RUSH: We go to Sarah in Nashville, Tennessee. Hi, Sarah, great to have you with us here today.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s good to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: All right. I just wanted to call today just to thank you for actually inspiring me to become a US government teacher in high school.
RUSH: I did?
CALLER: Yes, you did. I had always grown up interested in politics, and I loved Reagan when I was a kid. When I was 16 my parents, for Christmas, they got me See, I Told You So. And it kind of changed my life.
RUSH: That was my second book.
RUSH: Following The Way Things Ought to Be. Well, that’s great. Do they let you teach the truth in your school?
CALLER: Well, see, I have two semesters left before I get my license, sir, so I’m not there yet but I’m working towards that.
CALLER: I’m teaching the truth no matter what.
RUSH: All right. It will be interesting to see when you get your certificate and you get out there and get a job in a school if they will actually let you teach the truth about American history.
CALLER: Yeah. You know, I figure the way you and how your book and your explanation of — you know, you take US government and some things that can be really difficult for lots of people to understand, which is obvious to see that, and, you know, you break it down and make it really accessible, make it entertaining and fun and I thought I can do that, too. You know, I think kids today, they need somebody to break that stuff down and say, you know, it can be fun to learn about this stuff and it don’t have to be —
RUSH: Exactly right. Making the complex understandable is probably one of the best descriptions of this program and if you can take something complex and make it understandable for people you inspire them to want to learn more about it.
CALLER: Exactly. You did the same for me so I appreciate it.
RUSH: Well, congratulations to you. That’s fabulous. I wish you all the best and I hope you love it as much as you think you’re going to.
CALLER: Thank you very much.
RUSH: All right. Mays Landing, New Jersey, is next. This is John. You’re on the EIB Network with El Rushbo. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. It’s an honor to be able to talk with you after all these years of listening and just share some of my thoughts with you. My statement is there seem to be a number of Democrats based on the town hall meetings, et cetera, who do not agree with the direction that Congress is taking on the health care bill. And typically the politicians feel that they can do what they want and the voters have a short memory. But people can vote right now. It’s a very simple thing, especially when there’s no primaries coming up, and that is, Democrats who don’t like it can get control of their party by going in and changing their registration. They can change it to independent, they can change it to Republican, doesn’t matter, they can always be loyal Democrats later. Right now they need to get control of their party.
RUSH: Yeah. You might say the Republicans have to do the same thing. We conservatives have to do the same thing. There’s a movement building out there, I sense it, folks, for third party. It will be the end of us if we do that, it will be just more Democrat victory after Democrat victory after Democrat victory. Last night Leno asked me if I liked somebody for president and I was reaching for a cup that had ice water in it, I said, ‘Yeah, me.’ Audience laughed. Somebody after the show as I’m walking out, ‘Will you really run?’ ‘No, no, no, no.’ But if I did, I said, I’d do it as a Democrat. Why? Why would you want to as a Democrat? Because they couldn’t run any negative commercials about me. Democrats don’t get criticized for anything. I mean I could probably drive a woman off a bridge in a car, if I were a Democrat, and get elected. So, the fact that I invented the word ‘feminazi,’ they couldn’t criticize me because I’m a Democrat. I couldn’t be held accountable to anything. It’s an interesting concept, is it not?
RUSH: Amy, Portsmouth, Virginia, thank you for waiting. You’re up next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Thank you very much. I’m great.
CALLER: All right. I want to know about your weight and are you exercising, and are you walking on your treadmill? How are you doing?
RUSH: I’m doing fine. I haven’t been on the treadmill since Monday morning.
RUSH: I flew out to Los Angeles Monday afternoon. I’m going to get on the treadmill when I get home this afternoon.
CALLER: Don’t you feel better after you do that? Sometimes you don’t really want to do it but you gotta push yourself. Don’t you feel better after you’ve worked out about 30 minutes?
RUSH: No. I hate it.
CALLER: (laughing) You feel better when it’s over, though?
RUSH: Look, there is a feeling of accomplishment.
CALLER: That’s right. It’s called self-discipline, Rush.
RUSH: Yes. Punishment, too.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: But there are things in life that we all must do that we don’t like to do. Now, I’m very fortunate. I have reached a position, I’m not kidding. I can’t tell you how fortunate I think I am, how blessed I think I am. I’ve gotten to the point in life where I don’t have to do very much of anything I don’t want to do.
CALLER: But you do have to keep the talk radio going, that’s for sure.
RUSH: Well, I love that.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: I’m not talking about that. I’m saying if I don’t want to go make a speech, I don’t have to do it.
CALLER: I want to ask you about one other thing, too.
RUSH: Well I haven’t answered your other questions yet.
CALLER: All right, go ahead, I’m afraid you’ll hang up before I finish.
RUSH: No, no, no. I’m still doing the treadmill. I didn’t gain any weight when I was in Los Angeles. Did you see me on Leno last night? WGN Chicago called me skinny!
CALLER: Oh wow, that’s wonderful.
CALLER: That’s wonderful.
RUSH: All right. I frankly thought I looked thin. The TV did not add five pounds or fifteen pounds to me last night, I guarantee you. Maybe it’s because of high definition, but I don’t know. All right —
CALLER: Oh well.
RUSH: — next question.
CALLER: Okay, next question. I heard you say the other day about taking your cochlear implant out, and you were afraid you may oversleep, right?
CALLER: Okay. I have a friend who’s deaf, and I’m sure you know about all the things that you can buy to make yourself wake up. You can buy the lights that will flash in your face on the alarm clock, you can buy the vibrator that will make your bed shake and wake you up.
RUSH: I know. I could get a timer and the lights come on. I should do that. But I haven’t done it. I did try one of those vibrating things you put under the pillow. I didn’t feel it.
CALLER: Oh, really?
RUSH: So I’m not sure it even went off.
RUSH: But the light thing, yeah, you’re right, I ought to do the light thing.
CALLER: You should.
RUSH: Because light wakes me up. The first moment that there is sunlight I’m up —
CALLER: That’s it.
RUSH: Light wakes me up like that. (snapping fingers)
CALLER: Well, I want you to get one. You don’t need to be late and you don’t need to have to depend on somebody to wake you up.
RUSH: Well, now, sometimes that’s not bad.
CALLER: Right, depending on who. (laughing) All right, thanks for taking my call. We love your show. I listen to you every day.
RUSH: Thanks, Amy, very much.
CALLER: God bless.
RUSH: God bless you. Thanks for being out there. Appreciate it.
Bobby in Wilson, North Carolina, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Yes. Good afternoon, Mr. Limbaugh. Republicans and people like yourself are so predictable because you guys have played this same play before with the Democratic Party and with Clinton when he tried to go after the terrorists and you guys said that he was trying to take the heat off of him during the Monica Lewinsky thing. And now when the H1N1 comes out you guys use the same playbook with President Obama, and you say he’s trying to take the heat off of what he trying to do with health care. You guys are so predictable.
RUSH: Wait a second, now.
CALLER: I think it’s just disgusting.
RUSH: Wait a second, Bobby. May well be disgusting but it’s not me saying that. I have never said that they’re hyping N1H1 to get health care. What I’ve said was that they’re hyping N1H1 for government power. They want more government. They are trying to scare people. But he’s not trying to distract anybody from health care, Bobby, he won’t shut up about it! What in the hell are you listening to? You think that Obama’s trying to distract from health care? God, I wish he would! I wish he’d stop talking, period! He’s on television all the time. Distract from it? He will not shut up about it, Bobby! You are the first person to call me ‘disgusting’ today, too. That’s upsetting.
RUSH: Willie in Houston, I have one minute but I wanted to get to you because I love the name Willie. Hello. Willie is gone. He’s there.
CALLER: Oh, hi, Rush!
RUSH: Willie I got 45 seconds now bud, go.
CALLER: Okay, you were talking about media and I’m going back to the media blitz of last weekend. Why is it that Obama didn’t appear on Oprah? He seemed to wanna be everywhere but no name has been mentioned by Oprah. Now she’s gone to Europe with Ms. Obama to try to bring summer Olympics here to Chicago. And I’m wondering how this might all play into things.
RUSH: Well, I did not know that The Oprah was traveling to — where’s she going? Going to Europe?
RUSH: Going to Europe with Mrs. Obama.
CALLER: Yeah. I think I heard that on Hannity the other night.
RUSH: I’m not denying it. Not denying it. It’s just that until I know it it’s not true, is the only point.
RUSH: So why didn’t he go on Oprah? Uhhh, probably because Michelle won’t let him. That would be my best guess. Michelle is already upset that women don’t keep their hands off his rear end, and if he did Oprah, oh my God.