Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh said today that as far as loyalties go for Barack Obama, he is a “foreigner.”
“Let me put it this way,” Limbaugh said. “We don’t need a birth certificate to know that Obama is a foreigner, in this sense: He’s born in the United States, but he doesn’t think like most of us think. He doesn’t look at this country and its people, its history, its accomplishments the way most of us do. He doesn’t look at our history with pride.”
Limbaugh, who on occasion has referred to the controversy over Obama’s eligibility, continued, “There’s no American exceptionalism as far as Obama’s concerned. Obama looks at America the way Rev. [Jeremiah] Wright looks at it, the way Minister [Louis] Farrakhan looks at it. Obama looks at America, sees the country the way the rest of the hard-core left sees it, and you know who the hard-core left are: Ayers and that crowd. He’s one of them.
“This has been the thing I’ve been trying to convince people of ever since just before the election,” Limbaugh said.
WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.
Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.
WND has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes his kindergarten records, his Punahou school records, his Occidental College records, his Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, his Harvard Law School records, his Harvard Law Review articles, his scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, his passport, his medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
Arizona adopted a law making it illegal to be in the state in violation of federal immigration laws. Obama’s administration promptly sued the state, alleging it couldn’t enforce laws that essentially are federal standards, including requirements to produce paperwork on demand of police officers.
Commenting on the president’s use of the word “papers,” Limbaugh cracked, “Maybe he’s afraid somebody’s going to ask him for his.”
“The use of the word ‘papers.’ I mean Obama? Understandable,” commented Limbaugh. “Papers equals Nazi. Your papers please. It equals Nazi. That’s why Obama’s using the term. I can understand Obama being tough on the subject of producing your papers.”
On today’s show, he was describing Obama’s explanation that he is encouraging Democrats by saying “we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in the most adverse circumstances imaginable.”
Limbaugh said that’s because Obama actually thinks he has accomplished something.
“When you have a characteristic, a personality as narcissistic as Obama, believe me, if you’re not a narcissist, you have to study the concept to understand narcissists, and they are living in a dream world, they live and construct their own reality that’s devoid of common sense and true reality,” Limbaugh said. “One of the reasons Obama behaves as he does is because he thinks that everybody feels the same way as he does about things.”
Further, he said he believes Obama intends the damage that is being done to the nation:
“Obama is pleased with himself. This is what’s hideous about this. I don’t know how else to say it. I have been warning of this. This is why I wanted the guy to fail. This guy is on a mission to fundamentally reform or transform this country. He doesn’t like it the way it was founded. He’s got the same view of this country that Rev. Wright has, that his father had, that communists have of it. Now he’s got his leadership position over it. This stuff is not accidental. The job loss? The economic destruction? Drilling moratoriums in the Gulf of Mexico for no reason whatsoever? Nationalizing businesses?
“We think this is altruistic? We think Obama is just misguided but he’s actually trying to help things? This is crazy. My whole point is? Nobody with a modicum of intelligence who really is trying to improve employment and economics in this country would do anything that Obama’s done,” he said.
“If you believed what Obama believed about this nation, if you thought this country needed a comeuppance, if you thought this country needed to be shown what-for – if you thought this country was guilty, unjust, immoral and it needed to be put in its place – and after a year and a half I had been able to accomplish all this destruction, you’d be … happy and pleased with yourself, too,” he said.
As WND reported, concerns about Obama’s long-form birth certificate and eligibility also got a boost when Limbaugh joked several times about the subject in comparing Obama to God on a June 10 show.
Asking rhetorically what God has in common with Obama, Limbaugh said, “Neither has a birth certificate.”
Limbaugh previously mentioned the birth certificate issue just days before the 2008 election, when Obama’s campaign announced the candidate would rush to Hawaii to visit his dying grandmother, but took several days before actually making the trip. Limbaugh said on Oct. 23:
See, I think this is about something else. You know what’s really percolating out there? I’ve been laying low on this because it hasn’t met the threshold to pass the smell test on this program.
This birth certificate business, this lawsuit that a guy named Philip Berg filed in Philadelphia in August for Obama to produce his genuine birth certificate and he still hasn’t replied. You’ve got a deathly ill grandmother, you are going to rush to her side a few days from now, when you first announced this, you’re going to rush, you’re going to hurry, you’re going to make tracks, you’re going to get over there because you don’t want your grandmother to die before you got there like your mother did, but somehow you keep campaigning, you take three days to get over there, if he’s left yet, and this birth certificate business, I’m just wondering if something’s up. I have no clue, and folks, I’m telling you, this has not reached the threshold until now, and it’s popping up all over the place. There are a lot of people now that are starting to speculate and be curious about this.
I don’t know, let’s say for example that somebody does come up with proof that something’s screwy with his birth certificate and something’s screwy about the fact that he’s allegedly a natural citizen, American citizen, but may not be, dual citizenship, born in Kenya, who knows, there’s all kinds of stuff out – so what? What’s going to happen this late in the campaign? Do you think if it’s proven that they’re going to dump him? That’s not going to happen. But still, these are just questions that I have. And, look, both of my parents have died. When I was told the end was near, bam, I got there, fast as I could. I didn’t announce to the audience, ‘I just got word my father is said to be passing away and in four or five days I’m going to go to Missouri. In the meantime, I will not leave you here on this radio program.’ These are just natural questions. I think any inquisitive reporter – I know the risk I’m running here by raising all this. But I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do that.