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RUSH: Who does Obama think paid the taxes for the roads and the bridges and the stoplights? Who paid for this? Who paid for all of that? People that don’t have anything? People who pay taxes paid for all this stuff! Folks, it’s a shame that we have to sit here and react to this kind of sophistry and explain to people how this country was built and who did it and why it happened and how it happened. Because we live in a period of time where the president of the United States is trying to rewrite the history of this country.

He wants you to believe that socialists built this country. He wants you to believe that the people who built this country got trod on, stepped on, and never got a dime for what they did. Everybody else stole their work and stole their businesses, and everybody that became rich is basically a thief. And the reason he’s doing it is numbers. There are far more millions of people who aren’t rich than there are people who are. So he can fire up those people that are non-rich.

If you’re an average liberal, you’re sitting out there knowing that your life doesn’t matter. If you’re an average liberal, you’re in desperate, vain search for meaning in your life because you know you don’t have any. And everybody wants their lives to matter. Why are liberals so susceptible to running around and buying cheap little cars they think can “save the planet”? ‘Cause liberals come to ’em and say, “You know what? You’ve destroyed the planet, but you can redeem yourself. You can save the planet!”

Well, if you’re sitting out there and you want your life to matter and it doesn’t, and somebody comes along and tells you, “You can save the planet; all you gotta do is drive a Prius,” well, there you are in the showroom in five minutes trying to make a deal ’cause you want to matter. Everybody wants to matter. So here come Obama, here comes Elizabeth Warren, and they try to tell you, “Yeah, you know all you people sitting around in your underwear watching television all day? You actually made this happen!

“You made it happen. You’re ones that built this country. You’re getting the shaft. The people that are getting rich here stole it all from you. They stole the work you did. They stole the businesses that should be yours!” And it’s depressing to realize that there are a bunch of people out there going, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!” when they hear this. I understand people wanting their lives to matter. Everybody does. Everybody wants their life to have meaning.

Everybody’s in search for the meaning of life in general and the meaning of their life in particular. So here come these demagogues, and we now find ourselves right in the middle of history revision. Normally, history revision takes place somewhat after specific events have taken place. And I guess that’s happening now. The building of this country certainly isn’t happening now. It’s being torn down. “Economists say the sales and profit gains of early this year are disappearing, and they are increasingly pessimistic about short-term growth.

“They also are gloomy because of the potential impact in the US from Europe’s financial crisis, the possible expiration of the Bush tax [rates] in December, and the prospect of major cuts in federal spending.” Look, nobody who counts for anything is upset over possible cuts in government spending. The people that count for something, the people that matter realize that has to happen. You know what’s always disturbed me about liberals? Yeah, there are class differences.

But I meant it last hour when I said, “Before Karl Marx, nobody ever associated class differences with economic progress or not.” These thoughts that everybody has now — class envy, warfare — none of that existed before Karl Marx came along. The left glommed onto it, and now they are trying to convince everybody in the lower classes that they’re the ones that actually made all of this happen. And, by the way, this is not a criticism of people in the different classes. I don’t look at people this way at all!

That’s my whole point. These are the people that do, and they force it on us. They sit here and they make up these stories about all of this. They describe and they campaign on the basis that life is unfair. “The rich are not genuine! They’re not legitimate.” Not just the rich. Nobody who achieved anything (other than Obama, of course, and the Kennedys) are legitimate. Okay, let’s concede just for the sake of argument that we have this class-based society. Why aren’t the Democrats trying to raise everybody up?

You notice they try to get to their precious utopian equality by chopping everybody down? They want everybody lowered to some mythical economic level where everybody is mythically, magically supposedly equal. There’s a story at NewsBusters. Sigourney Weaver, who’s obviously brainless, gave an interview to David Gregory, and she’s just mouthing a bunch of crap that she’s probably heard her whole life. (paraphrased) “Oh, yeah, everybody knows the Democrats are the party that want to help people. And the Republicans, all they want to do is help business.”

If it weren’t for Wall Street and big business, Barack Obama would not be president of the United States! If anybody had big business in his back pocket, in his front pocket, and who knows whatever other pocket, it was Barack Obama! But here we come with these stereotypes and here’s poor old Sigourney Weaver. She doesn’t know any better. “Yeah, Republicans are for big business.” The fact of the matter is, you pick any conservative, anywhere, and you talk to ’em about people.

And you know what you’re gonna hear?

You’re gonna hear a desire that everybody elevate, that everybody get better. You’re gonna hear conservatives talk about ways that everybody’s lifestyle can expand and everybody’s quality of life can improve. You’re gonna hear optimism. You’re gonna hear hopefulness. You’re gonna hear policies and strategies to make that happen. Any conservative, any genuine conservative you talk to is going to look at somebody and look at their potential and want to see potential — growth potential.

It is Democrats, it’s the left who have contempt for people, who have no faith in people. It’s the Democrat Party who doesn’t think people have the ability to succeed on their own, Ms. Weaver! But she’s not alone. These people are just ignorant. They’ve been raised to believe this stuff just like Obama has. They buy into all these stereotypes. They’re brain-dead. They’re not even thinking. They’re just regurgitating. But the facts on the ground are just the exact opposite.

It’s the Democrat Party that keeps people down.

It’s the Democrat Party that breaks up their families.

It’s the Democrat Party that has no faith in people to get by on their own.

It’s the Democrat Party, the American left, that writes policy — and program after program — designed on the assumption that people are incapable and incompetent. That’s the basis for liberal policy! Not freedom. Not equality. Liberalism and the Democrat Party are oriented around the fact that people cannot succeed on their own and will not succeed on their own. Conservatism, on the other hand, is oriented around the belief that everybody can be great.

And the more people trying it, the better off everybody is.

Conservatives believe that with the right circumstances and the right education — the right inspiration, the proper level of inspiration — that everybody can be better than they think they can be; that everybody has more in them than they know. Every conservative I know believes this, and that’s one of the reasons why we are so frustrated. We have to sit here and listen to pap about how we want people to be on welfare? How we want people to be barely eking out lives on food stamps or what have you? How we want people to be walked all over?

That’s a crock!

We want just the exact opposite.

The Democrat Party is ensuring that the lower classes stay there. It’s the Democrat Party that looks at “average people” and sees them as average — after they see whether they’re black, gay, Hispanic, male, female, or what have you. It takes about five examinations of a human being before the Democrat sees a human being, before he sees any humanity. They see groups prior to that! They see victims. “Everybody knows the Democrat Party is a party of the people and the Republican Party is the party of big business.”

Well, no.

The Democrat Party is a party that grows as people suffer.

The Democrat Party is a party that expands its power as more and more people have their lives ruined in the sense that they cannot provide for themselves. The Democrat Party does everything it can to create victims! And when it runs out of victims, when too many people in this country finally find their way out of dependence, what do the Democrats do? They try to find the next group of people to become their permanent underclass!

That happens to be the illegal immigrants right now.

That’s who the Democrats want to be their permanent underclass, because a lot of Democrats in the permanent underclass don’t want to stay there.

They want to improve their lives!

They want raises.

They want better jobs.

They have to listen to a president run around and talk about how it’s not possible because all that’s been stolen from them and his job is to take whatever he can from all these thieves and redistribute it and give it back to ’em. So they’re sitting around essentially with their hand out, hoping and praying that Master Obama will find a way to put some pittance in their hand to get even with all the stuff that was stolen from them their whole life. Other people are not waiting around for that. They’re simply using their ambition, their desire, their intelligence, and their freedom to improve their quality of life. And those people become the targets of the Democrat Party and the Obama administration.

You succeed; you’re a target. You achieve; you need to be punished. You succeed, you achieve, you then are said to be essentially a thief. You didn’t do it on your own. Nameless, faceless, hardworking people. They’re the ones that made it possible for you, and you couldn’t pay ’em, and you couldn’t thank ’em. You just stepped on ’em on your way up. So here’s Obama to make all that good now, make it all even. And somehow taking money away from the people who invest it and put it at risk and put it at play to grow a business will lead to new jobs, somehow those people are the problem, and those people, we’re gonna take their money away so there is less activity, less job creation, less business expansion, and less risk.

How can there be improved or increased risk when Obama’s taking money out of people’s pockets who would otherwise spend it that way? This is hideous what’s happening here. And it’s frustrating to have to sit there and explain this to people, after 230 years. But, the education system in this country has been so perverted and corrupted that every day they turn out brand-new brainwashed little angry victims who think, if not for the guy that owns the dry cleaner down the corner, I’d be something. The guy that owns the dry cleaner, he owes me. I built the sidewalk in front of his dry cleaner shop. He wouldn’t have that if I hadn’t built that sidewalk. Then you say, “Well, yeah, when were you out there building it?”

“Well, I paid for it.”

“You did? Really?” Well, who is it paying the lion’s share of taxes in this country today? The top 1% are paying 70% of all taxes. Where is it that these nameless, faceless people are paying all this to make it possible for the rich to succeed. I’ve never understood the math. The rich got rich by stealing from the poor? It doesn’t add up to me. I’ve never understood the math on that. But, if you’re sitting out there and you think your life is worthless and has no meaning, somebody comes along and says you coulda been something if not for the guy that owns the dry cleaner store. Okay, that’s good for me. I’ll latch onto that. Yeah, I coulda been something if it weren’t for that guy. I coulda been something if it weren’t for the guy that owns the car dealership out there. I coulda been somebody. I coulda been a contender. But the car dealership guy, he has what was mine, or he has what should have been mine. And how do I know? ‘Cause Obama’s telling me every day.

This guy cannot possibly like or respect this country. He cannot have any respect or admiration at all for the way this country was founded; the way it grew; the way it’s exceptional; the way it became a world superpower because he’s trying to dismantle it brick by brick, doorjamb by doorjamb. If the American dream is a giant mansion, Obama’s going at it door by door and ripping it apart. And there are too many doors being torn apart in this mansion for this to be accidental or circumstantial or coincidental. And it’s been going on for too long now, three-and-a-half years, for it to be just somebody who doesn’t get it and who’s wrong.

No other way to put this now. He was indoctrinated as a child. His father was a communist. He was raised by a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep in Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced by the professorate, the faculty lounge. Moves to Chicago. Oh, yeah, that’s a great environment to grow up in. Home of the radical left movement, hooks up with Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko. He’s out there claiming that Romney’s a felon, when Romney doesn’t even know any, and half of Obama’s inner circle are felons.

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