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Ex-Lib: Stop Calling Obama Santa!

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RUSH: Here's Elizabeth in Acton, Massachusetts.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Forgive me for being nervous.  It's a real privilege to talk to you.  Please don't get upset with me for saying this, but please stop telling everybody that Barack Obama is Santa Claus.  When I grew up I thought St. Nicholas was a really great guy because he breaks into your house and he leaves presents he made himself and then he runs away before you can thank him, which is a purely Christian concept.  I never found this anywhere else --

RUSH:  What, breaking and entering is a Christian concept?

CALLER:  No, leaving presents and not expecting anything in return.

RUSH:  Oh.  Oh.

CALLER:  Unconditional love.  You know, he's a saint, he was a real man.  I think it was the emperor Diocletian who had him beheaded.  But that's history.  Anyway, but Barack Obama does not break into my house and give me presents he made himself.  He breaks into my house when I'm at work.  I'm a nurse. I go to work. I work really hard. When I come home I feel like the guy broke into my house, stole all my best stuff, and drove two towns away and he's handing it out to people.

RUSH:  I know.

CALLER:  They don't even know it's from me, and I'm wondering where all my stuff went.

RUSH:  You know what, even if they did, they wouldn't thank you.

CALLER:  No, probably not, 'cause they think I owe them. 

RUSH:  Exactly.

CALLER:  I was raised by a very liberal family and I was a liberal because I didn't know any better because my mom said, "Oh, the liberals care about poor people," which is kind of like saying, "Well, Santa Claus cares about poor people," but my oldest son went to a book sale, and he saw these books by you, See, I Told You So and The Way Things Ought to Be, he was 12 years old, and the guy said, "Oh, don't buy those, that guy is a troublemaker."  So my son bought them and he follows me around the house reading these books at me, and it was like these lights were going on in my head, I was thinking, "Oh, my goodness, this guy is telling the truth. I've been an idiot my whole life."  Now, my oldest son is in the military now so he's not here to speak for himself but I have to say I really credit that kid with being smart enough to try to say, "Look, mom, there's a different way of seeing things here."  So I want to thank you for those books.  I want to thank you for Two If By Tea. 

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  My oldest son loves that stuff.  And we love it.  It's really the best --

RUSH:  Wow.

CALLER:  -- the best iced tea I've ever had, and even if it's not cold, it's thirst quenching and so delicious.

RUSH:  Well, that's fabulous, wonderful.  I really appreciate that.  Thank you so much.  Thank you so much.  The Santa Claus business is just a simple way of explaining it.  And by the way, it has been pretty effective 'cause they're all going bat excrement over it.  It was just a little innocent throwaway.  Elizabeth, thank you much. 

Tabatha in Warrenton, Virginia.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi.

RUSH:  Hi.

CALLER:  I noticed a while ago you said about the late-twenties women, that they don't vote Republican.  I'm 26, and I didn't vote for Mr. Obama the first time, and I didn't vote for him the second time, either.

RUSH:  Good for you.  But most women your age who are unmarried are.

CALLER:  Yeah.  Well, I'm single, not stupid.

RUSH:  Well, there's a line there.  But there are some of you there, but exit polling data is pretty clear.  The vast majority of women under 30 who are single or divorced voted Obama and Democrat as --

CALLER:  Yeah, and I think that's a real shame.  I think it's our duty as an American citizen to do out research on who we're voting for and why we're voting for that reason.

RUSH:  Well, obviously it is, but they think they're doing research when they hear the president.  What greater authority could you have when this guy says that Republicans want to take away your birth control pills?  And what does that mean?  Means you're gonna get pregnant.  What's that mean?  You don't want the baby.  And then Republicans are also gonna stop you from having an abortion.  You can't take the chance.  You vote Obama to save you.  That's how it works.  There's no research involved.  It's all about insecurity.  Anyway, I appreciate the call, I really do.

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