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RUSH: To Mount Dora, Florida. This is Gary. Gary, thanks for waiting. I appreciate it.

RUSH: Hey. Nice talking with you, Rush.

CALLER: You bet, sir.

RUSH: I have tempered dittos for you, man. I submit that you’re right more than anyone presently in our society. I agree with you for most everything that you talk about, all the subjects you talk about.

RUSH: Uh-oh.

CALLER: I agree with Eddie, your caller from the Bronx as well. I think Obama’s a liar and I think, you know, most conservatives are just tired of hearing his voice.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: (pause) Why are you providing cover for John Boehner? It seems like we need a leader. We don’t like “a nice man.” You called him “a nice man” last week.

RUSH: He was —

CALLER: We don’t need “nice” men. We need men!

RUSH: Yeah, I agree. I agree. He’s a commie bastard creep.

CALLER: No, no, no, no. I’m not inferring (sic) that.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: What I’m saying is, we don’t have time for nice men.

RUSH: No, I understand. He was being berated personally in my e-mail. I probably should have read some of the e-mails. Some of the people just really launching into the guy; a couple of phone calls did, too —


RUSH: — and what I said was he’s a fine guy. As a human being, he’s a fine guy, and then I made the mistake of saying I played golf with him!

CALLER: (laughs)

RUSH: That opened the floodgates. When I said I’d played golf with him, they said, “Oh, gosh! That’s all it takes now to own Limbaugh: Play golf with him.”

CALLER: Well, when you’re out playing golf with him again why don’t you just mention to him that there’s a conservative voice out here in the country that would like for him to be a little bit more aggressive than just being a nice man.

RUSH: How do you know that I haven’t?

CALLER: Well, I don’t know that.

RUSH: I know.

CALLER: But, if you have, reiterate it. If you would, please. Going back to Sarah Palin’s comment, I mean she was directing those comments to the GOP leadership.

RUSH: I know, but what kinda puzzled me about this was that last week, after all that stuff came down, the comment about Boehner being a fine guy was after I had taken him to the woodshed, too!

CALLER: (chuckles)

RUSH: But he’s his own man. He’s not somebody that is a sponge that doesn’t know what he thinks and is waiting for what everybody else thinks, to hear what everybody else thinks before he knows what to do. He does have a mind of his own. There may be some people that have been harder on Boehner than I have been, but I have in no way given him a pass on what has happened up there.

CALLER: Well, the point I’m trying to emphasize is the conservative-thinking people in this country don’t want nice politicians any longer. We want hardcore men, like the hardcore men that defeated the Nazi. It took hardcore men to defeat the Japanese.

RUSH: Japanese, yes.

CALLER: The Japanese on —

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: — on the cave on Mount Suribachi.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: It takes some hardcore men, not just namby-pamby guys like Adam from Indiana. You know, we need to take these guys: The liberals the Democrats, the Republican-in-name-only types.

RUSH: I know, and just last week I was lamenting the fact that these guys just don’t have it in ’em, that here we are in 2011, and a lot of them seem to be stuck back in the year 2000. They just don’t have whatever you want to call it. The confrontational gene, the hand-to-hand fighting, they just don’t seem to have that kind of fire in their belly. They want to prevail, but they don’t want to upset a lot of it applecarts along the way for whatever reason.

CALLER: Isn’t that sad, though? There’s more women with backbone —

RUSH: That’s something else…

CALLER: — in DC than there are so-called men.

RUSH: That’s something else that I have pointed out, that the gonads on our side happen to be wearing skirts. It’s very obvious. My only…

CALLER: In my humble opinion it shouldn’t be that way, but if it has to be that way, then it should be that way.

RUSH: Be thankful for what you get.


RUSH: I mean, it is what it is. I think that… I’ve even mentioned on this program — I haven’t mentioned any names, but — some freshmen are already dispirited ’cause of what they’ve run into. They showed up loaded for bear. I talked about the some of the freshmen in ’94, too, how after two years of frustration they quit. In fact, they were dealing with true revolutionaries, and even they back then got a little bit unhappy with the way Newt and the boys were handling things. Nobody’s gonna always be happy. But my reference to Boehner being “a nice guy” had nothing to do with the way he’s handling himself in this. He was not worthy or deserving of being called, you know, pond scum!


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