RUSH: Michael in Hastings, Nebraska, welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Good to talk to you.
RUSH: Same here, sir.
CALLER: Just real quick, I wanted to say that my kids have really loved the Rush Revere book, especially my 10-year-old. He just… I couldn’t believe how fast he read it, and we got the next one ordered and can’t wait for it to get here.
CALLER: Sure can.
RUSH: I was not gonna mention it, but you have reminded me. Kathryn and I had 20 family members here this weekend, and I have a young nephew who’s 10. He’s gonna be 10. His name is Will. Now, I’ve known Will for 10 years, and Will has been aware of me probably for six of those years, maybe seven. You know, I’m Uncle Rush. I come in to town and I take over whenever I get there.
I’m sure Will is happy to see me, but just as happy when I leave ’cause the house gets back to normal. But, all of a sudden, Will came up to me and asked me if I would autograph Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims on Sunday, and I said, “Only if you will let me take a picture of you reading it,” and he agreed. So we took a picture of him in the living room. He’s reading the book.
But it was the cutest thing. My nephew, of all things, wanted an autograph from me on his copy of my book. He finished the first one. We gave him the second. We have an advanced copy of the second book, which comes out March the 11th. Since I wrote it, I must have some advance copies. I gave him one, and he started reading it immediately. It’s what he did on Sunday morning before the family affair.
So, yeah, here I’ve been on for 25 years — Rush Limbaugh here, Rush Limbaugh there — but now I really rate ’cause of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, ’cause I know Rush Revere and Liberty. It was the cutest thing. So I’m ecstatic when I hear stories like yours, Michael, your son liking the book. I can’t tell you how thrilling that is for me. I really mean that. Thank you.
CALLER: Well, they really have, and I mean it. I hope there’s a lot more coming down the road. But, anyway, what I wanted to say was I was thinking the protests in Egypt and how hard the mainstream media worked there to find protesters that would give President Obama credit for their movement, and I was just wondering if we’ve seen the same thing in Ukraine. Have they found any protesters in Kiev that would name Obama as their inspiration?
RUSH: You know, this is a fascinating question. Folks, one of our all-time favorite sound bites is of CNN’s Nic Robertson in Egypt in Tahrir Square, which is actually a circle. Remember during the Arab Spring, all of these Egyptian people are protesting Mubarak? Nic Robertson goes in there and asks a bunch of ’em to say how grateful they are to President Obama. (Nic Robertson impression)
“Mustapha, I’m sure you would like to thank President Obama for worrying over jobs for the young people.” And Mustapha said, “We don’t know what the hell he thinks. He changes his mind every other day, here. We’re not doing what we’re doing ’cause of Obama.” (Nic Robertson impression), “Well, as you can see, we can hear lots of love for President Obama — and now we go on to talk with… Achmed! Achmed, what is your message for President Obama?”
“Who? We’re trying to eat and stay alive over here! What do you mean? Obama’s got nothing to do with this.” It’s the funniest set of sound bites. There are three different people that Nic Robertson speaks with, and, when it’s all over, and all three of ’em basically say Obama means (raspberry) to what we’re doing here. Nic Robertson ends by saying, “As you heard, President Obama is on the minds of everyone here in at Tahrir Square!” (laughing)
It’s the most sycophantic, kiss-ass report. So what Michael here is wondering is, “Were there any reporters over in Kiev asking the protesters how much Obama meant to ’em?” and I didn’t see any, did you? I didn’t see Nic Robertson. I didn’t see any cable news reporters in Kiev asking them if they wanted to thank President Obama-for-making their revolution possible or for supporting them or being in solidarity.