RUSH: Stan in San Francisco. (You note that I’m delaying playing these Ted Kennedy bites because I really don’t want to hear them. I’m struggling here with: I’ve got the duty to play them to you and do I want to sit through ’em and listen to them, and I will probably opt to play some of them.) Anyway, Stan in San Francisco, you’re up, sir, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Greetings from one of the 99 conservative Republicans in her speakership’s district.
CALLER: There were a hundred of us until it was clear she was going to be speaker, and then one of them died.
RUSH: (Laughing.) And that was probably why.
CALLER: Yeah, oh, I’m sure. I wanted to get your take. I missed you yesterday because I was on an airplane, but I wanted to get your take on Schwarzenegger’s insurance plan for the world.
RUSH: Well, there are two plans. The first plan is — and, by the way, you spell this M-a-r-i-a.
RUSH: But there are two plans: Maria. You just spell it as Maria.
CALLER: I understood.
RUSH: No, Snerdley was looking at me like he didn’t get it.
RUSH: Or how about: w-i-f-e.
CALLER: (Laughing.) That’s it. He got that one, huh?
RUSH: Well, but she’s a Kennedy.
RUSH: She’s a Shriver, and Arnold’s in California. He’s been captivated by the fact that it’s a liberal-moderate state.
CALLER: Well, and she’s back at the compound now for a while.
RUSH: She’s back in the compound? Well, I’m half joking about Maria. I think this is predictable. If you’re not conservative, you’re going to become a liberal.
RUSH: If an organization is not conservative, it will become liberal.
RUSH: That’s a profundity. It’s a philosophy. It’s not an assertion, not an opinion. If something by definition doesn’t strive to be conservative, it will become liberal. At any rate, there are two health care proposals. One is for health care insurance for every child in California, including those of illegal immigrants, and then the second one is health care for everybody. Isn’t that right? He wants universal coverage for everybody in the state of California.
CALLER: Including illegal aliens.
RUSH: Yes. Yes, of course. Which, of course, the people voted down in Prop 187 but the judge said it’s unconstitutional.
RUSH: He’s gone green on the environment. All you have to understand about this is what Arnold said he wants to do next. He said he wants to take the best of conservatism and the best of liberalism and form a new ideology that contains the best of both and create this new centrist movement that takes the best from both liberal and conservative ideology. Well, when you compromise with a liberal, you become liberal, and that’s what’s happening here.
Look, I don’t know him. I’ve met Arnold, I’ve been around him, twice, three times, and I’ll tell you the first time. It was when they were opening, he, Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone — but he wasn’t there at that night, they were opening — the Planet Hollywood in Dallas, back in the nineties, and invited me down there. At the party before we drove over to the restaurant, it was at the hotel where they were all staying — by the way, Anna Nicole Smith was there and Charlie Sheen. Anna Nicole Smith, if she was a weather girl that night and standing on the East Coast doing the weather, you wouldn’t have been able to see California.