RUSH: I don't know if you've heard this or not. Dr. Benjamin Carson. This literally depresses me. I have no other way characterizing this. He's a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. The medical students graduating class have asked that he be replaced as their commencement speaker. He said (summarized), "Okay, fine. I'll step aside. It's their day.
"I don't want to intrude on their day." But, man. These are students where this guy works, and they don't want him to be their commencement speaker because of his political beliefs as espoused on TV. Medical students! Not social workers, medical students. To me that's evidence that... I don't know what it is. We're losing the country or what have you.
RUSH: I still can't believe that the med students at Johns Hopkins said, "We don't want Ben Carson here." You...? (interrupting) It's over same-sex marriage. Of course. I know he made a comment about same-sex marriage. Of course. I forgot to throw that in. He spoke about same-sex marriage, and he offended them. They don't want him there. They don't want him there. Do you understand why I said this is inevitable now, folks?
Okay, here's Mark in Orlando. Mark, it's great to have you. I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you, sir. When I woke up this morning, I had no idea I would be talking to the pope on Good Friday.
CALLER: And, Rush? Unlike Joe Bite Me, I would kiss your ring. Just to let you know.
RUSH: I appreciate that, sir. I wouldn't let you, but I appreciate the thought.
CALLER: Well, I'll just share, Rush: My four-year-old, Reagan, is in awe that I get to speak to you today. So thank you. You know, it's been a while. I thought since we're on the topic of civil rights, we'd dust off the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites with the Rush Hawkins Singers and institute a little Civil Rights Division at EIB. It's a Friday staple from years gone by. Is there any way to play, "Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh's On"?
RUSH: I think, at this juncture of the program, with the discussion as it has unfolded, "Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh's On," by the Rush Hawkins Singers, is exactly what's called for.
(playing Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh's On)
RUSH: It's the Rush Hawkins Singers from the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, and Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh's On. On MSNBC moments ago, they had a graphic, a headline on the screen: "Dr. Ben Carson Under Fire for Controversial Comments." All you have to do in America -- and I heard him and his same-sex marriage comments. They were offered and delivered in the mildest manner possible, as he says everything, and you would have thought that this guy has just suggested putting people in jail! So the students, the graduating med students don't want any part of Dr. Ben Carson. Now it's all over the news. "Dr. Ben Carson Under Fire for Controversial Comments."
Doesn't he have a "civil right" to free speech?
RUSH: Okay, folks, what we are witnessing here is we're in the midst of mob rule. There was no other way to characterize this. They're going to ridicule and wear down any person or institution that does not relent. Now, here's what Dr. Ben Carson said. He was talking about the gay marriage definition, and he said this last night on Fox. He said, "Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It's a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality...
"It doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition. So, it's not something that is against gays, it's against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. It has significant ramifications," and he's not gonna sit there and be silent while people want to come around and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society.
He said what Chief Justice Roberts said. Dr. Carson said it's not something against gays. It's against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. So now we've got mob rule. In the midst of all this talk about "equality," folks-- in the midst of all this talk about the pursuit of happiness and equality -- Dr. Benjamin Carson (who is the epitome of grace, by the way) is not allowed to voice his opinion, which is a formally mainstream position, by the way.
He's not allowed to do that without being punished. The First Amendment applies to vile, hateful people, but not to a thoughtful, brilliant surgeon. Vile, hateful people can say whatever they want about whoever. The way this happened is he goes on Fox and he says this. Media Matters pulls the quote and sent it out to their trolls. The mainstream media caught up with it, flavored it, shaped it the way they wanted it, and the medical students at Johns Hopkins said, "My God, our professor's a bigot! We can't have our commencement speaker be a bigot."
Meanwhile, have you heard about the black lawmaker down in Alabama? Joseph Mitchell of Mobile. He sent an e-mail to a constituent. He's a Jefferson County, Alabama, guy, and in his e-mail he referred to the constituent's "slaveholding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous kinfolk." This is an African-American member of the legislature in Alabama, and they're now saying that he didn't break any legislative rules when writing that e-mail, referring to a white constituent's ancestors as incestuous slave owners.
This is from the Alabama House of Representatives leader. "Republicans House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn said that neither he nor most other legislators share the views of Democrat representative Joseph Mitchell of Mobile. 'I can't believe he's put something like that out, but he's got his free speech writes and he can write his constituent that all day long.'" He can call his constituent a "slaveholding, murderous, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, kinsfolk," and Republicans will Alabama will defend his First Amendment rights to do that.
Dr. Ben Carson goes on Fox and says, you don't get to redefine the definition of a pillar of society, and it doesn't matter who you are. Barack Obama, by the way, said much the same thing in 2004. "In 2004, Barack Obama stated in a US Senate campaign debate with Alan Keyes that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that he supports civil unions but not gay marriage. He stated that his religion dictated that marriage was defined this way and that when a man and a woman are married, they are performing something before God."
"In June of 2006, Senator Obama stated on the Senate floor that marriage was between one man and one woman. He spoke during the debate over a constitutional amendment on marriage and asserted his support for marriage as one man and one woman and his view that debating the issue was merely a distraction from the real issues." Now, I guarantee you the med students at Johns Hopkins would welcome Obama. So, folks, I'm telling you: We're in the midst of mob rule now (in this case, led by the trolls at Media Matters), aided and abetted by the so-called mainstream media, the Drive-Bys.
You're ridicule and you wear down anyone or any institution that does not relent. Amidst all this talk of equality, Dr. Ben Carson is not allowed to voice his opinion. His opinion is a formally mainstream position, but he can't articulate that now without being punished. So we're gonna protect the vile, hateful people out there, but not Ben Carson. As far as Dr. Carson about being removed, replaced, he said, "Well, that's okay. It's their day. I don't want to rain on their parade."