RUSH: Nashville, Tennessee, this is Tim. I'm glad you waited, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey! How are you doing?
RUSH: Very well, sir, thank you.
CALLER: All right. My wife had a hard time trying to understand why Obama's plan to "spread the wealth" was unfair. She couldn't see (sigh), you know, what was wrong with taking from those who have and giving to those who don't have so what I did was I simplified it for her. She's a woman that prides herself on education. She's working on a PhD at Vanderbilt and she makes excellent grades.
RUSH: Oh, no.
CALLER: Now, I told her, I said --
RUSH: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. You are depressing me. Your wife's a PhD, working on a PhD, she makes excellent grades.
CALLER: Yes, and we have four kids.
RUSH: No, it makes total sense that she would think what she thinks because the culture she's immersed herself in, academia, is teaching her this stuff.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, let me finish. Let me show you what I did.
RUSH: Yes. Sorry for the interruption.
CALLER: That's okay. Let me just show you what I did to bring her around. I said, "You know, what if you made a hundred on a test and another guy in your class made a 60? This guy has a failing mark and you have a high passing mark. Would it be fair to say 20 of your points, bring you down to an 80, give the 20 to the guy that made the 60 and bring him up to 80 and everything is equal?" She said, "No." I said, "Why?" She said, "Because I earned that grade." I said, "Don't you think rich people earned the money that they get?" And so she was speechless. She couldn't say anything. She'd said, "No, I earned it." I said, "Think about it, Baby. "You're bringing a guy up from a failing grade to a passing grade, and we gonna bring you down to his level." I said, "Now you apply that type of example with everybody in the classroom, everybody being the dumper. Nobody would ever get out of your class because everybody would have a failing grade." So she then understood the point I was trying to make. Sometimes you have to use other examples to get other people to think, you know, to try to get the point across of what you're trying to say. That's all I wanted to say.
RUSH: Well, you did a great job out there. I don't know how much you made her "think" as you made her "realize."
RUSH: But I need to ask you something, Tim.
CALLER: Go ahead.
RUSH: Has this conversion held? Does she still get it now that you've explained it to her.
CALLER: She gets it but she hates it.
RUSH: Well, I tell you, if she goes back to class where she's studying for her PhD and she runs this story either by a fellow student -- or even worse, a professor -- the professor will say, "Well, here's what you shoulda said when your husband posed this question: 'The people who have a lot of money didn't earn it. They have stolen it.'" This is Obama's belief. This is why they've stolen it. They have unfairly taken what's not theirs. They haven't earned it. That's the whole point, they cheated and steal and had lied to get it and that's why he's going to take it from them and give the money to like these poor people lining up at Cobo Hall in Detroit for it. That's what he believes. You gotta stay on this, my man, because a professor's going to tell her that if she dares tell this story, and the professor is going to say, "Well, you can't compare wealth to grades because there isn't anybody else... You can't take somebody else's grade but you could take somebody else's money from them while they weren't looking. You could cheat 'em, you could steal." They'll work on them like this. This is going to be an ongoing thing. You did a great thing here, a great thing. You've taken a big, giant step here.
CALLER: Oh, yeah. Well, I just appreciate that. She doesn't like to listen to you because every time I turn on the radio, especially in the car, she says, "Turn it off! Turn it off! Turn it off. He makes my heart start rushing." I'm like, "Oh, my God." I said, "It's just a voice, a person that's talking on this radio." She said, "I can't stand it. He talks too loud." I'm like, "Whatever." I think sometimes she just don't want to listen because people are realists.
RUSH: Well, look, she's like a lot of people. Her worldview is safely wrapped inside a cocoon in which she lives, and if anything penetrates it that upsets this security blanket she's living in, you're right, she doesn't want it.
RUSH: She does not want to be challenged with anything that would question her beliefs.
RUSH: You have a huge challenge out there, my man.
CALLER: Well, I'm teaching the four kids, bringing them up in the right way, teaching them.
RUSH: God bless you.
RUSH: God less you. This is a great call. I appreciate the fact that you're doing this, and I appreciate the fact that you called to tell us.
CALLER: All right, have a good one, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, Tim, very much. Well, sometimes it's just a simple little explanation like that is all it takes when you make it personal.