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RUSH: Senator McCain was in Cincinnati today. He spoke to the NAALCP convention, the National Association of Liberal Colored People, and he went in there, and one of the things he talked about was education, the need for increased education. Now, there are plenty of minority parents throughout the country who are terribly, terribly upset over the quality of education that their kids get, but you’re not going to find too many of them at the NAALCP. The NAALCP has been fine and hunky-dory with all of the union control of the public school system, which includes many of their members and employees and so forth. So that’s kind of… Education? When did they care about that? If the NAALCP cared about education in the inner-city schools, I guarantee you something would have been done about it a long time ago. But then after talking to the NAALCP about education, Senator McCain then said this.

MCCAIN: Don’t tell him I said this, but he’s an impressive fellow in many ways. (laughing)

RUSH: (impression of McCain snickering)

MCCAIN: He’s inspired a great many Americans, some of whom have wrongly believed that a political campaign could hold no purpose or meaning for them. His success should make Americans, all Americans, proud. Of course, I would prefer his success not to continue quite as long as he hopes, but it does make you and me proud to know the country I’ve loved and served all my life is still a work in progress and always improving. Senator Obama talks about making history, and he’s made quite a bit of it already.

RUSH: And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. That’s Senator McCain today in Cincinnati, at the NAALCP convention, practically endorsing Barack Obama for the presidency. (laughing) While all this is going on, Joe Biden and all these other libs are out there excoriating McCain, trying to destroy the integrity and the substance of his war record. I’ve not seen anything like this. (interruption) I’ve not… (interruption) I’ve not… (interruption) No, Snerdley, I’ve not seen anything like this. I really haven’t. But there’s a first time for everything. Well, apparently this is what the McCain camp thinks. You go out and you praise the opponent; you throw your own team under the bus whenever you have to. You renounce. You denounce. You distance. You can. You fire. You throw all these people on your side. You humiliate them publicly. You throw ’em overboard. And you go to the NAALCP convention and praise the opponent. Why go there? Why go there? Obviously if you’re going there, you’re seeking their votes.

Is anybody at the NAALCP going to say, ‘You know, Senator McCain came in here, and he had such great things to say about Obama. I think I’ll vote for McCain.’ I don’t see how it works that way. But still, Snerdley, all of that aside, it was a nice thing to do, and you can’t take that away from McCain. It was a nice thing to do. With some people in this country who have been conditioned with conflict resolution and no confrontations whatsoever and that we’ve all gotta get along, there’s some people who will look at Senator McCain here and think, ‘Well, this is really nice. I feel so good. Why, the opponent of my candidate actually went to a meeting and praised my candidate. Why, that makes me feel so great. He’s such a nice guy, Senator McCain. It was a very nice thing to do.’ (interruption) Right, I know, Julian Bond called Republicans the Taliban. I understand all this. But McCain is not going to go to the NAALCP and say, ‘Do you remember when you called my party the Taliban?’ He’s not going to do that. This is a new campaign. Like you said, you’ve never seen anything like it before. Nor have I.

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