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RUSH: Here is Jake in Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the University of Tennessee. More college football player arrests than you can count.


RUSH:  How are you doing, sir?

CALLER:  Pretty good.  How are you?

RUSH:  Good.

CALLER:  Excellent.  Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I started listening to you back in February, and I came in with a pretty negative attitude.  I figured you're kind of out of touch, you know, not really aware what's going on anymore. And I gotta say, the more I listen, the more I agree with what you're saying. You're right pretty much every time.

RUSH:  You know, I appreciate that.  I do.  Can I share something with you, though, about this?

CALLER:  Absolutely.

RUSH:  I really do appreciate it, but I'm into my 25th year now.  Well, in August it will be 25 years.  Look, I know the way the world works, and I know the power of the media.  For 25 years what's happened to you has happened to a lot of people.  They read the media or they hear this or that and they think that I'm, you know, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe.  Then they listen for a while and find it's not true.  I've hoped that at some point in 25 years, everybody would find out it's not true.  After 25 years, I would think everybody would know the truth. But here you are, and just February of this year, you found out.

CALLER:  Correct.  Yeah, and I gotta say, I'm pretty impressed.  Another thing I gotta say is one of my great buddies is a pretty liberal guy, and he and I are frequently in political debate. He's one of the ones that is pretty far against the you.  But what I've been doing is secretly using pretty much whatever you say on the show that day as an argument with him.  Now, of course I can't credit you for it because then he'd just discredit it.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  But I gotta say, I have not lost an argument since.

RUSH:  You haven't lost an argument, but do you think that you are moving him?  Are you persuading him at all?

CALLER:  I've gotten him to the point where he is a complete and total believer that Obamacare needs to be repealed, like 100%. Not amended, not fixed. Get rid of the thing.

RUSH:  But if you tonight happen to tell him, "By the way, all this stuff I've been talking about Obama, I got from Rush Limbaugh," then he would punt and go back to supporting it?

CALLER:  Probably.


RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Well, I fear that that would be the case.

RUSH:  Well, it's 50-50.

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH: Yeah.  It's 50-50.  What do you think that says about your friend?

CALLER:  Well, I think that he's kind of like a lot of left.  He's very ideologically invested but not very realistically invested.  I think that he has a pretty good idea of what he wants to see happen, and he kind of drinks the Kool-Aid a little bit too much. He thinks that it's all gonna happen, and then, bam! He's very surprised when what happens every other time that we get a leftist promise, happens now.

RUSH:  Has this friend of yours, to the best of your knowledge, ever had the time to listen to this program as you did?

CALLER:  I would guess no, and if he did, it was probably with a pretty pessimistic attitude, which admittedly mine was, too, when I first started.

RUSH:  Well, yeah, you were, too.  But something caught you.

CALLER:  Yeah. I am a Republican, you know? You and I agree on a whole lot of pretty much everything. 

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  You know, when I disagree with you, it usually turns out that you were more right than I am.

RUSH:  Jake, I appreciate the story, and I'm glad you're out there.  I thank you.  Do whatever you can with the guy, because we'll need everybody at some point.



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