RUSH: We’ll start in San Diego this hour with Tim. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hello there, Rush. You know, I think a great way to answer the argument that only Nazis ask ‘show me your papers’ is just to agree with them, because liberals love asking people to show their papers. Remember, it was just last summer that the Democrats in Congress made US citizens show their residency papers before they were allowed into the town hall meetings. You remember that?
RUSH: I had forgotten that. That is exactly right! You had to prove that you were a US resident to get into a town hall.
CALLER: Exactly. Not just a resident of the US, you had to be a resident of that congressional district.
RUSH: Yes! I should’ve — I’d forgotten that!
CALLER: Right. And they were claiming it was a matter of national security to even allow them into the building.
RUSH: Right. Right.
CALLER: You remember when Joe the Plumber questioned Obama, what’s the first thing that happened to him? They went through his papers to find any dirt on him that they could.
RUSH: That’s exactly right. Some state official in Ohio went digging deep to find out what they — and they put out the information!
CALLER: You remember when filmmaker James O’Keefe, he’s the guy who dressed up like a pimp and got ACORN busted, when he went into Mary Landrieu’s office, they said he was allegedly tampering with her phone. The first thing they did when they arrested him was demand to see his papers. And isn’t Aunt Zeituni being deported underneath the watchful eye of the Obama administration because her papers aren’t in order? So I think that the libs just love asking people for their papers.
RUSH: So we should say, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna ask for your papers.’
CALLER: Yeah! Well —
RUSH: ‘If you’re going to compare it to Nazis, fine. We think of you that way, too.’
CALLER: You’re right. Only Nazis ask ‘show me your papers.’ In fact, ironically, remember when the White House gate crashers got into the White House without showing their papers, Obama fired the woman who let them in. So, you see, asking for papers under Obama is something that is, you know, a crucial thing —
RUSH: You are — this is a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant point, and you have reminded me of something here.
CALLER: What’s that?
RUSH: Well, when you bring up Aunt Zeituni, Aunt Zeituni and her papers, and she’s living in veritable squalor wherever while her deportation case is being decided, and then you have Obama’s brother living in a hut, a six-by-nine-foot hut, even after, you know, one and a half years of Obama heading up the regime, and then we learn the other day that Bill Clinton’s niece, Roger Clinton’s daughter, is on food stamps. And these are the people that supposedly have all of this compassion and understanding for the downtrodden. (interruption) Yeah, Roger Clinton’s daughter’s on food stamps. What is it about Social Democrat Worker Party people that their family members live in destitution and they don’t do anything about it? While preaching to the rest of us about how we are heartless and have no compassion?
Anyway, I like this notion: ‘Oh, yeah. Okay. If you think demanding to show papers is Nazi, fine. Heh-heh-heh! That’s how we look at you anyway.’ You have to show your papers to get a book out of the library. The only place you don’t have to show your papers is when you go in to vote. Or when they put you on the union bus to take you to vote.
RUSH: Jeff in Thailand on the EIB Network. Welcome, sir, nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hello, Rush?
RUSH: Yeah. Right here.
CALLER: Can you hear me? I’m calling on my Magic Jack computer. And I’m calling because I am a teacher here in Thailand. I’ve been working here for three years, and every year I have to renew my visa, I have to renew my work permit, and I have to provide all sorts of documentation just to meet the criteria to be a teacher here in Thailand. Every time when I have to leave the city — I’m in Hat Yai. Hat Yai is 12 hours off of Bangkok near the Malaysian border.
CALLER: Every time when I have to leave the city, I have to bring my passport.
RUSH: Meaning you have to have your papers with you at all times?
CALLER: Yes! I have to have my papers with me at all times. If I overstay my visa, I get fined. I can go to prison, or I could get deported. If I break my work permit, I have to leave the country. So I mean here we have Thailand, a Second World country at best, more likely a Third World country, with what you see in Bangkok with the red shirts and the yellow shirts, has more control on immigration, more policies in regards to immigrant workers than America?
RUSH: Yeah, but the reason for this, Jeff, is that whoever is running Thailand is not interested in your vote.
RUSH: The people here in the United States in our government are interested solely in these people’s votes down the road. That’s why they’re not enforcing the law, and that’s why they’re not securing the border.
CALLER: Exactly right. But I mean it’s so frustrating because I see America going down the race drain here in Thailand. I mean I’m glad to be here because at least I have a job, I mean my wife and I, who’s a Filipino, who is also a teacher here in Thailand, I don’t want to go back to America with 13% unemployment. I’m glad to be here.
RUSH: Yeah. Interesting. So he’s an expat over there, 12 hours south of Bangkok which is where the action is in Thailand. That’s quite interesting, all the hoops he has to go through just to stay there and just to stay legal. Jeff, thanks very much for calling. It’s amazing that he got through in his crackerjack computer there all the way from Thailand. I should have asked him what time it is but I can go look on my own computer and find out. Anyway, we are always told that prejudices like racism, sexism, homophobia, are so terrible, it’s just terrible. And those are associated with the way we deal with illegal aliens, that we’re being racist or sexist or what you have. Well, illegal aliens, there’s nothing racist or sexist about this at all. It’s a behavior. They’re not born that way. They’re not born illegal aliens. It’s a behavior. How can there be racism or sexism or any kind of bigotry tied to it? It’s just another way the left is using their crackerjack shifting of language here to try to plaster people who support US law as somehow, sexist, bigot homophobes.
RUSH: Here’s Marie in New Iberia, Louisiana. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. It’s a pleasure to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: To finally get through. I have two points. One, in the state of Louisiana, when you go to vote you have to show your driver’s license, or sign an affidavit that you are saying who you say you are. So they do want to see your papers when you vote here.
RUSH: The only requirement then is that you know who you are when you go vote.
CALLER: Right. And the second thing is, our economy has taken a downturn just like the rest of the country. If they stop drilling and stop allowing us to produce oil, Louisiana could be in a worse problem than California because our budget is based on oil. The price of oil is one of the major factors that affects the Louisiana state budget, and some people don’t realize that. It’s very important that we continue to drill and we need to drill, and we need to be a self-sufficient country.
RUSH: Of course we do. No reasonable person disagrees with you at all. The reality we’re all facing is, we’re trying to figure out what is it about this Obama guy that doesn’t like — feels like we’re being ruled by, being occupied by a foreign bunch of people. It’s a foreign occupation. Nothing that’s happening here is the way things get done in America. Part of that is we know, most of Americans agree wholeheartedly what you just said, but we know that we’ve got people running the country who want to get rid of our use of oil, who want to stop drilling for it, who for whatever reason think that it is worse than hell.
CALLER: Exactly. You know, what is worse, not being able to put food on the table or drilling for oil, having money, and being able to put food on your table? There’s no comparison.
RUSH: Wait a second, no, no, no, that’s a good question. It depends on the perspective of who’s asking it. From the regime standpoint, it’s perfectly fine if you have no money because that means you need them for money.
CALLER: Exactly. Exactly. And I have something to say. Then they are going to run out of money. ‘Cause when the people run out of money, then where is the government going to get their money?
RUSH: They don’t have any money now. I hate to tell you out there, Marie, but they’re printing it, they’re borrowing it from the ChiComs, we don’t have any money now.
RUSH: We literally don’t have any money. National debt around $14 trillion, the sum total of all of our deficits, the deficit this year is $1.4 to $1.5 trillion. We don’t have any money. We’re borrowing it or we’re printing it. It’s not real. None of this is real. Except, sadly, it is. But it’s all built on false assumptions. And look at this. Marie, thanks for the call. I appreciate it. We sympathize with everybody in Louisiana over this ’cause you’re about to get double dipped here, you really are. There’s nothing funny about it, and you have Obama demonstrating he’s not interested in being a chief executive or managing the affairs of this country, he’s not running the bureaucracy. This job to him, this is all about finally getting even with this country, advancing this transformational agenda that he’s got, and he’s moving full speed ahead at it.