RUSH: Well, what are your options? I mean, if you don’t do it, who will know?
CALLER: Well, I was kicked out of a doctor’s office after my daughter had open heart surgery and she wanted to administer six vaccines in one day to catch her up after open heart surgery. The doctor kicked me out, sent me a certified letter, and I was genuinely afraid she was going to call CPS because I had heard she’d done it on another family, and thankfully she did not. My rights in Florida are I can claim a religious exemption, but what about families who aren’t religious and what about philosophical exemption?
RUSH: Well, I know. It’s happening everywhere. New York City now has mandatory flu vaccines every year for six months to six years old, and six-year-olds attending day care and preschool. It’s all rooted in this belief that you are not qualified, you’re not capable of protecting your children. Only the government knows best. These people that can’t do anything right. They can’t run the health care system. They can’t do anything. They know better how to protect your kid from disease than you do, and they want to exercise this control over you. I saw a report the other day that hospital systems are now required to have a 90% or higher flu-shot reception rate among their staff or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare and Medicaid.
CALLER: Exactly. School districts lose their funding if their student body isn’t up to date. Yeah.
RUSH: Now, this clash that took place on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with Issa and Elijah Cummings, exactly what I feared and predicted and mentioned at the time has indeed happened. Here is the Washington Post and their headline, and they’re just enraged here. This is the Lois Lerner hearing. Lois Lerner was supposed to show up and answer specific questions about why she had, in e-mails, referred to the Tea Party and Tea Party activities in such disparaging and critical ways. The IRS is not supposed to single out groups for punishment. The IRS did sabotage Tea Party fundraising.
So Lois Lerner was brought back a second time, and she took the Fifth Amendment. The way it went was she’s brought in, she’s sworn in, Issa asked her five, six, maybe seven questions, she took the Fifth Amendment on every one. He said, “That’s all we’re gonna get, it’s over, there’s nothing to be done here,” and opening statements were made. He made an opening statement, others did. Elijah Cummings made an opening statement. He’s the ranking Democrat, little Elijah on the committee, he made an opening statement. Then Issa asked Lerner the questions. When she took the Fifth, that was it, and Issa adjourned. As he adjourned, Elijah, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, I have a question, I have a question.”
“No, no, the meeting’s adjourned.”
“What do you mean? I have a question. I want to ask a question.” The meeting was adjourned and then Issa relented and said “Okay, well, what’s your question?” And Cummings launched into a statement, and those were over. The meeting had been adjourned. So Issa cut Cummings’ microphone off, and this just enraged Cummings. I think this whole thing was planned. I think the whole thing was planned and strategerized so as to make this thing about Issa and not about Lois Lerner, and they succeeded. It is now totally about Issa. And guess what?
Also easily predictable, Issa is now a racist. Now, Darrell Issa has been working with these Democrats in the House for I don’t know how many years, and nobody has ever accused him of racism. The Reverend Jackson has tweeted that he thought it was really mean what Darrell Issa did, and he said it was racist. Which is about the only thing Jesse Jackson can say anymore that will make people stop and listen.
RUSH: Hey, stop the music, stop the theme. Would you play audio sound bite number one for me? I have to hear this before I actually use it in the show.
OBAMA: When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T (laughter) meant to her.
RUSH: Yeah, okay, that’s good. Hit the music again. I just had to determine how much laughter there was on that. ’Cause I think the laughter goes on and on, and he doesn’t know why. He doesn’t know why people are laughing, because the guy was just reading it off the teleprompter. He probably never heard of the — well, I don’t want to go there, I really don’t. Well, actually I’d love to go there, but I’m not gonna go there, folks.
WATCH OBAMA FAIL AT SPELLING ‘RESPECT’:
RUSH: And there are a number of elements that have to be used in combination, and sometimes talking about them destroys the magic behind them. It’s like, have you ever heard a couple comedians talking about the business of comedy? It’s just not funny. It’s the most boring thing. It’s too inside baseball. Now, this is radio. This is media. This requires an audience. There is a show biz aspect to it. However, my critics sometimes, “Well, he’s just an entertainer,” and they will say that as a means of discrediting me. “Why, he’s entertainer. He’s not even believing what he says. You can’t take him seriously.” Other times —
CALLER: I don’t believe that at all. I believe that you definitely believe strongly what you say.
CALLER: I also understand that there is a level, like you said, of show business and entertainment. You’re not gonna get people to listen to you if you’re boring. But the question is, are you like this? Has it carried over into your daily life, outside the radio station?
RUSH: You’re basically asking, am I always this interesting, is really what you want to know.
CALLER: No, boastful, not are you always this interesting. I’m sure you’re always interesting.
RUSH: No, in fact, I’m probably one of the quietest, speak only when spoken to, and probably one of the most humble, unassuming people that you would ever meet. And my guess is, in truth, that you would be disappointed.
RUSH: I mentioned earlier that no matter where you go in the Drive-Bys today, Chris Christie’s back. Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, you name it, they are just back in love with Governor Christie. They are singing his praises. They are saying he knocked it out of the park and he got a much bigger standing O than Ted Cruz. They are saying he was much more popular than Ted Cruz, and he was much more appreciated. He was much more listened to. He made much more sense than Ted Cruz, and he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. He was really, really, really good. He’s put Bridgegate behind him. He’s back on top the conservative Republican presidential sweepstakes, so forth.
It was amazing, if you just Stack headlines on top of each other, one on top of each other, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, it’s just in unison again. Every mainstream Drive-By outlet is now back to anointing Christie as the Republican to beat. And, as I said, we all know that those people in the media want Christie to be the president, right? They don’t want Hillary. They don’t want Biden. They don’t want whoever else might seek it on the Democrat side. No, no, no, no. The New York Times, you know darn well they want Christie to be president, right? And the same thing with ABC and CBS. Yes. Yes, I’m being facetious, of course. Let’s listen. We have a montage of various media types hailing the Christie comeback, and we even have some Fox people in here.