RUSH: Here’s John Kerry, State Department today, first of two sound bites. Here we go.
KERRY: No country knows better than France that freedom has a price. Because France gave birth to democracy itself. I agree with the French imam who today called the slain journalists —
KERRY: — martyrs for liberty. The murderers dared proclaim Charlie Hebdo is dead. But make no mistake. They are wrong. The freedom of expression that this magazine, no matter what your feelings were about it, freedom of expression that it represented is not able to be killed by this kind of active terrorism.
RUSH: Wait a minute. This guy speaks French, what’s he pronouncing it Charlie Hebdo for? Even I know that’s not how you pronounce it. It’s Charlie Hebdo, if you want to Anglicize the French. Charlie Hebdo? What is this about France — what does he know that I don’t? France gave birth to democracy itself? Well, now, wait. What is he talking about? What in the world is he talking about? He’s got to be talking about something. Is this clown claiming that the French revolution’s what inspired us to do ours? What in the world is he talking about? Anyway, I’ll sort this all out later. Here’s Jean-Francois now addressing the issue in Francais.
KERRY: I’d like to just say a quick word if I may directly to the people of France. Je veux m’adresser directement aux Parisiens et a tous les FranÃ§ais pour leur dire que tous les Americains se tiennent a leurs cotes, non seullement dans l’horreur, la colere et la condamnation de ce terrible acte de violence. Nous sommes egalement solidaires de votre engagement dans la bataille, la lutte contre l’extremisme et de votre determination a proteger la valeur —
RUSH: Stop the tape a minute. This sounds like it’s from the Balkans, to me. Maybe a little ChiCom in there. But this is French?
KERRY: — si peur aux extremistes.
RUSH: Oh, that’s what I missed. No doubt talking about America there. Tea Party. “extremists.” Anyway, there he is, Jean-Francois Kerry, and that is, by the way, one of his prime qualifications to be secretary of state. He can speak French and Europeans really love this bilingual stuff. That’s how you really prove you’re educated.
RUSH: All right, just one more thing here before we get to the phones. Welcome back. Rush Limbaugh. Talent on loan from God. I think John Kerry just said that he’s a jelly doughnut. I had somebody that speaks French listening to what he said, and she said it sounded like he said he was a French doughnut — or jelly doughnut.
RUSH: We start it Sally in Columbus, Ohio, from the Ohio State University. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you.
CALLER: Good. I’m so happy you’ve taken my call. You know, as I’ve been watching this Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, I’ve just been waiting for someone to pick up on the glaring, horrific hypocrisy of this administration. I was stunned when I heard John Kerry refer to the French cartoonists as, I believe he said, martyrs for liberty. But yet the administration, the same administration, really — even though Hillary was the one that was fueling the fire. She was intent on calling the producer of the video as having a cynical purpose. He was provoking rage. He was disgusting and reprehensible.
CALLER: I was just so glad. I’d been hoping somebody in the Drive-Bys would maybe do this, but they didn’t. And of course, Rush, you did.
RUSH: They’re not either. They won’t do it.
CALLER: They won’t.
RUSH: I started the program by asking, “Has anybody seen them recall what Hillary said early in December?” And you won’t. They will not. She’s the presumptive nominee. They’re not gonna insert her in this the way you want. The only way they would is if she could look good doing it, but they can’t publicize what she said back in December and make her look good.
CALLER: It’s glaring. It’s hypocritical beyond belief.
RUSH: Well, it is hypocritical.
CALLER: To me it is like, are the French dead allowed to have what John Kerry referred to as “expression of freedom”?
CALLER: And anyone from this country — although we’re not sure about the video producer’s nationality. (chuckles) But he was reprehensible. He had done it for cynical purposes. I just think that that speaks volumes of what really may have happened in Benghazi. So easy to condemn, but yet so easy to defend. And that was pretty much my statement, Rush. You just nailed it.
RUSH: I’m glad you called, and thank you. I appreciate that. Mrs. Clinton’s not being hypocritical. This is glaring incompetence, folks. We are gonna be at even greater risk if this woman really believes what she said. Grab it again, sound bite 26. Play this stuff over and over and over. If the Drive-Bys aren’t gonna play it, I’m gonna make sure as many people as possible can and do.
HILLARY: This is what we call smart power, using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the twenty-first century will change, change the prospects for peace
RUSH: Now, look, that may be hypocrisy, but it’s worse. It’s incompetence. That is head-in-the-sand ignorance. That is dangerous, if that kind of thinking takes hold. By the way, what happened today and any future attacks are not gonna change Mrs. Clinton’s opinion. I will guarantee you, she’s sitting wherever she’s sitting here (maybe at Epstein’s house getting the lowdown on what happened there) and she is, I’m sure, probably believing her comments to be even more valid today.
“If we had taken time to reach out,” as she would say. “If we had taken time to the best of our ability to psychologically understand and empathize, then maybe we could have prevented this from happening!” These kinds of events… The left, people like Hillary, Obama? They’re not capable of shame. They’re too arrogant, folks, and there’s too much narcissism and hubris involved here for them to ever experience shame or to even admit that they’ve been wrong about something.
So something like this is not gonna teach ’em a lesson. It’s just gonna further rivet in her mind that she’s right. But this is dangerous. It’s, therefore, risky, I think, for us to even contemplate this kind of thinking continuing in the Oval Office.
RUSH: Mario, Washington, DC. Glad you waited. Welcome to the program, Mario. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: You played audio from John Kerry last hour, and as I listened to that I started screaming at the radio. I couldn’t believe that he would say that the French, that France is the birthplace of democracy.
CALLER: This is the supposed to be the secretary of state of the United States. He doesn’t know that the American Revolution happened 13 years before the French revolution? And not only that, the French revolution happened in 1799. It had nothing to do with democracy. There was a butcher house —
RUSH: I know. Mario, you’re preaching to choir here. I don’t know what the hell he was talking about.
CALLER: This guy should resign in shame. How can he say that? He’s a fraud. (unintelligible) French (unintelligible) own country? You know, and then the French, what about the guillotine and chopped everybody’s heads —
RUSH: Mario —
CALLER: — and when they were done with that, then came Napoleon, and he proclaimed himself emperor. And then they restored the monarchy. What democracy is he talking about? Is he crazy, this guy, or what?
RUSH: Oh, Mario, we needed your call today. (laughing)
CALLER: I can’t believe that. It’s absurd. And nobody’s going to (unintelligible) call this guy for this? You know, he’s (unintelligible) if you think that was French —
RUSH: Mario —
CALLER: That sounded like Pig Latin or whatever it was, you know, I don’t know what it was.
RUSH: I’m all-in with you on this. The secretary of state doesn’t know. (laughing)
CALLER: Because I was screaming at the radio saying, “What are you talking about!” you know, whatever. I don’t know.
RUSH: The thing is, he believes this stuff. That’s what you don’t understand. This guy, I guarantee he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the world, and he believes all this stuff. The fact that you don’t, you’re the idiot. You’re the idiot. You’re the one that doesn’t know. You’re the one that doesn’t understand. Meanwhile, nobody knows what he’s talking about. French, birthplace of democracy. French revolution. We’re all-in here with you, Mario. Guillotine included.