RUSH: Okay. Here’s why you didn’t know about Hillary Clinton back in 2008, ’cause it comes from an interview that she did with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board. She did an interview with the editors of that newspaper, and they had tape running, and this is what she said. This is May 23rd of 2008.
HILLARY: Between my opponent and some in the media, uhhh, there has been this urgency to end this. You know, my husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of the June. We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.
RUSH: What do you think that’s a reference to? They’re urging her to get out of the race, and Obama’s got an insurmountable lead, and she says, “No, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June, and it’s not even June yet! It’s May here. So somebody may be assassinated in June. So I’m staying in!” I mean, folks, what Trump said yesterday doesn’t even compare, and I doubt that hardly anybody’s aware that Hillary even said this back in 2008. We played the audio; that’s why we got the clip. And, by the way, here’s one more from Vice President Bite Me. September 20th of 2008 — this is before the election — he’s out there in Castlewood, Virginia, at a campaign event and, as part of his remarks, Vice President Bite Me blurted out this…
BIDEN: I guarantee ya, Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns! So don’t buy that malarkey! Don’t buy that malarkey!
AUDIENCE: (smattering of applause)
BIDEN: They’re gonna start peddlin’ that to ya! I got two! If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.
RUSH: Okay, now, what is that? Well, all that is is a Second Amendment guy. He might have been impersonating one but that’s a Second Amendment guy saying, “You’re not taking my guns, dude!” That’s what Donald Trump said when he starts talking about, “The Second Amendment people might have…” “You’re not taking my guns. No matter who you appoint to the court, you’re not taking my guns,” is all it means, pure and simple. If everybody could just take a breath here and let’s get back to who’s really doing damage to our country.
And there’s one more thing about this, folks. And remember, when it comes… I don’t want anybody to be under a misunderstanding. Donald Trump never even said the word “assassination.” That was the word used by Hillary Clinton in 2008, which CNN is calling a gaffe. (impression) “But Trump meant it! Yeah, Trump, he meant it.” With Hillary, “It was a gaffe! We all know Hillary Clinton, and we all know Hillary Clinton didn’t really mean what she said.” Yeah, right. Double standards.
But my point in all this has been that everybody knows the Democrats from Barack Obama on down want to take guns away from people, and they want to do away with the Second Amendment. That’s not even arguable. They’ve said it over and over. Now, they’ll deny it when a debate like this pops up. “Oh, we have no intention of that! Oh, no, no. We love hunting,” they’ll say, or some such cockamamie excuse. But I just want to remind you of this.
Hillary Clinton has said numerous times in this campaign, “If Congress doesn’t act to end the plague of gun violence in America,” that she will do so by executive action. Now, what is she going to do? What is Congress gonna do? We already have laws on the books defining various crimes and spelling out the punishment for them. What else are they gonna do? What is she talking about? “If Congress doesn’t act to end,” this is a quote, “the plague of gun violence in America…” Well, what are they gonna do?
What’s Congress gonna do to end it? Are they gonna issue a proclamation, “We, the 98th Congress of whatever and whatever and say whoever and why ever, hereby proclaim the plague of gun violence in America shall end!” (clapping) “Yaaaaay, gun violence is over!” Just the same way you dealt with the deficit, right? (clapping) “Yay, gun violence is over!” So what’s that gonna do? Zip, zero, nada.
Then Hillary says if they won’t do it, she will, by executive action. If that is not a target of the Second Amendment, I don’t know what it is. So don’t anybody be fooled here as to who has really got some explaining to do, and it isn’t Donald Trump.