RUSH: Linda in Tucson, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello there, Rush.
CALLER: Mr. Snerdley said I have to get right to the point. May I take one moment to thank you for your influence in my life?
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I have been listening to you since 1980s. I was a college graduate, and with a skull full of mush and a lot of liberal principles in my mind from a Northern California college and I stumbled onto your radio show and have been listening ever since and feel like you have had a huge impact on my life, and I just want to thank you for being a profound friend through all these years.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that, Linda, I really do.
CALLER: You’re amazing. Well, several callers ago there was a woman who called in and said she feels like we’re fighting a war. And I want to put a picture into one of your wonderful artists’ minds because maybe they can bring this to life. I have felt since January that every day President Obama pulls out a waterboard, straps me onto it, raised my head back and pours some wave of something over my head to make me feel like I am drowning in hopelessness. And then I listen to you because he’ll bring on some crazy policy that is going to have disastrous effects, and I shake my head and I say, ‘What can I do?’ and I write letters and call people and do what I can do. But if he would stop waterboarding me every day, now I’m thinking that he said that he was going to outlaw waterboarding and I think he is on the terrorists, but instead he’s strapping individual citizens in this United States to that waterboard every day and pouring water over our heads to make us feel like we’re going to drown.
RUSH: I actually like the analogy. We’re being tortured. We’re being tortured with the fear of hopelessness to control our lives.
CALLER: That’s exactly it. It’s a daily waterboarding. So I would love one of your fabulous artists to design this and show President Obama pouring water over a citizen every day and tell the policy —
RUSH: You know, we have a great graphic artist at RushLimbaugh.com.
CALLER: It would be fabulous.
RUSH: She did a great graphic last week of the jury of their peers of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh and the other terrorists who are going to be brought here for trial in Manhattan. She’s listening to this ’cause she loves it, loves the show, she listens to it every day, and I’m sure she’ll come up with a great graphic for this.
RUSH: I would love it. And maybe we can get it through to his mind that waterboarding is probably just fine as a tactic to get information out of people that are our enemies. But this waterboarding of regular American citizens every day has gotta stop.
RUSH: Yeah. They’re not trying to get information from us. They’re just trying to make us feel hopeless, you’re right, throw up our hands, ah, hell with it, can’t deal with it. And that’s what they realize. The reason why they’re not afraid of us is because they think we’re powerless to stop them. Nothing we can do. So they don’t care if we get it or not, they don’t care if they’re insulting us. They just know that we can’t stop them, or they think that, they think that we can’t.