Dan Rather steps in the –ooops — watermelon patch on Chris Matthews’ program.
Lifted from today’s Rush Limbaugh show:
RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be, uh, President Obama’s leadership, and the Republicans will make a case — and a lot of independents will buy this argument — “Listen, he just hasn’t been (mutters). Look at the health care bill, his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through, and he had to compromise it to death,” and a version of, “Listen, he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate,” this is what’s going to be used against him, “but he couldn’t sell watermelons to –”
RUSH: “[H]e couldn’t sell watermelons to” who? A state trooper? He couldn’t sell watermelons on a highway? Yeah, the rest of it is “if a state trooper is flagging down the traffic on a highway, Obama couldn’t sell watermelons,” and Chris Matthews says, “Well, whoa! (muttering) I didn’t think you meant that.” I’ll tell (laughing) from Massa describing Rahm Emanuel walking in a House shower with no curtains stark naked poking him in the chest and yelling at him about health care, to Dan Rather saying Obama “couldn’t sell watermelons on a highway with a state trooper flagging down traffic,” (laughing) I’m telling you, folks, they are falling apart. (interruption) No, it’s no longer Black History Month. If this had happened Black History Month, Oh. Well, I don’t know the menu was still up there or not, but this is hilarious. Dan Rather! (laughing) “He couldn’t sell watermelons…” (laughing)
No wonder you can’t find the sound bite anywhere on anybody’s website. We only have it ’cause we roll on all these stupid shows. But they’ve taken it down at Matthews’ website. They’ve taken it down at the HDNet. You can’t find it. I’m sure they’ve scrubbed it at YouTube. Here. Because you might not be able to find it anywhere, we need to listen to this over and over and over again.
RUSH: “He couldn’t sell watermelons” (laughing) if a state trooper (laughing) was flagging down traffic on the side of the road.”