RUSH: Here. Grab audio sound bite number 14. This, to me, is perfectly illustrative of some things that we were talking about yesterday. Rahm Emanuel. The murder rate in Chicago is out of control. It's out of sight. People are being murdered in Obama's town left and right, in Rahm Emanuel's town left and right. So the mayor of Chicago, "the Godfather," Rahm Emanuel appealed to the city's gangsters. He appealed to the city's gangsters. I don't even want to flavor this. Let's just play the audio sound bite. This is on the CBS Evening News last night with Scott Pelley. Pelley said, "After Heaven Sutton was killed, you said, 'It's not about crime. It's about values.' What do you mean by that?"
EMANUEL: You got two gangbangers. One standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid! Take your stuff to the alley. Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near 'em. And it is about values. As I said then, Scott, "Who raised you? Who were you raised [by]?" And I don't buy this case where people say they don't have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don't come near the kids. Don't touch 'em.
RUSH: Well, then who are they supposed to kill? Don't kill the kids; go kill somebody else! This is unfathomable to me. The mayor of the country's third largest city, via the CBS Evening News, speaks to the criminal element of the city and says, "Hey, pal, get some values, will you? Leave the kids alone. Take it to the alley and kill other people. Kill the busboy when he comes out of the kitchen or kill the chef, but don't kill the kids. Leave the kids alone. Didn't you see the 'Baby on Board' sign in the back window of the car? What are you doing? Leave our kids alone! Go kill other people."
The mayor of the third largest city is asking "the gangbangers," as he calls 'em, to get in touch with their "values" and understand that when we're talking about killing people, kids are off-limits. (Republicans, maybe. But kids, no way.) Is there a police force in Chicago? Do you think the police force might be utilized to track down and capture the gangbangers? Do you think the mayor might say, "If you keep this up, you're already on the books. We are gonna hunt you down and we're gonna find you and we're gonna prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law"?
Do you think the mayor might say that? No, 'cause they don't want to make the gangbangers any angrier than they already are. So we just ask them! We beg, in the guise of demanding as a tough guy, "Leave the kids alone." I remember Rahm Emanuel was part of the Clinton administration, and they made fun of Republicans who talked about family values. Remember that? Rahm Emanuel was one of the leaders of the pack of Democrats who mocked and made fun of Republicans who spoke about family values.
Yet here he is on the CBS Evening News invoking gangbanger values. "Where were you raised, man? Don't you know you're supposed to leave the kids alone?" I'm stunned by this. Not, "We're gonna track you down and catch you." Not, "We're gonna push you to the full extent of the law." He doesn't try to intimidate them into maybe ceasing this kind of activity. Just, "Look, we know you're gonna kill people. We know it's Chicago. But leave the kids alone." I'm telling you, this party is a sitting duck.
The Democrat Party is a sitting duck.
With the right campaign, with the right approach, the proper understanding of where we are as a culture and a country today, this bunch is a sitting duck. Now, for Rahm Emanuel, that's Realville. That statement's Realville for him. That's what liberalism has wrought. Gangbanger crime in the city? It's just what it is. If you try to catch 'em, it makes 'em even madder and they commit even more crime. We'll just try to talk to 'em and negotiate with 'em through the CBS Evening News, and try to convince 'em not to kill the kids.
RUSH: It should be pointed out in Chicago that most of these children -- the kids that Rahmbo is asking the gangbangers to leave alone -- are black. Most of them are African-American. We don't hear about it. We only hear about white Hispanic-on-black crime. We don't hear about the racial characteristics of the crime in Chicago. But I would ask, "Where are the reverends?" You have the mayor of Chicago asking the gangbangers to leave the kids alone! I'm stunned by it. "Get away from that kid," says the mayor of Chicago, via Scott Pelley at CBS. "Get away from that kid."
RUSH: Listen to it again, folks. Rahm Emanuel last night on the CBS Evening News. Scott Pelley, the CBS Evening News anchor, said, "After Heaven Sutton..." That's somebody's name. It's Heaven, as in heaven. "After Heaven Sutton was killed, you said, 'It's not about crime. It's about values.' What do you mean by that?" Which makes sense, a liberal asking another liberal (translation): "'Values'? Are you kidding? What the heck do you mean by 'values'?"
EMANUEL: You got two gangbangers. One standing next to a kid.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah.
EMANUEL: Get away from that kid!
EMANUEL: Take your stuff to the alley.
EMANUEL: Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near 'em.
RUSH: Leave 'em alone.
EMANUEL: And it is about values.
RUSH: That's right.
EMANUEL: As I said then, Scott, "Who raised you? Who were you raised [by]?"
RUSH: Stop the tape right there! Exactly right. Where did these people get their values? Where did the gangbangers get their values? Where did they pick up their values? Did they pick 'em up from Reverend Wright? Did they pick up their values from their families? Did they get their values from the parents? Did they get their values from the schools? Did they get their values from the churches? Did they get their values from political leaders? I'm told that the Reverend Jackson is pretty big in Chicago.
I'm told that the Reverend Jackson is pretty influential in Chicago, as is -- that's right -- Calypso Louie, "Minister Farrakhan." It's not "Fa-ra-kan," say it right! It's "Far-a-khan." We are respectful on this show. It's "Far-a-khan." No, seriously. Here's the mayor of Chicago telling... By the way, the gangbangers are largely kids, too. They're in their teenage years, late teens, early twenties. They're young people. "Where'd they get their values?" This is the party that has told us that we have no business talking about values. This is the party that has made fun of us for holding up values.
Traditional American values?
They don't like traditional American values.
"Who are you to tell us what tradition is," they've said. "Who are you to define family values. Why do we have to accept your values!" Some values and customs and morals are timeless. They're not politically defined, created, attached, or what have you. But any set of values, up until now... I'm not kidding, folks. Values, the Democrats don't want to talk about values. Because when you start talking about values, then you're talking about judgment, and they will not be judged.
"Do not judge us! Who are you to judge us?"
Now, all of a sudden, gangbangers in Chicago are murdering kids and the mayor says, "Stop killing the kids. Where are your values?" We all know what their values are. They don't have any. Well, they may have some. Where'd they get 'em? I wonder how many guns from Fast and Furious have been showing up in Chicago? (chuckling) Just wondering. I think it's a relevant question: Where are the gangbangers supposed to pick up their values? The only crime we hear about is white Hispanic-on-black crime when that happens once a century in, say, Florida.