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RUSH: Clinton was interviewed by KGO television San Francisco and went ballistic here on the reporter for not understanding what it was all about. Of course, the Clintons expected to get those endorsements, they didn’t, they went to Obama, and then the Democrat Party out there said, ‘Okay, we’re going to let this caucus take place in the casinos so these people can vote, so they can caucus.’ And some teachers group associated with the Clintons has filed suit to stop that, and wait ’til you hear Clinton’s rationale. In fact, we got time to play that. I think we can get both of these in. It’s in Oakland. He’s standing right next to Ron ‘Red’ Dellums, who’s now the mayor of Oakland. The reporter is Mark Matthews. He said, ‘Should the Clinton campaign take a stronger position against a lawsuit that wants to get away from the caucus sites in the strip?’

CLINTON: You asked the question in an accusatory way, so I’ll ask you back: Do you really believe that all the Democrats understood that they had agreed to give everybody that voted at the casino a vote worth five times as much as people who voted in their own precinct? Did you know that?

MATTHEWS: If the culinary workers had not endorsed Obama, would they still be dealing with it? Would they still be filing a lawsuit?

CLINTON: You should be offended by this. Do you think that one person’s vote should count five times as much as another?

MATTHEWS: I think it looks as though, to a lot of people, as though the Clinton campaign — the Clinton supporters, the Clinton supporters, not the campaign, but their supporters —

CLINTON: We had nothing to do with that lawsuit.

MATTHEWS: I understand that.

CLINTON: I read about that in the newspaper.

RUSH: We had nothing to do with that lawsuit. I read about that lawsuit in the newspaper. This is a crock. So Clinton then continues.

CLINTON: Your position is that you think the culinary workers’ vote should count, A, it should be easier for them to vote than for anybody else in Nevada that has to work on Saturday. That’s your first position. Second, when they do vote, their vote should count five times as much as everybody else. That’s what the teachers have questioned. So, if that’s your position, you have it. Get on your television station and say, I don’t care about the home mortgage crisis, all I care about is making sure that some voters have it easier than others and that when they do vote, when it’s already easier for them, their vote should count five times as much as others. That is your position. If you want to take that position, get on the television and take it. Don’t be accusatory with me. I had nothing to do with this lawsuit.

RUSH: And he’s jabbing his finger at the guy at this point. Now, you’re probably saying, ‘What is this five times? What is he talking about, your vote counts five times?’ He’s saying that when you take the caucus to where people work, versus deny people in other places of work the caucus, they have to go somewhere else like to a precinct. Not all of them are going to be able to go. And so the culinary workers’ vote will be five times because fewer people will be voting at their precincts because they can’t because they’re at work. Now, the Clintons didn’t care diddly-squat about this until the culinary workers endorsed Obama. They are trying to disenfranchise these people just as they did in Iowa in certain ways. This is just delightful.


RUSH: Jason’s been holding on since last Friday, from Terre Haute, Indiana, nice to have you on the program, sir. Hello.

CALLER: All right, thank you, Rush.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: Hey, I haven’t been able to quit laughing ever since I saw Bill Clinton’s little temper tantrum with that reporter. It always makes me laugh, because it’s questions that everybody has asked that he acts like they just asked if he ate somebody’s baby or something.

RUSH: No, it’s not —

CALLER: I guess my question is, how in the world do the Clintons continue to be the media darlings, even though they won’t answer questions? They’re abusive like with Chris Wallace and different ones like that, when the right questions aren’t asked. How do they get away with it?

RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you. I think they still are the media darlings, and they’ve got a long way to go to not be, but they’re losing some of the media. I think some of the media is tired of — I don’t know, for lack of a better word whoring for them — covering up for them and this sort of thing. There’s a generational link between the Clintons and a lot of the Drive-Bys. They are him and he is them. They have this attachment here that’s very difficult to break. What you really saw yesterday, when Clinton was in Oakland and he was standing there next to Ron ‘Red’ Dellums and he’s being asked about this lawsuit — there’s no question Clinton cronies filed this lawsuit to bust up the culinary caucuses in the casinos. The Clintons are not used to getting those questions. Look at what happened when Tim Russert dared to ask her about driver’s licenses in New York for illegal aliens.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: They are used to being covered. They’re used to not getting tough questions like this, challenging questions. Whenever it happens, Clinton starts pointing the finger at them, and comes under their nose. (Clinton impression), ‘Don’t you know who you’re dealing with here, boy? I don’t know how to answer questions like that. Nobody has the guts to ask me questions like that! Who are you? Some local yokel from San Francisco? You aren’t a network guy, and I’m going to see to it you never will be. You don’t get away with asking stuff like that!’ That’s what’s in his mind as he’s rambling through his answer on this stuff.


RUSH: ‘A federal judge on Thursday allowed Nevada Democrats to hold presidential voting in casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, potentially helping Sen. Barack Obama.’ Yes, Clinton, Inc., lost. Clinton, Inc., lost in their lawsuit. Reuters, we were just talking about, how come the Drive-Bys are so supportive of the Clintons? ‘Court Allows Casino Vote That May Boost Obama.’ (laughter) I got a slogan for the Nevada caucuses. This is going to be great. You know, Michaele back at the website does some of the greatest stuff. Have you guys seen the website? Have you seen the graphics that she put together for the Uncivil War of Clinton? Hillary, Charles Rangel, and John Lewis, were all decked out in Civil War garb, and Barack Obama in a lone union uniform with this exacerbated look. So here’s our slogan for the Nevada Democrat caucus: Roll the Dice on America, Vote Democrat. That’s what we’re calling it here, since they can vote in the casinos. This is going to tear the Clintons apart. This is just going to infuriate ’em.

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