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Ex-Pittsburgher Calls Town Racist

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RUSH: Clark, New Jersey. This is Michelle. Thank you for waiting, Michelle. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Hello.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: Hi. My name is Michelle, and I'm a first-time caller.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just want to say that I listen to your show. I think you're very comical. It's pretty funny to listen to, unlike the Hannity show. I think he's bitter.

RUSH: Hannity's bitter?

CALLER: Yeah, he's kind of bitter. But anyway, I think you're pretty funny. But, anyway, I just wanted to say I grew up in the Pittsburgh area.

RUSH: I worked in Pittsburgh once.

CALLER: Well, I grew up there, and I think Rendell has a point that it's very prejudiced in that area, when I grew up there, and I moved away not that long ago --

RUSH: Wait just a second here. Wait a second Michelle. Are you saying that Fast Eddie, when he says that Pennsylvania's whites are racist, has got a point?

CALLER: Yes, very. Growing up there, I remember moving into the neighborhood where I lived --

RUSH: Where was that? I know Pittsburgh. Where in Pittsburgh did you live?

CALLER: Well, I don't know if I should say.

RUSH: You're not there anymore, they can't do anything to you. No one knows where Clark, New Jersey is, so don't worry about it.

CALLER: Yeah, we moved into New Kensington.

RUSH: Oh, New Kensington, well, you're far enough outside town, it's no big deal.

CALLER: Yeah. We moved into New Kensington back in the early seventies.

RUSH: That's when I moved to Pittsburgh.

CALLER: And on a daily basis, we were called black bastards and the N-word, as we left our house, you know, every single day.

RUSH: You were called --

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: Wow.

CALLER: Yes. Daily. And as we walked home from school because we were the only -- at that particular time, because it was segregated, really, no black families lived there. And we were actually a really mixed-up black family. We came from the Jim Crow days where if you had one ounce of black blood, you were considered black. So, you know, we had Spanish blood, American Indian blood, black blood, and we were light-skinned, but it didn't matter. You know, we were considered -- you know, we were black people.

RUSH: I understand that.

CALLER: So you know what I'm saying? But we were on a daily basis. I remember wanting to go to my high school prom in 1985, and if we wanted to go to the prom with a person of a different race we had to get permission from the school board and permission from our parents.

RUSH: This was in New Kensington?

CALLER: In 1985.

RUSH: 1985.

CALLER: You can look that up. I was on the swim team, the diving team, and I remember going in to Connellsville --

RUSH: All right, hang on just a second. Somebody Google New Kensington senior prom 1985 and see what we find out about it. Just kidding, Snerdley. We don't need to look it up. I trust you. You're a nice caller. You think the program is funny. What's this got to do with Fast Eddie?

CALLER: Well, I think he's right that Pittsburgh is --

RUSH: He was talking the whole state, plus Philadelphia.

CALLER: Well, I don't know about Philadelphia.

RUSH: Well, he does. He lived there and used to be the mayor, now he's the governor.

CALLER: Well, I lived all over, you know, until I had moved out of the Pittsburgh area. You know, I've been in Pittsburgh, I've been into Youngstown. You know, I grew up my whole life there, and until I moved into Seattle, I never knew what it was not to be --

RUSH: What were you doing moving all over the place? Why did you settle in Clark, New Jersey?

CALLER: Because this is where I live now. Anyway, but for other reasons --

RUSH: This is impossible. I am not your dentist. This is not that hard. I'm just curious. You moved around a lot, there's nothing wrong with Clark, New Jersey, don't misunderstand. Why did you move around a lot?

CALLER: Well, my ex-husband was in the military.

RUSH: Oh, well, okay that explains it.

CALLER: Yes. So I got to live in a lot of different places.

RUSH: Three times I had to ask the question, three times, it just never changes. What do you find funny about the program, what do you find funny about the program, what do you find funny about the program?

CALLER: Well, I find some of your comments a little over the top. I mean, most of the time I think a lot of it is right. I'm a liberal; I'm not a conservative. We have a saying here, it's called 90-10. Ninety percent of the people don't get it and 10% do.

RUSH: And you're one of the 10%?

CALLER: And I'm one of the 10%.

RUSH: Yeah, you're one of the 10%.

CALLER: So I have to make a comment on the caller that just called in because I agree with you that, you know, I think people nowadays have a sense of entitlement, and they want and they want and they want to get --

RUSH: No question about it.

CALLER: -- but they don't want to work.

RUSH: No question about it.

CALLER: So that's why they feel that they're not getting ahead because they want what someone else has and instead of living within their means. And another thing is that a lot of people aren't willing to go out and get the education or be trained.

RUSH: All right, all right, all right. Time is rolling by here, Michelle, much too fast because I'm enjoying it. By the way, Michelle is one of my all-time, top-ten favorite female names.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: I want to know, why are you so reluctant to admit that you're a conservative?

CALLER: Well, I am conservative on certain issues.

RUSH: No, no, doesn't work that way.

CALLER: No, it does work that way.

RUSH: It does. Any person or organization who is not conservative by definition will be a liberal. Liberalism is natural, it's a gutless thing --

CALLER: No.

RUSH: Conservatism --

CALLER: That's not true

RUSH: Conservatism is an --

CALLER: No.

RUSH: -- intellectual application.

CALLER: That's not true.

RUSH: Yes, it is.

CALLER: It is not.

RUSH: I am the leader of the conservative movement, Michelle. I know what I'm talking about.

CALLER: You're not. (laughing) No, I think conservatives -- I think -- you know what I find funny --

RUSH: Why are you so afraid to say you're a conservative?

CALLER: I'm not afraid to say I'm a conservative.

RUSH: Well, then why are you afraid to call yourself a liberal?

CALLER: I can be a liberal on certain issues.

RUSH: Well, then what are you, a moderate?

CALLER: I guess, if that's --

RUSH: No, you have too many opinions to be. Every sentence that you've uttered has been an opinion. You are not a moderate.

CALLER: Well, then I'm an opinionated person, but I'm saying that -- like you can't say that because, okay, you're saying that you don't want to the government to be into your life, right? Okay, so then how is it that people that are conservative, and they're pro-life, can tell me what to do with my life if they don't want the government --

RUSH: All right, that's simple. Let me tell you something. I've got one minute to say this, so you've got to listen to me.

CALLER: Okay, go ahead.

RUSH: Conservatives do need government to do certain things.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: Defend us. If we go back to our founding documents, Michelle --

CALLER: Okay, but that's when it's convenient for you.

RUSH: No, no, no, no, no.

CALLER: Okay, go ahead.

RUSH: Please listen to me. I know where my syllables are going.

CALLER: Okay, go ahead.

RUSH: We are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. Declaration of Independence, Michelle. If the government --

CALLER: But the same Declaration of Independence --

RUSH: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. I wasn't finished --

CALLER: -- and the same forefathers who wrote that are the same people who enslaved some of my people.

RUSH: They're the same people who put provisions in the Constitution to end it. The thing is, if the government doesn't stand for life, who will?

CALLER: But they don't.

RUSH: That is not --

CALLER: They don't stand for life.

RUSH: That's not intruding in your bedroom.

CALLER: They stand for life when it's convenient for them.

RUSH: Michelle --

CALLER: I'm not saying that I'm pro-abortion. I'm saying --

RUSH: No, Michelle --

CALLER: -- that the government stands for life when it's convenient.

RUSH: Michelle, you are smarter than this.

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RUSH: Anybody who says that the founders of the country had slaves and leaves it at that has no comprehension whatsoever of our history. And that is profoundly sad, but it's a reality we have to deal with.

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RUSH: We just had the call from Michelle in Clark, New Jersey, who lived in Pittsburgh -- outside Pittsburgh in New Kensington -- saying that their governor there is right, Democrats in Pennsylvania are racist. "Damn Democrats, they're racist as they can be!" Fast Eddie knows his people, eh, the governor of Pennsylvania? We need to help our Pennsylvania brothers overcome their racism, ladies and gentlemen. In fact, the whole Democrat Party seems like it's a bunch of racists. (sigh) That race speech of Obama's really helped, didn't it? I think we need another one. Let me sate a couple things here about Michelle's call. She was nice but, boy, I did not say I want government in my life the way she interprets government in her life, about abortion. I want the federal government to be limited to what it's allowed to do under the Constitution. As I said, anybody who says that the founders of this country owned slaves, then they leave it at that; hasn't the slightest understanding of our history. Of course conservatives believe government ought to protect life! We support law enforcement.

What's law enforcement? It's protecting life, liberty, property, is it not? We support the military. What the hell's the military doing? The military is protecting our lives. Of course conservatives want government to protect life. If the government doesn't protect life, who's going to? We support criminal laws against murder. We oppose the misuse of the courts and the Constitution that creates a right to abortion where no such right exists in the Constitution. Now, I don't want to turn this into a debate on abortion, but conservatism is very simple. Well, it's simple, but it's an intellectual pursuit. You can't just sit around and feel and be conservative -- and I'm telling you, any person or any organization that is not conservative by definition, will become liberal. That's why it is a constant battle. We are for life. We are for liberty. It is the liberal, folks, who tries to rationalize death even to the point of supporting partial-birth abortion. Liberals are the ones that are trying to rationalize death in any number of ways. Refusing to condemn Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death, is one example.

It's the liberal who defends the criminal, the rapist, the murderer, the robber as being a creation of our corrupt and polluted society; deserving special treatment, special understanding. It is the conservative who rejects this view and approach. We support life and liberty. It is the conservative who supports a strong military to protect life and liberty in this country, to come to the aid of allies who share our values and are also threatened. It is the conservative, my friends, who comes to the defense of the unborn child; many of whom can survive outside the mother's womb. It is the conservative who insists that the government do that which it is empowered to do and do it vigorously but do nothing more. It's the best way to ensure life and liberty. Look what happened to life when the government got involved? It got cheapened. Supreme Court is part of government. Roe vs. Wade cheapened life! When somebody's going to call here and ask me questions and then talks over me and is not interested in my answers, I don't think she has any intention of opening her mind to conservative views. Too many people want to talk on their platitudes and reflect their indoctrinations and so forth. But we on this program try as often as possible -- without being repetitive, to pound the principles of conservatism daily -- weekly, often doing so by reacting to the latest folly or danger that has been brought forth by liberals.

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