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RUSH: Tony in Glen Eden, Florida, you’re up next as we go back to the phones on the EIB Network.

CALLER: Rush, my man! What’s up? Let me just ask you this. Let me preface it before I say what I gotta say is that you and [Mark] Levin are the closest thing to Winston Churchill, the closest guys to Winston Churchill and Barack Obama that we’ve got. And my question to you is: How in God’s name can you root for the Pittsburgh Steelers when the Rooneys not only campaigned for him in Pennsylvania but gave him the game ball after they beat the Ravens in the NFC championship game?

RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s —

CALLER: Excuse me, Rush. I’m 63 years old. I’m a die-hard Jets fan. I watched the 1969 Super Bowl with Joe Willie Namath when the Jets beat the Colts in 1969, and they were 18-point underdogs. If the ownership of the Jets came out and endorsed Obama, I would hope they would choke to death! ‘I hope you choke! You’re endorsing that miserable little punk. I hope to hell you choke!’ That’s what I’m at. We have to resist, way from the bottom of our souls. We have to resist this miserable regime, man.

RUSH: Uh, look, if I were to abandon my support or fandom of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it wouldn’t change the fortunes of America, nor of Obama. I became a fan of the Steelers in the seventies. I lived there when their dynasty was forming. That’s it. (sigh) This flirtation with Obama, it’s unusual. I know it’s football. Look, every time I open my mouth about football, it’s amazing. I get into more trouble talking about football… They make up things I never said, talking about football. But there is a reason for the endorsement of Obama. (sigh) It doesn’t matter. I’m just going to tell you: Whatever the owner of the Steelers does politically does not affect policy in the country. It’s not gonna affect my fandom of the team or what have you. And it shouldn’t affect yours of the Jets. Other things should (laughing), but not who owns ’em.

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