RUSH: This is Joe in Paramus, New Jersey. Great to have you here, Joe. How are you, buddy?
CALLER: I’m fine. Thank you. Thank you for taking the call. It was great to hear you speaking on behalf of the working poor right before the commercial. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard you do that. I hope you continue. But my main topic is the government shutdown. The president is going to win this. You have a lot of power and influence. So does Ted Cruz. So does Roger Ailes. But you guys are shouting into an echo chamber, and it’s a very small echo chamber. So please keep up what you’re doing, keep the government down, keep attacking the president. It’s gonna backfire on you in ways you can’t imagine.
RUSH: Joe, can I ask you a question?
CALLER: Um, I guess.
RUSH: Well, I won’t if you’re not —
CALLER: No, no, you go right ahead.
RUSH: Do you ever get embarrassed?
RUSH: I started out as the working poor, Joe. I mean, I epitomized it. I supported myself constantly, and the working poor are the people on this program we champion each and every day. But this guy, folks, did you hear the list of people that he lumped me in with? He gets his news from left-wing websites and it’s an example of the partisan divide. What we have here is a guy who does not independently think. Classic low-information voter, classic: smug and overconfident and condescending, all the while being as wrong about everything as he can be, but thinks he has all the answers. I wish you the best, Joe. Keep hanging in out there. And Ted Cruz and I, Roger Ailes, and the rest of the conspirators will keep shouting in this echo chamber, ’cause it matters, Joe, and it works.