Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats’ Disastrous Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2012
RUSH: I’m trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There’s something that’s been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It’s very hard. It’s hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word “gravitas.” We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I’m sorry to be so scattered here, folks. I literally cannot keep up with my brain here. There’s too much. I can’t keep up with my own brain. I’m sorry if it sounds disjointed, but I get a neuron of a thought and I want to launch and explain it ’cause I’m afraid I’ll forget it if I set it aside. Here, grab the sound bite. This is again the coordination, two reporters, one CBS, one NPR. They are setting the narrative of the day. This is before they’ve asked Romney a single question.
CRAWFORD: ThatÂ’s the question.
SHAPIRO: Do you have any regrets?
CRAWFORD: Yeah, thatÂ’s the question. I would even say — I would just say, do you regret your question?
SHAPIRO: Your question? Your statement?
CRAWFORD: I mean, your statement. Not even the tone…
CRAWFORD:…because then he can go off onÂ…
SHAPIRO: And then if he does, I think we should follow up and say, “But this morning your aides were continuing to send…”
CRAWFORD: Who he calls on, weÂ’re covered on the one question that…
SHAPIRO: Do you stand by your statement or do you regret your statement?
RUSH: So the answers that Romney would give to any of those questions are irrelevant. They don’t care what he’s gonna say. They don’t care what his ideas are. They don’t care what his policy is. They don’t care a whit. The only point that they have here is to set up a narrative all day long where Romney’s the problem; where Romney spoke too soon; Romney’s unpresidential; Romney’s unqualified; Romney’s this, Romney’s that. That’s the objective, and that is something that happens every day in the media, every day. They don’t have to collaborate, although we now know that they do. They don’t have to. They all think alike. They all have the same objective. They are Democrats with bylines. It’s very hard to avoid this narrative each and every day.
But there’s something much larger than these individual incidents at our embassy in Egypt and what happened in Benghazi, and that is arrived at by asking why are these two things happening? Well, what’s the media narrative on that? Well, the media narrative is that there’s this video out there, or movie, on YouTube that makes fun of the Prophet Mohammed. Okay, that’s it. That explains everything. That explains the militants, that explains the anger, and guess what? That does make it our fault, and there you have the narrative. It’s our fault because we have a Constitution. It’s our fault because we got a First Amendment. It’s our fault because we’ve got uncontrollable extremist kooks, hatemongers, whatever the left wants to say. And they always all happen to be conservatives.
When, in reality, that’s not why any of this is happening at all. This is not happening because of a movie. It’s not happening because of a YouTube video, or whatever it is. It is happening for a reason. This is what I’ve been trying to get my arms around, and I finally succeeded. It’s been right in front of me face, and you know it and I know it. This is happening because we have a disaster as a president. This is happening because American foreign policy as a whole is imploding. We have somebody in charge of American foreign policy and his secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton, who have a politically correct conflict resolution “United States is always at fault” worldview. That is how you get Obama apologizing all over the world shortly after he takes office. That’s why Obama bows to all these foreign leaders. It’s why he went to Cairo and made this speech.
The assumption is that George Bush ruined our reputation around the world. Why? ‘Cause George Bush was a cowboy. What’s that mean? It means Bush stood up for America. Bush said, “You’re either with us or you’re against us.” Oh, no, that’s not conflict resolution 101. Oh, no. That’s not fair. Oh, no, that’s not justice. Because, you see, the United States doesn’t deserve to win all the time, folks. We’ve won way too many times in the view of Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama, both from the Alinsky school. We’ve been victorious way too often, for way too many decades. And because of these unjust victories we have become unjustly wealthy, and we have become unjustly powerful. It hasn’t been fair; it hasn’t been right.
The Democrats love to make victims of people in this country. The whole world is victims of the United States. That’s why we’re where we are. We have a foreign policy that is predicated on the belief that this country is guilty or has had committed atrocities. I’ll pull back and not say “crimes.” But, in their view, we have a country that has committed atrocities, that has stolen, that has purloined, that has imposed our will on poor people that had no choice and no power to reject us. We don’t do things for good. We do things for selfish reasons involving wealth and power.
And so now it’s the job of Barack Obama, even before he’s making the speech in Berlin, even before he becomes president, after he becomes president, his mission, therefore, in his convoluted mind and also Mrs. Clinton’s, is to tell the rest of the world… they assume the rest of the world agrees with them about everything. So the way that we will have peace is for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to essentially blame us, as they do. And once they do that, so goes the thinking in conflict resolution 101, once we tell our enemies that we understand that we have been at fault at times in the past, they will thus be mollified, and because of the power of the personality of Barack Obama and the bigness of his willingness to admit our fault and complicity in atrocities for 200-plus years, that they will stand down.
It is a blatantly ignorant understanding of tyrants, even though they aspire to be tyrants in their own way. It is a blatant misunderstanding of evil. It is an absorption in the myth that the power of their goodness and decency can overcome all this evil, primarily with their words and with their speeches. All they have to do is acknowledge that we have been imperfect. Obama did this. A ChiCom guy came to town early on in Bam’s regime, and some Obama spokesman was sent out there to tell the ChiCom guy, “Hey, you know, we know we haven’t been exactly fair with you all these years.” It’s exactly how they think and what they do. Well, what has this resulted in? Where are we?
United States foreign policy is in collapse. Not because of a movie. Not because of some kook preacher somewhere. Not because of some fake movie producer, as it turns out. United States foreign policy is in collapse because of who’s in charge of it. And that would be Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and all the underlings that they have appointed who think likewise, who think as they do. How can any of this be happening, after Obama made his Cairo speech? In his mind, it shouldn’t be. In Hillary’s mind it shouldn’t be. They can’t believe this is happening. I guarantee you. They don’t understand.
Dianne Feinstein — I got a sound bite — she doesn’t understand. (imitating Feinstein) “How can the Libyans do this to us after we saved them?” She is a senator. She’s on the Foreign Relations Committee, and she doesn’t have any idea about the realities of the world in which this country thrives and lives and how we’re viewed. They really thought that by us going in, flexing our muscles — and, by the way, when Obama flexes his muscles and spreads American might, then it’s good, it’s okay, because his intentions are decent and honorable. He’s a good liberal. He’s got a big heart. He’s got a lot of empathy. He cares, all that blah, blah, rotgut stuff.
So we get rid of Khadafy. We make the assumption that because we hate Khadafy, everybody in Libya hates Khadafy. Well, not everybody hated Khadafy. A lot of people loved Khadafy. A lot of people didn’t like the fact that we came in there and “cowboyed” up. People say, “What the hell did Libya do?” The Libyans say, “What did we do? We got rid of our nukes. What the hell did we do?” Obama saw it as an easy victory.
He wants to establish himself as having foreign policy gonads. He’s got guts, courage. He picks on somebody he can walk all over, hiding behind the United Nations. Do it with drones, do it with whatever. Big, tough guy! All of sudden, they kill our ambassador. There’s stuff out now, too, that he was sodomized prior to his death. Yep. Sorry to mention that. Dianne Feinstein doesn’t understand it. “We were so nice! We liberated ’em.”
The level of incompetence and ignorance is being demonstrated right in front of our eyes. It’s blatant, and it is undeniable. It’s heart-stopping. So Obama goes and makes his Cairo speech. It was designed to prevent this. The purpose of the Cairo speech was to go tell the Islamic world, “Hey, there’s a new guy in town now! I’m one of you. We understand your plight. This stuff that happened eight years ago, Bush and all that stuff in Iraq, is not going on anymore.
“We’re gonna have a new understanding with Islam. We have a new understanding with Muslims,” and, boy, have we! We have gone out of our way… We’ve gone out of our way in this country and around the world to make it clear that we have no problem with Muslims, right? Has that not been the official position of this country? “We have no problems whatsoever with Islam. We’ve got more problems with Mitt Romney than we have with Islamists.
“We had more problems with Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio and Paul Ryan than we have with Islam,” right? Where’s it gotten us? Coordinated attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 that our brilliant leaders actually think is due to a movie! Look at this. The Associated Press: “Consulate Attack Planned as 2-Part Militant Assault, Libyan Official Says.” Hmm! Let’s see what this says. I have it right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers.
“A senior security official says the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the US ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and US security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff. Wanis al-Sharef, eastern Libya’s deputy interior minister, said on Thursday the attacks were suspected to have been timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary and that the militants used civilians protesting an anti-Islam film as cover for their action.”
I’m telling you: Anybody in our CIA counterterrorism knows this to be true. It’s not this movie. It’s that they know there’s nothing that’s gonna be done about it! Barack Obama couldn’t even act like he cares about people in poverty. He cares about people that might be governed by Republicans. He cares about women and making sure they get their damn contraception pills. He cares about all that, but he can’t be moved to care about people being killed in our embassies. He doesn’t take a question. He heads to the plane, heads to Vegas to raise some more money. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney? “That’s who we gotta look out for! Mitt Romney’s the problem. Mitt Romney’s out of touch! Mitt Romney shoots first and aims later.”
RUSH: I still intend to get sound bites one and two in here if it’s the last thing I do in this hour, but I’m still not through. It wasn’t just the Cairo speech. Folks, we are where we are today. These attacks were on the 9/11 anniversary. None of this happened when Bush was in office, and I think it’s only fair to point that out. But you can’t have a political party attempt to secure defeat for your own troops for four years, like the Democrats did in Iraq, and have there not be fallout for it.
This is not because of a movie. This is not because of some video or some kook preacher. The people around the world think they can get away with this because this country has a political party which tried to secure defeat for its own troops throughout the last four years of the Iraq war, all to defeat a sitting president and drive him from office.
It’s the Cairo speech. It’s the Iraq war. It’s Obama apologizing and bowing. What are our enemies going to think when they see this kind of — what’s the word? — pacifist, weak, appeasement-type of behavior? And for them to say, “We don’t understand how this is happening”? That alone disqualifies them from reelection. That alone ought to have everybody saying, “We don’t want you in positions of power anymore.”
RUSH: Are you sitting down, folks? From the Washington Free Beacon: “U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson ‘did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,’ according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. ‘She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the U.S. embassy.'”
No live ammo. You talk about odd rules of engagement. So why is this happening again? Let’s throw two other things in the mix. Let’s say that you are Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist network, and let’s say that you also are a mullah in Iran, or you’re Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. You’re building a nuclear weapon, you’re doing everything you can, and the world suspects it, the world is convinced. In fact, they’re so convinced that they’re doing everything they think they can to stop you from doing it, except they’re doing nothing. Sanctions, big whoop. The sanctions have been in place to one degree or another, haven’t had any impact whatsoever in stopping Iran from building a nuke. Now, if you’re the Iranians or if you’re Al-Qaeda or any other enemy of the United States and you watch this, what is your take going to be?
So you add this all up. You have a president of a political party, which, for four years actually sounded exactly like the enemies of this country when talking about the Iraq war. You have the Democrat Party and their presidential candidate, Barack Obama, starting in 2007, beating up the war, beating up the generals who ran the war, as in General Petraeus. Doing everything they could to sabotage the credibility of military people, accepting the charges that the marines were raping people in Haditha. Folks, this is not insignificant. You have to put this in the entire timeline to ask why this is happening. Why do people think that they can get away with attacking our embassies, killing our ambassador? Why don’t they think they can do this?
You have Obama bowing all over the world, apologizing for America, trying to make these people understand, “Look, we know why you hate America. We understand why you have reasons for hating America, but now that we’re here, we’re gonna get rid of those reasons. It’s gonna be kumbaya from now on.” They’re sitting there laughing themselves silly. And then all this paper tiger stuff about nukes in Iran. Nobody is doing anything to stop it. Tell me, what is there that would stop you if you are an enemy of this country? What would intimidate you? The Democrat Party, which for so long sounded just like the enemies of this country, is now in power.
Let’s add something else to the mix. Great call that we had yesterday from a woman in New Mexico, who wasn’t buying the idea that a video or a movie making fun of the Prophet Mohammed could possibly be responsible for these attacks in Cairo and Benghazi. She said, “Wait a minute, isn’t Obama the guy that’s been spiking the ball over killing Osama?” And, boy, was she right. Twenty-one times at the Democrat convention they made a big deal outta how gutsy and how ballsy and how tough Barack Obama is ’cause he killed Osama. In fact, that was one of two reasons to reelect the guy that were given. That, and General Motors.
So you put that together with all the protesters in Egypt shouting, as they went over the wall, “We’re all Osamas, Obama!” It led her to believe that they haven’t taken kindly to Obama spiking the ball and killing their figurative leader. They weren’t shouting anything about a movie or a video as they went over the wall. They were shouting about Osama, and warning Obama that they’re all Osamas. And then Obama is out bragging that he and he alone is in charge of the Kill List when it comes to drone attacks.
So there’s a timeline of things here, folks, that all add up to American foreign policy imploding, American foreign policy falling apart, American foreign policy not even existing. And then Hillary Clinton, too. It’s not just Dianne Feinstein. Dianne Feinstein, we have the sound bite coming up soon if we find it. She says (paraphrased), “How can all this happen? After all we did in Libya — after we liberated them after we got rid of their despot leader and we saved them — how can they do this?” Here it is. Audio sound bite nine. This is Dianne Feinstein last night. This is on Erin Burnett’s show on CNN.
FEINSTEIN: It’s very hard for me to think that, uhh, regular Libyans would do this, people who, uh, uh, you know, wanted to be free and, uh — and we’ve helped that freedom be achieved as the secretary has so eloquently stated. It’s very hard for me to think that.
RUSH: Yeah, very hard. How could this happen? How could all of these “regular Libyans” do this? (What’s a “regular” Libyan?) How could all these regular Libyans do this? I mean, we liberated them! Mrs. Clinton today asked, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” They’re always blindsided by the reaction to their own policies. It’s the question liberals always wail and moan about when their stupid policies meet reality.
It’s the same question Obama kept asking his advisers when they kept bringing him data that the Porkulus wasn’t creating any shovel-ready jobs. Do you remember that report? His advisers were coming in after the stimulus and they were telling him, “Job creation isn’t happening.” He said, “Well, how can that happen? How can that happen? We’re spending all this money to create jobs. How can that not happen?” They don’t know what they’re doing. It’s just that simple.
They are in over their heads. These are academic theoreticians with no experience in the real world. Obama has none. None! No experience in the real world, doing anything. Private sector, public sector? Zilch, zero, nada. They don’t know what they’re doing. They believe that all of their politically correct ideas, if put into action, will solve all these problems. It’s breathtaking to behold. It’s breathtaking to watch this.
RUSH: First, I have to correct something. It was Mrs. Clinton yesterday at the State Department. It was not today when she said, “How can this happen?” It was yesterday. She said, “Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself — ‘How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate?'” She’s talking about, I think, Libya. “It’s a city we helped save from destruction!”
Dianne Feinstein picked it up last night on TV, and she then said, “This reflects how confounding the world can be and reminded Americans to be clear-eyed in their grief.” They’re the ones that are always shocked. We’re not surprised how confounding the world is. We know that this is a great nation at risk in a dangerous world. We know there are people that hate us, and it’s because of who we are and what we stand for.
It’s not because of George W. Bush; it’s not because of Mitt Romney; it’s not because of conservatives in this country. We are hated because we are free. We are hated because of the idea that is the United States of America. We are hated because of our Constitution. We are hated because Israel is an ally. We are not hated because of George W. Bush. We are not hated because there are conservatives in America. We are not hated because of Mitt Romney.
There are good guys and bad guys in the world, and they seem surprised by that. They also seem stunned that they can’t deal with the bad guys the way they’ve always believed you deal with bad guys: Just respect ’em, be nice to ’em, accept some blame, and basically agree with them. It’s shocking how ignorant these people are, how naive and childish — which adds up to blatantly incompetent.
RUSH: It’s actually fascinating to watch side by side Fox and CNN or Fox and MSNBC, although I don’t watch MSNBC anymore, just in the break at the top of hour. CNN will not let go of the movie. The movie is the sole cause of this. They’re showing unrest around the world, and the subhead, their graphic on the screen, is this movie and this YouTube video and this wacko preacher and so forth. And on Fox they were doing a story that we did in the first hour of the program that the attack in Benghazi was a two-pronged, coordinated strategy that had been in the works for a long time and that they’re using the movie to incite the mob.
Here’s the way to understand this. I don’t want anybody to misunderstand the comparison. The people climbing the walls at our embassy in Egypt and the people doing the shooting and the rabble-rousing in both places are pawns. They are being whipped into a frenzy by this movie. It is, in that sense, a factor. They are the equivalent of… well, maybe I don’t want to go there. But in the sense that they’re being used and duped, they’re the equivalent of many Obama voters and supporters. The Al-Qaeda terrorist leaders, it’s not about a movie to them. It was 9/11. It’s the fact that they don’t like us, and there’s nothing new about it, and they don’t have to do anything except exist, to be the targets of these kinds of attacks. They don’t have to do anything other than exist.
It’s not the movie. But there’s CNN doing everything they can to relate everything to that movie and that kook and that wacko, and therefore the fact that conservatives are in America, is our problem. That’s their theme. That’s the underlying message throughout the rest of the media, not just CNN, that the problem in America is Christians, conservatives, small government types, people that don’t support Obama. And there’s Fox doing the truth about the two-pronged long-held strategical move that this was in Benghazi. And Fox even had the details that there was coordination between our so-called friends there, the security people that moved our ambassador then gave up his location to the mob. That was part of the story, too. This plan’s been in the works for quite a while.
This movie is what Obama would do as a community organizer in Chicago, get people whipped up against corporations. It’s no different. It’s the same psychological approach. You got community organizers over there that are whipping their mob into a frenzy. The mob’s a bunch of ignoramus dupes falling for it being used almost like marionettes. They’re puppets. The same way that community organizers in this country whip Occupy Wall Street into a frenzy about AIG or corporations or what have you. It’s amazing to note the similarity.
RUSH: Look at this. This is kind of funny, a story from BuzzFeed from yesterday. Two days ago, 9/11. That’s even better. The headline is really all you need to hear: “Obama’s Plan To Use National Security To Beat Romney — One of the most aggressive parts of President Barack ObamaÂ’s acceptance speech last week included a series of jokes mocking Mitt RomneyÂ’s foreign policy chops — indicating a breezy confidence rarely seen in Democratic candidates. ‘WasnÂ’t it great,’ one staffer said to BuzzFeed after the speech. ‘IÂ’d like to see Romney try to come back at us after that.’ Another top campaign official would make a similar point, if in a more subdued fashion. ‘For the first time in a very long time, a Democrat has a clear advantage on national security issues. This is a real significant shift in our political system.'”
Two days ago. Two days ago this is what they’re saying in the Obama media. They’re gonna take Romney out on national security. How’s that working out for ’em? You think Romney is being hurt by this? Oh, they’re trying. But Romney’s not being hurt by this. Romney isn’t the president. They’re doing everything they can to blame Romney, all the media, but Romney has no culpability here. This is not even Romney’s policy. Needless to say. Here’s Fran in Wayne, New Jersey. Fran, thanks much for your phone call. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I just want to tell you, thank you for representing all our beliefs. We’re so happy that you do it every day, such hard work. My comment is a little sarcastic about Obama and his foreign policy. Obama and his Democrats, with their nonexistent foreign policy, have succeeded in actually uniting the many radical Islamic sects, something which they have not been able to do for decades. It’s unbelievable.
RUSH: (laughing) Give me an example of what you mean.
CALLER: Well, I mean, for example, all of these people who are radicals, they’ve had all their different agendas, and the Brotherhood, the Al-Qaeda, I mean he is actually making them into one, you know —
RUSH: So the Shi’ites and the Sunnis are finally united against us, rather than —
CALLER: Oh, I mean it’s incredible. They’ve never been able to get along amongst themselves, but now —
RUSH: This is true to a certain extent. The Iranians don’t get along with all the others.
CALLER: Yes. Yeah.
RUSH: Well, but they are, they’re circling the wagons around Iran. I mean, even the Saudis are not crazy about what’s happening in Iran. It doesn’t help with Obama out there saying Egypt not an ally. He had to walk that back today. Barack Obama, foreign policy wizard. I just have to laugh. Thanks very much, Fran. I appreciate it.
Here is Neil in Matthews, North Carolina. You’re on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Hey, listen, you’ve been expressing your amazement today at Obama’s utter cluelessness that there are so many people in countries around the world that still want to kill Americans. Well, in answer to your amazement as a perfect example of Obama’s foreign policy, is an environmentalist named Timothy Treadwell. This guy thought he could live in peace and harmony among coastal grizzly bears in Alaska, but after several years, in 2003, the bears finally did what predators do. They killed and ate both Timothy and his girlfriend.
RUSH: Oh. Oh, gee. That’s horrible. I mean this environmentalist wacko was trying to live in harmony with the bears?
CALLER: That’s exactly right.
RUSH: What was he trying to prove?
CALLER: Well, he just thought that if you were nice to ’em, if you stayed away from ’em, they wouldn’t harm you, but obviously Obama’s adopted the Timothy Treadwell foreign policy.
RUSH: I’ll tell you what I think. Well, that would be repeating myself from the first hour, and I try not to do that ’cause you all only have one chance to listen to me each and every day. But there is something to that. These people come out of this conflict resolution type thinking, the United States is wrong, we’re unjustified in our superpower status, we’re not the legitimate leader of the world. We don’t deserve that, blah, blah. They believe this. And they think that people hate us for the same reasons they hate America. They think that our enemies don’t like us for the same reasons they don’t like America, and all they’ve gotta do is run around and express solidarity with these people, and they’ll lay down. They’ll understand that they now have friends in leadership positions in United States and we’ll all be “Happy Together,” Turtles, 1967.
And when it doesn’t work out that way, Mrs. Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, “Whoa, we don’t understand. Why, we liberated this population from this evil despot, and we protected their buildings, and how could this happen?” They literally are blindsided. They don’t get it. It all starts with their view that this country’s guilty, along the lines the same way that we’re accused of being guilty by our enemies. It’s a shame. It’s frustrating and maddening at the same time. They think we’re unjust, we’re immoral in our founding and the way we’ve conducted our affairs, and they think that enemies’ hatred of us is somewhat justified, and therefore if they could just establish commonality with our enemies on those same lines, that they can mollify our enemies.
Therefore, when somebody makes a video that makes fun of Mohammed, the prophet, they agree with our enemies that that is the problem, and they are too blind to see that they hate us for reasons have nothing to do with the video. They hate us because we exist as we do. They’re still the party of blame-America first. San Francisco Democrats at that 1984 convention, boy, were they on a roll. The blame-America first Democrats, the San Francisco Democrats, it’s still the blame-America first crowd, just to express it in the most simple terms. And they think, by doing that, as I say, that by showing these bad guys that they understand, that they get it, that the bad guys are gonna like us now, or at least like them. It’s a naivete that’s unspeakable. It’s a naivete that is unbelievable. You can’t believe people who are this ignorant, naive, sheltered or whatever, could get to these positions of power, but of course they have.
Jerry, Sandusky, Ohio, great to have you on the program, sir, hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir. You bet.
CALLER: My question has more to do with, given their hatred for the Constitution and they’re trying to redefine hate speech, if they’ll go after this movie, since they’re concentrating on the movie, if they go after that they could go after speech in churches or anything like that?
RUSH: I think it would be well worth your while to be on guard. I don’t think that’s out of the realm of these people’s possibility. If they thought they could, they would do it. One of the things that bothers them the most is freedom of speech. Because in freedom of speech is opposition. Obama, for example, hates opposition. He resents it. How dare anybody oppose him? He is the kind of guy, you give him the authority to silence it, and he would do it. He’s not the only one, though. That’s what a statist is. That’s what a Marxist liberal Democrat is today. Jerry, thanks for the call.
RUSH: This is interesting. There’s an organization called OSAC. It’s the State Department’s Overseas Advisory Council. OSAC. The State Department Overseas Advisory Council, five days before the attacks in Libya and Egypt, sent a memo everywhere declaring there was no threat. “OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that Al-Qaeda or any other terror group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of 9/11.”
They had no clue. The State Department had no clue, and now these things have erupted all over the region — and the focus now is America. All the protesters are screaming (impression), “Death to America! Death to America!” And just two days ago, it was the Obama regime telling their media friends that foreign policy, national security, that’s where they’re gonna defeat Romney. That’s where they’re gonna show Romney has no clue what’s going on.