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RUSH: Robert, Phoenix, Arizona, great that you called, sir. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Mr. Rush, how you doing?

RUSH: Very well. Thank you.

CALLER: All right, I am defending you every chance I can get, but my coworkers here, they can’t take the analogy of you using the colonoscopy and finding Obama’s head up in there. I said, “He must be right because everything he says his mind is on loan from God, so go with it.”

RUSH: All right, wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Let’s start from the beginning here.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: You said that you defend me to coworkers?

CALLER: Yes, sir. Coworkers, and my fellow students at school also. I also going to school. At school also. I grew up listening to you. I grew up listening to my other guy, G. Gordon Liddy back in ’85.

RUSH: He owns all the gold now, yeah.

CALLER: Yes, sir. And I went and met him in New Orleans at the Superdome. But I listened to you religiously, and they just don’t like it. They go like, “Okay, from the start you’re listening to him. You should be listening to all the hip-hop,” all that crappy music that’s out there. I said, “No, you listen to the guy who’s telling you what to do to lift yourself up.

RUSH: Okay, I get you. So you listen to me; they give you grief for listening to me. You defend me.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: They don’t listen to me.

CALLER: No, no, they have no choice because I have the say-so over radio.

RUSH: Oh, they do listen to me while you have me on, they’re at work.

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: Oh, okay. So they have their own preconceived notions that I’m a rotten SOB, and you’ve defended me against being a rotten SOB, but something happened today that they said, “How can you listen to that? How can you say you support that?” and it was my colonoscopy line about Richard Wolffe?

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: Well, let’s repeat what I said so people will understand what it is you’re calling about. Richard Wolffe is a sycophant author and journalist for MSNBC. He has had unfettered access to Obama to write a couple of sycophantic books. Do your friends know what sycophantic means?


RUSH: You sure?

CALLER: They say they do.

RUSH: Well (sigh), if they don’t, there’s another definition for it called “kiss ass.”


RUSH: Okay. That’s relevant here.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Okay, so there are any number of ways to describe the kind of relationship that this supposed “objective journalist” has with Obama. I thought that a very articulate — and polite in adult conversation — way of expressing my opinion of the kiss-ass attitude that Wolffe has with Obama is to say that if Obama ever had a colonoscopy, they would find Wolffe’s head there.


RUSH: To me, that is one of the most… That is sheer broadcast talent. That is Communication Talent 101. I mean, that is above and beyond. There’s nobody can have any doubt about what I mean.

CALLER: I understand.

RUSH: Yet your coworkers were profoundly offended by that, right?

CALLER: Yes. And I also say, “Remember, they crucified God’s son. If he’s got his mind on loan from God, why do you always persecute him? He must be telling the truth.”

RUSH: Well…

CALLER: Think about it.

RUSH: “Talent on loan from God,” do your friends think that I’m saying I am God when I say that?

CALLER: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.

RUSH: “Talent on loan from God” means I’m simply thanking God for his blessings upon me.

CALLER: I understand.

RUSH: And that it’s temporary. My talent’s on loan. When I die, so goes the talent. There is no other with it. I’m me. There is no other me just like there’s no other you. So it’s simply thanking God. When I say, “Talent on loan from God.” I’m not saying my talent came from Gaia, I’m not saying my talent came from Obama or from anybody in government. Talent came from God.

CALLER: I understand.

RUSH: I’m simply utilizing this talent in being descriptive about what kind of reporter Richard Wolffe is.

CALLER: I understand.

RUSH: Now, why were they offended by this?

CALLER: They don’t like you, point-blank.

RUSH: I know they don’t like me period.

CALLER: And they just get offended because you’re on every time I’m here at work. (laughing)

RUSH: Yeah. Did you laugh when you heard me say that?

CALLER: Oh, yes! Really laughed.

RUSH: And that bothered ’em even more. See, that’s what really got ’em: You laughed.

CALLER: Oh, yes. Oh, yes.

RUSH: You understood it. You understood it. You know why they really don’t like it?

CALLER: No, sir.

RUSH: ‘Cause it’s effective and because it is accurate and it’s pretty descriptive and so forth. So they come in with an anti-Rush prejudice or bias, and that simply allows them to say that their bias and prejudice is justified.

CALLER: Well, the truth does hurt.

RUSH: It does. So what would you have me do? You’re calling to tell me this. Are you asking me to tone it down? Are you asking…?

CALLER: No, no, no, no! Keep it going because, you know, all you could do is push your issues on ’em, and I might try — we might try — to convert a couple of them. You never know.

RUSH: See, I was painting a word picture. I could have been vulgar when I said that.

CALLER: Understandably.

RUSH: I could have really been vulgar. I could have used street terminology, but I didn’t. I came up with a creative conversational way. Everybody talks about colonoscopies all day long. Everybody knows what happens with one.

CALLER: Understandably.

RUSH: And rather than find a polyp, you find a journalist’s head. I mean, it’s possible!

CALLER: Yes, sir, and I’m also thinking —

RUSH: Are they listening now?


RUSH: (chuckling) Even better.

CALLER: And I’m also taking up for you also in school, in history, we were looking up something, and I came across you because you was on one of my pages, and they go, “Why do you listen to that guy?” and I explained why.

RUSH: (chuckling)

CALLER: “You want the truth, this is who you listen to.”

RUSH: It is the truth.

CALLER: I’ve been listening since ’89.

RUSH: Well, that’s almost from the beginning.

CALLER: Yes, sir. Yes, sir. I remember being told everything, stuff like that.

RUSH: Let me ask you something. Robert, you’re putting yourself here through a lot of grief on my behalf. You really are.

CALLER: That’s okay. I understand.

RUSH: No, no, no. I appreciate it. A lot of people in your shoes would call here and ask me, tone it down.

CALLER: No way.

RUSH: Or they would yell at me. “See? I’ve gone out of my way. Every time I try to defend you, you do something stupid like that and you make me look like a jerk.” Do you use a computer?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: What kind?

CALLER: I have a… Oh, well, it’s shooting sparks right now. I got a laptop that shooting sparks. I got an Acer.

RUSH: Well —

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: Would you like a Mac? Would you like an Apple?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: All right. I’m gonna send you a 17-inch MacBook Pro.


RUSH: I’m gonna send it to you with my compliments. You hang on, Snerdley will get the information we need to send this thing to you. It’ll be my pleasure to do this, because of the grief you’re subjecting yourself to among your coworkers. I really appreciate it.


RUSH: Well, if I had chance to get rid of an Acer for a Mac I’d do it, too. I’m also gonna send Robert in Phoenix some Two If By Tea for his colleagues. He requested the regular, sweetened Two If By Tea. So we’ll send a couple cases out along with the MacBook Pro 17.

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