RUSH: Joe in Cedar Rapids, Idaho, it’s great to have you on the EIB Network and Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush! Where’s Eric Holder when we need him?
CALLER: Should he not be sending 40 FBI agents and investigators to the NFL to see why they’re targeting these top-shelf black athletes rather than anyone else?
RUSH: Now, this is an interesting, interesting question. You raise an interesting aspect of this. You want to know… If I understood you correctly, you want to know: Why the Department of Justice is not investigating somebody — the NFL, the media? Why are only black athletes being targeted here on the subject of child abuse and spousal abuse?
CALLER: That’s correct. That’s correct.
RUSH: Well, what do you think is the reason? Eric Holder’s not gonna go anywhere near or touch this, but what do you think others who might be involved in moving this forward are thinking about this?
CALLER: Well, as you have taught us so diligently, there’s always a political component to everything that they do.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: Everything that he says, everything he does. So the reason that we haven’t heard anything from the emperor or from his lawless attorney general is because it doesn’t fit the template as to what they’re trying to advance at this particular time.
RUSH: Right. What is that template that it doesn’t fit?
CALLER: Well, the template that it doesn’t fit is that the American people are, as a whole, racist, and that we have no tolerance for the young black men in the community and that we have to bring justice –
RUSH: See, he’s dancing all around it. He doesn’t want to really say it. He wants me to say it.
CALLER: Of course he does. (laughing)
RUSH: That’s… (laughing)
RUSH: But I was just thinking of something. We were just talking amongst ourselves here in the break. Don Lemon may have unlocked the door for Adrian Peterson, in terms of winning back the affection of the American people and getting the media off his back, and maybe even the legal system.
Don Lemon said on CNN last night that when he was speaking in favor of corporal punishment two days ago, he actually was unaware of the roots. He became aware after his first statement of support for corporal punishment, and to explain why it may be valuable and why it may work in the African-American community. Somebody got to him, and last night he said that it can be traced to the slave master.
“Especially for me as an African-American, the question is: Where did you learn corporal punishment from? Was that learned from the slave master?” Well, Adrian Peterson, are you listening to this, buddy? Here it is. It’s been hand-delivered to you on a silver platter. All you have to do is say you were trying to do exactly what the guy on CNN was trying to. He was trying to validate the way he had been raised.
He turned out great! Look at him. He’s on CNN. You turned out great. You’re on Minnesota Vikings. And then you learned! You thought corporal punishment was okay, but when you found out it was actually traced back to the slave masters, you disavow it. You’re not gonna have anything more to do with it.
It could work.
It could make the media less inclined to come after you, buddy.
Think about it.
RUSH: So I checked the e-mail again, and I can guarantee what’s gonna happen. When I quote an e-mail asking me, “Why aren’t you doing X?” then the, “Why aren’t you doing Y?” crowd shows up, and the next crowd asks, “Why aren’t you spending more time talking about what Obama’s doing in Syria with ISIS and ISIL?” I’ll tell you why. Because I don’t think he even cares what he’s doing!
This is an absolute joke. John Kerry gets up there and says absolutely inane things. He was taken to down by Bob Corker yesterday, sent Boxer shuttering away in tears. We got the sound bites coming up. Kerry doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Hagel doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The generals know what they’re talking about, and they’re actively being ignored.
This isn’t about beating ISIS, is why.
This is all because Obama’s poll numbers are falling.
RUSH: Well, no, it’s interesting. Thanks for calling. I want to repeat this, because it reminds me of something. I was talking to Mr. Snerdley about this before the program. Not the specific point she just made. It is kind of interesting. “Okay, look, if you’re in an abusive relationship, and you don’t leave, then you are part of the problem and continuing to whine and complain about it should fall on deaf ears.” That was her point. But fat chance. I mean, that this is never…
I don’t care what… This is one of those things where the fault is never gonna be transferred.