RUSH: George in Martinez, California. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I paid the ultimate price for being conservative. My own mother has disowned me.
RUSH: (laughing) You what?
CALLER: My mother told me two weeks ago that if I did not stop being a conservative, she would have nothing to do with me, and she has not talked to me since.
RUSH: How old, George, are you?
CALLER: I just turned 58. She’s 92. She’s an archetypical, left-wing, New Deal Democrat who thinks Obama walks on water.
RUSH: And she throws you under the bus, she disowns you at age 58?
CALLER: Yep. She also blamed me personally for the war in Iraq, said that I told George Bush to go to Iraq.
RUSH: Now, uhhh… That makes it sound like dear old mom is in and out of reality.
CALLER: Well, I don’t know, but she also said — you know, she just surgery — ‘It’s because Democrats want surgery,’ and I said, ‘Would you rather me be a poor Democrat or a rich Republican one day?’ and there was silence there. But it infuriates her that I refuse to be a Democrat.
RUSH: Have you…? Uh, are you going to get her a Mother’s Day present since she’s —
RUSH: Awwww. Now, you gotta be bigger than this.
CALLER: Well, the problem is, you see… (sigh) Anything I do is… I called her up and it immediately went to politics and we can’t even talk. It’s just…
RUSH: This is amazing because I thought people like your mom defined tolerance —
RUSH: — and understanding and love and so forth. So your own mother says unless you change your ideology, she wants nothing to do with you. You ought to try sending her some ProFlowers.
CALLER: Well, I’ve thought about it, but I’ve even had people say that I’m ‘a traitor to my class’ — which is what people said to FDR if I remember correctly — because I’m not a Democrat.
RUSH: A traitor to your class?
CALLER: Well, I don’t make a lot of money. I’ve been sick for two years. I had (garbled) —
RUSH: Ohhhh, I get it.
RUSH: I get it.
CALLER: And so because I’m poor at the moment, I should be a Democrat rather than strive to make money and get out of where I am.
RUSH: I understand. I wish I had more time. Sadly, the constraints of the programming format require me to say good-bye, and thank you very much. But what an amazing thing!
RUSH: They told the guy he was ‘a traitor to his class’ because they couldn’t say he was ‘a traitor to his race.’ Pure and simple.