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20th Anniversary Flashback: Rush Addresses '94 GOP Freshmen

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RUSH: December 10th, 1994, Baltimore, Maryland, at the Heritage Foundation freshman orientation, the freshman class of the 1994 House elections, the Republican House that was sworn in in 1995, this was at their orientation. They asked me to speak.

RUSH ARCHIVE: The first thing I'd like to tell you, you're coming into the Beltway, inside the Beltway. And as we're all human beings and we all are susceptible to human nature, and we all want to be liked, we all want to be loved, and you all want to live in surroundings which are not hostile. But inside the Beltway for people like us, this is not possible. And so sometimes to avoid the hostility we say things and then begin to do things designed to gain the approval of those who are hostile toward us. I want to warn you against it. I want to warn you, you will never, ever be their friends. They don't want to be your friends. Some female reporter will come up to one of you and start batting her eyes and ask you to go to lunch and you'll think, "Wow, I'm only a freshman. Cokie Roberts wants to take me to lunch, I've really made it!" Seriously, don't fall for this. This is not the time to get moderate. This is not the time to start trying to be liked. This is not the time to start gaining the approval of the people you've just defeated.

RUSH: Hubba hubba hubba. That was 1994, December 10th at the freshman orientation, House of Representatives. It was at Camden Yards in one of the big meeting rooms there.

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