RUSH: Joe in Philadelphia, great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. And thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Rush, yesterday Napolitano said that if the American people don’t like being searched and photographed or whatever going through the airports then maybe they shouldn’t fly.
CALLER: I wonder she would use the same saying for the immigrants of the Mexican government, maybe tell ’em if they don’t like the treatment they’re getting here, they shouldn’t come.
RUSH: Mexican government?
CALLER: Well, you know, they’re sending people over here saying they have a right to come here and we should do more for them.
RUSH: Okay. You’re actually talking about illegal immigrants, if they don’t like what they have to put up with here, they shouldn’t come?
RUSH: Yeah. Well, that’s different.
CALLER: I think she should treat them with the same kid gloves as she’s treating the American airlines passengers with.
RUSH: That’s a good point but I think it’s illustrative of the kind of people that — Napolitano is the kind of people we’re dealing with here. The American people are the ones who are guilty, the American people are the suspects, the American people are the ones who need to be controlled. This is not gonna be contained to airports, folks. Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are promising to start searching subways and buses and trains and people on them. These are the same people trying to force everybody into public transportation. These are liberals. None of this is accidental. None of this is for the betterment of anybody but them. This is all about control and illustrating power to control. That’s what this is. And when they say, ‘If you don’t like being patted down, don’t fly.’ Remember, that’s your government talking to you. ‘You don’t want to be patted down, don’t fly.’ It’s who they are. It’s who they are. People have been becoming more and more aware of it. Now the results of November 2nd indicate that, and they’re just, predictably, circling the wagons and they’re gonna punish you even more for the way you didn’t vote, the way you did vote. They’re not happy with you people. They’re not happy what you did on Election Day, and this is how you’re going to pay for it.
This is Xenia, Ohio, and Debbie, you’re next. Great to have you on Open Line Friday on Wednesday.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, madam.
CALLER: Right to the point is, has anyone investigated the fact that these TSA agents are wearing these rubber or latex gloves to pat everyone down, obviously to protect them from the people, but are they protecting the people from the people because like in a doctor’s office or in a hospital they’re required to change gloves in between people so that they don’t pass germs from one person to another or a hundred people being touched by the same glove, and we have no idea if they’re medically sound or don’t have a disease that they can pass on and start an epidemic.
RUSH: Let me ask you, have you been through one of these airport check-in lines?
CALLER: Not since they started the new policy —
CALLER: — so I have no idea.
RUSH: That’s a good question. We’ll have to ask people who have been through it if they’re changing gloves out there.
CALLER: We could start epidemics if someone is sick and they’re touching them and there’s a germ that’s easily spread.
RUSH: Yeah. That’s something I hadn’t thought of. I’m fascinated the way people think. Something I had not even considered.
RUSH: This morning in Washington, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee hearing on review of airport security measures, Claire McCaskill, Senator, Missouri.
MCCASKILL: I have had my love pats every single flight I have taken, which is at least twice a week for the last four years of my life because I have a knee replacement. So I am wildly excited about the notion that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats.
RUSH: All right. So the country is in revolt over these searches and she dismisses them as love pats. ‘Yeah, I got my love pats. I would just as soon go through the machine,’ as Claire McCaskill’s no doubt thinking, ‘what have I got to hide?’ They’re not gonna touch her junk. I don’t even want to think about it, folks. I really don’t want to think about it.