RUSH: Here is Dennis in Denver. You’re next on the program, sir. It’s great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you very much. I’ve got a very simple question that I would love your opinion on.
CALLER: Does the president — and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and anybody that wants to support the health care bill in its current incarnation — realize that if they ram it down the American public’s throat, they are declaring war on the American public? Or do you think they realize it and really don’t care?
RUSH: I think it’s a little bit of both. When you’re talking about Democrats… War is a little strong, but I know what you mean. They hold us in contempt. The fact they haven’t been able to pass it, they blame on us. They blame it on the tea party people, which they call ‘tea baggers.’ They blame it on the ‘stupid people in this country who listen to talk radio and read blogs.’ Look, Joe Klein said it recently. Bill Maher said it on Larry King. You people are just too stupid to understand all the great things and the issues the Democrats are trying to do, and because your stupidity is standing in the way of their achieving it, they have contempt for you. So they’re, in a sense, declaring war. But they also don’t care. It’s patently obviously. They’re willing to lose the House over this.
CALLER: I travel around the country, I’m an over-the-road truck driver, and I see what their actions have done to this point, and it is dismal out here to say the least.
RUSH: You’re talking about the job market and the economy overall or are you talking about people’s attitudes?
CALLER: Yes. (chuckles)
CALLER: Just follow that.
CALLER: I mean, when you look at a warehouse in LA that a year-and-a-half ago was completely full and you go in there now and it’s 80 to 90% empty? It’s just the people’s attitude. It’s unbelievable. I’ve never believed I would see something like this in my lifetime.
RUSH: Well, you are, and it’s not just you. A lot of people see it. It’s like the story I just recently told about my staffer. After I told the story, the staffer added something else, and that is: In addition to every one of these people complaining about their house being worthless, there being no help — they thought the government, Obama, was going to fix all of this and he’s fixing nothing — they say, ‘And there’s no jobs!’ They started saying, ‘There’s no jobs!’ and they were mad at the government. That’s Obama. Look, I think it’s even worse. I know that Obama has no experience. I know he has no executive experience. I know not one member of his administration has spent any time in the private sector as an employee or as a manager, and I know he’s been educated to think the country is unjust and immoral as it’s been founded. The fact that they keep piling mistake after mistake after mistake on this makes it more and more difficult for me to believe that this is not purposeful. And that, if you want to talk about… If people start to think that — if people start to think this is being done on purpose for whatever reason — then there is going to be, in November, an uprising like nothing you’ve ever seen.