How to Respond to Obama’s Lies?
I must be honest with you here. We’ve faced this countless times before during the Clinton years with the Democrat Party and the people at the highest levels of their leadership showing total disregard and disrespect for traditions, ethics, just being polite, manners, showing respect. And I don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve always struggled with how to react to it and how to explain it to people in a way that is persuasive. I guess I’ve always struggled with the way to explain to people to pierce the partisanship. ‘Cause I don’t need to persuade you. You all know how atrocious this is. You know how shameful, how embarrassing this is. But his audience doesn’t, the people he’s speaking to you.
You’d like to be able to get to them. I’d like to be able to shake their shoulders, “Wake up and understand what’s happening here.” I don’t know that I’ve ever successfully been able to do that, not consistently. I know that converts happen. But I’m into my 24th year hosting this program, and I am still struggling, as I think a lot of conservatives, slash, Republicans are, with the best way to react. See, the problem is I live in Realville. I have a profound respect for the intelligence of my audience. I can’t relate to what Obama’s doing. I wouldn’t lie to you to try to advance my own fortunes. I couldn’t. My conscience wouldn’t permit it, number one. Number two, it’s not who I am. I could not do what he’s doing. And as such, I can’t relate to it. I can understand it, but I can’t relate to it. And we’re up against people who don’t care if he’s lying.
All they care about is the food stamp check. Am I gonna keep my health care? Will abortion still be legal? That’s all. And he’s counting on that. He’s counting on his audience to be dumb. He has no problem disrespecting them or the vast majority of the American people. I’ll give you a reminder, an example, to illustrate what I’m talking about here. Shortly after Obama was immaculated, there was an incident in Detroit where the federal government was giving away vouchers for cheap rentals, I think is what it was. It doesn’t really matter for the purposes of this story. And what happened was that wherever people were told to go in Detroit they were flooded with people. Cookie, we don’t need the sound bites from the archives. Don’t go get ’em. I’m not gonna spend that much time on it. All these people showed up and our affiliate in Detroit, WJR, sent a reporter out to talk to the people.
“Why are you here?”
And their answers, to me, as an American citizen, were depressing. And if I had been president, I would have been ashamed. I would have been really bothered that people voted for me based on this. But this is exactly what he wants. These people showed up, and they said, “I’m here to get my free place to live.”
“Well, who’s going to pay for it?”
“I don’t care.”
“Well, no, really, where’s the money coming from?”
“It’s coming from Obama’s stash.”
“Well, where’d Obama get it?”
“I don’t care. He’s got it, and that’s why we love Obama. He’s giving it to us.”
I would have cringed. If I had been president and people showed up and thought that’s what my presidency meant, I would have cringed. I would have flown to Detroit, and I woulda had a meeting, and I would have done a speech, and I woulda said, “Let me tell you what this country is all about and how you prosper in it.” Instead, Obama exploits that ignorance; exploits that stupidity. And I don’t mean stupidity in a pejorative sense. I’m just trying to be descriptive. But he exploits people who have nothing and whose only hope of getting something, they think, is if a president gives it to ’em. I can’t relate to that. I understand it. He’s a welfare state guy. He’s a redistribution of wealth guy. He wants people to love him because he wants them to think that he’s the only reason they’ve got anything. And we’ve gotta peel off some of those people somehow.