RUSH: Rob in Huntsville, Alabama. We’ll start with you today on the phones. It’s great to have you with us, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush.
CALLER: First-time caller. As I told your screener, I was a little offended by the words of Howard Dean because I’m equal — sorry — They’re equivalent to what Obama said out in San Francisco, elitist, and I think that the Republican —
RUSH: Well, you know something here? Let’s go back and grab audio sound bite number five, because that’s what’s Rob’s referring to here. Now, I’ll have to listen to it again here with you, Rob; but as I listened to it the first time, I didn’t think that Howard Dean was trying to insult them. Did you think he was trying to insult you?
CALLER: Yes. Yes, I did.
RUSH: I think he insulted you without knowing he was. Let’s listen to it again. This is Dean last night at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indianapolis.
DEAN: We need you to knock on your neighbor’s door. You can overcome anything that Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh said if you show up. I want you to think about this, I want you to think about this for a minute. If you’re in Texas, Mississippi, or Tennessee, and you’re a hardworking guy and drive a pickup truck, maybe the gun rack in the back, you vote Republican, unless you’re a member of a union. And why is that? Because if you’re a member of a union you still believe the things that those hardworking folks in those states believe, but you have a guy talking to you every month about why it’s important to vote for a Democrat.
RUSH: All right. So, Rob, you may be right. He’s insulting southern Republicans with the gun rack-in-the-back-of-the-pickup truck comment. Exactly right.
RUSH: And it is no different than Obama, in essence; Obama’s San Francisco speech about the bitter clingers. Dean just referred to them here, too, with different terminology, and that’s your point, correct?
CALLER: Right. And my suggestion for Operation Chaos is to use his comments and Obama’s back-to-back in a political ad, and play it here in the South.
RUSH: Well, one second here. Operation Chaos is not in charge of political ads for the Republican Party.
CALLER: Right. Okay.
RUSH: Now, we could get these sound bites and play them back-to-back as a means of inspiring Operation Chaos voters primarily in North Carolina, I think.
CALLER: Right. Maybe in Indiana and North Carolina you’re saying we could use the Battle of the Bulge tactic. (laughs)
RUSH: Explain that to the audience.
CALLER: This would be a large surge, basically equivalent to General Petraeus’ tactics in Iraq. Just get a bunch of voters in pickup trucks and with gun racks in the back and show up at the voting polls and —
RUSH: Gotta be careful on this, Rob.
RUSH: I understand the desire here to have fun with this, but we gotta make sure the people show up are actually voters. Remember, now. The Democrats, both states (but particularly Indiana) are on the prowl, and they are attempting to intimidate Republican crossover voters participating in Operation Chaos. But I like your thinking. Replicate the Battle of the Bulge here as the day of Operation Chaos draws near tomorrow in Indiana and North Carolina.
Here’s Jerry in Gulfport, Mississippi. Hello, Jerry, nice to have you here.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, I gotta say, I love your show, it’s very educational. I think all Democrats should listen to it. At least it’s fair, you state facts and not opinions like MSNBC and CNN.
RUSH: Well, I do have some opinions, though, and I do state opinion.
CALLER: Not as often as they do. As a Democrat, I gotta say I’m sickened by our party. Our head idiot, Howard Dean, thinks Obama is electable. Well, he’s not electable. This whole process has been fair. It hasn’t been fair. This election — look, South Carolina held their primary early, just like Michigan and Florida, but South Carolina counted. I don’t understand that. Hillary Clinton’s got more votes right now than Obama does. How is he ahead? It’s crazy.
RUSH: No, she doesn’t have more votes. He has more pledged delegates.
CALLER: What does that have — but what does that have to do with being elected? I’ve always understood you get more votes, you’re elected.
RUSH: Well, but he has more pledged delegate votes. The popular vote, depending how you count it, it’s nip and tuck. It’s really too close to call. But you’re a Democrat. You understand the superdelegates are the ones that are going to make this decision, and they’ve always been the ones who are gonna make the decision.
CALLER: Don’t get me started on the superdelegates.
RUSH: You know, superdelegates are going to end up committing the equivalent of political murder here once they decide who they want to win. Why can’t Obama win? I got 25 seconds. Why do you think he can’t win?
CALLER: Reverend Wright. I won’t vote for him because of Reverend Wright.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no. The New York Times does a poll that says nobody cares about Reverend Wright, AP has a story said that Obama’s actually rebounded from Reverend Wright, is doing well because of the way he handled Reverend Wright.
CALLER: They’re out of touch with reality —
RUSH: No, but it’s the New York Times.
CALLER: — because when it comes down to people’s votes — I live here in Mississippi, I own a business, and I see a lot of people.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: There are a lot of Democrats that won’t vote for him.
RUSH: I understand that. Mississippi is a foreign country to the New York Times, there’s no question about that. One, they don’t even want to visit.