RUSH: Look, we’ve got a call from the Philippines! Mindanao in the Philippines. This is Jeannie. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you for letting me talk to you.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: My question is: Why do you think that the left doesn’t call as much to defend Obama? I mean, they hardly call at all. I can’t remember a call in a long time.
RUSH: Well, first let me ask Snerdley a question. Are they calling? (interruption) He says they’re not calling, because normally we put callers from the left at the front of the line. And that stems back to the first days of this program when we were accused of never putting people on who disagree with me. So whenever we had a caller that disagreed, we’d always put that caller at the front of the line. And that’s a policy that is a holdover. It still happens. You know, until you brought it up, I hadn’t even thought about it. My guess is they probably think it’s hopeless.
CALLER: Right. (giggles)
RUSH: They know they can’t trick me.
RUSH: Even if they trick Snerdley, they know they’re not going to get by me.
RUSH: And they know that they’re not going to last more than 30 seconds if they start getting belligerent. It’s going to take them longer than that to make their point. But why they don’t call to either argue with me or defend Obama? I don’t know. They probably don’t think it’s necessary.
CALLER: (giggles) That’s true. (giggles) That’s true.
RUSH: It’s interesting. You’re thinking about that as you’re sitting out there listening in the Philippines. Do you have a theory on it?
CALLER: I kind of like what you think, that there’s nothing to defend. They can’t defend him. What would they say? (giggles)
RUSH: They never do. Even when they were calling with greater frequency, they would never really defend Bill Clinton or John Kerry. All they would do is rip me.
RUSH: That’s really all the callers from the left ever did was rip me for the way I do the program, or the unfairness that I engage in, or some other criticism of the way I do the program.
RUSH: Never really did they defend their Democrat idols.
CALLER: Right. They’re indefensible. (giggles)
RUSH: As I read leftist blogs, I don’t think that. Obama has a lot of supporters that believe all this. Without getting into their IQs and relative intelligence or common sense, he’s got people that believe it. They’re on television every day! There’s not a shortage of people who could call here and argue in favor of Obama’s agenda. They just don’t. I just always chalked it up to the fact that they know they’re going to lose, so why bother? Who wants to call up a radio show and be humiliated and look like an idiot.
RUSH: I also think, folks, the reason some of these libs don’t call is they’re afraid of being converted. I think they’re afraid of having their minds changed, and that would not be cool. For a liberal, reality must always be swept aside. You have to live in the phony, cocoon reality that you’ve created. Calling here blows that up.