RUSH: So just to review, you notice what’s going on today, folks, on the very day Jonathan Gruber is testifying before a House committee about all the things he said in which he lied and admitted the American people are stupid and they relied on that to trick the American people. He went into detail on the Cadillac Tax on top drawer health plans, a Democrat on the committee, a former union guy just laid into him over that.
We have that going on, but hardly anybody notices because Di Fi has released her report on what a rotten country the United States was back when George W. Bush was president and how we, if we’re not vigilant, will remain a rotten place. She released her report today, read from it on the floor of the Senate, making it very clear that we have a lot of explaining to do to the world, that we committed gross human rights violations, and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover before we can ever expect the rest of the world to respect us again.
And shortly after, Jack in the Box John McCain stood up and basically endorsed what she had said with a couple of caveats.
RUSH: So, anyway, anyway, Clinton, 1998, attacked a Tylenol factory in the Sudan to distract the American public from the Lewinsky scandal, remember that? At the time we were told it might be a munitions plant. We were told it might be a weapons of mass destruction installation. Clinton launched that and it turned out it was aspirin or Tylenol or something. And that begot a movie, essentially, called Wag the Dog.
Make it up, produce a war, get B-roll footage of two sides shooting each other, put it on TV, claim it’s an actual ongoing war and get people all focused on it to distract their attention from what you’re doing. First responders, can’t forget, first responders just a few years ago were America’s greatest heroes. After 9/11, the first responders, man, were they celebrated. Today, first responders are now the focus of evil in a country that’s gone off the tracks. Primarily the cops.
Our military tortures people abroad. White police abuse African-Americans at home and in the streets. That’s the narrative today. That’s the media narrative today. If you want to know what the news is, the daily soap opera script today, I’ve just described it to you. In a way you could say it’s a playbook from the sixties. And of course people in the sixties are now adults and they’ve got their own nostalgia and they think it’s cool to relive those days so now they’re doing it from the position that they once hated, power.
RUSH: Little Rock, home of the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor. This is Jeff. Welcome, sir, to the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Wow, Rush, it’s a great honor to talk to you. I’ve never done this before.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. It’s great to have you here.
CALLER: I’m not usually one who does something like this, but today I’m just fed up. I did 21 years as a pilot in the Army, and my daughter just had a baby yesterday, and she’s bringing her home so I have to go soon. But they’re willing to sacrifice my grandkids for political gain, when they can go out and get the information to save us, should something like this happen. And the people we’ve elected in Congress, the ones that are there, are afraid to stand up and put a stop to this crap. I’m sorry. I’m just really angry.
RUSH: I understand you being angry, a lot of people are, because when this was going on, the Democrats — you know, Pelosi is misrepresenting. She was told, the Democrats got reports of what was going on, and they didn’t object. They didn’t object when it was happening because we’re in the heat of the moment. Everybody knew back then we had to find out what these people knew. We had to head off future attacks. But then shortly after that, the whole anti-Bush, anti-Iraq war and even anti-War on Terror Democrat objective began, and so it was all in for all criticism of anybody who had anything to do with the war effort because it was coming up on election time, and the Democrat Party, nothing is sacred, and so it became time to throw these people overboard.
CALLER: And I don’t understand, you know, if we keep going the way we’re going going, we might as well pull the flag down and raise a white sheet.
RUSH: Well, let me just tell you, Obama has — I’ve got it somewhere in the Stack here — obviously I didn’t intend to get to it now or it’d be at the top of the Stack. But Obama has ordered the DOJ or the DOJ with Obama’s approval has ordered that criminal records of people seeking visas either for a long period of time or even permanently are to be ignored now.
CALLER: I don’t get it. I don’t understand it.
RUSH: Well, I can tell you. I’m blue in the face explaining this, but people like Obama and the Democrat Party today believe this country is so flawed from the days of its founding that we owe all of the people of this world that we’ve denied admittance to our country. We are responsible for the fact that they’re criminals. We are responsible for their behavior because we have been so mean because we have had such punishing laws. We’re responsible and it’s time we face the music. It’s time that we face the consequences of how discriminatory and biased and racist we have been as a nation for over 200 years. That’s why the floodgates are open to anybody and everybody.
RUSH: I go back to the phones to Bend, Oregon. This is Tom. You’re next, sir. Great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Well, thank you. Been listening since Sacramento. My question is, why don’t we have pictures of ISIS and what they’re doing to children, beheading the women and children there like they did with the Abu Ghraib pictures?
RUSH: This is a very good question. It’s a very interesting question. Have you noticed, Tom, that every anniversary of 9/11, something isn’t shown. If you notice, we don’t any longer on the major cable and broadcast networks, there may be an exception at Fox now, we do not see footage of the planes hitting the twin towers. We don’t see footage of people leaping out of the buildings, plunging to their deaths to avoid being burned alive. We don’t see any of that.
We don’t see the beheadings. It’s just too gross. We’re not capable of it, not capable of dealing with it, it’s too horrific. But your point is well taken. One of the reasons that that video footage isn’t shown is precisely so that the American people will, over time, forget the intensity of the acts and the horrors, no question about that.
RUSH: Ruth in Portland, Oregon. Welcome, Ruth. Glad you waited. Great to have you on the show. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m so glad you took my call. Thank you very much. First I want to say dittos from my mother, who’s a longtime listener. She turned 90. She raised 13 kids, and she survived criminal corruption in Multnomah County Probate Court, so a shout out to Madeleine. Thank you. I think that this is gonna backfire them doing this, releasing this. Americans are sick of listening to how terrible we are to these people that are beheading Americans.
RUSH: How’s it gonna backfire?
CALLER: Americans are just sick of it. They’re going to see more and more of this administration as trying to stir up sympathy for the terrorists who are chopping off our heads and chopping off children’s heads, and there’s actually people that — I work out in the public, and people are just, they’re rising up anger.
RUSH: I know. What are they going to do?
CALLER: And then to say that sleep deprivation and Ensure is torture, okay, let’s talk to the Americans that are trying to figure out how to pay their bills and ask us how much sleep deprivation we’ve had. And as far as Ensure, I give that to my mom on doctor’s orders for good nutrition. You want to torture ’em, give ’em Michelle’s lunch program food.
RUSH: (laughing) That happens to be true. These terrorists at Gitmo do eat better than school kids eating the Michelle Obama menu. But look, wait a minute, now, Ruth hang on. You said the American people are fed up, they’ve had it. What are they gonna do? They voted. Didn’t change anything. What are they gonna do, Ruth, after they get mad? How’s it gonna backfire? How is this gonna backfire on Dianne Feinstein? How’s it gonna backfire on the Democrats? How’s it gonna backfire on McCain who stood up and basically endorsed most of it? How is it gonna backfire on anybody?
CALLER: You know what I’d like to see, I’d actually like to see Americans just light up Washington, DC, their Senators and everybody, just tell ’em they’re fed up with it, and just tell ’em —
RUSH: Been doing that for 10 years. (crosstalk)
CALLER: — it’s gonna help, let’s get rid of them completely.
RUSH: We just did.
CALLER: — wipe them out.
RUSH: It’s a break wall. We just did. We just got rid of more Democrats in two elections than we got rid of in 50 years.
CALLER: We’re not done, though. You know, there needs to be accountability. Let’s light up the switchboards at the media outlets.
RUSH: That isn’t gonna matter. You know what, Ruth — I love Ruth’s optimism. All you gotta do is express your anger and magic happens. It works for the left. It doesn’t work for us. Ruth, I’m gonna tell you what. I want you to conduct a little test here. You talk about lighting up the switchboards and the media outlets, pick a network, call ’em up, complain about something. Complain about the coverage of something. I don’t care what it is. And if they talk to you, which they won’t, but if they do they will thank you and tell you, “Yes, ma’am, yes, ma’am, three bags full, you’re an idiot because you don’t know enough to know how we do what we do here. And we don’t do what we do for you anyway. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” And then they’ll hang up on you.
You do that, and you repeat it, and then after, if you’re really colorful enough, they’ll end up talking about you in the break room, in the newsroom at the network, and they’ll start making fun of this lady that called us from Portland. Do you believe we really care what they think about what’s going on in Portland? This woman tells me that we’re lying and we’re biased, and they’ll just laugh at you and make fun of you because they don’t do the news for you, Ruth. They do the news for the approval of other journalists and Obama.
RUSH: Here’s Seth in Nashville. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. It’s an honor and a pleasure to talk to you. I’ve actually listened to you probably since I was four or five in the car with my mom.
RUSH: That’s great. I really do appreciate that.
CALLER: I just wanted to comment on you’ve been making a point all day about how liberalism and a lot of the low-information voters that don’t perceive or understand the real world, whether it’s the police shootings or the torture thing that’s going on now, it’s just incredible to me how they don’t understand. They accuse us of participating in torture, as you pointed out multiple times, hijacking the language. What we do is just barely considered torture. If they want to say we wrong the world, we need to explain ourselves to the world, look at other techniques that we don’t use because of what they do, whether you want to look at the Soviets’ use of sensory deprivation. Some of the terror cells have been found to use extremity burning, where you burn an extremity and then poke, prod at it, burn again. It’s just amazing that — all waterboarding is is a fear tactic. And the scaled-up version of what we do is good cop/bad cop. Bad cop comes in, he’s mad, he’s angry, good cop comes in, you want to play nice.
RUSH: Yeah, but see, the way they would react to you, “Oh, okay Seth, so we’re no better than the Soviets. You want to use the Soviets and their gulags, well, that’s about what we were doing at Guantanamo Bay, and Dick Durbin said so.” But they would come at you and say, “This is our point. We aren’t the Soviets and that’s not who we are, and just because they do it doesn’t mean we should do it, or doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t feel really good about ourselves because we don’t get close to what they do.” But that’s not what this is about. This is about the ongoing criticism of America. It really is no more complicated than that.