From: News with Views
Several decades ago, Rush Limbaugh entertained the idea that there might be a conspiracy toward a world government. However, when someone informed him that his hero, William F. Buckley, Jr., might be part of this as secretly a Commie sympathizer, he then no longer entertained such notions, saying on his radio show, “You have to believe all of this or none of it.”
Actually, though, Rush a number of times through the 1990s referred to events in terms that could be described as conspiratorial. On his October 19, 1993 show, he referred to the strange things the Clinton administration had been doing in its first year as “part of a master plan.” Then on June 8 of the next year, he went even further, saying. “We have these people (in the White House) with a carefully orchestrated scheme to take over America.”
A few months later, on his February 7, 1995 show, Rush pronounced that “If you amount to anything in Washington these days, it is because you have been plucked or handpicked,… plucked so-to-speak, and you are assigned success. You are assigned a certain role in government somewhere, and then your success is monitored and tracked, and you go where the pluckers and handpickers can put you.”
Thus far, Rush had only spoken in terms of the U.S., but on August 20, 1997 he broadened his scope to a global scale….
During the 1990s, Rush had ridiculed those who talked in terms of President George H.W. Bush’s “New World Order” being part of the global conspiracy. However, regarding permanent normal trade relations with China, Rush seemed finally to begin to wake up when on May 25, 2000, he commented: “How come George W. Bush and Clinton are on the same side of the permanent normal trade relations with China issue? New World Order?”
Even given this apparent awakening, Rush still refuses to allow conspiracy callers on his radio program. Yet he hasn’t recently demeaned such people by playing his “Kook Test” over the air. Among the items on this test which could qualify someone as a “kook” was if you believed David Rockefeller and the CFR were conspiring to bring about a world government.