RUSH: Hickory, North Carolina, Todd, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush, from the Tar Heel State.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I just want to give an Operation Chaos bulletin. If anyone in the great state of North Carolina is wanting to participate, they need to change their voter registration by April the 11th. If it’s after that, you’re going to be too late.
RUSH: Got a lot of time then, you got a little over two weeks to make up your mind as to whether or not as a Republican you want to change registration and vote in the Democrat primary in North Carolina. I’ve been getting e-mails. I must be honest about this. I’ve been getting e-mails from North Carolinians who have literally been begging me to suspend Operation Chaos in North Carolina because of the importance of many of the down-ballot races on the Republican side —
RUSH: — for local races, the statehouse, US Congress and that sort of thing.
CALLER: Right. But we’ve got a pretty important governor’s race going on, too, right now.
RUSH: A pretty important governor’s race. Yes. That’s all very true, and these things have to be taken into account. Why don’t you wait for guidance from me as to what to do with North Carolina, because we may be able to sacrifice a state here in Operation Chaos. If that state has some truly, truly important Republican down-ballot races that people need to participate in, we might suspend and exempt North Carolina, special dispensation. I haven’t decided on it yet.
CALLER: Well, only with your grace and blessing.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that, sir. You know, loyalty to the commanding officer is required —
CALLER: There you go.
RUSH: — for any successful operation, chaos or otherwise, to succeed. I haven’t gotten any from Pennsylvania because the Republicans know they don’t have a prayer there anyway. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh don’t have a prayer so they’re happy to have fun with their vote count… Now, Harrisburg, we own. Allentown, we own that. Wilkes-Barre, we own that. Pennsylvania is like a mini-United States. You’ve got Philadelphia on the East Coast, Pittsburgh on the West Coast, and you America in between. (laughing) Fly-over. I love both of these cities. I go to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia a lot. But really, in Philadelphia, Republicans know, you know, lost cause, unless your vote’s for Arlen Specter. Pittsburgh is much the same way. So we haven’t had any requests from people in Philadelphia. We did not get any requests from any Pennsylvanians to suspend Operation Chaos in that state, nor have I heard any from Indiana, but I have heard from a lot of people in North Carolina. So we’ll figure it all out, folks. Wait for orders from headquarters.