RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, Republican senators in Wisconsin have received death threats via e-mail. Bomb threats, death threats. They have been told to put their things in order because they will be killed and their families would also be killed due to their actions over the past couple of months. The language in this e-mail is pretty vicious: "We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand for it any longer. So, this is how it's going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it's a matter of public records. We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn't leave it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message to you since you are so "high" on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol."
This is from the Obama wing of the Democrat Party. These are Obamaites threatening death, bombs, and so forth. Now, the people that do this are generally the ones that never do it. I mean the ones that do it don't telegraph it. They just show up and take credit later. But these people are so lunatic, insane, who knows. These guys have to take it seriously, the subjects of this, the targets of this. And it's just a hoot here. These people think that the democratic process has been thwarted? The democratic process has triumphed here. But, folks, this is serious stuff. These Republicans in Wisconsin, you live through something like this and the import of it sometimes doesn't hit you because you're living through it. You have your own life to live. There are things happening to you each and every day while this is also going on. But this is the kind of stuff that ends up in history books years and years from now.
These Republicans had the guts to run for office in a deep blue state. They had the guts to stand up to the public sector unions, and that's not a knitting society, not the Trumkas of the world and the John Sweeneys and this. These people play for keeps. This is the way they get their money. This is the way they get their extravagant lifestyles. I'm talking about the leaders of these unions making a half million to a million dollars a year, flying around on their own planes, doing all these things that they have accused these evil private sector fat cats of doing. We do have their public sector and private sector union leader equivalents. Just like the global warming crowd, this is how they get their money, promoting a hoax. That's where the grant money goes. These people, you can call it working for a living but this is just siphoning from the public trough and they've had free access to the teat for decades. Now it's threatened.
This is not about the children, and it's not about democracy. This is about money and power. Not just organizational money and donation money, but it's about your own back pocket money. It's about your own lifestyle money. You take away the power of these unions, you take away the power to generate money through wealth transfers, then it becomes a cascade here of people getting less from the public trough. Now, that's as much as what this is about as anything else. What these Republicans are doing, the guts to stand up to these public sector unions, is vital. But as difficult as it truly is to strip collective bargaining from these parasites, these public sector people, this is but a warm-up. I mentioned this earlier in the program today.
What Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana Republicans are doing better be an inspiration because if what they're doing makes other Republicans get weak in the knees, if other Republicans get scared and don't like what they're seeing and alter the way they go then all this is gonna be for naught. If we get caught up and say, "Oh, my God, we're losing the headline war on Twitter." Now is not the time to start hoping the media get it and see our way. There are very difficult decisions ahead. The pressure people make can't be imagined. Forget the union thugs. Up next is the welfare nation that's gonna be storming into every building they can get into. This is the warm-up. Are we all ready for it? I wonder.
RUSH: So I checked e-mails during the top of the hour make. I have people thinking I'm up the death threat e-mail. (laughing) They actually think I am making it up.
By the way, have you heard...? I don't know if you keep track of this kind of stuff. You heard about the big news a couple weeks ago that the AOL people had purchased or merged or whatever with the Huffing and Puffington Post; and Zsa Zsa walks out of there with... What did she get? I saw... (interruption) How many? She got $108 million out of it. I saw a bunch of different numbers, $20 million to a hundred million that she got. Anyway, the big news is the merger is now official and they have laid off 200 people, 20% of the workforce, 20% of the Huffing and Puffington Post. Well, that's 20%.
I forget. I think I saw the number, hundreds of people had been laid off. After... (interruption) Oh, yeah, another few hundred in... (interruption) Right. 20% of the workforce, but 200 people in the country and another hundred or so in India. I didn't know the Huffing and Puffington Post had people in India. (interruption) AOL? Oh, that's right! So AOL lays off... In other words, to handle the purchase, that's what happened, because a lot of Huffing and Puffington contributors are working for nothing. But Zsa Zsa got her hundred million on the backs of the poor yet what do we always here? It's like always people like Zsa Zsa doing what they're doing "for the little people." They're doing it from their hearts because they care. It's always these evil, rich, conservative fat cats whose deals result in people losing their jobs.
Hi, folks. Welcome back. Rush Limbaugh. This the EIB Network. Great to have you. Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies also. You know, wherever I am, the institute is with me. As long as I'm here, doesn't matter where here is. Phone number is 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
This is in the New York Times: "AOL said it would lay off a thousand employees today in the wake of its acquisition of" the Huffing and Puffington Post.
Now I've got e-mails from people thinking I made up the death threats. I don't understand that. I really don't, 'cause this is out there. It's all over the place. It's been published now. And I read you the highlights of the thing. I asked, "Okay, who's gonna get blamed for this?" Let's that something happens. I mean, you've got a very public death threat against a lot of people now. Let's say something happens. Who's gonna get blamed? Remember, Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, shooting. A bunch of us on the right (Sarah Palin, me) were blamed. We weren't there, didn't even know the event was going on.
Michael Moore is out there inciting people. He's fit to be tied, spewing his usual blend of absolute idiocy and nothingness. And the same thing can be said of the Reverend Jackson who's calling for "recall and revolt."