RUSH: This is Ed in Buffalo. Ed, I'm glad you called. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush? I just want to give you an observation and take your comments off line. Basically, Barack Obama and his campaign and those 500,000 mind-numbed Bolsheviks were sitting in that square have done to the US what the Soviet Union couldn't do in 50 years. This is the first salvo in the establishment of a Marxist state, and anybody that doesn't think so had better get out there, had better open up their eyes and better see what these people are doing. Nobody out there knows exactly what this guy is going to do, but they love him. That's basically how the Bolsheviks did it. That's how most totalitarians do it. At this point right now I'm not scared. I'm just... I'm excited. I'm pumped up, and I'm ready to fight. So every other conservative out there that isn't afraid, get involved, get in your communities. It's time to do it.
RUSH: Well, and we're going to do it, sir, but you gotta keep something in mind here. You talk about the Bolsheviks there in Grant Park last night and what that portends to you. The real way to look at this is this: 40% of America (I'm approximating the number here) knowingly last night voted for socialism, whether they know what it is or not. Whether they know the definition of the word "socialism" or not, they understand the concept. There are 47 million Americans who do not pay taxes, who do not pay income taxes, and I will wager -- there's no polling data on this, but I will wager -- that the vast majority of them voted for Obama. Now, they did not. You tell them Bolsheviks and Marxists and Lenin and Stalin, they're not gonna understand that.
They may not even understand socialism, and if they do understand it, they think it's a good thing. They've been taught that it's a good thing in school. So what I am going to say is: 40% of the people in this country who vote want the kind of thing that Obama is going to offer. We're going to have to defeat 40% of the country, and then after they're defeated, they're going to be clamoring and mad and angry, and they're going to be... Things are always going to be unsettled in this realm. There's always going to be a certain percentage of people who want something for nothing. I saw... Mark Steyn had the line at the National Review. "We've got a long way from JFK in 1960 who said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'"
That's 1960. In 2008, it's now, "Ask not what your country can do for you; demand what your country can do for you," and that's who voted for Obama. Now, there are a lot of people also that voted for Obama that are not that way per se. Shelby Steele's got a great piece today, that this is white guilt on parade; and he's written extensively of this, numerous books and articles. And that's another thing. Drive-Bys are trying to say, "No, no, no. There wasn't any white guilt here. There wasn't any Raspberry Effect or Blackberry Effect. We've really gotten past it." No, we haven't. We haven't gotten past it at all. Obama made a bargain with them.
These guilty white people, liberals, love the bargain that they were able to make with Obama. Basically Obama says, "Look, I'm not going to do anything to you. I won't threaten you, as long as you don't hold my race against me," and the bargain is, "Okay, we'll support you." It's a little more complicated than that, and I'm paraphrasing from Dr. Steele, and I'll share that with you in the upcoming portions of today's excursion into broadcast excellence. Not everybody... My point is, not everybody voting for Obama is being pulled by the cart, or not paying taxes. There are a lot of smart people who voted for him. Well, "smart." Eh, even I get caught in the trap. We've gotta redefine "smart." That's another thing we have to do damn fast in this country.