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A Likeable Obama Supporter

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RUSH: Carolina Beach, Carolina, this is Holly. Great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Mr. Limbaugh! I'm gonna tell you what a big fan I am by telling you that I'm wishing you liberal, left-wing, bleeding heart, knee-jerk, yellow dog Democrat dittos.

RUSH: Well-l-l. (chuckling) Well-l-l-l-l-l! Great to have you on the program, Holly.

CALLER: (giggles) I'm calling to say that I really hope the Republican Party goes ahead and makes sure they nominate a true conservative, because I remember in 2008 -- at the end of 2008 -- you were saying, "I am done carrying the water for the Republican Party."

RUSH: No, that was in 2006.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I'm sorry if I have the timing wrong. But I was like, "Good for Rush!" My memory is it's 2008. I'm sorry, I may have to argue with you. But I was like, "Good for Rush, 'cause that's right. If you truly believe in the conservative cause then you've got to nominate a conservative leader to be the head of your party," and it doesn't matter one way or the other to me because I'm very confident that President Obama's gonna get reelected.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: But I really think that when Republicans lose, they need to lose with principle.

RUSH: Well, you're very concerned about us in that regard. You really care.

CALLER: I'm not that concerned.

RUSH: Holly, you really care about us. You're warming my heart here.

CALLER: I was afraid you'd think you would be suspicious of it, but it honestly is from... I think it would be for the best if Republicans --

RUSH: What is there to be suspicious about? You want conservatives to lose, and you want 'em to lose as --

CALLER: No, no.

RUSH: You want 'em to lose as conservatives, right?

CALLER: Well, yes.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Republicans are going to lose, but I'm saying, "How do they want to go down? Do they want to go down with another establishment candidate like McCain, or do they want to go down with a conservative?"

RUSH: Well --

CALLER: 'Cause you're going --

RUSH: No, no. No, wait, that's not the question. The question is: How do you want them to go down?

CALLER: Oh, well, I just want them to go down, and that's what's gonna happen.

RUSH: But then why do you care?

CALLER: So either way.

RUSH: No, no, no, no. Why do you care whether they go dawn with a faux conservative or a real one?

CALLER: Well, I do believe in the two-party system and I do believe that it helps to have people who have differing views bringing different --

RUSH: Oh, give me a break! You no more believe that than you believe that the Man in the Moon impregnated Rick Santorum's wife.

CALLER: (giggling) No, I hadn't heard that one. And no, I don't believe that one.

RUSH: Let me ask you a question. Holly, you're a great liberal. I need to ask you something.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: There's something I've been hearing, and I need to confirm it with you. Literally. It's not a trick. It's not a joke. I have been hearing that one of the reason that women don't like Santorum is he's got too many kids; and as old as and he his wife are, they have an infant, and that's just oppressive. There's no woman alive that wants to have seven kids, much less seven kids when they're that couple's age. Do you think that or have you heard other people be critical of Santorum for that?

CALLER: No, I haven't. But I will say this, that when I was talking to all of my friends about the whole contraception contretemps, one of the things we talk about is we don't know anybody who's got five and six kids. Every person I know, every woman I know has been on birth control at at least some point in her life.

RUSH: Do you know anybody --

CALLER: Every person I know doesn't have more than three kids. That's the most of the anybody I know has is three.

RUSH: So you do know women who have three kids then?

CALLER: (laughing) Yes. My mother's one of them.

RUSH: Oh, yeah, but that would be automatic. I meant in your circle of friends.

CALLER: How many?

RUSH: Yeah. Do you all keep track of...? Well, no. I'm not gonna ask that.

CALLER: Well, you know, I go to work. I have, you know, women I work with. I have women that I went to school with. I have women that live in my neighbor neighborhood.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I have women that go to my church. I just, you know... I can't really compute it.

RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. What church do you go to? It's none of my business. I'm just shocked. I don't know how to deal with it.

CALLER: I... I... Personally, I don't appreciate that. I know that I'm a good Christian and that I have a great faith in God controlling the things that go on in the world.

RUSH: I know you love Obama, but that's a given.

CALLER: And I have confidence that if God loves this country, which I know He does, He will make sure that it doesn't fall.

RUSH: That's where you and I differ. I'm not sure God does love the country.

CALLER: Oh, I know He does. Yeah, we can't be this great a blessed country without His blessings.

RUSH: I just don't see Obama that way.

CALLER: I know you don't.

RUSH: There is a great divide between us on this.

CALLER: I do. I see that. And can I tell you one thing I love about you is you're willing to let somebody like me come on and say my opinions. You know, other people who want to be Rush are really bad about like not at all letting liberal voices on the radio shows with them.

RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. We put them up first in line when we get them.

CALLER: Oh, I know. I even said, "I'm a liberal on a cell phone." I know that means I go to the front of the line. I'm a fan! I'm a huge fan.

RUSH: I get a kick talking to you. I think you represent the challenge of possibility. You're at least... You're listening every day.

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: So you represent future growth in --

CALLER: Uh, yes.

RUSH: -- what I happen to believe in.

CALLER: Not into conservatism, but definitely, as far as politics.

RUSH: It sneaks up on you, Holly. One day you're gonna be, and you won't even know how it happened. It'll just happen one day. That's the risk you take. It's the risk you run listening to me every day. It will happen.

CALLER: Well, the only reason why I'm positive it won't is, again, I have a 90-year-old month who's a raving liberal. So if she's not turned conservative, I have every confidence I won't either.

RUSH: Are you married?

CALLER: Uh, I'm divorced.

RUSH: You're divorced.

CALLER: Sadly. So... But it was a long time ago, and I haven't attempted to go down that path again.

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: (chuckles) But, you know, I hope, too, and I hope to adopt children. I'm just not in a place to do it right now.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: But I'm definitely getting to the point where I'm not gonna be having them biologically.

RUSH: Well, don't --

CALLER: That's one thing I tell them, too! The contraception issue: The older you get, the less that matters. I'm not worried about unplanned pregnancies.

RUSH: Well, don't call Planned Parenthood if you want to adopt.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Whatever you do, don't call them.

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