RUSH: Ronald in — Oh, a 15-year-old from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Ronald, welcome to the program. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’ve been listening to your show for about three years now, and I started listening to you because my grandfather mainly told me about your program. And I loved it the first time I heard it.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Yeah, you’re welcome. (chuckles) It made me love the conservative values, because conservatives tell the truth. I see what values conservatives stand for. When they get into office, and they get there by telling the truth, and that’s what makes a real leader, not like these liberal characters like Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all those liberal people in the government.
RUSH: You are very wise.
CALLER: Heh, heh, heh. Who tell lies and apologize to our enemies like Obama does. And I just wanted to tell you that I’m an active young conservative in my hometown of Hazleton on here. And what I’m doing is for about on April 15th, I went to a tea party we had here in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and a man spoke. I don’t know if you might have heard of him. His name is Dr. Alan Keyes.
RUSH: Of course. I didn’t know he spoke at this one but I’ve heard of Dr. Keyes, of course.
CALLER: Yeah, well, I heard him, and he is a true leader, and I pictured him as a true conservative and he should be in the White House right now because he speaks from his heart, not like a teleprompter like these liberal characters. Well, anyway, listening to you made me a conservative, and I had rallies in my hometown of Hazleton about two weeks ago.
RUSH: All right, now, this is very important, Ronald. I want to take the occasion of your call to make a point because it’s very important. Conservatism needs action. And that’s what’s great about what’s happening now with the town halls, the tea parties that you’re going to. It’s not enough just to tell people, ‘Ooooh, the left is bad. The Democrats are bad. Look at what they’re doing.’ Conservatism is more than just an argument. It’s more than just a debating point. It is a fundamental way the nation was founded, and you getting involved like this at your age is absolutely great. You’re joining millions of others who are just fed up and not gonna take this anymore. It always happens when the left overreaches like this. They always do better off if they just go incremental. But Obama, with a big crisis of the economy, saw big opportunity. He thought he could get all this stuff in before people knew what was happening, and he is still going to do it. He’s still gonna try. I don’t care how they redress Obamacare. It’s still going to be government health care. And it need not happen. A quick time-out. Thank you very much for the phone call.