RUSH: Open Line Friday and to the phones, St. Petersburg, Florida. This is Lawrence. Thank you for calling, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's a real thrill to speak with you.
RUSH: Appreciate that.
CALLER: Rush, I believe it has never been more obvious that Democrats are putting party before country. In this border issue with the criminals breaking the law to become future Democrats, union recruiting effort, Democrats-in-waiting, Democrats-in-transit, baby Democrats, that's what's going on there, and it's about their party being more important than the rest of the country. Do you not agree?
RUSH: Yes. However, I would add something to it, and this is key. At one time, your statement alone would be shocking and would be new, it would be revelatory. My God, this party is putting itself ahead of the country. The difference now, Lawrence, is that the Democrat Party is all-in on transforming the country. This is not so much putting the party above the country as remaking the country for the party.
CALLER: Well, then, Rush, do you think that it has any parallel to -- beyond socialist? I'm looking at the definition of the Nazi party, and the former National Socialist German workers party. Do you think that there's any correlation or parallel?
RUSH: I don't know. When I hear you ask that question, my reaction is, you sound like a reasonable human being, you sound like a nice guy, you don't sound like a tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist. You sound to me like somebody scared to death. I have a lot of e-mail from people who have these fears. They don't know where this is going, but they're scared to death.
I think your question is a great illustration of where this could end up. There's genuine fear. It hasn't happened to this degree in our lifetimes, and so where it ends up is obviously something that scares a lot of people. But that's something I'm not prepared to predict now, that we're headed to parallel the Nazi party, that entails too much.
RUSH: Here's Brian in Wichita, Kansas. Hi, Brian, thank you for waiting. You're next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Home of the evil Koch brothers, Wichita, Kansas.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: Hey, listen, I think we have this all wrong. I think this president is so inept, so incompetent, he can't believe that he's pulled the wool over everybody's eyes this long. I think his legacy is in place, and that legacy is simply the first black president. So what he wants to do, I think he's coasting for two and a half more years just to get the heck out of here. These scandals are a pain in the butt for this guy. He simply wants to get out there, and talk about this speaker circuit, he's gonna make Bill Clinton look like a piker. He's posing for a statue on the mall, and I think this guy, believe it or not, has a new goal. He wants to be the first billionaire past president, is what I am predicting.
RUSH: Well, I don't know about that, but I fervently disagree with you that he is coasting for these two and a half years. I think his administration has just begun. I think he intends to proceed at breakneck speed in implementing his agenda. I also think he's realized that he can't complete the job of transforming America by 2016. So I think he's going to be very interested in who succeeds him, and I think that's why he doesn't want it to be Hillary. I think he fervently believes in this transformation. I believe he thinks this country is unjust and immoral and he's gotta fix it. I think he's oriented toward that. Now, you have an interesting theory about him being incompetent, and I want to explore that when we get back.
RUSH: During Open Line Friday I also check e-mails because sometimes I find gems in the e-mail. Questions. Dear Rush. And since either yesterday or the day before I've gotten a lot of e-mails from people who want me to explain my favorite feature in the iPhone software that Apple took out. I mentioned the past couple days I've been down in the dumps about it. "What is it? What is this feature? What did they take out?" And, folks, I think I'm one of five people in the country that cares about it, so I'd be really reluctant to go into any detail with you about it.
I know, I know, it's Open Line Friday. If I were to explain this, I'd get, "Is that it? That gets you upset?" But it's just, I can't explain, it's a technological achievement that I am just dazzled by, and I hope it gets put back when they issue the final release of this. I hope they're just experimenting and playing and adjusting it. It's something I've been asking for ever since iOS 7 hit. I mean, I haven't asked anybody. It's something I've been hoping for, hoping that they would add, and they did. When I installed beta 1, it was there. I played around with it and I didn't ever expect to see it, and it was there. And then beta 3 came out Monday and it's gone. If I tell you what it is, I'll think about it, but you're not gonna care. This is just one of those things you're gonna have to trust me.
There's another e-mail that does relate to the last call we had. A friend of mine said, "Forgive me, but I'm gonna put my tinfoil hat on for a moment. If you look at Obama's pattern over the last two and a half years, he has been a master of creating new crises just as a current one starts to gain traction. The minute we start getting traction on a current crisis, bam, here comes a brand-new one to distract us. How can this happen time and time again?
"So, Rush, as a professional cynic, I have to wonder if this is his and his team's panic strategy. See, Rush, I think they're in over their heads. I think they're so over their heads that they don't know what they're doing. I think they have or are starting to realize that they are over their heads. But they don't know what to do."
My friend thinks that even the Regime is discombobulated by how broken everything is, that they came into office thinking they were magic and that just because Obama was there and just because Obama was doing it, everything was gonna magically fall into place and magically work, and none of it is. And my buddy thinks that they are lost.
He says, "They don't have the slightest idea, and so doing the right thing never enters the thought process of these people when trying to correct something. They are simply trying to figure out how to get through tomorrow or next week or November or the next election. They don't have the slightest idea what they're doing, and they now know it." And he says, "Rush, I think it's starting to catch up with 'em. Even Obama's loyal media lapdogs are embarrassed." And I have heard that that is the case. I've told you a couple times. Embarrassed, disappointed, surprised, flabbergasted, can't believe that it's this bad when they had so much hope invested.
But then my friend says, "This is where things may get interesting and not in a good way, because we know this guy and his circle have no morals. They have nothing but contempt for this country. His strategy of creating diversionary crisis after crisis is starting to wear thin. We now know all this has been done on purpose, and by design. What's he gonna do next? Could be scary. Okay, you can stop shaking your head and stop chuckling."
But this is a bit contradictory. On the one hand, it's out of control, they're in way over their heads, they don't know what they're doing. And then later on in the note he says, "We know they've done this on purpose." I know it's contradictory, but the point, there are some people who think both things, that they've tried to do all this on purpose because it hasn't worked. They don't know what to do now. This is the only answer they've got is what they're doing, and it doesn't work and they're lost. And so the only thing they can do is CYA every day.
And he thinks that we are in more danger now than ever, because this bunch knows no other way than their own, and now they know their own way is an absolute disaster. They will never, ever just say, "Let's do the right thing" because that never enters their worldview. So now when they're in the CYA and let's protect ourselves, let's protect Obama, Good Lord, what can possibly, I mean, anything can happen with that scenario. I find it fascinating. I always have, to learn what people are thinking.
Thought processes just fascinate me, what people come up with and the things they use to form their conclusions, so forth. I don't think this is that complicated. But there's just some people that, no matter what happens, no matter, and you know this as well as I do, no matter what, they're just never gonna believe that any president of the United States of America would intentionally do things that would harm the country. People in this country have a reverence for the office. The office holder is the automatic recipient of a lot of goodwill.
It took the media, what, five years to take George Bush down in the upper thirties in the approval numbers. It took a long time. It took a constant drumbeat, a never ending cacophony of criticism, books on how to assassinate Bush, all that stuff that you remember. I mean, it took 'em five years because there is this automatic goodwill associated with the office and whoever holds it. See, it doesn't matter. Whether they're in over their heads or totally incompetent or doing it by design or a combination of both, it's still happening, and it still has to be dealt with, in my humble view.