RUSH: Now, this is Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday night, the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. It’s a Democrat dinner, Democrat crowd. The governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, delivered the keynote address. Now, remember, it’s a room full of Democrats, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, in New Hampshire. That means that Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president in the Democrat primary. Now, what do you think Martin O’Malley would be talking about? Governor of Maryland, New Hampshire, Democrat Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, running for president, maybe, what is he talking about?
O’MALLEY: Reduce Social Security benefits and Medicare coverage, cut student loans, cut veterans’ benefits, invest less in education, invest less in affordable college, do less to combat climate change, do less on gun safety, do nothing to fix our immigration system, and keep families who are trying to survive on the minimum wage from ever earning even another penny. It would appear that the only thing that they want more of is Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh didn’t get an applause line here in New Hampshire, I see.
RUSH: Why would I in a room full of Democrats? (In fact, there was some applause in there. Just a smattering.) Why would I get applause in a room full of Democrats? This guy is running for president thinking about me. Now, let’s go through his list, because what he’s trying to say is that Republicans want less of everything. They want to reduce Social Security benefits and Medicare coverage. We don’t have any money, Governor O’Malley! They want to cut student loans. Obama’s running that. They want to cut veterans’ benefits.
No, we don’t, but we don’t have the money for any of this. This just boils it all down. To O’Malley and every liberal Democrat, there’s no end to the money. It doesn’t matter that we’re $17 trillion in debt. They want to “invest” less in education? I mean, this is… This is… What’s the word I’m looking for? This is boilerplate. There’s nothing innovative whatsoever about what this guy’s saying. Invest less in affordable college?
Who’s running the college system and keeping tuition costs high? Do less to combat climate change? It’s a hoax! You know, I look at a guy like this — what is his name? — Martin. I don’t know. He’s considered a… I know he’s a hot item in Democrat circles. I know. I just think this is an example of the vanishing masculinity, this kind of talk, this kind of attitude.