RUSH: Here’s Reggie in Washington, as we go back to the phones. Hi, Reggie. It’s nice to have you with us.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Pretty good, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: I’m calling right now just to make a couple comments. I was scanning the radio. Your radio show popped up, and I heard this Operation Chaos.
RUSH: Isn’t that great? This is one of the most fun things that we have done here. I’ll tell you, Obama is even buying radio time in Pennsylvania now urging Republicans to register for him.
CALLER: I mean, he has to. He definitely has to, but I don’t think that it has too much to do with Operation Chaos. I think that Operation Chaos holds about as much water as this guilt-by-association, um, legislation.
RUSH: Are you saying that Operation Chaos is not working?
CALLER: I think it is — it may be more of — a self-serving situation that you have created —
RUSH: You think I’m making it up?
CALLER: — to increase ratings.
RUSH: Wait a second. You think I’m making it up? You think that all these newspaper stories are not accurate, of all these people, Republicans, who are admitting to registrars that they are changing registration to Democrat in Ohio and Texas to vote for Hillary? You think I’m making all of this up?
CALLER: I think that you may be exaggerating it, yes. You know you are (cell drop), and it’s — it’s — the words that you use do exaggerate. And I do believe that you have a few boneheaded followers that have gone out of their way to tamper, and that’s cool, but, I mean, the statistics don’t show that you have affected anything by a landslide. Hillary is still winning by a very tight margin, especially in the last race, and if you do… If you can’t recall, last time the primary situation dipped down South, racial polarities did rear the ugly head, and it did the same thing this time.
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. What does racial polarity have to do with this?
CALLER: It has something to do with the fact that the Jeremiah Wright thing comes out; you get on the radio, you start hollering ‘Hussein,’ blah, blah, blah. You all know the rhetoric you’re using —
RUSH: Now, wait a minute, Reggie. Wait a second, Reggie.
CALLER: — and you all know the way people react to it.
RUSH: Reggie? Reggie? I don’t mention his name. You’ve said his name on this program today. I haven’t.
CALLER: What, so…?
RUSH: We don’t put callers on this show who say that. If you’d have told us that you’re going to use Obama’s middle name, we wouldn’t have put you on.
CALLER: Rush, this is what I’m talking about. The name is fact, but you understand what it invokes.
CALLER: You and people like Bill O do it.
CALLER: I think that the (unintelligible) and Chris Matthews are the man.
CALLER: Tune in to MSNBC, great people, Tim Russert, real news!
RUSH: Reggie, I think you’re jealous.
RUSH: Of me.
CALLER: Of you?
RUSH: Yes, and the power this radio show has. You know damn well Operation Chaos is working better than even I imagined. It has inflamed the Drive-By Media.
RUSH: It has caused Obama to spend his money running against me, and you just sitting out there, you think I’m making it all up for exaggerating, for my ego? I don’t have any ego in this! I want to win, buddy.
CALLER: So what you’re telling me, Rush, is that Obama would not have run radio ads either way it went?
RUSH: I’m damn well telling you that straight! Absolutely right. He would not. If there were not Republicans that were crossing over and voting Hillary, he wouldn’t dare waste his money asking Republicans to cross over and vote for him.
RUSH: But, Rush, for every Republican that crosses over to vote Hillary, there are probably two more that will cross over and vote for him. He is undeniably the candidate that has the independents and the Republican voters coming to.
RUSH: Yeah, but it doesn’t… Even if what you say is true — and you’re just guessing — even if for every Hillary Republican voter there are two Republicans voting for Obama, you don’t know that yet. We don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’m just telling you that it wouldn’t be happening at all if it weren’t for the fact that Operation Chaos, Rush the Vote, was working — and profoundly so, historically profoundly so.
CALLER: Okay. Can I ask you one more question?
CALLER: All right. So this is factual, that all Republican voters, they would much rather go with Obama. Was Rush the Vote or was Operation Chaos responsible for them voting for Obama?
RUSH: Uh, no. I don’t know. It might have been. All I said was —
CALLER: Rush —
RUSH: I did suggest that we needed to keep the Democrat soap opera going. We needed to create some chaos. We need this party undecided and at war with each other, all the way through the convention. I suggested that Republicans, after our nominee was chosen, I said, we need to bloody up Obama politically.
CALLER: You know, I gotta give it to you. I will give it to you. If this thing was to work out the way that you had it, it would be ingenious. It would go down in the history books. I give you that. But what I urge you and the listeners to be cautious of, is the fact that the Democrats and Republicans that are not satisfied with the war and the economy, we hate those things a lot more than they dislike one candidate or the other.
RUSH: Right. Right.
CALLER: You know? It could come back…
RUSH: I understand that. I just said it. You people in the Democrat Party hate your party as much as you hate the country.
CALLER: No, we don’t. And you also said that the Democrat Party was polarized. I don’t think we’re polarized at all, or segmented. I think that we’re representative of society and I do think that —
RUSH: No, you’re not.
CALLER: We are.
RUSH: No, you’re not. That’s the problem; you’re really not. The country does not want to be segmented. The country does not want to be segregated. The country does not want is to be made up as members of groups. We want to be Americans, and it’s the Democrat Party that is refusing that. If the Democrat Party is giving us African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, gay-Americans, homosexual-Americans, lady-Americans, female-Americans, all this hyphenated-American stuff has come from your party because you desire people segmented!
CALLER: No, we do not provide… We would not rather people be segmented. We, as Democrats, are representative of the United States, and that’s why these people and all the different races and all the different backgrounds and ethnicities and genders (cell drop).
RUSH: Maybe so, but I don’t think you’re right. The racism in this country right now is taking place in the Democrat Party. Now, I got a question for you.
RUSH: When Hillary steals this from Barack, which you know — you know and I know — that that’s the objective here. If she steals this from Obama via superdelegates or a riot or something at the convention, what are you going to do?
CALLER: What will I do?
RUSH: Are you still going to be saying ‘we Democrats’?
CALLER: I’ll tell you the truth. I will tell you the absolute, God’s honest truth. Before I listened to your show, I was prepared to vote for Ralph Nader. If Obama didn’t get it, I was voting for Nader, because I do not approve some of the tactics that have been employed.
CALLER: But as of now, after listening to this and listening to how unified you all are, I will vote for Hillary Clinton before I do anything to waste that vote over some small thing. It’s politics. Politics can be a dirty game, sometimes.
RUSH: You’re gonna be unique.
CALLER: Oh, no.
RUSH: You’re going to be unique, because most people that want Obama are going to be livid, particularly black and young people. They’re going to be livid. They’re gonna think the Democrat Party is all a bunch of hocus-pocus about change and the future and all this. If they deny him his victory here, there’s going to be hell to pay. By the way, Reggie, I…am already…in the history books. This will just be, Operation Chaos will just be, a new chapter on me in the history books. Stu in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, hello, sir. You’re next.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Love you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m a ‘boneheaded follower,’ and I wanted to tell you that I just changed my affiliation to Democrat, and I haven’t been this excited about voting since 1984!
RUSH: (laughing) I hope Reggie is still listening. Reggie said he thought that this whole Operation Chaos was BS.
CALLER: Well, bonehead here waiting for orders.
RUSH: (laughing) Okay, what happened? What happened when you went and registered? Did they say anything to you?
CALLER: They didn’t say anything, but I was just proud.
RUSH: Did you tell them that you were a Republican wanting to register Democrat?
CALLER: Yep. Well, I didn’t say I was Republican. I said, ‘I want to change affiliation,’ but I’d love to see them in disarray at the Democrat Party, and I just can’t wait to go that day and ‘vote Rush.’
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: That’s great. More excited! Now, what does this tell us? In a way, this is somewhat concerning. A Republican just said (laughing) that the most excited he’s been since 1984, is the chance to go vote for Hillary Clinton in a primary!