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RUSH: The reason that I will never bet against America and make Obama the odds-on favorite to destroy this country with health care is I would like to believe Obama isn’t a clever enough thug. Now, I could be wrong about that. But it’s ham-handed stuff like what he did to the Supreme Court during the State of the Union speech that gives me hope that Obama will ultimately blow his monument grab. And what’s next to fall? He still has pretty high likability. But I have a prediction. I don’t know when, I will not predict when, but at some point, ladies and gentlemen, there is going to be a frustration that overwhelms our young president. And he’s going to make a mistake during an occasion when there is no prompter. And he is going to let fly his anger and his intent. (imitating Obama) ‘I don’t care what you do, I don’t care what you think, we’re gonna change this country, this country is immoral, this country is nonjust, this country has been unfair to people and we’re going to change it.’

At some point the level of frustration at not being able to get this through by lying, cheating, conniving and so forth is going to lead to a moment. This incident of really ripping into the Supreme Court during the State of the Union is a small indicator of what’s possible on this score. So you mark my words. Barack Obama is going to be the final nail in his own political coffin. He’s going to hammer it one of these days. This is March 10th, 2010, at about 12:55 p.m. That’s when I make the prediction that Obama at one point is going to lose composure and somehow, some way, is going to admit himself what he’s really doing and why. And at that point, the likability numbers will start joining the popularity numbers, approval numbers of his policies.


RUSH: Let’s just admit it. It is time to fire here straight ahead, pulling no punches. Let’s just admit it: The nation made a horrible mistake in electing Barack Obama. Not us, of course. Not us. The nation at large made a huge mistake. Many others know it. People know it, and they regret it and they want to reverse course. The vast majority of the people of this country want no part of what this administration has offered or has done. The problem is we don’t get to start fixing this until November with the congressional elections, and even then the Democrats hang on ’til January, even if they lose. Obama, of course, hangs on for another three years or so. Now, President Obama is a loose cannon. He knows he’s a mistake, and he knows that a majority of the country know that they made a mistake in electing him. He knows that if the American people could vote up and down on him today they’d throw him out of office.

He knows it. His ego may not allow him to think of it much but he knows it and Axelrod knows it and David Plouffe knows and Robert Gibbs knows it. They don’t care because nothing can happen but they know. What they’re doing is saying, ‘We did it! We fooled ’em,’ and they know that they’ve got three years to screw this place up in their image. They have three years now. They also know that they’d throw out his party. If the election were today, Obama would be gone and so would the Democrats. That is why he and his flunkies have become so defiant. That is why they are trying to get their agenda installed before the public can deal with this mistake. It is in this atmosphere that I firmly believe, and I predicted mere moments ago on this very program from behind this (tap, tap) the Golden EIB Microphone… What, did I break a meter in there when I do that? Engineers hate it when you do that (tap, tap) because it pegs the meter and they just don’t like it. Even though it doesn’t hurt anything, they just don’t like seeing the meter being pegged.

At any rate, it is in this defiance and it is in this attitude — and I know people like this: ‘You can’t touch me!’ We’re dealing with Bart Simpson here who’s just burned down the house, who’s saying, ‘You can’t prove it. Nobody saw me do it. You can’t touch a thing.’ Except we’ve all seen him do it but there’s nothing we can do about it. So he’s laughing at us. He’s laughing at us behind closed doors. He and Michelle (My Belle) they’re laughing at us, but they are defiant now and they know they’ve got three years to get this done. That’s why health care, health care, health care today and March 18th. If it’s not March 18th, it’s going to be March 19th. If it’s not March 19th it’s going to be May 19th. They’re not going to stop. They know that their game is over.

They know that the vast majority of people now realize that they were fooled and elected somebody who’s totally unlike the man they thought they were electing, in every way possible. It is in this defiance that he becomes this loose cannon and will screw up and will himself reveal what his true motivations have been from the day he first started planning running for the presidency (which was many, many years prior to when you think it was) for the express purpose of, within the democratic process, overthrowing this country. ‘You really mean to say that, Rush?’ Yeah. Of course I do! I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it. What the hell do you think is happening out there? Our way of life is being overthrown. The very foundations, the institutions, the principles founded and led to this country being the greatest nation ever are under daily assault by this administration on purpose.

If you were alive during the sixties and you remember that raucous bunch running around blowing up bank buildings and shouting out whatever invective against the establishment, they’re running the country now. They now have the power to legally blow up whatever they want to blow — without explosives. So we have a circumstance where everybody knows what’s going on here. The vast majority of people know they made a mistake in electing Obama. Obama knows that they know. People regret it, they want to reverse course but he’s laughing. ‘You can’t touch me for three years, and I don’t care if my party loses in November. I’m just as happy to blame my failures on the Republicans as I am on the Democrats. You can’t touch me. In the meantime, I can stop you from going fishing wherever you want.

‘I can buy your car companies. I can put competitive car companies out of business. I can determine what kind of food you’re going to eat. I can determine what kind of health care you’re going to get. I can determine what everything’s going to cost you. I can determine whether you have a chance to get rich or not. I can tax you into poverty. I can do whatever I want to do, and I’m going to give it my best shot. I’m going to make sure that this country pays the price for all of its transgressions since its founding. I’m going to make sure this country is knocked down to size. I’m going to make sure this country and people find out just how much pain and suffering they have caused around the world, and it’s time they paid a price for it.’ That’s what’s happening here. So they become defiant and know their time is limited.

I knew this was the case, folks. I knew this was the case when Obama said he’d just as soon be a great one-term president as a mediocre two-termer. If you are a one-term president seeking to be a second-term president, but you don’t make it, it means you’re voted out of office. Why? It means people do not want you! Think Jimmy Carter. People didn’t want four more years of a misery index. They didn’t want four more years of incompetence. Obama, if he can get what he wants done, he’d be happy to be thrown out of office after having a very successful four years in transforming the country into an image that he and his radical buddies have longed to make it for longer than I’ve been alive, and many of you as well. As each day goes on more and more people are going to see this. It’s right in front of everybody’s eyes.

You have 2,200 people in St. Louis today opposing Obama’s health care plan after 4,000 speeches, versus 400 people who show up (invited guests only). I’ve heard… I can’t confirm this. Somebody is going to have to find this. I’m not even going to mention a name here ’til I can confirm this. I’ve heard that a famous mainstream media reporter was told by Obama’s press people on Monday in Glenside, Pennsylvania, ‘You are not allowed to interview the people who attended the rally.’ I don’t know if that’s true. I would not doubt it. We’re gonna try to find out. If it is true, it makes perfect sense. It’s a stacked deck. It wasn’t members of the public. It was bought and paid for, union people, Organizing for America crowd, generated, what have you. And it’s that way in St. Louis today, or St. Charles. The public is not invited.

State-Controlled Media is just giddy, just can’t contain their excitement that they think I’m going to move to Costa Rica if health care passes. Folks, I just want to tell you: It is a badge of honor to have been attacked by the worst president in our history. It’s a badge of honor. Wherever this guy goes he’s the least qualified, the least experienced guy in the room. It will be the case at that high school in St. Charles this afternoon at ten ’til four Central Time. So here’s a list — and I’m sure it’s not complete, a partial list — of Americans the president has honored with lies winning insults, and smears. Of course the top of the list: Me. Doctors, Supreme Court justices, health insurance executives and employees, CIA interrogators, bankers, investment analysts, President George W. Bush, global warming ‘deniers,’ Sergeant James Crowley (the beer summit attendee from Cambridge) and, of course, the guy that this man has insulted more often than anybody else is Mr. Straw Man.


RUSH: Checking the e-mail: ‘Rush, did you really mean to use the word overthrow?’ Yeah, we’re in the middle of an overthrow of our way of life. How else can I describe this? By the way, it was Karen Tumulty of TIME Magazine who was told by Obama’s people, ‘You are not allowed to interview people in the audience at the Monday health care rally in Glenside, Pennsylvania.’ Karen Tumulty at TIME Magazine. Yeah, I meant to say overthrow. It’s just another word for transform. What the hell is transform? I got an interesting question: ‘You think Obama’s going to let it slip one day what his real intentions are? Do you think he has?’ No, no. But I’ll tell you when I think he’s come close. There have been a couple of instances. I think the bitter clingers comment in San Francisco, that was close. He was with a bunch of buddies, and he was telling them what they and he really think of the people in flyover country, yeah, these religious people, these people clinging to their guns and their religion when things don’t go right. But he’s also had some comments, what he said about the cop in Cambridge, calling the cop stupid. He has told us what’s really floating around in his mind.

But when I think it almost happened, remember the health care summit when Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor both just took it to him, and particularly Paul Ryan, who we’re interviewing tomorrow afternoon after the program for the next issue of The Limbaugh Letter. Paul Ryan just took it to him in every which way you can, the numbers don’t add up, the American people don’t want this, this is about national universal health care, and Obama just stared, and Cantor got much the same kind of reaction. You remember that look, Obama staring at these guys like how dare you, how dare you expose the truth of what this really is, don’t you understand the game we’re playing here? We’re all politicians, and I’m the big dog in the room, you’re to defer to me, and here’s Cantor treating him like he’s just another guy picked up on the street who happens to be dead wrong about something. And I think if Cantor or Ryan had just stopped and paused, I think we might have had a mini-explosion. So, yeah, I think all of this defiance and the knowledge — don’t think that they don’t care about these poll numbers and don’t think in the White House they don’t care.

This guy wants to be loved and appreciated, and he’s not being. And when liberals think that you don’t appreciate their brilliance and their compassion and what they’re trying to do for you — remember they hold you in contempt anyway as being too stupid to know what’s good for you, but when you reject their good offices, when you openly reject their better, elitist understanding of what you ought to do in your life, well, then that contempt becomes something a little stronger, and then the defiance, ‘I’ll show you.’ So don’t be surprised. I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen but at some point Obama will get close, if not all the way, to telling us who he really is and what’s really in his heart.

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