Now it’s time to move forward and finish what we started together. We have to show the president we have his back.
OBAMA: We can’t afford to spend the next four years going backwards. I refuse to pay for another millionaire’s tax cut by kicking children off Head Start programs or asking students to pay more for college or eliminating health insurance for millions of poor and elderly and disabled Americans on Medicaid.
MAN: Have the president’s back and register to vote. Go to GottaVote.org to register now. That’s GottaVote.org. Paid for by Obama for America.
RUSH: Now, they are getting desperate here, folks. I mean this is a sign of big trouble, to have to go out and run an ad targeted at black voters? I could ask, you know, the predictable question. Can you imagine if a white candidate ran an ad like this aimed at white voters? There would be hell to pay. Racism charges would be going back and forth. But has anybody ever been kicked off a Head Start program? “We can’t afford to spend the next four years going backwards.” That’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re going backwards at full throttle. That’s the whole point here. “I refuse to pay for another millionaire’s tax cut by kicking children out of Head Start programs.” Where is that happening? Head Start’s funding has increased year after year, no matter who’s in the White House, no matter which party controls Congress. Head Start never gets smaller. It never pays for a millionaire’s tax cut. This is absurd. But I know they think that their audience is susceptible to being persuaded by this.
“I refuse asking students to pay more for college.” They are, Mr. President. Your buddies in higher education are financially raping these students, and your student loan program is putting them in debt to you for the rest of their lives, while you sit there and refuse to allow it? You run an ad aimed at the black community saying you refuse to allow tuition to go up, the rich guys are getting a tax cut so tuition goes up. This is nonsensical. I know that the target audience here, they might fall for it ’cause it’s emotion-based. Health insurance for millions of poor and elderly? This is absurd. Everybody gets health treatment in this country. It’s called the emergency room. Anyway, when they’re running ads in June to a group that traditionally votes 93% for the Democrat, then, folks, you have to say that they are in heap big trouble. A little Elizabeth Warren lingo out there.
Now, Roland Martin this morning on CNN, Starting Point. Is he still at CNN on did he get suspended? He’s there? Okay. Because it says here he was the guest of Washington Watch — oh, maybe. Maybe if you host a show at CNN you can guest on another CNN show rather than appear. How does that work? You have your show at CNN, and some other show wants you so you do a guest shot on a network where you already have your own show. Anyway, Roland Martin had this to say. They were talking about the new report that median net worth fell 40% during the recession. That story was in the New York Times yesterday. This is net worth fell 40% in the recession. Here’s Roland Martin.
MARTIN: Let me talk about African-Americans, 53% of black wealth has been wiped out, and that’s gonna effect the next two generations because typically you start your business with a home loan. You can’t do it ’cause you don’t have a home now.
RUSH: Fifty-three percent of black wealth has been wiped out. Now, he doesn’t say it’s the Obama economy, but it is. And this is why. This is why the regime has to worry about shoring up even black voters. That, and gay marriage. Gay marriage and black unemployment overall, black wealth destruction in this country, black president, first in history, they’re in trouble. Can you imagine what their polling data must look like to have to put together a spot like this? So all these people, they’ve lost their wealth, they don’t have any jobs, and they’re running ads, “We got your back, Mr. President”? You know, the ad ought to be from Obama, “I got your back,” or at least, “I’m gonna have your back if you reelect me. I know I haven’t had your back up ’til now. I’ve only made you think so.” But we got an ad from all the people who have been destroyed economically. “Don’t worry, Mr. President, we got your back.” It’s all about Obama. It’s all about Obama.
This was C-SPAN, Q&A, Brian Lamb, was on June 10th, couple days ago. Interviewed the Congressional Black Caucus legislative political director Angela Rye. And Brian Lamb said, “From your own standpoint, do you see the president of the United States as an African-American? What impact does that have?”
RYE: This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime. A lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black. You know, whether it’s questioning his intellect or whether or not he’s too Ivy League. There’s an ad talking about the president is too cool, is he too cool. And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the seventies playing in the background. Him with his sunglasses, and to me it was just very racially charged. They were asking if Bush was too cool, but yet people said that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.
RUSH: I don’t know what she’s talking about. But she’s offended. And she’s terribly upset. Calling Obama cool is racist. Calling Obama cool is racist. By the way, that story on the decline in personal wealth. Let me tell you something buried in that story. Declines in average income were greatest in the wealthiest 10% families and for higher education or wealth groups, according to the survey. Now, that story is out there 40% wealth net worth was destroyed during the recession, but declines in average income were greatest in the wealthiest 10%. Now, it’s in there, it’s in the story, but it’s buried. They want you to conclude something else. They want you to conclude that the gap between the rich and poor is getting wider. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer because the rich are stealing from the poor, and yet they had to include it because the polling data is what it is. Ten percent, the wealthiest ten percent of families saw the largest decline in average income during the recession. One more Angela Rye sound bite with Brian Lamb from June the 10th. She is, again, the Congressional Black Caucus legislative political director. Brian Lamb said, “What happens if the jury would find George Zimmerman guilt or not guilty?”
RYE: I think a not guilty verdict is extremely problematic in 2012. I know folks have talked about race riots and all — I don’t know that. I think that we live in a day and age where people are educated enough not to do that. I know that his mother and his father have asked for peace, peaceful solutions, not repay evil with evil. So I’m just not sure.
RUSH: She’s still floating the idea, though. She’s floating the idea of possible race riots. She says she hopes there aren’t any, but she’s still floating the idea. Obama’s bad week continues its deterioration into this week.