RUSH: This is Robert in Los Angeles. Hello, sir.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush? Pleasure to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just recently got some work done on my house, and I had some contractors come by, and I kind of interviewed ’em, and I wanted to see pictures of their work and what they did. So when you have a contractor, you will look at their work and how they’ve done on their previous jobs. Now, judging by what Obama is saying, the south side of Chicago must be just a paradise, all the kids in the schools must all be passing, there must be jobs everywhere, because that’s who he represented so —
RUSH: Yeah, and the lakes are not rising.
CALLER: Yeah, there’s no trash everywhere, everyone’s doing fine. And, you know, I doubt if it kind of is that way, so, you know, my main thing about Barack is that, you know, I just basically feel that he’s being put up. I think one of the worst things that has happened to this country is white guilt. And I think he’s there through white guilt, so that white people can feel good about themselves. And I think that’s the only reason why he’s there.
RUSH: Well, you know, I think you’re on to something. I don’t know if it’s the only reason why he’s there, but there’s no question that he appeals to a whole segment of the population, white people, that can feel like they can assuage their guilt —
RUSH: — for supporting the guy. I think whoever is behind Obama, whoever it is, somebody has to be, there has to be a group of people that thought this is the guy that can get done what we need to get done, almost as though he’s a puppet. His speeches are written for him. You know, when he doesn’t give a teleprompted speech, he’s a different guy. I think they made a calculation. A black guy can win. How do we beat Hillary Clinton? Black guy can do it, black guy can do it with liberals especially, put the right words in his mouth and we got a pretty good chance at it. I think you’re right about that. Also, you’ve really done something very bright here. A lot of people — I was expecting you to go a different direction, and I was expecting, when you mentioned your contractor, and I was going to give you a little bit of a lecture on how your analogy is somewhat flawed, but you came through with a grand-slam home run. What a lot of people say is, when you got a guy with a limited resume like Obama, they’ll say, ‘Would you hire him to run any aspect of your business?’
RUSH: And they would say, no. No, of course not. But people don’t look at government — it is a business, and politics is a business, but they don’t look at government that way. They look at government, the ideal is that government’s represented by soaring people who have great imagination and who have great charisma and who can mobilize and motivate and inspire a nation, not so much run the bureaucracy and keep it running, because no president can do that. The bureaucracies are independent of any president. But your analogy of his past political experience, both as a senator from the state of Chicago and the Chicago state Senate and his community organizer work, and plus his, whatever it is, three years in the US Senate, where is this track record that suggests that all that he wants to do has come even close to being done where he has worked and lived before. You’re right on the money with that. South side of Chicago is still the south side of Chicago. Lake Erie, it’s still there, and it’s still what it was when he got there and it hasn’t changed. The work that he did as a state senator from Illinois to clean up all kinds of messes and make paradise, hasn’t happened.
CALLER: I’d also like to say that John McCain scares me also. He does nothing for me. In this election, there’s nothing there for me.
RUSH: What scares you about McCain?
CALLER: His stance on illegal immigration. And I think one thing that the media really covers up is the effect of illegal immigration in the black neighborhood, how it’s just kind of decimating schools that were bad already, especially here in Los Angeles. You know, it’s decimated schools that were kind of bad already.
RUSH: I gotta agree with you again. Another leftist-oriented policy on top of what welfare did to the black family and the Great Society and all these things where the government became the substitute for the father and paying for all these illegitimate kids to be born and raised without a father. It was very destructive. Yeah, you’re right on the money.
CALLER: So there’s nothing out there for me.
RUSH: That’s not true.
CALLER: Okay, well —
RUSH: Now, wait a second. Now, there may be nothing out there for you in terms of a candidate that can inspire you. So let me ask you something, Robert. What are you going to do? You have just told us neither of these two candidates, you don’t give a peep —
CALLER: You know, Rush, I grew up in the Bronx, I grew up in the projects, you know, the first money that I seen being transacted was food stamps, and I’ve seen government programs, and I realized that the best program for kids to bring ’em up is like two parents and being in an environment where the parents can prosper, be it work and education, but it’s gotta come through hard work because I’m just seen that, I’ve seen through life that giving people stuff, it just does nothing for them.
CALLER: People have to want to prosper.
RUSH: You’re a brilliant guy.
RUSH: Let’s go forward to November 7th, a couple days after the election. No matter who wins, you’ve just told us neither one of them excite you.
RUSH: What are you going to do? You said there’s nothing for you.
CALLER: You know, I mean that’s the $64,000 question. I don’t know.
RUSH: Yes, you do. Yes you know what you’re going to do.
CALLER: I guess I’ll look forward to the next one and see who comes along.
RUSH: No, I’ll tell you what you’re going to do. You’re going to do what all the rest of us are going to do.
CALLER: I’m going to go to work and still maintain my life.
RUSH: Damn straight. You’re going to go to work and you’re gonna work as hard as is required to overcome whatever obstacle policies either one of these two people put in your way. And you’re going to go about trying to enjoy your life the best way you can despite the fact the there’s nobody in Washington that inspires you.
CALLER: And despite the fact that here in California, all they want to do, the policies, they just want to take away your money, I don’t care if it’s — they just want more, they just want their hands deeper into your pocket.
CALLER: It’s almost like their God-given right to put their hand deeper into your pocket. And, you know, like I said, it’s just the way it is, so I just keep on working hard.
RUSH: While telling you, Robert, while telling you that you’re not doing your fair share, that you’re not taxed enough, or that you’re destroying the planet, or that you’re destroying the local environment in Southern California or that you’re committing some other sin against people, country, soil, that you have to pay for. And that’s the basis on which they’ll tax you even further. Well, Robert, I love you, man. You are fabulous. You are fabulous. I’m glad you called.