RUSH: This is Diana in Stockton, California. It’s great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hello. I just want to defend Cain. You know, he had a father that was working, working three jobs —
RUSH: That’s very true.
CALLER: — to support him and his family.
RUSH: That’s very true.
CALLER: And he was pushing his sons to go to college.
RUSH: That’s exactly right.
CALLER: And he was trying to help his dad support his family. He had responsibilities to his family, and they insult him because he’s not out on the protesting line?
CALLER: I mean, he is a man that I wish we had more men like him!
RUSH: He’s not allowed to be his own man. He’s got to toe the liberal line as a black. He has to have marched, he has to have been down for the struggle, he has to be part of the civil rights movement, he has to be liberal. He’s not allowed to be his own man.
CALLER: That’s not fair! That’s not fair to him! He had a family. He had responsibility, which more children today should have.
RUSH: Of course.
CALLER: And he had respect for his father! He wanted to accomplish in life, he wanted to be something in life, and he accomplished it — and they’re gonna throw him into the mudhole because he didn’t go out and fight back then?
RUSH: Damn right.
CALLER: I mean, sure, maybe… You know, not everybody goes out and protests, doesn’t mean that they don’t back their people. I mean, he loves this country! His father loved this country.
RUSH: Doesn’t matter.
CALLER: And he had a right to take care of his family.
RUSH: Doesn’t matter, he made the wrong choice.
CALLER: No, he didn’t. He made the choice —
RUSH: I’m just telling you —
CALLER: — that was right for his family.
RUSH: I agree with you, don’t misunderstand. I’m just telling you. I’m answering you as though you were talking to any liberal.
CALLER: Yeah, but the liberals —
RUSH: “He betrayed his people! He is nothing other than a phony black!”
CALLER: No, he’s not.
RUSH: “He wants to be approved by rich white guys. He wants to be in their club, and he knows he has to act and talk and sound like them. Herman Cain would be horrible for black people. He doesn’t care about black people.”
RUSH: “He didn’t march in the civil rights marches.”
CALLER: He loves his people as much as anybody else. He just wants his family and his people taken care of just like anybody else.
RUSH: “That’s not up to him. That’s up to us! We will take care of your family and his family. The government will do that. He’s supposed to be on the protest march enabling government to get bigger.”
CALLER: But the government doesn’t do anything but take our money, and then they get the money, and then they dish it out to their interests that they want —
CALLER: — and then —
RUSH: “The government is the only group that cares about black people. The government’s the only group that has any compassion for black people! The government’s the only people that care about the black family,” tearing it apart.
CALLER: But if you think about it, the welfare wouldn’t have any money if there was for the rich and the people that work for the rich and the small businesses. Because they’re the ones that put the money into the government so the government can pay the welfare, the Social Security, the benefits.
RUSH: “You have it exactly backwards. The money is all government’s, and what people end up with is what government decides they deserve, and you keep talking like this you’re gonna be on welfare. We’re gonna send people to your house.”
CALLER: Do you know what? When I was young, I was on welfare because I got left with my five children.
RUSH: “Well, why didn’t you stay there?”
CALLER: But I taught my children that if you work for a living and you try, you can make it better —
RUSH: “You are an enemy of the state.”
CALLER: — I didn’t want them to have wealth.
RUSH: “You are an enemy of the state; you’ve been brainwashed.”
CALLER: “No, I’m not! I’m just somebody that believes in the United States and believes if you work hard enough you can have more for yourself.”
RUSH: God bless you. God bless you. I gotta go.
RUSH: You know, I don’t remember Larry O’Donnell complaining about Bill Clinton not marching for civil rights in the South. Bill Clinton’s mentor, J. William Fulbright, was a noted segregationist. The heck with these people. For the rich? We’re for allowing people to become rich if they want to. Become whatever they want.
RUSH: So who knew the Godfather pizza man is an Uncle Tom? Well, that’s what Larry O’Donnell wants us to believe.
RUSH: I said right before the break, “I don’t remember Larry O’Donnell complaining about Bill Clinton not marching for civil rights,” and of course Bill Clinton was famous for telling stories about seeing all these black churches burn. The stories turned out to be untrue. Bill Clinton’s mentor was a segregationist during the civil rights days. That’s J. William Fulbright, Senator from Arkansas. Algore’s dad was a segregationist, too, Algore, Sr. A lot of those Democrats back then were segregationists. But here’s Obama with his class warfare business, getting after Herman Cain because his father chose to work rather than march, and so forth. We often find ourselves in the position of having to defend the rich, and a lot of people are reluctant to do it.
But we’re not for the rich, and none of you ought to feel the need to have to defend the rich if you get nervous, although I don’t have any problem with it. Some people get nervous having to do it. But what we are for is allowing people to become rich if they want to. We want a country that permits it. We want a country where it’s possible, we want a country where there’s all kinds of Steve Jobses running around. We want a country where you’re free to become whatever you want, or to be as little as you want. It’s your life! We don’t believe a bunch of central planners ought to live it for you. We don’t believe that wealth is only permissible in certain places like Hollywood or with trial lawyers or union bosses or crony capitalists.
You know the left doesn’t have a problem with wealth in certain places. They love Hollywood riches, and they love their union bosses having wealth and interminable pension plans and so forth. But we don’t believe that wealth is only permissible in certain sectors. I mean, you get down and you look at the presidential campaign. The truth of the matter is, Barack Obama can’t hold a candle to any of the Republican candidates. This is not about who marched when and where or for what. It’s about who should be president! Obama has no credentials. He’s got none. There was nothing in Obama’s past to recommend him for this job. There was no qualifications. It was two books, and he was acceptable because of the way he spoke and the color of his skin.
To the left, all that stuff mattered to the left. His record, there wasn’t one. All the votes for “present” when he was a senator in the Illinois state Senate. As United States Senator he showed up for less than 150 days. Herman Cain, on the other hand, has tons of credentials, and that goes for all of the GOP candidates. Ronald Reagan created more jobs, including in the black community, than Obama ever has or ever will. But liberals never liked Reagan, and they love Obama. Go figure.