RUSH: Last Friday on this program I aired a sound bite of Marco Rubio. This is after the debate. It might have been Thursday, whenever the debate was. Was it Wednesday last week? Whatever the day after the debate last week, Marco Rubio was on CBS News this morning, and Charlie Rose was interviewing him.
And Charlie was loaded for bear because at the debate the night before Marco Rubio disagreed with the premise put forth by the moderators that Hillary had had a great week. She had a great week. She buried everybody in the Democrat debate and the Benghazi committee didn’t lay a glove on her. She had a great week. And Rubio said (paraphrasing), “Great week? This is what you get with the Drive-By Media. That’s a horrible week. That week was when Hillary Clinton was exposed as a liar.”
So Charlie Rose has him on, and he can’t believe that Rubio would say that. He can’t believe Rubio would actually say Hillary Clinton’s a liar. So he asked him about it. “What do you mean, she’s a liar? Why would she lie? You know, that’s a serious charge, Senator Rubio.” You know, I’m sitting here laughing my guts out. That’s a serious charge. You just called Hillary Clinton a liar. And Rubio said: “I’ll tell you why she lied. She lied to protect Obama’s reelection campaign. They lied about the fact that a video was why Benghazi happened. They knew it wasn’t a video, Charlie. They were out telling everybody else around the world that they knew it wasn’t the video, that it was a preplanned terror attack, yet she, in that debate, once again said it’s the video. Susan Rice goes on TV, lied to everybody in this country about the video.” And Charlie had
no clue. He had never heard — it was astounding to me. Charlie Rose had never heard the opposite side of that Hillary Clinton story.
In the world in which he lives, and the people he talks to, Hillary Clinton never lies, the video was the sole reason for Benghazi. He was not even aware that she and Obama told other world leaders it wasn’t. He doesn’t because his own media doesn’t report those things, and he doesn’t read media that he’s not familiar with, like we do. I made the point we read every bit of media. We read leftist media, centrist media, moderate media, mush media, conservative media, we read it all because I want to know what everybody out there happens to say or think, what they have said, what they have said they’ve thought, I want to be able to pass that on to you. I have to know what liberalism is to explain it to you. I have to know what it is to be able to criticize it.
But Charlie Rose and his people don’t even deign to expose themselves to any other way of thinking. So he was totally taken aback that Marco Rubio would accuse Hillary Clinton of lying. It’s just not done. And I was stunned at how narrow Charlie Rose’s vision is. And now people are talking about Charlie Rose as erudite, sophisticated, it boggles the mind. He may be very smart, but he exposes himself to very little. He really doesn’t know a whole lot. Okay. So, having set that up, this morning on CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose is speaking with John Heilemann, who is with Mark Halperin, the Bloomberg TV show, these are the guys that write books about campaigns and learn all kinds of delicious stuff that they don’t report ’til after the election’s over ’cause they save it all for their books. So Heilemann’s on there with Charlie Rose, they’re talking about Trump’s presidential campaign, and here’s the exchange.
ROSE: Most of the people who are saying they would vote for him know what he stands for.
HEILEMANN: Oh, I think that — in Trump’s case, various people, he’s a personality candidate to some extent. A lot of people like his swagger. Then there are people what really like the idea of the way he talks about China, the way he talks about immigration, the kind of nationalist, some would say xenophobic, but that kind of “I’m gonna make America great by building a wall, by getting tough with the Chinese,” there’s an appetite for that in the Republican Party.
RUSH: Right. So Charlie Rose, “Do the people voting for Trump know what he stands for? John, do they have any idea?” The meaning behind the question is, do people supporting this guy know what a nut he is? That’s what the translation of question is. Do these people supporting Trump know what an egomaniac he is? These people supporting Trump, do they know how wacko he is? That’s what the question is. Of course the assumption is that Charlie knows everything. Let’s go back to the Charlie Rose Show on PBS, October 30th, 2008. This less than a week before the 2008 presidential election which saw the election of Barack Hussein O, and he’s talking to Tom Brokaw, at the time is the Meet the Press moderator. Remember, he’s just asked the guy, “These people supporting Trump, do they have any idea what he stands for?” As though they’re a bunch of idiots.
ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.
BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.
ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.
BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.
ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?
BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.
ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.
BROKAW: Two of them! I don’t know what books he’s read.
ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?
BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.
RUSH: This is a week before the election. They’re in the Obama camp. They can’t wait to vote for the guy and they’re admitting they don’t know diddly-squat about him. (imitating Rose and Brokaw) “I don’t know what books he’s read. Interesting question. Principally known to autobiography and aspirational speeches, yeah, two of them. I don’t know what books he’s read. What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?”
Ever heard of Bill Ayers? You ever-heard Reverend Wright? What do you mean, you don’t know what the heroes of Barack Obama are? You ever heard of Saul Alinsky? And yet these are the guys considered the sophisticated ones and the brilliant ones, the erudite ones, the uber-qualified ones. And here’s Charlie out there unbelieving that Hillary Clinton would tell a lie about the video being responsible for Benghazi. Can’t believe it. How dare Marco Rubio accuse her of that. Do you realize what a serious charge that is? It’s just illustrative here, folks, again, time and time again, but repetition is necessary. The people who think they’re the smartest in the room are literally the most ignorant.
And I’m not talking about their intelligence, how smart they are. They literally do not know what over half of this country thinks and believes. Yet they mock it. They don’t know what you and I believe or hold dear but they have no problem making fun of it, ’cause they think they know. And since they think they know, there’s no reason for them to learn.