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RUSH: Sophia in Perry Hall, Maryland, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: It’s an honor to speak with you —

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: — and I just wanted to let you know that I’m 52 years old. This is going to be my first protest. I’m scared to death, but I’m doing it anyway. It’s going to be over a hundred degrees today. I’ve got hot flashes after roasting a chicken, but my handmade sign and I will be out there. –

RUSH: Where are you going? Who are you protesting? Where are you going?

CALLER: (unintelligible) and Senator Ben Cardin, who at least had the courtesy to manufacture a meeting with his constituents today.

RUSH: Yeah, you know, Cardin has read the polls.

CALLER: (laughing.)

RUSH: No, he has. You know, that first town meeting he had with the guy who stood up and said, ‘Are you going to take my health insurance away or tax me if I don’t? If I don’t want to pay for it, if I don’t want to have my own health insurance and this guy…’ Cardin didn’t deny it, and there was really a lot of bad feedback, and so Cardin last week came out… He’s one of the few Democrats, Claire McCaskill is the other, who is saying that the people at the town hall meetings have legitimate concerns and it’s proper they should show up. He’s one of the two people not demonizing you and others, and that’s why he has ‘manufactured’ this second meeting, as you say. Which is very clever on your party, by the way, Sophia.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush.

RUSH: You’re welcome.

CALLER: And at least he is one of two of our Maryland senators who had the courtesy to have a meeting. Barbara Mikulski, granted, she has a broken ankle, but she could sit down and vote for Sotomayor, she can sit down and listen to her constituents.

RUSH: They don’t want to.

CALLER: I know they don’t want to.

RUSH: They don’t want to. Well, so you’re going to go be part of a Nazi unruly mob today, according to the Obama White House?

CALLER: Uh, I’m going to be a well-dressed mobster, and I’m damn proud of it.

RUSH: Thank you. Well, you have the blessing of the Mobfather.

CALLER: (giggles) That’s all I need!

RUSH: Thanks, Sophia.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: Have a great time. Ray in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hi, Ray.

CALLER: Hi. It’s an honor, Rush. I was just wondering if the president or any of the Democrats could explain the paradox that the president laid out that our current health care system is ‘breaking America,’ but if we like it, we can keep it. Either it is or it isn’t.

RUSH: You know, hot damn! That is an excellent question.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: It’s so bad, it’s so rotten, it’s unsustainable that we’ve gotta overturn it, but if you like yours you can keep it.

CALLER: Right. So forget the details. He can’t even lay out what he wants to do.

RUSH: Of course he can’t lay out what he wants to do. That’s another truth. He will not lay out what he really wants to do. Look, I went through this twice last week. They are lying about all this because they are not the American people. They do not represent the core of the American people. This plan is not what the core of the American people have in mind for their lives and for their future, and Obama knows it. So he has to lie about it; Pelosi has to lie about it. They must lie about this. They must lie about their entire agenda, folks. It is not an agenda that is supported by anywhere near half the country, much less a majority. But that is a great, great question. If the health care problem in this country is so bad, how come you get to keep yours, if you want to? Well, the answer is you won’t get to keep it. The simplest answer I can give you is you will not be able to keep it, but I love the question. Laurie in Texas, you’re next, hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. It’s such a honor to speak with you, I appreciate you taking my call.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I have a question. Have we reached the point where we need to be afraid of the Obama administration? Should we be afraid for our safety, if we go on to the White House snitch site and put in our own name and address and say, ‘Dang right I’m against this and tell them why’? I mean, I’ve never felt the need to ask this question before, but have we reached that point? Is there real danger?

RUSH: I think you need to be afraid for your freedom. I think you need to be on guard for your freedom and your liberty. That’s what’s at stake with the Obama administration and the radical-left leadership of the Democrat Party and Congress. The safety stuff, it’s spotty, but wherever there is violence at these town hall meetings, it’s bought and paid for by Obama union people. I mean, they’re the ones committing it.

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