Obama Didn't Hear Hoffa, Just Like He Never Heard Reverend Wright
September 7, 2011
RUSH: So Obama didn't hear what Hoffa said. He didn't hear it. So if he didn't hear it, it didn't happen? Sort of like the old question, "If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody's there, does it make a sound?" Well, obviously it does. When Hoffa speaks but Obama doesn't hear it, did Hoffa say anything? Yes, he did. "'Those weren’t comments by the president ... he didn’t hear it, I don’t have any comment beyond that,' Carney said in response to questions from ABC's Jake Tapper. 'Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself, he speaks for the labor movement,' Carney added during the afternoon press conference."
Then Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, said that Obama was not gonna be "the speech police for the Democrat Party." He's only too happy to be the speech police for everybody else, but he's not gonna be the speech police for the Republican Party. I mean, here's Obama -- what was it, just nine months ago? -- he goes out and delivers that great "civility" speech at the event in Tucson after the shooting of Gabby Giffords. We've gotta make everybody proud of us by the way we talk to each other and so forth? Meanwhile, since then, we've been called "terrorists," "sons-of-bitches," and we've accused of holding the nation "hostage." The list of names that we have been called -- "racists" -- and the things that have been said to characterize us is longer than I can recall.
So Obama's gonna give his joint session speech to Congress tomorrow night. I would think Obama would be afraid. There are a lot of terrorists, hostage takers, sons-of-bitches and "barbarians at the gate" in the audience. That's who he's gonna be speaking to. We've been told we can "go to hell" by Maxine Waters -- and still, in the midst of all this, we still have people on our side saying (mumbling), "Oh, be very careful! You're gonna send the independents running right back to the Democrats. They don't like all this harsh rhetoric. The independents don't like all this partisanship, the independents don't like all this hard, heavy, insulting talk."
Right. So we offer up a legitimate critique or criticism of Obama, and our side tells us, "Shhh! You better not talk that way! The independents are gonna go running right to the Democrats." Oh, the guys that are talking about racism and hostage takers and sons-of-bitches and telling us to go to hell and so forth, that's who the independents are gonna go to?