RUSH: To the phones we go, Dabel in Manhattan on the way to 16 inches of snow. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Good afternoon.
RUSH: Good afternoon, Dabel.
CALLER: I want to know why is that you cannot say anything good about your president?
RUSH: I haven’t seen anything yet to praise.
CALLER: Are you serious?
RUSH: Uh, yeah.
CALLER: No, no. You cannot be serious.
CALLER: He’s the president of the biggest country in the entire world.
RUSH: It’s a shame, too.
CALLER: No, it’s not.
RUSH: It’s a joke. It’s a shame.
CALLER: It’s a shame for guys like you!
RUSH: It’s a travesty, and our country as we’ve known it hangs in the balance.
CALLER: All right. You just run a clip earlier about Tom Brokaw saying they don’t know anything about Obama when he was running for president. So who knows anything about anybody that’s running for election? Let’s take you, for example. You telling me you want everyone to know everything about you?
RUSH: Now, Dabel, wait a minute. I played that sound bite, it’s from Charlie Rose. Those were two of Obama’s most ardent supporters. I was playing the entitled to show irony. Obama’s now out there disappointing his base by approving of these big bonuses for Wall Street hacks, and the base is upset about that, his most ardent supporters. And I played that sound bite to illustrate that nobody knew who this guy was. Except the people who didn’t know who he was, nevertheless ardently supported him for reasons that had nothing to do with who he was but rather what he was.
CALLER: I thought the reason for you to go on a rampage day in and day out on his case. That’s not fair.
RUSH: Well, I don’t actually ‘go on a rampage.’ I do news analysis and commentary.
CALLER: No, you think you’re making commentary. But when I’m listening to you on the radio… Remember I’ve been listening to you when I couldn’t even speak English, back in 1988. Now here 22 years later I’m listening to you, you haven’t been improved at all. It’s always bashing the Democrats all over and over.
CALLER: And because of you, I change my party, because the Democrats are not able to push back against your rampage.
RUSH: Really? Fascinating. What party? You mean you changed and became a Democrat?
CALLER: No, I was a Democrat, now I’m in the Family Life Party.
CALLER: Family Workers Party, I’m sorry.
RUSH: Family Workers Party? Oh, the Communist Party. The Communist Party.
CALLER: Family, family. Family Workers Party.
RUSH: Yeah, Family Workers Party. It’s the Communist Party.
CALLER: They’re not communist. What are you talking about?
RUSH: Anything with ‘workers’ in it is a Communist Party.
CALLER: You making that up. That’s not true.
CALLER: What do you have to back it up?
RUSH: No, I don’t make things up.
CALLER: What do you have to back it up?
RUSH: What do I have to back it up? I’ve heard of them.
CALLER: You’ve heard of them? That’s enough?
RUSH: I mean, the Communist Party USA has changed the name of their magazine from the Workers Daily or whatever it was to a new name. I forget what it is, but they’re out there. The Communist Party’s endorsed every item Obama has.
CALLER: That’s why you call them a communist, huh?
RUSH: Well, you know, I don’t hedge around here. I don’t play around the edges. You know, I’ve gotta tell you go something, Dabel. I think the only way to save this country as we’ve known it is every liberal Democrat must be unseated. They are destroying the country.
CALLER: It’s not going to happen.
RUSH: And, frankly, I’m not interested in being nice to them. They’re not nice to me. When’s the last time any of those people had anything nice to say about me?
CALLER: Well, you don’t have to worry about them being nice to you as long as you know you’re doing the right thing because that’s what you’re doing.
CALLER: You’re always saying (garbled) stuff about them.
RUSH: That’s exactly right.
CALLER: So why should they be nice to you?
RUSH: See, I don’t care and I don’t think if Obama thought he was doing the right thing he wouldn’t care what I say about him.
CALLER: Okay. I got a piece of advice for you: Remember, Obama is your president.
CALLER: He’s our president.
CALLER: So get that into your head so when you think about that —
CALLER: — you will see his president of the United States of America and he cannot be wrong in all aspects as you’ve been saying every day in and every day out.
RUSH: Dabel, just so you have no doubt about this: It is in my head that he is our president, so much so that it keeps me awake at night.
CALLER: Come on.
RUSH: I will never, ever, ever forget that he is our president. Do worry about that. I can’t escape it. He’s on television a thousand times every month. The Super Bowl! We’re trying to watch the Super Bowl pregame show and there we hear this phony offer to Republicans to come up and save his (ahem) on health care. Don’t worry, Dabel.
CALLER: We don’t have health care in this country! We have next door to us Canada. They’re having a national health care. Why can’t they have it here in America?
RUSH: A Canada premier just came down here for heart surgery, not available in Canada. We don’t want to destroy our system.
RUSH: Okay. Time for a shout-out to Dabel in Manhattan, who said he’s been listening to me for 22 years, before he learned to speak English, and I haven’t improved at all. (laughs) In twenty-two years, I haven’t improved at all. Dabel, look, I felt a little guilty about having a little fun with you about not being able to say anything good about Obama. So I will. I mean, everybody has good qualities. Everybody has aspects about them that are likable, so here you go. He’s ‘clean,’ he’s ‘articulate,’ he’s ‘light-skinned,’ and he can speak ‘without a Negro dialect’ when he wants to — and he’s not a ‘F-ing R-word,’ although he is ‘the P-word.’ But not the F-ing R-word. Is that better? Besides, I had a lot of people — Snerdley asked me — asking, ‘Was Dabel speaking with a Negro dialect?’ No, no, no. That was a liberal dialect. Dabel was speaking with a liberal dialect. There’s a distinct difference. Here’s Dean in Chicago. Dean, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah. Hi, Rush. Actually this is a liberal dialect. I don’t think Dabel really had it. I think I can — I can put it out there more.
RUSH: All right, well, I’ll sit here and I’ll compare and let you know.
CALLER: Okay, you do that. I’m a liberal. You were asking about how liberals are running for the hills because of the things Obama is failing at. And I don’t think he’s failing at much of anything considering the — the state we were in, uhh, last September when Lehman was going down. Now, I know — I know you guys want to — want to throw the deficit around and how he’s destroying the country. And I know a lot of your listeners really want to believe that, but some of us actually know where the deficit stood before he took office, and we also understand what the ramifications were in that — the things that were passed in Congress, even with the prior administration through the initial TARP bailouts and the bank bailouts.
RUSH: Yeah, do you know how much of the TARP money of that bailout, which was ‘crucial to save the world financial system,’ is left?
CALLER: Well, you shoulda let it go down! You’ve got four banks holding 90% of the deposits in this country. Let ’em go down. Would that be a brilliant move, Rush? That’d be brilliant.
RUSH: No. From the outset, I questioned whether we were being conned by everyone in Washington — Republicans, Democrats, whoever. We still have $200 million of the $700 million for TARP unspent! What crisis was there, really? Bush spent a lot of money but nowhere near what Obama has spent. There was nowhere near that in the Bush era, nowhere near a $1 trillion deficit. But that’s beside the point, too.
CALLER: You know that’s not true!
RUSH: I’m stunned at you. What do you do for a living?
CALLER: Actually I’m a — I’m a — I’m a neocapitalist. I’m a trader for a living, and I’ve been accused of [by] my fellow traders that I… ‘How can I support socialism?’ I support socialism on — on — on — on a — a scale that the country needs it because I understand that big populations, uh, uh, uh, uh, um, countries like…. It’s not the 1800s anymore. You can’t throw around [that] you want to go back to capitalism — you know, hardcore capitalism — where some people make it and some people die in a gutter. You got the GOP plan now, they want to get rid of Medicare and Medic… uh, and Social Security. Wow, that’s really brilliant.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
CALLER: Oh, yes.
RUSH: It’s the Democrats that cut $500 billion in Medicare in the health care bill, and there is nobody ‘dying in the gutter’ because of capitalism. People are going hungry and are out of work because of Obama’s socialism. Point to me where anywhere in the world —
CALLER: (garbled cell)
RUSH: Point to me anywhere in the world where socialism has led to prosperity for anybody?
CALLER: (garbled cell) …have there?
RUSH: Show me anywhere in the world.
CALLER: (garbled cell) …things have gone up?
RUSH: Show me anywhere in the world where socialism has led to prosperity for everybody.
CALLER: Pretty much everywhere other than us.
CALLER: Don’t you guys get it?
RUSH: Really? So you’re telling —
CALLER: — all those countries that —
RUSH: You’re telling me that —
CALLER: — are telling Greece (garbled cell) that —
RUSH: Wait a minute now.
CALLER: — might have to work two more years ’til they’re sixty-three (garbled cell)
RUSH: I can’t understand what you’re saying.
CALLER: I understand exactly what I’m saying, and I also understand —
RUSH: Are you going to cite Greece to me? You’re going to cite Spain? These people are bankrupt! They had to be bailed out by Germany. Were the people in the Soviet Union living a prosperous life? Are the people in Cuba living a prosperous life?
CALLER: There’s a big difference between social capitalism and communism, and you know that. You know there’s a real difference.
RUSH: ‘Social capitalism’?
CALLER: At least you should!
RUSH: Social capitalism?
CALLER: Yeah. Social-market capitalism or free market socialism. Most of the Western, uh, economies —
RUSH: Well, there’s no such thing.
CALLER: — are defined by one of those two —
RUSH: There’s no such thing.
CALLER: — and there’s long —
RUSH: ‘Free market socialism’ doesn’t exist. Free market socialism is fascism.
CALLER: That — that’s — that’s really cool because fascists weren’t even wanted to be anything around socialist or communists, you know that, too.
RUSH: Uh, fascists are blood brothers. They’re all leftists. Fascists, socialist, communist are all blood brothers. Mussolini, Hitler, all of them.
CALLER: You’re reading wrong books, Rush.
RUSH: You know, you’re going to have to wake up. You’re a trader. I don’t know what guilt has gotten hold of you. I don’t know where it is you’ve learned your history. I don’t know what it is that got into your head that capitalism leaves people ‘dying in the gutter.’ Capitalism led to the most prosperous population of human beings in the history of the world. I think people like you are a shame. People like you are going to facilitate the destruction of this country. Anyway, I’m glad you called out there, Dean. My heart’s with you. I’m hoping for a revelation for you someday because you sound like a smart guy. You’re the kind of guy that really perplexes us because you’ve obviously got a brain but you’re falling for all this guilt stuff and believing that capitalism is why some people are poor and why others aren’t, when socialism makes everybody miserable! And that’s the ‘equality’ of it.
RUSH: What did that guy from Chicago say, free market socialism? It turns out that there is — and I was dead right in analyzing — there is actually, if you go to Wikipedia, there is a definition of it. ‘Market socialism refers to various economic systems where the means of production are publicly owned –‘ that means the government ‘– but the market is utilized.’ That’s fascism. Socialism is where the government owns and operates everything, not far from communism, but fascism is the government owns things but you run it according to their dictates and they define what market conditions are, as you can clearly see happening now as they gun after Toyota. Make no mistake the Feds are gunning after Toyota because of General Motors and Chrysler. It’s plain as day.
RUSH: I want to go back to Dean in Chicago and Dabel from Manhattan. Dabel said that he’d left the Democrat Party because of me and joined the Working Families Party. And I said, ‘Well, okay, you’ve joined a Communist Party.’ ‘It isn’t a Communist Party, how do you know that?’ Anything with workers in it is communist, which is true. The Working Families Party, and this is from DiscovertheNetworks.org, Working Families Party is a front group for ACORN. It functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, running or cross-endorsing candidates for local, state, and federal office. They work closely with Hillary. They’re currently composed of some 30,000 members. The Working Families Party is a front group for ACORN. It’s an outgrowth of the socialist New Party.
The Workers Family Party, created in 1998, ‘According to a 2000 article by the Associated Press, its objective was (and still is) to ‘help push the Democratic Party toward the left,” toward socialism and communism. ‘In pursuit of this goal, WFP runs radical candidates in state and local elections. Generally, WFP candidates conceal their extremism beneath a veneer of populist rhetoric, promoting bread-and-butter issues designed to appeal to union workers and other blue-collar voters, Republican and Democrat alike.’ In fact, it was members of the Workers Family Party who went out to demonstrate in front of the homes of the executives of AIG over their bonuses. I don’t know if Dabel was one of them that was bussed up there, but he could very well have been.
Now, as for Dean and this market socialism, if you look further at the definition of market socialism at Wikipedia you’ll find that their model is the ChiComs, the model for market socialism is the ChiComs, who what? They still have internment camps, they’re communists! My friends, don’t ever, ever doubt me. Just remember this, too, because this is key. Most of the tyrannical revolutions that we’ve had in recent history were not led by peasants. They were led by the children of intellectuals or the children of the wealthy to upper middle class parents. Not all, but most of them were. I mean Mao Tse-tung was not poor, he was not a peasant. Lenin, not poor, not a peasant. Fidel Castro was a lawyer, his parents own significant property. Hugo Chavez was in the army. By the way, the Miami Herald with an editorial coming up soon about it’s an utter disaster in Venezuela. I’ll get to that in just a second. So the investment guy from Chicago, Dean, fits this bill of revolutionaries coming from wealthy middle class parents, upper middle class.
You remember Eric Hoffer, he was the great blue-collar philosopher out in San Francisco, was a dockworker and saw the light, what was going on out there. He used to say that many of these rich, affluent revolutionaries had never gone through the equivalent of puberty; they’ve never really matured like the rest of us have. They’re still children. And they’re still kids with this idealized utopia as a possibility. They came from cushy lives; they’ve never had to struggle. It’s only the people they lead who end up struggling.