RUSH: Steven in Omaha, it's great to have you on Open Line Friday, welcome, sir.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. I'm glad to talk to you. I'll be real quick. I had two points to make. In July of '09 President Obama gave a speech at the NAACP where he went on at great length about the Jim Crow South. He neglected to mention a few things. One is that it is a Democrat Party itself which is the party of Jim Crow. George Wallace, Orval Faubus, Strom Thurman, Fulbright, Bull Connor. They were all Democrats.
CALLER: It is the Democratic Party that is the party of all the whips and the chains and they lynch rope. It is the Republican Party, which incidentally grew out of the abolitionist movement, which is the party of economic and physical freedom. The party of Abraham Lincoln.
RUSH: That is absolutely right.
CALLER: It's the party of Abraham Lincoln who set the slaves free, and Ronald Reagan which set the economy free. The second point I'd like the make is that the Democratic Party still feels the same way about black Americans today as they did as they did in the Antebellum South. They just use different methods of control. They can no longer physically control blacks. So they use economic methods to keep them in line. They still feel that blacks need to be controlled and suppressed, that they can't quite make it on their own. This accounts for things like affirmative action, which has become a permanent program, and welfare. They just feel blacks can't make it on their own, that they need to be controlled, suppressed and help them along.
RUSH: I can't disagree with any of it.
CALLER: That is all I want to say.
RUSH: No, I can't disagree with any of it. I have been saying it for 20 years. They have done more than just keep them poor. The Democrat Party has blown up the black family. The Democrat Party has destroyed it. The Democrat Party has allowed the dissolution of the nuclear family in the black community. The Democrat Party purposely -- and it's not just the blacks. It's every constituent group they have. Dumb them down, keep them poor, keep them dependent, and somehow use the media to blame the Republicans for all these people's lot in life. Blame the Republicans for it. The guy is exactly right. All these were Democrats in the civil rights days that opposed civil rights. They were Democrats. Bull Conner, Democrat. Lester Maddox, Democrat. George Wallace, Democrat. J. William Fulbright, Democrat.
If it wasn't for a greater percentage of Republican senators in 1964 voting for the Civil Rights Act than Democrats, it would not have passed. Robert Byrd, an actual Grand Kleagle, was a Democrat in good standing and at his funeral Bill Clinton goes out there to do a eulogy and says (impression), "Yeah, there are some things that Bob did in his past he wasn't proud of. But look where he came from. He came from the hills and hollers o'West Virginia. You know, he made some mistakes and spent the risk of his life atoning for those. But I tell you what: He had to get elected. He became a member of the Klan for you! He didn't want to become a member of the Klan but he knew that is what he had to do to get elected in the racist state of West Virginia."
Clinton didn't use those words but he did say (doing impression), "Uh, he had to get elected. He came from the hills and the hollers of West Virginia! Everybody knew the Klan was running around that state. What do you think he is going do, Limbaugh, in order to get elected? He's got to run! He's gotta go out and join the Klan to get elected in order to do his good work of supportin' health care!" So they will go out of their way to eulogize and excuse KLAN MEMBERS, and somehow always end up blaming the Republicans for being the racists and the sexists. The plantation days are still alive and thriving. The white plantation is still alive. It's just that it's in Washington and being run by the Democrats. There's no question about it. This guy is absolutely right. I'm glad to hear somebody actually call and actually say it besides me. It may be taking hold out there.