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Governor Mike Pence Calls the ShowRush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rush LimbaughPosted on 9/19/2016, 5:41:26 PM by KaslinBEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: We have with us, for just a few moments, the vice presidential nominee — the governor of Indiana, Mike Pence — on the phone with us. Governor, welcome, and great to have you back.PENCE: Thank you, Rush. Good to be with you from Mason City, Iowa.RUSH: Mason City, Iowa.
You know, Governor, I know you’ve gotta be gone at 2:15, so when 2:15 hits — pfft! — I want to let you know, you’ll be done.PENCE: (chuckles)Governor Mike Pence calls RushRUSH:
But I want to run a couple things by you. President Obama is funding terrorism — i.e., with Iran — to the tune now maybe $33 billion, leaving our borders unprotected. We are importing unvetted refugees, and the Democrat nominee wants to increase the number. I never would have thought that to be part of the responsibilities and obligations of an American commander-in-chief. But I also never would have thought that we would have had a candidate like Mrs. Clinton endorsing all of that. This is… We have bombing attacks, we have stabbings, and immediately Donald Trump becomes the target and the blame for it. How are you all reacting to this today?PENCE: Well, it just is extraordinary.
You know, first I would just say, you know, how our hearts do go out and our prayers to those that are recovering from injuries from Minnesota to New York, and also how grateful we are to the brave first responders who moved forward. Even in Linden, New Jersey, in the last few hours apprehended a suspect in the case. So we’re… It is truly a miracle that no one lost their life this weekend over these series of terrorist attacks on our shores.But I take your point, Rush, that it is remarkable that while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to refuse to name our enemy — which is radical Islamic terrorism — that Hillary Clinton used a press conference today to attack my running mate, Donald Trump, saying that in fact his rhetoric was, quote, “giving comfort to our adversaries,” in her words. Well, the only thing that gives comfort to our adversaries is weakness. The only thing that will alarm or put fear in the hearts of our adversaries is the absolute assurance that we will have an American president who will rebuild our military, marshal our resources, rebuild our alliances, and confront and hunt down and destroy those who would bring violence to our citizens or inspire violence here at home.RUSH:
You know, it’s incredible. We have the Benghazi attack, for example, which was clearly a planned terrorism attack, and what do they do? Blame some hapless guy who made a video that nobody’d ever seen. Now we have these events here — and San Bernardino, previous events like this — and these same people, every one of these perpetrators ends up a victim somehow in their world. Well, they’re justified. They’re discriminated against as Muslims in this horribly racist country. “We have got to empathize with them,” Hillary once said. That’s “smart power.” Mr. Vice Presidential Nominee, they don’t seem to be doing anything. They don’t seem to be oriented toward solving any of this.
None of the actions they want to take or say they’re gonna take will do anything other than perpetuate this.PENCE: Well, I’m not sure that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama know that we’re at war. The White House spokesman today actually said that we were in a quote, “narrative fight,” in a “narrative battle.”RUSH: What is that? What is that!PENCE: I don’t even know what that is! To be honest with you, I was just mystified by it. I know that we’ve got American military personnel in the region, in Iraq, fighting ISIS, on the ground in Syria. I mean, we’re at war with the ISIS caliphate that sprang up because Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama precipitously withdrew all American forces from Iraq and created a vacuum of power, that ISIS was able to overrun vast territories that our soldiers had won in Operation Iraqi Freedom. And yet from the beginning all the way through yesterday, Hillary Clinton and her running mate…
I mean, the president in January 2014 called ISIS “the JV team” and yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, said we had, quote, “dramatically improved” in the battle against ISIS in the last year. That was the morning after a soldier of the Islamic State stabbed nine Americans in Minnesota in a mall. It just strikes me that the American people see through all this.RUSH:
Oh, I think they… Governor, these people do not… Here’s the divide. This is, I think, what explains your observation. Obama and Hillary — and dare I say most of the Democrat Party. They refuse to accept that there is terrorism in Islam. They refuse to believe that the Muslim religion has aspects of it that are oriented toward terror. They refuse to acknowledge the whole concept of Islamic supremacist ideology. They reject that as impossible! So………….