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RUSH: Hillary Clinton may think that she’s taking the hit for Obama, but she isn’t. She’s always gonna be in the hot seat given her position, but Obama cannot escape this! I don’t care what they think. He cannot escape this. His usual defense, “It’s Bush’s fault,” that doesn’t work here. So for Benghazi, Obama can’t blame Bush. He can’t blame the rich. He can’t blame what he inherited.

He can’t blame the Republican majority in the House. He can’t blame Bain Capital. He can’t blame Romney. He can’t blame Hillary. He can’t blame anybody. It’s all on him. Whether he knows it or not, this is all on him. When will the media following Obama around put the question to him? In fact, they did. Grab audio sound bite number 26. This afternoon, CNN’s Newsroom. They played a clip of Obama in Williamsburg, Virginia. He’s walking outside, joking with reporters. This doesn’t take long here. This is about 16 seconds. Just listen to this…

REPORTER #1: How do you feel about tonight?

OBAMA: (smiling and laughing) I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.

REPORTER #2: Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?

OBAMA: (smiling turning to yell back) Thank goodness! (laughing)

REPORTER #3: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?

OBAMA: (total silence)

RUSH: He kept walking. Want to hear it again now? Somebody in the press corps just asked him, “Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?” I got a couple of e-mails from people who are worried that Obama will step up tonight in the debate. He’ll man up and he’ll accept responsibility and he’ll accept blame. That would be the manly thing to do, and it would be a bold thing to do. As such, Obama could score big. I have people paranoid that Obama is gonna win this thing going away big tonight; he’s gonna totally reverse every gain Romney has made.

Well, if he’s gonna man up, he had a chance to do it.

Listen to this just moments ago.

REPORTER #1: How do you feel about tonight?

OBAMA: (smiling and laughing) I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.

REPORTER #2: Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?

OBAMA: (smiling turning to yell back) Thank goodness! (laughing)

REPORTER #3: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?

OBAMA: (total silence)

RUSH: He’s still walking. He still hasn’t replied.

“Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?”

I guarantee you, whoever asked that question, Axelrod’s gonna be all over ’em. So the media following Obama around did put the question to him. The problem for old Barry is, he’s still saying that Al-Qaeda is on the run or beaten or whatever. What’s that based on? Is that what our intel says?


Our intel’s not saying that.

Action on the ground isn’t saying that.

He’s still campaigning! We have the sound bites. I think it was either yesterday or Friday. He is still campaigning. He is still saying, “Al-Qaeda’s on the run.” He said it in a campaign appearance somewhere in front of his usual crowd of college students. “Al-Qaeda is on the run.” One month, one month after Al-Qaeda successfully attacked the consulate and killed four Americans including our ambassador, our president is still saying on the campaign trail that Al-Qaeda’s on the run.

Now, I want to know what information Obama had. What information did Obama have, what was in those intel briefings, what would he have been told if he had actually allowed himself to be briefed? Who came up with this video concoction? Who came up with that and who decided to run for that for ten days until that fell apart. So shortly after the terror attack, he leaves Washington — fundraising, of course.

He has little interest in what actually occurred. (interruption) What do you mean, how do I know? Did you see him act concerned about this? There wasn’t any interest whatsoever. He got out of town. He went to Las Vegas, he went to Letterman, he went to Jay-Z. The reason is, he had what he considered his cover story. The cover story being the video. See, in Obama’s world whatever he says is accepted.

Whatever he says, the media will buy — they’ll promote, they’ll promulgate — and it’s done. “Video! End of story.” So he had his cover. He had his cover story. Now, one day — one day, ladies and gentlemen, hopefully very soon — we will learn, and I’m gonna predict to you that we will learn that Obama’s top advisers, including some of his top campaign people, were involved in this cover-up. Because that’s what this is.

Mrs. Clinton has now inserted herself into this cover-up.

We’re gonna learn that some of his top campaign people were involved in this spin; that they were involved in the spectacle involving that poor guy in California who produced the video. We’re gonna learn the campaign was involved in talking with Susan Rice before she went on all those TV shows and lied. We’re gonna learn that it was not “the administration,” the administration being separate from the campaign.

We’re going to learn that all of this was orchestrated by the campaign, Axelrod, David Plouffe, or whoever else. I’m going to predict to you that a reporter already knows that that’s the case and is probably saving it for the usual book that comes out months after the campaign. I don’t have any doubt. I’ve got zero doubt that the campaign is running this whole show. The campaign’s running the story on the video.

The campaign came up with that whole cover-up. The campaign is involved in Mrs. Clinton taking a hit. The campaign sent Susan Rice out. Not the administration. Not the regime. This is a cover-up. Obama is doing all he can to keep the lid on the facts behind the attack and the efforts to keep it covered up, because I have no doubt it would engulf the entire Obama enterprise, just like Fast and Furious would.

My point is you can’t separate the campaign from the administration. They should be separated. They should be two solely self-contained operations. They are one. They have been combined into one operation, and what we have here — the reason why this is important — is the campaign conducting foreign policy. Campaign advisers, political consultants, pollsters, media spinmeisters are determining administration policy.

That’s why this is important. That’s what I think is going on. That’s how all of this is explained. It’s only if that is happening that any of this makes any kind of sense. No responsible president, no responsible administration even attempts any of this. It’s too transparent! It doesn’t have any substance. None of it is believable. This is so typical of campaign spinners, spinmeisters, consultants, take your pick.

It’s a pure, unadulterated cover-up.

If I were Bill Clinton watching all of this out there campaigning for this administration, the second term, knowing full well its culpability in this country’s demise economically, the debt, its culpability and its incompetence, and now throwing his wife overboard, which maybe he doesn’t even care about, I don’t know, but he ought to be embarrassed with himself, if that’s possible. Still out there campaigning for Obama while Obama tries to destroy his wife. What a man. What a guy. But, of course, Clinton’s done the same thing.

Clinton’s disrespected Hillary I don’t know how many times in their lives, in their marriage. She puts up with it. There’s some carrot being dangled out there still. Might be her dream of being president someday that keeps her in line here. But the way this woman’s being treated and the way this woman accepts being treated, these are not real men, folks. These are pantywaists, and they’re doing everything they can to protect their back sides while sending her and Susan Rice and whoever else out, and at the bottom of all this you’re gonna find the campaign orchestrating all of this.

Okay, a quick time-out. You ought to hear this one more time going into the debate. It’s this afternoon in Williamsburg, Obama emerges. The debate prep memo is 2,800 pages. Did you see that? The health care bill is only 2,700. The debate prep memo, 2,800 pages, no wonder he says he doesn’t like it. Anyway, he emerged from his deep preparation, from his cramming. Why should that even be necessary, unless you’re concocting spin? At any rate, he emerges, and the media, his buddies, start firing off some questions for him.

REPORTER #1: How do you feel about tonight?

OBAMA: (smiling and laughing) I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.

REPORTER #2: Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?

OBAMA: (smiling turning to yell back) Thank goodness! (laughing)

REPORTER #3: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?

OBAMA: (total silence)


RUSH: Miami. This is Aubin. Great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Dittos. I’m honored. Thank you so much for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Thank you. Well, just add Hillary to the blame list. You know, along with the ATMs and movies and tsunamis and Bush. But no matter what Hillary says, she can’t —

RUSH: Wait. Wait just a second. I want to review that. You know, you went through that very fast.

CALLER: I’ll do more! (giggles)

RUSH: We got new people tuning every day. Folks, Barack Obama actually blamed ATMs for the loss of jobs in the US economy.


RUSH: Because ATMs have replaced bank tellers, you see, and so technological innovation and invention has led to unemployment. He really, really said that. The tsunami is also responsible for our weak recovery, Japanese tsunami. And, of course, Bush overall. Okay, Aubin, I just wanted to explain that because some people might hear ATM and think, “What’s that?”

CALLER: (giggles) They might think I’m crazy, but no. (giggles) Anyway, no matter what she says she cannot get Obama out of this. She cannot absolve him. And, you know, really Biden is the one to look to ’cause I’m just amazed at this. By way of trying to defend himself during the debate, he actually admitted their negligence, and people accept it!

RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. What do you mean, he “admitted negligence”?

CALLER: He said that they didn’t know about the need for extra security. If Obama had attended his intel briefings, he would have found out about the previous bombings, the assassination attempt of the UK ambassador, things like that. Besides the fact that it’s 9/11. But, you know, he didn’t go to his meetings. Now they say, “Oh, well, we didn’t know!” Well, duh! You don’t go to your meetings. And the thing is, the media accepts this as a valid justification.

RUSH: See?

CALLER: It’s amazing.

RUSH: This is great. She’s speaking for every average, ordinary American out there.

CALLER: It blows my mind. (giggles)

RUSH: It just doesn’t wash. You got the vice president of the United States being asked about added security requests at an embassy in Libya, and he said, “We didn’t know.”

CALLER: They should never have even —

RUSH: That does not redound well. There’s no way. You know, vice presidents and presidents cannot make excuses. Ignorance is not a valid excuse for presidents. They’re the most powerful people in the world. The vice president is in that mix. So you’re right. It doesn’t wash dumping it on Hillary. That’s as transparent as can be, too.

CALLER: Yeah. It really is. It shows his weakness. It shows a lack of character. It shows cowardice.

RUSH: What about Bill Clinton? His wife is being dumped on. What a man! What a man! He sits there and is complicit in it. He’s still out campaigning for Obama while Obama’s dumping on his wife, because Bill doesn’t want to pay her campaign debt. Bill wants to keep his money. So Hillary got a deal with Obama. He’ll pay off her campaign debt if she’ll take the secretary of state gig. You got some real characters here, folks. I mean, real gems of manliness and character. So Aubin, you’re exactly right. I’m glad you called, great to have you. Aubin, let me ask you a question. Are you still there?

CALLER: Yes, I am.

RUSH: Have you happened to see Real Housewives of Miami? Have you ever seen that TV show?

CALLER: You know, I have a couple of times.

RUSH: Please tell me — please tell me — that it’s not really that way there.

CALLER: It really isn’t that way here. (giggles) In fact, that’s why I’ve only watched it a couple of times because it’s kind of nauseating.

RUSH: We’re surfing the other night.

CALLER: (giggles)

RUSH: We’re surfing and we come across this, and I’m thinking… (laughs) Never mind.

CALLER: (giggles)

RUSH: (interruption) No, no, we don’t watch Dancing With the Stars since Bristol Palin’s not on anymore.

CALLER: No, it’s not like that.

RUSH: We don’t watch Dancing With the Stars anymore. (interruption) Nope. Nope. Not watching Bachelor, Bachelorette. Not watching any of that stuff, Snerdley. (interruption) Nope, haven’t seen it. I was surfing around and I saw this, and my mouth was wide open watching this. (interruption) No, no. I didn’t watch the vampire movie. I just know that it’s out there. It’s a vampire series. (interruption)

Oh, The Walking Dead. By the way, the season premiere of The Walking Dead, which is about zombies. Eleven million people watched it, and it’s on TNT or TBS or FX. I don’t know what it’s on. The only show that got higher ratings was Sunday Night Football. Yep. That’s right. It was the largest audience for a drama on cable TV ever, the season premiere of The Walking Dead. Yeah. I don’t know what the show is, other than it’s about zombies — and whoever does the makeup on the show ought to win every award there is.

Anyway, Aubin, I appreciate the call and your honesty in admitting that you’ve seen that show.

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