RUSH: Cincinnati. Rosy, hi. It's great to have you with us.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Just fine. Thank you.
CALLER: Good. Hey, I'm going to try to keep this cohesive. I'm a little bit upset. I just got off the phone earlier with the AARP. And I called to express my concerns about their support of Obamacare. The response I got was there are only a couple of ideas with which they agree or that they would condone, and I said, "Well, how do you expect those ideas to remain if we're under government control? You know, do you trust them to do what they say they're going to do?" And their response was, "Well, you know, there are a lot of myths about this going on, and you really have to pay attention to which news outlets are giving you correct information." And I said, "Well, first of all I can discern for myself what this means. But are you telling me that, you know, you think the government is going to do what it says it's going to do?" She said, "Well, this is not socialized health care."
RUSH: Well, wait a minute. She denied a charge that you hadn't yet made.
RUSH: So obviously they're very defensive about this at the AARP. Because the AARP, if they go along with this, is selling every member down the river.
CALLER: Exactly, and she was very... She said, "Look, this is not socialized medicine because people would have the option of keeping their private insurance."
RUSH: She's just ignorant. That's not true. It's been proven. With "constructive dialogue," the president's lying.
CALLER: Well, I understand if... You know, whatever counterpoint that I gave her, she would feverishly type on the other end, and obviously a script would come up because it certainly sounded as if she was reading.
RUSH: Oh-ho-ho-ho! (laughing) Is that right?
CALLER: And, you know, I said, "Well, you know, this doesn't make any sense. How would you expect businesses to remain competitive," and, you know, they just really didn't have any good answers other than, "There are only a couple parts of this with which we agree." You know, It's Business 101. It upsets me that no one really protects those that they ostensibly lobby for and no one seems to do due diligence, and obviously someone's gotten to the head of AARP --
CALLER: -- and no one completes a thought. It doesn't make any sense, Rush.
RUSH: Yes, it does. You're just looking at it with the wrong context. You're looking at it with the wrong premise. It makes total sense when you understand that the AARP is no different than the National Association of Gals, no different from the NAALCP, no different from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. What do they all have in common? They're liberals. They love big government, and they are totally snowed by Obama, and they've got a lot of skin in the game with money that's going to get kicked back to them from stimulus plans and the health care plan and so forth. So this health care plan is all about Obama taking care of his buddies in the unions and so forth, just like the stimulus was. So you're expecting them... You have a lot of respect for the AARP, I guess. You're expecting them to be intellectually honest, so they analyze the plan and stand up for the people that are members of the AARP. That isn't what they're about.
CALLER: Well --
RUSH: They're about advancing a big government agenda.
CALLER: Can I tell you what was most telling?
CALLER: At the end it was, you know, she contradicted herself because I gave her the example of, "Look, if you got two businesses on the same street. You got a pizza maker here whose bottom line is he makes three bucks a pizza; and, you know, another guy makes four bucks a pizza; and the difference between the bottom line there is that one keeps his private insurance for his employee and the other doesn't. So to remain competitive, you know, why not dump that private insurance and get on the bandwagon?" And she said, "Well, you know, people do go to jobs for insurance. So why would the company with private insurance dump it for the government insurance?"
RUSH: Well, I have to know what you said to that.
CALLER: Well, I said, "Thank you for your time." Clearly, she's an idiot.
RUSH: Well, obviously she's an idiot. I was being restrained here --
RUSH: -- trying to keep the dialogue constructive.
CALLER: Oh, my goodness. Well --
RUSH: Clearly, you were talking to a phone idiot. You were talking to somebody, the purpose of which is to tell you that you're the idiot, that you don't know what you're talking about. That was her job. That's why she's typing up your questions and, bam! On her computer screen pops the answer. It's kind of the way Michael Eric Dyson does "first-class intellectualism" on television shows. He's got these answers programmed into his mind, and he gets triggered by a keyword in the question, bam! He runs with it. But the businesses will get rid of their private insurance is to off-load the cost.
RUSH: So that their bottom line won't be hurt. That's one of the selling points Obama knows he's got. That's why your private insurance is going to go down the drain and why you won't be able to keep the plan that you have. Look, there's been an independent analysis here. The Heritage Foundation has done it. They had an outfit called the Lewin Group. Eighty-three million Americans will lose their own private insurance plans, 83 million will be lopped off and have to go to the public option. Rosy, I appreciate the call. Thanks much.