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RUSH: Carrie in Goshen, Kentucky, where it is freezing. They had major ice storms this week. It’s nice to have you, ma’am, and welcome.

CALLER: Yes, this is Carrie, yeah, I’m sitting here. It’s all right. I’m sitting here in my freezing car and my freezing house where the electricity has been off in the last three days and I’m waiting for Obama to show up on my doorstep to turn on the lights and my electricity.

RUSH: Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh!


RUSH: See, this is where you’re going wrong.

CALLER: Just kidding. (laughing)

RUSH: Where you’re going wrong. You are going to have to turn your thermostats down when they come back. He can turn his up ’cause he’s the great leader. The environmentalist wackos want this: no electricity because it pollutes, no coal. Obama wants no coal plants. This is what life would be like if these people got their way.

CALLER: Listen, Rush. I guess I’d better get to my point. First of all, I want to announce that I moved. I had the courage to move from blue state Maryland to red state Kentucky. So I feel very bold in saying that. But back to why I called. Today, there’s going to be a big meeting, you know. The RNC is choosing their chairman. You’re aware of that?

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. No biggie, but I’m aware of it.

CALLER: Well, I challenge — and I hope they’re listening.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: I challenge whoever that leader is going to be to be bold and not lukewarm. There is a class that my daughter just had in her Christian school where they were taught in a class to be bold and not lukewarm, and that’s what we need to challenge our RNC leaders to be. We also need to use new approaches to communicate our conservative ideas. We are losing young people. They don’t understand what socialism is. Look at the education rate. People are not even graduating from schools. How do you communicate to a populace that doesn’t even graduate, what socialism is? How do you do it?

RUSH: Well, these are very good questions. How do you reach the illiterate? How do you reach the brain dead? How do you reach people that have been weaned on things like MTV and some of the other rotgut culture out there? How would you explain socialism to a skull full of mush that doesn’t get it?

CALLER: Well, we need to get down on their level and be able to communicate.

RUSH: That’s what I’m saying, how would you do it?

CALLER: Through new — new-type media. Get down. We need new leaders with new ideas.

RUSH: No, no, no, no, no! I’ll tell you what we have to stop doing. We need to stop saying what everybody else ought to do, and we ought to start saying, ‘What am I going to do?’ What is this, ‘We need new leaders. We need to do this. We need to do that’? How about, ‘I need to do more?’ Not me. How could I possibly do more than I’m already doing? It’s easy to stand on the sidelines and say, ‘Yeah! You go! You stand up for us. You don’t back down. You better not back down. You better keep going; I’m watching you.’ Really? Well, I haven’t got time to watch you behind me ’cause I’m moving forward. What is this notion, ‘What are you going to do?’ You want to know how to teach socialism to a kid that doesn’t understand it?

‘Give me all your money, kid. Give me all the toys in your room.’


”Cause they’re not yours.’


‘Well, because some other kid doesn’t have any. I’m going to take half, at least, of your toys and give them away.’

‘No! No, you can’t! They’re mine.’

‘No, they’re not. In socialism, you don’t own anything. The state owns it and determines what you get.’

Case closed. We don’t need a new leader to teach this. We just need to do it. We all know it. We just need to do it. You all have kids. Why are you gonna let the schools have their hand at it? The schools are teaching your kids socialism. The schools are making your kids skulls full of mush. The schools are taking boldness out of your kids and making your kids compliant little wimps! Okay, so they come home, and you tell ’em what a bogus bunch of BS they’ve just faced for the last eight hours, and you set ’em straight, instead of asking who’s going to run the RNC. (sigh)

Chico, California. This is Aaron. You’re next, sir, nice to have you with us.

CALLER: Rush, mega Sierra Nevada global warming dittos.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I must say, since you came back and every day since you’ve been back, you’ve been on fire and on point, and I love it.

RUSH: I appreciate that. I really do.

CALLER: No, thank you.

RUSH: There’s not a fire hydrant around that could put me out, either.

CALLER: The only sanity I’ve had out in California is subscribing to your website and then joining. It’s like you said, it’s inspiring, but it’s also the only positive thing out there. But my point that I called was that girl’s basketball coach that got fired for scoring 100-to-nothing against the other team.

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: I was wondering what you would think the outcome would have been if it would have been the all-girls basketball team that beat an all-boys basketball team, if that coach would have been fired.

RUSH: Okay, if… If the… (laughing) I want to make sure I understand your circumstance here. We got a girls’ basketball team coached by a guy.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: Beats a boys’ basketball team, by a score of 100-to-nothing.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: And the boys’ basketball team is coached by a guy.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: Would the girls’ coach be fired?

CALLER: Yeah. And also do you think, if that was true, would the boys’ basketball coach would have been fired for on getting their butts whipped by a bunch of girls?


CALLER: (laughing) Why not?

RUSH: I think… Well… (chuckles) You people should not ask me these questions.

CALLER: Well, I was interested to hear the answer.

RUSH: I don’t look at this in a conventional way. Okay, here’s your scenario. Let’s talk about these two coaches. You’ve got a boys’ team and they lose 100-to-nothing. Will that coach get fired? No. That coach should get a raise. That coach has made sure that every one of those boys has found a way to advance his ideas with girls.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: You don’t hit the girl. A lot of people would look at this and say, ‘My gosh, these girls wiped these guys out! What a bunch of wimps.’ No, no, no. Chivalry. Chivalry. Now, should the girls’ coach get canned for wiping out the guys 100-to-nothing? No, he would be celebrated. The feminists would love this. ‘The girls had exacted all of this great revenge,’ but the boys’ coach? No. This guy… (sigh) We’re not talking here about if it were boxing or something else that were contact sports where strength was a factor, then the guys would be wimps, but not here, this is just basketball.

CALLER: (laughs)

RUSH: You’d have to go out and make sure you had the boys team which could have magically differential — or height differential advantage on the girls, but yeah. (interruption) Snerdley is sending me a note that there’s no boys’ team alive that would ever let themselves get beat like that, by girls.

CALLER: (laughing) Well, I’m also wondering, now that you mentioned it, that if the girls’ basketball team did beat the boys how long would it be that the mantra would be, ‘Well, they let them so that it wasn’t really even or fair or what not for the boys’?

RUSH: That’s my point, because it’s the only way it could happen if the boys let them and the reason for the boys letting them is for progress later off of the court.


RUSH: I wish to extend heartfelt apologies to Carrie in Goshen, Kentucky. She was very excited to call this program. She’s freezing to death with no power in her car. She finally got through, and call ended a little prematurely and I was (according to Dawn) very mean. And we fear here that Carrie is in her car crying over my perceived impatience, and we don’t like that. Everybody that calls here, it’s one of the momentous, most momentous days in their lives, like those kids in Green Bay and Obama’s inauguration was ‘the most momentous event in their life,’ getting through the phones here, talking to me, calling this program is probably the most memorable moment in most people’s lives.

Carrie, I want to apologize. I had a moment of frustration there. I asked you three times how you would teach socialism to a kid, and you kept saying, ‘We need new leaders.’ (interruption) What now? I’m not chastising! I am explaining why I’m apologizing. See, this is a teachable moment. You can’t even apologize without being criticized for how you do it. I’m doing the right thing, but I’m not doing it the right way, so I may as well not be doing the right thing. So, Carrie, I’m sorry. I did not mean to yell. I did not mean to shout. I did not mean to be short tempered. I’m just, you know, a harmless, lovable little fuzzball. But seriously, if you want to teach somebody socialism, just tell them that half of everything they have is not theirs and you’re going to give it away. It really works with a kid. It works with your chocolate milk. It works on cigarettes, whatever the kid loves. Condoms.

Okay. (sigh)

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