RUSH: To the audio sound bites. President Obama, ladies and gentlemen, has launched his “personal” My Brother’s Keeper program for minority kids, right? Primarily. Black and Hispanic boys, men, right. Not to be confused with Destiny’s Child. So I guess we have a montage of this to show you how the media’s reacting to this, the Drive-By Media soap opera. Obama launches My Brother’s Keeper Program, except when it comes to his own personal brothers. Here’s a media montage of the announcement and the breathless excitement…
WOLF BLITZER: (music) Emotion running deep at the White House as President Obama launches his most personal program.
NORAH O’DONNELL: President Obama (music starts) touches on a very personal issue.
SHEPARD SMITH: Calls this issue (b-roll noise) deeply personal.
ANDERSON COOPER: President Obama was emotional, passionate, deeply personal.
DON LEMON: What is a very personal cause.
DIANE SAWYER: The president talked about something very personal.
CHRISTI PAUL: A personal message to teens.
JOHN BERMAN: In surprisingly personal terms.
BRIAN WILLIAMS: A personal and emotional event at the White House for the president today.
RUSH: Here we go again. It’s gravitas all over again, every media person describing this identically: “Deeply personal event! Surprisingly personal! Very personal cause, emotion, passionate, deeply personal.” What’s deeply personal about it? There’s nothing deeply personal. He does not have a son. He’s got a composite son, Trayvon Martin, a virtual son. What’s deeply personal? He’s got brother that he doesn’t keep. Don Lemon, anchor at CNN last night on a CNN program. This is after Obama had announced it…
LEMON: As journalists, you know, you weigh whether you — how much you should criticize the president, because he’s black, what have you. But then you have to do it, because ultimately you’re a journalist.
RUSH: What? What in…? How did that get in here? Don Lemon says you weigh as a journalist whether you could criticize Obama because he’s black, as you announce the My Brother’s Keeper Program? Play that again. This kind of snuck in there. I mean, even these sound bites are sneaking in now to the roster. Listen to this. (replaying of sound bite) Well, when are you gonna start?
Well, he says here, “As journalists, you know, you weigh whether you — how much you should criticize the president, because he’s black…” Why does that even matter? See, this is the point. The president’s race handcuffs everybody, not just journalists. Republicans, everybody, are scared to death to be critical of even his policy ’cause he’s black — and here’s Don Lemon admitting:
“As journalists, you know, you weigh whether you — how much you should criticize the president, because he’s black, what have you. But then you have to do it, because ultimately you’re a journalist.” Yeah, well, when are you going to start this criticism? ‘Cause, frankly, there isn’t any, Mr. Lemon. Here’s more of Mr. Lemon now saying Obama is acting to help the black community, the reason he’s doing this.
This is the same guy who just said it’s time now to criticize Obama despite the fact he’s black now explaining why Obama is doing this and… Well, here. Just listen to it.
LEMON: By taking this on as an initiative, as he has promised to do even beyond his presidency, he can take the politics out of it, and he doesn’t have to worry about some conservative or someone who may be bigoted or racist saying, “Hey, you know, why don’t you do things for white people? You’re the president of everybody.” We get that. He also has a responsibility as a black man to help that from which he came, and that’s from the black community. It was amazing, it was emotional, and it was the most candid I’ve seen the president.
RUSH: That’s just unbelievable. A, Obama didn’t come from the black community. He came from a white enclave in Hawaii. Number two, “he doesn’t have to worry about some conservative or someone who may be bigoted or racist,” ’cause, see, they all are. All these conservatives, they’re racists and bigots, and it would be racist and bigoted to say, “Hey, why not a brother’s keeper for white kids? Why you leaving them out?”
Well, Obama has to leave them out, because he didn’t come from white kids. He came from the black community, and because of that, he has “a responsibility as a black man” to help the people from whence he came in the black community. There is no journalism anymore. There is no news. Why didn’t this guy win the Cronkite award instead of the three-day-old kid that got it on MSNBC?
This is embarrassing. “By taking this on as a mission, Obama, because…”? He’s the president of everybody, Mr. Lemon. No, but because he’s black, he can only worry about black kids ’cause these conservative bigots and racists can’t question it. You can’t deal with them. Keep in mind here, Dinesh D’Souza, who did a movie on Obama’s brother being still left in the hut and all that, had the FEC sicked on him. Dinesh D’Souza gave him some money, Obama’s brother.
RUSH: Look, Obama is not down for the struggle, not by his upbringing. He was raised by white grandparents. His white grandmother was “a typical white woman,” but still, in his terms, “a typical white woman,” but he does not come from the hood. They had to get him to rehearse to pronounce “Selma” the right way when he went down there. (interruption) Well, that’s just it. (interruption)
Well, Snerdley wants to know, “What is it that makes Don Lemon think that Obama’s responsibility is first to black kids and not white kids? Because he didn’t come from where white kids come from, because he came from where black kids come from. So he’s got to, I guess, give something back?” (interruption)
This is my point. I warned everybody that this presidency was gonna end up being divisive, not unifying. That’s not an inclusive message at all. That is an exclusionary role that Don Lemon is advocating Obama play as president. (interruption) There it is. Everything you need to know about the media coverage, it’s right there in that bite.
RUSH: You know, ladies and gentlemen, it’s interesting here. I want to play this bite again, ’cause it contains everything you need to know. This describes everything anybody needs to know about the media and the way Obama is viewed, covered, reported on. Even Mediaite — which is sort of a media review or analysis site. They sit there and they kind of repeat the highlights of what happened in the media all over the place.
It’s leftist oriented, as everything in the media is, but even their headline on this Don Lemon sound bite that we just played is this: “CNN’s Don Lemon: Yesterday Obama ‘Became the Black President,'” and that’s right, according to Don Lemon, the black president. From the article: “CNN anchor Don Lemon became visibly emotional on Thursday after President Barack Obama announced an initiative aimed at helping minority youth to graduate from high school and train for careers.
“On Friday, Lemon expanded on his impressions, telling CNN anchor [the Limbaugh Stalker] Carol Costello that Obama ‘became the black president’ in that moment.” See, he wasn’t the black president until that. See, up ’til now, Obama hasn’t been showing the proper favoritism. But now, since Obama doesn’t have to worry about these conservative racist bigots anymore, ’cause he doesn’t have to run for reelection, now he can do what he really wants to do.
He can do what he should have been doing all along. He can do what he’s always wanted to do and reach out and favor the black population — and it’s about damn time, they think. This is exactly why he was elected, to help the black population. Now, you might be thinking, “What would happen if Bush or Romney — take your pick of any Republican president — said, ‘Today I’m going to have a brother’s keeper’s program aimed specifically at our white children’?”
There would be national outcry. “How dare you!” Do not be sure that this bunch wouldn’t also do that, if they’re gonna do a black-only outreach, up-reach. I’m not predicting it, but let me ask: Would you be surprised if you heard somebody in this Regime say that we were going to have a program designed to teach young white children about racism and its evils and do our best to eradicate it from the way they think?
That would not surprise me at all if this Regime did that. Now, here’s what everybody needs to know. The reason this is being done, and the reason Don Lemon’s applauded, is because blacks have been disadvantaged from the days of the founding. This has been a white-dominated culture, and this is long overdue. This favoritism is needed to finally even and level the playing field, because this is evidence of how unjust and unequal this country’s been.
So we are going to spend a little time on this brother’s keepers program for minority kids to help them overcome the bigoted racist discrimination they face every day in this country. That is what’s being applauded. (interruption) What’s the question? (interruption) Yes. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. (interruption) No idea. I don’t know. Snerdley wants to know, “Do you think most black kids would prefer this program or an economy creating jobs?” I don’t have the answer.
In the old days, the answer would be jobs, but you look at teenage black unemployment. What, is in the 40 percents now? Look at the black abortion levels, the rates that we’ve been talking, 65,000 pregnancies, black pregnancies in New York City in 2012, and 24,000 “survived,” if I may put it that way. It’s 65,000 black pregnancies in New York City in 2012 and 24,000 births. The others were aborted.
Yeah, there’s all that white racism going on out there, folks. These white bigot conservatives are out there sponsoring abortion, right? So we gotta get to the youth of the minority community and we gotta warn them about these white conservatives ’cause they’re encouraging what? All this horrible stuff. Here’s the Don Lemon sound bite again. Again, this just tells you everything you need to know about how the media.
Ah, hell. There is no media.
How the left looks at Obama and what they think the meaning of his election is and was, what he was really elected to do, finally now, he’s doing it! After six years, finally he has become the black president. (replaying of sound bite) Yeah, of course. It’s to turn out the vote, just like the War on Women. This is damaging because did you hear, “Yeah, yeah. He’s president of everybody. Yeah, we get that,” like, “Big deal! BFD! That doesn’t matter. He’s not president of everybody.
“He is the black president. He owes it to the black population to do things for them,” and what is that, by the way? Just exactly how have they benefited, dare I ask? So now another meaningless platitudinous Obama program, like the 35 jobs programs that came before. Now here we go with a “brother’s keepers” program that’s gonna do what? (interruption) All it’s gonna do is get this slavish, groupie-type response from the media. So it’s a PR push.
Okay. Here’s Obama announcing the My Brother’s Keeper initiative — and, you know, this is deeply personal. “Oh, this is Obama being Obama! Finally, this is who the guy is! This is who we elected. This is what we wanted from him all long — oh, God! — and he’s finally delivered. It’s a glorious day. (sobbing) Oh, my God, we can’t even contain ourselves, we’re so happy and so fulfilled. Oh, my God! Oh, my God!” Here’s what generated that…
OBAMA: When I was their age, I was a lot like them. I didn’t have a dad in the house, and I was angry about it even though I didn’t necessarily realize it at the time.
RUSH: He wrote a book about it.
OBAMA: I made bad choices. I got high without always thinking about the harm that it could do.
RUSH: “Deeply personal.”
OBAMA: I didn’t always take school as seriously as I should have.
RUSH: He flunked out.
OBAMA: I made excuses, sometimes sold myself short. I could see myself in these young men, and the only difference is that I grew up in an environment that was a little bit more forgiving. So when I made a mistake, the consequences were not as severe.
RUSH: What environment was that? What “environment” did he grow up in that was “more forgiving”? Hawaii and his white grandmother? Frank Marshall Davis? Well, “the consequences were not as severe.” Hmm. (Media impression) “Well, this is deeply personal, you see? “This is deeply personal. This is deeply personal. Oh, man, we’re now getting deep down! I mean, the president’s really revealing himself in a way. Oh, my God, we can’t contain ourselves! Oh, jeez, do you realize what he’s going to do for the black kids and the Hispanic kids? Oh, my God, do you realize the future he’s paving for them with this speech? Oh, oh, God! We can’t contain ourselves!”
Here’s more of it…
OBAMA: In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, with all the emotions and controversy that it sparked, I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men and give them the sense —
OBAMA: — that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them, and I’m grateful that Trayvon’s parents, Sabrina and Tracy are here with us today, along with Jordan Davis’ parents, uh, Lucy and Ron.
RUSH: Was Beyonce there? You know, with the Lewinsky dress? Well, as long as we’re trying to set examples here, folks.
RUSH: You know, one thing as I listen to Don Lemon. Wait ’til Bill Clinton finds out he wasn’t the first black president. Don Lemon has just named Obama “finally.” Finally. That’s blatant racism, by the way, folks, what you’re hearing from Don Lemon and the way this whole thing. That’s racism. Now, they will tell you that they’re not capable of being racist ’cause they’re the minority — and, as such, racism without power isn’t racism.
They don’t have the power to make their racism hurt anybody, so they not racists. This is the Reverend Jackson theory, that the minorities can’t be racist, because they don’t have any power. Only the whites could be racist ’cause they got the power to beat you upside the head. Minorities don’t have any power, so they can’t be racist. They could say and do and be racist things all day long, but they can’t be called that because they’re not.