RUSH: Here is Ron in Cincinnati. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, thank you very much for taking my call today.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: All right, hey, reason I’m calling, what we’re seeing here with people getting their new rate structures with liberals finally opening the mail or getting notifications that their rates are going up, what we are seeing is Economics 101 coming to roost to modern liberalism. So we’re gonna see liberals who’ve been defending it all along, now it’s gonna hit their pocketbook and they’re gonna have to defend it while they’re shelling out more and you’re gonna see ’em falling like dominoes.
RUSH: Well, why has it not hit their pocketbooks before this? There has been plenty of liberalism out there. We’ve got a welfare state. We got anti-poverty programs. We’ve got this and that. We’ve got high taxes. Why is this the magic event that’s gonna force —
CALLER: Because this hits the individual, and there’s no escaping it. If you’re young, and if you are healthy and you’re not quantifying for subsidies, you have to have insurance and your insurance policies, with this broad brush that they’ve painted, the insurance companies are not able to maintain the same policy. You’ve said it over and over again. But it’s now at an individual level, and liberals as individuals, you know, they can speak as a group but once it’s down to the individual and it hits their pocketbook individually, they’re falling like dominoes. Kirsten Powers was a good example.
RUSH: I think so. I think it is. And there are countless others. A lot of people getting these cancellation letters are people that voted for Obama. A lot of people getting their cancellation letters are people that believed him, that their premiums are gonna go down $2,500, and that their access to actual health care was gonna increase. They believed all of this. I think there is already — it’s just not reported on — I think there is already a level of rage and anger out there over this.
CALLER: I gotta tell you, now that people are starting to get these notifications, I’m so looking forward to coming around to the folks that have been defending this all along and just asking ’em very benignly, “Hey, did you get any notification from your insurance policy? What’s it doing?” And I’ll betcha they’re gonna be coming out of the woodwork with, “Oh, yeah, I got my notice.” “Well, how did that make you feel?” We’re gonna have ’em changing left and right.
RUSH: You think that’s gonna be their reaction? You think they’re gonna give up on Obama that quickly? You think they’re gonna turn and get mad and blame Obama that quickly?
CALLER: Rush, 150, 200 bucks a month increase, or more, you know, $900 increase, that’s a house payment. Hell, yes.
RUSH: I don’t disagree with any of that. Ron, if you don’t mind, you don’t have to answer this, but I would like to know your age.
CALLER: Forty-eight years old.
RUSH: You’re 48? Okay. You have the enthusiasm of somebody 19 or 20 who’s a true believer in figuring this out who doesn’t yet have the experience to know how liberals think and operate, which is they don’t think. They’re not going to turn on the dime that you think and blame Obama. They’re too loyal to the cause, and they hate us. You don’t understand, that would mean giving you to your face, a victory. They are not going to let that happen. They’re not gonna let you be satisfied by seeing them do a 180 and admit that they were wrong and Obama lied and that they’re mad. They’ll try to keep it to themselves and they’ll try to come up with ways to blame the Republicans for this, and the shutdown. I’m just trying to warn you, a little dose of reality.
RUSH: No, I’m not trying to be negative. I’m trying to be realistic here about people ending up blaming Obama. However, there is something different about this from other potential tipping points.