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RUSH: Dena in Houston, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: (silence)

RUSH: Dena?


RUSH: Hi. You’re on the program.

CALLER: How are you?

RUSH: Fine. Welcome to the phone and to the show, and thank you for holding.

CALLER: Okay. Yes, first thing I want to say, I was listening to the history sermon you was giving a few minutes ago –and also I want to say that, to me what you’re trying to do is put Ronald Reagan, Bush, and McClane [sic] in all the same area. It is not so, because Ronald Reagan and Bush and McCain is two different people.

RUSH: No, no, three.

CALLER: They don’t even have the same views. Ronald Reagan cannot —

RUSH: Three different people, Dena. Three.

CALLER: Yes, you’re right, but I’m saying in personality.

RUSH: I’m not.

CALLER: Bush and McCain can never be Ronald Reagan.

RUSH: I know, damn it! It’s one of the reasons we’re unhappy here.

CALLER: But that’s how you trying to portray it by what you’re saying.

RUSH: No, I am not at all, Dena. I am lamenting that we don’t have a leader on the Republican side, either.

CALLER: Okay, but what your thing is that you’re still pushing McCain because he’s the only one who’s running Republican.

RUSH: I’m not pushing McCain. McCain is the beneficiary of Operation Chaos, but I’m not pushing McCain.

CALLER: But that’s what it definitely seem like, and the other thing —

RUSH: Let me tell you something. If I were pushing McCain, he’d be in trouble. He’d be losing all those independents and moderates that want to vote for him.

CALLER: Well, regardless of that, he is the only Republican that’s running, and your talk is to push for a Republican.

RUSH: No, it’s not. No, it is not. Now, I have openly said I don’t want Hillary or Obama to win.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm, and so that’s true that that’s your job and what you’re doing.

RUSH: And it is about winning. And this Operation Chaos is about winning.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: You tell me what I said about McCain.

CALLER: But — but hold on. But if — if Hillary nor Obama will win, then who else gonna to be in place? Nobody else but McCain — and a vote for McCain is a vote for George Bush, which we are in horrible, horrible conditions because of George Bush.

RUSH: I wish it were a vote for George Bush, but it isn’t.

CALLER: But let me ask another thing. You said ‘guilt by association.’

RUSH: When did I say that?

CALLER: No, I’m speaking of Obama now.

RUSH: That’s what Obama said! That’s what the defenders of Obama were saying.

CALLER: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I’ve heard you say more than one time, ‘guilt by association.’

RUSH: I’ve repeated it because I’ve heard them say it. Yes, so, I’ve said it.

CALLER: Okay, that’s fine. That’s fine.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: But I’m just saying let’s look at guilt by association. Let’s look at George Bush.

RUSH: (laughs)

CALLER: When 9/11 happened —

RUSH: Guys gotta give it up. You guys gotta give it up!

CALLER: Okay, I’m serious. When 9/11 —

RUSH: He’s not on the ballot.

CALLER: Let me just have my say, then you can say whatever you want to. When 9/11 happened, Bin Laden’s family was in George Bush home.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: Now, if you want to say guilt by ass-o-ci-ation —

RUSH: Do you attend Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church?

CALLER: No, I don’t, and I don’t have to, because some of the things he’s saying it is historically true.

RUSH: You don’t have to because you already know what he’s preaching is right?

CALLER: No. No. You off the subject —

RUSH: Bin Laden’s family was in Bush’s house?

CALLER: Exactly! I know you know that. Some of his family was in Bush’s house. (crosstalk)

RUSH: You can’t try that. That’s an Obama technique. You can’t do that. Dena, you can try a lot of tactics, but you can’t trick the host.

CALLER: You know what? You are for McCain and you know it.

RUSH: I am — Look, I —

CALLER: Okay —

RUSH: — have a doctrine in —

CALLER: I definitely can.

RUSH: Dena, I have a doctrine in trickinology.

CALLER: It’s no trickinology. It’s true! Would you like me to send you the document? But I don’t hear you speak about this.

RUSH: No. I —

CALLER: You don’t speak about a lot of things when it comes to the Republicans.

RUSH: I know Bin Laden’s family was not in Bush’s house.

CALLER: Nor do you speak a lot of things when it comes to George Bush. Nor do you speak a lot of things when he was — when he went to the church that he went to that said you shouldn’t have interracial maaaaarriages.

RUSH: Oh, man.

CALLER: You don’t speak about none of that, because you are Republican, and you for the Republican McCain, and like I say: A vote for McCain is a vote for George Bush. So you have to smear, uh, Obama.


CALLER: You have to —


CALLER: Another thing.

RUSH: Dena, I’m being very patient with you.

CALLER: This pastor is not running for president. Obama is.


CALLER: Come on, now.

RUSH: I’m being very patient with you, but I am smearing nobody. They are smearing themselves. I’m simply amplifying the smear. I am smearing nobody. Lord, Dena. You are a kook, you know? There are way too many of you. We are never gonna get unity. I mean, not even a great unifier like Jeremiah Wright or Barack Obama can unify us, as long as there are kooks like you who believe things like Osama’s family was sleeping in Bush’s house! Let me say Bin Laden’s family. (long sigh) We needed this respite from the intensity and seriousness of the past four days.

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