RUSH: James in Kenova, West Virginia. I’m glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hey. How you doing?
RUSH: Just great, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Yeah. I actually had two questions. You answered one of them already for me about your tea. My first question —
RUSH: Wait a minute. What was the question?
CALLER: Well —
RUSH: You wanted to know if it was any good?
CALLER: Well, that wasn’t it. What it is is I’ve been listening to you for a few months now, I’m brand-new to politics, and all I’ve heard is how good your tea is. And my birthday is tomorrow, and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to order tea, that’s what I wanted for my birthday.
CALLER: And she was going to do it online, and believe it or not we got robbed, and could she just go to a store, or if she would have a phone number to call or whatever.
RUSH: Well, I just answered that. What do you mean you got robbed?
CALLER: Yeah, I run a business from my house. I actually built my own business up. It’s a sales business. We’re door-to-door sales, we sell steak, pork, chicken, and seafood.
RUSH: So you got robbed in West Virginia. Is there an Occupy West Virginia protest going on near where you live?
CALLER: Yes, there is, there’s one in Huntington.
RUSH: Maybe one of those people came over.
CALLER: I wouldn’t doubt it.
RUSH: I mean they’re into redistribution.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: You should look into it. What was the second question?
CALLER: Why can’t the Democrat Party bring in someone else to run for president? It has to be Obama.
RUSH: Well, they could but it depends, you know, Obama has to cooperate. If somebody in the Democrat Party says, “Hey, Barack, we think you’re dragging us down to defeat, why don’t you step aside,” he has to agree to step aside, and I don’t think he would.
CALLER: I don’t, either.
RUSH: No way. He wants this badly. He’s already campaigning. He’s campaigning big time. He wants to be reelected. Don’t believe these stories that he doesn’t like the job, it’s too beneath him or any of this. He’s desperate to get reelected. And you don’t tell a narcissist that he’s the problem. This is the problem they’ve got. All the Democrats in Virginia are going nowhere near him. Even Tim Kaine wants no part of Obama. You don’t go to a narcissist and say, “We don’t want you.” You don’t go to a narcissist and say, “They don’t want you.” It’s a very, very tricky thing, and if the truth be known, in certain sectors — this is not party-wide, because most of the Democrat Party is the on the same page Obama’s on. But in certain sectors of the Democrat Party there is abject fear over what might happen to these people in the November elections. Nationwide, statewide, citywide, there is abject fear.
We haven’t had an economy like this for this long since the thirties, and there is no way that they can run a campaign that tries to shift the blame for this to Bush or to Reagan or who knows, the Republicans on Capital Hill. They might try it, but it’s not gonna work. And that’s why they’re engaging in all this class warfare and class envy populism stuff. And that doesn’t work, either. At the end of the day that stuff doesn’t work. And now you’ve got the Occupy Wall Street stuff, which could turn into exactly what happened to Democrats at their convention in Chicago in 1968. In the bowels, in the deep, dark crevices and recesses, in the basements of a lot of Democrat minds, I’m telling you there is abject fear.
I’m just talking about the whole cumulative effect, the protests, whether there’s riots or not, this bunch is the Democrat Party. This bunch of malcontents is the Democrat Party.
When they stand up and make all their ridiculous claims and say they want this and redistribution and they don’t want to have to work, you know, America doesn’t resent success. We’re not to the point where Americans resent success. A minority of Americans resent it, but they are nowhere near mainstream. Folks, to be honest, this is why I’m so frustrated with the way Republicans are dealing with this. We’ve got a slam dunk here to have a meaningful conservative candidate with a landslide sweep, which would mean a mandate to do serious rollbacks of what’s happened the last two and half years, the last 50 years.
This is no time to be electing moderates. This is no time to be elect be mishmash. This is a truly once in a lifetime golden opportunity where the stark contrast between who we are and what we’re up against has never been clearer. What they’re trying to do is shake our confidence and make it sound like all that I just told you is not true, that we’re the minority, that Obama is loved, that all of this negative economic stuff, the American people understand it’s Bush’s fault, it’s the Republicans, it’s not true. The crowds — got a story, Drudge has it, the crowds Obama is drawing on this bus tour, you need a microscope to see ’em. Look at the picture he had on Drudge of Obama in ’08 in Pittsburgh versus last week in Pittsburgh at a union hall, 200 people max, versus a full civic arena. Not even close, the enthusiasm, all this hope and change stuff, it’s not there. The media is pulling out all the stops to make it appear the exact opposite.
RUSH: Here, grab audio sound bite number seven. Our old buddy Jacob Tapper at ABC News. He was on Good Morning America today, and the cohost George “Stephy” Stephanopoulos said to him, “A lot of retail campaigning on these bus tours. What kind of reception is the president getting out there, Jake?”
TAPPER: It’s positive, but the crowds are so much smaller than they were when I did these tours with then-Senator Obama in 2007-2008. It’s just remarkable how much smaller the crowds are. They love him but there are fewer of them who do so.
RUSH: There you have it. I mean State-Controlled Media, they know there are other cameras out there. The crowds are puny. And also missing are other Democrats. Don’t want to be on the same stage with Obama. Now, Snerdley just asked me in the IFB when I mentioned the Chicago riots of 1968 if I meant I thought that was coming. I don’t know. I can tell you this: Other people do. I mentioned last week to you I’ve got a couple of well-placed people who think that riots of all shapes, sizes, and persuasions are on the drawing board, if necessary.
I’d like to take you back to a Daily Caller website story from June the 6th of this year. A story quoting James Carville, who said 2012 could be very rough for Obama, says civil unrest imminently possible. “Who ever thought the saying, ‘ItÂ’s the economy stupid,’ from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later? That expression made its way into the campaign in 2008, and according to Carville, it could be the theme of the 2012 campaign as well as President Barack Obama seeks reelection. In an appearance on MondayÂ’s ‘Imus in the Morning’ on the Fox Business Network, the former Clinton adviser said that, based on the May jobs number, if the unemployment picture doesnÂ’t improve, 2012 could be rough for the president. ‘[L]ook, I donÂ’t think anybody — if 54,000 new jobs is the new standard, itÂ’s going to be a very, very rough 2012 for President Obama,’ Carville said.”
He went on to say, “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, youÂ’re smart enough to see this. People, you know, if it continues, weÂ’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think itÂ’s imminently possible.” James Carville, he of the Clinton clan as far back as June was talking about it. Now, Doug Schoen has gone out and polled the Organize Wall Street crowd, and what is it, 32, 33% say they are revved up for civil disobedience if they don’t get what they want, which is Wall Street people in jail and as much of your money as they can get and never having to work themselves. And I’ll just tell you, chaos, this bunch, the regime thrives on it. If they think they can benefit from it, it’ll happen.
RUSH: John in Cincinnati. John, I don’t know if you’ve heard this or not, but —
CALLER: Great pleasure to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you very much. The Bengals have traded Carson Palmer —
CALLER: Thank God.
RUSH: — to the Raiders.
CALLER: Yeah, I heard about that. We’re actually pretty darn happy about that.
RUSH: Actually it’s a great deal for the Bengals. They got another first round pick so they’re really set up for next year. This new quarterback’s working out well. I hate to say it being in the same division, but it’s a good deal for them.
CALLER: I think it is. I have to tell you, I was there — being a football lover, you’ll appreciate this — I was there right next to Paul Brown, his box, this past weekend with my buddy here in Cincinnati and had a fun time watching him. Paul Brown’s an interesting guy over there.
RUSH: You mean Mike Brown?
CALLER: I’m sorry.
RUSH: Mike Brown, yeah.
CALLER: Paul Brown’s dead. Mike Brown I mean.
RUSH: His son. Correct. Anyway, I know you didn’t call about that. I’m just trying to pass some information to you.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, listen, I’ve got two quick comments on the same item. And you know, while I’m a conservative and agree with you 99.6% of the time, yesterday you said the Occupy movement didn’t have passion at its formation like the Tea Party does, and I want to kind of put out to you that these Occupy people I feel do have passion, and while it was there to be tapped into, it’s dangerous passion without reason. And that’s sort of the distinction I have from what you were saying yesterday, and that’s the first thing I wanted to see what you thought about.
RUSH: Well, what I mean by passion is that I don’t think they effervesced out of nothing. I think they’re professional political people. I mean the unions are a part of it. This is Obama’s army and they’re being organized, some of them are being paid, but this didn’t effervesce naturally and spontaneously. This has been orchestrated, and that’s what I meant.
CALLER: Yeah, I agree. I think, though, could —
RUSH: The Tea Party came out of nowhere. They shocked everybody. They started showing up at town hall meetings and nobody knew what to do about it except beat them up.
CALLER: That’s true. That’s true. The second comment and I’ll let you go here is an idea I’ve had is that corporations should get down to these Occupy sites, set up some job fairs, see how many people want to work versus complaining and not baiting.
RUSH: Just to make a point?
CALLER: Maybe they’ll find a diamond in the rough, I don’t know, but it may show the true intentions of these people if they’re gonna lambaste these corporations who offer them jobs down there and try to treat them well or if they’re just gonna —
RUSH: All I can tell you is how I would react, and in my own way I’m a businessman. I am not a corporation in the sense that you mean it, but I’ll just tell you this. If I were faced with the obstacles that exist today in doing business that have been put there by this administration, the last thing I would do would be to do anything that appears to be cowering to this bunch of people. I wouldn’t do a PR stunt. I wouldn’t hold a job fair just to try to convince people that I am not what they say I am. I would do what I’m doing now. I’d say, “You want jobs, you want this company or this country to expand with opportunity, let me tell you what’s gonna have to happen.”
I, as the CEO, I do not know what my cost of doing business is gonna be next month. I don’t know what it’s gonna be next year. The way it’s shaping up with health care, it’s a stupid thing for me to hire full-time employees cause I don’t know what I’m gonna be on the hook for benefits-wise. I don’t know what it’s gonna cost me. And until I know that, and until I can be relatively certain that I can make some long term business plans based on these costs, I’m not gonna be making gigantic, big hires. It’s just that simple. Now, most of these guys will not do that ’cause they’re scared to death that if they said something like that that this administration would come after ’em, whatever regulatory agency that rides herd over ’em would make it tough as hell on ’em. But why respond to this bunch?
You know, I’m sick and tired of responding to malcontents like this. Why would anybody want to hire a bunch of whiners? Look at these people. You want them as representative of your company? I have an old-fashioned view about all of this and I think it’s very simple. Success tracks, I’ve been on one. And I’ve been on failure tracks. And I know what it takes. Depending on what you want to do and how far you want to go there are certain things, unless you’re the owner, that you’re going to have to do. And if you want to run the business the way you want to run it, then go out and start your own. It’s that simple. But these people are doing nothing to recommend themselves for employment. They’re a bunch of whiners and complainers, and the fact of the matter is they don’t want to work. Most of them have jobs. Now, stop and think of that. Doug Schoen found out 85, 90% of them are employed. Why aren’t they on the job instead of doing this?