RUSH: Broward County in Florida, right down the road here. This is Nat. I’m glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. You’re up first today.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. You know, I was watching the State of the Union, and I saw this woman, Desiline Victor, and I was inspired by this. Here’s an 102-year-old lady who had to wait hours for voting. Then I found out she didn’t emigrate to this country until she was 78 years old, and my mind being what it is, I started saying, “How has she been supporting herself? Is she getting Medicaid, Medicare?” Surely she couldn’t have had a career starting at age 78.
RUSH: Well, wait a minute, now. This another thing. Until last night, honestly, I didn’t know we had a voting problem in this country. I mean, in this sense, I didn’t know that it was that hard to vote in America. But if you listened to Obama last night, why, people are waiting six and seven hours in line and they’re giving up and going home. Powerful forces are arrayed against us! Our vote doesn’t count!
So he highlights this 102-year-old woman who stood and sat in line with her aching feet and her broken body to exercise her right to vote. I’m sitting there literally stunned. I looked at Kathryn and said, “I did not know that we had a problem.” Now, I know the left claims that photo ID is a problem, and they’re constantly harping on the Voting Rights Act. They’re always saying that people’s franchise is threatened.
But I didn’t know that it was a physical problem. With early voting and everything, I thought voting was easy, so easy people are doing it two and three times in this country. I’m not trying to obviate your question. You just raised another one for me. But again with that optic last night, sir, here you have a 102-year-old woman who cares enough about us and her president and our country to vote, and look at you! You’re wondering how the hell she’s eating?
CALLER: Right. (chuckling) That’s my nature. I’m also wondering —
RUSH: See? Obama is fighting against people like you, too.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: I mean, how could you do that? “How could you look at a picture of that woman and want to deny her food?” That’s the way it works. That’s the way it works. He’s saying, “Wait a minute. She didn’t get here ’til age 78. How has she been supporting herself?” It’s an excellent question, but it’s the wrooong question to ask about the wrooong person on the wrooong day. What do you want her to do, sir? Starve? Man, these extremists!
Thank God for Obama.
He sees the beauty in everybody.
From the New York Times on this woman: “[S]he stood in line for three hours at her local library in North Miami, before a poll worker advised her to return later when lines would be shorter and she could get assistance in her native Haitian Creole language, which she did.” They told her to come back later when there would be a translator. She didn’t speak English. They had to go get a translator for her. But, no!
As far as anybody watching the State of the Union Show last night was concerned, someone in this polling place in North Miami didn’t want this poor woman to vote. But she hung in there. She hung in there! She fought for what she knew was right. She was fighting against these same forces Obama’s fighting against, forces that would deny her the right for her voice to be heard. (Obama impression) “She deserves a vote! Gabby Giffords deserves a vote! The dead kids in Chicago deserve a vote” on his gun control bill.