A black man, identified only as Ed from Queens, New York, called into SiriusXM’s “Opie with Jim Norton” show on Thursday to defend the grand jury decisions in the police-involved killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.
During his fiery rant, which immediately sparked some heated exchanges in the comments section of Gregg “Opie” Hughes’ official YouTube channel, Ed angrily bashed “white, liberal hippie kids” who are protesting the deaths of “criminals” and also alleged there’s a racial double standard when it comes to officers killing “white kids.”
RUSH: Marty in Sanford, Florida, you’re next on Open Line Friday. Hello, sir.
CALLER: How are you today, Rush?
RUSH: I’m great. I’m glad you called, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, the reason I’m calling is my daughter is a first-year cadet at West Point. She’s a plebe. Part of their responsibilities each year, the first-year cadets at their Christmas dinner — which is for all the cadets when they gather in their lunch hall or the meal hall at the end of the day — is the plebes have to provide cigars to their entire company. Now, unfortunately, I know nothing about cigars.
RUSH: How many?
CALLER: My daughter knows nothing about cigars. My wife knows nothing.
RUSH: Don’t worry, I do.
CALLER: And you’re the man.
RUSH: How many cigars is she gonna have to provide?
CALLER: Well, of course, the company is over a hundred. But her table alone is 10 cadets.
RUSH: Okay so she’d just have to provide them for one table?
CALLER: Well, technically more than that, you know, like a box of something, just to make sure everybody can smoke two. (chuckles) You know?
RUSH: I need a number. Are you looking at 25, 50, 100? Give me a ballpark number.
CALLER: A hundred. That would cover the whole company.
RUSH: A hundred.
CALLER: Beast Company. Bravo! Bravo Company. The Beast.
RUSH: Bravo Company.
CALLER: I’m sorry, the Barbarians.
RUSH: Right. Right. I know Bravo Company. Cool. Your daughter is a cadet at West Point?
CALLER: Rush, she’s the youngest cadet at West Point. She’s only 17-1/2.
RUSH: You have gotta be so proud, you can’t control it, I bet.
CALLER: Can’t you hear it in my voice? This girl… This girl is light-years ahead of where she should be. She is so… You know what? I’m gonna tell you, she’s just like her mother.
RUSH: Well, that’s pretty impressive.
CALLER: Yeah, she’s something.
RUSH: This is pretty impressive. I’ll tell you what, here. You need a hundred cigars. How about if I send you a hundred cigars, an assortment of stuff from my own collection? You don’t have to tell them.
CALLER: You don’t have to do that.
RUSH: No, no. You don’t have to tell anyone. She doesn’t have to tell anybody where they came from. They’re from her. I’ll send you some. A hundred cigars is gonna cost a lot of money.
CALLER: It’d be grateful. That’s crazy.
RUSH: No, I know it is, but I’ve got ‘em. I collect ‘em. I love giving ‘em away to people that really enjoy ‘em, and I could think of no better place than West Point!
RUSH: Hillary Clinton. This is on Wednesday in Washington at Georgetown University. She did a foreign policy press conference. This is the event that was half empty. There were more empty seats than filled seats. I don’t get the fear of Hillary Clinton. I mean, she gets elected, I understand it, but I don’t understand the fear that has her already elected. The woman’s book bombed. Her book tour bombed. She’s making speeches at Georgetown, and half the place doesn’t show up.
I’m telling you, there’s no connection there. And it’s gonna be even worse for her with Millennials. You wait. I’m gonna explain that in just a second, but you ought to hear what she said here. This is our former secretary of state, and a woman that a bunch of Republicans are scared to death of is already as good as elected as the next president.
HILLARY: This is what we call smart power, using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions, that is what we believe in the twenty-first century will change, change the prospects for peace.
RUSH: This is just unbelievable, folks. We must empathize with our enemies. Smart power. You know, I’m so tired of that phrase. That’s what John Kerry — he served Vietnam, by the way. This is smart diplomacy, smart this, smart that. It’s stupid, it’s dumb. No one on the sidelines, showing respect even for our enemies. You ever thought about showing Republicans some respect, Hillary? I bet that never crossed your mind, did it?
You know, you ought to start treating your enemies the way you treat Republicans and conservatives, and then we might have a decent foreign policy. “And insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with our enemies’ perspective and point of view.” Empathize with it? So we’re back now to if we just show them that we’re nice people, they’ll stop being mad at us. If we just show them we’re nice, they’ll stop wanting to kill us.” We had a lot of respect and empathy for Hitler, right, for Stalin, for Mao? Yeah. Yeah. I tell you, some people say she’s just Obama in a pantsuit. I’m gonna tell you something, folks.
RUSH: Candy Crowley is out at CNN. More shakeup in the left-wing media. Candy Crowley out at CNN. Hillary was counting on her. I don’t know if it has to do with the debates, maybe, but I think this is a crushing blow to Hillary. I mean, look, use your imagination.
RUSH: “On Nov. 19, the magazine ran a story of ‘Jackie,’ an unidentified UVA. student who says she was gang-raped at a party at the house of Phi Kappa Psi in the fall of 2012. Her shocking story, with vivid details from the night of the incident, and its charges that sexual assaults at UVA often go unreported deeply embarrassed the university and launched an investigation by school officials and local police. All Greek life activities were also suspended in the wake of the story.
“Will Dana, the magazine’s managing editor, wrote on its website, ‘In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account –” this is the unidentified UVA student “– and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account.”
You know what they’re apologizing for? ‘Cause you got this nameless, faceless, unidentified woman accusing the fraternity of gang rape, Rolling Stone ran with it. The author of the story was Sabrina Rubin Erdely, just ran with the story. They never once got hold of the frat. They’re admitting here that they regret their decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account.
“We are taking this seriously at Rolling Stone, and we apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.” Oh, big of you. Big of you. Rolling Stone magazine blows up.
RUSH: Now, the Lena Dunham thing. I didn’t read her book. I, frankly, don’t care. I don’t think somebody 22, biography — well, that’s another thing. Anyway, she claims she was raped by a conservative Republican on campus at Oberlin College somewhere in Ohio, and Breitbart has endeavored to conduct an exhaustive investigation. They can’t find the guy. They can’t find anybody that meets the description. They can’t find anybody who could possibly have done this.
The left is cracking up right in front of our eyes, openly, every day. The left is becoming devoted to the opposite of the truth. It’s almost as though there’s a ongoing effort here to be wrong. And if it causes a problem, deal with it later. But the agenda is so crucial that we will even lie to advance it. Dan Rather and this National Guard thing and George W. Bush. (imitating Rather) “Well, they may not have any evidence, but I know it happened. I have sources. I talk to my sources and sources confirm. I don’t have any evidence, no, but I’m very clear it happened, and if it didn’t happen, I want to break that story.” Remember Dan Rather: I want to break the story it didn’t happen.