RUSH: Joe in New York City, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Rush, how are you? Mega future top tax bracket dittos.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I wanted to talk about the religious forum, quote, unquote, religious forum on CNN.
RUSH: That was a socialist forum disguised as religion.
CALLER: Any time they talk about religion, they always pull the feed-the-poor quotes out of the Bible. But what I wanted to talk about was it seems to me that liberals always use religion as sort of something like a faucet that they can turn off and on, depending on any kind of policy that they want to push forward. And the question I have that never seems to get asked at any of these forums is, if you’re not going to use religion as a criteria, what are you going to use? Are you going to use education?
RUSH: As a criteria for policy making, you mean?
CALLER: Yeah for policy making, yes.
RUSH: Well, see that’s where liberals get stuck because no, they’re not. They’re not going to use religion. They’re not going to use personal morality because it might offend somebody, and they’re not going to impose that. Look, this is driven by polling data. This is driven by focus groups, and Democrats are constantly finding out what their weaknesses are, and it’s hit them again that they’re weak in the areas of God, faith, religion, values, and this sort of thing. So voila, here comes CNN with this little forum for them to go out and try to reach out to people who are expressing doubts about them in this particular area.
CALLER: Sure. All based on polls, of course.
CALLER: Rush, we all know polls are for strippers and liberals. That’s about it. It’s never a reflection on society.
RUSH: Yeah, polls are for strippers and liberals, which is one and the same, probably.
CALLER: Yeah. (Laughing.) For the most part, yeah.
RUSH: That reminds me, they’re getting all over Fred Thompson’s wife because she’s a babe.
CALLER: Yeah, I’ve seen pictures of her, she is.
RUSH: She’s a babe and there are people out there talking about, ‘Do you think she’s ever danced the pole?’ I kid you not. I was going to do the story yesterday, didn’t get to it, but they’re ripping Fred Thompson because he’s not a good-looking guy. ‘He’s 65 years old, what’s he doing with this good-looking 40-year-old babe? There’s something not right about this.’ Look, liberals, they’re envious as hell of our women, folks. Everybody knows this. It’s one of the best kept secrets going on in politics.