RUSH: we’ve got Obama who is out there saying (summarized), “Hey, let me tell you something. My presidency is not going to end. My project continues after my presidency.” This is Obama speaking to Democrat donors in New York, and he’s telling them how important everything he has done is and now he’s not leaving it to chance that it can be overturned and undone.
His project will continue.
In addition to that, Obama, courtesy of Al Jazeera Network, says that “inequality” facing minority men is behind the unrest in Baltimore. “Obama said the effects of slavery, Jim Crow laws and discrimination in American history have left minority communities at a disadvantage.” This is a giant See, I Told You So. This is the chip on Obama’s shoulder that I have warned everybody he came into the presidency with. He was angry, irritated, upset at the unfairness, the unjustness, the immorality that was the founding of this country.
Now whatever is going on in Baltimore? What happened in Ferguson, New York City? Doesn’t matter where it is, it’s the result of slavery. It is the result, lingering effects of slavery, Jim Crow. So I said yesterday — stealing from Obama who, when dealing with Cuba, said, “Well, if we’ve been doing the same thing for 50 years, and it hasn’t worked, don’t you think it’s time to try a different way?” — conversely, by the same token, the same political party has been running all of these cities (into the ground) for all of these decades.
Don’t you think it’s time to do something different? That homework story from Half-Baked Moon Bay was in 1994. That’s how old it is, and that’s an example of my memory. They were banning homework in Half Moon Bay, California, because not everybody had a home conducive to studying. Now, this Obama thing. He doesn’t just have a chip on his shoulder; he’s got a stack of chips on his shoulder.
RUSH: Did you hear the latest number, that almost 21% of all jobs in the city of Baltimore are government jobs? The national average in a city comparable to Baltimore is, I think, 15% of the jobs are government jobs. In Baltimore, it’s almost 21% and climbing. Even at that, Baltimore is ravaged by inequality and poverty. But the president says, this is not Baltimore’s fault, and this isn’t the Democrat Party’s fault, and this isn’t the people’s fault been running Baltimore.
It’s the lingering effects of slavery and the Jim Crow laws.
He made this apparent in a speech to fundraisers.
RUSH: Let’s go to the audio sound bites, because Obama now claims that it’s inequality facing minority men that’s behind the unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson. It’s inequality; it’s the effects of slavery, the Jim Crow laws, and discrimination in American history that have left minority communities at a disadvantage. Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning.
ROSE: A new CBS News/New York Times poll paints a bleak picture of views on race relations. Sixty-one percent of Americans now say race relations in the United States are bad. That’s up sharply from 36% in February, and 79% of African-American respondents think police are more likely to use deadly force on a black person than a white person.
RUSH: And again, it takes me back, three of the six cops in Baltimore are black. And here’s Obama out, you know, worming his way into the case. He talked about Baltimore, he wormed his way in there. Oh, yeah, it’s the effects of slavery. Oh, yeah, it’s the Jim Crow laws. Oh, yeah, discrimination in American history, left minority communities at disadvantage.
How do you get three black cops here? You get three black cops who somehow have been unaffected by slavery and went ahead and discriminated against a black criminal? Jim Crow laws? So last night on the soon-to-be-no-more David Letterman show, Obama showed up, had a discussion about the recent unrest in Baltimore. Letterman said, “The conditions you mention: poverty, lack of education, affect all people. Is that what creates racism? Is racism the factor, a factor, a residual factor?” He doesn’t even know what he’s asking.
OBAMA: If you have slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination that built up over time, even if our society has made extraordinary strides — and I’m a testament to that, and my children are — (applause) But it’s built up over time.
OBAMA: So if you have a hundred years in which certain communities can only live in certain places. Or the men in those communities can only get menial labor. Or they can’t start a particular trade because it’s closed to them. Or if they’re trying to buy a house or a car it’s more expensive, and over time that builds up.
RUSH: See, my friends, there hasn’t been any progress, despite this fact that, yeah, this country’s elected me, but. Yeah, and the country made Oprah the wealthiest and most popular television personality in our history, but it doesn’t matter. Because if I had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin, got beat up by an Hispanic. And the Gentle Giant. The myth lives on about the Gentle Giant. All of these things have to be myths. There can’t be any progress. If there is progress there’s always a “but.”