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What’s happened since Rush Limbaugh signed off yesterday afternoon? Download this and find out what’s on Rush Limbaugh’s mind before the full program starts today. Here these original thoughts from El Rushbo. Download it and have it ready to listen to before you tune in on the radio later today.

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    Rush Interviews Dr. Arthur Laffer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 14:30

    RUSH: We welcome to our program Dr. Arthur Laffer, ladies and gentlemen, who has prepared a research paper on the Obama health care plan. I've admired your work, Dr. Laffer, ever since I first heard of you back in the late seventies, early eighties. It's great to have you here. LAFFER: Well, thank you very much, Rush. It's a pleasure. RUSH: By the way, I want to share something with you. You may not know this, but you are partially responsible for Obama becoming a community organizer, from chapter 7, page 54 of his book, Dreams from My Father: ‘There wasn't much detail to the idea of community organizer. I didn't know anybody making a living that way. When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly instead I'd pronounce on the need for change, change in the White House where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds.' LAFFER: (chuckling) RUSH: You were a minion doing dirty deeds. LAFFER: A minion? Minion, minion! Oh, my gosh! RUSH: (laughs) LAFFER: I don't know if you remember, Rush, but I was on your show in studio in Sacramento, California, many, many years ago. RUSH: Oh, that's right. You know, you're exactly right. LAFFER: You impressed me enormously then as well as today. RUSH: Well, I thank you very much for that. It's mutual, then. I have a summary here of your findings. Let me just run through a couple bullet points and then you can take it and expand on this. ‘The current proposals being discussed in Washington, House and Senate, would raise the total federal government expenditures by 5.6% more than otherwise, adding $285.6 billion to the deficit in 2019, would increase national health care spenders by an additional 8.9%. After all this, it would still leave 30 million Americans uninsured.' Fill in the blanks here for us. LAFFER: Well, you know, it's a fairly straightforward thing. Without going through the specific numbers — although I'd be more than happy to do that — you know, whenever you separate people from the purchases they make… If you walked into a store and weren't told what anything cost and you could pick out whatever you wanted free, you're going to be squanders, you're going to buy things that are way too expensive that you don't want. I mean, one of the ways controlling costs is making people responsible for their own money, for their own expenditures and that is exactly what this program does not do. It makes the separation between the patient and the doctor and health services further and further removed, and takes away all control of costs. And, frankly, as P.J. O'Rourke put it, he said, ‘If you think health care is expensive now, just wait 'til you see how much it costs when it's free,' and that's exactly what we're doing here. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The Establishment Thinks They Have Their Power Back — But They Know It's Tenuous

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 29:07

    RUSH: Greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plain. Man, oh, man. I have such a range of emotion flowing through my arteries and veins, going to my heart and away from my heart. I'm watching these people at the Biden inauguration. They think they got it all back. They think they finally have vanquished all of their opposition. And they haven't the slightest idea. You can hear it in the words they're saying to each other. You can hear it in the way they're singing their songs. You can see it in the people that showed up for this inauguration who didn't show up four years ago for the Trump inauguration, and I have to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, I just — (crowd chanting “We love you! We love you!”) Wait a minute. What's this? That was obviously audio from a Trump rally, one of the many that occurred before the election last November. “We love you.” Learn more about your ad-choices at

    America Is Unhappy Because of the Epic Failures of Liberalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 27:12

    RUSH: All right. So look at that headline right there: “Republicans and Democrats Clash Over Police Reform.” You know what this is about? This is about an actual piece of legislation that is being argued and debated in the United States Senate. And I did a double take because that's not how laws are made in our country anymore. The Senate and House don't actually do anything anymore 'cause they're all afraid to. Our laws come from regulators, unelected bureaucrats and our judges, as has just been demonstrated by these Supreme Court decisions. Josh Hawley from Missouri got it exactly right when he was complaining about Gorsuch and the decisions on the sexual discrimination cases being lapped into the 1964 Civil Rights Act. You know, to put this in perspective, to show you how we conservatives — look, folks, I don't want to dispirit you here. I've already got a story here of polling data — well, a poll shows that half of Americans are unhappy. Let me find the actual headline. Yeah. “Americans Are the Unhappiest They've Been in 50 Years.” Not half of Americans. The unhappiest they've been in 50 years. Does that not make sense? Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The Left is in Tizzy Over the Supreme Court Ruling on the Voting Rights Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 7:43

    RUSH: the Supreme Court rule today that states can no longer be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades ago. This is a decision that marks the end of a major civil rights-era reform, the Voting Rights Act. A 5-4 ruling, and it rewrites a key element of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for 50 years has given the federal government unprecedented say in everything, from how states draw their congressional maps, to where they place polling locations. It was all rooted in the belief that southern states were highly discriminatory against blacks, not letting them vote, not letting them register, so the states were totally subservient to the federal government when it came to voting. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Democrats Use Ralph Northam's Racism to Cover Up What He Said About Abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 17:38

    RUSH: (Northam impression) “I'll tell you something else about old Ralph, Ralph Northam, Ralph Northam from Virginia. Ralph Northam, he doesn't even think the Democrats really want him to quit. He thinks they're just sayin' it 'cause they have to. That's what he thinks. He thinks they don't really want him gone, and he thinks they don't really want his lieutenant governor to sit in in the governor's chair if they're forcing him out. So he's gonna hang on! “So he's gonna hang on, 'cause ain't no way ain't no way some Amos ‘n' Andy thing back in high school is gonna force him out when Donald Trump is sitting there in Oval Office after Stormy Daniels and Access Hollywood. Ol' Ralph Northam ain't leaving!” If they want to get Ralph Northam gone, stop all this blackface high school stuff and focus on what he said about killing babies after they're born. (paraphrased) “Yeah, you make them comfortable, give 'em a pill, whatever you do to make an infant comfortable, and then you zap it.” That's what Ralph Northam said. That's what they covered up. Well, Steve Moore was on CNN brought this up. We have here Erin Burnett, we have Keith Boykin, we have April Ryan. So we got three people against one here, if you count the CNN infobabe, and listen to what happens. This is about a one-minute sound bite. Listen to what happens when Steve Moore brings up what old Ralph Northam from Virginia really, really did… Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Democrats Demand You Wear a Symbol of Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 9:00

    RUSH: Oh, do you know what I heard right before the program started? This is another great illustration of a point that I've been making for I don't know how long. A quarterback in the National Football League — and I didn't see it. It was not videotaped so I don't know who it was. But a current quarterback in the NFL actually said, “Look, I don't want to get political, but I would like to get back to work.” Now, when the hell did going to work become political? Right now — right here, right now — and who has made this possible? Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, all these mask-wearing freaks demanding that you use the symbol of fear, demanding that everybody wear the symbol of fear. I know why some people believe in masks, and it's because of the success that we've had at grocery stores. You know, from the beginning of this, people have been able to go to the grocery store, and there has not been the widespread infections of coronavirus in grocery stores. People had to go there, and they had to go to pharmacies, and there hasn't been a lot of infection spread. So those people in the grocery stores were all wearing masks and gloves and so the theory is that wearing the mask, wearing the gloves helped stop the spread. So if it worked in grocery stores, why not elsewhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Biden Trashes Hillary and Democrats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 7:41

    RUSH: The Democrats now are admitting privately amongst themselves, they are admitting that they lost. Biden is out with a couple of doses of honesty that are going to be really challenging for his buds in the Democrat Party. Joe Biden in one story here says that he doesn't think Hillary knew why she was running for president. “Vice President Biden believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election in part because she never figured why she was running for the nation's highest office. ‘I don't think she ever really figured it out,' Biden told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. ‘And by the way, I think it was really hard for her to decide to run.'” If you're confused by this, just hang in. I'm gonna close the loop here and make it all make sense for you. There's nobody better at translating these people than I am, so just be patient. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Happy Birthday, El Rushbo! And It's a Big One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 4:40

    RUSH: And greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers, and conversationalists all across the fruited plain. I am back again here in the saddle at the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Three hours straight ahead. This is Friday, right? So let's go. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Righto. Now, I have it on good authority that you people were really ticked off yesterday. I mean, those of you that called. I got an email: “Man, your callers today are great.” I haven't — (highly overrated staff interrupts and starts singing Happy Birthday) Oh, yes, that's right. Here we come. Happy delayed birthday. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. What kind of flavor is that? Looks like orange something or other? All right. Cool. I picked it out. So, yeah, I was 70 years old on — what was it? Tuesday? I don't even remember. I have to back count to the 12th. Anyway, they have a delayed 70th birthday. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Clueless American Leaders Shocked by Putin's Attempt to Reassemble Soviet Union

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 31:34

    RUSH: We're gonna get to the Ukraine business, it's gonna be the focus here. That happens to be the soap opera story. Actually, it's not the soap opera story. This is Putin running rings around us. There's no question what's going on here. Vladimir Putin's reassembling the Soviet Union. And this is something — I've got the sound bite — I predicted this back in 2008. And all the smart money in Washington, inside the Beltway — we've got these sound bites, too — they're shocked that Putin is trying to reassemble the Soviet Union. They can't believe it. Even Lurch — this guy, John Kerry, is shocked that Putin is actually conducting a ground war. Listen to this. Grab number 17. Let's just get this out of the way 'cause I think it's hilarious and it is indicative of how just outclassed we are. We're clueless. This generation of leaders is literally clueless about our enemies. Remember something you were taught early on in this program. The purpose of any military is to kill people and break things. It's not to advance anybody's social agenda. It's not a laboratory for the left's social ideas or playgrounds. It is to kill people and break things, and the second rule is that the aggressor in any conflict sets the rules. And if they violate an existing rule book, then so be it. The aggressor sets the rules, and right now, Putin is setting the rules. I went back and did some research. In 1979 when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, '79, '80, they did it at Christmastime, when we were all distracted. Putin goes into Ukraine, after, by the way, colonizing Georgia. They got Georgia back now. Remember Shalikashvili and South Ossetia? Well, they got Georgia back and they're marching now. And when did Putin do it? He sent the troops in during the Olympics that he hosted, that NBC televised and the world was watching. And then after that he continued this buildup last night during the Oscars. That is strategy. What it means to me is, in just that regard, if Putin actually made strategic decisions based on the American people being distracted it tells me that Putin believes that American public opinion still matters, in terms of impacting American leadership. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    I've Been Properly Credited for Coining the Term “Undocumented Democrats”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 12:16

    RUSH: The Weekly Standard has a piece in it that, very, very rarely has this ever happened to me. In fact, I can't ever remember it happening. I'm sure it has, 'cause it's been 27 years I've been doing this. The headline of this — and it's not a hit piece. It's not a criticism. The headline's gonna mislead you. The headline is: “No, Ted Cruz Did Not Invent the Term ‘Undocumented Democrat.'” Apparently Senator Cruz has been running around, after this spat with Marco Rubio on immigration and amnesty and legalization, Cruz has been using the term “undocumented Democrat” instead of “illegal alien” as a means of demonstrating what the Democrats' interest in this whole thing is. So, now that you know that, here's the Weekly Standard story. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    One Wrong Word… They Want to Make You Denounce Trump and the MAGA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 12:59

    RUSH: This is Rachel in Brooklyn. I'm glad you called, Rachel. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you so much for all you've done for USA and we appreciate it and all the best to you. I'd like to tell you that I think President Trump has been a prince of a president, the best president the country ever, ever had. He never did anything criminal, never anything at all, and the other side has done all the criminal and illegal stuff, and it is unbelievable that they could get into all the courts illegally, change everything illegally, and he can't go to court with his lawyers legally. Every door is closed to him. The 75-plus million people that voted for him — RUSH: Rachel, Rachel, wait a minute. I want to follow you. It's unbelievable they could get into all the courts illegally. Who is “they”? CALLER: The lawyers of the lib Dems trying — not trying, but changing all of what was in place for safe and legal voting. Trump had nobody on his side, not the FBI, not the CIA, not the DOJ, not his AG, not the Supreme Court, not his lawyer Cohen. He was called Nazi and Hitler every other day when he is a gem of a person, a very, very loyal person to this country. A very, very loyal person, and all they did was beat him up. He was impeached. The Russians, Avenatti, everything, every day, but he stood strong. I don't know how he did it, because it's not even humanly possible. They were the ones that tried to have this coup year after year after year, story after story. And he withstood it, and he's shown, and he did more than any other president. I am very proud of him. I will not ever think of what happened yesterday was his fault. There were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans there gathering together because they needed comfort from what happened, and he did win the election — Learn more about your ad-choices at

    I Warned You About What We're Living Through Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 15:33

    RUSH: Hey, folks, it's great to be back. Really great to be back, and I need to ask you a favor. I need to you to give me a few minutes here just to get my sea legs. This has been a very, very bad couple of weeks for me. I don't want to get into any more detail about it. Those of you have been through this know exactly what I'm talking about. But it has not been a break in the sense that it hasn't been restful or relaxing or any kind of what people would call a vacation. But I wanted to get back, and here we are behind the Golden EIB Microphone, the Rush Limbaugh program where every show seems like the most important show, where every caller matters, every caller, people moved to the edge of their chairs to hear what the caller says, and every program reverberates with the truth that the country we are born in is the best. Great to have you with us. Telephone number is 800-282-2882. And I'm sure that numbers of you want to weigh in, and we'll do our best here to get to as many people on the phones today as possible. If you want to send an email, the address is First thing I want to do, folks, I want to go back to audio sound bites. And, by the way, part of getting my sea legs today is I'm gonna be hitting this cough button a lot, not to cough, but to do other bodily things that would sound rude to do on the air. So there's gonna be a little dead air during the program today. But that's not a major thing. Nothing to worry about. I just want to prepare you for the fact that that is… (interruption) No, I'm talking about blowing my nose. Don't go there, Snerdley. I'm just talking about blowing my nose. Not about other stuff. Anyway, the primary — well, it's hard to say “primary.” So many people want to weigh in on so much today and I don't really blame you. There's gonna be an infinite number of emotions and explanations today, and I'm gonna be weighing in myself on all of this. But I want to take you back to October 10th, 2016. This is before the election in 2016. This is before Donald Trump stunned the world in 2016. And the reason I want to play the sound bite for you is that I warned everybody of the very real possibility of what we are living through today. And can I tell you what we're living through today? Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Defining Deviancy Down in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 10:11

    RUSH: Here's another think piece for you. From the Associated Press out of New York: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed cutting the penalty for public possession of a small amount of marijuana, a change in state law that would defuse some criticism of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy in minority communities. With three weeks remaining in the legislative session, Cuomo said his bill to reduce the criminal misdemeanor to a violation with a fine up to $100 would save thousands of New Yorkers, disproportionately black and Hispanic youths, from unnecessary arrests and criminal charges. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Senate Dems Target Filibuster Rule

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 10:31

    RUSH: Paula in Hartland, Wisconsin, I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. CALLER: Rush, so cool to talk to you. Anyway, I'm gonna get right to my point like I was instructed. Rush, I had a thought doing some reading this morning. I understand that Harry Reid and some Democratic senators are gonna try to push through some changes in the filibuster rules. And as I got thinking about it, I said, ‘Man, I hope I can get Rush today because I need his input on this,' and I'm thinking, ‘Well, the House is now Republican so it's really not gonna matter as far as legislation goes,' but I'm thinking, ‘The Senate does all the judicial and federal nominations, approves them,' and I'm thinking that since Obama's agenda is really going nowhere legislatively, that the Democrats are looking at this as a way to load the courts with as radical judges as they can to try to keep their agenda moving forward. RUSH: Well, now — CALLER: What do you think? RUSH: — you know, you are incredibly shrewd, and I mean this. You are incredibly shrewd. I just want to bring one small correction. Their desire to get rid of the filibuster in the Senate goes beyond judicial nominations. They really want to get rid of it. They've lost and the filibuster is now an obstacle. So of course, ‘It's outdated, it's outmoded, it's a fetish, and we have to get rid of it. We've gotta get rid of this requirement that says we have to have 60 votes to get anything done. That's just antiquated.' It held them back. So they're serious about it in terms of legislation. But the way this breaks down legally is quite fascinating, and a lot of people are calling Republicans hypocrites for opposing the change in filibuster rule, and the reason… Learn more about your ad-choices at

    How Did You Come Up with the Dingy Harry Nickname, Rush?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 5:10

    RUSH: This is Keith in Atlanta. It's great to have you, Keith. How are you doing, sir? CALLER: I'm great, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I've been a listener since the early nineties and I've always been a fan of your nicknames. I think you and Trump have a unique talent for that. And one that I've always gotten a chuckle out of that I almost feel like it's a private joke because I'm not sure that everybody gets it, is Dingy Harry. I'm pretty sure I know the origins of it, and I was wondering if you'd indulge me. RUSH: Sure. Harry Reid to me was dirty. This is a guy lying about Mitt Romney not paying his taxes. This is the guy who tried to get me censured and apologized for, for claiming I was opposed to the U.S. military by creating a phony soldier. And, by the way, we raised $4 million off of the letter he wrote. The guy that was running Clear Channel at the time was Mark Mays. And you want to talk about a brave CEO, Mark Mays, he's one of the sons of Lowry Mays, the founder of Clear Channel. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    From the Remco Caravelle to a Household Name in All Four Corners of the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 15:58 From the Remco Caravelle to a Household Name in All Four Corners of the World Dec 23, 2020 RUSH: Greetings and welcome back, my friends. It's great to have you here. This is Rush Limbaugh, the most-listened-to radio talk show in the country. You made it so. I have eternal, never-ending gratitude for all of you for so much. You have meant so much to me. You've meant so much to my family. You have meant so much to the happiness and joy that I have been able to experience. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    What a Week! I'm One of the Luckiest People Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 44:08 What a Week! I'm One of the Luckiest People Alive Feb 7, 2020 RUSH: What a week. What an incredible week. I mean, from beginning to end. And it's still going. And there is still winning that's happening today. Just incredible. And I'm gonna tell you something, folks. One of the things I'm gratified about — you know, I don't like to brag, and I don't like to say, “notice me.” Learn more about your ad-choices at

    A Big Thank You to Chrissie Hynde

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 7:13 A Big Thank You to Chrissie Hynde Feb 18, 2020 MUSIC: (My City Was Gone) RUSH: This song that you're hearing is a looped version of the intro to a song by Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders called My City Was Gone. I'm calling attention to this because I haven't talked about this song in many, many moons, and I don't know how many of you know where the song is from. You so identify it with this program — understandably so, after 30-plus years. But this song is used with the permission of one of the most legendary female performers in rock, Chrissie Hynde. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    A Trip Down Memory Lane Through Archival Sound Bites

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 25:55 A Trip Down Memory Lane Through Archival Sound Bites Aug 1, 2018 RUSH: Now, I said at the beginning, we don't have a lot of audio from way back. We've done all that for the 10th anniversary, the 20th anniversary, and some for the 25th. But we do have some things here that I don't think that we've aired — and if we have aired them, it's been so long ago that I don't even remember. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    How Your Host Hears Music with a Cochlear Implant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 6:30

    RUSH: Here is Vaughan in Columbiana, Ohio. Great to have you on Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush! How are you, sir? RUSH: I'm doing well. Thank you much. CALLER: Well, good. Mega dittos from a longtime listener since the early nineties. Hey, as I'm standing here lookin' at the snow and contemplating the season, a question comes up that I could only ask you probably on Open Line Friday. So here goes. Back in the early or mid-nineties, you introduced your audience to Mannheim Steamroller, and I've amassed a collection of their Christmas music and just absolutely loved it. I'm about it year older than you, Rush, and, like you, I have come to acquire a fair amount of hearing loss. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Merry Christmas, Everybody — I Love You All

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 4:30

    RUSH: A yearly tradition. We wrap up with Mannheim Steamroller and Silent Night, and my ongoing attempts to thank everybody in the audience — all of you — for everything you mean to me. That last call. That reminds me how much I love all of you, how much I so appreciate everything you've meant to me and my family. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    I've Had a Year to Think About What's Important

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 18:47 I've Had a Year to Think About What's Important Dec 23, 2020 RUSH: And greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plain. It is great to have you here today. Great to be with you. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network, and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Studies of All Things That Matter. Telephone number, 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program. We're gonna do a version of Open Line Friday today, Mr. Snerdley. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Lifelong Listener on How Rush's Voice Connects Three Generations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:31 Lifelong Listener on How Rush's Voice Connects Three Generations Dec 22, 2020 RUSH: Adam in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you so much for taking my call. Merry Christmas — and, sir, you are definitely family to me. No, it's not Open Line Friday, but I need to tell you what I mean by family. I grew up a lifelong listener, thanks to my father, Jeffrey, and my grandfather, Monroe. We've always listened to you, and my grandfather was fortunate enough to go see you live in your studio. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Father of 11: You've Made Mannheim Steamroller a Part of Our Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 6:55 Father of 11: You've Made Mannheim Steamroller a Part of Our Christmas Dec 23, 2014 RUSH: A little Mannheim Steamroller there. The tune is called Pat-a-Pan. I'll tell you, you cannot go wrong if Christmas music is part of your holiday evening, late afternoon. Everybody has their standards and favorites. Mannheim Steamroller, it's all instrumental. I have a bit of an emotional attachment to it. It happened to be some of the first Christmas music I, by happenstance, happened to be listening to upon learning of the death of my father. I've had this emotional connection. It was on an airplane, 40,000 feet, looking out the window. I thought I was looking at heaven. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    McCaskill, Manchin and Dems Running Scared

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 21:06 McCaskill, Manchin and Dems Running Scared Nov 2, 2018 RUSH: “Nearly six in 10 Republicans say that things have changed so much they feel alienated; 42% of Democrats agree.” That's a high number of Democrats. You know, there's a story. I don't know where it comes from. It was about the football game last night. Apparently… Who played? Did the Fort'inters play last night? It was Thursday Night Football. (interruption) Brian, who'd the Fort'inters play last night? Do you remember who it was? (interruption) Who won? Who won the game? (interruption) Are you kidding? The Fort'inters wiped the Raiders off the map? (interruption) It was 34-3! I wonder if Jon Gruden is regretting going back to the NFL. Probably not since the Raiders are gonna be in Vegas next year. Anyway, that's not the story of the game. How many…? By the way, a little aside: How long ago would you have had to go before I didn't know who had played on a Thursday night game and who had won, and yet I just now remembered there was a game last night? Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Chuck Barkley on Why Pro Athletes Deserve Early Vaccines

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 3:42

    RUSH: Last Thursday night TNT Inside the NBA, they're talking about the impact of COVID-19, the pandemic, on the NBA season. And here's what Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith had to say about it. BARKLEY: Three hundred million shots. Give a thousand to some NBA players, NFL players, hockey players. Listen, as much taxes as these players paid — let me repeat that — as much taxes as these players paid, they deserve some preferential treatment. SMITH: For life and death? BARKLEY: Yes. SMITH: The amount of money you make doesn't — BARKLEY: No, no. I said taxes. SMITH: The amount of money you make — BARKLEY: I didn't say the amount of money you make. SMITH: But that's on taxes. BARKLEY: No, no, no. I'm saying the amount of taxes these guys pay. SMITH: We can't go there. I don't think you could go there. RUSH: You can't go there but Chuck went there, Kenny. Chuck went there. Chuck said that these athletes are paying so much in taxes, they need to be given the vaccine first, that they are deserving of it, they are deserving of preferential treatment 'cause of the taxes they pay. Unbelievable. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Elizabeth Warren Video: One of the Great Teaching Tools on Liberalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 28:50

    RUSH: Okay, now you people know, you are well aware one of the reasons you listen is I know liberals. I know them. I know them like every square inch of my gloriously naked body. Dealing with liberals is like dealing with a one-armed lunatic. They're just gonna keep swinging. They're gonna keep fighting no matter what you do. They never go away. And I know what they're gonna do and why they're gonna do it before they do it, and people marvel at this. We have an opportunity now because of the utterance of Elizabeth Warren, she's running against Scott Brown for the United States Senate in Massachusetts. This was a seat that was at one time held by Senator Kennedy. She is the presumptive Democrat challenger. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The 2nd Impeachment: Trump's Popularity Still Scares Them to Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 14:41

    RUSH: So I'm here (in a sporadic way) able to catch some of the Democrat impeachment filing against President Trump — and that he threatened the constitutional system, and the fact that he did this in the month of January is no reason to forget about it, that he threatened and almost destroyed the U.S. constitutional system. Now, all of that is an abject lie. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The Sun Controls Our Climate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 18:26

     RUSH: We had a call and the caller chickened out, the caller hung up, the caller did not have the guts to ask the question directly. I get a one-line advisory about whatever the caller wants to talk about, and this guy wanted to know how can you square pollution with global warming or something. Snerdley said he said, ‘Well look, big fan of yours, listens to you all the time –‘ of course; who doesn't? ‘– he's got a problem with your stand on global warming. He lives in Boston. Since the 1900s –‘ how many cars did he say? Okay, 400% increase in what period of time? Not that it matters, but okay, ‘400% increase in the number of cars since the early 1900s,' I think it would be more than that, but regardless. His point was, ‘Look, I live in Boston and you can see the pollution. You can see the haze.' Learn more about your ad-choices at

    It Only Took Five Minutes for Democrats to Politicize the Oklahoma Tornado

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 31:03

    RUSH: It took five minutes. Five minutes. It only took five minutes before the Democrat Party politicized the tornado in Oklahoma. They politicize everything, folks. They rub their hands together in glee when there is a natural disaster that they think they can spin in such a way as to advance their political agenda. If any of you doubt that global warming is a political issue and not a science issue, then you must open your mind and consider why in the world, ask yourself, why in the world, five minutes after the news hits of this horrible destruction, a Democrat senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, runs out and starts talking about global warming and blaming the tornado on global warming. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The Drive-Bys Didn't Fall for the Smollett Hoax — They Were Advancing an Agenda!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 19:32

    RUSH: This Jussie Smollett business or Smollett. Does anybody know what the real pronunciation is? I still have not heard the name pronounced. I guess you're just gonna have to forgive me if I get it wrong here. You know what I find funny about this? You know what this is. This is this Empire actor, who's gay and black and hates Trump. And, apparently, his first hoax — and I can't understand this either. Forgive me. I've gone to three different media sources on this, and I still can't decipher. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Ladies and Gentleman, Transgenders Are Invading Women's Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 12:14

    RUSH: Joyce next in Pittsburgh. Great to have you, Joyce. Hi. CALLER: Hi, good afternoon, Rush, and always a thrill. RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Obama Lets Putin Take Crimea

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 11:30

    RUSH: In this segment I want to demonstrate, yet again, that you should not doubt me when I am predictive of what liberal Democrats are going to do. I know them. I know them like every square inch of my glorious naked body. I know what they're gonna do before they do it. I just know them. Take you back, March 6th, one week ago on this program, me. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Remember Pearl Harbor, Anyone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 9:32

    RUSH: Here's Janice in Naples, Florida, as we go back to the phones and Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Hey, hi, Rush. Sucker punch dittos. RUSH: Thank you. Thanks very much. CALLER: Pearl Harbor — RUSH: Wait a minute. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold it. What is sucker punch dittos? CALLER: Well, sucker punch is just instead of saying hello, Merry Christmas, I feel sucker punched — RUSH: Oh. CALLER: — by the election. I'm calling from the lady from two calls ago when you were talking about her reaction the next day, the next week. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: You know, it's like a sucker bunch, babe, and, you know, this is how this country was, what, 71 years ago, although you wouldn't know it on the news today because nobody wants to talk about Pearl Harbor and where our country was then, but let's go to the present, okay? And, I'll tell you, everything you just said about women and looking at the — oh, you're so right, you're so right, and this is my Merry Christmas present to myself, just talking with you, because you — I don't know where — we just pray for your daily effort on this — RUSH: Well, thank you very much, because I need it. I appreciate it. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Senator Bob Dole Calls into the Show the Day before the Election

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 9:23

    RUSH: Hey, guess what, we got Senator Dole on the phone, Senator Dole is back on the road. He's. Are you in Houston, Senator Dole?  Dole: Just landed in Houston and I have Governor Bush and President Bush in the car with me here.  RUSH: Well, terrific. We're sorry we missed you on Friday, but you're going all out and I'm telling you, Senator, there's optimism out there. I'm sure you see it and know it, but it doesn't hurt for you to to be told from independent sources.  Dole: No, we really - you know, it feels good. We're not obviously if you believe polls we're still a little bit behind, but there's a lot of enthusiasm. We feel good about it. We think, you know, we've been on the road 75 straight hours. We've got 21 to go. The crowds are big, enthusiastic. They want this guy out of there.  RUSH: That's absolutely that's absolutely right. How are you holding up?  Dole: Holding up very well, we got my - I'm little hoarse, but otherwise in good shape. We get a little catnaps on the airplane and we've got about four or five stops to go and it'll be noon tomorrow and I'll vote in Russell, Kansas, and then we'll head back to Washington, D.C. to watch the victory return.  RUSH: Senator Dole, I got to I've got to run this by you because I know if you haven't heard it, it's just going to amuse you. But in the political hotline today, there's a story running around that after the election, should the president somehow manage to eke this out, that he's going to ask you to head up the Medicare reform bipartisan blue ribbon committee? And you know, there's there's all this. The president's going to hire a bunch of Republicans to replace retiring cabinet officers and write your names out there is setting up the Medicare bipartisan. Would you care to decline or accept that offer now?  Dole: I'm glad I would decline an offer of over the strong feeling as far as senior citizens. But after he has distorted the truth and the facts about Medicare, I wouldn't feel comfortable serving that position. And we're going to win. So maybe he'll chair the commission.  Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Rush Interviews Vice President Dick Cheney

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 13:41

    RUSH: Once again, Mr. Vice President, it's a thrill and an honor to have you with us, sir. VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD B. CHENEY: Well, good afternoon, Rush. RUSH: All right. First thing. We just had a call that leads me into my first question for you about the economy. The caller was frustrated that the party at large doesn't seem to be getting the news out about how good the economy is, and indeed the economic statistics are fabulous — unemployment, middle-class wage growth, Dow Jones Industrial Average flirting with 12,000 — and yet we're told that people don't “feel” this economy is good. Why do you think that is, if it's true, and how do you all plan to use the economy in the next three weeks of the campaign? THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, I think first of all you're absolutely right, Rush. The economy is very good. I've been involved with a lot of campaigns going back nearly 40 years, and I'm hard put to find a time when things were as good as they are now for the party from our perspective, and you've cited all the data. We've got over 6.6 million jobs we've added in a little over three years now. Home ownership is at an all-time record high. The stock market is at a high. Everything is really kicking along in great shape. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Chuck Barkley Brings Back Late-Night Comedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 6:43

    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number three. The TNT network does television coverage of the NBA. Now, we all know what's happened to late-night comedy. It doesn't exist anymore. There isn't any. Late-night comedy has become left-wing agenda-driven anger and hate. Rather than looking for laughs from their audiences, late-night comics and stand-up comics are seeking applause for when they themselves endeavor to start getting into the hate game. The hatred of Donald Trump, the hatred of Republicans, the hatred of conservatives. Well, this has left a void. There isn't any humor? There isn't any professional humor. I think it's an amazing thing (chuckling) what Donald Trump has done. Look at all of the industries that he literally is doing great damage to. Late-night comics? I mean, these are the people that inherited the mantle and the role of Johnny Carson, David Letterman and all those? Learn more about your ad-choices at

    White Flight and Abortion Could Spell Doom for Democrats' Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 20:59

    RUSH: Ronald Brownstein (former Los Angeles Times and now with the National Journal; that's the Hotline crew) with a long story entitled, ‘White Flight — President Obama's path to a second term may rely on states shaped by the same social forces he embodies,' and what this story does quite graphically is illustrate that our man-child president of color not only has failed to bring us together, he has driven us further apart by race — and, more specifically, in the Democrat Party. It is white Democrats and white independents who have fled Obama and the Democrat Party. This story details how Obama has lost almost all of his white support. Not all, but almost. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Leftist Privilege Saves Jussie Smollett

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 39:45

    RUSH: The police chief in Chicago is furious. The police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, who announced these charges against Smollett in the first place. If you're just turning on the radio, the Chicago DA, the state attorney, Kim Foxx, who had recused herself from this case, has announced that charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, and the police were not consulted. They didn't know. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Why I Haven't Mentioned Jussie Smollett Until Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 5:37

    RUSH: Okay. The Jussie Smollett (or Smollett, however he pronounces it) case. When this whole thing happened, you'll notice (if you are a regular, careful listener) that I didn't go to there. To me, there was something that didn't look right or smell right. And when I saw all of these Hollywood people immediately jump on this thing and start claiming that it was a bunch of deranged Trump people attacking a poor black guy in Chicago, I said, “Waaaaaait a minute. It's just too pat.” So, I waited, and it turns out now that ABC 7 WLS TV Chicago is reporting it's a hoax, that two guys pretended to beat up Smollett and that they're bit players, actors, on the show Empire. They're Nigerian. They left town the day after the attack. They've come back. The cops have identified them. The cops have raided their apartment. The cops have their cell phones and their computers. But, remember, Jussie Smollett… Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Thank You for One of the Greatest Lives Anyone Could Have

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:33

    RUSH: Now, I mentioned at the beginning of the program that it's normally at Christmastime that I get all sentimental and thankful about the wonderful things that have happened to me because of you and that have accrued to me and my family because of you. And I don't know why Christmastime as opposed to Thanksgiving, but I thought I would switch it up this year and reiterate these things that I try to share with you each and every year at Christmastime or during this holiday-type season. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    The True Story of Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 17:59

    So the real story of Thanksgiving. It is a tradition on this program. And this is the time of year, to me, the holiday season begins and I think to most people. This time of year I just become overwhelmed with so many emotions, memories. And the way I'm built, most of my memories are positive. I think, in my case, when I think of nostalgia or the past, the things that automatically occur to me are pleasant ones.  It takes me to The True Story of Thanksgiving. It was written about in chapter 6 of See, I Told You So, book two. It's in a chapter titled, Dead White Guys or What the History Books Never Tell You. And this chapter, by the way, served as the foundation for the first book in the Rush Revere series, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Where, in addition to the true story of Thanksgiving, we have the true story of the Pilgrims, who they were, where they came from, why they came, what happened when they got here, what they had to do to fix what went wrong when they got here, and what role the Pilgrims play in the overall founding of America. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Brinkley: Trump Will Run Shadow Government with Rush Limbaugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 7:42

    RUSH: Douglas Brinkley is a Frank Luntz kind of guy. He's a pollster, he's a presidential historian, he's at Rice University, and he was on CNN Saturday as the Drive-By Media continues to discuss what Trump is going to do when he leaves the White House. For example, here's a Politico headline: “Trump Threatens to Wreak Havoc on GOP From Beyond the White House — His attacks on Republican governors since his loss offer a sample of what's in store. President Donald Trump has spent the three weeks since he lost the election…” This is Politico, not me. Hang on. “…since he [allegedly] lost the election savaging a pair of GOP governors for not backing his claims he was robbed. Republicans are worried it's just the start of what's in store from the soon-to-be-former president,” that he's gonna throw Republicans under the bus. Look, I do not want to be misunderstood here. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    We Have COVID-19 Vaccines Because Trump Swept Away Regulations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 14:44

    RUSH: The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control, urging everybody to do nothing, go nowhere, stay home during Thanksgiving. By all means, don't do anything. Stay where you are. Stay hunkered down. That's what Americans are known for. They hunker down in the corner. Find the cubbyhole where you live where the Navy SEALs have to be thrown in there to get you out if they can't find you. Make sure you protect yourself by hiding from everything. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Record-Fast Vaccine Is the Blockbuster Result of Trump's Operation Warp Speed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 18:01

    RUSH: The Pfizer vaccine, 95% effective. They plan to submit this to the FDA in days, according to CNBC. You know what this is? This is the blockbuster result of Trump's Operation Warp Speed in real time. But you know what had to happen for this to happen? Trump had to rid the FDA and this government of so many regulations, things that liberal Democrats would have never — we could not have gotten this vaccine in this short a time were it not for Trump zapping so many regulations. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    I'm Immune to This Budget Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 6:43

    RUSH: Scott, Jacksonville, Florida. Great to have you on the program, sir. What's up.   CALLER: iPhone X mega dittos. Conservatives like myself, Rush, I mean, we voted for Republicans hoping to roll back all this government spending. And now I hear today that Congress, the Senate and the House, they've come to this agreement, everybody's happy, and listen, I'm a Navy veteran. I'm glad for more military spending, but this is gonna add $300 billion to the deficit, so my question, Rush, is how do we as conservatives kind of justify this?   RUSH: You know, it's a great question, and I was communicating with some friends before the program today on this, and I was telling them — I probably should not admit this, because it changes for me day to day. But I have to tell you, this whole budget thing, I think I'm immune to it now. I realized I've been caught up in this budget business for as long as I've been hosting this program, and I realized a couple things. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    It's Undeniable! The Left Targets White Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 13:27

    RUSH: Over the course of many recent months, I have made the point that one of the objectives of the modern American left is to transform America away from its intentions and its designs as founded. And in many ways, this was one of the agenda objectives of the Obama administration, although to do it in a stealth way. Obama couldn't come out and say it beyond that his policies were “transformative.” He couldn't define what that meant. There would have been a revolt — and he wouldn't have been elected if he'd been honest about what transforming America meant. So what he claimed it meant was taking on issues like climate change and health care for everybody and all this, transform America. But what they really want to do is transform America away from our unique founding, convert it to a socialist democracy. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Betsy DeVos Is the Opposite of the Ignorant Liberal Cliche

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 9:08

    RUSH: I just watched the video of Betsy DeVos trying to go into a public school in Washington, DC, and she's met by a handful, 10 or 12 left-wing reprobates, a white guy wearing Black Lives Matter sweatshirt. She was nearly violently restricted from going up the steps and into the school. And then she and her, it looked like a security guard — well, an assistant, she was hustled back to her vehicle, which was a Suburban, an SUV, and this mob followed her back. They get in the car peacefully but then this guy tried to obstruct the car leaving, and he was just shouting insanely, “Shame, shame, shame.” I mean, folks, this is not time-honored and wonderful and great American dissent. It's human debris who have had their minds polluted and poisoned by the American left from the education system, to media, to pop culture. They're just sick. Here's a great example. Do any of you people know who Trevor Noah is? Do you know who Trevor Noah is? Wendy, do you know who Trevor Noah is? Brian, do you know who Trevor Noah is? Well, do you know who Jon Stewart was? Wendy, do you know who Jon Stewart was? Gosh, she doesn't know. This is cool. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Ban Political Correctness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:40

    RUSH: As I predicted, as I warned you all yesterday, gun control has become the central theme of the Drive-By Media after the tragedy here, the massacre at Virginia Tech. By the way, speaking of something that we were just talking about, this guy was sending out clear warning signs that he was not right, and nobody would do anything about it on the campus. I mean, they sent him to counseling. They don't know how that went. He might have been taking anti-depressants. We don't know what the effect of that was. He went to some institution for a while. We don't know how that went. We also have just learned that the guy's writings, which we did know about, but what we just learned is that the guy's writings were so scary that there were people that refused to go to his class. They refused to actually go in the classroom when this guy was there. So there clearly were all kinds of warning signs about this that were not heeded in a serious way. As I say, it's very easy to start running around saying, ‘Well, ban guns! It's the GOP's fault. It's Bush's fault! Get rid of the NRA,' rather than actually deal with what circumstances people had known for years prior to this guy committing this random act. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    More Outrage in Duke Lacrosse Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:55

    RUSH: Valparaiso, Indiana, and Dave. Thank you for waiting sir, we're back to you now and I appreciate it. CALLER: It is a pleasure and an honor to be on with you Rush. I just wanted to let you know about some of the things our university is doing to celebrate Martin Luther King Day for diversity. Our topic of discussion this year is feminism in race relations. You're going to love this one. We had a speaker, the cofounder of the Black Think Tank out in San Francisco, Dr. Julia Hare. Luckily I had a pen and was able to write down a couple of her comments this morning during our convocation, which I was required to attend by my English class. In talking about empowering women, she forgave the mothers of Donald Rumsfeld and Clarence Thomas for giving birth to them. RUSH: (Laughing.) CALLER: She praised women who ignore the men in their lives, and said that women make better CEOs than men, at which time I turned to my friend right next to me and told him about the Queen Bee effect that you were talking about a couple of weeks ago. Learn more about your ad-choices at

    Breaking It Down: Trump Condemned White Supremacists!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 14:18

    RUSH: Here's what we're gonna do. I'm gonna play the sound bite about which I'm talking. And then we'll take a break, and then we'll go to the phones, and in the next half hour we're gonna break down this sound bite almost line by line, start, stop, Mister Broadcast Engineer, as I try to demonstrate what is wrong with this whole thing. This is Trump denouncing white supremacists but the media saying that he hasn't and didn't. Learn more about your ad-choices at

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