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RUSH: Bruce in Greenville, Pennsylvania. You’re next, sir. It’s nice to have you with us.

CALLER: Good afternoon. How are you?

RUSH: Very good, sir. Thank you.

CALLER: I’ve been listening to you since 1988, I believe it is, and I talked to you once in 1991, and I was nervous as heck, and I’m not nervous today because you’re like my friend.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. I appreciate it. I’m glad you’re not nervous. We like callers that are not nervous.

CALLER: I appreciate that. I just wanted to hear your take on one thing, and that is that I have not heard any Democrat, yet, make any statement where they would be representing that they are running against one of the Republicans who are running for president. Every statement that a Democrat who’s running for president makes is against George Bush.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: And —

RUSH: You want to know why.

CALLER: They lost every time to George Bush. They just recently lost again, with this recent vote.

RUSH: All right. Now, there —

CALLER: And I’d just like your take on it.

RUSH: All right, there are two reasons for this. There may be more, but there are two reasons that strike me. First, let me go back to what I said in the brilliant monologue in which I opened this hour. You have to understand who liberals are, and most Democrats are liberals. You have to understand this. They are the center of the universe, and their birthright is power. To them, it’s an entitlement, and precisely because Bush has taken it from them, there is a personal hatred for George W. Bush that is driving this. It goes back to the Florida 2000 aftermath. They tried to steal an election, and they failed to steal an election, and they’re now running around saying Bush stole the election. Now, when elected Democrats and all these people run around saying Bush stole the election, there are nimrod constituents out there who are filled with the same deep, personal hatred, which is irrational. They don’t even know them, and they hate him personally. So they get on that gravy train, too. So the elected Democrats start talking about how the election was stolen from them, an election they were trying to steal themselves down here — and they tried every which way. They even had the Florida Supreme Court on their side for a while. So that builds. George Bush is the denier. George Bush has denied them what’s theirs, and George Bush has done things they hate.

He has cut taxes! He is using the US military! He is outflanking Democrats at every turn, and he’s a nice guy, and he doesn’t respond to any of their baiting. This is not how conservatives are supposed to be! Conservatives are supposed to look like toothless, gun-toting, hayseed hicks driving around in red pickup trucks that have been stripped and are on concrete blocks in Rio Linda, California. He doesn’t play the role that they have assigned him, so the hatred is personal. It is also political for the latter reasons I gave you. Now, because they have created… There was a certain foundation for him anyway, amongst general liberal population out there, but it has been stoked. It has been fueled. The liberals and the Democrats have thrown gasoline on that fire so that it is now roaring out of control. The sole focus of elected Democrats and their supporters, their constituents and liberals is getting rid of Bush, and the elected Democrats know that their constituents have now been ginned up to hate Bush, and so, to them — the elected Democrats — running against Bush is the best way to keep their base fired up. Politically, it’s asinine because Bush isn’t on the ballot, as you correctly observed and pointed out. Yet they are continuing to run against him. Now, give them time. They’ll start their little assaults on Rudy. The Drive-Bys are trying to tear Rudy down and Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney.

The elected Democrats, their candidates, will get on to it. But right now this is primary season. It’s fundraising season, and you have to stoke and deep throw gasoline on the fire that is their lunatic, insane, deranged, delusional base. That base is motivated by hate. They are miserable people, and they are unhappy, and they believe every conspiracy theory that comes down the pike. They are the genuine tinfoil hat crowd. You used to make fun of conservatives and the black helicopter crowd. I’m telling you, the American left today and the Democrat Party and its base is made up of kooks. You take every conspiracy theory you’ve ever heard and throw ’em all in a giant hopper, and every one of them is in the Democrat Party today. It motivates them and inspires them. These elected Democrats know they gotta get money from these people, and so they keep throwing that on the fire, and the way they throw gasoline on the fire? George Bush is the gasoline. Politically it’s kind of interesting to watch because it’s so silly. But when you understand it, as I do, because I know these people like I know every square inch of my glorious naked body. I know exactly what they’re thinking before they think it. I know what they’re going to do before they do it. I know how they’re going to react when something’s said they don’t like. I know these people, and I know exactly why they’re running against Bush for the reasons I gave you. Personal hatred! They just despise them. Look at how they talk! ‘Dumb, hayseed hick! He’s got a tin of chewing tobacco in the back pocket,’ and yet he outsmarts them. On the things he cares about, he outsmarts them every time. They’re arrogant, condescending, small, little people.

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