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RUSH: Let’s go to the Atlanta. Rob hello, sir, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. I really appreciate it.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: I love you, but I’m gonna disagree with you.

RUSH: Uh-oh.

<*IMAGE*>CALLER: I’m gonna disagree with you in what you said earlier about the Republican leadership. You said that if we had just had different Republican leadership things would be different, and maybe that’s right, but I don’t think so, and here’s why. I really think that us limited government types really are Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. We elected Ronald Reagan, government grew. We changed the House of Representatives under Newt, and we had a short time-out, government grew, and now we elected these Tea Party Republicans and we’re getting ready to fall on our back again. And my point is that we have a systemic problem. George Washington couldn’t go there and fix this. The way the government is operating itself is predetermined to spend money, and that’s my only point, and all the talk about electing the right people and just, you know, calling ’em and writing ’em and making ’em do the right thing isn’t gonna fix the problem because it’s a systemic problem, and there’s lots of reasons for that, I think, but I think we should start talking about that.

RUSH: Well, I have been all day long. The system is just another word for the ruling class.

CALLER: Oh, no, no, the system is the way the Constitution is operating and is understood and the way the political system is set up.

RUSH: Are you saying the Constitution is the problem then?

CALLER: Well, not necessarily as it was originally founded, I don’t. Personally I think the major turning point was the 17th Amendment. I don’t think that if we had senators who represented states, that we would have ended up with the Supreme Court that we have, which would allow the things that it has as far as interstate commerce and all the rest.

RUSH: Ah, you’re complicating this too much. You said we’ve elected a Tea Party and nothing changed. If it weren’t for the Tea Party we woulda caved. If it weren’t for the Tea Party there wouldn’t have even been a disagreement even after winning the election. If there were a Tea Party leadership, it would be different. I have no doubt about that. Yeah, we elected Newt and the boys and they did balance the budget for the first time in a long time. At the same time the doofuses of this country elected Clinton. There’s your system.

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