RUSH: Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hi, Linda, you’re on Open Line Friday. Great to have you here.
CALLER: How are you today?
RUSH: Fine. Thank you.
CALLER: I — I must tell you that I have never really liked you, but I listen to you sometimes just to get another opinion. And I kind of agree with you on the thing with the new appointee for the Supreme Court, even though I’m a Democrat.
RUSH: Yes, ma’am?
CALLER: Because I don’t — ahem. I don’t know whether the lady is a racist or not, but people that are going to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States must have control of their tongue. Because they represent the people of this country. They are the defenders of the Constitution and the people of this country.
RUSH: See, now, that’s a brilliant point, Linda, and a brilliant observation. But that’s not why President Obama wants Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court. He’s not looking at someone to defend the Constitution. He is constrained by it. He wants somebody who will do his bidding there, and that is deconstruct it.
CALLER: But you see it — not to interrupt you, but it doesn’t matter because the president of the United States is supposed to defend the Constitution. That’s what he says when he gets elected.
RUSH: Well, yeah. I know. I mean, there’s —
CALLER: So —
RUSH: — a word for that. Sonia Sotomayor, if what she has said and how she’s ruled in previous cases would do that way on the Supreme Court, then she would be denying her oath of office. There’s a word that would probably offend columnists and Republicans if I used it, and that’s ‘liar.’ So I didn’t use it, okay?
RUSH: One more thing on Judge Sotomayor here. You know, the racist thing that she said, the bigoted thing that she said it’s pretty sexy and it offers a pretty rich target, but let’s not forget the other thing. While a judge, while a sitting judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, she said, ‘It is the job of appellate courts to make policy.’ That is why Obama chose her. Our last call from North Carolina, the Democrat who doesn’t like the choice because she thinks that Sotomayor is not going to pay attention to the Constitution is exactly right. You’ve heard Obama; we’ve played you the sound bites. The Constitution doesn’t do enough for him. ‘The Constitution is a charter of negative rights.’ It lays out all the things government can’t do to you but it doesn’t specify what government can do for you.
Meaning it doesn’t talk about redistribution of wealth. The Constitution is full of things the government does for us, like protect us, provide for the general welfare, and on and on and on. Here’s a woman who has admitted that her job as a judge is to make policy. That is just as good a reason to disqualify her, ’cause she’s admitting that she’s going to look for ways around the Constitution, and she says she can find them better than white people because of the rich life she’s led as a Latina. Well, you can cringe when I say it, but somehow it’s no big deal when she does. And now back to the phones. We always love seeing what lurks behind these blinking lights.