RUSH: I saw something. I don’t have the audio on it because I have instituted a ban on anything that happens on MSNBC, and I’m not lifting the ban even for this. But when I saw this last night, I have to tell you I just got viscerally sad. I became depressed and I didn’t try to disguise it. I just… It was a feeling of utter frustration at what is happening in our country, particularly culturally. There is a personality on MSNBC whose name is Toure. He’s black, and he is a young fool.
He is a classic example of somebody who is dangerous precisely because of what he thinks he knows that isn’t right, and he took it upon himself to try to destroy Dr. Ben Carson. He did it in a vile, almost uncivilized manner. The things that he said about Ben Carson were just filthy. They were despicable. It was worse than calling him an Uncle Tom. What depressed me was that Toure — this young fool Toure — doesn’t deserve to be in the same conversation with Ben Carson. This Toure could live a thousand years; he’ll never be anywhere near what Ben Carson is.
And he doesn’t get called on any of this trash that he talks.
RUSH: No, I’m not going to play any of the audio from this Toure person on MSNBC. His name is Toure Neblett. He’s one of these guys that goes by the first name Toure, and he’s just a young fool. An arrogant, condescending young fool. And, of course, he’s afraid of Ben Carson.
Now, we talked about this last week. The Democrats and the Drive-By Media do not have anything on Ben Carson yet. They got nothing on him. He’s stellar. He is an ideal citizen. He’s a wonderful human being. He performs surgery on the brains of babies. He saves lives. He has, as you all know now, an up-from-nothing story from Detroit, which is inspirational in every way the Democrat Party does not want African Americans to hear, and that’s why Ben Carson is a threat. Ben Carson shows another way. He illustrates a route to success, productivity, contentment, citizenship that African Americans are told is not possible in this racist slave state known as the United States.
But there is Dr. Ben Carson, one of many examples, that illustrates the folly and the lies of the contentions that come from the civil rights coalition of the Democrat Party in this country. So this young fool on MSNBC decides to attack Ben Carson on the basis that he’s nothing but a white man’s token, a white Republican’s token. He’s just perfect. He is nothing more than the latest black guy to come along that white people can accept and embrace for one reason only, and that is to prove they’re not racists.
So Ben Carson’s not worth anything to anybody. The only reason Republicans have embraced Ben Carson is because they can say, “Look, see, I got a black friend. I’m not a racist.” And the reason this is depressing to me is that Ben Carson ought to be held up as a role model for virtually everybody in this country. He doesn’t harm anybody. He has no desire to harm anybody. He has no intention to harm anybody. I don’t know him. I only know him via his media appearances, but that’s enough. I know people who have met him, gotten to know him very well, and they have nothing but the kindest, greatest things to say about him.
He’s making routine television appearances and they’re playing sound bites of this young fool and his comments about tokenism and “step and fetch it,” and he’s responding to them with great class and great dignity. He said (paraphrasing), “Oh, this is a trick we learned in the third grade. If you can’t deal with people, you just start calling them names and insulting.” It was a very classy and artful putdown of this young fool known as Toure.
But that’s not enough for me. The fact that this is happening in our country and culture, frankly, folks, it just depresses me, that commentary like that is promoted, applauded, rewarded. This was the epitome of despicable, and just vile stuff that was said about someone who is not even close to these kinds of allegations. It got me to thinking. And this is another thing that’s very sad to me. There’s a very sobering, depressing reality, and we all know it. But this event just drove it home even more. There’s only one acceptable way to be black in America. Only one. Only one acceptable way to be black and it isn’t Ben Carson.
Now, stop and think about that. Ben Carson, his life, his story, not good. Not worthy. Not acceptable within the Democrat Party and the civil rights coalition. If black liberals would work as hard at helping lift other blacks and other minorities out of the morass of misery that is life in the Democrat Party under socialism as they have worked hard to destroy people like Ben Carson, then maybe there might be some substantive, real demonstrative improvement for life of minorities in this country. But to turn one of the world’s foremost baby brain doctors into some sort of “step and fetch it,” some sort of vile token, shows just how ethically and morally and intellectually bankrupt the civil rights coalition of the Democrat Party has become.
Only one acceptable way to be black in America, and you’d better not choose the route that Ben Carson chose. And you better not choose the route that Clarence Thomas chose. Or Shelby Steele. Or I could give you lists of prominent African Americans from now to the end of this show and not one of them is worth even a modicum of respect in today’s Democrat Party. And the fact that that party is triumphing, the fact that that party is considered the best place to be for minorities? It’s the worst place for minorities to be. It is the worst place for the disadvantaged to be. It is the worst place for the discriminated against to be.
It is the absolute worst place for anybody to be, unless you’re accepted in the elitist leadership circles of that party. Otherwise, your life isn’t going to amount to anything. And if it does, then you’re going to come under attack if you make something of yourself. If you are a minority in this country and you make something of yourself and you dare stray from the Democrat Party plantation, you are going to pay the price for that in terms of what is said about you in public. Your reputation will be in the crosshairs for destruction.
Now, to his credit, Ben Carson said, “If you don’t have anything useful to say then you attack people. If you feel that your house of cards has been discovered and is starting to come unraveled, you become very desperate. Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don’t sit around and call each other names. That’s what you can find on a third grade playground.” And that’s exactly right. MSNBC is a third grade playground and it’s recess all the time and there are not any teachers.
Addressing the racial aspects of his detractors, Carson said, “They feel if that you look a certain way then you have to stay on the plantation.” He said that he’s been called an Uncle Tom. He rejects the term not for its racist context. He rejects the Uncle Tom label on the basis of its inaccuracy. He said obviously these young fools don’t even know what an Uncle Tom is. In the novel Uncle Tom was very subservient, kind of “go along to get along” type of guy. And Ben Carson said (paraphrasing), “That isn’t what I am. I’m not subservient to anybody and I’m not bending and shaping and just floating along to try to get along.” That’s what Toure Neblett is, is an Uncle Tom, in the classic definition. Subservient, go along to get along, do what you have to do to survive and get fame and prominence in the Democrat Party. Basically just be a despicable human being.
Now, you can say that, “Ben Carson can take it, Rush.” Yeah, I know he can take it. There are a lot of people that can take it. That’s not the point to me. The point to me is that it is standard operating procedure for the Democrat Party today. That’s normal behavior. That’s rewarded. That’s how you get promoted in the Democrat Party, and it’s sick. It’s despicable. It’s dishonest. I don’t have all the words to describe how just insane it all is.
RUSH: We actually have Ben Carson responding to some of these vile insults that are coming his way. He was on with Megyn Kelly on Fox yesterday afternoon and she said, “Do you think that the people who just dismiss you as a token have a prejudice of their own?”
CARSON: They feel that if you look a certain way, then you have to stay on the plantation. I’ve heard that some people referred to me as an Uncle Tom. Obviously they don’t know what an Uncle Tom is. They need to read Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin to see that he was very subservient, kind of go-along-to-get-along type person. Obviously that’s not what I’m doing. And what the left frequently does — and some aspects of the right, too — is they try to make life so unpleasant for anybody who disagrees with them that people will keep silent. I’m trying to get people to speak up because, you know, this country is changing into something else and we need to make sure that that we really want to change into something else and not just end up there and ask ourselves how did we get there.
RUSH: That’s pretty, pretty on point. The country’s changing. One day people are going to wake up and say, “How the hell did this happen?” That’s exactly right. In fact, some of you are probably sitting around saying, “I can’t wait for that to happen.” You can’t wait for the day when all these young fools demanding all this stuff finally get it, and then it all falls apart on them and they wonder, “Well, what happened?” and you just say, “Well, we tried to tell you.”
RUSH: Maureen, Oceanport, New Jersey. I’m glad you waited. Great to have you with us. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you so much. I was listening in and out today as I was in and out of the car and caught your Ben Carson comment earlier, who I just admire so much for having the courage of his convictions, regardless of the color of his skin. But then as you were talking about the Gulfstream jet and at the end of sort of popped in there humorously, “I wonder if Jay-Z has his yet,” it struck me that it is acceptable to the left for a black man to be a successful musician or a successful athlete, but not to be a successful pediatric neurosurgeon.
RUSH: Well, he could be a successful pediatric neurosurgeon if he were a left wing liberal loyal to the Democrat Party, believing in the state having power over all. If he would do that, he could do anything he wants. What we’ve learned with this thing that happened to Ben Carson is there’s only one way to be black in America and be accepted. There’s only one way. And you can’t follow the route that Ben Carson did.
CALLER: Right. You have to tow the line.
RUSH: Right. You can’t have an up from nothing story unless you’re going to credit the Democrat Party for your success, unless you’re going to credit one of their programs for your success. Affirmative action quotas, you name it. Unless you’re going to bow down and be loyal to some big government or a series of programs, you can’t be black. You are going to be either authentically black or you’re going to be an Uncle Tom.
CALLER: Right. Well, last night on TV when he was talking about he’s looked at the one part of the body that makes you what you are, your brain, and the exterior is merely for variety in life. If people could just hear that, if he could just get that point across to the millions of people who need to hear it and let them think for themselves with that brain.
RUSH: Here’s what he said. I’ve got the quote right here. It was in response to the really mindless juvenile insults that were spewed by that young fool over at MSNBC. This is what Carson said: “I like to say the reason I don’t talk about race that often is because I’m a neurosurgeon, and I look at the thing that actually makes the person who they are. It’s not the cover. But for them the cover is everything because they are superficial thinkers.”
That’s Carson talking about the people focused on skin color, sexual orientation, gender, you name it, as the number one thing that identifies you. He was simply saying “I do work on what really makes the person who they are, their brain, particularly the brains of children.” He’s a world class neurosurgeon, and people respect him for his skills, for his humanity and his grace. Now they can respect him for his wit in responding to this.
But what is clearly the case now, there’s only one way that you can be authentically black in America, only one, and somebody who is African American like Dr. Ben Carson cannot be authentically black. They will kick him out of the club. They will impugn and try to destroy his character and reputation and, if they could, his life. They are the ones, don’t forget, who claim they have all the tolerance for diversity. They are the ones who claim to have all the compassion. They are the ones who claim to have the big hearted understanding. They are the ones, they claim, to have the big tent. They, in truth, are the narrow minded, exclusionary, small minded, peanut brain bigots. And they couldn’t hold a candle to Ben Carson, not a one of them, and yet they have the audacity to insult him. His humanity is really what they’re insulting when they take after him the way they did.
Maureen, I’m glad you called. I appreciate it.