RUSH: Anyway, "Facing the prospect of her ninth and 10th straight losses Tuesday, Hillary Clinton tried to flush out a few more votes in Wisconsin with a crowd-pleasing tale about shooting a duck. Yes, she bagged a duck, back when she was the First Lady of Arkansas. 'I've hunted. My father taught me how to shoot,' she told a crowd at the Labor Temple in rural northern Wisconsin. 'I remember standing in the cold water. It was so cold, you know, at first light. I was with a bunch of my friends, all men. And they all were playing a trick on me, and said, "We're not going to shoot, you shoot." 'Cause you know what they wanted to do. They wanted to embarrass me. So the pressure was on. So I shot, and I shot a banded duck.'"
This is like when she wanted to join the Marines, right, but they wouldn't let her because she was a woman, and she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, which couldn't have been because nobody knew who he was when she was born, didn't climb the mountain 'til after she was born. "Mrs. Clinton's idea was to reassure gun owners that she's all for the Second Amendment." I'll never forget in the 2000 debate Algore and George W. Bush, out of nowhere, Gore started talking about being all in favor of hunting and letting people know that he wasn't opposed to the Second Amendment. John Kerry, remember the haughty John Kerry in 2004, he went somewhere in the campaign, Iowa, Ohio, somewhere, and he put on a hunting uniform, and he went out there and he went into this gun and tackle shop, and he walked up to the cash register, "Can I get me a hunting license here?" You have that? Do you happen to know where this happened, Mike? It doesn't matter. I think it was Ohio. Here's John Kerry. This is 2004.
KERRY: Can I get me a hunting license here?
RUSH: Can I get me a hunting license? How condescending. This is what they think of you people who actually appreciate the Second Amendment and go hunting. That's how they think you talk. "Can I get me a hunting--" If somebody actually spoke that way they'd walk in and say, "Hey, can I get me a huntin' license here?" They wouldn't say, "Can I get me a hunting license here?" So now here's Hillary pulling the same thing. Now, what does this tell you among other things? Tells you who the Democrats are and how they have a condescending contempt for the people they are trying to woo here, but what does it also tell you about the status of the Second Amendment in this country? That they've lost that argument. She's out there, she's trying to get these people to vote for her. "Her idea was to reassure gun owners that she's all for the Second Amendment, but it also could help shore up her support with working-class white men who have shown some signs of drifting to Barack Obama in recent primaries." This is the New York Daily News, by the way. That is the key here. That's the key. The key: working class white men.
By the way, did you notice Hillary, when she went out hunting, she was with all men. You notice a pattern here? And they made fun of her? There's always male abuse when Mrs. Clinton is involved in some of these little soirées. The interesting thing is she sticks around for more of it. Her whole life has been -- I mean the rumor, the story, her father was demanding, domineering, and you know, they say that women marry men like their fathers. In Hillary's case, it's partially true, but I think she's the domineering one. But still, a pattern of abuse in her life. But, anyway, the key here, working-class white men. Can I give you a definition of working class white men, the way liberals think? Angry white men. She's going after angry white men.
There was a great piece in the Aspen Times on February 9th by Gary Hubbell. "In Election 2008, Don't Forget 'Angry White Man,'" he says. "There is a great amount of interest in this year's presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates -- a woman and an African-American -- while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party's nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain. Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians. There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left coast to Eastern Seaboard.
"His common traits are that he isn't looking for anything from anyone -- just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard. The victimhood syndrome buzzwords -- 'disenfranchised,' 'marginalized' and 'voiceless' -- don't resonate with him. 'Press "one" for English' is a curse-word to him. He's used to picking up the tab, whether it's the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding. He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a 'living document' open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives. The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he's willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn't bother him.
"The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina -- he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter. His last name and religion don't matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American. He's a man's man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn't ask for a penny. He's the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch.
"Women either love him or hate him, but they know he's a man, not a dishrag. If they're looking for someone to walk all over, they've got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says 'Yes, sir' and 'No, ma'am.' He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner. He's not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race. He's willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English. Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don't pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.
"He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It's not that she is a woman. It's that she is who she is. It's the liberal victim groups she panders to, the 'poor me' attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves. There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush. He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum."
Gary Hubbell, Aspen Times, February 9th, "In Election 2008, Don't Forget 'Angry White Man,'" and that's who Hillary was going after with this story about bagging a duck when she went hunting as the first lady of Arkansas, and those people she seeks are not going to be fooled for a moment.