RUSH: I’ve got 47 sound bites and I got through one of them so far. So what I’m going to do, I’m going to broom all the sound bites about me. That will cut it down to about 27 sound bites. If I just get rid of the sound bites about me, like I don’t care what Bill Maher and Joy Behar say, or Whoopi Goldberg. I couldn’t care less what they say about me. You think it’s entertaining to hear this? It’s a waste of time to me.
Okay, here we go, last night, MessNBC, Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell had on the supposed comedian Bill Maher. They’re talking about Christine O’Donnell, First Amendment, separation church and state. The arrogant, condescending Lawrence O’Donnell said, ‘How do you think the crazier candidates — Christine O’Donnell, Paladino — how do you think they’ve been handling their liabilities? Christine O’Donnell does a commercial saying, ‘I’m not a witch,’ they have real challenges in dealing with these liabilities like we’ve never seen before.’
MAHER: She thinks because she has been living in this Fox News, Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh bubble for so long that he’s the one who doesn’t understand what the Constitution is. It was at a law school so they’re all laughing at her. She thinks separation of church and state, the concept, is not in the Constitution. So when Chris Coons actually quotes the Constitution, she says, ‘Yeah, that’s in the First Amendment?’ (laughing) Yes, Christine, it is.
RUSH: Now, here’s the arrogance and the condescension. It’s not. I’ve told you, I live in Literalville. There is not a whole lot of gray in Literalville. There’s a lot of black and white in Literalville. It’s not in the Constitution conceptually, contextually, or otherwise. The Founding Fathers never once wrote anything about there being a wall of separation between religion and government and the people. These people are interpreting it to say Pat Robertson shouldn’t run for office, or Jerry Falwell shouldn’t run for office, or devout Christians shouldn’t run for office. That’s how they’ve interpreted it. They’re scared of it. But the wall doesn’t exist. This is classic. These are the ‘smart people,’ O’Donnell and Bill Maher. In their own self-appointed worlds, they are the smart people and O’Donnell’s the dunce. That’s the template, yet she’s the one that’s right. And as I said yesterday, the scary thing is not what she said, the scary thing is that a bunch of law students laughed at her, a bunch of law students who obviously are being maleducated, ill-educated or what have you. Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher epitomize the ugliness of liberalism. They are stupid and smug about it at the same time.
RUSH: You know, I’m really curious to know if these liberals elites like Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher and all the rest of them — I wonder if they — realize that a lot of states did have official churches at the time of the First Amendment’s adoption. I wonder if they even know that. Why would they know it? They haven’t attended schools that teach the truth about this country in many, many moons.
RUSH: Bob in Framingham, Massachusetts, nice to have you. I’m glad you waited.
CALLER: Yeah, hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. You know, I wish I was on the Christine O’Donnell campaign team, because I think she’s missing the boat. All she has to do is nationalize the election and skip the rest. All she has to do is just run short ads saying, ‘Coons equals Obamacare. O’Donnell equals no Obamacare. Coons equals cap and trade, cap and tax. O’Donnell equals no cap and trade, cap and tax.’ Case closed.
RUSH: You may be right. I believe in the nationalization of elections. There are some people on her team, though, that think, look, this is Delaware, we’re talking, what, 70,000 voters, I don’t know what the population is, and most of them are liberal, Democrat. So their philosophy is —
CALLER: Most people are against Obamacare and —
RUSH: Yeah, but —
CALLER: — they’re against cap and trade.
RUSH: Yeah, but —
CALLER: She needs to clarify that Coons is a vote for Obamacare and Coons is a vote for cap and trade. She should just stress that in her ads and that’s it.
RUSH: Yeah, but see, you’re assuming that most people in Delaware oppose Obama. We don’t know this.
CALLER: But that’s what she’s gotta ride on because, look at it this way, the Republicans are opposed to Obama, the ones that are holding back are getting fed this mantra that she’s not smart, et cetera, et cetera. All she has to do is say, ‘What counts is how I’m gonna vote in the Senate and that’s all that should count,’ and she’s gonna vote for a strong economy.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: That’s all she has to say.
RUSH: I’ll grant you, I’ll grant you. Brevity is the soul of wit, there’s no question. The simpler and more direct she can make the message, the better off, no doubt about it.