The transcript was taken from Rush Limbaugh. The link to the Obama video is below.
October 24, 2008 “Shocking 1995 Obama Audio Found” Rush Limbaugh
RUSH: The Obama recently discovered video (we have the audio of it) from 1995, what it does is it juxtaposes 1995 audio from Obama with a clip from a Democrat primary debate this year, and it is stunning. Now, it’s 13 years ago. Barry was 34 years old, something like that. Here is just… We have one, two, three, four… We’ve got four bites here, and I just want you to hear one, to give you an example of what’s coming at the top of the next hour. Barack Obama, in his own words, 1995.
OBAMA: And I really want to emphasize the word responsibility. I think that, uh, whether you are a white executive living out in the suburbs who doesn’t want to pay taxes to inner city children, uh, to — for them to go to school.
MODERATOR: Senator Obama, your position on reparations?
OBAMA: I — I — I think the reparations we need right here in South Carolina is investment, for example, in our schools.
RUSH: The juxtaposition here is to illustrate that Obama has not changed. Now, next week I’m also going to play for you an interview we did for the next issue of the Limbaugh Letter can Stanley Kurtz who has researched Obama the way the Drive-By Media used to have research everybody who sought major power in this country, and one of the things that he uncovered that startled me… I’ve been among the group of people thought Obama showed up as sort of a naive little waif in Chicago and somehow the word spread and Ayers found him and some of these other guys, Jeremiah Wright. It’s the other way around. He showed up in Chicago as a radical. He showed up fascinated with sixties radicalism and he found out who in Chicago the sixties radicals people were and formed alliances with them. Here he is in 1995 talking about needing to tax white people, executives in the suburbs because they don’t like paying for schools where black kids go.
RUSH: The only question in my mind is who taught who who? We’ve all been believing that Jeremiah Wright poisoned Obama’s mind. I’m beginning to wonder after hearing this audio coming up if it wasn’t Obama that poisoned Wright’s mind. Wright was a Marine once. Let’s go back to this audio. Here’s Obama describing in 1995 how redistribution of wealth will ensure all of our salvation. Listen here as Obama explains his redistribution of wealth is to save the African-American community so he can ensure his own salvation.
OBAMA: I worked as a community organizer in Chicago. I was very active in low income neighborhoods, uh, working on issues of crime and education and employment, uh, and seeing that in some ways certain portions of the African-American community, uh, are doing as bad, if not worse, and recognizing that my fate remained tied up with their fates, that, uh, that my individual salvation, uh, is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Um, Unfortunately, I think that recognition, uh, requires that we make sacrifices, and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about a new day and the new age. [snip] I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
RUSH: Juxtaposing these ’95 comments with recent comments that he has made. So redistribution of wealth is to save the African-American community so the country can have salvation and his salvation can be assured as well. This is Barack Obama 1995. Now, this section starts and ends with Obama clips from this year’s campaign with a 1995 clip in the middle. And he believes here that we have to use the government and your money to fix the racial wrongs in this country. Again, now, the start and end here are Obama clips from this campaign. The middle is Obama from 1995.
OBAMA: In the last year, African-Americans have lost their jobs at a faster rate than at any time in a quarter century. That’s a wrong that needs to be made right. [snip] There’s a certain race weariness that confronts the country precisely because the questions are so deeply embedded and the solutions are gonna require so much investment of time, energy, and money. [snip] Unfortunately, we’ve got caught up in ideological battle where one party says, the only way to create job opportunities is through the marketplace and governments should not be involved at all, whereas my argument would be we also have to make sure that people are trained for jobs, that they’ve got child care, uh, so that they can go to a job, that there’s affordable housing in those areas where jobs are being created, that entrepreneurs in minority communities are getting financing to create their own businesses and to create jobs in those communities, and all of those involve not just individual responsibility, but also societal responsibility.
RUSH: So all of this is about redistribution; it’s all about taxes; it’s all about readdressing wrongs; it’s all about getting even with people who screwed people in advance. Finally, ladies and gentlemen, I guess you could say this is what Obama thinks about America. He compares what happens here in the United States to genocide in other parts of the world. All of this is from 1995.
OBAMA: Because I think of the problems that African-Americans face in this country, we tend to have a sanitized view in the African-American community about what is going on in Africa. And the truth of the matter is is that many of the problems that Africa faces, whether it’s poverty, uh, or political suppression, uh, or ethnic conflict, uh, is just as prominent there and can’t all be blamed on, uh, the effects of colonialism. What it can be blamed on is some of the common factors that affect Bosnia or, uh, Los Angeles or, uh, all kinds of places on this earth, and that is the tendency for one group to try to suppress another group in the interests of power or greed or, uh, resources or what have you.
RUSH: Don’t forget, Jeremiah Wright, white man’s greed is what Western civilization and culture are. Los Angeles is Bosnia. Ethnic cleansing. Hm-hm. Hm-hm. (interruption) No, he’s not talking about Democrats, Mr. Snerdley. You may think he’s talking about Democrats, but he’s talking about the inherent injustice that is America. Of course he’s not talking about Democrats here. Although he is. “I think of the problems African-Americans face in this country, we tend to have a sanitized view in the African-American community about what’s going on in Africa. And the truth of the matter is that many of the problems that Africa faces, whether it’s poverty, political suppression, ethnic conflict, just as prominent there and can’t all be blamed on the effects of colonialism. What it can be blamed on is some of the common factors that affect Bosnia or Los Angeles or all kinds of places on this earth, the tendency for one group to suppress another group in the interests of power or greed.” Now, he’s talking about whites versus blacks here. This is whites suppressing blacks, the Bosnians suppressing the Serbs and wherever there is genocide. Of course he left out, uhhh, Rwanda. And he leaves out Darfur. He leaves out where there is genuine genocide going on, where it’s black-on-black.
This is why I say who taught who what? He says he never heard what Jeremiah Wright said. My question, did he have to? Did he ever have to hear what Jeremiah Wright said? This is 1995. Did he ever have to hear what Jeremiah Wright said in order to believe what he believes? There’s a graphic at the end of this video that says, “Which group are you part of? Did you suppress anyone for power or greed or resources?” If Obama thinks that you’re part of the bad group, you’ll be getting his goodies or will you be paying for them? They give a website here where you can get the entire interview. Let’s play cut seven again. He was asked on Good Morning today if he has any regrets about what he said to Joe the Plumber about spreading the wealth.
OBAMA: Not at all. Look, if John McCain’s best argument is that he wants to continue the same Bush tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans that in 2000 he himself opposed and, in the meantime, fails to give tax cuts to a hundred million people in America that I would give tax cuts to, John McCain’s going to have some problems because the American people understand that the way we grow this economy is from the bottom up.
RUSH: Is that really right? We grow the economy bottom up? The only way we grow the economy bottom up is if the bottom is given things, ’cause they obviously don’t have anything if they’re poor. If economies were built bottom up, wouldn’t Mexico be the number one economy in the world? If economies were built bottom up, wouldn’t Cuba be an international superpower? If economies were built bottom up, folks, we wouldn’t have a prayer against sub-Saharan Africa. If economies were built bottom up, Soviet Union would now have walls all over the damn place. This guy is a pure, unadulterated socialist, he is unapologetic, and no matter how far back you go in his adult life, you find consistency, and he does not regret it, doesn’t apologize for it, and note, almost all of his beliefs are grounded in a rage and anger over racial division, and yet if we bring that up, we’re called the racists.
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