RUSH: Gary in St. Louis, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
RUSH: Yes. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, it’s a true honor to talk with you. I’ve been calling for years. Mega dittos from the heartland.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I actually graduated from the school there in Cape, so I feel like I have an association with you.
RUSH: What school in Cape did you graduate from?
RUSH: Oh, you went to Southeast Missouri State University, a place I almost flunked out of.
CALLER: Well, that makes two of us. It was a long time ago, but it’s just amazing that I finally got through and have a chance to talk to you. I got two issues I want to hear you say something about. One is the American dream. I’ve heard the Democrats talk about wanting to restore it, but evidently only up to $250,000, and then you’re the devil. And when I think the American dream, I think of guys like you and Bill Gates that just kept going and that’s what we all want. And I don’t understand why they can talk about like that but have a limit on just how far the American dream can go.
RUSH: You’re exactly right. I love that relationship that you have made here. They love the American dream up to $250 grand then you become the devil, then you become the enemy. You are so right, and you went to Southeast Missouri State?
CALLER: (laughing) And graduated.
CALLER: I have another point. The other thing that I hear about, this thing with Bill Ayers, this guilt by association, that the Republicans are saying that we shouldn’t do that, yeah, but guilt by association in trying to tie McCain back to Bush, isn’t it the same thing? What’s the difference?
RUSH: The difference is that the Democrats and the media can defend the alliance. It is not an association with Bill Ayers, it is an alliance. They can defend that, and they can try to diffuse it, but they’re on the attack. You’re right, there is no difference, no difference whatsoever, except Bush is guilty and Bill Ayers is not, in their minds.
RUSH: Here’s Tom in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Mega dittos from Williamsburg, the heart of the historic triangle and where the revolution was started and successfully concluded against tyrannical government and oppressive tax —
RUSH: Yeah, we may have to do it again.
CALLER: Ha-ha. My comment concerns this orgy of media reports about comments they have made at the McCain and Palin rallies. Quite frankly, I think you pointed out very well that the media is now in the business of making news rather than reporting news, but they want to make this news to report it. I believe wholeheartedly that these are probably media plants that are making these comments that are made just so that the media can make reports on them.
RUSH: That’s an excellent point. I would not put anything past ’em. I wouldn’t put anything past the Obama campaign to infiltrate these things and have some of their own supporters dressed up like clean cut Americans. Remember all the plants at the Hillary campaign?
RUSH: They do this. And you’re exactly right, to go and shout these things so that the Drive-Bys have a story. So they get what they want out of it. That’s an excellent thought. I applaud you. That’s almost as perceptive as our guy from St. Louis who came up with the notion the Democrats love to talk about restoring the American dream, up to $250,000, then you’re dead, then you are the enemy, then you become a target. Folks, can I give you the truth about Democrats and the American dream? They don’t want it available. Because the truth is, everybody is a target when the Democrats run the show! You think that if you make less than $250,000 a year you’re not going to have a tax to pay or a tax increase, you think you’re going to get a tax cut? Think again. Democrats do not cut taxes. They do not cut taxes on anything or anybody. They do not cut taxes on any activity. The American dream has an entirely different definition to Democrats and liberals than it does to you and me. Their American dream is the United States becoming a full-fledged, acknowledged, unmistakably socialist country.
RUSH: The Democrats and the American dream, ladies and gentlemen. By handing the American dream of home ownership in a systemic way to those who weren’t qualified to have it — and, by the way, the Media Circus blog, MediaCircus.com: ‘Updated: Obama Sued Citibank Under [Community Reinvestment Act] to Force it to Make Bad Loans.’ There’s a lawsuit here that ACORN filed against Citibank. It was settled out of court, and the parties listed include ‘Obama, Barack H., Illinois.’ Obama was part of the group that sued Citibank to force it to make loans to people who couldn’t pay for them! His fingerprints and those of other Democrats are all over this.
You hand the American dream of home ownership in a systemic way to those who weren’t qualified to have it, and you have thus torpedoed the American dream that those who earned what they had; tanking the market, frozen lines of credit. People who went out and earned it and worked for it and experienced the American dream have now had their American dream punctured because a bunch of people who couldn’t qualify at the time were given access to the American dream: home ownership. And to make up for the depleted coffers of their precious government, they want to put up obstacles to the American dream that people earned by hitting the tax advantages of 401(k)s, now. If you missed that, it was in the first hour. To Democrats, the American dream is a non sequitur. There’s no such thing.