RUSH: Here’s Louis in Greenville, South Carolina. It’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, how you doing?
RUSH: Hey. I’m good.
CALLER: Quick question. I always wonder why you always down Obama as far as being a president, as being a man. And I always say, that’s like you on the radio every day. You can’t control what goes on in every state, in every city, what every radio station around the United States, and you have to have permission, just like Obama has to have permission from Congress to do something, if he doesn’t do it, he’s a bad person. If he doesn’t get Congress approval, he’s a bad person. So what is one man to do, if he does it this way, it’s a problem. If he does it the other way, it’s a problem. But you don’t look at that. You look at everything he does.
RUSH: Okay, can you give me specific, I mean, you think Obama’s doing good job and you think I’m being unfair?
CALLER: I think he’s doing a great job.
RUSH: You think he’s a doing a great job?
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: On what?
CALLER: On the economy, jobs are up.
RUSH: You gotta be kidding me.
CALLER: No, sir, I’m not kidding.
RUSH: You have got to be kidding.
CALLER: Have you looked at the polls?
RUSH: This is a plant call. You can’t you can’t possibly.
CALLER: I possibly know he’s a great president.
RUSH: He doing a great job on the economy and jobs?
CALLER: Yes, he is.
RUSH: Jobs are up?
CALLER: Yes, it is.
RUSH: Sir, they’re —
CALLER: I listen to the radio. I look at —
RUSH: Louis —
CALLER: — everything every day. I don’t just go on what Limbaugh says on the radio, what Rush Limbaugh says.
RUSH: Well, you should. (crosstalk)
CALLER: — what you are saying is not correct.
RUSH: Louis, you should listen to me ’cause I’m not lying to you. I got nothing to gain by lying to you or anybody else. You should listen to me. I don’t want to lie to you. I don’t make things up. There’s nothing in it for me to lie to you. You need to examine who it is your believing when you hear jobs are up, ’cause, Louis —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — it ain’t happening. We’re in a depression, Louis. I don’t even think this is a recession. We’re in a disaster here. It’s not good.
CALLER: Okay, let me ask you one question, Rush. As far as health care. I heard you talk about that. I know the plan that I’m on, it’s a great plan to me, and it’s a very great plan as far as a health care plan. I mean, people didn’t have insurance. People couldn’t go to their doctor. They were able to go to their doctor and do things that they couldn’t do before. I know some people’s premium may have went up, but it has helped more people than it has hurt.
RUSH: No, it’s exact opposite. More people have been hurt by Obamacare than helped. Their premiums have gone up. Their coverage has gone down. The president lied to ’em about keeping their doctor and their policy over three years. What do you like about the plan that you have?
CALLER: The plan that I have, actually it’s a great plan. I mean, if you have to go to the doctor, you have to pay a premium just like anybody else, but you know you can get to the doctor and you don’t have to pay a big premium like you used to have to pay, just three or four hundred dollars a month —
RUSH: Somebody’s paying it, Louis. You need to find out who and thank them.
CALLER: The taxpayers, just like me. The taxpayers are paying it. I’m a taxpayer, so you saying that other taxpayers shouldn’t be paying something —
RUSH: Well, if you’re getting what you used to have for less, then somebody’s paying what you used to be, somebody’s paying your share. You need to find out who they are and thank them.
CALLER: I need to thank ’em?
RUSH: Yeah, because somebody’s paying what you used to pay. If you’ve got a good insurance company, somebody’s making up the difference ’cause nothing’s free.
CALLER: I never said anything free, but the same thing —
RUSH: I know, but you said you got a good deal. Your premiums aren’t as high as they were, your coverage is better. Somebody’s paying for that, if you’re not.
CALLER: So basically what you’re saying is when I was paying my premium every day, every month, three or four hundred dollars a month, I was paying for somebody else’s. So basically you saying it’s not time for somebody else, to work with each other, to help each other —
RUSH: No, I’m not saying that. You might have been subsidizing somebody else. My point is you’re now being subsidized.
CALLER: So that make the people that’s being subsidized now makes them a less person than the people that’s now and before? No. It is that you helping each other. Just like you speak on your show, America, America, America. Okay, America is supposed to be a group of people, an organization that supposed to stick with each other and help each other and come as one just like you saying the service people. Everybody supposed to stick as one group of people defending United States, defending the Constitution. That’s what you say you stand for every day, but you totally different. You’re saying Obama’s not doing this, the country’s not doing this, but then you do the rhetoric, that, well, he should have got Congress permission and all that, but then if he does get Congress permission —
RUSH: Louis, you’re all over the board here. Obama is, by his own admission, tinkling on the Constitution. By his own admission he’s saying he has to go it alone. By his own admission (imitating Obama), “If Congress won’t work with me, I’m gonna do it on my own.” By his own admission he is violating the Constitution. This is not a matter of debate.
Anyway, I’ve gone beyond the length of time I have for this segment. I’m a little long here. But, Louis, a low-information voter maybe, but look at this idea “we all come together, we stick together, we do things together, and that’s the Constitution,” if that’s what he said. It’s not the Constitution. Nothing’s really changed, Louis. If you want it, go get it. Don’t wait for it. Go get it. You’re not owed anything just because you’re an American or because Obama’s president. If you want something, go get it, and when you get it don’t feel guilty about it.
RUSH: Whenever we get the chance, folks, to demonstrate what a low-information voter is, we do it. And we just did.
I’ve got the NAG babe demanding that Goodell go. So we’ll do that in the next hour. I’m looking for something on status of forces. Don’t have it, don’t need it. Let’s let’s go back to the phones.
Kathryn in Memphis. Kathryn, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Oh, hello, Rush. I love hearing your voice on the phone. I’m just crazy about you. I’ve listened to you for over 20 years.
RUSH: Well, thank you. Thank you.
CALLER: I’m a member of Rush 24/7. All my children are Rush Babies. All my friends and family love you and adore you here in Memphis.
RUSH: Well, you made my day. Thank you so much. That means a lot.
CALLER: And I love your tea. I love your unsweet tea, as a matter of fact. It’s delicious.
CALLER: Very smooth.
RUSH: Well, you’re just a dream come true today here. From Louis to Kathryn.
CALLER: Well, I just thank God that you’re here every day, that you’re here and you’re helping America. Thank you so much.
RUSH: Well, you’re welcome very much.
CALLER: Well, if I had to listen to people like Louis all the time, I’d really be scared.
RUSH: Hey, they’re everywhere. I mean, you want to know the people voting for Obama, that’s what they think, that’s what they’re out there believing.
CALLER: Well, we’re all shaking our heads now because we’re all scared about all this Iraq business. But what I wanted to ask you about, Rush, is really, don’t you think this all started with Clinton, when he didn’t act the first time the towers were bombed. When the Cole was bombed. I mean, there were so many things going on then, and he took no action. At least Bush took action. He even got Congress to vote to take action.
RUSH: To refresh everybody’s memory, the World Trade Center was first hit, I guess it was 1993. It was on my dad’s birthday, February 26th, I remember that. It was a dry run and they had a bomb and a truck too small. They thought they were gonna be able to bring down the tower that they parked that truck in the garage. And the problem that happened, the Clinton years were famous. Remember the name Jamie Gorelick, and Clinton’s attorney generals, it was during those years in the nineties that the Clinton team decided to treat terrorism as a standard, ordinary violation of the law, as a criminal act.
There were indictments and investigations by the FBI or the prosecutor’s office and there was a denial of what it really was. Jamie Gorelick was the woman responsible for erecting this wall that to protect people’s civil rights, the CIA was not allowed to learn any intel the FBI learned, and vice-versa. So they couldn’t share intel legally, so as not to compromise Clinton-era legal investigations. But what’s happening now is way beyond that.