RUSH: Carrie in Kalispell, Montana, it's great to have you. You're up first on the Rush Limbaugh program today. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Well, despite the way it sounds, I'm actually pretty rotten.
RUSH: No, I'm okay. I'm fine. I'm good. I'm good.
CALLER: I'm rotten, but before I get on to that, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and keeping me informed. I literally crave hearing the truth, and the only way I can get it is to turn on your program.
RUSH: Well, thank you for that.
CALLER: I get so little of it elsewhere.
RUSH: Thank you. You flatter me. I appreciate it very much.
CALLER: You know what I wanted to say today is, I'm just sick over listening to the media today and the reaction to what Senator Cruz did yesterday. I don't think anybody, not even Republicans, or maybe, you know, there's a handful, maybe, that did hear him, but they didn't hear what he was saying. They may have listened, but they didn't hear.
RUSH: Yes, they did. Yes, they did.
CALLER: Well, he was speaking for me.
RUSH: That's right. They don't want to acknowledge that they heard it.
RUSH: They heard it. That's why they're upset with what he was doing. They heard every word he was saying. He was holding them up as culprits in this.
CALLER: I agree.
RUSH: And he was calling them out. Every Republican is on record as saying this is unacceptable, this is intolerable, and they're gonna do everything they could to keep it from happening. In the moment of truth, they're not. I've got that. You know, I better start on the audio sound bites when we get back or I'm gonna have two days in a row here. We've got some good stuff here. (interruption) What? No, no. The amount of time the staff puts in putting them together, no, that's not a factor at all in whether or not I use them. No, no, no, no. (laughing) Snerdley said, "That's just mean." I'm just teasing. It's all a factor. It's all this pressure, gotta do this, gotta do that, 'cause a lot of people are working very hard putting this together. Some of it's really good. It's just I'm sounding so good today, you know?