RUSH: Mary, Clinton Township, Michigan, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Good to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: I wanted to make a comment. I was kind of surprised when President Obama was speaking about interacting with the hospital staff and the Ebola problem.
CALLER: He said at the time that he hugged and kissed the staff, not the doctors, just the nurses. And I’m surprised, considering that, you know, poor Mitt Romney was so vilified for saying he had books full of women, that no one picked up this was a little sexist and perhaps even a little homophobic, assuming that men are only doctors, and nurses are only women, when that’s not true and, you know, I didn’t kiss any of the men, just the women. And, you know, no one’s made fun of him for that.
RUSH: Again, I’m missing something. I’m confused totally. When did Obama kiss Ebola nurses?
CALLER: He interacted with the hospital staff —
CALLER: — with Ebola —
CALLER: He said he hugged and kissed the staff, not the doctors, just the women.
RUSH: Where did this happen?
CALLER: In the hospital, when he spoke about hugging the hospital staff.
RUSH: I know. Which hospital, do you know?
CALLER: No, I don’t know which hospital. It was on TV.
RUSH: Well, that’s why I missed it. I don’t watch TV news anymore.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Yeah, it was on TV. It was a clip, he spoke about that, saying that he hugged and kissed the staff, not the doctors, just the nurses. I thought that was a little sexist because there are many women who are doctors, and lots of men who are nurses.
RUSH: Maybe he means the doctors, and maybe he meant to include them in the —
CALLER: No. He said not the doctors, that he didn’t kiss the doctors.
RUSH: Well, then he was just trying to make people think he wasn’t spreading the disease or contracting it. I don’t know.
RUSH: You think this is sexist or homophobic on his part?
CALLER: A little bit. I mean, perhaps his true feelings were showing in there. His true feelings.
RUSH: I think the guy’s a horn dog. Did you see this — (interruption) Why are you reacting? Do you not know what happened at the early voting in Chicago? He kissed the woman. Here’s the second half of that story. He’s in Chicago, he’s early voting, and there’s a woman next to him named Aia something, and her boyfriend’s there and he walks in. People are starting to think now that this may have been a whole scripted scenario. There are some people speculating that if it was scripted, it’s even doubly bad. What happened was, Obama goes in, he’s early voting, he’s standing alone at the booth and there’s a woman next to him, and her boyfriend’s off to the side, and the boyfriend, out of nowhere, says, “Don’t touch my girlfriend, Mr. President.”
This is a day after Tina Brown said he scares women, makes ’em feel unsafe. So Obama’s talking under his breath to the woman, and the woman is laughing, and he says, “You know what,” and he puts his arm around her, he says, “Kiss me. Let’s show him what’s up,” or something like that. And they kissed. The president kissed this guy’s wife and then walked off the scene looking all cocky and everything, and some people think this whole thing was scripted. But there’s another question about this.
RUSH: Okay. I found out what the caller was talking about. Obama was at the CDC in Atlanta. He went in there, a little press availability, and he said (paraphrasing), “I shook hands with, I hugged and I kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of nurses, because of the valiant work they did.” And what she thought was that since he made a big deal out of not kissing the doctors, that he wanted to make everybody aware that he wasn’t gay. And her point was, what’s wrong with being gay? Well, he is married. If he was gay, that would be a problem, so he’s going out of his way to say he’s not gay. That’s her interpretation.
But the exact quote is, “I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory.” Well, no doctors have got sick, only the nurses have, so if he thought was he trying to engage in safety. There’s also a take that maybe he was trying to say, “Hey, it’s okay to nuzzle and kiss and embrace people that treated Ebola patients. It’s not a problem.”
The thing that interests me is this incident that happened in early voting in Chicago. I have watched this video. You got the president there, he’s voting, and a black woman named Aia and her boyfriend Mike, and Mike is the guy when the president shows up to vote, he’s voting between the two, there’s an empty spot between him and he sidles in there and starts voting. And while he’s voting he’s talking to her. And while he’s talking to her, this woman’s boyfriend says, “Don’t touch my girlfriend, Mr. President,” which is the strangest thing in the world to say. Of all the things you could say, “Don’t touch my girlfriend.” What’s Obama’s reputation in Chicago that we don’t know about? Why would the guy say that?
So the guy’s girlfriend starts getting all embarrassed, and she bows her head and starts laughing and says, “I knew he was gonna embarrass me. Don’t pay any attention to him, Mr. President. I knew he was gonna say something embarrassing.” And Obama, not looking at her, he’s supposedly filling out his ballot, says, “What’s his name?” And she says, “Mike.” And Obama says, “To think that a brother would do anything like that to embarrass me.” And she just laughs and chuckles. “Yeah, and now he’s gonna be really jealous, Mr. President, you’re talking to me.” And when Obama finishes voting, he walks over, and without giving her a choice, he puts his arm around her and says, “You’re gonna give me a kiss and a hug and we’re going to make him really jealous and give him something to really talk about.”
And the woman is, you know, giddy and chuckling and so forth, then she hugs Obama, and he gives her a peck on the cheek and walks out looking like Bill Clinton cocksman A. Bill Clinton, cocksman A, and some people are looking at the video saying, “I wonder if this thing is scripted.” Like Ann Althouse on her blog said, “Wait a second, I thought men weren’t supposed to –” You know, you have to get consent to do this now on every college campus. You can’t just kiss a woman without her permission, and you can’t approach her and put your arm around without her permission, without her consent. Obama just forced his way on that woman. And she looked like she wanted it, by the way. She looked like she didn’t mind, honored to be given a hug and a smooch by the president, cocksman A.
So that happens, and everybody’s laughing and Obama walks out around her and he’s looking like he’s pulled off some major score here. Talks about this guy, why would a brother want to embarrass me like this and so forth. So people are wondering if the whole thing was scripted since it followed, by one day, Tina Brown saying that Obama makes women feel unsafe.
Clearly this woman was not feeling unsafe. She’s laughing. She’s all excited. But it’s very clear that she did not sign a consent form before he embraced her. It wasn’t an embrace. He put his arm around her shoulder. But there was no consent form. She didn’t sign a consent form before he embraced her and kissed her. And that’s illegal in many places in America now and on college campi. Just did it.