RUSH: Laura in Hicksville, New York, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. First things first, I have to tell you I love you and my husband knows and it's okay. I am a wife and a mother and a grandmother, and the other day at a dinner I went to over the weekend I got to confront Chuck-U Schumer.
RUSH: Where did this happen?
CALLER: This happened on Long Island. I was at a dinner for a fire service, and Chuck-U Schumer weaseled an invitation to get there to come and speak. And I was there. And when he left, I raced out of the room to say something to him. And I did. Shall I tell you what happened?
RUSH: Yeah, I'd like to hear it.
CALLER: What happened was first I asked him for his autograph so that I would play nice.
RUSH: Oh, so you used the old soften 'em up trick, making 'em think that you're a big supporter and fan?
CALLER: Exactly --
RUSH: Very smart.
CALLER: -- a little stealth action, Rush, you know how it goes.
RUSH: Did Chuck-U sign the autograph or was he like a lot of athletes and blew you off?
CALLER: No, he signed it. He asked me what my name was, and I told him my name is Laura. And he signed my program. And then I said to him -- he had spoken about teamwork because he was talking to the fire service so it was like all this teamwork stuff, teamwork. And I asked him how it felt to be on a team that caused my husband, my children and my grandchildren to be indebted to such an extent that we'll never see our way out of it.
RUSH: And what did Chuck-U Schumer retort?
CALLER: He said he didn't know what I meant, and if I was thinking a little quicker on my feet I would have also said, "Therein lies the problem, senator," but I looked at him like he had three heads and I said, "What do you mean you don't know what I mean? I said that your team has incurred such debt on the backs of my grandchildren. I have four grandchildren." And he said to me, "Well, I have children, too." And then he looked at me and you know what he said to me, you ready?
CALLER: "We're going to bring down the debt."
RUSH: Yeah, when are they going to start doing that?
CALLER: Yeah. I said to him, "Oh, really? After passing health care with cap and trade in the wings you're going to bring down the debt?" So he said to me, "Cap and trade hasn't passed." "Well, okay," so I said to him, "Do I have your word you won't vote for it?" So he said, "Well, not if it raises the debt." I said, "Do I have your word you will not vote for it?" Needless to say, he did not answer my question. And I said to him, "Your team has done this to my babies because they'll never get out from underneath this." And he said to me, arrogantly, "I'm very proud of my team."
RUSH: Well, of course he would say that.
CALLER: Well, I couldn't believe it, Rush. I couldn't believe it.
RUSH: Well, what did you expect him to say out there Laura? Did you expect, "You know you're right, we really are screwing things up here," or did you expect him to say, "You're exactly right, we intend for your grandchildren to be in debt because we're trying to create a permanent underclass totally dependent on me and my party." What did you expect him to say?
CALLER: You're right but, you know what, Rush, I'm really angry because they're arrogant and they're doing this, and you know what the bottom line is, he said to me, "Well, I'm proud of my team." I said, "Well, I'm not, I'm not proud of your team," and with that his handlers, you know, called him away. But the bottom line is, I walked away and I thought to myself, he could care less what I have to say.
RUSH: That's exactly right.
CALLER: He could care less what me or anyone else has to say. They're going to do what they want to do, and it doesn't matter what we have to say about anything.
RUSH: I'm surprised he didn't call security and have you dragged away.
RUSH: You behaved in an insolent fashion to a member of American royalty.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, it's funny you said that. When he said, "What's your name?" I was almost tempted to say, "Your royal Highness," but I didn't, I was good. But the bottom line is I did say what I had to say and I needed to say it for me, not because I thought that it was going to change anything.
RUSH: That's exactly right, and that is the point. And that's all you can do. That's all you can do until November when you get to the ballot box. We're proud of you here, Laura, I mean especially for the old soften 'em up technique. "Hey, Senator Schumer, could I have your autograph, please?" Get him thinking he's idolized by you, then you launch into the indebtedness stuff. But you're right, if they cared, Laura, they wouldn't be doing any of this.