RUSH: To Maui, this is Scott. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Aloha, Rush. You’ve often said your parents would not believe your life.
RUSH: That’s true.
CALLER: And if my parents were alive, they would not believe that I’m talking to you. And just to put this in perspective, let me be clear. My brother Jim told me about you in 1991, and I’ve been EIB positive ever since. My mom died from cancer in 1994, and in the last two weeks of her life she couldn’t get out of bed, and she asked us to bring the radio into her bedroom so she could still listen to you. Long ago we made you an honorary member of the Miles Brothers Corp. and my brother John gives me Rush 24/7 each year for Christmas which is the ultimate gift. My best friend and wife Brenna and I have a son named Reagan James, who is named after my dad and President Reagan. And Reagan James has been listening to you since he was three days old, so I’m very proud to say Reagan is a Rush Baby.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very, very much.
CALLER: On behalf of all those people, I just want to say that we love you and thank you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that.
CALLER: Well, thanks. And I just very quickly wanted to give you a heads-up on a clean and articulate conservative, Drew Wrigley, who served as US attorney along with Chris Christie, and I believe Drew Wrigley will be a legendary governor of North Dakota in the future. But getting back to all that anger on the left that you mentioned earlier, since the libs have been so angry about man-made global warming for so long, I’m curious about the link between global warming and Iran. It seems like a nuclear weapon is the ultimate example of man-made global warming. So why aren’t President Obama and all the other Nobel Peace Prize winners who believe in man-made global warming, why aren’t they stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons to help save the environment?
RUSH: Well, let me ask you if you can answer the question yourself. I generally find if people can come up with the question that they almost, if not all the time, can get close to the answer. What do you think is the reason why there’s no concern about Iran getting a nuke, but global warming is horrible, it’s going to kill us.
CALLER: Well, in my 19 years of training from you at the EIB Institute, I should probably be able to figure out the answer but the best I can come up with is, like on most issues, they’re hypocritical, and they’re irrational, but beyond that I guess I don’t really get it.
RUSH: Okay, well then try this. Whether it’s man-made global warming or any other ill that the world faces, the people that you are describing blame the United States for it all. They blame terrorism on the United States. If we didn’t support Israel or if we hadn’t put our military people in Saudi Arabia, if we weren’t stealing all of the oil from the people who really own it, and if we weren’t building ourselves up into a rich superpower while keeping the rest of the world poor, then they wouldn’t hate us and they wouldn’t blow us up and our buildings and so forth. So these people believe that we deserve it, that we’re responsible, we’ve got to understand their rage. By the same token, they understand, hey, we’ve got a nuke, who are we to say Iran shouldn’t have a nuke? Who are we to say? Maybe Iran should have a nuke and we shouldn’t ’cause we’re the bad guys.
When it comes to global warming, who are the number one perpetrators of the destruction of the planet? Guess who? Americans. So these people you’re asking about look at life through a prism of genuine hatred for this country, if not hatred, then suspicion. And so when you have the mullahs in Iran nuking up, these people say, ‘Well, yeah, who can blame them, really. I mean they’ve gotta protect themselves against us, people like Bush and Cheney. I mean if we can have one, why can’t they? If the Russians can have one, why can’t the Iranians? If the Israelis can have one…’ These people get caught up in all this fairness that’s predicated on the fact that we are ultimately unfair as Americans, and therefore we are to blame for all this, and there’s your answer and it’s no more complicated than that.
CALLER: Well, thank you, Rush. And just as a bonus thank you. I just can’t say how much it means to me how you’ve defended President Reagan through the years against all those same angry libs, and recently you’ve been talking about, instead of all of us worrying about who’s the smartest and all that stuff, we just need to advance the conservative agenda. And when President Reagan passed on that title to you as the leading voice of conservatism, it reminded me of a famous Reagan quote that the way you’ve lived your life and I just have to say, too, you feel like a third big brother to me, so I can’t believe I’m talking to you. Even though we’ve never talked before you’ve had such a huge impact, so thanks again. But the Reagan quote is that there’s no limit to what you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.
RUSH: Exactly. Exactly right. Scott, you have made my day. Thank you very much. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. Seriously.