RUSH: All right to the phones we go, we’re going to start in Orange, Connecticut. This is Dana and it’s great to have you on the program hello.
CALLER: Hey, major dittos, Rush. Listen, I just wanted to let you know a couple of things. Last night, sitting on the couch watching you on the Hannity program, you guys, you clicked, and you made so much sense for me. And I’ve been so deeply angered by this administration and the goings-on and just the way things are.
RUSH: A lot of people are.
CALLER: Yeah, and I can understand that, you know? Americans should, you know, just wake up and realize that the socialist route is already bankrupt one country and, you know, hasn’t worked in history.
RUSH: Well, you know, I talk about that, I think, in the second installment of the Hannity interview. I did a bunch of TV interviews yesterday, and I I’m now getting confused where I said what. But Fox was also in here yesterday afternoon after the program doing a six-part, six-hour documentary on the conservative movement, from its beginning to the present. And I must have talked to these guys for about an hour and I don’t remember if I said this to Hannity or to them. But at this point, you know, Obama’s got this love and devotion from the people that voted for him. They’re not critical thinkers, and that’s what you’re asking them to be. They haven’t been educated as critical thinkers. They’re sponges. They’re emotional sponges.
And the question is when and if actual, real world experiences are going to cause them to wake up and realize that everything they’re hearing from Obama about their future is not going to happen. And even if that moment arrives, even if at some point down the line a lot of people that voted for Obama say, ‘Wait a minute, I still don’t have a job! I’m still in big trouble.’ Will they blame him? Or will they credit him for trying in an impossible situation left to him by Bush? You know, you’re going to have… The state-controlled media is out there already trying to write stories or writing stories trying to tell the American people, ‘The economy may have bottomed out! It’s rebounding. Things are looking good,’ blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
So it remains to be seen. People ask me this all the time, ‘When are people going to wake up.’ I can’t say. I don’t have the answer to it. Now, I have. I’ve talked to people about this. A friend of mine has an interesting theory. He doesn’t think any of this is going to happen. He doesn’t think that there’s going to be a mass awakening on the part of Obama voters someday where they’re going to realize that they’ve been sold a bill of goods and that all of these programs designed to revive an economy are not working. He thinks that what’s going to happen is there’s going to be some event nobody suspects, nobody predicts, an open mike or something. Obama is going to say something, cop an attitude that will cause people to say, ‘What did he say? Who is he?’ That will provide a stark contrast to the image that has been carefully crafted. Everybody’s got their theories about this, and everybody has their questions about when it’s going to turn around and so forth. I found that one somewhat interesting, that it’s going to be event related, not a mass awakening based on real-world experiences. We’ll see. It may not happen, either, folks. They still think FDR is the greatest thing since sliced bread, for example. I use that example a lot.