RUSH: This is the story from BuzzFeed that anybody could have found by going to Ancestry.com. “Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States, a story that conflicts with public census and other records related to her maternal and paternal grandparents.
“The story of her grandmother specifically immigrating is one Clinton has told before. ClintonÂ’s sole foreign-born grandparent, Hugh Rodham Sr., immigrated as a child.
‘Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,’ a Clinton spokesman told BuzzFeed News.”
Now, see, this is again another thing that is classically identified, not just with Hillary, but with every other Democrat. Everything is fake, everything is manufactured, everything is designed to pierce the voters’ heart with emotion. Okay, so a big issue out there is immigration and executive amnesty is on the table, and this involves, in addition to the issue itself, a minority, Hispanics.
So it’s not enough for Mrs. Clinton to say she’s pro-immigration, not enough. Not enough for her to say that she thinks we ought to grant amnesty. No, no. It’s never enough. No. She is for this because she has direct contact with it in her life. She is related to people who were immigrants. And if the country was as opposed to immigrants when her grandparents came as the Republicans are today, why, she might not even be born in America, to which everybody would cheer.
They make these things up. They literally make it up out of whole cloth. They manufacture these biographical sketches and stories, and they rely on the fact that the Drive-Bys are not going to check it out. The Drive-Bys are not gonna vet any of this. They also know that if the Republicans do and try to make some hay out of it, that the Drive-Bys will take care of the Republicans or anybody else in the media that tries to make a big deal out of it.
So they go into this with relative confidence that they’ll get away with it. Clinton himself did this. I mean, how many times did he tell us (imitating Clinton), “Yeah, you know, when I was a boy, ha, I can’t tell you the number of times I was reduced to tears when I saw the black churches burning. I can’t tell you, man, I see the Klan coming, and I knew what was gonna happen. I knew they were gonna torch a church or grab some poor guy and put him behind the back bumper of their truck and drag him down a dirt road. I’ve seen that.” He never saw it. He never saw a church burn. He never saw any of that. Just made it up.
They all do it, because they all think that who they are is not enough, they’ve gotta manufacture. They all have direct contact with it in their past. They have personal knowledge, therefore they have credibility. So BuzzFeed gets hold of this campaign, and somebody says, “Well, her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience, and as a result, Hillary has always thought of them as immigrants.” Is that all it takes? Why, if my grandfather would have constantly spoken about the immigrant experience, could I have said that my grandfather was an immigrant? That’s all it takes?
He talked about it with such devotion. He talked about it with such care. She’s always thought of them as immigrants? Well, what if they’re not, in the way she means it? What if they weren’t? What if they were born here? Which they were. “Well, they always talked of the immigrant experience.” Oh, you mean like when she went out and told everybody she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary? “Yeah, yeah, you got it, exactly like that.”
“Well, but Edmund Hillary hadn’t climbed anything when she was born. Nobody knew who he was when she was born.”
“Well, but after she was born, everybody knew what Edmund Hillary did, and her parents always said that they wanted to name her after somebody famous, so they named her after Edmund Hillary.”
“But she couldn’t have been named after Edmund Hillary, because he wasn’t anything, nobody knew who he was.”
“Yes, she was.” End of story. That’s one of the reasons why these people bore me. ‘Cause it’s all fake. They can’t rely on who they really are. For some reason they’re not genuine enough, they have to go out and add to it and embellish. Mrs. Clinton said, “All my grandparents, you know, came over here and you know my grandfather went to work in lace mill in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and worked there until he retired at 65. He started there when he was a teenager and just kept going.
“We are turning down people who really want to work. I mean they are here to work. And a lot of them now have children who are American citizens, and they are doing the best they can to try to make a good life for themselves and their families. And you know, I think if we were to just go around this room, there are a lot of immigrant stories. All my grandparents, you know, came over here and you know –” I’m quoting, by the way. She said all these “you knows.”
“My grandfather went to work in lace mill in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and worked there until he retired at 65. … My grandmother on my fatherÂ’s side, Hanna Jones Rodham — by the way, insisted on using all three names,” I wasn’t the first in my family, “despite what people in Scranton, Pennsylvania, might have thought at the time.” How shameless, how pathetic is this? “My grandmother on my fatherÂ’s side, Hanna Jones Rodham — by the way, insisted on using all three names despite what people in Scranton, Pennsylvania, might have thought at the time.”
Oh, so that’s why Hillary calls herself Hillary Rodham Clinton, because she had a trail blazing grandmother in Scranton, Pennsylvania, who didn’t care what the patriarchal society thought back then? It’s this kind of made-up crap, folks, that makes me wonder, why is anybody afraid of this? This is so easily rooted out. BuzzFeed just did it. And they did it at Ancestry.com. I’m not surprised. I would have expected her to lie about whatever issue is front and center. She’ll have a personal connection to it, I guarantee you. If they have to make it up, she’ll have a personal connection to it.
So here she’s got a personal connection, her grandparents, she lies about them immigrating — how many autobiographies has this woman written? Not how many have people bought. How many autobiographies has she written? And how many semi-autobiographies? It Takes a Village. We’ve had this debacle, $14 million advance for a book nobody bought, a book tour nobody attended. And BuzzFeed outs her at Ancestry.com.
To the audio sound bites. Yesterday afternoon Norwalk, Iowa, Capital City Fruit, Clinton campaign roundtable with small business owners, no doubt paid to be there.
HILLARY: We are turning down people who really want to work. I mean, they are here to work. And a lot of them now have children, who are American citizens, and they are doing the best they can to try to make a good life for themselves and their families. And, you know, I think if we were to just go around this room, there are a lot of immigrant stories. You know, all my grandparents, you know, came over here and so I sit here and I think, well, you’re talking about the second, third generation, that’s me, that’s you.
RUSH: I came over, you know, hell, I’m one of you, I’m one of them. I may not look Hispanic, but I’m one of them. They’d deport me if they could, those Republicans. That’s why I’m in solidarity with them, you know, my grandparents, they had to fight, my grandparent. All made up. She kept going. She wasn’t through. So more “you knows” here.
HILLARY: My grandmother on my fatherÂ’s side, Hanna Jones Rodham — by the way, insisted on using all three names despite what people in Scranton, Pennsylvania, might have thought at the time, was one of those tough Methodist women who was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She traced her Methodism back to the Wesley brothers themselves —
RUSH: Oh, come on.
HILLARY: — who converted her great-grandparents in the small coal mining villages of southern Wales. She immigrated with her family as a young girl to Scranton.
RUSH: She was born there. The Ancestry.com stuff, she born there. Everybody she’s talking about was born in Pennsylvania. They published at BuzzFeed the actual census documents, the actual handwritten forms. It’s all there. This is all made up. Congenital liar. William Safire called her a congenital liar. They were not happy about that. But that’s what Safire called her.