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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, over the course of many sterling broadcasts, over the course of many years I have constantly told you to look at the Democrats and the media and the American left in this way. Whenever there’s good news for America it’s bad news for them. America wins in Iraq, bad news for the Democrats. America’s economy goes up, new jobs, wages go up, bad news for the Democrats. Consequently, when the economy appears to go in the tank or there’s some statistics out there that say the economy is headed to the tank, Democrats are happy. Remember, Dick Gephardt back in the early 2000s when the stock market was dropping, when the bubble hit, I think in 2000 itself, ‘Every hundred point drop,’ he said, ‘we pick up a seat in the House.’ They were ecstatic. They were happy. We have just the latest evidence of this in two audio sound bites from CNN’s Anderson Cooper 180. First sound bite is David Rodham Gergen, who says this about Obama.

GERGEN: What happened over the weekend with the economy and the bottom falling out of the financial markets and we’ve been saying for some time on this program, this is the worst financial crisis since the Depression. Alan Greenspan said on Sunday the worst economic situation he’s seen. It seems to me that there’s a real turning point now that that momentum on McCain’s side is likely to fade and there it is opportunity for Obama to seize the momentum back on his side.

RUSH: An opportunity for Obama to seize the momentum on the backs of what these people think is going to be the next depression. What they are hoping is the next Great Depression. That was backed up by Candy Crowley. Anderson Cooper said, ‘Candy, no doubt — very quickly — on the campaign trail, it obviously played a big role today. You anticipate, in the days ahead, issue number one, it’s going to be front and center?’

CROWLEY: Oh, absolutely. I mean listen, just as foreclosures were showing on B-17 or in the real estate section, along comes this horrific headline out of Wall Street. I mean, this is what they wanted, they believe, of course, that the economy is one of their strengths and that they can paint John McCain as George Bush.

RUSH: This is what they wanted. The Obama campaign wants this. The Obama campaign wants you suffering, they want you worried, they want you panicked. I offer this is not as anything earth-shattering from the Democrat National Committee’s CNN, it’s just evidence, it’s just the latest bit of evidence that they are hoping and thus they’re this the process of talking it all down.

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