RUSH: To Roscoe, Illinois, and Jim, you’re next. Great to have you on the program today, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Maybe you can help me understand why the bribes that Pelosi, Reid, and Obama are dealing out for this health care bill are any different than the bribes that Blagojevich has been charged with?
RUSH: Well, Blagojevich was asking for personal money to appoint people to that Senate seat that Obama had vacated.
CALLER: I voted against the guy twice in a row, and he’s about destroyed the state, but still, you know —
RUSH: I get your point. It’s still Chicago thug politics. It is.
RUSH: But this is the way of the world in Congress, bribing people, they’re called earmarks. I mean how do you think they got the second slush fund passed? The first slush fund, $787 billion, but it cost a trillion because they had to pay off a bunch of congressmen to vote for it. This is not new. This is just nakedly visible. This is just apparent to everybody. This happened out in the open and everybody saw it. Ben Nelson’s numbers now in Nebraska are down to 40% approval according to the latest news that I saw prior to the program starting today. And 19 states are prepared to file an action against this health care bill if it passes, because this is, in their minds, unfair, violates the Constitution, therefore is illegal. But to totally pay off Ben Nelson and the federal government by taking on the cost of all new Medicaid enrollees after this passes, and there’s going to be a slew of them, because everybody’s going to be shuffled off on to Medicaid and agreeing to basically the same thing for Mary Landrieu down in Louisiana.
New York is going to pay for it. Paterson and Bloomberg don’t like it. Schwarzenegger in California doesn’t like it. They don’t like it in Michigan. This is just nakedly visible to everybody. This is what I meant earlier when I said liberalism is a lie but often people don’t see the lie. You have to trust somebody like me to tell you it’s a lie. Now it’s out in the open. People see what liberalism is, when they are arrogant, when they think they have unstoppable, undefeatable power, that conceit and arrogance is on display and the way they do things goes public instead of remaining private where few people see it. People see it, they don’t like it, they want no part of it, and they find out exactly who all Democrats are. Obama’s destroying the Democrat Party regardless of what happens tomorrow. He is still doing that.