RUSH: Elizabeth in Louisville, great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. How are you?
RUSH: Very well, thank you.
CALLER: I just want to say that —
RUSH: Hold it just a second. Obama’s talking about the survivors. He’s now talking about the survives, women survivors in this country, the survivors of violence against women. I’m sorry to interrupt you out there, Elizabeth, but I couldn’t let this go by. He’s now praising the survivors, women who have survived all of this hideous violence that’s committed against and on them every day in this country. Okay, I had to get that in. Back to you now, Elizabeth.
CALLER: Well, I agree with you. I thought there were laws about that before this was signed. But anyway, I just want to tell you that I’m a lifelong Democrat, and I’m very proud to say that in the future I’m gonna be voting for Rand Paul.
RUSH: Interesting. You’re in Louisville, and so you obviously were impressed with what he did. What stood out last night for you?
CALLER: Everything he had to say for those 13 hours was substantive. He was not just reciting the alphabet. He wasn’t reading a poem. He was fighting for civil liberties in this country, something that I thought Democrats were supposed to be doing every day, standing up and defending our basic American civil liberties. And if Rand Paul is the only voice out there whose not running for cover and not waiting to see what everyone else thinks about it, I’m voting for him. He didn’t take a poll before he did this, I assume, he just went out there and did it the way traditional civil libertarians are supposed to do.
RUSH: Is civil liberty, is that pretty high up in your rank of issues that matter most to you.
CALLER: As an American, we have to defend our Constitution, and that’s what I saw him doing for 13 hours last night. And for most of the time he was out there alone on that floor. They all rallied around at the end, but I know there are a great many Democrats out there who feel exactly the way I do.
RUSH: Well, who are some of the Democrats that you like that are noteworthy in your mind for standing up for civil liberties?
CALLER: I’ve always admired the Clintons and did vote for Bill Clinton twice. If you don’t tell anybody, I’ll let you know that I did vote for Mitt Romney this time around.
RUSH: You did. Really? My next question to you… and you didn’t bargain for this, and if you don’t want to answer my question, feel free, you don’t have to, but I don’t get very many acknowledged, admitted Democrats that call me, and so you are one, and I’m very curious about Democrats today. Particularly the ones that did vote for Obama and continue to support him. Which is not you. You voted for Romney. But what I was gonna ask you was, having acknowledged your position and the importance you place on civil liberties, I was gonna ask you what your opinion of Obama’s economic policies are and whether you support them. But you voted for Romney, so I know what your answer would be there.
RUSH: But I’m really curious. I think the Democrats are made up of two different kinds people. In fact, not just Democrats, but I mentioned yesterday, I was talking to two 25-year-old people over the weekend about the things that matter most to them, and it’s gay marriage and gay rights and a number of things like that. And they asked me what I thought about it, and I told ’em, and I said, “Here’s the problem with all this. People your age, you’re obsessed with the notion that there’s nothing wrong with it, why should it matter who you love? It’s a beautiful thing, love is, and why should it be anybody’s business?”
But I said, “But marriage means something. Marriage is a man and a woman.” I said, “Republicans did not invent it. It’s something that derives from tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of years of human civilization. It’s been shown to be the best way to have children and raise children. The human being is the only mammal that is entirely helpless for two decades, and maybe little bit less,” but I said, “You know, a dog or a horse, a horse is born standing. A dog or cat is on its own in six weeks. They wean it from its mother and it’s off and it’s self-sufficient. A human being doesn’t know right from wrong, doesn’t know morality ’til it’s taught. And it’s an institution that’s been perfected for this, and I think it’s under assault, it’s being corrupted, because people want financial benefits.”
Anyway, explained all this to them, and I said, “The liberals have leaders who are radicals, who are trying to corrupt as much of the tradition and institution that has defined the country, and the followers, they glom onto something that makes ’em feel good, compassion, love, and whatever, and have no clue what they’re really doing. They think they’re being fair and open-minded, and they’re actually being hoodwinked into following policies and ideas that end up corrupting really good things.” And it’s not just gay marriage. There’s an all-out assault. Right now the economy is under assault. The whole concept of where prosperity comes from is under assault. I don’t get a chance to talk to many Democrats, and when I do, I love to pick their brains. But you voted for Romney, so you don’t really qualify as a subject.
CALLER: I did. But as far as gay rights is concerned, I’m married with children, and I’ve never heard a compelling reason to deny rights to part of the population because of a sexual orientation or preference. I’ve never heard a compelling reason. So for me it’s kind of a nonissue.
RUSH: Well, it’s the most important issue to young people today, and I’m talking about 18 to 30, in that demographic. It’s really college kids, but even when you get into the conservative bar scene babes and guys in their 30s, it is the issue that will define whether they remain conservative or not. It really is. It’s amazing the way it’s evolved. I guess it is a civil liberty issue to you.
CALLER: It is. But the thing that did it for me was Barack Obama with Benghazi. We’re still not getting answers about that, and it’s tragic. We don’t know what happened exactly. They’re not answering for it. For the first time last night I saw a senator, at least somebody in Washington, standing there demanding an answer about something. I think it’s gonna be a huge catalyst for the Republican Party.
RUSH: You know, I’ve had a lot of people say the same thing. This may end up having legs, more so than people realize.
RUSH: You may be onto something here. Again, you don’t have to answer these, and there’s no wrong answer. I’m not trying to pick a fight. I literally am trying to learn when I ask you these questions. Were you born a Democrat? Is this something you’ve always been, or was being a Democrat something that you studied and chose? They happened to best represent your desires and beliefs over the Republicans, or did you not become a Republican because they’re a bunch of racists, sexists, bigots and so forth? What was it that made you or kept you a Democrat?
CALLER: I’ve never been anti-Republican. Maybe it was tradition. Kentucky was traditionally a very Democratic state. My parents were Democrats, the whole family. You know, perhaps that’s why I registered as a Democrat at a young age.
RUSH: Okay, now. You know that Ashley Judd is gonna run for the Senate against Mitch McConnell. What’s your opinion of her?
CALLER: She’s an unknown politically. We all know her as… I think she’s an honors program graduate from UK, Harvard MBA. You know, she’s very well educated. She should be up on the issues, but politically we don’t really know a thing about her other than she’s a registered Democrat. I’m waiting to see what happens with that.
RUSH: It won’t be long before you find out. I’m not gonna be the one to tell you. I’ll let you figure it out on your own. But all those things you said, they haven’t worked. Harvard MBA? You’ll never know it, is my point.
RUSH: Anyway, Elizabeth, I appreciate the call.