RUSH: Matt in Jericho, Vermont. We go back to the phones here. You’re next. Welcome, sir. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m a big fan. Not of your singing, but the other stuff.
RUSH: Yeah, well, you know, cut me some slack on that. You know I’m deaf.
CALLER: Okay. I had a question a little off topic. After the Holocaust, we said never again. In 1994, over 800,000 blacks were butchered to death in the Rwanda genocide, and the Clintons did nothing. Now the Clintons want back in the White House, and here’s my question. We saw the outrage, but where is the outrage of African-American leaders like Obama, Sharpton, Clyburn, even Reverend Wright? The Clintons did nothing about the worst genocide in African history, and not a peep out of all those sermons, nothing. Why do you think that is?
RUSH: This is an excellent question.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: It is an excellent question. In the first place you have to understand Clinton was busy at the time saving Haiti. He sent Colin Powell down there and we got rid of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Here’s the real answer to this, because I get questions about other such confusing incidents as well, and the answer is that liberals are liberals first, and they’re whatever else they are second, be they Jewish, be they black, be they feminists, they’re liberals first. So what did we have in the circumstances with Rwanda? We had Bill Clinton in the White House. Who was Bill Clinton? Toni Morrison called him the first black president. She since, by the way, retracted that. She’s for Obama now. She retracted it. She said, (paraphrasing) ‘Nah-nah, I didn’t mean he was black, just the way he was perceived guilty before any evidence was in, was the same thing that happens to my brothers in the soul community, and that’s why he was the first black president, but he was never a black guy like Obama.’ She’s sort of taken it back, but back then he was the first black president. And he surrounded himself with the Reverend Jackson and all these sort of people, but he was a liberal.
He was a Democrat president, and he was being besieged by Ken Starr, the sex fiend; being besieged by me, responsible for Oklahoma City, he said; besieged by a number of enemies, and the liberals circled the wagons around him. Now, I’m not trying to be flippant with you, Matt. This is how this works. The black population in this country was outraged at Ronald Reagan over what was going on in South Africa with apartheid, but they’re going to support a Democrat president, they’re gonna circle the wagons, especially when he’s under siege because of problems of his own making. Clinton squared it all, when it was all over, and after the genocide, he bit the lower lip, and he apologized and he admitted that he coulda done more. And they melted, their hearts melted. At least Bill Clinton took responsibility. He was a big man. At least Bill Clinton admitted a mistake. I’m not being flippant with this answer. That is precisely how he was able to get away with it. It’s why today Obama doesn’t bring it up. It’s why Sharpton, Jackson, don’t bring it up. Liberals are liberals first wherever you find them.