RUSH: Johnny in Prairieville, Louisiana, is that right? Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Yeah. Thanks for taking my call, Rush.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Three quick points. The black vote. I’m a black male, and I don’t see where everybody’s getting it that he’s gonna get all the black votes. It’s not happening.
RUSH: Well, he does, though, he did, that’s why everybody is saying it.
CALLER: All my friends, I call them Obamaholics, they was all drunk off of hope and change. Now that he’s been in office two years, it’s like they went to rehab. They’re not voting for him. It’s not gonna happen. And everybody saying that he’s disingenuous. Untrue. Why not call it what it is? He’s a liar. Everything from him with the drilling moratorium, border secure and all — it’s not.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question, and answer this as best you can. I know that you don’t know every black person in the country. But what were they expecting, these friends that you do know who were disappointed in Obama, what were they expecting in their personal lives? What kind of changes did they think Obama was going to bring that haven’t happened?
CALLER: Everything from I guess welfare to just free stuff.
RUSH: Did they really think that?
CALLER: I don’t have to pay my rent. I’m gonna get free gas and all this stuff. It’s not gonna happen.
RUSH: Really? Be serious. People you know, your friends, they thought that it would mean more freebies, more welfare? Did they think that that was gonna be ’cause Obama was gonna finally make things fair, make things right for all the past discrimination? Why did they think that?
CALLER: That’s a good question. I couldn’t really answer that, but —
RUSH: But you didn’t think it.
CALLER: No, I tried to tell ’em. I tried to tell all of them, and they hate to see me coming now ’cause I laughs at ’em, you know, how that hope and change working for you? Hope and change don’t fill up my tank, you know.
RUSH: Well, no, don’t misunderstand. I know some did. We’ve had audio sound bites from Detroit and we had a town hall meeting in Tampa or Fort Myers not long after he was elected, there was a woman who actually made it sound like she was expecting a new kitchen, but I didn’t really think that the majority of the black population thought that?
CALLER: Yes. Yes. I really do. I really do believe that. Yes.
RUSH: Well, I had a different idea. I thought there might be things that they thought Obama would do that would level the playing field in ways they think it’s unleveled or unfair.
CALLER: Well, what I was telling them, Obama wants to tax the rich. I had a construction company. I’ve never worked for a poor person. Everybody that hired me, they had money.
CALLER: So soon as poor people start hiring, well, I work for ’em. You know, start paying, I be more than happy to work for ’em but that won’t happen, it’s not gonna work.
RUSH: That’s all good points. I can’t dispute that. I’ve never worked for a poor person, either. I’ve never had a poor person work for me.
CALLER: Yes. And Obama keeps talking about this lavish mansion that Osama was living in. Well, now that it’s empty, why don’t Obama let his brother go live there.
RUSH: Exactly. That’s another thing, that circumstance with his brother, it’s clear, he wants other people paying for these kinds of things. Johnny, I appreciate the call. I really do.
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