RUSH: Here is Scott in Los Angeles. Great to have you on the program, sir. How are you doing?
CALLER: Doing great, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you.
CALLER: One day away from making America great again.
RUSH: Again, yes.
CALLER: Okay. So a famous Democrat said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
RUSH: Right. That would be Rahm Emanuel.
CALLER: Rahm Emanuel. With all the talk of Russian hacking, I think a perfect solution to this is to say that there is only one way to prevent Russians or anybody else in the future from ever hacking or meddling with our elections again —
RUSH: What’s that?
CALLER: — and that one way is mandatory voter ID.
RUSH: You know, it’s fascinating you mention this. It is fascinating that of all the things this Russian hack… Thank you very much, Scott. I appreciate it. Let me tell you why this is fascinating to me. In the first place, the Russians did not hack the vote, and there is not a single person that’s ever said they did. The conventional wisdom in Washington is you have to say, apparently for some re you have to admit, you have to acknowledge, the Russians did tamper. “Oh, yes, we all agree the Russians tampered!”
“Well, what’d they do?”
“Well, they hacked!”
“Well, DNC server.”
“Okay, what did they do that had anything to do with votes? What did the Russians do? I mean, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Shouldn’t they be thanking the Russians on the Democrat Party side? What more can the Russians do but get her the popular vote?”
“Yes, but Hillary lost the Electoral College”
“Yeah, I mean, who knows in advance what you gotta do to make that happen?”
There’s nobody, nobody… Don’t doubt me. Nobody is alleging the Russians hacked the vote. They want you to think it. They are saying it in such a way they want you and every low-information voter to think the Russians stole the election. They are trying to engrave that narrative on that whole election. But Obama gave his swan song press conference yesterday. You know what he said at this press conference? This is the most incredible thing. He said the reason that we are the only country among advanced countries to make it harder to vote traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery.
There is an ugly history to voting rights that we should not be shy talking about. He went on to blame it on voter ID. The president of the United States had the audacity to say the United States of America is the hardest democracy in the world to vote in. That’s just tantamount not true. That’s total BS. And they want to lay they it blame of voter ID. Somehow, that stands in the way of fair election. And the reason is because that’s how they cheat, folks. Voter ID prevents dead people voting. It prevents people voting twice and three times under different fake identifications.
But for the president to say the reason that we are the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote traces back to Jim Crow and slavery? Everybody’s talking about the sycophantic comments he made about the media. This is outrageous. How many Voting Rights Acts do we have? How complicated and confusing have we made it? All on a premise that black people and minorities denied the right to vote! And they are not. Nobody is. The Democrats have made it easy for there to be fraud and multiple votes, multiple times. Voter ID would clean it up.
That enraged me, when I heard that yesterday in his press conference.
RUSH: Obama said yesterday, there’s a whole bunch of people out there who are going out there and they want to vote and they’re not eligible. We have people who were eligible to vote who don’t vote because it’s too hard. What an absolute crock! Somehow, we got lots of people who want to vote but they can’t? They’re got restrictions on ’em? Like what? I mean, this frosts me.
RUSH: Let me just tell you, the United States and the United Kingdom are the only two industrial democracies that do not routinely require voters to show ID. And I’ll tell you, in my mind that is why the United States and the U.K. have persistent problems with voter fraud. But this idea that Barack Obama spouts yesterday in the press conference — and the Democrats have been doing this for as long as I’ve been alive — that we make it hard to vote? No. What’s hard in this country is to file your taxes. That’s hard.
Filing your taxes, dealing with the IRS, doing it on time, making sure that you obey every rule and regulation that you’re subject to? That is hard. Voting is not hard. Registering to vote is not hard. We have made it as easy as showing up to get a driver’s license. We’ve made it as easy as registering your car. We’ve made it as easy as anything. And to eliminate fraud, you would have voter ID, photo ID required. Mexico does. Mexico does, and everybody loves Mexico! As I say, the United States, the United Kingdom are the only two industrialized democracies that do not, and that’s where all these voter fraud problems exists.
But it just offends my intelligence when we have the president say we make it hard for people to vote. What he’s saying is that the white majority is relying on Jim Crow days and slavery to make it difficult for Africans to vote. For crying out loud, the Democrat Party shows up and buses as many African-Americans to the polls as they can, and they get 93% of the black vote every presidential election. Somehow, this is making it hard? Somehow the Republicans are making it hard for people to vote? It isn’t. It is all too easy.
Early voting? For crying out loud, there’s early voting and then there’s absentee voting. It’s easy to vote! Really, it just offends me royally to hear the Democrats routinely mischaracterize this. They want people to think that this is still the 1800s, still the 1940s, still the 1950s, when it was the Democrats that were standing in polling places with dogs and fire hoses and preventing black people from voting. It was the Democrats in the South that did that! It was the Bull Connors of the world and the George Wallaces of the world and Lester Maddoxes of the world.
It was not Republicans.
They were not the segregationists.