RUSH: We’re going to start in Redondo Beach, California. This is Joe. Thank you for waiting. You’re up first on the EIB Network today.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Love you, man.
RUSH: Thank you very much, man.
CALLER: How you doing?
RUSH: Very well, sir.
CALLER: Well, I tried to go on Christine O’Donnell’s website today to donate some money, and somehow I think you’ve crashed her website.
RUSH: Well, that always happens. We do that. It’s only temporary. If you’ll be patient her website will come back.
CALLER: Yeah, I’ve gone back a couple of times. I’ll just keep hitting ‘donate now’ until it comes back up.
RUSH: I started pondering this last night when the first words started leaking out there that the Senate Republican Campaign Committee was in such a snit over this that they weren’t gonna fund her. That was actually a news story. I think it was Politico or somebody and because it came from the liberal media complex, people bought it, thought there was something to it. I said, ‘Well, okay, fine, if that’s the way they want to play it, if they want to be a snit here and say, ‘Okay, Christine, you’re on your own. Tea Party, you’re on your own, you got yourselves there.” It was on Fox, too. When that story hit, people believed it. I think Republicans need to ask themselves why did people believe that story? It turns out Cornyn is out today saying, ‘Oh, no, no, no, of course we’ll fund her, O’Donnell. We fund all Republican nominees.’ But last night when the news was that Republicans (raspberry) to O’Donnell, you’re on your own, people believed it. So I said, Hmm, may not matter. I wonder if I just haphazardly suggest to everybody in this audience send her a buck, how much money could she raise? And apparently now you can’t get onto her website to donate. He-he-he-he-he-he-he.
RUSH: Gail in Chandler, Arizona, as we return to the phones. Great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, first-time caller and listen every day. I think you’re great.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: Last night when I heard on the news — ’cause I was watching all the results. I was so livid when I heard that the NRSC wasn’t gonna back her. I was so mad. And so I was determined to give her a donation. I called the NRSC and told them… Well, I guess they changed their mind now. But are they really going to back her wholeheartedly? I mean, are they really gonna go to bat for her? I don’t know.
RUSH: Well, we’ll have to wait and see. When the news got out last night a lot of people had the same reaction you did, and so they knew that they would be defunded. They knew if they didn’t fund here they’d be defunding themselves. They knew nobody gonna send them a dime if they don’t help her. So whatever happened — they saw the light, saw the revolt, what have you — they’re gonna send her the money. Jim DeMint is gonna get active behind her; Mitt Romney’s come out and endorsed her. Whatever the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee does we’ll have to see. Whatever they do, you know they’re going to hold their nose to do it. Whatever they do. Now, here’s Cornyn’s statement. John Cornyn. He runs the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.
‘Let there be no mistake. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and I personally as the committee’s chairman strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. I reached out to Christine this morning and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for [42 large], the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees which the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee will send to her campaign today. We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee Newcastle County executive Chris Coons accountable this November as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party’s reckless spending policies in Washington.’
This guy’s a self-described Marxist, and they’re telling us he can’t be beat. A self-described Marxist and he can’t be beat! This according to Republican election professionals. We’re all professionals here, they say, and she doesn’t have a prayer. ‘In the weeks ahead, we will decide where to best allocate additional financial resources among a large number of competitive races at stake this November. While it’s not in Republicans’ interest to advertise our spending strategy to our opponents, it’s worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC’s first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul’s campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November.’ Now, ‘it’s worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC’s first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul’s campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November,’ and they now have a huge Rand Paul ad on the top of their website. So they wanted to appear they got their mind right.