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RUSH: To Fredericktown, Missouri, which is right up the road from where I grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Chuck, hello, and welcome to Open Line Friday.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: First of all I want to say that my wife and I were very privileged, about two months ago we got to meet your uncle, the honorable Judge Limbaugh.

RUSH: What were you charged with?

CALLER: (laughing) That’s great. My wife and I are wedding videographers here in southeast Missouri but we do a lot of our work in the St. Louis area and he was actually officiating a ceremony there and we got to spend about 30 minutes with him between the ceremony and reception and really got to hear some great stories. I won’t go into detail on that. But the reason of my call is, yesterday morning we attended a Sarah Palin rally in Cape Girardeau and it was awesome. The people were excited —

RUSH: Let me tell people about this.


RUSH: It was at the Show Me Center, it’s the university basketball arena and they use it for other purposes there, 7,000 people. They had to put 3,000 people more outside in satellite places. It was overflowing.

CALLER: That’s right. It was awesome. We were very fortunate, a friend and I, my wife was with me, she chose to sit down. A friend and I got to stand right along the rail. We were not 15 feet from Governor Palin when she spoke. It was awesome. She was on fire, people were excited, it was very invigorating. We’ve been really down because of the polls. I know we’re in a very red state here, but there’s still a chance. People are so pessimistic —

RUSH: Let me tell you, I just saw a number — let me get the source for this. It’s Politico. Latest polling data, only 65% of blacks in Missouri say they are for Obama, in the latest poll. That’s unheard of, I mean black vote for Obama is supposed to go 99% to 1%, 65% Missouri. Again, everything’s all over the place, but you nailed it, they’re trying to dispirit and disillusion you. Stay motivated. This is doable.


RUSH: This is Lynn in Del Rio, Texas, I’m glad you waited. Great to have you on the program.

CALLER: Thank you, sir. It’s a privilege. I’ll try and be brief because I know there are a lot of great people that are trying to get through. My question for you is why don’t these Obama supporters hear what’s really being said to them? What they’re being told by Obama, by the Democrats is that they’re too ignorant and that they’re incapable of succeeding on their own. They’re telling them that they’re so weak that they need the government to carry them. Why?

RUSH: Because they already think that about themselves. I’m serious. I’m not trying to be funny even though I’m sure people are laughing with mirth across the fruited plain. This has been the message of the Democrat Party for 30 years or more that, you are incompetent, that you’re incapable of making life’s decision, we need to do it for you. And these rich people and people that have more than you, they’re screwing you even further. We’re gonna get even with them. Fouad Ajami, Wall Street Journal, had great piece yesterday about the crowd. His take is that when the crowd gathers for Obama, they’re not listening to anything. They’re there because of the way they feel, the group, the large crowd, they feel like everybody’s equal for that moment, and it is what they desire and have desired all their lives, equality, everybody the same, nobody better, nobody worse than anybody else. They’re not listening to Obama speak. They’re feeling it. I do not like people who don’t think. I have no tolerance, little, because I gotta include kids in this. But adults, I have so little tolerance for people that do nothing but feel. I really have little patience with them, because I don’t know how to relate to them.

CALLER: I don’t understand why these people — I hear what you’re saying, and I know that’s what the Democrats have told them forever, and I understand that they’re going to sit down and they’re going to swallow it politely because they think in the end it’s going to benefit them. Right now they see no service higher than themselves. As a military wife, we don’t make very much. My father did not make very much. But he put himself through college, he put through all three of his children, my brothers and I included, through college, and my husband and I with him decided to serve something higher than ourselves, we weren’t going to let anybody tell us to sit back and take the easy road. I’m sure you’re right. Until these people can see something, service, I know Obama keeps preaching about ‘I am my brother’s keeper,’ which is laughable.

RUSH: It is because his own brother lives in a hut and his aunt lives in a slum.

CALLER: I heard you talk about that yesterday. I got a kick out of that.

RUSH: It’s not funny. I mean it sounds funny, it is, ‘Slum, Sweet Slum.’ She’s been living there for five years, and they say she’s a model citizen. Well, big whoop! Obama, his brother’s keeper, his sister’s keeper, lives in a slum in Boston for five years! His brother lives in a hut! You think people aren’t listening to him? Let me ask you this. If you still are having trouble understanding it, let me ask you this. You have seen the Obama campaign and the Drive-By Media try to destroy a private citizen named Joe Wurzelbacher.


RUSH: Joe the Plumber. Now, Joe the Plumber is an average citizen. He can’t harm anybody. He can’t raise anybody’s taxes. He can’t start the draft and send your kids off to war. He can’t start a war. They set out to destroy him and they used government computers. Now, Joe Wurzelbacher has tax liens. He’s not wealthy by any stretch. He’s one of those people in terms of economic makeup that are showing up at Obama rallies. Why are people not mad at what happened to Joe Wurzelbacher on Obama’s side? On our side, people are livid about what’s being done to Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher. Why are these people — you’re expecting too much of them if you think them capable of listening to Obama insult them and understand that that’s what’s happening.

CALLER: I hear you talk about highly educated people being the ones that are the most hypnotized, which is true. Let me tell you, my husband and I, we’ve lost friends over this election, because we’ve had friends that we thought their ideals were in line with ours —

RUSH: No, that’s not what happened. That’s not what happened. You lost people you thought were your friends. They never really were, if that’s what’s happened here. They never really were your friends. That’s absurd, to lose —

CALLER: Has anybody tried counting down backwards from ten and snapping their fingers and seeing if anybody will come out of this? I mean that’s how we’ve seen it. I understand what you’re saying, talking about how they weren’t really in line with us, but it’s been very, very hard, and it’s scary for us as a military family to think what’s going to happen to us when he dismantles —

RUSH: Well, there’s one thing you can do with all this and that’s make sure you and as many other people as you can find vote. That’s all that it comes down to now, is voting. Very simple. This is a turnout election. It ain’t over. As I said, my gut’s talking to me. This is doable. I sense — can’t tell you specifically — I sense things happening that are making the Obama team uncomfortable and the Drive-Bys uncomfortable.

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