RUSH: I think I've figured it all out now, Obama's secret plan: Try to get me to retire.
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RUSH: No, no, I'm serious. I think that's his secret plan is to get me to retire. Remember, folks, people ask me all the time, "Rush, how long are you going to do this?" "I'm not stopping 'til every American agrees with me." And Obama is making that happen. I mean it's amazing to watch out there. Greetings and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Open Line Friday. A little bonus for our listeners and callers when we go to the phones, get to talk about whatever you want. Not the case Monday through Thursday. So here's the number again: 800-282-2882.
No, I mean this. It's as if Obama is on a mission to get every American to agree with me and he has the Democrats working with him hand in hand. It was just a few months ago -- I'm serious about this -- it was just a few weeks, months ago, it felt immoral to take a day off, given what the nutty professor was doing each and every day, multiple times a day. We had to deal with this professor, he never took a day off, he never took an hour off. But now, has there ever been a better time to take off than in the past several years? Christmas Eve was even tough to take off 'cause the assault on this country was in full swing. So don't worry, folks, I'm not going to fall for this trick. No, I'm not going to retire. Because I don't think it's going to be possible for Obama to make every American agree with me, but he's on a roll. You want me to go through some of the lists?
RUSH: Things are getting so bad for liberals, folks, I'm almost beginning, I'm not going to go all the way but I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for them, and this is why I say that I think Obama has a secret plot to get me to retire based on my claim that I am not going to do so until everybody agrees with me.
In no particular order, the stimulus, Porkulus slush fund has failed. Obamacare has been rejected by a large majority of Americans. Obama's poll numbers across the board are in free fall. Obama embarrassed himself twice in Copenhagen. Obama's buck is stopping with his inner circle of Chicago thug advisors. They're being blamed by the left for Obama's failed presidency, not George W. Bush. Do you realize what a meaningful transformation that is? All of these people on the left, from Douglas Wilder to any number of DC pundits are blaming the Chicago thugocracy for Obama's slip-ups, not Bush, and forgetting that Obama is one of them. They're not blaming me, they're blaming the thugocracy from Chicago.
Alec Baldwin has melted down over another incident with his daughter. The deficit and unemployment are destroying the Obama fiction, and the country's identified Obama's policies as the problem. Democrat candidates were humiliated in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts, and guess what? Patrick Kennedy has said he's not running for reelection in Rhode Island. He's got a 62% disapproval. Some people speculate that he might be planning to move back to Massachusetts and run against Scott Brown in a couple years. I don't think that's what's going on. We're down to the last surviving Kennedy brother and that's in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama Kennedy, and it's not looking well -- Camelnot, anybody? Camelnot? The only bad thing about this is we're going to pick up a seat in Rhode Island, that's four-to-one Democrat, now with Patrick getting out of there, the Democrats might hold that seat, we'll have to wait and see.
Generic polls favor Republicans by huge margins. Sarah Palin is getting write-ups now in the State-Controlled Media Barack Obama would kill for. Joe Klein and David Broder, the same day, wrote 90% lauding favorable pieces of Sarah Palin. Of course, then there's Robert Gibbs. We have to feel sorry for Obama because of Baghdad Bob Gibbs. Guantanamo Bay is still open. Obama will not drop the idea of trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. Michelle Obama has told the world that her daughters are fatties. ClimateGate, a total hoax, has been exposed. Record cold temperatures worldwide over the past year, mind-numbing blizzards and Algore nowhere to be found, not even in the igloo in Washington that Jim Inhofe built for him. Obama embraces bank bonuses after trashing them for a year. Obama prematurely and awkwardly gives away the lie of not taxing the hell out of the middle class.
Joe Biden has, in effect, said mission accomplished to Bush and Cheney for their brilliant policy in Iraq by claiming it's one of the greatest achievements of the Obama administration, and the tea parties are working, and last, but not least, more and more and more Americans agree with me, your host, El Rushbo. They hope Obama fails. More and more Americans hope Obama fails. And there's this story from The Politico: "Family Feud: Pelosi at Odds with Obama." Is she throwing Obama under the bus? I'm wondering if this is all just a fake. "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's increasingly public disagreements with President Barack Obama are a reflection of something deeper: the seething resentment some Democrats feel over what they see as cavalier treatment from a wounded White House." And then of course Dingy Harry has pulled the jobs bill. He's reducing it from $85 billion to $15 billion, once again savaging and screwing, thankfully for us, though, the Republicans in the Senate.