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RUSH: Now we turn, ladies and gentlemen, to The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, yesterday in Powder Springs, Georgia, at a campaign event.

OBAMA: I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, ‘We need to have English only.’ They want to pass a law, ‘We want just, uh, we want English only.’ Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But, but, understand this. Instead of worrying about whether, uh, immigrants can learn English — they’ll learn English — you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. You know, it’s embarrassing, it’s embarrassing when — when, uh, Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say is, ‘Merci beaucoup.’ (laughter)

RUSH: Now, wait a minute, Obama — I’m sorry — Lord Obama, if we’re supposed to learn Spanish, how come you’re speaking French here? Now, you heard the audience laughing and somewhat applauding, but I have a different take on this, ladies and gentlemen, and it troubles me. This troubles me greatly. As Tom Daschle used to say, I’m concerned. This is not an isolated incident. You know, Obama wants to go over and make a speech at the Brandenburg Gate where elected presidents have made speeches, JFK and Ronaldus Magnus, and the Germans don’t want him over there. They don’t want that site used for electioneering. One of the German officials says, ‘What if Angela Merkel, what if she decided to go to the Mall in Washington while running for the prime minister presidency of Germany?’ Now, I get the sense that it’s not just related to Obama. I think a lot of Democrats are embarrassed of their country. Obama clearly is. He would prefer to be running for president of a Western European country. He prefers socialism over capitalism; he prefers Big Government over individuality and self-reliance; he prefers secularism over religion, if truth be told. He prefers pacifism and appeasement over a robust national security and military, and now, he prefers European culture to ours, and rather than urging people in our country to speak English, he urges Americans to speak foreign languages, which is perfectly fine, but when put in the context of all his other views, this is just one more indication of where his head is.

Obama and a lot of Democrats think Americans and America are backwards. You know that they’re embarrassed of this country. They think we deserve to be in a constant state of decline because of our excesses and our bullying and our imperialism. They enjoy the suffering of Americans at the gas pump because they think it’s Americans’ fault. They want suffering and pain going into the election. It is clear to me that The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, is embarrassed by his own country. That’s why he wouldn’t initially wear an American flag pin, that’s why he constantly complains about America going it alone when in fact we are leading a recalcitrant world against terrorism. We are the solution to the world’s problems. We are not the world’s problem. Obama and many of his cohorts believe just the opposite. This is why Obama demeans tens of millions of hard-working Americans who have faith, who own guns, and who oppose illegal immigration. This little statement that he made in Powder Springs, Georgia, is not isolated. At a fundraiser in San Francisco, the bitter clinger comment, you remember that. He looks over people in the heartland, flyover country, he looks at the people who make this country work, and he is embarrassed, and he demeans them.

Obama does not want to lead. Obama wants to follow. Obama wants to follow the European left, and he wants to do it faster and more comprehensively than any of his left-wing predecessors. He’s not about change, folks, he’s about following. Who is Obama today? Who is The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, today? Is he JFK? Is he FDR? Is he Lincoln? Is he Jesus? This man has more personalities than Sybil. How many personalities did Sybil have? Sixteen? Thirteen? He’s got more than that. What just happened here? Obama tells us it’s embarrassing we can’t speak Spanish. He lectures that we have a responsibility to teach our kids Spanish. He can’t speak Spanish. He can’t. He tells us we can’t drive our SUVs as much as we like or eat as much as we like, and we can’t heat or cool our homes at the temperature we like, but he does all of that. Obama says public financing is the best way for candidates to run their elections, but he refuses to accept public financing for his campaign. The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, tells us that every American should devote a few years of their life to public service after college, but he didn’t. He was a community lobbyist for liberal causes.

The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, says he’s proud of the American flag and now wears a flag pin, but his buddy and co-board of director member at the Woods Fund, Bill Ayers, stomps on the American flag in photos for publication. The Messiah, Lord Barack Obama, wants to bring fairness back to the home lending industry. But he got a preferential loan rate and his convicted buddy Tony Rezko helped the Obamas purchase a house in a way the little guy would never do due to their own ethical standards. Obama tells us, the little guys, during the Democrat primaries he doesn’t support NAFTA, but he tells Canadian officials that he does. Obama tells us he is a postracial transcendent political candidate, but his church, which was central to his life for 20 years, is based upon racism, bigotry, and liberal, if not Marxist, politics. Can a messiah, just once, not take responsibility for his own words? This messiah doesn’t. Okay, you gotta go out and take Spanish, folks, get your kids speaking Spanish while he tells you to speak French because we can’t afford embarrass these Europeans.

Do you know why they speak English? You know why they speak English? They have to communicate with us. We are the dominant language — not in terms of population numbers and people who speak it — we’re the dominant language of power. When you get on an airplane from any nation and you fly to any nation, do you know what the language spoken at worldwide air traffic control centers and control towers is? English. There’s a reason these things happen, and it’s not because of our arrogance. It’s not because of our size. Well, it is in a way. It is not because we are bullies. It happens because the rest of the world needs to be able to communicate with us. We are the focal point in the world. I don’t care what anybody wants to try to tell you, and it is people like Obama and the American left that are trying to change that very fact.


RUSH: Is it just me, Mr. Snerdley, or does it seem that more and more when Obama opens his mouth, he is criticizing this country? I know it’s not me. It’s him. I’ve been fed up with it for a long time. It’s almost the identity now of the Democrat Party to rip this country, from the US military on down to any institution you can think of, and the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee is leading the pack on this stuff. I’ll tell you what, you go back and remember — I don’t know if you do. Some of you are probably old enough to remember the Jimmy Carter campaign back in 1975 and ’76. Remember when Carter aides sort of started referring to him as J.C. and he was promoted as this wonderfully religious man, devoted to his faith and so forth, and you got those initials J.C. out there. They’re doing the same thing here. This is the Carter second term. I don’t know how it could be, but it could end up being even worse. But there is a massive ego behind this guy. I mean all of these pictures with him in light that reflects a halo or looks like a halo is not by accident.

When this guy stands up there and says that he will see to it that rising seas begin to recede, I think half of him believes that he has these mystical powers. He can’t speak Spanish. Your kids should. He also says that immigrants, they can learn English, they’ll learn English. Is that why we have all these multiple language signs all over the country, Obama? Try going to Miami International Airport and getting a plane reservation in English. I’m not being critical here. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We have bent over backwards here to accommodate Spanish-speaking people by seeing to it they don’t have to learn English. He doesn’t have the slightest clue what he’s talking about.


RUSH: Rosalinda in Seymour, Indiana, we’re going to go to the phones. We’ll start with you today. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush, how are you?

RUSH: Fine examine dandy. Never better.

CALLER: Well, I definitely think that the biggest threat to our national security is Obama, not anybody else, but with that being said, you know, the recent comments that he was talking about with the whole language thing, I kind of agree with him to a point. I guess I’m a little elitist when it comes to that subject.

RUSH: What do you agree with here, that all of our children should be taught Spanish?

CALLER: No, I don’t think that they have to be because I think it’s more important for Spanish-speaking kids to learn English —

RUSH: Well, then how can you agree with him when you just said the opposite of what he said?

CALLER: Well, I think it’s still valuable to learn other languages and to —

RUSH: Of course it is. Do you watch Oprah?

CALLER: Not anymore.

RUSH: Good.

CALLER: I can’t really stand it.

RUSH: Good. I was detecting some Oprah-like substance here in your words.


RUSH: Speak another language, of course we could, it would be great, but to have this guy — that’s not what he was saying. He was saying that we Americans should be embarrassed that all the Europeans come over here and they speak our language and they speak other people’s languages, and we’re just a bunch of arrogant elitists, we refuse to learn their language. He tells us we all ought to be able to speak Spanish, when he can’t, and then he says, making fun of Americans, all they can do when they go over to Europe is say merci beaucoup, which is French.

CALLER: Well, it’s true because I’ve traveled to Europe, and I was —

RUSH: What’s true? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa —

CALLER: — with a group of other Americans —

RUSH: What’s true? What’s true?

CALLER: I was embarrassed to be walking around with them because they were just that typical, it was like the cliche, ugly American.

RUSH: No, come on.

CALLER: Not every American who traveled across, you know, other countries is the same way, but if there was an embodiment of ugly Americans, that group that I was with —

RUSH: Let me — let me — you know what —

CALLER: — I spoke French and I —

RUSH: The phone is not working. Gotta take her down because I gotta take a break. Be back here in just a second. Stay with us.


RUSH: Here’s Chris in Fresno, as we go back to the phones. Chris, great to have you here. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Ah, excellent to talk to you, 20 years in the waiting, and happier than a pig in poop.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much. Appreciate that.

CALLER: No problem. Not a problem. This crap that Obama is spewing forth about our necessity to learn Spanish is — I’m sorry, it’s laughable. I see it as no more than his feeble attempts to pander to the Mexicans in the United States. First of all, they don’t speak Spanish, they speak Mexican. If you look at the verb conjugation, there’s a complete difference between Spanish spoken from someone from Mexico and Spanish spoken from someone in Spain.

RUSH: I know, it’s like the differences between speaking female in New York and female in California, there are minute differences, if you know how to spot them.

CALLER: Yes. Exactly. Same thing. However, when is he going to point out the real problem? The problem isn’t our inability to communicate with our neighbors to the South, it’s our inability to fix our school system. You know, is he going to do something about the unions that are keeping our children from learning what they need to learn, or is he going to force us to become a non-right-to-work country?

RUSH: Let me tell you what this is about, Chris. It’s not about Spanish; it’s not about English; it’s not about French. It’s about Obama being embarrassed of his country; it’s about Obama thinking the Europeans are head and shoulders above us, more sophisticated; it’s about Obama being embarrassed when he goes to Europe; it’s about Obama being embarrassed to be a citizen of this country, and it’s an attempt here to insult the people of this country coupled with a mandate.

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