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RUSH: All right, Adam in Riverdale, New York, thank you for waiting, sir. Welcome.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How you doing?

RUSH: Good, sir.

CALLER: Listen, since you’re somewhat of an historian —

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: — and you’re a Godsend on, you know, letting everybody know exactly who the Democrats are, how they’re bordering on communism, I wanted to ask you something. I admired presidents like Truman, and even Roosevelt, and I was wondering what you thought of them, Truman as far as how he would handle Islamofascism and so forth.

RUSH: Well, Truman and FDR both had something in common: They were not afraid to fight and beat the enemy.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Truman, of course, was hated — you understand, he was as hated as Bush during his presidency.

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: You might not know that because you weren’t alive. He was despised.

CALLER: I know.

RUSH: This is what we keep saying about other presidents, look at the history that’s written long after Harry Truman is gone and their contemporaries are gone. Who was it in the seventies — yeah, late seventies, it was Chicago or somebody sang a song ‘Harry Truman, where are you, please come back’? Was it Chicago that sang —

CALLER: Wasn’t that part of a play?

RUSH: Yeah, I think it was.

CALLER: A play on Truman, and that’s where this —

RUSH: Yeah. FDR, same thing on World War II. I mean you can’t deny — you can get into some arguments, you know, that FDR let some things happen in order to get us out. I don’t want to go there. My big problem with FDR was on the domestic side.

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: Social Security was one of the greatest tricks, one of the greatest political sleights of hand to ever be played in American politics. It gave us the welfare state, and its purpose was to empower Democrats in power, electorally and politically forever, and they came close to succeeding.

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