RUSH: This is Terry on the Jersey Shore. Nice to have you on the EIB Network, Terry.
CALLER: Yes, it’s a pleasure to speak to you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I am calling regarding the comment you made regarding Governor Corzine and the stem cell defeat. Yesterday he said that the voters of New Jersey did not quite understand the question.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s what Mrs. Clinton is saying about the illegal aliens and driver’s licenses, it’s just too complicated for the average person to understand, so despite the vote we’re going to go ahead and build the thing anyway.
CALLER: Right. I, as a staunch Republican in a Republican county, we’re called central New Jersey, and from here on down south, we are red. I take offense to him thinking that we have to follow in step with the rest of the north Jersey area in voting Democrat. On my refrigerator I have a bumper sticker for several years, and it says, ‘I think, dot, dot, therefore I vote Republican.’
RUSH: Amen. I’ve seen those bumper stickers.
CALLER: Have you seen them?
RUSH: Yeah. When you see ’em on cars, they’ve been halfway ripped off. (laughing)
CALLER: Exactly. And he did say that he was going to put that to a vote again.
RUSH: Of course!
RUSH: Of course! Look, Terry, I have all the patience and compassion and understanding in the world, but where do you live? New Jersey!
CALLER: Yes, I do. And you know, I get upset when you say, ‘You people in New Jersey, you keep on voting ’em in.’ I don’t vote ’em in. But we’re stuck.
RUSH: Well, I understand that, but you know you’re the minority party. You know what’s going to happen, you know the vote doesn’t matter.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: The Constitution didn’t matter when The Torch quit the Senate race —
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: — and they went and found The Lout. The judge, the Supreme Court said, ‘Ah, screw the Constitution, the Democrats deserve to have a candidate here.’ So if you have a state Supreme Court that just used their Constitution for toilet paper, why are you surprised that Corzine would say, screw the vote, people didn’t understand it, we’re going to build this research center anyway.
CALLER: What are people like us supposed to do, Rush?
CALLER: That’s the only option.
RUSH: Well, I know it’s tough. It really is tough, because you sound like you’re a native.
CALLER: Oh, yes. Oh, yes. I grew up right on the ocean, right here —
RUSH: You love it. You love New Jersey, right?
CALLER: I love it.
CALLER: You know, surprisingly, it has a lot to offer, except for the majority party, it’s really a beautiful state.
RUSH: Once you get past the dumps and the hazardous waste areas near Giants Stadium.
CALLER: Yeah, but we’re down —
RUSH: I’m just kidding. I shouldn’t have said that. I was up late last night. I’m still giddy.
RUSH: That’s an old joke and a cliché.
CALLER: We’re in the Red Bank area and south.
RUSH: I fly over it every time I leave New York. The departure route takes you —
CALLER: Right over.
RUSH: We take off from Teterboro, gotta fly due — after we, you know, throttle back for noise reduction so the New Jerseyans below us are not disturbed —
CALLER: We’re also embarrassed about our two singing friends, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen from New Jersey.
RUSH: Well, what do you expect, it’s New Jersey. What do you expect people from New Jersey are going to be?
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: The odds are they’re going to be libs.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: By the way, there’s one thing that happened, you know, one of those referendums the other day that passed, idiots can now vote.
CALLER: And did you know that this is the first time in 17 years that a question on the ballot has been defeated in New Jersey?
RUSH: I did not know that, but if I could be serious here for a minute, Terry, what it means is — this was expert analysis from yesterday — what it means is the people in New Jersey saw this as not a loan, they saw this as a tax increase. That’s not going to fly. When Oregon turns it down 60-40, a cigarette tax to fund health care for the kids, telling you, taxes, taxes, taxes, illegal immigration, illegal immigration, illegal immigration, those are the issues next year.
RUSH: By the way, Governor Corzine in New Jersey said that his stem cell measure failed because the people didn’t understand it. The same thing’s being said in Oregon. ‘Oregon’s working poor will have to wait a while longer to get health-care coverage for their children. Voters easily defeated Measure 50, a plan to raise tobacco taxes to provide universal health care for children after a record-shattering negative ad campaign financed by cigarette companies.’ You people in Oregon and the media can lie to yourselves all day long about tobacco being behind this. You don’t understand. People do not want to pay any more taxes. Am I sounding too shrill? People just don’t want to pay more taxes! Gosh, this ought to tell you. Everybody hates smokers, Oregon! Everybody hates ’em. Here’s a chance to soak ’em. This was not a tax increase on the whole state. This is a tax increase on a small little group of people who are hated and despised and reviled by the people that don’t smoke. A chance to really stick it to ’em, and it goes down to defeat 60-40. Yeah, middle class kids. I know it’s going to cover middle class kids, too. Ted Kulongoski, the governor, said, ”The tobacco industry won this battle. But they will not win the war.’ In Salem, pediatrician James Lace said tobacco companies ran an effective campaign, ‘and they outspent us 4 to 1.’ ‘ I think it failed because people got confused by the whole issue of the constitutional amendment.” Don’t think so, Mr. Lace. So once again, we have another example of arrogant condescension from liberal Democrat politicians who hold average people in contempt when they don’t do what they are supposed to do, you damn little mind-numbed robots!