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RUSH: Lake Ronkonkoma. Always like getting calls from Lake Ronkonkoma. I wanted to say it. Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, this is Don. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hi.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s great to talk to you again.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER: Listen, yesterday we lost a technology visionary and a success story, but maybe even more important, we lost a role model. In a world where we have role models like Steve Jobs who contribute positively to society they’re not in short supply; they’re just not put in the spotlight. We have these pandemonium protestors down at Wall Street and all over, and they don’t look at realistic role models but instead to whiners and complainers. How do you get through to them, Rush?

RUSH: You know, I used to be, back in the early days of this program mildly obsessed with that premise. How to get through to the mind-numbed left?

CALLER: I steer as many people to your program as I can. I have your Limbaugh Letter, and I use your Limbaugh Letter and your program to educate.

RUSH: Wow. That’s as good as anybody can do right there. I couldn’t come up with anything better than that myself.

CALLER: (laughing.)

RUSH: But seriously, I’ve thought about it over the course of the years, how do you get through to the robot left? I mean these people have literally been brainwashed. And so the question I’ve always had, “Okay, what’s called for here? Engage ’em on their level and try to persuade them in their own context or to give ’em tough love?” Here’s what Herman Cain said. This would be an example of tough love. The Wall Street Journal’s website, The Big Interview, the deputy managing editor, Alan Murray, and Murray said, “Occupy Wall Street, Mr. Cain, what do you do make of that?”

CAIN: I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street. Don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not a person’s fault because they succeeded. It is a person’s fault if they failed.

RUSH: Right. So he’s saying, hey, success is not a failure.

CALLER: You know, I was thinking, maybe these protestors will get a brainstorm idea and develop and market a new industrial strength deodorant. They’ve been down there for a week.

RUSH: Well, that’s part of the allure. The psychology of these people is what I finally determined makes it almost impossible to get through to ’em as a group. If I were to walk down there and commandeer a microphone or podium, I don’t know that that’s the way to get through to ’em. We’re dealing genuinely here with mind-numbed robots. These people have been indoctrinated and programmed. You couple it with the fact that the main problem that they have is that they are bored and they feel worthless. They feel like their lives don’t mean anything and they are desperately seeking relevance. They want to be noticed. I could lie to ’em. I could maybe get their attention by standing up and saying, “Folks, I’m with you on one thing, let’s just cancel all debt.” Now, I’d own ’em for a while. I’d have ’em right in the palm of my hand for a while, but I think rather than get through to ’em, the people that represent them have to be defeated. That’s the real solution to this.

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