RUSH: John in East Brunswick, New Jersey, hello, sir, thanks for waiting.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Pretty well, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call, and thanks for all you do.
RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you.
CALLER: A couple things I want to say. First of all, these idiots are going to pass this bill because they don’t really care what any of us say and when it fails — and we both know it’s going to fail — they’re going to do the same thing they did with the stimulus package and tell everybody how they didn’t realize how bad it was and it was the Republicans that caused the health care to be horrific and whatnot. They’ll do the same thing they always do.
RUSH: Well, that’s a fatalistic attitude about this, and I can’t afford to have that kind of attitude here. If I had that kind of attitude then I would have to resign. You know, I’d have to quit. See, I disagree. I think the Democrats can get this done without one Republican vote. If they do it, there’s going to be hell to pay. Now, here’s the counterbalance to it, though, folks. Look, I’ve had enough of these calls past two weeks to understand something. Some of you just love bad, end-of-the-world news. I’m going to give you some. You just love it. If you want your pessimism verified and validated, I’m going to do it for you. All right? If that’s what you want. Because Snerdley keeps giving these calls, ‘Oh, no, Rush! Democrats are going to get away with it. They’re going to destroy it. They’re gonna blame Republicans, and we’re never going to win another election.’
Here’s the counterbalance to my saying Democrats will pay for this debacle. Let’s deal with the Blue Dogs, because for the past last week I focused on the Blue Dogs and I warned them: ‘If you guys vote for this while you’re out there trying to make yourselves out to be fiscal conservatives and you vote for this you’re nothing but a radical leftist like the rest of your party, and you are going to pay for it come 2010.’ But maybe they won’t. If Obama can marshal all of these people to run out to these town hall meetings and so forth, what about voter fraud in 2010? What if you are a Blue Dog Democrat and your dilemma is, ‘Do I vote for this thing and risk the wrath of my constituents, or do I vote against it and risk the wrath of Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel and the president?’
And Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel call you in and say, ‘What’s your problem?’
‘Well, I got a dilemma, my constituents hate this plan and I want to be reelected.’
Rahm Emanuel and Pelosi and Obama can say to any Blue Dog or any other candidate, ‘Well, I can find a way to get you reelected. Just call ACORN. We’ll simply cheat. We’ll register all kinds of people in your district. We’ll get you the votes on election night. Nobody can stop us.’
So what I’m saying is: They can do what they want and get away with voter fraud the next election and not pay for it. Now, if you’re a Blue Dog Democrat, and your leadership gives you the option of: ‘Vote with us and benefit from election fraud so you can stay in office, or vote against us and it’s sayonara, we’ll see you later, don’t be surprised if an SEIU van is seen near your home sometime,’ the Blue Dog Democrat is going to say, ‘Well, if you can guarantee my reelection — with ACORN mobs and so forth out there registering voters — I have nothing to lose by voting for this.’
Now, I can be just as easily pessimistic, folks, if you want me to be pessimistic. I, frankly, think this is a long way from being over, and I’m telling you that this plan does not embody and reflect the heart and soul of the United States of America. This plan is rejected by the heart and soul of the United States of America, the backbone of this country. The people that make it work want no part of this, and if we’ve gotten to the point where elections don’t matter because they’re all fraudulent and so forth, then what does any of this matter? We know we haven’t gotten to that point because Democrats don’t win every election. The media doesn’t get its way all the time. Maybe what I ought to do, Snerdley, is a program feature: One pessimistic comment a day to satisfy the people that want to hear it and then back to normal.