RUSH: Here’s Vince in Norfolk, Virginia, Vince, I’m glad you waited. Welcome to the program subsidiary.
CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush. Mega dittos from Norfolk. I’m glad to be talking to you. My wife made a neat observation today and I really hadn’t thought about it. We’ve listened to the news a lot and had Hillary on this morning, as usual. You know, every time she is talking about the election it’s ‘when I’m president,’ and, ‘the day after I’m sworn in.’ It’s pretty much arrogance. It’s not about presenting her ideas to the American people and saying, you know, ‘These are my ideas. Vote for me,’ but it’s like, ‘I deserve to be the president because I am who I am.’
RUSH: Yeah. There’s a sense of entitlement. She’s trying to avoid that that be the primary reason people vote for her. I think you can chalk it up to arrogance, but that’s a tactic as well. It’s to distance herself from all these other pretenders and wannabes up there. Your interpretation is correct, but it’s also Hillary trying to sound confident.
CALLER: Right. And confidence is one thing but, you know, they’re always hitting on President Bush about being arrogant, being arrogant. There’s certainly confidence, and you’re confident doing your job, but this is a person who wants to be the president of the United States. So it should be about presenting her ideas and what she can do.
RUSH: See, two different statements. A liberal cannot be arrogant. A liberal is love.
RUSH: A liberal is compassion, understanding and tolerance, all of that. Conservatives are racist, sexist, bigot homophobes, braggadocios, arrogant, conceited, all these things — stupid, in case they talk about Bush in that way. So, you know, your observation is exactly right. Since you brought up Hillary, though, this just cleared the wires, ladies and gentlemen. ‘Democratic presidential hopeful Mrs. Clinton said today that she sees her sometimes southern accent as a virtue. During a campaign stop at a charter school in Greenville, South Carolina, Mrs. Clinton said, ‘I think America is ready for a multilingual president.” It’s right here. This is the AP. I am holding the story right in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. So let’s go back. Let’s listen to Mrs. Clinton, her southern accent as a virtue, and it is also multilingual. Let’s listen to her definition of multilingualism.
HILLARY: Let us say with one voice the words of James Cleveland’s great freedom hymn, ‘I don’t feel no ways tired. I come too far from where I started from! Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.’
RUSH: After she said that she thought America was ready for a multilingual president, she ‘said she’s been thinking about critics who’ve suggested that she tried to put on a fake Southern accent in Selma, Ala. — noted that she’s split her life between Arkansas, Illinois and the East Coast. Clinton added a Southern lilt to her voice last week when addressing a civil rights group in New York City headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton. On Monday, dealing with a microphone glitch at a fundraiser for young donors, she quoted former slave and underground railroad leader Harriet Tubman. The two episodes prompted some ribbing in the media and hatched more than a few humorous YouTube video clips. Clinton is a linguistic polyglot — a Chicago native turned New York resident who works in Washington and spent two decades living in Arkansas when her husband, Bill Clinton, was governor. But observers have long noted her tendency to speak Southern primarily in front of black audiences.’
What do you mean, ‘Observers have long noted’?
‘But observers have long noted her tendency to speak Southern primarily in front of black audiences, as she did with Sharpton last week and at a civil rights commemoration in Selma in March.’
Multilingualism. This is… (laughing) Well, it’s… (interruption) What do you mean it’s ‘beyond insulting’? Now, Mr. Snerdley, who is the official program observer, who is black, you think this is racist? Is beyond racist? Why? Because she’s saying that this notwithstanding or this dialect that she adopts, it’s another language? Well, wait a minute. Wait a second. Have you forgotten Ebonics? Have you forgotten jive? I mean, Ebonics was taught and so forth and so on. Mrs. Clinton is on the cutting edge here, Mr. Snerdley. We were not allowed to talk about Ebonics. If we talked about Ebonics it was racism. Mrs. Clinton is a liberal and as such if she wants to say that a southern dialect that she thinks is what black people sound like, it is another language, then it is. We can’t criticize Mrs. Clinton for this. We could call attention to the fact that she said it and let people come to their own conclusions, but (interruption) Yeah, I do. I know when Perot went up there at the NAALCP and he’s talking to them, and he said, ‘you people.’ All hell broke loose. He’s on the airplane back to Dallas when all hell breaks loose. It’s a Saturday afternoon. I remember it. I looked at the tape of Perot saying that, and he didn’t mean it the way they interpreted it. Well, here, play the bite. Look. This is the best way to do this. Let her say the words. Play the bite again, on my cue, and just think Mrs. Clinton says this is another language.
HILLARY: Let us say with one voice the words of James Cleveland’s great freedom him. ‘I don’t feel no ways tired. I come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.’
RUSH: Okay. So there you have it. (interruption) I know. If I went before a black civil rights crowd and did this? That’s exactly my point. If I went before a black civil rights crowd and tried to reach out and bond with them by trying to sound like them, it would be the end of me. But see, Mrs. Clinton, in her heart, she cannot be racist. She’s a liberal! She’s a Democrat! It’s impossible for them to be racist. She can do all this. In fact, the story is not that she did it, is that now she’s, ‘Hey, this is a virtue. This southern twang of mine is a virtue. America’s ready for a multilingual president.’ So she’s taking the issue head on. This is why this woman, as we sit here today, has an 80% chance of being elected the next president. (Laughing.) You might say Mrs. Bill Clinton is the ‘magic Caucasian.’ She just is. (clearing throat) The views expressed by the host on this show are not necessarily those of the staff, management, nor sponsors of this station.
RUSH: We got another example of Mrs. Bill Clinton’s multilingualism. This is last Friday at the National Action Network of Al Sharpton. We played this earlier, but here’s another example.
HILLARY: The abuses that have gone on in the last six year or so, I don’t think we know the half of it yet. You know, when I walk into the Oval Office in January of 2009, I’m afraid I’m gonna lift up the rug and I’m gonna see so much stuff under there. … And — you know, what is it about us always having to clean up after people?
RUSH: What is this ‘us’? So that’s Mrs. Bill Clinton’s multilingualism. But here’s the thing. This is not really unexpected, ladies and gentlemen. Of course she’ll be the first multilingual president, if her husband was the first cunnilingual president. He was a very cunning guy. They work in tandem. They work in pairs.