RUSH: Try this, ladies and gentlemen. State-controlled Associated Press: ‘Senator John McCain says that President Obama will have to drop proposals for a government-run health insurance option if he hopes to reach congressional agreement on health care reform.’ So far, so good. I’m still reminded of last week. I was laughing myself silly when news came out and how big news it was that McCain was voting with Republicans. (laughing) Our nominee, our presidential nominee, and there was a huge story, about it: ‘Ah, he’s voting with Republicans now!’ Of course, he was called a sellout by the left. So, so far, so good. ‘McCain says Obama will have to drop proposals for government-run health insurance option if he hopes to reach congressional agreement on reform. McCain says many Americans are losing confidence in Obama, partly because of concerns about the so-called public option.
‘So McCain proposed that Obama meet with members of both parties in Congress to find areas of agreement, abandon the public option, and then make clear exactly what he wants in the legislation.’ Just as things were going good. Just as things are going good, what happens? McCain rides in to, quote, unquote, ‘save the day.’ You know, I’ve got this deja vu Gang of 14 thing running through my head. Well, what do we…? (interruption) No, I’ll tell you why I have concerns. He’s… (interruption) Right, public option is no good, won’t pass. Leave it there, Senator! Leave it there! Don’t have a meeting with him to figure out what can pass. Leave it there! Don’t let this guy do it! You guys come up with your own decent reform plan when you’ve got power back.
Don’t let this guy do it. Don’t… Oh, no. Oh, no. Here we are, we’ve got victory in our jaws. All we have to do is clamp down, and here comes McCain with the jaw constrictors. (snorts) ‘That’s right, Limbaugh. That’s right. Bipartisanship. Bipartisanship. I’m going to show we can do this if we work together!’ No! No! You don’t want to be part of this. When the other guy is going to bomb out, when the other guy is going to flame out, when the other guy is gonna crash… McCain, would you follow an enemy fighter pilot down and crash just because he was going to? No! You would stay up there and gloat, especially if you shot him down. If this guy is going to go down in flames, figuratively speaking, watch from the cockpit. Ah, jeez. And Maxine Waters is all up in arms about the ‘Neanderthal’ Democrats in the Senate. This is Saturday in Los Angeles at Los Angeles’ Southwest College. She held a town hall meeting, and a guy stood up and said, ‘Is your line in the sand on the public option not being included in any bill saying, ‘I vote ‘no” then?’
WATERS: Absolutely. Let me tell you what.
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
WATERS: We’re going to do everything that we can to organize and put pressure on those sen-a-tors, some of whom are Neanderthals.
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
WATERS: We’re going to say to the president, ‘We want you to use every weapon in your basket!’
RUSH: She’s rallying the base out there, calling conservatives names. Well, she’s calling Democrats names. I mean she’s calling Democrat Neanderthals, some of those Neanderthals in the Senate. Don’t get her going on the… (interruption) Well, that would be an insult if she called me a Neanderthal. Being called a Neanderthal by Maxine Waters is (snickering) I’d just laugh. I’d say, ‘What is that, the kettle calling the pot black or vice-versa?’ But regardless, when she really goes nuts is when you get her talking about Blue Dog Democrats.