RUSH: Colleen in Ocala, Florida, hello, and welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: Great music.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Rush, I just want to say, I am fit to be tied about this word ‘change’ in America every time I see it. We came to this country in 1979 specifically because of what America stood for.
RUSH: You are from South Africa.
CALLER: How did you know?
RUSH: Accent. I know the South African accent. I know it.
RUSH: What part of South Africa are you from?
RUSH: Well, welcome to America.
CALLER: Well, thank you. I’ve been here quite a while, and we’re very proud American citizens, so I’ve got my vote and all that.
RUSH: So you think this political concept of change is a bunch of rotgut?
CALLER: I think it’s a bunch of hooey. Why do we want to change this country? You know, when we left South Africa if we wanted to live in a country that Obama wants or sees I would have gone to Holland. My husband’s Dutch. We could have moved there and been taken care of from the cradle to the grave.
RUSH: Or you could have gone up to Zimbabwe.
CALLER: Exactly. (laughing)
RUSH: Right. You could have had Mugabe take everything you own.
CALLER: Exactly. Believe me, Rush, I’ve got cousins there, and he’s done exactly that.
RUSH: Well, you’re exactly right. It’s on par with Obama saying that he’s going to unify everybody. Obama can’t unify his family. He can’t unify the Democrat Party. There’s a headline today in a lot of newspapers about this upcoming meeting of the rules committee, the Democrat National Committee on Saturday, try to figure out this Florida-Michigan mess, and the word ‘chaos’ is in the headlines, it’s in the stories. The Democrat Party is in utter chaos. This is what’s so frustrating about us not being able to take advantage of this. There is no unity, and when they talk about change, it’s a code word, it means get rid of Bush. Their whole thing, their whole effort, is based still on as though George Bush was going to be on the ballot. But you’re exactly right, why change things? What in the world do we want to change? The kind of change they’re going to bring about is not what I want.
RUSH: I don’t want socialism.
CALLER: I brought my children here so I didn’t bring them up in apartheid exactly for what this country stood for.
RUSH: Yeah, but let me tell you who it appeals to because I’m glad you called. Let me tell you who it appeals to. You take a gander, if you will, at any Obama rally, and you look at the people in that rally who react the way they do when he mentions change and hope and the future, and they swoon, and some of them faint. But they all cheer like crazy. You know what they think?
RUSH: These are people that don’t have much.
RUSH: These are people that allow things that have nothing to do with them to determine whether or not they’re happy. They think that Obama is going to give them what they want or see to it that they get it. That’s the change they want. These are people that do not want to work for themselves. These are people that do not want to have to go out and acquire things themselves. Most of them are Baby Boomers or the kids of Baby Boomers and so they hear change as something consistent or similar to Obama and the government are going to make their lives better; make sure they get health care; make sure they get this, that they’re not going to have to do it themselves. And in that way it’s hideous because that’s how those people are interpreting change. Great to hear from you, Colleen, thanks much.
We’ve gotta break.