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RUSH: Okay, time to hear from the first mainstream African-American who is articulate, the first mainstream African-American who is bright, and the first mainstream African-American who is clean, and a nice looking guy to boot. That would be Barack Obama yesterday on the Senate floor, remarks on Iraq.

OBAMA: The need to bring this war to an end is here. That’s why today I’m introducing the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007. This plan would not only place a cap on the number of troops in Iraq and stop the escalation, more importantly it would begin a phased redeployment of US forces with the goal of removing all US combat forces from Iraq by March 31st, 2008, consistent with the expectations of the bipartisan Iraq study group that the president has so assiduously ignored.

RUSH: By the way, I forgot to tell you people, I don’t go to Washington much but when I do go, sometimes I run down to the bar at the hotel where I stay because you used to be able to smoke cigars in there, but now you can’t, it’s a shame. Now there’s no reason to go there. The bartender at this place tells me that he has gotten Chivas elbow from serving Senator Kennedy. You know, I mean Senator Kennedy probably has Chivas elbow from drinking, he’s the king of the Elbow Benders Club. When the bartender tells you that he gets Chivas or Cutty elbow serving — and I meant to mention this to you people. Now, who were we talking about here? Oh, yeah, Barack Obama. Got an Iraq plan, we’re going to get out when? March 31, 2008. Why, isn’t that convenient? Just in time here for the presidential election, the Democrats, he and Hillary to argue about who made it happen so that when they assume office in the January of 2009, nobody will have any controversy on the plate.

Now, here is a man — and I’ve got his statement from Obama.senate.gov.press.clean.articulate.070130. You would not believe the number of times the word ‘responsible’ is used in this. In the first paragraph, “A new course for US policy can bring a responsible end to the war. The Obama plan offers a responsible yet effective alternative, bringing this war to a responsible end.” Obama said it’s time for a policy that can “bring a responsible end to this war and bring our troops home.” Let’s see. “Ill-conceived escalation, but also sets a new course for US policy in Iraq that can bring a responsible end to the war and bring our troops home. The Obama plan offers a responsible yet effective alternative in bring this war to a responsible end.” The word ‘responsible’ is throughout this. It’s obviously been focus grouped and tested. So here is a guy with absolutely no record, decides to go on record with his first action being to insert his foot in his mouth. He wants a responsible plan. However, it’s a nice word and it’s a cute trick, but there is no one responsible except George Bush.

If we want to surrender to the car bombers and the beheaders, then Barack Obama is your man, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton and most any other Democrat. And, by the way, along with surrender abroad, Obama would lower our defenses against terror here. If you read the whole statement, what he wants to do, he wants to close Club Gitmo. I?ve got a thriving merchandise business down there, and I will not stand for closing Club Gitmo. He wants to end the NSA eavesdropping of foreign terrorists. He wants to gut the Patriot Act. He wants to extend due-process rights to foreign terrorists. Incredibly, he would also end the close vetting of Muslims seeking student visas here. He has said in November 2005 that such careful vetting by American consuls abroad amounts to profiling and violates the civil liberties of the foreign visa applicants. His pleasant demeanor masks a very dangerous man from the hate-America liberal far left.
Look as his votes, folks. This guy is being cast about as a bright and articulate and clean mainstream African-American guy, and he speaks these moderate words and phrases. He is a liberal. He is as far left as anybody, including Kucinich. He’s as far left as anybody on the Democrat side is and can be. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, an articulate wolf, clean wolf, mainstream, good-looking wolf in sheep’s clothing. At any rate, so he’s out there. But you might say, ?Mr. Limbaugh, Mr. Limbaugh, he at least has a plan and you’ve been deriding Democrats for not having a plan, Mr. Limbaugh.? Yeah. But my problem with this plan is it’s destined to lose. We will be defeated. That’s a recipe for it, this plan is. But the use of the word “responsible” so many times in this thing. I mean, anybody remember the phrase ?Peace with honor?? Richard Nixon, Vietnam, peace with honor. All these phrases we conjured up to make ourselves actually not confront the fact that we had lost and had given up.

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