RUSH: Sandy in Madison, Wisconsin, as we go back to the phones. Great to have you here. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, thanks so much, Rush. Love your commercials. We need the comic relief and tweaks of the liberals.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: Yeah. I want to just take a moment real quickly to thank all those taxpayers for their voluntary and involuntary contributions because that gives my husband his salary via grants. He works at the University of Wisconsin as a researcher and a hematologist.
RUSH: It's not... Hey, it's not just your husband. Don't forget Aunt Zeituni!
RUSH: Aunt Zeituni was living in Boston on public handouts during a time when her citizenship was questioned. She was living on public handouts here and in the UK.
CALLER: Well, my husband can't seem to get a grant under Obama, but he did get one under Bush. So...
RUSH: What is your husband researching?
CALLER: Well, he's in clotting factors. He treats, attends, takes care of in the hospital, oh, every two weeks (unintelligible).
RUSH: Man, I never --
CALLER: So primarily he's a researcher, a scientist. Anyway, he --
RUSH: I never knew that blood clots were partisan to the right.
CALLER: (chuckles) Well, he is, though.
RUSH: If you're a liberal researching blood clots, you get the money.
CALLER: (chuckles) Well, he's not in the line here, but Obama is the "great thinker" and he's very thrilled to have one in there.
CALLER: So he would probably divorce me if he knew I was talking to you. He hates you and he despises Fox News, but hey, what can I say?
RUSH: Wait a second! Your husband?
RUSH: Your husband hates me and despises Fox News?
RUSH: Obama has cut him off, and he hates me?
CALLER: Yes. Yes. Yes. But anyway, the reason I called --
RUSH: Introduce him to Jerry Seinfeld.
CALLER: (chuckles) Anyway, I am just so thrilled to talk to you. Over the years I laugh and just chuckle with you and, so, I want you to not write off this Supreme Court judge. It is crazy what they're doing. This is Florida all over. They want to hand count all these votes and pick at it as they can. Their delay tactics, it is just unbelievable what this woman is doing.
RUSH: This is... You're talking about the JoAnne...
CALLER: Yes! I mean, the woman is just... Ugh! She just looks like a turkey, a buzzard -- and as an environmental lawyer she took five years of taxpayer money to destroy this restaurant owner on the taxpayer dime. So she has no problems taking taxpayer money for this recount, but this is Obama's backyard, and he is just pissed off. It's like Walker winning like Bush did from Gore. They are so mad.
RUSH: Well, I know that Kloppenburg (I've always thought that name sounds like something you would step in) lost the election by 7,316 votes, and she's demanding a recount, has asked election officials for a statewide recount. She did this yesterday. "The final county tallies show that Prosser leads by 7,316 votes over Kloppenburg. The margin is within one-half of 1 percent of the total votes cast, entitling Kloppenburg to a statewide recount at local governments' expense," meaning taxpayers. That stuns me, that a 7,000-vote margin is grounds for a recount.
But since they're gonna start the recount, if they're gonna bring the Al Franken lawyer in from Minnesota to do this, the way this works is it is Florida 2000 all over -- and they are gonna "find" votes. You just know they're gonna find votes here and there, but you... (sigh) I don't know how many times I've pointed out that this is a tipping point in the culture battle in this country. Wisconsin is where this is going to be decided. There are gonna be ancillary fights as well in Indiana, Ohio, and other places. But the Kloppenburg crowd, they know what's at stake here and that's why they're going to fight this.
Are we prepared to fight it the way they are going to? See, losing elections is not possible. That cannot have happened. That's why this investigation is happening. They think, "We don't lose elections. Republicans don't win elections! Something's wrong." Now, we -- you know, Mr. and Miss Civics 101 -- campaign, win the election, and say, "Hey, okay, and now you guys have to go along because we won." They say, "No, no, no! You didn't win anything. This election is not over 'til we say it is -- and we especially don't lose elections that we've rigged.
"We rigged this one; and, somehow, we have fewer votes. We just haven't gotten the bottom of it yet, but give us time," and that's what this adds up to. But the reaction, "Ms. Kloppenburg, why can't you just go away?" is the wrong reaction to have. Losing an election for the Democrats, that's just the first step. They factor that in. What's got 'em really peeved here is they had this one rigged. They don't lose elections that they rig! They've lost this rigged election. That's got 'em really bamboozled.