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RUSH: We’re going to start on the phones in San Diego with Mark. Thank you, sir, for calling. Nice to have you here with us.

CALLER: Thanks, Rush. I’m wondering what you and your establishment friends are going to do now that over one-third of Americans from both political parties believe that the attacks of 9/11 were an inside job and your propaganda and your gatekeeping is not having the effect that you and your puppet masters thought it would.

RUSH: Well, you know something, Mark, what that tells me is that we’re losing one-third of the country to a bunch of insane lunatics, that 9/11 was an inside job. I saw an interview, Mark, with Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen got 20 minutes with Barack Obama. I read the transcript. And Charlie Sheen said, ‘Hey, the president’s the president, don’t you realize 9/11 was an inside job?’ And Obama didn’t want to go there. If you can’t get the leader of your kooks to go along with what you kooks believe, then I would say that you’ve got a kook cause, 9/11 an inside job. I fear for the country because of such insanity and I’ve talked about the fact that we’re two or three countries today. I have no illusion that I have any ability to reach the insane. I have no ability that I have any sway over lunatics. And, frankly, I don’t even try. What I’m trying to do is make sure that the number of lunatics, the numbers of the genuinely politically insane remain as small as one-third so that you will forever remain the stupid idiot minority that you are.

You know, something, folks, if George Bush were president today, let’s see it’s 2007, and it’s the sixth anniversary of 9/11, and if George Bush were president — remember, now, the Iraq war still going on, coming up on the surge. And this training exercise had happened — let’s say everything is the same except Bush is president — he’s doing a memorial at the Pentagon and the Coast Guard runs this training exercise, do you know what the Drive-Bys would report? That Bush faked and staged and purposely did this exercise to scare everybody to death to realize we have real problems and to get everybody trying to support Iraq. They would say that Bush was behind it. Your lunatic friends, Mark, your kook insaniacs, that would be your take on it. What do we get today? ‘Oh, no, oh, no, CNN, oh, no, the infobabe at CNN, ‘Obama safe? Is Obama safe?” (crying) It led them to the most embarrassing hour or two of reporting probably this week for CNN. I mean you have to categorize CNN’s embarrassments by the week, not even by the month or by the year.

Joe in Nanuet, New York, Open Line Friday, you’re next. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Yeah. Hi, Rush.


CALLER: You are a juggernaut, an unstoppable 1,000-ton freight train, but sometimes you get off the tracks. My question is this to you. Before I ask my question, I have a request. Can I?

RUSH: You may have a request, yes, it’s Open Line Friday. We extend all kinds of courtesies, but we’ve got a minute, max, so get to it.

CALLER: I have a meeting coming up with President Obama because my wife is a physician and she has good ideas about health care reform. Is it okay for now to call a truce? Can you meet President Obama if I make that request at the White House?

RUSH: Well, I’ve already had somebody who knows David Axelrod ask me if I would meet with President Obama, and I said, ‘Sure,’ I mean it will never happen, but I’ll be glad to meet with President Obama.

CALLER: Great.

RUSH: But Obama’s going to be listening to your wife on health care ideas? Good grief.


RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, just so you know, the first two callers to this program have lied, totally lied to the call screener today about that which they wish to speak to me. They have lied through their teeth, both of them have, in order to get on this program. And the call screener said, ‘Hey, is there a trend out there? Do you want me to –‘ ‘Nah, let ’em in, let ’em in, I can handle ’em, I’m the host, they can’t trick me.’ But it just tells me they’re worried out there, folks. So maybe, you know, a mounted campaign here of seminar callers. Just wanted you to know, first two callers lied through their teeth to us.

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