RUSH: There are two stories that are out there today. Pete Wehner, my old buddy from Empower America, he worked with Karl Rove in the White House, Bush White House. Pete worked with Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp at Empower America. Now he’s at Commentary Magazine. Pete has a piece on just the overall failure that is Barack Obama. And it’s an unusual piece for Pete. He’s not been writing this kind of stuff lately. Pete has been more temperate than this, which makes it all the more, I think, thrust-worthy, if you will. And I, of course, enjoy seeing it.
And there’s a Time Magazine piece that chronicles Obama’s dismal failure in the area of foreign policy. And what more and more people are coming to realize is the guy was totally unprepared to be president when he was elected. We were sold such a bill of goods. It’s the same thing that had me so fit to be tied yesterday. Everybody knew it, but nobody would say it. Everybody knew that we were being hoodwinked. Everybody knew we were being hogtied. Everybody knew we were being sold a bill of goods.
We were electing somebody that had no business being president, no qualifications, back door agenda and so forth. But because of the historical nature of this presidency, first black presidency, so much hope invested, maybe we can get rid of slavery and racism forever and be Kumbaya that it was worth it. It was malarkey. It was never going to happen. It was going to make it worse, everything I predicted to be true. I was a lone wolf January 16th, 2009: I hope he fails. I caught hell, I caught grief, even though everybody knew what I meant. And now the pieces are rolling in on how he is a failure.
Now, to be honest, some of these people are saying he’s a failure at being a president. I don’t think he is. I think he’s doing exactly what he wants to do. I think he’s messing things up exactly as he intended to do. These guys are judging him from the standpoint or through the prism of presidential achievement and accomplishment, and he is a dismal failure in that regard. He’s an overwhelming success if you judge Obama and his ability to inculcate his world view on this country and fundamentally transform it.
But regardless, we now have some people using the fail and failure words about Obama. And I doubt they’re going to catch the grief that I caught. I don’t care that I caught the grief. I mean, that’s what I’m here to do. I’m perfectly fine carrying that spear, catching that spear, carrying that baton.