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Pelosi Encourages GOP Moderates

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RUSH: So Nancy Pelosi was at Tufts University in Boston last Friday and she was giving the inaugural Alan D. Solomont lecture celebrating ten years of Tisch College at Tufts. She said a number of things, but this, to me, is the highlight.

PELOSI: To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. ... But the fact is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do ... But when it comes to a place where there doesn't seem to be shared values then that can be problematic for the country, as I think you can see right now.

RUSH: All right, it sounded like she was speaking in a barrel, but what she said: "To my Republican friends: take back your party." Meaning the Tea Party, those kooks. "So that it doesn't matter so much who wins the election." She's telling us, folks, if you get the conservatives out of the Republican Party, it really won't matter who wins. We're pretty much alike up here. Republicans and Democrats are really pretty much alike, get rid of your Tea Party. Elections, it shouldn't really matter as much who wins them. The fact that it matters so much, she thinks, is why there's so much conflict and confrontation split throughout our society and our culture. They got all kinds of things in common here: education for our children, the growth of our economy. You don't believe in the growth of our economy, Ms. Pelosi. She might think she does, but her recipe for economic growth kills the economy, grows government. "How we defend our country." You care about that? "Rush, that's a really hard thing to say." Well, all I know is these guys were hoping for defeat in Iraq. Pelosi, Reid, they're calling General Petraeus a liar. They were suggesting the war was lost before the surge even began.

"Security, civil liberties." You don't care about security? The border? You guys are suing states in this country who are just trying to basically enforce federal law. "How we respect our seniors." You're the guys with the death panels in your health care bill, Ms. Pelosi. See how convoluted this is? But, this is actually quite fascinating. If the moderates would simply win control of the Republican Party elections wouldn't matter that much, and we wouldn't be such a divided country, and we wouldn't be at odds with each other so much. If you just get rid of the conservatives and get rid of the Tea Party, that's what has to happen. And if that happens, why, we've got kumbaya, according to Pelosi. Pelosi was basically saying that the ruling class should not be fazed by elections. They shouldn't have to spend so much money on 'em, it shouldn't matter who wins because at the end of the day whoever wins is going to be a member of the ruling class. She was saying the ruling class have their shared values. The ruling class in the Republican parties needs to tell the Tea Party to take a hike.

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