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O'Donnell Ad: Like It or Hate It?

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RUSH: Christine O'Donnell's got a new ad. I don't know if we've got the O'Donnell ad. I think I saw it on the roster. I don't know. Let me find number 20. Yeah. Here's number 20. This is the audio of Christine O'Donnell's ad that's running in Delaware.

O'DONNELL: I'm not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you. None of us are perfect but none of us can be happy with what we see all around us: Politicians who think spending, trading favors, and backroom deals are the ways to stay in office. I'll go to Washington and do what you'd do. I'm Christine O'Donnell, and I approved this message. I'm you.

RUSH: All right, so that's Christine O'Donnell's effort to counter... (interruption) You like it? I'm looking in the other side of the glass. Snerdley likes it. Dawn, you like it. (interruption) Brian, do you like it? (interruption) You actually listened to it, Brian? You actually...? (interruption) I was going to say, Brian's busy engineering in there. He didn't hear it. He just lying to me telling me he likes it. (interruption) All right, but you like the business she starts out with, "I'm not a witch." You like it because she confronts it dead on? (interruption) You think it's wise to confront this as genuine? "Hi, I'm not a witch? I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you. None of us are perfect, but none of us can be happy..." (interruption) All right. All right. Have you seen the ad? Let me ask you...? (interruption) All right, okay. Now if you've seen the ad, you know that there is a dark background.

It's either navy, royal blue (very dark), or black background. "I'm not a witch." If you're gonna do a black background, it would be great to have Pelosi on a broomstick flying around or Harry Reid as one of the monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, "Oh-weee-looo'" if you're gonna do that. A dark background and say, "I'm not a witch"? Make it white. Make it a lighter, you know, a "morning in America" kind of background. (interruption) I know, I... (interruption) I wasn't... (interruption) You want to know what I think about it? Everybody knows she's not a witch! I mean, to come out and say, "I'm not a witch"? I mean, how many voters are there in Delaware, 70,000, 150,000. It's a small state, and this is reacting to a HBO television show and a clip that she "dabbled in witchcraft." I don't know. It's a little bit defensive for me. But, you know, my instincts for the first time could be wrong, and everybody on the other side of the glass...

I don't think it's a mistake or fatal. I just wouldn't have done it. I wouldn't have tackled it. I wouldn't have let anybody know that that bothers me. It's so stupid, it's so ridiculous that anybody would believe she's a witch. For crying out loud, when we have one running the House already. We have... (interruption) These are the people that voted for Joe Biden time and time again. What does that have to do with anything? So they voted for Joe Biden time and time again. They voted for Mike Castle time and time again. You telling me that voters of Delaware are that stupid, they might actually believe she's a witch? (interruption) Uhhhh, maybe I just have too much faith in people. Now, her opponent, Chris Coons, is bringing in Al Franken, a genuine parasite. You know, Al Franken would be nobody if he couldn't live off other people's work and use other people's names in his work. This guy is a rolling embarrassment in the United States Senate. Chris Coons, "the bearded Marxist," is bringing Al Franken in to campaign for him. Maybe Franken can convince voters in Delaware that Christine O'Donnell isn't a serious enough candidate to be elected, because he is. Of all the people! Of all the people to bring in to campaign for you, you bring in Franken? So okay, so if I'm Christine O'Donnell, and I do the ad, and I say, "I'm not a witch," at the end of the ad, I twitch my nose and I disappear. I'd have some fun with this.

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RUSH: This is anecdotal and it's cursory, but I'm in the minority here. I found one person who thinks the Christine O'Donnell ad was a little bit of a mistake, kind of like Nixon saying, "I'm not a crook." My whole problem with this is I hate accepting the premise of the other side and then having to defend it. It's absurd. But that's just me. That's just a style that I have developed over my years behind the microphone. I don't accept their premise and argue on their turf, because it puts you on defense. I understand the rest of it; she's trying to say I'm like you. It's good. It's what we've been saying that she is. Here's Joan in New York City. You're first on the phones today on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Listen, Rush, we can't say anything negative, I'm sorry, about Christine O'Donnell. Less than 30 days out they're going to play you tonight and all these days, that Rush Limbaugh thinks Christine O'Donnell is stupid. And we gotta stick together. Why do we always attack each other?

RUSH: I did not say she was stupid.

CALLER: I'm sorry?

RUSH: I didn't say she was stupid.

CALLER: It was a bad ad. You can't say anything negative, Rush. We've gotta win, all of us. I watched your comments on Eliot Spitzer, Client No. 9 last night where they trashed Sarah Palin. But nevertheless why aren't we going, Rush, after the opponents --

RUSH: Hang on a second, you just --

CALLER: -- Barbara Boxer is stupid. Give 'em back what they do to our candidates, call them stupid and idiots every day --

RUSH: I did not call her stupid! You're talking about stupid. You're the one person that watched Client No. 9.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: You want me to sit here -- (laughing) you want me to devote time to what happened on that show?

CALLER: I go back and forth. Meanwhile, on Fox they were showing Kristin Davis as a madam and Roger Stone. I had to go back. I go back and forth. (laughing)

RUSH: Well --

CALLER: But anyway.

RUSH: Let me tell you something, I read a couple reviews of Client No. 9 the show, and, you know, the Gawker guys in New York, the Gawker website, if they don't like you and you're doing a New York show, you're finished. And I like the Gawker guys. They kind of questioned my taste in the decorating of my New York apartment, but they can't be right about everything. But the Gawker guys did not like Client No. 9's show.

CALLER: Yeah, right, right, with the liberal, Kathleen Parker, she's a real liberal, can't stand her. But, please, we've gotta stick together and we've gotta start calling the opponents of our candidates stupid, Barbara Boxer's stupid, use the same words they use on us.

RUSH: Yeah, you're kind of making my point here.

CALLER: Yeah, you are, I know.

RUSH: You're kind of making my point, but I wasn't consulted, you're right, I wasn't consulted, and apparently I'm in the minority, a lot of people like the ad.

CALLER: It was okay.

RUSH: I don't dislike it, by the way. I don't dislike it at all.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: And of course I don't dislike her.

CALLER: Yeah, we love her here. But like Karl Rove, they used it against us for days on end, you see what I'm saying, what Karl Rove started a couple weeks ago.

RUSH: I remember all this, yes.

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

RUSH: Just chill. Chill out, be cool, miracles, magic, all kinds of wonderful things are going to happen in November. I have no fear. I have no doubts. I'm not worried at all. And if I were you I would not waste time on anything on CNN. I mean, for crying out loud, you watching Client No. 9 host a television show where he says -- what I read? What's his secret? The Client No. 9 secret fetish or hidden desire is NASCAR? Like we're gonna believe that. Yeah. Right. Let me tell you something. The Eliot Spitzer show once again demonstrates what a fine line there is between prostitutes and presstitutes. You can barely see that line, especially on that show, prostitutes versus presstitutes. It's hard to know who is who on that show.

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RUSH: Pat, somewhere parts unknown, Indiana. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Thank you so much, Great One.

RUSH: You bet. Thank you.

CALLER: You were talking earlier about the ignorance of the Democrats, and I just wanted to give you a little firsthand knowledge from me. I'm a poll worker here in Indiana and we have probably the simplest that could be used. You simply fill in the arrow, the little blank space in the middle for the candidate that you choose to vote for.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: About ten to one on spoiled ballots are dumb questions, it's Democrats always.

RUSH: Yeah, we had the same thing happen here in Florida in 2000. Here in Palm Beach County, in fact. You might remember the old butterfly ballot and hanging chads.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Nothing could have been simpler. And in this case, the Democrats designed the ballot. They sent the ballots out to everyone, you're supposed to look at them. It's simple as pie. These people ended up --

CALLER: The instructions are printed all the way across the top of the ballot also.

RUSH: Well, that doesn't help if people can't read. And if they come from the public education system, the odds are the reading skills may be deficient. That's why they did the butterfly ballot here. You don't have to read somebody's name. There's just a hole that you punch. It's like something that happens here in Palm Beach County every night, you just stab it. You know, right where you want to stab it, you stab it there. You make sure you stab it all the way through. And these people in Palm Beach County thinking they were voting for Gore claimed they voted for Pat Buchanan. Now, there's no way. Even Buchanan had to come out and say, "Look, I have to tell you, I know who these voters are, and if they're voting for me I know they don't mean it." Look, what she's talking about, earlier on in the program we played Christine O'Donnell's TV ad, the audio from it, and I expressed an opinion about it, and many people disagreed with me on the basis you don't know how stupid voters in Delaware are, Democrat voters. She's going to need Democrat votes, you don't know how stupid they are, she's gotta play to them. So people have been writing me and calling me, "Rush, you think you know but you don't know how stupid the voters are. You know the elected Democrats, but you do not know how stupid they are." And so now we got a confirmation they're dumb. The Democrats in Indiana are as dumb as the Democrats in Delaware.

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