RUSH: Okay, on C-SPAN today, I, ladies and gentlemen, was essentially blamed for the partisan divide, the anger, the lack of people being nice, whatever. It’s all my fault. C-SPAN lit up this morning when a caller suggested the way to fix America is to get rid of Rush Limbaugh. I don’t know what they intended on C-SPAN, but whatever, they had to broom it because for the next hour that’s all anybody called about. Washington Journal was the show. The host, Pedro Echevarria. Viewer calls on “Ideas for fixing Congress,” was the topic. Have you ever noticed that we don’t do topics here? We never do topics. One of my early problems in the early days of broadcasting were formulas.
The program director said, “Well, what are your topics gonna be?”
“I don’t know. I don’t do topics.”
“What do you mean, you don’t do topics?”
“I comment on the news. You know, real life, real time.”
“No, no, no, no. You’ve got to do topics.”
“Why? I don’t want to do topics. I don’t want pigeonholed on Tuesday to carrot cake recipes when something may be breaking out there.”
“There have gotta be topics, and you’ve gotta have guests.”
Right, and then when I told ’em no guests, it became a challenge. So, anyway, Washington Journal does topics, and their topic today was, “Fixing Congress.” Can you imagine, folks, if I, at the end of the program today, said, “Be with us tomorrow, folks, ’cause our topic tomorrow will be ideas for fixing Congress!” How many of you would be here? Very few. You can see the C-SPAN topic didn’t last one call. All it took was this call and the whole topic was blown to smithereens.