Actually, because it keeps me “sane”, totally plugged into the news — and because of segments like this one:
RUSH: Okay, to the phones in Maylene, Alabama, this is Ron, welcome, sir, nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush, and I want to say thank you so much for you representing us and giving us a voice. I’ve been listening to you since I was a policeman back in the New Orleans area in the late seventies and early eighties. What I’m calling about today is my nephew was on that rig that blew up.
RUSH: Oh, wow.
CALLER: He was on the last hour and 15 to 20 minutes that he would have left and he was going home, but he didn’t make it.
But what upsets me is that when I hear someone say, “God is a Democrat,” and is happy because this rig blew up and can further their political agenda. That just drives me and the family up the wall.
This young man was 27 years old. He served in the Air Force, came back home, married his sweetheart — her name is Courtney — and they have a three-year-old daughter and a three-month-old daughter. And this guy was an honest, hardworking, dedicated person. He did everything he could for his family (voice breaking), and he is one of those “little people” that the Democrats always talk about they want to help.
Well, they’re trying to shut down the job that he did. He didn’t have anything but a high school education, but he found a job he could do to provide for his family. And he and these other guys that died in these coal mines and in this oil explosion are the little guys the Democrats are always talking about they want to help.
Well, they’re trying to shut down their jobs as quick as they can shut ’em down and use them as a political tool to get their agenda passed, which is get cap and trade passed and get their jobs turned down.
Now, is that what they’re supposed to be? That’s what they’re supposed to be doing? Helping out, killing jobs for, quote, “the little guys” that they want to help? I hate this. This just drives us crazy. His wife, Courtney, and his mother, Peggy, are just devastated by this. And they want to use it for political advantage? I just… That’s beyond the pale.