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RUSH: Brian, Casper, Wyoming, great to have you here on Open Line Friday.

CALLER: Hey, Rush.

RUSH: Hey!

CALLER: Dittos. I just have real quick question then I’ll get off the phone and listen to you. Why are the Democrats out-fundraising the Republicans, and will that change when Hillary gets the nomination, after the primaries.

RUSH: Who are Democrats out-fundraising? What do you mean?

CALLER: Well, aren’t the Democrats out-raising the Republicans, if you add up all the Republican campaigns?

RUSH: Oh, yeah, like a hundred million. Oh, why are they ‘out.’ I thought you were asking why are they on the campaign trail fundraising! Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. I misunderstood. Why are they raising more than Republicans are.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Well, I think this could represent a serious problem for Republicans and the lack of passion that they are generating amongst their voters. The 2006 elections were not about what you think. They were about voter dissatisfaction with Republican incumbents. Not to mention Macaca and Foley. Those were two big factors, too. The Democrats are on a little bit of a momentum roll. They won the ’06 elections, and they’re salivating and they’re seething — and don’t forget, their supporters, those kook fringe base people, have been in the wilderness since 2000, and they think an election was stolen from them. So they’re motivated and they’re empowered. Besides that, there are beaucoup fat cats in the Democrat Party. We never hear that term used to describe them, but, hell, all of Hollywood is supporting either Obama or Hillary.

Then you’ve got Oprah, who is supporting Obama, and she made $260 million last year. No big deal. I don’t care about that, but there’s a lot of wealthy, filthy-rich, Democrat fat cats. You’ll also note that now that the Democrats are out-raising the Republicans, why, the campaign finance system is working just as it was designed! Why, it’s perfect out there. Why, there’s nothing wrong with it whatsoever. Nobody’s worried about how much money is being raised. Nobody is worried about, ‘Is this corrupting our values and courageous politicians?’ like they always worried about it when the Republicans had the lead. Nobody is concerned that the White House is being bought here. But I think it’s strictly due to the lack of passion on the Republican side right now, and that’s gotta get fixed.

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