RUSH: As you know, ladies and gentlemen, last week, Bill Richardson came off his vacation, not early, he came off his vacation to endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States. What day was that, Friday? It was Friday. What day is today? Today is Monday. So it's been four days. Consider this sort of a shout-out PSA to those of you Democrat superdelegates out there, think of this as a PSA. Governor Richardson is alive and well. I repeat, Governor Bill Richardson is alive and well. I just saw him on TV. I know that Governor Bill Richardson is still alive and well four days after an act of what I think was pure betrayal. The Clintons made Bill Richardson who he is, they enabled him to become governor of New Mexico, two cabinet posts, and he betrays them, and yet four days after the betrayal -- and this is a specific note to you superdelegates out there of which Bill Richardson is one -- he is still alive. He has survived the weekend. Bill Richardson, I repeat, after an act of betrayal against the Clintons is hale and hearty. He still has the beard.
The lesson for you superdelegates is that you can vote against Hillary Clinton and for at least four days, you can survive. Now, what does this all add up to? Well, what has the media action line been from the early and mid-nineties on? Is that Bill Clinton is such a great politician, our greatest, greatest politician. Bill Clinton couldn't even get his own protege to vote for his own wife, talking about Bill Richardson here. In case the Drive-Bys didn't get it, he couldn't even get Richardson to not vote for his wife's opponent. Oh, folks, Operation Chaos it's just full speed ahead. No, I'm not leaving Clinton's camp. The point is, Bill Clinton can't save her, it's up to us. Clinton can't save her, Richardson is hale and hearty, he's walking around, he's strutting around still sporting the beard that he grew on vacation when he was down there somewhere in the Caribbean, it's been four days. Now it's getting really dirty out there. Clinton's been reduced to what an ex-general, a guy named McPeak, has called McCarthy tactics. Clinton's line, (doing Bill Clinton impression) "You know, and I know Limbaugh will understand this, it would be so wonderful, so wonderful, if we could have two patriotic Americans running for president." He meant McCain and Hillary. He didn't mean Obama and Hillary. "Yeah, it would be great if two really patriotic Americans could debate the issues out there."
Now, hang on. He's not saying here that Obama doesn't love the country. Even if he had said that Obama doesn't love the country, it would depend on what "love" means in the Clinton vernacular. So the translation is that this campaign is not about so-called Swiftboating, we moved on. We're now into Billboating. Billboating, go out there and insult and target Obama's patriotism. What's Clinton going to say next and when will he say it? I just love this. Now, as for the Democrats and their primary design, follow me on this. This took a long time, folks, to assemble, and I'm going to try to explain this in as understandable a fashion as possible. New Mexico voted for Hillary, and yet Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico, has supported Obama, has come out and endorsed Obama. Massachusetts votes for Hillary. John Kerry, the haughty John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, support Obama. Meanwhile, all three of them -- (laughing) -- this is so much fun, I can't tell you. All three of these people -- Richardson, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry -- all three of them insist that the superdelegates vote for the candidate who is winning the popular vote generally, but not in their own states. In other words, we, the superdelegates here -- Kerry and Kennedy and Richardson -- we ought to be free to do what we want to do, but in these other states, you superdelegates need to follow the popular vote, even though we three haven't.
The argument here -- this is where it gets complicated -- the argument that the popular vote should dictate who the superdelegates vote for, and if we want to take that a step further, the delegates in the Democrat primaries are apportioned not by popular vote. How in the world can Hillary win the popular vote in Texas and Obama get most of the delegates? The reason for that is that the popular vote is not really what counts. The popular vote is just now being revived here to try to help Hillary. That's the last chance she's got. The delegates of the Democrat primaries are apportioned not by popular vote, which is what all these people are now calling for, but proportionality, and they are also chosen in cauci. In no state are the delegates assigned based purely on the popular vote. So why should the superdelegates have to vote according to the popular vote when the other delegates were not selected that way? And why should the superdelegates have to vote based on which candidate has more delegates going into the convention if those delegates were reflective of the popular vote? You see what a mess this is? But it's typical of liberal Democrats. The whole population of superdelegates exists -- and what are there, almost 800 of them, 790 -- the whole purpose here is to correct mistakes made by average, stupid, idiot Democrat voters in the primaries.
This dates back to McGovern, and the interesting thing about this is that the superdelegates were designed to stop the emergence of another McGovern and yet they've nominated two of them. Either one of them is another McGovern, no matter what the superdelegates do. Meanwhile, McCain's sitting there with the New York Times publishing this picture of him slouching, sitting next to the haughty John Kerry reminding voters that McCain twice thought seriously about switching parties. Poor Senator McCain, I really don't think he yet understands what is in store for him down the road. So, where are we? Obama has received the most popular votes nationally thus far, but the delegate selection is not based on that. We're just making trouble here, folks. This is part of Operation Chaos. I tell you what, I don't know how this is going to end; I don't know where this is going to end.
Oh, and the blogs, the left-wing blogs are just atwitter with the fact I might be indicted in Ohio. Oh yes, it's not just the voters, not just the Republican voters who crossed over. If they indict me, there's no chance. First of all, this is freedom of speech. Second of all, you can vote for anybody, any time, for whatever reason you want. It's private. But in Ohio apparently they made people who were going to switch parties sign a document pledging to support the principles of the Democrat Party. Well, who the hell knows what those are? Those things change constantly. You cannot make people register to vote on that basis. But they're actually all atwitter here, the blogs are, with the fact that I might be indicted. (laughing) I kid you not, and now Texas is getting in on this, too. Texas is saying, "Well, we might have had some of our laws violated down here. If Limbaugh is the culprit, then we're going to look into this." I am not making this up. Now, these are kook blogs, these are far left-wing blogs, and they're saying this is all part of a pattern of Republican voter fraud. The thing that I still find amazing about this is that this is precisely what the Democrats did to give us on the Republican side our nominee. They did this in New Hampshire; they did it in all these early states, moderates, independents crossing over to vote for McCain in open primaries. And then, of course, that was fine, those were people voting their heart. Which is BS. We know those people are not going to vote for McCain unless some of them are agitated Hillary or Obama voters and might be upset regarding the nomination.
So, in Texas, just to close the loop here, in Texas, Hillary wins the popular vote, Obama got more delegates. Now, that strikes me as a red, white, and blue America. Well, that's unfair, that's totally unfair. You get the most votes, and you don't win? (laughing) I know it's not fair according to Democrat Party rules. It's the equivalent of the Electoral College here, but they're going back and forth with this. This is instructive here, ladies and gentlemen, because this is how the Democrats run the government. They run their own elections the way they run the government in ways you can't possibly understand that make no sense, that are not fair, that are total bureaucrat nightmares and lead to constant infighting. "Under a two-tier system about 35% of pledged delegates will be allocated based on the statewide performance of the candidates. The rest are decided under a more complicated formula involving local results, in most cases by congressional district that tends to produce a muddled tally." Now, I don't care how the Democrats do. We're just sitting here watching Operation Chaos in full swing. But I want to repeat, I think that Bill Richardson's endorsement of Obama is truly an act of political betrayal. He was an anonymous congressman before Clinton plucked him from obscurity and handed him big jobs. He went against his mentor and against the people in his state. It's all about ambition. He sees Obama as winning so he's thrown in with him. I think we might have been looking at the ticket, but again for you superdelegates, the key to remember here, it was just Friday that Bill Richardson endorsed Obama publicly on TV. We have arrived at Monday, four days later. I just saw Richardson on TV alive and hale and hearty.
RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. Bill Richardson, Sunday morning on the Today Show. The substitute host Lester Holt interviewing Richardson said, "I've gotta ask you about the phone call that you had to make on Thursday on Senator Clinton. You're friends with the Clintons. You worked for Bill Clinton's administration. What was the phone call like?"
RICHARDSON: Well, I've had better phone calls. (nervous laugh) I talked to Senator Clinton about nine o'clock, and I told her, and, you know, uh, she was -- she was disappointed. It was a little bit heated. She asked me why. I gave her the reasons, the race speech. I mentioned that there was something very special about Obama. Uh, nothing against her and her husband, who I'd served, uh, for many years. And -- but it was tough, and I gotta admit, Lester, I -- I really dreaded making that call. All day my stomach was upset.
RICHARDSON: And I did it, but you have to give that courtesy. But it was not an easy one.
RUSH: Oh! Oh! Oh, man, that's really hard. An act of betrayal here, and there's a second act of betrayal. I mean, you don't have to go into details describing what Mrs. Clinton's attitude was like. This was a political calculation. Most people in a situation like this, when asked by a Drive-By reporter, "Well, tell us about the details of the conversation," say, "Well, I can't do that, Lester. It's a private matter, of course. This conversation took place off the record, but I did make the call" and you go on. Oh, no! We had to hear that Hillary was throwing cups and saucers and threatening this and threatening that. He didn't say that, but that's the image you created. "Well, she was disappointed, a little bit heated." Well, he's smart enough to know that we can paint pictures in our minds of what Hillary does when she gets "a little bit heated." So let's move on to Fox News Sunday, and Chris Wallace talking to Bill Richardson. He says, "James Carville accused you of an act of betrayal. He said that you're Judas." Do you know, by the way, what that means? If, in James Carville's mind, if Bill Richardson is Judas, what does that make Clinton? Christ! These sickos, folks. These are sickos. So Carville compares Richardson to Judas, and he's asked about that, Richardson is, and says that's pretty tough stuff.
RICHARDSON: I'm not going to get into the gutter like that, and, you know, that's as it is with of many of the people around, uh, Senator Clinton.
RICHARDSON: Uh, they think they have a sense of entitlement to the presidency.
RICHARDSON: I am very loyal to the Clintons. I served under President Clinton --
RUSH: How can you say that?
RICHARDSON: -- and I served well, and I served the country well, and he gave me that opportunity. But, you know, Chris, it shouldn't just be Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton.
RUSH: Oh! Oh!
RICHARDSON: You know, what about the rest of us? I got in the race, a lot of other candidates, Senator Biden, Dodd, that are qualified and experienced. You know, Senator Obama is representing change.
RUSH: Whoa! Yeah, some change here. He represents the same damn stuff as Jesse Jackson. There's no difference. I'm convinced of it now: There's no difference in Obama and Al Sharpton; there's no difference in Obama and Jesse Jackson. It's just Obama had a much better mask than those guys. Those guys were argumentative and challenging, and Obama was pleasing and contrite and so forth. But I mean, "I've got loyalty to the Clintons," talking about Carville being in the gutter? They have a sense of entitlement to the presidency? There aren't any tell-all books written about the Clintons, but I'll tell you a bunch of Clinton people do endorse the anti-Clinton. Chickens coming home to roost, Obama?
RUSH: You know, it's hilarious. Here you have Chris Matthews lecturing America, and said, "We gotta get rid of the Clinton sitcom. It doesn't matter what Richardson and Hillary talk about, we gotta get rid of that. We gotta go Obama. America's gotta go Obama." We don't get specific reasons why, it doesn't matter, we just gotta get rid of the Clinton sitcom. Matthews' show is a sitcom. If we're going to start talking about getting rid of the sitcoms, we don't want to get rid of the Clintons yet, Chris. We are loving this here at the EIB Network. And of course Richardson, when describing his endorsement of Obama, didn't tell us why. He sees a bunch of people out there, different colors, different shapes, different sizes, different sexes, different ages, and then says they want hope, or have hope and want change. We didn't hear any specifics, because it doesn't matter, and they don't even know. I don't think either one of these guys know -- well, yes, they do because they're liberals and they know that all this is just a game to advance the liberal Democrat candidate as something other than liberal. But they pretty much know what they're aiming for, why else support a Democrat. Oh, correct myself. I erred because somebody misinformed me on this, somebody told me that the deadline was tomorrow for Republicans to register as Democrats, or anybody to register and vote on April 22nd, rather, in the Pennsylvania primary. It's today, today is the cutoff for registration changes in Pennsylvania if you want to vote in the April 22nd Pennsylvania primary.