RUSH: Let me go ahead and take this call right now, because the e-mail is going nuts about this, too. So let’s just deal with it now and get it out of the way. Tom in Tucson, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program, nice to have you with us, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Very good to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: Wow. (laughing) I wanted to talk about your means of speeding up your program. I cannot understand the — the accelerated speed that you’re doing with Obama’s voice and everybody else’s.
RUSH: Well, I’m not doing everybody’s audio. We’re only speeding up Obama, Pelosi and Barney Frank — and maybe today James Carville.
CALLER: I understand the need to save time.
RUSH: No, it has nothing to do with saving time. It’s two things. These people are running at breakneck speed to force a debacle down our throat. I’m just trying to illustrate the breakneck speed — the disastrous, dangerous speed — with which they’re proceeding on this by speeding them up. If they’re in such a hurry, we’ll play ’em in a hurry.
CALLER: Well, that’s fine, but I can’t understand what they’re saying.
RUSH: Well, then, I’ll tell you what we’ll do. We’ll speed ’em up even more for you. Thank you very much, Tom. I appreciate it.
RUSH: All right. One more thing on the speeded-up clips. We’re going to stick with this, folks. And we’re not doing it to save time, although it does help us do that. We’re doing it for a reason. I’m not going to tell you why we’re doing it. I’m just not going to tell you. We’re going to do it, but if you can’t understand them for some reason — now, I’m deaf and I understand them. Of course I have a transcript in front of me, and you don’t. But always know this, after every sound bite I always parse it. I always tell you what was said because I always refute what was said. So be calm. Be cool. Everything’s fine.