Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - Like many people out there, Robert believes that there are only two candidates for President, but there's not. There's also Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode. So no, you don't have to vote for the BIG R or the BIG D, you can vote for another party... but you should always vote your conscience. Check out the rest in today's audio and transcript....
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Mike: Robert is in New York. Robert is steaming, hopping, angry mad. Why are you mad, Robert?
Caller Robert: Good morning, Mike. It seems like with Obama, our nation is headed about 100 miles an hour over a cliff. To listen to you talk about Romney, it seems that maybe Romney might slow this thing down to about 60 miles an hour over the cliff. The reality is, we only have two choices. If we slow it down, hopefully a little bit, at least it’ll give the American --
Mike: No, you don’t have two choices. You have the Constitution Party in 27 states. You have the Libertarian Party in 50 states. You have more than two choices. You’re not compelled to vote Republican or Democrat.
Caller Robert: Well, I’m just talking about the two candidates that we know, one Democrat and one Republican, that people, as a norm, are going to go vote for, Mike.
Mike: What about Virgil Gooding? What about Gary Johnson? There are other candidates.
Caller Robert: Yes, Mike, but the people --
Mike: I know, yes, I know, the sheeple only have two choices. It’s the same every November in our quadrennial circus that we call a presidential election. Yes, I’m well aware.
Caller Robert: Okay, so the reality is you have this media who only let everyone know that there are two choices. We’re up against the whole media. We’re up against what we have in terms of these individuals who are now the frontrunners in this election. We’ve basically got two choices, Mike.
Mike: I asked a question earlier today, Robert, if Vladimir Putin were running against Obama as a Republican, would you vote for him? He’s not Obama.
Caller Robert: If in fact Vladimir would slow this thing down to 60 miles an hour --
Mike: He would! He would! If Raul Castro were on the ballot with a capital R in front of his name against Obama, would you vote for him?
Caller Robert: If it would slow this train down, I would vote for him.
Mike: What evidence do you have that it’s going to slow the train down?
Caller Robert: That’s the whole point, we don’t have any evidence. When I listen to you, it’s almost like there’s no difference between Obama and --
Mike: Of course there’s a difference. That is not true. I’m getting a little sick and tired of this accusation and you people, or you directly in this instance, accusing me of things that I’m not guilty of. There are vast differences between the two. To me, the differences between the two are not significant enough to cause me to be enthusiastic about either one of them.
Caller Robert: Yeah, but Mike, the way you --
Mike: See, I give an explanation. I get, [mocking] “Yeah, but Mike . . ..” Go ahead. School me, Robert, school me.
Caller Robert: The most poignant point that substantiates what I’m saying was the lady that called yesterday that said she was more or less an independent but now she’s thinking or considering not voting for Romney. Mike, there are a lot of independents who are in that same category right now.
Mike: Robert, you seem to have misunderstood my job title. I am not the shill-in host for the GOP.
AG: You don’t want -- I think it’s foolish to say you’d want a radio host that you’d listen to to be disingenuous.
Mike: You want me to lie. They try to convince me to lie. They want men of principle except when they don’t want men of principle, right, Robert?
Caller Robert: That’s not what I want, Mike. That’s not what I want.
Mike: Explain to me what you want then.
Caller Robert: What you need to understand, Mike, what we have in terms of our two choices, no matter how you look at it, Romney, for right now, seems better as a choice than Obama. We know what we got with Obama.
Mike: I have already endorsed the Christian gentleman side of Mitt Romney. I’ve already endorsed him. Remember the day I did it after his speech? I even said this will not be enough for people like Robert. Don’t try to get me to endorse policy because it’s not going to happen. I’ve already made my choice, that Romney is far superior, in my humble opinion anyway, as a fine Christian gentleman, a philanthropic, fine Christian gentleman. Is that not good enough for you?
Caller Robert: Yes, Mike, but at the same time, I’m trying to tell you as a listener out here listening to you, it’s not coming across like that. It’s coming across as if, virtually speaking, this man is so full of flaws in all that he does that why would an independent want to change course and vote for him when they know what they got in Obama?
AG: Robert, do you just want Mike to --
Mike: He’s just babbling now. He wants me to lie.
AG: Do you want Romney talking points from Mike?
Mike: Sure, that’s exactly what he wants.
Caller Robert: No, that’s not what I want. At the same time, even if -- that doesn’t mean that everything you think, Mike, that you have to say.
Mike: Robert, I’m going to give you an alternative.
AG: Wait, the idea that everything you think you don’t have to say --
Mike: I’m just amused by this. Here, Robert, try this out.
[playing Hilary Duff’s “So Yesterday”]
Mike: This is so much better than me running my mouth, a little Hilary Duff here on a Friday. Sing it with me, Robert. [Mike singing] Isn’t this better, Robert? So Robert, you have Mike and his opinions or you have Hilary Duff. Choose.
Caller Robert: Mike, you’re playing the part of the enemy within. That’s what you’re doing right now.
Mike: How am I the enemy? So the truth is the enemy then?
Caller Robert: It’s not about that. It’s how you present the truth.
Mike: Oh, so it’s not about the truth? So the truth is the enemy. The Constitution is the enemy. I’ve been making this point for five years now, that the Constitution is dead. My friend, you are living, breathing, talking, phone-calling proof of that axiom. I should be a multi-bazillionaire for calling this five years ago. It seems to not matter. The enemy within, the truth is the enemy within. That’s novel. Hold on, Robert.
[playing Hilary Duff’s “So Yesterday"]
Mike: All right, Robert, if you’re not going to sing, I’m going to have to let you go.
Caller Robert: Mike, I’m not going to sing. Remember, it’s the way you’re presenting it.
Mike: How do you want me to present it, Robert? I’m trying to not yell here because then I’ll get hate mail saying that I yelled at you. I’ve given you, let me look at the timer here. Well, Hilary Duff shared some of your time.
Caller Robert: Yeah, she got an awful lot of my time.
Mike: Seven minutes and 50 seconds. For those of you that are going to tweet about why didn’t you let the guy speak his mind, you only gave him two minutes -- actually, we’re on eight minutes now. What do you want me to say? Just tell me. I’m going to write down what you want me to say and I’m going to say it.
Caller Robert: All right, Mike, here’s the deal. It’s not so much what I want you to say, I want you to understand that right now, with the independents, what you’re doing, the way you’re doing what you’re doing, the independents have no reason to change course because you have blurred the lines so much. You’ve spent so much time on this negative of Romney to the point where why would any . . . want to change that he knows he already has in Obama? Ultimately, you’re going to hurt this election process, Mike.
Mike: How am I hurting the election process? Isn’t the election process a selection process? So you want a bunch of mind numb robots out there just chanting “Republican”? That’s a solution? Really?
Caller Robert: Mike, consider the fact that --
Mike: No. I have considered the facts. You’re not considering the facts. You’re giving me a bunch of 1984 George Orwell doublespeak here. The man is right. Obey the man.
Caller Robert: Mike.
Caller Robert: We’re headed over a cliff and we’ve got to slow --
Mike: Yeah, we are headed over. Yeah, Robert, I don’t know that.
Caller Robert: We are, Mike, we are. We’ve got to slow the train down somehow. The only way --
Mike: You know how you slow the train down, Robert? You elect a Congress that has read Article I of the U.S. Constitution and stops funding Obama’s operations. This can be done -- by the way, this can be done today. You don’t have to have an election to have that done today. That’s another truth that we don’t want to get into, isn’t it?
Caller Robert: No, no, that’s fine, Mike, because the reality is we now know because you point it out so well. We’ve got a total decepticon Congress.
Mike: Ten minutes now.
Caller Robert: That’s why we got to slow this thing down.
Mike: All right, Robert. I’m just a passenger. You’re driving the Amtrak, not me. [laughing] We don’t have enough time. We’re going to have to take a break. I’m amused. The truth is the enemy within.
AG: Host honesty, not important.
Mike: Host honesty is not valued by listeners. We should get J.D. Power and Associates to study this. [mocking] “J.D. Power and Associates study concluded that 78 percent of Americans want hosts that do not have honesty.” What you want is someone to repeat to you “Baaaa” what the sheeple are saying maybe? I’m going to get a new Hilary Duff record. We’ll be right back.
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