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RUSH: “Stop the presses! Stop everything! Stop the music! (silence) It’s a hurricane! They just declared it a hurricane! It’s a hurricane, all right! (applauding) Death and destruction during the Republican convention is now on tap!” I just demonstrated for you the activity that probably went on in every newsroom in this country. “Stop everything! It’s a hurricane! Death and destruction while the Republican convention is going on. How can anybody dare stride to the microphone and make a speech while this is going on?”

They’re gonna have split screens. That’s exactly right. If the Republicans don’t cancel the convention, you know what’s gonna happen? Who’s the big speaker tonight? It’s Christie tonight. So Christie is gonna stride in there and there’s gonna be split screen. They have Christie doing his speech, fire and brimstone, whatever he’s gonna do. (He says he’s not gonna make any changes in his speech.) And the split screen will show flooding and replays of Katrina.

If this one isn’t bad enough, they’ll go get Katrina footage. They’ll go anywhere they have to to get flooding. People standing on planks of wood in puddles of water desperately waiting for helicopter rescues. Whatever it takes! With Chris Christie on the other half of the screen talking about what a rotten guy Obama is. Then the split screen back to Obama getting off the plane in New Orleans with the FEMA director. You can see it.

Not a word, not a single word about drought relief in the Midwest that will happen as this Category 1 hurricane (Katrina was a 3, I believe) moves up the Mississippi Valley and dumps some much-needed rain on many parts of the fruited plain. Nope. Death, destruction, homelessness, disaster, while the Republican convention is going on. Oh-oh! My gosh. Ellen Barkin is getting exactly what she wants. Samuel L. Jackson getting exactly what he wants.

These two actresses, actors, have prayed for this on Twitter, and they’re getting it.


RUSH: I’m not exaggerating, folks.

The newsrooms and the networks all over America are celebrating. A tropical storm has become a hurricane off the coast of Louisiana, and they are happy! They can’t believe it. Their wildest dreams have come true! And what are those wildest dreams? Poor people get wiped out. Apparently the Democrat Party which cares so much about the poor — the Democrat Party/the media with all their compassion for the downtrodden and the hungry and the thirsty — are excited beyond their ability to contain themselves at the idea that they might suffer.

Yes, a hurricane’s gonna pour in there at Category 1. “Death! Destruction! What a great day!” They say. But who lives in New Orleans? A bunch of Democrats. Apparently, folks, the Democrat Party doesn’t care how many people suffer if it’ll help their political agenda. The media doesn’t care how many people will suffer if it allows them to ratchet up their assault on the Republicans, who supposedly don’t care because they’re going ahead with their convention. I was thinking about this earlier.

In the old days, the early days of this program, we laughed at all this stuff. Every time one of these inane things happened with the media, we laughed at it. You know why we laughed at it? ‘Cause it was absurd. We thought everybody recognized that it was absurd. “Everybody’s gonna laugh with us.” Now we still laugh, but how many morons are falling for this now? That is what we ask now. We used to be confident that all this crap would be seen through. Now we’re not.


RUSH: By the way, this morning at the White House, President Obama spoke about federal preparations for tropical storm… No! No! Hurricane! It’s a hurricane now, Isaac. Here’s a portion of our Dear Leader’s remarks.

OBAMA: At my direction, FEMA has been on the ground for over a week working with state and local officials in areas that could be affected, from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, to Florida, and more recently, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. I approved a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana so they can get the help that they need right away, particularly around some of the evacuations that are taking place. And right now we already have response teams and supplies ready to help communities in the expected path of the storm.

RUSH: (imitating Obama) “I’ve been working on this for a week. I’m the guy who cares. I’m the guy desperately hoping this hurricane goes in there and breaks something so I can be seen as the guy fixing it. I hope people lose their homes. I hope there are floods. I’m a Democrat and I live off other people’s misery, because I’ve got ’em all fooled into thinking I’m the one who fixes it.”

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