RUSH: Brian, St. Augustine, Florida. I really, really, really appreciate your waiting. Thank you.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. I just wanted to say that Kavanaugh is the scapegoat for all of the women who have been sexually assaulted but were afraid or embarrassed to report it.
RUSH: Well… (sigh) You may have a point. I think you’re right in line with one of my newfound theories, and it’s actually not a newfound theory. What it is is a very late arrival on my part of being able to verbalize it. You’ve heard over the years, “Liberalism’s a mental disease,” and there are all kinds of people have said that, and I thought, “That’s too simplistic, and besides, it’s not effective. Even if it’s true, it’s not gonna be effective to say that.”
But that doesn’t erase the fact that we’re dealing with some genuine, incomprehensible emotional problems on the part of these people, and I have to give credit where credit is due. It was a little blurb by Jim Geraghty at National Review that caused the explosion of brain synapses in the frontal lobe here. He said… I’m paraphrasing; I don’t have it right in front of me. But he said, “I don’t even think this is what it is.”
He said, “I think psychological disorders, people with psychological disorders have become liberals in politics, that psychological disorders… People who have them, have brought their disorders into politics — and rather than just a singular thing that happened to them, they make it all about the country did it to them or an entire population did it to them,” and I think that’s exactly what liberalism is and has become, and that’s where we agree.
RUSH: Folks, here is the Jim Geraghty quote from National Review. “The more time I spend covering politics, the more I’m convinced that a significant chunk of grassroots political activists aren’t really arguing about politics at all. These folks are actually grappling with personal psychological issues and projecting it onto the world of politics.”
I’ve been searching for that description for years! I have no problem admitting that I was unable to put this together. It’s one of the rare moments I was unable to. This is exactly right! We’re dealing with people who have suffered some kind of psychological disorder; they’ve turned to politics for the solution — or the revenge is actually what they’re looking for — and they don’t just want revenge against whoever did whatever to them.
They are now demanding that every representative of the group that the individual that did something to them belongs to be made to pay a price for it. It’s what the… Well, the #MeToo, in large part, was never bipartisan. It was thought to be, said to be, but it never was. Okay, even if it was, it’s been co-opted by the Democrat Party. Look at the Occupy Wall Street movement or look at Black Lives Matter. Take any left-wing group that you want.
It’s made up of people who for some reason think they have been unjustly mistreated by somebody, and instead of dealing with that in their lives, they enter politics, and they demand that the Democrat Party take up their cause. The Democrat Party willingly has. The Democrat Party has become the party of all of these disparate constituency groups with their singular causes.
Because the Democrat Party realizes that they can combine all of these things into a singular assault on the concept of America, that America is responsible for what happened these people! That capitalism is responsible! That the power structure, that the founding is responsible. So people with psychological disorders are being granted the status of normalcy, and then the big donors come along and underwrite them and fund their efforts.
And they become political movements, and then they become victims — and that, of course, allows them to blame everybody for what has gone wrong in their lives. And then they demand reciprocity or revenge or what have you. I contend to you that most people on our side have no idea how to deal with this. No idea whatsoever. So we end up in debates about (chuckles) boys who want to pretend to be girls so they can go in girls’ bathrooms, and it becomes legitimate.
It’s sick in many instances. Not that specifically, but just the whole concept of what is happening here. It is a violent, bullying, intimidating movement that has been constructed to push all of these disparate, various agendas — and the target is America. The target is America, as founded. The target is American capitalism. So when our caller says that Kavanaugh is simply a stand-in for men who have abused every woman out there, he’s right.
Blasey Ford will end up being supported by other women who’ve been abused. Whether she’s telling the truth or not, it doesn’t matter! Because it did happen to them. These women we don’t know that are out there watching this, it did happen to them — and by God, somebody’s gonna pay for it. In this case, it’d be Kavanaugh. That’s how they’re gonna be heard, rather than just deal with the specific incident that happened to them.
It’s the same thing, I think, with Black Lives Matter or the NFL players kneeling for the anthem. “All cops are bad. Every white cop is a racist. Every black convict is innocent.” Every instance here points to the country at large as being responsible, in unfairness, in bias, in discrimination, in racism, all of this. The Democrat Party is the organizing party, the collection agency for all of these complaints. The Democrat Party’s happy to make victims out of anybody who wants to be one.
The Democrat Party is happy to promise these people that they’ll fix it — and they never do. They never do! The rage and the anger never ends. It only gets worse because the Democrats don’t fix anything — and finally, it doesn’t even depend upon being fixed. It just means, “Somebody’s gotta pay! In this case, Kavanaugh! He’s gonna pay, whether he did it or not.”