RUSH: I think it’s also this assumption. Here’s Obama at MacDill and he’s telling an audience of uniformed military personnel, Air Force primarily, “Don’t worry –” He didn’t say “don’t worry.” The quote is, “I will not commit you to fighting another ground war in Iraq,” as though everybody agrees that it was a total waste of time, and as though everybody agrees there’s no value in preserving what was won in Iraq.”
Folks, this is why I don’t want to talk about this stuff. It just offends me. This is incompetence on parade. It really is. It’s so narcissistic to think that everybody — I can’t enforce enough how talk like this has to make families feel of the people who died serving their country, or severely wounded serving their country in Iraq. Here’s the commander-in-chief, every day he has a chance, telling everybody it’s a total waste of time, it didn’t mean anything. And don’t worry, it was such a waste of time, I’m not gonna send any of you guys back there.
What are we doing, then, with ISIS? What is the whole point of this? Let me give you the hard numbers in the CBS/New York Times poll. You don’t have to read this story. I’m just gonna give you the hard numbers. Obama approval, disapproval on the issues. Immigration: 30% approve, 60% disapprove. Immigration — say amnesty, say after me, “amnesty” — 30% approval, 60% disapproval. Do you realize how dangerously close we came to the Republicans in Washington signing on to this?
What is Obama known for? When it comes to immigration, what is he known for? Opening the borders, saying come on in, granting amnesty to five or six, 11 million people. Thirty percent approval. I’ll say it again, this issue has never been one that a majority of Americans supported. It was more trickinology, folks. It was a giant trick trying to make everybody think that everybody in this country wanted the 11, 12 million illegals, whatever the number is, to have amnesty. That’s why there is no credit to accrue from doing this. Thirty percent approval, 60% disapproval on immigration.
On terrorism: it’s 41% approval, 50% disapproval. On foreign policy, 34% approval, 58% disapproval. And on the economy, 40% approval, 53% disapproval. These are all all-time lows for Barack Obama in the New York Times/CBS News poll. And then the other question, the other remaining question, is Obama tough enough in dealing with ISIS? Fifty-seven percent say “no.” Outrageous. He’s not a nice guy. That’s another thing. He’s not a nice guy, and he’s not cool, calm. This guy’s a bully in his own right, in his own way, and he’s certainly not cool; he’s cold.