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RUSH: Have you heard what Obama said? Grab audio sound bite number 18. This is yesterday in Washington at the White House, the president speaking to fellows of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.

OBAMA: One of the important principles for me has always been treating everybody fairly.

RUSH: Right.

OBAMA: So whether that’s women or people of different races —

RUSH: Right, yeah.

OBAMA: — or, uh, different religious faiths —

RUSH: Right, yeah, right.

OBAMA: — or different sexual orientations —

RUSH: Oh, yeah.

OBAMA: — one of my core principles —

RUSH: Yes?

OBAMA: — is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people —

RUSH: Really? (laughs)

OBAMA: — or make them less than me because they look different or have a different religion. That’s a core principle! I… That’s not something I would violate.

RUSH: Really? Folks, this is classic. Go out… It’s just the exact opposite. He clearly sees certain people as lesser. He clearly sees people that he doesn’t like that he considers to be enemies, people that need to be gotten even with, and he clearly has divided people. I mean, by design! There could be no other result for some of the reasons or same things that Obama has done as president. But it got even funnier — or maybe you would say more delusional.

OBAMA: People don’t remember, when I came into office, uh, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia. And today, once again the United States is the most respected country on earth.

RUSH: (laughing)

OBAMA: And part of that I think is because of the work that we did to, uh, reengage the world and say that we want to work with you as partners, uh, with mutual interests and mutual respect. It’s on that basis that we were able to end two wars.

RUSH: Here’s the thing: I think he really believes it. I don’t think that he’s just saying this for the record. I think he really believes this stuff, folks. This is what makes this so problematic to me. Now, he’s delusional. If he really means this, if he really believes this, he’s delusional. If I’m wrong, if he doesn’t believe it, if it’s just political positioning, it doesn’t matter. In stuff like this, motivation actually doesn’t matter.

It’s the hard, actual fact or result that you have to deal with. The motivation’s just a sideline. And this is absurd. The country was never hated and despised. The first myth here and one of the things that got Obama elected was the media and the Democrat Party running around claiming the world hated the United States because of George Bush and Dick Cheney. It despised us, hated us, and we needed to elect these guys to once again make Europe love us!

Because Europe was the cutting edge. Europe was the gold standard. Europe and being European was exactly what we should aspire to. Being loved and adored by European socialists, and being loved and adored by our enemies in the Middle East. I’m sure that Obama, in his world, as a narcissist, actually does walk around thinking that he has rebuilt all this love and respect and adulation for himself and for the country.

But this idea, “I’ve restored America to the host respected country on earth”? Next he’s going to say, “I made Baltimore the safest city in America,” and he’ll follow that by saying, “Hillary Clinton and I made Libya, Iraq, and Syria the safest countries on earth.” Next, “Hillary and I also neutered Russia and China with our reset program!” He will say, “We have got the cheapest health care system in the world now, thanks to me.”

Have you heard the news about that today, folks? Have you heard what your health care premiums next year are gonna do? Have you heard about increases along the lines of 26%? Do you know why? Because they don’t have enough members. They don’t have any people signing up for health care in large enough groups to bring the prices down. Yet there’s Obama. He promised everybody premiums gonna come down $2500! “Keep your doctor and keep your plan if you like it!

“Everybody’s gonna have health care! Health care’s gonna be much cheaper and much more accessible.” So the next thing he’s gonna tell us is he never lied about health care. He made health care cheaper than it’s ever been in the United States. He’ll follow that by pointing out that he has created the greatest growth in GDP in the entire history of the American economy. He will remind us that he said he was gonna cut the national debt in half, and then he will claim that he did it.

He’ll follow that by saying, “I made the Veteran Administration Hospitals the greatest health care providers on earth.” I mean, to run around and say that he’s restored America to the most respected country on earth is no different than saying he’s made Baltimore the safest city on earth and that he’s lowered health care costs dramatically across the board. This is delusional. But you see, the thing is, we once again are up against it.

On the one hand over here we have reality. On the other hand we have the media and Obama and a combo desire to make Obama look as though he has been and is the greatest president the country’s ever had. Make no mistake: That’s the objective. So Obama goes out and says this, and that permits the media to report it and to stand on it and to analyze it and to write stories about how it’s actually true. (interruption) Well, you wait! That’s the next thing that’s gonna happen.

There will be deep analytical pieces, fact-check type stories, too. “Is Obama’s claim that he’s restored America to the most respected country on earth true or false?” And you’re gonna see in depth — oh, you won’t believe it, in-depth analysis — going back eight years, interviews with world leaders all over the world, and they will come to the conclusion that while it may not look like it on the surface, Obama has dramatically made this country more respected than it was when he took office.

It’ll be another opportunity to bash Bush and bash the Republicans. So once again an alternative reality will be created that will be taught in schools. It’ll be in the mainstream media, Drive-By Media on a daily basis. They will just create this stuff out of whole cloth, and it will become the next new reality. Half the country or more are gonna be sitting around scratching their heads wondering, “How the hell can this happen?”

Everybody is gonna be asking, “Are you kidding me? How in the world is this happen?”

The answer’s gonna be like every other answer is: “It cannot happen without a complicit, compliant bunch of accomplices in the media,” pure and simple. There won’t be any push-back on the Republican Party on this. This is not even about Hillary Clinton’s campaign. This is not about electing the next Democrat. This is all about legacy. This is like Benghazi. It’s like restructuring what really happened in Benghazi.

By the end of his administration, Benghazi’s gonna be nothing really happened there except a great, great policy that nobody was able to see at the time. (Obama impression) “I’m gonna tell you what. I’m the first president to guarantee health care for every American. Affordable! And I’m the first president that made sure that we deal with Iran on nuclear weapons.” He won’t say how. He’s just gonna say he’s the first president to have done it. That’s what he wants in the history books, and that’s what these claims are all about. Let’s just see if I’m right.

Let’s see how long it takes for there to be in the mainstream media little stories analyzing these claims. Some fact check-type stories such as you get in the Washington Post and the AP and other deep analytical places, in places like the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the New York Review of Books, places like the Brookings Institute, think tanks and so forth. Deep, deep analysis! I mean, so much intellectual-speak that nobody can follow it, keep up with it, translate it, understand it.

But the conclusion will be, “My God, Obama was right!” That’s what’s being set up here. We have to be able to just entirely… (interruption) It is two universes here. The real universe is where you and I are, and there’s this alternative, alternate universe over here, which we don’t understand. Well, no. We understand it. What we don’t understand is how so many people can buy into it so readily.

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