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Liberals Compare "The Lives of Others" to the Bush Administration

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RUSH: I predicted this. I have been promoting, I've been suggesting everybody go out and watch the Academy Award-winning foreign film, The Lives of Others -- by the way, have you done it? Have you gone out -- tsk-tsk-tsk. So, anyway, this is a movie about what it was like in East Germany under communist control in the eighties all the way up to the Berlin Wall. When I watched this, and I urged everybody to watch it, "Go out and rent this movie because it's flawless. It's a perfect illustration, life-like, of governments that get so powerful that they control and monitor every aspect of citizens' lives." It was such a devastating portrayal of communism, I said, "How in the world did this win an Epidemic Award?" And I said to myself, after asking the question, "Well, obviously this is how liberals look at the Bush administration." Has to be. Let's go to the tape, Bill Moyers Journal on Friday night on PBS.

MOYERS: Remember The Lives of Others, the movie that won this year's Academy Award for best foreign language film? A story of life under East Germany's secret police. The critic Roger Ebert said the movie is relevant today, as our government ignores habeas corpus, practices secret torture, and asks for the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on its citizens. Such tactics, he said, did not save East Germany. They destroyed it by making it a country its most loyal citizens could no longer believe in.

RUSH: What a crock!

MOYERS: We want to say it couldn't happen here, but we've been close before. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union and then the hot war in Vietnam, a secret government mushroomed in this country.

RUSH: I told you, I knew it! Ebert and Moyers think that that movie represents what's happening in the United States under the Bush administration. It is hilarious. Scary, but it is hilarious. I love this line, "They destroyed East Germany by making it a country its most loyal citizens could no longer believe in." They had no choice about believing in it or not! They were trying to flee the place. It's mind-boggling. This is what we are up against, and I knew it. I know these liberals better than they know themselves. I know what they're going to say before they say it. It's the old line, I know them like every square inch of my glorious naked body.

Troubling news here, ladies and gentlemen.

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