RUSH: Kelly in St. George, Utah, welcome to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: How brilliant of you, not only to talk about September 11th like the left tells us that we can’t, but to use it against them as you should and carefully outline their turpitude.
RUSH: Well, thank you. If you’re just joining us, I led off the program today with my thoughts on 9/11, and then my thoughts since 9/11. And I just recounted some of the highlights of the behaviors of the Democrats who are trying to undermine every effort we’ve made to win the war in Iraq, or the war on terror, because I think it’s important for people to remember. The reason I wanted to do it, Kelly, is I’m working on the show this morning and I see on Fox, I think, some graphic, ‘Candidates Set Aside Politics for 9/11.’ Well, maybe they’re going to set it aside, but I’m not.
CALLER: Well, did you hear Olbermann, how he shuts everybody down with his bitter hatred and makes it so everybody is afraid to talk about it, tie it in with politics. You even came on and said, ‘They tell us we can’t talk about it. I’m talking about it,’ and it was brilliant, and we need to keep doing that to them.
RUSH: I appreciate that, Kelly. Thank you.
CALLER: Come visit us in St. George! You could stay in my basement and visit us. I’ll give you a massage at my business, Massage Envy.
RUSH: All right, well, I appreciate that.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: A massage at your business?
CALLER: Do you ever get massages? Because we could get you a two-hour massage, Rush.
RUSH: Two-hour massage. Now, you’ve got me interested here.
CALLER: Yeah, it’ll cost you nothing. I have a lovely basement.
RUSH: In your basement, did you say? Am I going to get the massage in your basement, did I hear?
CALLER: No, no, no, no! I am a legit business called Massage Envy. I own a business.
RUSH: Oh, I could stay in your basement and then go to your business to get the massage?
CALLER: Totally legit. It would be fabulous. It wouldn’t cost you a dime, and you’d get a good bowl of chili, too.
CALLER: Yeah, it’d rock.
RUSH: That’s very kind of you. You know, as a powerful, influential member of the media I’m used to people throwing freebies at me all the time. But this —
CALLER: well, this would be different! It would be different and you would enjoy it and, you know, it would stand out, Rush.
RUSH: (laughing) Thank you, Kelly.
RUSH: Thank you very, very much for that.
RUSH: Scott in Eugene, Oregon. I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Greetings from the People’s Republic.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I was originally calling about 9/11. I will get to that. I just wanted to say it’s an honor and a privilege, sir, and the best thing is the more they talk at this level of frenzy is better for the nation.
RUSH: I agree. I totally agree.
CALLER: I wanted to thank you for keeping remembrance of 9/11 alive, because I really think there’s a lot of people that don’t fundamentally think back to that day and how different, we’re still different, we’re healing but we’re a different country.
RUSH: I think it’s one of those things, people don’t want to think about it if they don’t have to. It was horrible. You know, we’re Americans, and those things don’t happen here. So we’ve had a secure seven years. There hasn’t been another attack; there hasn’t even been an attempted attack. Well, there are a couple of them that were thwarted. We don’t know how many others were thwarted. So if we don’t have to think about it, we won’t. That’s why I wanted to remind people of the politics of this, since everybody seems to say that’s off-limits today. Not to me it’s not.
CALLER: I don’t think so, either. I believe it was on this very show that I heard, wasn’t there a poll taken at one point where it was like 35% of Democrats believe that 9/11 was an inside job?
CALLER: Not just that Bush knew, but that he made it happen.
RUSH: Yes, and that was just two years ago.
CALLER: Yes. Can I make one more request?
RUSH: Yeah, 30 seconds, if you can do it quickly.
CALLER: Great, if I could talk to someone off the air, I have a T-shirt that I’d like to send you to look at that maybe you’d like to add to your line just as a sample. It’s an anti-global warming but it’s very humorous and you could give me an address to send a sample to, that would be great.
RUSH: I’d love to, but if I do that we’re going to get deluged and everybody on the phones is going to ask to do the same thing and the program is going to become cluttered with that. I appreciate it. If you work hard, you can find out where to send it. We’re not hidden. Well, we are here, but we have a number of satellite EIB offices. If you work hard, you’ll be able to find it. But he’s right: 35% of Democrats thought it was an inside job. Bush knew, and if they thought that, that means that they believe Bush had to let it happen. That’s Michael Moore — and that’s also the lunatic, insane state of mind of 35% of the Democrat Party.
RUSH: This is Sergeant Clay in Aviano, Italy. Welcome on to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, hello, Rush, and mega dittos, my brother, and Godspeed to you. How are you today?
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much, sergeant.
CALLER: Thank you. Hey, Rush, look, I want to touch very quickly on Obama and other politicians such as Murtha, Durbin, and the rest, you can name them, I can’t because of my position obviously, but the fact that they are surprised at our success with regard to the surge in Iraq and the surprise that we are winning this war at all is extremely offensive, Rush, and I understand it, though, I understand that they think that we are the problem, that we Americans are the imperialists and the tyrants, but I’ve got a message for them, sir, if you don’t mind.
RUSH: Go ahead.
CALLER: On this day of 9/11 where so many of my brothers have died and my sisters, we are not Rome, we do not Romanize. This is not Greece, and we are not Sparta. This is America. We are the purveyors and the keepers of the faith of freedom and democracy. Since the birth of our nation, Rush, all we have ever sought as a people is not some kind of cheap, negotiated, prostitute piece, but only liberty. True and prosperous peace, Rush, will follow liberty like a shadow, true and prosperous peace as you know is — it’s liberty’s child —
RUSH: And freedom —
CALLER: — her natural born child.
RUSH: Freedom is worth any price. Look, I don’t blame you sergeant for being upset at Obama and these other people taking shots, saying Iraq wasn’t worth it. It’s like saying what you do isn’t worth it. We thank God for people like you, listen to you speak about what you do and how close to your heart it is, you’re a special breed. There aren’t very many Americans who would volunteer to do what you do, and I don’t think there is ever any way we can properly pay all of you back for what you have done.