RUSH: Here’s Nancy, Medina, Ohio. You’re next. It is Medina or Medina, Ohio?
CALLER: We pronounce it Medina.
RUSH: I knew it. My instincts were right again. How are you?
CALLER: I’m fine. Thank you. And how are you today?
RUSH: Well, very well. Thank you. I’m off to a rousing start.
CALLER: Well, great, great. The reason I called, Rush, is you were talking about the children that were coming over the border illegally.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: I know that those children are here to stay, and I have the perfect solution. I want to take you back to the mind frame that was existing right after Obama’s election and the euphoria among the liberal elites. Well, the truth is I know that they all have a spare bedroom, and they can each take one child, two children. Take them into their homes. Provide food, shelter, and education for them. It wouldn’t cost the taxpayer a dime, and they would be doing something. They’d actually be doing something instead of just talking. So that’s my solution and I wondered what you think of it.
RUSH: Well (laughing), it doesn’t have a chance in hell because the whole point of this is to make the taxpayers pay for it. That’s how we’re gonna define American compassion. We’re not gonna have these kids adopted, especially by liberals. They don’t even donate to charities.
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. All we just need is one good liberal out there to organize it, and maybe we’ll take care of half of them that way.
RUSH: Nancy, God bless you. (laughing)
CALLER: Am I living in La-La Land?
RUSH: Yes, you are. The whole point is to have them on the streets. Yes. The whole point is to have ’em flooding shelters. The whole point is to have them uncared for.
RUSH: They want that to show what a rotten place this country is. Do you realize the whole point of this is to demand a government program to deal with this so the government gets even bigger? It is a government problem, and it’s a government problem because the people in this country are selfish and greedy because of capitalism and the Republicans. Not to mention the fact that they have guns.
CALLER: Okay, well, maybe with my phone call I might reach at least two liberals who will roll up their sleeves, step up to the plate, and do the job.
RUSH: Believe me, you’re reaching millions of liberals. They’re just smirking at you.
CALLER: Right. I know that if the bus came down… This is what I know. The truth of it is, Rush, if that bus came down their street with these children, they would all have their shades pulled and they’d be under their blankets hiding.
RUSH: No, they would roadblock the street.
CALLER: All they want to do is talk.
RUSH: They would roadblock the street. They wouldn’t allow the bus to get in the neighborhood.
CALLER: Okay. (laughing) Okay, I can see I’m going nowhere with my solution.
RUSH: (laughing) Anyway, Nancy, your thoughts, obviously, serve a great purpose by illustrating the phoniness of the people —
RUSH: — who claim to have all the compassion.
CALLER: Yes, that’s true.
RUSH: I think what you really ought to do is start a hashtag. #AdoptOurKids. #AdoptOurRefugees. Something like that.
CALLER: Well, I’m not into hashtags.
RUSH: No, no.
CALLER: I’m not on the computer.
RUSH: No, I understand that.
CALLER: You’re talking to a granny here.
RUSH: I understand you’re not, but others are.
RUSH: It’s one way to reach them. You just heard one.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. I did hear one.
RUSH: Do you realize if it weren’t for hashtags, the Chilean miners would not have been rescued? I don’t even think there were hashtags when the Chilean miners were kidnapped by the mine.
CALLER: Uh-huh. Okay.
RUSH: Yeah, #KidnappedByTheMine. That’s by design, folks. The mine did it. The mean mine, owned by capitalists.
RUSH: Barbara, Springfield, Massachusetts. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet. Any time.
CALLER: The reason why I’m calling is I have an idea about what to do with all those children.
RUSH: You have an idea, too, eh?
RUSH: All right. What is it?
CALLER: I would say to put them all on a C5 and fly them back to their families and their country.
RUSH: Hold on. How we gonna find out who their families are?
CALLER: Well, you just bring them down to their country and let their government work it out.
RUSH: Oh, I see. So if say, I don’t know, 8,000 of them are from Mexico, you get enough C5s, put ’em on there, fly to Mexican, unload ’em, and leave?
CALLER: Right. And if we have to contend with that, let their governments contend with it. Because if we keep them here their parents are gonna want to come over and join them, which means we have that many more people.
RUSH: Oh, that’s the whole point.
CALLER: I understood that it was.
RUSH: Exactly. See, when that happens, then they’re going to remain poor. They’re gonna remain uneducated.
CALLER: Yeah, the family system will be like what’s been going on all these years.
RUSH: Right, and who gets blamed? The United States gets blamed.
CALLER: Of course.
RUSH: “Look at this! What we are doing to these poor people? Why? Why? Why?” So we need a government program to take care of it, amnesty and whatever.
CALLER: But not if you fly them back there and drop them off.
RUSH: Well, that’s deportation, and we’re not gonna do that.
CALLER: That’s not deportation. You’re returning them to their parents.
RUSH: Well, yeah, yeah, yeah, but —
CALLER: Yeah, in the name of giving them back to their families.
RUSH: The only way we might be able to do that is under the guise of keeping families together. But they’re still gonna call it deportation. They’re still gonna call it heartless, cruel, mean-spirited.
CALLER: Well, yeah, but the only ones that are gonna do that are the ones that want to use these people.
RUSH: Oh, I know. I know. We’re on the same page of this. The reason I brought this up when the program started today is I was asked, “Why in the world would Obama do this in an election year?” I don’t want to repeat the whole segment, but it has nothing to do with the election year.
The only way it does (I don’t even think that) could be the Fast and Furious theory being employed again — i.e., have so much outrage, poor children. “Oh, my God! Oh, my God! We gotta do amnesty! Oh, gee. Oh, my God, what a horrible country. We gotta do amnesty.” If it’s not that, I defy anybody to give me a positive reason for this. There isn’t one. Barbara, I appreciate the call.
RUSH: Jim in Price, Utah, great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yes. Thank you, Rush. I appreciate you taking my call. Longtime listener. I just had a question on the path to citizenship.
CALLER: A path to citizenship, I thought we had one. I know back in the thirties — and I’m probably just a little older than you, but —
RUSH: Well, we do, but the path that everybody’s talking about now is the one that comes “out of the shadows.”
CALLER: What I’m saying is that we used to have to learn… I say “we.” We didn’t have to, but the immigrants did, no matter where they came from. They had to learn, like, the Pledge of Allegiance and how to speak English and learn who the president was. They had two to five years to learn all this.
RUSH: Why should they have to know more than the average citizen?
CALLER: Well, they shouldn’t have to know more than the average citizen.
RUSH: Well, they would if they knew all that now. They sadly would. Hee-hee-hee.
CALLER: Yes. But those were requirements. You know, why do we have to set all new rules?
RUSH: I know. All of that was part and parcel of assimilation which is no longer part of immigration at all.
CALLER: Well, that answers my question. I was trying to figure it out. I’m not up a lot on a bunch of this. I just kind of wonder why.
RUSH: Pathway to citizenship is a —
CALLER: You had to register, you know? You had to have pictures, IDs.
RUSH: Hello? Testing, one two? “Pathway to citizenship” is a leftist political creation that is designed to create an image in people’s minds of a bunch of terrified, frightened, God-fearing, really good and decent people who are scared to death, hiding, afraid they’ll be sent back to horrible conditions in horrible countries.
They’re afraid to surface and show themselves — and we, therefore, need amnesty. Amnesty — forgiveness for breaking the law — is the pathway as it is talked about today. Your old pathway to citizenship, meaning, “These are the steps. This is the law. This is the process. This is what you have to do”? That’s out the window. Now all you have to do is show up and look like you are a future Democrat voter.
CALLER: Well, I definitely agree with that.
RUSH: Well, that’s what it’s about. It’s about replacing a permanent underclass or maintaining one for the Democrat Party.
RUSH: We’ve also had a couple people call here with ideas of what to do with all of these immigrant refugee children. I have a better one. There was an idea offered by a caller a half hour ago to put them on a C5, which a giant military transport jet, and just fly them back to their home countries and let ’em get off the plane and let those governments find their parents and reunite the families.
Since that isn’t gonna happen, I, El Rushbo, have a better idea. Why don’t we take every one of these kids — we just opened a third military base to house these refugee immigrant children. A military base, occupied military bases, we’ve now opened a third one. Why not take all of these kids and drop them in all of these wealthy counties in Washington and the suburbs of DC?
Because that’s where the new wealth in this country is. What is it, seven of the top 10 wealthiest counties are Washington and the suburbs?
Let’s put ’em there. Let’s drop them there. Let’s have the policy makers actually have to live with the results of their policy. Why not? They get to stash ’em on military bases as far from public view, certainly their own view, as they can. Put ’em in their backyards. Put ’em on buses, drive ’em through these counties and open the doors every other block, just to make a point.
RUSH: Here is Curt in Pittsburgh. It’s great to have you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks for being a beacon of truth in a culture of deception. Hey, I have a quick solution for the children in Arizona. I was thinking why don’t we just use the 2000 Elian Gonzalez doctrine, where it was so critical for the federal government to repatriate a six-year-old boy with his family in Cuba that we used law enforcement and everything to make sure that he was extracted and returned to his home country where he belonged. That was such critical importance back then. I think we forgot about that. So why don’t we just use that doctrine to return the kids in Arizona?
RUSH: You know, that is actually very brilliant on your part.
CALLER: Oh, thank you.
RUSH: It really is. Elian Gonzalez. That’s exactly right. His mother died while he and a bunch of other people with her were en route to the United States over the ocean from Cuba.
RUSH: His mother died and he ended up living with some relatives and his father, Juan Gonzalez, was still back in Cuba. And of course guns were pointed at him by Fidel Castro and others. And so a plea was made to return Elian Gonzalez to his father, Juan Gonzalez, who Fidel Castro said was a good worker. And the local family in Miami wanted to keep young Elian. He was six years old. They wanted to keep him. It was a great home. He was here in America. He was where his mother wanted him to be. His father and mother were split up or divorced.
The Clinton administration, Janet Reno, ended up sending an armed to the teeth federal agent into that little house in Miami, stormed it, took that kid out of there. Juan Gonzalez was flown up here from Cuba, put in a hotel paid for by the Clinton Regime. They reunited the kid, sent him back to Cuba to grow up a young little communist. You are exactly right. They moved heaven and earth to return one kid to a communist country.
CALLER: So just use that doctrine now, apply it, since that seems to be the standing way —
RUSH: Yeah, well, no, Curt asked the question, “Why doesn’t that doctrine apply here?”
CALLER: Right. That’s my question.
CALLER: Why don’t we just — you know, we’re rule of law. Let’s utilize past precedent for —
RUSH: They said it was so important, you’re right, so important for a family reunification. Get the child back with his real father, not some pretend aunt and her father. Get him back to his real family. You people I’m sure remember, if you weren’t old enough to, this went on for weeks. It was a huge cause celebre. And the root of it was that the aunt and her father, a loving home, kid seemed very happy, six years old, why sent him back to a hellhole?
Janet Reno could not wait to do it. You know, she was in charge of the Waco invasion. And Bill Clinton couldn’t wait to send this kid back. We jump forward now and here we have tens of thousands of Elian Gonzalezes and there’s no even pretense of reuniting them with their families. Well, I take it back. Find the parents and bring them here is now the Elian Gonzalez doctrine. Anyway, that’s a good point, Curt. I’m glad you called. Way to go.