RUSH: Andrea on line two in Tampa, Florida. I’m glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush. It’s a pleasure to talk to you.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been listening to you since I was nine, and you have been one of the greatest public speakers I have ever listened to ever. You have guided me politically, and you have helped inform me of things that weren’t just on TV, ’cause you know everything on the news is biased and AM radio has definitely shown me a different way to think. And I wanted to personally thank you because every day I have to fight on the other side. Every day I go to school and have another teacher put down the Founding Fathers. Every day I have to listen to their opinions. Even in my history teacher put you down the other day. It was pretty offensive. He said that you ‘ran away from the Vietnam War.’
RUSH: (stifling laughter)
CALLER: So I was kind of upset about that, but you can’t really argue with your professor unless you want to fail.
RUSH: I know. Look, I appreciate your nice comments. These things like ‘ran away from Vietnam War’ and so forth are in the long-ago-written Lexis-Nexis database. These professors are some of the most closed-minded, uncurious people — and they’re all left-wing ideologues. You’re right: They’re everywhere. They’re all over the place. Actually they’re not. See, Andrea, I made this point yesterday, and I want to drive it home again. They’re not everywhere. They are everywhere in certain institutions. They are everywhere in academia. They’re everywhere at all levels of education. They are everywhere in bureaucracies. But in terms of their percentage of this population, they are a minority. They are a small minority. But they have as an ally something huge, although it’s shrinking, and that is Big Media.
And Big Media makes it look like the country is far left. Big Media makes it look like your professor is average and ordinary, just like every other American — and he’s not! Your professor is a kook. Your professor is an uneducated boob who is attempting to indoctrinate people like you into what he believes, not what he knows. It’s like the Democrats are all mad, Andrea, at Evan Bayh. They’re mad at Evan Bayh because when Evan Bayh announced he was leaving the Senate, he said, ‘I’m going to go do something. If I could create one job in the private sector, I would do more than Congress has done in six months,’ and Mary Landrieu is outraged at this. A lot of Democrats are. ‘How could he say that? Why, he sounds just like the Republicans!’
Mary Landrieu said, ‘I have a piece of paper on my desk that shows X-number of jobs have been created in Louisiana.’ Well, hey, Senator Landrieu, I have a piece of paper on my desk that says John McCain was elected president in 2008. It doesn’t make it true, just like your piece of paper doesn’t make it true. Your teacher, your professor, deals in a bunch of BS pieces of paper. So you think you’re surrounded by these people but you’re really not. If this country were made up of people like your professor, they wouldn’t be having any problem at all getting health care passed last summer! If this country were made up of mostly people like your professor, we would have had Obama winning in a landslide. We would not be facing or looking at the possibility of the Democrats losing the House after two years of Obama or a year and a half of Obama.
We wouldn’t be looking at that. So you need to take comfort in the fact that you’re not the oddball, that you are representative of a majority of people in this country. It’s just that at this stage in your life you have to surround yourself with these kooks, because they are teachers. You have to do your best to placate ’em and satisfy ’em to get your grade but not believe much of what they tell you, especially if they’re teaching history or political science. Because everything with these people is an agenda, everything is political, and they exist for the express purpose of converting you to their belief system and making you, essentially, a mind-numbed robot. Pure and simple.