RUSH: Pensacola, Florida, let’s get a phone call in here first before the break. Jim, I’m glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Well, thank you, Rush. I’ve been listening to you since 1989. I’m a retired Marine, I’m a conservative, and I agree with you most of the time.
RUSH: When’s the last time you agreed with me? What was it?
CALLER: Well, I’ll tell you what, just a couple of minutes ago. I agreed with you 100% on the Fairness Doctrine, and I’ll be in your camp. I’ll be calling my senators if they try and force that down your throat.
RUSH: All right.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I also believe in —
RUSH: Jim, I don’t want to insult you. Let me tell you why you ask me that, because everything you said to start your call with —
RUSH: — is how Democrats and liberals who want me to think they’re big fans start their calls with. ‘I’ve been listening to you since 1989, 1990, and I’m a conservative, and I agree with you most of the time, but…’ We’ve identified those as seminar callers. They’ve tried many techniques over the years.
CALLER: Yeah, I’ve heard you take those guys on, and you should, but I’m just giving you what the facts are, and I have been listening to you since 1989, and I’m generally a big fan of yours —
RUSH AND CALLER SIMULTANEOUSLY: But…
CALLER: — like everything else in life, I’m never right all the time, nor are you, although I know you’re right most of the time.
CALLER: Close. That’s right. Well, the only point I was trying to make to your screener was that I think that you’re not right about only a portion of what Lindsey Graham was talking about, and that is, I believe that the crux of the issue obviously, in any of this immigration business has to be, what are you going to do with the illegals that are in this country, the 12 to 14 to 20 million, whatever the number is? I just heard you say it’s simple. We just enforce the current laws. Well, the current law says that they’re here illegally, we’re going to deport ’em, and there’s no way that we can do that.
RUSH: That’s not what I said. Nobody’s talking about deportation.
CALLER: Well, but that’s what the current laws are.
RUSH: Ah, but the current law also I’m referring to is border security. Stop the invasion! Stop the invasion, then we deal with the 12 to 20 and figure out what to do with them, but stop the invasion, besides, this bill was going to make the 12 to 20, 55 to 60 million. We gotta stop the invasion here. If we’re going to have immigration, we need to go out and find the best people around the country and around the world, legal immigration, increase the skilled and educated that come into this country; protect and defend the culture of the United States for the future of those not even conceived and born yet. When we talk about enforce the law, the border. Border security. Stop the invasion and then deal with everything else, and the fact that our senators don’t want to do that — and you heard Senator Grahamnesty say it isn’t going to happen because the Democrats don’t want it to happen. Well, hell’s bells! What does that tell us? The Democrats don’t want to stop the invasion, because that’s their new collection of victim voters. That’s why this is the Comprehensive Destroy the Republican Party Act of 2007. How they don’t get this is beyond me.