RUSH: Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has once again done everybody a favor, opening his mouth and revealing for one and all exactly who and what liberal Democrats are. Thank you, Operation Chaos. The Charleston Gazette — that’s in West Virginia — reports this: ‘Rockefeller believes McCain has become insensitive to many human issues. ‘McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they [the missiles] got to the ground? He doesn’t know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues.’ Uh, this, my friends, is striking. In the first place, it’s factually wrong. What did McCain fly, an A-4 Skyhawk or some such thing? There were no laser-guided missiles. They didn’t hit I think ’til 1968 or ’69. There were no laser-guided missiles. And McCain was shot down at 4,500 feet or 5,400 feet. He wasn’t flying at 35,000 feet. He was shot down at around 5,000 feet. Laser-guided bombs were used in Vietnam, but they weren’t used at the time McCain was flying his mission.
Now, after this insult, Rockefeller went out and personally apologized to McCain on the Senate floor for suggesting that McCain doesn’t care about the lives — McCain was defending the United States of America, for crying out loud! (interruption) Yes, Mr. Snerdley? Question from the program observer. Yes? Yes? Hm-hm. Hm-hm. Snerdley’s question is, ‘How is what Rockefeller said any different than what Reverend Wright said about Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all these other places.’ There isn’t any difference. What’s the difference between what Rockefeller said about McCain and what Democrats have been saying about the troops in Iraq, about the people at camp Gitmo, about the people at Abu Ghraib?
RUSH: So Rockefeller went to the Senate floor to apologize personally for suggesting that McCain doesn’t care about the lives of people caught in the wars that he champions, dating back to his Navy service days in Vietnam. Fox News Channel’s Carl Cameron interviewed McCain after the Petraeus hearings, and he asked him, ‘What is your response to Jay Rockefeller’s comment?’
MCCAIN: I would call upon Senator Obama to repudiate Senator Rockefeller’s remarks, if he’s surrounded by people like that, then I think he should have a direct repudiation. I, frankly, am unfamiliar with that kind of rhetoric from a member of the United States Senate.
RUSH: Come on, Senator! Come on! You’re unfamiliar with it? Have you paid any attention to what they’ve said about our judicial nominees? You’re unfamiliar? (doing McCain impression) ‘Yes, that’s right, Limbaugh. But they’ve never said this about me, and that’s what makes me mad. I don’t care about anybody else that they might criticize, because it’s not about them. It’s about me, Limbaugh. You know it, and I know it.’ Never heard this kind of rhetoric from a Democrat in the Senate? He does have a point, though. Obama never does any apologizing, his surrogates go out there and make these comments, and then they apologize by repeating the comments in the process of making the apology.
RUSH: In Crockett, Texas, this is Garrett. Thank you for calling, sir. Appreciate it.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush?
CALLER: Such an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: I’m going to get right to my point. Before I do I hope my accent doesn’t start the liberal stereotype that all conservatives are rednecks, hope that doesn’t happen. Two quick comments about what Rockefeller said, you know, and myself included and my great uncle invaded Omaha Beach, three Purple Hearts, my grandfather fought in Vietnam. When you fight in a conflict and you see stuff like that happen, you get a greater understanding and respect for humanity. That’s what happens. The liberals have been going on and on and bashing the military for so long, it make us sick. I mean we’re fighting mad down here in Texas.
RUSH: Yeah, but you know what you need to understand down there, Garrett?
CALLER: What’s that?
RUSH: It’s not so much what Rockefeller said, because, frankly, I mean as a conservative, are you surprised a liberal would think that way?
CALLER: No, no, I’m not surprised.
RUSH: Right. So what’s interesting for me, anyway, I love motivation, I love to find what people’s motivations are, because in explaining to people the motivation of others, you have a chance, a better chance to be persuasive that these people will be suspected. In Rockefeller’s case, when he runs out and says what he said about McCain, he’s firing bombs, he got it all factually wrong, but basically saying he’s killing people on the ground, he doesn’t care about that, he’s insensitive, he has no idea. At the root of this is a belief that the United States and the United States military is the focus of evil in the modern world. In the liberal mind, everybody in the world is innocent. They are only evil, mean, rotten because we exist the way we exist. We exist as capitalists, and as capitalists we are the wealthiest nation on earth and we have the wealthiest population. We have the brightest future. And this just isn’t right, this isn’t fair. It’s not fair that so many people should be left out. Why are we stealing all — this is a guy, by the way, you might understand it a little bit, he’s from the Rockefeller oil fortune. He might have a little guilt because he had to do nothing but get born and grow up.
We call it the Lucky Sperm Club. And a lot of people in the Lucky Sperm Club end up having real guilt problems because they haven’t done diddly-squat to earn what they have. But even beyond that, he is a liberal Democrat, Rockefeller is, and I don’t care which liberal Democrat you cite, they look at war as something never justified, that only the United States starts and that our way of practicing that war is inhumane and it’s unconscionable. And so therefore it’s easy to conclude that McCain flying over Vietnam, dropping bombs and so forth, doesn’t care about the innocent civilians, because, you see, as far as liberals are concerned, the US military doesn’t care who it kills. No, we will kill innocent children; we will terrorize mothers, as John Kerry said. You’ve got John Kerry talking about the US military in Vietnam acting as Ghengis Khan. This is who they are. So at some point it serves no purpose to get mad when you hear these people say these things because they shouldn’t surprise you. You can get upset about it, but this is who they are. It’s time to learn, this is who they are. This is one of the great many ancillary benefits of Operation Chaos, by the way, is what it is exposing. These people are doing this themselves in their own words and with their own actions. It is not us, the good guys, telling you what they’re saying. They’re actually saying it themselves.
RUSH: Matter, Orlando, Florida, thank you for waiting. Welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, dittos.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, the Rockefeller comments about McCain, are those also an indirect attack on the Clintons, since that’s the type of war they fought in Bosnia where precision-guided missiles were fired by pilots ordered to stay above a certain altitude?
RUSH: No, because, see, that was NATO, and the Clintons weren’t in the airplanes. (pause) I mean, I get your point. I get your point. The Clintons fought a war at 15,000 feet by bombing people, and it’s a great way to point out the hypocrisy of Rockefeller. But again, see, you have to understand, it’s easy to explain — and when you hear it, it sounds very plausible, very simple, but it’s a tough thing to remember. Liberals believe that the world can be perfected. Obama, if you listen carefully to some of his sound bites, he will even say that: We are out to perfect the world; we want a more perfect world. They think perfection is achievable. They know that realists, such as us, don’t get caught up in New Age garbage like perfection because we’re too reality based. Perfection is just not possible, particularly among nations and human beings, it just isn’t. There are too many factors, too many variables: education, intelligence, desire, ambition, a whole bunch of reasons. It’s not possible, but they think it is, and so since they think it is, and since their intentions — I mean, who could oppose a perfect world?
Why, it would be wonderful! But there are people in there view who oppose a perfect world: us. Therefore we are evil. We are pure eeeeevil. And we don’t believe in a perfect world that can be perfected. As such, anything they do — with the motive being to achieve a perfect world — is entirely justified, destroying us or anybody else in their way. So how does this apply to McCain, Rockefeller, and the Clintons in Bosnia? Well, in Bosnia, the liberals simply had their good intentions. They were wearing them on the sleeve: trying to achieve a perfect world by getting rid of bad people. Trying to get rid of bad people. And so, dropping bombs on bad people, good intentions, trying to perfect the world? Fine! But McCain was Republican. McCain was part of the military, which is part of the problem, because the military stands in the way of a perfect world. In a perfect world there would be no need for a military because there would never be any hostilities. There wouldn’t be any hate. There wouldn’t be any discrimination. There wouldn’t be any prejudice. There wouldn’t be any bigotry. There wouldn’t be any racism, sexism, homophobia, in a perfect world. But the Republicans oppose this, because Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots and homophobes in the liberal worldview, and, as such, when a McCain-piloted jet drops bombs on (sobbing) innocent little children and people of color, it is not an attempt to perfect the world. It is killing babies, women, and children. So it is thoroughly condemnable. There’s no question. You just condemn it
Then you say, ‘Well, wait a minute! You guys ordered the same thing in Bosnia.’
‘Oh, no, no, no. That was not the same. We were trying to rid the world of bad people. You were trying to rid the world of innocent women and children and babies and you didn’t care, and you were dropping Agent Orange and those people were innocent. That war was our fault. We had no business being there. We deserved to lose.’
But, see, NATO was not even the US military. That was an international force, or a North Atlantic Treaty Organization force, and therefore it was an alliance of nations. It was not the eeevil United States. In fact, the only representative of the United States was Wesley Clark, Ashley Wilkes, the commanding general. He’s a good liberal. He had good intentions. He wanted to perfect the world. The spokesman for NATO who came out and announced the success of the war in Bosnia — Jamie something or other, had proper British accent? Not an American. A European! A citizen of the world. (doing impression) ‘Our forces there, under the command of General Hornblower Windfogger…’ We got the daily report of casualties, but that was all for a perfect world. We’re not for that, and so anything done to destroy us is entirely possible.