RUSH: Here’s Tammy in Oklahoma City. Hi, Tammy, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hello. How you doing?
RUSH: Very well, sir — ma’am, ma’am, madam, sorry.
CALLER: No, that’s okay. I was just calling to tell you about an experience I had with a girlfriend of mine when we were early — or trying to early vote on Saturday here in Oklahoma.
RUSH: By the way, do you know what I saw yesterday? I was flying up to Washington for the football game or maybe it was earlier in the day. Well, there was a report in the news that yesterday was the last day for early voting in Ohio.
CALLER: Oh, it was. It was the last day for early voting in Ohio.
RUSH: Well, but… Of course it was! It’s the day for the election.
RUSH: (dramatic intonation) ‘Today is the last day for early voting.’ (laughing)
CALLER: If the rest of them say home…
RUSH: All right, so you went. Okay, you early voted out there in Oklahoma. Steve Largent, yes?
CALLER: We were trying to early vote. We actually had gone down and we had a small, it was a very small McCain-Palin bumper sticker on her car.
RUSH: That’s the first mistake. I warned you yesterday not to do this.
CALLER: I know. I’m not the type of girl who gets intimidated, let me tell you. (giggles) There we go. We’re going to drive down to the polls, and when we got there it truly looked like a carnival atmosphere. They had their T-shirts. They had their arms linked. They were waving signs.
RUSH: Hold it a minute. Look at Fox! Look at Fox! I don’t believe… Oh, no!
CALLER: (giggling) I’m shocked. Are you shocked? I’m shocked. (giggling)
RUSH: They just had a video of Hillary. If she ever sees it, whoever was the cameraman at Fox, his testicles are going to be in a lockbox. That’s all I’m going to tell you.
We’re back to Tammy in Oklahoma City. Tammy, I’m terribly sorry. I apologize for my outburst when I saw the video of Mrs. Clinton in natural light, something that we have not seen in 15 years. I was very rude, and interrupted your comment.
RUSH: You were telling us that you were in Oklahoma City and you had a little bumper sticker with McCain-Palin on the car, and I expect what you’ll say is that you encountered some intimidation.
CALLER: Yes. It was amazing the amount of intimidation we experienced. We had our windows down about an inch. People were screaming things at us that I wouldn’t even repeat. I mean we had racial slurs coming at us. We had threats coming at us. They wouldn’t let us turn in. The police that were there, there were three, they were doing zero to even let us turn in to go vote. In order to stand in line to vote that day, we had a three-hour wait. So if we were going to get out of the car and be yelled at for three to four hours? I mean, that’s insane. We went ahead and left and both of us have gone and voted today at our normal precincts, but what concerns me are two things. Number one, if there are elderly people or other women that are intimidated to the point where they’re not voting — and then also if this were reversed. If these were McCain-Palin supporters that were preventing Obama supporters from voting, it would be all over the news.
RUSH: You’re damn exactly right on that.
RUSH: Now, let me ask you a quick question here.
RUSH: Why…? This is not a criticism. Don’t misunderstand the tone in my voice. I’m genuinely curious. Why did you want to go early vote?
CALLER: The entire reason to early vote that day was… You know, it’s really kind of hard to explain. We just kind of wanted to go out and see, number one, what was occurring in the community and then to show our support for McCain. Neither one of us are the type of women that cower back from our beliefs.
RUSH: I got it. I got it. I got it. I’m looking at… You know, they have early vote down here where we all live.
RUSH: And there are people standing in line for four hours. (laughs) I said, ‘What’s the point? It’s not going to take that long if you wait ’til Election Day!’ Four hours, in one place. Did I hear that? At least two hours. Rachel did? Your friend Rachel did? Four hours. Four hours! It doesn’t take that long on Election Day unless you’re voting in Iraq and they’re shooting at you. (interruption) No, they do not. They do not usher me in. Snerdley is asking me when I show up to vote, they usher me in like they do the other candidate. (laughs) No. I show up, and I just get in line like everybody else does. (interruption) Yeah. I wait in line. If there’s a line, I wait in line to get up there. It doesn’t take me very long. I go after my vote doesn’t count. (laughing) You ever feel like you go five or six o’clock in the afternoon it’s too late even though the polls are still open, it doesn’t count? The exit polls are already done. The networks are out there already telling you your vote doesn’t count.
I never go in the morning because I’m too eager to get here to work and there are usually lines in the morning, but I haven’t found that to be a problem in the afternoon. (interruption) Yeah, they give me the sticker. Of course they give me the sticker. You can’t get out of there without the ‘I voted’ sticker. Yeah, you put it on. You put it on your little shirt or whatever and you wear it home, and I get the usual, ‘Psst! Psst! Psst!’ pointed fingers behind me. (whispering) ‘Look who’s here. I can’t believe you have the audacity to come in! I can’t believe it,’ and this sort of stuff. ‘He’s voting! We don’t even need to give him a ballot; we can just fill it out now!’ We all, folks, share our various forms of intimidation. The bad thing about it is you got all these people hanging around like Hillary politicking five feet away from the polling place. Did you hear she was doing that today? Based on the video I saw, I don’t think it would have been very effective.