RUSH: Here's Patty in Longview, Texas. Patty, I'm glad you called. Great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you for taking my call. I have a question for you. I'm originally from Honduras, and I truly do not understand how this country is now paralyzed by race, that it now trumps individual liberty. I see that the tactic works, calling somebody a racist, but that's not our benefit, my kids' benefit. None of the elected officials stand up for freedom anymore, and I need to know if it's time to panic.
RUSH: Well, how long have you been...? You say you're from where, did you say?
RUSH: Honduras. And how long have you been here?
CALLER: Since '86.
RUSH: Okay. You've been here quite a while. The phenomenon that you've noted is rather recent, 'cause you're absolutely right. The number of elected officials who talk about freedom -- either in an active sense or even theoretically, constitutionally -- is zilch. This country is paralyzed by race because that is the chosen state of the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party has sought to advance itself politically by making as many groups of people victims of the Republicans as possible in people's minds.
The Republicans are all white. The Democrats' message is, "The Republicans are all white. They're all racists. If the Republicans are ever in charge, nobody's gonna have any freedom! Everybody's gonna be a slave. Everybody's gonna be poor. The rich are gonna take everybody's money, and the Democrats are out protecting everybody," and if 51% of Democrats do not know that the earth revolves around the sun once a year, what other stupidity can they be made to believe?
So the Democrats engage in fear and crisis on a daily basis, telling people that vote for them that they are under assault and that their only protection is the Democrat Party. This kind of cultural Balkanism has been chosen as an official policy for the Democrats because it's something they have judged that will be successful in them winning elections and holding power.
CALLER: But it doesn't seem to work when it's somebody like Marco Rubio, who is Cuban, or Ted Cruz.
RUSH: Well, but they are also castigated as racists or elites. Hang on. Have to take an unfortunate break.
RUSH: Okay, back to Longview, Texas. Patty, are you still there?
CALLER: Yes, I am.
RUSH: Basically I just wanted to tell you that racism has been whipped up by the left, by the Democrat Party as a means of silencing its opponents. The Democrat Party is not about self-reliance and rugged individualism and freedom. They're about dependence. They need people depending on 'em. They don't want people exercising the kind of creative freedom and entrepreneurial freedom that can launch them into a circumstance where they don't need government to get by. The Democrat Party's always been based on racism. They formed the KKK.
The Democrats are the ones that wrote and passed and signed and enforced every Jim Crow law that has ever been in this country. They're the ones that wouldn't let blacks at the University of Mississippi. They're the ones that fire hosed 'em and dogged 'em at Selma. Democrats were the big segregationists, and they have now just turned that around and make that charge of racism everywhere to silence critics. Look how effective it is. There is no criticism of Barack Obama, absolutely none of any substance from the Republican Party because they're so afraid of being called racist. It's that simple. I'm glad you called, Patty. It's a great question. And happy to be able to answer it for you.