RUSH: Renee in Orland, Maine. I'm glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. This is so great to talk to you. I'm a little nervous so just bear with me.
CALLER: I really just want to thank you. I've listened for two years, and with help from my husband and from you I have learned so much. And I want to admit today on air that I had some liberal views that I am just totally ashamed of, looking back on my career as health teacher in Massachusetts. And I really just want to send a message out today that teachers, you know, we're responsible for the kids in the schools a lot of times and what we're teaching them;and, you know, pushing a liberal agenda on children is shameful. I've learned so much about conservatism from you that looking back, I just can't believe some of the things that I was teaching my students, and also encouraging them with the liberal agenda.
RUSH: You must have a tremendous amount of guilt.
CALLER: I do. (giggles)
RUSH: Given what you now think versus what you thought back then. When did you first discover this program?
CALLER: Well, my husband and I moved to Maine two years ago and they have you right on an FM station and I just was floating around one day and I said, "Hey, Steve, have you listened to Rush?" and he's like, "Yeah, I've listened to him before." My husband's in the military so we just love you. (giggles)
RUSH: Well, thank you very much. It's a great call.
CALLER: Oh, thanks. One other thing to let you know. In January this year we had our first Rush Baby, and my husband is probably going to kill me right now because no one else knows but except for him and I that we're expecting our second Rush Baby. So this is big news.
RUSH: So you are making a national announcement that only your husband knows. Your husband does know the baby is coming?
CALLER: Yes, he found out yesterday.
RUSH: And now the nation knows that Renee in Orland, Maine, is having her second Rush Baby.
RUSH: What a way to announce it.
CALLER: Thanks. My mom's going to kill me. (giggling)
CALLER: But I had to tell you first.
Ditching your own views in favor of the ones that your husband and Rush Limbaugh want you to have...can you think of any better path to success for a woman? And you've got to love the fact that Rush's first reaction to Renee's "confession" was to jump into condescending mode and tell her how much guilt she should feel for her past liberal sins.
Since Renee says that she was a health teacher, I guess we can assume that the 'shameful liberal agenda' that she now regrets pushing on her students has something to do with sex education. Personally, I'd feel more guilty if I had to teach some kind of abstinence-only program and I knew that I was denying my students the kind of comprehensive and medically accurate information that could help them make better choices about their health and sexuality. But I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh, so don't go by me. I wonder how Renee can even sleep at night thinking about all of the students who didn't get pregnant and protected themselves from STDs thanks to her shameful health class.
Now, we need to talk about this "Rush babies" thing. I mean, really? I already knew that a lot of Limbaugh fans call themselves "dittoheads" (as in, ditto to all of Rush's opinions and everything that he says), but there are actually people out there who are so into him that they refer to their children as Rush babies? Unless maybe this is just some show lingo that I don't know about, and it means babies that were conceived while their parents were listening to Rush Limbaugh's...ew, okay, I can't even think about that anymore, moving on. (And never mind that "Rush Baby On Board!" graphic, which makes it seem like it means babies fathered by Rush himself.) The whole idea is just creepy. And it was funny because just a few minutes before taking the call from Renee, Rush was complaining about school children being "indoctrinated" with "Obama chants". Let's just pause for a minute and imagine the massive fit that Rush would throw if liberals were going around talking about being pregnant with "Obama babies" or, for that matter, "Olbermann babies" or "Maddow babies".
So, in conclusion, Rush Limbaugh can still suck it.