RUSH: Mike in St. Louis. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, I love you. I would have your child. And I hate to do this to you, but you were wrong yesterday. And you weren’t just like able to say, ‘Oops, did I say that?’ It’s a big, ‘Did I really say that?’ When you said, ‘America has realized…’ I’m glad the auditing firm is on suspension this month. When you said that America has realized we made a big mistake by electing Obama, the consequences would have been we’d have elected John McCain. And if McCain was president, we’d have cap and trade and we’d have national health care.
RUSH: No, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. The two don’t go together. You’re putting A and B together and not getting C.
CALLER: But, Rush, they have to go together!
RUSH: Look, McCain doesn’t figure into the thinking here. Nobody is taking, ‘Oh, I wish we’d have voted for McCain.’ They’re saying, ‘This is not what we voted for.’ They’re saying, ‘We got screwed, we got tricked, we got defrauded,’ but they’re not saying, ‘Oh, my gosh! I wish we had McCain in there.’
CALLER: Oh, Rush, the only alternative would have been McCain and if McCain would have been there, you know — I know that you know because I’m a student of EIB; I’m a critical thinker because of you — if McCain was there, McCain believes in global warming, he believes in national health care, and he’d have brought along all those moderate Olympia Snowes with him.
RUSH: Mike? Mike, even if they invent an artificial womb and even if you could get Eric Massa in the equation, I would not have your child and I wouldn’t let you have mine. But I’m just telling you, my friend, old buddy: This is not about McCain. This is not about McCain. When I spoke yesterday, ‘The American people now realize what a mistake it was electing this guy,’ they’re not saying, ‘Oh, my gosh, I wish we’d elected McCain.’ They’re saying, ‘We got defrauded. We got shafted.’ By the way, nobody is thinking that we’d have had the same stuff only worse if we hadn’t elected Obama, because nobody can imagine it being any worse, except you. A lot of people agree with you about McCain, but McCain doesn’t fit in this analysis. I appreciate your passion on this, and I don’t disagree. We’d have had a lot of ‘crossing the aisle,’ walking across the oil and get along, get along. But both of these are if’s, if we’d done this. If we’d done that I don’t believe in ‘if.’ ”If’ is for children,’ Roger Whittaker, early sixties, late sixties, but it’s not an ‘if’ with the election of Obama. It is, ‘We screwed up. We screwed up, and we got screwed,’ and it’s contained within that shall we say framework. Great that you called.