RUSH: Carol in Omaha, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, my word, Rush. I (sigh). Let me catch a breath. I am so nervous, and I told you H.R. I just wanted him to pass you a note. I guess you don’t do that around there.
RUSH: No. If you call; you want to go on the air, you’re on the air.
CALLER: All right. Well, my —
RUSH: I’m glad. You don’t want to pass notes. I mean, this isn’t junior high school.
CALLER: No, but you make me so nervous — and I know a lot of people call in, and they’re nervous, and I’m extremely nervous, and I told him, “My knees are shaking and everything, so I’m going to get this over quickly.” (laughs)
RUSH: Well, let me… No, no. Wait a minute.
RUSH: Look, I have been where you are. I have been a caller. I know exactly what it’s like. You’re sitting out there — how long you been on hold? You’ve been on hold at least a half hour. You’ve been on hold a half hour and you’re listening and you don’t know when they’re going to come to you and say, “All right, stand by, Carol. You’re next,” and hang up on you or put you back on hold without talking to you. No soothing, no comforting, just: “You’re next, Carol! Hang on!” (Panting.)
CALLER: I know. It just scares you to death. It’s torturous.
RUSH: And then you hear, “Carol from Omaha, you’re next,” and the lump in the throat, and you go, “Oh, my gosh! Can I remember what I even wanted to say?” Is that about it?
CALLER: That’s about it.
RUSH: I guarantee you, you don’t even sound nervous. Nobody would have even known it had you not said it, and when you finish with this it’s going to be one of the most pleasant experiences you’ve ever had. You’re going to wonder why you were nervous and you’re going to want to do it over and over again.
CALLER: I don’t think so. (laughs) But I did want to call in today because this notion of “white guilt” that you were talking about and have been talking about for a few days really intrigued me, and I think white guilt is unwillingly playing into and contributing to minority warfare, and the example that I posed to H.R. was this morning, on the six o’clock news, we were informed that a large grocery store chain here in Omaha and even in north of Omaha… But… No, here in Omaha, the north predominantly black part of Omaha was going to require that all their general managers had to learn to speak Spanish, and if they didn’t want to learn — and much to their credit they were going to pay for it, but if they didn’t want to learn — they were going to transfer them. Well, these are people that live in that part of town and didn’t want to be transferred, and I just thought to myself, “You know, you can see the changes and things encroaching.” For example, just in the redo of our supermarket, which is north of Omaha in Blair, on one side of the aisle you have El Paso and Taco Bell and those products, and on the other side of the aisle you have a complete line of products that are imported from Mexico, and I just thought that people ought to be aware of the little encroachments here and again.
RUSH: Oh, I think they are. I think they’re more than aware of it. I think you go to the Border States, they’ve been aware of this for years. It’s just now reaching where you are, and you’re of the impression, “Oh, my gosh, what’s happening here?” What you’ve just described is mild compared to what’s happening in other parts of the country.
CALLER: Well, I know it’s mild but it really is attributed I think to the guilt that we have, but I think this guilt is going to subside because I
RUSH: See, you’ve actually been pretty brilliant here because the purpose of a phone call is to make the host look good, and with what you’ve just done you’re going to do that when I finish making my point here in a second. I want to thank you. You didn’t stutter once. You weren’t nervous at all. You’re a great caller.
RUSH: You should feel very good about yourself.
RUSH: This is not easy to do.
CALLER: No, it’s not!
RUSH: I always tell people, “Don’t try this at home.”
RUSH: But look, your story of what’s on either side of the aisle at a grocery store — I don’t care where it is in Omaha, what part of Omaha it is in — you have another factor. You can talk about the guilt and they need to hire Spanish-speaking general managers and if they’re not willing to learn then they’re going to transfer them out. That grocery store is a
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RUSH: I’m being given a note here by Mr. Snerdley. I said, “English is the official language here,” but there is no “official” language, legally. The Senate voting on making English that today and on an English-only bill, and there are objections to it, and Snerdley says, “You wouldn’t believe the objections.” Yes, I would believe the objections to it. We cannot
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