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RUSH: Jeff in Chicago, nice to have you with us, sir.

CALLER: Rush, it is an honor.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: Does Nancy Pelosi not understand what the Constitution specifically defines as her role as an elected official?

RUSH: She totally understands it.

CALLER: She is in the legislative branch, not the executive, and a lot of things that she is beginning to do encroaches upon the executive branch.

RUSH: Well… (sigh)

CALLER: But my main question is this though. She is almost like her own drug. The more she does, the more she’s going to attempt to do. She is becoming more and more reckless, more and more out of control.

RUSH: (sigh)

CALLER: She is almost attempting to take over her own agenda.

RUSH: Yes! Congratulations! You got it, and it’s not just her. It’s their whole party.

CALLER: Well, my question is this, though. If you try and take over a government that is not in your constitutional right to do, does that not border on treason?

RUSH: Well, if somebody wants to level the charge, if somebody wants to bring the charge, but what do you want to bet nobody will?

CALLER: Well, that’s just exactly right. For whatever reason it won’t. Yes, there’s a lot of politics involved. That’s why they call it politics. But the bottom line is this —

RUSH: This is not new. You guys! I explained this. The Democrats did this to Reagan in his second term with the Contras and the Boland Amendment, the Nicaraguan situation. They’re flying down making buddy-buddy, drinking wine, breaking bread with communist Sandinistas all over the place down there. These people are about power. Nancy Pelosi, you gotta understand. They have been out of power since 1995. I don’t know how to explain it. Take the thing in life, Jeff, that are most passionate about, and imagine it’s taken away from you for ten years, and all of a sudden you get it back, you aren’t ever going to lose it, and part of your theory in not losing it is to make it even bigger! You’re going to make it stick. In their case, they’re trying to amass power so that they never, ever lose it, and they have enough arrogance and superiority to think that… (sigh) It’s not even that. This is just their life’s mission to run and control government.

CALLER: You’re exactly right with the arrogance, because what that arrogance is causing them to do is lose respect for the office. When you are elected to that high of an office, you are to be of utmost moral character, so on and so forth. We’ve seen people — frankly, on both sides of the aisle — not live up to that, and we as the American people need to start holding these people accountable. They are working for us, not the other way around. I actually had a staffer, a past congressman tell me once when I was discussing an issue, ‘Oh, you don’t know what you’re talking about.’ Well, I’m telling you what I would like my congressman to do as my representative, and you’re telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about?

RUSH: He was being totally honest with you.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: He was being honest. You don’t know about grain subsidies. You don’t know about dealing with the intricacies of foreign oil drilling in Basha Basha! You have no clue. You’re just an idiot out there, and after you vote you’re supposed to shut up and be honored and thrilled and happen that somebody is out there working for you like this. The ‘accountability’ is called the ballot box in this country, and unfortunately a number of sponges in this country wanted to hold more Republicans accountable than Democrats last November. Go figure. It had my head swimming for months. It still is for a while, frankly.

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