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RUSH: Bob, Walla Walla Washington, you’re next on the program, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Oh, Rush this is an honor. Twenty years and I got through. I just finished your newsletter, and we are so proud of you, Elaine and I. We need you and hang in there. We want you 20 more years.

RUSH: Twenty more years? It might take that long to get every American to agree with me, so…

CALLER: Oh, hey, we love you, and you know that 30% that you said that they hate you? They’re envious of you, Rush, and they’re jealous of you because they’re afraid to be honest, and you’re honest.

RUSH: You know, I appreciate your saying that. That’s a good point. I’ll tell you what I think it is. I think people that don’t know me or don’t know President Bush and still have this vile hatred —

CALLER: Right, right.

RUSH: — it’s irrational. It’s irrational in a certain sense, but here’s what scares them. I think it goes down to this. It’s not really more complicated than this. They detest people of faith, people who believe in God, because people who have faith and believe in God know that there are things in life much larger than themselves, and the faith and the strength and the confidence that that faith provides people threatens liberals, because to liberals — now, I’m talking about the real radical liberals; the real radical liberals, the leaders of these movements — it’s all about them. They don’t have faith in anything other than themselves. They don’t believe there’s anything more than man, and that they are the smartest among us, and they want to be the focus — when they aren’t. They’re deathly afraid of people of faith because they don’t have any, and it’s something, I think, that needs to be pounded into people. People are always asking me, ‘How can these people be the way they are?’ They’re scared. You’re exactly right, Bob. They are frightened, and they’re frightened of people who have faith, who believe in things larger than themselves. They want to be the ones people worship.

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