RUSH: This is Randy in Richmond as we head back to the phones. Richmond, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you. Mega dittos from Richmond, Virginia, today.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: I’m a 37-year-old Rush Baby and now raising a 9-year-old Rush Baby.
RUSH: Congratulations, sir. Congratulations, and thank you.
CALLER: Thank you. Last night, we were sitting watching the coverage of the Ferguson riots and — or, sorry, the Baltimore riots.
RUSH: Yeah, you see how that happens? See how they’re interchangeable, aren’t they? You could have said Rodney King riots. You could have said the Watts riots. You could have said Selma.
CALLER: That was an honest mistake there.
RUSH: No, no. They’re all the same, is the point. There’s nothing new here.
CALLER: So my daughter and I, we sort of have this ongoing contest we do each week where she and I both go through headlines and pick out political headlines that we like to discuss over the weekend.
CALLER: But our computer recently died so we’ve been primarily watching TV. But last night she and I are watching the riots, and she says, “Isn’t O’Malley from Maryland, Daddy?” And I said, “Yes, he actually is.” She said, “Chances are we’re going to start seeing the media not referring to him as the former governor of Maryland anymore.” I said, “You know, I bet you’re absolutely right.” We developed that theory a little bit further and it branched out to Hillary Clinton as well, and we had to think Hillary’s camp is probably thrilled that this is going on.
RUSH: Now, wait. Wait, wait, wait, wait. I’m confused. Why would they stop mentioning him as the former governor of Maryland?
CALLER: Well, you know, I mean, all of this chaos and tumult going on in Baltimore, Maryland. Why would they want to associate their backup with it?
RUSH: Oh, easy. I can give you a great reason. The state goes to hell when he leaves and elects a governor. That’s the way they’ll play it, and then he’s already leaving wherever he was. He’s coming back from Ireland. He’s coming back to Maryland, to Baltimore, in an emergency to solve the problem, because the existing Republican governor is such an incompetent boob is how this is gonna play out. O’Malley’s gonna come back as a savior.
Meanwhile, Hillary is tweeting out rainbow-colored logo bumper stickers for the gay community while this is going on. Hillary is so far out of touch on this, it’s just incredible. O’Malley is being set up here as the guy on the white horse — no pun intended — to come in here and save the day because this incompetent boob Republican governor screwed everything up. He has screwed everything up. That’s what’s being set up here, and the forces in the media that are not happy with Hillary will be glad to play this up.
Keep a sharp eye on O’Malley. You know, O’Malley’s one of these dark horse-type candidates. And Jim Webb, too. Keep an eye on these two. Jim Webb. Do not doubt me on this. He’s a former secretary of the Navy, big Democrat, reasonable looking Democrat, clean and articulate like Obama was. Don’t… It’s way early here. Do not discount either of these guys, but particularly O’Malley. O’Malley was in Ireland when all this began. He can easily say, “My God, I feel bad. I should have stayed governor. This wouldn’t have happened.”
He gets the opportunity to portray everybody as incompetent — including his successor, a Republican — and then to fly into town and solve a thing. The question… (interruption) He doesn’t have to solve it. He doesn’t have to, ’cause that’s the point. It isn’t gonna be solved. It hadn’t been solved since the Watts riots. It hasn’t been solved ever. This is never gonna get solved. As long as the black population keeps voting Democrat, this is never gonna end. It isn’t gonna get solved. That’s not the point.
We’re not into reality here; we’re into image.
So here’s O’Malley. He lands at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and there’s a media contingent there. He has arrived to save the day. End of story. It doesn’t matter what he does, doesn’t matter if he succeeds. He cared. He dropped everything. He was in a bar having a nice Irish whisky with some friends and he put it down. He got on that plane and he immediately flew home to Maryland to save the day. End of story. Nothing ever gets solved. That’s the point. That’s why I started out the program talking about the benefits of age.
This has all happened before.
That’s why I’m not spending time on the details of it.
I’ve been there, done that. This program came of age with the Rodney King riots, and we spend details, weeks, days, every aspect of it. The hope then was that we could effect some change with it, that there was an opportunity here for an alternative point of view about all of this race stuff in America; we can finally end it.
Nothing’s gonna end it. Well, it doesn’t matter. The point is, it still happens, and it’s going to happen. The next Baltimore is gonna happen. Why did it not happen in Charleston, South Carolina, by the way, where a white cop actually murdered a black perp? Think about that. That’s true. That’s exactly right. Snerdley has it right, but you have to wait for just a couple of minutes here for the answer.