RUSH: I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails from people who are just livid at Nancy Pelosi — and we talked about this yesterday in great detail. One of the things that they’re upset about is here is this woman who has made the big case for women’s rights, women’s equality and so forth, going over to these countries like Syria and other places, wearing the hajib, the burqa, whatever it is, and people are righteously indignant about it, and they’re probably justified. Let’s go back to earlier this year, January 4th on the floor of the House. Here is just a portion of Pelosi’s remarks as speaker.
PELOSI: We have waited over 200 years, never losing faith. We waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren’t just waiting. Women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and
RUSH: (applauding) Yay! Yay!
PELOSI: Our daughters and our granddaughters, today we have broken the marble ceiling.
RUSH: Yeah, okay, well, the marble ceiling’s been broken but Pelosi goes over to the Middle East and rebuilds it. The queen bee, after kissing the ring of Bashar Assad, declares that he, the dictator, is ready to engage in peace negotiations with Israel. She spoke to the press yesterday, after she met with Assad.
PELOSI: Peace in the Middle East is a high priority for the American people and indeed the people of this region and in the world. Uh, we were very pleased with the reassurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process. He is ready to engage in negotiations with peace [sic] with Israel.
RUSH: And she’s over there wearing the burqa, she’s doing all this for women’s rights, but now she claims that Assad is ready to talk with the Israelis. He’s ready for peace with the Israelis. Yes, she is that stupid. Snerdley said, ‘Is she that stupid?’ This is a tough thing to say. This can be misinterpreted a lot of ways. Well, there’s a way of saying somebody is stupid. For example, instead of somebody telling somebody that they have holes in their head you can tell them they have ‘an open mind.’ There’s a way, if you call somebody stupid and people don’t buy it. I just I don’t think that she is blessed with a tremendous IQ. I don’t think this is the brightest bulb, incandescent or compact fluorescent in the socket. I don’t think that the elevator goes all the way to the top. She is an order of French fries short of a Happy Meal.
There are any number of ways that you can say this. I really do think that…she’s stupid. There. You happy? Why…? (interruption) Now, Snerdley’s question, I’m sure, is, ‘Why is anybody going to believe her?’ Folks, we talked about this yesterday. I can’t explain it, but people will. People will! Why is anybody going to believe it? Because Bush isn’t talking to Assad and Pelosi did. Do you understand these people have been taught conflict resolution? They think if you reach out to your enemies, you can convince them you’re not a bad person and everything can be hunky-dory. There are a lot of people who think that not talking to bad guys only widens the gap. A lot of people think that having conflict and standoff with people, doesn’t get you anywhere, and they think that sitting down and talking, even if it means surrendering.
Look at all the people that love ‘compromise,’ and look at how they define it and so forth. Frankly, to be honest, I don’t know how many people are going to give a rat’s rear end about this anyway. Let’s talk a month from now and we’ll see how many people actually think that something serious happened here. She doesn’t have the ability to negotiate for the United States. She doesn’t have the ability to negotiate for the Israelis. All she can do is go over there and puff up her own résumé, and say whatever she wants in a press conference. We haven’t heard Assad say this. Assad hasn’t come out and said he’s ready to negotiate with Israel. She’s saying so — and Assad’s probably sitting there saying, ‘Boy, I love this. We’ve got the biggest dupe in the world that’s shown up over here to see me. She’s out there saying all these great things about me, and nothing has to change.’ He’s not going to have to prove anything here. I understand how maddening and frustrating it is.
RUSH: Now let’s go to the phones. This is Betty in Waseca, Minnesota. I’m glad you waited, Betty. Thanks for the call.
CALLER: Yes, are you there?
RUSH: Yes, I’m here.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Yes, I tuned in on you just as you were mentioning Pelosi, and in a burqa.
RUSH: Well, a burqa, hijab, whatever it is.
CALLER: Right. It made me furious.
CALLER: I’ve been studying the Middle East culture, but that burqa stands for submission and, you can’t know how angry I was. That’s why I called.
RUSH: But wait, but wait, but wait! That’s their ‘culture,’ and Pelosi was simply respecting their ‘culture.’
CALLER: I understand that, but she’s also a representative of our country.
RUSH: That’s not the right answer. It’s a good answer, not the right answer. They don’t respect our culture. They come here and want to change our culture into theirs. They’re not respecting the UK culture. The UK can’t teach the Holocaust now because it might offend Muslim who don’t believe it happened — and, by the way, can I tell you what that’s about, folks? One of my 35 Undeniable Truths of Life is: ‘Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.’ You don’t think force, the threat of force or violence is present in the UK decision not to teach the Holocaust? What are they afraid of if they offend the Muslims? They’re afraid they’re going to riot. They’re afraid they’re going to do something. The use of force governs our world. It always has, and it always will. As to Pelosi kowtowing to their culture, notice how eager we are to do that. But that’s because we’re the majority and they’re the minority. We can’t offend them. We can’t offend anybody. We can’t discriminate. We allow them to come here, or anybody else, and ignore our culture and customs, including our language if they want to. Your turn.
CALLER: Okay. No, I understand totally what you’re talking about culture, and I respect other cultures. But when she’s representing our country and our country with women that are free over here to dress however you want, I don’t care. She was to go and represent us as America. She can’t be dressed in a good business suit, you know, and dressed like a neat woman, and the whole thing, because, like I said, I’ve been studying the culture. That burqa stands for ‘submissive,’ and that’s what it is.
RUSH: I understand, and a lot of people were upset about this, Betty. I was inundated with e-mails yesterday. Snerdley got a bunch of phone calls inundated about that particularly, a number of other things as well. You are not alone.