RUSH: Rob in Chicago. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Oh, hello, Mr. Professor Rush --
CALLER: -- greetings from one infidel to another.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Okay. Now, perhaps I'm treading over old ground here, but doesn't it seem very, very odd that no one in the Democratic Party seems the least bit concerned with this election, at least from the Illinois perspective? I'm looking at TARP, millions unaccounted for, health care, nobody wanted it, and it has numerous, onerous items hidden stealthfully in the bill, aimed at the middle class I might add, which has absolutely nothing to do with health care. You have a got 10% unemployment depending upon where you live.
CALLER: And these Democrats are committing political suicide --
CALLER: -- and it appears that absolutely no one in Washington seems to care. At least many of us in Chicago feel that way anyway.
RUSH: Wait a second, now, you're confusing me with the Chicago business. You're throwing in the perks or the pork for Chicago and the health care bill and you're talking about Democrats don't seem to care about their plight. Are you saying the Democrats don't seem to care they're going to get shellacked?
CALLER: No, they don't care about getting reelected. I'm just taking that as an individual citizen living in the Chicago area.
RUSH: No, but what does health care and its details in Chicago have to do with whether or not they're afraid of the elections? I'm just trying to follow the thought process --
CALLER: Well, you have to get outside of the metro Chicago area. You get outside of the metro Chicago area, you get into the suburbs, people are scared to death of what this is going to entail as far as taxes --
RUSH: You mean health care?
CALLER: -- are concerned. This is destruction of the middle class as we know it.
CALLER: And we all recognize this.
RUSH: Yes. But then you're --
CALLER: And our representatives don't care. They don't care if we vote 'em out. They still voted for it. We went to rallies. We went to Tea Parties. We were at functions --
RUSH: All right. I'm still a little confused here, it's probably my fault. Help me out here. You don't sense the panic of elected Democrats over the fact that they're gonna lose big? Is that what I'm hearing you say?
CALLER: That is correct, sir.
RUSH: Okay, now, stop right there. I do not know what health care has to do with that. Are you also saying that they don't care that they have destroyed the health care system?
CALLER: Yes, that is true.
CALLER: That is true.
RUSH: I can explain both but --
CALLER: Not to mention there are a lot of very stealthfully hidden items in this bill which have absolutely nothing to do with health care --
CALLER: -- and anyone who has taken the time to read it knows that they would just be devastating to the middle class.
RUSH: Okay, so you don't understand why they would devastate and destroy the middle class?
CALLER: That is correct, sir.
RUSH: Well, what did Castro do?
CALLER: He destroyed the middle class.
RUSH: What did Hugo Chavez do?
CALLER: Same thing.
RUSH: What did V. I. Lenin do?
CALLER: Same thing.
RUSH: What did Mao Tse-tung do? Not only that, they killed a bunch of them.
CALLER: Well, we have a lot of people that don't seem to read their history.
CALLER: And for those that don't read their history they're doomed to repeat it.
RUSH: Right. Well, these people believe that it's free. The people that you're talking about who don't seem to be concerned about it think that health care is going to be free. And, remember, they're not gonna get the big shock until 2014. Most of this doesn't kick in 'til 2014. Some of this stuff that's kicking in now like coverage for preexisting conditions is actually gonna cost you money, that's surprising some people. But the answer to your question is… you're basically asking the same question, and I just had to make sure I understood that. Why aren't the Democrats concerned they're gonna lose, and why aren't they concerned that they have destroyed the health care system of the country? Because in their minds, they don't think they have. In their minds, they have cemented their power. They've transferred more and more of it to the government. This is their objective. They're not out for the people. They're not out for the middle class. Everything they say and do is a lie.
This is a giant success for them. To have confiscated one-sixth of the US economy and to put it under the control of the federal government, that was an objective. If truth be known, they're happy. It's what I was trying to say last week, Obama is happy, Obama is satisfied. He is very content with himself. According to this Rolling Stone interview, he carries a list around, things he wants to do. He is well on his way to accomplishing the reordering and the reformation of this country. He is well on his way to it. Now, the liberal Democrats who have voted for this who now may end up losing are telling themselves their seat was worth it. These are true believers. This has been a wet dream of theirs for 60 years, even longer than that, since FDR, nationalized health care, because they know what it means. They may lose this election. They may lose the next two, but they think eventually they're going to be able to get their power back because it goes in cycles. And when they get their power back look at how much they're going to have. In the old Soviet Union, these communists, they didn't live in four-year cycles. They lived to infinity. If they had to take a couple steps back now and then to move one step forward, they would do it. But they never lost sight of the carrot that was dangling in front of them and it didn't matter if it took 'em two years to get there or four years or a lifetime.
The modern incarnation of the Democrats, we're not talking Democrats as you have known and loved them. We're not talking about JFK Democrats. We're not even talking about Hubert Humphrey Democrats. We are talking about Fidel Castro Democrats. We're talking about Hugo Chavez Democrats. Look at who Obama has grown up admiring, emulating, look at who his mentors are. None of this is a mystery. It's just hard for people to get their arms around it. A lot of people were defrauded in the election, there are a lot of people who will be shocked and stunned or already beginning to be shocked and stunned over what this election meant. But as far as the Democrats being worried about losing, they knew what was coming. They knew they're a governing minority. They knew that they don't represent a majority of the thinking. This is why they're going to take the advantage of this brief two-year period where they have supermajorities in both houses along with the White House to ram as much of this stuff down our throats as possible. This is why they're talking about coming back in a lame duck session and implementing or passing 15 more pieces of legislation that the country doesn't want because they know they are governing against the will of the people. They hold the people in contempt. The people are stupid, incompetent, unsophisticated, they don't know what's good for them.
It's a ruling minority that's made to look larger than it is because the media is on their side, and the media portrays them as normal as the sunrise and sunset. They knew they had limited time. They have been in their two-minute drill for the past two years, they have been savoring this. When I tell you that they have been wet dreaming this for 60 years do not doubt me. This has all been about recreating in Washington the Chicago political machine. It's about Chicagoing the country. They knew they had limited time. This is why they don't even read the legislation, don't take the time to read it because the summary is all that matters: government gets control of it, fine. How, we don't care. What kind of mess it creates, we don't care. As long as it says, "as the secretary shall determine," when everybody's health care is concerned, that's all that matters. That's why they don't care to read the bill. That's why they don't care to have anybody else read it to them. That's why they don't even finish writing the legislation, because this is generality, big-picture stuff for them. And that is government control over as much that happens in this country as they can secure. This is serious. That's why they're not concerned about losing. They knew this would be the price to pay, pure and simple.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the Democrats... That's actually a good question the guy had, the previous caller. I just wanted to make sure I understood it before I waded in there to answer it. The Democrats know that the bureaucracy will live on. The bureaucracy does live on. I mean, it's there. It never shrinks, and look at how it has been expanded now. The bureaucracy will live on. It will take care of them, even if they're temporarily unelected. Brandon in Pensacola, Florida. I'm glad you waited, sir. You are on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. I'm glad you took my call. I've only been listening for a few years, but it's really a great show.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: I was a little -- I was a little -- getting some mixed messages from the start of the show though. I was wondering. You said that the Democrats were... They're suffering so much now because they're starting to really come to light with what they really are, but then later you said that they're trying to distance themselves from being Democrats. So what...? What did you mean by that?
RUSH: There are some Democrats who want to win reelection. There are some Democrats who are not like the leadership. There are some Democrats who have not gone over to the dark side. And in running to be reelected, the tide is so negative to Democrats that they're running away from the label. They don't want people to know they're Democrats. They're not using the fact that they're in the same party as the president as a bonus, something to help them. They're not supporting any of the big legislative items that the Democrat Congress and Obama have passed and signed. They're trying to distance themselves from it because they know that they are a ruling minority and that the vast majority don't like it. They can read the polls. Sixty percent of the country wants health care repealed; 60% of the country wants the tax cuts made permanent. They do not want what the Obama agenda is.
RUSH: Does that help?
CALLER: Yes, sir, it does. Thank you.
RUSH: You bet. Glad you called. I'm glad I have a chance to clarify that.