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RUSH: Here’s Lisa in Indianapolis. Hi, Lisa, nice to have you with us. Hello.

CALLER: Oh, Rush.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Long time my husband and I love you, we’ve been 17-year-listeners, O fire of conservative wisdom.

RUSH: Thank you very much, madam.

CALLER: Thank you. I’m calling because, you know, everybody talks about how the economy’s in a down-spin and, you know, oil prices, but look who has been in control of our House and Senate now since ’06.

RUSH: The Democrats, madam.

CALLER: There you go. Somebody just spread the word. Just, you know, look, people. This is reality. This is what happens when you choose these type of leaders. And, you know, to not drill in ANWR and not drill off the coast, I was in that industry for eight years —

RUSH: Wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. That’s also true of Senator McCain. Can’t drill in ANWR with Senator McCain.

CALLER: Well, Rush, he scares me. I am a Mitt Romney fan, and I was just devastated that he wasn’t running. So, you know, it will be interesting to see what happens, but it also is a nerve-wracking time because things just need to change. We need our conservatives back in office.

RUSH: There is such a golden opportunity here, from gasoline prices to the whole oil mess, and now this bulging government bailing everybody out, the government becoming the lender of only resort, and more and more people becoming dependent on government, this is a great opportunity. Some on our side say we’ve already lost it, Rush, this is what you don’t understand, the electorate wants their government this way. We’ve gotta find a way to appeal to them and give it to them better. Fine, if it’s what you believe, but it’s gonna end up wrecking the system. These people that want all this bigger government, a more active, involved, conservative-type government, they ought to be celebrating with what’s happening today.

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RUSH: Patricia in Minneapolis, I’m glad that you waited. Welcome to our program.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: I just wanted to call to say, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your voice.’ If it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t know what these idiots are doing up there in Congress. Thank you so much.

RUSH: Which idiot? There are a lot of idiots up there.

CALLER: The Democrats and the Republicans.

RUSH: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: They have appeared to have joined forces in some things, such as expanding government and spending money and so forth. Not totally, but anyway, I’m happy to be your Paul Revere. You don’t need any other person, don’t need another place. Feel free to constantly tune into the EIB Network, and we will satisfy everything you want and then some.

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