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RUSH: Glen Dale, West Virginia. Jerry, you’re next. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. It’s quite an honor to speak with you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.

CALLER: Your young man that answers the phone tells me to get straight to point so I’d like to discuss the ethics of Maxine Waters and whether, when you become a United States congressman or senator, you have certain ethics to follow. Am I correct?

RUSH: Everything’s theoretical today out there, Jerry. But theoretically, yeah.

CALLER: Well, then don’t you believe that Maxine Waters should be brought up on ethics over what she said in Los Angeles over this past weekend? I mean, that is completely out of line and doing nothing except promoting racism and division among this country.

RUSH: Well, there’s any number of ways to deal with people like Auntie Maxine. The one thing that you have to realize is approaching her seriously on this and attempting to hold her accountable as a congressman to whatever ethics or laws that she has sworn to defend, I mean, she’s out there inciting mobs. To go after her on that basis I guarantee you would be a losing effort simply because the first time anybody tried it, you know what the retort would be. “You racist pig. The woman’s only doing what she thinks is best. How dare you.” And it would start anew.

I think the best way to deal with Maxine is to laugh at her. Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not not taking seriously what she’s advocating. But even Pelosi has seen the necessity of swatting away what Maxine is suggesting. Pelosi realizes that Auntie Maxine is not going to deliver them the House majority. And in some cases it may be best to just leave Auntie Maxine alone and let her go. Just let her continue to descend into whatever pit of insanity that she’s descending into. Just stand aside.

You know, there’s an old adage. When somebody’s making a fool of themselves, stand aside and let it happen. And that may just apply here to Auntie Maxine. There’s also another old rule of thumb. Never get into an argument with an idiot, because people watching will not be able to tell the difference in you and the idiot. But on the other side of that, this is serious. This woman is promoting and inciting mobs. Are we just supposed to stand by and let it happen?

This is an age-old question, how to deal with this kind of attack, these kinds of insults and assaults. I think the proper way depends on each individual case. There’s not a blanket answer to how to deal with these kinds of things. In Maxine’s case, she’s clearly an order of fries short of a Happy Meal. I think the more she’s left alone and maybe even encouraged, the more effective opposition to her will end up being.


RUSH: Here’s Auntie Maxine. What show would be complete without airing a little bit of Auntie Maxine Saturday in Los Angeles at a Keep Families Together protest — and it was also a toy drive — and here’s a portion of Auntie Maxine’s mumbling.

WATERS: God is on our side!

FOLLOWERS: (screaming)

WATERS: On the side of the children!

FOLLOWERS: (screaming)

WATERS: On the side of what’s right, on the side of what’s honorable.

FOLLOWERS: (screaming)

WATERS: And so, let’s (unintelligible) let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store —

FOLLOWERS: (screaming)

WATERS: — at a gasoline station, you get out and you call a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!

RUSH: Man, I can’t wait to vote Democrat. How about you? That just so… (sigh) Man, I’m jazzed. I can’t wait to be on that team. Right. Auntie Maxine in Los Angeles with the toy drive. We got Pam Bondi describing being heckled at the, “Hi, neighbor! I’m Mr. Rogers, want to wear my Cardigan,” some documentary of him. Bill Maher doubled down: A recession is “survivable;” Trump is not.

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