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RUSH: Marie in Los Angeles. Hello and welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Yes, hi, Rush.


CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I’m a faithful listener for years. I just wanted to make another comment about the salaries Feingold (sic) is telling them that they can pay their executives.

RUSH: Feinberg.

CALLER: Feinberg, I’m sorry. No one is questioning Obama about this. When he took over the banks and the automobile companies, he said, “I don’t want to run these companies.” He said, “We’ll just be shareholders.” See, it’s our money, the taxpayers’ money. He said, “I don’t want to, and I’ll give the money back.”

RUSH: I remember it. “I don’t want to run these companies. I got a war to win. I don’t want to run companies.”

CALLER: Why aren’t they questioning him? Because when Joe Wilson called him a liar, his whole campaign was on untruths. I get so upset when I hear this, that when they wanted to pay the money back but he said, “Oh, no! We have a stress test. We have to wait and see whether you have enough money before you can go back and run a bank,” and no one is following this. He’s going to continue to run these banks. This is what he wanted to do in the first place, and so they should really call him down. There’s nobody to talk to him about it.

RUSH: Now —

CALLER: I called Congress. Who do you talk to when you can’t trust the top people? You know, I called the FBI, and you know what they told me?


CALLER: They said, “Watch Fox cable and listen to talk radio,” and then I called another time —

RUSH: Wait a minute! Wait a minute. Wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up. You called the FBI?

CALLER: Well, I wanted to find out what was going on with ACORN, the 14 states that they had arrested these people.

RUSH: What FBI office did you call?

CALLER: Los Angeles.

RUSH: And they told you to listen to Fox News and talk radio?

CALLER: Talk radio.

RUSH: To find out what was going on?

CALLER: Yes. And the next time I called you know what they said?


CALLER: “Listen to talk radio and watch Glenn Beck.” And they said, “We all watch Glenn Beck.”

RUSH: That’s what they told you at the FBI?

CALLER: Exactly. And so when I wanted to find out what was going on they said, “Call the Justice Department.” Well if you can’t trust the Justice Department, who do you talk to? Who do you talk to? You can’t trust the top. I called John Boehner, because he’s the one you can really talk to. I said, “You’ve got to tell them that Obama is going after the Internet and talk radio. They’ve gotta stop it.”

RUSH: And what did he say?

CALLER: Well, I talked to the office. They said, “Yeah, we know what’s going on,” and when I called the FBI they said, “We know what’s going on, but we can’t do anything because the Secret Service will say they’re in charge.” This is what’s going on right now.

RUSH: You know what, folks? I feel like I’m in that balloon flying over Colorado.

CALLER: They all know what’s going on, but who do you go to? I feel like screaming.

RUSH: The woman calls the FBI (laughing) to find out what’s going on. The FBI says, “Listen to Limbaugh. Watch Fox”? Look, to your original point here that Obama said he didn’t want to run companies, and yet he’s running companies. Don’t forget what I said at the top of the show: One of the primary ingredients to any president’s long-term success is the deniability. The Drive-Bys are doing very well getting the story out. “Hey, this Feinberg guy acted totally on his own. Obama is so busy working on Afghanistan, he didn’t even know.” Now, let’s take ’em at their word just for the moment. Obama didn’t know, okay? So Feinberg says, “Hey, Wall Street, 90% you’re gone.” Has Obama said, “I think that’s a little high. Uh, I wish I’d have been consulted on that. Uh, we’re going to roll that back to 88%.” Has he said anything? He ordered this, but they’re trying to give him deniability.

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