RUSH: Here’s Mark somewhere in Pennsylvania. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: It’s a pleasure speak to you. It’s really an honor. I mean, this is great.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I don’t know how to start. Let me preface by saying I’m a gay white male, I have a partner who is black, and it took me —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You’re gay, you’re white, and you got a black partner. How old are you?
CALLER: I’m 49.
RUSH: So you’re not 65.
RUSH: Do you live in like the sticks?
CALLER: I live in the suburbs.
RUSH: The suburbs. Not the sticks.
CALLER: Not the sticks.
RUSH: Steve Schmidt says people like you do not listen to this show.
CALLER: Well, guess what? He’s wrong. (laughing)
RUSH: Apparently so.
CALLER: But I mean it took me a year, almost a year to get my friend, my partner, to come to a Tea Party rally. It was not apprehension. It was not trepidation. It was not anxiety. It was blatant fear. Fear to come to a Tea Party rally as a black man.
RUSH: And why was he afraid?
CALLER: Well, we’re KKK members. We have white hoods and we string people up. That’s what they believe. That’s what he believes. That’s what the black community believes. That’s what the minority community believes.
RUSH: They believe the Tea Party’s the modern incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan?
RUSH: Okay, who’s told ’em that?
CALLER: The media, of course.
CALLER: You know, Reverend Jackson. He’s been to Jackson rallies. He’s been to Sharpton rallies, you know. I finally got him to go, and after the meeting he —
RUSH: Well, how does this guy stay your partner if he thinks that you support this stuff?
CALLER: I don’t know. Well, here. It’s a long story, but after the meeting, he goes, “I’ve never felt so unremarkable in my entire life. I was treated as a person, not as a demographic. Not as an exploitative type of person. Not someone who’s defective. I’m a person. Not someone who is defective and needs protection and needs care.”
RUSH: By the Tea Party, you were treated as a human being, you mean?
CALLER: Right. Yes. He was not treated any differently because of his skin color. He was treated as a person, as opposed to being to a Sharpton or a Jackson rally, where you are defective, you need protection, you need care.
RUSH: Next time you talk to your partner since he thinks you go to KKK rallies, I want you to ask him who founded the KKK?
CALLER: Well, let’s see, Wilson was a big proponent of it. And half the schools in the city —
RUSH: It was the Democrats.
CALLER: — are Wilson schools.
RUSH: The KKK was a bunch of Democrats.
CALLER: Yes, exactly. Doesn’t matter.
RUSH: But that’s what we do here at EIB. We treat people like individuals, not a demographic.
RUSH: We don’t target or niche target this program.
CALLER: Exactly. But yet he still voted Democratic, he goes, “I’m black, I’m a Democrat.” I go, “Excuse me? What?” “I’m black, I have to vote Democrat.”
RUSH: Well, let me tell you what this underscores. See, I said this last week, I said it again today, we’re beyond the point now where words or policies are gonna change anything. Been there, done that. We now have to be patient. Only events are going to upset the current status quo. You see, folks, the Republicans will win again. One of the things that worries me — and I don’t sit around worrying. I don’t want you to picture me at home moping around fretting, worrying. I don’t do that. But it has crossed my mind that the American people still are the most resilient bunch.
At some point a majority of us are not gonna put up with this economic decline anymore and are just gonna say to hell with it and do something about it. And we are going to create a recovery of some kind, yeah, probably in our lifetime, it may happen in our lifetime. And the thing that will really frost me is if Obama’s policies get credit for it. When it will be the exact opposite. It will be the industriousness, the creativity, ingenuity of the American people saying, “To heck with it, I’m not participating anymore.” We have a political party that’s made it okay to participate. We have a political party, the Democrats said, “It’s okay, you’re a victim, it’s okay to be the way you are. These people have mistreated you, they’ve discriminated against you, you are a victim. We’re here to take care of you and make it right.”
At some point they’re gonna see that there is a better life. It’s always happened, it’s a cyclical thing, and I don’t know when it’s gonna happen, but events will happen that will cause Republicans to win again. But it will be the events, and it will be the decline due to these big government policies that leads to the Republican victory. It will not be a bunch of Republicans running around saying things, obviously. It’s clear that the Republican Party today, and this could change next year. I mean, this is still the postelection aftermath where there’s shell shock depression out there. I can’t emphasize how much they all thought we were gonna win. They thought Romney was gonna win this and frankly I think Obama thought he was gonna lose.
I think this election result has shocked everybody, and our side is no different. I think they’re running around shocked and surprised, they can’t figure it out, and so they’re doing what Republicans always do. The Democrats never do, by the way. When they lose, they never say, “Man, you better become anti-abortion. You know what, we better oppose gay marriage.” The Democrats never do that. We do. We start beating ourselves up. And as we sit here today on November 19th, it is patently obvious that there aren’t very many Republicans who want to run for office breaking up the welfare state. That’s what getting mad at Romney over the Santa Claus comment is all about. No, no, no, no. We don’t want to be seen as disagreeing with what’s happening now. Because that’s compassion, and we want to be seen as compassionate, too.
But I’m just telling you, something is gonna happen. I don’t know what it is, but what Obama’s doing cannot sustain itself. These policies will lead to an implosion and a decline and perhaps a collapse. This can’t go on. Companies can behave like this because we can print money, but it cannot go on interminably. There’s gonna be something that happens somewhere, sometime. Don’t know when. ‘Cause it always happens. Look, we recovered from, what, four terms of FDR? We recovered from Woodrow Wilson. We’ve done it. It’ll happen again. The problem now is that it’s really become institutional. Obamacare is a ball game changer. That’s the thing because this empowers government like it’s never been empowered before over every aspect of your life, in ways you can’t even conceive right now.