RUSH: Lucille, Long Island, great to have you. I’m glad you waited.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
RUSH: Hey, Lucille.
CALLER: God bless you, Rush. I mean, you’re wonderful. Thank you for taking my call. You know, I’m a wife, I’m a mother, I’m pro-life. I was a Democrat until Reagan was elected and then I thought he was just so wonderful. And I am a newly minted member of the NRA.
CALLER: I am so happy. Let me tell you, I weep for my country. I weep for my children. They have no idea what the country was like before, when I was young, when I was a kid. All the freedoms, all the opportunities that I had —
RUSH: Yeah. All the old-fashioned, boring, women were barefooted and slaves in the kitchen, and you had to put slippers on dad’s shoes at night and fix him supper and fix him a drink, make sure the bed was done and the laundry was clean. Yeah, it was really great.
CALLER: Rush, let me tell you, I am so unhappy with the way things are. I live in New York. Could things be any worse in New York? I mean, I can’t believe it. I went to a gun store yesterday on Long Island. I got there, I couldn’t find a place to park, there were so many people. People coming out with bags and bags and bags of ammo.
RUSH: Why, Lucille? Why are people doing this, to your estimation?
CALLER: I think because they’re afraid, and they kept saying the T-word, tyranny, tyranny.
CALLER: If I heard it once, I think I heard it half a dozen times.
RUSH: Yeah, look, I’m gonna ask the question. I actually think, Lucille, that Obama is trying to push people in this direction. I think he wants people to snap.
CALLER: Oh, he definitely does.
RUSH: I think Obama is challenging everybody’s sanity. I don’t know why. I don’t know why he’s did deliberately making people so upset. I don’t know what’s driving him.
CALLER: I think I know why, my own opinion. He’s a narcissist. If he drives them crazy, they think about him all the time. And he likes people to think about him. He wants him to be the only thing you think about.
RUSH: Well, he can be thought of as a great loving guy, too. I mean, he’s the president of the United States. People are gonna think about the president every day anyway. There’s gotta be more to it than that.
CALLER: I think he wants confrontation. I think he thinks if we have more confrontation, then he can take more control, and I think that’s what people are afraid of.
RUSH: You mean chaos?
RUSH: So the more chaos there is, the more requirement there is for him to step in and control the chaos.
CALLER: Yes. Absolutely. And I really feel that, Rush. I’ll talk about it with people, and they’ll agree with me, but they’ll say, “Oh, but I won’t say anything because people think I’m crazy.” But more people think that than you could imagine.
RUSH: Well, obviously. It doesn’t surprise me. The lines that you talk about at this one gun store that you went to tell the tale. It’s happening all over the country. Membership in the NRA, a quarter of a million new people in a month.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: The way Obama and the left look at this, with the condemnation of guns ever since Sandy Hook, condemnation of guns, the never-ending media critique of people who use guns, I think that there’s an expectation that people will be turning in their guns and I think there’s an expectation that people will be quitting and resigning the NRA. I think the media’s probably a little bit ticked off. They’ve been trying to inspire or influence people to give up their gun because it’s not safe, to quit the NRA because the NRA’s responsible for all this. That’s the message that they’re carrying.
People are acting in open defiance of the media and the Democrat Party’s desires, and I think that ticks them off. I think that’s part of the reason that there’s this in-your-face attitude. I think liberals in general, if you disobey them, if you don’t do what they want, you make ’em even madder at you. But I understand where you’re coming from, and you’re not, as you say, by any stretch of the imagination alone. Lucille, thanks for the call. Really appreciate it.