RUSH: No, no. It’s really very simple. If you were looking for the United States, if you were looking for the president of the United States to say, “We are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior,” if you were looking for the president of the United States to say that we are gonna go to the end of the earth to find these people and take them out and do everything we can to wipe out the kind of terrorism taking place, this was not the speech for you.
If you were looking for the president of the United States to provide the world confidence and leadership that ISIS and other groups like it could be dealt with and taken out, this was not the speech for you because none of that was said. There wasn’t even an attitude that conveyed those thoughts. Do you know the only time Obama came alive during that speech today? Did you watch any of it? The only time he came alive, the only time Obama got passionate was when what? When he started talking about the migrants. When he started talking about the migrants and how we must keep our doors open. He started condemning people who think we need to keep Syrian refugees out of here, we need to keep Muslim refugees out of here, we only should let in Christians, he blew up.
He got passionate. He took out after Republicans, Republican presidential candidates. He was tougher and more critical on Republicans than he was on ISIS in this speech, but it was clear. Folks, does anybody doubt that we’re in a war, that we’ve been in a war since before 9/11. We have been in a war with the Islamists — well, you could say back to Thomas Jefferson days, but in the modern era, the first World Trade Center bombing in ’93. We have been at war. There have been repeated terrorism attacks, hijackings, you name it. We have been at war and way too many administrations have sought to ignore it and look the other way and downplay it, including the Clinton administration, including the Obama Regime, you name it, look the other way, it isn’t happening, because in no way, shape, manner, or form were they prepared to take any of the responsibility of dealing with it, much less acknowledge they had anything to do with it.
Clinton had everything to do with it by making us look like a phony paper tiger, by cutting-and-running out of Somalia, Black Hawk Down incident, there’s any number of historical events I could give you, but the fact of the matter is we have made it clear we can be had. And after 9/11 what did we do? From the highest levels of the State Department we started conducting seminars asking, “What’s wrong with us? What do we do? Why did we make them so mad? What have we done to so infuriate them?” We took it all on ourselves. It was our fault. College kids today have picked up that refrain in terms of political correctness. It must be something we’ve done to offend them. We’ve gotta find out what it is and assure them we mean them no harm.
But if you were looking for tough leadership, if you were looking for a president make it clear that he was gonna defend his country and other Western civilization countries, western democracies, if you were hoping that you were gonna get a president who was looking the world in the eye and saying that they were not going to be able to continue with this, this was not the speech for you because you didn’t get that. What you got from this president was you’re a bigot if you think we should stop helping these refugees.
He wants a hundred thousand a year. And I’ll guarantee you this, too. Whether Congress defunds the whole program, don’t bet on that, he’s gonna do it anyway. Folks, this last year coming up, I’m telling you, I don’t think people still have any idea what’s gonna go on, one year to go, one year to fully transform this country, one year to do whatever he has in mind, vis-a-vis the United States of America, one year. If he wants to keep those borders open and he wants — you know, southern border immigration is a much different thing than taking in these refugees. Don’t equate the two. They’re two separate entities. They’ve got different objectives.
Illegal immigration is one thing. We already have a set of laws on the books. All we’d have to do is enforce them but nobody wants to, we’re not doing so. But the southern border immigration problem is not at all similar to what Obama is doing with the expanded refuge importation program. But you will hear, he just comes alive when admonishing the bigots in this country. He even went so far as to say (imitating Obama), “We got people who think it’s okay to let in Christians but they don’t want the Muslims. That’s not who we are. That’s not American values. That’s not the America I know. That’s not the values that we have.” Blows his stack practically.
RUSH: Now to the Obama sound bites from his speech today. Right off the bat, this is Obama and his coming alive. This is the most energetic and passionate he was during the whole thing, by saying rejecting refugees — this is after what happened in Paris — rejecting refugees would be a betrayal of our values.
OBAMA: As we accept more refugees, including Syrians, we do so only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks. We also have to remember that many of these refugees are the victims of terrorism themselves. That’s what they’re fleeing. Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values.
RUSH: Right. Now, this is a theme, by the way, that’s being picked up by the international left. And I’ve seen it in a number of leftist websites publications, and that is, “Come on, the refugees are not the terrorists. The refugees are fleeing what happened in Paris. They’re not the people causing it.” When we have discovered that one of the terrorists in Paris on Friday night was indeed carrying a Syrian passport. Now, we think that’s the case. It could have been one of the victims. It could have been a forged passport or what have you, but nevertheless it was found.
But the bottom line is with all of this happening, with all of these young men, able-bodied, military age fleeing — Bernie Sanders says ’cause it’s hot where they live because of climate change — Obama says, oh, yeah, we’ll check ’em out. Really? Who has confidence that we’re gonna do that? We can’t even find the illegals in this country, supposedly. What do you mean we’re gonna check ’em out? How many Fort Hoods is it gonna take? How many one-off terrorism acts, attempted terrorism acts by lone wolves or whatever in this country is it gonna take?
Why in the world would you want to commit suicide? This is what people don’t understand. You know, reasonable people who don’t define themselves politically. These are the people I’m talking about I wish we could teach to spot liberalism everywhere it is. We would be so far ahead of the game. But people that doesn’t want to think they’re watching politics, don’t want to see politics, don’t want to think politics is part of anything, even they are beginning to say, “Wait a minute. We just had another ISIS attack. They’re beheading people left and right. They’re making videos of it. They’re killing people left and right. People are fleeing everywhere.
We want to let people into this country during a period of time like this? Why would we commit suicide? Why would America take the risk? Even nonpolitical people are beginning to ask the question. Like what I heard today driving in to work. “Well, I’m really worried out there, Mark. I’m really, really worried. It might be the worst time in the world for my kids to be growing up.” You know, I’m flabbergasted listening to this. He’s talking about the Paris attack. And they’re worried, they were talking about sleeper cells here and how many might be planning attacks here in the United States, and I said, “Have you guys noticed what’s happening to the economy?” They hadn’t. It’s asking empty questions. (interruption) That’s what I mean, Fort Hood was not workplace violence. Well, I know they said it was. That’s why people don’t trust them now.
They’re asking us to not believe exactly what we see. They’re asking us to deny common sense. They’re asking us to deny what’s rational. They want us to believe them. “Ah, it’s workplace violent.” Really? Allahu Akbar. It happens every day. Snerdley shouts every other day last week, Allahu Akbar, got mad his computer, right, workplace violence. Okay, so there’s Obama making the case, he’s in Turkey, “We can’t shut down the refugees, we gotta let ’em in, that’s who we are, that’s how we open ’em up.” And this is when Obama, his critics are bellicose, and they pop off with tough talk. This is Obama tougher on Republicans than he ever is on ISIS. This is a press conference at the G20 summit, and White House correspondent Jim Avila. “Mr. President, if I could ask, I’d like you to address your critics who say your reluctance to enter another Middle East war and your preference of diplomacy over using the military makes the US weaker and emboldens our enemies.”
OBAMA: Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we’re doing, that that would make a difference, because that seems to be the only thing that they’re doing is talking as if they’re tough. Folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan. What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually gonna work to protect the American people and to protect people in the region.
RUSH: Did I just hear what I just heard? Did we all just hear that? Did he just say that he’s not gonna pursue some notion, he’s not interested in pursuing some notion of American leadership or of America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with. It has no relationship to what’s actually gonna work? If America winning doesn’t have any relationship to what’s gonna work, then what the hell are we working on? What’s the point? This is not the first time he has said this. This is not the first time he has questioned the whole concept of America winning as a phony premise. Gosh, I wish I could remember. It seems like it was early on in the first term. It might have been about Iraq. But this is the second, maybe the third time I have heard Obama denigrate the concept of America winning as somehow insignificant or beneath us intellectually within that it’s just a slogan. America winning is just a slogan. And what I guess is real is all these hashtags, #bringbackourgirls. Let’s drop some candles here for the victims of whatever happened and think we’re doing something. That’s what people on his side do.
But he really makes the case here, makes the point here that this is bitter clinger rabble-rousing. It’s just insignificant. This idea of America winning, it’s so backwards. We intellectuals are so far beyond the concept of America winning. That’s not what this is about. We’re not in this to win. That’s not why we’re doing what we’re doing. That’s his point of view here. American leadership, America winning, other slogans we can come up with. I’m not interested in that. That has no relationship to what’s actually gonna work to protect the American people. America winning has no relationship to protecting the American people?
This is arrogant condescension and the whole idea here about winning and victory, intellectuals, in their world, that is blue-collar stuff, that’s hayseed, hick stuff, talking about winning and this and that. The intellectuals know there is no winning. There’s just containment. There’s appeasement, there’s cooperation, coalition. Winning? Come on, don’t waste my time. We’re so beyond winning. In his vaunted world of superior intelligence and being, winning is such a passe thing. Leadership, it’s so irrelevant to the real world today. But he wasn’t finished. He then lectured everybody on how we have to accept Muslims as well as Christians or we’re all just a bunch of bigots.
OBAMA: When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims. When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who’s fleeing from a war torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful. That’s not American. It’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.
RUSH: Oh, really? You know, it’s a common line that Obama uses all the time to make everybody think he’s an American traditionalist. Now, whatever he is, he’s not an American traditionalist. By that I mean traditional American values. He abhors them. They’re old, they’re out of date, they were never that good anyway. But when he comes out, “That’s not America. That’s not who we are,” that’s Obama trying to make you think that he thinks like you do. But he doesn’t.
RUSH: By the way, can anybody tell me who is it, he says “political leaders suggesting that there should be a religious test for these refugees, we should admit the Christians, not the Muslims,” who said that? Do you know anybody who said it? Well, I can’t think of anybody. And then he says “Some of these folks themselves come from families who’ve benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution.” Who’s he talking about? You know, I wish he would name names when he starts alleging all of these bigots are out there, I want to know who he’s talking about.
But I’ll guarantee you this, the low-information crowd and the Democrat Party thinks he’s talking about Republicans, and that’s the whole purpose of the comment, but he won’t name names. All these imaginary bigots out there. That’s not America, that’s not who we are. Really? We aren’t who we are the last seven years, if you ask me. We are not who we are. We’ve been doing things not the way we normally do them the last seven years, if you ask me.
RUSH: Okay. I have been informed that Obama was probably referring to Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz, because apparently Jeb Bush and Cruz suggested that Muslim refugees from Syria not be admitted to the US right now, refugees, and Rubio has said that we shouldn’t take in any Syrian refugees. Well, that’s fine. I don’t mind missing that. I must have missed that Friday night. No big deal. Fact of the matter is that Obama, that’s what jazzed him. Obama got more irritated as those guys than he is at ISIS.
Now, before you people go off half-cocked out there, I’m just telling you, that’s how he sounded. In this press conference today, Obama got animated and got passionate, energetic, when talking about that. When talking about ISIS, it was — what’s the word for it? It was impersonal. It was detached. It was as though he was talking theory and philosophy in the faculty lounge. He wasn’t talking about specifics, and there was no condemnation, to speak of, of ISIS. There was an acknowledgement that they’re bad guys, but there was no condemnation. Not like there was condemnation of these Republicans who think it would be wise to keep Syrian refugees out of America right now.
What do you think, folks? Given what’s happening, given what we see happening in Europe, Europe is being overrun. And there are a lot of people in Europe who are starting to wake up to the idea that this is not just a natural flow of people fleeing poverty or war or global warming heat or whatever, that it is part of a plan. People in Europe, because it’s so massive, because of the demands these refugees are making, because of the demographics of the refugees, even some wuss Europeans are beginning to get suspicious.
To me this is just common sense, we are at war. We have a terror group which is much more violent than Al-Qaeda, which we seem totally vexed by. If you listen to our own president, we’re vexed about how to deal with them. They were the JV team, then last Friday we had ’em contained. Obama even today said that despite this incident, they’re on the run. Those are not his exact words, but despite this incident that happened, we still have the upper hand with these people. And we don’t.
But you couple what’s happening on the Southern border with endless illegal immigration, sponsored by the Democrat Party. Well, we can’t leave the Republicans out of that one, either. This country’s being flooded and overrun. And forget the religion, forget terror. How about the US economy? How much does our compassion cost? We are $19 trillion in debt. We don’t have the money for all of this compassion. You know, that’s the thing that nobody is talking about here, except on our side.
We continue to import all these people wherever they come from, the Southern border or war torn refugees from wherever in the Middle East. They’re incapable of providing for themselves. We’re settling them and locating them. And, by the way, Syrian refugees are already here in overwhelming numbers and they’re in practically every major city in the country. I have a graphic that I printed that I could show you on the Dittocam. I’m not sure how well it would show up, though. Whoever put the graphic together used very light shades of — well, I would say ink. Let me show it to you. I gotta turn the Dittocam off and I’m gonna zoom in here. Yeah, that’ll work.
Okay, what you’re gonna see when I turn the Dittocam back on is where Syrian refugees were placed. What you’re not gonna be able to see, probably, is the outline of the United States, the continental 48. It’s very, very faint here. So imagine that you are looking at the continental United States with New York in the Northeast in the upper right-hand corner, and LA in the lower-left hand corner, and Florida, Miami, in lower right-hand corner, and Seattle, upper left, and you will see, this is where Syrian refugees have been placed. The size of the circle matters. The bigger the circle, the more refugees. And in every major city here, folks, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Washington, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Atlanta, St. Louis, Louisville, Memphis, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth.
Let me show it to you here. And there you go. That’s where Syrian refugees already have been placed in the country. Now, we’ll grab a screenshot of this, put it up on the Dittocam, and I’ll send the graphic up to Koko so we can get a clean version of this up on the website so that you can see it. Dittocam coming off now, have to reposition it. But given what we know, just the common-sense aspect of this and what we see happening in Europe and the demands being made and the events taking place, what about the American value of self-preservation? What about the Constitution? What about the oath of office, defend and protect the people of the United States?
The president wants to provide all kinds of leadership in terms of our welfare state, but he does not want to provide leadership in vanquishing our enemies, or so it seems to me. If you want to come here and become a freeloader for the Democrat Party, the doors are open. Wherever you are in the world and the more dependent you are, the less capable of providing for yourself, the better. But when it comes to leadership around the world, vanquishing enemies of a free people, the United States doesn’t seem to be eager to get on that battlefield. The United States doesn’t seem to think that it’s our responsibility anymore, even to ourselves, much less our allies.
RUSH: “The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son ‘did not mean to kill anyone’ – and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress.” His name is Ibrahim Abdeslam. He blew himself up in the attack outside the cafe. He was one of three brothers said to be at the heart of the ISIS terror cell. The family has since claimed that Ibrahim, 31, may have been stressed. Stressed? What US college did he attend? (interruption) Well, they keep telling us that they’re stressed out on campus, that they’re worried, that they’re feeling unsafe and so forth. Just asking.
“Obama advisor: President Obama still plans to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country over the next year, despite the terrorist attacks in Paris.” This is Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor. “We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees.” That’s a blatant lie, by the way. Congressman Peter King of New York rebuffed the Regime’s claim that there are robust vetting procedures in place. He was on Fox News Sunday. He said (paraphrasing): “I was listening to Ben Rhodes and what he just said about this robust vetting of refugees is untrue. There’s virtually no vetting. There aren’t any databases in Syria. There are no government records. We don’t know who these people are.” And that makes all the sense in the world.
What are we vetting them against? Okay, here is Amir Sahib Skyhook, he wants into the country. “Wait a minute, Amir, we’re gonna check you out.”
“Well, very good, you check me out but there are no records of me anywhere. I come from Syria, everybody has been blown up. There is no government building there. There are no records of me,” and he’s probably right. Where do we go to find out who Amir Sahib Skyhook is? (interruption) Why am I in trouble? (interruption) I just did an impersonation, for crying out. What am I in trouble for? Amir Sahib Skyhook? (interruption) Oh, come on. That’s just a take-off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.