RUSH: Now, folks, we knew that they would go full low road on Amy Coney Barrett, and they are. There were some people… I talked to some people who thought, “You know, Rush, I think the Democrats may back off. I think the Democrats, they may not even show up at the hearings, Rush. I think they realize that there’s nothing they can do to stop it.
“And that the only thing that could possibly happen is, if they go full banshee that they’re gonna end up looking bad so close to the election. So, Rush, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Democrats just kind of don’t even show up or back off.” I said, “You gotta be kidding! You think they’re gonna give up a nationally televised opportunity, if they don’t even go after her, to savage Donald Trump for hours on end under the guise of confirmation hearings?”
There’s no way that they’re not gonna show up. It has always been the case that they were gonna go full low road on Amy Coney Barrett, and they are. Some professor at the University of Boston, Ibram Kendi, is now saying — ready for this? — Amy Coney Barrett is not qualified for the United States Supreme Court because she is “a white colonizer.”
And you know why she’s a white colonizer? ‘Cause she adopted two kids from Haiti. For those of you in Rio Linda who may not know, kids from Haiti are black. Now, they never said that about Madonna. They never said that about Sandra Bullock. They never said that about Steven Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, “Brad the Pitts,” Tom Cruise, Connie Britton, Charlize Theron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mitt Romney’s family.
They all adopted black kids — and, in fact, I even labeled them the popular accessory of the day, because every socially conscious lib was doing it, and they were doing it to great praise and great acclaim. They were great because they cared. They were trying to help the downtrodden. But not Ms. Barrett.
RUSH: So this Boston University professor Ibram Kendi claims that Amy Coney Barrett is a white colonizer for adopting two black children. Look, I had to kind of hurry through that, but let’s remember, the left and a number of its entertainment bigwigs were out doing same thing. Madonna adopted a couple of African-American — well, Africans. Sandra Bullock, Steven Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, Brad is the Pitts, Tom Cruise, Connie Britton, Charlize Theron, Michelle Pfeiffer, the Romney family, they all adopted black kids.
And they all did it to great acclaim. And they all were said to have to have wonderful hearts and tremendous compassion. And, see, they’re not racist. It’s why Mitt Romney stands out in the Republican Party, because there’s no Republican that would do this — ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. Here comes Amy Coney Barrett. We can’t let her get away with this. No, no. She is a white colonizer.
It’s not just these famous people. Thousands of people in this country have adopted black kids who were unwanted or drug addicted when they were born. They’ve done it with little fanfare. They’ve done it with no credit. They haven’t done it to get credit. They’ve done it because they’re good souls with big hearts. And they are all over the spectrum.
And I remember it became a craze. You know, once it became fashionable to do this, I labeled — in fact, I think it was after either Madonna or Connie Britton, one of those two actually — I think it was after Madonna adopted her second, I said, “You know what? These have become the perfect Hollywood accessory.” And, yes, by that I meant that there might be a little insincerity going on here and a lot of PR and buzz — bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz — behind all of this.
But I tell you what is going to come up as a subject matter in the confirmation hearings, and that is the role of religion in American life, and I’ll guaran-damn-tee you that people on our side had better be prepared to defend religion in American life because this is where the left is going to go. They can’t go after Amy Coney Barrett in a personal way the way they went after Kavanaugh. Unless they want to say that she is the person that Blasey Ford couldn’t remember at the party.
But they can’t go after her. They’re gonna go after her in ways — she obviously doesn’t care about her family. Her family is too big. She can’t possible raise a family responsibly with that many kids and also having a job as an appellate judge. So I think what they’re gonna do is go after religion, because, folks, it’s such a big deal to the American left. They despise it and they hate it. They hate Christianity and Catholicism and they hate the belief system itself. They hate what Christianity and Catholicism provide the believers, something other than the state to believe in.
The whole notion of religion in American life is one of the big areas that the two political parties are drifting further and further apart. The Democrats and most of the media are becoming more secular. The Republican Party’s becoming more religious, happily and proudly so. So the more that the Democrats can demonize and diminish religion, the more power they will have over people.
Look at the way these Democrat governors and mayors throughout the early days of COVID-19 up to the present, look what they focused on to keep closed and were not allowing anybody to congregate in groups of over 10, 15, 20. It was churches. Synagogues. Mosques. In fact, most of them were required to be closed because of the coronavirus. Schools were open. Businesses were open, athletic events were open. But the first chance they had to shut down churches, they took it.
And I think this is one of the areas that they are going to focus on Amy Coney Barrett. She’s obviously religious. She’s devoutly Catholic. She is a believer. And as far as they’re concerned, that’s a gigantic threat. That’s where the dogma lives loudly with her, as Dianne Feinstein said. And Dianne Feinstein previewed the way that they are going to go after Amy Coney Barrett three years ago or two, whatever it was, when she sat down for confirmation hearings for her current job on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
So we knew they would go low. We knew they would go full low. They are doing so. I think this ends up helping Trump. And I think it ends up helping her. Once they start going down the low road, they’re unable to discipline themselves once they hit the low road. And the genuine disgust and hatred they have for religious people will not be contained, despite their best efforts.
RUSH: Matt in Chicago. Great to have you up first today on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: I’m fine, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I just had a quick question regarding the Supreme Court nomination. You know, I haven’t heard anywhere else about this characterization that she’s a “colonizer,” and I’m just wondering. Is this guy who’s saying this…? Is he even a politician? Does he speak for the Democratic Party? Why are we even giving him a voice?
RUSH: ‘Cause there’s a big news story about the guy. I copied it and put it on what I call… You know, I prepare a sheet every show called “Show Thoughts,” and then the date. Rather than print out a bunch of little items here and have them on numerous pieces of paper, I copy and paste ’em onto an email to myself.
And I’ve got about 10 or 12 on today’s “Show Thoughts 9-28-20,” which is today’s date. And so this guy is at the top of the list from a couple of stories that I saw where he’s out there. This is being reported as him having said this. But, look, liberals pretty much think the same way. I mean, if he’s thinking this, a lot of them are.
CALLER: Yeah, I think that on both sides of the aisle there’s always things like this “they,” using this term using the term “they” to describe, like, a whole bunch of people. And I feel like that’s kind of the problem now with politics like, you know, one person says something and then it gets labeled to the whole side and I think I see that on both sides.
RUSH: Well, he’s a college professor and he’s out teaching young skulls full of mush, and he’s just informed everybody the kind of stuff he’s teaching young students. This is what he thinks, and not just about Amy Coney Barrett. We now know what this guy thinks about colonization and the United States being a colonizer, which is absurd. But, no. I think it’s applicable because it works because it defines liberalism pretty solidly.
RUSH: Okay. Hi. Welcome back. Great to have you.
I just checked the email again. A lot of people are very, very angry out there over the caller we had who dared question my selection of a story from the professor, Ibram Kendi, on Amy Coney Barrett being a white colonizer. “How dare that guy question your ability to determine what’s good or not good for your own show.”
Well, I really appreciate you people having that kind of sensitivity. I don’t get offended by that kind of stuff anymore. ‘Cause I recognize what it is. This guy is a good liberal. He was a nice liberal, and he was doing damage control. “Come on, Rush, some out of the way, one guy says something and you want to try to plaster it to all of liberalism?” Well, yeah. I do. Because the left is now demanding that the guy resign because he’s such a damn problem for them now.
He’s not some irrelevant guy teaching a lonely class that nobody knows about. U.K. Daily Mail has the story: “Boston University professor is urged to resign for calling Amy Coney Barrett a ‘white colonizer.'” But he did more than that. Put this up there, Brian. This guy is a college professor, and he teaches critical race theory. And this is one of his prepared pamphlets.
Look at this. He’s got clowns holding his “How to Be an Antiracist.” He’s preparing something here to appeal to young children. “Fun with critical race theory. Take something beautiful and make it ugly.” And I want to read to you. This is the guy who said that Amy Coney Barrett is not compassionate, and she’s not a good woman. She is a white colonizer.
So I just want to read because it’s gonna be small for those of you on the Dittocam to try to read read this. We’ll have it at RushLimbaugh.com in a better size. But here’s the guy’s story: “Couple has five kids. They adopt two more from an orphanage in poverty stricken Haiti. You might think this is beautiful. But, no, this is not beautiful. These people are white colonizers. This couple thinks these kids are savages. This couple thinks they are civilizing these savages in the superior ways of white people. This couple is using these kids as props in their lifelong pictures of denial while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.”
“This is what critical race theory teaches. This is what critical race theory scholars say. You can learn more about critical race theory. We think you’ll find it unscholarly, unscientific, intolerant, divisive, and racist. Just because it’s against racism, doesn’t mean it’s good.” This is somebody who’s attacking the professor here, Ibram Kendi. But he believes critical race theory and he believes that Amy Coney Barrett is a white colonizer for adopting two black children. But don’t forget all of the Hollywood actresses who did this to great acclaim. They were celebrated. And I said, “Yeah, well, these are people just accessorizing. It’s the latest fad. It’s the latest way good liberals show that they are good people.”
RUSH: I have to issue a correction here, folks. This is what happens when people send me things in the middle of the show and I don’t have time to check them, and I just have to assume. I don’t think the professor, Ibram Kendi… I don’t think he actually wrote that little cartoon piece I put up on the Dittocam. That was somebody critical of critical race theory using him as the target, and they were making fun of it.
He does believe in critical race theory, but I think that piece I put up was done by somebody to point out how bad it is. The way it was sent to me and the context in which it came, I assumed that it was part of his teaching material — and this is the risk I run, ’cause people assume I understand things I can’t possibly know when it all happens during the program.
So — and it’s just an effort to be as current and topical as possible. But I think I’ve gotta run a correction here. I don’t think that was anything the professor had anything to do with creating. I think it was done by somebody to point out how bad critical race theory is and used him and what he has said about Amy Coney Barrett as an example.
RUSH: Lindsey Graham says that the Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett on October 22nd. He was on Maria Bartiromo yesterday. He said that the Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22nd. This is after the hearings. He said we’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday. And on the 15th of October, we will begin to mark up, and we’ll hold it over for a week and we’ll report her nomination out of the committee on October 22nd.
So it sounds like there’s only gonna be two days of questioning. But for two days of questioning, it’s not even October yet. This is September 28th. Two days of questioning and we’re gonna go all the way to October 22nd to get all this done? October 22nd, that’s getting dangerously close to the election. What if somebody comes along and says, “You can’t announce the results of the committee. You gotta wait ’til after the election now. This is so close to the election you’re gonna be affecting the outcome.”
Well, you wouldn’t denounce anything that Durham’s done because you didn’t want to be accused of tainting the results and being political. Well, what would you call this? I can see somebody making this complaint.