Governor Barbour Breaches GOP Etiquette by Agreeing with Me, Attacking Obama
RUSH: Last Night on the Road with Greta... I'm sorry, it's On the Record (hee-hee-hee) with Greta Van Susteren. She was talking to Haley Barbour, accredited member of the Republican establishment and former governor of Mississippi.
He's from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and admits it. She played a sound bite of me reacting to Obama. She played the sound bite yesterday of Obama claiming that his new CAFE standards and fuel efficiency standards are gonna result in you saving $8,000 a year in gasoline costs by the year 2025 because Obama and his chick over at the EPA, they're are gonna magically wave a wand, and they're gonna double gas mileage in light trucks and every other car.
They're just gonna make it happen. These people that don't know a thing about the private sector, don't know anything about the oil business, don't know anything about the engine business. They know nothing about it, but they are smarter than any of the rest of us, and they're gonna double my gas mileage, and are gonna save me eight grand a year in gasoline costs. All you have to do is stay alive until 2025 to reap the benefits!
So Greta played that sound bite of me reacting to Clinton's promise and said to Haley Barbour, "Is Rush right? Is President Obama just ramming through another policy? Should Americans look forward to getting $8,000 reductions in their fuel bills by 2025?"
BARBOUR: Well, "If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, period," and I think chances of that statement of $8,000 in savings being true is about as likely to turn out as Obama's promise about health insurance. But we can say this: To the degree that we are having an energy revolution in America, the administration has had nothing to do with it.
RUSH: Wait a minute, Governor. You gotta be real careful. You hear that? Governor Barbour is an accredited, card-carrying member of the Republican establishment. He just attacked Obama! He was partisan, in fact. Did you hear that? Listen to this again, folks. This is a breach. This is a violation of the policy memo that's come from the highest reaches of the Republican Party. You're not supposed to attack Obama.
You're not supposed to be partisan, because doing this is gonna scare independents and have 'em come right back to Obama. Listen to this again. (replaying of sound bite) Man, oh, man! He's really on the edge there. I mean, that's not gonna make some people happy in the consultant class. I wonder if anybody called him and said, "Haley, you can't keep doing that. You gotta dial it back. You can't go out and attack Obama like that.
Posted February 20, 2014 - 8:15 am