RUSH: John in Nashville, I’m glad you waited, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hello, Rush.
CALLER: Hi. It is an honor to speak with you, and to get a commentary on something that I had considered an odd comment from two-and-a-half years ago when Nancy Pelosi was on Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and it struck me as odd because the first third or first half of the interview she was nearly crying about the troops in Iraq and what a bad thing it was to be there, and what we were doing, and then when Tim asked her what she would do, she had said, “Well, I would put more troops in,” and it always struck me as odd and I’d like to get your comment on that in our probably first hundred hours of her leadership.
RUSH: I don’t remember her saying that. We can research it, though, because we have access as powerful, influential members of the media to the Meet the Depressed transcripts. So if she said that in May of 2004 that we need more troops, it doesn’t mean anything. Why are you going to hold these people to what they said? They just said in the campaign that a new era of bipartisanship and the Republicans are going to be allowed to debate and participate in the first hundred hours legislation, then they threw that out the window, threw that overboard. What she said in 2004 doesn’t matter. They come up with any number of excuses to say, “Well, that was then, this is now! Look at all that’s changed.” The only thing that’s consistent about Nancy Pelosi, from then to now, is it’s all about criticizing President Bush. Whatever he does is wrong! In May of 2004, if she didn’t think we were winning, “Well, we need more troops, just to disagree with Bush.”
Today, if Bush wants to send more troops, “Hell no, we can’t do that because Bush is an idiot! You know Bush! We can’t.” It’s all about disagreeing with Bush. It’s all about hatred for Bush. I imagine, too, in 2004, when she said we need more troops, she probably heard about it from the fringe kooks that make up the Democrat base, but I, long ago, learned that trying to hold them accountable to their words is not worth of time. I don’t mean to sound as though it’s not a weapon to use against them. It’s just their expectations are so low. Our expectations for Democrats and liberals are so low that, when they say and do things like this, it’s not a shock. This is something that… Here’s the best way to put this, and it takes me back to the ’06 election. Why anybody believes anything they say is beyond me. That’s the simplest way to express my thought about that. Why anybody believes what they say, why there’s not instant doubt and curiosity is beyond me.