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RUSH: An instant See, I Told You So. Mere moments ago from behind this very EIB microphone, I said to you that shortly next year — it didn’t even take that long — the Democrats would be talking about what a great and historic president Barack Obama was, after 100 years of sweat and toil, to bring national health care and affordable health care to every citizen, it was Barack Obama who was able to pull it off. This afternoon on PMSNBC live, the anchor was interviewing the governor of Virginia, well the former governor, Tim Kaine, and said, ‘Governor, Michael Steele has been slamming the party-line vote with some very colorful language during a conference call with reporters, took aim at Democrats. Begin with his claim the American people don’t want this. What’s your reaction to that part of his rant?’

KAINE: Here is my point about his rant. He can try to be the Grinch that stole Christmas, but the passage of this health care reform is going to be the biggest step forwards since Social Security or Medicare, and it’s also the biggest deficit reduction bill that’s been passed by Congress in the last ten years.

RUSH: Come on.

KAINE: I am just so proud of this president and the Congress for putting the health needs of millions of Americans before the special interests and getting very, very close to passing this bill. The Republicans under Chairman Steele’s leadership have been trying to delay it, trying to block votes on it, making up stuff about it, but they can’t stop progress, and the American people are going to be the big winners when this bill passes.

RUSH: I am just so proud of this president, just so proud. And they keep saying, ‘When the American people find out what’s in it, they’re going to love this so much.’ Why wait? Tell us what’s in it now. Why do we have to wait to be so happy? If it’s such wonderful stuff, why not tell us now? By the way, Obama, he’s a team player, folks, he’s a team player. This afternoon at the White House, after a shakedown with — I mean a meeting with small and community bankers, the president spoke to reporters.

OBAMA: I will not leave until my friends in the Senate have completed their work. My attitude is that if they’re making these sacrifices to provide health care to all Americans, then the least I can do is — is to be around and — and provide them any encouragement and last-minute help where necessary.

RUSH: Aw, so big of our wonderful new president, so big of him, he’s going to delay his vacation to Hawaii to stay here to lend any help and encouragement, gonna stay in the White House, such tough duty to stay in the White House at Christmastime. I’ve been to the White House at Christmastime. It’s beautiful. Such a sacrifice he’s making, such a sacrifice to give up his — well, well, well, yeah, okay. I take it back. There is a bit of a sacrifice. His wife and kids are there, but that’s incidental, there are places you can go to get away from the family in the White House, there’s all kinds of places you can go in there and they can’t find you. Situation Room is one place. Throw a big party in there. Call Tiger.

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