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RUSH: Robert in Effingham, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Rush, hey, mega dittos, and it’s an honor to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.

CALLER: Hey, listen, my wife and I, which she says hello to you, have been talking and listening to you for years, and what’s going on with the election right now and Obama, what I think is that I don’t think he wants to be reelected. By everything that we listen to on the news and from you, I don’t think the guy wants to be reelected. I think with his failing presidency now that he’s afraid to be the president that lets everything crash, which it looks like that’s what he’s doing anyway.

RUSH: Now, I find that a fascinating theorem.

CALLER: Well, I don’t want everybody to think, okay, we can relax, you know, Obama’s gonna throw the election.

RUSH: No, no, I’m not interpreting it that way. Your theorizing on the way Obama strategizes and thinks, and you think that Obama wants to lose because he knows there’s an economic crash coming and he doesn’t want his name attached to it in legacy or history books, right?

CALLER: Exactly. He doesn’t want — by the way, the blueberry tea, excellent stuff.

RUSH: It is, isn’t that good stuff?

CALLER: That was the best thing I’ve ever drank.

RUSH: I’m gonna tell you, Two If By Tea is the best bottled iced tea — well, it’s the best iced tea — best bottled iced tea in the country. It just is. I don’t say that lightly, and I’m not saying it because it’s mine. I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true, ’cause it couldn’t be backed up. Credibility is on the line when you make a claim like that. Look, it’s an interesting theory, and a lot of people like to theorize these kind of things. Your theory is based on another faulty premise. Well, the false premise here is that the Democrats are almost unbeatable; that they never make any mistakes; that they’re so far ahead of us in strategy they run rings around us. And now it’s gotten so bad that there’s no way they want their names attached to this.

Your premise requires, for it to be true, for Obama and the Democrats to be light years ahead of everybody else, smarter, shiftier, all these kinds of things, and they’re not. They’re not smarter. They are not greater strategically. There are other factors here in my making that assessment, and one of them is the media constantly furthers that notion. And, of course, the Republican establishment sometimes, there is some cowardice there. And we don’t want to bite back full strength because they’re gonna call us racists or whatever. But they’re not smarter. They don’t do everything right. My only point here is that they don’t constantly succeed. They make mistakes all the time.

But I disagree with your theory, primarily because, where we’re headed is exactly where Obama wants to go. And I don’t think they want to trust an economic crash that’s not complete to somebody else. I’m just going by what he has said, his own words. (imitating Obama) “America’s never worked. It’s time to transform it. For 210 years this country has been a failure. But for the last three-and-a-half we’re finally turning it around. It’s gonna be a while, but we’re transforming this country. Capitalism has never worked. It doesn’t work. It’s unfair; it’s inequitable; it’s unjust,” all this. “Gonna be 10, 15 years before we have single payer health. You can’t trust that happening if you got Republicans in the White House.” So no, don’t buy it. Obama wants this as bad as he’s ever wanted anything, and his ego is such, losing, it’s not possible, incomprehensible, not gonna happen.


RUSH: By the way, why would Obama worry about history? Why would any Democrat? Democrats have escaped the consequences of their actions for over a hundred years. History doesn’t record them accurately when it comes to destroying things.


RUSH: Okay, so it’s on the table: Obama, he doesn’t care about winning. We’re headed to an economic crash, and he doesn’t want to be around when it happens; he wants the blame going somewhere else. There are many things wrong with this. This is an interesting theory. But in the first place: Who writes history? The media! They are the immediate authors of history. When did Democrats get blamed for anything? Even now, all of this is still being blamed on Bush. This economic collapse that we’re in now.

Obama says, “my predecessor,” and the media carries the water. Republicans are gonna get blamed for it no matter who’s in the White House. So why would any Democrat worry about history? Democrats have escaped the consequences of their actions for over a hundred years because of the media. So I don’t see Obama or the Democrats worried about history. Look at the so-called fiscal cliff that we are facing at the start of 2013 with Obamacare. Taxmageddon. Look at all the new taxes. Look at the further shrinkage of the employment base.

Look at the slowdown of the economy that is, without question, coming. What part of that do the Democrats not want? It’s all happening because of them.

A Democrat named Artur Davis, a black Democrat (a guy that seconded Obama’s nomination 2008) quit the Democrat Party yesterday. Artur Davis said he can no longer be member of a party which is the architect of job destruction. He doesn’t want to be a member of a party which criticizes achievers. He doesn’t want to be a member of a party that targets achievement for punishment. He’s a down-the-line conservative. Now, some people are being cynical and saying, “Well, he’s just doing an Arlen Specter. He’s just switching parties ’cause he knows he can’t win as a Democrat.”

I don’t care.

I listen to what he’s saying.

This is an African-American who’s setting himself up for “Uncle Tom” status. This guy’s gonna join the ranks of Thomas Sowell and Clarence Thomas and Shelby Steele. He’s gonna be persona non grata in the Democrat Party. This guy opposed health care. He voted against health care. Jesse Jackson said, “You cannot be black and oppose Obamacare.” You can’t be black and oppose Obamacare! So here’s Artur Davis leaving the Democrat Party.

He knows that where we’re headed is the result of Democrat architecture. They wrote this. They wrote Obamacare. They wrote the stimulus. They’re the authors of high taxation and other policies which lead to economic growth declining. This fiscal cliff that we’re headed towards? The Democrats are driving the car. If they don’t want us headed to the cliff and going over, they would change the direction the car is being driven. But they’re not. They’re doubling down on it.

What part of this agenda do the Democrats not want? Do you hear any Democrat arguing against the Obama agenda, other than Artur Davis who’s leaving the party? You don’t. So we got tax increases. We’ve got the deficit ballooning. Massive cuts to the military are right down the road here. These are all part of the Democrat Party’s wet dream for this country, folks. What part of it do they not want? You know, if Obama and the Democrats don’t want to be in power during the forthcoming economic train wreck, they would change their policies.

But they’re not doing that. They’re doubling down on the speed, and it’s full speed ahead.

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