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RUSH: Colleen in Bergen County, New Jersey. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Mega dittos —

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: — from a non-lipstick wearing, non-nail polish wearing, mow-my-own-lawn woman for Sarah Palin.

RUSH: Well, terrific.

CALLER: Yes. Okay, I’m going to get to the point ’cause I know people are holding. Harry Reid. Harry Reid stands up there yesterday with his smug, typical Harry Reid style, warning the president that he better not blame or bully Congress. And then within the same breath, he starts wooing and bragging about all the hard work that Chris Dodd has done and that when he had called Chris Dodd last night, Chris Dodd had been tucking his little baby children to bed. Now, you know, I get so nervous calling you, ’cause you are Rush Limbaugh, and it’s very intimidating to call you. But —

RUSH: No, no, no, no. I’m just a harmless, lovable little fuzzball here.

CALLER: No, you’re the best. Everything you say is so right on, and I’m going to start just spewing out these names, because just like you said, I’m watching the TV, and all of a sudden the rats start coming out. I see Rahm Emanuel now coming out on MSNBC. I haven’t seen him in two weeks. Rahm Emanuel came into Congress in 2003 worth $40,000, and now he’s a millionaire — and I know this doesn’t sound like a lot. But you know how these people get rich, Rush? They get rich off of all the real estate deals, all of them do. They’re all involved in these big real estate deals. They buy up all these buildings.

RUSH: This is exactly what I was saying earlier when I was analyzing whatever this bailout is going to end up being. The time for people enriching themselves as a result of being in government has got to stop. And these people who are enriching themselves in government, doing nothing, are the ones trying to limit exec pay, CEO pay, trying to raise taxes on everybody else. It’s a cesspool. It has literally become a cesspool. You’re exactly right, Colleen. Thanks much. By the way, she mentioned Dingy Harry. We have a couple sound bites here. This is Dingy Harry yesterday. This is when McCain said, ‘You know, I’m suspending the campaign, I’m going to go up to Washington, I’m going to fix this.’

REID: With all due respect to my friend John McCain, we’re doing just fine. This shouldn’t — we should not have presidential politics enter what we’re doing here. There’s enough going on with presidential politics that we don’t need that. The debate should go forward. I said that to him. I believe that. It appears to me that John McCain is trying to divert attention to (sic) his failing campaign.

RUSH: (laughter) No, Senator, what’s obvious is, you don’t want McCain coming in there and speeding up the process and forcing you guys to have to agree to something so that he doesn’t get the credit for it. ‘We’re doing just fine. We shouldn’t have presidential politics enter what we’re doing here’? But, sir, this is everything to do with the campaign.

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