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RUSH: Tim in Old Town, Florida, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. It’s great to have you with us.

CALLER: Oh, thank you, Rush. It’s good to speak with you.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: I’m one of your mind-numbed robots. What I’d like to ask you is, ‘What do you think the likelihood is that the left will take to the streets when they lose in 2008, like they’re doing in France, like they did in Mexico?’

RUSH: Well, predicting the future is kind of a tough thing to do. I don’t know anybody who can really do it, especially those psychics that got shut down in Philadelphia because they didn’t see it coming. (That’s one of the funniest stories. Psychics, 25 of them, fortunetellers, got shut down. They didn’t see the cops coming, supposedly. True story.) I think they’ve been protesting not in the streets, not rioting per se. They’ve been verbally rioting, Tim — and I’m serious about this. We hear about the coarsening of our discourse, the lack of civility, and I am here to tell you that the architects of the modern era of the loss of civility and the lack of discourse, you can lay that directly at the feet of the American left. I think they’ve been verbally rioting ever since Florida 2000. There have been some protests out there. They haven’t got their anti-war people turned out in as great a numbers as they would like. The illegal immigration rallies are bigger. There hasn’t been nearly as much violence as there was during the protests in the sixties over the Vietnam War. But it is an interesting question, psychologically, because they are convinced that the 2008 election is over, and they are convinced that they’re going to get a Fairness Doctrine passed and shut me up. Of course, if they shut me up, they think they’ll have no more criticism, and then they’ll be able to get away with whatever they want to get away with scot-free.

They are setting themselves up here. They are living under the assumption that the ’08 presidential race is theirs. You can see that, by the way, if you watch the latest or last MSNBC Republican candidates debates. You could just tell that the moderators, the journalists on that show questioning them, just thought that it was a fruitless exercise. ‘These guys really don’t have a chance. We’re just doing this because we’re journalists and we’re going to find out what these guys think.’ You could tell in the attitude. I have to tell you, they had that attitude going into November of ’06. They had that very arrogant, cocksure attitude. They were as confident as they could be. They turned out to be right on that one. I’ll give you two words to explain how the Democrats won the House and Senate. In the Senate they won because of the word ‘Macaca,’ and in the House they won because of the word ‘Foley.’ (Well, maybe two words there, ‘Mark Foley.’) They’ve taken that victory and attached a mandate to it that they didn’t win. But if they’re this confident, and if they’re so sure and all they’re doing is just waiting for the Election Day to come and go to finalize it and formalize it, if they end up losing, nothing would surprise me. They’ve set it all up. ‘You can’t trust the ballot box anymore. You can’t trust the voting machines. We can’t trust election officials. We can’t trust this or that.’ When they lose elections, they are convinced that they actually won them, that their votes have been stolen or manipulated. Liberals are liberals wherever they are around the world, and so I can understand your question. We’ll see. It won’t be long before we know.

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