RUSH: Robert in Grass Valley, California, I’m glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hello. How are you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Fine, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, I… This, unfortunately, if… I’ve really been trying to collect my thoughts because I could — it’s one of those days like you have where there’s just so much stuff going through your head you can’t get it all out.
CALLER: I was thinking about the libs and just the way they do business. You know, I don’t know if this is a good place to say something like this, but I hear people do it sometimes. There’s a passage in the Bible that says, ‘Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he won’t depart from it.’ Every time the liberals get back up against the fence — I told your screener, I said — I thought of a phrase that popped into my head yesterday, ‘From Woodstock to the White House,’ and it’s like I really think I understand the liberals’ position on at least where they’re coming from, because back in the sixties they got a lot of stuff done with their peace marches and their protests, and America took note, and they stood up and listened. But it’s time to grow up and start doing business like adults.
RUSH: It’s not going to happen. You’re Woodstock to Washington analogy is pretty good because what we have here, especially with the Clinton candidacy, Mrs. Bill Clinton, this is the sixties generation and their last chance to take hold of the government. That’s what it is. You say that they were successful and got noticed and so forth back during the sixties. I mean, they have done a lot to pervert and torture the culture. But they feel frustrated. They had to go through Reagan. They had to listen to Bush and Bush. Nixon! In fact, their activities in the sixties gave us Nixon and gave them McGovern and they’re in the process — this is what I’m going to be talking about in mere moments — of doing that again. They’ve screwed up public Ed. They’ve screwed up everything they’ve touched. They’ve screwed up raising their own kids, the liberal faction of these Woodstock generation sixties people. But there’s no question that that’s what the coming election is about, is that faction, the liberal kids of the sixties versus the conservative branch of the sixties.
You have to say that on a national basis, if you look at presidential races, they have not had a good time of it. So this is their last chance. After this, who is there going to be? So I like your analogy, but don’t expect them to change. You have to understand that for a lot of baby boomers, and even those who are not liberal baby boomers, their parents and grandparents had to work so hard and go through so much, and they did, and they provided their kids — and I’m one of the baby boomers — a relatively cushy life. We’ve had to go out and invent our traumas. Not that they’re not real, but we had to invent them, and put ourselves through them. Because we had it so easy, and because it took us so long to grow up, we had all the opportunity in the world loaf around, laze around and not get serious about life until much later in life than our parents did. We were free to also make everything about us. Me, me, me, and how I feel and so forth. They just haven’t left that aspect. They’re still of that mentality, and they want to run the country on that.