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RUSH: Here is Joyce in Pittsburgh. Joyce, I’m glad you called. It’s great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program.

CALLER: Well, Rush, Merry Christmas to you, and it’s great to be on the phone with you as well.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Please don’t change. Stay bitter and clinging. We love you that way.

RUSH: (laughing) I can’t change! I can’t change who I am.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: I don’t want to change who I am. I love me.

CALLER: Well, so do we.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: So for Christmas, don’t change. The thing I wanted to say today was, as I listen to all the folks — and I am a gun advocate. So listening to all the folks that are talking about, you know, what’s wrong and taking away the guns… First of all, the left is a culture of death. This is what they love, from aborted children to Dr. Kevorkian to all the individuals that they want to put out of our misery as we get older thanks to Obamacare.

RUSH: Wait just a second.

CALLER: But we basically abort 4,100 kids a day in this country since Roe v. Wade.

RUSH: I want you to hang on. This is an interesting point. This is a fascinating point that you’re making because you’re right. The Democrat Party’s a party of death. They are obsessed with it. Abortion, euthanasia, Kevorkian, Obamacare’s death panels. But at the same time — and this is what’s difficult for people. You know, all you have to do is say that the Democrat Party is the party of death and you realize we’re not persuading anybody to agree with us when you put it that way. You understand that.

CALLER: No, I understand, but I’ve never been politically correct in my life.

RUSH: Because people believe that the Democrat Party doesn’t want you to die. They don’t want you drinking anything over 16 ounces. They don’t want you eating trans fat. They want you to eat all the stuff they say to eat. Don’t eat all the stuff you shouldn’t eat. “You can live forever! You’ll never get sick.” The Democrat Party is perceived as a bunch of people that can save you from death.

CALLER: Right. But they are the culture of death. And then again, they’re always out for our wellbeing. You know, our best mental well-being. That’s why, you know, heaven forbid you can’t have a cigarette commercial on television because you’ll be so influenced that you might smoke. But heaven forbid, look at the movies, look at the video games, and the same people who want to help us have now closed all of the mental hospitals.

We used to have a lot of state mental hospitals in western Pennsylvania. Based in Pittsburgh, you probably know. We had a lot that really did take care of the folks that a family could not — I mean, they just could not take care of them — and they closed them all. They mainstreamed the children to the schools, they forced them into group homes in neighborhoods, and therefore these poor folks have been forced to — uh, I’m missing the word — basically, cope.

They’re being forced to cope in a culture which is not in their best interests. They’re trying to pigeonhole these poor folks. And I have no doubt that, you know, Adam Lanza’s mother was coping with a lot of that. I have no doubt that the lady that wrote the article the other day, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” is, too. These folks don’t have the ability to cope with what they’re dealing with every day. It’s harming the other children in the family because of what they have to go through to protect the one youngster who can’t function.

Yet we’re trying to force these kids to be normal and because of things not under their control, they were born and they were not being normal. They’ve got issues. What’s happened to our western Pennsylvania center? In the Pittsburgh area it was Mayview and all sorts of folks that were there were cared for by folks that understood, for their own safety, what needed to be done. Rush, I just don’t understand.

RUSH: Well, these people have rights, and they can’t be institutionalized or given medicine without their consent because they have rights. The ACLU is right in there. So, I know. It’s a mess. It’s a total mess.

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