RUSH: Okay, Kevin in Fort Myers, Florida, our last caller, if it sounded like I was giving him short shrift, I wasn’t. There wasn’t much time. I didn’t have time to ask him questions with in-depth answers, up against it on time. I didn’t want to ask him to hold on for 10 minutes of the break and so forth. So let me tackle here his basic premise. It was that Romney needs to run again, only this time Romney needs to have 19 things that he’s gonna talk about, and a few things that he’s not gonna talk about.
He’s gonna tell the media he’s not talking about abortion. It doesn’t matter a hill beans. It has no impact on what’s wrong with this country. It has no impact on fixing what’s wrong with this country. It’s not gonna be a factor the way I govern the country. I’m not talking about it. I’m not gonna talk about Bain Capital. It has nothing to do with anything. And a couple of other things that he wanted to mention.
Instead, put out position paper, 10 pages, two pages, five pages, 19 points, A, B, C, and D. Here’s who I am, this is what I believe, this is what I’m gonna do. Don’t bring up that other stuff. My immediate reaction that I did not voice in the phone call is this: I have noticed that there are some people who are trying to revive a Mitt Romney rerun in 2016. And Romney himself has stated that, “Well, you know, all kinds of things change. Who knows what 2016 will bring.” Leaving it open, of course.
Now, you know, you people do not make this easy. But I must respond honestly, truthfully, and straightforwardly. I don’t understand the Romney rerun. He lost. He lost quite handily. And he lost not because of abortion. He didn’t lose because of contraception. He didn’t lose because of Bain Capital. He lost because of Romneycare. He lost because of a bunch of blue-collar Democrats chose to stay with B. Hussein O., and he lost because four million Republicans who had voted in 2008 decided not to in 2012. I’ve seen a number of different analyses, that if those four million Republicans had showed up, that Romney would be president.
RUSH: Now, the Democrats nominated Adlai Stevenson twice, and it didn’t work out either time. I personally enjoy Mitt Romney very much, and I’ve had a couple serious conversations with him, meetings here at the EIB Southern Command, in fact, one of them. But he lost. And he lost big, and he lost in a key area: Republican base voters.
Listen To Caller Kevin’s 19 Things Romney Should Talk About:
RUSH: I’m reading now from the piece. This is a woman writing the story, Michelle Castillo at Adweek.
“It’s especially degrading considering that ESPN’s main Fantasy Football site has a series of introductory videos to help people learn the game, but has employed the talents of one of its top Fantasy Football analysts, Matthew Berry. While he can create a Fantasy Football-for-dummies primer for the main audience, it seems ESPN believes that neither he nor any of its staff know how to speak to women, who apparently only comprehend things when it relates to finding a potential mate.”
Now. So essentially, folks, what ESPN is doing here, in order to spread the game to the female demographic, is they’re turning fantasy football into The Dating Game. It’s not fantasy football; it’s fantasy football dating. And, as I say, LeSean McCoy and Calvin Johnson, “You don’t want to just date those guys, you want to marry ‘em,” meaning you’d really like ‘em on your team, and that’s how they’re choosing to do it.
Now, I thought the way I explained fantasy football yesterday and just now was perfectly understandable. Now, remember: This is from the sensitive left who are very, very, very aware of women. They’re not part of the War on Women like us conservative Republicans are conducting. No way! So they have to insult them and their intelligence and assume there’s no way they could be attracted to fantasy football unless they can fantasize and pretend about marrying or dating, or rejecting.
They need a fourth category: “Husband who would abuse you if you married him and you would turn him in.”
RUSH: We go back to the press conference yesterday, moving up now to audio sound bite number four. During the Q&A, this is after Obama has explained that there’s no strategy for dealing with ISIL, ISIS, an unidentified reporter said, “Mr. President, despite all of the actions the west has taken to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine, Russia seems intent on taking one step after another. Convoys, transports of arms? At what point do sanctions no longer work, and would you envisage –” (laughing) Sorry, folks. Good thing this guy’s not identified. (laughing) “Would you, Mr. President, would you envisage the possibility –” for those of you in Rio Linda, he meant to say “envision.” ” Would you envisage the possibility of a necessity of military action to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine, sir?”
OBAMA: We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem. What we’re doing is to mobilize the international community to apply pressure on Russia. But I think it is very important to recognize that a military solution to this problem is not gonna be forthcoming.
RUSH: Can you imagine Putin watching this? He cannot believe his luck that he got this guy as an adversary. So one day Obama says (imitating Obama), “Oh, no, ISIS? We don’t have a strategy for that, there isn’t any way.” Then Putin goes into Ukraine and Obama says, “Hey, there’s no way there’s a military solution to this problem, ain’t no way.” And it’s not by accident that Putin today announces we are back and you had better not stop us. Russia, nuclear Russia is back. He was at a children’s camp and he said you cannot stop us, you’d better not try, and Obama said, “You don’t have anything to worry about, Vlad. We have no intention of stopping you.”
RUSH: Today, White House press briefing, Josh Earnest, the press secretary, got a question from Jim Acosta at CNN. Now, Acosta is apparently one of the biggest apologists for the Regime that you can find. And here’s his question. Listen to this question, to the White House press secretary. This was just mere moments ago, in the last hour.
“The fact that you came out so quickly and tried to explain what the president had to say suggests that what he said was not what he intended to say, or are you saying that the rest of us took it the wrong way?”
When is the last time you can recall, outside of this administration, a member of the press bending over backwards like this?
Listen to this question again. This is after Obama said (imitating Obama), “Uh, you know what? I was watching the news, and I was watching what some of you people are doing, and we don’t have strategy for that. We don’t have a strategy.”
(imitating Acosta) “Okay, so, Josh, you’re out here so fast after that, answering questions, the fact that you came out so quickly, does it suggest that what he said was not what he intended to say?” Would Sam Donaldson ever say that to a spokesman for Reagan, like Larry Speakes? “Larry, did the president really not mean to say what he said. Did we take it wrong, Larry? Is that what you’re saying, did we take it the wrong way?” And here’s the answer from the press secretary.
EARNEST: The reaction that we had at the White House yesterday was not in response to the president’s comments; it’s in response to the way it was being reported. We didn’t listen to the president’s news conference and go formulate a strategy for responding. We listened to the president’s news conference, watched your reporting, and recognized that if we wanted people to have a very clear understanding of what the president was trying to communicate, that we needed to engage you directly to do that.
RUSH: Meaning, you know, we can’t leave it up to the president to tell you what he means. After he does that, we have to come here the next day and tell you what you meant ’cause you people are obviously not smart enough to keep up with the president. You’re not quick enough. You’re not with it enough. You really can’t keep up with the guy. You don’t know what he’s saying so we have to come out the next day and explain it to you. This is what Earnest was saying based on the question. And what he was really saying here was, you know what? We watched you guys reporting on the president saying we didn’t have a strategy, and we realized that we had to come out here and correct what you guys were saying because you didn’t understand what the president said.
Now, folks, there’s no way to misinterpret “We don’t have a strategy.” There’s no way to misinterpret, “Well, you know, we got the best military in the world. We could put ‘em down here. We’re not gonna be able to get rid of ‘em. The Iraqis are gonna have to step up.” So the press, so shocked, so dismayed by what they heard, desperate for some word from the White House today that it was them who were wrong and not the president saying something stupid. And that’s what Acosta is begging for. Acosta is basically begging for the press secretary to tell him that the press core just got it wrong. “No, no, no, the president didn’t say anything stupid like that.” And the press is totally willing to accept that they are the idiots, if it means Obama not looking like an idiot.