RUSH: Let’s listen to Obama. Let’s go to sound bite 22. He gave a speech last night in San Antonio. He got a little specific. He started off with these platitudes of nothingness, but then he got specific — and what you discover is, it’s the same old stale, warmed-over liberalism.
OBAMA: John McCain may claim a long history of straight talk and independent thinking, and I respect that, but in this campaign he has fallen in line behind the very same policies that ill served America. It’s the same course that offers the same tired answers to workers without health care and families without homes, to students in debt and children who go to bed hungry in the richest nation on earth. Four more years of tax breaks for the biggest corporations and the wealthiest few who don’t need them and aren’t even asking for them. What we are here to say tonight, that is not the America we believe in, and this is not the future we want. We want a new course for this country. We want new leadership in Washington. We want change in America.
RUSH: And that’s BS! What Obama wants is more of the same stuff that gave us this litany of complaints that he cited. He wants more of the same Big-Government liberalism that makes everybody — or as many people as possible — miserable, while under the guise of being compassionate. He has also said he’s going to change America so that children who travel the world will be proud to say they are Americans.
OBAMA: If that child should ever get the chance to travel the world, and someone should ask her where is she from, we believe that she should always be able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers, ‘I am an American.’ That is the course we seek. That is the change we are calling for. You can call it many things, but you can’t call it empty.
RUSH: Well, you can sure call it stupid, Barack. Well, folks — as an individual, and as a nation — if you live your life to be liked by others, you’re dead. If you live your life to be liked by others, you’re letting them define who you are, and this is what Obama wants. He wants us to be liked by who? Who already doesn’t like us? The people that don’t like us, ought not like us. The tyrants, the dictators, and the thugs out there, of course they don’t like us. The Brits love us, the French love us, the Germans love us. A lot of people love us. This is just more anti-America and typical liberal puke, that’s being rewrapped here as some sort of-never-heard-before magic and beauty! When it’s really nothing more than childish. Now, get this next one.
OBAMA: There is a young man on my campaign whose grandfather lives in Uganda. He’s 81 years old. He has never experienced true democracy in his lifetime. On the night of the Iowa caucuses, that 81-year-old man stayed up until five in the morning, huddled by his television, waiting for the results of an election on the other side of the world. The world is watching what we do here. Can we come together across party and region, race and religion, to restore prosperity and opportunity as the birthright of every American? Can we send a message to all those weary travelers beyond our shores, who long to be free from fear and want, that the United States of America is and always will be the last best hope on earth? We say, we hope, we believe. Yes, we can.
RUSH: Wow! The Obama campaign is reaching out to an 81-year-old Ugandan, an 81-year-old Ugandan watching the Obama campaign and the election results in Iowa. That’s how we define America’s greatness, ladies and gentlemen.