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RUSH: Here’s J.D. in Salt Lake City. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega dittos from a young conservative here in Salt Lake City. My comments are about Ted Turner’s comments, Ted Turner of CNN. For your listeners that may not have heard, Ted Turner said that the oil leak in the explosion is proof that God wants us to change course on oil. And just using Ted Turner’s logic, God must also hate Haiti, he must hate Chile, we’ve had quakes there, he clearly must hate black people because of Katrina, and, of course, he also must hate —

RUSH: Well, no, no, no, no. If God’s responsible for Katrina, it’s because Republicans don’t care about black people and it’s to highlight that.

CALLER: Oh, but of course.

RUSH: If God is responsible for Haiti, it is to give Obama an opportunity to show how he’s not George Bush in fixing a disaster. Now, Ted Turner is the second high-ranking leftist radical to suggest that God may be a Democrat here by doing a good thing with the oil explosion on the rig. We have Ted Turner saying this. He said this yesterday morning on CNN’s Newsroom. The correspondent was Poppy Harlow. Question: ‘Talking about the ongoing oil spill, how does that make this debate even more immediate? I mean they can’t plug the hole, it’s been over 20 days, we’re trying to send people to Mars and we can’t plug the hole.’

TURNER: I’m just wondering if God’s telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore because it sure is setting back offshore drilling. And — and right before that we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we’ve lost 29 miners, and last week — or two days ago the Chinese lost 29 miners, too, in another mine disaster over in China. Maybe, you know, the Lord’s tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they can get more coal. I think maybe we ought to just leave the coal in the ground and go with solar and wind power and geothermal where it’s applicable.

HARLOW: So possibly God’s work in a way?

TURNER: Well, it could be. He’s sending us a message.

RUSH: Yeah, John Denver sang Take Me Home, Country Roads, right, West Virginia? So Stephanie Miller, talk radio fame, the first liberal radical to suggest God was a Democrat, now Ted Turner. Now, there’s no dramatic media reaction to this, but imagine if Pat Robertson said it. Remember Pat Robertson said, ‘The Twin towers, God is sending us a message, we’ve lost our moral footing.’ Remember the outrage whenever Falwell or Robertson said anything, and now here is Ted Turner going further than Falwell or Pat Robertson ever did. I want to take you back to a phone call on this program from last Friday, Ron in Maylene, Alabama. He lost a nephew on the oil rig, and he was just livid over the fact that anybody on the Democrat side would suggest that God did this, God is a Democrat.

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CALLER: What I’m calling about today is my nephew was on that rig that blew up.

RUSH: Oh, wow.

CALLER: He was on the last hour and 15 to 20 minutes that he would have had left and he was going home, but he didn’t make it. But what upsets me is that when I hear someone say, ‘God is a Democrat,’ and is happy because this rig blew up and can further their political agenda. That just drives me and the family up the wall. This young man was 27 years old. He served in the Air Force, came back home, married his sweetheart — her name is Courtney — and they have a three-year-old daughter and a three-month-old daughter. And this guy was an honest, hardworking, dedicated person. He did everything he could for his family (voice breaking), and he is one of those ‘little people’ that the Democrats always talk about they want to help. Well, they’re trying to shut down the job that he did. He didn’t have anything but a high school education, but he found a job he could do to provide for his family. And he and these other guys that died in these coal mines and in this oil explosion are the little guys the Democrats are always talking about they want to help. Well, they’re trying to shut down their jobs as quick as they can shut ’em down and use them as a political tool to get their agenda passed, which is get cap and trade passed and get their jobs turned down. Now, is that what they’re supposed to be? That’s what they’re supposed to be doing? Helping out, killing jobs for, quote, ‘the little guys’ that they want to help? I hate this. This just drives us crazy. His wife, Courtney, and his mother, Peggy, are just devastated by this. And they want to use it for political advantage? I just… That’s beyond the pale.

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RUSH: That’s Ron in Maylene, Alabama, last Friday reacting to Stephanie Miller suggesting that God — and gleefully, that God is a Democrat. Well, I wonder what God is telling us that Newsweek is for sale. I wonder what God is telling us that the New York Times is losing money. I wonder what God is telling us that Ted Turner’s co-founder of CNN says that CNN is a joke. I wonder what God’s telling us with the utter fall and embarrassing circumstances of the mainstream media.

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RUSH: By the way, somebody tell me in all this, whose side is the devil on?

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