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RUSH: I don’t know. I saw a very scary guy. I saw a guy really, really angry, you know, and then I saw a guy — this is 2007. He’s running for president. He’s trying to tell everybody he’s postracial, post this, post that. I know he’s speaking to a black audience, but just like when he speaks to the unions, the truth comes out.

My first reaction when I saw the tape was, “ho-hum.” And the reason my reaction was “ho-hum” is ’cause nothing on it is new. And everybody in this audience, “Yeah, we’ve seen it, we’ve heard it.” I mean, I’ve always known this guy is an angry guy. I’ve always known this guy has a chip on his shoulder. I’ve always known this guy’s got a problem with this country. And I’ve always known that there was no truth to this business that he was postracial. He’s a liberal. None of this was surprising to me.

So then the questions begin, “Well, okay, who’s gonna see this besides us? Is the Romney campaign gonna use this?” You know, the Obama campaign keeps using the Romney 47% comment. I think the Romney campaign ought to use this. But they won’t. They don’t have it in ’em. It just makes ’em nervous. They don’t want to go there, anything involving race. They think it’s gonna end up backfiring on ’em and then the media would try to make sure that would happen.

But there’s a lesson to be learned here. The Obama campaign keeps throwing that 47% video of Romney’s right back at him. They put it in ads and everything. I don’t know what the official Romney campaign reaction to this thing is. Have you seen anything on that? I haven’t. But I’ll tell you what I saw was confirmation of everything that I have been saying. And I’m not trying to make it about me, folks. Don’t misunderstand me when I say that. I’m not the only one by any stretch of the imagination. This is why I said, “I hope the guy fails.” I never bought any of the hype about the guy. I never bought that he was postracial. I never bought into the idea that he was something fresh and new and was gonna make all these wonderful things happen. He’s a liberal, plus he’s an angry liberal. He doesn’t like this country. He doesn’t like the way this country was founded.

Okay, so now it’s on video. Now it’s out there, and now it’s not me saying it. Now it’s Obama depicting it. And we got the trumped up black accent like down in Selma. And we’re gonna go back and relive all that. Hillary, “I ain’t no ways tired.” Gonna go back and relive all of it. That southern-fried accent that Obama put on before the black ministers, was he raised in the southern part of Hawaii? Where did he pick that accent up? I’ve been to Hawaii. I’ve never heard that accent over there. I’ve been to Hawaii a lot, in fact. His accent got so strong, I half expected him to tell the audience that he wasn’t no ways tired when he was going on and on about this. But I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been born somewhere close to Selma.

But it’s clear, folks, Harry Reid was right. Obama’s able to turn on that Negro dialect whenever he wants to. And remember, at the time the speech was given, 2007, everybody is telling us that this a postpartisan, postracial guy. He’s brand-new. He’s fresh. What was it that Biden said? Finally in our party we got a fresh clean guy that’s black that doesn’t sound black. Oh, yeah? Except when he wants to. But it wasn’t just the shuckin’ and jivin’ that was a bit offensive. He was race-baiting. He was race-baiting and fearmongering.

Folks, this is the kind of talk that gets the rabble roused up. This is community agitator talk. We’ll play the video. I’m assuming that everybody by now here has heard it, seen it, or heard enough about it, but we’ll get to the video, or the audio in just a second. This is rabble-rousing kind of talk. He race baited throughout. There was never any postracial aspect to Obama. All of that was an act. It’s probably why Hollywood admires the guy. He’s a great actor. He’s got a four-year role. You know, they have a two-hour role when they appear in movies. But he was doing all the things that we’re told Republicans do. He was rabble-rousing. This is what community agitators do. They stand out there in either the public union hall or on the street corner and they get people revved up at the system. They get ’em hateful and angry and God knows what else, motivated for action.

He’s race-baiting and fearmongering to a particular audience while he’s running for the presidency. He was race-baiting and fearmongering while he was telling us how he wanted to raise the level of political discourse, which he claims he still wants to do. He was using one of our country’s worst natural disasters and its worst terror attack to try to pit blacks against whites. There wasn’t any postpartisan, postracial aspect of that speech. That was pitting people against each other. Again, I’m glad it’s out there. People say it’s been out there on YouTube and whatever ever since 2007, 2008. Maybe so. But I’m glad it’s out there because it illustrates and demonstrates in Obama’s own words and behavior everything that you and I understand and have understood about him from the get-go.

He’s perpetuating all these lies about Katrina. He claimed the government didn’t care about New Orleans ’cause New Orleans was black. We suspended the Stafford Act that makes local communities pay a percentage of recovery costs. New York, they didn’t have to pay anything ’cause 9/11, that was so big. And Miami, they didn’t have to pay anything after hurricane — but New Orleans, they had to pay ’cause they’re black. That’s race-baiting. That’s shouting fire in a crowded theater. That’s throwing a match on gasoline, to that audience. Now, this thing may rally a base. I don’t know what the condition of Obama’s base is in. There are differing opinions on this. Some people say his base is as revved up and as enthusiastic as the Republican base is. Well, if it isn’t, this might do it. I mean, this is the kind of talk that that extreme liberal Democrat base loves.

Every syllable of what he said, they love, because they hear it as an attack on us, as an attack on conservatives. We are their number one enemy, not the terrorists in Benghazi, not Al-Qaeda. We, ladies and gentlemen, American conservatives are the number one enemy of the Democrat Party and of Barack Obama. There’s a news media telling us this is old news. Really, old news? You people in the media are telling us that you’ve known all along he’s a racist and a fearmonger? Is that what you’re telling us? This is old news? Even before this thing had been released, the Democrat National Committee called a bunch of reporters and asked them to send out some tweets and responses to try to kill this thing before it ever got started. They didn’t call senators and congressman. They called reporters. There’s a long list of reporters that tweeted out mocking things about Chatsworth Osborne Jr. and Fox News and Drudge, the Daily Caller and so forth, even before the thing had been released. And then they tell us it’s old news. It’s old news that he can, when he needs to, race bait?

It’s old news that he can fearmonger and hatemonger? So I’m wondering: To how many people is this news? It wasn’t a big deal to Snerdley. Well, one of the reasons, though… Did you hear…? Were you subject to the buildup of this thing? You didn’t know about it? Well, I did. I got the buildup of it. I heard about it early yesterday afternoon and I chose not to mention it. I hadn’t seen it. I’m not gonna tout something I haven’t seen.

It wasn’t available to be seen at the time I was in the area. So I was told about it, but I didn’t go with it. Yet I had people e-mailing me, “Do you know what’s in it? Do you know what’s in this?” So there was a lot of anticipation, a lot of buildup. And I thought it was gonna be something new that we hadn’t seen. This is the kind of stuff, folks, that enabled me to form my inarguably correct opinion about the guy.

There’s no mystery who he is.

There never has been.

That’s what’s been frustrating to me about this. I think I’m just an average guy like anybody else is. If I can see it, why can’t everybody else? That’s been the most frustrating thing about this for four years: How come I’m on the canoe alone? Well, figuratively speaking alone. And on January 16th 2009 when I said, “I hope he fails,” I sure was on the canoe alone. I was on the canoe alone for six months, figuratively speaking.

There are a lot of things in this video that, if you’re hearing them for the first time, need to be pointed out and put in a certain context for you. I mean, Barack Obama denied that he embraced Jeremiah Wright’s racist worldview. He pretended to reject Reverend Wright. Remember that big race speech that he gave in Pennsylvania where he threw his white grandmother under the bus? He also threw Reverend Wright under the bus.

That was 2008.

That was less than a year removed from this video, and there he is in this video buddy-buddy with Reverend Wright. He has not thrown Reverend Wright overboard. He’s still buddy-buddy with Reverend Wright and has been all four years! Reverend Wright’s worldview is Obama’s worldview. He sat in the guy’s church for 20 years. Imagine that we’re supposed to believe, “Oh, you know what? One day he realize it and said, ‘I’ll throw him overboard.'”

We also learn in this video that Michelle (My Belle) went to Reverend Wright and complained a lot about Obama. It’s a lot of stuff, but I think this tape demonstrates, again, that he was a complete fraud in how he presented himself to the American people. He was a complete fraud, and the media knew it, and this is why he wasn’t vetted. That’s why this stuff didn’t show up in the campaign in 2008, precisely to hide this stuff.

Everybody knew that this would “not be helpful.” Let me just tell you this: The one thing to me that is new — and it isn’t. It’s been out there, but it’s new to me only because I have a newly acquired sphere of knowledge to attach it to, and that is his attack on the suburbs. He really, really has pent-up animosity for people in the suburbs, and it’s made very clear in that tape that the Daily Caller got hold of.

Stanley Kurtz of the National Review has written a book on Obama’s plans for the suburbs and his resentment for people in the suburbs, and people who have left the cities to move to the suburbs to escape the rat trap that is the cities. And in the process of leaving, they have been racist. Because when you leave the city, in Obama’s worldview, you’re leaving blacks.

You’re abandoning blacks to their decrepit schools and their bad neighborhoods that, of course, are the product of liberalism. And the suburbs, people go out there to escape all that and live lives that are more productive and have a greater quality and so forth. He resents that, and he made that point in the speech released last night. That’s the first sound bite I’ve got about this speech, is his assault on the suburbs. So we’ll get to that.

We also have a couple of other preachers, black preachers’ video (audio here) to play for you. And, of course, we got Biden and Paul Ryan and “The middle class has been buried the last four years.” So you sit tight. It’s Rush Limbaugh. (You knew that.) It’s the EIB Network. (You knew that.) And the phone number, you also know. See, I didn’t even waste any time at the beginning of the program with all that minutia. I just went straight into it. I got in, got it, and got out.


RUSH: There’s one thing about this Daily Caller video that’s been released of Obama that I’m not crazy about, folks: Tonight’s the first debate, and this isn’t gonna come up. We shouldn’t need this tape to dispatch Obama. We’re sitting here and we have the worst president, perhaps — certainly in my lifetime and maybe — in the history of the country. We’re sitting here with the worst president ever.

We’ve got an economy falling apart. We got foreign policy falling apart. This whole situation with our dead ambassador in Benghazi and all this. That is the stuff that was on the front pages before this video hit last night. I’m telling you, we shouldn’t need this. If it helps, all the better. But my gosh! We’re sitting here with the absolute worst disaster of a president and administration, and it is only going to get worse.

Once there’s no accountability. Once there’s no future election that has to be won. Once there’s no campaign that has to be run anymore. People are fully aware of the tax burden, the economic disaster, the rise in government and the money that’s going to be taken out of the private sector starting in January. We’re looking at a compounded disaster if this guy’s reelected. Anyway, here. I want to take you back. This is me on August 2nd on this program...

RUSH ARCHIVE: [O]nce you give Obama a second term where there is no accountability, he doesn’t have to face reelection again, doesn’t matter how mad people get, then Katie, bar the door. See, suburbanites aren’t paying their fair share. Suburbanites have taken from the cities. In suburbia, that’s where the good schools are. That’s where the clean malls are. That’s where upscale living, by comparison, is. They can’t have that. Remember, the rich are to blame for everything. The achievers, those who succeed on their own, they are the ones to blame for all of these problems. You fled the inner cities when they needed you most. You took your money and you took your life and you took everything to the suburbs, and you left those who couldn’t afford to go with nothing. Well, it’s time to get you or your money back.

RUSH: That is exactly what’s in store, folks, and here’s Obama in 2007. This is the Daily Caller video. It’s in Hampton, Virginia, at Hampton University. It’s during a campaign event. This is the race-baiting, fearmongering, hatemongering. Here’s Obama complaining about the suburbs…

OBAMA 2007: We need additional federal public transportation dollars flowin’ to highest-need communities. We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs if we have people in the cities right now who want to work but have no way to get into those jobs! We’ve gotta help connect them to the jobs that exist. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses in our neighborhoods so people don’t have to travel from miles away.

RUSH: So, to hell with the suburbs. That’s me back in August, and there’s Obama from 2007. There you hear resentment and anger — a guy who’s seeking revenge, frankly. You know, when he’s with his people — the unions, his full-fledged ardent supporters — that’s when the real Obama comes out. That’s when all of the guardrails go down, and he’s clearly got it in for everybody who “fled” the cities. And he’s gonna make sure that you in the suburbs don’t get anything that government goodies are gonna provide for you.

It’s all gonna go to the people you left behind.


RUSH: Let’s go back 2007, and let’s pit the victims of Hurricane Katrina against the victims of 9/11, and let’s do it on the basis of race. And then let’s tell a black audience that the people of New Orleans got the shaft only because they’re black. Just like during Katrina itself, there were actually people running around saying that Bush wanted it to hit. I mean, in the media. Some Democrat would level the charge, and it would be repeated in the media, that Bush actually didn’t care if FEMA didn’t get there on time.

They didn’t care that there wasn’t enough assistance early on. He wanted the population of New Orleans fleeing so that Republicans would one day own the state. He didn’t mind that New Orleans residents (who happen to be black) had to flee to Houston. That was fabulous, ’cause we still outnumber ’em in Texas. This was all over the place. There were people who leveled that charge in a serious political way.

Here’s Obama again as a candidate for the Democrat nomination 2007. This in Hampton, Virginia.

OBAMA 2007: When 9/11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act; said, “This is too serious a problem. We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you gotta put in.” And that was the right thing to do. When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, “Look at this devastation! We don’t expect you to come up with yo’ own money. Here! Here’s the money to rebuild. We’re not gonna wait for you to scratch it together, because you’re part of the American family.” What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense. Tells me the bullet hasn’t been taken out! Tells me that somehow the people down in New Orleans, they don’t care about as much.

RUSH: Yeah.

Clearly race-baiting, clearly angry, and I’m telling you: This is who he is to this day. This is who he’s gonna become if he’s reelected. This is who he is today. He hadn’t changed. It’s who he’s been all his life. It’s how he was mentored. It was how he was educated and raised. He’s no different than the most extreme guest on MSNBC. He just has the ability to cover it up, to mask it. You peel all that away, and this is who he is, always has been.

That’s what I say has been the most frustrating to me, is that it’s so easy to spot. It’s so authentic, it’s so genuine, and people either didn’t want to believe it or weren’t told and didn’t know. But there are all kinds of contradictions. For example, in December 2007, Obama went on MSNBC. He said, “My mother was a Christian from Kansas, and I was raised by my mother. I’ve always been a Christian.” But in June 2007, this tape here, he said that it was Reverend Wright who introduced him to Christianity.

He says it was Reverend Wright introduced him to Jesus Christ. Reverend Wright’s hero is Louis Farrakhan. That’s who Reverend Wright admires, and Farrakhan claimed that Bush dynamited the levees! After Hurricane Katrina went through there, Farrakhan is all over the place, “Bush dynamited the levees!” Is the media making fun of it? No. They’re throwing it out as a possibility.

Well, not as a possibility, but they reported that as, “And several people in the black community have actually been convinced that…” without pooh-poohing it. They legitimized these claims. We’re all sitting here in undisguised incredulity, and we’re wondering: How in the hell can anybody believe this no matter what the propaganda? But such is the rage and such is the hatred that’s been “mongered,” if you will.

Can’t have one without the other.

This is Obama, and this speaks for itself. Just listen to it.

OBAMA 2007: There are people who are homeless, veterans struggling from posttraumatic stress disorder from this war in Iraq, thousands of children aging out of foster care. We can’t expect them to have all the skills they need to work. They may need help with basic skills: How to show up, uh, uh, uh, to work on time; how to wear the right clothes; how to act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there.

RUSH: Oh, my God. Do you realize…? What must you think of people, what kind of contempt must you have for people if that’s how you see them? Veterans homeless? Don’t even know how to dress? Don’t know how to show up on time? We need the government to teach people that? We need the government to teach people basic skills, how show up to work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately in an office?

So those people have a built-in excuse.

They’re victims of something!

What are they victims of? An unfair, racist country that either discriminated against them because of their race or sent ’em off to an unjust war and they came back stressed out. Don’t we have schools? Don’t we have parents? Obama says that these people can’t even dress themselves, and it’s the government’s job? And let’s not forget. Let’s go back to last Wednesday in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Number 14. Play number 14.

OBAMA 2012: I don’t believe we can get very far, uh, with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. But I’ve gotta tell you: As I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don’t see a lot of victims. I see hardworkin’ Ohioans.

RUSH: Now, which is it?

OBAMA 2012: That’s what I see.

RUSH: Which is it? He’s got a whole country filled with people that don’t know how to show up on time and don’t know how to dress themselves and don’t know how to behave in an office, or he doesn’t see anybody as victims. I want to play ’em back-to-back again. Sound bites 13 and 14, a grand total here of 44 seconds. The first 23 seconds are from 2007. Here we go.

OBAMA 2007: There are people who are homeless, veterans struggling from posttraumatic stress disorder from this war in Iraq, thousands of children aging out of foster care. We can’t expect them to have all the skills they need to work. They may need help with basic skills: How to show up, uh, uh, uh to work on time; how to wear the right clothes; how to act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there.

OBAMA 2012: I don’t believe we can get very far, uh, with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. But I’ve gotta tell you: As I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don’t see a lot of victims. I see hardworkin’ Ohioans. That’s what I see.

RUSH: I just don’t see anybody here telling the truth. You boil it all down and we just don’t have anybody here that can tell the truth. I just find all this disgusting and reprehensible. We’re not talking about dogcatcher. We’re talking about the office of president United States here. How far, to me, we seem to have descended, when this is acceptable. We obviously have somebody who is who he is, who’s allowed to cover that up and present himself as something totally distant from who he really is.

And everybody involved knows.

Everybody involved in the cover-up knows who Obama is.

This may be… You know about the cover-up of Watergate? The cover-up of the real Barack Obama has been profound. It’s been going on now for five or six years. In fact, if you want to take it back to his big speech 2004, you could take it back that far. But the biggest cover-up in American politics is who Obama really is. So the value of this tape is, “There he is. That’s who he really is,” and we’ve played other tapes when he’s talking to his union buddies and telling them (paraphrased):

“Hang with me, here! It’s gonna take maybe ten years for national health care, but we’re gonna have to run the private insurance industry out of business first, and we gotta give people no choice but the government. We can’t just force it on ’em,” he told them. “They won’t put up with that. They might revolt. But if we take the choice away from ’em and leave the government as the only place… That’s how we gotta do it, and that may take ten years.” He told that to the SEIU — also, I think, in 2007.

You go to his favorite groups and you find out who he really is.

All it takes is courage to admit it.

Here’s the shout-out to Reverend Wright, 2007, in Hampton, Virginia. This is a campaign event, again, at Hampton University.

OBAMA 2007: I’ve gotta give a special shout-out to my pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader. Please, everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. Trinity United Church of Christ. Where’s he at? There he is. That’s him. That’s him right there. You wearin’ a suit today, right?

RUSH: That’s right. Rev, now, in just a couple months I’ll be throwing you under the bus. I’ll be making a speech in Philadelphia on race, I’m gonna throw you under the bus. I’m gonna act like I don’t know you. I’m gonna act like you’re some wacko. I never heard what you said for 20 years, you understand the drill. I’ve gotta say it. I’m running for president. I can’t be who I really am. I’m gonna throw my grandmother under the bus, too. She’s white so it will be nonpartisan. But Rev, you’re wearing a suit today? God, my buddy, my mentor, the guy that made me everything, Reverend Wright. When we come back from the break, we’re gonna go back to the archives, for what it’s worth, and revisit those glorious Reverend Wright years.


RUSH: I just checked the e-mail, and there’s some understandable questions. “Rush, what does all this matter?” Nothing, if it doesn’t matter to you who the president of the United States is. I mean, maybe it doesn’t bother you that Obama lies, ’cause you think all politicians do, and maybe it doesn’t bother you that Obama would have to engage in a bit of cover up, hide some of his stuff in the past. We’ve all got stuff in our past that we don’t want — fine. But doesn’t it matter to you who the president is? Outside of the lying and morality, does it matter what he believes? Doesn’t that matter? We’re not playing this stuff to illustrate the fact that he lies. This is all an attempt to tell people who their president really is. He’s the first president in history that has not been vetted, the first president in history that there was no investigative journalism done on. In fact, it was covered up.

So we’re gonna do it again. Here’s Obama in 2007 shouting out to his buddy Reverend Wright. (Obama impression) “Where are you, Rev? Hey, Rev, you’re wearing a suit today. You didn’t build that. You didn’t build that church Rev. Ha, that church woulda been nothing had I not gone.” All right, so he’s shouting out to Reverend Wright. This is a year before any of the Reverend Wright tapes came out, the year before, so there’s no reason for Obama to cover him up or to hide him. He’s fully capable here of illustrating his bosom buddy status with Reverend Wright. Okay, well, then is it important to know who the guy is, who Reverend Wright is, what does he admire? Here’s Obama in 2007, we’re just gonna back it up, bang, bang, with Reverend Wright and a montage of his greatest hits between the years 2000 and 2007.

OBAMA 2007: I’ve gotta give a special shout-out to my pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader. Please, everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. Trinity United Church of Christ. Where’s he at? There he is. That’s him. That’s him right there. You wearin’ a suit today, right?

WRIGHT: Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people! Hillary ain’t never been called a (bleep). Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty. In white America, US of KKKA, black men turning on black men. I am sick of Negroes who just do not get it! Not God bless America, God (bleep) America! That’s in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God (bleep) America! And now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards! America’s chickensssss are coming home to roooost.

RUSH: Wow. (Obama impression) “Where’s my buddy Reverend Wright, my pastor, an extraordinary welcome, a guy that puts up with me, that counsels me, that listens to my wife complain about me. There he is. There he is. There he is. Stand up, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.” Now, what does Jeremiah Wright believe? Jeremiah Wright believes that we deserved to be hit on 9/11. We deserved it because we do similar things around the world. “And now we are indignant because of stuff we’ve done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards.” Well, folks, all this means is Reverend Wright doesn’t like this country. He thinks this country’s unjust and immoral, founded in an unjust, immoral way. He thinks this country is guilty. He believes that this country has wreaked havoc, that we have murdered innocent people, that we have stolen their stuff.

Here’s Barack Obama who thinks Reverend Wright is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Now, that has always mattered to me. This little connection here may be Exhibit A in how I know who the real Obama is. Why would I not believe what I just heard? Why would I want to say, it doesn’t matter. This isn’t just politics. So we’ve been subjected to a cover-up here. The biggest cover-up in American political history. And that cover-up is the real Barack Obama. There has been an all-out concerted effort to prevent people from finding out who he is. It’s been a primary objective of people. And that’s why this recent release has some value. Even though you’ve heard it, similar things to it before, it still has some value.


RUSH: So Barack Obama is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on commercials trying to convince people he’s a man of the middle class, that Barack Obama represents everybody. He represents a hundred percent of the people, that it’s Mitt Romney who lives in a small, cloistered world. It’s Romney writing off half the country. No, it’s Obama who does not come anywhere near representing 100% of the country. We all knew it. Now he’s saying it out of his own mouth and contradicting his own ad campaign.

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