RUSH: Dewight, thanks for your patience. I want to get to this guy. His name is Dewight. He’s in Houston. Dewight, thanks for your patience. I really appreciate it. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you so much for taking my call, El Rushbo.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I’m a truck driver, and I be, you know, listening to your show. I have been listening to you for the longest. And the things that you say, I uses that. And I go back to the ‘hood, Rush, and say what you say, but I don’t tell ’em you said it, and they agree 100%! No arguments, no nothing. And how you know I listening to your show is because you’ll say, “Well, I’m 99 percent — point nine always percentage right.”
RUSH: Uh, 99.7, Dewight.
CALLER: Okay. You right, man. You right. But then… And I know your callers call in and say, “Well, Rush, I know you said this or you said that,” and they try to have a chance of win something. Well, I know on the Florida caucus, now, you did say that Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would have in more votings in that election over there for those caucuses, and would out-beat Mitt Romney. But instead it was reversed Mitt Romney took it by a landslide. Am I correct?
RUSH: Well, not a landslide, but it was… And I didn’t predict definitely. I said it’s likely.
RUSH: I said it’s likely, but that was the first instance where Romney’s total votes were larger than the two or three conservatives opposing them.
RUSH: It was the first time it had happened. But I want to go back. You said that you’re a truck driver.
RUSH: You listen to what I say and you take it back to your buddies in the neighborhood. You don’t tell them who said it. You just say what I said as though it’s your own thoughts and they agree with all of it?
CALLER: They are with it.
RUSH: Now, what would happen if you told them that you had been listening to me that day and this is what I said?
CALLER: Well, I…
CALLER: I don’t know what they would say, but they probably would look at me like was I funny like: You listen to the Rush Show?
RUSH: Yeah, I was afraid of that.
CALLER: My wife, she drinks that… I don’t know if you heard of that “ahrisano” (ph), some kind of tea. I don’t even want to say the name. So I brought it up to her attention. I was saying, “I know there’s this great tea that we can order.” And, you know, I said, “Let’s order with Rush. It’s a tea. It’s a real good tea. He talks about it. It’s good. I listen. I know it!” “Oh, I ain’t gonna try it. I — I ain’t gonna do that! I don’t want that.” So I was like, “But you ain’t never tried the tea, so why would you think that it’s no good?” You see what I’m saying, Rush? So I just think we are just being manipulated. I don’t know why we want to hide from the truth.
RUSH: Well, I want… I’m gonna ask you a very sensitive question, Dewight.
RUSH: Are your buddies prejudiced? I mean, you don’t tell them who said what you’re repeating. You’re afraid to tell ’em it’s my tea. Are your buddies bigots? Are they prejudiced?
CALLER: You know, Rush, I don’t want to say if they prejudiced or not, but I don’t think that if… They don’t want to hear it from you.
RUSH: Yeah, I know.
CALLER: Even though it’s the truth, Rush, they might not want to hear it. You see what I’m saying? So, I mean — and that could be bigoted.
RUSH: So what you think I ought to do? That’s a big problem for me, Dewight. I mean, I’m right. But if they think it comes from me people will just oppose it on that basis alone. What should I do?
CALLER: Well, Rush, no matter what they do… Because every station that you listen to, you can hear they talk about you. They hear it! They don’t want to believe it. But like you say: I’ll say something, you say it, and bring it to them, they see I’m on top of the news. “He knows. He got it.” The wife says, “He’s good. He knows he talking about it.”
RUSH: Okay, Dewight, here’s the answer: You now have a new responsibility.
RUSH: You have to be my emissary.
RUSH: You have to take what I say and take it to as many of your friends wherever it’s possible and say it as yourself.
RUSH: ‘Cause the point, the real objective here, is to have your buddies understand what’s really going on. And if they’re gonna reject it simply ’cause it comes from me, then you’re doing the right thing, sadly.
RUSH: You’re doing the right thing by telling them it’s not from me. But now the onus is on you. The onus is on you to get their minds right.
CALLER: Oky, I appreciate that, Rush.
RUSH: You gotta keep listening to me and then you gotta keep spreading the word that I say as though you believe it. You’ve heard it somewhere, you think it’s true, you know it’s true, you found it on your own, whatever.
RUSH: You’ll be doing these guys a favor. You’re helping them out. You know their mistakes. You’re showing them the right way versus the wrong way.
RUSH: That’s —
CALLER: I heard when you talked about when the Tavis Smiley and the Cornel West and how they were getting on him and I wanted to say… I can’t know how you said it, but I used it the same way you said it, and I was right! (laughing) You were right, too, Rush! So…
RUSH: Yes, I know. I’m used to that.
RUSH: Well, it’s fascinating, Dewight. This happens all over the country to a lot of people. I don’t know what to do about it. This is, by the way, a testament. It’s an example of how the media can succeed in discrediting people that they disagree with. They haven’t been able to destroy me but they can discredit me with people who don’t take the time to listen themselves. I appreciate the call. The onus is now on you. The responsibility is yours. I appreciate it, Dewight.