RUSH: I want to play a sound bite from Obama from the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents Dinner. You know, most presidents, when they show up at this thing, it’s been a tradition for as long as this dinner has been held that presidents get up, tell self-deprecating jokes, make fun of themselves, and every president up to Obama has done that. Obama doesn’t do that. Obama does not laugh with. Obama’s mean. From the get-go, everybody talked about how he’s cool, calm and collected. I don’t think the guy’s cool. I think he’s cold. I think this is a really, really cold and calculating guy. We have a 44-second montage of some of his so-called jokes, and when you hear these jokes, you’ll understand who it is that’s keeping certain issues alive, like the birther issue. He’s the only guy talking about it anymore. Here, listen.
OBAMA: An American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 30 years. (cheers and applause) Which was inspiring, and only fair, since a Kenyan has been president for the last six. (laughter) I haven’t seen somebody pull a 180 that fast since Rand Paul disinvited that Nevada rancher from this dinner. (laughter) As a general rule, things don’t end well if the sentence starts, “Let me tell you something I know about the Negro.” Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya. What if your yearly checkup came with tickets to a Clippers game? Not the old Don Sterling Clippers; the new Oprah Clippers.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s the kind of stuff that people politely laugh at, but it makes some people nervous. This constant focus on Kenya and the birther issue. He’s the one keeping it alive. He’s got Fox News on the brain, obviously. We just had a caller, a young woman who made the point that the left doesn’t really believe what they believe. They sort of conform to be cool and hip and so forth. Here’s a guy who believes it. This guy believes every syllable of it.
I think what’s going on with Obama is he gets elected in ’08 to massive messianic type fanfare and can’t do anything wrong. The world is loving him and adoring him, and all of these accolades that he probably believed, that he is messianic, that the world is gonna unite now, we’re gonna lower the sea levels, all that stuff. And now look, six years in, he’s presiding over a disaster. Now, one of two things: Either this is what he’s intended, or he really believes this socialist stuff had only failed in the past because of the wrong people being in charge and he finally was the right guy. No matter how he looks at it, he’s not a happy camper. No matter how you slice it. Not that it matters. But chip on the shoulder has been one of the defining characteristics of this president from Day One.