RUSH: Here’s Karen in Springfield, Oregon. Hi, Karen, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Good morning, sir.
CALLER: I was going to be really snide, but I’m not going to be, okay?
RUSH: Aw, darn it. We were hoping you were going to be snide. I love snide callers.
CALLER: No you don’t because you rag on us then. The only reason why I called was to tell you that —
RUSH: I don’t rag on callers. Wait a second. What show did you think you called?
CALLER: I know what show.
RUSH: See, you got us all titillated here. What were you going to say? Just don’t say it snidely.
CALLER: Mexicans are in fact Americans.
RUSH: You mean the way they’re being treated?
CALLER: No. Geographically and physically, geophysically, they are in fact Americans. Canadians are Americans.
RUSH: Well, now, come on. North America, Central America, South America, Norte America, you can’t —
CALLER: Exactly, but you have to be careful when you say stuff like that, because then people think, ‘Oh, no, they’re not Americans.’ Yes, sir, they are Americans.
RUSH: They’re not Americans. Mexicans are not Americans.
CALLER: Yes, they are.
RUSH: They are not.
CALLER: What are they?
RUSH: They’re Mexicans. They’re born in Mexico.
CALLER: Okay, Canada, the United States —
RUSH: They’re Canadians.
CALLER: — Mexico, how far do you want me to go before I stop naming Americans?
RUSH: Go to France.
CALLER: You’re wrong. They are in fact Americans. They’re Mexicans by nationality.
RUSH: What’s the point?
CALLER: But geographically they are in fact America —
RUSH: Look it, I’m intrigued. I’m about to get snide here. What is the point?
CALLER: The point is you’re wrong.
RUSH: About what?
CALLER: About saying that they’re not Americans.
RUSH: You’re defending Harry Reid, is that what you’re doing? You’re defending Harry Reid when he said undocumented Americans?
CALLER: No, he’s wrong. He’s wrong because in fact they are Americans. They’re undocumented Americans. Is that or is that not true? Just say yes or no.
RUSH: I’ll say no. This is absurd. This whole call is surreal.
CALLER: I knew it. I knew it. See, just because I’m right and you’re wrong you’re going to say, ‘Oh, what a dumb caller, blah, blah, blah.’
RUSH: You can’t pull that on me because we are not married and in this case you are wrong, and you are so wrong that it’s funny. You’re very cute.
CALLER: You don’t think that —
RUSH: They’re not Americans.
CALLER: — Mexico is part of the Americas?
RUSH: Nobody would buy your argument. Nobody would be persuaded by it. Nobody would understand it.
CALLER: Well, you’re going to have a whole lot of —
RUSH: You may as well have called here and tried to sell me a left-handed baseball bat. That’s how absurd this is.
CALLER: That’s probably what some of our great hitters are hitting with is left hand baseball bats.
RUSH: Well, what’s left-handed about a left-handed baseball bat? If you think Mexicans are Americans, then you think there are left-handed baseball bats. I want to know what is left-handed about a baseball bat that’s left-handed?
CALLER: Same people that use left-handed scarves, probably.
RUSH: No, I’ll tell you, it’s the handle is on the opposite end.
RUSH: All right, Karen, this has been an experience.
CALLER: No, it should be illuminating and educational.
RUSH: Well, it has been but not in the ways that you think.
CALLER: Oh. I’m sorry for you if you don’t think that.
RUSH: Oh, please, don’t pity me. Don’t pity me.
CALLER: It has been a pleasure, sort of.
RUSH: Thank you. It has been an experience for me. Wait, Karen, are you still there? Damn it, I wanted to ask her if she’s a Hillary supporter, you know, based on the polling data that we got earlier in the program.
RUSH: Well, here we are. We’re going to violate one of the cardinal rules of this program: You never, ever take a caller twice in one day. Never take the same caller twice in one day. You try not to ever take the same caller ever again, but certainly not in the same day. Since I can do it because it’s my show, we’re going to make an exception to this rule. We have Karen from Springfield, Oregon, back, who I wanted to ask one more question, but she had hung up.
CALLER: But you only are doing this because I am, like, the most excellent caller.
RUSH: Er… Right.
CALLER: Thank you. (laughing)
RUSH: Okay, so the question — this is the woman who said Mexicans are Americans, and —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — Canadians are Americans —
RUSH: — and Costa Ricans are Americans. Brazilians are Americans. So I wanted to ask you, based on your thinking and your logic on this, ‘Are you by any chance supporting Hillary Clinton?’
RUSH: I’m wrong, then, on that tack.
RUSH: See, this will affect the opinion audit because my opinion was that you were right in there in the crop of women that were supporting Hillary.
CALLER: Ummm, no. There’s also a lot of men that also support her.
RUSH: Not as many as you think.
RUSH: There are too many bad memories there. She doesn’t have the likability factor. She’s got a likability problem. There’s no question about it.
CALLER: Well, listen, I’m sitting here holding my left-handed bat as I’m sure you’re holding your big cigar with your left hand, right?
RUSH: No, I never do, not during the show.
RUSH: The cigar is in my right hand.
CALLER: Actually… no… I’m not going to. At this point, no, I’m not going to.
RUSH: Well, who are you supporting?
CALLER: If I had to vote for a Republican, it would probably be Ron Paul, right?
RUSH: Well! I was…
RUSH: Okay. The opinion audit will not be affected by this answer because you’ve fulfilled the reason that I offered the opinion. That’s interesting.
CALLER: But, you know —
CALLER: — I like Barack Obama. know —
CALLER: — But it’s way too early, isn’t it?
RUSH: Not for the passionate.
CALLER: Well, for…the thoughtful and for the intelligent.
RUSH: You know, that’s definitely you. You think, and the things you come up with sometimes (tapping desk). But you think. All right. I want to move on, Karen. I have to go. Thanks again. We got Mike in St. Cloud, Florida, who agrees with Karen. Thank you, Mr. Snerdley. Mike, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Dittos, Rush! I’ve been trying to call you for 20 years. I finally get through. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I tell you what, there’s one thing that I gotta say, though, my first call I’ve gotta disagree with you on something because the lady is right. Spanish people from Mexico are Americans. [sic] They’re Mexican Americans; they’re just US citizens, and the thing that it is that we keep pushing it and pushing it and pushing it, we’re going to drive that bloc of people away from our conservative thinking —
CALLER: — because the majority of those people are conservative.
RUSH: They are not, not the ones we’re talking about!
CALLER: You know, but you’re talking about a fraction of them, Rush, a fraction of them t hat aren’t.
CALLER: I was born and raised in Texas, and most of — the majority of — those people that came over and raised their children American and are now American citizens, are conservative Republicans.
RUSH: History doesn’t bear this out! Simpson-Mazzoli, ’86, you track the political affiliation with those that became citizens and voted and registered, it doesn’t track.
CALLER: You gotta look at it all the way back!
RUSH: Wait a second. We got 20 seconds.
CALLER: We’ve been having this argument since all the way back at the turn of the century —
RUSH: We got 20 seconds.
CALLER: — in the 1900s.
RUSH: Besides all that, is it worth breaking the law and allowing the law to be broken and bringing in —
CALLER: No, I’m not saying that.
RUSH: — undereducated people in order to get voters for your party?
CALLER: No I’m not saying that, either, Rush. I’m just saying we’re picking on the wrong people.
RUSH: No! We’re not ‘picking on’ anybody! We’re not picking on ANYBODY! This is not what this is about. We’re trying to preserve the future of the country as we inherited it from our own parents.