RUSH: Now, this next story is equally as infuriating as the AP story. It sounds complicated but it's really not. Let me see if I can once again (as I always do) make the complex understandable here. Here's the headline from the Washington Times: "Justice Department Concludes that Black Voters Need the Democrat Party." The story is from North Carolina, a little town called Kinston. "Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year..." By the way Kinston is two-thirds black. Keep that in mind as I run through the details here. "Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections," It's two-thirds black, one-third white, they voted 65% to do away with party affiliation to local elections. In other words, they have no Democrats or Republican identification on the ballot.
Just the candidates' names. That's not good enough for the Obama administration. The Obama administration and the attorney general, Eric Holder, have "recently overruled the electorate" in Kinston, North Carolina, "and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party." They are worried that whites will not vote for blacks unless it is said that they are Democrats in this county. This is what this all can get boiled down to. "The Justice Department's ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their 'candidates of choice' -- identified by the department as those who are Democrats..."
They are essentially saying at the Justice Department that black voters don't have the sense to understand who they're voting for, don't have any idea how to identify people they want to support unless the word "Democrat" is attached to their name. "The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters' right to elect the candidates they want." So the Obama Justice Department has decided to insult nationally and brazenly the black population of Kinston, North Carolina. They are in effect saying, "No, no, no! You guys down there you cannot do this. Even though you voted 65% to get rid of party affiliation in local elections, you can't do it. You're going to have to identify who the Democrats are otherwise the black people won't know who to vote for."
That's what the Obama Justice Department is saying. And it was Eric Holder said, wait a minute. We need to have a conversation about race. We're still "cowards about race" in this country. So you have here a 65% African-American district, a little town, Kinston, North Carolina, which voted overwhelmingly in favor of Obama, this same electorate passed a nonpartisanship provision by a two to one margin, yet the civil rights division of the Holder Justice Department decided it knew better and using an unconstitutional law "dictated its terms," like our moralizing attorney general likes to say. In things racial, we have always been and continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards. If that's true, then Eric Holder's own civil rights division is cowardice central. It shouldn't have taken much courage to let Kinston be Kinston.
I don't know how else to say this. According to the Department of Justice, Barack Obama's Department of Justice, a majority black district has a right to have the candidates of its choice elected and would of course only ever choose Democrats but the district is one third white, and sometimes the vote of that one-third is decisive. And if you don't tell the white voters who the Democrats are, they might mistakenly vote for the Republicans. And if you don't tell the black voters who the Democrats are, they might mistakenly vote for Republicans. That would deny the black majority, the Democrats, the DOJ now say they are entitled to under the Constitution to win elections. So, here's the bottom line, folks.
The bottom line: The Constitution compels the election of Democrats. The Constitution compels socialism. Remember, Obama's earlier lament from back in his days in Chicago, he was on some FM station. I think it was an FM radio station. I'm not sure, there were so many of them. We've played the audio. Cookie, you don't need to get me the audio. I'll just recite it. You people remember having heard it, his lament that the Warren Court did not go far enough in matters of redistribution of wealth. The Warren Court did not go far enough. So now they're simply ruling by fiat, here: Constitution compels the election of Democrats. The Constitution compels socialism. And even if black Democrats -- remember, they are 65% of the population in Kinston, North Carolina. Even if black Democrats in a small town want to run nonpartisan elections, Obama will not allow it. They don't know what's best for them. They must run as Democrats and get elected as Democrats. We're not going to have to any of this nonpartisan stuff. The bottom line is: It's an insult to their intelligence. No way will the black voters in Kinston, North Carolina, have any idea they're voting for Democrats unless it says "Democrat" next to their name.
RUSH: You know, I have an idea. I know that the Obama administration is listening to this show. Rather than do this stuff piecemeal -- like tell the people in Kinston, North Carolina, the way they vote is not allowable under your rule -- why don't you, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama, and Anita Dunn, and all the rest of you socialists, why don't you just get together and just outlaw the Republican Party? Just make it official? Just outlaw the Republican Party. Just rewrite the Constitution to require redistribution of wealth and group rights over individual liberty. Just convene a convention amongst yourselves and rewrite the Constitution. You're doing it anyway. Why not just make illegal aliens citizens!
Just snap your fingers and make it so and just shut down the "sewer" that the Internet is. Shut it down! Shut down talk radio. Shut down Fox News. Then we could all have the kind of society Obama and his fellow anti-liberty, anti-private property, anti-constitutionalists want. Why go through all this angst? Why put everybody through this? Just do it. I mean, for crying out loud you're snapping your fingers and owning car companies and Wall Street and setting pay scales for everybody. Why not just outlaw the Republican Party? Rewrite the Constitution, require redistribution of wealth, get rid of talk radio. Get rid of it. Just do it. It's where you're headed anyway. Make it official. Show everybody.
RUSH: John in Buford, North Carolina, hello and welcome, sir.
CALLER: Rush, mega Goldwater barbecue-loving dittos from up here in North Carolina.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. Great to have you here. What's up?
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. My question is about this Kinston case, at what point -- (garbled) I'm not picking on Kinston. I'm originally from Winston-Salem, so I have roots there, but at what point are some people in the states where the know-it-alls on high are dictating from the federal level, you know, these dictates like we had today you're talking about earlier on the voting issue down there. At what point is a municipality just going to say to the federal government, "Thanks but no thanks. This is our electoral privilege. We've taken the vote that we want and we're just going to ignore what you have to say. Thank you very much"?
RUSH: Well, to update you on the Kinston situation, the local people in Kinston have decided not to fight the federal ruling from the Department of Justice, and so the way they voted is now inconsequential and irrelevant. To review this story very quickly, I saw it first in the Washington Times today. Kinston, North Carolina, small community, and in local elections -- mayor, city council -- they voted overwhelmingly to party labels next to candidates' names on the ballots. They wanted everybody to just go nonpartisan, and the makeup of the community there is two-thirds black and one-third white, and the overwhelming majority said, "Okay, fine, we'll get rid of party affiliation. We'll just have everybody go nonpartisan. No party ID on the ballot or when they campaign."
The Obama Justice Department said, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! That violates the voting rights act. These people down there have to know who the Democrats are or they won't vote for them." They said specifically: Black people in Kinston, North Carolina, won't know who the Democrats are, therefore they won't vote for them so the Obama Justice Department basically said the Constitution mandates that people vote for the Democrat Party. This is now a requirement. So the bottom line is that Kinston, North Carolina, has now refused or said, "Well, we're not going to fight it." It's sixty-five percent African-American district voted that overwhelmingly in favor of Obama. They passed a nonpartisan provision by a two-to-one margin. The civil rights division decided it knew better, used an unconstitutional law and dictated its terms. So they essentially said to the people of Kinston, North Carolina, "Sorry, we don't think you're smart enough to know what you're doing. We know that you will not vote Democrat unless the word 'Democrat' appears. We don't want you voting Republican." That's not stated but that's what this means. And so his question is: When are these states going to stand up and oppose this?" I don't know. They're getting too much federal money. Where do you think all the bailout money has gone? The states have gotten all the bailout money so far, plus the District of Columbia. So the latest news is that Kinston will not fight this ruling, they will not stand for their own sovereignty, if you will. They are bowing to the Obama Justice Department.