RUSH: Indianapolis. John, I'm glad you waited. You're next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hello, sir. Yes, another shocking and stunning and informative program.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Okay, great. With the Gulf thing, the Kagan thing, the Arizona thing, and all the Department of Justice infinity of absurdity I'd like to talk to you about your favorite topic and mine: ClimateGate.
RUSH: (chuckling) Yes.
CALLER: You ready?
RUSH: Yes. We've got all the e-mails that Phil Jones wrote. They're all diabolically untrue. They are clear in their effort to mislead, to obfuscate, to hide evidence and so forth, and he's been "cleared." He's been cleared by his peers, and he's going to be reinstated as head of the Climate Research Unit at Hadley.
CALLER: Well, how is it do you think that now and only now that the scientists, Mr. Jones and their findings are given a pass and all is basically being reset to where the lie originally oriented itself?
RUSH: What's the question?
CALLER: Well, I just think it's stunning that they're just given a pass. It's like they're being cleaned a slate of the wind-driven snow.
RUSH: Oh. Why are you surprised that they would give themselves a pass?
CALLER: Well, because I think that after the first Tuesday in November --
RUSH: These are Brits. No, wait a second. These are Brits. These are Brits.
RUSH: They don't care. See, the issue is not global warming and being accurate about it.
RUSH: This is politics.
CALLER: I understand that.
RUSH: This is about expanding government. This is about telling people what they can and can't do. It's about blaming people for something that isn't happening. This is not about being credible on global warming. It's about creating a hoax and being able to get away with it for other reasons.
CALLER: Exactly. Those "other reasons" would be after the first Tuesday in November that I think it's going to be a blitzkrieg on the American people of unwanted legislation. You know, "Out of spite we will do unto you, and you will do unto us." I believe that's unconstitutional.
RUSH: Okay, well, yeah. No question. I think there's going to be a blitzkrieg and it's going to be massive. There's no question about it. But they don't care. If they cared, they'd do something about it. They don't really care. I'm not talking about the ClimateGate people; I'm talking the Democrats and liberals in general. This is their chance. They're ramming through as much as they can. They're lying and they're having their peers confirm the lies. It's just an alternative reality and universe. There is no reality. (interruption) Do I...? Do I think what will work? (interruption) The question has been posited, posed: Do I think the ClimateGate people will regain stature. Um, a tough question because I don't know how widespread it is that they've lost any stature. Remember, now, we have two or three medias -- or mediums -- and the Main Street media, people in that audience have no idea that it's a hoax. It's never been reported.
The Michael Mann, Phil Jones stuff, it's never been reported. Algore has not suffered one aspect of embarrassment over this. Not one! As far as the mainstream media audience is concerned, global warming is as real as ever -- and of course with it hitting 104, 105 in New York today and Baltimore and Washington, "Yeah, there's global warming out there!" So the question is not, "Will they regain their credibility?" but "Have they ever lost it?" Have they lost it with teachers? No. Are the teachers in schools still teaching global warming? Right. They are. They ignored the truth because the truth is not what's important here. The agenda item and where it takes us is important. So as far as the people who believe in global warming, there hasn't been any change. These guys have not lost any credibility. There's no credibility to regain. (interruption)
In England? Yeah, the polls say that fewer people in England are believing in global warming. It's not going to stop these people. I mean, only 20% of the American people support what Obama's doing but is it stopping them from doing it? The left is relentless. The left is who it is. They are who they are, and they are dishonest as they can be. Trying to deal with them the same way you would deal with one of your recalcitrant children is not gonna work. I mean, we're dealing with true, evil, diabolic deviousness here. We're not on the same page. We don't have the same objectives. You know, they're not concerned with what's right. They're concerned with what they want. They're concerned with their agenda being uninterrupted. If they're willing to lie about everything to advance their agenda, what's this little burp? They've been reinstated. Michael Mann, Phil Jones.
There was nothing there. They've been reinstated! Their peers have put 'em back in there. The Muslims are not our enemy; conservatives are. No matter where you look, it's the same. I'm telling you that wherever you go in the... You think Hollywood is going to stop making global warming movies? You think Hollywood actors are going to stop preaching whatever they're preaching on global warming? They're not. They're gonna ignore this. It's a little blip. Some of these Hollywood people may not even know this controversy happened. It hasn't been reported anywhere but here and in the so-called conservative media. So in a lot of places these people haven't even lost their credibility, and if they did lose it temporarily, they got it back because the people who reviewed them are people who are thought to be unchallengeable in terms of credentials and honor, further additional academics -- and as we know, academics don't lie.
Here's Rebecca, Cincinnati, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Rush Limbaugh! Mmm, mmm, mmm!
CALLER: I just wanted to ask you a question. Since we had an ex-president over the weekend, Bill Clinton, say when he excused Senator Byrd's "fleeting association" with KKK and that the ends justify the means, where does that kind of thinking end? I mean, if you run on Democratic ticket, are you really a Democrat, and are you really promised the truth about health care and Arizona and the oil spill and...and...and?
RUSH: Well, again, this points up another opportunity to explain what's important. What Bill Clinton said about Robert Byrd -- and I remember playing the sound bite last week from the memorial. (doing impression) Yeah, you know, poor old Bob Byrd. There he lies in that casket. He grew up in the hills and the 'hollers' of West Virginia. Heh, heh. We all know what was going on that time. He made a mistake. He got tied. He had a fleeting, a fleeting flirtation with the Klu Klux Klan, and he spent the rest of his life making up for it. He had to do it! He had to get elected. He was doing what he had to do to get elected. He was doing it for you. He joined the Klan for you. He joined the Klan for everybody that lives in West Virginia. He had to get elected to do great things in the civil rights movement. He had to do great things in Washington, and in order to do that he had to join the Klan. And he spent the rest of his life making up for it. Now, that's what defines a great person."
Well no more crapper of BS has ever been ladled at a funeral memorial than that. What was the point? What was the point of joining the KKK? Yeah, he had to do it. He did it for you! He joined the Klan for you, so he could eventually go to Washington and do all these great things. Like what? He voted for health care. He voted for every item in the Obama agenda. Every one of them. He even sacrificed his great reverence for Senate tradition in order to support the Obama agenda. So of course he's going to be given a pass because all that counts is the left-wing agenda. Whoever advances it, is great. You could be a murderer. If Charles Manson voted for Obama and supported the agenda, he would be granted parole tomorrow, and Clinton would show up at the parole hearing and say, "Yeah, he murdered a bunch of people, but he was just trying to advance our agenda." (impression)
"Yeah, he went out there, he had a fleeting little flirtation with murder. He went out there and his followers killed Sharon Tate and so forth, but he was doing it for you 'cause Charles Manson knew the threat posed in this country by people like George Bush and Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh. So yeah, a fleeting flirtation with murder. Bob Byrd? Yeah, he recruited members for the Klan. He was a Kleagle! He didn't just recruit members; he started his own chapter, but he did what he had to do 'cause he had to get elected for you so he could bring all that bacon back home to West Virginia. He got 30 buildings named after him, his own self." I dare say, ladies and gentlemen, that if Osama Bin Laden were to come out and support universal health care and so forth, we would suspend the search. Look, I may be using some extreme examples. My point here is I'm trying to impress upon you just how important the advancement of the leftist agenda is and how without honor and integrity they are in pursuing it. The ends justify the means. You're exactly right, because the left-wing agenda is decent and moral and honest, and we are evil, and evil, you can do anything to destroy -- even join the Klan.
RUSH: Let me see if I can illustrate this in another way. You know about Algore and global warming. Let me tell you something. Algore's reputation on global warming, if it's damaged at all, is far more damaged because of a masseuse than because of the lies he's told in his movie, because of the hoax that is his movement. If he's damaged at all, the masseuse did it, not the e-mails and not the hoaxers and the scam artists in the global warming movement, of which he is one. Trying to reason with these people is like trying to reason with a suicide bomber. I mean, that's the level of commitment that we're talking about here. If you're on a bus in Jerusalem and you see somebody unzip the vest and you see the bombs, you don't start negotiating. You run for the hills. You get the hell off the bus. So, you know, trying to negotiate with these committed leftists, these Obama people, is a waste of time.
They are to be defeated. They are not to be gotten along with. I hate that phrase. I'm having a mental block. They're not people to have friendly relationships with. You don't have to be unfriendly, but the point is not to get along with these people. It's not to form a compromise. There's no compromise with these people. How the hell do you compromise with evil? How do you compromise with people who are dead wrong? How do you compromise with people who want to destroy what has made the country great? Where is the compromise there? Why would anybody want to compromise with a media who has made it clear that their whole purpose is to destroy any opposition? Where do you compromise with that? These people have to be defeated, not reasoned with. You can't reason with them.
They're not animated by reason. They're animated by a religious zealotry commitment to their sick, destructive agenda. Bill Ayers! He had a "fleeting flirtation" with blowing things up. He now runs education in Illinois! Levi Johnston must have been listening to Bill Clinton. Levi Johnston finally apologized to Sarah Palin, chalked it up to his youthful indiscretion, just like Robert Byrd had a youthful "fleeting" with the Klan. And Levi Johnston, I don't know what got into him but he felt that he had to come up with some reason to explain all the vicious lies he told about Sarah Palin and her family. But he's done it -- and, by the way, he did it in People magazine. So he's still a fame whore. So, in addition to apologizing, old Levi Johnston still wants the fame now of having done the right thing in the midst of a youthful indiscretion. How charming. How wonderful.