RUSH: Bloomfield, New Mexico, this is Lee. How are you, Lee?
CALLER: I’m fine, Mr. Limbaugh. How are you?
RUSH: Couldn’t be better. Thank you.
CALLER: Yes, it is Bloomfield, New Mexico, and it’s in the four corners area.
CALLER: And according to geologists, we are sitting on approximately 500 years or more of untapped natural gas resources here. During the entire time that President Bush was the leader of our nation, and I’m not saying he’s perfect, I mean I’m a registered Republican, but I’m not saying he’s perfect, I don’t vote just because you’re Republican; I vote how I vote, you know.
RUSH: I understand.
CALLER: My husband’s income went up on an average of10 to 15 to $20,000 a year the whole eight years that he was in office. My husband worked in the natural gas fields, which, by the way, do not pollute the countryside. You don’t even know the wells are there. I have three up behind me, I don’t even know they’re there. I have three P&A, that’s where you plug and abandon, that are outside my back door, and, Mr. Limbaugh, if you would stand on my back porch and point them out to me, I’ll buy you dinner.
RUSH: Well, what you are illustrating, Lee, is that all of this talk about changing our environmental focus to safer and greener and cleaner is all bogus. It’s how they’re selling it, but it’s not at all the reason they’re doing anything. They’re not interested in cleaner energy. They’re not interested in saving the planet.
CALLER: Oh, I know that.
RUSH: All that’s bogus.
CALLER: I know. You plug in an electric car. Where the heck do you think that energy is coming from?
RUSH: From coal!
CALLER: Oh, yeah. And that’s the biggest oxymoron there is, clean coal.
RUSH: Exactly. Everybody knows this.
CALLER: You saw Robocop, didn’t you, the movie?
RUSH: I think I’ve seen it one time. Not the whole thing, but, yeah.
CALLER: Just take another look at how it looks. It’s supposed to be Detroit in the future. Well, if you go up here to this coal-fired plant up here, that’s what it looks like. I had the worst headache I’ve ever had in my life for almost a week after my husband took me up there. I went, “What is that?” But natural gas, I have a plant right down the hill from me here. It’s nothing. It’s steam. Two percent of what comes out of that plant is CO2. The rest of it is steam. It’s natural gas. It’s the cleanest burning stuff we’ve got. The point I wanted to make about Republicans ruining the economy, my husband no longer has a job now. They have basically shut down the natural gas fields here.
RUSH: Right. But you’re not telling me that you think the Republicans are sabotaging the economy?
CALLER: My husband had a job and his income went up.
RUSH: That’s what I thought you said at the beginning of the phone call. This kind of outrage, by the way, is all over the western parts of the United States. What is happening to people in the western parts of the country, what you’ve heard here from Lee, it could be a farmer working in the natural gas industry. There is an all-out assault on things that have employed people, that have encouraged economic advancement, economic growth, prosperity for people, that do not cause harm to people. (interruption) I know, Louisiana is not happy. It’s all over the country. It’s stunning to come into contact with people who have this kind of attitude. They’re fit to be tied. It’s why I say that if the election were tomorrow, Obama’s done in a landslide, if the election is tomorrow. Lee, thanks much.
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