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Rush Limbaugh tells the caller from Michigan why Jews back Obama*

by The Web Guy

October 28, 2008 | 12:19 am

Here’s the transcript, right from Rush’s site
and streaming RealAudio, so you can read along:


CALLER:  Okay.  This is sort of my question or my comment.  I’m a Jewish woman, and I have been recently very disturbed by Jesse Jackson’s comments he made, you know, the comment last week about Zionism and a derogatory comment about Jews in general.

RUSH:  He denied it.

CALLER:  Yes.  Yes.

RUSH:  Denied it the next day.  Said he didn’t say it.

CALLER:  Oh, okay.  Okay.

RUSH:  He didn’t actually deny it.  He said he didn’t like the way the press reported it.

CALLER:  Okay.  Well, I’m a McCain supporter.  I’m a little worried about Obama’s associations with Jesse Jackson and Farrakhan’s views.  You know, I heard this morning just on Fox News how very few Jews are voting for McCain, only about 30 to 38%.  Would you please remind Jews out there of Obama’s association and comments made that are anti-Semitic?

RUSH:  Won’t matter.

CALLER:  Won’t matter.

RUSH:  Liberals are liberals first.

CALLER:  Okay.  That’s a bad state of America.

RUSH:  Liberals and Democrats are Democrats and liberals first.  That’s the only explanation for this.  I’ve been mentioning this, yesterday I did an in-depth explanation of a world-renowned Jew hater who is a close friend of Obama, Rashid Khalili or something like that.  And he’s still around, he’s close to Obama, Obama has not distanced himself from him.  I mean, Obama’s gotten campaign donations from Hamas.

CALLER:  Yes. 

RUSH:  But the ideological party affiliation with a lot of people is the only thing that matters.  That’s first, and then some of this other stuff might permeate and change their mind later, but I don’t think it’s going to matter.  In fact, I think the attachment to Obama and most of his supporters is emotional anyway, and so what happens when you go out—like if we were to target Jewish voters, for example, there are lots of them here in south Florida, and of course New York, and if I were to make an impassioned plea to them to listen to me, they would think I’m lying, you know, I’m a conservative Republican.  And they think conservative Republicans, you know what they think of them.


RUSH:  They would think I’m lying and they would not take kindly to my criticism of Obama.

CALLER:  Okay.  Okay.

RUSH:  It’s one of these things that’s puzzled—it’s like, you could make the same argument about African-American voters.

CALLER:  Hm-hm.  Yeah.

RUSH:  You could point out to them what two generations of support for the Democrat Party has led them to:  broken families, continual rage and anger, they got preachers keeping them on the fit of rage each and every day, blaming America for their lack of progress, yet every other immigration group comes into this country and thrives and survives inside of a generation.  For all these years they have been taught that the Republican Party’s the white man’s party and that America is white man’s greed.  And no matter what you tell them factually, they’re going to reject it because their attachment to all their things politically are actually emotional.

CALLER:  Well, I know a lot of Jewish people that are the old-time Democrats, don’t even know what a Democrat really is, but, you know, they’ve been voting Democrat all of their lives.

RUSH:  Well, what happens when you tell them—it’s one thing for me to tell ‘em—what happens when you tell ‘em?

CALLER:  Well, when I tell ‘em I think what they basically believe is that if they don’t vote for Obama, they’re racist.  And I think that’s what a lot of mainstream media has told them.  I have very few Jewish friends who are voting for McCain.  Actually, I don’t even have one Jewish friend that is voting for McCain.  They’re all voting for Obama.

RUSH:  You don’t have one Jewish friend voting for McCain?

CALLER:  Yeah, yeah.

RUSH:  All your Jewish friends are voting for Obama?


RUSH:  And so it’s white guilt.

CALLER:  I think so.  Yes, I do.

RUSH:  Well, who’s going to know?

CALLER:  What do you mean, who will know?

RUSH:  The vote is private.  You go into the ballot box, you vote however you wish, they’re only going to know if you come out and say so.

CALLER:  Right.  Right.  I agree, but I think—

RUSH:  So you think that they want people to know that they voted Obama because they don’t want to be thought of as racist?

CALLER:  Racist, yes.

RUSH:  Well, you’re right.  This is something that’s being pushed in the media, and it has been throughout the Obama campaign.  We’ll see how many of them actually do it, you know the Bradley Effect—

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH: —Wilder Effect, whatever you want to call it, we’ll see how many people actually do it.  Okay, so you don’t have any Jewish friends that are voting for McCain, yet they are still your Jewish friends?

CALLER:  Not very close friends.  They’re more of just, you know, associations, acquaintances that I know through a temple.  Close friends, no, I don’t have any Jewish close friends, for that very reason.  I’m a conservative person.  I like to surround myself with like minds.

RUSH:  That just illustrates my point even further.  It’s not only an emotional attachment and the Democrat Party or liberalism comes first, it also is a determining factor in who they will associate with and who they will be friends with.  This is all liberals and Democrats.  This is not just related to Jewish people or black people.

CALLER:  No, I agree.  And when I have brought up, you know, the fact of Jesse Jackson or Reverend Wright or Bill Ayers, you know, they really just rationalize it away and say, “Oh, well, he didn’t really know, he was just a passing acquaintance,” and we all know that’s untrue.

RUSH:  See, now, the explanation for that is that they know they’re lying to themselves on that.  They have built this little cocoon of security in which they live.  Something like that would shatter the cocoon and the alternate reality that they’ve set up.  They don’t want to be challenged with that, they don’t want to think they’re wrong, so they make excuses for the guy.  Again, this is all emotional. 

While I have you here, there’s a story from Kansas City, a Reuters story.




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