RUSH: Speaking of coincidences, as you know, there are no coincidences. The Clintons have taught us this, and today on C-SPAN, ladies and gentlemen, C-SPAN was overrun with callers ripping me to shreds, blaming me for all the problems in America, blaming me for having a chokehold on the Republican Party that's preventing them from doing what's right and following their instincts.
It was like a programmed bunch of caller automatons, and we have just a couple of samples here. First up is a guy who called himself Andrew from Rochester.
ANDREW: The Republicans have a problem in that they're being pulled too far right by people like Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh wants the Republicans to fail so that he can (haltingly) have the Democrats running things so that he can yell and scream about the Democrats screwing things up all the time. Rush Limbaugh is Barack Obama's best friend, because Rush Limbaugh wants Barack Obama to be in office so that he can make more money.
RUSH: Can you believe this?
So this is what they tell themselves, that I'm lying to you, that I actually love this situation, just like I loved Clinton being in office. Oh, yeah! Because I can only do this job when I got things to complain about, when I got things to oppose, when I have things to gripe about, when I have things to disagree with. I can't do this show when my guys are in office 'cause there's nothing to criticize them about. These people actually talk themselves into believing this nonsense, and they run around saying it.
This is what they tell themselves, because in their hearts they know, despite what they say, I'm not stupid. You know, publicly they say, "This Limbaugh, he's an embarrassment. He's stupid. He's silly." Secretly, they know I'm a genius, so they're trying to it figure out. They don't understand opposing Obama. In their world it doesn't make any sense. He's the greatest thing that ever happened. If the Republicans would just sign on to everything, we'd be in utopia. That's the point of the next caller on the C-SPAN flood the zone with Limbaugh's-the-problem calls today. This woman is Pat from Cleveland.
PAT: This president, he's not going anywhere. He's gonna be fine! His family is gonna be fine. You're not gonna hurt him. He's already made his legacy. But instead of trying to work with him... If the Republicans would sign on for the infrastructure, you get more tax money into the government. You wouldn't need all these food stamps. You would have what you need. You'd be able to get teeth, you'd be able to get health insurance, you'd be able to get a job, you'd be able to get a house. But you can't because you're stuck on those Republicans and that idiot Rush Limbaugh. The man's worth over a hundred million dollars.
RUSH: Oh, this is one of these days I wish my parents were alive to see this. Did you hear what this woman said? "If the Republicans would sign on..." You talk about persuading people and what we're up against? These are low-information people who think they are the smartest in the world and they've got it all figured out. "If the Republicans would sign on for the infrastructure," whatever that means.
The last I knew, Obama fixed that. We did a stimulus for that! As far as that's concerned, roads and bridges and schools have all been repaired. (interruption) Well, we know they haven't, but, I mean, as far as what Obama wants people to believe, that's done. So, "If the Republicans would sign on for the infrastructure, you get more tax money into the government." Yeah.
"You wouldn't need all these food stamps. You would have what you need. You'd be able to get teeth, you'd be able to get health insurance, you'd be able to get a job, you'd be able to get a house. But you can't because you're stuck on those Republicans and that idiot Rush Limbaugh." And it's Rush Limbaugh that is preventing the Republicans from signing off on the infrastructure -- and then she insults me by saying I'm worth a hundred million dollars!
RUSH: Do you know what the primary infrastructure of the United States actually is, ladies and gentlemen? It's freedom -- freedom and liberty -- and that infrastructure certainly does need some rebuilding. That infrastructure certainly does need some attention. I mean, whatever she's thinking... Roads and bridges are gonna lead to peace and prosperity and the Republicans agreeing and all that?