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RUSH: To Clinton, Tennessee. This is Heather, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Thank you very much. I’ll get right to my point. What scares me the most, Rush — as a mother trying to raise four responsible children — is along with the cost of this liberal agenda, people have forgotten, I’m afraid, what it means to live in a free country.

RUSH: You know, there’s a solution here. Raise your kids to be irresponsible. The government is going to take care of them now.

CALLER: It honestly scares me to death. With freedom, Rush, comes responsibility, and these liberals with their programs — and I have been browbeating this for my whole adult life — and I’m 38 so, I’ve got a little bit of experience under my belt. But the programs strip people of responsibility. They don’t work, and you brought up today Katrina. You know, I love to point to that one as just like prime example. And then of course what we’re going through right now. I mean, a little struggle under your belt is not bad. It builds strength and character and… ugh! (laughs) I’ll let you speak now.

RUSH: You’re exactly right. Philosophically, you are dead right. There’s nothing I can add to it. The problem is that we have a political party who is doing just the opposite of that: trying to create as much irresponsibility, lack of accountability, no ambition. They’re destroying people’s lives. They’re robbing them of the opportunity to use the freedom and the prosperity this country offers to make something of themselves, and the Democrat Party and liberalism in general is turning them into waifs! They’re turning them into serfs —

CALLER: Yes! Yes!

RUSH: — dependent serfs who are never going to meet anywhere near their full potential. It’s really sad to see what is happening, but it’s all being done by people who claim to care about people, that care about the little guy. They’re destroying them, all for the sake of their votes. Obama, let me tell you what all this foreign money is about. It’s called ACORN. It’s called walking-around money on Election Day. It’s called get-out-the-vote. It’s called all kinds of stuff. It’s unaccountable. It’s the kind of money Al Sharpton likes and so forth. There’s a war for the soul of America going on, and one side doesn’t understand the gravity of it.

CALLER: No, they don’t. And you talk about the foreign monies, and I understand we have to keep good diplomacy with our foreign countries, but I sat down with a World War II veteran at a Boy Scout fundraiser about a year ago.

RUSH: Yeah? Yeah?

CALLER: His mother was from France; his father was from Italy. He was raised in the United States. He fought in World War II, in Italy. And I asked him about his mother’s side. I said, ‘Why is it…?’ and this is after the French send us (unintelligible) after Katrina. I said, ‘Why is it the French hate us so much?’ and he replied, ‘They’re jealous. They’re not free.’ Why are we comparing ourselves to this?

RUSH: Well, we’re comparing ourselves… We’re not comparing ourselves! The liberal Democrats are comparing us to the French, and they love the French government — I don’t know if they’re crazy about it under Sarkozy, but prior to that — ’cause it was socialist! Pure and simple. Thanks very much, Heather. I appreciate the phone call.

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RUSH: St. Marys, Georgia, Sharon, you are next. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, and so awesome to talk to you. Thank you so much.

RUSH: Yes. Yes.

CALLER: I want to say mega infinity dittos. You just don’t know how you made my day.

RUSH: Appreciate that.

CALLER: I just wanted to say I’m one of the ones out there, I’m ready to go, I’m ready to fight, I’m ready to sign up and enlist in the political battle. I am so tired, I am so tired of being run over, and the conservatives, maybe slash Republicans, are so good at militarily fighting wars and trying to get them before they get us, but when it comes to the political battle, you know, I just don’t get it. But they need to do it, it’s for the best for the country that they need to go ahead and just tell it like it is, tell the truth, it’s best for the country. It’s best for America, and if they really love this country, and they have passion for it, that’s what they’re going to do, for us.

RUSH: Meaning —

CALLER: Go out there and spill it with Barney —

RUSH: — Republicans and so forth?

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: They need to go spill it with Barney Frank and the whole, you know, shenanigans going on there —

RUSH: I agree, I agree, but the guy that has to do it is McCain.

CALLER: It is, I know it is, it is him, and it’s frustrating to me.

RUSH: If McCain’s not even —

CALLER: It’s frustrating!

RUSH: If he’s not even going to realize that a moderator of a debate tomorrow night who stands to make a lot of money if her candidate wins the debate, Barack Obama, if the moderator of this debate tomorrow night, if he doesn’t understand that she hates Sarah Palin and is right now conniving questions and so forth to embarrass Palin and end this campaign, if he’s not willing to acknowledge that… Now, he doesn’t have to say that publicly, but I know he said publicly she’ll be fair, she’ll be scrupulous.

CALLER: It’s frustrating, and it’s discouraging, it’s so discouraging, because people are so out there ready.

RUSH: I’m going to have to stop talking about it too because —

CALLER: I’m ready to be on board. I’m ready. I’m on fire. I’m ready to be on board and maybe here —

RUSH: Go do it. I’m just saying, the McCain campaign is such, the more I suggest things, the more they won’t do it.

CALLER: Oh, no.

RUSH: No, it’s true. It’s true.

CALLER: That’s not good.

RUSH: I need to change my tactics. I need to start advising Senator McCain to do stupid things and then he’ll do the opposite and it may help.

CALLER: Or just go ahead and pass him notes and the teacher won’t see.

RUSH: You’re right. All right, well, look. I appreciate the call, Sharon.

CALLER: Hey, thank you so much. It’s a pleasure and an honor.

RUSH: By the way, I’m not trying to dispirit you. I want you to stay revved up.

CALLER: Oh I’m going to stay revved up. The other is too scary. I am so scared to death, I’m a military wife, mom of four, and —

RUSH: It’s people like you that are going to take this energy and show up on Election Day and confound every turnout effort of the Democrats.

CALLER: Oh, I’m excited.

RUSH: That’s what it’s going to take, and we’re all going to have to be a bunch of self-starters. We’re going to have to be leading ourselves to the polls with a referendum on Barack Obama.

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