RUSH: This is Jody in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m glad you waited. It’s great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. First-time caller. I’ve been a listener since the day after 9/11, so I’m happy to be on today. I’m at a university in North Carolina and I just wanted to share that since Wednesday I have received numerous emails from the department head and the university bulletin telling faculty how to console our distraught students, where to send them for counseling to deal with their grief. Rush, it is like somebody died. I just wonder, has this ever happened before in any other election?
RUSH: Well, it has in a modified form. In 2004, when John Kerry lost, here in south Florida — I think this was the first time that I was actually aware of it — a bunch of brand-new therapy centers in existing hospitals and clinics sprung up to help Democrat voters who were distraught over John Kerry’s loss. And they got so many customers that a new business was created, postelection stress disorder.
CALLER: Rush, that’s the problem. I would love to send back one of these reply-alls, and say, “Hey, I’m not on the same page as you all,” because that’s what we’ve gotten, you know, replies that said, “Oh, thank you for sending us this email on this day of mourning, this sad day.” But, Rush, I can’t. I can’t reply, because I just feel like my contract will end if I hit reply all.
RUSH: I know you can’t reply, but how are you dealing with the little snowflakes in your class?
CALLER: That’s right, Rush. Well, you know, I say nothing. Because, again, you know, I value my job there at the university, and honestly, I just feel like I can’t say anything.
RUSH: Look, this is how the left has always ended up being able to control things. Either you are afraid for your job or a parent of a student who disagrees is afraid for the kid’s grade or being expelled and so this is the kind of bullying that they get away with. I saw something, you’ll be interested in this. William Shatner of Star Trek fame, who is one of the funniest human beings you’ve ever met, he heard about these snowflakes wilting on campus and melting down and he tweeted something along the lines of: “Hey, it’s time to grow up. You don’t get everything you want all the time and it’s time to stop crying and be adults about this.”
And he was greeted with tweet after tweet after tweet from people who said, “Mr. Shatner, your days of relevance have passed. Your trip down memory lane to nostalgia is worthless. There is real suffering and real pain, and you don’t understand it, and you’re not being helpful.” And I disagree profoundly. I think somebody needs to get hold of these kids and tell ’em, grow up. You have no business letting an election affect the rest of your life like this.
You’re not gonna win everything you go for. You’re not gonna win every election. You’ve got to learn to adapt and come back and win the next time. I would grab them by the shoulders — not physically, ’cause then I’d go to jail — and shake ’em and try to get them to realize reality. There’s no excuse for this, if you ask me. Coddling this kind of childish behavior is guaranteed these kids are not going to grow up. I need to you to hang on, Jody. Do not go away.
I want to go back to Jody in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jody, I think you’re gonna be more emboldened to act as you want as the days, the months go by here, because there’s going to be a fundamental shift making it possible for you to do so.
CALLER: I hope so, Rush, I hope so.
RUSH: Well, you will. Now, I need to ask you. Would you like a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus?
CALLER: Oh, Rush, my 5, the screen is cracked, so you made my day with that. Yes, a plus!
RUSH: iPhone 5, yeah, it’s time for an upgrade. You want a Plus. Okay, what is your carrier?
RUSH: AT&T. Okay, do you have a color preference?
CALLER: What do you got, like black?
RUSH: Black. Okay, would you like the matte black or the jet black that’s impossible for anybody but me to get.
CALLER: Yes, I think the matte black.
RUSH: You want the matte black. Done deal. It will come to you. It may have a T Mobile SIM card in it, but don’t worry, it’s unlocked. You can put your iPhone 5 SIM card in this phone and it will work or you can go to AT&T to have the number switched, however you want to do it. But you tell anybody that asks, it’s unlocked, means it’ll work with any number you want to put in there, okay?
CALLER: Wow, Rush. Thank you so much.