RUSH: Michael Jackson. I have an observation. I have an observation about this Michael Jackson thing, not about the details of his death or anything. Jackson’s success, if you stop and think of it — and this is going to really irritate some people, which I will enjoy doing — Jackson’s success paralleled the rebound of the United States under Ronaldus Magnus. Michael Jackson’s biggest successes, and as it turns out his final successes, real successes took place in the eighties. That was Billie Jean, Thriller and all this. I mean he was as weird as he could be but he was profoundly, because of his weirdness, an individual. He wasn’t a group member. He reached a level of success that may never be equaled. He flourished under Reagan; he languished under Clinton-Bush; and died under Obama. Let’s hope the parallel does not continue.
I did just say it. You want me to go back and say it again? Okay, Michael Jackson’s a weirdo. As such he was a supreme individual. I mean, he defined individuality. Not a group member. He reached a level of success that may never be equaled. He flourished under Reagan, languished under Clinton and Bush, and died under Obama. I mean facts are facts, the timeline is the timeline, let’s hope the parallel doesn’t continue.
Now, I meant to get into this yesterday, ladies and gentlemen. This is from State-Run Associated Press. By the way, you know something I’ve noticed? You should look for this, folks. You might have trouble finding it. You have to trust me. More and more — (interruption) what do you mean you can’t believe I said it? I said it twice. What about it is not true? What about what I said is not true? He flourished under Reagan, languished under Clinton and Bush, that’s bipartisan, got a Republican and Democrat in there, and died under Obama. Michael Jackson died during the era of the first black president. You want me to say it that way? Now, don’t interrupt me anymore. I’m doing a program here. This is the problem when the host and the boss, I, give access to the staff members to me via IFB intercom that you can’t hear.