RUSH: Ted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How’s it going?
RUSH: Well, pretty good, sir. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Well, I just wanted to call, and I — I listen from time to time, and I wanted to call and ask you based on your characterization of Letterman’s comments how do you view what you do every day to the Democratic leaders and whatnot with the same kind of comments? How are you different than Letterman? So aren’t you pathetic as well?
RUSH: Uhhhhhh, give me an example of something I’ve done that is related or similar to Letterman calling Sarah Palin ‘slutty’ and saying her daughter has been ‘knocked up’ at Yankee Stadium by Alex Rodriguez while hitting a home run?
CALLER: Do you listen to your own shown or maybe you — I dunno.
RUSH: You say you listen to it, so you tell me.
CALLER: You tell meeeee! The Kennedys, Clinton, all the… You can’t think of one thing? Hair plugs for Biden!
RUSH: I don’t have to think of anything. You’re the one making the charge. I stand behind everything I say. I love hearing myself say what I say, and I say it because it’s right. By the way, do you know…? Hey, Ted before I let you go here, do you know —
CALLER: Yeah, before you hang up you mean?
RUSH: No, I don’t hang up on people.
CALLER: Yeah, well, you start giving, ‘How are you?’
CALLER: It’s so lame!
CALLER: And then that’s how you win!
RUSH: Ted, dial it back, buddy. Dial it back. I didn’t get much sleep last night. I got little patience for pea brains like you.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Give me another similarity between God and Barry Obama.
CALLER: I — I — See — here you go right now.
RUSH: Another similarity. Give me another similarity between Barack Obama and God.
CALLER: Don’t know.
RUSH: ‘Obama gets better media.’
RUSH: You want to run through these again? Here we go. What Obama and God have in common: God doesn’t have a birth certificate, either. A way that God and Obama differ: God does not think that he is Obama. Another difference between God and Obama is that liberals love Obama. And another difference is that Obama gets better press. Thanks for the call, Ted. I appreciate your being able to really call back from your memory there all these examples of me saying things like Letterman did. Josh in St. Augustine, Florida, hi, you’re next on the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
RUSH: Well, he went away. Was he a lib, too? He’s sayonara. Get rid of him. Who’s next on the program? Keep up with me, Snerdley! Who’s next, where we going? (interruption) That’s where we were that’s the guy that hung up. I’m the guy that got two hours sleep last night and everybody’s lagging behind me.
RUSH: We’re going to go to Miami. This is Joe. Great to have you with us on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Fine and dandy.
CALLER: Rush, I have a question. I’m an independent. I’m not either side, but I listen to your show, uhh, once in a while when I’m driving, and I — I — I just — I — I just wonder. I mean, when you wake up in the morning, you look in the mirror, do you throw kisses at yourself? I mean you — you — you sound like you’re in love with yourself.
RUSH: I do love myself.
CALLER: Yeah, but — but — you’re — you’re ridiculous the way you go about things, and you — you act like —
RUSH: I think it’s healthy —
CALLER: — you’re so good.
RUSH: No — now, wait a minute, Joe.
RUSH: It’s very healthy to love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to.
CALLER: Yeah, but — no, no, no, not the way you — you just wish —
RUSH: Well, what am I supposed to do? You asked me if I love myself. I’m answering the question, and now say, ‘No, no, no, that’s not what you mean.’
CALLER: You’re in love with yourself. You wish you had a body in front of you and you’d probably do it. I mean —
RUSH: Are you asking me, Joe, if I make love to myself?
CALLER: (chuckling) I’m sure you do.
CALLER: (laughing) Anyway —
RUSH: No, Joe.
CALLER: My question, my question for you is very simple: Why are you so (pause) hateful? Why do you — that’s all you do, spew, spew, spew. Why can’t you just live and let live? I mean, you act like —
RUSH: It’s an interesting question. It’s an interesting question.
RUSH: Do — do you think Ted Kennedy is hateful in what he said about Robert Bork?
CALLER: I — I — I — I’m talking about you right now.
RUSH: Well, no, because, I — I don’t — I don’t think I’m hateful at all.
CALLER: I listen to you. I listen to your show.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: I’m not talking about Kennedy. I’m talking to you.
RUSH: Yes, I know, and I’m answering your question. I’m not hateful. I don’t say one hateful thing about anybody. I love everybody. I only want the best for everybody in this country.
CALLER: Yeah, but the way you talked about everybody else, you —
RUSH: Okay, give me an example of my hatefulness.
CALLER: The way you talk about Obama is God. You’re acting like you’re God. You’re acting like you’re so better than everybody else, but — but — but you don’t —
RUSH: Well, I am better than most people, but I don’t —
CALLER: — you — you — you — Your voice doesn’t get Republicans elected. You — you — you — you — you lis- — people listen to you but nothing happens!
RUSH: You’re starting to stutter on me out there, Joe. You need to dial it back here. I am better than most people, but I don’t think I’m God. Obama does.
CALLER: No, Obama doesn’t say it. You say it.
RUSH: Obama’s got a messianic complex. He does.
CALLER: No, no. You say that he’s God. He’s not God, but you act like you’re God.
RUSH: By the way, I don’t hate President Obama at all.
CALLER: Yes, you do. You know you do.
RUSH: Joe, you must be a hateful person. You have to hate in order to be able to recognize hate, Joe.
CALLER: Yeah, but you know, you don’t have to. He’s a human being just like — and he’s trying to do —
RUSH: Let me ask you something, Joe.
RUSH: Whatever I have said about President Obama pales in comparison to the —
CALLER: It’s about — about anybody that you say anything against.
RUSH: Joe —
CALLER: You — you — and here you are, you’re pushing for Sarah Palin, who’s a total joke.
RUSH: I’m going to do a Contessa Brewer — cut his mike for a minute. Joe, you’ve made me have to emulate Contessa Brewer. Do you not realize what a professional come-down this is for me? Now I really don’t like myself now, Joe, because I had to pull a trick that they use on MSNBC. I did cut your, mike, Joe. Nobody can hear you. Now, I don’t hate anybody. I criticize Obama, and I’m one of the few who does, and that’s what outrages you. But let me tell you something. If you want to find hate in American politics, go to the party you probably vote for. That’s the Democrat Party. Eight years of unadulterated drivel, outraged hate aimed at George W. Bush. We had to hear about books written on his assassination. We had to hear about movies that were produced and shown in Canada about the assassination of George W. Bush — and it went downhill from there. Nothing of the sort ever happens on this program. You need to man up out there, Joe. You need to be able to handle a little criticism of your god, of your messiah, because he’s not what you think he is. My comments on Obama are based on love: love of this country, love of my job, love for the opportunity that I have each and every day to come in here and do this. No program would be as successful as mine for as long as it’s been if it were based on hate. So you need to man up, Joe. Bring his mike back if he’s still there. Joe, you still there?
CALLER: I’m still here. I’m listening to you.
RUSH: All right. Okay, go ahead and respond.
CALLER: Now, now, you — you — okay, my response to you is very simple. Obama’s not my God. My God is Jesus Christ upstairs. I’m a Christian. Okay? Obama’s not my God. But we have — what — what we going through expense the Republicans and George Bush, okay?
RUSH: Obama —
CALLER: Hold on.
RUSH: Obama gets better media coverage than Jesus got. Did you know that?
CALLER: Now, I — I cannot cut your mike because you don’t let me talk. Now, let me talk. I listened to you because you cut my mike.
RUSH: Okay, cut my mike. Cut — cut — cut my mike. Cut my mike, and let Joe have it. Go ahead, Joe.
CALLER: No, I don’t. I just want to hear why you are being… You’re — you’re pushing Sarah Palin, who is a total joke. This — this girl is… She’s like a cheerleader for the Republican Party. She will never be unelected. (sic) You got — you got Gingrich.
RUSH: Joe, Joe —
CALLER: Romney is the only person that is good.
CALLER: Hold on!
RUSH: Joe, I’m sorry.
RUSH: I’m sorry. I can’t abide this anymore. You want to excuse me of hate and say what Letterman said about Palin is just a joke. (sigh) Joe, you’re what’s wrong with Miami.
RUSH: Boy, I’ll tell you what, a lot of frazzled nerves out there on the left today. You know, I mean just some good-natured jokes about Obama and God, at least, you know, Obama, they both don’t have birth certificates and man, they just go nuts out there, they’ve been calling here and they have lost their minds. They can’t stand even any comedy about Obama. The libs are getting awfully feisty out there. Obama’s responding to the criticism. He’s in full-fledged panic mode. Unemployment continues to rise out there, bipartisan displeasure at the level of spending authored by President Obama.