RUSH: Joe in St. Louis, thank you for waiting, sir. You’re up next. Hello.
CALLER: You know, Rush, I’ve gotta disagree with you about two things. The Democrat Party as far back as Roosevelt has never been anything but a party of envy, jealousy, and greed. And they’ve always been a minority. But come this election, the people that voted for Obama, they didn’t vote because of hatred. They didn’t vote for hope and change. They voted to get even with me and you. It’s payback time. And that’s all it ever was about.
RUSH: Well, that’s essentially what I said, that they hate us.
CALLER: Well, it’s more than just hatred. It’s payback, because I know, and I know that you know, that none of these people’s lives will change and their life will not be any better than it is now. But as long as me and you and the people that listen to you are getting hurt, that’s all they care about. It’s payback time.
RUSH: I do not disagree with that in any shape manner or form, but I do think at the leadership level — look at what’s driving this — at the leadership level is a dislike for the structure of this country, for the basic foundations of it.
CALLER: And, you know, the thing about that is Pelosi and Reid and all of them, they know that none of these things will ever touch them or their families, because they’ll be wherever they’re at, they’ll have their money, they’ll have their perks, Nancy will fly all over the world on Air Force planes. These things will never touch them. They’ll just affect me and you. And the other thing I would say that I disagree with you about was Stacy, if you remember a few years when you had people calling in talking about how when they lost their jobs it was a good thing, people in your audience aren’t going to sit around and give you a sob story. Nobody cares and nobody listens —
RUSH: Oh, don’t misunderstand now, I’m not talking about a bunch of people quitting. What I mean by sob story, I want people to call this program whose stories are the result of federal government action and legislation forcing them to take a new direction that they maybe didn’t want to have to take, shutting down their business, making it impossible to run their business with high taxes or what have you. The purpose here is to illustrate the details of the program, not to create a bunch of whiners, we’re not doing that.
CALLER: Well, we already know all that, we know everything that the government does to us and I love you, Rush, don’t misunderstand, but you know what, you’re not going to get me or Stacy or anybody to sit around and cry and whine, we just get up and keep moving on because, you know what, that’s what we learned from you.
RUSH: I understand. I appreciate that, I really do. I don’t expect anybody to sit around. That’s how we’re going to overcome this. Ed Feulner at Heritage yesterday said the American people are not constantly forever thwarted. We totally believe this. I just want to turn a little tactic around on them for some entertainment’s sake here.
CALLER: I don’t know if we can overcome this, Rush, because I think there’s a majority of people in this country —
RUSH: Now, wait a minute, Joe. Wait a minute, now. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t sit here and say don’t give me any sob stories, these people are going to go out there they’re going to do whatever they have to do, and then in the next breath say they can’t overcome it.
CALLER: Rush, we’re going to keep fighting but I’m telling you I’m afraid that there’s a majority of people in this country now that have been taught to sit there with their hands out, and I can remember back in the ’92 election when some little snot-nosed little brat girl got up and asked George Bush, ‘I just got out of college and I just had a baby and I got all of these bills and what are you going to do for me?’ And instead of telling her, ‘Ma’am, that’s not my job to take care of you, your baby, your college bills and all this,’ he started rattling off all these things that he was going to do to help her and then Bill Clinton gave her a ton more that he was going to do for her, and there’s too many people with their hands out.
RUSH: I know, then the ponytail guy stood up. Well, it’s not a majority yet. If it were a majority we’d have 60% approval of the health care bill. It isn’t over yet. It’s not a 60% — or even over 50% majority of people want to hang around with their hands out. We’re not there yet. We’re not there. It isn’t over.
CALLER: All right. I’m with you. I’m not going anywhere.
RUSH: Well, I might be. But — (laughing)
CALLER: (laughing) I want to go with you, baby.
RUSH: (laughing) Just kidding, just kidding. Anyway, Joe, thanks for the call.