RUSH: To Cary, North Carolina. This is Helen. Nice to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, my mega patriot. How are you today?
RUSH: I actually am… Uh, I’m okay.
CALLER: Okay. (laughing) I was told this morning by my son that I sound like an angry old woman because I use the word “rich.”
RUSH: How old is your son?
CALLER: He’s in his forties, and he has multiple patents. I mean, he’s supposedly very intelligent. I wouldn’t tell him he wasn’t. But he told me the word “rich” is a negative and I should use the word “successful” instead. Because he feels that just by getting the patents he’s reached a level of success. But I said, “Wait a minute.”
RUSH: Well, who were you talking about when you use the term “rich”? What were you discussing?
CALLER: We were discussing how Obama is saying to the people, “You’ll never be rich under me. Your children will never be rich. You deserve poverty.” Under Obama’s message, he’s just feeding us recycled communism. He’ll be rich. His friends will be rich. You won’t be rich. My son didn’t like it.
RUSH: No, wait.
RUSH: Hold it.
CALLER: He goes, “You can’t say ‘rich’! ‘Rich’ is a negative.”
RUSH: Hold it a minute. Hold it a minute. You are talking to your 40-year-old —
RUSH: — multi-patented son.
CALLER: He’s supposed to be smart!
RUSH: And —
CALLER: And he told me — this one blew me away — “You shouldn’t listen to Rush. He’s not effective.” What! What! I was angry, let me tell you. I have spent my finger on this phone all morning because I’m so mad at him. I can’t talk to him right now. I just can’t.
RUSH: When did Obama say, “You will not be rich under me”?
CALLER: That’s his message.
CALLER: We hear the message. It doesn’t have to be said.
RUSH: You are telling your son, “This is what Obama’s message is, and your son says,” and —
CALLER: That’s what the message is, exactly. Everything he’s doing. I mean, he’s offering us death! Death of freedom, death of excellence, death of the American way. He says, “Hope”? I say, “Death of hope.” You know what I’m saying? He says, “Forward”? To where? To what? Nobody is asking these questions.
RUSH: No, no. No, no.
CALLER: He offers weakness and compromise and and hate for America.
CALLER: I am just disgusted. I’m truly disgusted that this could happen in my family.
CALLER: I’m a Tea Party caller.
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: And my son —
RUSH: Your son is with wussing out.
CALLER: He’s wussing out big time and I’m really mad, Rush. I’m so mad.
RUSH: Because he doesn’t want you to say “rich.” He thinks the term “rich” —
CALLER: Rich is a negative.
RUSH: — is a negative term and you shouldn’t use it.
CALLER: I said, “Wait a minute! Wait a minute. Why did you bother to get the patents? Where’s the next step?”
RUSH: Well, in one sense he’s right.
CALLER: “What are you gonna do with patents if you’re not going to complete the process?”
RUSH: In one sense, he may have a point, but it’s not the way you’re thinking. The word “rich” has been demonized. People who are thought to be rich are now targets. Obama has seen to that. Your son might not want to be a target, but I don’t think that’s what he means.
CALLER: Oh, he did! He made it clear!
CALLER: He was angry with me. He was telling me, “You know, if you use that word, you’re gonna sound like an angry old woman.” Hoooow? Excuse me, how?
RUSH: I don’t understand that. How can you be an angry old woman? You’re not rich. You’re just using the word to describe the way Obama thinks of people.
CALLER: Right! Right! But this is his message. I see the message. I see it clearly. Everything he does is pushing us.
RUSH: I tell you, when’s the next time you’re gonna talk to your son?
CALLER: I don’t know. I guess the next time I calm down or he calms down because it turned into a shouting match, and when he said you weren’t being effective, that did it! I’m like, “Just stop,” you know?
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I’m not being effective ’cause I used the word “rich”?
CALLER: Pardon? I didn’t hear that. I was venting again and I’m just really mad about this, because —
RUSH: Who…? Who…?
RUSH: Never mind. Never mind. I’ve lost all hope. I have no idea what’s going on. Ask him if the word “rich” is racist the next time you talk to him.
CALLER: Oh, I will.
RUSH: And ask him what he thinks of the term “kitchen cabinet.”
CALLER: And who’s got his ear? I mean, I don’t get it. You move away and this is what you have? You have a son who’s falling prey to … what? Who’s doing this? We’re very frustrated here, and I could just cry. Seriously. Oof! I can’t even tell you how mad this makes me because his next step has to be to want to be rich. If it’s not, what’s the point? Why did you get a patent? Why did you bother?
RUSH: Ask him —
CALLER: What’s going with it? I don’t know.
RUSH: Ask him why he’s so frightened of what people will think of him. And then ask him, “Is this really how you want to live your life? You want to be afraid of what people think of you? And who’s putting these thoughts of you in people’s mind, if not this idiot Obama?” Oh, well. I understand your frustration. I really do. If I were you I’d disown him.
Who’s next? Where are we going? Tommy in Joseph City, Arizona. Tommy, you got 45 seconds but I wanted to get to you before we had to go.
CALLER: Okay, I’m confused, Rush, because the past three years I’ve made the most money I’ve ever made in my life. I’m 54 years old. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I’m driving the truck that delivers liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and argon to Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. And I’m confused. How can I be making the most money I’ve ever made in my life, 70 grand a year driving a truck, and there’s not even enough people to drive these trucks ’cause they won’t get their hazmat? What do I do? I’m confused.
RUSH: I would shut up and not talk about it, lest they hear about you in the White House.
RUSH: Look, the reason why there are jobs open to drive hazmat trucks is ’cause you have to pass a urine test, and do you realize how few Americans can pass a urine test to drive a hazmat truck? So I’m told.