RUSH: To Mark Penn and $6 million that he was given from the stimulus package. Let’s go back to me, November 12th, on this very program behind this very microphone.
RUSH ARCHIVE: What was created was two slush funds. There are two piles of cash out there that everybody thinks is going to go to shovel-ready jobs and infrastructure and schools and putting people back to work and getting credit flowing again and buying up toxic assets. And that’s not what’s happening. How do you think they’re buying off members of Congress to pass health care? They’ve got a stash of cash, folks, it’s Obama’s stash. Those people in Detroit, when asked where their money is coming from, ‘From Obama, his stash.’ It’s exactly right. They didn’t know it but it’s exactly right. This is one giant slush fund that this government is using to pay off, if they need the AMA, if they need the AARP, if they need an individual congressman, if they need to pay off a union, this is what they’re doing. It was appropriated under totally false pretenses after having created a crisis so that everybody would support the passage lickety-split before anybody knew what was going on.
RUSH: And now there’s $200 billion left over in one of the slush funds, and Obama has appropriated that for ostensibly more job creation and so forth. Do you remember, ladies and gentlemen, the rumored negotiations between Hillary and Obama at the end of the primary campaign? It was said then that Hillary would support Obama if he would pay off her debts. And we were told that her campaign debts ranged from five to ten million that she owed Mark Penn. Well, shazam, look at what’s happened, Obama has paid off Hillary’s debt to Mark Penn, which was something like $6 million, $5.7 I think is the exact amount, of stimulus money, money designed to create jobs in the private sector. Burson-Marsteller is a giant worldwide PR firm, they don’t need a bailout, they don’t need any stimulus money but it was said, ‘Yeah, it was to preserve three jobs there.’
‘In the end, even if there are a few unwise projects, it is only a handful out of the over 50,000 projects that have been approved to date,’ said Liz Oxhorn, a White House spokeswoman answering the question, ‘What the hell, $5 million, $6 million to Mark Penn?’ ‘Well, in the end, even if there are a few unwise projects it’s just a handful.’ So they had to be discrete, they had to wait awhile before they actually made the payoff. And of course Obama would use the taxpayer’s money rather than his own or even that of his campaigns. He’s entitled. He’s a savior. He’s saving the country.
Look at the news that we have had today. The TSA security manual totally compromised, blown up all over the Internet. Continuing lies about global warming from Algore. He’s getting the temperature of the earth’s core wrong by millions of degrees. He’s an idiot. He’s an absolute doofus. He says the polar ice caps are melting. We had Reuters yesterday with a story about polar bears eating their own because of global warming, when everybody who knows polar bears knows that polar bears eat their young, for a variety of reasons, and they’re not the only animals that do that. And now we got Harry Reid out there saying, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re really close to a deal. In fact, we finally have the deal done,’ when he’s nowhere near close to a deal. We have Dianne Feinstein saying it is perfectly moral for the taxes of pro-life Americans to pay for insurance policies that will provide abortion. And Obama is using your money, our money, taxpayer money to pay off Hillary’s campaign debt.