RUSH: I don’t know, man. If I’m Obama, I might be starting to have a little problem with Marie Harf. Not over what she’s saying. I mean, that’s right where he wants her to be, but she’s becoming a bigger media personality than Obama is. And that kind of stuff doesn’t sit well with people like The One.
Anyway, she’s doubled down. You know, yesterday she said that the problem with ISIS is we’re never gonna beat ’em by killing them. We can’t outkill them. We can’t kill ’em in war. We need to get them jobs.
So everybody had the appropriate reaction to that. You’re a dunce, Marie, you’re an absolute embarrassing dunce. So she went back on TV and doubled down on it by saying (imitating Harf), “No, no, no, no, you people –” I mean, these are not her exact words. “You people, you do not have the ability to understand the nuance that I was using.” It’s a typical liberal response. A liberal says something asinine, literally stupid, and then claims we’re the ones too dumb to understand how brilliant what she said was.
RUSH: Let’s go to the audio sound bites. This is Marie Harf, last night The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, who said, “Some of the best-known terrorists out there came from wealth and privilege, Marie. Osama Bin Laden, a lot of these, Ayman al-Zawahiri is a doctor from Egypt. These people have a lot of money, Marie. They have higher education. They have degrees. Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker, 9/11, had all kinds of money, all kinds of college degrees, bin Laden himself. What do you say about that?”
HARF: We cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try. How do you get at the root causes of this? Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I’ve seen over the past 24 hours, some of the commentary out there, but it’s really the smart way. The Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this.
RUSH: So she doubles down on it and blames us for not having the smarts to understand her brilliance. You can’t kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try. So we should use no deterrents whatsoever. We should make no effort, doesn’t matter, it’s a losing effort, it’s a losing cause, and we can’t appreciate the nuance in this. But it’s the smart foreign policy now that’s identified as the Obama foreign policy. And it’s a smart way Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this by finding ISIS jobs, an unemployment program or a jobs program for ISIS.
I can’t say this with a straight face. I’m having real trouble keeping a straight face here. (interruption) Well, how do you pay ’em for that? I thought about Midnight Basketball. I thought about everything the Clinton administration’s done. We’ve tried everything. The theory is they’ve got too much time on their hands. They’re not productive. They need work. They need productivity. They need a sense of purpose in their lives. They need meaningfulness in their lives. They need jobs.
The Clinton administration, Midnight Basketball, we tried any number of ways to put people in certain types of activities, even jobs in some cases to occupy their minds so that they don’t get all that testosterone and other hormones flowing through the body demanding to be utilized in vicious and violent ways, and none of it’s ever worked. It doesn’t matter.
As we discussed yesterday, every new generation of socialists looks at the forever in human history failure of socialism and communism and says, “It’s only because the right people haven’t tried it yet.” And the right people happen to be the current generation. Obama typified it in his campaign slogan of ’08, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
So Midnight Basketball, noon basketball, basketball around pray time, you can do it any number of ways, but it has been shown not to work. Blitzer, after that answer said, “I want to give you a chance to respond to some of the critics who’ve been out there. You said it’s important to find these people jobs so they don’t become terrorists. Could you explain, since we don’t understand the nuance, what do you mean by that?”
HARF: Where there are lacking in these kinds of opportunities, we need to talk about how to make that different. How to help our partners around the world give young men in that vulnerable age-group a different path in life. Show them that there’s a different chance for them than joining a terrorist organization.
RUSH: Good God, do you believe this?
HARF: Again, it’s one part of it, Wolf, but this is a really comprehensive way of looking at how you combat extremism, and it’s not one that fits into a sound bite sometimes, as I’ve seen over the last 24 hours, but it’s a really important piece of this.
RUSH: This is incredible! This is the number two spokeswoman at the State Department. Do you hear the feminist studies BS in this answer? “We need to talk about how to help our partners around the world give young men in that vulnerable age-group a different path in life. Show them there’s a different chance for them than joining a terrorist organization.”
See, men are natural predators, they’re natural brutes. Yes. They’re naturally aggressive. “We need to work with our partners in the Arab world and show these young men that there’s a different chance for them.” She doesn’t have the slightest idea why they are becoming terrorists, be it Al-Qaeda or ISIS, because she refuses to even learn about Islam.
RUSH: Let’s start on the phones. Jacksonville, Mike, glad to have you, sir. You’re up first today. Make it count. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks. Just an observation with what Marie Harf said. Basically you can’t kill ’em all. The liberals use the same logic in everything. Illegal aliens? Can’t round ’em all up! If it’s drugs, “Well, you can’t arrest everybody.” So let’s just make everything legal. It makes no sense to me, the logic that if you can’t do it all, why do anything.
RUSH: No, no. Well, now, I understand. Yeah, yeah, yeah. In strict sense of the world, it makes no sense. Now, if you understand liberalism, it makes perfect sense. You’ve just nailed it. You know, the irony here is that liberals are liberals because they believe humanity can be perfected. They believe in government as the central coordinating governing body because that’s how people and things be perfected.
That’s how you get to utopia. Yet, you’re exactly right: When it comes to dealing with things that get broken because of liberalism, then all of a sudden the idea of perfecting things go ahead by the wayside, and in the case of illegal immigrants, “Well, we can’t round ’em all up!” You’re exactly right. “We can’t deport all of them. We can’t put everybody in jail. We can’t do these things. We can’t kill everybody in ISIS.”
When you hear this, it makes perfect since if you know how a liberal thinks, and what when you hear anybody — Marie Harf or anybody — make this claim, you’re hearing acknowledged failure on the part of the liberal policy. Now, they don’t look at it that way. That’s how you have to interpret what they mean. Because on the one hand (do not doubt me on this), one of the most animating aspects of liberalism is utopia.
It’s the belief that everything can be ideal and that people can be perfected. That’s why they don’t like capitalism. Capitalism has built-in differences based on a whole bunch of things that really center on the individual: How much effort, how much desire, self-reliance, any number of things, many characteristics and traits that are unique to human beings. And that, they just can’t abide. So they think everything could be perfected.
And everything being perfected means everything being equal and there not being any suffering and no strife and all that. But, of course, that’s impossible. So when the reality that it’s impossible to have their utopia hits them, that’s when the, “Well, well, you know, you can’t round them all up. We can’t. We can’t we can’t kill them all. We can’t.” It’s dangerous. I mean, these people are devoid. About nuance?
This woman wouldn’t know reality if it slapped her upside the head. I doubt that she has any practical, real-world experience in any of these things. Everything that she thinks… She’s not alone. She’s just the latest example of it. Everything she thinks derives from philosophical liberalism that is not rooted in any way in the understanding of reality, of either the human condition, human life, or just the natural existence of things.
The natural existence of things is what offends them. The disparities, the inequities, the inequalities, the differences. They believe it can all be perfected. But only by them running everything. They’re the smartest. They have all the nuance; we have none. They’ve been at it for seven years. You wonder why they’re down in the dumps and enraged all the time?
Look, they’ve had seven years. They’ve had seven years to create utopia. We’re further from utopia than we’ve ever been. They have to know it. So they have to come up and blame other things. Certainly they are never responsible for any of these things. But that’s actually an astute and a shrewd observation, Mike. Here’s Lissa in St. Louis. Great to have you on the EIB Network, Lissa. Hi.
CALLER: Hi there. You know what? It sounds to me like Marie Harf is trying to do is export the American dream over there for those young ISIS boys. I mean, after all, they’re pretty much killing it over here. But it sounds like, you know, she wants them to have an opportunity and a chance to better themselves, to find a better way, take a better path, rise up. You know, maybe they can settle down and have a family and afford to send their kids to community college and join the country club. I don’t know where she’s coming from, but it’s absolutely insane. You know, you’ve been doing a great job, and it is funny, this thing you’re doing. You know, you’re just trying to make comedy out of it, but I’m not kidding you: When you hear it from her mouth, it does truly sound like a comedy sketch.
RUSH: It sounds like a valley girl.
RUSH: A, she sounds like a valley girl. But you know, you’re ab. This is another interesting point. Here’s a woman who by virtue of being a liberal Democrat is offended by capitalism, and yet here she is saying we need to export it. We need to export American jobs. We need to export the things that build economies. She’s not saying, “Let’s export the American government.” She’s saying, “Let’s find them jobs.” The thing is, they don’t even know how to do that.
CALLER: That’s right. At least with the Marshall Plan after World War II, that made sense. They needed to re-create and reestablish their industries, their livelihoods. What would there be over there to build up? What? Tell me the companies that were founded there.
RUSH: I’ll go one better than that. If you go back and you listen to the reasons for the Iraq war as announced by George W. Bush leading up to its start in 2003, Bush said, “We need to establish a democratic outpost in the Middle East to shine as a beacon to all other people, to show them what freedom is really about, to show them what elections really mean, to show them what they’re missing.”
They called it the Democracy Project. Some people have disagreed with it profoundly. Even on the right, there were some that thought it was just a horrible reason for going to Iraq. But Bush was guided by his religious beliefs in this. I firmly believe that George W. Bush thought if we established a functioning, democratic Iraq, that it would act as a magnet to other oppressed people in the region and get them wanting the same thing for them in their countries.
Now, the left tried to destroy that. They tried to destroy Bush. They said it was stupid, it was unrealistic, it could never happen. “You’ll never do that!” I’ll never forget it. Here they are now, essentially, saying the same thing. Marie Harf, anyway, is articulating something similar. What is exporting jobs if it’s not exporting, like our previous caller said, capitalism or the American dream or the American way of improving your life?
CALLER: Right, like the shining city on a hill.
CALLER: You’re right. That’s exactly what they’re saying.
RUSH: But your point, what’s there to build on? Don’t forget, there’s another key ingredient the Marshall Plan, and that is that we — in an effort to stop Hitler, it was our bombs along with others’ — destroyed a lot of property. So we had a moral obligation to rebuild it. But it was part and parcel of what the US stands for. Some people called it a giant welfare program, and you can argue about the Marshall Plan even now, pros and cons.
That’s not what Harf’s suggested here. She doesn’t really know what she’s talking about, and she’s undermining it, when you get right down to it. I think, as you’re pointing out, she’s undermining what this administration and Democrat Party actually stand for. As you said, they’re trying to kill the American dream here because it’s unfair.
RUSH: The American dream is not equitable. Yet the American dream somehow is the solution to the War on Terror. It’s convoluted.
CALLER: One hundred percent.
RUSH: I think it’s dangerous. It is dangerous. But I try to find the comedy of it ’cause I haven’t won an award, what, in nine months. I’m due.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there’s another of my 35 Undeniable Truths of life playing out on the world stage, even as we speak, and that is “ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.”
ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Islamic terrorism, ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force. As a sub-truth I added: Wars are not won with doctors, nurses, clean water, and now I need to add jobs programs. That’s what you do after they surrender. After you have cleaned their clocks and after you’ve beat them back to wherever, then you offer to rebuild, if they sign surrender documents and agree to certain things. That’s how it’s done. But you don’t do it the way she’s talking about.
You know, I’m struck here. Marie Harf seems to have more compassion and more understanding for the men of ISIS than this administration has for the men of the Republican Party, who are, what? Engaged in a vicious War on Women, and Mrs. Clinton’s preparing to revive that meme even as we speak. Marie Harf seems to have more compassion and more interest in helping the men of ISIS than she or this administration have for the men on college campus in this country, who are what? In the middle of the a rape culture.
American women are warned to be afraid to go outside. American women are warned that men everywhere, college campus, the bar, you name it, just waiting to exact violence against women. But when it comes to ISIS, no, no, no, we can’t wipe them out. No, no, no. We can’t even call ’em what they are. We won’t even call ’em men. We won’t even call ’em Islamic terrorists. They’re just a bunch of random folks out there beheading and burning people, and if we could just find them jobs. The degree of compassion and understanding for these terrorists compared to the enemy status this administration and its media in the Democrat Party assign to American men, particularly Republican and conservative men, is striking, if you asked me.
This is Cybercast News Service: “Marie Harf Counts ‘Christian Militant Group’ Among the ‘Different Extremist Threats We Face.'” You know what’s a legitimate question to ask? Why do Obama Regime officials refuse to call Islamic terrorism Islamic? When they seem to have no problem naming Christianity or the Bible as the guiding force behind other acts of violence. Obama will talk to you all day long about the Crusades and Christianity and the death and the mayhem that has been done in the name of Christianity. In the midst of ISIS we won’t even barely say ISIS, we say ISIL, we won’t say terrorism, and we certainly will not say Islam.
Marie Harf did not seem to have a problem this morning in her erroneous assessment yet again of Joseph Kony being motivated by Christianity in Uganda. Yeah, whenever they find atrocities around the world and they think they can tie Christianity to it, what do they do? They yell “Christianity did it! Christian leader here, Christian over there, Christian!” But with ISIS and Islamic terrorism, no, no, no, that’s a bunch of folks. Random street crime. We need to get ’em jobs and so forth.
Joe Biden, no qualms about naming right-wing terrorists acting in the name of the Bible as a major national peril, as he was speaking to a bunch of Muslims recently. But Marie Harf, here’s what she said. She said, “If you look at the Lord’s Resistance Army and Kony, Joseph Kony — I don’t remember people talking about that as much anymore, but that’s a Christian militant group. So there are a lot of different extremists threats we face, and there are different tools we have to go after each one of them.” And with ISIS, it’s jobs. What kind of jobs? Well, I’ve already come up with my suggestions.
Here’s Ken in Conway, South Carolina. Glad that you called, sir, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. It’s an honor. What these people don’t realize or refuse to accept is that finding them jobs will do no good because as far as they are concerned, the Islamic people who are involved in ISIS, killing infidels is their job. As a matter of fact, they actually follow the ultimate nonprofit model. They go out, they find the funding and they receive donations to provide their materials as well as pay for their employees to do their job, which is —
RUSH: Let me guess. You have read the recent Atlantic article on this?
CALLER: No. I have not.
RUSH: Well, you should. Of all places, I actually can’t believe this, The Atlantic has a story that details the exact identity of ISIS and how they are originalist Islam. I mean they are the real deal, the 700-years-ago real-deal Islam. There is no fake about them. This article dispels everything the Regime is saying. I’ve got it in the Stack. I’ll get to it in the next hour. I wouldn’t even call what they’re doing jobs. This is a religious devotion. It’s a religious ideology. That’s what this Regime doesn’t want to come to grips with. You know, talking about ISIS in Americanized terms like getting them jobs or their job is to kill infidels, this is not an employment agency.
You know, we’re not talking about, “Gee, do the ISIS guys have health care?” That’s something we are gonna be worried about, by the way, if we’re gonna start trying to get them jobs. What about health care? Because, you know, everybody gets a job expects to have health care along with it. Is Marie Harf thinking about that? What are you gonna do when ISIS complains there’s no health care with the hamburger flipping job after they open up a McDonald’s over there in el Baghdadi? They haven’t thought about this, they haven’t thought this all the way through. Anyway, it’s absurd. That’s what we’re doing here, it’s a great opportunity. Illustrate absurdity by being absurd. We own that.
RUSH: You know what? I’ll bet you that ISIS has a lower unemployment rate than the United States. I’ll bet you ISIS has more people, quote, unquote, working as a percentage of their population than we do, and yet she’s talking about we need to get ’em jobs.
Here’s a pull quote from The Atlantic article: “What ISIS Really Wants — The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. HereÂ’s what that means for its strategy — and for how to stop it.
That’s in The Atlantic. And it just nukes everything this administration is trying to make us believe about ISIS.