RUSH: Jerry, Glendale, West Virginia, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Delight to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: And it's a delight to speak with you Rush, and I would like to wish you, your family, and all your staff a very, very Merry Christmas.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much, and the same to you.
CALLER: Thank you. Early in your first monologue you talked about Leonardo DiCaprio speaking about how he despised capitalism and compared this new movie to ruthless thugs raping the nation.
RUSH: Yeah, The Wolf of Wall Street. He said (imitating DiCaprio), "This characterizes, this typifies what's wrong with America and why our economy went south, because of people like this guy that I played."
CALLER: Well, the funny part about the whole thing with Leonardo is, he doesn't realize that the sugar daddy of the left is the whole story of Wall Street. George Soros is the wolf.
RUSH: Well, that's true, as far as it goes. And you're right that DiCaprio doesn't know. And just put a period there. Global warming, DiCaprio doesn't know. Algore, DiCaprio doesn't know. Capitalism, DiCaprio doesn't know. It doesn't matter about what you're talking about. I mean, hell, folks. Half of these people on Wall Street prop up the Democrat Party, if not more than half of 'em. They're the true corporatists. And, by the way, corporatist is just a new word for fascist. And all fascism is is the alignment of business and government. And it basically happens when business decides to throw in with government in a protection scheme. You throw in with a sympathetic president who protects him and uses him and makes sure that the industry is not attacked or assaulted or regulated out of existence by government, but the competitors are, and you've got corporatism, and that's what we've got here.
We've got full-fledged corporatism. All these guys are Democrats, these CEOs. This idea that big money Wall Street is all Republicans? It's not true. And it hasn't been true for a long time. DiCaprio doesn't know, period. He doesn't know that. There's a willful ignorance among these kinds of people. I don't mean to be harping on DiCaprio, but I mean if he's gonna enter the fray here, then he's gonna be commented on. I was minding my own business and all of a sudden I hear DiCaprio criticizing capitalism because he played a movie role. Okay, well, fine, I'm gonna react to it. Jerry, I appreciate it.
Michael, Long Island. Great to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Dittos, Rush. I'm really concerned now about my hatred about the government, apparently. The media, they needed to know why Al-Qaeda attacked us, why they hated us. There had to be a reason why. But they have no interest in knowing why us conservatives, Republicans, constitutionalists --
RUSH: You know, that is a fascinating point! By golly, by gosh, I love that point! So Al-Qaeda hits us on 9/11, and the left starts wringing their hands, and they have a seminar at the State Department, "Why do they hate us? Oh, my God, why do they hate us?" Here comes the Tea Party, and anybody opposed to what's happening to Washington, DC, it's called hate, and it's supposed to be relegated to demonization because it's hate. There's no interest to find out why they're hated. So they really are bothered by being disliked by a bunch of terrorists, but they're not bothered by being opposed by Americans. That's a point, you know, if I was a thief I woulda stolen that as my own. And I may yet tomorrow, Michael, and just pretend that I never heard it from you. You never know.