RUSH: Julie from Roseberg, Oregon, the land of granola and pine nuts, nice to have you with us on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Good morning.
CALLER: First of all, I promise I won’t be one of those silly rambling females that irritate you so.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Who ever said this, that females are silly and rambling and that they irritate me?
CALLER: Because I listen to you a lot, and the ones that giggle and don’t let you talk, you cringe. You get irritated.
RUSH: Well, that’s not because they’re women, that happens if they’re men, too. It’s just a matter of, you know, politeness. But those are generally liberal leftist filibusterers.
CALLER: Well, they’re just silly girls. But, anyway, I’m calling to tell you that I think you’re being a little hard on Obama during his Memorial speech.
RUSH: For what?
CALLER: Let me tell you why.
RUSH: Yeah. I’d love to hear why.
CALLER: He sees dead people!
RUSH: You think he really does see dead people? You mean when he was giving the speech he actually saw dead soldiers?
CALLER: I’m just making a joke because he’s really a pinhead, in a good way. But on a serious subject, Rush, can I ask you another question?
RUSH: Yes, by all means. This must be some reference to the fact that he’s from Chicago and dead people vote? Is that the joke. He’s from Chicago, dead people vote so he sees a lot of dead people, why not see dead people in the Memorial Day speech?
CALLER: Oh, I’m just referring to the movie when he said he saw dead people during his speech.
RUSH: What movie?
CALLER: I don’t know, but there was a famous movie where someone said, ‘I see dead people,’ and so I was just referring to that.
RUSH: Oh, you’re talking about The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis, the M. Night Shyamalan movie.
CALLER: Oh, I guess so.
RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. I know what it is even if you don’t. I’m host. What was the other topic that you wanted to discuss.
CALLER: Oh, the other topic is that I have heard you mention numerously that you have to be a good receiver?
CALLER: And I’d like you to receive something from me.
CALLER: I’m not kidding.
RUSH: (laughter) Yeah, we’re going, ‘Uh-oh.’ What would it be, Julie?
CALLER: I have sculpted a clay art sculpture for you, and I’d like to give it to you, and I don’t expect you to get it directly but I’d like to find out who I can send it to so you can receive it and appreciate it.
RUSH: That’s very sweet. What is it a clay sculpture of? (Stand by on the dump button.) What is the clay sculpture of?
CALLER: Well, it’s hard to explain. I call them cellar dwellers, but there’s no two alike, and I made an extremely special beautiful sculpture just for you.
RUSH: Cellar dwellers.
RUSH: Trying to figure out how this relates to me.
CALLER: You will not be able to explain it unless you see it.
CALLER: It’s not vulgar. It’s not evil. It’s not. It’s just —
RUSH: Just sweet, just really nice?
CALLER: It’s beautiful.
CALLER: And it’s repaying you for all that you have done for me.
RUSH: Well, that is really nice. That really is.
CALLER: So —
RUSH: Let me put you on hold, and Mr. Snerdley will give you a shipping address, okay?
CALLER: God bless you.
RUSH: God bless you, Julie. Don’t hang up now. We’re going to put you on hold here, okay? All right. Tina, Tina in Chicago, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Well, Rush, after that last rambling female, I hope I have time to make my point. I called a while ago. I don’t know if you remember me, but I called awhile back and ran out of time. But this time I’m so upset with McCain, I don’t know whether it’s better to vote once for McCain or I could possibly vote twice because if I vote for Barack Obama… I’m a staunch Republican. I’ve never voted anything but Republican, and I figure if I vote for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, either one, that’s one vote from the Republicans and one vote to the Democrats, because I’m so disgusted, I’d rather vote for the wolf instead of the wolf in the sheep’s clothing.
CALLER: I think if the Republicans, the wimpy Republicans, would stand up and fight —
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Did I hear you right? You’re going to vote twice?
CALLER: Well, yes, because —
RUSH: You’re in Chicago?
CALLER: No, Rush.
CALLER: If I vote for Barack Obama, and I’m a Republican — I am a die-hard conservative Republican — then I am taking one vote from the Republicans, and I’m giving one vote to the Democrats, which essentially is two votes.
RUSH: I see what you mean.
CALLER: My whole entire family may vote twice this entire election.
RUSH: I must ask you here, Tina: What’s wrong with McCain? What did McCain do now to make you mad?
CALLER: You know what? He’s a wolf in sleep’s clothing. He’s going to allow the Republicans — he’s not — he’s just going to have the Republicans sit there with their jaws dropped and watch what he’s doing to turn this country into a socialist little global warming whatever that he wants to do, and nobody’s going to stand up and fight. And if we have Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, maybe these wimpy little Republicans that keep sending these little things in the mail to send them money — which I used to send a lot of money. Now I’m sending absolutely nothing with a stamp, so it costs them a stamp.
RUSH: I know that Tina was rambling here, but she’s got a really, really good point, and it is something to consider, and I’ve mentioned this once before. Let’s say it’s McCain-Obama, but forget McCain-Obama right now. Let’s say the worst-case scenario is true. Let’s say the Democrats have a 70-seat majority in the House and an eight-to-12; worst-case scenario, 12-seat majority in the Senate. Even drop it back to 50-seat majority in the House, seven-seat majority in the Senate. Does it really matter who the president is? Like McCain has said he is going to veto every piece of legislation that has earmarks in it. Okay. He vetoes it and they override it. He can appoint the absolute most fabulous judges in the world. They’re not going to stand a chance. He could propose tax cuts down the line, making the Bush tax cuts permanent. Democrats can stop him. So the point that she’s raising here is for the conservative movement now — and we’re conservatives first and we believe that conservatism is the best way, and maybe the only way to defend and preserve the traditions and institutions that have defined this country’s greatness. So what’s actually better: a huge Democrat congressional and Senate majority with a McCain presidency, or an Obama presidency? In the case of a McCain presidency where McCain is going to have to cross the aisle and get things done with Democrats because they are the majority, we could have a circumstance where the Republicans in the House and the Senate cannot oppose McCain because he’s the standard-bearer of the party, and when you’re a Republican, elected official, you just don’t go against your president. Some of this happened during the Bush years, and in the last seven years of the Bush administration. It is something to consider.
RUSH: We go to Charlotte, North Carolina. This is Renee. Renee, thank you for waiting, and welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. This is Renee. I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I’m a first-time caller, and I’m also a Democrat. I am a loyal Barack Obama fan, and I also am a disabled vet. And I just wanted to tell you that, you know, when I first started listening to your show, and I heard you — this Operation Chaos stuff going on, I used to get upset with you. But as time went on, I sat back and I started listening to John McCain and I start laughing with you all, I said we, in the Democratic Party, we really aren’t going to have to do too much at all with candidates like John McCain because he keeps flip-flopping his position like a fish out of water. And all we have to do is just sit back and let Barack take the nomination. And I just got tickled at that.
RUSH: So, if I understand you right, Renee, you’re big Democrat, you support Obama, but you’re saying no matter how much success I’ve had with Operation Chaos, I’m still stuck with McCain at the end of the day?
CALLER: Oh, my gosh.
RUSH: That’s what you’re saying?
RUSH: Well, you actually may have a point there.
CALLER: I started laughing instead of getting mad and I sat back and said let me just listen to you —
RUSH: Let me tell you something, Renee, I want to warn you here, you don’t want to get too overconfident about your guy’s chance to win here, and I’ll tell you why.
CALLER: Why is that?
RUSH: Because after Obama defeats Hillary for the Democrat nomination, he still has one opponent to go to secure that nomination, and that’s McCain, because the presidential race, John McCain versus Barack Obama, is going to be a race for Democrat voters.
RUSH: McCain’s going to go out there and try to get as many Democrats as he can, and he’s going to do it with this global warming issue. He’s going to try to out-liberal Obama on global warming and a couple other things. He’s going to try to say to Democrats he’s far more experienced than Obama, which is true, so the Democrat vote is not uniformly going to go to the Democrat candidate because the Republicans have a guy who wants a lot of it.
CALLER: Well, you know, as I begin to listen to John McCain and just listen to him talk, and I know he’s a war hero, and he’s, you know, all of this, but I’m thinking that the John McCain that we see today was not the John McCain of yesterday. He’s almost, you know, sometimes I wonder if he’s got some kind of dementia setting in, because he’ll say something and then he’ll say, I never said that and he —
RUSH: Now, now, now. Renee, there’s no need to do this. I understand you’re tempted to do it because your guy is such an intellectual empty suit.
RUSH: So you’ve gotta fight back. It’s sort of like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright comes up and so you guys on Obama’s side have to go out and find some preacher who McCain’s never been in his church, says some things that are misunderstood, then amplified way out of context, and the whole point is McCain’s gotta distance himself from these preachers to whom these churches he’s never been in, and so what they’re trying to do is nullify the negative impact on Obama of Reverend Wright. It’s a nice try, but it isn’t going to work. I’m telling you, Obama’s biggest challenge in this campaign is going to be getting Democrat votes because that’s who Senator McCain is targeting as well.
RUSH: A lot of women today. How do you explain that Snerdley? Carolyn in Warren, Michigan. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: Hi. I’m pretty nervous. I’d like to articulate my point well. I think there’s a situation that can happen that everybody can win. Now, you talked a couple weeks ago and you waxed very eloquently about the way that Hillary should take this, the way the Democrats are treating her. She’s worked her whole life towards this, and the party’s disenfranchising a lot of the women. Also with this not counting the votes in Florida and Michigan —
CALLER: — on the other hand, let’s face it, Hillary’s a liberal, and that author you were talking about, even last week was saying maybe a good strategy for him would be to pick a Democrat. What better Democrat than Hillary Clinton? Just move a little bit more to the left, she move a little bit more to the right. They could market this, she could —
RUSH: I just want to make sure I understand this, Carolyn. Are you suggesting that McCain, in order pick up disaffected feminist votes, women angry because Mrs. Clinton has once again been kicked aside for the young dweeb, that McCain choose Mrs. Clinton -as his vice presidential running mate?
CALLER: Sure. And on the other hand, Hillary can say, ‘I’ve seen the light, after being Democrat all these years–‘
RUSH: I don’t know. I don’t know. I’d have to run that by David Brooks and Bill Kristol and get their approval on this. They might find it attractive.
CALLER: Talk about change, forget Obama. This is real change. Imagine them up on the stage there with Bill and Hillary and McCain, all holding hands up in the air, even get old Bill — get old —
RUSH: Well, the only thing, McCain would have to have a locked-down contract with these people, you know, and Hillary would have to promise to stop talking about assassination, a couple other things, too. I don’t know what good’s a Clinton contract, but you still gotta go for it. I don’t know. Put that in the hopper, Carolyn, Hillary Clinton as McCain’s vice presidential nominee. Some will find it appealing.
RUSH: Lucille in Tarzana, California, hi.
CALLER: Hi. I’m so discouraged about everything, all the bad things that are going on and being said about the Democrats, and then McCain, we need some positive things to hear about McCain. He’s all we have, and I don’t know how to try to sell him without you giving me some ideas of some good, positive things about him. He certainly is not my idea of an ideal candidate, but, as I said, he’s all we have.
RUSH: So you want some help, some assistance in positive aspects of Senator McCain in order to, quote, unquote, sell him to people that you know who may be doubting him?
CALLER: I know. It’s not easy.
RUSH: Well, no, that’s not —
CALLER: But he’s all we have.
RUSH: Yes, I know. Well, let’s see. Uhhhh…
CALLER: Sorry to make it so difficult.
RUSH: You could say that McCain is for the war. I mean, he wants to win the war, he’s a big — he’s a big —
RUSH: You know he’s strong on national defense and national security.
CALLER: Thank goodness for that.
RUSH: Except for global warming.
RUSH: Let’s see. You know, the story of what happened to him in that prison cell is — I don’t know if you know the details of this. Jeffrey Lord at the AmericanSpectator.com today has written a great piece. We should link to that at the American Spectator today, because it goes into great detail about the true brutality and evil that the North Vietnamese were in the way they dealt and the way they treated McCain for the five years that he was prisoner of war. He also says that he’s for lower taxes and reining in government spending. But the problem is that he opposed the tax cuts that he’s now — so we don’t know.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. Yes, I do.
RUSH: But, there’s always character and leadership.
CALLER: That’s good.
CALLER: That’s good to use.
RUSH: He’s got a pretty wife.
CALLER: That’s true, too.
RUSH: And she’s an Anheuser-Busch distributor, and that ain’t bad.
RUSH: He loves America.
CALLER: Sounds good.
RUSH: And you can’t say that about some of Obama’s people.
CALLER: Oh, my goodness, no, you cannot.
RUSH: You really can’t say that about some of Obama’s people.
RUSH: Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn.
CALLER: His wife.
RUSH: Let’s see, what else? Well, that’s a good start.
CALLER: Yes, it is.
RUSH: We’ll work on it. You put those in the hopper. What kind of people are you having trouble convincing out there, Lucille?
CALLER: Well, you know, it’s a Democrat state, and —
RUSH: Oh, you know where Needles is, right?
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: Needles is going to secede. I’m not kidding. I’ve got the story, Needles, California is fed up, they want to move to either Arizona or Nevada. They’re fed up. Arizona and Nevada are growing. Needles is fading away. They closed the hospital, the state closed the hospital there, or reduced its capacity or something. The mayor, everybody in Needles is fed up. They want to secede from the state of California.
CALLER: Not a bad idea.
RUSH: I mean, your governor out there — I also have a story in the Stack here, the highest paid employees in the state are government employees, and they want to hire more. It’s so unfortunate what’s happened to California ’cause I love it so much. I really do. Anyway, Lucille, I have to take a quick break, okay?
CALLER: Thank you. Thanks for your ideas.
RUSH: You’re more than welcome.