RUSH: Tony in Chicago. Thank you for waiting, sir. You are on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Rush, Windy City dittos from the town that invented modern-day election fraud.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I have one quick comment to make.
RUSH: What’s that?
CALLER: Well, you have been on the Drive-By Media for weeks now about Operation Chaos. I thought after Super Tuesday you were irrelevant. What happened?
RUSH: Oh, no, it wasn’t after Super Tuesday, it was after the Republican primary in Florida that I was irrelevant.
CALLER: That’s right. That’s why I listened to you.
RUSH: Because my man was Romney, I said on Thursday of the weekend before the Florida primary, I said, ‘Okay, time to vote, time to vote Romney,’ and of course McCain won there, and so the Drive-Bys gleefully wrote stories of my irrelevance and that the day is past and it’s long gone. This is a cycle. This has been happening since I started on this show in 1988.
CALLER: Do they not remember that?
RUSH: Do they not remember it?
RUSH: Of course they remember it. They’re just trying to make it stick.
CALLER: Oh. Now, I do have one comment to make, if I may.
CALLER: You converted me from a moderate liberal Democrat right after college because my first job I had to drive around a lot.
RUSH: Congratulations, sir.
CALLER: And then I caught on to EIB Network. Poor kid, full need student in college, food stamps, the whole bit. Now I’m a conservative Republican.
RUSH: What are you doing for a living?
CALLER: Oh, I work in the transportation industry, but I also spent 12 years working in higher education.
RUSH: Wow. Is that when you were a lib?
CALLER: No, no, I was a lib just after college, and it took me all of one summer to figure it out, of listening to you, and then I was about the only conservative in the cafeteria while I was working in higher ed.
RUSH: Do you know of any of your friends to whom this has happened?
CALLER: Oh, a couple. Not many, though. They won’t admit it. If they did, they won’t admit it.
RUSH: Well, that’s typical. That means they probably haven’t because once you see the light as you have you want to do what you have done here. You want to call the home office and proclaim it. You want everybody to know that it’s happened to you.
CALLER: Right. And one thing I’m proudest of is my family and I, my brothers and I, we have broken the cycle of Democratic-induced poverty.
RUSH: Well, God bless you, sir. I think it’s great to hear, and I appreciate your taking the time, from Chicago, no less. That’s Tony, I appreciate it.
All right, folks, we have to go to commercial break here pretty soon. A couple things I need to tell you. I got a call this morning from our old friend over at the Fox News Channel, Martha MacCallum. They ask frequently for me to appear on Martha’s show, which happens to air at the same time mine does. She’s on the air right now from one to two Eastern time on the Fox News Channel. And I routinely tell them I’d love to, but unless we do a full-fledged simulcast like we did that one time, it’s not going to work. But they were relentless. And so their hook is, Hillary Clinton is saying that she’s known for a long time that I have a crush on her. They want to ask me about this and some other things. So I agreed to do it. Now, the plan is, we go to commercial break here for about a minute-and-a-half. In that commercial break I am then going to start the interview on Fox, because what I’m going to say there you have already heard. You don’t need it repeated. It’s a three-and-a-half minute break, and after telling me they wanted to talk about Hillary and the crush, I then got four other questions they said they wanted to ask. Which is not possible to squeeze — I mean, I’m barely going to be able to answer one question in three-and-a-half minutes.
So what’s probably going to happen here — and I just want you people to know this — after our commercial break and the bumper starts we’ll probably still be in the final stages of the discussion with Martha MacCallum on her show. So at that point, after a commercial break and the bump, we will JIP — join in progress — the remaining moments of my conversation with Martha MacCallum during her show. But again, it’s stuff you’ve all heard countless times, but I just wanted to alert you to it so in case we don’t squeeze it all in in a commercial break. By the way, have they established contact with you, everything is fine? Okay, good. It’s a good thing I asked that before committing to this. How’s the connection sound? Iffy. I know, folks, that’s another thing, the audio connection, we do phoners with the Fox News channel, there’s a lot of reverb and line noise on it and so forth, and I warned them of this, too. Forty-five seconds? Yeah, I understand that. Everybody now shouting ‘Forty-five seconds!’ I know. I’m the one that coordinated this. You know, it’s never going to stop. It’s never going to stop. Everybody else thinking they can do this better than I can do it.