RUSH: Ernie in Harlem. Is this Harlem, New York? Yes.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh.
RUSH: Hi, Ernie.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I listened to the lady from Birmingham —
CALLER: — and I feel just like her. I am a black Republican living in Harlem. My wife and I, we run two small businesses. But let me tell you something right now. I’m not worried about the Democrats. You know what I’m concerned about? These RINO Republicans, I notice that each time you talk about those who are running for president for 2012, you know, and I listen to Mitt Romney and they quote all these names, and whenever they seem to get to Sarah Palin, they somehow say, oh, the people think she has unfavorable rating. I’m going to tell you something, Rush, and I’m going to get to the point. There’s only reason why we black Republicans voted for John McCain was because of Sarah Palin. And I’m going to tell you straight up right now. If these RINO Republicans do not allow Sarah Palin and the people (unintelligible) to get that nominee you can call it the day because I know the game that they’re playing.
I listened to Pat Buchanan on Hannity, telling Hannity everybody else is good except Sarah Palin. Each time it’s like the Republicans are afraid of her. They’re worse than the Democrats, and no one is seeing that (unintelligible) I’m surprised. Sarah Palin is the only person who took on the establishment in Alaska. She did, okay, right from the bottom all the way to the top. No one is mentioning that. She’s a true conservative. You don’t have to like everything about her, but I’m telling you, I listen to these Republicans, Rush, because the Tea Party, she was out there from the get-go, front and center, and when she resigned as governor in Alaska, every Republican was just bashing her, bashing her. And, all of a sudden, watch them, Rush, they’re running behind her. (unintelligible) She’s good to galvanize the base, but she’s not good to run for president, okay?
RUSH: Ernie, I hear you, man.
CALLER: We’re not going to have that!
RUSH: You’re basically talking about ruling class Republicans who don’t want —
CALLER: Yes. Yes. Elites. Elites.
RUSH: Practically everybody who voted for McCain did so because of Palin.
CALLER: Absolutely —
RUSH: I knew you’d agree with that.
CALLER: — Sarah Palin. Okay?
RUSH: And Republicans are sick and tired of seeing Sarah Palin destroyed. They know the Democrats are going to do it, but they don’t like seeing Republicans join in on that.
CALLER: And I’m listening, Mr. Limbaugh. I’ve listened to Sean Hannity interview Pat Buchanan, every one of these guys, you keep hearing them. She’s out there doing what they’re not doing, being a true conservatives —
RUSH: Wait a second.
CALLER: — for smaller government and less taxes.
RUSH: Hold it a second.
CALLER: And they are afraid to bring that out there.
RUSH: Where did Hannity interview Pat Buchanan?
CALLER: He interviewed him on his radio program —
RUSH: Oh. I was going to say, Buchanan’s on PMSNBC. I can’t imagine —
RUSH: — Buchanan going on Fox. On Hannity’s radio show. Oh, oh, okay.
CALLER: Yes. It was his radio show, and after watching these Republicans, even here in New York we are proud to vote for Paladino. He’s not perfect but we are proud to vote for the man, okay?
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: We’re going to get rid of him in New York.
RUSH: Hey, folks, I got a question for you. Does Ernie sound apathetic here? Ernie, you’re not apathetic.
CALLER: No, I’m not.
RUSH: Ernie’s all fired up. Ernie’s wired. Now, Obama cannot fill the room in Madison, Wisconsin, today. I got spies there and I’m told Obama cannot fill the room. Students are having nothing to do with Obama in Madison, Wisconsin, today at the university — it’s those people who are apathetic. The Republican Party had better be listening. This is Ernie. He’s from Harlem. Believe me Ernie, they are every bit as institutionally opposed to conservatives as the ruling class Democrats are. The difference is that the ruling class Republicans will make it look like they’re interested in because they’ll take their votes. But after that, all bets are off. Now, Ernie is from Harlem talking about Sarah Palin and how the Republicans had better stop destroying her or it’s over for them. The elite Republicans. Ernie is from Harlem. By the way, the Bond character was Xenia Onatopp. It was spelled O-n-a-t-o-p-p, Xenia Onatopp. Sarah Palin is our Xenia Onatopp.