Rush Limbaugh: “You Have to Wonder, At Some Point Will George Bush Be on Mt. Rushmore?”

George W. Bush and Barack Obama: A contrast in style and substance.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we’ve got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack… A little bit about 9/11 and the memorials that took place over the weekend. When you hear Americans reliving 9/11 — I mean real people that were citizens of the country; not media people or sports stars, but real people — You have to wonder: At some point will George W. Bush be on Mount Rushmore? Look at what this nation went through. The shock, the horror, the terror, the doubts, the confusion, the fears of what’s next, and out of that day — and out of that treachery and confusion we got the most implausible result: No more attacks. Quite a job, Mr. President Bush. Quite a job…

RUSH LIMBAUGH: They did assassination movies and books about George W. Bush. There’s a picture. I don’t know if you’ve seen the picture: Bush and Obama standing side by side while a memorial service is going on, prayer taking place. Bush is appropriately bowing his head. Obama is looking up at his son: God — or, if you want, his father. But it’s not an accident. Now, some people have said Obama looks like he’s trying to figure out what he’s gonna wear on the golf course later. But, no. Obama has this habit of looking up and looking up above everyone and Bush is bowing his head. Obama’s eyes are closed looking up. That’s quite striking. I think it’s quite, quite telling.

They got all over Bush. He didn’t leave the school the moment he heard. He didn’t come back to Washington soon enough. Remember Peter Jennings saying, “Ah, you know, some presidents are just better at this than others,” in expressing his disapproval the way Bush was handling the post-9/11 period. Then they said it was all his fault, not the Clintons’. And then they said he was violating civil rights, that he was listening in on liberals’ phone calls and wiretapping their lives. He was rounding up citizens. He was torturing. He was invading your library records. And we had ten years of no attacks.

Rumsfeld put out a tweet today or somebody from Rumsfeld’s office put out a tweet that he’s canceled his New York Times subscription because of what Paul Krugman wrote about 9/11on Sunday. Krugman… I had it somewhere here in my stack, not all of it, but some of what he wrote. It really is repugnant. But Rumsfeld has canceled his subscription. I said, “What took you so long? Why is anybody on our side still reading the New York Times?” I know, I know. They’re hopefully going to find themselves in praise. (interruption) No, I know. People on our side read the New York Times, Washington Post hoping and hoping that they’ll be praised.


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