RUSH: Michelle (My Belle) Obama has decided to open up. She can contain it no longer. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who was always talking about “the struggle” has likened her husband’s presidency to having the good parent at home. She was at a woman’s leadership conference up there.
She said, “My husband’s presidency was like having the good parent at home. The Obama administration was like having the good parent at home,” she said. “Now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun. Maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day, stay up late, not follow the rules.” But Trump is the bad parent. My husband was the good parent.
Hey, Michelle, this is the problem. We’re not your kids out here. We’re not a bunch of helpless waifs waiting for you to pave the way for us. We’re not your kids.
RUSH: Open Line Friday, Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.
Remember there was a presidential debate. You may not remember this. It was 1990. Man, oh, man, to think back. It was. It was 1990. And it was George H. W. Bush and Slick Willie and Ross Perot. And this debate was somewhere in North Carolina. I’m not sure which. Anyway, a ponytail guy stood up.
The ponytail guy stood up and asked a question. He asked each of the three candidates what he was gonna do to take care of us, as though he were a helpless child and asking these three presidential candidates, one of them a sitting president, George H. W. Bush, “What are you gonna do to protect us?” I about came out of my chair when I saw that. I’m watching this at home, and I can’t believe what I’m hearing.
A ponytail guy asking the president, “What are you gonna do to protect us?” As though they are parents. And you know who had the best answer? Bill Clinton. He ate it up. George H. W. Bush got bored, looked at the his watch. Perot, I forget what Perot’s answer was, but it was a no-nonsense (imitating Perot), “I ain’t got time to raise you people. You people are gonna have to take care of yourselves on your own. You think the president got time to be a mommy and daddy? It ain’t gonna happen. You got it?”
But Clinton zeroed in there. (imitating Clinton) “I tell you what, it’s one of the best questions I ever had because I know that people look at me as though we have the means to protect and we have the means to shield. And I’m gonna do everything I can feel your pain, eliminate your suffering.”
And the ponytail guy melts. And this is how leftists look at it. They look at it as we’re a bunch of kids and they’re the parents. They have control. That’s what it means. They are the parents. We are helpless. We are unable and incapable of living life on our own. We’re not qualified to spend our money properly. We are not equipped to make the right decisions. And in most cases, we’re certainly not qualified to raise our kids. That’s why It Takes a Village. That’s why it takes day care and Planned Parenthood to abort those kids that parents think would not have a good life because of who the parents are, the real parents.
And so here’s Michelle Obama at a women’s leadership conference yesterday. I think she also appeared — did she appear on the Ellen Degenerate show, too? I may be confusing. No, there was Kamala Harris who told us, “Gee, I hope Trump’s dead” joke on Ellen DeGeneres’ show. Former first lady Michelle Obama likened her husband’s presidency to having the good parent at home, and now with Trump we have the other parent.
And here she is explaining to us kids the mistake we made. Because, you see, most kids don’t want the good parent, because the good parent is gonna be a disciplinarian. The good parent’s gonna tell you “no.” The good parent’s gonna set a proper moral example for you. The good parent is going to have guardrails for you. The good parent’s gonna tell you you can’t have a good time every night. And that’s what Barack Obama and Michelle were, they were the good parents.
Then Trump comes along and she says that you voters, you thought it’d be fun, you thought it’d feel fun, a little rebellion against mom and dad, and it feels fun at first. Look at that, nobody controlling everything. Everybody saying and doing whatever they want. Man, oh, man, is this fun. We can go out and eat candy all day, get drunk every night. Man, is this fun. We can stay up late. We cannot follow the rules. That’s how she characterizes the American people, as children under the Trump parenthood administration.
But she says eventually we’re gonna demand right and wrong. We’re gonna demand to be told “no.” We’re going to demand to be shown where the lines are that we can’t cross. But Trump, the bad parent, can’t do that because Trump, the bad parent, doesn’t really care about you.
During this wide-ranging discussion, Michelle (My Belle) Obama also offered praise for Hillary Clinton. “Clinton was ‘the best-qualified candidate,’ Obama said. ‘She wasn’t perfect, but she was way more perfect than many of the alternatives.’ … Despite her recent politically charged remarks, the former first lady,” who was constantly helping people with their struggles, “reiterated that she does not want to run for political office in the future.
“She said, ‘The reason why I don’t want to run for president — I can’t speak for Oprah,” who of course is one of my best friends, “but my sense is that first of all, you have to want the job,'” and my girls are getting grown now, and I don’t want to be a parent anymore. She didn’t say that. I’m telling you what that means when she says, “You have to want the job. I don’t want the job.” Well, that means her girls have grown up, she’s tired of being parent. She wants to go out and pretend that Trump’s her parent, just go out and do whatever she wants, have all the fun she wants, have all the booze, all the candy, whatever she thinks people are doing with the bad parent in the White House.
And then Michelle (My Belle) Obama said, “And you can’t just say, ‘You’re a woman. Run.’ And we can’t look for women like that. We can’t just say ‘let’s find the women we like and ask them to do it,’ because there are a million women who are inclined and who do have the passion for politics.'”
So we shouldn’t spend time asking these women that don’t want to do it to go do it like me or my best friend, Oprah, who I hope I really don’t ever look like but she is still my best friend. You can’t waste time asking us to run when we don’t want to when there’s so many others out there who do.
Let’s talk about the Obama — what would you call it — parenthood? So the Obamas were the good parents. What’d they do? They appeased Iran. They appeased North Korea, Syria, China, Russia. And they told their own kids, don’t think about a better life. Those days are over. The Obamas told us, their children, that we had to understand that there’s a new way now. It’s an era of decline. Our economy can no longer grow like it once did. And besides, that wasn’t real, that great U.S. economy way back during trickle-down, that wasn’t real. And we’re not a legitimate superpower because we’re just not. This country’s unjust and immoral, so that’s how we, the parents of Michelle and Barack Obama were raised.
While at the same time they’re cutting all the monsters all the slack in the world. Iran. The Obama mom and dad are hell-bent on you not having a gun, but when the Iranians want a nuclear weapon, they made it happen. When Kim Jong-un’s running around there bragging about launching nuclear missiles, they didn’t do anything about it, but they sure as hell were trying to take your gun away,
And they were trying to make sure you had a whole bunch of stepbrothers and stepsisters that you never even met crossing the southern border. And guess what? You were gonna be supporting ’em! All these new brothers and sisters that would be parented by Barack and Michelle, you were gonna pay for it. They were coming across the border in droves, and they weren’t even gonna have to be educated like you are. That was some family.
Now with the bad parent in there, people are on their own, feel free to do what they want to do, react as they want to. Basically engage in some responsibility, self-reliance, rugged individualism. And people are taking to it. And of course Michelle (My Belle) Obama would look at a nation full of transformational rugged individualists and self-reliant people as threatening, the equivalent of rebellious kids. Speaking of Michelle (My Belle), we have a couple sound bites here I want to squeeze in because this is a backhanded compliment she’s giving Hillary. You know, Hillary cannot buy a break. I mean, Hillary is falling apart right in front of our eyes, and she’s not even getting much sympathy. This was the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, and Michelle (My Belle) talking about Hillary.
MICHELLE: The best qualified candidate in this last race was a woman. And she wasn’t perfect, but she was way more perfect — (laughter) — than — than many of the alternatives.
RUSH: Man, oh, man. That doesn’t jibe because her husband during his speech at that convention looked into the camera and looked at her husband Bill, and said (imitating Obama), “Bill, you and I are gonna have to admit it, she’s better than us, Bill. She’s more qualified than you and I will ever be, Bill, to be president United States. You know it and I know it.”
So while Michelle (My Belle) thinks Hillary was not perfect, Barack Obama said she’s the best qualified person ever to be president, including himself and Bill Clinton. But let’s listen to Michelle (My Belle) in 2007. This is during the presidential campaign. This is during a women for Obama campaign event in Chicago.
MICHELLE: One of the things, the important aspects of this race is role modeling what good families should look like. And my view is that if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. Can’t do it.
RUSH: Well, ho-ho-ho-ho. Remember that? That’s talking about Hillary and Bill catting around, the bimbo eruptions and everything. The 500 missing FBI files that showed up one day, the Rose Law Firm billing records that show up in the Map Room one day. Hillary can’t run the White House, can’t run her own house. Then why do we want her anywhere near the Oval Office? Look how things have changed in, what, 11 years.
RUSH: Let me ask you something, folks: If your parents — either now or when you were growing up. If your parents opened the front door and the back door to your house to everybody in the neighborhood to come in and live permanently, would you think they were good parents or would you get the hell out of there or try to shut the doors? Well, Michelle (My Belle) and Barack Obama opened the doors to our house, and they welcomed in the absolute biggest problems they could have. And then! And then! They turned the raising and taking care of those kids over to us! We had to pay for it. As Michelle and Barack get all the credit for having all this love and devotion and compassion, they didn’t have to pay a cent; we did.
And Michelle says her husband was the good parent.
RUSH: Here is the ponytail guy. We went back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Sound Bites. In fact, we’ll play sound bite number 21 too. We’ll set this up with Michelle (My Belle) Obama talking about how her husband was the good parent. But I made mention of the ponytail guy. He actually was ata presidential debate in 1992, and it was not in North Carolina. It was Richmond, Virginia. And I want you to actually hear it because it follows on very well with Michelle.
She’s at this Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston yesterday. She’s talking about how Trump’s a bad parent, you know, Trump lets us kids do whatever we want and think everything’s great, never ending candy, never ending party, no responsibility, just do what we want to do. We can be mean, we can be selfish, but Obama, he was the good parent who made us do right and good things. And this idea that we’re all kids and that the liberals are our parents is something that is part of the way they think of things. Anyway, here’s Michelle Obama yesterday just to lead this off.
MICHELLE: I’ve always sort of felt like the eight years that Barack was president it was sort of like having the — the good parent at home, you know, the responsible parent, the one that told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time. And now perhaps we have the other parent in the house. (laughing) And we thought it’d feel fun. Maybe it feels fun to some for now because we can eat candy all day and, you know, stay up late and not follow the rules and, you know, and we’re gonna sort of at that point in time be able to look at those two experiences and see how we feel.
RUSH: I’m surprised at how little laughter and applause there was in what obviously would be a stacked pro-Michelle (My Belle) audience. Her characterization of the country right now as we’ve got the other parent, the bad parent in there, eat candy all day, stay up late. Really, what does that have to do with the reason — people didn’t vote for Trump — she’s clueless here. She’s literally clueless. But in her world where they are parents and we are waifs and incapable of living our lives responsibly, it makes sense that she would look at us as kids. They do.
You noticed also the responsible parent, the one that told you to eat your carrots, folks, do you know that virtually 100% of people who have eaten carrots have died or will die? It is an incontrovertible fact. You know what percentage of people who’ve been in automobile accidents have eaten carrots? Do you know what percentage of people who’ve lost over half of their eyesight, you know how many of them have eaten carrots? You know how many people have lost their homes have also eaten carrots?
And how about divorce? Have you seen the percentage of divorced people who’ve also eaten carrots? And water is even worse. Water is a killer. Because virtually everybody who drinks water is going to die. Some sooner than others. You can make book on the fact that every automobile accident, water was consumed very, very shortly before the accident happened.
See what you can do with statistics? Isn’t that fun? The carrot farmers are out there going bonkers right now. Here is the ponytail guy. This was the presidential debate, it was October 15th, 1992, and it was during the Q&A, and it was Bush, H. W. Bush, Ross Perot, and Bill Clinton. And we just have the question from the ponytail guy.
PONYTAIL GUY: The focus of my work is domestic mediator is meeting the needs of the children that I work with by way of their parents and not the wants of their parents. And I ask the three of you, how can we as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs.
RUSH: I remember when I saw that I jumped out of the chair. I mean, it was a visceral reaction to this. And it scared me, it angered me, this was not the kind of attitude we want to have as majority thinking in this country. And this guy, he was a mediator, a domestic mediator whose objective was to meet the needs of the children that he worked with.