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RUSH: At the end of the program yesterday I just casually glanced at the Drudge Report and the story was up about Obama and when he was first trying to get a book published, some blurb written by a literary agent described him as born in Kenya. And the accepted reality is that Obama was born in Hawaii. Now, it was the Breitbart website that published and found — and they’ve set up a project — Andrew Breitbart set it up before he died, to vet Obama this campaign because the media hadn’t done so. The media has never vetted so he decided he was going to, as a public service and part of his website empire sense of duty, his business charge. And they found this pamphlet advertised a number of forthcoming books by a number of forthcoming people, some of them well known, and the blurb on Obama clearly says that he was born in Kenya.

It’s accepted that he was born in Hawaii. So the question is, how did this happen? And that’s what a lot of people are trying to figure out. Why in the world would the blurb say he was born in Kenya when he wasn’t? No, Dawn, it’s not because he was. He wasn’t born in Kenya. There has to be a reason for this. You know what I think it is? The same thing Elizabeth Warren’s trying to do. I think this is why we’re not seeing grade transcripts. I think there’s a whole lot of affirmative action going on here with Obama. I don’t think they want us to see the courses that he took. Not so much what his grades were, but I don’t think they want us to see the courses the guy took. They don’t want us to see what he wrote. They don’t want us to see what courses he took. It’s not so much the grades, but this business of saying and telling his literary agent — ’cause this was up for years, it was not just up for a short period of time. It’s just an effort to make himself sound more exotic. And what it really indicates is that the guy will lie. He will exaggerate.

It’s like Ed Klein in the book The Amateur. One of the things Obama says to Jeremiah Wright is, (imitating Obama) “Well, your problem, Reverend, is you have to tell the truth. As a politician, I don’t have to tell the truth.” Roger Simon, who blog posts at Pajamas Media, PJ Media, has a theory that — and I actually read the theory. I found it on PowerLine so I’m getting this thirdhand, but Simon’s theory is that Obama had an “incentive to pass himself off as African, rather than merely African-American. Perhaps the explanation goes back to his college and law school days, which remain weirdly shrouded in mystery, deemed off-limits by liberal reporters and editors. Perhaps Obama took advantage of a scholarship — or, I would add, an affirmative action opportunity –” see, that’s what I think, “– that was available only to those born in Africa.” so he had to say he was born in Africa because so much of what he got, admissions to school and who knows what else, was based on the fact that he told ’em he was from Africa, not just African-American, but that he was an African.

So, just like Elizabeth Warren, who says she’s one-thirty-second Cherokee because she wants some benefit to accrue to her via affirmative action. And she only says she’s Cherokee because her parents told her, grandparents, somebody in her family told her. There’s no evidence of it. A genealogical trace will not establish it, a genuine one. But I think it all boils down to the fact that Obama told some tall tales way back when, and one of them was he was born in Africa. And here he is trying to score a book deal. That’s money. And in order to hold onto what he already had, because he had secured it by virtue of the magic or the exotic aspects of being born in a foreign country, had to carry it forward.

The bottom line is, the guy will exaggerate, make it up, lie, what have you. That’s the lesson to be learned here. What have we learned about Obama from his own books? He shoves little girls. He split a couple lips in his day, beaten people up. He admits to drunk driving, wandering the streets on gin. He admits to doing some blow, a little cocaine. He admits to hating white people. Well, when he goes out there and says that one of the things that he heard Jeremiah Wright say that grabbed him, the thing that Jeremiah Wright said that inspired Barack Obama by his own admission was, was Wright’s claim that this was a world run by white man’s greed. Well, he’s got a little problem there with white people, then.

So shoving girls, splitting lips, driving drunk, doing some blow, hating on white people, it’s a shame Obama wasn’t a Republican. Eating dog. Yes, eating dog. Which, of course, is far less problematic than putting your dog in a cage on the roof of the family sedan and driving down the highway with it, which is what Romney did. See, if Obama were a Republican, the entire world would know every detail of his life, and the media would be spending countless amounts of money going back however many years they had to to find out whatever kind of dirt there was on Obama. What is it, white man’s greed runs a world in need. Is that it? Something like that.

Maybe this business he was born in Kenya, maybe it was just compression, you know, like his girlfriend in the book. Maybe he was just writing it himself as a composite. Here. For those of you new to the program, just hearing for the first time, I know you’re out there, that Obama loved Jeremiah Wright when he said, this is a world in need run by white man’s greed or what have you, here, from Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, the audio version of the book. Here is state senator, Illinois, Barack Obama, describing that sermon by Reverend Wright.

OBAMA: “The painting depicts a harpist,” Reverend Wright explained, “a woman who, at first glance, appears to be sitting atop a great mountain. Until you take a closer look and see that the woman is bruised and bloodied, dressed in tattered rags, the harp reduced to a single frayed string. Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below, where everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war, a world groaning under strife and deprivation. It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere … That’s the world on which hope sits.” And so it went, a meditation on a fallen world.

RUSH: Obama wrote that, he’s reading his own autobiography. I don’t even think this way. A woman who at first glance appears to sitting atop a great mountain, ’til you take a closer look and see the woman bruised and bloodied. Is that what you see when you see a woman? Bruised and bloodied, dressed in tattered rags, the harp she’s playing reduced to a single frayed string? Oh, the horrors of being alive, the horrors of living. Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below where everywhere are the ravages of famine. So no matter where you look in Obama’s world, or Reverend Wright’s world, you see starving, one-string harps, women wearing tattered robes and clothes. We’re not even talking about Obama’s relatives in Kenya yet.

It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year. Get a little capitalism in Haiti. Get rid of all the dictator types, get some capitalism in there. How much charity has gone into Haiti, and where did it end up but down a hole? Where white folks’ greed runs a world in need. Obama quoting Reverend Wright here in all this. He said that’s when Reverend Wright had him. I know we’re not supposed to be talking about this.


RUSH: I want to go back to this Obama in Kenya thing for one minute and one of the reasons I didn’t open the program with it, folks. If you’re Barack Obama, wouldn’t you rather have people asking where you were born than what you’re planning to do to fix the economy? Wouldn’t you rather people get all absorbed and sidetracked on some blurb in a literary pitch years and years ago? I can see Obama and his boys sitting in the White House saying, “You know, let’s have some fun with the birthers. Let’s go ahead and release this thing. This will keep them occupied the rest of the week and all the way through the weekend, and that’s two or three more days we bought where they’re not talking about how bad we’re doing on the economy.”

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