Rush was on with Greta last night with a refresher course on Barack Obama. There is conversation about whether Obama’s policies are intentionally leading us down the path to financial destruction, making this a good time to make this point: Charles Krauthammer and others have called Newt Gingrich a “socialist” this week, but would never, never say the same about Barack Obama, although there is manifold evidence to prompt a brilliant thinker to do so. Just sayin’… See the video of Rush with Greta below.
The following are only snippets. Read the full transcript here.
[RUSH] Do you realize, Barack Obama had run for office in 2008, campaigning on what he’s done, wouldn’t have got 30 percent of the vote, if that, which is pretty much commensurate with the way that I think how liberals have to run. They have to lie. They have to mischaracterize who they are, what they are, what they want to do, what they stand for…
But if you had to single out one thing about Obama, it would be “Obama care.” I mean, that sums up I think everything that’s disastrous, dangerous, destructive about Barack Obama. If that health care bill is not reformed, repealed, the country is going to change forever in ways that people cannot possibly imagine. It’s going to be a massive loss of individual liberty and freedom….
And I have often — always suspected that Obama has a chip on his shoulder about the country, that he doesn’t think of it as great. He doesn’t think of it as exceptional. He thinks of it as criminal, in many ways, as guilty, in many ways. He thinks that our superpower status was a result of theft, resources and ideas from other nations all over the world. He believes the multi-cultural garbage that we came here, kicked the Indians off the land and brought with us racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, slavery, and all that.
And I think that Obama wants the people of this country to find out what it’s like to live the way he thinks we have forced other people around the world to live. And he said it when he was in Osawatomie, Kansas. He basically said that the way this country founded has never worked. Self- reliance — the way he characterized it was even to me offensive, that everybody out fending for themselves.
Then Greta asks if Obama is “a bad guy,” or just has a “different ideology:”
[RUSH] So the question is, is he just dumb? Does he really believe this economic stuff? Does he really believe that taking capital, money out of the private sector and transferring it to government and unions is the way you grow the private sector? Is that the way (INAUDIBLE) Does he really believe that? Is he that ill educated? Is he the product of nothing other than the American education system and whoever influenced him at home when he was young?
Or is he an ideologue? Is he a Marxist socialist who has an agenda that’s oriented toward cutting the country down to size? I mean, that’s the question. For me, the answer to the question is irrelevant. I think that whatever he’s doing, why he’s doing it, it’s obvious he is doing it. He is taking steps, these 10 (ph) policies that are injurious to the country, injurious to individuals, targeting as the enemy the people who work in this country, targeting as the enemy that people that pay taxes.
I didn’t see an answer to her question. Maybe I missed it.
About the GOP:
[RUSH] The Republican Party is trying to do something in this primary that is unprecedented. They’re trying to split the conservative vote and win the primary with a moderate, with Romney. It’s the other way around. You consolidate your base and then you move to the center in the general…
I’m going to tell you something. Nobody won anything defending anything. You win on offense. You win attacking. You don’t win defending anything because you can’t advance. They’re always defending. You can’t advance anything.
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Rush Limbaugh with Greta Van Susteren on Obama’s Ideology (video)