RUSH: Here's Sam, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Thank you for waiting. Great to have you on the program, sir.
CALLER: Mister Big.
RUSH: Mister Big of the vast right-wing conspiracy.
CALLER: Exactly. Rush, is the lexicon in the Washington White House correspondents gonna change for using the "bully pulpit" term?
RUSH: It's an interesting question. The president has the bully pulpit. But being a bully isn't cool. Will they stop using the term "bully pulpit"? I don't know. What do you think?
CALLER: I think they should in the current vocabulary that's going on. But, Rush, it's Open Line Friday. Can I touch base on one thing with you?
RUSH: Sure. What is it?
CALLER: You remember way back when they started the TSA? They held Bush's feet to the fire that they had to be unionized before they would agree to that.
RUSH: I have a vague recollection of that, yes.
CALLER: So they were holding their feet to the fire to unionize them and the Democrats were just horrible in holding that up. And also, at last guess, 20 weeks from now the unemployment will run out. You're exactly right, in September they're gonna use that as a political chip to show how mean the Republicans are.
RUSH: Yeah. See, this is the thing. It's expiring in eight states this weekend, but as they continue to lower the unemployment rate, more states' unemployment extensions will end throughout the summer. More people losing unemployment benefits. Obama's rolling the dice that he can blame this pain on the Republicans. And who knows. Look what the media did with Romney. Look at this phony, fraudulent story, front page, Washington Post. Not even Joe Scarborough believed it. I'm told they had Mark McKinnon on there today, he was Bush's media guy, head of this group called No Labels, and McKinnon said, what this means is that nobody can ever run for president again. And what he means by that is who the hell is gonna subject themselves to this kind of stuff to run for president? Who's gonna do it?
And he pointed out that fewer and fewer women are seeking public office, and he's assuming it's because they don't like the media anal that they get, like happened to Nikki Haley. Totally exonerated after how many months of charges of fraud and whatever she had been involved in. There was never anything to it. McKinnon, well, I didn't see the show so I don't know if he mentioned or not. It's not that nobody can run for president, because the Washington Post doesn't do this to Democrats. They do it to George Allen. Macaca. They're doing it to Romney on the front page. But this does not happen to Democrats. Any Democrat can run for office.
As I say, Romney was not at Chappaquiddick. Romney was not accused of rape. Romney didn't have an affair with a mob gal, an actress who later committed suicide. Romney didn't father a child out of wedlock, and then ask some heiress to pay for it. Romney didn't support the tapping of Martin Luther King's phone, and Romney was never a member of the Klan. Romney didn't lie about his law school grades, but every one of those people: Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick; Bill Clinton, rape; John Kennedy mob gal and actress; John Edwards, child out of wedlock; Robert Kennedy, tapped Martin Luther King's phone; Robert Byrd, member of the Ku Klux Klan; law school grades, gosh, it's Ted Kennedy again. All those things happened after high school, and they don't matter. Don't hurt Democrats with that stuff. But a made-up story about Romney, front page news.