RUSH: Kathy in Irvine, California, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: I’m spitting mad at you, Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: Oh, no.
CALLER: Oh, yes!
RUSH: Every woman in my life…
CALLER: Is spitting mad at you?
RUSH: My whole life. Every one of them.
CALLER: Maybe not for the same reason.
RUSH: It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. What? Why? Why you?
CALLER: Why me? Because you are getting mighty close to bootlicking here! This is ridiculous.
CALLER: Herman Cain’s!
RUSH: Whose boots?
CALLER: Herman Cain!
RUSH: Oh, come on! David Brooks said he’s not gonna be the nominee. Kristol said he not gonna be the nominee. “Everybody knows he’s not gonna be the nominee.” We’re just reporting the news here.
CALLER: But you failed to report what else Paul Gigot said on Fox News Sunday, the same thing I was screaming at you last week: Had this come out in October as an October Surprise and he was the nominee, we’d be dead in the water and we’d get Obama back. He’s still to disclose. That to me disqualifies him. Completely. I don’t care if he did it or didn’t do it, he didn’t disclose, and everybody is ignoring it.
RUSH: You gotta be very careful here.
CALLER: This would have destroyed him —
RUSH: Be very careful.
CALLER: — and we would have gotten Obama for four more years.
RUSH: Wait a second, now. In all candor here, Kathy, maybe there’s nothing to disclose.
CALLER: It doesn’t matter! It’s a firestorm and it’s been going on for how many weeks now, and I thought, “Okay, he’s dropped it. He’ll be done with it on Monday.” I turn you on again, and there you go. I had to turn you off last week, I was so furious.
RUSH: Ah, jeez.
CALLER: It’s true!
CALLER: We would have been destroyed in October if he was the nominee —
CALLER: — because he failed to disclose it.
RUSH: So, what; I’ve become a big turnoff now, is that it?
CALLER: All he had to do is say, “This is in my background, and I want it out there.”
RUSH: I was having so much fun today, and you’ve just killed it. You’ve just poured cold water. Here I am. I’m enjoying myself; I’m having what I think is one heck of a funny, good show, and here you come and just throw ice all over me.
CALLER: Well, you threw ice all over me last week. It’s my turn!
RUSH: (laughing) I didn’t throw ice on you.
CALLER: I had to turn you off.
CALLER: I mean, that’s how bad I thought it got. People are not paying attention to this the right way. If we hadn’t disclosed it now — whoever did. I don’t care who did it. I don’t care what he did, if he did it or not. He failed to disclose it up front when he came out and announced his candidacy.
RUSH: Wait a second, Kathy. This is very dangerous. If you say you don’t care whether he did it or not, what you’re saying is that anybody the media throws a false allegation at has gotta quit has gotta get out of the way because it’s gonna hurt. That’s senseless.
CALLER: No, he should have said this upfront! (crosstalking)
RUSH: You’re conceding that the media can take any of our people out with a false allegation!
CALLER: Who? But no, they were not allegations! They were charges that were paid off!
RUSH: What if next up is Romney?
CALLER: And you know what? It doesn’t matter. If it’s out there, and one person knows it, everybody knows it. He should have disclosed it.
RUSH: Okay, what’s the right way to pay attention to this, then?
CALLER: The right way to pay attention to it is: He failed to disclose; that means to me he’s disqualified. There’s nothing else to say —
CALLER: — aside from the fact —
CALLER: — that his tax plan is horrible and would raise everybody’s taxes.
RUSH: Oh, now we get to it! (laughing)
RUSH: Now we get to the bottom of it. You don’t like 9-9-9!
CALLER: I don’t like 9-9-9. It’s gonna raise everybody’s taxes. It’s crazy.
CALLER: It’s built on a false premise.
CALLER: I wasn’t angry. I just said, “I can’t go for that. I don’t like the way he processes things. I don’t think he’s good at critical thinking. He should have known it was built on a false premise,” and so I wiped him out. I liked Herman Cain.
RUSH: Did Perry…?
CALLER: I liked the thought of being … (click)
RUSH: Let me ask you something: Did Rick Perry “fail to disclose” that racist rock in the nick of time? Did Romney fail to disclose that he had the illegals working for the landscapers that he had hired?
CALLER: (sighs) Rush?
CALLER: No comparison.
RUSH: Okay. “Herman, quit! Finish it! Get outta here or I’m gonna lose my audience.”
CALLER: No. I didn’t tell you that. I’m telling you he should have disclosed it. That’s his failure. His failure was not to disclose. He should have done it up front; let people know exactly what was in his background so that it wouldn’t come out in October. You know for a fact it would have destroyed us; we would have had Obama for another four years.
RUSH: Uhhh, how does he know what to disclose? Seriously.
CALLER: He kn… Here’s what he knows: He knows he was charged not once, but twice —
RUSH: But if he doesn’t —
CALLER: — for sexual harassment in the workplace.
RUSH: No, he doesn’t! He’s not privy to the agreement! You do know what the settlement was. He doesn’t know what happened.
CALLER: Then he can tell his side of the story. He could have told it then. He could have told his side of the story. I would have probably —
RUSH: Okay. “Hi, I’m Herman Cain, and in a couple of weeks The Politico’s gonna run a story that a couple of women are gonna say I sexually harassed them.”
CALLER: No. He should have done it way back when he started his candidacy. That’s when you do it.
RUSH: Okay. ” I’m Herman Cain. I’m running for president. I got a 9-9-9 plan — and, by the way, I’m gonna be accused of sexual harassment. Be ready.”
CALLER: I don’t know. George W. Bush almost lost when that stupid drunk driving thing came out in October.
RUSH: Yeah, he should have disclosed that.
CALLER: (garbled) October Surprises. Thank God it came out now, as far as I’m concerned.
RUSH: Okay. Well, see, you ought to be happy about it the way it’s all eventuated here. You ought to be happy about it! Cain took himself out in the nick of time.
CALLER: Rush, I get it. I get you men defending this.
RUSH: I’m not defending him!
RUSH: You heard that sneak attack at the end there from Kathy in Irvine, “You’re defending him!” I’m not defending him. I’m defending everybody against the media, which I have explained in great detail on several occasions. (interruption) Yeah, Kathy, you shoulda disclosed at the beginning of your call that you’ve been against Herman Cain all along. George W. Bush shoulda disclosed the DWI. You know what else? George W. Bush shoulda disclosed that he was AWOL even though he wasn’t. Right? Where does this stuff stop?