RUSH: Reno, Nevada, this is Jeff. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Wow. Thank you, and greetings from right outside the door of Sharron Angle’s headquarters in Reno.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Well, I can prove to you I’m still a Democrat by ways I could think of to spend your money. I think you should triple your phone bank because when people find out how the hysterical is to be on hold and hear the stuff you put in in place of commercials, no wonder you have people who joyfully sit on hold for an hour or longer.
CALLER: It was a pleasure, sir. You had me in stitches.
RUSH: I’m glad you were entertained.
CALLER: Very entertained. I’m calling for the voters of my former home of California.
CALLER: My wife is fourth generation. I’m third generation. We go back to the 1870s, but we have fled. And it’s occurred to me that Californians send Jerry Brown to the statehouse, who is beholden to public employees and is gonna strangle the businesses in the state because he’s beholden to the environmentalist crazies.
RUSH: Tell you what. Tell you what. Hold your thought. I thought I had a minute more than I have. I gotta go to a commercial time-out here. But be patient. You’ve waited this long, three more minutes won’t kill you.
RUSH: Now to Jeff in Reno, Nevada, who fled his beloved California with his fourth generation wife — you’re third generation — and you’re now in Nevada standing outside Sharron Angle campaign headquarters.
CALLER: That’s a fact. And, you know what? While you had me on hold people have come off the freeway to see me here on my cell phone and ask me if I’m talking to Rush.
CALLER: I said yes. I’ve had three people now who wanted me to pass on dittos, mega dittos, and double dittos.
CALLER: So we thank you, sir.
RUSH: Well, you’re more than welcome, sir.
CALLER: Anyway —
RUSH: Thank you. Making ’em famous here on the EIB Network.
CALLER: In the biggest little city in the world here, you’re making me a local, small town…fame. Anyway, my warning is for — and I hope you’ll let me say something to the voters in Nevada afterward. But I’m thinking about the people I left in California. If they send Jerry Brown and they continue to drive the state into bankruptcy, they are on their own, because this new Congress is not gonna bail them out. So they gotta pick somebody who can get them through tough times the next two to four years.
RUSH: Well, let me ask you a question about that. How many Californians…? I’m serious, now. How many Californians do you think really expect the feds to bail ’em out at the end of the day to get out of this problem? Is that what they’re expecting?
CALLER: Probably 90% of the SEIU?
RUSH: Is that what they’re thinking?
CALLER: They’re on a collision course with reality. What, are they all smoking dope? I don’t know what they’re thinking! But sooner or later the piper has to be paid.
RUSH: No, no. The reason I asked is that you called here to warn them that if they expect to be bailed out, that it ain’t going to happen if Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ is the governor because the Congress is going to be Republican ain’t going to help Moonbeam. So my question is: How many Californians are sitting around thinking that a bailout is coming their way to get ’em out of this mess? I am genuinely curious. When you factor the marijuana crowd out there, the amount of money being spent on legalizing marijuana, therefore the amount of people zoned out, how many people are focused in here on bailing the state out.
CALLER: Well, you know liberals better than I do, and I used to be one.
CALLER: Thank God I started listening to your program.
RUSH: (laughing) I know liberals better than you do and you used to be one. Well, I guess it is something to impart to California. I’ll be glad to spread the message: Hey, you people in California, if you expect to be bailed out it ain’t going to happen if Moonbeam is elected because the Republicans are going to run Congress and the last thing on their minds is going to be helping out Moonbeam. How’s that?
CALLER: Yeah, thank you. Can I say something to the voters in Nevada?
RUSH: Yeah. You’re on a roll. Go for it.
CALLER: Well, the thing is this: I think California is not gonna choose wisely. They’re probably gonna make yet another mistake, and more people are going to be leaving California. And probably it’s going to be the taxpayers, not the tax consumers. So the question is where are they gonna go?
RUSH: And I know you —
CALLER: Arizona. Arizona is showing themselves to be a conservative state and they’re being sued by Obama for it. Now, Nevada is a beautiful place. And if we choose wisely, if we choose Angle, if we choose people we’ll send a message to those people in California wondering where to go. We’ll send a message that this is a good place to look at.
RUSH: So you want Californians to move to Nevada?
CALLER: I would recommend it.
RUSH: You would recommend it. This is unique. I live in Florida, and I want to keep people outta here.
RUSH: (laughing) I’m just kidding. But I mean, you know, you want people to move there? I was expecting you to say, ‘Go to Idaho’ or something.
CALLER: Well, we —
RUSH: Because we’re talking about liberals, man. You’re talking about people gonna fleeing the state of California including a bunch of liberals. I mean, who’s there? Where are they gonna go? You want liberals flooding the state of Nevada?
CALLER: Oh, not at all. Not that, and (garbled).
RUSH: Send ’em to Oregon, send ’em up to Washington.
CALLER: Well, let the liberals go to Oregon and Washington, but if people have a business that’s being driven out of California, they could bring it to Reno. We’re friendly, and we got a lot of natural beauty up here, great golf courses.
CALLER: We have more resources than I used to think were up here before I moved here, and we’ve got a great inventory of bargain basement priced real estate. Fantastic houses. Good neighborhoods.
RUSH: Unemployment I think in Las Vegas is at 15%. Maybe it’s Nevada-wide. But no, there are some opportunities in Vegas. Ben Roethlisberger loves Reno, I know that.
CALLER: Well, we have been hurt by government policies and by Harry Reid, and it’s amazing how he’s got his tentacles into everything so that you’ve got all kinds of Republicans in the political class coming out for him. But if you want to talk about people in the country class, I’m still a registered Democrat. I’m not only voting for Sharron Angle, I’m working for Sharron Angle.
RUSH: That’s why you’re standing outside her office, then? Well, good. I’m glad you called out there, Jeff. Thanks much, and all the best to you.
RUSH: John in San Diego, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, wow, thanks for taking my call. Hey, I’m a union construction worker down here in San Diego and you were talking earlier about how 76% of Americans know somebody outta work looking for work and I have to correct you on that. There’s a large percentage, in certain trades, that aren’t even trying to look for work right now.
RUSH: Well, that’s sadly true.
CALLER: And that caller from Reno was talking about the election. Our union is always saying, you know, vote for Obama, he’s got shovel-ready jobs and just the other day I heard Obama say there ain’t no such thing as a shovel-ready job. And now we’re being sold a bill of goods.
RUSH: Well, let me tell you something. There is such a thing as a shovel-ready agenda, and it’s his, and we’re going to start burying it with the shovel on Tuesday.
CALLER: They’re shoveling something and I don’t think it’s dirt but, yeah, they’re selling us a new bill of goods with Moonbeam and saying we gotta vote for him, but yeah, it’s just ridiculous what they do to get elected and what they say.
RUSH: You know, Dingy Harry said that illegal aliens do not hurt unemployment. Is that true of the construction business?
CALLER: Believe what you want to hear. That’s ridiculous.
RUSH: I don’t believe it if Harry Reid said it, but I just wanted to get it from you, the horse’s mouth, because you’re in the business.
CALLER: Well, yeah, on the union side not so much because you gotta get vetted out more, you gotta have your documents in line, but even in the union —
RUSH: Oh, come on! (laughing.)
CALLER: No, but you gotta have a Social Security number, and they —
RUSH: Not a problem!
CALLER: They do trade ’em. I know guys on the job that trade ’em, you know, they work for a few months and they give it to their homeboy and they come up and —
RUSH: Exactly right. Look, thanks John, for the call. I appreciate it.