RUSH: This is — oh-ho-ho-ho. Lorraine X, Lorraine X. It’s been a long time, happily so, but here she is back from San Diego to the EIB Network. Hello, Lorraine.
CALLER: Well hello, Rush. You know, as one of your more famous liberal callers to this show, I want to first say to all the liberals out there, don’t you dare try to hang the racist tag on Rush Limbaugh because I’m going to tell you he’s not. He just has a big mouth. Now, having said that, Rush, I’m going to let you have it here. Rush, you tea baggers are out of your frigging minds. Caravanning all around the country on buses and holding rallies as if you are some sort of a black civil rights —
RUSH: Lorraine, Lorraine —
CALLER: I mean, come on.
RUSH: What is a tea bagger?
CALLER: All you people.
RUSH: No, no, no, that’s not what a tea bagger is. The tea party people are tea party people.
CALLER: Well, let me explain it, okay?
RUSH: No, Lorraine, if you’re going to be accurate in defining a tea bagger —
RUSH: — I need to have my finger on the bleep button. Do you know what a tea bagger actually is, Lorraine X?
CALLER: Well, I’m going to tell you this, we don’t drink tea in this country; we drink coffee. I think it’s awful British of you guys to place — the whole idea of the — (cross talk)
RUSH: The answer is no.
CALLER: — tea party thing years ago was to get rid of the British tea, okay? You guys are extorting the virtues and naming, you know, and extorting yourselves after the tea party, and the Boston Tea Party was not about that, it was against tea, so why are you using tea parties?
RUSH: You are amazing.
CALLER: I mean really —
RUSH: Are you just —
CALLER: It’s British, it’s socialist.
RUSH: What’s socialist?
CALLER: The whole idea of calling themselves tea partiers. That’s British. Call yourself the Coffee Party.
RUSH: I don’t know what to do with this.
CALLER: Well, when a liberal calls up like me (cross talk) upsets anybody.
RUSH: How long has it been since you slept?
CALLER: Well, I can tell you this, Rush, this whole idea of these tea partiers — and, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with socialism, by the way. It’s working quite well in other countries. It works in France. It works in England, and by the way, it also workers in Israel.
RUSH: It’s working nowhere but he’s not socialist. He’s fascist or Marxist.
RUSH: If he were socialist I could almost breathe a sigh of relief, but it’s worse than that, Lorraine.
CALLER: President Obama is the best president this country has ever seen and I’m going to tell you this. We are not going to fall for all these people (unintelligible) so-called tea party leaders out there trying to tell the world that there’s something wrong with this health care that he’s passed. And also, where were the tea partiers, okay, when George Bush was going around taking away and spying on all of our rights years ago?
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m really sorry.
CALLER: They were nowhere. Where were they?
RUSH: I’m just so sorry. I thought I could handle this and deal with it, but not today.