RUSH: Wade in Middletown, New York, welcome, sir, to the Rush Limbaugh program.
CALLER: 24/7 di-ttos, Rush.
RUSH: Well, thank you. He’s a website subscriber, for those of you in Rio Linda.
CALLER: I’m viewing it right now. My question. Last election season, you put forth the theory that the Democrat Party is preparing themselves and the nation for circumstances in which they’d never lose another election.
CALLER: That’s something I believe, and if you’ve read the Shadow Party by David Horowitz and listened to you, I usually believe that. But more recently, as a matter of fact today, you have indicated that they’re preparing themselves for a rather large embarrassment and/or election defeat.
RUSH: Right, but they don’t know that. I’m not sure they’re doing it on purpose.
CALLER: That’s contradictory.
RUSH: No, it’s not. Well, it appears contradictory, and I am thus glad that you called to let me explain this. Prior to the election, I was telling people, ‘Folks, this election counts. It matters. Don’t sit it out, or don’t vote against Republicans simply because you want to teach them a lesson because when the Democrats win, the first thing they’re going to do is see to it that what happened in 1994 never happens again. They’re going to get the House back and they’re going to do whatever they can to see to it that it never, ever is controlled by the Republicans. That’s what they’re going to do: consolidate their power. Then when they get the White House in ’08 they’re going to do everything they can to see to it that they never lose that, although that’s a little bit more problematic, but they know that they controlled the House for 40 years, and they have been wandering aimlessly in the desert since 1995, and they are not going to go through it again.’ That’s what their objective was.
Now, they won, and that’s what they’re setting about doing, they think. I haven’t changed my opinion. They think that they are doing — by first shoring up their base, which is the far left wing anti-war crowd in this country. That’s what they’re doing with all this. They think that they are setting the stage and doing step one or two now in order to secure lifetime, perpetual control of Congress by their party. What they are doing is going so far overboard, off the cliff, over the edge with their arrogance and condescension, that they constantly misread the election results. People who lie to themselves about what they are will lie to themselves about anything, and they have lied to themselves about why they won the election. They think they won the election. The Republicans made the same mistake in 1994, by the way. The Republicans assumed the country had gone conservative. The Democrats are assuming the country’s gone back to majority liberal and that they’re election is a triumph of their return to liberal dominance.
So the mask is off somewhat. The camouflage is not as thick, and so they feel more comfortable and free than ever before to go out and be who they really are. So there’s Pelosi over talking to Bashar Assad, and here they are trying to secure defeat, and they think this is what they were elected to do. They have told themselves this so much and so often, they believe their own lies, or they believe their own mistakes, or errors. In the process, they’re going to go overboard and shoot too far. I don’t change either side of what I said. They are in the process of trying to consolidate a perpetual control of Washington DC, electoral control over the House of Representatives. But they’re going to blow it because they are not — the current wing of the Democratic Party that is reflected in the leadership of both the House and the Senate is not — a reflection of the United States of America and a majority of people in the population. It just isn’t. There is no way it can be. The country’s ideological identity does not shift on a dime like this, just as it didn’t in 1994 when the Republicans won the House. It didn’t mean the country had gone conservative, and the Republicans’ big mistake then was they stopped teaching. They stopped saying the things that got them elected. They assumed everybody already understood it, and so, ‘Bam, bam, pedal to the metal, here we go.’ They’re going to overstep. They always do, because they are not people who have a majority of things in common with a majority of Americans.