RUSH: Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. This is Brian. Great to have you here, sir.
CALLER: Yes, thank you. I was calling to comment on — on — on first of all the gentleman that had called in earlier about your ego. I am a Republican, and I’m a very conservative Republican. However, I have to agree a little bit, Rush, that — from a comment that you made a little while ago, that — I do believe your ego is run away with you slightly.
RUSH: Well, first off, it was an e-mail. The guy didn’t call actually, I read an e-mail from him that my ego was out of control.
CALLER: Understood. Well, I believe in ego. I believe it’s a necessary for your occupation. I believe it’s the engine that, you know, that needs to be fed to make you good at what you do. I’m in sales, and I believe that for myself. But your comment about wanting your Operation Chaos to go all the way, like back to 1968 with riots in the streets, turned over burning cars, and I believe you even said ‘literally.’
RUSH: I did say literal riots. Al Sharpton has promised them!
CALLER: But you said, ‘That’s what we want.’ That’s not good for anybody, and hopefully you really don’t want that, and most of us don’t. I believe in your Operation Chaos. It showed great ingenuity, and it was and is a fantastic idea. However, riots and burning cars would make all Americans look bad. I believe our whole premise —
RUSH: To who? To who would it make all Americans look bad?
CALLER: To the world.
RUSH: Oh, screw it! Screw the world! You know, I can’t —
CALLER: I think there’s that ego again. (laughing)
RUSH: It will make…? Do you really think we ought to govern ourselves on the basis of what the world thinks of us?
CALLER: I believe that we need — that our whole premise on working hard for our side is to bring all Americans together, Democrats, Republicans, and independents even, under one common goal that our forefathers designed for us.
RUSH: That’s what we’re trying to do. You don’t bring them together. We don’t bring people together. That’s not how this country works. We defeat our political adversaries so that they’re in the minority.
CALLER: I believe that, with — with passion. But then also, I mean our — our whole premise was our Constitution for our safety, you know, for our children’s safety. And what would that show by riots and burning cars no matter what side did that? I just think, Rush, that that comment was a little out of line and maybe just not properly thought through. Because I don’t believe that way, and I don’t believe that most of us want that. Because people get hurt in those situations — and we believe that our side as Republicans, we can do it better than the rest.
RUSH: As we would be demonstrating because there won’t be riots at our convention.
CALLER: Actually they would be demonstrating as Americans —
RUSH: We don’t riot.
CALLER: — that they’re more out of control.
RUSH: We don’t burn our cars. We don’t burn down our houses. We don’t kill our children. We don’t do half the things the American left does. We need the American left — and this is another great thing about Operation Chaos; nothing to do with my ego. We need as many ignorant Americans to wake up and find out exactly who the modern-day Democrat Party is as dominated by the far left in this country. We need that to be seen. Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I’m dreaming. (singing to the tune of White Christmas) ‘I’m dreaming of riots in Denver.’ Remember 1968? And which party did that? It was the radicals in that party, the anti-war radicals, the same bunch of clowns that are running around defining the Democrat Party today. What the world thinks of us? There was an analogy just this week about somebody in the world. I’m drawing a mental blank about this. But the fact is that the Democrat Party has members in it that have already said, ‘There will be riots,’ or something to that effect. Al Sharpton.
He was throwing down the gauntlet to the superdelegates: ‘You take this election away from Barack Obama, and there’s gonna be trouble. There’s going to be trouble in Denver.’ As for the rest of the world and what they think of us, you know, there’s nothing that frustrates me more than to hear that. What part of the world do we care about? What part of the world do we want approval from? Do we want approval from the Europeans who have gone so damn wussy that they cannot — they could not if they had to — mount a military defense of themselves if they were attacked? Not even with NATO, because it has been allowed to lapse. Is it those people that we want the approval from? Do we want approval from people like Robert Mugabe? Do we want approval from some of the warlords and terrorists of Al-Qaeda? Who in the world do we want approval from? Do we want approval from Hamas, like Jimmy Carter does? We have the approval of our allies. We have the approval of the UK. We have the approval of the Australians. Do we want the approval of the Chinese? Do we want the approval of Kim Jong Il.
Who do we want to love us? What is this? I guarantee you: You live your life this way as an individual, and you are forever going to be confused and unhappy because you will be embarking on something that’s impossible, and that is, A, to make everybody like you; and, B, respect you. This is something that has to be earned, particularly on the side of respect — and respect is earned with strength. Nobody is going to respect you if they figure out you’re doing whatever you have to do to get their approval. They’re going to laugh at you! They’re going to think you’re a weak-kneed wuss. So the hell with that! We do, hopefully, the right thing for the sake of this country. We’re the only ones in charge of our affairs. We don’t farm out our defense, unless we elect Democrats. We don’t farm out our protection against attack and national security, unless we elect Democrats. We don’t farm out our economy and tear it up in the name of a hoax called global warming, unless we elect Democrats. Riots in Denver at the Democrat convention would see to it we don’t elect Democrats — and that’s the best damn thing could happen for this country as far as anything I can think: Don’t elect Democrats!
RUSH: Let me tell you something, folks. If there are riots in Denver, the world is gonna just think that we’re just like them, and we have something in common with them, and isn’t that what we want to say: ‘We’re all the same’?