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RUSH: Okay. We move on now from what to do if you get a period when you’re a man to Franz in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It’s your turn, you’re next up, it’s great to have you with us, Franz. How are you?

CALLER: Mega dittos from Luzerne County, which carried the president to victory.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: I’d like to quickly shout out to my father, John, who’s sitting in the car listening to you right now, smoking a cigar. So he knows now why I haven’t called him back. I’ll call you back after this, Dad.

RUSH: Right on. What kind of cigar do you think he’s smoking?

CALLER: He likes Montecristos, but he’ll smoke anything. He’s a connoisseur, but at this point —

RUSH: Right. But he’s not a snob about it?

CALLER: No, no.

RUSH: Exactly right.

CALLER: During eight years of Obama he smoked anything he could get.

RUSH: Okay. Cool.

CALLER: I want to say this, Rush. Last week I was having dinner. I ran into Senator Bob Casey. Now, we’re hoping that Senator Bob Casey gets term limited and we get great Lou Barletta. But my point was I didn’t go over to him. We disagree politically. I didn’t go over to him, I didn’t bother him, I didn’t argue with him, didn’t anything.

The liberals want to fight with you over everything. I made one Twitter thing about seeing him. And I got barraged by people saying how wrong I was to say where he was and this and that. I was called a racist and all those other things, which I get tired of.

RUSH: Well, are you? Are you one?

CALLER: (sarcastically) Oh, yeah, I’m a racist.

RUSH: Well, we just have to make sure. I’m just asking. I know you’re not, but —

CALLER: Oh, no.

RUSH: — you never know.

CALLER: Exactly. Now, you know, it’s one of those things where you’re called into question because you’re a Republican. Now, I also want to say, the biggest lie that has been told by the Democrats or the liberals, is that only Republicans voted for the president. It took Republicans, it took Democrats, it took independents to vote for the president. They ignore —

RUSH: Look. I’m sure some men who have periods voted for Trump too. All boundaries were crossed. But, look, let me go back, you said you saw Senator Casey and you didn’t even think about going up and harassing him and so forth, whereas the Democrats do this. But do you expect — don’t misunderstand the tone of my voice. I’m trying to understand why that’s a big deal. Are you expecting like a Gold Star for not harassing him when they harass us? Why is that an important point to make?

CALLER: I think it’s an important point to make that Republicans want you to live your life. Even if you’re in public service, they want to you enjoy your dinner. They want to you enjoy your life. The politics is for a debate forum, but not for torturing somebody. Like Sarah Sanders, she can’t even go out to dinner. And, by the way, happy birthday to Governor Huckabee today.

My other thing I want to tell you, that’s the thing, we want you to live your life. We don’t want you to infringe on our life, and we don’t want to infringe on your life. A debate forum is where it is. A call, or a town hall, fine, have those debates.

RUSH: Let me ask you something. Can I ask your age?

CALLER: I am 48.

RUSH: Forty-eight. Okay. There’s no good or bad about it. I’m just curious. Because I have found — and I don’t want to talk you out of this, don’t misunderstand. But the younger people are, the more inclined they are to think that if the liberals just got to know us and if they just realized that we really want them to enjoy life and have fun, they wouldn’t hate us so much. I used to think that. I used to think if they just got past all these cliches about me, that they wouldn’t say these horrible things.

They don’t want to have a different view of conservatism. They don’t want to have a different, or even true, view of conservatism. They’re not the interested in understanding you. They simply don’t want you around. They don’t want you to exist. They don’t want to have to listen to you no matter what you think or say. They will bully you and intimidate you as much as they have to, to get you to shut up, to get you to stop going out in public. We’re dealing with genuine Stalinist type authoritarians who think the purpose of power is to tell other people how to live.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have offered, I’ll do it again now. Mr. Zuckerberg or Mr. Brin or Mr. Page at Google. I will go anywhere. I’ll meet you for as long as it takes to help you properly understand conservatism. I’ve offered this over the course of my career. I have yet to be taken up on it. I never will be taken up on it. They don’t want to know that you want them to be happy. They don’t care. This is why they are not to be made accommodations. They are to be defeated! They are to be kept in the minority at all times. That’s the lesson to learn about this.


RUSH: I hate to be so blunt, folks, but there’s no way that you’re gonna be able to convince people so filled with hate to like you, to love you. It doesn’t matter how many times, how much time you take, trying to tell them who you really are, when they hate you to begin with. And remember what Obama told all these people. On October 23rd, 2010, Obama says, “Punish your enemies. Get in their face. If they bring a knife, bring a gun,” or whatever. You know the drill.

JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!

RUSH: But, hey! You know I’ll offer to do it again here. Facebook and Twitter and Google and — I don’t know — Apple. I don’t think they’re part of it, but the social media sites, these tech leaders. Let me get the story here. Oh. By the way. Something else happened out there that is exactly what I told you yesterday is gonna happen. I’ve gotta get to that right now, right now. Hang on.

Tech Giants Meeting Today to Discuss Countermeasures to Election Disinformation Campaign.” And this story is all over the tech blogs that I read. And they are digging it. They are lapping it up. They are loving it. Because this is purpose. These tech giants ought to be meeting to find ways to keep conservatives off the platforms. That’s exactly what they think tech leaders should be doing.

Folks, they hate us. And, by the way, nobody’s born hating. That has to be taught. That has to be instilled. And it has been. These kids, these lives — I think it’s primarily happening via education, but, in some cases, it may happen in the home.

“More than a dozen tech giants are meeting today to discuss countermeasures for state-sponsored disinformation campaigns on their platforms during the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.”

BuzzFeed has the details. Says the meeting was arranged by Facebook. “Last week, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited employees from a dozen companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to gather at Twitter’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

“The meeting will have a three-part agenda: Each company presents the work they’ve been doing to counter information operations –” I’m telling you, all this means is how to keep conservatism off the platforms. It’s disguised as how to keep the Russians out. See, the Russians and conservatives are all the same. Russians helping Trump, Russians helping Trump is the same as Russians helping Republicans or conservatives.

“Each company presents the work they’ve been doing to counter information operations; a discussion period for problems each company faces; and a talk about whether such a meeting should become a regular occurrence.

“It follows a similar meeting in May, that one attended by senior representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI. The CIA, FBI and NSA all agree that Russia interfered –”

Grab sound bite number 20. Here we go. The CIA, FBI, NSA all agree that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election through fake social media posts and other activities.

ROSENSTEIN: There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.

RUSH: Rod Rosenstein there back on July 13th, announcing the indictment of Russians. I’ll tell you, this is such a crock. And here’s this one particular tech blog reporting — and this, by the way, this is the tech blog editorializing in a news story. “The CIA, the FBI, and the NSA all agree that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election through fake social media posts and other activities. A number of people have been charged with criminal offenses in regard to reference with that election.” Play it again, Sam.

ROSENSTEIN: There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.

RUSH: And yet they write a number of individuals have been charged with criminal offenses in regard to interference with that election. There wasn’t any interference in the election. “But can’t you at least admit the Russians meddled?” If it will make you happy. But I’m not gonna fall into the trap, because when you say the Russians meddled, what you mean is the Russians tampered and succeeded in changing the outcome.

You people think Hillary Clinton would have won if the Russians hadn’t done what they did. And it’s not true, and there isn’t any evidence for it. Anyway, I will offer myself up again to Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and anyone else who is in this group, if you really want to understand conservatives — ’cause you really don’t. You really have no idea who we are.

If you really want to understand, I will meet you anywhere. In fact, I will even venture, I will actually put my life on the line and actually enter the city limits of San Francisco to come out and meet you. How many times have I made this offer, Mr. Snerdley? Yeah. The last time I made it, you felt certain that I would be taken up on it. And I told you no way.

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