RUSH: Here’s Dwayne in Columbia, South Carolina. Nice to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Mr. Limbaugh.
CALLER: I want to say that I don’t always agree with you, but I do recognize that you’re one of the greatest minds of my time, and I’m 34 years old. Now I want to get to my point. I am not a registered Democrat, and I want to be honest, I was supporting Obama because he’s black, and I wanted a black president because I’m black. But I will tell you that I do think he’s damaged and I don’t think he can win. I used to like the Clintons. I will not vote for them now because they have no honor, and they showed that in this election. The only man that’s left with honor is John McCain, so if I vote, I will vote for him. But I want to say that the comment that you just made is exactly right, black people will be upset if Obama don’t get the nomination, but they’ll be upset for a minute and then they’ll go right back on the plantation of the Democratic Party, because that’s the way it’s been. And they have broke down our family and they’re making a foolish mistake if they keep following that party. I’m not saying that they need to go to the Republican Party, but I am saying that what you said is true, the Democratic Party owns black people. They own ’em for no good reason because they have not done anything for them, and they will shut them down if they start, you know, having too many higher aspirations than they want them to have. So basically that was my comment. I want to tell you I love your show. I do think you’re a great mind. I’m a little nervous. My voice might be shaky. But I know that I’m talking to somebody that’s a real bigwig right now, so I feel like, you know, I mean it’s like talking to a star.
RUSH: Well, you don’t sound nervous at all, number one. You’re one of the most coherent and communicative callers that I’ve had in a long time. That is especially well said. I’m fascinated by the fact that you were going to vote for Obama just because he’s black and it had nothing to do with him being a Democrat, right? Why is that?
CALLER: I mean, I just feel like because he’s a black man, maybe he got some interests in mind that would help me help my family. It’s hard for me to believe that after years and years of white presidents, that, you know what I’m saying this country got so many races in it, that we don’t have a president of any other race, and I thought that a black man would just, you know, maybe for some reason do something that’s going to help me and help my people.
RUSH: What happened?
CALLER: Right now I see that, you know, he almost, even if he becomes president, he might turn into a lame duck. I mean, it just seems like, I hate to say this because I love Obama, I mean I love the aura, but it seem like he don’t know what he’s doing right now.
RUSH: I was going to ask you, what happened? Is it the pastor situation? Is it the way he’s handled the pastor situation? What is it?
CALLER: Well, I just think it’s like you say; sometimes he say stuff and then he turn around and say other stuff that don’t exactly match with what he said before. The pastor situation is very damaging, and, like you said, the Drive-By Media is trying to do all they can. But in the heart of white people across America and in the hearts of a lot of black people, you just too close to a person that makes comments like that, that just will not sell. You cannot sell that type of rhetoric in American circles amongst whites, of course, but probably amongst blacks, too, that love their country. I mean, I love this country. I don’t want to live no place else. I feel like they have done some really hideous stuff to people, but I don’t want to go live in a cave with Bin Laden. I like running water, you know what I mean?
RUSH: God bless you. I do, too. Especially hot water from a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater.
CALLER: There you go.
RUSH: Now, let me ask you this.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Because, Dwayne, I want to make sure I heard you right. You were agreeing with me that the superdelegates really don’t have much to worry about, even if they do anger —
CALLER: Not a thing.
RUSH: — black voters supporting Obama at the outset, if they award the nomination to Hillary, that by the time the election rolls around those angry black people will still vote for the Democrats anyway?
CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, what it is, is you going to have people that’s upset but then you get people like Al Sharpton that come out front, and what happens is, is that people don’t take us serious because of people like Al Sharpton and because of people, you know, that don’t have the prominence that he has, but they say such crazy stuffs. I mean, they make a few small points, but yeah, they’ll be upset for a little while, but they’ll run right back, and it’s like you can’t really take people serious when you’ve got these kind of people out front fighting your case for you.
RUSH: Amen. Well, this is a cliche, but you are really a breath of fresh air.
CALLER: I appreciate you saying that. I mean, I don’t know what else to say. I don’t want to hold your time. I know you got a lot of callers, but I just want to say I love your show. My father gave me a choice a long time ago whether I wanted to listen to old gospel music or talk shows on the radio while I was working for him. I started listening to talk shows, listening to you. A lot of stuff you say, I absolutely agree with it, maybe for different reasons. But standing up on your own and changing your situation and not waiting on government to do it is what my people need to do. So, you know, there you go. I love your show, and I’m going to keep listening.
RUSH: Happy to have you in the audience, Dwayne. Thanks very much.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Appreciate it. There you go. Now, you superdelegates, now you don’t have to accept my word for it, even though you know I’m right. Now you’ve heard from Dwayne in South Carolina. You need not fear giving this nomination to Hillary Clinton and yanking it away from Obama. That fear is based on angering the black vote that’s for Obama and the polls say they’ll not vote or will vote for McCain, they’ll come home. You have done far worse, the Democrat Party — and Dwayne confirmed this — done far worse to the black population of this country than simply taking away Obama’s nomination via the superdelegates of the Democrat National Convention in Denver, whenever you do it. So it’s time to take this bit of advice seriously. Based on what’s happening here with this thing from the Hotline and the heartfelt, sincere address, two addresses I have made today to the Democrat superdelegates, it is clear that there is a contest between myself and Howard Dean over just whose delegates these happen to be.