RUSH: Livermore, California. Hi, Ray. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: It’s great to have you, Rush, and your brother, you guys are a national treasure. I just wanted to compliment you, Rush, and I tell you, when I started listening to you, the left just flat-out ignored you and pretended you weren’t there. Then when they couldn’t pretend that anymore, they mocked you. Then they called you a disc jockey or a entertainer with an opinion. And then I don’t know what happened, if there was a road or a bridge built outside of your studio, but you are no longer an entertainer, Rush. You’re the de facto leader of the Republican Party.
RUSH: The titular head.
CALLER: Yes, and you’re operating the Romney campaign also. You are one amazing fellow, and I must say, you must have some fantastic roads and bridges there in Florida, because what else can it be, Rush?
RUSH: I think it’s a great point. I live on a road. I drive on a road to get here, and I’m real close to a bridge, real close to two bridges.
CALLER: Well, I’ve been running a business for about 20 years, and I have a road in front of my business, but I don’t have a bridge. I was wondering, who do I contact in the Obama administration to get myself a bridge so my business can be more successful?
RUSH: Well, it’s a great point. Maybe the fastest thing would be to move somewhere where there’s a bridge, much faster than to have one built. But, you know, you’re very kind. Obviously you’ve been listening to this program a long time. And it sounds like you take personally all this mindless criticism of me.
CALLER: Well, Rush, you know, it was supposed to be directed at Romney, but he didn’t realize how badly he stepped in it when he directed it at the people who are responsible for the most job growth in the entire nation, which are small business owners who bust their butts every day to try to make this thing happen. And not because we’re told to by a government agency —
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: — but because we want to do this.
RUSH: You’re following your passions and whatever obstacles are put in your way, you try to find a way around ’em or over them or whatever. Ray, I’m really glad you called. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. I am, folks. I mean, he’s right. I am the titular head of the Republican Party. Always breast-feeding the rest of everybody else.
RUSH: Rush Limbaugh, talent on loan from the roads and bridges. And that’s it, folks. Another exciting excursion into broadcast excellence is in the can, so to speak, and soon to be memorialized at the Limbaugh Broadcast Museum, which is up now in virtual form at RushLimbaugh.com. It’s a great website. I don’t talk about it much, not nearly enough, but go, RushLimbaugh.com.