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Millennials Want a Cause, Like Ron Paul's Legalizing Weed

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RUSH: Here is Will in Athens, Alabama.  Hi, Will.  Great to have you on the program.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush. First let me say real quick how awesome it is to talk to you today.  I'm getting ready to move to Kenya to do mission work for about a decade and talking to you is at the top of the list of the things I wanted to do before I left.  I'm a Millennial youth minister, so my job is to work with Millennials.  I don't think Millennials voted for Obama because they bought into his vision of utopia.  I'm sure some of them did, but I think most Millennials voted for Obama because he gave them a cause. 

You know, for some of them it may have been nothing more than wanting to elect the first African-American president, but with him they could identify with some cause, and Millennials want more than anything else to be part of a cause that's bigger than themselves, you know?  The thing is, you know, hopefully now they see that it's a lot of fluff, but they want to change the world and be part of something big.  And Ron Paul actually did the same thing. 

You know, whatever you think of Ron Paul, he was the oldest white guy in the race, and he got a lot of Millennials really, really excited about his candidacy.

RUSH:  That's because he wants to legalize drugs.

CALLER: (laughs) I'm sure that was some of it.

RUSH:  I mean, you can't take that out of the equation.  I mean, no doubt he connects with 'em. You're right.

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH: But he's all for legalizing marijuana.  I mean, that's, "All riiiiight!" If you're a college student, that's nirvana for you.

CALLER:  That's right.  But, you know, I will see some of the kids in my youth group, for instance. They got really excited about his talk of the Constitution and limited government, and, you know, Rush, you love this country I think more than anybody else I've ever heard --

RUSH:  Well, that sounds awful good, but when he wasn't in the race, he wasn't on the ballot, and when it came time to vote they voted for the guy who is as far away from Ron Paul as anybody in the election could have been.  They didn't vote for Romney.  So they might have been really hip to this Ron Paul constitutional libertarian stance, but when they got a chance to vote on it, they didn't get anywhere near it.  I want to go back to your original premise.  You said that they did not vote for a utopia, they voted for a cause.

CALLER:  Mmm-hmm.

RUSH:  And you used the cause of the first African-American president or whatever it was. Would you disagree if I said that they thought they were doing something idealistic?

CALLER:  Absolutely.  Absolutely.

RUSH:  You would disagree or you would not disagree?

CALLER:  No, I'm sorry.  I would agree.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: I'd absolutely agree with that.  It was all about the ideal and, like I said, wanting to be part of something bigger than themselves to change the world.  You know, I don't think that... I think that they want to love this country, Rush, and I think that you're probably in a better position than anybody because you love this country a lot.  I think they'll listen to you.  You know, you've got your low-information voter outreach.  Maybe you'll have a Millennial outreach.  Just go o back to the basics, read the Constitution --

RUSH:  Well, that's what we're doing here. But, you know, the 24- and 25-year-old female Millennials are scared out of their panties by me, and hopefully some male Millennials are close by to take advantage of that when that happens.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: (chuckles) But they are.  I'm told that they're scared of me. (interruption) What is so funny? (interruption) Yeah, and he laughed! I said, "Scared out of their panties," to a missionary and he laughed, 'cause he knows. He knows I'm a quality guy.  He understands humor.  See, this is a good point.  This guy's not a stuffed shirt out there.  It's Will! He can laugh at this stuff.  He knows that no offense was intended by any of that. 

Anyway, it's interesting. 

Will... (interruption) Yeah, "Limbaugh Injects Panties into Discussion of Millennial Women." No, no panties.  Anyway, I want to read to you from Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. It's a bounce off what Will just said.  He said that the Millennials, they are into a cause, something bigger than themselves.  Obama's the first black president.  But he said they were not voting for utopia.

I'm gonna respectfully disagree.  I think that's what Obama made a lot of people think was possible.  "Get rid of all this arguing! Get rid of all the disagreements! Get rid of all the bickering! Get rid of all the hatred that George Bush caused and then get the economy back on track and everybody liking each other!" I think that's utopia to a lot of people. 

Let me read to you.  This is from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, chapter, "The Education of a Community Organizer -- People hunger for drama and adventure for a breath of life in a dreary, drab existence.  But it's more than that.  It is a desperate search for personal identity, to let other people know that at least you are alive.  When the organizer approaches him, part of what begins to be communicated is that through the organization and its power, he will get his birth certificate for life, that he'll become known, that things will change from the drabness of a life where all that changes is the calendar." 

In other words, right there in Rules for Radicals, it's spelled out how idealistic kids are attracted to the Democrat Party, which has no ideals.  All they care about is power.  But right there it's all about what I've been saying.  Everybody wants to matter. Everybody wants to be important. Everybody wants to, quote, make a difference.  They want to get noticed.  They want to have something happen as time goes by other than just the calendar date changing and the Rules for Radical community organizer holds the promise for them.  I don't think there is any doubt that Obama was -- 'cause, remember, an interesting thing about the Obama candidacy was it was described as a blank canvas.  You could make Obama be whatever you wanted him to be because all he was was a series of platitudes. 

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What, the missionary is going to Kenya?  He told you that?  Oh, I didn't hear him when he opened the call, said he was going to Kenya for 10 years.  Hey, Will, if you're still out there, if you're going to Kenya, Obama's brother lives there in a hut, like a six-by-nine foot hut, and last I heard, he was living on two dollars a year.  So if you just give him $20 you have made the biggest difference in his life that you'll ever make.  Take a sign, "Home, Sweet Hut."

Now, Obama's grandmother or aunt or somebody also lives there and is the first place to have electricity in the village, or was the first, but I don't think the brother has any electricity in the hut.  And he's still there, because they did a movie.  Remember that?  Who was it that did that movie?  Dinesh D'Souza went over there and talked to the brother.  I think the brother tried to borrow some money.  But Dinesh took him in town, outside the hut. Dinesh didn't go to the hut.  Will could go to the hut.

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