RUSH: Here is John in Orange, New Jersey. You’re next. It’s great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, an absolute pleasure, my friend. Thank you for taking the call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Hey, just two quick points and I’ll let you go. I know you have a legion of fans dying to get through to you. First off, this is the left’s actual second bite of the apple in trying to take the Redskin name away. Back in 1999 the patent office issued the exact same ruling and it was later overturned after the Redskins appealed it. So this is their second bite at the apple. And this shouldn’t surprise anyone that they’re doing this.
The second point is, you know, it’s ironic that Michelle Obama and Barack Obama often talk about anti-bullying campaigns, where what you’re seeing here is the epitome of the bully pulpit. I mean, who tried to bully Israel? Obama. Who tried to bully BP in the Gulf oil spill? Obama. Who is trying to bully the coal industry now? Obama. Who is trying to bully fishermen in the Pacific Ocean? Obama. And who’s now trying to bully the Redskins to change their name? Obama.
CALLER: That’s what a bully is.
RUSH: Obama is.
CALLER: And as you said before, he doesn’t have to face the public again. He can care less what anybody thinks.
RUSH: Exactly. Exactly. In fact, I’ll tell you, my honest take is that these are great times for Obama. He’s finally where he wants to be. He is free to go full bore into it now. He doesn’t have to pretend. He doesn’t have to say things that mask who he is. He can go out and do whatever he wants. He knows full well nobody’s gonna stop him. These are great times. It’s just that the media is gonna have to pretend otherwise for public consumption. Gonna have to pretend, “Oh, it’s looking really bad for Obama, oh, the poll numbers, the bottom is falling out, oh, imploding and so forth.” But these are great times for Obama. Six years and he’s finally where he wants to be.
Let me grab sound bite number six. I may have to do this again, but I’m gonna give you a taste of what I’m talking about here with just full bore into what he wants to do without any concern. This, I don’t think, would have happened four years ago. This is last night in New York City, Gotham Hall. It’s a Democrat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender fundraiser.
OBAMA: That’s the story of this movement. People who stand up and come out and march and organize and fight to expand the rights we enjoy and extend them to other people. People who work against the odds, to build a nation in which nobody’s a second-class citizen. Everybody’s free to be who they are. That’s the fight that brought all of us here today. That’s what made it possible for me to stand up here as your president.
RUSH: Okay. There’s another bite that comes. I don’t have time to get it in here now, but it’s coming. In the first bite he’s setting himself up and his supporters up as the people fighting to bring justice to this mean, unfair, unjust, racist, bigoted, homophobic country. It’s what Beinart was talking about. Here we have the rise of the demographic shift where social justice and tolerance are the definitions of the new America. This is clearly not mainstream, and he’s trying to mainstream it. I don’t care what he thinks, this is not where the country is right now. We may be headed there. We haven’t gotten there yet.
RUSH: Here’s the second sound bite. This is Obama at the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender– fundraiser at Gotham Hall, in New York City last night.
OBAMA: This community should be fighting for workers who aren’t getting paid a minimum wage that’s high enough. That’s why this community has to show compassion for the illegal immigrant who is contributing to our society and just wants a chance to move out of the shadows. That’s why this community should be concerned about equal pay for equal work, straight or gay. That’s why this community has to be concerned about the remaining vestiges of racial discrimination. If you’ve experienced bein’ on the outside, you gotta be one to bring more folks in, even once you are inside.
RUSH: (sigh) Look, I have to be very judicious here in the way I comment on this, because it is clear what Obama’s doing, and I refer you back again to that piece by Peter Beinart where this country is undergoing a major transformation where those who demand “tolerance” and “social justice” are going to rule the roost. They’re gonna run the country. “It ain’t gonna be you old white guys anymore.
“It ain’t gonna be you powerful rich guys anymore. It’s gonna be all of us that you’ve squished and stepped on and laughed at and made fun of! Well, we’re coming for you now, dude, and we’re gonna get you!” Obama’s applauding this and urging them on. So in the first sound bite (I’m not gonna bother playing it again), he sets him and his supporters up as the people who are fighting to bring social justice to this mean, racist, unfair, unjust, immoral, bigoted country.
And then as he scoops up all the money at this fundraiser — don’t forget, he’s scooping up all the money they’re donating to be there — he then lectures them that now that they’re on the inside like he is, they’ve gotta give even more. That’s what that whole sound bite meant. When he says (impression), “If you’ve experienced being on the outside, you gotta be one to bring more folks in even once you are inside,” that means you’ve got to go out and find even more money.
You have to donate more and you have to fund-raise more. It reminds me of Marion Barry at the Democrat convention. He was the mayor of Washington at the time. It was the Democrat convention, San Francisco, 1984. Was it ’84? Yeah. (muttering) It was ’84.
He’s up there speaking and David Brinkley is doing commentary for ABC, clearly embarrassed. Marion Barry is just all over the place, and David Brinkley is deadpanning, “This is my mayor.” Marion Barry’s whole theme is, “Tonight, tonight we on the inside. Tonight, tonight we on the inside.” So here’s Obama talking about you’ve experienced being on the outside. Meaning if you’ve experienced being laughed at and squished and stomped on and made fun of and discriminated against and blah, blah. Now that you’re on the inside, because I’m here for you, you gotta donate even more.
RUSH: Here is Peg, Coppers Cove, Texas. Welcome to the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi there. Thanks so much for taking my call, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I want to thank you so much also for your books, especially the one Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims that my grandchildren absolutely love. Thank you very much.
RUSH: You are welcome and thank you so much.
CALLER: I’m calling because, first of all, I am a vet. I’m also Irish, and I’m also American Indian. And those topics sort of came up today. I was like, okay, I don’t have a problem with whatever anybody wants to call their football team. For Pete’s sake, what kind of political correctness are we really getting into here? It’s stupid.
RUSH: Well, we’re way beyond political correctness now.
CALLER: That’s true. That’s unfortunate. But I’m calling because I was thinking about the VA scandal, being a vet, and 50% of my husband and our family were vets. We’re all kind of concerned about that. I had a brother who actually asked about going to another doctor and they said, “At your expense.” So they’re not really paying for them to go to other doctors, and then the IRS. The IRS is supposed to be in charge of Obamacare and how it’s distributed. And if they’re doing all these e-mails and targeting certain people —
RUSH: Stop and think. You know, you’ve helped me focus on something here. We just heard Obama out once again with the God-like reverb Monday night at the lesbian, gay — it sounded like a campaign appearance if you listen to that sound bite. And he’s talking about all the discrimination and the racism and the mistreatment of these people, while the VA scandal rages under his watch, while veterans are dying because of the mess the VA has become. And Iraq falling apart. And there he is making it out like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people are the biggest victims of an unfair country. It’s unreal.