RUSH: So let’s go to the audio sound bites this morning in Mexico City at the Anthropology Museum, present Obama speaking to Mexican college students…
OBAMA: (godlike reverb) Our attitudes sometimes are trapped in old stereotypes. Some Americans only see the Mexico that is depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings — and let’s admit it. Some Mexicans think that America disrespects Mexico, or thinks that America is trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty or just wants to wall ourselves off. And in both countries, such distortions create misunderstandings that make it harder for us to move forward together. So I’ve come to Mexico because I think it’s time for us to put the old mind-sets aside. It’s time to recognize new realities, including the impressive progress of today’s Mexico.
RUSH: Right. You note the God echo is back, the God reverb. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I think this is an outrage. We had the president of the United States apologizing to Mexican college students for the way illegal immigrants in this country are disrespected. We take in millions and millions of them here, in violation of law. We feed and clothe and educate them and provide them health care.
The president of the United States is in Mexico apologizing for the attitudes of some Americans, that many Americans convey the old stereotype of Mexicans as illegal border crossers. He then apologized to these college students for America trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty. What? Would somebody explain that to me? I do not understand how we are trying to impose ourselves on Mexico.
It would seem, if we want to discuss this, that it might actually be the opposite. Now, this is the kind of thing that Democrats say when we go to Iraq or when we engage in military activity to liberate the oppressed, the tyrannized. Democrats never like that, such as Iraq. They always run around saying, “We’re trying to impose our way of life on people! We shouldn’t do that. We shouldn’t try and impose freedom.”
But it’s usually in the context of armed combat that they make this complaint. Now, we are not at war with Mexico. We haven’t invaded. Quite the opposite. So I really don’t understand the president apologizing to Mexican college students on behalf of people in this country because of the stereotypes in which you engage in when you talk about Mexicans, and for the attempt to impose America on them. I’m at a loss, I must tell you.
RUSH: Now, folks, this sound bite that I just played, if you have, despite my expert talents in explaining things, if you have not yet grasped the Limbaugh Theorem, it’s right here in this sound bite. Grab audio sound bite number one and play it again. There is a specific claim made by the president in this piece that illustrates the Limbaugh Theorem to a T. As you listen to this, I want you to remember that Obama’s not campaigning for office, that he is the president of the United States of America. He is the face of this country, and he has been for four and a half years.
OBAMA: (godlike reverb) Our attitudes sometimes are trapped in old stereotypes. Some Americans only see the Mexico that is depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings — and let’s admit it. Some Mexicans think that America disrespects Mexico, or thinks that America is trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty or just wants to wall ourselves off. And in both countries, such distortions create misunderstandings that make it harder for us to move forward together. So I’ve come to Mexico because I think it’s time for us to put the old mind-sets aside.
RUSH: All right, that’s enough. Now, if he goes to Mexico as a candidate in 2008 and says that, that’s one thing. He has been president for four and a half years, and he’s down in Mexico talking about a country, America, that he has nothing to do with, it appears. If this country is attempting to impose itself on Mexico, who the hell would be doing that? There’s only one man who has that power. I can’t impose anything on Mexico. Neither can you. Nor can John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. Only one man can impose America on Mexico.
So here is Barack Obama going down to talk to the Mexican college students and sounding like he is as distant from the powers of America as the students are. (imitating Obama) “Well, you know, a lot of people in my country are doing this. A lot of people in my country think this, and the people of my country, five years they’ve been trying to impose, uhhhh.” Who’s the imposer? This is the Limbaugh Theorem illustrated to a T. Whatever America’s doing, it hasn’t anything to do with him. He’s got nothing to do with it. Whatever’s happening in America, it isn’t his fault. He’s got no connection to it. He’s down talking to these Mexican students as though he’s campaigning for office. As though he wants to fix all of these things wrong with America, but he’s been in charge of it for four and a half years.
So here’s the sitting president of the United States of America traveling to Mexico speaking to Mexican citizens, apologizing and criticizing the country he leads and has been leading for four and a half years. This criticism is offered in such a way that that audience will not associate him with any of the complaints that he has about the country. Thus Obama can never be seen governing. His fingerprints can never be on anything. This is how he gets away with constantly criticizing this country and for often apologizing for it. But in reality he’s criticizing himself. In reality he’s apologizing for himself, in addition to this notion that America is trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty? What is that? No, I don’t know what it means.
If he’s trying to make some disjointed connection to the way we are opposing immigration, and therefore opposing what Mexicans wish to happen, Mexicans want to come here but we’re saying we got some blockheads this country: “No, you’re not allowed here. We don’t like you. We don’t want you here.” That’s what he’s trying to convey. I think it’s outrageous, folks. I think it’s utterly outrageous to lie like this and to act as though he is not even involved in this country. Here’s the next sound bite. This is drug violence in Mexico. Guess what? America’s problem.
OBAMA: (godlike reverb) We understand that much of the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico, from which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States. We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States. Many of you know that in America our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will. But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people that can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do. (applause)
RUSH: Any of you in this country that live in Mexico or have lived, I want to tell you about a program called Fast and Furious that you might not have heard of. Fast and Furious was a program created by President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder. And here’s what Fast and Furious was. Guns that were legally in gun shops in Arizona were purchased by agents of the administration and then taken to Mexico. Those guns, AK-47s and other very powerful weapons like them, were then given to the leaders of drug cartels. That is how American guns got into the hands of Mexican criminals. The president of the United States had a plan to make it happen.
Now, you might be saying, “Rush, Rush, why would a president do that?” Because the president looked at the polls and saw the American people were not in favor of any new gun control laws. He and the Democrats were very angry about that. The American people in poll after poll after poll wanted no new gun control laws. They wanted no new action taken on the Second Amendment. But the president and the Democrat Party don’t like you having guns, so what they thought they would do, come up with a plan that would put guns from America in the hands of the most dangerous violent people in Mexico, knowing full well what they would do with them.
Once you take guns from Phoenix gun shops across the border to Mexico, put them in the hands of drug cartel leaders, what’s gonna happen? People are gonna get shot down. They’re gonna get murdered, maimed in mass numbers. That’s what was supposed to happen. Then the next thing that was supposed to happen is that the news media was supposed to hear about this and express outrage and blaring headlines across the country were supposed to say: “Guns from America end up in the hands of drug lords, and 200 people were killed yesterday.” And people were supposed to say, “My God, we gotta do something about guns. I mean, my God, if guns from Phoenix are ending up in drug cartel hands in Mexico, we’ve got a problem.”
That’s what was supposed to happen. Violent mayhem and death was supposed to occur with guns provided Mexican trucking cartel leaders by this administration so that you, upon reading those headlines, would throw up your hands in utter disgust and demand new gun control. That was the purpose of the program Fast and Furious. Now, it didn’t work. Those guns, by the way, were not even tracked. Because they didn’t want any proof. It was a stealth program that was uncovered. The only person in America that died is a Border Patrol agent, a man named Brian Terry. So for the president of the United States, in that sound bite you heard him say much of the root cause of violence that’s happening in Mexico, Americans’ fault.
Yep, it’s the demand for illegal drugs. Well, who’s making the drugs available? Mexican drug cartels, aren’t they? Yeah, you have the demand, but who’s on the supply side? People on the supply side have no responsibility here as far as the president is concerned. The Mexican drug cartels have no relevance here. So it’s the demand for illegal drugs in America that’s leading to Mexican death. And we realize, he said, that most of the guns used to commit violence in Mexico come from the United States. That also is not true. He tried to make it true. But it isn’t true.
The Mexican drug cartels are getting guns on their own. But they are getting some here, and they had a great idea. Let’s make sure they get more. This is a great way to turn public opinion. That was the objective. It didn’t work, but that’s what they tried. And then to Mexican students, a lecture on the Constitution and the Second Amendment and how he always supports it, but he’s gonna do everything in his power to pass common sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.
What does that matter to these people in Mexico? American law on guns has absolutely no impact on crime. None whatsoever. They do not live under the US Constitution! It doesn’t affect them. The Second Amendment is irrelevant to people that live in Mexico. What the hell is he talking about? What does American policy, what does American constitutional law have anything to do with people in Mexico, particularly students? Beyond teaching them something, but that’s not what he’s doing.
He goes down to Mexico and he starts blaming this country for everything going wrong in their country. Who’s been president for 4-1/2 years? If guns are ending in the hands of drug cartels in Mexico, if American guns, how’s that happening? Who’s been president for 4-1/2 years? Who is it that actually concocted a program to see to it that guns from American gun shops ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartel leaders? Him, Eric Holder, his regime. This whole thing is outrageous. Who is the president?
Who is, therefore, responsible for all of this horrible, rotten things he’s telling these Mexican students about?
OBAMA: (godlike reverb) We’re so grateful to Mexican-Americans in every segment of our society who are teaching our children and running our companies and serving with honor in our military and making breakthroughs in science and standing up for social justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to Cesar Chavez once, “We are brothers in the fight for equality,” and, in fact, without the strong support of Latinos including so many Mexican-Americans I would not be standing here today as president of the United States. That’s the truth.
MEXICANS: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: So he wanted to thank them for their votes, in addition. He wouldn’t be president without them. He’s in Mexico, folks, thanking them for his election. He’s thanking illegal immigration for his election. Byron York has done a fascinating story in the DC Examiner. Do you know…? Let me give it to you in a nutshell, and I’ll explain it in detail later on. If Mitt Romney had received 70% of the Hispanic vote, he would still have lost the presidency. That’s how small the Hispanic vote was.
Just 7% of the electorate was Hispanic.
If Romney had gotten 70% of the Hispanic vote, he would still have lost.
What’s the Republican Party doing? They’re desperately trying to get 70% of the Hispanic vote. Anyway, that’s another subject. So it’s America’s fault. We’re imposing our way on ’em. We’re imposing our will on ’em. We are stereotyping them. We’re making fun of ’em. We’re laughing at ’em. So Obama went to Mexico to apologize for all that. Then he apologized for all the American guns that end up in Mexico where people are getting killed. Then he apologized for American drug users. And then he lectured them on the Second Amendment, and then he thanked them for their votes.
This is the president of the United States doing all this, today.
RUSH: Okay, folks, here is what Obama means by sovereignty, imposing our sovereignty. Do you want to know what it means? Get ready. What he means is America is imposing our sovereignty by asserting that Southern California and other parts of the southwest United States are part of America. La Raza and other Mexican groups have never consented that Southern California is America, and Obama’s essentially agreeing with that.
When he says that we’re imposing sovereignty on Mexico, what Obama’s essentially saying is he agrees with them that California’s not ours, that parts of New Mexico and Arizona are not ours. They belong to Mexico. That’s what the president of the United States just said this morning to Mexican students. Now, where is he? He’s in Mexico. He’s in Mexico City, at the Anthropology Museum, speaking in stereotypes, which is what he does.
He creates all these straw men.
In his case, it means attacking America.
See, he’s better than America. He’s bigger than America! America’s this chump bunch. He’s doing what he can, but my God! What a bunch of embarrassing hayseeds he has to be president of. But he’s working hard. He’s trying to drag America forward in the twenty-first century so that it’s everything Mexico is. Now, when he’s down talking to the Mexican students, does he talk to ’em about Mexico’s immigration policy?
Does he talk about Mexico’s need to reform its government and social policies? Did he talk about how America helps Mexico financially with bailouts? How we mistreat our illegals? Oh, they all get welfare and health care and education when they come here, and their children do. Yeah, we’re really rotten! And if we’re trying to impose our sovereignty on ’em, why is it that practically every phone call you make, the first thing you hear is, “Press one for English”?
RUSH: Okay. So this was a campaign stop for 2014. Obama’s not leaving it up to black turnout to win the House in 2014. This is a full push for the Hispanic vote 2014 midterms. That’s what this was. He has to campaign against America.
RUSH: The mainstream media told us that it’s a myth that Obama apologizes for this country when he goes abroad. He just apologized to students in Mexico City at the Anthropology Museum. I mean, they told us that he doesn’t apologize, that we just make that up, it’s just a myth. Now, folks, let me tell you something. This sovereignty business, this is significant. This is not a throwaway. That’s a dog whistle. That’s the latest term, that we conservatives are sending out dog whistles, you know, things that only other conservatives translate and recognize when they hear. It gets ’em whipped up into a frenzy. The media claims we dog whistle on things about race and sexual orientation and all that.
Let me tell you something. Obama apologizing to these students for America imposing its sovereignty on Mexico, that, folks, is a huge dog whistle to radicalized young Hispanic voters. What Obama has just done is send signals to that voting bloc beneath the radar, ’cause most people are not even gonna pay any attention to it. They’re just going to say, “Oh, wow, it’s really great our president was talking to some Mexican students, Ethel. It was really cool, and the Mexican students loved our president. It was really neat out there. Did Jay-Z go with him, I wonder? Was Beyonce there?” That’s gonna be the extent of it. To people like La Raza, radicalized young Hispanic voters — Obama’s always done this. If anybody engages in dog whistles, it is President Obama.
This radicalized Hispanic voting bloc that’s out there under the radar — he usually does this in Hispanic media. Telemundo, Univision. He counts on the mainstream of America not hearing or understanding what he’s saying. But we just blew his cover decoding this. I won’t be surprised if we get some blowback on this. They’ll start calling me a bunch of names and accusing me of making things up or accusing me of harboring hate for all these people. Accusing me of, once again, Limbaugh goes off on an extreme tangent, expect something like that, because this is huge. There are radicalized Mexicans, California’s still theirs, particularly Southern California. Arizona, New Mexico, radicals. And Obama’s just fueled ’em. He just told ’em he agrees with ’em.
When he goes down there, when he apologizes, what did he say? (imitating Obama) “And let’s admit it, some Mexicans think that America disrespects Mexico or thinks that America’s trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty or just wants to wall ourselves off. So I’ve come to Mexico ’cause I think it’s time for us to put the old mind-sets aside, recognize a new reality.” And he apologized! So he’s dog whistling to ’em. He’s letting them know he knows what they think and he’s on their side. No, no, no. When he talks about putting old mind-sets aside, he’s not talking about them. He’s talking about us. This is a big deal.
He didn’t talk about Mexico immigration policy. He didn’t talk about Mexico’s need to reform its government, its socialist policies. He didn’t talk about how America helps Mexico financially. He didn’t talk about how we feed and clothe and educate and provide health care to even those from Mexico who are illegally in the United States. The sovereignty business, if you wanted to go to an extreme, you could almost say that Obama has it actually backwards, that it’s Mexico imposing its sovereignty on us. Because we are being made to feed, clothe, and house and provide health care for its citizens. Is Mexico doing that for American citizens? Huh! Try to go down there and become a Mexican. You can’t do it. Their immigration laws, you don’t even want to mess with it, folks. You do not want to mess with it. They do not play games with their immigration.
When has a president of the United States ever attacked America’s sovereignty? I think this is a first. I am not aware of any president ever attacking America’s sovereignty. And in coded language, which is what this was, he’s winking and nodding and dog whistling to the radicalized — not all of them — the radicalized Hispanics. (imitating Obama) “I get it, I get it, we should never have taken Mexico. It’s really yours. I get it, I get it. We’ve been mean. We’ve been imposing our way too long.” Time for a new mind-set.
We have a story here from April 5th of 2011: “Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare.” Judicial Watch. “Surprise, surprise; Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.” Not to mention the chain.
We’re not a bad people. We are not a bad people. We’re one of the most compassionate people in the world. And the president of the United States has to go down and apologize for it. But again, let me say, the Limbaugh Theorem. Obama was speaking to these people as though he’s got nothing to do with what he says is wrong here. It’s exactly what he does. He speaks in stereotypes, creates straw men, and today’s straw man was America, the whole country. So he’s down there. The attitude in this speech was, he’s better than America. He’s bigger than America. Working hard on fixing it.
He’s doing everything he can, but, man, there’s a lot of blockheads in my country and there’s a lot of racists in my country and there’s a lot of bitter clingers in my country. There’s a lot of people that harbor old stereotypes about you in my country. I’m doing everything I can, but, boy, it’s hard, a bunch of blockheads in my country. I’m trying to drag my country in the twenty-first century so we’ll be as progressive as you are. This is what he told them. That is what his message was.
One more sound bite from Mexico. This is the final portion of his remarks to the students at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City today.
OBAMA: The immigration system we have in the United States right now doesn’t reflect our values. It separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s left millions of people to live in the shadows. It deprives us of the talents of so many young people, even though we know that immigrants have always been the engine of our economy, starting some of our greatest companies and pioneering new industries. That’s one of the reasons I acted to lift the shadow of deportation from what we call the dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children. And that’s why I’m working with our Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform this year. (applause) I’m convinced we can get it done.
RUSH: (imitating Obama) “The immigration system that we have in the United States right now does not reflect our values. Now, the immigration system that we have is a set of laws which are not being enforced. And those laws do not reflect our values. And he promises this time, we’re gonna really get it right. We did amnesty once back in 1986, and we’re gonna do it again for you. Yep. Not only are we not gonna enforce the laws we have on the books now because they don’t reflect our values, we’re gonna sue any state that tries to, like I did in Arizona. Right now our backwards immigration law separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s led millions of people to live in the shadows and it’s depriving the United States of the talent of so many young people. What a rotten place, is the United States of America. What an absolutely rotten place.
“Now, I know I’ve been president of it for four and a half years, but don’t hold it against me. I’m better than America and I’m bigger than America and I’m trying to drag America in the twenty-first century so they’re just as progressive as you are. I realize that you’re embarrassed by me country. I’m embarrassed by my country, but I want you to know that I’m working as hard as I can so that you can be as proud of America as you are of Mexico. I realize you’re angry. I realize you’re embarrassed. I realize you know that we are imposing our sovereignty on you by claiming California and Arizona, New Mexico as our own.
“I agree with you that that’s not right. And I agree with you that our immigration policy stinks, that you ought to be able to come to our country any time you want and leave any time you want and get on any welfare plan or any job or whatever that you want, just because you want it. I know my country ass backwards because it won’t let you do that, but I’m trying to fix it. I’ve been president for four and a half years, and because I’m so ineffective I haven’t been able to, but I’m working very hard. I’ve got these people called Republicans standing in my way, and I got this thing called talk radio standing in my way, and I got the bitter clingers in my country, a bunch of hayseeds. But I’m working on it, and I want you to be proud of me, because, like you, I’m not proud of my country.”
That’s what he told ’em. That’s exactly what he said.