RUSH: Brad in Seattle, I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Actually it’s ‘Brady,’ but that’s okay.
RUSH: Sorry about that. There’s no Y here.
RUSH: Obviously a call screener input error.
CALLER: No, no, no, that’s fine. (chuckles) It’s a pleasure to talk with you today, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I wanted to talk about this declaration by the administration, the Justice Department, saying that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. And I was asking myself, ‘Why do it now?’ and I thought about it, and it sounds to me… My thought is that the administration might be trying to set up a trap for conservatives. And it’s based on something that you’ve talked about for years, and it has to do with how a lot of the — so many of the — blue-bloods in the Republican Party have always said, ‘If we could just get these conservatives to let go of the social issues, we could win elections.’
CALLER: But if you look at conservative leaders both in the House and then at the state level, particularly with these governors in the Midwest and the way they’ve exposed the public sector union monopolies and the way they’re laser focused on economic and fiscal issues right now, and I just wonder if the administration is trying to do this to get conservatives off track of what they’re doing, what they were elected to do to try to get them focused on social issues again and say, ‘You see? They’re not focused on the economy.’ You see where I’m coming from?
RUSH: Well, there may be some of that, but if that’s their calculation, it’s falling, because the reaction to it is not the substance. People’s reaction is the lawlessness. The conservative reaction is, ‘This is brazenly lawless. Who cares what he has determined he’s not gonna defend. It’s lawless.’ There are any number of ways Obama could have done this. He could have, for example, assigned the most inept lawyers in the Justice Department to do these cases when they come up and lose every one of them. He could have done this in a way that nobody would have ever known it. He could have just made sure that this act never amounted to anything by making sure he always lost. In other words, throw the game they go to court with this case in question.
But, no! He makes a big production out of saying, ‘I am the law. This isn’t because I don’t like it.’ I haven’t seen a whole bunch of social conservatives get distracted from Wisconsin, because that’s as much social as it is economic. It’s what their kids are being taught. So it’s an interesting thought, but if that’s their strategery, it isn’t gonna work. Because the people who are up in arms about it, such as moi, are not up in arms about it because it’s got to do with gay marriage. It’s because it’s lawless. A president does not have this kind of power. That’s why I went through my whole routine.
Imagine President Palin instructing her attorney general to not defend Roe v. Wade anymore; she doesn’t like it. Imagine President Palin without a birth certificate. Imagine President Palin telling her attorney general, ‘These EPA rules, don’t defend ’em anymore. I don’t believe in ’em.’ Just go on down the line. Everything that Obama’s done, this DOMA thing is not an isolated instance of lawlessness. Imagine if the law of the land… Well, let’s just say the law of the land is no drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and President Palin comes along and tells her attorney general, ‘We’re gonna start drilling, we’re not gonna defend any of these cases. Start drilling,’ in defiance of the law. Imagine!
They would be on the case for her impeachment, and that would be all you would see in the headlines. So they may be thinking they could distract people from Wisconsin by going after this — and I don’t doubt that you have a point here because I think they totally misunderstand the social issues crowd. I do think that they would that if they do something like this that tantamount says, ‘We’re all for gay marriage’ that the social crowd will drop everything and focus on this and dilute what’s going on in Wisconsin, Ohio, the budget and everything else. It isn’t gonna work. Isn’t working. It hasn’t happened and it won’t, won’t be the case. But it’s still good thinking. Shows you’re paying attention out there.
Donna in Frederick, Maryland. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. To use one of your favorite quotes, and I could hear you saying this, ‘Do not doubt me when I say what America’s witnessing right now is a historic wake-up call, which is a systematic basic destruction of our country,’ and this president and his cronies are using our republic against the will of the people, from all fronts. And I think he’s underestimated the resolve of the true patriots in our country.
RUSH: Mmmm… I don’t think he’s underestimated the resolve of his opposition at all. I don’t think he cares.
CALLER: He wants dissension. I think it’s pretty obvious.
RUSH: Well, there’s no question he wants that. He loves the disunity. He loves the chaos. He loves all of this because at the end of the day people are gonna be turning to him to fix it all. At the end of the day people are gonna be going to government, ‘Here, you gotta solve this! You gotta solve this! You gotta. You gotta get involved here, gotta solve this.’ Any requests for more federal involvement he would, of course, crave.
CALLER: And I think he’s working with groups overseas in tandem with them for the destruction within our country.
RUSH: Like what groups?
CALLER: I would say things like the radical Islamic groups, even domestic terrorist groups, like CODEPINK and some of those.
RUSH: Why do you think that?
CALLER: I think the writing’s on the wall, and, you know, the media’s doing a good job avoiding the issues. With the exception of, you know, right-wing radio and talk shows, they’re not getting to the truth of the matter. And that’s what’s alarming, because I don’t think when it’s all said and done, several of these groups are not gonna have what they thought they would get in the end.
RUSH: Well, I know that’s always been the case but I they don’t want to get to the truth of the matter. They’re part of the whole cabal. They call themselves journalists or call themselves the media; they’re just another group of leftists and they are all aligned. Here’s the thing: I don’t think Obama needs to have any alliances with foreign groups to do what he’s doing. If that’s going on, that’s news to me. I just think he’s an agitator. He just loves to agitate. He’s got a chip on his shoulder about this country. The evidence is there. All it takes is guts to come to that conclusion, not brains. I appreciate the call, Donna. Thanks very much.