RUSH: Folks, let me tell you one thing we’re not gonna do today. We are not gonna sit here and be totally taken off our game by speculating what may happen at the State of the Coup address tonight. I mean, it’s predictable. I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna go back, I’m gonna play some sound bites of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in previous States of the Coup addresses. Well, no, those were State of the Union addresses. Tonight is the State of the Coup. And you’ll see how things don’t change.
But more than that, it’s all driven by the media. It’s all to set up expectations and it’s all to counter the absolutely disastrous, plummeting poll numbers that Obama is experiencing. No matter where you look the bottom is falling out. They’re doing everything they can to cover that up and mask it, but it’s hard to miss it. Even if you don’t know where to look. And I will explain all this.
We’re gonna have some fun with this. For example, I have a suggestion for Republicans tonight. I know it’ll never happen, but you know what I would love to see? I would love to see two things. This will never happen. I’d love to see John Boehner show up in a white lab coat sitting behind Obama as a doctor that has lost his practice. Do you know Tom Coburn, senator, Oklahoma, has lost his doctor? He’s a senator. He’s lost his doctor. Now, he’s got cancer, and obviously he’s a senator so he’s gonna get a replacement doctor and be treated, but even he lost his doctor.
So we know that Boehner will never show up wearing a white lab coat. Nobody has a sense of humor. Too much prestige and tradition here. I understand that. However, wouldn’t it be great if now and then — you know, the camera will pan and show the audience, members of the House and the Senate, watching the State of the Union. Wouldn’t it be great, and a very timely gesture that Republicans could make tonight, would be to demonstrate support of Obama the way Obama demonstrated support for Nelson Mandela at the week-long memorial service.
I think what the male Republican ought to do is find an attractive woman, not his wife, and put his arm around her and start taking some selfies while Obama is delivering the State of the Coup address. Would that not be hilarious? Would that not be eye catching? I had some really brilliant ideas yesterday for the White House Correspondents Dinner, and I’m just adding to it today. We know it’ll never happen because the Republicans, they would never do it. But Obama did do it.
This is the point, folks. Obama did do it at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. He was seated next to a blonde prime minister, president, whatever, Denmark, Norway, one of those countries up there near the North Pole, and he was putting his arm around her and taking selfies. Michelle was sitting there like the ice queen, noticing but not looking at it. I think these Republicans should take selfies all during the speech, try to work in another man’s wife whenever possible as Obama did at the Nelson Mandela memorial.
Here is Tom Coburn. This is a Politico story. “Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesnÂ’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.” Now, he’s a doctor. He is a United States senator. Ninety-nine percent of us do not have that resume, and even he could not keep his doctor. Obama promised him he could keep his doctor if he liked his doctor, but not even Senator Tom Coburn could.
“‘IÂ’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,’ Coburn said on MSNBCÂ’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Tuesday when asked about his health. ‘Fortunately — even though my new coverage wonÂ’t cover my specialist — IÂ’m going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.'”
“My new coverage won’t cover my specialist.” He is a United States senator. Where do you think that puts us in the big scheme of things?
RUSH: Really, if you’re gonna do a drinking game tonight… You know, we’ve often suggested this, drinking games. Pick a word, and every time you hear the word, you gotta take a shot, gonna take a hit. If you want to do this and stay sober tonight, you tell your group that you will only consume adult beverages every time you hear the word “Wisconsin” mentioned, ’cause I guarantee you, ladies and gentlemen, you won’t hear Wisconsin mentioned because you will not hear it from the president tonight.
You will not hear him take note of anything that’s actually working, and Wisconsin is working. You won’t hear what the governor there is doing. You will not hear what the governor is doing that has worked so well. You won’t hear about that tonight. I still say that I would love to see the Republicans, now and then, put their arms around women who are married to other men and take pictures of themselves, selfies, like Obama did at the Mandela memorial.
Wouldn’t that be great? That would just be so great! They could guarantee themselves holding onto the House if they did that.