RUSH: Folks, if you listen to the rest of Obama. After he went out there, we don’t have the whole bite there, and I don’t want it. I could convey it without audio.
He goes out there and says, “It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,” and then he goes perfunctory for the rest of the 25 seconds and then he started telling jokes and going lighthearted and yuk-yuk about why he was in Wilmington, Delaware, in the first place. So it was clear that his statement on the jet was a perfunctory thing.
“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. … The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the passengers wherever they call home,” and bam! He was off. So much so that even that paragon of journalistic talent Piers Morgan has tweeted his abject shock and dismay that Obama would be so cavalier about this.
When you lose Piers Morgan — ’cause it doesn’t take much to hold him. When you lose Piers Morgan, you’ve lost, my gosh, who knows who else? You might have lost David Geffen if you lose Piers Morgan. And if you lose David Geffen, you’re gonna lose Cher. And if you lose Cher, you’re on the verge of losing some of the LGBTs. I mean, it starts a chain reaction out there.
If this was designed to provoke Obama into taking some sort of action, I do not think… I mean, he did say, “It looks like it might be a terrible tragedy,” and then later on (paraphrased), “Hey, it’s great to be here in Delaware, the state that gave us Joe Biden, who just said yesterday that we didn’t change anything here in the first term. Ha-ha. Har-har. Isn’t that great? Everybody just loves old Joe.”