RUSH: This is George in Columbus, Ohio. You’re next, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey dittos, Rush.
CALLER: I love your show.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I called because I saw CNN the other day and in the —
RUSH: Wait a minute whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. That’s a total waste of time. I am stunned to hear somebody in this audience, other than for research purposes, was watching CNN.
CALLER: It was to see Eric Cantor.
RUSH: Oh, you wanted to see Eric Cantor.
CALLER: Yes, he was on the show.
RUSH: All right, now I understand it. That makes more sense, thankfully.
CALLER: He was debating Steny Hoyer and Wolf Blitzer was the moderator. They reached the point where they showed the 52 or 53 Blue Dog Democrats and asked Eric Cantor what he thought and he said, ‘Well, obviously we now have bipartisan support against the bill.’ Which was just glossed over by Steny Hoyer and Wolf Blitzer, and I think we now have an opportunity to use bipartisanship to our advantage.
RUSH: Well, yeah, the bipartisanship and so forth, you think it’s a magic word for people, you think if they hear bipartisan they’ll be more inclined to join whatever the bipartisanship is about, in this case opposition to this health care plan?
CALLER: I think their ears will perk up and they’ll start to see that bipartisanship might work both ways rather than simply railing on the conservatives to have to acquiesce to everything.
RUSH: We talked about this in the previous hour. The Democrats are actively seeking a villain. They cannot get anything done without a villain. Smokers, now the obese, it’s always been Republicans, Bush. They need a villain, somebody who is going to do destroy your kids’ school lunch program or destroy your Social Security, and right now there aren’t any Republican villains because the Democrats don’t need a single Republican vote in the House or the Senate to pass anything they want. The villains here are the Blue Dog Democrats. You can call this opposition bipartisan but, folks, I’m going to tell you something, and all last week I said, ‘Don’t get giddy; don’t start getting even celebratory.’ We’re dealing here with Rahm Emanuel and private conversations, private meetings, and at the end of the day, a Blue Dog Democrat is what? A Democrat. They’re gonna come to some agreement here, and the agreement might even be somewhat palatable, compared to what we do know about this bill now.
These people are going to fight for this. If this vote doesn’t happen before August 7th, it will happen when they come back. If it doesn’t happen this year, it will happen next year. Rahm Emanuel, ‘Crisis is an opportunity,’ and they are creating crisis every day in the job market; they’re creating crisis in the financial markets; they’re creating crisis in the housing markets, all this crisis. It’s people clamoring for somebody, government to come in and fix it, to stop it, to make it better. That’s the opportunity, government taking over and doing everything, or as much as it can. So they’re going to come for this. The Blue Dog Democrats are gonna eventually, somehow, some way, be brought around. They’re holding out right now but there’s a way they can be bought. They’re Democrats at the end of the day. Now, if this can be put off into next year it’s going to be tougher because that’s an election year, 2010. The Blue Dogs are going to have to go home and campaign. Nobody, I mean on a national basis, all of the polling is against this plan, the House plan. The Senate’s plan’s just as bad, just hasn’t been as much said about it, but it’s just as bad.
The Blue Dogs’ constituents and most constituents, most voters are opposed to this. That’s why they’re struggling to get this vote done now before the recess ’cause they know when these members of Congress go home they’re going to catch hell from voters at town meetings, and if the vote’s already happened, fine. If the vote hasn’t happened, this is going to make it even harder for them to get but they’re not ever going to give this up. Obamacare is ball game. Obamacare is the end of the United States as we know it. It’s not just the end of health care as you know it. With government-run health care, every aspect of our lives will be regulated as it relates to the cost of health care. People at a certain age and with certain diseases will be deemed not worth the investment, and as Obama said, give them some pain pills and let ’em loop out ’til they die, and they don’t even know it’s happened. It will be rationed. You’re not going to be able to choose your doctor, probably after a while will not be able to hold onto your private insurance or your current insurance, which is all by design.
But they’re going to be able to regulate, call you a risk based on do you smoke, do you not smoke, how far do you drive to work, do you wear polyester, it’s more flammable. It could get ridiculous but that’s who these people are and that’s the kind of control they want. That’s why they’re not going to give it up, especially this bunch. This bunch looks at this as the greatest opportunity because they know the Republicans can’t stop anything. It is really wrong to focus on the Republicans in any of this because they can’t stop it. They can’t come close to stopping it. This is all the Democrats. That’s why the Republicans should get out of the way and not even show up, especially in this health bill. Don’t even show up, go out to make speeches, be on TV, but don’t even show up. Let this be a total, 100% Democrat Party show so that everybody understands just who is behind this debacle.
Now, the Blue Dogs are upsetting a lot of the radical leftists in the House, chief among them that great orator, Maxine Waters. She was on MSNBC Live this morning with the anchor Carlos Watson, their Barack Obama look alike, and their audience could probably be fooled into believing it is Obama doing the morning show on MSNBC. Watson said to Maxine Waters, ‘Are the president and Rahm Emanuel treading too lightly here? Are they not bringing out the big stick against some of those Blue Dog Democrats saying, ‘Look, you guys have to get on board, we have to go forward, make sure everybody has better health care, is covered, hopefully better quality and outcomes?’
WATERS: That may be difficult for Rahm Emanuel because, don’t forget, he recruited most of them. As when he was over in the Congress in the leadership, Rahm Emanuel recruited more conservative members and based on some of the information that I’m getting they told him that they could vote the way they wanted to vote, that they would not interfere with what they considered their philosophy about some of these things, so now the chickens have come home to roost.
RUSH: Ooh, she’s stealing lines from Reverend Wright. America’s chickenssss have come home to roost. Maxine Waters now plagiarizing the ever popular Reverend Wright. Now, what this is about, Rahm Emanuel, it was his idea to go get these conservative Democrats in various districts that were seats held by Republicans in order give themselves the majority, and the theory was, ‘Okay, we’ll get ’em in here and then we’ll get their minds right. We’ll withhold campaign money, we’ll withhold committee assignments, we’ll get ’em,’ and that hasn’t worked, and so Maxine is kind of saying to Rahm Emanuel, ‘Hey, we got a problem here and it’s all your fault because you’re the reason these pretenders are in here.’ Now, Nancy Pelosi yesterday, Capitol Hill, a press conference, said this to the State-Run Media that was in attendance.
PELOSI (sped up): I have said that I wanted a bill to pass before we left for the August recess. In fact, I honored a request of the President to make that commitment. But I’ve also said that our members need the time that they need to not only get the bill written, but to have plenty of time to review it. We’re on schedule either to do it now or to do it whenever.
RUSH: This is Democrats in disarray. Rahm Emanuel did not say he wants it whenever, Nancy. He said he wants it this week. He wants it now. If you’re just tuning in, by the way, we are speeding up Obama, Pelosi, Barney Frank and other Democrats to illustrate the hurry that they are in to get this done. And also, frankly, folks, to make it a little bit more palatable.