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RUSH: This is Kathy in Wichita. Kathy, thanks for waiting. You’re up next on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: Fine. Thank you very much.

CALLER: Hey, I just wanted to say, I really am insulted by the media’s response to how Hillary is crying. I mean, who cares? It just seems like they just give her a pass at everything, you know, when she was asked, you know, by Chris Matthews about the illegal immigrant thing, remember, they were supposed to send her softball questions? We’re supposed to be soft with her and we’re supposed to be all loving with her and gentle with her, but it just doesn’t seem like they want to deal with real issues. Even this morning on NBC, they brought up past presidents that were crying, and it was just — to us, we just all started laughing. Because it’s like, who cares? What are the issues? I have no idea what Obama believes. I don’t even know what Hillary’s standing for, because all they do is say they want to have a change, so anyway, I just —

RUSH: Well, in Hillary’s case it’s all about her power. It’s all about her and Bill getting back in the White House, and saying whatever she has to, to do that. But you have an interesting perception here on the press reaction to her crying. Because it was the Drive-Bys, when she cried and when she lost it in that debate on Saturday night, it was the Drive-Bys, and particularly those on cable news at night, which started mocking her and started making fun of her and started suggesting that this was the end, then the polling came out, and she was down, 5, 10, 12 points to Obama, and they had buried her and they were running around saying, ‘It’s over,’ and they were doing stories about how she will get out of the race now; the era of Clinton is over. Then all of a sudden the actual votes are counted and she wins by two or three points, and then the Drive-Bys were trying to figure out what went wrong. The first thing they did was examine their polling. And, by the way, I predicted this yesterday, a little bit of a sidebar here. I said that they’re going to have to get to the bottom of this, find out what happened here on the Democrat side because this was one of the biggest blows that anybody in polling has ever made, since they’ve been doing this. It was outrageously wrong, and they’re going to have to find out what happened. So they’ve done a couple days of investigation now, and guess what? There was nothing wrong. There was nothing wrong. We’ll have that Stack coming up in just a second. So, anyway, she wins, Kathy, and yesterday I explained to the country why women went to her on the Democrat side in droves. So today, the Drive-Bys are now in gear, and they’re sympathetic to her. Oh, they have done a 180! Prior to the actual vote. In New Hampshire, they were burying her, and they were being mean, and that is one of the things that drove women to her net ballot box on Tuesday. Now, they’re still not talking about issues but they’re talking about the tears and how it worked and how marvelous it is. They’re just…

CALLER: They’re blowing it out of proportion, I think. Isn’t it a liberal state anyway?

RUSH: Yeah, it’s more liberal than it used to be. It’s certainly not the national bellwether that it used to be. The New Hampshire primary used to be a pretty good indication who was going to win, both parties’ nomination. It’s not that so much anymore. In their mind, they’re not making too big a deal about it because they were so wrong. See, to the Drive-Bys everything is about them.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Exactly.

RUSH: You can disagree, folks, but this is the most… These people give more awards to each other. They have more television shows analyzing their work and how they do it than any industry on earth, including Hollywood.

CALLER: Well, there’s no truth anymore, like with the global warming. I mean, nobody questions it, and, you know, you’re just sitting there on the side. My husband works for an evil oil company. It’s, like, crazy. You know, it’s like we could have really cheap gas out there if people would call their senators, and China is even drilling off of our coast in Florida. So it’s crazy. There’s no such thing as truth anymore.

RUSH: No, because they’re all advocates, and this happens when they lost their monopoly in 1988. They’ve chosen sides, and they’re being compliant about it.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: Here’s something else. You said earlier he didn’t know what Obama stands for, what he’s saying. Did you hear his concession speech what he came in second?

CALLER: All I hear is they wanted change, they wanted change, they wanted change.

RUSH: No, no. He talked about ridding the country of the ‘tyranny’ of oil. Now, people have got to understand, Obama may be inspirational. He may be young, and he may have this mellifluous voice that’s profoundly charismatic.

CALLER: It appeals to Oprah women.

RUSH: But when you listen to what he’s saying, he’s every bit as liberal as anybody the Democrats have ever nominated. The tyranny of oil? Rid the country of the tyranny of oil? Mrs. Clinton has essentially said the same thing, she’s going to take their profits. But right now this personality contest is exactly that. It’s not about issues. They don’t care. The liberals are not running for anything. You’re wanting the Drive-Bys to expose issues on the Democrats? It ain’t going to happen because they already have the fixed assumption that whatever issues Hillary or Obama want, they’re far superior to our side’s. They don’t have to be explained. Everybody knows it.

CALLER: She’s mad at Chris Matthews for asking too hard a question at the debate.

RUSH: No, that was Russert.

CALLER: Russert? Was it?

RUSH: That was Russert that asked her about the driver’s licenses for illegals in New York.

CALLER: Right. And so we can’t ask her — we only have to ask her soft things to make her look soft, because, I don’t know, I think back to Vince Foster, and I didn’t ever see her once crying over her husband’s affairs with different women like Lewinsky and stuff here. So these are things I would have cried over, and I would have — you know, I think a strong woman would have just divorced that man a long time ago. You know, so, I don’t know.

RUSH: No, she couldn’t divorce him. She wouldn’t be anywhere without his last name. You know, hello feminism. She tried the Hillary ‘Rodham’ Clinton, it didn’t work. She’s back to Hillary Clinton. Some still use the Rodham, but she’s asked them to officially dump it; she’s Hillary Clinton now. She wouldn’t be where she is were it not for her last name. That’s a dirty little secret that everybody knows.

Gail in Homewood, Illinois, I’m glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hi, sir, Rush. So how are you today?

RUSH: Fine. Thanks very much.

CALLER: Thank you. I have a point regarding Hillary and her crying.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I was totally flabbergasted. What does she think being president is going to be? It’s going to be a cakewalk compared to campaigning.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: This runaway media is just ridiculous about it.

RUSH: Because the media has got to explain to itself how they blew it. It’s about them. They’ve got egg on their face. What was it that caused them to miss this? That’s why they’re focusing on the crying and the tears. They’re focusing on how magical it was and how fooled they were and how wonderfully it worked, and all of that. It is what it is because the media are who they were. I, frankly, figured your comment about, ‘If she thinks campaigning is tough, what about…?’ Folks, this was calculated, now. I mean, even Jesse Jackson, Jr., is out making the observation you just did. Wait a minute. She didn’t cry after Katrina! She didn’t cry during Bill’s philandering. She didn’t cry during any of these other things. She didn’t cry over soldiers being killed in Iraq. She didn’t cry over that. What’s she crying over now? Nothing that happens with the Clintons is coincidence, and they see it working. It is what it is, folks.

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