RUSH: Let’s go to the Hillary audio sound bites. Some of this you haven’t heard because this took place on the Fusion TV network. It was last night in Des Moines. She was at Drake University live on the Fusion TV network. My guess is that eight out of 10 of you could not find the Fusion network on your cable system or on your satellite. You’d have to go to a guide and try… Many of you probably haven’t even heard of it.
Well, there she was. Democrat for president participating in the “Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum.” I guess it’s this thing that happens in Iowa. During the Q&A, the co-moderator, Rembert Browne…. You’ve all heard of Rembert Browne at the Fusion network, right? Rembert. I assume it’s a “he.” You never know anymore. It’s a safe bet that Rembert is a “he.” He said, “The danger of ISIS is clearly a major threat to American safety but personally, I know many minorities are more concerned with racist attacks on a local level than radical Islamists.
“Secretary Clinton, do you believe that white terrorism and extremism is as much a threat to some in this country as something like ISIS?” White terrorism? That’s akin to “white Hispanic.” “White terrorism.” Fusion network. Maybe it’s a Hispanic network? (interruption) What is it? Do you know what it is? It’s gotta be a network of some kind, ’cause here comes this this allegation of “white terrorism.” So white terrorism. Is it worse than Islamic terrorism, Mrs. Clinton? What do you think? Listen to her answer here.
HILLARY: Let’s take some of the white extremism that we see. I remember very well going to Oklahoma City and seeing the ruins of the federal building where, as I recall, 168 Americans were murdered by a bomb, by a guy who hated the government. When you have police violence that terrorizes communities, that doesn’t show the respect that you’re supposed to have from protecting people, that can feel, also, terrorizing. I saw homegrown terrorism in Oklahoma City, and I saw foreign terrorism in New York City. At some point we all have to come together as a country again and stand against violence and do something to get the guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.
RUSH: What a…? Talk about an answer that’s incoherent, wandering all over the place in vain search of a coherent thought. And Hillary Clinton’s biggest disadvantage, if you ask me, is any time she wants to complain about the way things are in the country, how can she possibly win doing that? She served in this administration! Obama ran this country and still is for the last seven years. (interruption)
The Fusion network is a “joint venture between Disney and Univision.” I knew it was a Hispanic network. Had to be. “White terrorism.” So, anyway, after going on about Oklahoma City. “Yeah, uh, you know, uh, some point we all have to come together as a country again and stand against violence and so forth.” Folks, I mean, it is just… This is embarrassing. This woman’s lack of depth and substance, the degree to which she will pander to an audience, it’s overwhelming.
RUSH: I mean, this answer that she gave here… It’s just… It’s embarrassing. First she goes on about white extremism, “white terrorism” on this… By the way, Fusion, I found, is an English-speaking Spanish network, which is why she went there instead of Univision. You have to speak Espanol, Univision. Only Jeb Bush can do that. So they created this new network for English-speaking Hispanics and guests like Hillary. But, I mean, “I’ve seen it, seen this extremism here. I’ve seen it in New York City! I’ve seen the police terrorizing communities. At some point we all have to come together as a country again and say….”
Politicians for a thousand years have been saying, “At some point, we have to come together as a country.”
Nothing new in that. Come together? It’s never gonna happen, anyway. Unless we’re attacked again like 9/11, then we’ll be unified for a day or two, ’til the Democrats get in gear and try to figure out how to blame the Republicans for it. But aside from that, it’s empty. It’s vacant. It’s wandering aimlessly in vain search of a coherent thought. And then the standard operating close, “We’ve gotta do something to get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them!” Well, now, Mrs. Clinton, that’s not your objective. It’s not Obama’s objective. Let’s be honest here. Your objective is to get guns out of the hands of people who are law-abiding. That’s who you really want to take guns away from, not the criminals.
Be honest about it.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah. I still have some Hillary stuff. We haven’t even gotten to the Trump Stack yet and still some things in the Hillary Stack. We’re trying to squeeze a lot of things in here in every three hour excursion into broadcast excellence. Let me grab sound bite number four. We’ve just heard Hillary answering on the Fusion network about white terrorism. It’s an English speaking Spanish network for Hispanic Millennials is what this is. It’s a combination of Disney and Univision. Jorge Ramos has a show on this network.
Anyway, Hillary has just responded by acknowledging that there is white terrorism and that the police are often guilty of it. And that we’ve gotta come together in this country, we gotta come together, we gotta come together, stamp out violence. We gotta come together and all this sort of blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And she was talking about Oklahoma City and the horrible hate of government that led to the Oklahoma City ruins and so forth. And I just want to take you back to who Hillary Clinton’s husband tried to blame for the Oklahoma City bombing. This is April 24th, 1995, in Minneapolis at the American Association of Community colleges conference.
CLINTON: We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today whose sole goal seems to be to try to keep some people as paranoid as possible and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. They spread hate. They leave the impression that by their very words that violence is acceptable. You ought to see, I’m sure you’re now seeing the reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America today. It is time we all stood up and spoke against that kind of reckless speech and behavior.
RUSH: So we called him on it, ’cause folks, in 1994, there still is no Fox News. It’s basically just me and CNN. There are a couple of, by that time, conservative talk show hosts, or shows that have started and begun, but in 1994 it’s still basically me in terms of national conservative media. So when he talk about loud voices on the right, you know, everything he accused me of is what they do. They’re the ones that are merchants of divisive hate. They’re the ones that come up with crisis after crisis after crisis. And in almost every case the crisis is caused by us, as in global warming, or the illegal use of guns, or whatever.
In most of these cases, when these Democrats and liberals get going, their complaints are always about the American people or American corporations. Their enemies list consists of basically successful Americans, individuals and corporations. So here comes Clinton (imitating Clinton) “I’m sure you’re seeing reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America.” So we called ’em on it. You know what they said? We weren’t talking about you. We were talking about Michigan militia short-wave radio broadcasts.
Michigan militia. The Michigan militia were featured on CNN. They had B-roll of a bunch of guys wearing corncob hats, plaid shirts with hunting rifles walking through the woods. They told us that’s the Michigan militia, a bunch of anti-government rebels. And shortwave broadcasts. That’s not what they were talking about, what Clinton was talking about. He was trying to blame this show for Oklahoma City. (imitating Clinton) “People that hate government get people all worked up, keep us at war.” It’s the Democrats that keep people at war with one another, whether it’s feminism, whether it’s the war on whatever it is, they’re the ones that want us constantly roiled.
I gotta take a break. That’s who Hillary is, who her husband is, and that’s how they operate.
RUSH: Next Hillary sound bite coming up on that Fusion interview, she admits to swimming in an ocean of white privilege, as though it’s just caught her.
RUSH: I have to tell you, this stuff happening with Hillary Clinton, I mean, we just have to enjoy this. Who knows how long it’s gonna last. But right now, it’s worthy of savoring, so you sit tight. Still have loads of stuff to get to in this hour. Do my best to get to all of it. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
All right. Back to the audio sound bites. This is Mrs. Clinton. She was at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, last night, this interview on Fusion TV network. The three Democrat candidates participated in a presidential forum. It wasn’t a debate. It was these correspondents and anchors and reporters at the Fusion network. It’s a joint effort between Disney and Univision. It is an English language Spanish network targeted at Hispanic Millennials, from what I understand.
Drake University student Thalia Anguiano said: “White privilege is a term people are talking about.” So what we’ve had so far from the questions at this forum, we’ve had questions about white terrorism and how it’s worse than Islamic terrorism, Mrs. Clinton’s agreed. And now we have a question about white privilege and this student says, uh, like white privilege, like, “it’s a term people are talking about more openly these days, certainly people like me have long understood what it means. Can you tell us what the term white privilege means to you, and can you give me an example from your life and career when you think you have benefited from it?”
HILLARY: It is hard when you’re swimming in the ocean to know exactly what’s happening around you so much as it is when you’re standing on the shore perhaps watching. Look, I was born —
HILLARY: — white, middle class, in the middle of America. I went to good public schools. I went to a wonderful college. I went to law school. I never really knew what was or wasn’t part of the privilege. I just knew that I was a lucky person and that being lucky was in part related to who I am, where I’m from, and the opportunities I had.
RUSH: All right. Folks, I’m sorry I have to break this down. I just can’t let this go by and not parse it. This first bit, “It’s hard when you’re swimming in the ocean to know exactly what’s happening around you.” Now, I suspect what she was trying to say there is that white people don’t realize they have white privilege just like fish don’t realize they’re wet. Does a fish, for example, know that it’s in water? Of course not. The only thing a fish knows is what it’s not. But it doesn’t know it’s in water.
Does your Labrador retriever know it is a Labrador retriever? Does your dog even know it’s a dog? So what Mrs. Clinton is trying to say here is that, “Well, you know, when you’re in the ocean, uh, and you’re all wet, uh, you don’t know what’s around you. But when you’re standing on the shore, why, and you’re looking at the ocean, then –” I don’t know what. You know everything going on around you?
(imitating Hillary) “Look, I was born white, middle class, middle of America, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I didn’t have anything to do with it. Please, forgive me. I didn’t know.” That’s what she’s trying to say here. “I went to good public schools. It wasn’t my fault. I went to a wonderful college. Don’t hold it against me just ’cause I’m white. I can’t help it. God, if I could be something besides white, I would. I wouldn’t trade my femaleness, but I would trade my whiteness. Oh, God, I’m so guilty.”
It’s what she wants ’em to believe. “I went to a wonderful college. I went to law school. I never really knew what was or wasn’t part of the privilege. I was just your average white American taking advantage of everything that was given to me. I didn’t know what I was doing. If I had it to do over again I wouldn’t have accepted any of it. I would have given it all to you. Please forgive me. I feel so bad. And I feel lucky. And it was in part related to who I am and where I’m from and the opportunities I had.”
So she admits that she’s swimming in white privilege but don’t hold it against me because when you’re swimming in the ocean you don’t know what all’s around you. This whole notion of white privilege needs to be nuked out of public discourse anyway, because it is, well, for lack of a better term, reverse racism.
But what it really is, folks, is just the next not so disguised, actually, attack and assault on the founding of this country and the institutions and traditions which were set up at the founding. The effort here is to portray the founding as racist and bigoted and sexist, and in doing so you portray the country which came from the founding that way. So here you have all of these lily white Democrat politicians who do not pay their staffs with equal pay, they don’t have diversity on their staffs, they’re mostly lily white everywhere, but they have to make excuses for it.
So Mrs. Clinton is saying (imitating Hillary), “I didn’t know, I didn’t know, yes, I benefited, I didn’t know. It’s not like I knew I was a privileged white person trying to take advantage of it and score everything I could. I just didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know. I was white, but I didn’t know what it meant, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” And for the most part leftists get away with this because of their intentions, of course. And if they promise to go after other beneficiaries of white privilege, then they’re loved and adored.
Next up, same place Des Moines, Iowa, Drake University, the moderator, Jorge Ramos, said, “President Bill Clinton in 1994, with Operation Gatekeeper, built new fences at the border with Mexico. You said you voted as Senator to build a barrier to keep illegal immigrants from coming in. So would you commit right now, not to use the word illegals or illegal to refer to undocumented immigrants?”
HILLARY: Oh, yeah, absolutely. You know, that was a poor choice of words —
RAMOS: You won’t use it anymore?
HILLARY: — mostly have used undocumented. I haven’t used it since; I won’t use it in the future.
RAMOS: What’s the difference in your idea and Donald Trump’s idea on building a wall with Mexico?
HILLARY: Well, everybody that I know of in the Democratic Party, and it used to be Republicans, too, who favored immigration reform also favored border security.
RAMOS: You want a wall, then?
HILLARY: No. We’ve already —
RAMOS: You said that.
HILLARY: Well, I voted for border security, and some of it was a fence. I don’t think we ever called it a wall. Maybe in some places it was a wall, but it was aimed at controlling our borders.
RUSH: Okay. So she apologizes for being white. She acknowledges that there is white terrorism and the police are guilty of it, and now she’s apologizing for calling illegal aliens what they are, illegal. And she’s apologizing for voting for a border wall by saying it really wasn’t a wall, it was a fence, and there’s a big difference between a fence and a wall. Besides, the Republicans are the ones that really wanted to do it, and you should blame them, not me. ‘Cause I’m not gonna call ’em illegal anymore.
She doesn’t she doesn’t shine here, folks. I don’t think Jorge Ramos particularly scores any points. That’s not my point. She doesn’t come across here as anything but a hypocrite. But in this group it largely won’t matter because she’s got a D by her name which gives her all kinds of leeway and latitude to be obfuscational and dishonest, disingenuous, what you have.
But I think this stuff’s instructive. This woman’s not skilled. She doesn’t come across as personable, and she’s pandering, apologizing, saying whatever people are demanding that she say, feeling whatever they demand that she feel, hoping to end the night with people thinking that she is sincere, and she’s nothing but calculating in a typical politician’s way.
I just think she’s in trouble, and I think she resents all this and really didn’t expect to have to endure any of this. But it’s all being made possible by the surge of Bernie Sanders.