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RUSH: Scott in Philadelphia. Great to have you on Open Line Friday, sir. Hello.

CALLER: It’s an honor, Rush. I got a problem with all the… McConnell, Boehner, and Karl Rove. They’ve hijacked the party.

RUSH: Yeah. (sigh)

CALLER: I want to know why nobody says nothing about it. I mean, we elect these conservatives, they get in there, and then they’re browbeaten into submission.

RUSH: Well, it’s not that nobody says anything about it. I myself have been referencing this. Others I know have. I mean, I know people who are making this the focal point of their media presentations. I think what people… I was gonna say “people don’t understand.” I think people do understand it. The Republican Party establishment co-opted by the Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber of Commerce appears to have been infiltrated by the left.

CALLER: Yes. But we keep electing conservatives in there and nothing gets done.


RUSH: Well, because —

CALLER: Everyone’s just gonna give up.

RUSH: Yeah. So what you’re really angry about here is that the conservative minority in the House is not actively trying to stop Boehner and McConnell. Is that your real complaint?

CALLER: Right. Get them two out and start a revolt. Get them two out of control.

RUSH: Well, what do you mean, “start a revolt”? You mean get rid of Boehner and McConnell from leadership?

CALLER: Yeah. They made a little attempt of it in the beginning when they made Boehner Speaker of the House. But I think they’d have gotten more votes than that to get rid of ’em.

RUSH: Well, no, I understand the desire. It’s just that the way the rules in these institutions exist, it’s really hard to get rid of these leaders — and if you fail, you’re done.

CALLER: I know.

RUSH: You don’t get a committee. You don’t get any reelection money. I’m not making excuses for it. I’m just trying to explain to you the way it is. But the Republican Party is not what you think it is anymore. The Republican Party establishment, the big donors: They want amnesty, for example. They want cheap… This is all about cheap labor. I hate saying it. I can’t tell you how much I hate saying it. I just resent having to be honest about that. ‘Cause it is not the Republican Party I thought I grew up with.

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