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The Democrats Just Want It More


RUSH: Bend, Oregon.  This is Andy.  Welcome.  Great to have you on the program.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush, great to talk to you.  What I wanted to say, Rush, is that we need to stop spending our political capital during political campaigns and start using that money and those funds now.  Do a MoveOn.org-type campaign except use humor like I've been listening to while I'm on hold to educate the electorate.  If we can't educate 'em, we can't win 'em.

RUSH:  Well, yeah, I know.  They're raising money left and right all year round, and they're not spending it.  I know exactly what you mean.  There is no accompanying, year-long campaign issue by issue or in generic form, even attack ads or if you want to run ads that are supportive of your side.  You're right.  The Republican Party reserves all of its spending for actual campaign times.  The Democrats do this kind of operation year round. 

They just... I don't know.  I don't know how to explain to you the difference in strategies.  To me, the outward appearance is that the Democrats just want it more.  They just seem to want it more.  I wish I had an answer for you, but I know what you mean.  There is no ongoing effort to inform people about who the Democrats are. There never has been.  They've yet to tell the story of who Obama is.  They're afraid to.  Look, we've been through this. I don't know how...

I'm getting blue in the face trying to offer speculation or answers as to why the Republicans don't do what everybody thinks they should do.  I'm not one of them; I don't have the answers.  Just like you.  All I can do is guess.  I'm telling you, the thing that handcuffs them is they think they can't win anyway because of the media -- like many of you, by the way.  I hear from enough of you. We had a couple of people this week call. 

"Rush, don't get all excited about Obama's polling numbers.  They got the media.  Nothing's gonna change."  You may just be describing the Republican attitude as well.  They don't think they can prevail, 'cause they don't have the media.  They think that probably the lowest profile (meaning smallest) target they can make of themselves is probably the best way to go.  Again, I'm just guessing.  But I do know many of you think it's hopeless, and nothing is ever gonna change, and we're not gonna seriously win anything with the media the way it is.  I don't happen to subscribe to that, but I know a lot of people do. 

That, to me, is a recipe for just quitting. 

If you've got some force out there you think you can't be beat, then why even engage? 



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