RUSH: John in Brooklyn. Hello, sir. You’re on the EIB Network with El Rushbo. Hi.
RUSH: Yes, sir. Hi.
CALLER: I’m glad to talk to you. First of all, I want to tell you I remember last week when the first-time unemployment applications came out it was 414,000. And you said that Thursday that it’s going to go up. Next we’re going to be revised to at least 470, 480. I told my friends, “I will hold Rush accountable,” and here we go: It’s up to 420,000.
RUSH: They always do that. You can always count on it that they’ll revise the original numbers up. It always happens.
CALLER: Anyway, boss, I have two questions. First of all, I just want to know what you think: Why is Grenada by Reagan different than Libya by Obama? Why did Reagan have to invade Grenada and Obama should stay out of Libya?
RUSH: Well, Grenada took a couple of hours. Grenada was being overrun a communist regime. It had allies in this country. Ron Dellums (his nickname was Ron “Red” Dellums from Oakland) was a member of Congress at the time. He’s now, I think, mayor of Oakland or is former mayor of Oakland. But there were Americans going to school in Grenada and they were in the process of being caught up in a near coup by communist country, and Reagan said, “No, I’m not gonna put up with this.” This is not far removed from what was going on in Nicaragua with the Sandanistas and the Contras. There really isn’t a whole bunch of similarities. The analogy here between Grenada and Libya doesn’t hold up that much. The reason that we’re going into Libya is not to oppose communism. We’re in Libya so that Obama can prove he’s a tough guy.
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