RUSH: Morgan in Apple Valley, California, I’m glad you waited. Nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I do not think that Obama’s rhetoric is empty. I am of the opinion that he is skillfully using soaring rhetoric to make desire a fact; desire becomes policy position. I don’t hear people say, ‘I agree with his policies and positions.’ I hear, ‘I believe in Obama.’
CALLER: And rather than write his rhetoric off as empty, I would like to see someone do a thesis-level analysis of Obama’s rhetoric from a historical perspective. Obama’s rhetoric frightens me. I see it as an abusive exploitation of the human religious sentiment in the service of progressivism, political religion, and you have stated before that progressivism, liberalism is a religion, and I believe that Obama is just their newest priest.
RUSH: I agree with you a hundred percent on that, it’s very well said. When I say he’s saying nothing, I don’t mean to be insulting here. You made the point a different way. People are not saying, ‘I agree with Obama,’ because they don’t know what he’s saying. If you ask, ‘Obama, what’s he for?’ They’ll say it doesn’t matter, and they won’t be able to tell you what he’s for. They’ll be able to give you platitudes, ‘Well, he’s for America. Well, he’s for fairness. Well, he’s for justice.’
CALLER: His soaring rhetoric will bring them to him and once he has them, he will be able to lead them where he wishes them to go. This has a historical precedent.
RUSH: What are we going to be able to do about it?
CALLER: Expose it! Analyze it! Lay it side by side with historical precedents.
RUSH: Okay, but do you think the Democrats are going to listen to me on this?
CALLER: No. No Democrat ever listens to you.
RUSH: No, they listen, but they’re not —
CALLER: Rush, Democrats won’t! Sane people will!
RUSH: Well, but the point is, he’s going to get Democrat votes. The Democrats do listen, but they’re inclined to do the exact opposite of what I say. If I really wanted to torpedo McCain, I would endorse him because that would send the independents and liberals that are going to vote for him running away faster than anything. What people don’t realize is, I’m doing McCain the biggest favor that could be done for him by staying out of this. If I endorsed him thoroughly, with passion, that would end the independents and moderates, because they so despise me and they so hate me. For example, where did I see this? Oh. Some guy, a columnist in the New York Post, talked to — do you know what Tina Fey is?
CALLER: Not really.
RUSH: Well, Tina Fey used to be one of the writers at Saturday Night Live and she did the Weekend Update news. She now is the creator/producer/writer of the NBC comedy show 30 Rock. This guy in the New York Post yesterday was quoting her saying, ‘Yeah, I’m telling everybody I’m voting Obama, but I’m really voting McCain.’ Now, she’s telling people she’s voting Obama because with the liberals that’s going to make her sound good, look good, voting for the black guy, but she says she’s secretly going to vote for McCain. Now, if I really wanted to torpedo McCain, I would endorse him because if I do, and if I become the biggest champion and supporter of John McCain there is in this country, the Tina Feys of the world are going to punt. They’re going to think, ‘Wait a minute, what’s happened here? What did McCain do to get Limbaugh’s endorsement?’ That’s the way Democrats listen to me is my point.
CALLER: Logical insane people listen to you, and there are enough logical insane Democrats that will hopefully wake up and understand that Obama’s rhetoric has a historical precedent —
RUSH: They don’t care about anything but winning. Like I said earlier, the fact that he says nothing while saying it well, that’s half of why they like him. They’re so sick and tired of a president they don’t think can put two sentences together in a way that makes sense. I can’t tell you the number of liberal Democrats I’ve run into, and their sole reason for hating Bush is they don’t think he can talk. And they think he’s stupid, which of course he isn’t. But they think he is because of the way he speaks publicly. So here you’ve got Obama, regardless what he’s saying, he speaks much better in public than Hillary does. He speaks much better in public than even old Bill did.
CALLER: We know who Hillary is. We know where she’s been. We know what we stand for. Obama is impossible to pin down. And that’s scary.
RUSH: Well, I’m not intimidated by that. When the time comes, all you’re going to need to know about Obama is, he’s a liberal. And then you just need to define what liberals are going to do to the country, and I’ll incorporate your well-reasoned thoughts. In fact, you know what you’re really saying is, if there are any mind-numbed robots out there, they are Obama supporters.
RUSH: They don’t care what he’s saying. They don’t care whether it makes sense or not.
CALLER: He’s like the pied piper —
RUSH: Exactly. Exactly what I’m accused of being is what Obama is.
CALLER: But his sweet tune has got to be analyzed.
RUSH: Do you think, Morgan, he’s seriously going to win the Democrat nomination?
CALLER: I don’t know from here. I really don’t know. But he might.
RUSH: He may win it, but he’s not going to be the nominee.
RUSH: Yeah. It’s the Clintons we’re talking about here, Morgan, the Clintons.
CALLER: May I make a personal note? You inspire me —
CALLER: — because of your ability to have overcome what you have been through and get on with your life, and I listen to you mostly for that reason.
RUSH: Well, thank you very much. I sincerely appreciate that.
CALLER: You inspire me.
RUSH: Thank you very much, Morgan. I appreciate it. By the way, Morgan, one of my all-time, top-ten female names.
RUSH: All right, we have a lot of interesting and funny audio sound bites, and we’ll get to those in the next hour. I think it’s funny McCain is saying ‘calm down’ to his people, Obama is saying, ‘get fired up.’ Isn’t that kind of all we need to know here? We’re told to calm down. Obama’s telling his people, ‘Get fired up out there!’