RUSH: Barbara in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, welcome, thank you for holding on. You’re on the EIB Network.
CALLER: I’m calling to say I’m a new listener of about six months.
RUSH: Well, that’s great to hear. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you. And I really like listening to you. I think you have more common sense in your little finger than all our politicians.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you very much. See, if you’d been listening for a year, I would have said, ‘I know, you’re right.’ But since you’ve only been here six months, I still have to tread softly.
CALLER: Right. Well, I have a small shop, and I have your show on behind here, and I had a lady come in the other day, and she said, ‘Are you listening to Rush?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ And she said, ‘He is evil! He said he hopes Obama fails.’ She’s still on the hopes Obama fails kick.
CALLER: She went all over me for ten minutes. I want to know why they’re so angry. Why are they so mad? I mean she just — and then I finally, I thought, if I lose a sale, I lose a sale, I said, ‘Well, what has he done?’ She said, ‘Well, just as much as the Bush administration.’ So they’re still on that kick. It’s amazing to me. Amazing.
RUSH: You know, I asked myself this question, too. I can’t imagine what it would be like, Barbara, to get up every day and face the world as filled with rage as they do. I don’t know what it’s like to go through the day that mad.
CALLER: I know. It’s just amazing.
RUSH: And then go to bed that mad, even after they won.
CALLER: I know. That’s what I don’t understand, and she insulted me and told me I’m narrow-minded and, you know, bigoted, and —
RUSH: I think there’s a partial explanation for it, because she’s uttering stereotypical clichés: racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobe —
RUSH: — those are the cliches. But she walked in your store, and she probably wasn’t that angry. I mean, she’s got this pent up rage that Bush is alive, and —
RUSH: — she’s got this pent up rage that I’m alive, and she’s got a cult-like belief in Obama, but she lives in a cocoon, and she’s built a cocoon around herself so she’s got a safe worldview, everything she believes is right, she allows nothing to challenge what she believes. She walks in, and you have pierced that cocoon simply by having my radio show on.
CALLER: (laughing) Yes, I did.
RUSH: And you are making her face and deal with something that she doesn’t want to acknowledge exists.
RUSH: And so she has to destroy you, she has to impugn you for being an agent of all of this misery and disaster because you’ve upset her carefully constructed world where she’s just ignoring — I mean, these people, they don’t live in reality. They get everything they want and they’re still not happy.
RUSH: This woman probably wants Bush hanged for war crimes.
CALLER: Absolutely, yes, absolutely. So I lost the sale, but anyway, that’s okay.
RUSH: What do you sell at your store?
CALLER: Women’s accessories.
RUSH: Can I walk in and get an African baby at your store?
CALLER: No. No. No sorry.
RUSH: Well, that’s the latest Hollywood accessory.
CALLER: Oh, absolutely. No. No. Don’t go there. No.
RUSH: Okay, you’ve been here six months, I figured it was worth the risk to try the line with you.
CALLER: Absolutely. It worked great.
RUSH: What kind of accessories?
CALLER: Jewelry, purses, scarves, you know —
RUSH: Oh, I get it. Okay. Well, you know what, you lost the sale, and you lost the sale technically because you had an idiot walk in.
CALLER: Right. Absolutely.
RUSH: No, no, literally, but you lost the sale because of me.
RUSH: Yes. I’m going to send you a huge bouquet of flowers from ProFlowers.com.
CALLER: Well, that’s wonderful!
RUSH: Yes, and I know.
CALLER: That’s not necessary. I just wanted you —
RUSH: I know it’s not necessary. When it’s not necessary is when it’s fun.
CALLER: Well, that is so kind of you.
CALLER: I just thought you’d appreciate the humor in that.
RUSH: I do. I love it. I’m like you, I don’t understand their being mad —
RUSH: — and I don’t want to live life that way myself —
RUSH: — trying to understand irrationality with rationality. I mean, rational people cannot understand irrational people when you try.
RUSH: Now, I need you to hold on because I need to get the address of your shop, not on the air, so we can send you the stuff, okay?
CALLER: Well, thank you so very much.
RUSH: You are welcome, Barbara.
RUSH: You know, I was thinking of giving Barbara a bonus gift in addition to the flowers. I was gonna give her an oil change from BG Products. I didn’t have to do that, but what I am going to do is I’m going to throw in five free stitches for the wound of her choice. The next time some angry liberal comes in and might harm her, if she has to go to the hospital, I’ll pay for the first five stitches. I think that is a compassionate gift. It truly is.