RUSH: Waynesboro, Virginia, this is Jennifer. Great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Fine. Thanks very much. How are you?
CALLER: I’m doing very well. Just a little nervous. It’s an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thanks very much.
CALLER: I wanted to comment on the Senate Republicans and your comments yesterday. I’m glad to hear Mitch McConnell saying that they are going to stand up against this and not just go along about it — the health care legislation, that is. But the thought that some of the Senate Republicans are seemingly going to go along with the liberal notion of needing government involvement in health care infuriates me. I saw Senator Gregg on TV last night talking about all the amendments Republicans are going to introduce to improve this bill. I don’t think anything can improve this bill. And I don’t know that that’s where their efforts should be. And to preface my next comment, I have to say I’m unabashedly pro-life and cannot believe what Barbara Boxer said. But —
RUSH: Well, the way that she said it. They are up there adding amendments. There’s no question they’re adding amendments to it. McConnell’s office did call here and say that they are opposing this, so I don’t know if adding amendments is a strategery to bollix it up and slow it down. But I —
RUSH: — I disagree. They just need to say no, there’s nothing wrong with saying no to this!
CALLER: I agree.
RUSH: That is the only thing to say about this!
CALLER: I agree. And my question to you would be this pro-life amendment that they’re considering today — if this passes, if that’s the only hope of passing the health care legislation. Because I’d rather this amendment go down if that means that the bill goes down. I don’t want the same thing that happened in the House to happen in the Senate. If that pro-life amendment hadn’t been in there, the congressmen would not have voted for that bill, and we wouldn’t be in the state where we are now.
RUSH: See, that’s very shrewd of you. The Stupak amendment actually guaranteed passage in the House.
CALLER: It did, and as a pro-life woman who’s had three children — I just — I don’t think if I was in that House that I would have been able to vote for that amendment knowing what Nancy Pelosi intended that amendment for.
RUSH: Well, see, you’re going to get me in trouble with these people again. I already got in trouble once because I raked them over the coals for being single-issue people.
CALLER: Well, I don’t want to get you in trouble, certainly, and as I said, I’m unabashedly pro-life. I think any woman who’s had a child who has seen an ultrasound at 12 weeks, I don’t see how they couldn’t be pro-life. But —
RUSH: Well, look. You and I are so the same page on that, but you not believing that — and I share that sentiment with you — but I have the same shock and dismay that people do not look at what Obama’s doing. I mean, essentially, we’re aborting the private sector, we’re looking at a living, breathing country on our own sonogram here, and we’re looking at Obama wanting to abort it. It’s the same thing to me, and I — you get flustered like we had Jeff call: ‘I can’t believe that only 47% disapprove of the guy, ought to be higher than that.’ It will be. Hang in there. Be tough. Question is, is it going to matter? These guys don’t care. Obama is narcissistic, wants to be loved, but, believe me: he sounds himself with enough people that are sycophants that he thinks in his universe he’s loved by everybody. And he goes out and makes these speeches, and I’m sure they tell him, you know, what he wants to hear about it and so forth. Look, I’m glad you called out there, Jennifer. Thanks very much.