RUSH: Here’s Teresa in Virginia Beach. Great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you, Rush, for everything you do for us.
RUSH: I appreciate that.
CALLER: I have a son, he’s my only child, and he’s a police officer. And I worry every day when he goes to work. I pray and I worry every day.
RUSH: I mean before all this happened you did that?
CALLER: Oh, absolutely. I know how hard he works and his attitude is a wonderful attitude. They’re lucky to have him in there, and that’s a mom speaking, obviously. But I have something along with the comment you made earlier when Obama said, if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin?
CALLER: Well, if he had a son, would he look like this black police officer that was gunned down? Just a question for him. And I do believe he has stirred the rhetoric. I mean, when you listen to him, it just amazes me that the president of the United States —
RUSH: Let’s pause for a second, get your meaning here, because I think what you’re saying is for Obama to take the moment and purposely say that if he had a son he would love Trayvon Martin —
RUSH: — that is heard as Obama sanctioning, identifying with people who behave like Trayvon Martin, right?
RUSH: And Trayvon Martin is not law enforcement. Trayvon Martin presents a problem for law enforcement.
CALLER: But on the positive side, if he had a son, would he be this black police officer who’s doing good?
RUSH: Well, I don’t know. That’s kind of speculation we’ve — he’s already used the line, so I doubt —
CALLER: Right. It would be nice for him to say something positive for the police officers, for a change.
RUSH: Well, he thinks he has.
CALLER: Not in my book.
RUSH: I’m sure he thinks that what he said yesterday was a home run in support of the cops.
CALLER: Well, he has his own thought process to which I cannot even begin to understand.
RUSH: Do you think your son’s racist because Obama, he says that racism’s rampant among the police.
CALLER: There’s no way. I brought my son up better. It’s just not in him. It was never in me. We were never raised that way. My father worked construction. There was all types of people in construction, and we had a healthy respect for everybody, especially we had a healthy respect for the police officers.
RUSH: Right. See, your son’s a cop. You’ve just given his testimonial here, but Obama, the president’s out there saying racism runs rampant with the cops. How do people hear that? It isn’t innocently.
RUSH This is Tim in Biloxi, Mississippi. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Earlier in the show you referred to the fact that, you know, the left will probably come out now and say, “Look what the military is doing to our soldiers, our warriors.” And I haven’t been able to confirm this, but I (unintelligible) on Fox News is pretty slow about reporting stuff ’til they do. They reported yesterday that even though this guy was in the Marines for five years, he was never deployed to a combat zone, which I kind of find hard to believe. Everybody I know that’s been in has been, but they certainly reported that he had never been to a combat zone, so that’ll stop that argument in its tracks.
RUSH: No it won’t. It should, but it won’t. I had not heard that. I hadn’t heard he had not been deployed. I understand what you’re saying. If he hadn’t been deployed, then how could he have seen combat, and then how could he have been radicalized into this wanton murderous killer by the marines and the military? The people that are gonna end up believing — all it takes is the question, all it takes is a Democrat, an elected going on TV or posting a tweet, “What is the military doing to our volunteers?” with a picture of this guy and the story, “Marine kills three Baton Rouge police officers.”
The low-information crowd will see that, and there are gazillions of them out there, and they’ll see that and just by virtue of the question being asked, they will say, “Wow, the military must really be mistreating these guys or doing whatever, making them trained killers, but they’re telling them to kill Americans, not the enemy.” They’ll never hear the second part, which is your question, or the second point. “Wait a minute. The guy never served in combat. He was never deployed.” They’ll never hear that. But even if they did, it won’t erase the first impression that is made by the tweet or the Facebook post.
In fact, folks, this is a twofer for these people on the left. A, to be able to link this guy to the military, whew, you talk about who benefits. The left and their anti-military screed benefits. And the second way they benefit is they get to delink the guy from Black Lives Matter or the Nation of Islam. It was the Marine Corps that did it, so they get a twofer. They get anti-Marine Corps bias affirmed, and they get to delink the guy from black activism, which is really what stoked him, which is really what informed him, which is really what inspired him, which is really what motivated him was all that black activism, black liberation theology, Black Lives Matter, the Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam, take your pick. Before it’s all said and done the Marines are gonna get the blame. It’s a twofer. Appreciate the call, Tim, very much.