RUSH: Josephine in Vernon, New Jersey, as we go to the phones first time today. Josephine, thank you for waiting. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I just absolutely am so excited to speak to you today.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Today is our 43rd anniversary. My husband is saying all week, “What do you want for your anniversary?” I said, “Nothing, Honey. I just want to speak to Rush.”
RUSH: (laughing) How did that make him feel?
CALLER: Oh, I don’t know, but he knows I love you, and he’s read all your books and he’s read your brother’s books and we’re long-time listeners. I have lunch with you every day. We have radios through the house, that all the dials are set and I have lunch with you and three hours.
CALLER: I said, “Today is my anniversary. I’m gonna listen to Rush and then I’m gonna sit down and read. Nobody to bother me,” but I am so excited, so you made my day.
RUSH: Are you a member of Rush 24/7, my website?
CALLER: No. Actually, we don’t have the Internet. We’re retired people, and I go down to the library whenever we have to converse with anybody. My kids, they say, “We can’t believe you, mom and dad! You don’t have electronic…?” They come here and they hyperventilate. But we are people; we live within our means.
CALLER: So I had a comment and then I had a question, and the comment was: “All these kids on Wall Street that are just going crazy up and down, and they think everything belongs them, entitlements.” I’ll tell you, Rush, we raised three kids, and we told our kids, “You are entitled to nothing. You’re gonna work for everything,” and the kids worked. They worked summer jobs. They had paper routes. They all graduated college with honors. We said, “We’ll help you halfway, but you’re not entitled to anything.” You’re gonna work for it.
RUSH: Josephine, I gotta stop you here. I want you to hold on through it break, but I just want to tell you: You are not in the minority. The effort is being made to make people like you think the country’s passed you by and the way you raised your kids is passe, but it’s not. Sit tight. We’ll be right back to you.
RUSH: And we’re back, and we have with us Josephine from Vernon, New Jersey. Josephine, I want to tell you, you don’t have Internet, you have to go to the library.
CALLER: Yes. Because we live below our means. If we canned afford it, we don’t buy it.
RUSH: I just want to tell you, all of those Occupy Wall Street kids have iPads —
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: — iPhones —
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: — computers, Internet, and they’re using public Wi-Fi down there in the midst of the protests, and you are heading off to the library?
CALLER: Yep. Because we taught our kids, if you don’t have the money, you don’t buy it, you don’t spend it, and like I said, we educated three kids, they worked halfway for it, and we have no debt, and we live a very simple lifestyle, and we’re very happy. And our only big luxury is we bought a little Bose Wave Radio so we could listen to you all the time. (laughing.)
RUSH: (laughing.) Well, you’re definitely throwbacks.
RUSH: You’re definitely throwbacks, there’s no question about that. Is your budget constraint you don’t want to spend the money on a computer or actual service for the Internet if you had a computer? Or both?
CALLER: I guess both. We have an old Windows in our library upstairs —
RUSH: Oh, God.
CALLER: (laughing) You’re not gonna believe it, we don’t even have cable. We took the cable out years ago when my husband retired. We read quite a bit. Like I said, my husband’s read all your books and I’m reading right now After America by Mark Steyn, and he’s talking about what’s happening. So we get a lot of our —
RUSH: No wonder you’re so optimistic, energetic, and upbeat. You don’t watch television, either. (laughing)
CALLER: No, it insults our intelligence. My husband misses his sports, but like I say when our kids come to visit, they’re like (gasping). My son has his laptop, “I can’t believe it, the way you live.” We took the cable out, the cable guy says, “Are you Amish?” I said, “No, we don’t need it, because it’s 50% garbage.”
RUSH: Well, you know, not having TV and Internet is one good way to keep the kids from coming, so it has its up sides, too.
CALLER: (laughing) Yeah. Yeah.
RUSH: You said you had two things you wanted to ask me about.
CALLER: Yes. Well, my comment is about these brats on Wall Street. They think they’re entitled to everything, and they come from these liberal colleges, and it’s just amazing —
RUSH: Yeah, but you also, didn’t you have a question about Newt?
CALLER: Yes, I did. That would be my last — that was my comment. And my question is, if he’s ahead in the polls do you think he’s gonna — the liberals are afraid if he gets in, actually they’re happy if he gets in that Obama is gonna beat him very easily?
RUSH: Well, the basic question that you have is does Newt have a chance against Obama. That’s what you’re really asking me, and, see, I think any of them have a legitimate chance against Obama.