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RUSH: This is great, folks. I’m not believing this! You talk about manna from heaven? We got it today. Greetings! Great to have you here. We kick off yet another broadcast week of excellently broadcasting here at the Excellence in Broadcasting Network hosted by me, founded by me, created by me, sustained by me. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882. It’s the phone number. If you want to appear, you can send an email, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. Okay, what are we here?

We’re three weeks out from the midterm elections? And what happens? Fauxcahontas inserts herself into the campaign with proof and evidence that she is one 1/1024th Indian. Elizabeth Warren is whiter than your average white person! Your average white person has more Injun blood than she does! You know there was a lot of nooky going on back in those Old West days, folks, and she’s been out there trying to make this case that she was part minority, helped her get the gig at Harvard and so forth.

Trump made a bet. I’ll make you bet a million bucks. Take a DNA test, and you’re not. So she did, and she announced it today. She got the DNA guy, the scientist out at Stanford to say, “Yep. One 1/1024th Native American.” (laughing) And it couldn’t be better. Jim Messina, who is a Drive-By Media reporter, he’s an Obama campaign… Well, they’re all Drive-By reporters. Messina was the Obama campaign manager, and he said in his tweet, “Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we must win the House and Senate to save America, why did Senator Warren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Democrats ever stay focused?”

I figured if the Democrats are upset that Fauxcahontas went out there and is trying to steal the news cycle, then who are we to deny her the opportunity? And that’s why I’m leading with this story.


RUSH: Back to Fauxcahontas now. Jim Messina of the Obama campaign very disappointed that she would try to steal the news cycle this close to the election, and note that he says they have to win the House and Senate to “save America.”

No, they have to win the House and Senate to transform and change America against the will of the American people. What the Democrats and the American left want to do to America is not what most Americans want America to be. They don’t care about that. They are willing to force what they think America should be, America’s transformation on everybody. But thankfully they still have to win elections.

And I still maintain that I don’t know when but somewhere down the road they’re gonna realize that winning elections is the lone remaining obstacle to them getting what they want, and at some point they’re gonna suggest that elections are not worth it. Because they don’t win them. And they’ll come up with some kind of alternative. I know it sounds like a long shot, but don’t doubt me; I know these people.

But only a Democrat, folks, would think their report from a scientist saying that she might be one 1/1024th Indian would make their claim of minority status valid. One 1/1024th Indian. Elizabeth Warren possibly. That would be 0.09%. That’s not even 1/10th of 1%, folks. That’s how little Indian heritage Fauxcahontas has. Now, scientists say that the average European American is 0.18% Native American, 0.18%. She is 0.09! She is less Native American than the average European American is.

These are New York Times numbers, by the way. Elizabeth Warren less Native American than the average European American. And let’s see. What else we have here? Mollie Hemingway. Favorite part of Warren possibly being one 1/1024th Native American is that her 2020 campaign is rolling it out as if it’s not a complete self-own. How do they think this was a good idea? I’ll tell you how they think it’s a good idea. They think they’re nailing Trump with it. They think they’re embarrassing Trump.

Remember Trump offered to donate a million dollars to Fauxcahontas’ favorite charity if she could prove that she were Native American. So she’s come out today, and accordingly her doctor and scientists and so forth has established that she is Native American, and now she’s asking Trump to pay off to the Indigenous People Circumcision for America Group, whatever it is. I forget. Indigenous Peoples Circumcision Information Resource Center, some such thing.

And if Trump gives in… Trump’s denying that he made the pledge, even though he did. (laughing) He’s flat-out denying it like Bill Clinton. (impression) I tell you, I never had sex with that woman, not a single time ever.” That’s what Trump is doing. “You need to go and look at what I said. I did not say that.” At most, Trump owes 1/1024th of one million. I ran the number. He owes maybe at most a thousand dollars.

If he’s gonna pay a percentage of the million dollars that equals her percentage of Native American, that means he would owe just a little over a thousand dollars, if he wants to pay. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. We have Elizabeth Warren herself this morning. Let’s see. This is on her website. She released a video entitled, “Elizabeth Warren’s family story.” Isn’t that quaint? “Elizabeth Warren’s family story.” In one part of the video, Fauxcahontas here talks to Stanford University professor of genetics Dr. Carlos Bustamante, and here is a portion of her conversation.

WARREN: Is Dr. Bustamante in, please?

BUSTAMANTE: In the senator’s genome we did find five segments of Native American ancestry with very high confidence where we believe that the error rate is less than one in a thousand.

WARREN: Now, the president likes to call my mom a liar. What do the facts say?

BUSTAMANTE: The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree.

WARREN: This isn’t just about casual racism, war hoops, and tomahawk chops. Native Americans have faced discrimination, neglect, and violence for generations. And Trump can say whatever he wants about me, but mocking Native Americans or any group in order to try to get at me, that’s not what America stands for.

RUSH: Okay. Now, I understand why Jim Messina and the rest of the gang on the left are all in a Twitter here, because she is making it about her on a basically nonstory. I mean, the election coming up… There isn’t a single vote that has anything to do with her. She hasn’t even announced for the presidency. In fact, she said just the opposite. She says she’s not gonna run. So, given that, why is she intruding here? I’ll tell you, she thinks like all the others on the left do.

They think if they can be the one to destroy Trump, if they can be the one to illustrate that whatever they think of Trump is true, they’ll, heroines or heroes. They think they’ll be loved and adored. They’re so Trump focused, they’re so Trump obsessed that it is taking them off of their game. Again, reminder, New York Times, Elizabeth Warren is only possibly 1/1024th or 0.09% Indian. The average European American is 0.18%. In other words, she is less than half as much Native American as your average European American is.

So here’s more. This is again, on her website. She’s released this new video entitled, “Elizabeth Warren’s family story.” In another part of this exciting video, we have a number of University professors talking about whether her Native American heritage came up when they were considering hiring her as a professor. And we’ve got “University of Texas Austin law professor Jay Westbrook, another professor from the same place, Doug Laycock…


People’s names fascinate me.

Doug Laycock. Harvard Law School professor Randy Kennedy. University of Houston law professor John Mixon. University of Pennsylvania law professor Hank Gutman.” (laughing) Okay. Here they are…

WESTBROOK: Her heritage had no bearing on her hiring, period.

LAYCOCK: I was chairing the committee that year. If ethnicity had been part of the discussion I would have known about it.

KENNEDY: …her name with respect to racial minority hires? No. Never!

MIXON: That’s nonsense.

GUTMAN: We decided to hire her because she was the best there was on the market.

RUSH: Wait a minute. The story is not these guys. The story is Harvard. Why not anybody from Harvard? Harvard is where she used this it get hired as a prof. Let’s see. Let me run through the list here. University of Texas, University of Texas, Harvard… Oh, there is a Harvard Law. Randy Kennedy: “[H]er name with respect to racial minority hire? No. Never!”

Well, I don’t know if he was the one that did the hiring, but she used it there. This is kind of funny too. This is CNN’s New Day today. The cohost John Berman, the cohostette, Alisyn Camerota talking about Warren’s video, which she says shows that she does have high cheekbones because she is Native American…

BERMAN: A scientist whose name is Carlos D. Busmonte (sic) from Stanford University, says she’s somewhere between 1/32nd Native American and 1/512th (sic) Native American.

CAMEROTA: Well, that puts it to rest!

BERMAN: But it’s in there somewhere.

CAMEROTA: They believe that it’s her great, great, great, grandmother was Native American.

RUSH: Great, great, great, great grandmother? They got the percentage wrong. It’s double the one 512th. It’s 1/1024th. Anyway, this, my friends, will not be settled until of course we get to the Democrat presidential debates, and I have a story coming up later on the program. In fact, let me… Here we go. CNN itself went outout there and did a poll of potential Democrat candidates for president and their popularity, who people would be most inclined to support today for the Democrat Party nomination.

No. 1, Joe Biden. 33% of Democrats in a CNN poll today say that Biden…? Biden is…? How old is Biden? Biden is 74, 75. Fauxcahontas is 71. There isn’t anybody in that party under 70. That is their future. That’s considered to be their future! Bernie Sanders is second at 13%. Kamala Harris next at 9%. Fauxcahontas is in fourth place here at 8%. Cory “Spartacus” Booker at 5%. John Kerry at 5%. Michael “Doomberg” at 4%. Beto O’Rourke at 4%. Eric Holder at 3%. Eric Garcetti at 2%.

And Michael Avenatti, the creepy porn star lawyer… You know, this guy has announced that… I know… I’m gonna just tell you something, folks. I know a few people… I’m not making this up. I know a few people on our side who, when Avenatti said that he was considering running for president, got very alarmed and said, “Look out for this guy! This guy could be the sleeper.” These are people on our side. “This guy could be the sleeper! This guy could run away with it.”

And I looked at ’em… It was on the golf course. I said, “You guys, are you sober? What’d you do last night?” and they insisted that they were serious. So I bit. I had to ask, “Why in the world do you think…?” And this was just two or three weeks ago. Why in the world you think Avenatti? It might have been a month ago by now. Whatever. Avenatti? And you know what they told me? “He’s their Trump, Rush. That’s exactly it. Michael Avenatti is the Donald Trump of the left.”

“What are you talking about?” “He’s a liar, he’s a phony, he’s a charlatan, he’s a publicity hound, he’s got no morals.” I said, “That’s what you think of Trump? That’s why you think Trump got the nomination?” “Oh, yeah!” And, folks, they were dead serious. These are people on our side really thought that Avenatti, because in their minds, Trump is an example of how the entire political system is deteriorating to absolute chaos. I just looked at them and said, “You know, I don’t know you guys. I really don’t know you guys. I cannot…

“Michael Avenatti? He’s a joke! Everybody knows he’s a joke!” He shows up 1% here. I can’t wait to tell the guys on the golf course I was playing with. They’ll be stunned. Anyway, the debated. You know there’s gonna be a debate, Democrat primary debates, there always are. Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Can you just see this? The subject of Fauxcahontas’ Indian heritage will no doubt come up, and Joe Biden will say to the crowd and the TV audience, “Look, I don’t know about DNA. But if you’re a real Indian, how come you don’t own a Dunkin’ Donuts? Because all of ’em do, and you don’t.”


RUSH: I make a minor correction. It’s Variety in which the interview by Lesley Stahl is ripped to shreds, not Vanity Fair. It’s six and one half dozen the other. Variety is not so much a celebrity-focused rag as Vanity Fair is. But they are both left-wing entertainment oriented, and they do comment on left-wing entertainers, actors, actresses, TV so-called journalists and so forth. It’s just a little, minor correction. I get them confused occasionally.

Here is just another sample from last night. Trump and Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes…

STAHL: Is it true General Mattis said to you the reason for NATO and the reason for all these alliances is to prevent World War III?

THE PRESIDENT: No, it’s not true. Frankly, I like General Mattis. I think I know more about it than he does, and I know more about it from the standpoint of fairness. That I can tell you.

STAHL: I’m gonna try one more time. Okay.

THE PRESIDENT: Lesley, you don’t have to try again. I know exactly —

STAHL: Well, answer my question.

THE PRESIDENT: The answer is this. I will always be there with NATO, but they have to pay their way. I’m fully in favor of NATO. But I don’t want to be taken advantage of.

RUSH: “I like General Mattis. I think I know more about it than he does. I know more about it from the standpoint of fairness. That I can tell you.” He’s talking about the fairness of dues, the fairness of all the NATO members paying their own way. He’s also talking about people like Angela Merkel making a side deal with Russia and Putin for natural gas shipments exclusively into Germany, ignoring other NATO allies.

And you’ll notice that 60 Minutes isn’t going to Angela Merkel and asking her why she’s undermining NATO. Trump already called her out on it for doing this. The Trump supposedly in the pocket of the Russians. But Trump knows what 60 Minutes or Lesley Stahl’s trying to do here. That’s what they don’t get. They can’t sneak up on people anymore, particularly Trump. He knows… In fact, you know one thing he said? I don’t know if we’ve got it in the roster coming up. Probably do.

But he said something to her that is as honest and true as anything he’s ever said because I knew Donald Trump. I’ve known him a long time. I’ve played golf… I’ve known him a long time before he ran for office, and he would ask me about various Democrats, ask me about Obama, and I could tell that sometimes when I told him what I think, he didn’t agree, especially when discussions of the media came up.

He thought I was maybe just a little bit over-the-top exaggerating in some of the things I would tell him about my opinions of the media. He said to her, “I had no idea. And I’m being really serious with you, Lesley. I had no idea how dishonest the media is until I ran for president. I had no idea. I’m being really serious with you,” he said. I think that’s probably true, as a New Yorker and immersed in New York media where he was a star.

When he wasn’t running for office, he was a local New York star. You know, they made fun of him, and they laughed. But he was a big get, he appeared everywhere, and they loved him. And he was great, front cover, back cover of the tabloids, the Daily News and the Post. When he ran for president, that’s when all of the good vibes about Trump… There were some bad things too. I mean he didn’t get universally loved, praised coverage.

But it all vanished when he ran.

And he was surprised in a way, kind of like McCain was. So when he said to her last night, “I had no idea. I’m really telling you, Lesley, I’m really shocked, I was really surprised how dishonest.” That’s the word he uses instead of “biased.” And I can tell you that that’s true. Now, what else has he learned that he didn’t know but thought he knew before he ran for office? And I think a lot about the left, a lot about Democrats, particularly liberal Democrats that he hadn’t thought of in ways you and I did, but now since he’s suffered the treatment, he fully gets it.


RUSH: This is Scott in Oklahoma City. Great to have you here. Hi.

CALLER: Rush, good to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: Look, Elizabeth Warren is resurrecting the one-drop rule, an antebellum rule created by Southern plantation owners — Democrats — to say if you have one drop of blood that was black, you’re black. This is a grotesque rule. Her percentage is so small —

RUSH: By the way, excuse me a second. Hasn’t that rule been adopted by civil rights activists now, that if you have one drop, you can be called black?

CALLER: Well, that’s exactly right. “Intersectionality” requires quantification.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: So we need to know how much of a percentage oppressor you are versus oppressed. This rule is grotesque, widely discredited, used by the KKK in the thirties, used in Nazi Germany against the Jews. Here she comes again. This is actually a dog whistle to her base. It’s not meant for Republicans. It’s not meant for conservatives. It’s not even about her future run. She needs to tell her base, “I’m on board with intersectionality. Look how much of an oppressor I am, and let’s find out your percentage of oppressor, too.”

RUSH: Would you define “intersectionality”? It is a relatively new leftist activist concept that I find —


RUSH: — most people to whom I mention it have no idea what it is. How would you define it?

CALLER: Glad to. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

RUSH: You’re more than welcome. That’s why I’m a good host. I have empathy.

CALLER: You are a good host.

RUSH: I know what people are thinking and asking when they listen to a caller say things.

CALLER: I’m glad of that. Look, intersectionality comes straight out of Marxism. Marx said that everyone is either an oppressor or oppressed. They’re either bourgeois or proletariat. It’s now being adopted to the idea of being able to declare percentages of what you are, how oppressed and how much of an oppressor you are. It’s called intersectionality because, instead of just being one camp or the other, it’s spread across race, gender, sexual preference and other variables.

RUSH: Yes! Okay. That’s it. Intersectionality, for the great unwashed… You’re speaking in language of people formally educated in Marxism. Many people aren’t. That’s why it’s so successful.


RUSH: Intersectionality is basically something that has been constructed by these Marxists to say that all of these different leftist organizations meet somewhere. They all “intersect” with each other. The feminists have this strain about them that cohabitates with militant Islamists, then with illegal immigrants and their activists, and where all of these people intersect is where they unify.

CALLER: Well, yes but it also applies to the individual. Because of these, let’s say, five different dimensions, you are on a different scale in all of those, and they intersect into a single number, quantifiable, that says, “This is how much of an oppressor or oppressed you are. This is where you are on the scale.”

RUSH: Of course, the root of all this recent white privilege stuff pops up.

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: So now Elizabeth Warren, because she wants to justify her cultural appropriation of a Harvard professorship, has to claim a particular percentage of intersectionality oppression to speak their language.

RUSH: So she is saying that she is an oppressed–

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: She’s oppressed in many ways. She’s a woman, therefore she’s oppressed by the patriarchy and now, as —

CALLER: That’s right.

RUSH: — a 1/1024th Indian, she is oppressed by the white man.

CALLER: Which is, again, a resurrection of the one-drop rule.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: This percentage is so low as to be a joke. You know, if I could say… I took a DNA test about four years ago. And, of course, you don’t know me; you’ve never seen me. But, believe me, I am white. However, what I discovered was 0.8% sub-Saharan Africa. Well, that doesn’t mean I’m going to Harvard and gonna claim a professorship in African-American Studies. But I have almost eight times more sub-Saharan African-American black heritage in me than she does Native American.

RUSH: Wait just a second. Sub-Saharan is not automatically, quote-unquote, “black.”

CALLER: Well, that’s right. In this instance, because we’ve identified the ancestor —

RUSH: I mean, the Afrikaaners are not black.

CALLER: Well, I understand what you’re saying. I’m referring to black skin.

RUSH: Okay. All right. I just wanted to specific, ’cause sub-Saharan… Some people ask, “What do you mean, sub-Saharan?” And then you start talking about the subcontinent, and some people really get confused, coming from India over to… Sub-Saharan Africa is below the Saharan Desert, which is where most of the population of Africa is. Most of it. There is some north of the Sahara Desert as well. No, I get your point and her reason for doing this.

All of that notwithstanding, the accuracy of it notwithstanding, the left is pretty upset that she chose this particular time to do this because they think it is totally self-serving. It does not do anything but distract from the midterm elections, which are three-weeks-from-tomorrow away, and so there’s some people who on the left are claiming that she’s selfish and trying to hog what is a lot of light being shined on politics right now because of the elections. I think a lot of it is just rooted in they have Trumpitis, many of them do, and they live and breathe to expose Trump for whatever they think he is to the point that people abandon him. Anyway, I’m glad you waited, Scott, very much. Thanks so much.


RUSH: Spring, Texas. This is Susan. It’s great to have you with us.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I am a transplanted Texan. I’m Sooner born, Sooner bred, and when I die, I’m Sooner dead. My great-great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee, and I’m calling via Barbra Streisand —

RUSH: Wait, wait. When you say you are Sooner born and bred, you are from Oklahoma?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: I just — but you say Sooner born and bred, people in Rio Linda think you’re saying that you’d just as soon be born than dead.

CALLER: No. I am a proud Oklahoman, and I love Texas, too, but my beginning was in Oklahoma. Fauxcahontas says her great-great grandmother was a Cherokee? Well, so was mine. We have, you know, family history, but I’m one-sixteenth Cherokee.

RUSH: Let me ask you a question. You’re one-sixteenth; so you are considered…? That’s a lot. You’re considered —

CALLER: That’s a lot.

RUSH: You’re considered Cherokee; right? So she is…? Her great-great-great… Three times. Great-great-great-grandmother, and she’s 1/1,024th, is she enough to become a Cherokee, to —

CALLER: No! I’m not —

RUSH: — become a member of the tribe?

CALLER: No. And this is the deal, Rush. My grandfather was one quarter. It was his grandmother. My mother was one-eighth. I am one-sixteenth. But if you are not on the Cherokee rolls, then the only tribe in Oklahoma that doesn’t do then. If you don’t… If you’re not on the rolls, and it was shameful.

RUSH: So what do you think she’s doing? What’s she doing with this, Susan?

CALLER: It’s Barbra Streisand, Rush. I’m a 16th. I’m 64 years old almost, in a few weeks. If she were… But it doesn’t matter if your mother or your grandmother or great-grandmother didn’t… The Cherokee are the only tribe in Oklahoma; you had to sign the rolls. And it was shameful for an Indian woman to marry a white man, and they wouldn’t sign up. It was shameful.

RUSH: What about the high cheekbones business? Is that —

CALLER: That’s baloney! I am one-sixteenth, Rush, and I can’t be a Cherokee, and I didn’t want enough their benefits. I was just kind of proud of it. But if your name is not on the roll, you are not a Cherokee —

RUSH: Well, it just goes to show… I mean, here you are one-sixteenth and you’re not eligible, is what you’re saying, if I’m hearing you right. She’s one of 1/1,024th. It’s all about the identity politics with those people. She wants that to say something significant about her. What would that be? I mean, it’s all silly, and these people denying that she used this for employment. I think that’s the sole reason she did it, to be able to demonstrate she had some minority blood to qualify her to be hired at Harvard.


RUSH: I just had an idle thought here. No way, of course, to find this out or document it, but I wonder. I wonder if the same guy who did the DNA test on Fauxcahontas is the same guy that did the lie detector test for Dr. Blasey Ford. Bustamante or something… I guess we’ll never know this. But you never know how these people on the left coordinate things, folks, and work together.


RUSH: We go back… Rockford, Illinois. Steve, thank you for waiting, sir. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hello.

RUSH: Hey.

CALLER: I was just thinking, you said that a large percentage of Europeans have more blood than she does. I was wondering, have you ever been tested? You might have a higher rating than she does? Then by your rules, you could say anything you wanted.

RUSH: That’s an interesting take. I may have more blood than —

CALLER: Native American.

RUSH: Native… Oh, that’s an interesting proposition. Do I have more blood than Elizabeth Warren? I’m not as fair-complexioned as she is. So it could be something to that. No, I’ve never had… I’ve never had my DNA tested and I’ve never done a polygraph.

CALLER: I think a DNA test would be fun.

RUSH: Yeah, well, you know, the stats are… And I mentioned this at the beginning of the program, and I’m sorry I put this the bottom of the Stack. Yeah, here I’m getting to it. I’m getting to it. The fact is that most Americans have a far greater… Here it is. This is the New York Times. Elizabeth Warren is one 1/1,024th Native American. Scientists say the average European American is 0.18% Native American.

She is 0.09. The average European American has twice the Indian heritage or blood that she does. She’s less Native American than the average European American. So your point is if I went out and got a DNA test and proved that I have more Native American blood coursing through my veins than she does, then I would then be qualified to say anything with impunity because I would be a minority?

CALLER: Wouldn’t that be fun?

RUSH: Oh, I would love to put it to the test. But I know how the test would end. Somehow the privileges would not be extended to me. I would be accused of jacking around with DNA tests. I would be accused of mocking the heritage of others. I would be attempting to make a mockery of identity politics. And I would said to be hurtful. I would be accused of being hurtful to millions of Americans.

I would be accused of causing pain and suffering to millions of Americans with this cheap trick. If I were to do exactly what she did, I would be accused of all that that I just pointed out. Anyway, Steve, I appreciate it el mucho.

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