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RUSH: John in Mineral, Virginia, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Yeah, Rush, it’s an honor. Thank you so much. This is a great birthday present for me.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: My concern is, like I expressed earlier, I’m sick of the candidates that we have all together. I do believe that what we need is a candidate that will protect America, and all this fighting amongst ourselves internally is destroying us. And I just, I’m from a small town, I’ve served my country, I drive a four-wheel drive, I drive a Harley. And it’s just life in general.

RUSH: Let me ask you a question. Are you saying that Obama’s right, that you’re bitter and that you’re clinging to your guns and your church because you’re mad that government is not doing enough for you?

CALLER: No, I’m not. I am saying it because I’m a true-blooded American that stands up for his rights, that a country that I protected, that I am not bitter about anything. I can take care of myself. I don’t need the government doing that for me. I don’t need that.

RUSH: But you are fed up with government or you’re fed up at something because you think of all the bickering that’s going on internally.

CALLER: Oh, I think if we could wipe the slate clean and start over, I think it would be awesome.

RUSH: How do we do that?

CALLER: Just kick ’em all out.

RUSH: Oh, I see, I see, yeah, term-limit them all.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: All right, this proves my point. To the extent that he’s got any bitterness, he’s bitter at government, he’s not waiting for government to do something. It’s not that government’s forgotten him. It’s that government won’t leave him alone.

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RUSH: Back to the phones quickly to Spencer, Iowa. This is Chris. It’s great to have you here. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Just a second. I have to sit down my gun and my cross, then I can talk to you.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I wanted to tell you why I’m bitter in small-town America. Friday night my husband got a call and got a nice raise, not huge. But this morning I checked my online banking — we have that, too, in small-town America — and the government took 40% of the raise that my husband got. So that’s what makes me bitter.

RUSH: See, this doesn’t surprise me. But people think… Obama’s trying to portray you as a racist. You’re bitter because there are black people in your neighborhood!

CALLER: (giggles)

RUSH: You’re bitter because of illegal immigrants coming in —

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: — and you’re bitter because the gays are running around your town trying to get in your church —

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: — and you’re bitter because people don’t look like you make you mad, and you’re bitter because your government’s not helping them.

CALLER: That’s right.

RUSH: The bottom line is: You’re bitter because the government’s taking too much from you.

CALLER: That’s right. And, you know, like I said, it wasn’t a huge raise, but it was nice, and I have five kids, and, you know, it’s disappointing to see that much money coming out of what my husband earned.

RUSH: Amen. A-men.

CALLER: (sigh)

RUSH: Forty percent of your husband’s raise is gone in taxes.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm. I did the math.

RUSH: You sure you know how to do math? You live in a small town?

CALLER: (giggles) Well, it’s public education. I’m not sure, but —

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: — I think I got it right.

RUSH: Well, Chris, hang in. Believe me, it can only get better.

CALLER: And, you know what? It’s great here. So, Barack Obama can’t ruin my day.

RUSH: There you go.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: That’s the spirit of the people in flyover country that I know, and that I love.

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