RUSH: This is Jamie in Virginia Beach. You’re next. Hello.
CALLER: Yes. Rush?
CALLER: Hi! Oh, my goodness, it’s such an honor to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’ve been a faithful listener of yours for like 20 years.
RUSH: You can’t do any better than that.
CALLER: Yeah. A viewer, too, when you were on TV, I used to love to watch and listen to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: You’re welcome, dear. And thank you for being brave and courageous, and keep it going. Real quick, Rush, I just want to bring a little bit home right now. Myself and some friends made a special trip up to the Capitol yesterday just to encourage the Republicans that are on the floor fighting for us concerning the energy bill. It was an absolutely unprecedented day. It was absolutely fantastic. These men and women are there without, you know —
RUSH: I know. They’re coming in off their vacations to spend time —
CALLER: Exactly, exactly.
RUSH: And, by the way, I love these stories that Pelosi has relented, and she’s now considering a vote. Let me tell you something. This is all for show because Pelosi can see that nobody’s buying her book. There were 5,333 copies in two weeks, and she’s been on all the usual chat shows that supposedly sell books to women. She’s been on The View. Nobody is buying her book because nobody cares about who she is, she’s got a 9% approval rating in there, for crying out loud.
RUSH: Gas prices are the tipping point, four-dollar gasoline, the American people want something done about it. It’s easily understandable. She’s the one, along with the Democrats, standing in the way of this on purpose. Now we learn that she’s invested in Boone Pickens’ company that, for their little plan to pay off we need gas prices to stay high, to make the alternatives that Pickens is trying to sell to people attractive, and she’s joined that effort. There’s a great question here of conflict. So she’s seen all this, ‘Okay, I’m open to scheduling a vote.’ But they’ll come up with a piece of legislation that’s as reckless and worthless as what the Gang of Ten came up with in the Senate.
RUSH: That will not lead to new drilling. That’s why what these guys in the House are doing is crucial; it’s an election-year issue. There’s not gonna be a bill on this before the election. These guys are continuing to focus attention on it because it is the issue.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: It is the issue that can launch McCain ahead. Obama, I just got a story here, this just cleared, they’re all worried in Philadelphia because Obama is narrowly ahead in Pennsylvania. He should be up double digits in Pennsylvania. And I don’t know why they’re surprised because he barely — well, he lost Pennsylvania to Mrs. Clinton, didn’t he?
RUSH: In the primaries. Where is the evidence that Obama’s going to get votes out of these states?
RUSH: It’s not there and they know it. In the Democrat Party, there’s a little buyer’s remorse going on. Here’s the story. Dave Davies wrote it: ‘Obama hasn’t been able to pull away despite signs it should be a big Democratic year in Pennsylvania. ‘He’s on third base, but so far he can’t seem to find a way to get home.” That’s the whole primary. That’s the story of the whole primary. So these Republicans in the House have come up with this issue, finally employing some legislative tactics that are firing up their base.
CALLER: That’s right, absolutely right.
RUSH: We don’t want to get along with Democrats; we want to mop the floor with them.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: Legislatively, of course.
CALLER: That’s right. I just wanted to thank them publicly because they came in from their vacations.
CALLER: You know, real quick, Rush, it was so ironic. Congressman Price was so gracious to me. I was sitting in the front row on the Congress floor so, you know, if you can get a chance to go up there, please do, to encourage them, I’m talking to everybody here in America, if you could, but anyway, I noticed two plaques right over the speaker’s head. Number one was ‘In God we trust’ and the other one was a quote by Daniel Webster that said, ‘We should use all our resources in order to make our country great.’ I’m paraphrasing this a little bit. And I pointed that out to the Congressman Price who was speaking, and he was so gracious to me, asked my name, where I was from, and he did a little oratory on that. And it’s so ironic, it’s right over the speaker’s head.
RUSH: Yeah. That’s interesting. Well, look, I’m glad you made the trip. I’m sure they were inspired seeing you there, and I know they’re getting lots of phone calls and letters of support, which is crucial because the Senate as usual, the Senate Republicans, the Senate in general is just undermining, slowing down whatever progress is being made in the House on things, which people say is its constitutional purpose, yip yip. And in fact, the less they do over there the better. A quick time-out. I’m a little long in this section. Thanks very much, Jamie.