RUSH: San Francisco. This is Wilson. Wilson, it’s great to have you. I love San Francisco. I don’t dare go there, but —
CALLER: (laughing) San Francisco loves you, I’m proof of it.
RUSH: (laughing) I know parts of it do. Thank you.
CALLER: I’m a big fan.
RUSH: I appreciate it.
CALLER: You want me to tell my story?
RUSH: Of course I do. Yes. I know you didn’t call just to hang up.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, I’m a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Rush, and I think the government should get out of the way and let —
RUSH: Really? What do you do?
CALLER: Well, right now I’m vice president of a software company, but this wasn’t why I called per se when I talked to your handler, but I actually just did a book called “I am SuperScooter the Invincible Horse,” a book for all the freedom loving creatures in the world.
RUSH: Oh, cool.
CALLER: So I had to laugh, cause people say, “Have you heard about Liberty?” I said, “Of course, I think Liberty is awesome, and I think freedom is awesome.” And that was the reason that I did the book, was to inspire the next generation of people, the kids. And that’s why I think your book is so important. So, you know, my book, if you go to the superscooter.me, you can find my book.
RUSH: All right. But you do software in Silicon Valley?
CALLER: I do, I’ve cofounded and sold a couple of small software companies, and when you want to start a company today you have to pay $600 just to register the company.
RUSH: Right. Oh, I know.
CALLER: With Obamacare there are issues around, you know, what you have provide your employees. So the government’s kind of messing things up and we have these amazing innovators and amazing entrepreneurs that want to do stuff. I got so frustrated I actually considered running for Congress this last round, but decided to do the book instead.
RUSH: Well, good for you. Well, but that’s not why you called.
CALLER: No, it’s not why I called. The reason I called is that I was at a banker’s conference last week in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, and they had this amazing speaker named
Jason Redman, who just came out with a book called “The Trident.” Jay had gotten half his face blown off in Afghanistan, and he came back and became a motivational speaker and a writer. And he told the audience about, you know, overcoming all, hard work, freedom, all the principles that you hold so dear and I hold so dear.
And what really amazed me and was so inspiring was that he mentioned the American spirit, and so I started clapping very enthusiastically, and then everybody else joined in, and ultimately Jay Redman received a standing ovation. And, you know, I think that there’s so much to be hopeful for. You know, you see what’s happened in the election, and you think, people are sick and tired of the government getting in the way, and the American spirit is alive and well. And so I think we need to nurture it. We need to teach the younger people what’s important, love and kindness, never giving up, hard work, all the things that you talk about. But, you know, Jay Redman is a true American hero. He’s a Navy SEAL and he’s walking the walk and talking the talk.
RUSH: And this was at a banking conference in Washington? He was there as a motivational speaker?
CALLER: He was. And, you know, there were several hundred people there, and people received him very well. People want to hear —
RUSH: Well, gosh, I would hope so. He did get a standing ovation, you say?
CALLER: He did. He got a standing ovation, yeah.
RUSH: Now, look at what she’s saying. Here’s an authoress, she is a software writer in Silicon Valley, and there are a lot of women that are getting into that, by the way, it’s cool. And she’s at a banking conference, and here’s a Navy SEAL with grave injuries, as a motivational speaker, and he gets a standing O. And we have been — when I say “we,” I mean you and I, the collective, you and I in the audience here, everybody, we have been looking for a sign for how long, a tipping point maybe, that we haven’t lost the country.
I think the election, if you want to take some positive things from it that maybe we haven’t discussed yet, this election is a very positive sign, ’cause there’s no way that this can be interpreted as anything other than people standing up and saying “no.” And I don’t care that two-thirds didn’t vote. They don’t count. If people want to go try to get them in the next election, fine and dandy. But the people that voted, they’re the ones that made the difference. They’re the ones that cared enough to show up. They’re the ones that had the emotion, the passion, the desire. They went out and did it. And they spoke loudly. And they did stand up and they said, “No more of this.”
I think a lot of us — well, I’ll speak for myself. I know a lot of you have the same fear. We’ve been wondering for how long here, we kept hearing about how overwhelmingly popular Obama was and the media keeps telling us how popular the Democrats are and the pop culture makes fun of everything we hold dear, and so we wonder have we lost the country? We see the deteriorating rot in our culture, we wonder, have we lost the country? In terms of just values and morality, have we lost the country? And we looked for signs that say, “No, we haven’t.” And we didn’t see very many. I mean, if you looked hard you could see an example here or there, but there wasn’t a national expression or sign.
And the election may prove to be it. And I think, for me, it is. And I’ve always, when people have called here and asked me about how do I stay optimistic and all that, my answer is always rooted in a theme. I can’t oftentimes tell you why, I don’t know, but I just have this implicit trust in the ultimate judgment of the American people, that at some point the American people are going to get it right. And they do. But then they get it wrong sometimes later.
But they do get it right. And there is no question that the people in this country who showed up and voted don’t want anymore of this that is coming from the Democrat Party, Obama and the agenda, they don’t want any more. That is an upper. That is a big, positive sign. It’s a great indication that, among the people willing to do something about it, we haven’t lost the country. And so she goes to a banking conference, sees this SEAL get a standing O from a bunch of bankers, and she thinks she sees a reemerging in the American spirit. And I hope that’s exactly what’s happening.