RUSH: Here's Joe in St. Louis. Joe, thanks for the call. You're up next.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
CALLER: I love you. I'd have your baby if I could. But we're losing this fight.
RUSH: You would --
CALLER: Bob Beckel said something last night on The Five that I agree with. It's not about numbers, statistics, logical arguments, or nothing. People just don't like us. They hate us. That's all there is to it.
RUSH: Who are we talking about?
CALLER: If you have an (R) beside your name or if you're conservative, you're hated and you're distrusted, and we want to get even with you. We don't care if we get anything, we don't care if our lives are better, because our lives are miserable anyway. All we care about is we don't like you, and we want to punish you. That's it.
RUSH: Who was Beckel talking about?
CALLER: They were going through all the numbers, the economy contracting, black unemployment, all of these things, and they asked Beckel, "Why would people vote for Obama?" He said, "The bottom line is it's not that they're really voting for him, they just don't like you. They just don't like Republicans."
RUSH: Wait a minute, who is "they"?
CALLER: The people on the Five, you know, Eric Bolling --
RUSH: No, no. What people don't like Republicans? What people are we talking about here?
CALLER: If you want to call them the uninformed voters. I mean, I wouldn't use that term, but if you want to call 'em that, just die-hard uninformed voters, young kids, Democrats, Occupy Wall Street, unions, you could look at all of these unions --
RUSH: Okay. All right. So, for example, Beckel was saying that no matter what we do, no matter what the Republicans do, they're never gonna get the Hispanic vote because Hispanics don't like 'em?
CALLER: That's it. That's all there is to it. They've been told how evil you and I are. We're evil, all we care about is greedy, rich people, and if we paved the streets in gold and gave them everything they wanted, there would be an ulterior motive, and Democrats would outbid us every time.
RUSH: Now, I don't disagree, in a theoretical sense here. In fact, I've said it myself, that the express purpose is the elimination of any opposition. I've said that the Democrats despise us more than they despise Al-Qaeda. We're a bigger threat to them than Al-Qaeda. So I know what Beckel is talking about. But he's really saying there's nothing we can do, they hate us, we could give 'em anything?
CALLER: Absolutely. I believe that, Rush. I told you this back in the '10 election with the gal in Nevada and everything like that, and you told me if she can't beat Harry Reid, as bad and evil as she is, then it might be time to bar the doors. And I believe it. I believe we've lost this argument. I believe we've lost this country. I really do.
RUSH: Okay. So I was gonna ask you what we can do to change it, and you think nothing, it's gone?
CALLER: I don't think we can do anything, Rush. I mean, Romney was wrong, but he was right. When he said 47% of the voters are never gonna vote for him, I know what he meant. Just like I know what you meant when you said, "I hope Obama fails."
CALLER: Romney didn't mean let's write off that 47%, or they're all a bunch of greedy takers or anything like that. He meant that 47% of the people are never gonna trust a Republican and never like 'em.
CALLER: The thing he was right about is --
RUSH: All right. So I guess I'd better find a guest host for the next hour. It doesn't matter.
RUSH: It's not time to panic yet. People continue to ask the question. I can't tell you specifically -- and you know, I'm not into false hope, and I don't lie to myself. I just have... I don't know, folks, I just can't believe we're gonna lose this country. And I don't believe we have.
I just can't believe we're going to, not while I'm alive. I just don't see it happening. I know we're close and all that, and I'm not in denial here. I'm really not. I'm trying to be as honest with you as I can. I don't know what's gonna stop this. I don't know what's gonna result in Obama not succeeding. Maybe it is blind faith, but it's not hope. I'll tell you it's more than hope. It's more than just, "Gosh, I hope something happens." It's more than that. I think there's gonna be something. I don't know whether it'll be an awakening, or rebirth, I don't think what. That's why I'm here.
RUSH: Here's Chris in Casper, Wyoming. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush, for taking my call. Over 20 years of dittos to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: A comment and a question after, if I may.
CALLER: I disagree with the caller that says there's no hope and nothing can be done. My sixth removed great-grandfather is Robert Morris, the financier of the Revolutionary War. He died penniless in a pauper's prison. So I was always taught you work harder and faster than everybody else. I'm a self-made builder and developer. In 2010 I was millions in debt and almost got trashed because of the election. I got investors to believe in me. I worked harder and faster; I'm now out of debt and have an opportunity for another subdivision. I think we are doing it.
We have to fight harder, and we have Marco Rubio. We have fighters. My brother-in-law's a commissioner here in our county. My daughter, who's 24, is incredible. She's running in the next term. I've got Hispanics that work for me. I had them turned around and they voted for Romney because we went through and we worked through it. We read the Constitution. We're a nation of fighters, and morality is the only thing that matters, and we have to teach our kids that, and if we're not doing it in our own communities...? I mean, there is hope!
RUSH: Well, I think there is. See, I happen to agree with you. What Obama's doing is devastating this country, and millions and millions and millions see it. There were 64 million who didn't vote for Obama. The 2010 elections prove that we have not lost the country. The problem is -- and you nailed it -- there isn't effective political conservative/Republican leadership right now. That's what's absent. If that were present?
If there were somebody that were articulate, inspiring, infectious -- and that'll happen at some point.
Maybe Rubio, I don't know. But it is happening. You just pointed out the things that you're doing in Wyoming and your state, your neighborhood, your community, your business. That's where all of these opposition items and things are taking place. They're not being reported on to any great extent, but they're happening. People are leaving the state of California, for example, because of taxes. There's all kinds of indication out there that a number of Americans have had enough and are fighting back in their own way just like you are.
CALLER: Amen. Can I just ask you one question?
RUSH: Quickly, yeah.
CALLER: My son, Luke, when he was five -- he's now 23, and he's a graduate and a brilliant young man -- when we were listening on the radio years ago on the job site, said, "Can we invite Rush to lunch?" I said, "Well, I really can't." He goes, "Well, you can at least ask." So I tried for 15 years to get through, and I just want to tell him that I'm inviting you to lunch, and I'm gonna tell my son Luke that I fulfilled my obligation, maybe almost 20 years later.
RUSH: All right. Well, I appreciate that. I'm flattered that you would want me to come eat lunch with you and your family. Thank you very much. I don't eat lunch, as you know, because I'm on the air during lunch, but I still nevertheless appreciate the invitation. Thank you, and you tell him I appreciate it.