RUSH: Karen in Mesa, Arizona, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: I’m kind of nervous, but I just wanted to say that I forced myself to watch Hillary last night, and she drives me crazy when I watch her talk.
RUSH: How about the color of the pantsuit, Karen? What did you think of pumpkin orange pantsuit?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I’m not so into clothes and stuff.
RUSH: No, come on!
CALLER: I thought it was nice with the blue battleground, I guess. I mean, it’s memorable, let’s put it that way. Orange is always a memorable color ’cause it’s so glaring. But anyway, what I thought was interesting was, you know, they said, ‘Oh, she’s out there to throw support behind Barack,’ but all through the video they showed in the beginning, it was just showing her campaigning all over again, because it was showing all of her stump speeches with all her name behind her.
CALLER: Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, and not once did she inject in there — I know she hasn’t done it often, but she has gone out for Barack lately. Not once did they put any of those videos with her stumping for Barack with ‘Barack, Barack, Barack’ behind her.
RUSH: That’s right. That’s a very good observation. There was not one scene of Hillary with Barack, you know, arm in arm, yukking it up —
RUSH: — looking like friends. Exactly right.
CALLER: Right. I always thought that it was the first time I felt — I can’t believe I’m saying this — some respect for Hillary. Because, you know why? She did kind of step in it, but she did not dwell on victimhood like she always did. And my attitude is, victims get pity, and they don’t get respect. Victims get pity, and I feel sorry for them and I want to do what I can to help them, but I don’t get that sense of respect these people for what they do.
RUSH: She was —
CALLER: What you get is you get respect when you pull yourself out of victimhood, when you pull yourself out of constantly complaining about what the situation is around you, and you do something about it. Only with respect do you get equality.
RUSH: Eh — eh — eh — eh?
CALLER: Are you laughing at me?
CALLER: Only with respect do you get equality. So anyway, I was —
RUSH: Um, (laughing)
CALLER: I’ll let you talk. I’m sorry. (giggles)
RUSH: (laughs) Thank you.
CALLER: It’s your show.
RUSH: Now, she was very crafty and very smart last night in that that she got away with making it about herself. She mentioned Obama, you know, the appropriate two or three times. But she did not recommend him. She did not suggest that there’s anything about him, other than he’s the nominee, to vote for.
RUSH: However, she was playing a victim card last night. She was doing everything she could to make her supporters feel victimized, because they already do. Most of her supporters are — well, a good number; I don’t know if it’s most, but I’d say well over half of her supporters — are women, feminist women who were serious about wanting to see a woman president in their lifetime. What happened in this campaign was a microcosm of what’s happened to these kinds of women their whole lives. They have accepted the promises of feminism. They have abandoned family considerations. Most of them put off family relationships, and they went full bore into corporate America, started wearing the pantsuits and tried to get where they wanted to go to crush the glass ceiling. And what happened? As it always happened in their lives, some young, good-looking, charismatic guy applies for a job in the office, and he gets promoted over these women who have been there and they’ve been following the rules as they believe.
Because he’s better looking, ’cause he’s younger, because he’s a man — and, lo and behold, it happened to them in this campaign! Except the difference is, this guy isn’t qualified. This guy is not qualified, and Hillary people think that she is. When she says, ‘I’ve spent 35 years of my life fighting for child care,’ we still don’t have it. So she’s admitting a failure, but it’s the ‘fight’ that she wants to tell people that she’s engaged in, so that equals experience. Now all of a sudden — and by the way, don’t forget this, either. This was hers. This was to be a coronation! This wasn’t supposed to be a contest. That makes this even more insulting. Who is this young whippersnapper out of Chicago, nobody ever heard of, one speech in 2004, 140 days in the Senate, clean and articulate — and all of a sudden Hillary is nothing but an old hag again like all these women have been treated in their lives? You can understand how mad they are, and she does feel like they’ve been victimized by this, and she was playing that up last night by reminding them who they are, what they voted for, all that she’s accomplished and how shafted they have all been by this process.
CALLER: Yeah, I guess I see that now. I guess I was thinking about her.
RUSH: She wasn’t saying, ‘I’m sorry for myself.’
CALLER: She also, in the beginning, she said, ‘I’m a proud mother. I’m a proud daughter. I’m a proud Democrat.’ She didn’t say, ‘I’m a proud wife.’ (giggles)
RUSH: Oh, how could she? That would have been a laugh line.
CALLER: I know! (giggles)
RUSH: Nobody would believe it.
CALLER: That was funny. But, yeah, anyway, I just want to put in my few cents and thanks so much for all you do. You’re awesome.
RUSH: You’re more than welcome. It’s great to have you on the phone. I’m still waiting for the surprise phone call. You know, sometimes at these conventions they have surprise phone calls with a big video screen. I’m still waiting for the surprise phone call from John Edwards from the bathroom of a hotel endorsing Obama.