Obama Admits Government Doesn't Function Unless He Gives Special Orders
RUSH: There were two speeches today. Romney gave a speech back on the campaign trail and it was dynamite. It was really good. Obama is in Green Bay right now. Now, everybody here listening knows that I don't like Obama. Everybody knows that I've never been fooled by Obama, and everybody knows that I've got a prejudice and a bias against Obama. I mean, I hope he loses. I want him to lose big. I want him to lose in a landslide. I want this country to reject everything he stands for. That's what my dream is, okay? Even having said that, this speech today is one of the most tired, worn-out, repetitive, nothing new in it. I mean, if this is a turnout election, I don't see what he's doing turning his people out. I don't see this as inspiring.
He's got a crowd there at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay. He's wearing his Air Force One jacket. He's saying things like, (imitating Obama) "We're gonna keep investing in solar and wind and clean energy, green energy. I don't care what anybody says, I'm not gonna cede any of that to other countries." It's bombing! All of that is bombing. Do you know that there were 16 electric cars, these Fisker things, 16 Fisker Karmas burned up after being submerged in water by Hurricane Sandy. I don't know where. Obviously in New York or in New Jersey somewhere. Terrible thing. Then he was talking about Al-Qaeda's on the run.
The day after Fox News discovers that there was a cable from the dead ambassador Chris Stevens to Washington begging for security at the consulate in Benghazi, saying that Al-Qaeda is massing here, Al-Qaeda is organizing and they're planning attacks. This was in the weeks prior to the attack. It was an Al-Qaeda attack. An Al-Qaeda attack planned and strategerized, killed four Americans. Everybody knows this. Obama, "Al-Qaeda's on the run."
(imitating Obama) "Don't tell me that hiring more teachers won't boost our economy." I'll tell you, hiring more teachers is not the answer to boosting the economy. I'll tell you now, I'll tell you tomorrow, I'll tell you tonight. He's going point by point trying to refute what Romney has said. Then he promised to raise taxes. "And I don't believe that these millionaires ought to be complaining at all. The tax rate goes back to what it was when Bill Clinton was president." It was the same old rigmarole, not even recycled.
I don't know how many people caught this, folks, but in the real world, Obama really stepped in it yesterday with Chris Christie. He really stepped in it. After his photo-op tour in New Jersey, Obama told the press -- see if you catch this -- Obama told the press that he has directed his staff and his administration to tolerate no red tape or bureaucratic excuses when it comes to getting storm victims the help they need. Obama said he had instructed his people to return the calls from officials in storm damaged states within 15 minutes. If they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. (paraphrasing) "My message to the federal government: no bureaucracy, no red tape. Get resources where they are needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration."
What does that mean?
It means that the normal state of affairs is the government doesn't work. Barack Obama just spelled out for everybody that in the normal existence of the bureaucracy, it doesn't work, and that it takes special commands, fist pounding, presidential orders with fear behind them in order to get the bureaucracy to work, period. Not smoothly, not timely, but just work, period. But this is not it. That's not what I caught. Everybody can catch that. What I caught, in addition to this sounding like government normally is totally messed up, government normally can't get anything done, government normally is filled with red tape and roadblocks and delays. Normally government bogs down efficiency. Normally the natural state of affairs of the bureaucracy is to bog down efforts to deal with problems and that needs to be stripped away. We need to strip away the roadblocks, the bureaucracy.
But here's the thing. That's exactly what Mitt Romney's campaigning to do. Mitt Romney is campaigning to make this government exactly what Obama wants it to be for a short while to handle New Jersey and Chris Christie. And when Mitt Romney suggests that we streamline the bureaucracy; that we get rid of some of the deadweight. When we get rid of some of the redundancy, when we get rid of all of these regulations and bottlenecks, what does Obama say? He starts stammering that that's taking us back to what caused our economic problems in the first place. Mitt Romney's solution is what Obama keeps blaming.
That's what I caught.
Mitt Romney or any conservative's solution to big government: cut it, streamline it, pare it back. Obama, (imitating Obama) "We gotta do that. I'm not gonna stand for the normal state of affairs. You call me and I'm gonna get something done in 15 minutes." Why isn't that the case every day? Why is that the exception? Why is that something that he needs to be applauded for, by the way? Why couldn't he have been doing that the last four years? So Mitt Romney says, (paraphrasing) "That's what I'm gonna make government. I'm gonna streamline it. I'm gonna get rid of all of these roadblocks. I'm gonna get rid of all of these regulations." What does Obama say? "Romney wants to take us back to what caused our economic problems in the first place."
I think Obama's standing in quicksand. That's just me and people who hear this stuff the way I do. And now you have heard it the way I do 'cause I just told you what I heard. So now even if you didn't hear it that way, you are now going, "Oh, yeah, ho-ho-ho, yeah, right on, Rush man." I know you're doing that out there. I can see it. So it sounds to me like when Obama's reelection is on the line he actually agrees with Romney. We got too much red tape. We got too much bureaucracy. We have a government that is a barrier to efficiency. Barack Obama just admitted it.
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