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RUSH: A programming note. Tomorrow, Sean Hannity from Fox News is coming to the EIB Southern Command to videotape yet another interview. Now, the last time this happened, it created the media firestorm of the year where I repeated and explained my comment: ‘Yes, I want Obama to fail.’ So Hannity is coming back tomorrow, and I guess it’s going to be a two-parter again like it was last time. I don’t really know all the details, but I do want to make this observation. All of you Republicans who admonish me for saying I want Obama to fail, all of you Republicans, ‘No, no, no, we want our president to succeed,’ well, I assume you Republicans are endorsing Sonia Sotomayor. I assume you are supporting Obama nationalizing Chrysler and General Motors. I assume that you are endorsing $12 trillion in new budget deficits. I assume that you are endorsing the coming massive tax increases to help defray some of those budget deficits. And I suppose that you Republicans who were hoping and saying, ‘No, we don’t want our president to fail, we want our president to succeed,’ I guess you Republicans are thus endorsing the coming nationalizing of health care, ’cause that’s Obama’s agenda. It’s what he’s doing. He’s getting it done. He’s getting what he wants.

So if you wanted Obama to succeed, you got it. Three cheers for Obama’s success, right? No, this is exactly what I meant when I made that original comment: I hope he fails. This is destructive. His agenda is destructive. We don’t want him to succeed with his agenda. America succeeds when Obama fails. But he’s not failing, because the Republicans are all, ‘We hope our president succeeds.’ So down the road, I don’t want to hear a word of complaint from Republicans who say they want Obama to succeed. I don’t want to hear them complain about the problems I create for them by saying I hope he fails, because Obama is succeeding in installing his leftist agenda, which is exactly what I was saying I did not want to happen, everybody knew what I meant when I said it. But nobody had the guts, or very few had the guts to back it up because they didn’t want the criticism.

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