Rush responded to reported excerpts from Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, Obama's Wars, by claiming that they show President Obama's "raging incompetence" and concluding that "you don't even get the impression that they care" about the Afghanistan war. Joining other right-wing media, Rush found reason to object to Obama's reported statement: "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever ... we absorbed it and we are stronger." While discussing Woodward's book, Rush asserted that we now have "internal enemies" in our government.
Rush also took issue with Obama's statement at last week's Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala that before America existed, the land was home "to British and French, Dutch and Spanish, Mexican and countless Indian tribes" that were eventually "bound" together by "shared values." Rush took this opportunity to join Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich in embracing Dinesh D'Souza's widely-panned and error-ridden psycho-political analysis of Obama. Rush said D'Souza's theory that Obama's policies are a manifestation of his African father's anti-colonialist hatred of the West is "very consistent with how I've analyzed this guy from the get go." According to Rush's reading, Obama's remarks at the gala showed that he believes the Founding Fathers were "oppressors" and that he resents "the white European settlers."
Rush spent the remainder of the show denouncing the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, of which he became aware after Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers was named to the commission. Taking pains to note that he loves Ward, Rush said that the commission is a "shame" and "insults" him because it embodies the principle that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are worthless and incompetent without Obama taking care of them. While saying that the commission represents "the mindset of liberalism," Rush did not note that George W. Bush had the same commission during his administration. Filling in for the third hour, Mark Davis agreed with Rush, asserting that any groups designed for specific ethnicities "perpetuate separatism" and that "if the Congressional Black Caucus were to dismantle itself tomorrow ... that would do more to unite America than maybe any other single thing."
Here are some other highlights from today's show: