RUSH: This is Alan in Seymour, Indiana. Welcome, sir. It’s a delight to have you with us. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, love you, Rush. Been listening to you forever. I watched Jeantel, and she explained that, as a white man, I can use the word “nigga,” and I didn’t know that. But then I got to thinking about it. When they asked Paula Deen, they didn’t ask her which word she used. They asked her if she used “the N-word.” So all these people may owe Paula an apology ’cause she might not have said anything that was bad after all.
RUSH: Let me help out here. No matter what you heard Rachel Jeantel say, and no matter how you translated it, I would strongly advise you not to try it on the street. I wouldn’t put this to the test anywhere. I wouldn’t go out there and utter the word n-i-g-g-a to see what happens and then say, “Hey, it just means ‘a guy,'” and then when the person says, “Who told you that?” answer, “Rachel Jeantel.” I wouldn’t try this.
CALLER: That sounds like good advice.
RUSH: But I can see where you would interpret what she did say that way, because she was asked point-blank by Piers Morgan, “Is that racial?” She said (summarized), “No, man! No. It means a guy. It means a male.” And by the way, this is 2013, and I don’t know how the definition changed the way Rachel Jeantel said so. It’s still a word that I think, actually, can only be used by certain people. I just wouldn’t try it. I know that it would appear that you could say whatever you wanted to say now, but you can’t, ’cause it’s not about that.
I’m just trying to be helpful here, Alan.
Been there, done that.
Jimmy in Spring, Texas. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Listening to your first segment, I had an epiphany. Is this the two Americas that John Edwards and the Democrats always reference?
RUSH: No. The two Americas they were talking about were the haves, like themselves, and the have-nots.
CALLER: I understand.
RUSH: This two Americas is an entirely differently cultural thing. This doesn’t have anything to do with economics.
CALLER: But can we make a comparison in the terms of: In one America, you can use certain words; in the other America, you can’t?
RUSH: Well, yeah, but that’s always been the case. In the NBA, you can use certain words and in the stands you can’t.
CALLER: And in one America, thousands of innocent, unarmed black children are indiscriminately killed on the streets of Philly —
RUSH: Ah, ah, ah! See, I pointed that out yesterday, and I’ve already had a guy criticize me as a racist for saying so, and I’ve had a TV network go after me today for pointing that out.
CALLER: Rush, those are facts.
RUSH: I know. We live in an America today where facts, if inconvenient to the left, cannot be uttered.
CALLER: So again, I know you said it was an economic difference between the two Americas, but I would put it right back in the Democrats’ face that maybe this is the two Americas that John Edwards and his cohorts often reference.
RUSH: Well, yeah. I mean, I see your point. When Edwards was… You know, again you ask me that, and I answer you as the mayor of Realville. Edwards was campaigning for the presidency and he was using the standard, common Democrat technique of rich versus poor. The Republicans are the rich, and the Democrats and people like Edwards are the poor — or understand the poor and care about the poor.
The Republicans don’t. That was strictly economics. The fact of the matter is we’re not just two Americas now. It could be said that we are three or four, depending on how many distinct cultures you want to take the time to try to identify out there. It’s not just two. Plus, there’s the generational thing, too. Throw that in the mix as well. That’s why I asked at the top of the program, “Is it okay to speak English now without being called a racist?”
RUSH: Here’s Cindy, Battle Lake, Minnesota. Hi, Cindy. I’m glad you waited. You’re next up.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega dittos. It’s just an honor to speak to you. I tuned in to you about 15 years ago, and you opened my eyes. I’m just scared to death of what’s happening with our country, and I can’t believe all the people that are so willing to just give up their freedoms and to turn away and make decisions on emotions. I just have a couple quick things. Do you think Rachel feels a little guilty that maybe she planted a seed in Trayvon’s mind that he was going to be attacked by a gay man and perhaps she was the one that got him to, you know, be confrontational to Zimmerman?
RUSH: I need to ask — did I hear you right? Are you asking me if Rachel Jeantel will feel a little guilty that maybe she planted a seed in Trayvon’s mind that he was going to be attacked by a gay guy?
RUSH: I just don’t see that.
CALLER: I don’t either but —
RUSH: I just don’t see that.
CALLER: I didn’t watch the trial, but I would have imagined the defense would have tried to maybe point out the hatred that really was on the other side, not on Zimmerman’s side. I mean, this should have never went to trial.
RUSH: I know. You gotta understand, Rachel is exactly what I was just talking about. Rachel Jeantel is proud of what she’s done. I guarantee you that in Rachel’s house, they’re talking about maybe a reality show, maybe a TV show. In Rachel’s house they’re saying if the Kardashians have one, why not us?
CALLER: That’s probably true. That is absolutely true.
RUSH: You know, throw out a $5,000 Walmart gift card and you never know what you can get.
CALLER: That’s true. I just wanted to say to you, as a woman I am so sick of all the rhetoric that says women are for abortion and our rights and — you know, I am a hardworking mother of three. I have three grandchildren. I am just sick for this country. We have to get back to the truth. We have to get back to what’s right. And I’m so proud that you have been the voice that gives that information. And you and several other people are the only ones that are really telling the truth and making people like me aware of what’s really going on.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. I want to tell you something, though. The media does not portray this but on the issue of abortion, you’re not in the minority. On the issue of Obamacare, you’re not in the minority. Cindy, I want you to believe — it’s gonna be hard to when you watch the media every day — but you are not in the minority.
CALLER: I believe I’m not in the minority, but I believe too many people are just asleep, and if they don’t wake up pretty soon, we’re losing the generation that really understands what our country is for. I’m 55, and I see the younger people, they have no clue, and they really don’t care.
RUSH: But young people never do have a clue. There are some young people that do, but they’ve always been the exception, they always all grow up at some point. The problem is that they’re all being indoctrinated by stupid leftists.
Look, all’s not lost. I’m still here. And not in the minority. The election returns notwithstanding, you’re not in the minority on most things, actually. That’s what’s so damn frustrating. Twenty-six percent of the people watched this trial. The vast majority of this country does not think that Trayvon Martin got realized or that the wrong verdict was arrived at. A majority of the country does not disagree with what happened in the trial. You just never gonna know that if all you do is watch the media. They’re having to work really hard to gin up stand-around rallies, much less riots. It’s depressing because you never see reality anymore portrayed. You’re just watching a never-ending effort everywhere in the media to advance the leftist agenda, no matter what.
Anyway, I appreciate the call, Cindy. Thank you very much.
RUSH: Oh, you know it as well as I do. There’s some TV network out there, some little production house somewhere, even as we speak, drooling over the possibility of a Rachel Jeantel reality show. You just know it. Because they all think last night was, “Oh, charming, engaging, just likable, lovable, funny, really, really well spoken.”
RUSH: Maybe Homey Boo-Boo? I don’t know. Has anybody asked Rachel Jeantel, has she weighed in whether or not the Washington Redskins is a racist mascot name? Somebody should ask.