RUSH: Yeah, I’m certain it’s just an oversight and I probably ought not to be all that offended by it. I mean, if you’re Obama, and you’re gonna spam conservative talk radio with seminar callers and you’re going to create a website and teach your idiot followers how to do it, why would you leave off the largest audience in the country?
JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!
RUSH: Yip yip yip yip yahoo. Well, I guess we’re going to say welcome a seminar caller Friday. Unbelievable. Love it. You know the rules on Friday, folks. We go to the phones, the program is all yours, the content’s all yours. Unlike Monday through Thursday, where I demand that you talk about something I care about. Friday I throw that out the window. Here’s the number. 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
Okay, Ed, you can kind of turn down the music, thank you. The broadcast engineer is stuck on a train someplace trying to get into the city in Manhattan because of the snowicane that we got going on up there. H.R., I see you made it in with hardly any problem. Yeah, everybody that matters is here. Folks, it’s one of these I should warn you kind of days. I was up very, very late last night with several friends amidst great revelry and — (interruption) well, I got here very, very early. I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep, no, I didn’t. But as you know I’m not one who needs a whole lot of sleep. At any rate, the Obama administration through their Organizing for America website has put together a page where their mind-numbed robots can go to learn how to get on radio talk shows and then when they get on shows, what to say. The Obama administration’s very concerned, ladies and gentlemen, that their health care message isn’t getting out, that it’s being distorted and lied about by talk radio hosts.
So I went to this website, and Dr. Laura comes up first. And it says, if you can’t get there, click on ‘find me another show.’ So I clicked on all of them. I clicked on every one of those ‘find me another show’ buttons. I found places I had never heard of. I did not see me. I did not see this show. I did not see this phone number. Now, there are one or two reasons why, and it’s not an oversight. I know they didn’t forget it. It’s either that they know that their spammers already know how to get a hold of this program, maybe they know that their spammers don’t have a chance of getting through Mr. Snerdley. And it could also be, and I think this is probably the most likely of the three scenarios, they know that their spammers, their seminar callers will not stand a chance if they do get on the air.
Here are the calling tips. Snerdley and I talked about this earlier today. We’re still undecided, but we might devote just a whole half hour to nothing but Obama seminar callers today. We haven’t decided. It’s Open Line Friday, it’s what the day is for. Here are the calling tips: ‘Be polite, respectful, and clear. Remember you’re representing Organizing for America.’ That one’s going to be tough for them to accomplish because there’s nobody in this group on the left that’s not so outraged and angry. I mean being polite and respectful is something that I don’t think they accomplish once during an average day anywhere. ‘How radio stations will connect you will depend on the show. Some radio shows may connect you right away, but most will take your name and basic information and put you on hold. You may or may not be able to hear the broadcast of the show while you’re waiting. You may hear the radio host say something like, ‘Hello, we have your name on the line with us,’ and that’s how you will know that you have been chosen to appear on the air.’
The next point is: ‘Some hosts may challenge your views. Stay calm and firm. Sharing a personal story about how health reform affects you –‘ Oh, grab sound bite number nine out there, Ed. We’ve put together a montage of Democrat sob stories from the health care summit yesterday, so you spammers, you seminar callers sharing a personal story about how health care reform — like if you happen to be using the dentures of a dead woman, like Louise Slaughter mentioned yesterday. ‘Sharing a personal story about how health reform affects you and your family is a great way to show the importance and urgency of health reform.’ So if you’re confused about this instruction, here are the professionals at this.
OBAMA: I can certainly remember Malia coming into the kitchen one day and saying, ‘I can’t breathe, Daddy.’ … My mother didn’t have reliable health care and she died of ovarian cancer.
REID: A young man by the name of Jesus Gutierrez.
MURRAY: I remember a little boy, who was 11 years old, who’s name was Marcellus.
HOYER: I had a message on my machine: ‘I was just diagnosed with a tumor.’
HARKIN: Got a letter yesterday from a farmer in Iowa.
ROCKEFELLER: I knew this kid, Samuel Ford, and he had leukemia.
CONARD: My own father-in-law in his final illness.
WAXMAN: People from California who were told by Anthem WellPoint that their insurance was going to go up 39 percent.
DODD: A guy in my state, Kevin Galvin.
SLAUGHTER: Her sister died. This poor woman had no dentures. She wore her dead sister’s teeth.
RUSH: Can you believe these stories happen in America? So that’s just a little hint, this is a page from the Democrat playbook that’s been used and worn for now over 30, 40 years, and this is how you should do it. The final calling tip: ‘If you can’t get through, don’t worry! If the show you call is busy or not accepting calls at the moment you call in, simply click ‘Give me another show’ to find another.’ Now, here are the discussion points that Obama’s website, Organizing for America, suggests to its seminar callers spammers: ‘For most Americans, their health care plan covers too little and costs too much. Far too many people delay or even skip the care they need because they simply can’t afford it.’ So you call up and you tell the host that. And then after you have a discussion, then you say this: ‘The plan the President laid out includes the largest health care tax cut for middle class families in history and makes coverage more affordable for tens of millions –‘
So in this case, you’re going to have to willingly lie to make this point. Your president, you spammers, is asking you to willingly lie about his plan. You gotta be able to do that. We suspect it won’t be much of a problem for you since that’s what leftists do. The next discussion point: ‘This plan will give millions of Americans new choices in health insurance by making coverage more affordable, ending the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions –‘ So you have to just keep lying. Once you get through and talk to the host, you just have to keep lying. ‘Too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely –‘ Well, there’s actually a poll on that out today. It’s a Zogby poll, and 49% say it would be better to do nothing, 37% say, yeah, we gotta do something. Forty-nine percent say better to do nothing. And this is Mr. Obama’s straw man. (imitating Obama) ‘Some say that we should do nothing.’ I’ll say it! So, that’s our attempt.
Snerdley has been instructed that if you are calling from the Organizing for America website, if you are calling here to get on this program to further expand the area of — (interruption) Oh, I am on the list now? They put me on the list now, huh? Oh, okay. Well, see, see, I knew it was an oversight. I was all prepared to take it personally, but I knew it was an oversight. Okay. So, anyway, Snerdley is waiting for you. And if you do want to call here and be a seminar caller, just tell us. You know, we always put people that disagree to the front of the line, we never hang up on anybody here, and so if you want to go for it, use this program to spread the lie — I don’t even want to say that because I don’t want to be contentious. If you want to use this program to spread the word on the Obama health care plan, feel free.
RUSH: ladies and gentlemen, we found in our archives instructions for seminar callers from James Carville. This goes all the way back to the nineties. James Carville is teaching the troops here. It’s almost as like Full Metal Jacket drill instructor.
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RUSH: See how ahead of the game we are here at the EIB Network? That goes all the way back to the ’90s.
RUSH: Do you think Obama’s getting reports on how many seminar callers are getting through radio talk shows and what they’re saying? Because folks, we’re really working hard here and we haven’t found one.
RUSH: As you know, the Obama administration through their website, Organizing for America, has got talking points out there for seminar callers. They’re tired of getting beat up on the radio, and their hosts can’t succeed. Look, MSNBC, at some point don’t you think that network would reach a degree of embarrassment and have to do something about it? One of their hosts advocated ripping Dick Cheney’s heart out of his chest and kicking it down the street or whatever using it as a football and then putting it back in there. I mean, these people, in their desperate, desperate attempt to get noticed, they are so obviously childish, immature, coarse. It’s just amazing that that network is allowed to continue on as it does. So Obama, you know, those hosts, networks, nobody watches them. Twenty-five thousand people one night last week watching CNN. So Obama said, okay, I gotta get my own talking points on conservative talk radio because that’s all anybody is listening to. So he’s got this website where he’s advocating people call shows like this one and lie about who they are. Basically spam. ‘Hi, we love you, I listen to you all the time, been listening to you forever, I want to talk about health care,’ and then they give talking points.
Now, this is nothing new, it’s been going on since the nineties. We identified these seminar callers back then. But Obama has now — a presidential directive. And we can’t find any! We have struggled all day. We’re in the third hour of the program. We cannot find one Obama acolyte. We cannot find one seminar caller. We cannot find one spammer. Now, it’s been suggested that they’re not up yet, which is a valid possibility. It’s also just as valid that there just may not be that many of them anymore. There may not be that many Obama supporters, which would not surprise me. But, you know, our cameras and microphones are everywhere, and they’re not happy, from what I’m told, at the White House with how this is going.
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