RUSH: Tamara in Yakima, Washington, I’ll go back to the phones with you. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It’s great to talk to you. My husband listens to you every day and he has your phone number memorized.
RUSH: Thanks very much.
CALLER: Thank you. The reason I’m calling is the statements that you made a few days ago calling President Obama a jackass. I understand and realize that the liberal news media, the government news media is making a big deal out of that and probably because they can’t find anything else to criticize you about. I looked up the word. Jackass is a legitimate word in the Webster dictionary.
CALLER: It has two meanings. The first one is a male donkey.
CALLER: We’re all aware of.
CALLER: And the second one in the Webster dictionary says, a jackass, a stupid or foolish person —
CALLER: — nitwit.
CALLER: And I thought that fit, and I thought, well, maybe the rest of the world needs to know that that is a legitimate word and a good definition of probably most of the Democrats, liberal Democrats in our Congress today.
RUSH: Let me just tell you why this cut these people to the quick. This ran originally on ‘Jacob’ Tapper’s ABC blog site, the fact that I had called Obama an economic ignoramus, economic jackass, most of it was pretty much in context, what I had said. Every comment — and there were hundreds — every comment posted on the ABC — i.e., State-Controlled Media blog site — agreed. That’s why they had the cow, because so many Americans agreed. I mean hundreds from all over the place. Then it went viral from Jacob Tapper’s blog site to all kinds of other blog sites that picked it up, and the comments on those sites were overwhelmingly in agreement with I, El Rushbo, your host, and so that’s what sprung ’em into action.
I’m just going to say again, if you’re the State-Controlled Media, and you have somebody, if you don’t do it yourself, you have somebody monitoring this program, and for a year you’re told that I said, you know, this guy is purposely destroying the US economy, he is singling out this country for destruction, he doesn’t like it, he’s been raised to believe this country is the problem in the world. None of that bothered ’em. In fact, they didn’t even refute the charge, nobody even denied it. To this day, nobody, Axelrod, Plouffe, nobody from the White House has denied that. Not that they would. Actually, I think they would. It’s so out of the mainstream, it’s just so icky, how can somebody say that? But not a word; no refutation; no acknowledgment. But then, ‘he’s a jackass,’ and all hell breaks loose. Go figure.