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RUSH: I was in stunned disbelief, and that takes something when I’m looking at Joe Biden, but I was in stunned disbelief listening to a couple of sound bites, actually watching a couple of video clips of the vice president of the United States. This is late Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. There was a roundtable with police chiefs from the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Delaware to discuss the impact of budget cuts on their ability to effectively police their communities.

And Biden, who started this theme in Flint, Michigan, he went to Flint, Michigan, last week, and he said, (paraphrasing) “If we don’t get these new dollars appropriated for the American Jobs Act, there’s gonna be more rapes and there’s gonna be more murders. There’s gonna be more purse snatching. There’s gonna be more crime. There’s gonna be more mayhem.” And everybody just cocked their heads and laughed, “What in the world are you talking about? Are you serious?” And then the most reasonable people said, “Somebody at the regime is gonna get hold of the guy and walk him back from this.” No. He’s doubling down on it.

BIDEN: Let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape, it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and there’s a gun pointed at his head, if a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break — temporary!

RUSH: Now, what he’s talking about here is what’s true. The amount of money in the so-called American Jobs Act would hire teachers and firefighters and policemen for one year. It is temporary. And after that, it’s up to the local communities to come up with the money themselves. So the regime feels the need to beat that down, to beat it back, so they’ve sent Plugs out there to suggest that if we don’t spend this money, that there will be more rapes and more stores will be robbed, there will be more crime, there will be more murder, there will be more mayhem. Now, this is completely unhinged. This is a guy who is becoming unglued in front of the American people and apparently doing so happily, doing so with great energy. Here’s Wednesday afternoon, this is the Russell Senate office building rotunda, the Human Events reporter, Jason Mattera is interviewing Vice President Bite Me, and here is this exchange, you’ll hear a couple of women in this bite too.

MATTERA: Do you regret using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the PresidentÂ’s bill?

BIDEN: I didnÂ’t use – no, no, no. What I said, let’s get it straight, guys. Don’t screw around with me. LetÂ’s get it straight.

MATTERA: You didn’t use a rape reference?

BIDEN: No, let me explain, listen to me.

MATTERA: I’m listening.

BIDEN: I said rape was up three times in Flint. There are the numbers. Go look at numbers. Murder’s up, rape is up and burglary’s up. ThatÂ’s exactly what I said.

MATTERA: And if the Republicans don’t pass this bill then rape will continue to rise.

BIDEN: Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crimes will continue to rise.

MATTERA: Do you think it’s appropriate for the Vice President to use language in such —


MATTERA: — a way?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: Okay. I’m sorry. We gotta to go.

RUSH: We gotta go. Those are the unidentified female staffers finally saying, “Okay, enough,” we gotta get him outta here ’cause he’s digging an even deeper hole. More rape, more murder, more crime unless we spend more federal dollars. Not just in Flint, in Pennsylvania and everywhere. And it continued. This is literally out of control. Now, folks, let me tell you about this. Everybody’s hearing this, when I say everybody, I’m talking about voters. Everybody’s seeing this and everybody’s hearing it. Now, you don’t see the Drive-Bys commenting on it. The Drive-Bys are not analyzing it in any way, shape, manner, or form. It’s getting some airtime, but this is the stuff that permeates; this is the stuff that hits people.

The vice president is making an abject fool of himself, and everybody in this country sees this, and it registers. The media think that they can limit the impact of this by not talking about it, by ignoring it. They continue to misunderestimate the power of this program and other elements of the New Media. They also continue to misunderestimate the impact of such blatant, unhinged, deranged behavior from the vice president of the United States. There are people on the left, Democrats, who are cringing in embarrassment when he says this stuff. There are others who are not Democrats, the precious beloved independents, their mouths fall open in shock and dismay, stunned disbelief. And then there are those of us who watch this, see it for what it is, truly unglued, unhinged, and don’t doubt me for a moment, this is having a profound impact on people.

It is making this administration look foolish. It’s making Obama look foolish. It’s making Biden look foolish. It’s causing people to confirm their suspicions of the incompetence and the deranged extremism and wackiness of this regime. You know, it’s one thing to go to Flint, Michigan, and say this, maybe you get lost in the enthusiasm of the moment and you’re in a friendly crowd. If you’re Biden you think it sounds good, then you see some people react to it. But to double down on this and it becomes a stump speech? It’s absurd. It’s patently absurd. No reasonable people in the world, in the country are going to believe this, that in order to stop rape and murder, we have to spend $35 billion on Friday. That’s when Dingy’s gonna have his vote, right? By Friday. So Dingy wants his vote on the $35 billion jobs portion of this debacle — and what Plugs is telling us here, that if we don’t get this $35 billion, rape and murder and mayhem and store robberies are gonna skyrocket.

Now, nobody believes this. I can’t say nobody; I mean there’s two or three people, but I mean you know full well, this is… I’m at a loss to describe this in terms of how it is affecting people. Biden’s coming across as an absolute unhinged fool. And then he went to a school. He went to Goode Elementary School, fourth grade class, York, Pennsylvania.

BIDEN: In this school, your school, you have had a lot of teachers who used to work here, but because there’s no money for them in the city they’re not working. We think the federal government, Washington, DC, should say to the cities and states, “We’re going to give you some money.” And the way we’re going to do it is we’re going to ask people who have a lot of money to pay a little bit more in taxes.

RUSH: Now, he went on in this bite to say millionaires, we’re going to get millionaires, we’re going to get $500 from millionaires. He kept pounding home that we’re only going to take $500 from millionaires. This is a fourth grade class. Indoctrination, propaganda, whatever, but it is once again using these kids, scaring these kids. They might not get home alive. These kids might get raped on the way home from school unless we get that money from those millionaires and get more cops and teachers hired by Friday.

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