RUSH: John in Indianapolis, thank you for waiting. You’re next. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Yes, another stellar, informative show. Cheers.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Hey, one of the funniest things you said on your program a while back is that this administration reminded you of a bunch of morticians, and you’re correct, they do look like morticians, and I believe that we, the American people are being embalmed alive.
RUSH: (laughing) Well, I’m looking at this Blumenthal guy, and I’m reaching for an accurate description of the way he looks, and he looks like a mortician. He even sounds like a mortician. He looks like the kind of guy that would show you the coffins that funeral home.
CALLER: Well, you know, when they were selling that health care bill and the bill was in front of Obama and they were all standing around him, I just picture myself as the bill, and I was getting injected by Pelosi and Reid. Thatt’s an awful feeling.
RUSH: (laughing) Being embalmed.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. Well, I’m sick of them. I’m sick of Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin and their little announcers — Beckel, Alan Colmes, Olbermann, Matthews — and that chick that looks like Mary Lou Retton on steroids. And I’m really sick of Gordon Liddy and all his gold coins.
RUSH: (laughing) Mary Lou Retton on steroids?
CALLER: I don’t know what her name is. I’m glad I forgot that information but she really bothers me. RUSH: (sigh)
CALLER: Anyway, keep up the good work.
RUSH: Yeah, you, too. You, too. (interruption) Who’s he talking about? Which chick? I’m going to leave it at that. Rather than identify the chick, let your imagination run wild, folks. Just picture Mary Lou Retton on steroids and whatever you come up with is who he’s talking about. He mentioned Pelosi. Last Wednesday (sound bites 32 and 33 here) on Capitol Hill Pelosi addressed the Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Summit, and during her remarks, she said this about health care…
PELOSI: We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, ‘If you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work — focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations — because you will have health care.
RUSH: She’s saying to all you budding artists, ‘Quit your jobs. You don’t have to take jobs you don’t want just for health care anymore,’ because they passed health care. So you can quit your job, you can focus on your art, and other taxpayers will pick up your health care. This is not the first time Madam Pelosi has said this. March 11th, earlier this year, on the Mary Lou Retton with Steroids Show during a discussion about health care.
PELOSI: hink of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance, or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risk but not [be] job-locked because a child has asthma or someone in the family is bipolar. You name it. Any condition is job-blocking.
RUSH: Job locking, yes. If you want to be an artist… (interruption) Well, people do it now. But… (interruption) Well, greed and Greece. But nevertheless, what she’s saying to the artists is, ‘Go ahead and quit! Just focus on your art! Follow your passion. Sit in your basement and throw wads up paint up on the canvas or go out and try to compose some music, go singing it in a coffee shop and then you, too, could become Don McLean! And let the taxpayers pay for your health care. You don’t have to sit there and actually work because we Democrats understand you don’t want to work, you are the artists — and when you finish being funded with your health care, if your art is risqué and obscene enough we’ll even pay for that via the National Endowment for the Arts. By the way, apply for food stamps! We’ve got 99 weeks unemployment compensation, after you quit your job. We Democrats have you covered.’