RUSH: One more thing about Obama. I had this at the bottom of The Stack today, but since Obama has gone and intruded on this program and the intended plan today — and I’m not gonna give this guy much more leeway here, but he’s out there asserting a bunch of garbage, and I had to nuke it. You may not have heard this. I just want to read this story as it’s published in The Daily Caller: “The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records.”
In fact, the Regime has told landlords they cannot refuse to rent to criminals. Wait ’til you hear why. “The Fair Housing Act doesn’t include criminals as a protected class, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the US justice system.” Need I translate this? I don’t have to translate this. Everybody knows what this is.
Okay, the translation of this is, since the United States is inherently — from its founding days — a bigoted, racist enterprise that unfairly targets and purposely targets African-Americans and puts them in jail for having violated the law, you are to pay for it, because of the imbalance. Because there are so many more, as a percentage of the population, African-Americans behind bars in America, the fix for this is when they get out, you landlords, you can’t refuse to rent to them because they have a criminal record — whatever it is, burglary, murder, vice, drugs, you name it — because the US has been racist and bigoted from its founding days.
This has led to a bunch of unfair convictions of the innocent, and the way we’re to pay for it is you can’t say no when they want to rent or live in your building. That’s what it means. Yep, that’s exactly it. The presumption is that a great percentage of African-American criminals are actually innocent. They’ve been railroaded. I mean, that’s what the Reverend Jackson wants you to believe. That’s what Al Sharpton maintains and Reverend Wright maintains. They all maintain it. A central point of the civil rights coalition is that there’s a bunch of black men in jail who really shouldn’t be there because they’re not guilty.
They’ve been railroaded by racist, bigoted country. We were founded that way. Oh, I wish so many people had listened to me when I told everybody who this guy was back in 2008 and 2009. So when the criminal shows up, he can brandish his criminal record and laugh at you and say, “You have to rent from me or I can sue you.” That’s where this is headed, based on race, because of the presumed racist motivations that result in a racially imbalanced judicial system. (interruption) White criminals, you have to do it, too. I don’t see in here where it says they don’t.
But, see, the presumption is that landlords will rent to white criminals anyway, ’cause they’re racists, and so they don’t care if a white criminal shows up. “Hey, buddy! How are you?” says the white landlord to the white criminal. But let an African-American criminal show up, and the landlord says, “I — I — I — I don’t rent to criminals.” That’s what Obama and his Regime want you to believe happens out there, that there’s racial solidarity among the majority of whites, even the criminals, the rapists, the purse snatchers, and the muggers. (interruption)
But… (interruption) But… (interruption) They do! Obama thinks they’re gonna do it. If you’ve raised the corporate tax rate to 35%, yeah, he thinks corporations are gonna sit there like idiots and pay it. He damn well thinks that this is gonna result in people being forced to rent to criminals. And if they don’t, he’ll be more than happy to track ’em down and convict them of whatever and put them in jail and give them criminal records and then let them go through life and find out what it’s like to have a criminal record, unjustly. The foundation for this, folks, is not the belief.
The foundation is the certainty that most of the blacks in jail have been railroaded and don’t belong there. Most of the African-Americans have no business being there. They’ve been railroaded by an unjust, immoral, racist judicial system. That’s the only thing that can explain the disparity in prison populations, racial disparity. It’s the only thing! Bias, bigotry, racism, and judicial systems run by the equivalent Sheriff Buford T. Justice. That’s what’s so… (interruption) What do you mean, the FBI keeps…?
I don’t care that the FBI keeps records. Don’t you understand where I’m coming from? Whatever records exist, the premise here is that the records have been lied about. The records have been made up. There were false allegations. Crimes that never happened that could have been proved, African-Americans were blamed and convicted anyway and then put in jail. And so they’re in jail unfairly! So when they get out after having served their unfair, undeserved sentence, you can’t tell ’em that they can’t rent a room in your building, because they are victims of unfair judicial system.
“The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nationÂ’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records.” It’s not a law yet. They’re using the Fair Housing Act. Look, there is no law with this bunch. That’s the whole point. The… (interruption) I don’t we haven’t got into pedophiles here. I didn’t read it. There’s nothing in here about pedophile. If pedophilia ever becomes a racial thing? (chuckles) Look out. Mark my words.
I had this near the bottom of The Stack today, but since Obama has inserted himself in today’s program with this silliness of his on the corporate inversion, whatever, I thought it would be timely to mention that story involving Obama as well. You know, it actually serves a purpose. This is why this campaign’s going on. This is the kind of stuff that we have to beat. This kind of people that do this kind of thing, think this way, and then get the power to implement this kind of outrageous stuff, these are the people who have to be beaten.
This is this kind of stuff, folks! Look, the Republican establishment’s not gonna say a word about this, I will guaran-damn-tee you. The Republican establishment hasn’t said a word about anything like this that Obama has done in the last seven years. They’ve been afraid to, because they will be called racist or whatever the media will say about them for being critical of our first African-American president. This is why this Quinnipiac poll…
You want me to go through this again? People are still wondering what the hell’s going with the Republican campaign. “How could it be so constituted?” Let me just tell you, Quinnipiac… What are the numbers here of people actually talked to? It was conducted March 16 through 21, margin of error +/- 2.5% Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz. It doesn’t give us a number of participants that I see here, but there has to be a number. We’ll find it. But, anyway, here you go again.
They asked people for their opinions on the following premises. Premise number one: “America has lost its identity.” Fifty-seven percent strongly agree or somewhat agree; 43% disagree that America has lost its identity, 79% of Republicans agree, 85% of Trump supporters agree. The next premise: “Beliefs and values: American beliefs and values are under attack.” Sixty-two percent of everybody agrees, 91% of Trump supporters agree, 85% of Republicans agree, 40% of Democrats agree.
What you’re gonna find here is the Democrats are hunky-dory with everything going on here. Very few of them have a problem with what’s going on. And on the Republican side it’s a massive number of people that disagree. Next premise: “We Need A Leader Willing To Say Or Do Anything To Solve AmericaÂ’s Problems.” Fifty-three percent of all voters agree. Eighty-six percent of Republicans agree, 84% of Trump supporters degree.
“The Old Way Of Doing Things No Longer Works And We Need Radical Change.” Sixty-four percent of all voters agree, even 58% of Democrats. Seventy-one percent of Republicans agree. Eighty-three percent of Trump supporters agree.
“Public Officials DonÂ’t Care Much What People Like Me Think,” is the next premise. Seventy-six percent of all voters agree. Even 68% of Democrats do. Eighty-four percent of all Republicans and 90% of Trump supporters agree that public officials don’t care much what people like me think.
Next premise: “Leaders DonÂ’t Worry About What Other People Say; They Follow Their Own Path.” Fifty-six percent agree; 65% of all Republicans, 74% of all Trump supporters.
“IÂ’m Falling Further And Further Behind Economically,” is the next premise. Fifty-seven percent all voters agree, 76% of Republicans, 78% of Trump supporters.
This goes a long way in explaining why the establishments of both parties are finding themselves in dire straits with so many people abandoning them, because while all of this has gone on, the establishments of both parties haven’t seemed to even notice, much less care.
Pat Buchanan has a column today: “What Trump Has Wrought.” I’ll give you some highlights. “As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race.
“But this city of self-delusion,” meaning Washington, “should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism. Transnationalism and globalism are moribund. First among the issues on which Trump has triumphed — ‘We will build the wall – and Mexico will pay for it!’ — is border security. Republican candidates who failed to parrot Trump on illegal immigration were among the first casualties,” in the primaries. “For that is where America is, and that is where the West is.
“Consider Europe.” Listen to these next paragraphs here, folks. They’re short. “Consider Europe. Four months ago, Angela Merkel was TimeÂ’s Person of the Year for throwing open the gates to the ‘huddled masses’ of the Middle and Near East. MerkelÂ’s Germany is now leading the EU in amassing a huge bribe to the Turks to please take them back, and keep them away from the Greek islands that are now IslamÂ’s Ellis Island into Europe.”
He’s right about that. Angela Merkel, TIME Magazine’s Woman of the Year, she opened the gates, let’s everybody in, bragging, 800,000 a year, labor force. Now she doesn’t want any more in and is begging people to take ’em back.
“AfricaÂ’s population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. With 60 percent of Africans now under 25 years of age, millions will find their way to the Med to cross to the Old Continent where Europeans are aging, shrinking and dying. Look for gunboats in the Med. If immigration is the first issue where Trump connected with the people, the second is trade.”
He goes on, too. His point is that no matter what happens, Trump loses, that the genie is out of the bottle and we’re not going back. America will not go back to an establishment-run country that continues to deteriorate, lose its exceptionalism, and become just one of many global nations that is mediocre on its best day. He said that’s over with. And I don’t know about that. I don’t think the establishment’s gonna give up, and I don’t think the establishment cares about public opinion. And if the establishment can beat back candidates that represent all of this change, they will have stopped it. If people say, “Fine, I’m not voting,” the establishment will be fine with people not voting if their candidates win.
And, folks, don’t forget something else. Conservatism is not a monolith. Liberalism is, in a way. Conservatism isn’t. I beg you to recall my opening monologue today. There’s many in the so-called conservative movement who would not mind at all the establishment maintaining control of it. They wouldn’t even mind Hillary Clinton being elected. It would give them a sense of purpose to fundraise, to promise people they would stop what’s happening.
So there’s all kinds of people with all kinds of reasons for different outcomes here. But just because there’s been this eruption in this campaign against the establishment, I don’t think it means the establishment thinks the genie’s out of the bottle and they’ve lost control forever. They’re not gonna go that easily.