RUSH: So the question is: Don’t you think you’d better go to Ferguson, show these other communities that you care? The question alone makes my point. The question’s, “Mr. President, why don’t you get involved? Okay, send Holder, great. But why don’t you do something?” The impression being left is that he is not involved, he’s not doing anything, he doesn’t know what’s going on. He needs to do and so he needs to go there. Here’s what he said.
OBAMA: I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before, uh, investigations, uh, are completed. Uh, because, uh, although, uh, these are, you know, issues of local jurisdiction –
OBAMA: — or the DOJ works for me and when they’re conducting investigation, I’ve gotta make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.
RUSH: Really? You mean like here in 2009?
OBAMA 2009: I don’t know, not having been there, and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Number two, that the Cambridge police, uh, acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.
RUSH: Stop the tape. Wait a minute! He just said that he not gonna prejudge this stuff; that he can’t. He’s president so he can’t prejudge these events until the investigations are completed. He can’t do that. Like the Skip Gates case where he called the police officer stupid and essentially proclaimed Gates innocent before all the facts were in? That led to the beer summit. How about this one? March 23, 2012. Here’s the president once again not prejudging, not getting involved ’til the investigation is complete.
RUSH: Wow. So here’s a guy who says yesterday he’s not gonna get involved. He can’t go there. He can’t prejudge this — it’s too important — ’til all the facts are in, ’til the investigation’s complete, which, by the way, is going to take months. You people in Ferguson had better batten down and hunker down, ’cause this is gonna take months. By design. Here’s a guy prejudging everything up until Ferguson. Now he’s got to back off, not get involved.
RUSH: I just cleared a story. It’s from the CNBC website, and it’s by somebody named Ben White. Doesn’t matter who it’s by. “Why is Obama Disconnected, Directionless?” He’s not! This is exactly — let me tell you. I’ve got a theory. Everybody talks about why is Obama going on so many vacations? To get headlines like this. To make it look like he’s detached.
How many stories have you seen, “You know what, Obama’s checked out. He doesn’t like the job anymore. He knows he’s gone. He doesn’t care. He’s on vacation all the time. He just doesn’t care.” How many stories like that are you seeing? A lot. Its exactly what they want you to see. Why does he go on so many vacations? To make it look like he is, what, disconnected, directionless, detached. It makes it look like he’s irritated to have to deal with this stuff. That’s why they say, “Ah, you know, he’s so far ahead of all of us. This stuff is just so beneath him.”
That’s why he takes so many vacations. I’m convinced he takes so many vacations to further this notion that he doesn’t know what’s going on, he doesn’t care. He’s not responsible. And he is responsible for all of this, folks, and all of this is about the elimination of any opposition, and I mean the wiping out of the Republican Party as a functioning, threatening opposition. That is the objective.
RUSH: Sharpton, let me tell you, there’s a report about Sharpton that I saw, that he actually told the family — I didn’t print this out. I read so darn many blogs and I can’t print everything, and I probably ought to couch this with I can’t confirm it, no insult to the blogs. It sounds believable, though. I can’t remember where I read it, but apparently Al Sharpton charged the family money for his help, and they told him to go pound sand. Apparently he needed money, he wanted payment for leading the effort with their son. And I’m sorry, I can’t remember where I saw it. Let’s say that that’s not true, because I can’t confirm it, I can’t back it up. But I’m telling you, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s true.
RUSH: Here’s the story from CBS Washington on the Redskins players, and it’s the second paragraph here that I want to note to you. Well, here’s the first paragraph, too.
“From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.”
Now, what every liberal in the country is probably saying to themselves after seeing this is, “Hey, if the Washington team really wanted to honor Michael (Gentle Giant) Brown, they would change their name. What is this hands-up stuff? Do something!”
RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, yesterday on this program I was handed in the middle of the program an updated news story out of Ferguson, Missouri, from the Washington Post. The Washington Post story said that one of the autopsies had discovered marijuana in the gentle giant’s system. Today the National Journal has accused me of character assassination for mentioning that. The National Journal dalso has accused Matt Drudge of character assassination for posting a link to the Washington Post story.
Here’s what it said: “Conservative thought leaders such as the Drudge Report and Rush Limbaugh seized on this new bit of information. But smoking pot is hardly a smoking gun, nor is it indicative of a criminal mind (as Coloradans and Washingtonians would attest).” The character assassination of Michael Brown. The Washington Post doesn’t come under any criticism here, and they’re the source of this! Doesn’t say anything about it.