RUSH: Connie in Monroe, Louisiana, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Congratulations on your wedding. This is my comment. It’s been said that blacks can’t be racist because they have no power. I say that, since we now have the first black president of the United States, the most powerful president, person in the world. We have Shirley, who’s been over a white farmer’s land, and she’s had power over that land 20 some years ago. We have Oprah Winfrey and on and on and on, lots of power. I think we now have power and we can also be considered racists. That is my comment.
RUSH: Well, I can’t disagree with you; you’re black.
CALLER: This is what I’ve been looking at.
CALLER: I think this is what’s been going on, why there’s been so much of a problem. A lot of blacks think they can’t be racist, because we have no power. Well, now we have the power and apparently what comes with it is racism.
RUSH: You’re exactly right. That was a concoction of the Reverend Jackson to excuse the racism.
RUSH: He knows full well there’s black racism out there. This was just to prevent any criticism of it.
RUSH: Yeah, exactly right. You and I are on the same page.
CALLER: Well, great! I’m on the same page with Rush Limbaugh. Great.
RUSH: Thanks very much, Connie, appreciate it.
RUSH: I got another e-mail here during that call. I’ll have three captains’ resumes by five o’clock this afternoon. Thank you.
RUSH: West Hills, California, Priscilla, nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Oh, Rush, thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you. I’ve been listening to you since the nineties and when you were on TV. You make my day, and I just want to tell you that I’m praying for you every day. It’s like your mind, everything you say, I agree with 100%.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: What you say is totally on point. I’m a person of color.
CALLER: And I’m offended by a lot of the things that’s going on, and I want you to be my representative. You speak for me.
RUSH: God bless you. Thank you so much.
CALLER: As an American, I love this country, I love you, and I just wish you’d go back on TV, but you, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, I don’t know what I’d do if it weren’t for you guys. So just keep up the good work and know that this is one person of color that’s behind you 100% and I pray for you every night like I do my family.
RUSH: Thank you very, very much.
CALLER: Thank you so much. God bless you, and congratulations on your marriage. Congratulations on just being able to speak. You speak your mind, and I love that about you.
RUSH: Thank you very much. You’ve made my day.
RUSH: Appreciate it. Now, why do you wish I was back on television?
CALLER: Oh, because I love you. I mean back then it was in the nineties, ’94, ’93 whatever —
RUSH: Right, a long, long, long, long time ago.
CALLER: I’ll tell you something, Sean Hannity, there are certain people that are telling the truth and there’s a lot of people that need to know it. People of color just need to wake up and stop being, you know, carried by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Maxine Waters and all those people. You know, there is no excuse for none of us. No excuse. We’re all Americans. I don’t have another country to go to. I was born and raised here. This is my country. And I love it. And I love the Tea Party. I love what you stand for, Sean Hannity, the morals and values and everything. I’m so sick and tired of, you know, black persons saying that they speak for black people. They don’t speak for me. You are my voice.
RUSH: It is kind of insulting, isn’t it, that all of you are monolithic, that you all think the same thing and there’s only two people that can speak for you? Well, three: Obama, Jackson, and Sharpton.
CALLER: That’s offensive to me. And I agree with Connie. I mean I am so proud of what she had to say. I can’t tell you how proud I am because there’s no excuse anymore. Kobe, Shaq, Oprah, multimillionaires and billionaires, black people. So no white man is holding the black man down anymore. That is just not true. And no white person has to pay for what took place back during slavery time. You know, that happened, it’s over with, it’s done.
RUSH: I’ve tried explaining this to journalists and they just don’t understand it.
CALLER: No, they don’t want to accept it.
RUSH: You know, I’ve had journalists say to me, ‘Can’t you understand why black people don’t like July 4th as a holiday? Can’t you understand why black people still get mad on a day of American independence because it wasn’t a day of independence for them? Can’t you relate to why black people would still have a chip on their shoulder about the country?’ And I say, ‘Not today.’ We all have to get over it. You know, I wanted to buy a part of the St. Louis Rams, and I wasn’t allowed to for what reason? Why? Because of what I think and because of quotes that were made up. Now, if anybody should be bitter about something, it ought to be me. I don’t hate my country for what happened to me.
RUSH: It happened. You deal with it. But, you know, this notion that there is a justifiable reason to institutionally hate the country for anybody born in it in the last 50 years, escapes me.
CALLER: Well, Rush, let me tell you one more thing. I don’t thank God for slavery, but I thank God that I was not born in Africa. I’m not an African-American. I’m offended by that also. I’m an American. I’ve never been to Africa, you know, so I thank him for us being here and having an opportunity in this country, and my forefathers were brought over here from Africa, wherever, and gave us an opportunity to be Americans and to be free. I wouldn’t want to be in Africa as most of the country — you see how people, the shape that they’re in. Thank God for America. And thank God for you. I wish that you were running. I wish that you were president.
RUSH: So do I.
CALLER: I really do.
RUSH: You’re very sweet. You’re very kind. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart, I really do.
CALLER: And you are right, there are racists, there are black racists, there are racists in all races, you know, I mean some people are prejudice, some are prejudiced against their own people for whatever reason, they’re not, how do you say, Obama called them academia.
RUSH: Academia, yeah.
RUSH: The elites.
RUSH: The ruling class, right.
CALLER: Exactly. Exactly. Some of us have common sense, and a lot more of us need to listen to more people like you and Sean and really basically a lot of black people need to just go ahead and stop being sheep.
RUSH: From your mouth to their ears. Anyway, Priscilla, thank you very much for the call. I really appreciate it.
RUSH: Here’s Deborah in Bloomfield, Michigan. I’m glad you called. Welcome.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: I have two quick comments. The first one to, I believe her name was Priscilla, God bless her.
RUSH: Isn’t that true?
CALLER: The lady that spoke right before me, she represents a lot of my friends that are black, that feel very strongly that the way this country’s going is very bad, and I think part of the problem is we don’t have strong representation in the Republican Party that can counter like you do. I wish you were in the Republican Party, or I don’t even care if it’s Republican or independent. You know, I just want to see somebody that can take over and represent our country the way it should be and the way it has been in the past. And she is the epitome of many of my black friends, and what surprises me, they were liberal, you know, but now they’re starting to open their ears and they’re open to discussion, whereas my white liberal friends, you can’t even talk to them.
RUSH: Well, they’re a lost cause. They’re possessed with such guilt that you’re never going to straighten —
CALLER: They’re wrong. I think they know they’re wrong. You know? And so they can’t admit that.
RUSH: Well, then they’re gutless.
CALLER: Yeah. They are. I believe so. And the black people are actually more open to discussion, you know? And that’s why I say, bless Priscilla, I hope she spreads the word to just be open-minded. That’s all I ask people because this is guaranteed —
RUSH: Well, Deborah, there’s something happening out there. There’s an effervescence that is the Tea Party’s tip of the iceberg, but it’s happening out there. You just don’t see it because the flacks for the ruling class in the Ministry of Lies don’t deal with it and don’t tell you what’s going on. But Priscilla and people like you are not alone. There are gazillions of you out there.