RUSH: This is Billy, Fort Worth, Texas, you’re first. Nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Hey, how you doing, Mr. Limbaugh?
RUSH: Fine. Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Yes, first of all I want to say, I know you really think you are bringing America together, but really I think you’re separating America. You know, America is polarized because we split right down the middle. I’m 57 years old and I’ve never seen America more segregated, well, not segregated — separated — in my 57 years.
RUSH: You know why?
CALLER: I know you — I know you think —
RUSH: I’m going to tell you why. This country was forever poisoned when the Clintons arrived in Washington in 1993. That is when this partisan poison began. You want to tell me that Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon were not subject and targeted for total destruction by liberal Democrats? I don’t know how old you are, but —
CALLER: I’m 57 years old. Listen, I don’t think —
RUSH: Well, then you’re old enough —
CALLER: (unintelligible rambling)
RUSH: You gotta slow down out there so that I can understand your words because of my hearing problem, Billy. Just slow down a little bit. But what did you call me — I’m segregating the country because of partnership?
CALLER: That’s what you’re doing. Look at it.
RUSH: And, instead, I should be reaching out, trying to bring America together?
CALLER: That’s right. I really believe so. I’m going to ask you a question: Can you define conservatives and liberals? Define those two words.
RUSH: Yeah, I’ll define conservative and liberal for you here in just a second.
CALLER: Define ’em for me.
RUSH: I’ll define ’em both for you, but the first thing I want to tell you, I am attempting to unite the country, by telling the country the truth.
CALLER: The truth you believe is true.
RUSH: No, no, no —
CALLER: What you believe, sir, is not true.
RUSH: Not the truth I believe. The truth. I don’t want to be wrong. You think I want to sit here and base unity and people agreeing with me on lies? That’s the last thing I want to do, that won’t hold up. I am based in total truth. I want the country to know the truth about Mrs. Clinton and who they are. Now, definition, conservative and liberal. There are many ways to attack this, Billy. Let me try this. I’ll try two different ways. Liberals want to control everybody’s lives so that they live as liberals want them to live. They don’t want them to smoke; they don’t want them to drive certain cars; they don’t want them to eat certain foods; they don’t want them to live certain places. It’s about total control with the government having the last word on what anybody can eat, drink, say, or do. Liberals also hold most people in contempt, Billy. They have done everything they can to keep as many people from reaching individual prosperity as possible. They want people dependent so they’ll continue to vote for Democrats.
Conservatives look at individuals and see the opportunity for greatness in each and every one of them. If we get out of their way, we believe in the ability of people to overcome the obstacles in life. We want them educated so they can triumph over this, so they can understand achievement, they can understand pride, they can understand the concept of meeting and surpassing expectations. We want a great country. We don’t want a country full of wusses and wimps who could be much better than they are because they have been told they have no chance and they have been told to depend on Democrats and government. That is not the recipe for a great country. It’s, basically, boil it down to control versus liberty. I’m for liberty. Liberals are for control. I don’t want them controlling my life, and you shouldn’t want them controlling yours, although it sounds like they already do.