RUSH: Here’s Kim in Charlotte, North Carolina, as we head back to the phones. Great to have you. Welcome.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I started listening to you on September 11th, 2001, and you comforted me, and I definitely need to thank you for that.
RUSH: I appreciate your saying so. Thank you very much.
CALLER: My comment today is that Americans should be scared to death over this administration implementing our health care. All it would take is one overly aggressive employee to move you up or down the list for a transplant or treatment, and to have everything based on your political affiliation or donations. We need a new effort for full repeal.
RUSH: Do not laugh at this. In fact, Kim, we have speculated about this in the past. Back during the days of 2010/2011, when Obamacare was being debated and signed, we raised this distinct possibility — and you are so right. All it’s going to take is one true Obama believer at the health exchange office. You walk in, and you’re applying for coverage or whatever. You need treatment of some kind. If this person decides to demand your voting history, to see your voter registration — Republican or Democrat, how you voted — and then to determine whether or not you get moved up and down in the line, it’s entirely possible.
CALLER: That information will be at their fingerprints, Rush, and with them hiring 1,400 IRS employees, how many aggressive employees will be included in that bond?
RUSH: It’s 16,000 additional agents they’re hiring.
CALLER: Now I’m even more afraid.
RUSH: But health care information is one of the stories involving the current IRS scandal. This kind of information is already being demanded. But you’re right. They’ll have that information. They’ll know. When you show up at a health exchange or wherever you have to go either for insurance or treatment, they will know who you are.
CALLER: We need to demand full repeal. We need to take on a new life.
RUSH: I agree. I full-fledged, wholeheartedly, 100% agree with that.
CALLER: And, Rush, also, I’m a Rush Babe, and I joined Twitter because you told me to, and I’m anxiously awaiting all of these tweets from you to bombard the Twittersphere.
RUSH: Wait a second!
RUSH: Wait just a second.
CALLER: I’m tweeting because you told me to, and I’m addicted. (giggling)
RUSH: Wait, wait. Now, wait. Wait just a minute, now. Twitter, you’ve gotta be real careful out there. Twitter it features a lot of junk. Part of it is a liberal cesspool out there, Kim.
CALLER: Because you won’t tweet. You should tweet your daily information about your show and post daily on Facebook.
RUSH: I don’t want to give anything away.
RUSH: The problem with Twitter is that once you hit the “send” button, you can’t get it back.
RUSH: I’m not that active on Twitter. We do use it occasionally, but there’s a professional reason. I want you to come here to find out what I think. I don’t want you to be able to read a 140-character tweet to find out what I think about something and be satisfied. I want you to have to come here. So we use Twitter and Facebook for unconventional reasons. I had a guy ask me (I can’t tell you how many people ask me this), “Rush, will you follow me on Twitter?” I don’t follow anybody, ’cause we don’t use it for that, and we don’t solicit followers on our Twitter account, either. So, gosh, I’m feeling bad.
RUSH: I hope I didn’t cause you to join Twitter under an incorrect premise.
CALLER: No, you asked people to join Twitter and forward some information you were putting out at the time, and I am now addicted. I love Twitter, so I look forward to things you have to say.
RUSH: When that happened, there was a concerted effort to undermine me in the Drive-By Media going on, and Twitter is where we were attempting to put up some information countering the lies that were being told so I wouldn’t have to spend time on the radio doing it. In that instance, that’s probably what you’re talking about when you heard me encourage you to sign up to go look at the specific things we were putting and posting on Twitter at that point. And something like that will, no doubt, happen again, and we’ll fire it up for that purpose. I’ve thought about maybe a daily news feed at Twitter, Facebook. Because it’s already at RushLimbaugh.com. You know, the daily news digest, the massive show prep, everything I use for show prep is at RushLimbaugh.com right now, each and every day.
We are constantly examining various ways to attract attention here. I’m in radio. I’m not a tweeter. I’m a radio broadcaster. What we’re trying to do is use it in ways that other people don’t. I mean, I’m never gonna be posting things. No, my business is a radio guy. My point is that I want you coming here to find out what I think about things. It’s just that simple. But there are gonna be rare occasions where we’ll use Twitter. But I’m never gonna be somebody posting five or six or 10 or 25 things a day there. Can’t see it. Can’t see it.
Well, I know, according to Obama I’m the opposition, period. But I’m radio guy. No, I’m not a politician. I’m the opposition. I’m not a politician. That’s the thing. Anyway, Kim, I’m gonna send you a couple of our brand-new TwoIfByTea.com tumblers.
CALLER: Oh, my goodness. Thank you!
RUSH: Yes. These are really, really cool. They’re Tervis tumblers, and they’re perfect for having cold drinks in the summertime with ice because the glass doesn’t sweat and it doesn’t drip all over you, 16 ounces. They’re made by Tervis, and it’s got Rush Revere on one side and the revered Rush on the other side. I’m gonna send you a couple of these things ’cause I feel like I may have sent you into a cesspool inadvertently. Don’t hang up so Snerdley can get your address.