RUSH: My adopted hometown, Sacramento, California. Hi, Judy. I’m glad you called. Welcome.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s a pleasure to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: You’re the first person I heard. I turned on my radio just a minute ago, and I was listening, and I thought, it strictly is using the kids. They’re there to learn. I understand writing letters is learning, but I’d like to see a few letters from these children, how their homes are changing. Maybe they’re living in their car now. Maybe they’ve lost their home. Maybe their dad is driving two hours to work.
RUSH: Let me tell you why I took your call, Judy. Let me tell you why. Because you don’t know this. That’s why I wanted to take the call so I could tell you. You are thinking exactly as I am. I had a miniature monologue prepared on this very thing today. I look up at the call board, and I see you on the line, and Snerdley has written, “These kids should be writing to Obama to tell ’em their fathers don’t have jobs.” That’s what your point is. Instead of writing about, “I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. Please take guns out of people’s hands.” How about my daddy needing a job? You are so right about it. Because what are we talking about here? What hurts children.
The regime and the media are joining forces to try to create the notion, and people believe it, by the way, that their children are at risk in school every day. We are subjecting our children to violence and harm, and we must do something. And of course only the federal government can do things. But the truth of the matter is, our children, go to Chicago and talk to them. Speaking of the media, just yesterday or the day before, another 14-year-old, another 15-year-old, black kids killed in Chicago. Where’s the media? Why isn’t the media reporting on this? Is it because it’s black-on-black crime and that isn’t a story?
The teenage death rate by virtue of guns in Chicago is dwarfing what happened at Newtown. We’re talking 500-a-year, minimum, in Chicago. Where is the media? Where is the consciousness raising? Where are the children writing letters from Chicago? Where are those letters? Is Obama receiving them? Does anybody care if it does not happen somewhere in the Northeast? Does nobody care if it’s one or two kids a day instead of 25 or 30 in one day? Does nobody care if it’s black-on-black crime? If white people were shooting the black kids in Chicago, would the media be there?
If gun violence and children at risk because of gun violence is the number one story, then how in the name of Sam Hill can the media not be in Chicago every day? Why doesn’t every media outlet have a Chicago bureau, and why isn’t what’s happening in the Chicago leading the news every night? If the objective is to control guns, if the objective is to control violence, if the objective is to register owners, if the objective is to find out everybody’s got a gun, prevent the sale of certain sizes, types of guns, why isn’t anybody in Chicago?
Is it up to me to answer these questions? That’s not gonna dovetail well with my attempt to keep a low-profile. Answering the questions that I just asked about where is the media in Chicago dealing with the gun violence there is not gonna fit well with my low profile effort. It’s not gonna fit well with my effort not to be threatening to people, 24-year-old girls, women. Well, I guess maybe one of the reasons is there is a Democrat mayor in Chicago and we’re not gonna use the media to highlight trouble anywhere where a Democrat runs the show. “Mr. Limbaugh, that is patently absurd. That so silly. I mean, the media is highlighting Newtown, Connecticut, and the Democrats run Connecticut. Obama is a Democrat.”
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