RUSH: Robert in Detroit, you’re next on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush?
RUSH: Yeah, hi.
CALLER: How you doing? Uh, I’m glad you took my call. You know, I’ve been listening to you for, you know, I don’t know, probably about this political season. And, you know, basically the thing with the oil, the whole right wing is making this whole thing with drilling for oil — and of course Americans definitely want relief from these high oil prices. But let’s face it, the only reason that you guys are making this a topic is because you tried to bring Barack down with Jeremiah Wright; that was a failure. Operation Chaos was a complete failure.
CALLER: Let me see. You tried to make the man a Muslim. That was a complete failure. Nothing that you guys have tried, I mean, has really worked. And so, you know, now that we are at this point, the man is definitely going to be the president. I also want to add, before it’s all said and done here, that just get over it, Rush. I mean, you know, you have — can put on the radio an onslaught of the most ridiculous crap that I have ever heard.
RUSH: Like what?
CALLER: Americans are not —
RUSH: Like what?
CALLER: Americans are not stupid.
RUSH: Now, wait a minute. Now you’ve gone too far.
CALLER: Americans aren’t —
RUSH: Wait just a second.
CALLER: Americans aren’t stupid.
RUSH: Wait just a second. You’ve gone too far. We don’t do —
CALLER: You have put the utmost crap on the radio, sir.
RUSH: We do not — We do not do ridic —
CALLER: Your whole show–
RUSH: Would you…?
CALLER: –is a joke, man. It’s entertainment.
RUSH: Robert? Robert? (laughs) We do not do ridiculous crap on this show.
CALLER: You do, and everything —
RUSH: We do not.
CALLER: — that you put on there, it is absolutely ridiculous to, uh —
CALLER: You put a montage on the radio of a bunch of stuttering that Obama was doing.
RUSH: Damn right I did because he’s a fraud.
CALLER: (crosstalk) You did that and you expected Americans to go ‘Wow, this guy says ‘um.’ He can’t be our president.’
RUSH: He’s a phoney! He is not who he says he is! (crosstalk)
CALLER: You do the same thing! You do the same thing Rush.
RUSH: And who says that my attacks on Obama haven’t worked?
CALLER: (crosstalk) You talking about, either.
RUSH: Last I saw, Obama —
CALLER: You don’t even know what you talking about!
RUSH: — was below 44% and tied with McCain, so I think that our little hits on Obama are working really well.
CALLER: Let me say this! (crosstalk) Let me tell you something, Rush —
RUSH: You better —
CALLER: How is it that you —
RUSH: — enjoy this as much as you can.
CALLER: You and the right wing can not bring this man down. (crosstalk)
RUSH: Because Mrs. Clinton may get the nomination away from your guy.
CALLER: If this man is so bad — as racist as this country is — this should have been a piece of cake to bring that brother down with Jeremiah Wright.
CALLER: That let you know that your show is not all that effective. (crosstalk)
RUSH: Let me tell you something.
CALLER: (still shouting)
RUSH: Robert? Jeremiah Wright brought down the brother.
CALLER: (still shouting)
RUSH: Jeremiah Wright —
CALLER: You guys are —
RUSH: I did not put words in Jeremiah Wright’s mouth.
CALLER: All of your —
RUSH: I’m going to tell you, Robert, I want you to listen to me — Robert — Robert, look at me.
CALLER: (crosstalk) Waste of time.
RUSH: Robert? Robert? Robert?
CALLER: A waste of time, Rush. Get over it. Your president, Rush, your president’s skin is going to be brown.
RUSH: Robert, Robert, Robert. Look at me.
CALLER: Your president’s skin is going to be brown, Rush. Get over it, sir! You, Hannity, everyone. Get over it.
RUSH: You know what?
CALLER: Your president’s skin is going to be brown, sir.
RUSH: I don’t care what the skin color of my president is! You do!
CALLER: I think we gotta worry about you. You are the one that got on the radio with all of this crap.
RUSH: You’re the one that’s obsessed with the skin color of the president. But, Robert, Robert, I’m telling you —
CALLER: You are the main one that I worry about.
RUSH: — you’re aiming —
CALLER: You are the main one that we have to worry about when he becomes president.
RUSH: You’re aiming at the wrong guy, Robert.
CALLER: Rush. I’ve heard you on the radio. (crosstalk)
RUSH: You’re aiming at the wrong guy.
CALLER: I’ve heard you, dude.
RUSH: No, no, no. Would you just listen, Robert?
CALLER: Go ahead. I’m listening, bro.
RUSH: (speaking softly) Because this is —
CALLER: Holler at me.
RUSH: (speaking softly) Mrs. Clinton is about to take the nomination from your guy, and you’re aiming your arrows and darts at me, when in fact Mrs. Clinton and her husband are plotting to take this nomination away. If you think there are people —
CALLER: (crosstalk) That is not going to happen, Rush.
RUSH: Wait a second! If you think there are people that don’t want a dark-skinned guy to be president, take a look at Clintons and half of your own party, my friend.
CALLER: Well, look at here, man! The Clintons ain’t the — Uh, I mean they —
RUSH: Now, look —
RUSH: You’re starting to sound like Al Sharpton, and I gotta stop you. You’ve gone too far.
CALLER: Listen here, the Clintons ain’t no better. I mean the Clintons ain’t no better, either.
CALLER: I mean, they are just as, uhhh, just as underhanded and dirty as — as you guys on the right.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: I mean, they are trying to take it because their legacy has been infringed on by —
RUSH: My empathy tells me that you listening to this program are tired of this, as am I.
RUSH: Phil in Iowa City, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Or maybe I should say, mega I can’t get a wink of sleep because I don’t have a Sleep Number Bed dittos to you. And congratulations on your 20 years of excellence in broadcasting.
RUSH: I appreciate that, sir, thanks much.
CALLER: Well, Rush, I called because I got a little upset when you had the other African-American caller on the line and he said that Operation Chaos was a failure. I’m going to tell you Operation Chaos, and I know you know it already, was a success. And it still is working. I was listening to you one day on the radio and you said, ‘Hillary Clinton is out of money, everybody send her some money or maybe we shouldn’t say we’re sending some money.’ I got on the phone and called my wife, because I drive an 18-wheeler over the road, and told my wife to send Hillary a hundred dollars. My question —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Let’s retrace. I said, the one thing as the commanding officer of Operation Chaos, I will not issue orders for you to send her money. That will be an elective decision. If you wish to do that, I will not stop you. But I would never, ever order operatives of Operation Chaos to send Hillary Clinton money.
CALLER: Well, maybe I said it wrong, Rush. But you did say, ‘Hillary’s out of money.’
RUSH: She was out of money.
CALLER: She was out of money, and I said, ‘Well, I’m going to send her a hundred dollars.’ My question is, ’cause everybody I talk to, and I’m an African-American — everybody that I talk to when I start talking about Obama, one of the questions I ask is, ‘How much money have you sent this campaign?’ And everybody I talked to haven’t sent them anything.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: So where’s this $400 million coming from?
RUSH: The New York Times has a story on that, and it’s apparently coming from big donors, big, big, big donors. They put this story out that most of his donors are these $25-and-under donors, but I don’t know that that’s true anymore, what with the New York Times story. Anyway, nothing about that has made sense. The economy is supposedly in the tank, people are scrimping and saving, it’s either eat dog food or buy medicine and what have you, and yet all these people came up with all this money to send Obama. It’s always been strange to me.