Caller Suzanne from Hagerstown on the Rush Limbaugh Talk Show dropped the house on McCain and his aspirations for POTUS. Suzanne struck a nerve with listeners across the nation as switchboards and emails lit up with agreement for her statement...."John McCain betrayed us."
RUSH: Suzanne, nice to have you. Hagerstown, Maryland. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Listen, I don't think the media gets it. I don't think these Republican pundits get it. I'm 50 years old. I've been a Republican since I was a child because my mother was a Republican Party precinct leader, and I have never voted in a federal election for anybody but the Republican candidate, not because they were Republican, but because they were conservative. I cannot vote for John McCain. I don't care what he says between now and --
RUSH: Why not? Why not? I hear so many people say that, why not?
CALLER: Because, as Thomas Sowell so well put it, you know, people are looking at it, he betrayed us. You know, Hillary and Obama can go out there and be liberal and say what they are. He said he was one of us. And then, because he lost an election, he turned around, and because he hated Bush, you know, he always has to hate somebody, he hated us, he hated the conservatives, he hated the Christian right, he turned around and slapped us over and over and over again. He twice wanted to leave the party, and now the Republicans have the audacity to ask me, a person who has supported them, given them money, given them time, to support this man. I'm not going to do it. I don't care what he says. He can reincarnate Reagan and run with him; I will not vote for this man for president. And this hurts. This is a hard thing, to come to this realization.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait a minute. Are you just going to not vote, or are you going to go out there and vote for the Democrats?
CALLER: At this point, I'm not going to vote. If I think McCain can win, I will vote for the Democrats, but I do not want him as a representative of all the things Republicans have fought for, and Rush, I'm not the only one. Nobody in my family, I know a lot of people, my husband, his wife, my cousin, his wife, my grown children. Nobody gets this. You know, Thomas Sowell wrote a piece last week, and he said something which I think is really profound.
RUSH: What was that?
CALLER: And that was that Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too, before he betrayed his country.
RUSH: (laughing) Geeez. Whoa. I didn't see that.
CALLER: He wrote an article called "McCain's Straight Lies." He didn't say it exactly like that, but what he said was that, you know, and this war hero stuff, when is the Vietnam War going to end? You know, I'm tired of it. For God's sake, it's 2008. Can we move on?
RUSH: Well, the Vietnam stuff is purposely up front to help obscure the problems in Senator McCain's record.
RUSH: That story is there to cover up or to relegate to insignificance in terms of this primary race, McCain's record on things. So that's why. And of course the media loves it.
CALLER: What has he done since then? I mean, that's the point, everybody gives him a pass. I don't know at what point -- how much they think we're going to take. You know, they called me for money last week and I told them no way.
RUSH: Wow, folks. I have to say to Suzanne from Hagerstown, Maryland: Suzanne, you have (laughing) -- you have launched a nuke! I am being inundated with e-mails from friends, from subscribers at Rush 24/7, saying, "She is speaking my language! She is right! Could we please get past Vi-et-nam? She is so right about what's going to happen down the ballot. The Republican Party in my state," pick your state, "is nonexistent." If all this is true, what do you think the reason for this is, folks? Why all of this anger/apathy? Well, I have a theory.