RUSH: Here’s Matt in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Welcome, sir. Great to have on you the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Greetings from a fellow radio broadcaster.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I was reading the story on Politico, and it just blew my mind. And you talked about this so many times about — you predicted there wouldn’t be a postracial society after Obama. And so the headline is: ‘Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers.’ And so basically what the Congressional Black Caucus is saying is that there’s this big conspiracy to only target black members of Congress for these ethics investigations. And I’m like, wait a minute, ‘Aren’t they the ones committing these violations? Shouldn’t they be investigated?’ It’s like, do we have racial quotas now for ethics violations?
RUSH: Well, we do. You have to understand these people are a perpetual minority, and as Dr. Hutcherson wrote in his hot column about me, this is a perfect illustration of the minority thought pattern which is the white guy has made me a perpetual victim, and Dr. Hutcherson developed that theory and he’s black, he’s African-American, and it perfectly fits what’s happening here. Let me give you the details of the story, hang on here, Matt.
RUSH: ‘The House ethics committee is currently investigating seven African-American lawmakers — more than 15 percent of the total in the House. And an eighth black member, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), would be under investigation if the Justice Department hadn’t asked the committee to stand down. Not a single white lawmaker is currently the subject of a full-scale ethics committee probe. … ‘Is there concern whether someone is trying to set up [Congressional Black Caucus] members? Yeah, there is,’ a black House Democrat said. ‘It looks as if there is somebody out there who understands what the rules [are] and sends names to the ethics committee with the goal of going after the [CBC].” Now, who would be doing this? Can the Republicans start any kind of — isn’t this Democrats doing this?
CALLER: I mean they control the committees.
RUSH: They control committees. The ethics committee supposedly is independent, but I would love, you know, since I run the Republican Party, I would love to say, ‘Hey, gang, I’m doing this, I’m behind this ’cause I’m trying to show the NFL how fair I can be.’ But I really can’t make that claim. But it is interesting that the only people being investigated are African-American when I know full well you can throw Barney Frank in there, I mean all kinds of people could be investigated. John Murtha with his airport thing there in his district in Pennsylvania. So anyway, what was the point you wanted to make about it?
CALLER: I just, you know, you’ve made the point so many times that we weren’t going to be headed for a postracial America after Obama, and this struck me, it’s like they perpetually think that somebody is after them, and I’m sitting here thinking, they’re the ones in control right now. They still act like the Republicans are in control. They want to blame Republicans and conservatives for everything.
RUSH: That’s the minority thought pattern. You have perpetual victimhood status, perpetual minority status. Because you see, having that attitude allows you to be racist without being racist, because it is said you don’t have the power to implement or act out your racism, so you really aren’t racist. That’s one of the brilliant theories of the Reverend Jackson. But you’re right, the big deal is here, wait a minute, we’re entitled to these ethics violations. We’re a minority. We’re entitled to these. We’re just trying to get what’s rightfully ours, it was denied us for so many years and so long, we’re entitled to this. And why are they only looking at us? If I were these guys in the Black Caucus upset about this, you know they’ve got the goods on some other guys, I mean let’s start naming names here. Let’s get the circular firing squad going. That’s what I want to see.