RUSH: Some days the idiocy of the media surprises even me. I’m just now watching MSNBC, and, by the way, don’t expect anybody in the media to ask Robert Gibbs about the Politico story today that shows Emanuel leading Begala and Carville, probably Stephanopoulos, too, in this plan to demonize me that they’ve been doing since last fall. We now know it’s on the record, folks. I think it’s a three-page Politico story. I don’t want to read the whole thing to you, but the headline: ‘Rush Job: Inside Dems’ Limbaugh Plan.’ It’s a celebration, Jonathan Martin of the Politico celebrating the brilliance of the administration in coming after me. Totally in the tank. Jonathan Martin, gotta put him in the butt boy bubble of media people along with Ed Henry. You know, Jake Tapper, by the way, was told he was not put in the butt boy bubble yesterday by me, and he said, ‘I’m glad about that, it sounds like it’s kind of smelly in there.’ That’s one of the things he tweeted in response to it. (laughing) I gotta put Jonathan Martin in the butt boy bubble. These guys are just ecstatic. There won’t be any questions of Robert Gibbs about this inside — this is a plumber’s operation — inside the White House effort to come after me. So I’m watching — there she is. I don’t even know who it is. But some woman is answering questions, they’re still stuck on me and Steele.
I guess I should tell you what happened. Steele called me Monday night, he told me what happened, he apologized, he said, ‘We’re on the same page. I want the same things you want,’ da-da-da-da. I said, ‘Mr. Steele, look, I understand, it’s time to move forward. I don’t take these kind of things personally. I thought you gave up an opportunity or two to say some really brilliant things when you’re on the D.L. Hughley show on CNN, but, you know,’ we put it to bed. That’s why I haven’t talked about it much. As far as I’m concerned, it’s over, but these guys are still focusing on it.
Now get this. The brilliant butt boy, David Shuster, is the host of this thing going on on PMSNBC, he’s got this guest, and they’re just supposedly wringing their hands over the lack of leadership in the Republican Party, ‘Oh, it’s so horrible,’ but get this, get this, at some point, ladies and gentlemen, the brilliant Obama and Emanuel will find some Republican they can work with to advance the Obama agenda.