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RUSH: Joel in Houma, Louisiana, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush, it’s a great honor to talk to you, sir.

RUSH: Appreciate that.

CALLER: I am a 19-year-old college student living here in south Louisiana. I’m only about 60 miles north of the coast, and this is, this oil spill is really going to affect our economy, but I’m worried that the liberals are going to come out and say, ‘Well, this is the reason we shouldn’t have any oil explorations anymore.’

RUSH: Yeah, they’re already doing that.

CALLER: Right. But I’m reminded of the words of President Reagan when he made the Challenger address: This is the cost of discovery and exploration. It’s not for the faint of heart. We have to do these kind of things, and sometimes this stuff happens, but we have to continue to press forward, you know?

RUSH: You’re 19?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: You’re 19 going on 40 with your education.

CALLER: (laughs)

RUSH: You know, you’re exactly right, and so was Ronaldus Magnus, but there’s a big difference: The opposition to oil is a political thing. It is only made to look like they care about the environment and global warming and saving the planet. It’s a political agenda to get control of the oil industry as well, and to decrease our use of oil. Obama wants the price of gasoline up. It’s all political. So saying these kind of things happen when you — I mean, take a look at what he’s doing in the space program, and tell me if you see any exploration going on there.

CALLER: No, absolutely not.

RUSH: Zip, zero, nada. It’s an object lesson here in what liberals are, and any time, in whatever endeavor is taking — if a bunch of ten-years-old are playing dodge ball and some kid gets hit in the head and cries (crying), they cancel it all over the country! If junior high school football teams, if one of them happens to be really good and skunks every other team by 30 or 40 points, eventually the liberals will say, ‘We gotta stop keeping score or this really good team starts 20 points in the hole.’ And the thing the liberals don’t get is that in those circumstances, the kids are keeping score — in their minds. They’re playing to win. But liberals are trying to take hurt, harm, risk, and pain out of everyday life, and the only way you can do that is with a pain pill. They want to numb everybody up.

To them, the essence of life is unfair. Just life itself is unfair, because there are days that people hurt. There are days that people suffer. And they always assign the suffering to economic or racial reasons. People are suffering because they don’t have as much as the next guy does. Or they are suffering because they’re of a minority skin color, or what have you. Folks, liberalism is hideous. It is the antithesis of being pro-human. It looks at life as a burden in and of itself to be managed, rather than as a blessing to be explored and lived to the fullest. When you live life to the fullest, that’s when, in the liberal frame of mind, that’s when things go wrong, that’s when things happen.

Who’s next? Vincent, Fort Worth, great to have you on the program, sir. Hi.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Mega dittos.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: I want to say mega Rush Baby dittos, but I might need a Rush Baby paternity test depending on what year you started broadcasting in Dallas.

RUSH: (laughing) Okay. All right.

CALLER: I guess with Obamacare at age 26 I could still be a Rush Baby, so would qualify either way.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: I wanted to talk about the Puerto Rico status bill that went through the House of Representatives yesterday. It’s headed to the Senate. There’s a lot of Republicans and Democrats on both sides of that bill. It sets up a vote in Puerto Rico every eight years to see if they want to remain a territory. And I just wanted to caution people against doing what Obama is doing and looking at Puerto Rico and assuming that because they’re all Hispanics or Latinos, that that must mean that they’re all liberal Democrats. Puerto Rico has a strong conservative movement. In 2008 when we were electing Obama, they were electing a Republican who ran on a platform for smaller government and obtaining this vote on a territorial status, and he won in a landslide. It’s like you say, conservatism works every time it’s tried. This bill is a good opportunity to set up a recurring vote in Puerto Rico to give people the right to decide on that status. And I don’t — I hate to see it conflated or confused with the immigration issue because everybody in Puerto Rico is already a US citizen.

RUSH: Well, I don’t know that. I don’t know how many people are confusing it with the immigration issue — I’m sure some people are — but there is a bit of prejudice here on the part of some people who assume that because they’re a Caribbean nation that they are automatically going to be predisposed to vote for people to give them handouts.

CALLER: Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of that.

RUSH: And the Democrats are the ones that think that!

CALLER: I agree.

RUSH: It’s largely Democrats. The Democrats are also making a push to get the District of Columbia made a state. Look it, the reason they’re doing — they’re going to need these votes. And that’s the comparison to the whole illegal alien problem here: the Democrats need these votes. They know they have alienated over half the people in this country. They’re going to have to make up the votes they’ve lost, especially among independents and the so-called moderates. And so they’re the ones pushing all of this. And whenever they want — Democrats, folks, when the Democrats want new votes, they want new wards of the state. They don’t want independent, thinking people. They don’t want it. That’s not the people they want voting for them in their party.

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