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RUSH: I’m a very humble person. My power? I don’t even think of my power. I don’t come in here consciously wielding it. I don’t ever consider it to exist. I just do what I love. But these clowns in the media, I’m responsible for the atmosphere poisoning the writers strike. I’m responsible for the libs not getting what they want. I’m responsible for the driver’s license thing in New York going down the tubes, amnesty going down the tubes. I’m responsible for all these liberal failures — and in that sense, I am proud. Flaming Hillary out, too. Do you know, this is the second time we flamed Hillary out. Remember the Pretty in Pink press conference? You folks may not remember this. Some of you may. It was back in 1994, and it was in the first six months of the year, and they were pushing health care. Ted Koppel asked me to be on Nightline one night during my television show, and I stayed in my studio and I appeared remotely while everybody else was in Iowa, I think, for like a town meeting version of Nightline.

Carville was there and Geneva Overholser, who was the editor of the Des Moines Register at the time, and the subject came up about health care and Ted asked me what I thought, and I said, ‘Ted, my biggest problem here is these people are not telling us the truth about so many things prior to now, and they’re being secretive about what’s in the plan. Why should we just accept what they say in it when there’s evidence to suggest we should doubt what they say?’ Bam! That was a Tuesday. The following Thursday or Friday Mrs. Clinton is in a room in the White House in a pink pantsuit, sitting under a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, and she’s positioned — she is posing — in the exact pose Lincoln is using, or was using, in that portrait, and she’s getting questions about the health care plan. It was spawned by what happened on Nightline. When I said that, by the way, the Carvilles of the world just sort of (sputtering), ‘Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’ They had the requisite, ‘Limbaugh doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Limbaugh’s stared telling these rumors out there,’ this sort of stuff. But, clearly, it sparked. So this driver’s license is a second example. This is a slow bleed for two weeks.

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