RUSH: Did you people know that I want Hillary Clinton elected president? Well, it happened this morning on C-SPAN, on their Washington Journal show. Peter Slen, the host, was interviewing American University Women and Politics Institute director Jennifer Lawless. During the interview they took some phone calls from C-SPAN viewers about women in politics, and a guy from Rochester (snowed in, no doubt), Andrew, called in and had this to say...
ANDREW: I'm a little afraid that Rush Limbaugh is gonna get Hillary Clinton elected. I'm a little afraid.
SLEN: Why do you say that, Andrew? You're calling on the Republican line.
ANDREW: Well, Rush Limbaugh, I don't think is interested in getting Republicans elected. I think he's interested in getting Democrats elected so that the people that pay Rush Limbaugh can make more money off of a divided country. That's just what I think. Anyway, if Rush Limbaugh does get Hillary elected, which is what it -- the people that pay Rush Limbaugh would like him to do, do you think that Hillary Clinton would be a good president or do you think she's just in it for the money like a lot of people?
RUSH: (laughing) So the people that pay me are in it for the money, I'm in it for the money, and Hillary's in it for the money. "The people that pay Rush Limbaugh want Hillary elected." This guy, maybe remembers Operation Chaos and he may be totally confused about what it was, but I doubt that. I just think this is your average, low-information idiot who thinks he knows everything. He doesn't listen here, and he doesn't know what goes on here.
But he reads what is said or broadcast about me, and he thinks that I don't believe what I say, and I'm just in it for the money, and I want Democrats elected so I'll have people to oppose and argue about and conflict, that I don't want my own guys to win -- which is just pure idiocy. It's lunacy. Anyway, so that was Andrew in Rochester. Here is Jennifer Lawless from American University Women and Politics Institute. She's the director. Here's her reaction...
LAWLESS: I think that Rush Limbaugh cannot get anybody elected president. But if we go down the path of assuming that Hillary Clinton is the nominee and then does get elected, she's in a position now where it would be far more lucrative for her not to run for office and not to be president of the United States. She and her husband can both command speaking salaries that far exceed what she would make as president. It's hard to find a candidate, though, with a better resume and more diverse experience than she has.
RUSH: Absolute lunacy all over C-SPAN today. Just total lunacy. I mean, here's this guy who calls and makes it all about money, and so this woman, "Okay, well, I'll deal with this guy on the basis of money, and then say, 'Well, there's no way Hillary could make anywhere near the kind of money being president that she could if she wasn't elected president! She couldn't get paid for speeches and so forth. But if she ran, there's nobody better. No better resume and more diverse experience.'"
How about competence, Jennifer? There isn't any. Benghazi, Hillarycare, the bimbo eruptions? Would somebody explain to me? I've told you, this business with Hillary is not about her competence. It is not about her qualifications. It's about what she is owed for making sure that Clinton survived. It's about paying her back for all of the excrement sandwiches she had to eat while married to that guy while they were in Arkansas and everywhere else during the bimbo eruptions.
During Clinton running around with Monica Lewinsky, she enabled him to stay in office. She enabled him to stay married. She took all of that, and it's her turn -- and it was her turn in 2008, until Obama came along, and then the party powers chose the young black guy over the... uh, over her. She's been a dutiful soldier since then. So now it's her turn, and they tell us she has a "diverse resume" and all of this. What about competence?