RUSH: Here's Holly, South Royalton, Vermont, as we go back to the phones. I'm really glad you waited. Really appreciate your patience. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I am so thrilled to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I've been a fan, oh, my gosh, you got me into politics. Back in 1990 I used to watch your show late at night when I got home from my second shift, and I love you and agree with pretty much everything you have to say.
RUSH: Well, that's good 'cause sometimes I'm teasing.
CALLER: Sometimes, yeah.
RUSH: So you said almost, that's cool.
CALLER: The other night on Greta I thought you did a fantastic job, and when you said we need to defeat them, I was like, yes, finally, 'cause I've been saying that for years. There is no common ground when our core beliefs are what's at stake here, and I really believe if we stop focusing on Republicans versus Democrats and instead look at conservatives versus the progressives, is the difference.
RUSH: Well, true. Not just that. Washington versus the rest of the country. The real alignment now is ruling class, country class. And the ruling class is made up of people all parties, all races, all creeds. It's of Washington. But conservative-liberal, conservative-progressive, yeah, I agree. I'm glad you noticed that. Steny Hoyer did, too. Steny Hoyer, who is the leader of the Democrats in the House, this on the House floor yesterday during debate on rules for three bills.
HOYER: The Republican majority cannot get its act together, disagrees with itself, is a deeply divided party. I was just on television and they played a clip of Rush Limbaugh before that, and Rush Limbaugh said we ought not to compromise because we don't have anything in common with them, meaning Democrats. Our response was, "Oh, I think Rush Limbaugh is wrong. We're all Americans, and we're all elected here by Americans, to serve them and to serve their country."
RUSH: Yeah, but you have nothing in common, Congressman. You don't have anything in common with Republicans. There's nothing you believe I want to compromise with. Your view of government's entirely different than mine. Your view of Washington, your view of citizenry, entirely different. Anyway, they noticed, they noticed.