Rush: We have a lot of things to be embarrassed about in the US ...

Rush Limbaugh starts off with my earlier post about Haiti and our refusal to fly the American flag at our base of relief operations in Port-au-Prince, and ends up calling Barack Obama a “third-world President.”  The Right Scoop captures the video from EIB headquarters, as Rush explains what he means. He ticks off apparent non-issues for Obama like Iranian nukes and compares it to the, well, nuclear reaction from the White House over Israel’s announcement to build 1600 houses in Jerusalem (via The Right Scoop):

It’s very simple. We have to destroy our country in order to save our leader’s face. Now where does this happen? It happens in Cuba. It happens in North Korea. It happens in Venezuela. It happens in every third-world country there is.

This may anger a few people and have them arguing over hyperbole. However, in the week that the President’s party plots to take over a sixth of the American economy without a floor vote, debating the finer points of rhetoric and banana republics is nothing short of academic.

Besides, can anyone argue that the White House has acted more forcefully and with public anger over the 1600 housing units in Jerusalem than to the nuclear-weapons program in Iran or the Iranian suppression of democracy activists since last summer? Which poses more of a threat to the US — 1600 housing units in Jerusalem or a nuclear bomb controlled by Iran? To call the outrage from the White House “disproportionate” is to make an art form out of understatement.