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RUSH: I actually think they do know what’s coming their way. You know they know it. What I’m going to be fascinated to see, it will be interesting, let’s say that this shellacking happens pretty much as it’s thought to happen. Let’s say it is anywhere from 55 to 70 seats. Normally what they say is Republicans had a temper tantrum, the voters had a temper tantrum. What are they going to say? What will the analysis be? Will they blame Palin? Will they blame talk radio? Will they blame the Tea Party?

Well, I know, all of the above. But the difference is, let’s say that, in a hypothetical sense, let’s say that I wake up one day and I discover that a third of my audience is gone. Now, that’s not going to happen, but if it did, the first thing I would ask myself is, ‘What am I doing wrong? What have I forgotten, or what am I taking for granted?’ I would never blame the audience. I would never say, ‘Well, those people just don’t realize. They don’t realize how good they’ve got it with me. They’ll see, they’ll go listen to other shows and they’ll be disappointed, they’ll see.’ That’s what the Democrats are going to do. The Democrats will blame you, blame the voters, and they’ll say somehow that that all of this extremism found in the Tea Party and the Republican Party surfaced at the same time, it was a tsunami of extremism based on racism, stoked by Limbaugh and Fox News and all the others.

It’s going to be fascinating to watch because they know they’re governing against the will of the people, and they’re proud of it. They’re happy about it. They know, ladies and gentlemen, that they are a ruling minority. You just wait. If this shellacking happens to the extent that the experts are predicting that it will, what’ll happen is that they will come back in this lame duck session and they will try to ram all kinds of stuff down everybody’s throat, everything in the world. They’ll just say, ‘Okay, you reject us, fine. Try this tax increase; try this, try that,’ and they’ll do everything they can, scorched earth. You watch. They’re probably planning that even as we speak.

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