RUSH: I want you to listen to something. This is on the Today Show this morning, correspondent Ann Curry. ... Ann Curry is talking to the Libyan president, Mohammed Magarief, and she said, "What is your evidence --" See, here's the thing. Obama and his administration, everybody in it, Jay Carney and the media supporting him, have lied to us for over a week about what led to the death of our ambassador in Libya. They have lied repeatedly over and over, and they continue to. They continue to lie about this movie. In fact, folks, I'm gonna tell you something. Barack Obama is a serial liar, and I think it's time to call him out on this.
You know, this "nice guy" stuff and playing it close to the vest is one thing. But some things actually need to be said here, truthful, hard-hitting things, and I'm the one to say them, and today's gonna be the day. So sit tight, hang in there, and be tough. They have lied to us for a week about this video. Obama went to the UN yesterday and made most of his speech or quite a large part of his speech about this video, which even now nobody has ever seen. All they're doing is promoting it. All they're doing is giving others who want to be agitated by it an excuse it be.
So Ann Curry is talking to the president of Libya today, Mohammed Magarief, and she said, "What is your evidence that it was a preplanned act of terrorism?" This guy's out there saying it wasn't the video, so here comes Ann Curry, representing the media, (imitating Curry) "What do you mean? We've been told it's a video. Our president said it's a video. Who are you? You're just the Libyan president. What evidence do you have?" That's what she said, that was her question, "What is your evidence that it was a preplanned act of terrorism?"
MAGARIEF: Number one, is choosing the date, 11th of September, has all the significance. If we take the facts about the way it was executed, there is enough proof that it is a preplanned act of terrorism.
CURRY: This was a preplanned attack, not a reaction to a controversial movie?
MAGARIEF: Yes. I have no doubt about this.
CURRY: Do you think the movie had anything to do with this attack on the consulate?
MAGARIEF: It has nothing to do with this attack.
RUSH: There you have it, the Libyan president, nothing to do with it. Were you all able to hear that? It sounded odd to me. Good, everybody heard it. You get the narrative here. (imitating Curry) "Well, now, wait a minute, Mr. Libyan president, we've been told by our beloved president, The One, that it was a video that led to the rioting." By the way, we've known before today that other sources have come out and made it clear, even the diary of the deceased ambassador makes it clear, that he knew that an attack was imminent and it all had to do with 9/11. And if it had to do with anything besides 9/11, it had to do with Obama taunting these people about Osama Bin Laden being dead because he'd killed him.
So the narrative is that this video did it. Some conservative Christian video led to all this, including the death of our ambassador. Here comes a Libyan president, and she says, "Well, what evidence do you have?" So he answers her, and she says, "You mean it was preplanned? Nothing to do with the movie?"
"It has nothing to do with the attack."
There you have it, folks. Barack Obama, his enablers in the media, members of his administration, have lied to us for over a week about this, and they continue to. You might say, "Well, why?" Folks, I'm not a liar. I can't explain them. It's pathological. It's the same as trying to explain Bill Clinton. These people construct with all of their lies an actual reality they live in. I think they tell the lie so often, I mean, it's the definition of a pathological liar, you believe the lies that you tell. It is a sickness, and this is just latest illustration of Obama as a serial liar. Look, you and I know this. But I think it's time to call him out and say exactly that. He went on 60 Minutes. He blamed Bush for the debt. The fact is that Obama is responsible for $5.5 trillion in debt, in just four years. Bush had nothing to do with it. That doesn't even count what's coming with Obamacare.
I'm not denying that Bush was a big spender, but the debt that we've got now, $5.5 trillion of it took place in the last 3-1/2 years, with Obama at the helm. It's his. He owns it. He broke it; he owns it. And that doesn't count what's coming with Obamacare and all the Taxmageddon stuff coming with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Imagine interest rates when they begin to increase. And one-third of the federal budget is chewed up paying interest on this debt. Wait 'til that happens. Folks, we're headed for an economic collapse if something doesn't change. It's difficult to pinpoint when, but it's going to happen. This is unsustainable. This kind of spending and this kind of debt and the debt service cannot continue and at the same time have a thriving and growing private sector economy.
Now, Obama gets away with these statements, which come fast and frequently. But there's something not right about this. These lies just flow out of his mouth and off of his lips as naturally as a baby's cries. Now, I don't know, as I say, I'm not an expert. I don't know if it's purposeful, if he's delusional, or if it's strategic. It could be a combination of those things. He's running commercials in battleground states claiming that Romney's tax plan would increase taxes on the middle class by $2,000. There's not a single thing in Romney's tax plan that raises taxes on the middle class, period. Romney cuts middle class taxes by 20%. He doesn't raise taxes on anybody. It's Obama who's going to be raising taxes. Obama, in effect what he's doing, is taking what his policies are going to be, his future policies and what his policies have been, and he's simply saying that they're Romney's.
It's an artful attempt at transference. Take what you're doing and take what you've done, and blame it on the other guys, as though you haven't even been president for 3-1/2 years and you've got a supportive media out there helping to spread the lies. Obama's using a report that has been conducted by a group where some of his supporters work. They claim that Romney's tax cuts would result in cuts in services when in fact one has nothing to do with the other. Romney hasn't proposed any tax increases on people, and now they're saying he's gonna increase taxes on the middle class, he's gonna cut taxes on the rich. Right. And then these tax cuts are gonna result in a cut in services. How does cutting somebody's taxes result in a cut in government services? ...
We're $5.5 trillion in debt under Obama and growing. We have a national debt of $16 trillion. We are out of control. This is utterly irresponsible. This set of policies that's taken us here shows absolutely no respect for this country. No respect for the people of this country. No respect for this country's greatness or its past.
And certainly no respect for this country's future. The architect of all this is Barack Obama and his buddies in the Democrat Party. They have all this dumped on Romney... Look, I know some of you people are not excited about Romney. But let me tell you something. There is a shift, by the way, in Romney's campaign and in his strategy. He's going ideological. He started off yesterday or today in Ohio. But he's doing it. It's better late than never. He needs to do it. He needs to go ideological.
The "Obama Nice Guy" narrative is gone. They've tossed it overboard. But the bottom line, folks, is I don't care who you are. If you are a gay one-armed amputee on the Upper West Side having coffee at Zabar's right now, there's not one thing Mitt Romney's done to you yet. And there's not one thing Mitt Romney plans on doing to you. But whatever your economic circumstance is, Mitt Romney has had nothing to do with it. Zilch, zero, nada.
Everything that you live today is traceable right back to the Oval Office, right back to the White House. Every bit of this is Barack Obama. He's out there... People here on the other side of the glass are nervous that I called him a serial liar. Okay, forget that. Not serial liar. We'll go with "delusional." Does that make you feel better? He's delusional. Obama says he created 4.5 million jobs. Now, to arrive at that figure, 4.5 million jobs... It's absurd! The math doesn't work out.
There aren't any jobs being created on a net basis. We're losing jobs. There are more people unemployed today than there were when Obama took office. There are over 2.5 million fewer jobs to be had in this country since Obama took office! This idea that there's job growth, that Obama has created jobs? He wouldn't know how to create a job if he had to. He wouldn't know how to get a job if he had to. To come to this figure of 4.5 million jobs created you have to ignore all the people who've lost their jobs.
You have to ignore all the people who have dropped out of the workforce. The net figure, when everything is factored in (the best I've been able to find), is 1.3 million jobs lost. There's a universe of over two million jobs that have just gone away. Not jobs that were filled. Just the jobs from the universe of jobs, the labor force participation rate. It's down by two million. It's even worse when you consider that in four years, the working population of the country has increased by eight million or so.
We continue to graduate kids from college. We can argue about whether their degrees are worth anything, but they still graduate. We still have people coming out of high school who, theoretically, still want to go get jobs. We're still producing people who want to work, in the midst of an economic decline that (outside of the Great Depression) is unprecedented. And it has been authored! It is the direct result of specific policies implemented by Barack Obama.
His fingerprints are all over this decline, all over this failure.
You consider that in four years the working population of this nation has increased by about eight million. That's the number of people who want to work since Obama was elected. Male participation in the workforce is the lowest it has been since 1948. Obama's out there claiming that he created 4.5 million jobs. Obama hasn't created anything. What's happened is destruction. What has happened is a chipping away of the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.
That's the net result of 3-1/2, almost four years of Barack Obama. Not job creation, not economic growth, not increased opportunity, not increased prosperity. There's none of that. None of that's on the horizon. That's why so many millions of Americans are literally fearful, literally scared of the future. And not just for them, but for their kids. These eight million people, they're somebody's kids! They're somebody's kids that are just entering the workforce.
Eight million of them are out there, and there's nowhere for 'em to go.
The jobs aren't there. (Obama impression) "But I created 4.5 million jobs since I took office. You didn't build that! You didn't make that happen." And while all this is going on, what's the big deal for Obama? Obama's out there claiming that he will ensure that the women of America have access to contraceptives. As though they don't now! As though Mitt Romney is standing at every Walgreens and preventing any woman that walks in from finding the birth control counter.
That's the picture he wants you to have. No matter what store you go into -- Walgreen, Walmart, CVS -- there's gonna be Mitt Romney hoarding the birth control pills so that you can't have 'em. Why? Because Mitt Romney wants you pregnant, barefoot, in the kitchen, rubbing your husband's back, massaging his feet while he's drinking beer or whatever and beating you up. Sadly, a significant portion of the female population of this country seems to react to that.
So here is our wonderful leader, Barack Obama, claiming that he will make sure that women have access to contraceptives. Is there a woman in America who wants contraceptives who cannot get them? Is there a woman in America who wants to have a birth control pill or who wants to have an abortion who can't? Does anybody with half a brain in this country think that a change in administration will somehow affect access to birth control pills? Apparently some do!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I'm sharing a bit more of this transcript than I should, fair-use wise, but Rush is so spot on that you need to read the whole thing.
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