RUSH: To Cartersville, Georgia, this is Irving. I’m glad you waited, Irving. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Oh, my goodness. I can’t believe it. Twenty-year EIB alumnus, proud Reagan revolutionary dittos to you, sir.
RUSH: Thank you el mucho, Irving.
CALLER: Well, Rush, I don’t know why I don’t hear any anger. I don’t know why no one is angry today. I’m very, very upset at what’s going on. All of these things that are going, and I don’t know what to do. I mean, I know we voted, and that’s in the past, and that’s fine, but as you say, four years of this? I don’t see much anger. I don’t even see it with the Republicans. The closest one that I see that’s angry is this fellow named Daniel Hannan. He’s the closest that I see to any righteous indignation —
RUSH: Wait a second. Irving, hang on a second out there. There’s a lot of people that are angry and they’re organizing things called tea parties, and there are going to be a slew of them on April 15th. They’re going to be huge, they’re getting so big that some local communities are looking for ways to shut them down on the pretext that they can’t guarantee security. There’s going to be a big one in Kansas City, big one in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, they’re going to be big in Atlanta. There are thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe more people that are angry. It’s just the Drive-By Media doesn’t report it. The Republicans are not angry, they’re not professing any anger, they are just opposing all this but they can’t stop it, don’t have enough votes.
CALLER: Well, I’m glad you mentioned about the tea parties because I remember, and I’m a student of the tea parties, and I’ll tell you, I know what they did in those tea parties, and I understand we’re in a different era, but the tea parties were throwing things overboard, dressing up, you know, eventually to tar and feather stuff, I mean I’m talking about a real core — I hope that what you’re saying is correct, because something needs to be done, Rush, and I hope the tea parties are the start of it.
RUSH: I think they are. I think there’s a lot of anger and fear that is bubbling up out there, effervescing under the surface. It’s just that right now the media is in a total slavish mode when it comes to Obama and doing everything possible to make him look good and to make it look as though none of what’s happening in the country today has anything to do with him. And that’s what’s got you depressed. What’s got you depressed is you watch the media and everybody laps it up, and a lot of people do. A lot of people do. It may not be four years, but it’s going to be a long time. I mean the next opportunity to change any of this is not until 2010. Now, you can sit around and you can hope for some big blowback, and you can hope for some tipping point to be reached where magically people stand up, but I don’t buy this waiting around and hoping for things to happen, things generally have to be made to happen, and I just remind you, although this is much worse, think back to the eight years of Clinton. How many times, ‘Something’s going to happen, something’s going to happen to wake the American people up,’ and not even Monica Lewinsky woke ’em up, not even lying under oath woke ’em up.
There’s two ways of going at Obama, I think. Or there’s a choice of two ways. I think it’s a mistake to just pound policy. People aren’t going to listen to it. They don’t blame him. They think everything Obama’s doing is done to fix what’s already wrong when he got there. It’s a waste of time. It’s educational, and it’s informative, don’t misunderstand, it’s gotta be done, but the thing that irritates this White House the most and the way to really put them off stride is to laugh at them, to ridicule them, and to make fun of them. To go just hands wringing and give people serious dissertations on the problems of Obama policy, yeah, I mean that has to be done, but at the same time, laughter, making fun of ’em, ridicule them, that’s what they don’t like. He’s supreme leader. You don’t do that. That’s what will take ’em off stride.