RUSH: Dobbs This Week, he and Democrat strategerist Hank Sheinkopf had this exchange about Operation Chaos.
DOBBS: Operation Chaos, as Rush Limbaugh describes it, is it effective, is it working in your opinion?
SHEINKOPF: Hard to have a definitive way to examine it. Go with Limbaugh and say he's having some impact because a lot of stations, a lot of people listen to him. Is it a good use of time? Why not? Is it helpful to the Republicans in the fall? Potentially. But should a radio personality be doing that? The answer is it's been done again and again and again, so why not?
RUSH: What do you mean it's been done again and again and again? Who else has done Operation Chaos? I mean, the Democrats have been doing Operation Chaos for years. I think this is what he means. Democrats have been urging their own voters to cross over and vote for Republicans, in the most recent time 2000 and 2008, Democrats, independents, purposely crossing over in early primaries to vote for Senator McCain. Lou Dobbs again talking with the Washington Times' Diana West, and Dobbs says, "Diana, what are your thoughts on Operation Chaos?"
WEST: Well, I agree with that. I think what's interesting about it is that the inspiration for Operation Chaos has to do with the ineffectiveness of the Republican establishment to be making the case against the Democrats, to be exposing the weaknesses of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And so, in this way, Rush Limbaugh has effectively forced Hillary Clinton to make these points, to reveal these things about Barack Obama.
RUSH: Somebody gets it! Somebody actually gets it, Diana West of the Washington Times. "What's interesting about it is that the inspiration for Operation Chaos has to do with the ineffectiveness of the Republican establishment to be making the case against Democrats, to be exposing the weaknesses of Obama and Hillary." How long did this take? Two-and-a-half months of Operation Chaos for someone to finally get it.
RUSH: George in Barboursville, West Virginia, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hey, Mountaineer Miracle dittos.
RUSH: Well, great to have you here, old George, nice to have you.
CALLER: First-time caller, listened to you for several years and the wife and I will be going out early in the morning to vote for Hillary for president, and we won't be voting for her in the fall, but --
RUSH: You're an Operation Chaos volunteer?
CALLER: Yes. I'm still a registered Democrat. We both are. I guess I'm just afraid my ancestors will come up and get me if I switch.
RUSH: I understand this. There's a lot of that in West Virginia, and it's a legitimate concern that you have. One of my best friends is from West Virginia. He's told me about that curse. But I'll tell you, this Operation Chaos is going to deliver a landslide tomorrow for Mrs. Clinton in West Virginia. There's no question.