RUSH: I’m almost at a loss in my ability to keep a straight face at this. Obama says that he’s not going down to the border because he’s not interested in theater. He not interested in photo-ops.
Grab audio sound bite number one. Last night in Dallas, after meeting with Rick Perry, an unidentified reporter said, “There are increasing calls not just from Republicans, but also from some Democrats for you to visit the border during this trip. Can you explain why you didn’t do that? Do you see any legitimate reason for you to actually do that at some point or do you think these calls are more about politics than anything else?”
OBAMA: There’s nothing that has taken place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on. This isn’t theater. This is a problem. I’m not interested in photo-ops. I’m interested in solving a problem. And those who say I should visit the border, when you ask ’em what should we be doing, they’re giving us suggestions that are embodied in legislation that I’ve already sent to Congress.
RUSH: Not interested in a photo-op? What the hell was that at the pool hall the other day? He is nothing but photo-ops. Says he’s not interested in photo-ops? That’s all he does, photo-ops on the golf course. This is a guy who dressed a bunch of people in white lab coats for a press conference in the Rose Garden to make ’em look like doctors so that he could persuade people that doctors supported Obamacare. Remember that? They had a casting call and then they had a wardrobe call ’cause some doctors showed up that weren’t wearing the lab coats so the White House had to scramble, get some white lab Coats to put on. Photo-op!
This guy is nothing but photo-ops, photo-ops with kids, photo-ops that illustrate that he’s not governing, that he’s removed, the Limbaugh Theorem aspect. The photo-op, the series of photo-ops are crucial to Obama in presenting the image. Everything he’s been doing the last month, you almost could call it a photo-op tour. I was thinking when I heard this sound bite today, what has Obama ever done that’s not a photo-op? Some of the executive orders he signs are not photo-ops.