Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This bigotry, and that’s what it is, this bigotry that’s being exhibited towards the Southern people and our way of life, the way we conduct our affairs, the way we talk, the way we think about history, we’re not even allowed to think about history the way we think about it. It’s political cleansing is what it is. It’s cultural cleansing. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Mike: When the whole thing happened with Jack Hunter — yeah, I know, [mocking] “Come on, Mike. Jack’s confessed his sins, Mr. Church. When are you going to confess yours, you bigot?” First of all, I’m not, and I’m not going to confess. When the whole thing happened with Jack, who was formerly on the staff, if you don’t know the story, of Senator Rand Paul. His past and his character called the Southern Avenger was brought up. It was the decepticons, it was Republicans that did this hatchet job on Jack to try to get to Rand, to Senator Paul. Like I said, Eric, there is a formula for this. Somebody leaks the story out. Then you have the righteous indignation of someone who’s upset about it. Then the victim groups come out. Then all of a sudden, if we don’t pummel this person, if we don’t figuratively kill this person’s career, then life on Earth will end. [mocking] “We can’t exist as a free people with Paula Dean still on the loose. We can’t exist as a free people when Jack Hunter is still on the loose.”
If you know Jack, Jack is just the sweetest, kindest man you’ll ever meet. How anyone could harbor any thought that Jack is even capable of some of the things he was accused of is just beyond me, but maybe that’s because I know Jack. I told Jack this in a series of letters that he and I exchanged. Jack was a little upset with me because he thought I was piling on on the “come on, Jack, you need to remain strong for the South.” I told him: Jack, this isn’t about you; it’s about us, brother. It’s about us. They’re never going to stop coming after us. It was your Southern heritage that they came after. They focus their fire on you because you just happened to be the latest person that could be accused of harboring these illicit, horrific views that we Southerners harbor. This bigotry, and that’s what it is, this bigotry that’s being exhibited towards the Southern people and our way of life, the way we conduct our affairs, the way we talk, the way we think about history, we’re not even allowed to think about history the way we think about it. It’s political cleansing is what it is. It’s cultural cleansing. We are going to divorce you knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, hick, hayseed morons of your past. You’re going to become good, carpet-bagging Yankees whether you like it or not.
Eric: Let me just say, I’m tired of the people who are saying — this is supposed to be a political talk show and they say: What does this have to do with politics? This affects everybody. There apparently used to be a time — I’ve never lived in a time like this, but there apparently used to be a time when you could walk around work and not be afraid of saying your opinion and not being worried about: Am I going to be fired? Am I going to violate an HR rule? This affects everybody. That somebody can lose their job nowadays for something that you say, when you’re not saying something violent, when you’re not inciting violence, when you’re not spreading hate and you’re just stating your opinion and you can lose your job, that affects everybody, and what affects everybody is political. So stop it, Politico, stop it, Washington Post, acting like you’re above this because Duck Dynasty isn’t a show you like, but when Paula Dean happened, that was a big deal and we had to drag her out in front of Matt Lauer and watch her cry and rub our hands together: Oh, yes, she’s upset about it! It’s ridiculous.
Mike: Eric, take a breath.
Eric: I can see it all on Twitter and everything: Why does this matter? Because this does affect you. You could lose your job tomorrow for saying you’re not in favor of gay marriage. You could lose your job tomorrow saying let’s legalize pot.
Mike: I have a prediction for you, folks. We’re going to get email today and Twitter hits: Mike, why don’t you let Eric host the show next time you’re out? Let him be the guest host. I used to get them for Andrew. It was a little more difficult to get AG riled up like you just did. Can I give you an example? We had a recording session Wednesday. We recorded some things.
Eric: For our magnificent show December 27th and January 1st.
Mike: That’s right. Jessica is a former assistant producer for this show and call screener. She now produces for one of the other channels. Jessica has been with the company for years. There were a couple instances when we were recording and we had shop talk going on in between the cuts. I actually thought to myself as we were talking, there were two instances where I would have retorted something that I thought was funny, but I went: Huh-uh, no, dude, tape’s rolling. Don’t do it. What you just talked about actually happened two days ago. There were two instances I thought I’d make conversation and I skipped the opportunity for fear, number one, if it was taken the wrong way, it would have been over. I don’t think it would have been. Number two, if I could ever be linked to that, then, [mocking] “What kind of a male chauvinist pig are you? Have you ever read the HR manual?” I just clammed up and didn’t say a word.
It’s like my friend Tom Woods says, ladies and gentlemen. Tom Woods has one of the most fertile and brilliant minds out there. You can find him at TomWoods.com. Tom says often in his speeches when he gives them, something to the effect of, I’ll paraphrase but the punchline is always the same, something to the effect of: In all these things we just talked about, there is but a 3×5 index card with approved and acceptable responses on it. That’s exactly what you just said, Eric. There is a flashcard like you used to have in grade school to memorize your multiplication tables, and it has the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC think tank, national communist radio approved responses on it, Columbia Journalism Review approved responses on it. If you deviate from the 3×5 index card, it’s over and you’re over. Really, we live in a free society? People want to say, [mocking] “Well, we have to have rules. We have to do this, that and the other. People back in the day, they didn’t talk to one another like that.“ No, they just met on cliffs in Weehawken, New Jersey and pumped bullets into treasury secretaries’ livers.
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