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RUSH: Rush Limbaugh firing on all cylinders and more, guided here by a working philosophy taught to me by George Toma, the official groundskeeper for the National Football League. He was groundskeeper for the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs when I worked for the Royals in the late seventies through the early eighties. I saw George at the Super Bowl in Atlanta. During the pregame I’m upstairs in the press box. I look down and there’s George Toma, the head honcho of the whole ground crew, and he’s on his hands and knees. I’m up pretty high, I can’t see him, he’s on his hands and knees, traipsing the Buffalo Bills bench area. The Bills are out there, and they’re throwing — it’s a pregame.

So I went down to the field with Steve Sabol of NFL Films, I went up to George, ‘What are you doing?’ He said, ‘The Super Bowl.’ It was artificial turf at the time. He had duct tape on his hands and his knees, and he was getting lint off the field, lint, that no TV camera would ever see. It wasn’t high definition back then. I said, ‘What does it matter?’ He said, ‘We always do everything we can, and then a little more.’ The guiding principle of the EIB Network.

A friend of mine just sent me a quote from Eric Hoffer. Eric Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, February ’83 by President Reagan. My friend said, ‘I was reminded of this quote listening to your brilliant monologue on the Democrats and how they are portraying this country around the world.’ The quote from Eric Hoffer is this: ‘There is a tendency to judge a race, a nation, or any distinct group by its least worthy members. Though manifestly unfair, this tendency has some justification, for the character and destiny of a group are often determined by its inferior elements.’ Now, I don’t want to be grouped with the Democrats. I don’t want people around the world thinking that I’m one of them. I don’t want people around the world thinking I’m one of them or their supporters or these fringe leftists.

They are giving the country a bad name. They are giving the world an entirely different perspective of what this country is really all about. They single-handedly are doing it. They are costing the country big time. They are making victory more difficult, they are doing it on purpose, and we’re paying a price in a number of ways. We keep hearing about America’s image in the world. What pray tell, who pray tell, is really responsible for that? To the extent that this country looks like it’s out of control and malaise, to the extent that the people of this world think that we have our own Adolf Hitler running the show here, who is responsible for this impression? Because the characterization of George W. Bush and the characterization of the greatness of this country are not theirs. Their characterizations are this is a country on its last legs, soup line America, we’ve got Hitler running our country. That’s the image the Democrats and their allies, the Drive-By Media, present to the world.

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