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RUSH: Okay, Chuck-U Schumer. Chuck-U Schumer calls for hearings on this un-American court decision. This week has been the perfect storm. Look at what has happened. You had Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts by a big number, the Ted Kennedy seat, as the Democrats thought of it, the Ted Kennedy seat. This is like somebody winning the queen’s throne. This is like some janitor in Great Britain beating the queen in an election if there was one. Not to put down janitors. I’m just saying the disparity between station in life here. So that was just huge. They’re rocking and rolling, they cannot center themselves. They’re off balance on that. That one election, health care as we know it at this moment is dead. Pelosi said there’s no way she can get the votes to get this through or the Senate bill through the House, and the Senate doesn’t have the votes to get the Senate bill through the Senate.

Now, on top of all that, Obama has come out and said, yeah, we lost touch with the American people, they just weren’t smart enough. I thought they’d figure out with all these speeches and all this time on policy I figured they knew what I was doing but they didn’t so we’re going to have to spend more time on it. By the way, he just made a speech. He was on TV in the last half hour saying that his budget is not going to throw money at what doesn’t work, he is not going to do that. And in the next breath, literally the next breath, he reiterated his commitment to environmental sustainability. All those billions of dollars thrown at green jobs were not a waste, even though there aren’t any green jobs. He hasn’t learned anything. So we got this moron in office that everybody is saying, ‘Well, we thought he was a messiah, and we thought he was something special. And we thought there had been a sea change in the thinking of the direction of the people of the country. And we thought that the passage of our slush fund meant the public would pass everything.’ They misjudged everything, first and foremost who Obama is. And they didn’t know that I would say I hope he fails, which changed the whole dynamic.

Then on top of all that, Obama comes out today and says, (paraphrasing) ‘You know what? Getting these two sides, the Israelis and the Palestinians to talk to each other is really hard. Our expectations were too high. I don’t think we’re going to be able to get anything done on that.’ And then this morning, out of the clear blue, the Supreme Court lifts 100 years of bans on the spending in political races, campaigns by corporations, profit and nonprofit. They did not address how much a candidate can be given, but there is now no limit on how much they can spend running advertising or on when they can run it. A big chunk of McCain-Feingold down the tubes and Chuck-U Schumer is beside himself. He said we’re going to have hearings in his committee on the un-American nature of this decision. Now, Chuck-U Schumer, he’s in charge of the reelect there in the Senate. I think he’s still the Senate campaign coordinator. And, remember, he’s the guy that went and found the credit report records or had one of his staff, on Michael Steele. Un-American, Senator Chuck-U?

This is a perfect storm, because these Democrats for the entirety of my life, and we’ve talked about it this week a lot, the enemies list, Big Corporation. I don’t care which one, Big Military Industrial, Big Oil, Big Pharmaceutical, Big Farm, Big Agriculture, Big Retail, Big Tobacco, I mean you know they have just had these corporations in their crosshairs, and they have been pummeling them, and they have demonized them and they have made them villains in eyes of their own voters and constituents. And now, as I rub my hands together in delight simulating what’s going on in corporate boardrooms ever since this morning, they’re licking their chops because it’s payback time, Mama. Payback time. Mr. and Mrs. CEO at big whatever now have no limits in what they can say and how much they can spend saying it about people like Chuck-U Schumer and about people like Barack Obama. And attention California corporation CEOs. Barbara Boxer is only ahead of Carly Fiorina by the margin of error, three measly percentage points.

See, Chuck-U Schumer knows that for all of these years there have been no limits on what the unions can spend. Zip, zero, nada. The unions have been able to confiscate the dues of their members and spend and spend lavishly on the election of Democrat after Democrat after socialist after socialist. And now things will be equal because American corporations can do the same. Yes. MoveOn.org and George Soros and the 527s now have some competition. Republicans didn’t set up as many 527s as did the Democrats. So Chuck-U is beside himself because the Democrats have to cheat. The Democrats have to have an advantage. They have to have an unlevel playing field and the playing field today was just leveled by the Supreme Court, an institution the Democrat Party thinks is rightfully theirs, that they should own and dictate to. So perfect, folks, I can’t tell you. And I’m thinking here of trying to call John Boehner, the Speaker of the House and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. This is such a wonderful, wonderful week, a perfect political storm has hit with one election, and one Supreme Court decision. (laughing) I just love it!

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RUSH: Mary in Baltimore. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: Just fine. Thank yewww.

CALLER: Good. You are my hero. I’m going to go right to the point, though, but I wanted to let you know that you give me the courage to stand by my conservative convictions. Thank you. The reason I’m calling is that I love Scott Brown. I really was rooting for him. I’m so glad he won. But I’m so afraid that he is going to buckle.

RUSH: Why?

CALLER: Because I’m afraid that Obama is going to offer him some kind of big thing for his state of Massachusetts, and it’s going to be just like Mary Landrieu or Ben Nelson.

RUSH: He doesn’t have to offer it to Brown. He can offer it to Kerry. If he offers Brown big stuff he angers Kerry. Kerry is now the senior senator from Massachusetts, even though he is on crutches.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: He’s hobbling around — metaphorically representing the Obama administration and the Democrat Party, by the way.

CALLER: (giggling)

RUSH: Now, look, I understand why you think this. A lot of Republicans, a lot of conservatives have been burned. Look, one of the big reasons why the Republicans were voted out in 2006 is Republicans did not vote for them because they ceased to govern as they had promised to. They ceased being conservative. They became part of Washington power structure. So it’s natural that psychologically and realistically he would think, ‘Oh, God I hope he doesn’t become a sellout.’

CALLER: So afraid. I’m just like, ‘Please, please, stand by what you say. Stand by what you say.’

RUSH: Well, yeah. Look. I don’t know Scott Brown so I can’t predict his movements. I can just say that if after this he does what you’re afraid of, he’s toast.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: He cannot be that silly. After running ‘against the machine’ with those words, he cannot possibly run the risk of becoming part of it. That isn’t going to happen.

CALLER: He would be just like Obama if he did that.

RUSH: No.

CALLER: He would be exactly like Obama.

RUSH: No.

CALLER: Well, close.

RUSH: No. No. No. There’s no Republican that’s exactly like Obama.

CALLER: (giggling)

RUSH: No. No. No. But nevertheless I wouldn’t worry about it right now. It’s not under your control anyway so don’t let it worry you.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Just keep a sharp eye. We’ll tell you when it’s time to panic but I don’t think we’re going to be pushing the panic button on this.

CALLER: Good.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: You may be confident, and don’t worry about anything until I tell you to. Let’s see. Roger in Kingwood, Texas, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hi. Hi, Rush. I’ve been listening so long I don’t know how long I’ve been listening.

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: I like that.

CALLER: On this election, I am as happy and as giddy as anybody. I went to bed with a smile and woke up with a smile off of Massachusetts. But being somewhat realistic and following Republican politics as long as I have, I would caution a little bit. I don’t want to take the bloom off the rose.

RUSH: No, of course not.

CALLER: But as happy as I am that the people of Massachusetts —

RUSH: But.

CALLER: — one time voted this guy in he is —

RUSH: But.

CALLER: Yeah, and it’s a small ‘but.’ He is still a New England Republican.

RUSH: Ah.

CALLER: He’s talking conservative.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I want to see where the votes come down and when he pushes that button in the Senate before I get too ecstatic because we don’t need three of them up there in that neck of the woods. I just hope that he’s all he’s talking about.

RUSH: What do you mean? Three of who?

CALLER: Well, we got the two up in Maine. We don’t need another one in Massachusetts.

RUSH: Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah. Well, you know what, though? Let me tell you something. I made a point of this yesterday. His vote would be irrelevant if the Republicans had not held rock steady, rock firm in the Senate including Snowe and including Collins. Do you realize that?

CALLER: It’s a shock, Rush.

RUSH: Yeah, but it’s no mean feat for that to happen.

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: As much public pressure as there was: ‘Health care, health care, health care,’ and as popular as Obama was at one point. So, yeah. Look, I understand. I totally understand people being cautious about this and wanting to temper the extremes on the celebration side.

CALLER: Well, yeah. Let’s have our excitement but, you know, let’s see where it goes. Let’s not be as giddy as the Democrats wrongfully were about President Obama. And just an aside: Would we, as a group of Republicans, be as excited as we are today with the potential of doing a ’94 redo if McCain had won? I don’t think so.

RUSH: No. Of course not, but this is —

CALLER: Absolutely not even close.

RUSH: Let me tell you: This is bigger than ’94.

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: Let me tell you something. I understand what you’re saying about tempering the extremes of celebration, but what has happened this week is huge. The Democrats have a supermajority in the Senate, a big majority in the House. They have a Democrat architect of health care in the White House, and it has been defeated. And it’s the people of this country who defeated it. The machine was defeated, and now you’ve got this Supreme Court decision. There is a legitimate reason for people to be happy. People have devoted their whole lives this past year to creating this result, to beating back the socialist takeover of the American health care system. It is worth celebrating. It’s also imperative to remember that the same kind of enthusiasm must continue all the way through November.

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RUSH: Patrick in Glenview, Illinois, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Yes?

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: Mega dittos. I wanted to… You know, the Democrats had a supermajority, they could have passed anything they wanted, and the only thing that kept it from being passed was their infighting, and that was due to the people’s voices being heard.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: And I wonder what would have happened if we’d… You know, people have been calling for term limits. I would say if we’d had term limits in place, we’d be looking at health care already. Everything would have gotten passed because they woulda said, ‘You know what? I’m outta here anyhow. I’m voting along party lines and the party is going to take care of me.’ The system worked the way it was supposed to. I used to be a proponent for term limits, and I’m thinking, ‘No, because these guys…’ The only reason nothing went through is they were scared to death of their jobs, and that’s why they were fighting amongst themselves.

RUSH: Well…

CALLER: Just a thought, you know?

RUSH: Yeah. (sigh) If Scott Brown had lost, we would have health care. It’s not just a term limits thing.

CALLER: No, no. I know that, too, but I’m just wondering. You know, I’m just thinking how lucky we are that we didn’t have term limits. Because the people’s voice, I think, would have gotten lost.

RUSH: Well, I know what you’re saying, but what you’re saying at rock bottom is: If we had term limits, we wouldn’t have Barney Frank to laugh at. We wouldn’t have John Kerry as a buffoon. We wouldn’t have Pelosi running around. They would be gone and people who are probably less likable or more likable would be in position. So, yeah, but ‘What-if?’ questions are an academic exercise for me anyway. I understand what you’re saying but I’m a literalist. I deal with what happened and what is, and term limits aren’t going to happen any time soon.

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