RUSH: Here's Marie in Dayton, Ohio. Marie, it's great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, how are yeeeew?
RUSH: I'm fine. Thank you.
CALLER: Remember you used to say that? (chuckles) Super dittos.
RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you.
RUSH: Are you still there?
CALLER: Yeah. It's such a rush to be on Rush.
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: I'm... I'm... I'm tongue tied.
RUSH: I know. I've been where you are.
CALLER: I just wanted to remind the voters that Hillary Clinton got the Margaret Sanger Award recently. But what I really called about was that don't you believe that the administration is trying to provoke us into something, like Venezuela and the Ukraine, and what's going on there right now?
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. Wait a minute. I want to make sure I understand what you're asking. Are you actually suggesting here that the Regime might be doing things so outrageous it'll force some Tea Party people into the streets in revolt?
CALLER: I actually think so. They've been doing the incremental-ism, boiling the water for a while now.
RUSH: Okay, so, how would that benefit the Regime if people pour into the streets in the form of protest of the Regime?
CALLER: They've already got the laws on the books and previous administrations. They can lock the hammer down.
RUSH: They've also got all the bullets, by the way. They've bought up all the hollow points. I don't know if you know this or not, but they have. They've bought up all the ammo.
CALLER: Yeah, and the body bags and everything. You know, if they can't provoke us then at least they've gotten that much farther into their liberal --
RUSH: You know something, folks? This is a risky area to discuss. But it is an interesting thing. I'm not going to address whether the Regime is trying to provoke anybody into any kind of public protest, and then from there forecast what the Regime would do about it. But it is, nevertheless, interesting to observe that it isn't happening. People's health care is being destroyed right in front of their eyes.
The Regime can go out and they can brag all they want and lie about how many people are signing up, and they can tell people that they're going to save $2,500 a year, and they can tell people they can keep their doctor and all that. But the thing about health care is, it's all lies. People are losing their health care. They are being cancelled. People are not able to keep their doctor or their plan and their premiums are not $2,500 cheaper.
One of the things that is the most important thing to a lot of people's lives is their health care, and their health insurance is in a total state of disarray, and people don't know whether they have any. They don't know if their doctor is going to treat them. There are all kinds of things -- and if you are in Washington and you are a member of a Regime and you look out over the countryside, you don't see any manifestation of this opposition unless you look at a poll.
You don't see any anger.
There isn't anybody marching in the street.
There's nobody marching on Washington like there was during the Iraq war -- and, by the way, about that. Do you realize now that the body count in Afghanistan is way beyond the body count in Iraq, and where is the anti-war movement? Where are the Cindy Sheehans? Where are all those people that were calling Bush a murderer? Where are all of those people demanding we get out of Iraq? Where are all of those people?
Occupy Wall Street? Where are they? They were so concerned about the loss of life in the military, so concerned about an endless war. Where are they? They're nowhere, are they? The anti-war movement doesn't really exist. What are we to conclude from that? It's very simple: There is no anti-war movement. If there were an anti-war movement, it would be alive and kicking and protesting and marching on Washington and demanding that Obama close Gitmo like he promised.
They'd be demanding to get out of Afghanistan, and they would be making sure that the news kept track of the body count from Afghanistan every week like we did in Iraq. None of that is happening, but that's all that happens. I mean, that was daily, and during the Bush administration, while all that was going on there were books being written, and movies being produced on the assassination of George W. Bush, if you recall.
The anti-war movement had newsworthy figures that were on television all the time. Cindy Sheehan. People out in San Francisco. But now they're nowhere to be found. So maybe they're not really part of an anti-war movement. Maybe all they are is leftist activists who will take any occasion during a Republican presidency to protest it and feed the news media with reasons to portray a country that's dispirited, enraged, angry, not unified, a country torn apart, a country roiling.
Now, look. We have big scandal after big scandal.
We've got Benghazi and four Americans dead.
We have a body count dwarfing Iraq in Afghanistan.
We have one-sixth of the US economy that has literally been destroyed in the process of moving it from the private sector to government, and we've got...
We've got Barack Obama today saying "the era of austerity is over." I don't know if you've heard this, but he said, "Okay, we're through now with our budget cutbacks." We've gone from a $10 trillion national debt to nearly $17 trillion in Obama's five years and he's saying (summarized), "This is the era of austerity, and it's over now. We've cut back now. We've got to really start spending."
We have both parties willing to open the borders and allow a flood of illegal immigrants and there's...
There's nothing happening.
We have people losing their jobs left and right and the government is saying, "That's good! You are liberated. You're no longer a prisoner of 'job block.'"
The First Lady on Jimmy Fallon last night said that the people that voted for her husband are "knuckleheads" for not buying something they can't afford: Health care. Here, grab sound bite number nine. She called young people that voted for her husband knuckleheads!
MICHELLE: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents' insurance until they're 26. But once they hit 26, they're on their own. And a lot of young people think they're invincible, but the truth is, young people are knuckleheads.
MICHELLE: They're the ones who are cookin' for the first time and slice their finger open. They're dancing on the barstools. Young people think they're invincible. They're not. Life happens, and now young people can get insurance for as little as $50 a month, less than the cost of gym shoes.
RUSH: No, they can't.
They're knuckleheads and all that?
The president is saying, "Give America a raise," while his policies are resulting in people getting fired. The president is proud of Michael Sam coming out ahead of the NFL draft as homosexual, but he would forbid his imaginary son Trayvon Martin from playing in the NFL. In other words, if you're the Regime, whatever you're doing, the country is asleep and not noticing. So why would you stop? If you're George Bush, there's protests everywhere in every city.
The country is made to look like it's falling apart, disunified, angry, roiled, and at war with each other. If you have a Regime now, there's nobody protesting. Ther's nobody upset. The only thing you can do to find out if there's anger is looking at a poll because the media is not going out and finding people unhappy here. The media is not finding the knuckleheads. No, they are finding the knuckleheads. The knuckleheads are happy! They're satisfied. Because they believe in global warming too and the president's fighting it.
So if you're the Regime, what are you worried about?
You keep going!
Nobody's going to protest anything you do. If they're not protesting now, why stop?