RUSH: Obama? Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s coming up. We’re doing things in order of importance today, and we’ll get to Obama. Obama actually is the cherry on the top of all of this today, folks. Obama is… (laughing) In fact, I’ve even been thinking of names for his new show on Netflix, “The Man From A.L.I.N.S.K.Y.,” instead of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. That kind of thing. We’ll get to that in due course. But it’s time get back to the phones, because Open Line Friday, only had one call. It was a good one. We hope for the next to be good as well.
It’s Steven in Raleigh, North Carolina. Welcome, sir. You’re next.
CALLER: Thank you for having me. I had a conversation with my 19-year-old college junior stepson this morning and, you know, you’re talking about rolling back the clock, turning back time. I said to him, “This is what men in this country used to do: Get things done!” That’s how I grew up. I’m of that generation. You know, my grandfather was in World War II and all that. “They got things done. They didn’t talk at problems. They rolled their sleeves up and went to work.”
And since the election of Donald Trump, that’s what’s happening. And I think it’s amazing; I think it’s wonderful for any of us who are raising sons to say, “Look, you may not… You know, we may not want you to just, you know, get in your face with people and whatever. But at the end of the day, it’s about what you do, not what you say. You know, it’s leadership by doing, not by talking,” and I do say men.
But I have no doubt that somebody like Sarah Palin or Nikki Haley, they would have the same skills, fine. This is American tradition of exceptional leadership. This is what we do. And, you know, I’ve been wanting to see this to you since the day after the election — and I’ll never forget Wolf Blitzer’s face, by the way — that for the first time in eight years, I’m proud of my country. That’s it. Thank you.
RUSH: (laughing) Let’s see. You have a 19-year-old stepson —
CALLER: I do.
RUSH: — and you have a grandfather, did you say, that was in World War II?
CALLER: That would be the generation, yes, sir.
RUSH: So you were how are you?
CALLER: I am 62.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: All right. What did your 19-year-old son say? What was his reaction when you made your point to him that this…?
CALLER: You gotta know him. He’s a young man of few words, and he just gave me a smile and he gave me a thumbs-up and he knows exactly what I’m talking about.
RUSH: Well, why did you…? Now, hold a minute. Don’t misunderstand me here. I try to understand. You painted a picture for me here. I can see you two guys here. Why did you feel the need to tell him, “This is how it used to be in this country, Son”?
CALLER: Because he’s in college, and he… Now, he’s pretty good. But, you know, he’s around all of this crap all the time and all of this political correctness. He doesn’t buy in. You know, he loves girls. Sorry out there! You know, he loves girls. He’s a college scholarship baseball player. He’s a deer hunter, you know. You know, I don’t need to convince him. I don’t need to. But he’s out there, and he can stand up and say, “Look, you know, this is the deal, we can talk about it, we can roll up our sleeves and get something done.”
RUSH: That’s great. As I say, I wasn’t suggesting that you had to tell him. My dad told me things that I got and understood, and I still appreciated it because it affirmed for me, made me confident — and it was also educational. I mean, my dad, when he was 60 and I was whatever knew a lot more than I did. So I was more than willing to listen. But, no. I’m glad you did. I’m more interested in how he accepted it if he smiled it moved on. Look, you did everything you can do and it’s a great point to make. If you listen to Oprah… You know, Gayle King talking about why Oprah needs to run? Oprah says, “Because Oprah can connect with people and help them heal.” Oh, give me a break! We’ve just had eight years of this New Age crap, and we gotta get rid of it.