RUSH: Yeah, see, I’m the polarizing voice here, see? Why? ‘Cause I don’t conform. Hundreds, if not thousands of people in the media have all praised the choice. I’m the one person, and I’m polarizing. I’m the nonconformist. This, by the way, folks, is why I never would have succeeded in a corporate environment. And this is why I never follow the conventional wisdom, because there is no thinking involved. This is just sheeple, mind-numbed robots doing and thinking what they think they should do and think in order to, what? Be accepted, included in what they think is the dominant clique of whatever network peer group they pretend to be a part of.
You notice here such things as: “Not everyone thinks faux conservative Colbert is the right choice. And by everyone, I mean conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.” It was Keli Goff, by the way, where is she? Keli Goff is the Daily Beast. She’s the one who says: He’s just pretending to be upset because this is red meat for his audience. He’s just pretending.
So, of course, now not only am I not a conformist, I’m a liar. You know, the thing is, I must have spent maybe what, two minutes on this? No, I wasn’t mad or upset ’cause I don’t care. I’m sitting here, I’m talking about something else, and Snerdley shouts, “What do you think of this?” I said, “What do you mean? I don’t care.” He says, “Okay, okay.” And I’ll tell you what it means. We’re redefining comedy. They’ve just told half the country to go to hell. They don’t care about ’em, blah, blah, blah. I took about two minutes to go through it. And, man, those two minutes, it must have been a commencement speech that they all heard, for all the importance they’re attaching to it.