This was completely spontaneous. I got off work early and thought it would be interesting to catch up with El Rushbo's world on the way home. He was predictably unhinged.
As I later settled on the porch with my laptop to soak up some solar energy, I had another bright idea: transcribe the last hour in an effort to see what's happening in Limbaugh Land today. This is the result, offered without further comment.
The following was transcribed by the diarist, from the live Rush Limbaugh show 11/8/2012, 14:08-15:00 EST, sans ability to repeat or rewind. Rush can talk faster than I can type, but he also repeats himself frequently so there was some time to catch up. His words are in bold, edits were made only for spelling and punctuation. As for it making sense, can't help you there.
Tune in below, as tolerated.
2:08 The Democrat party is Santa Claus. It’s hard to beat Santa Claus.
“Santa Claus is free stuff” The unemployed have cell phones, cars, tvs, they have it all. And they’re eating. Minimum 99 weeks.
(Rant about ad “accusing” Romney of letting guy’s wife die, ending with, “It’s obvious Romney’s core is morality.”)
Why doesn’t GOP minority outreach work? Because hard work is not what an Obama voter is interested in.
Who are these people that believe this drivel, these lies, this rotten stuff about GWB that’s been put out there? We were too nice to Obama. We should have really gone after him.
Can we deal with 4 more years of not just Obama, but these people that would vote for him? Way too many Americans believe a bunch of lies but we defend their 1st amendment rights. They shut us down, we don’t think about shutting them down, we think about beating them.
(Goes off on a long tangent about a blonde named Rita and people named Bennett. Gets to Bob Bennett, plays a sound byte by him condemning Rush, calls Bennett nasty names, ending with Alinskyite. It’s obvious because Obama never compromises.)
Now he’s in some monster role-playing message of doom, leading to: 3 millions repubs didn’t vote, and we would have won. Why do Hispanics vote for Democrats? Hint: it’s not immigration policy. Scholar Heather McDonald -- 75% vote Democrat becuase they believe in social safety net and free stuff.
Single women don’t need husbands because the Democrat party is the husband, provides BCP and all the abortions they want. You have to reach those voters, tell them why they’re wrong, and talk them out of it. Do we have to tell the Catholic church to shut up? That’s what Democrats do, and they get votes.
(off on tangent on 3rd parties...)
Regarding Krauthammer, the GOP needs to be more open to amnesty with Rubio as its head cheerleader. Then we come out for abortion and get the women’s vote. Problem is, the Hispanic vote is not voting for the Democrat party on the basis of immigration policy. It’s nothing to to with immigration policy. This is a trap.
(end of segment)
2:25 Commercial break
2:29 72% of voters tuesday were white. George Stephanopoulos is too old, male, too white to be on TV. Get a Hispanic or a pregnant woman that’s going to have an abortion, then have it televised. We have to get rid of white people on TV, they don’t get an audience.
(Confirming Iran has fired at a US drone in Persian Gulf.)
Iranians are firing drones at us, what have we done now? It can’t be the film guy, they got him. There has to be a sequel to the Mohammed movie.
(during commercials I check news sites; no mention of drone attack in Iran. WTF?)
2:34 News update
2:35 News network ratings were down from 2008 this year because old white males. Megyn Kelly in high heels trying to keep Karl Rove happy. A Michigan couple is afraid to check mail because identity theft. If they have been members of Life Lock this would never have happened. (Rush goes off into weird mid-segment live plug for Life Lock.)
Caller 1: Elizabeth, Palm Springs FL, naturalized American citizen: "There are 2 types of Hispanic voters: one who earns the right to vote, family oriented, conservative. Then you have illegals who because of amnesty became citizens & can vote. The first type believes in the American way."
Rush: The Hispanic vote is not monolithic, Hispanics are all over the GOP. Hispanics are not Democrat because immigration. The GOP thinks Hispanics vote on immigration. It’s not the government that’s Santa Claus, it’s the Democrat party that’s promising all this freebie stuff. Lose your job? They’ll take care of you.
Free stuff. That’s the appeal of the Democrat party. The question is, are we outnumbered? Conservatives say government, get the hell out of the way. We want to prosper.
The Democrat party has done everything it can to be sure people do not think Hard Work = Prosperity. The Democrat party lives and breathes the day on the entire explanation of how prosperity happens & wealth is created. Democrats have a distorted understanding of prosperity. The Democrat party feeds off people thinking life isn’t fair.
Caller 2: AA female poll volunteer, describes diverse turnout at polls, wonders if some just stayed home. Why don’t Black people vote GOP? Because GOP is portrayed as racist and it’s not fair.
Rush: What’s wrong with old white men? What is that?
Caller 2: The word conservative = racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe to a lot of people.
Rush: How ridiculous is that?
Caller 2: The media is corrupt
Rush: I know what the media says about me. His question is, it’s untrue. There is no desire to return to slavery, Jim Crow, because Clarence Thomas & Condi Rice
Caller 2: When Black people support GOP they are seen as sellouts
Rush: Not the GOP’s fault & not true. A woman said she wasn’t voting for Romney because he’s cruel to dogs. There is no move to go back to slavery, or any of the things Democrats fear. It’s a problem for us, but it isn’t true. We’re being outnumbered by people who think this way & they’re not a damn thing we can do policy wise about it. I gotta take a break.
2:50: Commercial break
(Opens segment with lengthy plug for Blinds.com, if you’re rebuilding or remodeling.)
2:55 Back to the drone strike (alluded to at 2:29.) It actually happened on Nov. 1 but we didn’t hear about it until after the election.
2:59 We have murderers and rapists walking free but a filmmaker is in jail. Wonder if the filmmaker did something to make the Iranians mad, since they fired on us?
(End of show)