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RUSH: Let’s try Jesus, a community organizer in West Palm Beach. Great to have you on the phone, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush. It’s been years I’ve been trying to get on your show.

RUSH: Welcome aboard, sir!

CALLER: Yes. I had been in the Marines for 27 years and I retired, and I’ve been a community organizer here in Palm Beach. My concern is, I’m a conservative like you, and I was leery about McCain, but being now that the Russians have landed Tu-160 in Venezuela, in our own hemisphere just recently to do exercises, we’re going to need a man in office who’s going to tell ’em, ‘You’re not going to do this in my yard,’ instead of somebody who’s just going to say, ‘I’ll talk to these people, and ask ’em, ‘Can you please not bring these bombers or put bases in Cuba?” That’s my main concern.

RUSH: I don’t think that’s the reaction Obama will have. I think Obama would say, ‘Can I come down and see those bombers? I never seen a Russian bomber. I’m glad they’re here. Did Putin fly in on one?’ You know, they did not bring any nuclear missiles. They are not nuclear armed. They went down there for some sort of military show, but make no mistake: There’s a lot of symbolism here with the Russians sending in those two big bombers down to Venezuela for Hugo Chavez. We are a great country, at risk in a dangerous world. By the way, last night Palin gave a terrific answer on NATO that the Drive-Bys are trying to distort.

They’re trying to say, ‘She said she’d take us to war with Russia! Why, she wants to start a war!’ No, no it was Obama who said he would go to Pakistan regardless. For every instance that Palin talked about military engagement last night, you can find four corresponding Obama statements that he’s made previously that are just reckless. They are reckless and uninformed. Hers were reasoned; hers were thought out. The question about Russia and NATO is when, say, Russia invades Georgia again, do we have to perhaps defend Georgia? She said, ‘Perhaps. That’s what the NATO agreement is: When a member state is attacked, the other members of the organization rally to its defense.’ And that was turned into: ‘She wants to go to war with Russia!’ It was a great answer. Anyway, I appreciate the call out there, Jesus.

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