RUSH: Here’s Danielle in Chelsea, Michigan. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Well, hello. Mega global cooling… No! I’m sorry. Global warming dittos from the great state of Michigan.
RUSH: Thanks very much. Great to have you here.
CALLER: As I get older, I’m in my thirties, and I see the hypocrisy, the double standards of our government, particularly the Democrats, and it’s frustrating. I do it right. You know, my husband has a good job. We didn’t borrow too much money and we put 20% down on our house and now I’m told I have to sacrifice; I have to give. Well, wait a minute. My husband works hard. I work hard. We raise our family. We take care of our family. I just want the government to leave me alone. Let me raise my family. Let me keep more of my money, and I don’t need ’em.
RUSH: I agree a hundred percent, but unfortunately the American people elected somebody that doesn’t want to leave you alone.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: They elected somebody that wants to blame people like you!
CALLER: Well, and I’ll tell you the blame. I have spoken with liberals. I have five children. You can imagine, as a conservative —
RUSH: Wait a second.
CALLER: — stay-at-home mom with five kids.
RUSH: Wait! Whoa! Time-out.
RUSH: You are in your early thirties, and you got five crumb crunchers?
CALLER: No, I’m a little past my early thirties —
RUSH: Oh, all right, okay.
CALLER: — not quite my late thirties, and, yes, five children that my husband and I could afford, we could raise. We can love. We can take care of. But to liberals, I am a terrible person.
CALLER: You know, the world’s overpopulated, I’m contributing to global warming, and —
RUSH: It is not overpopulated, and there is no global warming. You’re going to go frustrated dealing with them intellectually.
CALLER: I beat ’em intellectually, Rush.
RUSH: I know. It’s easy to. That’s why they’ll start attacking you personally. They’ll start attacking the people you believe in. I mean, it’s fun to do if you can keep your sanity about it, but, look, the hypocrisy… See, I’m glad you’re spotting it at your relative young age. You’re seeing all these double standards. You’re seeing all the hypocrisy. There’s a different set of rules for Democrats and Republicans. I’m going to tell you why that is, Danielle. The reason why Republicans are held to higher standards is twofold, two reasons. One, they actively suggest that they have higher standards that they seek to reach and attain. At the same time, they are despised (this is the second reason) by liberals and the media precisely because they attempt to maintain standards. Not everybody can.
We’re all human. We’re all going to stumble and fail. And when we stumble and fail, why, we become hypocrites. We become the biggest hypocrites, and they try to strip us of any credibility. The left, on the other hand, they don’t talk about maintaining any standards — behavioral, personal, or otherwise. There aren’t any. Liberalism, in fact, is not based on standards. So they really can’t commit ethics violations, unless they happen to be Blagojevich, and then, of course, they’re going to nail him because he’s embarrassing The Messiah. But Blagojevich wouldn’t even be in trouble if he hadn’t gotten caught and he was stupid enough to put on tape what he was trying to do: sell the Senate seat. Don’t think that’s the first time that’s ever happened in Chicago or anywhere else.
But a party that maintains it has no standards — in fact, standards are judgmental, standards are discriminatory, standards are unfair. So, you can have a guy like Sandy Burglar steals documents from the National Archives who’s loved and adored. You have this guy, Holder, who had pardoned terrorists, pardoned Marc Rich; he’s allowed to say he’s going to be better next time. He learned from it. Then you have Palin who they’d rather put on a cross. You have Joe the Plumber, who they tried to destroy. So that’s always going to be the case. There are two sets of rules. N othing’s fair, and the so-called arbiter of the rules have chosen up sides, the media, and they’ve thrown in entirely with the Democrats.