RUSH: Concetta in Chatham, New Jersey, nice to have you on the EIB Network. I’m glad you held on. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. We received this letter. It said registered documents enclosed, it looked very official, you open it up, it’s from the Democratic National Committee implying that I’m a part of a select group of leaders chosen to participate in a survey. Now, this survey is asking all kinds of questions about President Obama’s performance since he’s in the presidency. And then the underscored part of this says, ‘The Republican Party has been trying to fight back after their defeat in the 2008 elections and is being aided by the misinformation and hatred being spread by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Our nation cannot afford for the Democratic Party to lose momentum.’ When I looked at that I really saw red, but of course it’s been going on. And we are not Democrats, nor have we been. But they’re implying that we are leaders, you know, of the Democrat Party.
RUSH: Are they asking you for money in addition to —
CALLER: Of course.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: That’s what we finally get to at the end of all this nonsense. They’re asking for a contribution because they need it, they need us.
RUSH: They sent another mailer out last week referring to Republican leader Rush Limbaugh. They’ve used me as a fundraising vehicle for years here. Now, it’s a genuine survey, they’re asking about Obama or do you think that’s just —
CALLER: Yes. In the survey questions they have things like, ‘How do you rate President Obama’s performance in addressing the nation’s economic situation,’ and then they have excellent, good, fair, poor, undecided. And they have seven questions.
RUSH: Are you gonna respond?
CALLER: No, of course not.
RUSH: Why not?
CALLER: Oh, I feel as though I’m being involved with the Democratic Party.
RUSH: Now, wait a second. You can turn this around and have some fun with it. Wait a second, now. Everything’s an opportunity if you look at it in the right light.
CALLER: Well, that’s what he was saying. You think I should answer this, then?
RUSH: Yeah, maybe. Are there check boxes for the amount of money you can contribute?
RUSH: What’s the smallest amount?
CALLER: Twenty-five dollars.
RUSH: Twenty-five dollars.
RUSH: Do you have $25 laying around?
CALLER: (laughing) I guess so.
RUSH: Are there places to write in comments in addition to just answering the questions?
CALLER: No. They simply ask those, but of course there’s nothing to prevent you from using an area that’s kind of blank by putting in your own comments, if you’d like to, you know.
CALLER: I could do that, I suppose, but I just don’t want anything to do with this Democratic National Committee. And who is Governor Tim Kaine, K-a-i-n-e?
RUSH: Ah, he’s got an eye problem. He’s the former governor of Virginia.
CALLER: I see.
RUSH: Yeah, and he now runs the Democrat National Committee.
CALLER: I see.
RUSH: You just never know when he’s looking at you, you really can’t tell. Typical Democrat.
CALLER: I know. We were thinking of having fun with it, too, but I don’t know whether I want to be involved with this. They’re liable to —
RUSH: Well, you don’t have to send them $25, they’ll take anything —
CALLER: No, it isn’t that, I just don’t want to be involved with the Democratic Party.
RUSH: I understand. I understand, but —
RUSH: — they think you’re a Democrat leader. They got your name and address someplace.
CALLER: Yeah, but not in politics. My husband and I don’t involve ourselves in politics at all. That’s why I’m surprised to get anything like this. Really, really strange. Well, we’ll look at it and think about what we’ll do.
RUSH: You ought to send it back, maybe with a check that bounces, you know, send a check that will bounce or what have you, but put a little comment like: ‘I really don’t appreciate you focusing so much on Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh can’t raise my taxes like Barack Obama has.’
RUSH: ‘Rush Limbaugh can’t send my kids off to war like Barack Obama has.’
RUSH: ‘Rush Limbaugh cannot take away my health care and doctor like Barack Obama has. I wish you people would focus on the real enemies of this country and look at yourselves.’
CALLER: That would be good. That would be good. I’ll have to think about it.
RUSH: Yeah, think about it. It may not be worth the money to you, depends on how you define fun.
CALLER: Well, that’s true.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: Well, I’m glad you called, Concetta. Thank you so much for holding.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.