RUSH: Well, okay, you could put it that way, degree of contempt for Congress because it was renewed. This portion of the Voting Rights Act was renewed for 25 years, seven years ago. And it was overwhelming, 390 to 33 in the House, 98 to nothing in the Senate. It was clear. And those two votes are highly illustrative of attitudes everywhere. Regardless what the right thing to do was, nobody had the courage to because they were afraid of being called racists. This provision had no business being renewed for 25 years. You know, the past discrimination has long ago been dealt with. The civil rights community wants perpetual discrimination, reverse discrimination, if you will, to continue for political reasons.
This isn’t about making amends anymore. It’s about two things: It’s about advancing liberalism, of course, but it’s also about keeping the black population constantly roiled and angry and told that they’re being discriminated against and that their voting is being denied and their voting rights are being denied and that the Republicans have designs on never having them vote again. It’s all part of that. Getting-even-with-’em-ism. Another Rushism, get-even-with-’em-ism, is what is propelling this. But there’s no reason for it. There’s no reason for affirmative action anymore. Affirmative action was illegitimate in the first place. Simply replaced one discrimination with another, sort of like, “Here’s how it feels. We’re gonna make you go through what you put us through.”