RUSH: Mrs. Clinton has spoken, ladies and gentlemen. Before we play her sound bite for you... She's in West Virginia this afternoon. Have you noticed...? You have to understand what you're watching when you watch this. This is why I am a highly trained broadcast specialist. I'm watching the Drive-By Media today, and I'm reading the closed-captioning as we go. All of these media types are demanding that Hillary drop out of the race now, not for their concern but for their concern for the Democratic Party; and the Drive-Bys are saying get out of the race to save the party. "Now, what's the party got to do with the media?" I ask rhetorically, of course. It's remarkable to watch if you understand what you are watching. The media are demanding that Hillary drop out to protect the Democrat Party and ensure Obama's nomination, and Mrs. Clinton is having none of it.
HILLARY: This is really about fundamental fairness in recognizing the legitimate votes of two important states --
HILLARY: -- that Democrats have to try to win in November.
HILLARY: I think that there are a number of ways to resolve this, but it does need to be resolved, and it needs to be resolved in an equitable way that people will accept. You've got to figure out how to seat the delegates from Florida and Michigan that is a reflection of the votes that they cast; because those were legitimate elections, and they do need to have those votes counted.
RUSH: Absolutely! She is right. I am convinced the Clinton campaign is listening to this program before she goes out to speak. She is exactly right. Howard George Wallace Dean and the Democrat Party, John Kerry and all the rest of these; want to deny these two states' delegates their right to sit at the convention by not counting the votes in those two states -- black votes, Hispanic votes particularly. There are large minority votes in both states. This is the largest disenfranchisement of voters since the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and it is in the Democrat Party -- and they don't want to count those votes because those votes might take the nomination away from Obama. Obama cannot get the nomination unless they don't count the votes! That's why we don't call 'em the Democrat-ic Party here because there's nothing democrat-ic about them. They are the Democrat Party. Here is David in Huntsville, Alabama, nice to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
CALLER: Mega Yankee transplant dittos from Huntsville, Alabama.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I made an observation, and I -- you may have commented on this, but I have not -- while I was tuning in. I think a major reason why the media and Dems are downplaying the effects of Operation Chaos is because on down the road when they're running their nominee, whoever it turns out to be, and they come up short in the general, they're going to want to point to the high Democrat registration and say that it must be some type of fraud or wrongdoing on the Republican side for it to come out the way it did. There will be a long, drawn-out legal process like with Algore -- especially if it's Hillary. You know, if anyone thinks they're entitled, she does.
RUSH: You know, David, there might be a grain of truth in this about the Drive-Bys looking down the road wanting an excuse for their loss in November; why not to give Operation Chaos credit. But I really think it is far simpler than that. I think that the reason that the Drive-Bys -- and there were many last night: CNN, PMSNBC -- went out of their way to even say that the Obama campaign was not analyzing the results right. The Obama campaign is out there saying, "Hey, Operation Chaos, Rush Limbaugh, gave Hillary a seven-point bump in Indiana." The Drive-Bys spent all night trying to spin this. "Aw, no, no, no, no."
CALLER: That's the only mention I've heard of it is when it --
RUSH: Yeah, but here's --
CALLER: -- might help Obama.
RUSH: No, but here's the point. It's just human nature. They are just jealous. There is not one of those people on one of those networks last night who could possibly have mobilized, influenced voters the way I did. That's what they think they used to be able to do, and they can't do it anymore. And they hate it.
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RUSH: Norman, Oklahoma. This is Howard. I'm glad you waited, sir. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. Validating that you do know these people better than you do yourself, the governor of Oklahoma, the indicted former governor of Oklahoma, Democratic governor David Walters is chairman of the Democratic nominating -- you know, the rules committee --
CALLER: -- at the convention.
RUSH: That's true, the Democrat rules committee and that's something that Mrs. Clinton controls. Mrs. Clinton controls the rules and bylaws committee with at least 50% of its members supporting her. So she might have the inside track getting the ruling she desires on Florida and Michigan. She's got it wired.
CALLER: Well, Governor Walters was on television, interviewed last night, he has already submitted a plan to Howard Dean to have those delegates seated, but he's going to penalize both states by only allowing them half of their delegates, since they --
RUSH: Yes, yes. I'm fully aware of that, only going to seat half the delegates. That's how they're going to determine fairness.
CALLER: Yeah, that's the way they're going to punish them for having their vote early.
RUSH: Yeah, see, let's set the stage for people and explain what Florida and Michigan is all about. Some of you may be a little confused. The Democrat Party, when they set up their primary schedule, wanted to protect the integrity of the early states, the Hawkeye Cauci, and the New Hampshire primary and some others, and Florida and Michigan said, you know what, we're tired of going late, we want to go early and be factors here. And the Democrat National Committee said, if you do that, if you violate our rules and our primary schedule, we're not going to seat your delegates, nobody's going to count. And they asked the candidates not to campaign there in either of these states. Now, at the time, we figured the fix was in for Hillary on this, because she owned Florida. She was up by 30 in Florida. Now, Barack Obama, when these orders came down from high up, he said, okay, I'm going to be a good soldier, and he pulled himself off the ballot in Michigan. Mrs. Clinton did not. So the Michigan primary happened, the Florida primary happened, and Mrs. Clinton won 'em both. But Obama wasn't even on the ballot there in Michigan. She also won Florida. It was pretty close. I'm not sure what the results in Florida were, but she won them, I think, with Obama on the ballot.
The Democrat Party and Howard Dean, Howard George Wallace Dean said, you guys, we're not going to seat your delegates. But the Democrats in both of those states showed up and voted. Minority groups, blacks, Hispanics, women, they showed up and voted. Now, it's interesting to point out that Mrs. Clinton only got 55% of the vote in Michigan as the only Democrat on the ballot. I think Mike Gravel might have been on the ballot there, too, I'm not sure. But anyway, what we're down to now is that the Democrats don't want to seat those delegates in accordance with their rules. Now, I fully understand that the Democrat Party is a private club, it's an organization, they can set their own rules, and that's fine and dandy. My only point is that Mrs. Clinton wants the delegations seated. They voted; she wants them to be part of the process, and the Democrat Party does not. Yeah, Clinton won Florida 50-33, 17-point spread. The Democrat Party does not want those delegations seated in full because it would mean Mrs. Clinton would get a majority of delegates in both states, and that would gum up the works.
The fix is in for Obama. It's what I've been saying all day. The only way Obama can win this is if certain votes in the Democrat primary are not counted. This party is engaged in the greatest disenfranchisement of voters since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It's just the way it is. Mrs. Clinton controls the rules and bylaws committee; 50% of its members support her. So that's why she's hanging in. I've told you for a long time the Clintons are the Clintons, they're not going to go away. They're going to take this out to every last possibility.