Obama and Democrats Routinely Call Us Hostage Takers, Terrorists
August 16, 2011
RUSH: Whites plains, New York. Rich, glad you waited, sir. You're next on the Rush Limbaugh program.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Good. Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I've been hearing reports that it wasn't actually Vice President Bite Me that compared the Tea Party to Nazis, but somebody standing next to him. I don't know if you heard that, but, you know, regardless, Obama has acknowledged that that rhetoric did come from, you know, Obama -- uh, from, uh Bite Me's camp there.
RUSH: Well, it wasn't just Bite Me. It was Harry Reid, it was a bunch of people in the media and the Democrats. They were all using the word "terrorists" and "holding the country hostage" and this kinda thing. It was so bad that quite a lot of people spoke up about and said this is going beyond the pale now.
CALLER: Well, you asked earlier, you said that he should come out and speak to this, Obama should, and he has. He came out and he called once again to tone down the rhetoric, and of course he was referencing the comparison of the Tea Party to the Nazi party, and he said, "Well, look, he says, you know, people call me a socialist." You know, memo to the president: You are a socialist!
RUSH: Yeah, and proud one.
CALLER: A proud one! Well, you know, okay, first he tells Joe the Plumber, you know, to spread the wealth; then he jams through socialized health care against 70% of Americans' wishes; and right now he's telling everybody we gotta tax the crap out of the rich! Now, you know, Rush, I don't know what your definition of socialism is. I know what mine is. But it seems like Obama needs to have a different one.
RUSH: Well, he's even more than a socialist., but he's a proud one. That's why I say running around and acting like he's got hurt feelings for being called a socialist? He believes in it, just exactly as you've said. He believes in it. By the way, we need to dig out of our archives Obama calling the GOP hostage takers over the tax cut compromise. That happened, I think that was last December during the continuing resolution during the lame duck. He called the GOP hostage takers over a tax cut compromise and he's also said that crazies claim Obamacare will take away our freedom. Of course, how can he say that? If we don't buy health insurance, they can put us in jail. (laughing) That's taking away my freedom, if you ask me -- and then Pelosi said she saw nothing wrong with that. I think, frankly, folks (if I may be bluntly outspoken), socialist is almost too nice a thing to call Obama. Psst! Don't tell anybody I said that, but I think "socialist" is almost too nice a thing to call him. Here's the hostage taker quote. I got it right here. "'It's tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers unless the hostage gets harmed.' Obama said at his Tuesday press conference. 'In this case the hostage was the American people.'" That's December 7th, 2010.
Here's John in Chino Hills, California. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Howdy.
CALLER: I am doing well, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you, my friend.
CALLER: My history is a little foggy. Maybe you can help me with this. Obama claims he's a victim of circumstances around the world. Wasn't President Bush involved in a thing called Katrina and a thing called 9/11?
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. That's quite a string of bad luck.
CALLER: Yeah! (laughing) And didn't outreached Obama also want to end these wars we're in, he voted against them?
CALLER: Again, my history may be a little weak, but didn't he also vote against raising the debt ceiling?
RUSH: Yeah, he did. He absolutely did, back in 2006. You're absolutely right about that, John. Absolutely right about that.
CALLER: Gee. (chuckles)
RUSH: Look, the bloom's off the rose here. What we know is that Obama is nothing. There's not one thing about him that's true that was said about him by media handlers and image makers and all that stuff during the 2008 campaign. He's not "a politician we've never seen before." He's not somebody come along that never trod the earth before. He's just a typical liberal left-wing hack, pure and simple. The bloom's off the rose, and that's... (sigh) I don't want to mention any other names but, folks, look: When you live a lie or you allow a lie to be constructed about you, and then you willingly participate in it, you're gonna end up dying by it. You're going to get caught.
I can think of two prominent names, and I'm not gonna mention 'em because I don't want to focus attention on them. But when you have handlers that manufacture an image for you as Mr. Perfect Husband, as Mr. Perfect This and Mr. Perfect That, Mr. Perfect Father, a Messiah-like Politician, whatever -- if it's all a lie -- it's eventually going to be exposed. Then you're naked. No matter where you go, everybody knows that you were a fraud or that you willingly participated in the making of yourself as a fraud. Narcissists, large ego people, are susceptible to this. By the way, John in Chino Hills: Bush also inherited a recession when he first took office. So Obama, this is another thing: To whine and moan and complain about all the bad luck? The Arab spring! The Arab spring is one of the bad things. Don't forget, he tried to take credit for that, as a movement that was being made in his own image.
RUSH: We have a montage here, ladies and gentlemen. This all took place during the lame duck period in December of 2010, last year. The voices that you will hear: Senior White House advisor David Axelrod; Democrat Allyson Schwartz, Pennsylvania; Chris Matthews; Erica Paine from something called The Agenda Project; Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democrat-Michigan), Wolf Blitzer; Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri; Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC; Loretta Sanchez (Democrat-California), Senator Chuck-U Schumer (Democrat-NY), Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, (Democrat-Texas), formerly of CNN, Client No. 9, Eliot Spitzer; Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont; representative and partisan political hack Chris Van Hollen (Democrat-Maryland), Senator Bob Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey), and President Obama talking about Republicans and the extension of the Bush tax rates.
AXELROD: Now they want to hold those middle-class tax cuts hostage.
SCHWARTZ: Republicans are holding these middle-class tax cuts hostage.
MATTHEWS: ...holding hostage the unemployment benefits!
PAINE: ...hold that hostage in order to keep tax breaks going.
STABENOW: They're willing to hold tax cuts for middle-class families hostage.
BLITZER: ...holding the Senate hostage.
MCCASKELL: Will they hold the middle class hostage?
RATIGAN: The GOP is holding key legislation hostage.
SANCHEZ: We're held hostage over here.
SCHUMER: Hold it hostage! Hold it hostage!
JOHNSON: Extension of these taxes have been hel' hostage.
SPITZER: We are being held hostage. Every one of us, we are hostages... being held hostage.
PELOSI: Those initiates are being held hostage.
SANDERS: The Republicans are holding hostage.
VAN HOLLEN: Republicans were holding middle class taxes hostage.
MENDENDEZ: Do you allow yourself to be held hostage? Do you negotiate with terrorists.
OBAMA: It's tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers unless the hostage gets harmed. In this case, the hostage was the American people, and I was not willing to see them get harmed.
RUSH: So Ryan Rhodes -- and this is last December. Within recent weeks, many of these same people were calling Tea Party members "terrorists," and Obama himself: "It's tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers unless the hostage gets harmed." So Ryan Rhodes shows up yesterday and says, "Look, your vice president's out there calling us terrorists and so forth." "No, no, no, no, never happened. Never happened."