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RUSH: We’ll go to Sandy, Utah. This is Terry. It’s great to have you here, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, the great one.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: A very difficult call for me to make, but one that I felt was absolutely necessary. I am the Terry from Sandy, Utah, that at the beginning of Operation Chaos called you up and chastised you and said some very, very bad things about you over the phone. I, sir, would like to apologize for one major reason. All of us people that doubted you were wrong, the Democratic Party is in absolute chaos. They’re in total disarray, and the bitterness I think is going to carry through, and we, as Republicans I believe at this point have a chance to win, and the —

RUSH: Well, maybe.

CALLER: Maybe. I agree with the ‘maybe,’ but I must put this one thing in there. It’s the most important part.

RUSH: I mean, do we win, if we win? That’s my point.

CALLER: Well, what I wanted to say is you, single-handedly, have brought us there, and I really do believe that. I see this chaos in their party, and I don’t think it would have happened had you not had Operation Chaos.

RUSH: Well, it takes a big man to do what you’ve just done. There were many people like you who called and, in various ways, chastised me for this. I think their fear was that this was going to revive Mrs. Clinton’s campaign to the point that she would get the nomination, and —

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: — that that would be disastrous because she could win, and, ‘Oh, no! Limbaugh would be responsible.’ I never doubted that even if she got the nomination, she could be beat.

CALLER: Well, you are certainly right, and there was a bit of fear there, because I didn’t want to have to move my family all the way to Canada. It just wouldn’t work out. I like it here in the United States too well.

RUSH: Well, I’m happy that you’ve seen the light on this, and that you’re out of Purgatory. I can imagine the guilt that you have been living with since your realization here that you were wrong when chastising me, but I graciously accept. It’s very nice of you to call and say.

CALLER: Thank you, sir. Having listened to you since 1988, all the time, I appreciate that, and my humble apologies.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. I appreciate it. That’s Terry in Sandy, Utah. Of course the obvious reaction — after, of course, graciously acknowledging the apology and the assorted and similar comments — is he then said he’d been listening since 1988. Why doubt me? We’re coming up on 20 years here on August 1st. I think, ladies and gentlemen, I have proved myself. Maybe not beyond a doubt in all cases, but certainly I should be given the benefit of it at this point. I think it’s instructive that those of us on the conservative side, because of betrayals in the past (and recent betrayals), many conservatives are simply waiting for those that they respect and follow and so forth to screw up, to betray them, to fall off and fade away, creating havoc in the process. This is something that I have yet to do, and I won’t do because I’m not out for anything that would enable me or force me to have to cave and compromise on things.

Now, since we’re talking about all of this, one of the interesting things that took place over the weekend — it was happening even before Mrs. Clinton’s assassination comment on Friday afternoon — Bill Clinton, who now for the first time clearly sees that his day in the sun as somebody that matters in the Democrat Party is seriously threatened, so he was out there working hard doing everything he could to persuade, to convince, to intimidate the Obama people to put Hillary on the ticket as his veep. I never could see this happening. People were saying that, ‘Rush, it may not be Barack’s choice. The powers that be in the Democrat Party, in order for unity, may just force him to take her,’ and I can see them putting a foot down and saying no. Can you imagine the scene at the Democrat National Convention on Thursday night where everybody, Obama is making an acceptance speech — and Clinton, Hillary gets to deliver her acceptance speech before Obama does — and then after everybody comes out and the balloons are falling, there is Obama and Michelle (My Belle) and Hillary and Bill; all four raised hands, locked in unity? There’s no way Obama’s team is going to allow Bill Clinton on that stage at the Democrat National Convention on his night, and there’s no way that he’s going to have Bill and Hillary Clinton lurking around his administration.

Whoever is behind Obama — and I believe something, somebody — you know, the academic left, somebody — is sponsoring the Obama candidacy. Somebody has designed it; somebody has set it up. He’s the vessel for other people. They’ve got somebody here who’s unassailable because he’s the first black presidential candidate so we can’t talk about all these things. We can’t talk about his race, can’t talk about his grandmother, his mother, his father; can’t talk about his middle name, his name period; can’t talk about where he went to school, can’t talk about his wife, can’t talk about his liberalism, can’t talk about anything. That’s why they’ve nominated this guy or gotten behind this guy, so he’s insulated from the normal political criticisms, and he’s just the vessel. This guy doesn’t know diddly-squat. When he gets to the White House, if he does, somebody’s going to be in there running this show. He’s gonna get rolled by all these experienced Democrats in the Congress. Don’t think that those guys are in there for unity either. This is a total quest for power.

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