RUSH: There was a big "we are the world" thing in Paris yesterday, what, 40 nations were represented or 44 people from different nations represented in a kind of a solidarity movement, solidarity show with the people in France.
"In two separate instances Sunday morning, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to follow the lead of France and declare that the US is at war with radical Islam in the aftermath of the brutal attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices on Wednesday." And, by the way, Obama didn't go, and even the Drive-Bys are wondering, "Why didn't Obama go?" Are you kidding? Do you not really know why Obama wouldn't attend this? Grab audio sound bite number seven. Media montage of the Drive-By Media shocked that Obama did not attend the French unity march.
CAMEROTA: Leaders of many countries linking arms, joining millions in a stunning show of unity in Paris. One Western leader, though, was conspicuously absent: President Obama.
GLOR: Heavy criticism of President Obama for skipping Sunday's rally in Paris. No senior US figures were there.
MITCHELL: The unity March Sunday, 40 world leaders, including all of Europe, even Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his adversary, Palestinian President Abbas. But not President Obama.
COSTELLO: President Obama choosing not to be in Paris for the unity March.
NAUERT: The president not showing up for that unity March.
GUTHRIE: President Obama nor any top US official attended the event.
PLANTE: The absence of any US leader now has the White House on the defensive.
RUSH: No, they're not on the defensive. The White House is never on the defensive. You know, as close as most members of the media are to Obama, you would think that by now, with six years under their belt and with a fairly decent amount of proximity, that they would finally understand who they're dealing with. This White House is never on defensive, because the president, it's not in his psychological makeup to have self-doubt. The narcissism that he has and the spoiled child nature, it's impossible for him to have doubts. It's psychologically impossible.
I mean, you have to have a conscience and any number of things in order to have self-doubt or to be put on the defensive. And that just isn't the case. That doesn't aptly describe -- you know, why wouldn't Obama go to this thing? See, this is where the Drive-Bys get all convoluted. They think that everything is style over substance, symbolism over substance, and when you've got a chance to engage in symbolism over substance, you take it. And they've seen Obama engage in a whole bunch of these kind of things, symbolism over substance public appearances.
They've seen Obama engage in a lot of things that have no substance to them but a great image or photo-op or what have you. Obama's not gonna go be part of the crowd. Forty-some-odd people and Obama's gonna be part of that? There's no way. He's not gonna subject himself. He's not going to put himself in a group where he is seen as one of many, many equals. That's the way this thing is looked at. And that's just one. There are many ways.
The other thing is, what was being condemned here? Militant Islam was on the plate here for being condemned. Now let's face it. This is the president, who at the United Nations, said that we must never allow the word of the prophet to be smeared. I'm paraphrasing. This is the president who wrote that one of the most beautiful sounds he's ever heard is the morning call to prayer at a mosque in a city where Islam is being practiced. The White House is saying, nah, Obama couldn't go because this wasn't about Obama. That's exactly right, by the way. They may be trying compliment or stave things off, it wasn't about Obama, so why should he be there? He wasn't gonna go out and be about, you know, one of 40 people doing the same thing.
Now, admitting that something isn't about Obama, that may be the first for the White House, but Obama didn't say it. But it isn't about him, so he's not going to show -- Holder was in Paris, but he didn't go, either. This is the guy who told all of us that we were a nation of cowards for refusing to have an honest discussion on race. Well, here's an honest discussion on Muslim extremism, and Holder bugs out, too. He doesn't want to be any part of it, so he's acting all filled with cowardice as well about this.
RUSH: But let me get back to Eric Holder for just a second, because in two separate instances yesterday morning, the attorney general, who was in Paris, refused to follow the lead of France and declare the US is at war with radical Islam. We have a sound bite of Holder on ABC with George Stephanopoulos This Week, Stephanopoulos said, "The French prime minister said yesterday, France is at war with radical Islam. Is the US at war with radical Islam?"
HOLDER: Well, I certainly think that we are at war with those who would commit terrorist attacks and who would corrupt the Islamic faith in the way that they do, to try to justify their terrorist actions. So that's who we are at war with, and we are determined to take the fight to them, not to prevent them from engaging these kinds of activities.
RUSH: Now, that's not a full-fledged endorsement of what the French prime minister said. You could look at this as a tiny little break with the policy of the Regime and associate Islam with terrorism. Holder did do that, but he was reluctant to do it, and it may even be that he accidentally did it and didn't intend to. It was Obama who said at the UN, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet." I mean, it makes total sense he wouldn't show up at this thing.
RUSH: Here's Dale in Ventura, California. Dale, I'm glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. It's good to talk to you and a happy birthday to you.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I just wanted to point out that it's painfully evident to anybody who wants to pay attention, from the Army base shooting and calling it workplace violence to pulling the troops out early against the wishes of the commanders, to not taking a firm stance with any of the terrorists, saying we just have to basically not slander them, and then you have the woman who wants to be president claiming that we have to, you know, understand them, that this administration, this president sympathizes with the terrorists, and it's gonna be the undoing of this country.
RUSH: Wait, hold it a second. That's quite a charge, that the president is sympathizing with the terrorists? Where do you get that?
CALLER: It is very evident in his stands and the fact that he's been allowing this country to basically back down from anything and has weakened this country, and it's all come from the top down.
RUSH: Yeah, but it's backing down from everything, not just militant Islamists. He's backing down from everything. Except the Republicans. He will not back down from the Republicans. He's standing tall against the Republicans.
CALLER: But he has also allowed the militants to spread from one country during his six years to 35 countries, and they're working closer and closer, and now he's releasing the leaders out of Gitmo into Venezuela.
RUSH: You think this is done because he's trying to assist militant Islamists, or is he just trying to get the United States' role in the world changed?
CALLER: He is. And I think he's allowing it to spread to where sooner or later this country's gonna be in deep trouble.
RUSH: Sooner or later?
CALLER: Well, I've read a report recently that there's supposed to be 22 terrorist training camps operating within the US.
RUSH: Training camps?
CALLER: Training, actual places where they are gathering and practicing. And they've been working real hard with their (unintelligible) of the UN treaty --
RUSH: Let me tell you something, if that's going on, and I must say, I have not come across that. I've come across notices of sleeper cells, and I've come across references to mosques, but actual training camps, 22 terrorist training camps, if that were happening, we would know it. But here's the thing, folks. Well, I was just gonna say, a lot of people have been dragged into thinking this way. None of this makes any sense, so if it doesn't makes sense, there has to be some other explanation.
If common sense doesn't explain, for example, why are we automatically walking out on the world? Why are we surrendering Iraq? Why are we surrendering Afghanistan? If the-common-sense answers don't work for people, they're gonna go elsewhere in trying to come up with answers that satisfy themselves. I've often been fascinated by the way people think, and there's no question that there's a group -- I don't know how big, I don't know what the composition is, and there always have been. Doesn't matter who the president is.
There have always been people who think that the powers that be in Washington are working hand in hand with our enemies to undermine the country. It's happened for all my life. They thought it about Bush; they've thought it about Carter; they thought it about Zbigniew Brzezinski, David Rockefeller, New World Order, all this stuff, the Bilderbergs, the Rothschilds. It never ends. This stuff, however, is more widespread than I recall, some of these other theories having been -- and look at the New York Daily News headline today. Picture of four leaders: John Kerry, Holder, Biden, and Obama, and the headline, "You Let the World Down."
It's all because none of them showed up at this rally on Sunday in Paris. "You Let the World Down." Obama finally invisible, decided not to be part of it. This kind of thing does contribute to people having these attitudes. I think the more sensible explanation for all of this is something I've already shared with you. Ralph Peters was on Fox yesterday morning. Ralph Peters had a great line about Obama. He said (paraphrasing), "He's like one of these college kids that ran around wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt, who's still wearing it, who has never graduated, never gone beyond being a big idolizer of Che Guevara." He's still of that mentality.
I like that as an illustration or as an analogy, but clearly Obama has problems with the United States superpower, thinks it needs to be cut down in size, and whatever other alliances there are, who knows. Gotta take a break. I appreciate the call, Dale. Thanks much.
RUSH: Here's Frank in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, as we head back to the phones. Great to have you with us, Frank. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Happy birthday. Mega dittos --
RUSH: Thank you.
RUSH: Thank you -- he-he-he. Appreciate that. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Rush, you know, what I heard over the weekend with this analysis, do you remember back in the eighties around when Reagan was in office Garry Kasparov, the chess player?
RUSH: Yes, I do.
CALLER: Okay, he had an analysis -- Now, Garry Kasparov is a Russian, through and through. And what he has said is, look, the problem with Islam and the Islamists -- he didn't say anything about terrorists or jihad. He said, the problem with Islam and the Islamists is that there's three or four hundred thousand that are ready to go and attack. But he said that problem in and of itself, that 80% of the Muslim religion ideology that's behind them supported. So the 80% aren't going to take action, but the three to 400,000 that will take action is -- he was just amazed. He said, look, this is a threat, this is a threat to Russia, it's a threat to everybody. And remember, the Russians told us about the Tsarnaevs and their travels to Dagestan. So what are we gonna do with that information now, Rush?
RUSH: Let me tell you something. I think you better prepare yourself. Again, using intelligence guided by experience. Nothing is going to be done about it.
CALLER: Listen, the message is this --
RUSH: I mean, I'm not trying to be paranoid. I'm just telling you. Obama wouldn't even show up at a rally condemning it. It isn't gonna change much, with this bunch in charge.
RUSH: I heard that Bibi Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu, of Israel, was not invited to whatever this thing was, freedom march, I don't even know what it's called, the rally, the thing in France. He went anyway. In fact, he may have been told not only that he wasn't invited, they may have told him to stay away, and he said, screw that, and he showed up. And you got the press secretary for Barack Hussein O on TV right now complaining and whining, well, gosh, they only gave us 36 hours, man, that wasn't nearly enough time. I don't know that he was even invited, golly, you know, really tough.
It's clear Obama wanted no part of it, and there's any number of justifiable explanations, well, not justifiable, understandable reasons for it, for why Obama wouldn't want to be there.
RUSH: By the way, should point out, Josh Earnest, just to show you how extensive this pile-on is, Josh Earnest led off today's daily briefing by using the Paris attack as a reason to push back against Republican efforts to use this DHS bill to block Obama's amnesty. That apparently is real. There is gonna be a vote Wednesday and it is going to be on denying various departments of Homeland Security to be funded, which would make it hard for Obama to grant his executive amnesty.
That is going to happen, and they're blaming Boehner for that. They're gonna blame Boehner for losing the White House before it even gets going. They're blaming Boehner for screwing the Senate up. And now Ernest goes out there, opens the press briefing, which is all about militant Islam, why Obama is not in Paris and all that, saying we need to use this as a reason to push back against Republican efforts to use this bill to block Obama's amnesty.
And his theory is, we need the show of unity right now. You can't be passing legislation to defund what our president wants to do while all this is going on in Paris. Politics should end at the water's edge and all that. This is kind of fun to watch, actually.