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RUSH: Jim, Kingwood, Texas, welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: With utmost respect, Rush, from a very blessed third-time caller.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: Thank you for watching the convention for us so I don’t have to.

RUSH: (chuckles) Yeah.

CALLER: Rush, this country has come a long way. I mean, it used to be a bright talented young man might be passed over a position just because he was black, and now we have a bumbling inexperienced young man whose only qualification is that he is black. Picking Joe Biden as his running mate I don’t think he’s done himself any favor. I mean, sure, Biden gives Obama some gravitas, but as you point out, elections are ultimately determined totally by people in this country who can’t claim minority status, and that’s white males. You’ve said that every man views Hillary as their ex-wife. Well, we look on Joe Biden as our ex-boss. He’s an insufferable know-it-all who doesn’t know when to shut up. He’s not a guy I look for, look up to, or follow into battle like McCain. He’s a guy I’d avoid if I saw him coming down the hall.

RUSH: This is the guy worse than your boss. This is your coworker stabbing you in the back to get himself advanced.

CALLER: (laughing) You got that right.

RUSH: That’s who Biden is. Plus, he’s got this insufferable arrogance at the same time. You know, his personality can rub you the wrong way if you’re working in close confines, Jim. This is one thing. In fact, there’s a story, there’s a story in a British paper. It’s the Guardian, I think. The international Drive-Bys are doing a lot better covering this presidential race than the domestic Drive-Bys. I gotta find it in the Stack. I don’t want to have to try to paraphrase this, but it was a question. Somebody asked Jesse Jackson, Jr. a question about the racial component of the presidential election of Barack Obama, and he wouldn’t answer it. Rather than paraphrase what the reporter said, I want to find it in the Stack.

In the LA Times today they have a wacko leftist columnist by the name of Rosa Brooks. She’s not happy. ‘He’s Barack Obama, Not The Messiah,’ is the headline of her piece. ‘Democrats need to temper their expectations; their candidate inspires, but there is plenty of hard work ahead.’ You have to work to get this guy elected. ‘He’s not the messiah. Get over it, Democrats. Get over it for the obvious, pragmatic reason: If you want a Democrat in the White House, you’ve got to stop fretting about your nominee’s lack of magical powers and just work to get him elected. … You want a transformative political leader? In Obama, you may have one, but don’t expect him to do that transforming all by himself. Obama’s good, but no one’s that good. For Obama to shepherd in real change…’ Hey, Rosa, what has your party taught people? Your party has taught people to wait around for the government, and here comes Obama, who says, ‘I’m going to be the government! I am it!’

Who’s parlaying this messiah thing, Rosa? Have you seen the place he’s going to do his speech tonight? Have you seen his logo? ‘We are the ones we’ve been waiting for’? Who is it that thinks he’s The Messiah? You can sit there and you can tell your people to go out there and work hard, but your party doesn’t tell people that. Your party tells them to sit around; do nothing; blame Republicans and others for their plight; and then hope the government comes along and gets even with the people that are screwing you. If you people would start teaching a little self-reliance like Michelle Obama’s life was full of, apparently; and like Biden’s life was full of, apparently… I don’t know what happened to all these liberal Democrats when they were young. They had very conservative parents, a very conservative home life, and they were inspired and taught to be self-reliant people. Something along the way came along and made them say, ‘I guess that self-reliance is okay for me, but not when I’m a politician because I want to create as much dependence as I can, destroying more and more people’s lives each and every day with these messianic promises that all you gotta do is wait for me to come along. You may not be okay, but I’m going to sure as hell get even with those people doing better than you.’

Richard in Fresno, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: From the Left Coast.

RUSH: I know. Fresno is out there in California.

CALLER: Yeah, sometimes. Okay. It’s a coronation, and here’s my justification. His wife appeared on a magnificent stage at the DNC. So did the old lion, Kennedy. As much as I don’t like him, I was glad to see him up his feet.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: You had Hillary Clinton with 18 million votes.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: Thanks to us.

RUSH: Right!

CALLER: Then on top of that, you had a two-time Democratic president that wasn’t FDR. Here’s the best part. He’s not good enough to appear on that stage. ‘You must build me a bigger stage, in a bigger arena, where only I will appear.’ That’s like a coronation, where I come from.

RUSH: Excellent observation, and you know something else?

CALLER: Yeah, the pope’s not in town! Who’s going to put the crown on him? He’s going to have to crown himself.

RUSH: No, Nancy Pelosi is there. She’ll do it!

CALLER: (laughing) Yes. Probably so.

RUSH: Well, she’s the pope. She’s just rewrote Catholic doctrine on abortion.

CALLER: You’re right.

RUSH: I mean, Pope Benedict may still think he’s running the show, but Nancy Pelosi’s gotten females into the sisterhood over there, and she’s Pope Pelosi.

CALLER: I never thought of it that way.

RUSH: Nancy Pope Pelosi. Hell, yes!

CALLER: Well, there we go. There’s the full circle.

RUSH: It is. So Nancy Pope Pelosi will be there with the crown or whatever it is. You’re right.

CALLER: It’s a coronation.

RUSH: ‘That little stage inside that little basketball arena is too tiny for me. I’m The Messiah!’ They had the decision to do that, made the decision to do this before the European trip from what I’m told.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: And that’s why they’re now having some doubts about it in certain sectors of the Obama campaign. They did this before the big European speech, where 200,000 people showed up to hear Obama outside Berlin. That’s an excellent take out there —

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: — Richard, on the Left Coast.


RUSH: Oklahoma City, this is Patty, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush, mega dittos from the Bible Belt.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: You’re welcome. Hey, have you heard the one about Jesus rode in on an ass but he didn’t vote for one?

RUSH: Yeah, and I’m thinking if this is a Greek temple thing tonight and the Democrats are looking for show biz, why don’t they use their own symbol to bring Barry in, which is an ass.

CALLER: Oh, my gosh.

RUSH: He could come in on an ass.

CALLER: Palm branches and all.

RUSH: Yeah.


RUSH: And holding some arugula! He’s gotta be holding some arugula that he just picked in the fields here to feed the crowd with. You’re going to have 75,000 people there. Obama can feed them, to hell with the concession stands. He can feed them arugula.

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