RUSH: Karen in Camp Verde, Arizona. Welcome to the program. Great to have you here. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, thank you, Rush. It's an honor to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you!
CALLER: Hey, I just changed my party to Democrat because I wanted to make some investments this year and not get audited. I can't be the only one that's thinking of this.
RUSH: (laughing) You're kidding. You changed your party registration to Democrat just so you won't get audited?
CALLER: Well, that, too -- and the silver lining is, I can vote in the primaries for their weakest candidate.
RUSH: Well, this is true.
CALLER: I can't be the only one that's thought of this. I mean, there's a lot of us out there that are conservatives that have businesses or want to start businesses.
RUSH: Let me tell you, I know there are a lot of citizens that are living in real fear of their government.
RUSH: Particularly after what you've seen the IRS do with the Tea Party.
CALLER: Oh, yes.
RUSH: So I can understand it. I don't know how commonplace it might be. That would just be a wild guess. But being a registered Democrat, with this Regime, is almost the equivalent of a Get Out of Jail Free card.
CALLER: That's what I was thinking.
RUSH: So as long as you're not restricted to having to vote Democrat in the general election, then you're cool.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Well, my husband wanted me to tell you because I can't be the only one that's thought of this, and it might really skew the results for the pollsters.
RUSH: So you're basically doing this for self-protection, not sabotage?
CALLER: Oh, absolutely.
CALLER: The government scares me.
RUSH: It scares a lot of people. You know, it's amazing when you see support for people being thrown out of whatever they do because of what they say -- and I don't mean Sterling. I'm just talking about average, ordinary people are afraid to tell people what they really think about anything.
They're afraid somebody's gonna overhear it and report them to somebody or confront them. Not report, just confront them and get in their face about it. It really is a phenomenon to me that I'm seeing more and more. The easiest way to deal with it is is just shut up. Don't try to provoke anybody or call attention to yourself.
You know, you might even want to send a $5 donation to the DNC just to get your name on the list if you're doing it for protection. (interruption) Ah, it's five bucks. Whoopie do! If you're doing it for protection -- Snerdley's looking at me like I'm a traitor. I'm just following her line of thought here. You know, a lot of people join the Communist Party for the same reason, just to keep the authorities away from 'em. Karen, thanks much for the call. I appreciate it.