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A Trucker Goes to Washington

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RUSH: To Newburgh, New York, Bob, you're next on the EIB Network, sir. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Rush, I love your show. Thank you so much for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: I really appreciate you. You know, I've been on hold for two hours but it's been worth it because if my wife is on schedule she's listening to us right now.

RUSH: Well, excellent!

CALLER: I wanted to tell you we are fired up about this protest tomorrow. My wife is actually... We don't have to a lot of money. I'm a truck driver. I'm actually in Bristol, Connecticut, now right down the road from ESPN. But we don't really have a lot of money because I took a huge pay cut this year. We're going to take 180 bucks, take our kids out of our school. And my wife and my daughter, Katrina and Miranda, are going to DC and they're going to get in our congressman's face and we're going to say, "Just say no." We're tired of this. They work for us, not the other way around.

RUSH: I know but they don't look at it that way. It's long past them look at it like that. And why would they when they can vote themselves raises?

CALLER: Yeah, that's true.

RUSH: If they worked for us... I mean, I've never had a say-so on whether they get a raise.

CALLER: Oh, no, they never asked me because I sure as heck wouldn't vote for it, but that's not the point. I mean, we've already got a conservative in line to take his seat. Our congressmen is Tim Ryan, 17th of Ohio. This guy is going down. He actually voted for the cap and trade, even though he was on the radio a couple days later saying, "Well, all my constituents said they don't want me to vote for it but I voted for it anyway." You just told your bosses you didn't want to listen to them! He's toast, guy.

RUSH: That's happening on the Democratic Party side of this. But your call is illustrative that this is effervescent. There is a bubbling up out there.

CALLER: Oh, Rush, it's like fire in me.

RUSH: I was asked about Sarah Palin a moment ago. I think... You know, Sarah Palin is an average, normal person. You can see her at anybody's house having dinner. And the more people attack her, the more they are attacking middle class, average, ordinary, everyday people. I think there's a line that's already been crossed with her. You watch her book sales. You watch.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: The people are going to be stunned over this. They're trying to harm her book sales, they're trying to assure she is perceived as a joke -- and she keeps out there plugging and I don't know if she's going to be at this thing tomorrow. I haven't heard.

CALLER: I'll tell you what: You know who else better to watch is Michele Bachmann. She's going to be well into the next speakership.

RUSH: You know, that's another one: Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee. Now, I find this... I'm very proud. I want everybody to listen to me. I am very, very proud here that three of the most vocal, principled, action-oriented, not-standing-down-but-standing-up-to-all-of-this onslaught in our party are women. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann (who is helping to organize this thing tomorrow), Marsha Blackburn, and there are others. We've had to go through this mindless criticism that we are anti-female, anti-this, anti-that -- and, of course, nothing could be further from the truth. It's great and I'm proud that that's the case in our party. Thanks very much for the call out there, Bob.

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