RUSH: Here’s Larry in Atlanta, as we go back to the phones. Great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Great to talk to you. Mega dittos. I heard you say something about Chambliss earlier, and the reason Chambliss had such a decisive victory here in Georgia I think is because Obama’s voters didn’t come back out for the runoff, and I hope that Chambliss hasn’t deceived himself as the chairman of the Republican National Committee, said the Republicans down in Georgia have learned how to win elections, because nothing could be further from the truth. I would prefer right now that Chambliss, after his stunt in August, and which brought him to your show right after he joined up with the Democrats in taking away the only issue the Republicans had to that point, which was the oil issue, if I had my way, Chambliss would resign right now, while we have a Republican governor, so he could appoint a real conservative to finish out his term.
RUSH: Well, what do you think the odds of that happening are?
CALLER: He likes the club that he’s in and he’s not going to give if up.
RUSH: So you need to rechannel your energy, because that’s not going to happen and you don’t want to go through the Christmas holidays disappointed. Something you want to happen isn’t going to happen.
CALLER: Oh, no, I won’t be.
RUSH: One thing Chambliss said after the election was we gotta return to the roots of Ronald Reagan. He did say that. See, here’s the thing. These guys all know, there’s a couple obstacles in their way, and you say the Obama people didn’t show up. Fine. You know, you win elections, you lose ’em. He didn’t get his people out, Obama did not want to run down there and run the risk that they wouldn’t show up even if he did go down there. Obama is smart enough to know that people’s emotional reservoirs where he is concerned are over. Once Obama was elected, that was it, the only place where this — well, not the only, but I mean the unforgiving, he can’t do anything wrong Barack Obama as Messiah now almost exclusively exists in the media.
CALLER: Well, even if Obama’s voters had showed up on runoff day, I think Chambliss still would have won because it was just so close on the general Election Day.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s exactly right. And, by the way, Obama, if he couldn’t throw himself at him, he threw the best he had, he threw Ludacris out there, he threw P. Diddy, he found every rapper he could find to get behind this Martin joker, and it still didn’t work. It’s that race, the gal race in New Orleans that got rid of Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana). This whole election need not have happened the way it did. Now, I’m not crying spilt milk — well, I am crying spilt milk, but I know we can’t go back and change it. But it was not irrevocably in the cards that Obama was gonna win. Had the Republicans — well, been through this time and time again, and it’s just something that need not have happened and everybody looks at it here as a fait accompli. This next call’s the reason why that I’m going through — this need not have happened. Here’s Jose in Miami. Nice to have you, Jose, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Hallelujah. I finally got through to you. Truly Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Let me begin by saying Mr. Snerdley, a true professional, a gentleman, you wouldn’t front yourself with nothing less. Thank God for people like you that inform and entertain us. I come from Cuba. I lost the country I was born in 50 years ago, with the elections, you know how it goes. I see things going the same way over here right now, and I have a bunch of ideas. I think we as a people should work together, do grassroots and try to get people like yourself, influential and to gather up the rest of the people and do some things. (unintelligible) I’d like to discuss some of the ideas with you and see how viable they are, because we really gotta do something and do ’em now.
RUSH: I know what your question is. Even though you haven’t asked it yet, I know what your question is ’cause I know where you’re headed here.
CALLER: I have several, I have several ideas.
RUSH: You want to know how do we stop all this insanity that has become this daily sitcom we’re all living in, right?
CALLER: Yes, yes, yeah, yeah, not only the bailout but also all these politicians, Chris Dodd, they should be, like you said, investigated —
RUSH: I know, how do we stop that? How do we stop parents from raising their kids to be nothing but a bunch of soak-’em-up sponges? Gee, I am tempted to be so honest. Folks, we’re not going to be able to stop it for a while. Elections have consequences. We’re gonna get an Obama public works program. We’re going to get a lot of this stuff. We’re going to get a bailout of the auto companies. We’re going to get Chris Dodd and Barney Frank being superstars for a while. We’re going to get it. This is what happens. In fact, Bill Kristol, noted conservative thinker, in his New York Times column today says we all ought to just come together and support this public works project as something worthwhile that government is doing because it’s going to happen. Opposing it is silly. So there is a body of conservative thought that says Big Government for the right purposes is something we should join hands with Obama on.